Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day April 29, 2013

Bangladesh level series despite Hamilton ton

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Bangladesh 391 (Shakib Al Hasan 81, Chigumbura 3-75) and 291 for 9 dec (Mushfiqur 93, Nasir 67*, S Masakadza 4-58) beat Zimbabwe 282 (Chigumbura 86, Mutumbami 42, Robiul 5-85, Gazi 4-59) and 257 (H Masakadza 111*, Rahman 4-63, Shakib Al Hasan 3-52) by 143 runs
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Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 143 runs and levelled the two-match series 1-1, bringing parity after going down miserably in the first Test. It was Bangladesh's first Test win since August 2009, and their fourth victory overall. Their maiden Test win had come against Zimbabwe in 2005 before they beat West Indies 2-0 almost four years ago. The victory also brought a winning end to a season in which Bangladesh made progress as a Test side.

Zimbabwe's last-wicket pair of Hamilton Masakadza and Kyle Jarvis held up Bangladesh for 11.3 overs, but their resistance ended when Jarvis fell leg-before to Shakib Al Hasan 20 minutes before the tea break.

Bangladesh made it to the finish line with help from an unlikely quarter. Debutant Ziaur Rahman was hardly expected to be an influence with the ball but he picked up 4 for 63 with his medium pace, playing the role of the third seamer. Forced to give up pace bowling due to a debilitating knee condition, Rahman has played a lot of his recent cricket as a batting allrounder.

Zimbabwe gave a good account of their fighting ability too, but they failed to reproduce the impressive showing from the first Test. They were bowled out for 257, having extended the game beyond lunch.

Hamilton Masakadza was steadfast at the crease, reaching his third Test hundred with a massive six. The hundred came off 212 balls and included ten fours and four sixes. The unbeaten knock was far better than the numbers suggest, given that most of his runs came while batting with the tail.

For all of his effort, Masakadza could not have saved the Test on his own. The Bangladesh bowlers managed to get the required wickets easily: Shingi Masakadza missed a sweep shot just after the drinks break, Elton Chigumbura chipped one down short midwicket's throat and Richmond Mutumbami dragged the ball on to the stumps after the lunch break.

Ashraful took the wicket of the younger Masakadza, who made 24 off 90 balls. It was the first breakthrough of the morning, after 18.1 overs. Soon after, Chigumbura was caught by Robiul off Sohag Gazi's bowling. Mutumbami was dismissed by Ziaur Rahman, who also took the wicket of Graeme Cremer, edging the ball to Nasir Hossain at first slip.

Cremer and Mutumbami were expected to be stumbling blocks but the Bangladesh bowlers did not give in to Zimbabwe's resistance. Keegan Meth, batting with a right knee injury, was the ninth wicket to fall and the lbw decision went Bangladesh's way after a loud and prolonged appeal; not the first doubtful decision of the match.

Robiul, who was named Man of the Series, also reached another landmark in the Test. He became the first Bangladesh pace bowler to bowl more than 100 overs in a Test series, surpassing the record previously held by Khaled Mahmud, who bowled 99 overs in a three-Test series against Pakistan in 2003.

It was perhaps apt that the two teams ended on even terms. There were periods of attritional cricket and both teams made several mistakes. The umpiring was shoddy, too, but in the end, the series will be remembered for performances from Brendan Taylor and Robiul.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • M_Rakibul_Islam on May 1, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    God job by tigers. Now it's time to prove themselves as a good team in One-day format in away condition. A series win for BD will bring the pass mark only, while whitewashing the hosts is recommended for them. Otherwise they can't prove they are worthy of progressing in this format on the basis of ODI successes in 2012.

  • CricLook on April 30, 2013, 6:34 GMT

    First, Congratulation to Bangladesh Team for their achievement.

    They are improving continuously specially last two years. Batsmen are scoring runs consistently and contributing 2/3 in each match. Most batsman are still too young but they have immense potential. What they need now is to learn how to keep cool and maintain patience. Bigger teams will got give the batsman second chance like ZIM did.

    Don't bother negative comments from people. Some are constructive which worth food for thought, some are blatantly negative comments without base. We can understand those guys like HTC or some others as BD beat them in their own backyard. Be prepare , its the beginning. Many more is coming , so keep your cool.

