Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st Test, Chittagong, 4th day December 12, 2011

Another innings defeat for limp Bangladesh

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Pakistan 594 for 5 decl. (Younis 200*, Hafeez 143, Shafiq 104) beat Bangladesh 135 (Rehman 3-9, Ajmal 3-40) and 275 (Nazimuddin 78, Shakib 51, Rehman 4-88) by an innings and 184 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Bangladesh crashed to their 35th innings defeat in 73 Tests, after Pakistan's spinners ran circles through the middle and lower order on the fourth morning in Chittagong. The result seemed inevitable right from the first day, when the hosts put on a batting horror show to fold for 135 in their first innings. They made a better fist of things in the second dig, though the pitch had turned much more difficult after baking under the sun for three days. Their late defiance, however, only served to extend the game into its 11th session, before Pakistan completed their fifth win in nine Tests this year.

That the hosts even survived until lunch was down to the opener Nazimuddin, whose approach contrasted sharply with the impatience of his top-order colleagues. He made 78 off 189 balls, taking his match tally on debut to 109, giving the hosts something to salvage from another shambolic Test match. Nazimuddin's vigil was particularly impressive given the sheer quality of spinners he was facing. With the rough patches on the leg-stump area opening up finally, Saeed Ajmal was lethal from round the stumps, while Abdur Rehman produced drift and sharp turn with an attacking line. Together, they made short work of a line-up that lacked the technique to survive against a spin attack far superior to their own.

The signs were ominous for Bangladesh from the moment Umar Gul got a ball to scoot low, just away from the stumps, in his opening over. Nazimiuddin nearly played on to Rehman, left balls that were uncomfortably close to off stump, and almost soft-batted a fizzing Ajmal offbreak back onto the wickets. He carried on, though, unfazed by the close misses, and was prepared to look ugly if he had to, unlike his trigger-happy team-mates.

Shakib Al Hasan began with an expansive cover drive off Umar Gul for four, but fell after reaching 50, outdone by his perilous tendency to play back to the spinners. That gave Rehman his 50th Test wicket in 11 Tests, joint-fastest for a Pakistan spinner, along with Ajmal. Rehman should have had Mushfiqur Rahim in the same over, but umpire Billy Doctrove adjudged the lbw appeal in the batsman's favour.

Nazimuddin reached his 50 with a nurdle through midwicket, and summoned the confidence to hoist Ajmal over mid-on for four. Adnan Akmal helped him along with two drops behind the stumps, and Nazimuddin celebrated by spooning Rehman inside-out, and planting Ajmal over midwicket for sixes. Two more pleasing fours followed, and Misbah-ul-Haq - a defensive captain at the best of times - promptly pushed men back to long-off, square leg and midwicket. That didn't stop Nazimuddin from another loft down the ground, and he grimaced in self-admonishment as soon as he played the shot, realising he had holed out to long-off.

Mushfiqur hung on gamely, reading the spin variations from the crease, but Mahmudullah was owned by an Ajmal doosra that spun across to hit off stump. Pakistan had five more overs before lunch to bring an early close to the action, but Mushfiqur and Elias Sunny survived till the break. The final rites were administered soon after, with Rehman trapping Mushfiqur in front for 49, and Aizaz Cheema getting the ninth wicket with the second new ball. Rubel Hossain was unavailable to bat after injuring himself on the third day, but he wasn't the only Bangladeshi who failed to turn up.

Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • imransangdil on December 15, 2011, 21:05 GMT

    bangladesh is boring team

  • khiladisher on December 15, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    @SUBHASH DEVADIGA- UNLESS AND UNTIL PAKISTAN BEAT INDIA AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL OR AT AN ICC EVENT FINAL-INDIA WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE PAKISTAN EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD- WE BEAT PAKISTAN IN INDIA-PAKISTAN-AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND-TORONTO-SOUTH AFRICA AND WE ALSO BEAT THEM AT SHARJAH-{THE TOUGHEST PLACE TO BEAT PAKISTAN-THE LOGIC YOU USED IS VERY CORRECT-THAT IT IS NOT THE #OF MATCHES WON BUT TH GLOBAL EVENTS WON AND THE IMPORTANT KNOCK OUT MATCHES WON. PAKISTAN HAS ENTERED 12 SEMI-FINAL AT GLOBAL ICC EVENTS-BUT HAVE ENTERED ONLY 4 FINALS AND JUST WON 2 WORLD CUPS.WE EVEN BEAT PAKISTAN 4-1 IN TORONTO WHEN THEY HAD ALL THE GREAT BOWLERS-WASEEM-WAQAR-SHOAIB-SAQLAIN-AND MUSHTAQ PLAYING-SAURAV GANGULY SINGLE HANDEDLY WON US 4 MATCHES WITH BAT AS WELL AS THE BALL IN THE 1997 SERIES.

  • Safran17 on December 15, 2011, 19:41 GMT

    I don't understand why our team don't learn from their mistakes. Is this what they learn from the coaching staffs? Don't they know the basics of cricketing shots? I admit Pakistan is very strong as a bowling side but I could see our batsman giveaway their wickets! Test cricket is very important, and this is the only game where you have to show patience, tolerance and stamina. I wonder why they attempt for lofted shots other than rotating strikes. 90 over means 540 balls in a day! and if you can strike singles 300 times runs will come easily.

  • on December 15, 2011, 18:33 GMT

    @Subhash Devadiga the point about the pitch its firstly only my opnion my actual point regarding this was to everyone who said that UAE should be home to pakistan it isnt! home is home and your advantage is there for all sorts of reasons. it was not the excuse for why we lost to australia and im sure you know why we did the most capped batsman in the top 6 in that team was abdul razzaq with 23 games in fact steve waugh had more caps than the entire pakistan team that is what happens when you lose all your top players in one go a heavy lesson in why you must bring on youngesters the same lesson australia are going through now... my debate isnt whose better or who has been better but just putting my point forward. i can argue about stats all day as im sure you know yours and i do mine. if you dont agree with me about the pitch that is totally up to you. pakistan are not only not a bad team but is playing some good cricket away from home..

  • on December 15, 2011, 6:38 GMT

    @szrana007 its not about How many matches u have won more its all about how many important matches you have won For eg look at SA team in every global tournament till the knock out phase they were regarded The best team in the business but once the sudden death round start they r the first who knocked out easily .Their single deefeat in abig tournament comes at most important phase which deprive them the title Victory.Similarly we agrees Pak have an edge over India in ODI and test But India World Cup(5-0) .T20 (2-0) and Asia Cup(5 -1)force over Paksitan completely over shadows their achievements.

  • on December 15, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    @ Asghar Maqsood I too cant believe your Extraordinary comments regarding Playing Australia is totally different from any subcontinent pitches except India OK than I wants to make one point clears that on the basis different pitches theory even next town I also pointing u eevn the Practice pitches played on same Ground are not almost similair to the one in the centre.No excuse for Pakistan 2002 mauling at the hands of Australian.You pointed out India are superior side atleasts against Pakistan than why we are squaring up for this debate.I also believe that Pakistan were at their prime in Imran-Javed era and its clear they will past their prime too further India will face the same once the batting stallwart retires,Yes I dont even said that Pak has been Bad team but some of comments were the Counter attack from the statement made from ur end as well as camp to settle the things

  • crictime11 on December 15, 2011, 4:00 GMT

    from the scoreboard i can see tht our fast bowlers umar and now tht other new guy are starting to come along they are starting to gel and so is our spin attack with rehman and THE MAN saeed ajmal... i think that our bowling attack is up to par with most teams now and that we shld focus more on developing our batting talents to get our team on the top acres of the ICC rankings once again

  • on December 14, 2011, 22:20 GMT

    @khiladisher also although india have the edge on wins in ICC events against pakistan again that is not always 2009 champions trophy :-) and your question regarding what icc events we have won 2 in the last 20 years ... 1992 and 2009.... no doubt i will see your made up fantasy on other pages i just hope no one actually believes it lol

  • on December 14, 2011, 22:04 GMT

    @khiladisher are you ever going to come to reality come out your bubble... pakistan only beat india in sharjah? india have been far superior?? if you are talking odi's as of late i agree that the series have become more even but before that do you even have a clue have a look at who was far superior between 1978 - 2002 yes it has slowed down since we lost a llot of good players at the time a phase india is yet to face like all other teams.... i would do the stats but they would a get wasted on you and b would nt fit...

  • ZAIDI9 on December 14, 2011, 18:12 GMT

    @dariuscorny.... LOLZ!!!!! Thats really a Silly and Outlandish statement from your side.i really did't expect that a sensible person like you really don't even try to understand that Srilanka recentlly come in Finals against India...Plz try to accept the truths...remember Srilankans are not of club levels.they have strong batting and bowling line-ups

  • imransangdil on December 15, 2011, 21:05 GMT

    bangladesh is boring team

  • khiladisher on December 15, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    @SUBHASH DEVADIGA- UNLESS AND UNTIL PAKISTAN BEAT INDIA AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL OR AT AN ICC EVENT FINAL-INDIA WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE PAKISTAN EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD- WE BEAT PAKISTAN IN INDIA-PAKISTAN-AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND-TORONTO-SOUTH AFRICA AND WE ALSO BEAT THEM AT SHARJAH-{THE TOUGHEST PLACE TO BEAT PAKISTAN-THE LOGIC YOU USED IS VERY CORRECT-THAT IT IS NOT THE #OF MATCHES WON BUT TH GLOBAL EVENTS WON AND THE IMPORTANT KNOCK OUT MATCHES WON. PAKISTAN HAS ENTERED 12 SEMI-FINAL AT GLOBAL ICC EVENTS-BUT HAVE ENTERED ONLY 4 FINALS AND JUST WON 2 WORLD CUPS.WE EVEN BEAT PAKISTAN 4-1 IN TORONTO WHEN THEY HAD ALL THE GREAT BOWLERS-WASEEM-WAQAR-SHOAIB-SAQLAIN-AND MUSHTAQ PLAYING-SAURAV GANGULY SINGLE HANDEDLY WON US 4 MATCHES WITH BAT AS WELL AS THE BALL IN THE 1997 SERIES.

