England v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Bristol July 10, 2010

Bangladesh finally find belief

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For Cardiff, Trinidad and Johannesburg you can now add Bristol to the list of venues that will forever hold a special place in Bangladesh hearts. Nobody would have given them a prayer of beating England, but somehow the visitors dug deeper than many thought possible and finally nailed the final big-name scalp that has eluded their grasp.

Whatever Mashrafe Mortaza said to his players after their defeat at Trent Bridge he should write that speech down and save it for the rest of his career. With each loss that has been notched up this year - and the count had reached 24 by today - the players would wear a resigned look as though it was all that was expected, but this time something changed and they found belief.

When England slipped to 90 for 4 there was still the feeling that they would reach the target, as there was when Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad added 43 for the eighth wicket. Even as Ian Bell hobbled out at No. 11 with a broken foot it was the sort of scene where Bangladesh could have been denied at the last. They were so desperate for the victory that players pulled out the stumps when James Anderson was dismissed only to see it wasn't over.

"They pulled the stumps and suddenly Bell came out but at the end of the day I'm very happy," Mortaza said. "We are feeling very good. It's been 250 days since we won so people will be very happy about this win and the dressing room is very happy."

Andrew Strauss and Craig Kieswetter had given England a positive start, but Mortaza felt his team had a chance once they'd made inroads into the middle order. "I told every bowler to give 100% and it was important that we take wickets in the Powerplay and also in the middle overs," he said.

"I think the Collingwood wicket was the turning point and also when Eoin Morgan got out as he's in very good form. But it was only when the last man got out that I was sure we would win."

Jamie Siddons, the coach, has often been a frustrated onlooker as his players repeated the same mistakes and he had his head in his hands on a few occasions as the team batted. He has often bemoaned their lack of awareness in key situations and has often been especially scathing about the bowling. Now they have won them a match he hoped the belief would grow.

"It's hard to keep getting beaten and keep getting them up," Siddons said. "Now I think they realise they can beat anyone. It's unbelievable. I would have thought England were on top of the world and capable of beating everyone. So to beat them at home.. it's a brilliant win."

Andrew McGlashan is assistant editor of Cricinfo

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  • on July 12, 2010, 2:49 GMT

    Prash ganan) man listen bangladesh deserve credit for there victory. Because They are a thriving country. Loses and wins are with everyone. So good job bangladesh wish you all the best is in the future and good that you shutted Geoffry boycott. AND JOY BANGLA FORVER TILL THE DAY WE DIE......

  • Mashroof on July 11, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    @Girikula-Please have a little bit of shame.cricket is a game and anything can happen here ,which is called the glorious uncertainty of cricket.How can you be so sure that Bangladesh will lose tomorrow??I am sure you were very sure that Indian team would lose only "once" against Zimbabwe in the last tri series. I have seen some encouraging comments from the Indians,my heartiest gratitude to them.

  • SagirParkar on July 11, 2010, 17:55 GMT

    @Prash.. you would understand why it is such a fantastic moment for them if you were a bangladeshi.. for that matter i am an indian but i remember the days when every victory for the indian team was a big achievement.... i congratulate the Bangladeshis on this hard fought win and hope that this is the catalyst they need to be more consistent and sensibly aggressive in their approach to the game.. i am waiting for the final match of this series and IF Bangladesh win again, i would love to see/read what Mr Miller has to say..

  • sanin on July 11, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    I can see some people having weird problems to admit that Bd fought hard to win the last match. First of all know how to criticize, its not a WAR, its a GAME.

    England Fought their heart out to get back in the game, but they failed. So don't say it was a FLUKE.

  • girikula on July 11, 2010, 16:43 GMT

    Congrats Masrafe. Well done! Indians can understand celebration of Bangladeshi's and take part in their joy. But as most BDs are writing here - don't have too much expectations. You have talent, but you have a long way to go as a team. Guys like Mortaza needs sometime to settle the team. Don't give the captaincy to whoever scores or takes wickets as its not a joke to lead a team. Hold on.... be ready to accept series defeat again....as its no B level team, but ENG. You can dream of series win against likes of IRE, SCOT etc.. that could be reality. cheers!

  • on July 11, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    Bangladesh promises time and again beating good teams in some delayed intervals. But it goes down rather as a mistake of the team loosing ie "an upset" because of their inconsistency. Bangladesh is now a balanced team. Under a good coach and an intelligent captain they must know what their roles are. But it doesn't mean that they are the best or they are going to beat good teams in regular. Its more about putting up a decent match. Its better for the country its better for Cricket.

