Opener Tamim Iqbal crushed a splendid century as Bangladesh pounded Afghanistan by runs in the third ODI to secure the three-match series 2-1 in Dhaka on Saturday.
Tamim helped Bangladesh to achieve 279-8 with 118 in the same number of balls, his seventh ODI century, the most astounding for his nation, before the home side dismissed Afghanistan for 138 runs in 33.5 overs in an unbalanced challenge at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Tamim in the press said, “Every hundred is special for me. It is not about the opponent. Century is the Century. Each ton is special for me. However, I want to play more innings like this. ”
He added, “I should have got it in the first game. I got it in the third ODI and I’m happy, it wasn’t the easiest wicket to bat on. I thought the ball was spinning a bit early on. The wicket was hard and dry. I took my time and finally got a hundred. ”
Tamim didn’t forget to give the credit to the Afghanistan Team. He said, “No doubt they played really well in the second and first match. They played incredible. Today, we were a lot better. In some places we can improve further. Still, it is good for us. Must Win Game it was. In front of a large series, everyone’s confidence is coming back.”
Afghan captain missed a simple catch from Tamim when he was only on 1 run and gave him a life. Tamim said about getting the life, “Normally I don’t do well when I get the Life, my records say so. I did not imagine that he would miss the catch. Then I was trying to convince me. I was on only 1 run. I tried to forget that to start newly.”
Tamim could easily get more runs on Saturday but he failed. He admitted his fault and said, “Of course I should have scored 150-160. I could not. But we should do that and concentrate on our temper. When we can bat for more time, we’ll go to the next stage as a batsman. ”