Bangladesh fast bowling coach Ottis Gibson said the pacers missed discipline and thus failed to make an impact on day one of the second Test match of the series against hosts New Zealand at Hagley Oval in Christchurch Sunday.
The former West Indies pacer informed that the condition with greenness on the wicket did not provide help as anticipated to the Bangladesh pace bowling trio Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain and Shoriful Islam as the Kiwis at stumps posted 349 runs losing just one wicket.
“The guys have been going forward. Ebadot is our most experienced seamer with 12 games. Taskin is playing his ninth, Shoriful is playing his third. Look at the inexperience of the bowling attack, and see where they got to last week in terms of growth and learning, but again, (Sunday) is a lesson for them. International sport is a tough business. You have to be ready for every situation. We weren’t able to recreate the discipline that we showed last week,” said Gibson at the post-day press conference.
New Zealand were propelled to the score thanks to an unbeaten 186 from opener and captain Tom Latham.
Devon Conway is unbeaten on the other end of the crease on 99.
Will Young before falling as the only New Zealand wicket on the day, to Shoriful, added 54 to the tally.
“I think they have played really well. We couldn’t hit the heights of last week. I thought Latham played really well. He left a lot of good balls early this morning. He made us bowl to him. Unfortunately, we didn’t bowl enough good balls to create the sort of pressure we created last week. Conway is in unbelievable form,” said Gibson.
“We have to learn from the mistakes we made. We bowled a lot of boundary balls. A lot of balls were way outside the off-stump. We either went for short balls and were hit for cut shots or bowled too full, giving them opportunities to drive. They easily scored down the ground and on either side of the wicket. We could not control our lengths and that’s why we could not keep the scoring rate down. I hope everyone will be fresh and let’s see if we can improve,” Gibson added.