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

'They thoroughly deserved their victory' - Strauss

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England's one-day renaissance has hit the buffers. Two defeats against Australia with the series wrapped up were forgiveable, but their five-run loss against Bangladesh should come as a real shock to the system. England looked off the pace throughout the match at Bristol and were caught out by a resurgent visiting team that finally found a way to finish off a match.

That England got as close as they did, to the point that Ian Bell limped out with a broken foot at No. 11, was down to Jonathan Trott's determined 94 that almost pulled them over the line. However, the fact that one batsman dominated in the chase is a pattern that has emerged this season for England. Eoin Morgan was the man in the first two wins against Australia, then it was Andrew Strauss at Old Trafford.

Two days ago at Trent Bridge Bell made a stylish 84, but still batsmen gave their wickets away. It is a by-product of the way England now express themselves in one-day cricket that batsmen will make mistakes, but to be successful on the subcontinent at next year's World Cup England can't rely on a handful of batsmen.

"We weren't at the races today, it's as simple as that," Strauss said. "Our bowling was okay but our fielding was poor and our batting, chasing 237, was a particularly poor effort if I'm honest. We've only got ourselves to blame but we also have to give credit to Bangladesh for the way they defended that total. They were able to take wickets throughout the innings and keep the pressure on.

"We've had starts at the top of the order, 20s, 30s but we've not had enough big scores," he added. "Fair play to Belly coming in in the last game and Jonathan Trott in this one coming in and showing the rest of us what we should be doing on a more regular basis. You need two or three of your top six to be doing that regularly if you want to win consistently.

"[Paul] Collingwood and [Eoin] Morgan getting out when they did gave Bangladesh a much better chance of winning the game but it was the constant loss of wickets and a lack of major partnerships that cost us the game."

This isn't a time to panic for England, Andy Flower is not that type of coach and Strauss has been in worse situations as captain, but it is a good time to reassess where the team have reached. Some of the shots from the middle raised questions about the suitability for pressurised roles while the lack of early wickets means England have to keep clawing innings back.

"Getting bowled out for 51 in Jamaica was worse than this but it's not fun to stand up here after losing in this fashion," he said. "All we can do now is go forward and make amends.

"They were going to beat us at some stage and we were just hoping it would be some stage in the future," he added. "They thoroughly deserved their victory but for us it's about going away, licking our wounds and making sure we don't repeat the same mistakes again on Monday."

All of a sudden, that game at Edgbaston has far more riding on it that anyone would have imagined.

Andrew McGlashan is assistant editor of Cricinfo

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  • roxap on July 12, 2010, 9:21 GMT

    when zim entered test arena there performance was much better than bangla and bangla defeated the depleted zimbabwe side, there was not even a single player from the team of 1999 world cup in that zim side which was defeated by bangla, zimbab had a great side in 99 worlcup unfortunately there players left, streak, flower brothers, godwin, campbel, they were excellent.

  • Devastating_Finn on July 12, 2010, 8:40 GMT

    Just compare Bangladesh's start to international cricket with any other team's start(e.g SL) and you'll understand why Bangladesh do not deserve the Test status.

  • Scube on July 12, 2010, 7:17 GMT

    To be fair, I suppose this should have been the second victory for BD over England as they would have won in Mirpur as well if not for couple of terrible decisions saving Morgan pretty early in his innings! I also don't think any opposing captain is taking the BD team lightly in ODIs in the last 5 yrs or so though they'll start as favourites unless they are Zim or a lower ranked team. But if these make some Bangla fans think that they have the number over England or are one of the favourites to win the '11 or '15 WC, then less said the better!

  • on July 12, 2010, 6:02 GMT

    LET WAIT MR. VINOD.....BAN VS IND....

