[caption id="attachment_532020" align="alignleft" width="300"]<img class="size-full wp-image-532020 alignleft" alt="Mosaddek Hossain became the first Bangladeshi to pick a wicket off his first ball in international game Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Mosaddek.jpg" width="300" height="446" /> Mosaddek Hossain became the first Bangladeshi to pick a wicket off his first ball in international game Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh" target="_blank">Bangladesh </a>youngster <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mosaddek-hossain" target="_blank">Mosaddek Hossain</a> has said the advice by coach Chandika Hathurusingha helped him perform well under pressure on his One-Day International (ODI) debut against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan" target="_blank">Afghanistan </a>recently. When the 20-year-old all-rounder walked in to bat in the second match of the series on September 28, Bangladesh were reeling at 138 for 5 while batting first. But Mosaddek showed temperament beyond his years and carried his team past 200 with an unbeaten run-a-ball 45 on a slow wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan won the match by two wickets, chasing down a target of 209 runs with two balls left, to square the three-match series 1-1 but lost the series decider. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/afghanistan-in-bangladesh-2016-200428/live-scores/bangladesh-vs-afghanistan-live-score-3rd-odi-match-181890-full-scorecard.html" target="_blank"><strong>Full Cricket Scorecard, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, Mirpur</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>Talking about his first appearance in ODIs, he said, "The coach told me before the debut match -- 'It's your first match, don't worry about your performance. Just play your natural game and enjoy the game. I tried to do exactly that," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Mosaddek later showcased his skills with the ball by becoming the first Bangladesh bowler to grab a wicket with his first ball on ODI debut. He returned with figures of 2 for 30 from 10 overs. He took a wicket in the series decider on Saturday, which Bangladesh won by 141 runs though he prematurely got out for just 4. <p></p> <p></p><strong></strong> <p></p>In both the matches, Mosaddek batted at No. 7 position. He had handed his club Abahani several victories in the last Dhaka Premier League batting down the order -- which ultimately earned him a place in the ODI squad. The right-hander said that when he did well in the domestic league, he had predicted he might have to bat lower down the order if he played for the national team. <strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/bangladesh-vs-afghanistan-3rd-odi-hosts-100th-odi-win-and-other-statistical-highlights-530972" target="_blank">Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 3rd ODI: Hosts 100th ODI win and other statistical highlights</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Also, the presence of Mahmudullah, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mushfiqur-rahim" target="_blank">Mushfiqur Rahim</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shakib-al-hasan" target="_blank">Shakib Al Hasan</a> in the middle order pushed him down several spots. But he has no qualms about his current position. He added, "I was mentally prepared that I would have to bat in the lower order. The team comes first to me. I will bat wherever the team wants me to." Having been able to carry his confidence from domestic cricket into the national team, Mosaddek is delighted that he has got a good start. <p></p> <p></p>The buoyant youngster now believes the promising start has boosted his confidence and geared him up for international cricket.