    Bangladesh needs to get the balance soon. Otherwise Zimbabwe, Netherlands, Ireland and even Afganistan may just suddenly become more than just a threat to deal with.

    ..... Good luck Bangladesh .....

  • Mashroof on July 11, 2010, 16:24 GMT

    ///Bangladesh are being touted as great and being able to beat any team. That is the biggest joke i've heard all year///

    Dear Prash Ganen,I don't think this "joke" was very funny for the Indian team in 2007 WC when they were sent packing after being defeated by the tigers.And by the way, we Bangladeshis never claim that we are the best,this is just an imagination of your fertile brain.I don't think you belong to any cricketing nation which was not defeated by the tigers.We do not claim ourselves great but we claim that we are able to beat any tim(we actually did).Unfortunately,jealous people like you cannot accept the fact that new teams like Bangladesh can beat the so called "elites".Too bad,that's not much sign of sound cricketing sense.But i agree with u about Ashraful...such a waste of talent!

  • on July 11, 2010, 16:07 GMT

    first of all thanks for your concern for Bangladesh!!answer to your quest is , if somebody thinks our team gone over the moon he is dead wrong but if somebody also thinks we are incapable of playing against a county team and not at all improving that is also wrong and insulting indeed......unfortunately the later class appears more than the first!!! Think like this "Bangladesh cricket team is a child and growing up...so their parents is over emotional about it(Bangladeshi supports ). everybody plz be patient with their performance..

  • sumonkhan_bang on July 11, 2010, 16:04 GMT

    @ Prash Ganen yes ,ur India is a great team there is no doubt but u should knw that India had also bad time.Nd u r playing cricket from the very beginning of the birth of cricket.So ur team should have the position they r holding now.Btw don't forget our junior cricketer r also very talented as they shown recently in many occasions.They r also capable of being an International icon.Most important thing is that we support Indian cricket team nd personally I'm also a great fan of ur some great cricketers like Sachin ,Ganguly ,Dravid,Azharuudin...bt u Indian don't like any other countries I'm sorry friend I'm not blaming u ..it's true as @ Duronto Megh already mentions some of that.We r happy the way our cricket is going nd we hope our success will be more consistent as the day progress.We r very proud of our cricket team nd as a nation.so I don't aware of comments like u.gd luck Bangladesh ....long live Bangladesh. :-)

  • roxap on July 11, 2010, 15:33 GMT

    @Duronto Megh ............lol realy amazing after reading this comment realized how great bangladesh is................lol, dont forget ur humilating defeats in awaay and home games

  • on July 12, 2010, 2:49 GMT

    Prash ganan) man listen bangladesh deserve credit for there victory. Because They are a thriving country. Loses and wins are with everyone. So good job bangladesh wish you all the best is in the future and good that you shutted Geoffry boycott. AND JOY BANGLA FORVER TILL THE DAY WE DIE......

  • Mashroof on July 11, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    @Girikula-Please have a little bit of shame.cricket is a game and anything can happen here ,which is called the glorious uncertainty of cricket.How can you be so sure that Bangladesh will lose tomorrow??I am sure you were very sure that Indian team would lose only "once" against Zimbabwe in the last tri series. I have seen some encouraging comments from the Indians,my heartiest gratitude to them.

  • SagirParkar on July 11, 2010, 17:55 GMT

    @Prash.. you would understand why it is such a fantastic moment for them if you were a bangladeshi.. for that matter i am an indian but i remember the days when every victory for the indian team was a big achievement.... i congratulate the Bangladeshis on this hard fought win and hope that this is the catalyst they need to be more consistent and sensibly aggressive in their approach to the game.. i am waiting for the final match of this series and IF Bangladesh win again, i would love to see/read what Mr Miller has to say..

  • sanin on July 11, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    I can see some people having weird problems to admit that Bd fought hard to win the last match. First of all know how to criticize, its not a WAR, its a GAME.

    England Fought their heart out to get back in the game, but they failed. So don't say it was a FLUKE.

