Bangladesh are in a commanding position at stumps on day three of the ongoing Test match, leading by 218 runs. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam opined that a lead of 250 is enough on this wicket but Bangladesh will definitely try to set a target of 300-350.
But Taijul admitted that Bangladesh spinners did not bowl well especially in the first session of day three and bowling like this won't going to help. "It is definitely a spin-friendly track. None of us was consistent. We couldn't settle in a definite line and length. I think it has a lot to do with the long break that we had coming into this match," Taijul said.
"l think a lead of 250 is enough here. But if we bowl like the way we did earlier today, it will be difficult. We will try to register a lead of 300-350," he added.
Shakib Al Hasan bowled only six overs before being injured. Taijul feels that he couldn't make up the gap in the first session but bounced back in the second. "I probably couldn't fulfill my duties in the first session. But I had a good session and I reckon I bounced back quite well."
The experienced spinner said that they decided to try to stick to a definite line after the initial failure to break the partnership. "This is Test cricket. There will be quiet phases, but you have to be patient and be consistent. We did exactly that, hoping that the batsmen would make mistakes. Then we got the breakthrough," Taijul explained.
Taijul feels that the wicket will deteriorate on day four and it will be challenging for the batsmen to negotiate the spinners.