Najmul Hossain Shanto, the left-handed top-order batter, said that lack of partnerships in the first innings hurt Bangladesh big time. Shanto also said that the first session of day five will be extremely crucial.
"We needed to put a much better effort with the bat in the first innings. We had a great start but there was a lack of partnerships in the latter half of the innings. I think we lagged behind there," said Shanto.
"Now two of our batsmen are batting. They have to bat as long as possible. If they can bat out the first session, then we can think about what can happen next," Shanto added.
Shanto mentioned that it was difficult to block and survive on this pitch and hence all the batsmen played with positive intent. He also mentioned that Bangladesh batters found it difficult to handle the spinners and they should've done better.
The southpaw hasn't quite made a substantial contribution since he scored a magnificent 163 in the first innings of the first Test. But Shanto said that he is not too worried about all these and wants to capitalise on future opportunities. "What's important for me is not to be overjoyed with success and not to be too disappointed with failure. Yes, I failed twice after the hundred and got out today after a good start. I am not too worried about all these and looking forward to doing well if given chances in future."