  • girikula on July 11, 2010, 16:43 GMT

    Congrats Masrafe. Well done! Indians can understand celebration of Bangladeshi's and take part in their joy. But as most BDs are writing here - don't have too much expectations. You have talent, but you have a long way to go as a team. Guys like Mortaza needs sometime to settle the team. Don't give the captaincy to whoever scores or takes wickets as its not a joke to lead a team. Hold on.... be ready to accept series defeat again....as its no B level team, but ENG. You can dream of series win against likes of IRE, SCOT etc.. that could be reality. cheers!

  • on July 11, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    Bangladesh promises time and again beating good teams in some delayed intervals. But it goes down rather as a mistake of the team loosing ie "an upset" because of their inconsistency. Bangladesh is now a balanced team. Under a good coach and an intelligent captain they must know what their roles are. But it doesn't mean that they are the best or they are going to beat good teams in regular. Its more about putting up a decent match. Its better for the country its better for Cricket.

    Bangladesh needs to get the balance soon. Otherwise Zimbabwe, Netherlands, Ireland and even Afganistan may just suddenly become more than just a threat to deal with.

    ..... Good luck Bangladesh .....

  • Mashroof on July 11, 2010, 16:24 GMT

    ///Bangladesh are being touted as great and being able to beat any team. That is the biggest joke i've heard all year///

    Dear Prash Ganen,I don't think this "joke" was very funny for the Indian team in 2007 WC when they were sent packing after being defeated by the tigers.And by the way, we Bangladeshis never claim that we are the best,this is just an imagination of your fertile brain.I don't think you belong to any cricketing nation which was not defeated by the tigers.We do not claim ourselves great but we claim that we are able to beat any tim(we actually did).Unfortunately,jealous people like you cannot accept the fact that new teams like Bangladesh can beat the so called "elites".Too bad,that's not much sign of sound cricketing sense.But i agree with u about Ashraful...such a waste of talent!

  • on July 11, 2010, 16:07 GMT

    first of all thanks for your concern for Bangladesh!!answer to your quest is , if somebody thinks our team gone over the moon he is dead wrong but if somebody also thinks we are incapable of playing against a county team and not at all improving that is also wrong and insulting indeed......unfortunately the later class appears more than the first!!! Think like this "Bangladesh cricket team is a child and growing up...so their parents is over emotional about it(Bangladeshi supports ). everybody plz be patient with their performance..

  • sumonkhan_bang on July 11, 2010, 16:04 GMT

    @ Prash Ganen yes ,ur India is a great team there is no doubt but u should knw that India had also bad time.Nd u r playing cricket from the very beginning of the birth of cricket.So ur team should have the position they r holding now.Btw don't forget our junior cricketer r also very talented as they shown recently in many occasions.They r also capable of being an International icon.Most important thing is that we support Indian cricket team nd personally I'm also a great fan of ur some great cricketers like Sachin ,Ganguly ,Dravid,Azharuudin...bt u Indian don't like any other countries I'm sorry friend I'm not blaming u ..it's true as @ Duronto Megh already mentions some of that.We r happy the way our cricket is going nd we hope our success will be more consistent as the day progress.We r very proud of our cricket team nd as a nation.so I don't aware of comments like u.gd luck Bangladesh ....long live Bangladesh. :-)

  • roxap on July 11, 2010, 15:33 GMT

    @Duronto Megh ............lol realy amazing after reading this comment realized how great bangladesh is................lol, dont forget ur humilating defeats in awaay and home games

  • on July 11, 2010, 13:26 GMT

    Bangladesh are being touted as great and being able to beat any team. That is the biggest joke i've heard all year. Why is it when ever Bangladesh win and lets be honest...they may win one match out of 25 played, their supporters then start claiming they are the best. I'm sorry but I think you lot should get off cloud 9 and have a reality check because this win was just a one off and Bangladesh have not improved and still have a long way to go, possibly many years before they can be taken seriously. I'm glad now that Bangladeshi fans have started to realise finally that Ashraful is no Bradman or Lara. It took them quite a long time to realise that.

  • on July 11, 2010, 13:09 GMT

    yes !!! its really gave some breath to us ....

  • on July 11, 2010, 12:22 GMT

    Amaizingly,all The greatest victories of our team (Bangladesh) are in abroad! We wont forget these victories ever! against Autralia in Cardiff, England, against Pak in England, Against South Africa in WI, Against India in WI, Against England in Bristol, England! Even ODI n TEST series win against WI in their home ground!!So, it proves the ability of our team outside subcontinent condition! But look at the performance of India outside subcontinent? So, why Indian people are poking their nose in our game/enjoyment/victory? We don't need such big brother/neighbor! who can only criticize, rather helping us! who can only think about their profit rather inviting us for a full Test n ODI series in their land!