  • kunaljoshi30 on July 12, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    hi guys well played Bangladesh on beating the poms it will excites me if a subcontinent team defeats the poms or the kangaroos as these are the most reviled teams . But let me just add a pointer to all those who were giving negative feedback about indians being bullies.Your Test Status is thanks to us so we do love and treat you as equal and for the record current Asian Champs ,Test Champs ,NO 2 in ODI rankings and soon to Be World Cup winners becuz we have what no one else has MSD the greatest captain of all time unlike your musical chairs which is played all the time.You beat us in 2007 fair and square in fact you destroyed us but that loss hardened and since then you havent even come close so i would nt mind giving you a victory if you deserve and play better cricket but respect the cricketing superpower which is India boys

  • on July 12, 2010, 3:48 GMT

    @roxap & kumarKVLR-whatever comes in your mind,u can say that.....but truth is truth,it can never be changed by yours or my opinion.the people of world know that,Bangladesh is far better team than ireland and zimbabwe..they showed it every time they played each other.rather i think,if we have much money like India,then we will be far better team than India very soon....

  • on July 11, 2010, 22:27 GMT

    @roxap and KumarKVLR Do you have any knowledge about cricket! BD has whitewashed Zimbabwe and Ireland several times! BD is going to to be top ODI team in coming days!

  • on July 11, 2010, 22:24 GMT

    KumarKVLR, I think you didnot know Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe many times while ther were test playing nation . They even won test series out there. What ever it is I think Bangladesh will play very well in next world cup like they did last time (defeated India , South Africa) and I will all the young player they have will be lot mature and might win the world cup in 2015 like Srilanka did before. Give give them a break and I am sure they will do lot better. I think Srilanka is the only professional team that can compete with Australia but India and Pakistan are always overrated. They need to learn from Australia and Srilanka and be more professional.

  • roxap on July 11, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    totally agree with kumarkvlr i wish ireland can get more matches against test playing nations, they have some excellent players, morgan is one example wo left irish side due to lack of oppurtunities, i believ they r a better side than bangla

  • CricObserv on July 11, 2010, 14:19 GMT

    Bangladesh gets lots of matches against test playing nations. If the same chances are given to Zimbabwe or Ireland, there record would have been Bangladesh's.

  • roxap on July 12, 2010, 9:21 GMT

    when zim entered test arena there performance was much better than bangla and bangla defeated the depleted zimbabwe side, there was not even a single player from the team of 1999 world cup in that zim side which was defeated by bangla, zimbab had a great side in 99 worlcup unfortunately there players left, streak, flower brothers, godwin, campbel, they were excellent.

  • Devastating_Finn on July 12, 2010, 8:40 GMT

    Just compare Bangladesh's start to international cricket with any other team's start(e.g SL) and you'll understand why Bangladesh do not deserve the Test status.

  • Scube on July 12, 2010, 7:17 GMT

    To be fair, I suppose this should have been the second victory for BD over England as they would have won in Mirpur as well if not for couple of terrible decisions saving Morgan pretty early in his innings! I also don't think any opposing captain is taking the BD team lightly in ODIs in the last 5 yrs or so though they'll start as favourites unless they are Zim or a lower ranked team. But if these make some Bangla fans think that they have the number over England or are one of the favourites to win the '11 or '15 WC, then less said the better!

  • on July 12, 2010, 6:02 GMT

    LET WAIT MR. VINOD.....BAN VS IND....

  • kunaljoshi30 on July 12, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    hi guys well played Bangladesh on beating the poms it will excites me if a subcontinent team defeats the poms or the kangaroos as these are the most reviled teams . But let me just add a pointer to all those who were giving negative feedback about indians being bullies.Your Test Status is thanks to us so we do love and treat you as equal and for the record current Asian Champs ,Test Champs ,NO 2 in ODI rankings and soon to Be World Cup winners becuz we have what no one else has MSD the greatest captain of all time unlike your musical chairs which is played all the time.You beat us in 2007 fair and square in fact you destroyed us but that loss hardened and since then you havent even come close so i would nt mind giving you a victory if you deserve and play better cricket but respect the cricketing superpower which is India boys

  • on July 12, 2010, 3:48 GMT

    @roxap & kumarKVLR-whatever comes in your mind,u can say that.....but truth is truth,it can never be changed by yours or my opinion.the people of world know that,Bangladesh is far better team than ireland and zimbabwe..they showed it every time they played each other.rather i think,if we have much money like India,then we will be far better team than India very soon....

  • on July 11, 2010, 22:27 GMT

    @roxap and KumarKVLR Do you have any knowledge about cricket! BD has whitewashed Zimbabwe and Ireland several times! BD is going to to be top ODI team in coming days!

