SL vs BAN 2nd Test Live. (Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque is satisfied with his team’s effort in the drawn first Test against Sri Lanka.

“I am happy as this was a total team effort. We could not perform well in home and away series and after losing the home series against West Indies at home earning draw is a positive sign,” he told reporters after the match. “This will always give us confidence and if we can perform as a unit we are always in a good position.

“I think Tamim bhai set the tone for us as his 90 runs innings was very important. Everyone has his own style and he (Tamim) is batting like this for quite some time. I think Shanto was outstanding but I am happy that everyone had done well,” he said.

“It is very satisfying to say the least [getting a ton away from home], as I have always tried my best to contribute for my team, but unfortunately couldn’t score a ton before outside Bangladesh, so I’m very delighted to finally be able to do it, as it is my duty to lead from the front, as the Test skipper of Bangladesh.”

“I have enjoyed Taskin’s bowling a lot, as he has come back to the Test side after a long time, and he has proved his worth, as it didn’t seem like he was playing only his sixth Test match. He has worked hard for a long time to do this, and his disciplined bowling for the long time consistently has amazed me a lot.

“If you want to pick 20 wickets you need five bowlers and we need these kinds of approach and attack if we want to take our cricket into the next level,” he said.