  • Safran17 on December 15, 2011, 19:41 GMT

    I don't understand why our team don't learn from their mistakes. Is this what they learn from the coaching staffs? Don't they know the basics of cricketing shots? I admit Pakistan is very strong as a bowling side but I could see our batsman giveaway their wickets! Test cricket is very important, and this is the only game where you have to show patience, tolerance and stamina. I wonder why they attempt for lofted shots other than rotating strikes. 90 over means 540 balls in a day! and if you can strike singles 300 times runs will come easily.

  • on December 15, 2011, 18:33 GMT

    @Subhash Devadiga the point about the pitch its firstly only my opnion my actual point regarding this was to everyone who said that UAE should be home to pakistan it isnt! home is home and your advantage is there for all sorts of reasons. it was not the excuse for why we lost to australia and im sure you know why we did the most capped batsman in the top 6 in that team was abdul razzaq with 23 games in fact steve waugh had more caps than the entire pakistan team that is what happens when you lose all your top players in one go a heavy lesson in why you must bring on youngesters the same lesson australia are going through now... my debate isnt whose better or who has been better but just putting my point forward. i can argue about stats all day as im sure you know yours and i do mine. if you dont agree with me about the pitch that is totally up to you. pakistan are not only not a bad team but is playing some good cricket away from home..

  • on December 15, 2011, 6:38 GMT

    @szrana007 its not about How many matches u have won more its all about how many important matches you have won For eg look at SA team in every global tournament till the knock out phase they were regarded The best team in the business but once the sudden death round start they r the first who knocked out easily .Their single deefeat in abig tournament comes at most important phase which deprive them the title Victory.Similarly we agrees Pak have an edge over India in ODI and test But India World Cup(5-0) .T20 (2-0) and Asia Cup(5 -1)force over Paksitan completely over shadows their achievements.

  • on December 15, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    @ Asghar Maqsood I too cant believe your Extraordinary comments regarding Playing Australia is totally different from any subcontinent pitches except India OK than I wants to make one point clears that on the basis different pitches theory even next town I also pointing u eevn the Practice pitches played on same Ground are not almost similair to the one in the centre.No excuse for Pakistan 2002 mauling at the hands of Australian.You pointed out India are superior side atleasts against Pakistan than why we are squaring up for this debate.I also believe that Pakistan were at their prime in Imran-Javed era and its clear they will past their prime too further India will face the same once the batting stallwart retires,Yes I dont even said that Pak has been Bad team but some of comments were the Counter attack from the statement made from ur end as well as camp to settle the things

  • crictime11 on December 15, 2011, 4:00 GMT

    from the scoreboard i can see tht our fast bowlers umar and now tht other new guy are starting to come along they are starting to gel and so is our spin attack with rehman and THE MAN saeed ajmal... i think that our bowling attack is up to par with most teams now and that we shld focus more on developing our batting talents to get our team on the top acres of the ICC rankings once again

  • on December 14, 2011, 22:20 GMT

    @khiladisher also although india have the edge on wins in ICC events against pakistan again that is not always 2009 champions trophy :-) and your question regarding what icc events we have won 2 in the last 20 years ... 1992 and 2009.... no doubt i will see your made up fantasy on other pages i just hope no one actually believes it lol

  • on December 14, 2011, 22:04 GMT

    @khiladisher are you ever going to come to reality come out your bubble... pakistan only beat india in sharjah? india have been far superior?? if you are talking odi's as of late i agree that the series have become more even but before that do you even have a clue have a look at who was far superior between 1978 - 2002 yes it has slowed down since we lost a llot of good players at the time a phase india is yet to face like all other teams.... i would do the stats but they would a get wasted on you and b would nt fit...

  • ZAIDI9 on December 14, 2011, 18:12 GMT

    @dariuscorny.... LOLZ!!!!! Thats really a Silly and Outlandish statement from your side.i really did't expect that a sensible person like you really don't even try to understand that Srilanka recentlly come in Finals against India...Plz try to accept the truths...remember Srilankans are not of club levels.they have strong batting and bowling line-ups

  • Cric_info_pak on December 14, 2011, 16:55 GMT

    @keptalitelow .. pakistan beat india inside india more then india.... 1987 pakistan win by 5-1 in india that 1 game you win was tie that time no tie game so they give india a win ....... 1999 pakistan , srilanka and india series .... india could not even win one game against pakistan in 3 games india ... in india .....india the thing is that pakistan was strong team in mid 80 and 90 but they dont' play each other at home otherwise pakistan beat india ever where at that time accept only world cup india never beat pakistan like that 5-1 or 3-0 in pakistan this is india media which makes that pakistan beat india only in sharjah pakistan use to beat india ever where that time 1989 nehru cup in india . 1996 in singapore... 1999-2000 in world series 3-1

  • szrana007 on December 14, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    @subhash devadiga, despite loosing 3 bilateral odi series to india in the last decade, pak still has won more odi matches than india in the last decade.Also correct urself, ind also lost to pak at home twice in the last 25 years( 1987 and 1999) apart from loosing to sa and aus !

  • dariuscorny on December 14, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    @ZAIDI9 "Pakistan has strong batting line up", come on man u cannot give such rediculous statements.they may be strong perhaps if they play club teams of their level

  • SHAHBABA103 on December 14, 2011, 6:53 GMT

    i think palistani team is doing there job very well.as we all know that pakistani team is very weak but now in the captancy of misbah ul haq they are improving there cricket.and i hope that they will also win there next series.

  • ZAIDI9 on December 14, 2011, 5:27 GMT

    @ khiladisher ....for ur information Mr....... SRILANKA is not a weak team as they come in finals against indians but its good luck 4 india that they have batting pitches in thier homelands,..thats what analyst says that india win the world cup in thier homeland and fail in other countries. remind you that india have very poor and weak bowling attack.. don't go far the tour to australia is on ur way and let's see what will happen in that tour.PAKISTAN have strong batting line that's y YOUNIS KHAN is now top 3rd batsman....and the way MISBAH is leading PAKISTAN will definitely gonna frustrate most INDIANS

  • mrgupta on December 14, 2011, 4:13 GMT

    Most Bangladeshi fans keep mentioning that India took 30 years to becomes a good team while BD has been playing for only 10 years. Well it took India 29 years to play same number of matches as Bangladesh has already played and India's Test record after 72 tests was far superior to that of Bangladesh. India's win-loss ratio was 5 times better after playing their first 72 tests with test victories against Aus and Eng. India after their 30 years had played 82 tests and had Won 8, 1 against Aus and 3 against Eng. So, BD has to play just 10 more tests and manage just 5 more test Wins (in those 10 tests) to prove that they can match what India had managed after their first 30 years.

  • Precioustar84 on December 14, 2011, 3:01 GMT

    @Dannymania - I appreciate your kinds words from a Pakistani fan like you. Its truly rare to find sensible people and I am not saying that because you praised India at all. Its ridiculous fights that people here always have between who is better than the other. Truth is Pak has better bowling than India CURRENTLY whereas India has far better batting line up and fielding for Indians have progressed far better than it used to be. World for certain Pakistanis and Indians end at and begin only at Pak vs India. The debate here should not have been about India vs Pak. I believe some people who commented early on were trying to say BD series for Pak for pointless and unchallenging as true test will be against current England. Trust me, even I believe Pak can beat Eng because Eng fans have overhyped themselves and because they cannot play spin attack as recent ODIs in India proved. All the best to Pak team from an Indian :)

  • Lord_Dravid on December 13, 2011, 22:21 GMT

    @Bang_la..india weren't that bad as Bangladesh is now pre 1971 they had world classs bowlers like Bedi..chandrasekar and co..and at the time cricket was still a relatively new game with not much familarity and no good facilities..Bangladesh despite having all this and its cricket crazy public and with world class facilities and experience of playing international cricket for over 10 years have just gone from bad to worse..they need to play foreign county teams in india eng aus or sa to reach international standards otherwise you guys are gonna continue to make a mockery of yourselves!

  • khiladisher on December 13, 2011, 21:34 GMT

    @AA61761-KEEP ON DREAMING INDIA WILL WIN BY 3-0 AND ENGLAND WILL BEAT THE POOR BATTING TEAM-PAKISTAN BY AT LEAST A 2-0 MARGIN-THE INDIAN BATTING LEGENDS FACING INEXPERIENCED AUSSIE BOWLING -RECORDS TO FLOW FROM THE BATS OF SACHIN-DRAVID-LAXMAN-SEHWAG-DHONI-GAMBHIR-KOHLI-ROHIT.

