July 15, 2009

Bangladesh cricket

Toast the success, Bangladesh

Kanishkaa Balachandran

One can argue that Bangladesh should have whipped West Indies harder in St Vincent and not suffered a top-order wobble in the first innings, but nevertheless, the victory was satisfying, writes Bishwajit Roy in the Daily Star.

During his maiden Test hundred Tamim might have showed recklessness but his determination to achieve the magical three-figure mark eventually paid of. He smashed four fours of successive deliveries off Darren Sammy after completing his hundred. It was enterprising but it would have been wise of him to consider not trying to smash every ball for four. Had he been out there for another hour and attempted a couple of odd boundaries in an over, something the best batsman in the world could not have done after just coming into the crease, it would have greatly helped in accelerating the run rate.

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