Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st Test, Mirpur, 5th day

Best five-for blows Bangladesh away

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

November 17, 2012

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West Indies 527 for 4 dec (Chanderpaul 203*, Ramdin 126*, Powell 117) and 273 (Powell 110, Gazi 6-72) beat Bangladesh 556 (Naeem 108, Nasir 96) and 167 (Best 5-25, Permaul 3-32) by 77 runs
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Sohag Gazi struck late on day four, Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st Test, Mirpur, 4th day, November 16, 2012
Sohag Gazi took the best figures by a Bangladesh Test debutant © AFP
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Tino Best's career has been more miss than hit, but on the rare occasion he combines his raw pace with control, he can be close to unplayable, as Bangladesh found today. Best's four-wicket burst either side of lunch on day five proved to be the final, decisive twist in a match that had burst open with possibilities late on day four. This morning, Sohag Gazi claimed the best figures by a Bangladesh Test debutant to leave the hosts chasing a target of 245, but Bangladesh undid all the hard work done by their batsmen in the first innings and by their bowlers in the second by chasing like a side that has now lost 64 of its 74 Tests.

After Tamim Iqbal, the man best equipped to score quickly, had fallen early, the rest of the top order perished in trying to do the same. To Bangladesh's misfortune, Best, who had been inconsistent with his direction throughout the game, suddenly found control. He already had the pace. The result was the key wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, and the impressive debutant left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed the next three to nip whatever resistance Bangladesh could have come up with.

A look at the session-by-session details of this Test might give you the impression that the Mirpur pitch stayed lifeless till tea on day four, and started turning square afterwards. Just 15 wickets fell in the first 11 sessions; five fell after tea on day four, six more went down till lunch on day five and the post-lunch session claimed five. But the pitch was anything but unplayable. There was slightly more bite and uneven bounce on day five, but it was the pressure of good bowling, and in Bangladesh's case, the added one of having to go for the target of 245, that led to the batsmen's downfall.

While West Indies succumbed to spin, it was pace that jolted Bangladesh; the pitch had hardly any role to play in both collapses. Both Best and Ravi Rampaul used the short and back-of-a-length balls to telling effect. Tamim was the first to go, in the fifth over, when he tried to slash one off Rampaul that bounced extra and edged it to the wicketkeeper.

Best's was an unwavering, brute effort on a pitch that demanded it from the quicks. He had hustled Bangladesh in the first innings with speed, but had too often sprayed it around. He had been unlucky not to break through with one of his several accurate yorkers, though. In the second, he concentrated on the shortish ball, and it brought reward immediately, in his second over. Junaid Siddique tried to steer one outside off and only guided it to the keeper.

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  • West Indies' win is their fifth in nine Tests against Bangladesh. Four of these wins have come in Tests played in Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh's total of 556 is the joint third-highest score (team first innings) in a defeat. The highest is 586 by Australia in 1894.
  • The target of 245 is the lowest one that Bangladesh have failed to chase. The previous lowest was 353 against Zimbabwe in 2004.
  • Tino Best's 5 for 24 is his best bowling performance in Tests and his maiden five-wicket haul. His previous best was 4 for 46 against Pakistan in 2005.
  • Best's 5 for 24 is the second-best bowling performance in the fourth innings by a West Indies bowler in the subcontinent, behind Vanburn Holder's 6 for 39 in Mumbai in 1975.

The game was still even when Bangladesh went to lunch needing 200 more with eight batsmen remaining. However, Best, letting it rip with both ball and lip, came harder at Bangladesh after the break. Shahriar Nafees got a mouthful, and heaved a top-edge off the next delivery, a short one into the body, for the bowler to take the catch. Best now had even more encouragement, as if he ever needed it. Three balls later, he had taken out Shakib Al Hasan with a beauty that squared the batsman up and took the edge to the keeper as it moved away from middle.

Best went off the field for a while and returned to strike with his fourth delivery. After all the back-of-a-length stuff, Mushfiqur got one that swung in full and late, and trapped him in front. Best was now even more like a runaway locomotive than usual. He jagged one into Naeem Islam's chest, and even as the batsman grimaced in pain, asked him to "come on". Mahmudullah was hit at least three times by short balls that he could not avoid but showed guts when he hooked Best for six over deep-square leg.

Amid all the pounding from Best, Permaul removed Naeem and Nasir Hossain in the same manner Gazi had deceived West Indies earlier - with deliveries that did not turn as much as the batsmen expected them to. Gazi and Mahmudullah fought for a while, but Permaul had the former holing out to mid-off.

West Indies themselves had lasted less than ten overs in the morning as Gazi claimed all four wickets to fall, including Shivnarine Chanderpaul who came in at No. 11 due to an illness, and lasted four deliveries. For most of the game, the 21-year-old offspinner Gazi belied both his debutant status and his young age. He had taken three of the four West Indies wickets to fall in the first innings, during which he sent down as many as 47 overs. His control was impressive throughout, as was his use of flight. He intelligently made use of the straighter and quicker delivery as the surface started to wear and batsmen started to play for the expected turn. Four of his six wickets came that way.

There was nothing deceptive about Best, though. He ended the game by crashing one full into Mahmudullah's middle stump. After promising so much on days three and four, Bangladesh had failed to last even two sessions with the bat on the fifth.

Abhishek Purohit is an editorial assistant at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by AzAb12754 on (November 20, 2012, 23:41 GMT)

Kenya reached the semi finals of World Cup clearly a fluke so India winning World Cup back then was a fluke India are an ordinary team :P

Posted by rgrokkam1 on (November 20, 2012, 23:00 GMT)

@roketman: Like most fans, you only look at one side of the coin. I am open to constructive criticism but not to biased opinions.

Posted by Lahori_Munde on (November 20, 2012, 17:10 GMT)

@r0ketman- "India have been playing since 1932"..LOL. In 1932, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan were united. So you're basically saying that Bangladesh also started playing in 1932 but they were so poor that they didn't get Test Status until 2001. Yes, that makes complete sense as we all know where Bangladesh cricket stands today. Even Afganistan can beat Bangladesh any given day.

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 20, 2012, 16:30 GMT)

@r0ketman:- Love your comments bro! history is such an important and yet interesting subject.

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 20, 2012, 16:28 GMT)

@gdjtdpakysbuiddsuktdshs:- hehehe Nice one I seem to spot and understand your point true so true.

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 20, 2012, 16:27 GMT)

We don't care what some of you fans think of our Cricket it has no impact on Bangladesh not playing Cricket anymore totally agree with my man extremespeed well said. Bangladesh can lose the next 100 matches but as long as the support is there, it will be hard very hard to gain your wish. The important thing I just want to say is that the players we have are far better than you since some of you are easily forgetting :P

Posted by rgrokkam1 on (November 20, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

No country wins a WC tournament by fluke

Posted by r0ketman on (November 20, 2012, 14:37 GMT)

@rgrokkam1: Did anyone from the Pakistan team, that beat India on Indian soil, ever play test cricket prior to the match on 1952? I was wrong, two of the Pakistan players did play for India in 1947. So there were 9 people on Pakistan team who were debutants. On the other hand India team had no debutants on that test team, they were fresh from beating a 4th string Eng team, and was riding high on their misplaced confidence, which was evident from them getting beaten by an inexperienced team. Do you know how many people from BD region in that era had first class experience? Just one, and he was born in India, later setteled in BD. BD never played FC cricket till 2001! Where is the apples and oranges comparison you are talking about?:-)

Posted by r0ketman on (November 20, 2012, 14:24 GMT)

@Indiaruleseverybody: Don't forget, India lost every single WC game (except for a measly win over East Africa, not south by the way) in the first 2 world cups, before winning the WC by fluke in 1982 or so. They were an insult to ODI cricket before they found their winning ways, and don't forget, they have been playing since 1932! It is easy to forget one's past, and laugh at other teams, and very difficult to look at one's own record. Do you think the world has forgotten what a big laughing stock India was at one point in time in World Cricket?:-)

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (November 20, 2012, 12:29 GMT)

Overall for a team that hasn't played for nearly a year, Bangladesh played well.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 20, 2012, 11:11 GMT)

Even Stuart Broad scored a 169 against a mighty team like Pakistan which is even way funnier considering the strength of the opponent :)"

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 20, 2012, 11:10 GMT)

I doubt anything will happen to Bangladesh Cricket because the ICC President visited Bangladesh recently and was very impressed with its facilities and the plans Bangladesh Cricket holds for the future. The have a massive fan base, co-hosted the World Cup last year successfully, will hold the 2020 World Cup, have one of the best youth systems, next ICC vice and president will be a Bangladeshi, building more academies and stadiums and so on and so forth so yeah good luck cause I doubt anything bad will happen out future is clear unlike some :P

Posted by IndiaRulesEverybody on (November 20, 2012, 8:03 GMT)

A team that looses 64 of it's first 74 Test matches is clearly not qualified for playing Test cricket. Strip BD of the Test status. It is an insult to the game.

Posted by rgrokkam1 on (November 20, 2012, 7:50 GMT)

@roketman: You mentioned 1954 series, India lost to Pakistan. But in that series India toured Pakistan and the 5 test series was a draw. I guess you were referring to the series 1952, where India lost to Pakistan in the second test match, but won the series 2-1. You mentioned it as 11 debutantes. That was the first series Pakistan played as an independent country. Where did this people come from?? United India or somewhere from United Kingdom. Before 1948, India only played 6 test series which they lost, but please note that Pakistan, BD are part of United India that time. So whatever you are describing applies to all the countries. I can only say that you are comparing apples to oranges ..

