Shakib Al Hasan, the veteran all-rounder, conceded that the Bangladesh set-up will take time to get acclimatised to the unfamiliar conditions of Ireland after their first game against the home side was abandoned due to persistent rain.
“Tamim played beautifully,” he said. “He applied himself really well and so did Mahmadullah (who was 43 not out). That partnership changed the momentum and we started controlling the game.”
Bangladesh will next face a weakened New Zealand side in Dublin on Sunday (May 14). Shakib pointed out that with 10 of New Zealand’s players still partaking in the Indian Premier League 2017, they will be short on experience. However, he added that the Tom Latham-led side will “come hard” at the Asian nation.