We can beat India, reach final: Rahim

Updated: 06 January 2010 13:56 IST

Mushfiqur Rahim believes they can make the summit clash of the tournament and the first step in that direction would be beating India in Thursday's match.

Mirpur:

They may be seen as the weakest side in the tri-series but Bangladesh vice-captain Mushfiqur Rahim believes they can make the summit clash of the tournament and the first step in that direction would be beating India in Thursday's match.

Rahim, who addressed the media after his side's two-hour practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, said though India are one of the favourites they are not invincible.

"We still have a chance to play in the final if we can beat favourite India tomorrow. It is not impossible. If we play good cricket tomorrow we can win. A win tomorrow will also inspire us (to reach the final).

"We scored a good total in our first match against Sri Lanka which was not too much less than what India scored yesterday (against Sri Lanka). So it is very much possible that we win tomorrow," said the 21-year-old stumper-batsman.

Rahim felt a score near 300 would be enough to defend in tomorrow's clash.

"If we bat first then we have to score 280 to 300. If we bowl first, the focus will remain on control and discipline to check their total below 260," he said.

Topics : Cricket Mushfiqur Rahim
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