  • provash on July 11, 2010, 12:14 GMT

    Bell is the barricade of England against Bangladesh. Without Bell, Bangladesh can beat them again.

  • on July 11, 2010, 12:04 GMT

    i dnt knw..8 yrs no cricket in ENGLAND...thats pathetic... icc should make sm re scheduling about the tour system.. bangladesh fought hard and won.. doesnot matter if the series goes to england 2-1...but bangladesh should get chance to play in england in coming years.. i will miss them here in england :(

  • on July 11, 2010, 9:22 GMT

    Really good job i am very happy with our cricketer

  • on July 11, 2010, 9:13 GMT

    wow...it was amazing for bangladesh cricket...after long time..we beat one of da best team of world cricket in current time...nw we hav to look forward to win last one n win dis series....i suggest team line wil okie..cuz its a wining combination...rubel,shafiul,masrafee,sakib n razzak...was bowled very well..n our top order played very well too..i need scored frm sakib n ash...i dnt knw mahamuddallah was doing what....i think in his kapali has to include side..n thy hav to giv aftab too...cuz both thm r gr8 player for bangladesh..plz b4 world cup include both dis player ...thy r stylish...also attacking ..n it wil be helpul for lower order...batting...::) we all hope inshallah next we wil beat england n win dis series..:)

  • on July 11, 2010, 8:40 GMT

    this is great thing, Bangladesh won against all test playing countries.

  • on July 11, 2010, 7:54 GMT

    Goob job boys! Keep up the good work. Now go and watch the last match and show the world 'yes we can'

  • Hasan-Shahid on July 11, 2010, 7:54 GMT

    This sets up the Edgbaston ODI a cracker!

  • on July 11, 2010, 7:48 GMT

    plz use batting power play b4 40th over.......... when u r in charge , and there r set batsman......... try to do something unusual and surprise england totally . may take the power play 25 t0 30 and England will have no good bowlers to bowl at the depth.......

  • on July 11, 2010, 7:45 GMT

    Many congratulations to Mashrafe, Rubel, Shafiul, Shakib, everybody! You have done us proud. Very well done!

  • on July 11, 2010, 7:39 GMT

    I am eagerly waiting to read something from Geoffrey Boycott,what is his thinking about this win or he needs something more special?

  • on July 11, 2010, 7:33 GMT

    Well done Tigers..............finally they beat England in their Homeground!!

  • virtualshah on July 11, 2010, 7:13 GMT

    This will happen regularly, We know. Some fool may doubt only... for them we may dedicate BOB Marley song "Mr. ChatterBox".

  • on July 11, 2010, 6:01 GMT

    Congrats to Mashrafe Murtaza. He did a great job keeping the team together and him being very much involved with other players meant a lot as far as the team effort goes. Great captaincy and he made some key moves choosing the right bowlers at the right time I think. To me Mashrafe was real winner of this game. Job well done. He's absolutely vital to the team's progress in future as far as I'm concerned.

  • on July 11, 2010, 5:53 GMT

    England were the only side Bangladesh were yet to create an upset in any tournament and it's a good felling now that the developing 'cricket' country has achieved that also which is a great achievement

  • on July 11, 2010, 5:30 GMT

    I am a Pakistani and watched the second inning of the match. The good thing about the Bangladesh bowling was that they have two seamers in the form of Rubel and Shafiul who can bowl at decent pace in the mid 130s and sometimes touching the 140 mark. The coach did a great job by including three seamers and that is what led to the victory. I think if Bangladesh can somehow keep putting on good totals around the 250 mark they can win more matches. I thought that they had a pretty good score in the previous match as well but their bowling lacked depth and this time around their bowling options were better and it was an all-round bowling effort with everyone chipping in.

  • VSOO on July 11, 2010, 5:21 GMT

    With some strong performances over the past 12 months (unfortunately with a victory) this was coming. The bandwagon has been gaining momentum. With self belief it will only get better. Watch this space. There is more to come.

  • on July 11, 2010, 5:16 GMT

    @ Kickus: Well, it's true that a young inexperienced team like Bangladesh could not win their matches on a regular basis and this is even more frustrating for us than it is for you. We have nothing to do with your England side but the battle is rather against ourselves to play the cricket our players are capable of playing more often. It was a good cricket match and England certainly batted poorly.