  • on July 11, 2010, 22:24 GMT

    KumarKVLR, I think you didnot know Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe many times while ther were test playing nation . They even won test series out there. What ever it is I think Bangladesh will play very well in next world cup like they did last time (defeated India , South Africa) and I will all the young player they have will be lot mature and might win the world cup in 2015 like Srilanka did before. Give give them a break and I am sure they will do lot better. I think Srilanka is the only professional team that can compete with Australia but India and Pakistan are always overrated. They need to learn from Australia and Srilanka and be more professional.

  • roxap on July 11, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    totally agree with kumarkvlr i wish ireland can get more matches against test playing nations, they have some excellent players, morgan is one example wo left irish side due to lack of oppurtunities, i believ they r a better side than bangla

  • CricObserv on July 11, 2010, 14:19 GMT

    Bangladesh gets lots of matches against test playing nations. If the same chances are given to Zimbabwe or Ireland, there record would have been Bangladesh's.

  • on July 11, 2010, 14:04 GMT

    thanks to Andrew Strauss...really he has d quality of great sportsmanship,he has a big heart...and obviously congratz to our Bangladeshi heroes.....really they deserve the win....and a good lesson to those public who does not have a strong heart like Andrew Strauss.this type of people always try to understimate our wins,this is a perfect answer to them..hope this bullshit mouth will stop from now....

  • VPSrivastava on July 11, 2010, 13:44 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladeshis and their team. We should at least now appreciate and take seriously to our regional brothers to have conquered England in England, a rare dream for every visiting team. Our Indian brothers should realize that how many years we had taken to defeat England in England and how easily and early we have surrendered to Bangladesh. It is nice to appreciate your brothers achievement, whether it is Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. Don't be bully always and making fun of your sub continental brothers.

  • on July 11, 2010, 13:37 GMT

    @Everyone busy with Vinod's comment - I am an Indian as well as Bengali and do hope to see Bangla do well consistently. But this is sounding ridiculous that everyone is just busy with what "one" guy commented and are so engrossed in writing negatives about India only. So there is only 1 Indian in the list who has negative attitude to Bangladesh and there are so many Bangladeshis with that attitude for India... When you can't accept a better cricket playing nation, don't try defending your pathetic display on field by criticizing them just on the basis of a WC 07 win... I still wish Bangla to get better everyday... But not the way you people are presenting here!!

  • SOLUTE on July 11, 2010, 13:30 GMT

    mr.vinod,i think you gathered to many enemy by your nuisance comment.bangladesh willdo wonders in 2011 world cup.i am indian.1st look at your horrible cricket team(except for tendulkar,dravid,laxman)which is over hyped,simply plays for money&fame,then ask who is talentless&mediocre.india will be thrown out of 2011 world cup,don't worry about that.

  • Zigor on July 11, 2010, 12:45 GMT

    Come on everyone ! I am a supporter of all asian teams including both India and Bangladesh. I don't understand one thing that how come after a single remark from a so cold Indian fan, the whole of Bangladesh reacts in such an aggressive way. It is not a war people. It is just a sport. So what if someone has said something negative. You can't react to everything people say. I can't believe that everyone is bashing the Indian team. How are Indian players involved in this situation. It is hilarious ! BTW how is everyone sure that this is written by an indian only. Believe me ,I have a lot of Indian friends and India is way more mature as a country than it is made out on this forum. Show some respect !

  • virtualshah on July 11, 2010, 12:33 GMT

    @ Vinod Kannan : You are still a child, not over 18. My friend, read Cricket History.

  • roxap on July 11, 2010, 11:45 GMT

    bangaldesh played well but i cannot understand why these bangla fans are getting overexcited, i mean this was a normal game and instead of winning once in a year they should be doing this on a regular interval as they are playing test cricket for the last 11 yrs and one day for the last 25 yrs or so.....problem with bangladesh is that they are not consistent and this is due to the fact that they dont have quality players in there side they have few good batsman but there bowling department need hell alot of improvement may be there spinner can do well in home condition but they have to improve alot if they want to win games......lets see how they perform against ireland and scotland, ireland will give them a tough time they have a very good side

  • on July 11, 2010, 10:04 GMT

    First of all, I think Bangladesh has broken the shackles. I was very happy to see them win and enter into the big league increasing the number of good teams. Having watched Bangladesh grow over the years, it has been a joy to see new players emerging. I do hope to see Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan in IPL teams soon.

