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Bangladesh are keen to win the second Test against South Africa, giving their best in each Tie session that will start on April 8 at Port Elizabeth.

Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque promised that they are eying to leave their hundred percent in 12-13 sessions of the series, concluding to earn a win in South Africa’s den.

The match will start at 2:pm Bangladesh Standard Time, and BTV, GTV, and T-Sports will televise the game live.

‘Of course, we will play to win the match. We will be aiming to give our hundred percent in each session of the game,’ told Mominul in the pre-match press conference on Thursday.

‘We don’t like to focus on the off-the-field issues in the first Test. Rather we are concentrating on the 12-13 sessions of the game ahead.’

The touring side, who played up to the par in the four days of the opener of the series at Kingsmead, Durban, couldn’t carry on the momentum until the final day as they had lost their 10 wickets in just 19 overs that lasted up to 55 minutes and bowled them out for 53-run, their second-lowest in the history of their Test.

Mominul vowed that they didn’t want to copy the same in the second Test because they had learned how to conquer the pressure.

‘In this game, we will not expect to repeat the same that we left in the second innings of the first Test; we have to bat here more responsibly and will be eying to overcome those things as we have learned how to overcome and cope up with the situation we have faced earlier.’

Meanwhile, Tigers pace bowling coach Allan Donald who is quite adept about the condition of the Ports Elizabeth warned his charges regarding the severe wind of the venue that would appear like a catastrophe to give their best both in batting and bowling and fielding.

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Bangladesh captain assured that they are all set to face the fresh challenge.

‘I think we would be able to adapt to the conditions. We have set our mind accordingly.’

The visiting side will go into the series without their key pacer, who has been ruled out due to shoulder strain and returned home.

Mominul acknowledged that they would miss him when they took their South African counterpart in the series decider.

‘Of course, Taskin Ahmed has been performing consistently following his return. We will miss him for sure.’

At the same time, he believed that he would play in the place of Taskin, which would be a colossal opportunity for him.

‘He who will replace Taskin Ahmed it would be a great chance for him. I have stated earlier that we will miss Taakin undoubtedly.’

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