    I'm sorry to all the English fans as they believe they are upset by the Bangladeshis. I'm sure that I'd have to be "sorry" to you guys more in the future if Allah willing so. You don't have the right to stop us from celebrating this win.

  • on July 11, 2010, 5:02 GMT

    love u Bangladesh...........

  • realredbaron on July 11, 2010, 4:35 GMT

    This Bangladeshi victory is a slap to the horribly insensitive and stupid commentary from Ian Botham. He never saw this coming even when England were 7 down. He was backing up an English victory in a rather shameless fashion until Bangladesh actually won it. No wonder he has a knighthood.

  • Kickeduok on July 11, 2010, 3:50 GMT

    @Kickus Uranus

    What are you smoking..?

  • StuK on July 11, 2010, 3:38 GMT

    So happy for the Bangladesh team! I'm a massive fan of the way they play and they are a constantly improving team and make the critics bite their tongues! Plus, as an Aussie it's great to see England become deflated before the Ashes :D

  • Faraz_Hyd on July 11, 2010, 3:22 GMT

    Finally!!! Finally we have collected the scalps of all the international cricket playing nations! Ithis was a moment that i had been waiting for a long long time. It was a huge relief to see Bangladesh get that final wicket of Bell. I actually couldnt believe my eyes when I saw Bell edge that ball to the wicketkeeper! I thought that "no way! No way Bangladesh actually finally winning against England!" I was sure that the decision for Bell's caught behind was not going to be given or something! But no! I finally realized that we had won! It was a incredible moment for Bangladeshis because each win is always hard won for us. We had been waiting for this win for a long long time actually! Almost 250 days to be exact! But we are finally there! Well done Bangladesh! May we do even better in the future!

  • on July 11, 2010, 3:21 GMT

    Every victory of Bangladesh brings a sweet taste into one's mouth !!!!!!

  • aalhasankh on July 11, 2010, 3:13 GMT

    After Ian Bell returned from the hospital with the confirmation of a broken ankle,the television commentators kept saying that Bell would take to the field again if the last wicket pair needed 10 runs or so but he would not go out if the deficit was around 30/40 runs.As it turned out to be,England needed exactly 10 runs to win when the 9th wicket fell and Bell limped out to help Trott notch up the required runs.Was it the work of sooth sayers or the bookies also had a hand in it?

  • Bang_La on July 11, 2010, 3:06 GMT

    Jamie Siddons can now resume his position as coach and take responsibility put some input into these players leaving his role as the external auditor :)

  • on July 11, 2010, 2:54 GMT

    yahoooo....... Bangladesh..........Bangladesh........Bangladesh

  • on July 11, 2010, 2:03 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. Please, use bating power-play before 40th over!

  • nicktheump on July 11, 2010, 1:50 GMT

    so normality has been restored...England have now lost 3 of their last 4 ODIs!! Bring on the Ashes!! Go you good things Bangas!!!

  • on July 11, 2010, 0:57 GMT

    The game is also played in the mind. So keep believing in your self Bangladesh and go for the kill in the deciding match of the series.meanwhile congratulations on a job well done.

  • Quddus-Mamu on July 11, 2010, 0:54 GMT

    Make sure No Ashraful next match please. Let Naeem Islam play instead.

  • Rafflebake on July 11, 2010, 0:51 GMT

    Bangladesh shabash. You have finally impressed us. Keep it up1

  • on July 11, 2010, 0:46 GMT

    the first game bangladesh win all year, and that too they hardly won, and people over here are crying like they're some force to reckon with now!?!?!?! are you having a laugh?!? grow up, thats why its called am upset...once in a blue moon!!!

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on July 11, 2010, 0:26 GMT

    Good for Bang, always good to see the underdog pull off a deserved win. I hope this confidence they will have gotten will be a catalyst for further improvement. If there was 1 thing they got from beating a ridiculously under-strength W.I. team was confidence and we all saw how much better they have looked after that. Sorry for Bell though, he is another underdog of cricket I was hoping to kick on but unfortunately he will miss several matches in the future.

  • vakkaraju on July 10, 2010, 22:49 GMT

    It was good win BD. The commentators on willow TV were speaking as if England had already won and they still had to bat. Overconfidence and arrogance did them in for sure.

