Bangladesh's first Test against Australia in 11 years had its fair share of flashpoints between the sides. After a historic maiden win, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain, echoed how Australia were seeing a different side to Bangladesh with bat, ball, body language and sledging.
Shakib gave Nathan Lyon a send-off on the first day, while David Warner, Steven Smith and Matthew Wade all reacted to the sledging at different points on the third and fourth day. Warner had to be stopped by Tamim Iqbal while Wade exchanged words with some of the Bangladesh players, including Tamim, after his second innings dismissal.
"Australians are very good at it, we are learning from them," Shakib said when asked about the verbal volleys. "After this Test match they will show a lot more respect."
Shakib also felt it didn't matter if Australia didn't respect them enough coming into the series. "At home, we believe we can beat any side," he said. "We had that confidence and the belief came from the last two-three years. Not many have been watching us but we were quietly doing our job."
Mushfiqur, meanwhile, pointed to Australia's tactic of slowing down proceedings and even resorting to sledging of their tailenders as a sign of being on the back foot. "They had aggression but we also showed that Bangladesh can be an aggressive side," he said. "They saw it in our body language, apart from how we did with the bat and ball.
"If you noticed towards the end of the first session, (Glenn) Maxwell tried to ensure that there was no more overs by taking up five of the six minutes. The Australian team were on the back foot, trying not to play an over.
"I thought it is a huge message. Even they talked to our taileneders, to our junior players. They know that an extra run here is crucial. But we also returned them the favour. They found out that we are no longer the Bangladesh of old, that we now have the players who can now change the course of a match from any position."
Mushfiqur also underlined the importance of not allowing the win to make then complacent. "We should be careful of not becoming too complacent. It is hard to get the Australian team under pressure so we must take the opportunity to win the series."