  • khiladisher on December 13, 2011, 21:02 GMT

    PAKISTAN WINS DO NOT COUNT FOR MUCH AND THE RANKINGS SHOW THAT-THE ONLY WAY FOR PAKISTAN TO PROGRESS IS TO WIN AGAINST INDIA-SOUTH AFRICA AND ENGLAND-WHICH WILL NOT HAPPEN BECAUSE OF POOR BATTING AND AVERAGE BOWLING AND FIELDING OF PAKISTAN{SRI LANKA-BANGLADESH ARE WEAK TEAMS}

  • khiladisher on December 13, 2011, 20:58 GMT

    @KEPTALITLELOW- INDIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN BETTER AND SUPERIOR TO PAKISTAN HAVING GREAT BATSMAN AND GOOD BOWLERS BY WINNING 4 WORLD CUPS IN TOTAL-{INCLUDING MINI WORLD CUP IN 2002}AND ALSO WINNING ASIA CUP 5 TIMES-RECORD WINS-AND ALSO WINNING THE BENSON &HEDGES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN AUSTRALIA IN 1985 BY BEATING PAKISTAN BY 8 WICKETS. AGREE WITH YOU THAT PAKISTAN HAS BEEN BETTER THAN INDIA ONLY IN SHARJAH-HISTORY SAYS INDIA ALWAYS BEATS PAKISTAN IN GLOBAL EVENTS AND IMPORTANT MATCHES WHEREAS PAKISTAN HAS GOT 69 WINS AGAINST INDIA BY MOSTLY WINNING IN SHARJAH.WHAT HAS PAKISTAN WON AT WORLD LEVEL OR ICC EVENTS.

  • aa61761 on December 13, 2011, 20:48 GMT

    Pakistan will beat England in UAE, but India will lose in Auatralia.

  • on December 13, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    @Subhash Devadiga i cannot believe your response? at no point have mentioned the defeat by england in my posts. in fact i have even gone on to say that india have been the better team? are you reponding to me or someone else? my cricketing brain and experience in playing tells me that india would prefer to play australia in mohali than in karachi granted it would be still be alien to aus but having the crowd not having to travel knowing the pitch does have a bearing.... agin this is no excuse for pakistan to lose to australia as pakistan have only themselves to blame! also i think pakistans prime was more javed and imran days as oppose to the wasim waqar... if i can admit that india are a good team why the reluctance on your part to also admit pakistan have done really well todraw and do well in english conditions?

  • dariuscorny on December 13, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    this is the most settled side for Pakistan................the UNSETTLED one.....lolz

  • on December 13, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    @keptalittlelow kindly read the entire forum featuring Subhash Devadiga you will get the reply within yourself

  • on December 13, 2011, 14:14 GMT

    @ Wasim Akram yes Salute to Paksitan team for their breaking sequence of 35 wORLD CUP victory of the Aussies,They played really well but why u r again Puting just India in comparison Iin 1999 Pakistan were Fav and in great form where as Australia were underperforming (they were even beaten by NZ IN 1999 wc) SO beating OZ during That period was not a big deal but once Australia strike form and peaked at the right time the same Pakistan side has blowned away badly in 1999 lords final,Australia in formed during 2003 and 2007 were too hot to handle and every side have feel the heat when they faced Aus,As per Pak win over Aus in 2011 World cup later in SF IND too beaten them and beating this 2011 Aus team in no longer to be great achivement.They lost to IND and SA in practice game build up before WORLD CUP.Pak WC wins over Aus is Statistic entertainement not that large hearted performance by Pakistan

  • keptalittlelow on December 13, 2011, 13:26 GMT

    @ Subhash with all the due respect, Pakistan managed to beat England and Australi in Englan last year despite all their problems, what happened to India this year in England thrashed 4-0, the so called No1 team!!

  • on December 13, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    @Haleos - AhmedHassan was correct in both onedayers and tests. its nice to be able to state years that you have been sucessful in but that doesnt wash. and its totally out of order suggesting the umpires helped pakistan. it was imran khan who brought in nuetral umpires and it was also imran khan who brought back to of your batsman who were correectly given out and started to moan one of which was out in the next ball!. as i have said on may occaison india have been the better team for a number of years against top sides. there has been an underling reason why pakistan have not been up there also. now pakistan see a shift from those types of players and the new pakistan. please dont hate when pakistan have recently done well hat uae and away... you probably wont admit it but pakistan did pretty well in england based on the team it took and the contrversy over the team! and have not lost since then... against any team that wnts to play pakistan...

  • on December 13, 2011, 12:56 GMT

    I truly believe bangladesh have the spirit to develop more cricketers,not all time is the same.west indies lost out on the cricketing talent cz there kids moved to basketball with time,bangladesh on the contrary has a good base with young kids playing and watching.One day they will be a better team with 2 or 3 top notch star cricketers.No need to jump the gun and lose hope.

  • on December 13, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    @ Asghar Maqsood check ur Cricketting Brain mate Playing Asian team under subcontinent is almost same cup of tea but when u play Australia,England,South Afrcia New Zealand in any where in subcontinent any asian team must fancy their chances too.t is same as You playing in a similair sort of condition while the oppsosition plays in Alien Condition.Agreed the Pitches in Sri lanka,UAE,Chittagong or even in India are not in equal terms with slowness and Bounce but they always favours Asian teams too while the foreign Teams the problem is same as ever .Hence your excuse over Aussies 3-0 mauling of Paksitan in 2002 is just baseless.THE fact IS THAT PAKISTAN EVEN IN THEIR PRIME NEVER ABLE TO BEAT AUSTRALIA AT THEIR PINNACLE TOO ONLY INDIANS MANGE TO DO THAT ITS NO MEAN AJOKE.So please wake up and see the reality,I Always respect Paksitan side and dont judge them on basis of single performance like u 4 r defeat in England,I wish them all the best for England series

  • Haleos on December 13, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    @AhmedHassan - Please take a look in last 10-12 years. The overall figures are incorrect if u consider playing with 13 players(umpires included) in those good old Sharjah days. Also ur team is yet to beat India in a global tournament. Go figure.

  • on December 13, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    @ Subhash and others who feel that the whole subciontinent should feel like home for pakistan. no way this is the case most teams struggle with travelling even to the pitch in the next town or city let alone a different country. if you have played cricket and 50% of your games fairly should be at home then you get used to pace bounce etc. so people need to understand that playing australia in columbo, uae, chittagong and mohali are no the same especially if the pitch you have played most of your cricket is karachi!

  • on December 13, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    Can you guys tell me one thing from 1999 to 2011 there were 4 world cups right? and australia won 35 world cup matches without any lose. It was Pakistan who have beaten Australia in 1999 world cup and it was again Pakistan who beaten australia in 2011 world cup none of the other team was able to beat Australia in 35 world cup matches not even mighty india you think it's a joke?

  • rawcrickettalent on December 13, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    sorry but Bang have got to take a break from tests and then come back as a much better team..no point playing tests and losing like this...sorry to Bang Fans but the truth is the truth....

  • on December 13, 2011, 8:22 GMT

    @daniyal1.yes we are too eagerly waiting for INDO-PAK CLASH Hope the whole world will get the answer i guess

  • on December 13, 2011, 8:03 GMT

    @ Dannymania Thank you brother for some of ur kind sentences beieve me I dont mean Pakistan lost every test series at home in last 25 years I mean every team have beaten pakistan at home from Aus to Zim.Yes India are the superior team than atleast Pakistan but I also amazed Pakistan constantly producing World Class bowlers even in their crises.Mohd Amir and Asif has been promising future of Pakistan pace attack which still without them are the best.All the Best for Pakistan team against England and I hope Pakistan will beat England in test series because they have much better spin attck and English man will struggle against them,TAKE CARE BRO

  • Bang_La on December 13, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    @hira02, bangladesh is just passing the transition like india did until 1971 though started playing cricket in 1935 :) so we can admit, we are just following india's footsteps! :)

  • Zohair.ul.hasan on December 13, 2011, 7:33 GMT

    PAKISTAN ROCKS Pakistan will beat the record of Australia of Winning most of the matches in a year.BOOM BOOM PAKISTAN!

  • on December 13, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    @ KarachiKid,AhmedHassan ,First of all every team have some specific strength and weakness too If Pakistan have the tendency of producing World Class super fast Bowlers,Indians too have the ability of producing World Class batters too,Check the records of Indian batting line up against every teams in their own den their average will evenly match with carear averages too.Hence its unfair to proclaim them flat track bulies,Yes they are almost invincible in these type of tracks but they also performed well in Bouncy track too.hence without any doubt respect what othe have If Indian bowling is not Good Pakistans batting also been terrible.Bangladesh is ranked below than West Indies still in recent ODI pakistan batting too suffer against them,only their bowlers had made the differences.Addition Pak had edge over Ind head to head basis but Ind domination overPak in WC 5-0,WC t20 2-0,Asia Cup India won 5 Pak 1 just oversahdows about Pak achivement its only state IND r big match winer than PAK

  • on December 13, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    @ Salman Zafar Who cares about Palkistan win loss ratio just watch the larger pictures last 20 years they were not at their best in home ,Competative in abroad and say Good on neutral teritory, since 2000 INDIA have won Two test series against Pakistan 2-1 in 2004 and 1-0 in 2007 compare to Pakistan 1-0 victory in 2006 were as bilateral ODI ties which i concern True standing of paosition between the sides INDIA 3-2(2004),4-1(2006) AND 3-2 (2007) compare to Pakistan 4-2 (2005)

  • on December 13, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    @Precioustar84 I read your post where you stated confidently that Pakistan have NEVER won in England. Well you're wrong there. They won in 1992 when they came here. Perhaps this was before you were born but I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the debut series for Inzamam Ul-Haq but he only played a few tests and was later replaced by Shoahib Mohammad. Pakistan won that test series IN ENGLAND.