    To be honest, cricket is now lacking natural talents even in bigger teams which is evident in Australia, NZ and even in Pakistan which is traditional power house of natural talent. Even India which is historically have the land of sound batsman struggle to find quality fast bowler.

  • on May 4, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    BD is not a team of only Shakib & Tamim anymore! Every one is a match winner, everyone is contributing for BD now! Nasir, Robiul, Mushfiq, Ziaur, Ashraful, Gazi are doing in great guns! And still there are many great names likes Mashrafee, Anamul, etc are missing for injuries and other reasons and some young talented cricketers are also waiting in the pipeline! So, i see a great future for BD cricket!

  • on May 2, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    What a performance by Zim!!!. Mark my word, if Zim is provided half of cricketing opportunity as compared to lackluster Ban, Zim would certainly improve considerably. I see a dark times for Ban, they have a very long way to go from here....

  • maeen on May 2, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    defeating by more than 300 runs in the first test against ZIM was not a matter of surprising as they (tigers) are young enough but the speech of mr.Boycott was the most embarassing for the tigers . criticism like this regarding an immatured team was not right at all

  • Sourov84 on April 30, 2013, 16:38 GMT

    At first I want to give thanks to Tigers for their massive win. Though BD won the match but they did some mistakes too and I am very hopeful that BD will do better in ODI matches than test matches. So best of luck for them.

  • asiacricket1234 on April 30, 2013, 13:20 GMT

    I don't understand why some people keep talking about that Bangladesh winning 4 test out of 79 test etc. What happened in past its done we can not change it but if we do it right here we can get a good future. For me what matters is that we played 4 test this year Won 1 Drew 1 and lost 2. Yes we should have won 2 test against Zimbabwe but that one loss doesn't change anything. Read it somewhere that hate make people blind. I think that's what happened with our haters, Now that we won a test they need to find something to complain about so they are keep talking about what happened in past.

  • Always_pakistan on April 30, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Well played both teams but why didnt they play three test match series

  • British_North_America on April 30, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    Anti_iAnon67 You are saying one sided.Zimbabwe's record in Bangladesh are miserable from 2004.There performance against Bangladesh is miserable in Zimbabwe too except 2011 series.

  • Captainman on April 30, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    @Ibanni - Looks like your prediction totally backfired if I can recall :) I'm glad people are worried about the threat Bangladesh Cricket poses to the rest of the cricketing world and honestly, we should embrace it because its only good for Cricket. I remember in years 00-06 where Bangladesh 9/10 gets beaten so heavily but since the 07 World Cup where our Tamim, Shakib, Rahim etc have emerged, Bangladesh have made heaps of progress. In the last 2 years, they have beaten several top teams India, Sri Lanka, West Indies etc and are now not losing test matches by an innings and now drawing/winning some.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on May 1, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    God job by tigers. Now it's time to prove themselves as a good team in One-day format in away condition. A series win for BD will bring the pass mark only, while whitewashing the hosts is recommended for them. Otherwise they can't prove they are worthy of progressing in this format on the basis of ODI successes in 2012.

  • CricLook on April 30, 2013, 6:34 GMT

    First, Congratulation to Bangladesh Team for their achievement.

    They are improving continuously specially last two years. Batsmen are scoring runs consistently and contributing 2/3 in each match. Most batsman are still too young but they have immense potential. What they need now is to learn how to keep cool and maintain patience. Bigger teams will got give the batsman second chance like ZIM did.

    Don't bother negative comments from people. Some are constructive which worth food for thought, some are blatantly negative comments without base. We can understand those guys like HTC or some others as BD beat them in their own backyard. Be prepare , its the beginning. Many more is coming , so keep your cool.

    To be honest, cricket is now lacking natural talents even in bigger teams which is evident in Australia, NZ and even in Pakistan which is traditional power house of natural talent. Even India which is historically have the land of sound batsman struggle to find quality fast bowler.

  • on May 4, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    BD is not a team of only Shakib & Tamim anymore! Every one is a match winner, everyone is contributing for BD now! Nasir, Robiul, Mushfiq, Ziaur, Ashraful, Gazi are doing in great guns! And still there are many great names likes Mashrafee, Anamul, etc are missing for injuries and other reasons and some young talented cricketers are also waiting in the pipeline! So, i see a great future for BD cricket!

