Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto made it clear that Bangladesh were not bogged down by the negative run rate rather they are focused on winning as many matches as they can in this T20 World Cup.
Bangladesh so far won two matches out of three and both of those wins came by a slender margin- 9 against Netherlands and 3 against Zimbabwe - but in contrast, they lost their game to South Africa by 104 runs, which was their biggest-ever defeat in T20 cricket.
Even though they are now sitting at the second spot in Group 2 behind India, their negative run rate may have an effect at some point in the tournament.
"No, we are not thinking about our run rate, honestly. We are looking to win matches," Shanto who scored 55 ball-71 in Bangladesh's 150-7, said.
"We are not thinking that net run rate will be part of this tournament, but just we are focused on winning matches."
This was Shanto's first half-century in the T20 International and having done that he repaid the faith of the team management who backed him despite his lack of runs.
Shanto said the innings was special as he was able to prolong the innings, unlike the other times when he failed to count the start.
"I think for me, it was my best innings because this is my first T20 international cricket, so very special," Shanto said.
"Our bowling department like Mustafizur, Taskin, Hasan, everyone bowled really well. The good thing is that everyone supports each other, so the improvement are now getting better, so we'll try to play some good cricket in the next match."