  • on December 13, 2011, 6:36 GMT

    @faizan ahmed Check cricket info Australia tour pakistan in 1998 won the series 1-0 than due to security reason The Australia 3 test tour of Pakistan shifted to 1 in Colombo and 2 in UAE ,Similair pitch and condition to Paksitan but Paksitan get whitewashed 3-0 which includes Two inning defeats out of which 1 ended in Three days ,Even Srilanka defeated Pakistan 2-0 in Test in 2000,Zimbabwe defeated Pakistan 1-0 in pakistan,England beaten Pakistan 1-0 in 2001.India 2004 by 2-1 before making any counter attack kindly check your statistical knowledge and than come

  • KarachiKid on December 13, 2011, 6:12 GMT

    @Precioustar84...I dont think most of us argue against the fact that India is a much stronger team than Pakistan. Your batting lineup is matchless, by any team, let alone Pakistan. However, the issue here is that we Pakistanis are rejoicing our recent successes against admittedly weaker opponents, apart from Sri Lanka. However some of your country men join our party and start comparing your team to ours. I say there is no comparison, you guys are better. The rankings show that. However, even in your argument you say that Pakistan has never won away from home ? well, our record against SA and Australia is pretty crap, both in and away, apart from that we have performed much better than other teams elsewhere. Between 1986 and 2006, we did not lose a single series against England. Even in India, our record is not all that bad. Against OZ, 1999 and 2002 Hobart & Colombo tests was handed to them on platter by biased umpires. Go ask Langer and OZ stalwart that played Colombo.

  • on December 13, 2011, 5:18 GMT

    Test status of BD will remain forever. It is not a birth right of few countries. BD rocks! All please get out off the narrow mentality.

  • on December 13, 2011, 4:49 GMT

    BD players need a good batting coach for their junior teams like SL got Garry Sobbers few decades ago and they are still producing very good batsmen. Javiad Miandad would be a good choice as he is a very motivated player and he does nothing in PCB!

  • BDHUNTER on December 13, 2011, 4:42 GMT

    I think it's time for ICC to review the TEST status of Bangladesh.......Zim is ok to consider but BD is not...

  • Precioustar84 on December 13, 2011, 0:24 GMT

    @BravoBravo - seriously mate what is your problem with India? I sense nothing more than jealousy from you in each and every report on this site. Great Aussies and current Eng also win matches at home more often than away. To stay in top, you need to be dominating in your own backyard else you would look like a fool!! BD cannot even win matches at home let alone away. India HAS won matches abroad if not entire series so how can you compare them in everything? India won SERIES in England previous to 2011 tour and came close TWICE against SA and AUS tours so one horrible england tour makes them minnows?? Please prove where Pak has won series abroad like in England, SA or Aus? NEVER! ...Pak has only won series in Lanka, Bangladesh, and UAE (which is home for Pak meaning no challenge for themselves but for opposing team)-ALL have slow pitches if you don't know. If Pak wins only in UAE against top teams, then its like only winning at home for them as well!!

  • reyme on December 13, 2011, 0:18 GMT

    BD are a Test Team because they are a good team. BD played better than most Test Teams in Lords in ENG last year. They beat WI in WI. They are not doing well currently due wrong coaching staff selection. BD will bounce back strongly in a few months.

  • keptalittlelow on December 12, 2011, 23:10 GMT

    I wish this article had said a few positive words about Pakistan also. After all it takes some brilliance and some hard work to score 594 runs with the loss of only 5 wickets, and then taking 20 wickets. When India capitulated to England this summer they only talked about the brilliance of England although India did not play any better than Bangladesh.

  • on December 12, 2011, 22:34 GMT

    congratulations pakistan for a classical show. you did great and hope you did well in 2nd test as well.

  • on December 12, 2011, 21:18 GMT

    I think from Pakistan's perspective it is important that they are trying to rebuild a new team while putting behind all the controversies. Though these teams are relatively weaker but real deal is the Pakistan is playing a very positive and discipline cricket.There bowling is proving its worth and Batsmen are trying to stay on wicket. There feilding is a real drag and I think I might cost them the series against England.

  • Sam_k14 on December 12, 2011, 21:17 GMT

    Why is Sahardat Hossein playing? He is completely useless. He is making a lot of noises but that is unlikely to bring wickets

  • Lord_Dravid on December 12, 2011, 21:00 GMT

    im an infdian fan but i am still mystified as to why bangldesh are still a 'test team'..and its really irretating to see alll the hype over pakistan beating them..of course everyone will beat bangladesh anywhere!

  • on December 12, 2011, 20:26 GMT

    It's just a bad patch guys, don't criticise them, it was more home to Pakistan than Bangladesh, it was perfect for pakistani bowlers and batsmen and Bangladesh on the other hand let the monster get in to their minds, I know Bangladesh, they will definitely come back strong and hard pretty soon, they are extremely talented, however they need to get back the confidence as soon as possible.

  • Alexk400 on December 12, 2011, 20:01 GMT

    Why ashraful in the team? He is out of form almost whole decade. ICC should strip Test status from bangladesh immediately...They are becoming a joke. Major issue is they don't good domestic cricket league for one thing , they have bad selectors as well.

  • on December 12, 2011, 19:54 GMT

    The article is all about what Bangladesh did wrong, where they lost it and what should have been done and yes, some appreciation is shown to the batsmen who resisted and played well against Pakistani bowling. It was really boring for me as the aspects discussed of Pakistani team are almost negligible in this article.

    Yet again, it's what the title suggested, "IT'S ABOUT BANGLADESH" and not about the game that was played.

  • DrAtharAbbas on December 12, 2011, 19:39 GMT

    Men watch sports as in modern era, there are no battles of supremacy. Every nation focuses on sports to prove to themselves that they are better as a GROUP OF MEN. The mostly manly side of cricket is ATTACKING FAST BOWLING. It is an aspect of Cricket as a sport that both Indians and Pakistani's agree who is better. No need to even mention that. When that is agreed already, why do we need to argue about statistics, rankings, batting, fielding, records, matches with this team or that, bla bla bla. . . . .

  • on December 12, 2011, 18:59 GMT

    Facts: Last Three Years (2009 -11)

    BD Played: 14 Innings defeat: 2

    India Played: 31 Innings defeat: 4

    Australia Played: 33 Innings defeat: 4

    South Africa Played: 20 Innings defeat: 2

    England Played: 36 Innings defeat: 3

  • on December 12, 2011, 18:42 GMT

    Hrit24 that is a great idea.. and that would definitely promote cricket better around the world.

  • on December 12, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    YET, ANOTHER LOST FOR A MINNOW, I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW OR WHAT IS GONNA TAKE FOR ICC TO CONSIDER BANGLADESHIES A MINNOWS AND NOT WASTE TIME FOR TEST PLAYING COUNTIRES.

  • on December 12, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    I am afraid as a bangladeshi I feel sad to say this but i think we definitely should be removed from test status membership. We are hurting the game more badly than anything. Over the years when I reflect back I realize how much time I have wasted watching their games, waiting for a wonderful ashraful knock but as always more often than not i was disappointed. if you look whats the main reason they have been progressing backwards its because of lack of fast bowlers bowling in the beginning of the innings. Since the loss of syed rasel we had bowlers like shafiul, rubel who I am afraid concedes too much of run for our mediocre batsmen to chase down (except Shakib) and vice versa. i also think Tamim is following the foot steps of Ashraful and it wont be too long we will realize that. I hope Shakib ponders his future and end his tenure with Bangladesh Cricket Board and decide on playing for county. No point a good player labelled as having lost so many games in his career.

  • FairGameFan on December 12, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    @BarmyIan WI are ranked 7th Not 8th. New Zealand are ranked 8th.

  • abhay8157 on December 12, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    The ICC should have a time line and a score card after which they should bar teams from having a test status... e.g: you play 50 or 100 tests and don't win atleast 20 % of them .. you are out of here. Out of 73 odd matches Bangladesh has won 3. 1 against Zimbabwe and 2 against a severely depleted west Indies side. Thats just 4% wins in 10 years.... Good God .. when will this nonsense come to an end.

    Lets stop this charade shall we...

  • nlambda on December 12, 2011, 17:20 GMT

    How Bangladesh wish they had a Sehwag :-). @Bang_la: do you concur?

  • on December 12, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    @ Pradeep_Reddy_Billa Ashwin who? ;-?

  • on December 12, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    35 innings losses out of 70 tests!!, they really need to learn cricket or quit playing.

  • haroonalvi on December 12, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    "Respectable losses not acceptable" -Mushfiqur Rahim........no comments :p

  • hussainiiiii on December 12, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    Win is alwayz a win!! Dont demotivate the Bag team. He is capable to beat any team. Ind win matches at home only. But Pak wining matches away.

