Shakib Al Hasan says lack of referrals saved England
Bangladesh got little luck in the field during day three
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan thinks England would be facing defeat in the second Test if the television referral system was in place in Mirpur.
Ian Bell, Matt Prior and Tim Bresnan survived close calls as England took a 21-run lead at stumps on day three.
"You have seen the TV. You have seen what the decisions were and what the decisions should have been," said the 22-year-old Tigers skipper.
"It is really bad for us that we did not use the referral system."
The Umpire Decision Review System can be used in any Test series, but the home board and home broadcaster are liable for the cost and implementation of the technology.
"I think we would have asked for a referral four times with full confidence. Three of them would have come our way, 100%," said Shakib.
The Bangladesh captain was asked if the required investment would have been worth it, especially in the context of the lavish floral tributes that welcomed visiting ICC president David Morgan to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
He said: "Maybe, yes, because Matt Prior got runs and he would have been out below 10. Bresnan would have been out for under five and Bell was out on around 80.
"They would have been maybe 150 runs short and we would have been in a very good position.
"If they (the board) had taken the referral system they would have had to spend some money. There is a system and it is expensive.
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