Posted by r0ketman on (November 20, 2012, 5:56 GMT)

@NP_NY: where did you see me even remotely suggest that it was okay for BD to wait another 20 years to win test matches? I have never claimed BDs performance is awesome or that they do not need to improve. As a bd fan nothing frustrates me more than watching them snatching defeats from jaws of victory over and over again, or just plain playing bad cricket, not because they can't, but because they haven't developed the mental strength to win. What I have always argued is that Indian fans have no right to preach that BD should lose their test status based on poor performances over 12 years, when history shows clearly that their own history is equally poor, if not not worse than BD in their formative years. If the the same standards were applied to India, they should have lost their status by 1954, when they managed to lose to a Pakistan team featuring 11 debutants!

Posted by r0ketman on (November 20, 2012, 5:43 GMT)

@indiaruleseverybody: how many other countries with over a billion population do you know of that has won only one, just one single individual gold medal in over 112 years of participation in the Olympics? All other gold medals by India was earned infield hockey, a sport that is played by only a handful of nations. Answer me that question, before we talk about BD in the Olympics!-)

Posted by La_Bangla on (November 20, 2012, 2:51 GMT)

@r0cketman: your arguments are really hollow as it can be. You're comparing Bagladesh to the other subcontinent countries, who started playing test cricket back in around 1950's. There was a hugh gulf between sub-continent countries and England, Australia in terms of facilities, technology, standard of equipment and training etc. We're in 21st century and its level field now among all test playing countries. And to have Bangladesh take 12 yrs and counting without any major test win is rather shocking. No sence defending mediocre. You're indeed in state of denial with misplaced pride

Posted by r0ketman on (November 19, 2012, 14:34 GMT)

@NP_NY: We were talking about cricket, I did not bring up Olympics. How am I all over the place? While discussing history of cricket, I can point out that both IND and NZ has taken a long time to win their first match, and it is unfair to point the finger at BD and say their performance is "unacceptable", while it was okay for IND and NZ. What does that have to do with Olympics? I have no problem admitting BD performance in test matches, and other forms of cricket must improve. What I will not stand for is blatant calls from Indian fans to take away BD's test status. Where were these Indian fans when they were getiing hammered over and over and over during the first 30 years fo their own test history? Where they calling for India to lose test status? @Indiaruleseverybody: While talking about other sports and population, NZ has made it to 2 FIFA Worldcups, and India with 1/6th of worlds population has not played in a single one!:-)

Posted by NP_NY on (November 19, 2012, 8:51 GMT)

@r0cketman: LOL, you are all over the place. When we were talking about India vs BD you brought up NZ, so I replied about NZ and now you want to move away from NZ back to India again. I have no problem admitting that India is far worse than China when it comes to Olympics. The first step to get to winning ways is admitting how bad you are at something. That is the problem with BD. Denial and misplaced pride. Until you admit something is wrong, you are never going to be better. From your earlier comments, it seems you are resigned to the idea that BD doesn't need to start winning test matches for the next 20 years or so because some of the other teams took their time too. There is BD's problem.

Posted by IndiaRulesEverybody on (November 19, 2012, 8:28 GMT)

@r0ketman: How many of those countries have a population of close to 200 Million??!! Not even a SINGLE Olympic medal for the "Tigers"!! :))

Posted by Great_Chucker on (November 19, 2012, 5:33 GMT)

BD should be stripped of Test status,they cannot win even on home soil..they are better off playing ODI or T20 which they can win once in a bluemoon and make their fans think they are the greatest...Even Jason Gillespie has made a hundred against BD..LOL

Posted by r0ketman on (November 18, 2012, 23:18 GMT)

@NP_NY: Whoa, we are talking Olympics now? In a forum for Cricket? Who says BD does not participate in any other international sports? BD (171 ranked) ranks almost equal in Soccer with India (169 Ranked) according to FIFA, a country that has 5 times the population of BD. A few months ago BD was ranked higher than India. what does that have to do with anything? With the population similar to China, what the number of medals India won when compared to China? Is there even a comparison there? There are 73 countries in the world who have never won an Olympic medal. Why are we discussing this again?

Posted by r0ketman on (November 18, 2012, 23:08 GMT)

@Gizza: Every single Draw India had in their first 15 years was on 3 day test matches, not 5. If you do not believe me, please look it up on Cricinfo. All the heavy losses they suffered during those years were also on 3 day matches, not 5. The only draw India achieved that was not a 3 day match during that period was in 1948 against Australia, do you know why? 3 days out that 6 day match (that's right, it was a 6 day match) was washed out due to rain. They got thrashed in the other games by ENG and Australia. The first time India played a test match that was longer than 3 days was in 1948. Even India's first win was farce, in 1952, when England sent a club level team India. There were at least 6 or 7 regular players missing from that England team. 3 day matches are much easier to draw than 5 day matches, as even a very strong opposition would simply run out of time to force a result. IND would have lost all the drawn games if they were even 4 day matches, forget about 5.

Posted by MAN_AT_WORK on (November 18, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

@SangakaraFan don't forgetur ur history, in 70's, 80's and even early 90's SL no where near top ranked cricket nation.

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 18, 2012, 14:44 GMT)

The fact and important thing is that playing a test match for almost a year and not losing by an innings for a weaker team is something you can take a lot of positives from. West Indies are on a high since winning World T20 Championship and were given a tough game by the Bangladesh team. This also shows you cannot underestimate them so face it guys!

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 18, 2012, 14:42 GMT)

@Gizza - Cricket back then was played in 3/4 days so that's why these teams were able to get draws. Can't have it all your way history never lies. Yes flat pitch for about 2 and bit days but there are also an article on this page now how the wicket provided a lot of turn later :P

Posted by stormy16 on (November 18, 2012, 14:40 GMT)

I had lost interest in this test as I assumed it would be a tame draw but that's the beaty of test cricket. WI found some batting and bowling talents but I cannot get over such poor returns for Narine on a wicket that all other spinners did really well. Powel was special for the Windies and may be finally they have found a long term opening prospect to partner Gayle. Bangaldesh should be bitterly dissappointed losing this test while the Winidies follow up from a series win and T20 WC win and heading in the right directiion. They must be regretting the canceillation of the SL test early next year when they has chance to knock off another test nation on the wrong side of the top 5.

Posted by Shortcuts on (November 18, 2012, 14:18 GMT)

Some of you guys are desperately trying so hard to downgrade Bangladesh's Cricket but when you compare it to some of the other nations test history, nowhere near worse. I totally agree with R0ketman these are all facts and most of the test matches back then were 3 or 4 days. Only reason the top 8 are a class above the rest of because they had test status and first class system for a very long time. I'm sure had teams like Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Netherlands etc been given full membership status the same time as India, New Zealand and West Indies, probably very likely these teams would've been just as good if not better than those teams so there wouldn't be a large gap from the top half and the bottom half. In my opinion, I honestly feel that the only reason you're so critical of weaker teams because you're probably too nervous to see them climbing and overtaking its easy to see and tell :)

Posted by rgrokkam1 on (November 18, 2012, 13:36 GMT)

It is ridiculous to compare averages in 1930's and 2000's.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 13:00 GMT)

Your Bangladesh players played well and that all that matters especially that you haven't played for a very long time. Most fans like me love seeing lower ranked nations give a contest and would love for them to succeed. The haters are just jealous and worried they can't even score 10 runs and take a wicket against affiliate members let alone associate members so just leave them be and be supportive of your team and payers.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 11:14 GMT)

india can never beat bangladesh again in odi as long as bangladesh bat second , its bcz bangladesh has strong batting line up now ,

Posted by VivGilchrist on (November 18, 2012, 10:17 GMT)

I say well done to Bangladesh for trying to WIN this game. There big brother to the west would have played for a draw after the first day.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 9:12 GMT)

New Zealand was white washed by this WI team few months back.Why didnt people say that NZ isnt qualified to play test cricket?Isnt that inconsistency?And lets see what BAngladesh do in the next match.If they lose badly then we may say they have not improved.But if they play as well then we need to admit they have improved.I remember India lost a test to Pakistan in 2005 when they were in a position to draw the match,but because of the 5th day pitch they lost.So batting in the 5th day is not easy in this subcontinent.So people plz be consistent in ur argumentation.But I agree if ICC makes two panels of test cricket team.India,Bangladesh,West Indies and New Zealand in one unit.And the top 5 Australia,England,South Africa,Srilanka and Pakistan in another.

