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We need to be strong mentally: Mashrafe

Monday, 9 January, 2017 | 01:33:14 pm

Bangladesh have been outplayed in the three-match T20 international series against hosts New Zealand who completed another clean sweep after the ODI series.

Bangladesh poor performance with the bat and on the field continued their losing streak as they lost the third and final T20 by 27 runs at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

After being whitewashed in the T20I series, Bangladesh captain in limited-over cricket, Mashrafe Mortaza said they needed to be strong mentally to come out of the bad phase.

"I have to scan first and then see what happens. Obviously, it was difficult. The way they batted was really good. We still put some pressure on them, but they put it away. The Tests are going to be tough; we need to be strong mentally," he said after the match.

The Tigers will look forward and seek some consolations in the two-match Test series begins on January 12 at Wellington while the second at Christchurch on January 20.

banglarkantho/09 January 2017/A.H Sina