Mominul Haque. (Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque said on Monday (May 3) that the toss decided “fifty percent of the match”.

“It can be the case that we misread the wicket but it looked a lot the same (like the first Test wicket). But I don’t think we needed another extra spinner on this wicket as we had two world class spinners and they bowled well,” Mominul said after the loss.

“There will always be an issue, if you lose a certain match, as I believe, there were no problems with our spin department. However, the spinners obviously could have bowled a bit better than what they did. In the first two days, the wicket wasn’t assisting the bowlers at all, but still, the spinners were good, and despite not being able to pick-up wickets, they had consistently contained the runs, which had created the possibility to take wickets afterwards. So I’m quite happy with the spinners’ performance.”

“Toss had a big impact on the game as fifty percent of the match was determined by it (toss). If we had batted first, you would have seen a different story and they (Sri Lanka) would have been in our place,” said Mominul.

“I feel that we couldn’t play as a batting unit in this Test match, which is solely the reason for our downfall. Tamim (Iqbal) Bhai had set the tone for us in the first innings, but the others couldn’t cash in on it. It could have been a whole different story if we had batted for 4-5 sessions in the first innings. We had batted for six sessions in the first Test, so we have the ability, but couldn’t deliver it,” said the skipper.

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