Posted by NP_NY on (November 18, 2012, 8:39 GMT)

@r0cketman: Since you're comparing NZ with BD, you're right that NZ didn't win their first test for a long time. But NZ has always been good in so many other sports despite being a small country. They have won Olympic medals, rugby tournaments, etc. The percentage of population that plays or follows cricket is quite low because of their involvement in other sports. BD on the other hand has the distinction of being the largest country to have never won an olympic medal. Nor do they participate in any other international sport. For a country so obsessed with one game (cricket), one would think they would atleast have a few test wins against teams like Zim.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 8:00 GMT)

congrats to bangladesh that they did not loose by an innings:) it was marvellous to take a first innings lead and doing so well well in the west indies second innings.. let us not tall about stripping their status as a test playing nation as then whom will dhoni s men beat on foreign soil ;)

Posted by Gizza on (November 18, 2012, 7:59 GMT)

@ r0ketman, at least India and NZ could draw a lot of matches in their first 15 years. On flat pitches they had the batsman to play out the game. But Bangladesh can't even do that. This was a flat pitch with nothing for the fast bowlers but they lost badly. And Bangladesh have modern foreign coaches to help them which these teams did not have. Bangladesh has only beaten a weakened WI team and Zimbabwe once. Every time they have never beaten a top 8 Test team in full strength. Actually they lost to Zimbabwe whenever Zimbabwe were full strength too. Sehwag may sound rude but he is saying what everyone else deep down thinks. Bangladesh did not deserve getting Test match status based on one World Cup win against Pakistan.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 7:50 GMT)

bring Nazimuddin and Elias Sunny in place of Nafees and Siddique. Nafees and Siddique are not fit for International Cricket. These two were never easy at the crease in a Batting Paradise. Even Rubel and Shahadat were middling the ball better than them.

Posted by r0ketman on (November 18, 2012, 7:13 GMT)

@NP_NY: I guess you are missing the point. By the mid 1970's INDIA has played test cricket for over 40 years! They have played FC Cricket for over 40 years! It took 4 generation of players to get there, and everyone is bashing BD because they can't win test matches after 12! How long did it take NZ to win it's first test match? How many generations is that? The first generation of BD test players averages were not unlike the players who played for India in the 30's, they were averaging in mid 20's because no FC experience. The current (2nd) generation of BD players are beating those averages by almost 10 runs, there are multiple BD batsmen who are averaging in the mid 30's. If I am not incorrect, Gavaskar was 1st Indian batsmen who averaged over 50. How many years did it take to produce a Gavaskar? Now they have multiple player with 50+ avg. And let's not get in to Draw. Many of India's early draws were on 3 day games, look it up. How hard is it to draw a 3 day test?

Posted by realist1 on (November 18, 2012, 6:45 GMT)

Yes, I too was disappointed to see BD didn't at least salvage a draw out of that match after strong showing in day 3 and 4. However, I am not going to bash them for folding dismally in their second innings. They haven't been in this of sort of situation very often so didn't know how to proceed - Any other team who has few test match wins against their name would have done the job. Also Credit should be given where it is due. W.I bowled well, created more pressure on the inexperienced BD batsman and got their reward. Sammy's captaincy was remarkable. People should be talking about that. Well done W.I and Good luck to BD in next Test.

Posted by rgrokkam1 on (November 18, 2012, 6:22 GMT)

These stats are not to discourage BD fans, but to give one perspective of BD performance. They won 3 test matches out of 74 tests and these 3 matches were won against teams with not their full teams (1 against Zim and another two against WI). BD has the dubious distinction of 21 test consecutive losses and 23 ODI consecutive losses. In the 63 test losses, 35 are innings defeat. Stats may not give you all the picture, but you also cannot totally ignore them and these are not in favor of BD. What BCB has in its favor is the huge fan following, which they can capitalize to create the first class system. Having BPL is a short term goal, might get you some money, but in a long term only a good first class system will help. Otherwise, sadly the situation will remain the same

Posted by rgrokkam1 on (November 18, 2012, 6:12 GMT)

@NP_NY: I think BD beat Zim and not NZ. @Tapee: You are right, credit has to be given wherever its due. Hope the T20 victory, turns WI fortunes. Gayle need to calm down and play a long innings.

Posted by NP_NY on (November 18, 2012, 5:30 GMT)

@r0cketman: Since you brought up India's record until 1970....India's win lost record between 1932 and 1970 was 15 and 46. India also drew a lot of matches which Bangladesh couldn't manage. Almost all those matches were against England and Australia. Bangladesh in their first 12 years have a 3-64 win loss record, two of which came against a 3rd string WI team and one against NZ. Sorry buddy, there is no comparison.

Posted by tappee74 on (November 18, 2012, 5:18 GMT)

Congrats to WI and their captain Darren Sammy.Congrats to Bangladesh for a fine performance.Even though their application on the second innings had some flaws,one cannot fail to recognize their talent.WI foundation was set on the ever dependable Shivnarine Chanderpaul who was well supported by Powell & Ramdin.Chanderpaul is one of the greats who in my opinion has not been given the recognition he deserves.Few batsmen in the history of test cricket has been as defying as him.I looked at the game and realized that he was not well.His contenance was not normal,he was spitting very often,something that is not normal with him.But this is a man that is made of steel.

Posted by tappee74 on (November 18, 2012, 4:59 GMT)

rgrokkam1,I will agree with you. I am from Guyana and a supporter of WI cricket,but one needs to be optimistic.Viru is a great batsman.I fail to understand those who are derogatory to people's achievements.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 4:54 GMT)

Again at r0cketman - your analysis of averages is very funny.Sehwag is an impact player who doesnt occupy the crease for more time and will go for runs.He is only second behind Gilchrist to score hundreds at a strke rate of more than run a ball.Despite of this he got 2 triple hundreds and a 290+ score along with other double hundreds.Let some of the BD players - say Tamim score a double hundred with a strike rate of 100 before you even attempt to compare.If you talk averages, Sachin, Dravid et al have 55+ average despite scoring 10,000 plus runs. Let your top 4 or 5 batsman together score 10,000 and then we speak about averages

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 4:49 GMT)

@r0cketman - If Sehwag is immature, so as you're comments on him.Sehwag is one of the BEST BATSMAN in the world cricket. 8000+ runs in both formats of the game.2 triple tons which means he scored more number of runs than your entire team scored in an innings. As some one pointed out, BD didnt deserve a test status.If BD is a test playing, so should IRE or KEN.BD should better go back to Associate nations cricket to get back some form. If Sehwag is a flat track bully, that means BD is even worse as they cant even win on home soil, forget about winning abroad. Sorry to say this,but you guys have to live with what you got,than trying to punch above the body weight

Posted by braindead_rocker on (November 18, 2012, 4:13 GMT)

Being an Indian fan I must say congrats West Indies and well played BD. Bangladesh has a little mental problem too. They have to go for the wins. Their last day batting was pathetic and top batsmen like Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiqur should take the blame. Not even one batsman could play the anchor role. As someone else said, the worst outcome should have been a draw. Instead they gave up their wickets. Anyways good positives for them. 500+ score in 1st innings and 6 wickets for a bowler on debut. I hope BD comes back strongly and make this an even more contested series cause Gayle and Samuels will be rearing to bat in the next match.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 4:10 GMT)

Two changes nneded for Bangladesh. Drop Junaid and bring Anamul Huq. Drop Shahadat, and bring Enamul Huq Jr/Elias Sunny/Abdur Razzak. Not sure how Khulna pitch will be like, but I have a hunch that it will as flat as that of Dhaka. So, a medium pacer like Shahadat, who has issues with LINE and Length should be dropped. Bring on a spinner.

Posted by riaz_7214 on (November 18, 2012, 2:28 GMT)

Bngladesh should make some changes in the team and best XI should be like this: Tamim,Najimuddin,Anamul,Naeem,Shakib,Mushfiq,Nasir,Mahmudullah,Gazi,ELias/Enamul jr, Rubel

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 2:15 GMT)

There are lots of plusses for Bangladesh in this Test. In fact I will be optimistic and say that in this Test Bangladesh cricket came of age. Their batsmen showed little nerves and Gazi bowled well. Bangladesh will get better and will win Test matches. Hoe Ashraful is looking because he needs to return to the big scene.

Posted by WindiesWillow on (November 18, 2012, 1:46 GMT)

Very good efforts by both teams and very bad performances by both teams. WI success shows an improving side that has suffered years of defeat mainly because of foolish mistkes. The taste of success with its usual accompanying confidence does a great deal to any sport teams. Unfortunately for Bangladesh, they have not tatsed success enough, together with squad instability, still have not learned how to win. This was a major illness plaguing WI up until very recently. Some very good performances from young players on either side. Good for the future of cricket. It was an entertaining Test match to watch.

Posted by r0ketman on (November 18, 2012, 1:15 GMT)

@raj0606: Sehwag's test Averages: 35 in BD, 28 in ENG, 20 in NZ, and 25 in SA. Yeah, my last comment about him being a Flat Track Bully still stands! Let me give you Tamim's Averages: 67 in ENG, 50 in NZ, and 50 in WI. Tamim has better average away from home in faster pitches than he has at home. And BD produced a Tamim Iqbal within 12 years of playing test cricket. show me on Indian cricketer who averaged 67 in England in the first 12 years on India playing test cricket. I will give you the answer before you waste any time looking for this answer: there is none.

Posted by r0ketman on (November 18, 2012, 1:06 GMT)

@raj0606 & dkj195: Show me one Indian Player in the first 12 years of their test playing history with 50 avg, how about in the first 30 years? There is none. BD has produced far better players statistically in 12 years than India produced in 40. Players do not grow in trees. It takes generations to build a team. India is a prime example. They were laughing stock of world cricket from 1932 to mid 1970's. Between these 40 years, they had one win against England (which sent a club level team to India in 1952), one win Against PAK, which was the very first test PAK ever played, and against NZ who were also winless before India beat them. So before calling other teams worthless, look at your own history. The number of matches comparison is irrelevant. Way more matches are played these days. By the time India played their 75th test, they were in to their 4th or 5th generation of players. BD is barely into their second generation of players.

