Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, Only Test, Harare, 4th day August 7, 2011

'If we don't do anything silly, we will win' - Tamim

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Nobody can accuse Tamim Iqbal of being modest. The Bangladesh opening batsman was bullish at the end of the fourth day's play, confident that his team would emerge comfortable winners because Zimbabwe's bowlers pose no threat to their line-up.

"He's just ok, he's nothing special," Tamim said of Kyle Jarvis, who took two wickets late in the day to swing the advantage Zimbabwe's way. "I'm just being honest and telling the truth." He was similarly unimpressed with Brian Vitori, the left-arm seamer whose four wickets in the first innings did substantial damage to Bangladesh's cause. "He's ordinary."

So, if neither of Zimbabwe's two strike bowlers pose any danger to Bangladesh, what stands in their way on their journey to victory in Harare? "Ourselves," Tamim said. "The wicket is flat so if we don't make mistakes or do anything silly, we should win."

Tamim believed his own innings was a demonstration of how the rest of the line-up should bat, without fear. "I was going beautifully and if I was still there we would have had more runs," he said. "I had a plan, which was to play my shots and I was doing that. It's just bad luck that I got out, that happens in cricket."

Despite his crash and burn innings in a tall task for Bangladesh, Tamim praised Zimbabwe's captain Brendan Taylor for his sporting declaration, saying it created an opportunity for a good finish. "It was a clever declaration. If they had batted for one hour after tea, we would have been happy to bat for the other hour and might not have gone for the chase, so this was clever."

Tamim displays a rare confidence, that is often absent in Bangladesh players and indicated that soon, the rest of the squad may start talking the talk like he does, although he admitted that they don't often walk the walk. "Every individual player knows their game now, so that has a come a long way. We still have a lot to learn and that will come if we play a lot more Test cricket. We can't have a 14-month break," he said, using the opportunity to also take a snipe at those in charge of the scheduling.

The only group who escaped his criticism were his own team-mates and Tamim wasn't disappointed with their fielding effort, despite their lack of firepower. "Maybe they could have done a little more with the new ball but Robiul [Islam] and Rubel [Hossain] played their hearts out and it was nice to see that."

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • POSTED BY on | August 10, 2011, 16:27 GMT

    hahahahahahahahahhahahaha

    Tamim..... :P

  • POSTED BY on | August 10, 2011, 11:00 GMT

    Well, we all now know how this ended, the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | August 9, 2011, 6:45 GMT

    Tamim must seek apology from Jarvis & Vitori as well as withdraw his words. His arrogance is harmful for BD cricket. He might b talented, he might played T20 for Nottinghamshire, but Zim have also some ex-county players (Chigu, Ray & Taibu). Who knows, Jarvis & Vitori may play in county few years later???

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    LOL...Baby Tamim is talking!!!!!First of all, he is just an ordinary batsmen and he is criticizing fellow cricketers. He has not done anything extra other than the ordinary..and the fact that he can't play under pressure.....

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 17:08 GMT

    wooohooo!!taylors right eat ur words tamims gud but let the bat talk!! awesum selection and a brilliant performance by zims seamers shud be the 3 premier seamers 4 zim!! now lets win the odis!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 12:27 GMT

    even the great ausies will tell u not to underestimate these zim guys , they always spring some suprises

  • POSTED BY AJ_Tiger86 on | August 8, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    Go Zimbabwe go! I'm so happy Zimbabwe thrashed Bangla today. I always celebrate when Bangla loses. And Tamim Iqbal is a pathetic cricketer himself. Zimbabwe are miles ahead of Bangla. Bangla's test status should be taken away. Go Zimabwe Go!

  • POSTED BY Stos on | August 8, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    It's somewhat amusing to see Tamim decrying his bad luck when he was lucky to have not got out multiple times playing his 'natural game' during that second innings before being dismissed. His success mainly came from leaving balls near the off stump, hence avoiding edges, and flashing at those further away from it, so it's no real surprise that after surviving the flashes he got bowled by leaving one. Shakib tried similarly playing a 'natural game', and looked like a fish out of water before being dismissed trying what he had been failing at for the last few balls. In any case, both of these teams are, ranking-wise, a fair bit below 'normal' by test standards, so perhaps normal bowlers are a bit of a threat.

