Take nothing away from the Bangladesh players for their terrific run in the Asia cup. Had the Bangladeshi players batted a bit more conventionally, they might have been crowned the champions of Asia..
It was evident from the game played that the Bangladeshi players have abundant talent but they need to develop the art of batting in the ODIs, which is a completely different thing than batting in T20s, where most of their players are excelling in while batting. Shades of T20 batting skills were witnessed during the game on March 22 as they were trying to play shots, which might be effective in T20 like behind the wicket shots, across the line, etc.
But the problem these batsmen were facing during the middle overs was that they were not able to rotate the strike on a regular basis, which is an art in the ODIs. If the Bangladesh players learn this art, they will be a force to be reckoned with their blend of aggression and deft touches. In the opening overs, when the field was up, they looked good, but the same cannot be said of them during the middle overs. They struggled. The spinners were stifling the Bangladeshi players with their immaculate line and length. On the other hand, Bangla players were not able to split gaps off their bowling and the pressure was getting to them - resulting in rash shots.
The Bangladeshi players were striking the ball well but were not able to pierce the ball with precision into the gaps. There were a total of 103 singles and only 14 twos during their innings, as per espncricinfo.com. Here, one can see that there were not enough twos, which reflects that the ball went straight to the fielders in the outfield.
At the same time how can one blame the Bangladesh players who only play few matches here and there in a year? The question of international exposure is critical while analysing the strenght and weaknesses of the Bangladeshi team. Their batters require sustained exposure to high-level international cricket so that they can perform to their potential in any kind of run chase - without stiffening up at the crease or take to desperate batting.
Till the time this anomaly is sorted out, the Bangladesh team needs to concentrate on the discipline of batting in ODIs. Cricket is not all about slogging, playing extravagant shots, and trying to be extra clever with the paddle and scoop shots. Playing smart cricket is a better way to chart one's victory.