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (November 18, 2012, 1:05 GMT)

The fans of the other teams are sort of right! Bangladesh has problems in Cricket and we have to address them otherwise the struggle will continue. The talent is there but if we don't sort out our off field problems, fast bowling, pitches, domestic etc then we will continue to lose in tests. Sports are all about competition which is why there are tiers and Bangladesh at times can give competition but are inconsistent. When it comes to selection, the management needs to be strict and that includes for their best players to be dropped if they're not performing because many players in the team like Tamim are taking their place for granted. There's enough talent lurking in the reserves but Bangladesh seems reluctant to use them and instead go with old regulars who have constantly underperformed. I just hope like any other true fan that teams like Bangladesh and below can one day advance. The win or draw was there for the taken no excuses because the task wasn't difficult.

Posted by rgrokkam1 on (November 18, 2012, 0:39 GMT)

For those who doubt BD performance, they are improving with every test. It may not be a huge change, but baby steps. They have a young team, and with persistence they can become a good team like SL. BD are one good fourth innings from a victory. There are hardly 10 teams which play test cricket, so loosing BD would not be good for the game. Cricket cannot loose the huge fan base of BD supporters. ICC need to ensure they have a good first class structure. This should be their top priority and not some T20 cup.

Posted by rgrokkam1 on (November 18, 2012, 0:23 GMT)

@roketman: I am not a great supporter of Viru or his batting. Everyone has their opinion to say. The way you express yours, Viru also has his. For him BD team is considered ordinary, may be based on their performance in test matches. He is entitled to have his say. FYI his average in test and ODI is more than all the current BD players in this test match (exception Shakibh and Nasir has a better ODI average). So in that regard if Viru is ordinary, then all the BD players have to be ordinary. So stats only show half side of the story. In Eng, NZ and SA he has a bad average and a very good average in Aus, WI. This does not make him an ordinary player and at the same a very good player in all conditions. For test cricket to flourish, you need strong teams from rank 1 - 10. The best way to keep critics quiet is BD to perform and start winning matches. Even WI in the last five years have been doing well, but with not much success. I am happy that they won the T20 cup and now the test match.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 0:19 GMT)

Tino's performance reminded me of a time before when i used to sit up all night to listen to andy roberts, michael holding joel garner colin crift them, as they demolish the opposition ... it was so sweet watching him ramp up a storm at the bangladeshi's wow i did not blink until the last ball was bowled this morning..thank u Captain Darren Sammy and the entire team

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 23:56 GMT)

WI could have been unbeaten in test series since 2007 when we toured England & with a bit of luck could have won most of these series + the world cup last year. Rain, injuries, trivial / avoidable disagreements , poor selection, dropped catches, poor tactics / field placing have all played a major part in hindering us. Gibson & co want to get to #5 in Test cricket, with better management & coaching training, fitness we could have gotten past there by now. Hopefully we do not get too carried away with our recent successes. after all in tests we beat kiwis & 'tiger' & t20 cricket is not real cricket it is just an entertaining money making tool. Our field placing + tactics & bowling albeit on a batting pitch still allowed Bangladesh to score nearly 600 runs while we lost 9 wickets for 64 runs in the 2nd innings against a minnow team with a bowler on debut taking all of 6 wickets 2 easily. we cannot get to #5 in test cricket by barely beating / almost losing to # 8 ranked team

Posted by KFRITZ on (November 17, 2012, 23:56 GMT)

@roketman...Sehwag has scored centuries in SA,australia,west indies, england, pakistan and srilanka against the best of attacks and even ian chappell has rated one of his centuries in australia as among the best he has seen..and he is one of the few who averages above 50 in test cricket...so stop posting nonsense...

Posted by CricCritic27 on (November 17, 2012, 23:38 GMT)

All i can say is, well done to both teams, Chris Gayle was right not to take Bangladesh lightly, @ also, next test better have Enamul Haque Jr. Seriously. The stats don't lie.

Posted by r0ketman on (November 17, 2012, 23:12 GMT)

@ZoombaDevils: "Batsmen like Sehwag need to challenge to perform which BD does not posses" , so if I understand you correctly, Sehwag rises with the challenge? Since BD is a poor opposition, he does not care about performing well against them. Pretty sound logic, the only problem is numbers do not agree with you. Sehwag Averages 27 against England in England, much worse than his record against BD, in BD. If quality of opposition was what it took to elevate Sehwag's game, he should at least double his average against ENG, Since Eng was number 1 when they toyed with Indian batsmen like they were 3rd graders last year. You need to come up with another excuse for the Indian flat track bully, also known as Sehwag. Since it is you who is saying "Respect is never demanded, it is earned", BD bowlers and fans for that matter, have none for Sehwag, all he has done is talk apart from 1 century in the WC against BD. Anyone can score a century if they play enough innings.

Posted by Zan46 on (November 17, 2012, 22:35 GMT)

All you folks got to stop analyzing why BD lost. WI is on the verge of recovering from many years of being trampled by other teams. This is just the start of the recovery. From Canada

Posted by AzAb12754 on (November 17, 2012, 22:29 GMT)

@ZoombaDevils: What Sehweg said was immature and if has got an issue then he should say it to Bangladesh in person. Its not Bangladesh's fault they're not a strong Cricket team like the teams above them. They're Cricketing history is nowhere near as rich as the top 8 above them. People like you who don' posses the quality these Bangladesh players have just need to accept that weaker teams Bangladesh, Zimbabwe even Ireland will be there for the foreseeable future. You have no right to say this nation shouldn't play or anything because every country in the world deserves to play Cricket which by the way is disliked by most of the world anyway so spread the game and live with it :)

Posted by dkj195 on (November 17, 2012, 22:28 GMT)

@rocketman ..... so u r considering sehwag as an ordinary player who scores 35 avg. runs against u......do u really think he needs to score more than that against u...the minnows.........he loves challenges and scores big against big teams .............he doesn't even care about playing against u..........and as far as sehwag is concerned , a batsman scoring 2 triple hundred doesn't need to prove anything to anyone......u better consider ur team which is good fr nothing......

Posted by krazy.cricket.fan on (November 17, 2012, 22:18 GMT)

yeah now its time for all the ppl to criticize Bangladesh. but our time will come soon. then we will see who can criticize abt us. those ppl who criticize bd dont hide your faces tht time. hve the courage tht time to criticize us.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 22:05 GMT)

narine didnt take no wickets in this test and people wont see that but they only seeing that sammy who takes wicket is not fit to be a test bowler ooh pls man..its a good all round performance by the guys..go sammy as u said in the world cup..Jesus who was perfect was crucified by imperfect men..so who are you..as your critics continue to criticize continue to be strong and prove them wrong...

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 22:04 GMT)

@ r0cketman, well said!!!

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 21:33 GMT)

With so many Left Arm Spinners, they couldnt handle a rookie like Permaul, cmon bangladesh! If it werent for permaul this match would have been even closer. But atleast West Indies have a future bowler in Permaul and Bangladesh with Gazi :)

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 21:27 GMT)

Bangladesh apart from the last session which was disastrous I must say played well especially since they last played almost 1 year ago. I exactly don't know why and how they just failed on the last 2 sessions but we just have to wait how they play their second test so we can be sure. Everyone knows Bangladesh will still continue to struggle in tests. I think both Bangladeshi's and Non-Bangladeshi's are getting a bit carried away since there is still a whole month to go to the tour is finished so it would be fair to analyses then. Bangladesh lost by 77 runs not by an innings and 77 runs.

Posted by ZoombaDevils on (November 17, 2012, 21:11 GMT)

@Roketman, Batsmen like Sehwag need to challenge to perform which BD does not posses. BD is truely ordinary and thats why you get your ass kicked even after scoring 500 against a WestIndies attack. Do BD still need to have Test status, i beleive so, But they better start improving, atleast challenge the top teams, and dont crib when the major countries dont give u enough test. It was the same for SL as well. Improve atleast in one form of cricket consistently, where you can challenge all the teams consistently, then the world will look up to BD and the respect will eventually follow. Respect is never demanded its earned and at this stage neither has BD earned any respect nor do they demand. Yes, BD had beaten Ind a few time, good on them, but consistency is the word. Unless you can challenge on a regular basis and a victory is not seen as a major upset you guys deserve what guys like Sehwag throws at you. So live with it

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 20:58 GMT)

wi is gradually improving but sammy is not a test player, he neither bats or bowls to deserve selection.his inclusion weakens an already weak team. the wicb selectors must select a different captain for different format.

Posted by r0ketman on (November 17, 2012, 20:55 GMT)

@dhanno: Seriously? BD has given other smaller nations more chances to play than ICC has arranged for BD! If it wasn't for the political situation, BD would have been the first country to visit PAK in 3 years! Who else even remotely agreed to play PAK in PAK? IRE would not even have played a single top team this year (apart from a brief match with AUS which got washed away) if BD did not arrange for a series with their own money. When has India played IRE, in either venue? and we are Better than IRE, in all aspects, just check the records, don't just pass your own judgement. We know all Indian fans would love to see IRE get test status, and they claim all day long that IRE is better than BD. Show me how they are, and I will buy it. The records, as they stand, BD has IRE's number in both ODIs and T20s.