  • POSTED BY AJawed on | August 8, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    these comments are laughable and the Bangl team is already proving it!

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Sehwag wannabe :D.

  • POSTED BY on | August 10, 2011, 16:27 GMT

    hahahahahahahahahhahahaha

    Tamim..... :P

  • POSTED BY on | August 10, 2011, 11:00 GMT

    Well, we all now know how this ended, the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | August 9, 2011, 6:45 GMT

    Tamim must seek apology from Jarvis & Vitori as well as withdraw his words. His arrogance is harmful for BD cricket. He might b talented, he might played T20 for Nottinghamshire, but Zim have also some ex-county players (Chigu, Ray & Taibu). Who knows, Jarvis & Vitori may play in county few years later???

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    LOL...Baby Tamim is talking!!!!!First of all, he is just an ordinary batsmen and he is criticizing fellow cricketers. He has not done anything extra other than the ordinary..and the fact that he can't play under pressure.....

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 17:08 GMT

    wooohooo!!taylors right eat ur words tamims gud but let the bat talk!! awesum selection and a brilliant performance by zims seamers shud be the 3 premier seamers 4 zim!! now lets win the odis!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 12:27 GMT

    even the great ausies will tell u not to underestimate these zim guys , they always spring some suprises

  • POSTED BY AJ_Tiger86 on | August 8, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    Go Zimbabwe go! I'm so happy Zimbabwe thrashed Bangla today. I always celebrate when Bangla loses. And Tamim Iqbal is a pathetic cricketer himself. Zimbabwe are miles ahead of Bangla. Bangla's test status should be taken away. Go Zimabwe Go!

  • POSTED BY Stos on | August 8, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    It's somewhat amusing to see Tamim decrying his bad luck when he was lucky to have not got out multiple times playing his 'natural game' during that second innings before being dismissed. His success mainly came from leaving balls near the off stump, hence avoiding edges, and flashing at those further away from it, so it's no real surprise that after surviving the flashes he got bowled by leaving one. Shakib tried similarly playing a 'natural game', and looked like a fish out of water before being dismissed trying what he had been failing at for the last few balls. In any case, both of these teams are, ranking-wise, a fair bit below 'normal' by test standards, so perhaps normal bowlers are a bit of a threat.

  • POSTED BY AJawed on | August 8, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    these comments are laughable and the Bangl team is already proving it!

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Sehwag wannabe :D.

  • POSTED BY jp1989 on | August 8, 2011, 10:00 GMT

    Totally agree with most of the comments made on this board and astounded to hear this guy calling the oppositions bowlers ordinary especially after the reaction to Sehwag's comments. Clearly a case of someone who has let MILD individual success go to his head, with this attitude it is likely Tamim will fade away into obsurity before to long and good riddance!

  • POSTED BY chapathishot on | August 8, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    Dear Tamim,You cannot become a Shewag by talking like him.If the bowlers are ordinary BD team is the worst if they were bowled out by ordinary bowlers who never played any test cricker.Let the Bat do the talking for a change .Remember the talk of being the highest scorer in the world cup

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 8:00 GMT

    Tamim Should Concentrate his game rather criticise opponent. He really should'nt express any comments specially when his team is now in real trouble. In realistic- Bangladesh has very little chance, should be happy if they will finish it off as draw. You can assault them inside of field- receive a praise form fan but offcourse not outside of field. you must need to respect your opponent regardless whoever.

  • POSTED BY Praxis on | August 8, 2011, 7:43 GMT

    Guess what Tamim, very few BD fans including me agrees with you. If our boys play their natural game, I believe at most 40-45 overs more this batting line up will hold. How about thinking a while before making all these comments? You don't think Jarvis bowled good, he was a lot better than our seamers. We would prefer this team not just to be all words & no action, so think before you speak, Tamim.

