DHAKA: Bangladesh outplayed Pakistan by 79 runs in the first one-day international, skipper Azhar Ali revealed the real cause of the defeat.
The current team comprised just four players who took part in the World Cup, giving new ODI captain Azhar Ali a relatively inexperienced bunch of tourists.
Azhar led Pakistan´s batting charge with 72 off 73 runs after first two wickets had fallen for 59 runs.
“We made some mistakes in the field and dropped catches at the wrong time, but the credit goes to the Bangladesh batsmen,” he said. “I think we conceded 30 to 40 runs more than we should have.
“But there were some positives for us too. I thought Rizwan batted soundly in his first match. We will rectify our mistakes and come back strongly in the next game.”
The second and third one-dayers will also be held at the same venue on April 17 and 22.