Posted by SangakaraFan on (November 17, 2012, 20:47 GMT)

Bangladeshi so called TIGERS are doing meow meow, They can't even win on thier own soil.. Bangladesh is only fit to play T20 cricket.

Posted by Lahori_Munde on (November 17, 2012, 20:44 GMT)

This was expected. I was surprised that BD even made 556 runs. The WI team that BD bet few years ago was more like WI's B team. If BD is test nation then why not Afganistan, and Netherland? This BD is more like our C team really..

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 20:38 GMT)

when its all said and done west indies is just too damn good for any cricketing nation to beat it just wont happen we're just too good lol

Posted by r0ketman on (November 17, 2012, 20:34 GMT)

@indiaruleseverybody: Who cares what Sehwag thinks? That ordinary player only averages 35 against BD (The team he calls low level). Mashrafe has Sehwag's number. In the first test series in 2004, Sehwag averaged 11.50 runs against BD. And we saw how india does against pace bowling, Don't forget the 8-0 drubbing, 4-0 of which came against an Australian attack of newbie bowlers. Look at your record first before "Quoting" an ordinary player like Sehwag.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 20:33 GMT)

Being a neutral person (Pakistani) in this match's context, I would like to congratulate Westindies over their staunch confidence, regained in World T20 which was once their powerful force. I hope they will perform with consistency against the TOP 6 in all formats. . . For Bangladesh, now I have came up to the conclusion. They can never improve. Even the teams like Afghanistan and Ireland have glimpse of improvement but Bangladesh, despite of having so much talent and skill, despite of having good players like SHAKIB, TAMIM, Mushfiqur, Nasir etc, still are minnow and that too is due to the mindset they carry.

Posted by Dhanno on (November 17, 2012, 20:32 GMT)

@ALBVT, Raizul, BDmaster, Mishu etc

Do not harp about not getting test cricket for 11 months. Ireland/ Scotland were dying to play ODIs/ test cricket (unofficial as it maybe) but you kept on snubbing them. Instead bangla board arranged a highly unsuccessful (in paying the players) and useless T20 league. You snubbed teams who wanted to play you because you were worried you might lose and they will get test status. Even ODIs with these teams will give you competitive experience, the right ingredient needed to deal with tricky fifth days in test match. That is anyday better than arranging T20s. Rather than that you harp about not getting test cricket for 11 months. Bigger nations are not right in denying you chance to play test cricket, but you didnt do yourself any favors by not trying to play with nations which are probably your equals (and dont say you have Test status and Ireland/ Scotland dont, so you are better).

Posted by r0ketman on (November 17, 2012, 20:30 GMT)

@Legaleagle: Who is buying that analysis? Let's count the number of years from having a FC structure to winning the first test match, that is more appropriate! What does independence of a country has ANYTHING to do with it's cricketing records? ENG has been an independent nation for almost forever, so they should be number 1 all the time? India has had FC cricket since 1936. Ranji Trophy matches continued during the war, so India played FC cricket for 16 years before notching their first win against a 4th string ENG team in 1952. And why is everyone so up in arms about what Sehwag said about BD? He averages 35 against BD in tests, we truly think, and have proven in test matches that Sehwag is truly "ordinary".

Posted by Dhanno on (November 17, 2012, 20:22 GMT)

One point which is lost here is that if BD would have played some tests with Ireland/ Scotland they would have been better prepared for just this scenario.. A close finish on fifth day. But like in cricket, every team on top wants to crush others. England-Australia played only each other till India/ lanka etc were minnows in 50s and 90s respectively. That attitude changed only when India became super-market (yeah we are more of supermarket for selling cricket than superpower). Once that happened Australia and England cant get enough of playing India, for commercial reasons alone..Then India wont play BD as they arent good enough/ no sellability. Similarly BD doesnt want to play Ireland/ Scotland lest they will move up the ranking and put question marks on BD test status. So in effort to keep down these "lesser" teams, Bangladesh did themselves huge disservice. They would have gotten experience/ not had 11 months of no-test period and better prepared for WI.

Posted by Dhanno on (November 17, 2012, 20:22 GMT)

One point which is lost here is that if BD would have played some tests with Ireland/ Scotland they would have been better prepared for just this scenario.. A close finish on fifth day. But like in cricket, every team on top wants to crush others. England-Australia played only each other till India/ lanka etc were minnows in 50s and 90s respectively. That attitude changed only when India became super-market (yeah we are more of supermarket for selling cricket than superpower). Once that happened Australia and England cant get enough of playing India, for commercial reasons alone..Then India wont play BD as they arent good enough/ no sellability. Similarly BD doesnt want to play Ireland/ Scotland lest they will move up the ranking and put question marks on BD test status. So in effort to keep down these "lesser" teams, Bangladesh did themselves huge disservice. They would have gotten experience/ not had 11 months of no-test period and better prepared for WI.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 20:19 GMT)

we need strong domestic first class tournament. that's how SriLanka , Pakistan and India made a top team in test arena. and off course we should play less test in a year so that we understand the value of international test match but a strong first class tournament with some classy first class players from other top nations can make the tournament a competitive one. India, Pakistan both took long time to win because in the mean they developed strong first class structure and quality players.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 19:45 GMT)

i like to say all cricket lover that its true that we lose the match but we cant stop here we have to go ahead life cant be stop here . i like to thanks to those people who made some comment against bd its look like theay r waiting for for when bd going to lose and theay can made bad comment .theay r making bd famous in all over the world to giving criticsm so dont woory bd suporter bad comment helping us in one way

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 19:33 GMT)

Bishoo, Narine and Permaul - West Indies have a very good spin attack and if they field Roach, Rampaul they will have a balanced bowling line. West Indies are on the path to recovery and they should retain Gayle till he wants to play on. Bangladesh also have the nucleus of a good side, Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiqur but they should persist and learn from their mistakes. Again they have good spinners - Shakib of course, Sunny, Mahmudullah and Gazi but need good fast bowlers. Shahadat has to go out.

Posted by wiseshah on (November 17, 2012, 18:52 GMT)

because team couldnt win at the end, so bangladesh became a bad team? how funny? scoring 556 against a team like west indies is not joke. shehwag alone played more match than whole bangladesh. plus bangladesh played test after 11 months. if india would play after 11 months, they would score less than 100

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 18:50 GMT)

ARJa hit the nail on the head. Congrats to WI on a fine win. That's 3 in a row in Tests. Let's make it 4 next match, fellows. Congrats to Bessy too for his big-hearted effort. It's an open secret that Bang's batsmen don't relish short balls especially those headed for the ribs/heart region. One of the reasons is they get little practice against the pacier bowlers because they rely heavily on spin. Is it my bias or were the commentators (Dujon aside), constantly spinning the action on the field in Bang's favor? I found it so one-sided, non-objective/professional, that I turned off the volume and simply watched the action on my DT several times. Wasn't really needed this time, but if the state of a future game requires a captain's knock, will Sammy play one? Why doesn't he make better use of his height by stretching out to the spinners which would've give him an increased chance of avoiding an LBW decision if struck on the pads?

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 18:49 GMT)

@jollyvikky..i remember a certain team called Australia doing that(same score) against India in 2003-04 series..your comments?true they lost,but finaly Bangladesh is giving real fight to other nations

Posted by AllahKeBande on (November 17, 2012, 18:01 GMT)

Exactly the point Sehwag made!!!, only BD can give away the match after scoring 556..12 years and still learning, 64 losses and still counting..

Posted by IndiaRulesEverybody on (November 17, 2012, 17:58 GMT)

This is why Sehwag said that England is not a low level team like Bangladesh. How true!!

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (November 17, 2012, 17:36 GMT)

Purohit made some smart stats here. His 2nd stat indicates that BD is an unlucky one to lose the match scoring 556 (3rd highest in the list). But scoring the same amount of run in their 1st innings AUSSIES also lost the game to IND at their home (Adelaide). That Aussie XI was one of the best in Test History. So BD may not feel too much unlucky this time as they r minnow & WI r in4m after winning WT20.

Posted by warneneverchuck on (November 17, 2012, 17:33 GMT)

Sehwag rightly said about the current BD team recently

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (November 17, 2012, 17:24 GMT)

I'm feeling sad for BD Team. But the truth is that WI deserves the victory. The only reason of the test being in favor of BD 4m 2nd day were the Over-confident Declaration of WI in 1st innings. The main reason of BD defeat must b poor batting display 4m Top-orders. In fact 10 out of 20 BD wickets were THROWN away by themselves. And they also shouldn't forget the DROPPED catch of Powell at 17 by Junaid. If he had taken it, the game would've turned more in favor of BD. I think BD selectors should sack Junaid & Nafees for non-sense batting and should give chance to others. Anyway, this test had joined the short-list of BD surprise per4mances which contains Multan test vs PK in 2003, Fatullah test vs Aussies in 2006, Mirpur test vs NZ in 2008; where they lost it at Final part of the game. Best of Luck for BD. But I'm sure luck won't favor them as their top-orders have NO HEAD on their shoulders!