  • POSTED BY cardassian on | August 8, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    good luck zimbabwe, make him eat his words.

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    Well said Tamim, but most likely we will do something silly :P

  • POSTED BY bhaloniaz on | August 8, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    Zim played well for 4 days. BD can still win. Their has to be some extraordinary innings for BD to win. They are already 3 down. BD batmen average 30-. Tailenders average 10-. According to law of average BD is not expected to score over 300(see how the first 13 wickets fell). If BD wins, someone has to play extraordinary. Zim only need 3 wickets to see the tail. BD made a huge mistake by going with too many bowlers. Mahmudullah and Sakib were enough if they needed 3 seamers. 6 bowlers are way too much.

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 4:38 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi I am hopeful that our team will snatch away the victory against Zim although it is very hard. Best wishes for sakib, riyad, mushfiq and specially for ashraful. I think ash will play today with more responsibility.

  • POSTED BY razandas on | August 8, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    nobody but Ash can save the match...

  • POSTED BY shamsulislam on | August 8, 2011, 4:15 GMT

    I see all those previous comments, these are very realistic and fair. way Tamim says that is simply silly, we did not reach that level yet to say such that the opposition bowlers are pretty ordinary. And today i am sure BD will lose with a big margin within 100-150 Runs.If Bd try to win today in the 5th day and in 4th innings they have to create the record and that is so tough which has been proven in the test Cricket in last 2001 test so far since it started. Tamim be patience, concentrate more on your game, make those blustery 40s into a big hundred in the same fashion then team will be benefited from your batting.

  • POSTED BY muggsy9 on | August 8, 2011, 4:08 GMT

    tamim should worry more about making runs against 'nothing special' bowlers. and getting bowled leaving the ball isn't bad luck. it's bad judgement.

  • POSTED BY miltonabdh on | August 8, 2011, 3:46 GMT

    Be diplomatic, Tamim. Emulate Tendulkar. While talking, show maximum respect to the opposition. While batting, the least. There's nothing wrong with your attitude. You can dominate only when you feel the opposition bowlers are no match for you. Kill the opponents with the bat, as you often do. We are proud of you, Asraful and Shakib.

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 3:46 GMT

    Not long ago, did someone have a problem when Sehwag called Bangladesh as ordinary?

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 3:46 GMT

    tamim. i'd let the cricket ball and bat do the talking. if zim bowling is ordinary, how come you don't have double tons from this match. why dont you just shut up and watch zim decimate your mediocre batting line up. MODESTY breeds respect, and sachin is the epitomy of greatness. hundred tonnes later you never hear tendulkar trash talk opposition bowlers and he has scored more test runs than a hundred medoicre tamims. vitori... shut these clowns up GO ZIM GO

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 3:44 GMT

    u have done already many thing stupid..dont talk like u r the next shewag

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 3:36 GMT

    lol funny comments from Tamim. You can't really say those after getting all out 100 runs behind and not scoring a 50 yourself. calling the oppositions highest wicket taking bowler "ordinary" is another way of calling yourself "below ordinary" for not being able to take advantage of so called ordinary bowling. you are never in a position to be that confident when you are at the verge of losing to a team who hasnt played in 6 years! i confidence can easily be mistaken with stupidity. i would be happy to see bangladesh surviving till tea tomorrow

  • POSTED BY Meety on | August 8, 2011, 3:21 GMT

    Tamim seems quite confident, I think they were a good chance had they been say 1 wicket down, a lot rests with Ashraful & that in itself is a BIG RISK. I think Rahim will bat cleverly & Shakib needs a big innings, it is do-able for the Bangas, but given their short history in the game, unlikely. Full credit to Zimbabwe's management for getting those A games scheduled - because it is clear that they are better drilled at the moment than the Bangas. Bangladesh should of organised some match ups with Indian FC teams before they left.