    By the way to whoever has commented on Vinod, Vinod does not represent India and the fate of Indian team has nothing to do with the fate of Bangaldesh team. Thus, I would request people to stick to the issue at hand - i.e. emergence of Bangladesh as a cricket power - a very healthy happening in our neighborhood rather than Inidan team. Both Vinod's comments and the following comments seem to be out of context.

  • david_franklin on July 11, 2010, 9:12 GMT

    England haven't been great since the first two-and-a-half games against Australia, but I think it's unfair to blame it on the idea that "one batsman has dominated in the chase". The big criticism in the past was that "we haven't got that one player going on to make a big score"! Unless TWO players score hundreds (which would indeed be a nice luxury) it seems impossible not to have one or the other. And it's inaccurate too - in the second ODI, Morgan did top-score with 52, but hardly 'dominated' the chase, with Strauss (51), Collingwood (48) and Pietersen (33) all chipping in too, and in the first, Morgan had good support around him. He scored an unbeaten hundred, and the rest of the batsmen all at least made double figures: exactly what a good ODI scorecard should look like.

  • threeheadedmonkey on July 11, 2010, 9:01 GMT

    was an entertaining game and bangladesh are my second team so i was happy to see them finally win. Bangladesh are a frustrating team, they do have some promising young players but seem to get out playing bad shots or they just take up time in the middle and don't push, they play like their lacking a plan. They do need something to boost their bowling attack if they hope to win consistantly. SOMe people are carrying on like bangladesh are now a top team whcih is far from the truth but i hope this game gives them some much needed confidence and in the future they can look to play with intent right through the match and not just in their last few overs when they get afew wickets.

  • on July 11, 2010, 8:50 GMT

    Most of Bangladeshi wins don't come at the start of the series, but mostly in the middle, where the opposite team feels that, we've defeated them in the last game so we'll easily chase down and beat them again. England were too complacent yesterday and might be thinking that if they could chase 250 in 1st ODI, chasing lower will b even easier.

  • EVH316 on July 11, 2010, 8:46 GMT

    I wouldn`t want to be seen as too pessimistic, but it is worth pointing out that England have lost three of their last four games now! I think they were getting close to believing some of their own press. For England to sustain their current "top of the world" feeling it is apparent that they do need KP and Swann and probably Prior, as Wright, Yardy and Kieswetter do seem more like squad players. I`m pleased for Bangladesh though. I really do like some of their players, and whilst they also frustrate the hell out of me, I do feel that at some point they will start to improve their record. I don`t think playing Tests helps them though - they would be better of getting hard yards under their belt in 50 + 20 over Cricket, and winning longer form games against the other minnows, like Zim., Ireland and Windies :)

  • on July 11, 2010, 8:38 GMT

    Vinod you proved yourself as a lame cricket supporter. Don't forget the histroy of 07 worldcup. India lost their 5 wickets within 2 runs. 157 for 4 then 159 for 9. We people are apathatic about us.

  • pollok911 on July 11, 2010, 8:31 GMT

    Vinod Kannan like the other distractors of BD cricket will always try to find fault at even winning..Wouldn't surprise me to hear that he is an Indian...India has been playing cricket for lord knows how many yrs and yet even in the late 90's they couldnt win a series away from home even against Zimbabwe...They have won 1 world cup in their history of cricket & were sent packing by Bangladesh in their last won...That says a lot abt their HISTORY of CRICKET

  • on July 11, 2010, 8:30 GMT

    vinod kannaa@ shame on you! If we meet your team in next world cup, be sure we will definitely beat you! take a deep breath and refresh your mind!

  • on July 11, 2010, 8:23 GMT

    Vinod, Bangladesh will defeat India in next year world cup. India is a worthless team

  • cricketcrazyyy on July 11, 2010, 8:03 GMT

    I am also frustrated about the comment of vinod kannan. I am an Indian fan. But we should must give credit to BD for their win against BD. I personally think this BD team has some very good talented batsman likt tamim, shakib, Rahim who can host their flag in world stage. they are very young side, so they need time to do it. It is right some of the indians feel jellous on the success if BD team but I am not among them. Go ahed tigers.