  • BravoBravo on December 12, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    Congrats PAK. A century is a century. A win is a win. A loss is a loss. If BD wins against NZ and IND wins against NZ, then BD and IND are winners.. The worst is a whitewash, it effects any team (and their followers considerably) and get tattoed on the forehead as a visible sign, other always see the Tattoo on the forehead, but tatooed individual can't see for themselves without the help of mirror. Having said that most hyped team IND is most whitewashed team in the history of cricket. And on top of that they have WORST WIN to LOSS ratio (both Tests and ODIs) among all the major teams. If people are calling for taking away BD test status, they should think again, and consider IND, NZ, and WI for the same treatment. Good Luck PAK and BD both. BD please give us a good competitive game, just dont capitulate. If NZ can give a fight to win against AUS, BD could do the same. Bottom line: THERE IS NO DOMINATING FORCE IN CRICKET ANY MORE. AUS is stuttering, WI is not in contention any more.

  • on December 12, 2011, 15:55 GMT

    I dont know why Bangladesh is still playing tests... The ICC Should Leave Bangladesh From Test Cricket...

  • on December 12, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    There does not appear to have much ground to support or make comments when these two Teams Viz Bangladesh& Pakistan when they are on opposite sides to play either Test Match or any Onedayer or even T20 cricket.The reason is as obvious as day or night or rather light or darkness because there is neither competition nor any fighting Spirit involved while they play. Always Pakistan seems to have Upper Hand to dominate. The final outcome always in favor of Pakistan.even the weather too does not interfere sometimes as it used to do by making the game a little more interesting.Here watching them in action mostly turn out into waste of time & energy.there is nothing special to comment or offer any remark.So bye to both Teams for some time to come.if there is improvement we could still use our precious time to watch them.Bye SreedharanMundanat.

  • on December 12, 2011, 15:26 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi cricket fan, I would say that these BD players are not learning anything. These so called "Cricketers" are just insulting Bangladesh.....so I would say that BCB should find out another way or re-think their strategy. These BD cricketers are getting all world class facilities from Bangladesh but they are not giving anything to their Homeland. These shameless cricketers are just burning our hard earn money and doing absolutely noting except insulting the BD people.

  • on December 12, 2011, 15:26 GMT

    Pakistan getting better and better and better. It is amazing how well they have performed in the tests they have played this year. It is sad the ICC does not allot many tests to Pakistan. This must change. All top teams should play each other in equal number of tests.

    P.S: I am tired of talking and commenting about Bangladesh, so I'll just go with the majority verdict, and you know what that is! Looking forward to the England-Pakistan contest.

  • on December 12, 2011, 15:24 GMT

    @ Subhash Devadiga - I have read a few comments from you and you obviously know your cricket and i would normally agree on most points. however people cannot deny the brand of cricket although boring has been successful of late for pakistan. I also agree the most recent teams havent been the strongest which have helped rebuild a team from the farce it was left in before and after england where initially it was agreed we were going to take almost a new team no hafeez younis yousaf misbah.... and by the end we didnt even leave with our bowlers and captain.... i dont expect indian fans to appreciate the number of changes and no home ground advantage to be a factor but it is.. drawing with aus and south africa in tests giving a good run to engalnad in england and not losing a series away from home is something i and i know many other pakistan fans are proud of.... as for going back 25 years pakistan have a decent record could hav been better but india are lucky they dont have the politics

  • keptalittlelow on December 12, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    @ cricindia208 I am surprised at your short memory. Pakistan tackled South Africa, Australia and England far far better than India, dont forget Pakistan's 'home series' are all being played away from home, and still they are doing so well. We dont want any credit from you but dont forget the reality, and the reality is Pakistan is now a superior team to India.

  • Hrit24 on December 12, 2011, 14:53 GMT

    What a boring and one-sided Test match that was! Hope the ICC creates two Test cricket divisions with teams like Afg, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, included. With the 14 nations, it will be good to contest a two tier system, with 7 teams competing in top tier and 7 teams in 2nd tier. Promotion and relegation will be granted ever year. For eg, two bottom teams from top division qualify for 2nd division, while, top two 2nd division teams qualify for 1st division every year! This will surely increase the standard of Test cricket played, and will also ensure that the aforementioned Associate nations consistently play against the best and improve!

  • on December 12, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    Yet another victory for pakistan test team this year .congrats to pak team they are heading in the right direction.The series against ENG will decide where we stand in test cricket but to answer to all above comments to say pak only beat lower ranked teams is that pakistan has played all tests recently on away grounds.Pakistan won test match in their first test series ,they beat south africa in south africa before india ,they have won their 100th test before india.Even in india pakistan team has better record than any other team and also won more in india than india so if you still call pakistan low ranked thats unfair but still i think pakistan needs improvement in their batting as loss against W.I is not justifiable .and we must have to win test match in australia next time.In india next year i am very confident of better display from this team.if you remove controversies and politics away from pak team then no doubt its the best subcontinent team.

  • g.narsimha on December 12, 2011, 14:19 GMT

    EHTHE89, For how long you people celebrattheINDIAN series loss toENG ,Pl note that the english success against us came after 2 decades during this period we dominated them in home&away ,the same ENG was domolished in odis ,so relax enjoy your cricket .

  • on December 12, 2011, 14:10 GMT

    @ Reddy billa: Beating 2nd string windies at home hase left you in a false sense of invincibility. lets take the series to England and we'll see who comes up on top.

  • BarmyIan on December 12, 2011, 14:10 GMT

    Asif what Test cricket have you been watching recently? 1. England, 2. South Africa, 3. India, 4. Pakistan, 5. Sri Lanka, 6. Australia, 7. New Zealand, 8. West Indies, 9. Bangladesh

  • on December 12, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    I would like to point out the Another innings loss headline is a bit misleading its actually only their second innings defeat in 4 years australia lost by an innings more times in the Ashes than that the tother one was Against england last year

  • on December 12, 2011, 13:57 GMT

    @ Subhash Devadiga & all my indian friends you r right pakistan take 15 years to beat australia in test match but in these years australia can't play single match in pakistan do you know how many test matches won by australia, england & india in pakistan just check it first http://stats.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/engine/records/team/results_summary.html?class=1;id=7;type=host

  • on December 12, 2011, 13:55 GMT

    @ subhash devadiga!! ind also lost to pakistan twice at home in last 25 years. 1-0 in 1987 and 2-1 in 1999 including the asian test championship kolkata test !!

  • Rukky on December 12, 2011, 13:53 GMT

    Good Mr. Asif Malik...but why don't you complete your Tally of test ranking? I really want to know..its seems better than ICC...

    Please complete.. 1. Australia.. 2. England... 3. South Africa... 4...? 5...? 6...? 7...? 8...? 9...?

    Please I am eagerly waiting..

  • on December 12, 2011, 13:52 GMT

    @ subhash devadiga !! Pakistan has the best win-loss ratio in home tests. won 56 lost 22.Ind is no way near. And in away tests pak has the third best win-loss ratio, won 56 lost 78 in which regard india is again far behind.

  • on December 12, 2011, 13:20 GMT

    can ask everyone , how come we have India in conversation in game of pak vs bang. kindly stop referring to india or how good they are , it is none of our business . we are only interested in Pakistan and that's it . we need not be told how good india is coz seriously we don't give monkey about it .

  • Faircricket11220 on December 12, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    to all indian fans please dont compare ashwin to any pakistan bowlers as we all know best bowling unit is pakistan at the moment and maybe thats why bcci still hasnt managed to get a matches between pak and ind mainly due cause indian crowds would literally die if they loss a game in front of their country so please everyone keep all stats to yourself till the real games begin this series was pointless with bangledesh just have to see how improved is pak to beat england and india out of their country will probably lose to teams like austrailia even new zealand haha so saying players like ashwin are this good is a little to exciting for the indians

  • omairhr on December 12, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    well... talking about flat track bullies, Indians should look at http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;home_or_away=2;template=results;type=team and keep quiet.

  • G4rgoyle on December 12, 2011, 12:57 GMT

    @Subhash Devadiga, CricIndia208 - I did not realize that there was a contest going on between India and Pakistan on this forum, to find worse of the two. Why don't you look for the right forum for your comments ... but for now just keep quite and let Pakistanis enjoy their victory.

  • spiritwithin on December 12, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    @Stark62,is Ind-Eng series the only series u remember??d u meant to say that a team is judged only by one series??and u also added ur ODI performance alongwith tests in Eng to amplify ur point,y is that?,in that case india also won the CB series2008 in aus against a far stronger Aus team which had Gilchrist,Hayden,Symonds,and many other stalwarts,they won the asia cup in SL,beat pak in pak in ODI series the last two times india went there...dude in tests india is a better team compared to pak and ICC ranking does'nt lie,beat a higher ranked test side and ur pak ranking will also go up,beating zim,BD or a struggling SL side wont fetch u any points nor any accolades,also playing against aus in aus is far different from playing against them in Eng,agree pak drew 1-1 there but dont forget u lost 0-3 in aus just before that,try to beat the teams in their own home ground,playing in placid flat UAE tracks to negate opponents attack like u did against SA does'nt prove anything

  • allrounderpak1 on December 12, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    CricIndia208 @ are you blind or you dont follow cricket just like to comment india lost 2 odi to zim before world cup and 2 odi to WI after world cup and no need to mention about england

  • daniyal1 on December 12, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    @ subhash davadiga ............ i knw dat INDIA has a far more superior batting lineup than pakistan bt when we talk about bowling its too weak for INDIA .... even the young guys like yadav and voron dosnt have a spark ...... than step toward ur spining dprt ashwin is n8 a blowler who bowls in TEST cric becox he has a lack of temprament he tries lots of things ..... test cricket needs patients and quality and flovour too ... saeed ajmal has the verity , rehman has spot on with his line and lenght and even hafeez is far more better than jadeja soo my frnd thing about dat ..... play pakistan at nutral venue and u will knw each and every thing ........