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 3:20 GMT

    I think it will be harder for the Bangladesh to handle the last three sessions.Zimbabwe hands are on the top to restrict them out of chase.A Tamim said earlier that he was out due to BAD LUCK, the same way the remaining wickets will fell because of bad luck too....

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 3:06 GMT

    BD players don't show a lot of confidence....which they should...they always try to stay back and say stuff like we will do our best and etc...but they should change that approach...cause if they confidently say something they will try to back it up...and thus that way they will be able to perform...so what tamim said is admirable...and rest of the team should also start talking like that \W/

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 2:33 GMT

    Is it possible Tamim meant to describe the bowlers as "normal" & not "ordinary"- very similar words but normal does not carry negative conotations. Was the interview in English or has this been translated ?

    It IS fair to call Jarbis & vettori normal bowlers- by world cricket standards they are not extraordinarily fast, not as skillfull at swinging (yet) as Anderson or Steyn, not especially tall like Morkel or Broad & not terribly experienced.

    By virtue of not being extraordinary in those ways, one could argue that "ordinary" is then the correct adjective.

  • POSTED BY GDFactor on | August 8, 2011, 2:15 GMT

    Yet your whole team is ordinary Tamim??

  • POSTED BY on | August 8, 2011, 2:12 GMT

    Silly comments. Keep your mouth shut, focus on your own game and just play to your best ability. I'm fine with the confidence he has in winning the game, but the fact that he had to take a cheap shot at the Zimbabwean bowlers just shows lack of character. I hope no other Bangladeshi players start talking this arrogantly because as a Bangladeshi, I'm embarrassed to see such comments.

  • POSTED BY Ahsan_Shere on | August 8, 2011, 1:48 GMT

    It will be difficult, I would rather say impossible to save this match for Bangladesh. Only rain or bad-light type of things can do something for them. Its always hard to bat in the fourth innings & on the last day specially when you are chasing such a mammoth target.

  • POSTED BY simba_chi on | August 8, 2011, 1:29 GMT

    Interesting comments from Tamim. This should strengthen the resolve of the hardworking Zim bowlers. The Zim bowlers have worked on a plan and executed it well throughout the match. The same cannot be said for BD's trial and error approach. To call a bowler who got 4 wickets of your top batsmen "ordinary" and another who sent back two of your top batsmen on day 4 is taking it a bit too far. I think its way too early for Tamim to exhibit some Ponting style arrogance. Meanwhile the Zim players are leaving the ball and bat to do the talking!

  • POSTED BY Hmt777 on | August 8, 2011, 1:16 GMT

    Tamim's comment reminds me of his own elder brother Nafis Iqbal's comment about English spinners being ordinary after he stroked a century against the English in practice game in 2003. After that comment Nafis could not buttress his opinion through his performance in that series AND that was embarrassing. As a man of self esteem Tamim should prove whether a bowler is ordinary or not by displaying his own ease and success at negotiating the opposing bowling line up

  • POSTED BY yocasi on | August 8, 2011, 0:16 GMT

    Nice matchup on paper, but Zim look miles ahead of Bang. As a neutral , I like Tamim but I can't see the basis of his cockiness, or even contempt towards Zim. Bangladesh would do well to take the game past lunch tomorrow. I pick Zimbabwe to win by close to 200 runs. Tamim's big mouth will serve to motivate Zimbabwe even more.

  • POSTED BY smukhles on | August 7, 2011, 23:51 GMT

    At lease we have learnt something from Sehwag and learnt well, calling opponent bowlers "ordinary". Brother Tamim! I don't care we win or loose this test but I am truly encouraged to see this level of confidence in you and hopefully also in rest of the team. When you have started to feel in this way, our golden days in cricket cannot be that far! I believe that somebody really has to feel that " a bowler who is bowling at him is ordinary because this bowling is not bothering him at all!" and only then he can make a comment like this. Guys ! it shows that we are getting better day by day, good luck Bangladesh! Make it happen today!