  • on May 2, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    What a performance by Zim!!!. Mark my word, if Zim is provided half of cricketing opportunity as compared to lackluster Ban, Zim would certainly improve considerably. I see a dark times for Ban, they have a very long way to go from here....

  • maeen on May 2, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    defeating by more than 300 runs in the first test against ZIM was not a matter of surprising as they (tigers) are young enough but the speech of mr.Boycott was the most embarassing for the tigers . criticism like this regarding an immatured team was not right at all

  • Sourov84 on April 30, 2013, 16:38 GMT

    At first I want to give thanks to Tigers for their massive win. Though BD won the match but they did some mistakes too and I am very hopeful that BD will do better in ODI matches than test matches. So best of luck for them.

  • asiacricket1234 on April 30, 2013, 13:20 GMT

    I don't understand why some people keep talking about that Bangladesh winning 4 test out of 79 test etc. What happened in past its done we can not change it but if we do it right here we can get a good future. For me what matters is that we played 4 test this year Won 1 Drew 1 and lost 2. Yes we should have won 2 test against Zimbabwe but that one loss doesn't change anything. Read it somewhere that hate make people blind. I think that's what happened with our haters, Now that we won a test they need to find something to complain about so they are keep talking about what happened in past.

  • Always_pakistan on April 30, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Well played both teams but why didnt they play three test match series

  • British_North_America on April 30, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    Anti_iAnon67 You are saying one sided.Zimbabwe's record in Bangladesh are miserable from 2004.There performance against Bangladesh is miserable in Zimbabwe too except 2011 series.

  • Captainman on April 30, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    @Ibanni - Looks like your prediction totally backfired if I can recall :) I'm glad people are worried about the threat Bangladesh Cricket poses to the rest of the cricketing world and honestly, we should embrace it because its only good for Cricket. I remember in years 00-06 where Bangladesh 9/10 gets beaten so heavily but since the 07 World Cup where our Tamim, Shakib, Rahim etc have emerged, Bangladesh have made heaps of progress. In the last 2 years, they have beaten several top teams India, Sri Lanka, West Indies etc and are now not losing test matches by an innings and now drawing/winning some.

  • Coolmaq on April 30, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    Congratulations Zimbabwe! Great outcome in getting the series leveled 1 all against a side that was expected to have won 2 nil and apparently against a side "that has made vast strides in test cricket!!!" ( 4 wins in 13 years of test cricket). Bad luck in the 2nd test and but that's sport. Hope ICC gives you guys more opportunities to play test cricket or more 4 days games with A teams from other test playing nations. Good luck for the ODI!

  • Anti_iAnon67 on April 30, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    The problem with Bangladesh is that they always think they are better and superior to Zim but they are not.The truth is they are just weak like Zimbabwe.They came to this tour thinking they were just going to play school cricket and white wash Zimbabawe easily but they failed.Bangladesh lost heavily in the first test which was very embrassing and the players were to fight for their lives in the 2nd test to avoid defeat.Luckily they snatched the victory in second test because Zim doesn't have the confidence to win many matches and they gifted most of their wickets to Bangladesh in 2nd test.I hope Zimbabwe produce a surprising perfomance in ODI's and will wait and see how many excuses bangladesh fans and board will give.Good luck to both teams and may the best team win.

  • The_Ashes on April 30, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    The ODI series is coming up and we cannot afford to lose even one match since this is our best format. I remember Bangladesh winning the last 2 ODI games pretty comfortably in Bulowayo so it should encourage our boys. My ODI XI - Tamim, Ash, Mominul, Shakib, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Zia, Gazi, Razzak and Robiul/Shafiul.

  • BanglaBandhu on April 30, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    Good luck ZIM and let's see how the ODI's work out for both teams .... I think Bangladesh will do a number on ZIM and win them all!

    I am very excited about some of the emerging players. Giving Robiul "Man of the Tournament" status will be very encouraging for him and will enable him to get to higher highs.

    Nasir Hossain has been very consistent over the last few years and is slowly getting international recognition. He received many accolades in his tour of Sri Lanka and now in Zimbabwe.

    Regarding Ziaur, please remember that after an injury he concentrated on his batting and that was the reason for his return to international cricket. He didnt do very well in Sri Lanka and in these tests his batting was not great. It was the last inning so of Bowling that saved him sos hopefully he will learn from their and develop further.