  • allrounderpak1 on December 12, 2011, 12:46 GMT

    dariuscorny @ you think india was playing world class team WI.....we know how to beat minows but if you see india almost lost the 1st and 5th odi against minows fool

  • rawcrickettalent on December 12, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    @circindia208 firstly......... Pakistani batsmen are dirt track bullies???? just look whose talkin' hehe.. India got TRASHED... Rammed...Hammered ,,,destroyed ....finished in England where India had their so-called legends. "Tendulkar,Dravid and laxman" Except Dravid nobody performed so think before you talk...

  • allrounderpak1 on December 12, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    @ Pradeep_Reddy_Billa....you said it wrong ashwin cannot get wickets in aus and your baters could not even stand properly infront of pak bowles in WORLD CUP our bowlers/spinners can take 20 wickets against india easily in any format but wat about your dead bowlers can they do some bowling or will rely on dead pitches batsman.....

  • KarachiKid on December 12, 2011, 12:42 GMT

    @ Subhash Devadiga - you guys make me laugh. You are telling me something I know and dont argue against. I agree India is a better team (who am I am to say they are a weak team !!!) I never said that. I just responded to @CricIndia208 when he started unduly criticizing my country's team. Guys I have nothing against India or Indians, but you should curb your tendencies to compare yourself to Pakistan and start bashing Pakistan whenever and wherever you can. My points stay as they are, plain simple facts. You won't be able to produce quality fast bowlers that could play at least 75 matches at strike rates of around 50 and averages well under 30 per wicket, and speeds constantly above 85 mph (for atleast 80% of the career) because you guys prepare wickets for Sehwags and Tendulkars. All the recent strips in India were made so that Tendulkar could achive his 100th ton. You guys are obsessed with personal records. I wonder if its some kind of a complex.

  • on December 12, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    So this is it again, an innings defeat....this rediculous. if a debutant(nazimuddin) can bat well on a much turning and rough wicket, why can`t the top order do it. A few suggestions for BCB: 1. Tamim shoul be only considered for ODI & T20. 2. Sakib should be dropped for three mathces for being always careless after making 50(he thinks he has done his job when he crosses 50). 3. Ashraful should not be seen in and around Bangladesh cricket arena LaSt but not the least- STRONG FIRST CLASS CRICKET AND SCHOOL CRICKET ARE MUST FOR IMPROVMENT. WIYHOUT THESE, BD CRICKET WILL REMAIN WHERE IT IS NOW FOR ANOTHER 100 YEARS. that my bet

  • on December 12, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    lol @pradeep_reddy, course we can bowl ashwin out, otherwise why would the BCCI be afraid of scheduling a series with pakistan anywhere? ;) ill tell you why: getting thrashed by a team that is much lower in the rankings (in this case pakistan) will adversely affect the ranking of a certain country which was only inflated by playing and winning on flat tracks at home ;) come to a neutral venue and we will make damn sure that india undergoes a repeat of what happened in england.

  • on December 12, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    So much emotional comments going on ...we shud face the FACT n Reality..BD is not yet ready for TEST cricket..at least not to challenge top 6 TEST teams..and this at home only..i wonder wat will they do when they play abroad..so seriously, everyone shud think of it..esp ICC and BCCB.. its a Serious matter..Domestic First Class cricket needs to be RIGHT ...All TOP players in the coutnry shud participate and also A team tour shud be there..and if possible BD shud play in county cricket or AUS first class or Ranji Trophy or Quadi Azeem or S Africa first class..BD shud not play TEST against big teams for 2-3 years now...

  • allrounderpak1 on December 12, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    In 2008 it was after 28 years they won series in aus you dont know about that in 2007 after 29 years india won home series againt pak wat are you both guys talking about just wait and watch how your team will perform against weak aus

  • AhmedHassan on December 12, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    @Subhash Devadiga and Pradeep_Reddy_Billa, Just take a look at Pak vs Ind head to head so far... DEBATE OVER big time! Now go somewhere else and whine :)

  • spiritwithin on December 12, 2011, 12:39 GMT

    @Asif Malik,if u call ICC ranking as a joke and call australia as no.1 that itself shows ur lack of cricketing insights,india apart from that disastrous tour of Eng has done very well in the last 4yrs both home and away,the ranking system r same for all the teams..@KarachiKid,appreciate ur comments mate but u forgot one thing that Eng is not the only series which india played,u have to take into account all the other series to see how the team fared,granted india lost 0-4 in eng but that also won series there in 2007 hence they have just one bad series,but look at pak they lost in australia 0-3 for the fourth consecutive times,pak lost in SA 1-2 but india drew 1-1 in SA,pak was'nt even able to win a series in WI few months back but india won there,hence india has better away record at the moment thus a better ICC ranking,also since 2000 india has the 3rd best away win/loss ratio in tests which clearly shows that india is not a flat track bully at present.ThankYou

  • Dannymania on December 12, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    @Subhash Devadiga..Bro i am a Pakistani just to be clear.I agree with your comment as a whole and think that indians are one of the best teams in the world if not the best.Atleat they have the best batting in the world which is more than enough to win any matches,and they've proven it.I do have one dispute though,Pakistan havent lost every series or every match in the last 25 years.Pakistan actually beat india 1-0 in a test series at the start of 2006.Its just an example,there have been so many matches and series that we've won at home in the last 25 years.So all in all,i do agree that indians have a far far superior team than atleast Pakistan.so see,you don't need to make up stuff to put weight into your comment because what you're saying is the truth,and you don't need to support the truth with lies.All the best in Australia bro,i KNOW that indians will do well there.I hope we get to see a great tour,looking forward to it.Have fun,cheers.

  • Dannymania on December 12, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    @Asif Malik..I am a Pakistani here and i really think that the Pakistani cricket has developed tremendously recently,but as a die-hard cricket fan i have to say that you're wrong.India is undoubtably with in top three in the world in any format.India produces such world class batsmen regularly that its absolutely amazing and envious.Look at Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma,the new ones.All the other batsmen are also just fantastic and can destroy ANY bowling unit in the world.Pakistanis on the other hand are pretty balanced right now but they dont have any side of their game which might be called specifically special.Their bowling is good,batting is fine and fielding is poor.Indians have GREAT batting,fine bowling and good fielding.Compare these two and see for yourself.India right now are the definite favorites if they go into a series against pakistan.Indians are predictable,they'll always bat well going into any match.Pakistanis,not predictable yet.Be honest with your comments brother.

  • on December 12, 2011, 12:28 GMT

    indians are just jealous.u indians got whitewashed when u went to england.u will see in march when pakistan will thrash u because of master of doosra ajmal.

  • Dannymania on December 12, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    @Mahmudur Rahman Shuvo..Mate you should have some shame atleast.Two world class teams like India and Pakistan have visited you atleast.I know they visited you just to improve their stats and make a living laugh of your team but atleast they did it.Your team just doesn't have the talent to compete at the international level.Look at all the big games that you've won.Pakistan conceded the game to you guys in 1999's world cup,Australia was not playing full strengh and lost because they thought they were playing against a mediocre team(Which was right by the way),England in the world cup was unlucky as is pretty evident.thats it!Thats all your team has accomplished!World class teams with bursting talent like India,Pakistan,Australia,Southafrica can never lose to your team if they play and compete to their full potential,they'll rather destroy your team as Watson and Sehwag recently did.Just think of your cricket team as we Pakistnais think of our football team.Your team is worthless.cheers.

  • zaf100 on December 12, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    Replying to some of comments made by mainly Indians about Pakistan recent victories against weaker oppositions. Let me remind you guys that at the moment Pakistan is playing all their games away from home and winning them aswell. It's not Pakistans fault if other teams are no good. You can only beat the opposition that is pitted against you and if you guys have dementia let me remind you the horror show India faced in England. Everybody is tiger at home. New Zealand just beat Aussie's in their own back yard so if you beat them then it's no big deal which I doubt it. I predict Australia to beat India in coming series not because Australians are good but because Indians are poor away from home. Well done Pakistan and keep up the good work. England you have been warned against the danger waiting for in UAE.

  • on December 12, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    Seriously...this defeat was not at all a surprise for me. They have never forgotten to bat..bcuz they have never learnt to bat...it has been 16 years they have come international arena..still have not moved up an inch...they are holding their ground firmly as if they never want to go up. there are other more deserving nations who should be given chance. their players are shameless who never ever learn to bat in both one day and test. apart from few surprisings winnings, their whole history is of only defeats. i am really not against them...but their dismal performance again and again has force me to think this way....sorry everyone who is feeling bad...

  • on December 12, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    @pradeep nice joke even cant get ashwin out who does not even knw to bowl for which he is in team & for ur kind information u have made ashwin hero for taking wickets against a team which was thrashed by bangladesh guys. But i sympathise with u indian people u dont have better talent thn these jokers like ashwin& rahul sharma(hahahaha),& by the way we are ready fr the series make ur board agree bcoz they dont want to be questioned when their team is thrashed

  • on December 12, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    I guess its time that ICC should kick bangladesh out of test teams and put Ireland in..