  • on July 11, 2010, 7:45 GMT

    gmaurup, I think you didn't know the average age of Bangladesdek player in under 25, THey have been playing very good. There is no other team had that much of achievement like they did within that peiod of time. Most of the paylers are playing mostly 5 years. If they can continue this success and even more then I bet they will one of the contender of world champion by 2015. You should praise them what they have done today and there is nothing wrong with that.

  • on July 11, 2010, 7:39 GMT

    Yo Zahid, my grandmother's blind cricket team can win more matches than Bangladesh. look at their record!

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

    Vinod, I can take straight 40 defeats if our [Bangladeshi] players are playing with dignity and pride, will hate to be a current Indian cricket team supporter, which players are overhyped, accused of match fixing, corruption, politics etc.

    Before commenting about Bangladesh's cricket, sort out your own team's problem. Winning is important, but not everything. Your cricket spirit has long gone since you are deluded with your current temporary success, it won't even last long, South Africa or Australia will unmask you soon. Enjoy your overhyped success till then.

    loving your team's scandalous reports though, it makes my day... everyday. You need to learn to live with it.

  • on July 11, 2010, 7:04 GMT

    I don't know why Vinod commented as negative. Did he saw the last game really? Bangladesh play their real game and If they can play all time these kind of game they can ensure victory over the all countries. But one problem of Bangladeshi cricketers that they lost their self-believe quickly for that they couldn't comeback as quickly as need. please@ Vinod give respect all kind of team if they loos continuous and believe one day will arrive when they will be stronger.

  • nafee on July 11, 2010, 6:45 GMT

    it was just a matter of time...............England were on the rope all year long against bangladesh & what a good feeling to beat them in their backwards...........................

  • on July 11, 2010, 6:35 GMT

    Welll Vinod Kannan,I think India is a very very poor side in their bowling department.....No world class bowler in their team at all....Comparison:Shafiul and Rubel both bowls over 85mph,There is no Indian bowler who can do that...Shakib Al Hasan,No.2 Bowler in the world cricket.....No indian spinner can achieve that...Again It's Shakib Al Hasan,who is the best allrounder in world cricket....In India,They don't have a all rounder,let alone world class...And in recent games Bangladesh won 8 out of 10 games against Zimbabwe.....And India lost 2 in 2 against them....So India,with no dought,is the worst team.....

  • on July 11, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    @Vinod It took more than 100 years to England to win a world cup (T20). It took only 20 years to beat all big nations! Don't forget India took 20 years to get first test win! So, Bangladesh rocks!

  • on July 11, 2010, 5:45 GMT

    I dont seem to understand Eng's strategy in the last few ODIs. Just because Kieswetter did well in the T20WC he makes the ODI side? He is an absolute waste in ODIs. The guy has barely crossed 20s in the last few matches.

    I think Morgan should keep the wickets and Kieswetter should make the benches. Similarly, i believe, Luke Wright should be rested. England have got tons and tons of all-rounders. May be Bopara should play in his place. Bopara is a more responsible batsman than Wright who seems to be better suited to T20s with his aggressive style of batting. The kind of shots Wright has played during the last few ODIs leading to his dismissal were totally unpardonable.

    M.yardy has been a failure with the bat as well. This strategy of playing 4-5 all rounders may be better suited to T20s than ODIs.

    Good display by Bang, although i still think they are a v.weak side. They need to start being more consistent.

  • raveekoomar on July 11, 2010, 5:30 GMT

    To rate this bangladesh side i would say better than the previous ones but in all probability zimbabwe is by far the better team between the two minnows, sheer luck and asian influence got bangladesh this far. As for commenting for kicking indian ass out of world cup lets see if bangladesh being the co hosts can pull off this world cup and show the world wht it is. Its a shame none of the bangladesh cricketers play in any of the counties in eng or aus. Knowing them thusfar i think they r begging english counties to give the chance to their in their league. Knowing the englishmen they wont be buying any top class, read mediocore, bangis tht easy. Sorry folks there are some immigration rules for england which have become much stricter, only those with great passion and determination will make it to the big leagues, sadly not one bangi is playing even in the IPL. kolpaks r far better than these low class team called bangladesh. Give more consistency in ur cricket and everyone will see tht

  • Lees_Legends on July 11, 2010, 5:24 GMT

    @ Vinod Kannan: Bermuda just lost a 50 over game against the U.A.E by 167 runs after being bowled all out for 91. This is after being bowled all out for 56 in the 4-day game. I don't think they'll be beating anyone soon.

