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Bashar upbeat despite B'desh's loss

"About the way we played ... I am very happy," says the Bangladesh captain despite a four-wicket loss to England.

cricket Updated: Apr 12, 2007 15:52 IST

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Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar is upbeat about his team's performance despite a four-wicket loss to England in a World Cup Super Eight match.

"About the way we played ... I am very happy," Bashar said after the match at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday.

"We've still got two games left so we can push those two games as well. I am very happy the way Bangladesh is still going. We need to be more consistent. If we can be a bit more consistent, we will win more games," he said.

Bangladesh struggled on a lively Kensington Oval pitch and their weaknesses against the bouncing ball were exposed. The Asian Tigers were bundled out for 143 against England and lost by four wickets in a major dent to their semi-final hopes.

"It was a bad toss to lose and we were in some trouble from the start. We would have been better if we had gotten up to a better score. Somewhere between 220 and 230, I would say is a par score on this pitch."

Bashar did not help his team's cause as he was run out after an embarrassing mix-up with opener Shahriar Nafees. Bashar made just four. "I would have to say I am frustrated with my form and I'm not happy with the scores I'm getting, but I believe I have something to add to the team," he said.

First Published: Apr 12, 2007 12:16 IST