  • on April 30, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    Congrats Bangladesh Tiger! Hope you win ODI series

  • BOND_OO7 on April 30, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    @Dannymamia; All you can say having no other choice is that "BD havent progressed well" no matter how well BD perform. Actually you people haven't got human distinct and thats why you cant appreciate something good. Actually its not your fault not having that habit.I think God fell short of courage in bestowing this habit of appreciating something good upon you

  • on April 30, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    @ CricLook: U made a very inspiring, right & constructive comments here! Its a very good lesson for all here specially those who make comments out of nothing but hatred! Thanks Mr. CricLook, i don't know which country u belongs too but it doesn't matter at all to make constructive comments like this!

  • on April 30, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    Congrts Bangladesh to win this match but disappoint to see draw this series. Zimbabwe improves a lot, especially impressed to watch Taylor, Hamilton, Chigumbura, Jarvis and Singi's performances. All of their effort was very healthy. At the same time we had lack of concentration in the first Test as well as second Test also where Musi & Sakib failed to reach 100. They should must think & learn that, Century is not gift of luck; it's a matter of proper hard work. Example on our team - Robiul Islam, just tremendous! Hope he will continue this form & effort in near future. To think honorable selectors, we can try some of our NCL product like Sharif, Talha, Tarek, Taposh and Subashis in place of unfit and injured fast bowler. Also please don't forget about Nayeem's effort was in WI series. Best wishes for ODI series, want to see this Cup only on BD team camp.

  • Parsyd on April 30, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Congrats for both the teams. Zimbabwe,expectedly, played very well in home conditions in the 1st test and defeated Bangladesh comprehensively.On the other hand, Bangladesh, quickly regrouped after the defeat, and played as a mature and skilled outfit to snatch victory. While watching both the Tests on the screen, I was very impressed with on-field congeniality/decency shown by players of both the teams which is an important element in CRICKET. However, leaving quality of umpiring aside, I think the quality of live TV commentary should be improved.Commentators appeared to be continuously spending long time glorifying their players/themselves and, in the process, presenting as if they were out to undermine every aspect of the opposition.Among several, statement, made by a person called Neil, saying 'Bangladesh defeated a West Indies B-team in 2009' was incorrect(rightly corrected by another commentator). That West Indies team had Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach and few others of today

  • sohan_faisal on April 30, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    My side for one day:1. Tamim 2. Ashraful 3. Mominul 4. Shakib 5. Mushfique 6. Nasir 7. Mahmudullah 8. Zia 9. Gazi 10. Robiul 11. Razzak

  • Samudro2106 on April 30, 2013, 6:52 GMT

    Talking about 2nd string side(which is not actually), none stopped them to field their missing 'key' players.At the end, there's nothing for to be overjoyed as we're expected to win the series 2-0 which we didn't. People accusing that BD is giving lame excuses (which mushy actually didn't) but how on earth can we have a hotel for a intl. side which don't have continuous water supply (yup, there's some supply with petrol !!!!) and horribly unprepared practice pitches ?? However, I'm not happy with our overall perfomance in the test series and we should've done better. And to the Zims, please do come to our home, we'll obviously host you with way better facilities and we'll see how Zim can beat us in our home...

  • anver777 on April 30, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    Well played BD !!! it was a good comeback victory for them after the poor show in the 1st test !!!!

  • Rock_cricket on April 30, 2013, 5:41 GMT

    Well played Team Bangladesh, Congrats from India ....

  • Shaan99 on April 30, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    I think zimbabwe have played really well because they were deviating from international cricket.. They were loosing each nd every matches and once a time people r also saying that that's was end of zimbabwe cricket.. But no they were wrong.. They r producing lot of youngster who are always keen to give their best performance:) and i think that this is a Beginning of ZIMBABWE CRICKET... Go zimbabwe go and congrats to Bangladesh for winning the second test comprehensively you have developed a lot

  • BOND_OO7 on April 30, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    Some people cant digest BD win and i feel sorry for them. Really sorry

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on April 30, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    @ Dannymania , I have to say , you seem chickened out ! Because you were direly hoping Bd would do bad in the second test too and then you will claim 2 bad performances in a row cannot be fluke therefore bd still made no progress in test so strip off their test status asap. But in the 2nd test Bd batters shown their true strength and if anything this series Bd proved they have suddenly repaired their pace balling depertment which is a fast improvement and surprised some zim fans too (as they commented in this thread). Pace balling was the weak link of Bd but now its obvious to ICC that Bd certainly made some progress and capable of taking 20 wickets, hence deserves test status more than ever. Thats why poor you got no choice but only to throw statistics which is based on old Bd squad that will never be formed again.