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 17:21 GMT)

I hate this batting order why mushfiq, saqib and nasir play down the order. Saqib should be one down after that mushfiq and nasir so on.

Posted by OttawaRocks on (November 17, 2012, 17:20 GMT)

Remember Sehwag's Bangladesh comments? Bangladesh got picked on because they haven't proved they can win regularly yet. They will one day but its going to take a while. At the moment they have passed one landmark of success which is getting into the 5th day. If they can get into the 5th day regularly they will give themselves chances to win and chances to draw. However, getting the wins and draws will be tough since that is all about mental strength. Also, keep in mind that winning one match against the WI isn't good enough. They will have to go on a run to gain some respect. Keep working hard Bangladesh, one step at a time. Good luck.

Posted by sameer111111 on (November 17, 2012, 17:20 GMT)

Just yesterday Sehwag had commented about Bangladesh's batting and some fans had got hot under the collar. Well, on today's performance (also the last 12 years), he wasn't too far off the mark.

Posted by Shivago on (November 17, 2012, 17:00 GMT)

Great test that could have gone either way! WI might have declared slightly early at the time but in hindsight it was the perfect declaration that gave time for a result either way! West Indies could have gone on to score 700 but I think if BD went and batted the way they did and get 556, then it would have been a draw all the way! To those who said Chanders batted too slow, you must be brainless, to score quicker means taking more risk which would have led to him not getting his mammoth score! even if he only got 100 and got it quicker, what use would that have been? You have to remember Chanderpaul generally bats in the last recognised partnership and then with the tail, which means he has to be careful while still making a score!

To sum up: A great test match between what I feel are two of the most entertaining teams in Test cricket!

This could and should be 2 series triumphs in a row with a world cup in between, Great stuff West Indies!!!!!

Posted by LuvdCricket on (November 17, 2012, 16:46 GMT)

ha ha roar tiger roar meow meow

Posted by Meximillion on (November 17, 2012, 16:36 GMT)

Well done West indies . I am very happy to see this that proud Bangi defeated. Well done.

Posted by Sirikumara on (November 17, 2012, 16:24 GMT)

I feel sorry about the great Cricketer Shakib Al Hassan. Come and join England

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 16:18 GMT)

Congrats to my homie -Tino Best. We played cricket together -West Terrace (NCF)-Sundays -Tapeball --fastest strip. Tino from a schoolboy showed the potential and had the lip to go with it. His uncle Carlisle Best brought him to the game. West Terrace (NCF) is an historic place. Some of the best cricketers in Barbados have played there. Barbados players and regional players alike. You name them , they come to West Terrace. Come to West Terrace (NCF) any Sunday and every Sunday to watch some good cricket. Dr. Don Marshall is a product of West Terrace. Adrian Griffith, Roland Holer, Patterson Thompson, Mike Matthews, Tino Best, Carlisle Best, Ryan Hinds and the list goes on and on

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 16:17 GMT)

hey! some on....we didnt play test for one long year!!! the way we performed was great!! praise it....

Posted by lyl67 on (November 17, 2012, 16:11 GMT)

West Indies leaked so many runs in the first innings due to the West Indians bad bowling and the captain's bad field placicg and inadequate management of the bowlers. this is not the first time either, I recall the Shillingford, Denonarine episode last years. It is a no brainer. Sammy is a good motivater but not a Captain. West Indies wil lwin the odd matches but I doubt if they will climb the test table in the near future. Congrats for winning thiis match. Well done Best Icould believe the transformaton in second innings.

Posted by howahluvmehwestindies on (November 17, 2012, 16:10 GMT)

Big up Kieran Powell!! You're ranking with some of the best having scored a century in each innings. What a ting!

Posted by howahluvmehwestindies on (November 17, 2012, 16:05 GMT)

Bangladesh you did well. I'm sure you had Sammy and the boys worried early on the last morning if not at the close of day four. Take the positives - 556 in the 1st innings with 6 batsmen making healthy contributions, then bowling out a higher ranked team for 273, just over half of their 1st innings score!! Bangladeshi fans don't lose faith. I know it's painful to see your team lose but they need you more now in defeat than in victory.

Posted by Rezwan1492 on (November 17, 2012, 15:59 GMT)

there's nothing to put Bangladesh down. International players just started playing in domestic cricket and hope they will improve their mentality of surviving in longer formats, obviously it will take time, but again, if you see how west indies burst into joy after they won, clearly indicates it wasn't an easy one for them...

Posted by howahluvmehwestindies on (November 17, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

Well done West Indies....you fought till the end....Tino, what a way to lead the fight with your Best figures ever....you brought back memories of the old days with "pace like fire"....all we need now is to share "licks like peas" for the rest of this tour.

Posted by Musafir366 on (November 17, 2012, 15:37 GMT)

Its the problem with game of cricket, its such time wasting game that countries dont want to invest such time wasting game thats why ICC has no choice other than to pick countries like Bangladesh. more than a century past and still in this world i thin its around 10 test playing nation. Though still many other non-test nations are far better then bangladesh team. And they held event BPL :):) dont now how to bowl and hold a bat and look how much they are are trying to fly with the eagles.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 15:37 GMT)

I don't know what all thinks! Last 5 days Bangladesh played too awesome that they almost beat West Indies, The recent T20 champions! They had Giant like Gayle, Silence Killer like Narine. But Bangladesh faced them like they were used to face it! But they really deserve the victory, atleast a draw! But last two sessions of Day 4 killed them all! They scored like 209 with only 2 wickets! Which helped them to take a big lead! But Bangladeshis come back in the next day with the same firing face! But it was too late! But, its must to say that, they played like tigers and its the most important part of cricket, not to play like cowards! Well tigers, you are learning, and learning isn't so easy! You have to struggle! If it is so easy to earn, then country like Kenya or Uganda or Nepal would gain the test status and would win the matches in the regular basis! You know, its a long way to go! Don't get disheartened! Its a part of game! Moreover you didn't play bad! Hail Tigers!

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 15:34 GMT)

Great to see West Indies on the rise - T20 WC win, now a test series win on the cards.The world cricket badly needs West Indies back to glory days

Posted by cricraz on (November 17, 2012, 15:33 GMT)

All the bangladeshis who were offended by Sehwag's comments and offered their own diatribe need to understand that sehwag is brutally honest and most teams feel that they can easily get 20 BD wickets because of their inconsistency. It is one thing winning in ODI and T20 but consistency is critical in Test cricket. So before you start attacking another player for his comments, it is good time to get honest with oneself with introspection and think about ways to overcome this weakness.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 15:32 GMT)

@Sharoj Amin - Yes mate, sad but true. BD fans should remain modest for some years.A flash in the pan wins in a T20 or an ODI and they suddenly start claiming that they are the best in business. Windies have showed Bangladesh where they belong in the world of cricket.I'm sorry to say a good team beat the minnows team

Posted by gudolerhum on (November 17, 2012, 15:31 GMT)

Great win for WI. However, let's not expect Tino to do a repeat. This is an unusual result unless we are very lucky. BD should have given more effort in the second innings after such a strong counterattack in the first innings. Wasted effort. WQI do seem to be on the way back.

Posted by Musafir366 on (November 17, 2012, 15:26 GMT)

These are stats of bangladesh in test P=74 W=3 L=64 D=7 wonder how many test they need more to get more humiliate. some are saying they are still in learning curve, some are giving technical analysis. all rubbish. Bangladesh team stands no where. even Keynaian team is far far better then any time bangladesh team. Now some will wonder why they are still playing test :):):) hey Mr. ICC i think you know better whats the benefit of having weak time in international matches ;) especially when they do upset...... ;)

Posted by cheguramana on (November 17, 2012, 15:26 GMT)

Another performance which will draw only sighs of disappointment from Cricket fans. With all the goodwill in the world and support of India/Pak cricket boards, its the players in the middle who have to deliver. If that does not happen even after 12 years, maybe it is time to press 'pause' button for Test tours. Let the country build up its skills base and re-enter Test arena. Skies will not fall if they dont play Tests for a few years. They should think and plan long term.

Posted by gsingh7 on (November 17, 2012, 15:17 GMT)

sehwag was right , bangla are whipping boys of test cricket

Posted by swat1999 on (November 17, 2012, 15:15 GMT)

Bangladesh Played wel almost 4.5 days of the Match. But at the end few poor shot selection they get suicide themselves. there was a very good chance to win the match. Hope never miss such chance again.......

Posted by KFRITZ on (November 17, 2012, 15:07 GMT)

Sehwag was right again....just 2 days back he said England is not like Bangladesh to get easily bowled out twice in a home test match....somehow every time bd team tries to prove viru right....

Posted by ALBVT on (November 17, 2012, 15:04 GMT)

It is not very easy when a team came to play a test match after a long 11 months. The debutant bowler got 9 wickets haul,Nayem Islam who came to national cricket after 15 months got a century,the team took a lead of29 runs crossing 550 in the first innings..as usual every pitch re-act different on the 5th day as we can see WI loose their last 4 wickets within half an hour..Welcome back BD & best of luck for the next match..