  • on July 10, 2010, 22:06 GMT

    WTGoooooooooo!! It had to happen someday...thank God it happened today. Was starving for some joy..finally got some!

  • on July 10, 2010, 22:01 GMT

    i glad for england there were too overconfident after beating australia and even so australia's bowling stocks were limited and if tait was there from the get go australi would have won that series convincingly

  • Chaity on July 10, 2010, 21:53 GMT

    Honestly...this match was the best match since BD has played 2010...it was such a close competition, it cud hv been anybody's game...this is the BD we wanna see...no matter how low the total is, whn u hv confidence anything can happen...CONGRATS TIGERZ!!! just keep this performance in a consistence manner...wish u all the best... :)

  • on July 10, 2010, 21:19 GMT

    So they win one game after almost an year and their the best team in the world now ? :S

  • Bang_La on July 10, 2010, 21:17 GMT

    Siddons who? Oh that bald headed grumpy looking Aussie whose only job is to criticise Bangladesh like an external auditor but never showed any input! Now he styles himself as the master of the win. No problem, we really don't mind, especially when making scathing comments against mighty BCB and the media could not get a hair torn off him (not from head, silly)!

  • FahdRamiz on July 10, 2010, 20:58 GMT

    Feels great to be the first one to share my views after the long awaited win of BANGLADESH.Hope u guys keep the spirit.Many many Congrats to the Bangladesh Team.

  • on July 10, 2010, 20:55 GMT

    Bangladesh is improving day by day, but what is really historic about this win? I don't understand...

  • on July 10, 2010, 20:14 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. Now all they have to do is to keep their head down and concentrate on their job. Good Luck for next match :-D

  • mahiiiiii on July 10, 2010, 20:10 GMT

    bd u rock...eng sucks..................top team l;oses to bd....nwc wat .........?? series loss......haha.....its all about cricket nt da team which plays................

  • on July 10, 2010, 19:53 GMT

    Congrats !!! Bengal Tigers !!! This is the way Bangladesh should respond in every match . .... so keep up the good work in this way .... and keep winning ... from now on !!!

    Again congrats !!!

  • Open-Eyed on July 10, 2010, 19:50 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh Team for the historic win, well done and keep going...win will come here and there...

  • on July 10, 2010, 19:49 GMT

    Bangladesh, keep going, we are wishing your success.

  • Monjur_Morshed_Rhythm on July 10, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    Finally Bangladesh played as like as tiger.....they has proved they can beat any team......congrats Bangladesh team....clearly ahead....:)

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  • Monjur_Morshed_Rhythm on July 10, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    Finally Bangladesh played as like as tiger.....they has proved they can beat any team......congrats Bangladesh team....clearly ahead....:)

  • on July 10, 2010, 19:49 GMT

    Bangladesh, keep going, we are wishing your success.

  • Open-Eyed on July 10, 2010, 19:50 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh Team for the historic win, well done and keep going...win will come here and there...

  • on July 10, 2010, 19:53 GMT

    Congrats !!! Bengal Tigers !!! This is the way Bangladesh should respond in every match . .... so keep up the good work in this way .... and keep winning ... from now on !!!

    Again congrats !!!

  • mahiiiiii on July 10, 2010, 20:10 GMT

    bd u rock...eng sucks..................top team l;oses to bd....nwc wat .........?? series loss......haha.....its all about cricket nt da team which plays................

  • on July 10, 2010, 20:14 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. Now all they have to do is to keep their head down and concentrate on their job. Good Luck for next match :-D

  • on July 10, 2010, 20:55 GMT

    Bangladesh is improving day by day, but what is really historic about this win? I don't understand...

  • FahdRamiz on July 10, 2010, 20:58 GMT

    Feels great to be the first one to share my views after the long awaited win of BANGLADESH.Hope u guys keep the spirit.Many many Congrats to the Bangladesh Team.

  • Bang_La on July 10, 2010, 21:17 GMT

    Siddons who? Oh that bald headed grumpy looking Aussie whose only job is to criticise Bangladesh like an external auditor but never showed any input! Now he styles himself as the master of the win. No problem, we really don't mind, especially when making scathing comments against mighty BCB and the media could not get a hair torn off him (not from head, silly)!

  • on July 10, 2010, 21:19 GMT

    So they win one game after almost an year and their the best team in the world now ? :S