Russell Domingo: "I am not relieved but I know our guys can play."



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Russell Domingo: "I am not relieved but I know our guys can play."

Russell Domingo, the coach of Bangladesh, hopes that his team could reach 520 and thus put pressure on the host "We will make up some time over the next three days. I don't think any more overs will be lost in the game.

We will discuss it overnight but we need to get some quick runs tomorrow morning." "If we can get around 520, it gives us a good opportunity to put them under some pressure,'' Domingo told reporters on Thursday, as quoted by cricbuzz "We know it looks like a good wicket but the amount of heat that's been on it, there's a bit of a rough developing outside the right-hander's off-stump."

"Hopefully our spinners can come into it. Batting second after a big score, there's always a little bit of tiredness. There's scoreboard pressure." "It takes one or two mistakes, a couple of good spells from one or two bowlers, and you have got a real chance of taking 20 wickets."

"We know it will be hard for the next couple of days but we are willing to put in those big sessions, be patient and find ways of getting wickets on a good batting wicket,'' he added.

Domingo is not relieved

Domingo has faith in his team despite the poor results, and believes they can achieve victory "I am not relieved but I know our guys can play.

We have some quality batters in our side. They have found a way to score runs on a good pitch. I am really happy for the boys." "They have taken a lot of criticism over the last couple of weeks. They have come back and put in a big performance in foreign conditions."

"They were positive and hungry, and worked really hard. Some of them got good rewards in this Test thus far,'' he said adding that they are not thinking too far ahead. "Winning the Test is a long way away.

It is not something we are thinking about at the moment. Our main focus is to play well in the first session tomorrow. There's a lot of hard work ahead of us to even consider thinking of winning this Test,'' he said.

Fernando believes his team did not have enough wicket support ''We didn't get as much support from the wicket as we thought. We felt it was dry underneath and it's now a batting wicket. We tried to get wickets yesterday thinking there would be assistance for the quicks,'' said Fernando.

''Because we tried to get wickets, we leaked a few runs. Tamim was able to score quickly against us. Today the plan was to cut down the runs and fence them in. We tried to bowl patiently and get the wickets that way. I think we did that,'' he added.