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 15:02 GMT)

Beg to disagree. Look at the caption of the article. It's about the match winning performance of Best & as such his pic, instead of Gazi's, should have featured. But not to worry, WI won, & to me that's what matters. And as for pace, u could never go wrong playing genuine pacers against any, and I mean, sub continent team. Well unless u r bowling against THE GREAT SUNIL GAVASKAR.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 15:01 GMT)

West Indies still actually deserved the win but Bangladesh to not lose by an innings after a year out of test Cricket is fantastic. We all know West Indies will win this 2-0 anyway so apart from your terrible last batting, give you guys a lot of credit for taking it to the last day of the final session something we rarely see from this team. Don't bother with these haters, they're nowhere to quality of players from like Canada or Kenya just continue to build from there.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 15:01 GMT)

As my view BCB should extend contact with Mr. Saqlain Mushtaq till 2015 atleast. He is very much dedicated and close with our team. He could help us a lot. He could guide our spinners vastly to be perfect as good for top level which we need. We should thanks to Saqi for Sohag's performance.

Posted by Legaleagle on (November 17, 2012, 14:57 GMT)

If Bangladesh fans think that comparing statistics with Pakistan and India will make people forget about pathetic performances then its not happening.

Pakistan, India and Bangladesh were under British control before 1947 so any win or loss is clouded by many other factors. Starting point for India (1947) Pakistan (1952) when they re-entered cricket nations just like Bangladesh did after 1971. Reality is Cricketing infrastructure existed in Bangladesh while it was East Pakistan. Same is true for India and Pakistan. So if Bangladesh gets the benefit of counting their win-loss from Independence then Pakistan and India should.

Now here are the statistics: If you look at the win loss ratio of Pakistan and India during their first 75 Tests it was NOT as Pathetic as Bangladesh.

In 76 Test matches between 1952 to 1975 Pakistan won 10 tests and lost 15.

In 75 Test matches between 1947 to 1964 India won 8 tests, lost 28

in 74 Test matches between 2000 to 2012 Bangladesh won 3 test, lost 6

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 17, 2012, 14:57 GMT)

Yes I agree last innings batting was totally unnecessary but only they know what exactly happened but I would love to know from them why they failed in their batting towards the death. We weren't even expected to draw these test matches before they even started and to give them a game for more than 3 days was what really mattered from a weaker team. Everyone knows that Bangladesh will still continue to struggle in Tests as compared to limited overs.

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 17, 2012, 14:53 GMT)

Well first of all, apart from that final innings which was truly pathetic, they played well after almost a year since their last test but yeah I don't know what happened in that final innings, simply wasn't on. Oh for those that say test status gone this that guess what? the ICC president was there was very impressed with plans for future like World T20, facilities etc so good luck on that one. Bangladesh is a country with 150 million people so I doubt that will ever happen :P

Posted by kickassPakistan on (November 17, 2012, 14:51 GMT)

disappointing but not surprising. Boycott assessment about Bangladesh tigers(meow) is quite accurate. time to move on in test cricket they will be better off practicing their skills in Pakistan,Srilanka and India's domestic cricket along with Afghanistan.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

Will not expect anything from now where we failed to achieve landmark in 5th day which created in the morning. I am very much disappoint to see our 2nd innings batting. We should draw this match atleast from this type of situation. I have few question in my mind after seeing this match such as How long have to wait to see Tamim become a match winner ??? How long Junaed and Nafees through wicket to play unnecessary shots ??? How long Shahadat will play test cricket for BD where he seems very ordinary most of time except moaning ??? How long BD collapse in second innings after very good position ??? Btw I want to thank BD team and obviously Sohag, Naeem and Nasir to play tremendously till today morning after 11 months gap. Lastly BCB should arrange atleast 8 test match for national team and 8 international FC match for A team regularly per Year. Either we have to see this type of result in future also.

Posted by Fogu on (November 17, 2012, 14:38 GMT)

I commented yesterday that this 5th day pitches are not easy to bat on. It is not a fluke that 4th innings score are usually the lowest. I also commented that BD has a tendency to self destruct. BD has improved by any standards but have not learned to win. They played well for four and a half days and need to learn to finish. We still need a couple of solid batsmen and two good fast bowlers. It will take time but we are on the right track. Nasir, Nazimuddin, Abu Hasan, and a few others are coming through that will help BD to stabilize over the next couple of years along with Mashrafe, Tamim, Shakib and Mushfique. Congrats to WI. Well done.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 14:33 GMT)

Pace like fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If Tino Best continues with the short pitch stuff in the nest test, then its game over. The Bangladesh batters were rattled and very afraid of BOTH Rampaul and Best, several took crunching body blows and were pulling away to squareleg in search of protection. Its now an open secret, the Bangladesh batters are ALL afraid of pace like fire, Best was good, very good...fast and accurate...game over with five weckets.

Posted by wiseshah on (November 17, 2012, 14:31 GMT)

in cricket, winning is everything. nobody remembers fighting spirit. only win matters, even injury, umpires fault nothing matters

Posted by CricketingStargazer on (November 17, 2012, 14:19 GMT)

Bangladesh's score is equal third highest first innings score (tied with Australia) for the highest first innings total that has led to defeat. It is *not*, as reported on one web site, the biggest ever losing first innings score: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;innings_number=1;innings_number=2;orderby=team_score;result=2;runsmin1=500;runsval1=runs;template=results;type=team;view=innings Australia's 586 still reigns supreme as the biggest ever first innings score to lead to defeat.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 14:16 GMT)

Tamim Iqbal seriously disappoints me. The draw/win was there for the taking and totally blew it. The sad thing is that they're going to stick with the same line-up in the second test.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 14:09 GMT)

after 12 years still we r in the same place... its sad but true...

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 14:08 GMT)

bangladesh lost again but played much better specially if we consider that they played this test match after 11 months.

Posted by challagalla on (November 17, 2012, 14:07 GMT)

Bangladesh is still on the learning curve and have a fair bit of distance to travel before they actually start learning. My advise to our neighbours is not to get disheartened and to keep the faith. It took India 20 years to actually win a test and its only in the last 10 years that we are winning test series regularly. And thats at home. Winning abroad is still an art to be mastered by the Indians. You have the talent, what you need to develop is the consistency and the mental toughness to win. You have created quite a few chances to win in the past , you just need to learn to finish it and that takes mental strength. I cannot state the number of times India lost close matches , test and one dayers [ particularly to Pakistan ] and broke our hearts. Yet we kept our faith and trusted our players to do well. Its a slow process and your team will hopefully build from thiis and future series and become champion players.

Posted by TAPOREE on (November 17, 2012, 14:06 GMT)

Self Destruction = Bangladesh. 245 in seventy some overs on a flattest of wickets found anywhere in the world should have been a walk in the park. Eight batsmen, what else did Bangladesh require to win this test? Test cricket is the name of application and patience. BD team played like a good test team for little over four days. So this crap of not playing test cricket for 9 months and using it as excuse for this loss is not going to convince anyone. Any test playing country, even with a drought of tests in the year and playing their only test, in their own backyard if found themselves in the similar situation like today Bangladesh was, they could have easily won. They would have played the first two sessions trying not to lose many wickets and would have gone for the win in the last session. Ask BD team...Score of 120 for two or maximum three wickets at teatime, was it unacievable? One positive for BD is, they for the very first time taken the match into the last hour of match

Posted by avmd on (November 17, 2012, 14:02 GMT)

Here we go again, BD, same old story. PCB should not invite BD to visit Pakistan, will not add up to preparation for Indian tour. Let Pak players play their own domestic FC games. All the first class teams in Pak domestic circuit are stronger than this BD team. I'm an old school, still love test cricket and ask ICC to take away test status from BD , we had enough. Well played WI, glad you kept BD at their place, in their own backyard.

Posted by CricketingStargazer on (November 17, 2012, 13:57 GMT)

Bangladesh join the very short list of sides that have scored 500 in the first innings of a Test and have gone on to lose. It was always on that West Indies might declare - as it happened, they collapsed to the same effect - leaving Bangladesh 5 hours and possibly a chasable target and it was always on that an early wicket or two would cause a panic. Defeat though from their highest ever innings total and a significant first innings advantage is scarcely believable.

Posted by narangi on (November 17, 2012, 13:52 GMT)

First of all : A THRILLING finish to a TEST MATCH(very hard to find in Sub.continent)

Secondly : Full credit to the WI boys who are getting better and hopefully will WIN against REGULAR TOP test nations.

Finally : Bangladesh did lose because of their CONSISTENCY to fail in ALL forms of the games even after MANY years , but as an optimistic would say take out the positives and come back HARD in the next game.

I hope that the next match would be exciting and I am SURE WI bowling would be better in the coming matches.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 13:36 GMT)

Weldone both teams...superb match!

Posted by landsite on (November 17, 2012, 13:31 GMT)

I am pleased as a WestIndian that we won but BD can take some positives from this match,their batting in the first innings and their bowling in the Windies second innings was faultless.They are the first team to take on Narine with some success.The difference between the 2 teams was Chanderpaul,had he made a quick 100 or any score less than 150 we would have lost.Some people were blaming him for scoring too slowly but everyone can see how important he is to the team.Dont blame yourselves your boys played a great match,there is nothing better than experience and Chanderpaul knows all about that.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 13:30 GMT)

Best reminds me of the great West Indies pacers. He has the speed and the confidence to go with it. He has matured nicely and will be a force to reckon with.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 13:27 GMT)

WELL DONE WEST INDIES, I TAUGHT U MADE A MISTAKE BY DECLARING TOO EARLY, BUT U PULLED IT OFF....WELL DONE TINO BEST

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 13:26 GMT)

The pitch was clearly becoming less friendly to batsmen!!! It was a nice test match all in all with both teams fighting to WIN. Congratulations to the West Indies!

