Tamim Iqbal says that the pressure is now on the Windies after Bangladesh win in 2nd T20I   

Bangladesh and West Indies are 1-1 in the three-match T20I series.

  Tamim Iqbal | Getty Bangladesh squared the T20I series 1-1 after a thrilling 12-run win over the hosts Windies and the teams will meet in the decider on Sunday.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who top scored with 74 in 44 balls in Bangladesh’s win over Windies, said ''Obviously, the pressure is on them. After the way we ended the ODI series, perhaps we could not play to our potential in the opening T20I, but we always knew we are capable of making a comeback."

"No doubt they are one of the best T20I teams in the world but if we can play to our potential we can beat any team, after this win we will certainly have the confidence,'' Tamim further said.

"It is not that just because we have won the game it will be easy against them tomorrow. We have to tick all the boxes and need to start everything from the beginning to earn success. That includes from getting a good start and keeping the momentum all through,'' he added.

The opener admitted that tweaking his technique for the T20I format has paid rich dividends for him.

''I took my chance but it didn't come off (in the first match). Today I was more patient, I took my time in the middle and went for it later in my innings,'' the left-handed batsman said. ''I cashed in at the right time. He (Shakib) played an unbelievable knock. He took the pressure off me as we didn't have a great start. It is my first knock on this pitch and I liked the pitch. When you score runs you always like the pitch,'' Tamim concluded.

(With inputs from Cricbuzz.com)


By Jatin Sharma - 05 Aug, 2018

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