  • on April 30, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    Congrats Bangladesh Tiger! Hope you win series.

  • XP79303 on April 30, 2013, 4:18 GMT

    Congrats BD team for a desire win in Test. Congrats also to Zim for well fought. We want all the teams come neck to neck in ability and power so that we the viewer can more enjoy the game of cricket.

    People all over the cricket world should inform, BD team still behind in test arena but have grown capability to beat any team in ODI and T20. Agree? If not come to take BET!!!!!

  • Albert_cambell on April 30, 2013, 4:09 GMT

    I think Htc-Android has a point. At the beginning of the series i expected Bangladesh to win the series atleast 1-0. Bangladesh have more international exposure than this current Zimbabwe. So they should have won this series. But it dint happen at all. Overall this series was a success to Zimbabwe. All those lack of match practice, Allien conditions are lame excuses from Bangladeshi fans(Which they normally give after every single series). No team would lose by 335 runs even if that was the case.The truth is Bangladesh are still at the same level as our neighbours zimbabwe.

  • SayemAK on April 30, 2013, 4:07 GMT

    For the "Featured comment" - It said credits should be given to Zimbabwe for their 1st match win by 335 runs. Are you aware that there was no practice match before that match. This may be an example for the test cricket that series starts without a practice match. And about the venue, it may be another example that two tests are played at same venue (Harare), though there were another ready venue at Bulawayo. May this type of actions is only possible against Bangladesh. If there were other Big team, they may not be able to do such. There were also some management issues that caused the players to loose their concentration before the match.

  • Quddus-Mamu on April 30, 2013, 3:18 GMT

    Now, it's time to get ready for ODI series. This is my Best XI for ODI: 1.Tamim Iqbal, 2.Mohammad Ashraful, 3. Shakib Al Hasan, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim, 5.Mahmudullah/Shamsur Rahman, 6.Mominul Haque, 7. Nasir Hossain, 8.Sohag Gazi, 9. Ziaur Rahman 10..Abdur Razzak,11. Robiul Islam.

  • MeijiMura on April 30, 2013, 3:09 GMT

    It was no surprise to me to see the team that batted first won the second test as was the case in the first test. It would be nice to see both the Bangladeshi and Zimbabwean sides actually win the toss and bat first in the future showing confidence in their batsmen to do the job, after all it is easier batting first in the match than last! Hats off to Hamilton Masakadza for a great innings. He has been out of form for a long time now so to put in such a big effort and be rewarded for it with an undefeated century was gratifying for both him and everyone who saw his innings. Too bad none of his teammates gave him any support with the sole exception of Shingi Masakadza who lasted 90 deliveries before losing his concentration. It was disappointing to see Sibanda, Mutumbani and Chigumbura throw their wickets away with such poor shots when they should have been determined to play long innings at the crease whilst Cremer got a nick playing at a wide one he should have left alone.

  • reyme on April 30, 2013, 2:18 GMT

    2nd String ZIM side? You got to be kidding right? Can the so called 1st string ZIM side beat this so called 2nd string ZIM side? Without the help of umpires I dont see how ZIM could even win the 1st Test! Several close calls were ignored against the ZIM captain Taylor who went ahead and score 280+ runs and contributed more than 400 runs in partnership in the 1st Test. My question is who Mawoya, Ervine, Price, Utseya, Vitori, Mpofu, Williams would be replaing in the lineup? Dont forget BD playeed 1st Test without their top players Tamim, Mashrafee. Shakib was also injured, just came from surgery. How that post can be the featured post, only GOD knows!

  • r0ketman on April 30, 2013, 2:13 GMT

    These are some of the stats for the "Key Players" HTC_Android mentioned: Craig Ervine, 29 runs avg, zero half centuries and zero centuries in test matches, Prosper utseya: 21 runs average, 38 with the ball in test matches, Ray price 36 with the ball, batting average not worth mentioning (he is a bowler, and not a good one at that), Brian Vitori 55 average with the ball, yup it is 55! Sean williams 18 runs average with the bat. The truth is, these people, apart from Mpofu, did not make the team because they are no good enough, even in Zimbabwe standard. And HTC_Android is calling them "Key players". How about the fact that BD was missing tamim in the first test, who averages more with the bat in test matches than anyone on the Zimbabwe team? What about the fact that BD did not get a practice match in foreign conditions before the test match? This BD hating must stop, this is sounding too pathetic!