  • kelum1 on July 11, 2010, 5:17 GMT

    its nice ot admit your opponents efforts.i think, that the english team currently is still not to a world beater level.they almost lost the aussie series too.(if only michael clarke had hold onto tim bresnans catch in the 3 rd match!) the main problem i feel is that they are not that very good in handling quality spin and quality pace.(not the medium pace)hope thye can rectify these problems soon..

  • on July 11, 2010, 5:12 GMT

    India has been playing test cricket since 1932. Bangladesh got test status in 1999-2000 about 10 years ago. Vinod's remark comes across as condescending and Bangladesh needs to continue to silence these type of bigotted remarks on the fields as they have done so in 2007 and eliminated India from second round contention in world cup. I guesss the likes of Vinod has not forgotten it.

    Keep up the arrogance and you will continue to be humbled on both on and off fields. Thank you for your remark Vinod - it truly puts a lot of things in perspective. It also makes me realize why there is a consistent mistrust in Bangladesh about our bigger and ever bullying neighbor named India!

  • Gupta.Ankur on July 11, 2010, 5:08 GMT

    england continue to be a poor side and it is of little wonder then that we continue to have a MCC making silly suggestions like Day-night test.........

    If a country's team plays poorly consistently............how will the crowd get excited?

  • SMZH on July 11, 2010, 4:52 GMT

    Hi brothers don't be fired on Vinod. There are some ppl always like Vinod. Let's not make any reply on his comment. That will down him.

  • Devastating_Finn on July 11, 2010, 4:52 GMT

    Totally agree with Vinod and Bangladesh defeated England when England were one batsman down as well.

    p.s. stats shows that Ian Bell has also been England's best batsman against Bangladesh.

  • on July 11, 2010, 4:50 GMT

    @Vinod-itz clear from ur speech that,u r simply a man who doesn't have clear idea about cricket..dont u remember that,how Bangladesh kicked Indian' ass...ha ha so poor of u...it needs great heart to praise d winner..just like Andrew Strauss..he knows how to respect d winner...u have a poor heart,so sad...

  • googletalk on July 11, 2010, 4:32 GMT

    Strauss still should be a proud captain after taking 3-0 lead against recently played series against Australia and eventually won the series 3-2. There is no shame losing against Bangladeshi team as the tigers were pushing all along in this season, just could not produce the finished articles. Bangladesh deservedly won that match and hope it should help them producing better performance in coming days.

    As for Vinod, you just make yourself a pathetic loser, who come into a Bangladesh-England blog for commenting. Atleast Bangladesh'cricket headlines are about their poor performances, unlike your indian cricket's ugly corruption, match fixing, nepotism, politics. Sort your own problems first before looking at others, you are going to be laughing stock in international sports soon otherwise.

  • simon_w on July 11, 2010, 4:10 GMT

    Yeah, big credit to Bangladesh, I think. They've broken their duck against England, and can now say they've beaten everyone in international Cricket. Sure, England won't be happy with their performance, and if Bell had batted at three they probably would have won, but in fairness to Bangladesh, they were without two of their better players in Raqibul and Mushfiqur. Still tend to agree with Boycott that, as far as the Test arena goes, they would improve faster by winning more often against slightly easier opposition than by being repeatedly defeated in the top flight. But in one-day Cricket, especially in the sub-continent, they're finally playing with the big boys.

  • on July 11, 2010, 4:03 GMT

    Eng and Bang. are the new Ind and SL. WHEN WILL THEY STOP PLAYING EACH OTHER???And it was high time Bang. won a game. There is such a thing called law of averages....