  • Saghyr on December 12, 2011, 12:02 GMT

    one can esily and proudly say even he is Pakistani or not that Pakistan is playing fair cricket and the ONLY TEAM which is playing without any question mark player (spot fixing etc)... since was downunder on same alligation. cant be blamed on home made host friendly wickets and proving their selves playing away cricket. hope this make pakistan team more strong mentaly and even better as performance .

  • on December 12, 2011, 11:58 GMT

    as i have told earlier also it dosent make any diferance if pakistan beat bangaladesh team becoz this team is having very very lower rank.they should learn to beat india or australiya. and i dont think this will be possible for pakistan looking at there batting style. minhaj khan.ahmednagar.

  • on December 12, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    @ KarachiKid ur comment on CricIndia208, admitted Pakistan only defeated lower ranked teams, but dont forget our scoreline against England in England......

    Similairly Pakistan taken 15 years to beat Australia in a test match and between these years scoreline between IND-AUS reads 12-10 fav INDIA.Further during 1993-2000 Pakistan failed to register a Single Victory in ODI over South Africa,While India have beaten Proteas on many occasions.Added to that If India are flat track bullies we too appreciate that since last 25 years we lost just 2 home series SA (0-2 in 2000) and AUS (1-2 in 2004) but when its come to Pakistan They lost every team in their last 25 years of home series and dont forget even Zimbabwe have beaten Pakistan 1-0 in 1998 in Pakistan.We accepting Ind failed miserably in Eng,check the record 2 years ago Pak too failed miserably in Aus too

  • Bazinga81 on December 12, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    Billy Doctrove is a disgrace. Bring back Steve Bucknor, he knew his job.

  • Haleos on December 12, 2011, 11:49 GMT

    Bangladesh should stop playing test cricket. they have great potentail in ODIs and 20-20. They have not improved at all after so many years. Their players just dont know how to play test cricket.

  • Pradeep_Reddy_Billa on December 12, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    These pakisthan spinners cant even make Ashwin OUT. Schedule some matches bwn Ind n Pak at neutral venues, Then everyone who r feeling exstatic now, gets the answer.

  • on December 12, 2011, 11:17 GMT

    Bangladesh can not even compete domestic teams from other test playing nation. This is injustice with the good player who cant make it to test team from their country. ICC should think over it as one world same justice for each player.

  • Stark62 on December 12, 2011, 11:15 GMT

    @ cricindia208 Umm.......should you even be talking?

    Remember what happened this summer?

    Pak didn't even have Younis or Misbah but a relatively young squad and still managed to win a Test match against Eng in Eng, drew the Test series (1-1) against the Aussies and might I add; had the ODI series 2-2 against Eng in Eng plus, without the help of the their two premier fast bowlers and the only consistent opener we had.

  • ehte89 on December 12, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    hahaha!! U FORGOT THE CLEAN SWEEP OF 4-0 IN ENGLAND! BUT THE FACT IS PAKISTAN IS VERY CONSISTENT SINCE 14 MONTHS! HAVEN'T LOST A SERIES! THATS A BIG THING, PLAYED WITH SOUTH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND, WINDIES, ZIM,SRI LANKA, AND THEN BANGLADESH! NOW WE ARE READY FOR ENGLAND!

  • on December 12, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    Let Bangladesh rest for few years as it has already done by the Zimbabweans and it did magic for them. I think for the betterment of Bangladeshi team it is must do situation rather damaging the image of the country continuously to others. Bangladesh should not be playing any format of cricket in coming 5/10 years and by this time they will be training players of age level with proper cricketing techniques and facilities that they get temperament and other things to compete with other cricketing nations.Oh my god they are playing for almost 12 years and they are still doing the same except some extra ordinary days what other strong nations says upset!!!I do believe it too though...DO it ICC....

  • KarachiKid on December 12, 2011, 11:07 GMT

    @ CricIndia208, admitted Pakistan only defeated lower ranked teams, but dont forget our scoreline against England in England was FAR MORE respectable then India (test 3-1 and ODI's 3-2 against no wins for India). Which proves that if Pakistanis are dirt track bullies, Indians are even BIGGER FLAT TRACK Bullies. Having given it back to you, I think Indian batsmen are obviously far superior than Pakistanis but your bowling lineup needs some sporting wickets in your country, which are tailer made for Tendulkars and Sehwags. You will see Ishant Sharma breaking down (like Zaheer) or lowering his speed (like Irfan Pathan and Srisanth).

  • on December 12, 2011, 11:07 GMT

    @CricIndia208 If you think India is such a top team, then they should play Pakistan and beat them away from home right now, and i will think of considering them a top team. ICC ranking is a joke, for me and for the world over top test teams are 1-Australia, 2-England, 3-South Africa. You totally forgot Australia from your "comprehensive" comment.

  • Hayes.Adam on December 12, 2011, 11:07 GMT

    You have to admire bangladeshi ppl's love for the game and BD needs to take time off from Test and first improve ODI then focus on tests. Congratulation to Pak on the Big win, this was against minnows but the bowling is such caliber that it can rip apart any batting line.

  • on December 12, 2011, 11:01 GMT

    this is surprizing team..i love my team pakistan.. nobody knows the results of upcoming test...:).. i wish to see PAK.vs India

  • shamsulislam on December 12, 2011, 10:47 GMT

    I read the earlier comments, some of good and some of not realistically explained the things and situation. But we shall overcome one day. The day will come again sooner than later. Bangladesh Cricket team seem that they forget how to bat!!! I think the only problem is lack of mental toughness. Their mental confidence should increase in the standard level, So go back to domestic Cricket and perform, Have a lot of run under your belt and do the same for national team. Best wishes to the tigers in Dhaka test (17-21 December, 2011). I will be available in the commentary team of Bangladesh Radio.

  • SamAsh07 on December 12, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    Bangladesh played well in the 2nd Innings, all you fans do is complain about Bangladesh losing and not see the talent that is Nazimuddin & Nasir Hossain, Bangladesh fought well in their 2nd Innings IMO, they could've very well been bowled out below 180 when they were 134-5 at stumps.

  • on December 12, 2011, 10:41 GMT

    Bangladesh should remove from test format

  • on December 12, 2011, 10:38 GMT

    oh ya....now i know the reason for the in fights among our sub-continent for last 75 years.....look at the comments above.....most of the Ban bashing comments are from our fellow brothers from India & Pakistan.....the two proposers of Ban test status in 2000.....after that what happened?......India is yet to host Ban team for a test tour and very much busy to visit Ban even once in 2/3 years!!!! .....Pakistan has played their 5th/6th only test with Ban in last 11 years....not to blame them....actually they are still fighting with themselves with controversies after controversies.....not a single A-team tour to or from either of the country in last 7/8 years with Ban!!!! .......and u r pushing hard for developing our first class structure by playing 4-day cricket within the same bunch of less experienced & learning talents of the existing Ban cricket......a good lesson learned from u guys...keep it up.....a weird Geo-physical tie up between Ban-Ind-Pak.....can anybody explain?????

  • CricIndia208 on December 12, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    pakistan have not beaten a top team this year. They have played against WI, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and a Murali-less Sri Lanka (who even lost to the aussies at home). and to top this pakistan even lost to WI. So nothing great about any of the pakistani victories. pakistan are not good enough to compete against the top teams like South Africa, England and India. And their batsmen, like their former captain ul haq, are dirt track bullies.

  • keptalittlelow on December 12, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    I am delighted and as a Pakistani I Congratulate my team, I pray and hope we will repeat the feat against England too. No point talking about taking away the test status from Bangladesh. Its only ten years since they are playing International Cricket, it's not a very long. They have a lot of talent, the fire is in the belly and they are trying their best, they need to learn discipline. Have a look at New Zealand history, yesterday they won a test against the Aussies after TWENTY SIX years, so spare a thought for the Bangladeshi fans and patience please.

  • Amjadhusain on December 12, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    To Dariuscorny- Lets see how Pakistan perform againt England. You might change your view.

  • rawcrickettalent on December 12, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    @everybody discrediting Pakistan Yeah yeah... Its not a big deal that Pakistan defeated Bangladesh but look at the consistency of Pakistan in 2011 .... They hav been playing awesomely.. Come England and INSHALLAH we will prevail,,,

  • keptalittlelow on December 12, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    As a Pakistani I Congratulate my team, I pray and hope we will repeat the feast against England too. No point talking about taking away the test status from Bangladesh. Its only ten years since they are playing International Cricket, its not a very very long time for a Nation which is embroiled in so many economic problems, still talent is there, the fire is in the belly and they are trying their best, so spare a thought for the Bangladeshi fans and patience please.

  • Aura123 on December 12, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    I am pakistani but i want BD to improve and win. they need Pakistani bowling coach,Indian batting coach & SA fielding coach. Come on tigers

  • da_man_ on December 12, 2011, 10:11 GMT

    @dariuscorny: we can only beat what's put in front of us by the FTP. Having said that we've left no stone unturned to organise a series with India, alas the interest seems one sided.... "lolz"

  • getsetgopk on December 12, 2011, 9:55 GMT

    Apart from a few lose shots from batsmen Pakistan did exceptionally well almost perfect, for Bangladesh, i hope it doens't all go to waste i hope they learn something from this tour, beating Pakistan is out of the question though cricket is a funny game but seems highly unlikely, but my sincere hopes for Bangla team to take something from this tour and improve, Bangladeshi batters have worse temperament than club levels cricketers, they need to wake up there's the country's name at stake for God sake, grind it a bit and have some patience. Test cricket is all about wearing your oposition down not trying to make flashy strokes.