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | August 7, 2011, 23:05 GMT

    Bangladesh is missing quality fast bowlers. Apart from Mashrafe Mortaza, we haven't had a bowler worth playing international cricket. Shahadat Hussain may have done slightly better than Robiul, but still, we need to have 4 fast bowlers with variety, pace, swing, yorker, etc. Until then, we won't be winning too many test matches. Right now the spinners are pulling off a few ODI wins, but for test, you need pace.

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | August 7, 2011, 22:28 GMT

    It is rather disappointing to other Test playing nations BD's performance against a team coming to Tests after such a long time;BD should have whipped them fairly and squarely rather than scraping to a win but my gut feeling says they will embarrasingly lose to Zm.Have they seen Dilshan's scintillating century against the Aussies;two out of five batters who have a century in T20 are Sri Lankans. Ranil Herath -Kent

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 22:21 GMT

    Confidence is good but over confidence is worse. Another way of saying that, an empty vessel sounds too much. Tamim is hiding the real fact that most of the BD batsman's capability are nowhere near to save this match, and winning this match will be a eighth miracle. I just want to say that tamim need to aware of his team limit. We haven't reach that level where a player openly through a challenge to his opponents and trying to bluff about his team mates capability. When he said that "Jalvis is ordinary" that remind me what shewag was mentioning about BD bowling attack last year. Shewag was 100% right cz BD bowling is so ordinary that we should compare our bowler with Afganistan bowling attack. Beside Shakib, no other bowler has the specialty that makes them distinctive. Zimbabwe bowling attack is way better that BD bowling and we should praise them. Our fast bowler could not perform well like vittori and jalvis did in this match. Batsman of our team is talented but impatience

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 21:50 GMT

    that sounds overconfidence

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 21:20 GMT

    TAMIM said right...it was really bad luck for him! Now its time for other players to do something special & grab the test WIN for Bangladesh!!! He made a start that we needed & brought ZIm was in a pressure...but now Zim are ahead....

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 21:05 GMT

    It is the Bangla bowlers who failed to take wickets. Haven't he see the match ? Its a arrogant way of talkin. One innings he played...and he talks as if he is a triple centurion namin the opp. bowlin is weak. Everyone of us saw how he struggled in 1st innins. I think Shakib would have adviced him to play overaggressive because tamim cant play a match saving innings. Its Sakib who saved bangla skin. Do something great before you talk Mr.Tamim.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 21:03 GMT

    I always believe on Our Hero Tamim Iqbal, how he played today it was just awesome & ofcourse a positive approache,,,,,,all Bangladeshi player should learn from it, if they do same like Tamim, Bangladesh will improve their status in test arena,,,,,,,,,,,,,good luck Tamim & Bangladesh!

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 20:53 GMT

    It's a curious mix - the reaction of Bangladesh fans here. ZIM has definitely put in the hard yards, and it's nice to see a sporting appreciation towards that. It's also good to see at long last Bangladesh having a team where precocious talent like Tamim, Ashraful, Shakib, Mushfiq etc. coming to terms with the way they can match temperament and patience to play the longer format. Tamim's confidence comes from the fact that he knows Bangladesh "should" win this and his team has the ingredients. It's right too, that often the self destruct button is pressed (and that's precisely why most BD fans are not getting over enthused with hope). Let's hope it's a finish befitting the competitive standards of the match. May the better team win!

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 20:38 GMT

    If I am not wrong Sehwag made a similar comment about Bangladesh and their fans went nuts about it. Now Tamim making similar comments about Zimbabwe players... let's see Tamim is nowhere near as good a batsman Sehwag is and Bangladesh aren't anywhere near as good a team as India and while Sehwag's comments were over the top it wasn't entirely untrue. There isn't much difference between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe so Tamim's comments will come back to hunt him as soon as tomorrow. By the way Zimbabwe's bowling is probably better than BD.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 20:15 GMT

    Tamim clearly over-rates his side. Zimbabwe are equally as talented as Bangladesh, and if anything have a better bowling attack. The only thing separating them is experience (and arrogance on Tamim's part). He is doing a very poor imitation of Sehwag (except when Sehwag under-rated Bangladesh it was true). Zimbabwe to win.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    it's true & i believe on him.GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH.