Posted by arnold_mccann on (November 17, 2012, 13:24 GMT)

Almost ten to eleven years ago when Gordon Greenidge, the then coach of Bangladesh said they were not ready for test cricket, the BCB reacted by relieving him from his job. Fast forwarding ten years Bangladesh's test record says it all i.e. losing 64 tests out of a total of 74 tests. Before the test series even began we saw Richard Pybus' interview on espncricinfo stating the dismal state of affairs in Bangladesh cricket.

Having lived in Bangladesh for almost the last two decades and following Bangladesh cricket avidly, the state of affairs in terms of grassroots development is non-existent. School cricket is long gone and first class cricket is a rarity. When school cricket was in operation there were allegations of players bribing school coaches in attaining positions in the final squad for the Nirman school tournament thus leaving real talent out of the foreground.

The ICC should investigate Bangladesh's cricket infrastructure in terms of its eligibility in Test cricket.

Posted by Sudhir65 on (November 17, 2012, 13:18 GMT)

Good match. But I still think Bangladesh Test team would have done much better than Indian Test team's disastrous 0-8 routing (most within 3 days) in England and Australia this year.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 13:16 GMT)

This was a good intense test match ... one of the best test match for years .... who cares who lost ....

Posted by Nayel_19 on (November 17, 2012, 13:08 GMT)

I wont give the excuses of playing fewer test matches in a year....I think Bangladeshi batsmen lacked the experience of batting in this type of scenarios.....I found Tamim very nervous...The pressure of having a chance of winning a test match against a quality side got the better of them....But there were signs of improvement..The batsmen were willing to stay in there (excluding tamim,nafees)...Bowlers came back well on last session yesterday...I think you got to give credit to Best he bowled with pace and intent...All in all it was a good test match....atleast till the 2nd session of the 5th day it was still 50-50 which shows that BD has it in them....well done WI & BD atleast we had hope,we will do it soon.....Best of luck for the next 1...

Posted by NAZMO-CRICKFANN on (November 17, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

well this may not be published, cause cricinfo normally censors anything that is not in its interests. but what we see here is typical of cricinfo when it comes to west indies cricket. the article is about tino best a west indian however its better for them to post a photo of an bangladeshi oops asian.

Posted by hasib9 on (November 17, 2012, 12:46 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh. I'm proud. Competetion is all I ask for. With experience, we can convert these close matches into wins. Hopefully BD will win the 2nd test and even the test series.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 12:42 GMT)

Good news to wake up to on Saturday morning. Not only a rare Test win for the Windies, but Tino Best performing well. Sweet!

Posted by squarepeg on (November 17, 2012, 12:38 GMT)

Inexperience added to impetuisity is a deadly drink, as Bangladesh found out. Lack of consistency in application has long troubled BD; no sign that things are changing. It were not Best, there would have been somebody else to do it.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 12:35 GMT)

Congrats WI. Well earned victory. Best is a 'give my all,' player and will always reap the success. A fine performance. Bangla did play well, and must be congratulated for providing such a competitive test match. ALL good for test cricket.

Posted by Meety on (November 17, 2012, 12:23 GMT)

Congrats WIndies, very good fight back. In the end the WIndies were clearly the better team, but I am stoked that when the Bangas started their 2nd innings they were a genuine chance of winning. Hope that Bangladesh back this up with another strong showing in the 2nd Test.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 12:17 GMT)

BD also started their cricket with the same fashion,in their debut tests they scored 400+ against india and the possibility of draw was a reality but then they imploded for 91run all out in their 2nd innings and gave the match to india..talent is there but they need psychological tuning

Posted by ibbani on (November 17, 2012, 12:16 GMT)

lol, rofl, even if BD plays 20 tests in a year, your status remains the same. YOur players are nuts without brains. Best was best, the wicket of SHakib shows his best delivery. I believe WI will win 3-0 if it is a 3 test series and 2-0 if it is a 2 test series, which means a complete whitewash again for BD. it would be a sweet revenge for WI which lost to BD with half best team without known names. BDjust s asecret for you guys, if you wish, you can take some galli players of India who can play 1000 times better than your national so called overrated players.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 12:13 GMT)

Congratulations to the West Indies cricket team and their fans. To the Bangladesh cricket team, I can not emphasise how proud we are of your efforts. The fact that you tried to puff of a win till the last ball bowled shows character. One thing is for sure, your brand of cricket is entertaining and the administrators in Bangladesh will not have to worry about ticket sales any time soon.

Posted by bluestar555 on (November 17, 2012, 12:04 GMT)

Tino you and Sammy deserve to win this match more than anyone else, you guys had suffered badly when this same Bangladeshis had visited WI. BD you dont deserve to win, nothing to devalue the present Windies bowlers, just imagine if they play fidel, Jerome and Roach together you will be bundled in lesss then 100.

Posted by ARJa on (November 17, 2012, 12:03 GMT)

Bangladesh once again proved they are a poor team. People are praising them for scoring 556. But the truth is, if west indies didn't declare in the first innings, the way things were, they would have reached 700 easily. So, if anyone think Bangladesh overshadowed Windies in this game, they must be brain dead. West Indies took a gamble in the first innings, and it saved time for a result in the game. The better team won. You don't win test matches by accident. Bangladesh can't play accurate fast bowling even on a flat slow turner. They can't chase a target below 250 at home against an inexperienced bowling attack. And people still think they are improving. The only time they beat windies in test cricket was when half the windies team were made up of people who are not good enough to be in their second XI. So, if bangla want to improve, they have to prepare fair pitches and stop overestimating themselves.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 12:00 GMT)

thanks to bangladesh for making this test exciting, they played really well but unfortunately today was not their day. bangladesh dominated most of the game if we leave the first day and 2 sessions of final day..

now they are on their way to become a good test side i am no cricket analyst or expert but still i have a suggestion. tamim should show some patience while batting a 71 ball 72 might not help but 200 ball century can do wonders.. , best of luck to tigers..

@SIRSOBERZ There is a reason behind why there is sohal gazi's pic but not best's sohal gazi shot out wi in 2nd innings he bowled marathon 47 overs in first innings bagging 3 wickets. he undone chris gayle after getting hit 2 sixes in first over , and he took the best figure on debut for bangladesh.(talent to watch out for)

over all it was a good test match both team played well..congratz to west indies and hard luck to bd..

peace

Posted by Legaleagle on (November 17, 2012, 11:54 GMT)

I am a 100% sure that Bangladesh team and the fans will use the EXCUSE of NOT PLAYING ENOUGH test matches for the next 5 years. But that's where the problem lies!!

If only Bangladesh team used their mind to apply themselves in cricket rather than looking for excuses, every 5 years for all their inexplicable losses, then the situations would be different. 64 losses in 74 test matches and counting!!

Posted by Legaleagle on (November 17, 2012, 11:48 GMT)

This is Bangladesh cricket!! They did well in the first innings but imploded in the second innings. They need to develop their mental strength, and things will be just fine.

Taking nothing away from the West Indies- they played great cricket!! Congratulations!! Inshallah, they will win Second test also!! Best wishes from Pakistan!!

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 11:39 GMT)

Well played West Indies! Please go on to win the second test! Thanks for a great weekend gift.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 11:33 GMT)

congratulations wi we are not a one man team ,have all you critics got it well done gibson and sammy

Posted by   on (November 17, 2012, 11:25 GMT)

Gr8 windies.Best reminded us whats pace bowling is about.Punishing bangla batsman.

Posted by British_North_America on (November 17, 2012, 11:23 GMT)

I expected, it is not Tino Best but Bangladeshi cricketers who lost because they were in at least such a position from where they could draw.I found Nafees, Junaed not suitable at this level, Shakib looked tired and not intensive and Mushfiq is always overrated.Mahmudullah fought well and Sohag Gazi could have shown little more maturity but he could not bear the mental pressure.I do not find Bangladesh to do well in tests at least for a generation to come sadly.

Posted by aroop77 on (November 17, 2012, 11:07 GMT)

oh no.. oh no... oh no.... Bangladesh, what have you done...loosing after scoring 556...this is not done..what a shame for the fans, we were hoping that finally BD has come of age..but the same story again..sad very sad

Posted by dbk86 on (November 17, 2012, 11:05 GMT)

Well played BANGLADESH ! WELL PLAYED! who thought bangladesh would put up a great fight even after playing TEST MATCH after 11 months! who thought we are going to make 550+ runs! who thought we were going to take all the wickets of WEST INDIES! It's all about experience and handling the pressure..We play only 1/2 tests in a year! so u can't think to win these matches playing after a LONG TIME!STILL u guys played really great! WIN OR LOSE BANGLADESH FOREVER!!!!! :D

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 17, 2012, 11:03 GMT)

Why is there a picture of Sohag Gazi when the article is about BEST ? he blew them away like we know he could a great bit of fast bowling that Test cricket has been missing from all nations ! there is nothing better than seeing a REAL fast bowler go to work ! well played BEST and W.I

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