  • Wahid_Hossain on July 11, 2010, 3:35 GMT

    Mr. Vinod Kannan; please make your figures right,Bangladesh is playing top notch cricket for 11 not 20 years.Furthermore I don't want to humiliate India for one(or some)naive supporters,but could I mention here about 1974 Lords test where India got out For 42 after following on! 42 runs after 42 years(1932-1974)of test cricket.So much for your experience part.

  • on July 11, 2010, 3:34 GMT

    The fact that Bangladesh won while Strauss was captain is actually the best achievement because Strauss actually commented on BD many a times on their ability to win matches.

  • Trickstar on July 11, 2010, 3:32 GMT

    @plmx So your saying the fact that Bell didn't bat wouldn't have mattered,he came out with a pot on and didn't face a ball,hardly the same as having the Bell we saw 2 days ago and top scored.The fact is only 10 England batsman could bat and they were missing the No 3 batsmen. Some of the comments on the other thread from the Bang fans are really tasteless and lack class of any kind,why talk rubbish about the England team and players,Strauss is a real class act,. I was quite happy for the Bang team but when I read some of the comments from their supporters I hope England destroys them in the next game.

  • on July 11, 2010, 3:30 GMT

    Vinod is still smarting how bangladesh kickd india's sorry ass in the last worldcup!!cum on man vinod u r talkin about bermuda?how lame can u be!!and in which way do u find bangladesh medicre and talentless?if it is sumthing its full of promising talent....its tru tho that bell did make a difference....and also england played 2 loosely and over confidently....BD lacks in experience but that doesnt mean in any good day they cant win....they proved that over and over agian....

  • on July 11, 2010, 3:25 GMT

    @Vinod It took more than 100 years to England to win a world cup (T20). It took only 20 years to beat all big nations! Don't forget India took 20 years to get first test win! So, Bangladesh rocks!

  • on July 11, 2010, 3:23 GMT

    English batting is brittle with Keiswetter and Luke in it...as for Bangladesh enjoy the victory till the next one comes around

  • arounr on July 11, 2010, 2:11 GMT

    Even if 11 Pieterson plays for England -- England is England!!!

  • on July 11, 2010, 2:02 GMT

    Shame on you Vinod, be like Stauss and give credit when it's due.

  • gmaurup on July 11, 2010, 1:53 GMT

    @vinod kannan, i agree that 1 win in 20 matches does not make a great team, and may be Bermuda is a better side than Bangladesh. But when you say Bangladesh is as talentless as ever, i would ask you to name a single Bangladeshi player 10 years ago who had 30+ batting average, 100 ODI wickets, capability to bowl at 85 mph consistently, number 1 ranking in ICC rankings, centuries in ODIs :) . Please do not act as a pathetic Indian supporter who will never forget in their lives how Bangladesh kicked the Great Indian Ass out of the World Cup in 2007 :D . Believe me, along with Hayden, I believe your cricketing knowledge is nothing more than a 'obnoxious weed's'.

  • on July 11, 2010, 1:41 GMT

    Vinod, Bangladesh has been in the proper cricket arena for 13 years.

    India and Pakistan has been in the cricket arena since ... Kapil started 32 years ago ... should be longer than that.

    So, try to cut some slack.

  • plmx on July 11, 2010, 1:21 GMT

    @jackiethepen….for the record Ian Bell did bat. England were 10 down for 231 not 231 for 9! @ Vinod Kannan….your comments tell us more about you than of Bangladesh Cricket. Finally, Strauss is true class, both on and off the field of play. This was a deserving and long awaited win for Bangladesh, Long awaited because they now have a new bunch of good cricketers and a good coach but, despite some very close finishes, were lacking in wins. Some contributory factors included poor team selection and some consistently "unlucky" umpiring. When Rokibul returns to the team (replacing Ashraful) and with Mushfiq Rahim also finding a slot, the batting line up will look solid and exciting. The bowling unit is also beginning to look more balanced. Maybe, just maybe, Bangladesh Cricket is finally getting it together and will begin to delight its millions of fans, just as they were delighted tonight!

  • ahmedpasha on July 11, 2010, 1:14 GMT

    Attn: Vinod Kannan, as far as I have seen, some of the Indian's have the built-in habit to take an attempt to show the bad side of Bangladesh cricket. It need's some heart to praise the team's success which you don't like. But the fact is, BD has beaten England in 50 overs match. it will boost their confidence and more positive outcome we will see soon.