  • POSTED BY kalimantan on | August 7, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    ..don't do anything silly - like leaving a straight one Tamim?

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 19:46 GMT

    Zimbabwe outplayed us in every segment of this test match. Call it bad luck, call it silly or applaud the zimbabwe players. Either way, we need to bat 90 overs tomorrow.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 19:35 GMT

    I'm a Bangladeshi fan and I personally want Zimbabwe to win, winning the game clearly means more to them than it means to the Bangladeshi side. Tamim clearly does not respect the hard work the Zimbabwe side put into preparation for the test. If Zimbabwe win it will be a very deserving one.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    Well said Tamim, but most likely we will do something silly :P

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  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    Well said Tamim, but most likely we will do something silly :P

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 19:35 GMT

    I'm a Bangladeshi fan and I personally want Zimbabwe to win, winning the game clearly means more to them than it means to the Bangladeshi side. Tamim clearly does not respect the hard work the Zimbabwe side put into preparation for the test. If Zimbabwe win it will be a very deserving one.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 19:46 GMT

    Zimbabwe outplayed us in every segment of this test match. Call it bad luck, call it silly or applaud the zimbabwe players. Either way, we need to bat 90 overs tomorrow.

  • POSTED BY kalimantan on | August 7, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    ..don't do anything silly - like leaving a straight one Tamim?

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    it's true & i believe on him.GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 20:15 GMT

    Tamim clearly over-rates his side. Zimbabwe are equally as talented as Bangladesh, and if anything have a better bowling attack. The only thing separating them is experience (and arrogance on Tamim's part). He is doing a very poor imitation of Sehwag (except when Sehwag under-rated Bangladesh it was true). Zimbabwe to win.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 20:38 GMT

    If I am not wrong Sehwag made a similar comment about Bangladesh and their fans went nuts about it. Now Tamim making similar comments about Zimbabwe players... let's see Tamim is nowhere near as good a batsman Sehwag is and Bangladesh aren't anywhere near as good a team as India and while Sehwag's comments were over the top it wasn't entirely untrue. There isn't much difference between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe so Tamim's comments will come back to hunt him as soon as tomorrow. By the way Zimbabwe's bowling is probably better than BD.

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 20:53 GMT

    It's a curious mix - the reaction of Bangladesh fans here. ZIM has definitely put in the hard yards, and it's nice to see a sporting appreciation towards that. It's also good to see at long last Bangladesh having a team where precocious talent like Tamim, Ashraful, Shakib, Mushfiq etc. coming to terms with the way they can match temperament and patience to play the longer format. Tamim's confidence comes from the fact that he knows Bangladesh "should" win this and his team has the ingredients. It's right too, that often the self destruct button is pressed (and that's precisely why most BD fans are not getting over enthused with hope). Let's hope it's a finish befitting the competitive standards of the match. May the better team win!

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 21:03 GMT

    I always believe on Our Hero Tamim Iqbal, how he played today it was just awesome & ofcourse a positive approache,,,,,,all Bangladeshi player should learn from it, if they do same like Tamim, Bangladesh will improve their status in test arena,,,,,,,,,,,,,good luck Tamim & Bangladesh!

  • POSTED BY on | August 7, 2011, 21:05 GMT

    It is the Bangla bowlers who failed to take wickets. Haven't he see the match ? Its a arrogant way of talkin. One innings he played...and he talks as if he is a triple centurion namin the opp. bowlin is weak. Everyone of us saw how he struggled in 1st innins. I think Shakib would have adviced him to play overaggressive because tamim cant play a match saving innings. Its Sakib who saved bangla skin. Do something great before you talk Mr.Tamim.