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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 May, 2005, 11:28 GMT 12:28 UK
Bangladesh aim for learning curve
Bashar admitted his team were in trouble after the first innings collapse
Captain Habibul Bashar hopes Bangladesh will learn from mistakes made at Lord's in time for the second Test on Friday.

"In a Test match when you score 108 it is difficult to come back. The first innings was very crucial for us," said Bashar after the innings defeat.

"We came here to play at Lord's for the first time and the boys all wanted to play but we couldn't use it properly.

"We had a bad game but there's still a game to come. We should learn from the mistakes and not repeat them again."

To actually get out in the middle and do it over and over again is the only way you will get better at it
Dav Whatmore

Coach Dav Whatmore admitted his side struggled to get used to English conditions but took some positives from individual performances.

"It was a very tall order from the start and having lost the toss on that sort of surface it made it even harder," he said.

"[Khaled] Mashud's innings was exptremely good. I felt with [Mashrafe] Mortaza's bowling he's really got a future.

"Little [Mushfiqur] Rahim, who battled it out in the first innings showed enough that he too can have a reasonable future in the game."

Whatmore said playing in England amplified the technical shortcomings of the side.

"We talked a lot about seeing it early, playing late, don't push the hands out, play close to the body - all those sorts of things," he added.

"We can talk about that till the cows come home but to actually get out in the middle and do it over and over again is the only way you will get better at it."

Interview: Bangladesh's Javed Omar


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