  • ygkd on July 11, 2010, 0:21 GMT

    Reading the interview with Craig Kieswetter after the last game may have done the trick for Bangladesh. Talk about getting ahead of yourselves.

  • on July 10, 2010, 22:47 GMT

    Good that Strauss shows class and credits Bangladesh for their efforts in this win.

  • on July 10, 2010, 22:12 GMT

    one victory from so many games this year against a professional side , doesnt say anything , even Bermuda could in an one off game given the same number of chances . After being in cricket for 20 years nearly , bangladesh is still as mediocre and talentless as it ever was.

  • on July 10, 2010, 21:51 GMT

    Well said. I admire England team. Way to go Bangladesh. You make us proud.

  • jackiethepen on July 10, 2010, 21:38 GMT

    I think it did make a difference that Bell didn't bat. Bad luck to have broken his foot fielding. But it did take out the best batsman in the team. Trott did well but he should not have let the rate build.

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  • jackiethepen on July 10, 2010, 21:38 GMT

    I think it did make a difference that Bell didn't bat. Bad luck to have broken his foot fielding. But it did take out the best batsman in the team. Trott did well but he should not have let the rate build.

  • on July 10, 2010, 21:51 GMT

    Well said. I admire England team. Way to go Bangladesh. You make us proud.

  • on July 10, 2010, 22:12 GMT

    one victory from so many games this year against a professional side , doesnt say anything , even Bermuda could in an one off game given the same number of chances . After being in cricket for 20 years nearly , bangladesh is still as mediocre and talentless as it ever was.

  • on July 10, 2010, 22:47 GMT

    Good that Strauss shows class and credits Bangladesh for their efforts in this win.

  • ygkd on July 11, 2010, 0:21 GMT

    Reading the interview with Craig Kieswetter after the last game may have done the trick for Bangladesh. Talk about getting ahead of yourselves.

  • ahmedpasha on July 11, 2010, 1:14 GMT

    Attn: Vinod Kannan, as far as I have seen, some of the Indian's have the built-in habit to take an attempt to show the bad side of Bangladesh cricket. It need's some heart to praise the team's success which you don't like. But the fact is, BD has beaten England in 50 overs match. it will boost their confidence and more positive outcome we will see soon.

  • plmx on July 11, 2010, 1:21 GMT

    @jackiethepen….for the record Ian Bell did bat. England were 10 down for 231 not 231 for 9! @ Vinod Kannan….your comments tell us more about you than of Bangladesh Cricket. Finally, Strauss is true class, both on and off the field of play. This was a deserving and long awaited win for Bangladesh, Long awaited because they now have a new bunch of good cricketers and a good coach but, despite some very close finishes, were lacking in wins. Some contributory factors included poor team selection and some consistently "unlucky" umpiring. When Rokibul returns to the team (replacing Ashraful) and with Mushfiq Rahim also finding a slot, the batting line up will look solid and exciting. The bowling unit is also beginning to look more balanced. Maybe, just maybe, Bangladesh Cricket is finally getting it together and will begin to delight its millions of fans, just as they were delighted tonight!

  • on July 11, 2010, 1:41 GMT

    Vinod, Bangladesh has been in the proper cricket arena for 13 years.

    India and Pakistan has been in the cricket arena since ... Kapil started 32 years ago ... should be longer than that.

    So, try to cut some slack.

  • gmaurup on July 11, 2010, 1:53 GMT

    @vinod kannan, i agree that 1 win in 20 matches does not make a great team, and may be Bermuda is a better side than Bangladesh. But when you say Bangladesh is as talentless as ever, i would ask you to name a single Bangladeshi player 10 years ago who had 30+ batting average, 100 ODI wickets, capability to bowl at 85 mph consistently, number 1 ranking in ICC rankings, centuries in ODIs :) . Please do not act as a pathetic Indian supporter who will never forget in their lives how Bangladesh kicked the Great Indian Ass out of the World Cup in 2007 :D . Believe me, along with Hayden, I believe your cricketing knowledge is nothing more than a 'obnoxious weed's'.

  • on July 11, 2010, 2:02 GMT

    Shame on you Vinod, be like Stauss and give credit when it's due.