  • x-squire-x on December 12, 2011, 9:52 GMT

    One of the pundits after the match asked how B'desh were going to stop their terrible run in test matches (only tests?). Its very simple really, DON'T allow them to play any more tests until they can compete.... PLEASE!!!!

  • on December 12, 2011, 9:51 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi i have to admit our bad time........... but i am really waiting for the better time, an the world it is a good time to know friends and foes around the world, and may be we shud keep ourselves away from cricket, and return to football as there is lesser amount of so called arocracy, and the same people that r commenting here will shout in those soccer forum to have a chance to play against Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Spain,.......and when it comes to cricket everyone like to dream to be a follower of aristocrate cricketing nation and finds peace by blaming the newer cricketing countries........... it is really strange, and it is a shame , these fans will shout after 20-20 defeat, 50-50 defeat, test defeats.......... and they always keep shouting against 1 or 2 countries...........

  • smith2525 on December 12, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    if the Pakistan expert to beat the minnows so what about the Lankiness ..... they are also minnows. lets see the how the English boys face them in the desert !

  • LillianThomson on December 12, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    People should lay off Bangladesh. For much of their existence New Zealand and India were utterly hopeless, and in the 80s Sri Lanka were easybeats.

  • ibbani on December 12, 2011, 9:40 GMT

    3rd class team, absolutely erratic team. ICC shud remove the test status before they get their 50th Innings defeat.I am running out of words to criticise this 3rd class team.

  • on December 12, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    Not to discredit Pakistan's performance in this game, but Bangladesh don't seem to have the domestic system to perform well at Test level.They are, at best, at the level of the Ireland team, perhaps even a notch below them. It really is time Bangladesh get a break from Tests, get their house in order, repair their domestic system, and come back a stronger team, hopefully.

  • Sagarneel on December 12, 2011, 9:11 GMT

    Archive this article. You guys will need to use it over and over and over again (with changes in the figures of course! ). I am sure, 50 years from now, I'll be reading an article in cricinfo in which the first line will read 'B'desh crashed to their 350th innings defeat in 730 tests'. Even stones will churn out water, but Bangladesh cricket team will continue being what they are today. Talented but default losers! I know I have freaked a lot of Bangladeshi supporters...but stats are stats. Time that you guys focus your attention back to soccer. Don't bank on your cricket team...they won't give you anything other than disappointment!

  • on December 12, 2011, 9:03 GMT

    Bangladesh shud not be in TEST Playing nations..... they need time to mature...

  • saoodhamid on December 12, 2011, 9:01 GMT

    Bangladesh can be hard on opponents lacking good spin bowlers, by engineering slow pitches. But chances are thin for them when playing against strong spin loaded side, like Pakistan.

  • on December 12, 2011, 9:00 GMT

    Can someone please stop this torture....there was a classic NZ/ AUS match on one channel and this mundane garbage on another.. Bangladesh has had a 10 year run and achieved nothing.ICC should put them out their misery

  • srt_mkp on December 12, 2011, 8:51 GMT

    now its the time for ICC to seriously think about the stagnated state of affairs in Bangladesh......instead of expanding its avenues elsewhere its better of trying to stabilise things here......the first class structure needs to revamped ......

  • Dannymania on December 12, 2011, 8:45 GMT

    Congrats to Pakistan on this massive win.massive because of the margin of the victory and their complete dominance since the match started.Now the bigger point.I honestly think that Bangladesh should keep their test status.I think that the other better teams should have an international team that they can use to practice and improve their stats.Players like Younis khan really deserve double centuries and they can get those easily against a team like bangladesh.Bangladesh are at best a team like Peshawar.I'm sure they'ld lose to the better domestic teams with in Pakistan.I'm dead sure that they cant even begin to compete against the domestic teams in australia.So thats it,Keep their test status because it allows other teams to improve their stats.

  • on December 12, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    Well done great job, work hard n mind ur bussines. Bleed green.

  • gujratwalla on December 12, 2011, 8:15 GMT

    As a Pakistani who remember the united Pakistan of two wings it is painful to see Bangladesh being humilated time and time again and hear the harping for their removal from the test playing nations.New Zealand for many years were the push-overs in international cricket and nobody complained.So i would to all cricket lovers all over the world give Bangladesh a chance.Sooner or later they are bound to come good.

  • Kami00000 on December 12, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    Congrultaion to pak to won k test with an inngs.I thnk pak spiner done very good job bt for england tour they give a chance to danish keneria.

  • dariuscorny on December 12, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    another crushing win for Pak against minnows.really they are experts in beating the minnows....lolz............

  • benjer on December 12, 2011, 8:09 GMT

    Still Bangladesh have enough time to make separate team for Test,ODI & T20 format to save future of the International cricket...If they lost like this then what is the meaning to play test cricket which they don't know.....Bangladesh should have seperate team now onwards otherwise more tough time will waiting for BD supporters...they can call senior players like Rajin Saleh,Nafis Iqbal,Tushar Imran whose people showing their consistancy in 1st class matches.......Pls think on this this area BD selectors pls..................:)

  • JustIPL on December 12, 2011, 8:08 GMT

    Great work by Pakistan. Not shy of any team in their backyard. Now it is upto the cricket fans to support them against England. This report shows as if there were great expectations from Bangladesh to emerge against Pakistan but it is against the reality. Pakistan's spin attack specially and bowling attack generally is good enough for any batting lineup of the world. Cricket fans will relish to see kohlis and rainas having a taste of it as well but for cricket politics.

  • on December 12, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    Congratulations to the Pakistani Team. I am delightful that they are on the right track after a long long time and all the hard controversies that hit them real bad are left behind. In my opinion the last Spot-fixing case turned out to be a blessing in disguise for us as despite of the immense talent and passion for the love of Cricket and our Country the most important hing that was eating our Cricketing Spirit was Corruption and few Black Sheep and Corrupt people. Those deserve no sympathy and must always remain out of Pakistani Cricket. Good Luck and all the best wishes for the England tour.

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  • on December 12, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    Congratulations to the Pakistani Team. I am delightful that they are on the right track after a long long time and all the hard controversies that hit them real bad are left behind. In my opinion the last Spot-fixing case turned out to be a blessing in disguise for us as despite of the immense talent and passion for the love of Cricket and our Country the most important hing that was eating our Cricketing Spirit was Corruption and few Black Sheep and Corrupt people. Those deserve no sympathy and must always remain out of Pakistani Cricket. Good Luck and all the best wishes for the England tour.

  • JustIPL on December 12, 2011, 8:08 GMT

    Great work by Pakistan. Not shy of any team in their backyard. Now it is upto the cricket fans to support them against England. This report shows as if there were great expectations from Bangladesh to emerge against Pakistan but it is against the reality. Pakistan's spin attack specially and bowling attack generally is good enough for any batting lineup of the world. Cricket fans will relish to see kohlis and rainas having a taste of it as well but for cricket politics.

  • benjer on December 12, 2011, 8:09 GMT

    Still Bangladesh have enough time to make separate team for Test,ODI & T20 format to save future of the International cricket...If they lost like this then what is the meaning to play test cricket which they don't know.....Bangladesh should have seperate team now onwards otherwise more tough time will waiting for BD supporters...they can call senior players like Rajin Saleh,Nafis Iqbal,Tushar Imran whose people showing their consistancy in 1st class matches.......Pls think on this this area BD selectors pls..................:)

  • dariuscorny on December 12, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    another crushing win for Pak against minnows.really they are experts in beating the minnows....lolz............

  • Kami00000 on December 12, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    Congrultaion to pak to won k test with an inngs.I thnk pak spiner done very good job bt for england tour they give a chance to danish keneria.

  • gujratwalla on December 12, 2011, 8:15 GMT

    As a Pakistani who remember the united Pakistan of two wings it is painful to see Bangladesh being humilated time and time again and hear the harping for their removal from the test playing nations.New Zealand for many years were the push-overs in international cricket and nobody complained.So i would to all cricket lovers all over the world give Bangladesh a chance.Sooner or later they are bound to come good.

  • on December 12, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    Well done great job, work hard n mind ur bussines. Bleed green.

  • Dannymania on December 12, 2011, 8:45 GMT

    Congrats to Pakistan on this massive win.massive because of the margin of the victory and their complete dominance since the match started.Now the bigger point.I honestly think that Bangladesh should keep their test status.I think that the other better teams should have an international team that they can use to practice and improve their stats.Players like Younis khan really deserve double centuries and they can get those easily against a team like bangladesh.Bangladesh are at best a team like Peshawar.I'm sure they'ld lose to the better domestic teams with in Pakistan.I'm dead sure that they cant even begin to compete against the domestic teams in australia.So thats it,Keep their test status because it allows other teams to improve their stats.

  • srt_mkp on December 12, 2011, 8:51 GMT

    now its the time for ICC to seriously think about the stagnated state of affairs in Bangladesh......instead of expanding its avenues elsewhere its better of trying to stabilise things here......the first class structure needs to revamped ......

  • on December 12, 2011, 9:00 GMT

    Can someone please stop this torture....there was a classic NZ/ AUS match on one channel and this mundane garbage on another.. Bangladesh has had a 10 year run and achieved nothing.ICC should put them out their misery