  • on April 30, 2013, 2:05 GMT

    Congratulation Bangladeshi Tiger Cricket Team! Please take my heartiest love to you all specially Sakib and Zia for this match winning fabulously. This test who miss Mawoya, Ervine, Price, Utseya, Vitori, Mpofu, Williams it doesn't matter from now how many time they will play with us I wish they surely lost. Want to say some bad wisher of Bangladesh cricket team those guys who still ignore our team as a beginner team "Bad work man quarrel with his tools"

    Once again congratulation on our Bangladeshi Tiger's successful playing.

    -Abul Hasan Chittagong

  • r0ketman on April 30, 2013, 2:03 GMT

    @Htc_Android: Seriously? Apart from Mpofu, none of the names you mentioned are "key players" for zimbabwe!! When was the last time Ervine did anything worth mentioning? Brian vitory had beginners luck against BD in his first series against BD, since then he has fallen off the map. His average in Tests is 55! And you are claiming he is a "Key player"? BD was missing Tamim for the first test, who averages more than anyone on the Zimbabwe team on test batting average, how come you are not mentioning that? Zimbabwe was fieliding second string team? This trying to discredit BD sucess must stop. BD did not get a tour match before the series started, they were thrown out in a much cooler temperature in Zimbabwe on the first test, not being acclimated to the weather. The pitch was erratic, which helped the local bowlers. It was apparent how toothless Zim bowling attack is on a better pitch on the 2nd test. Admit, BD is a better team, and they won!:-)

  • Meety on April 30, 2013, 1:54 GMT

    @ Htc-Android on (April 29, 2013, 17:51 GMT) - how many of those players were injured? I think it was NONE! So therefor Zim fielded a full strength team. Bangladesh were missing Mortaza (their best seamer who is of a similar standard to Jarvis). Zimbabwe were hampered by Meth's injury. The fact is, this was a good battle between these two teams, & 1 all was fair & square. This SHOULD of been a 3 (or more) test series, I will surprised if Zim win any tests in Bangladesh. All this talk of "2nd string" is rubbish. One or two injuries does not make it an A-side. A side is depleted if they have 3 or 4 injuries, not 1 or 2.

  • on April 30, 2013, 0:57 GMT

    As this two are not getting many chances with top to play test cricket , why they played only two test series where there was oppurtunity to play at least 4 test series. I would blame to bcb they are failure to arrange more test for our tigers. For bcb now it is time to be more proactive .

  • on April 29, 2013, 23:57 GMT

    i feel here to write something about the guy @dannymania who criticise bd team,I dont know he looks like he is a icc precedent he can suspened any test team.but reality is that he is a very poor person who fight for food clothes,no religion like animal.i firmly say that he doesnt play cricket in his life time.he doesnt know now icc vice precedent is from bangladesh.sakib is no.1 all rounder in the world tamim mushi,mashrafi.nasir are world class player,grow up man dannymania

  • ferdous06 on April 29, 2013, 23:37 GMT

    @ Htc-Android, hey dude. i thought sri lankans are polite and intelligent people. now i find it is not totally right. you are lowering the image of your country, bro. learn some manner. we, the bangladeshis, love and like your cricket more than other sub-continental countries. i know we don't win a lot of tests but we do win some. so far i know your country is playing good domestic cricket from 1932 and we are from 1973. i still remember the srilankan tour of bangladesh in 1977-78 under anura tenekun. from that day till today sri lanka has improved a lot, won the ODI world cup, we appreciate that. learn to appreciate others. it will only make you a good human being. all the best. may GOD bless you.

  • rivernile on April 29, 2013, 23:23 GMT

    Congratulations Tigers! You deserved to win. Our bowling, middle and lower order batting came through in the second test. Hats off to Zimbabwe though. They played very well and made a game of it, even when things looked completely hopeless. I hope that we can learn something from that. Mushfiq is becoming a force in tests.

  • Captainman on April 29, 2013, 22:35 GMT

    I don't know if this is a first but both teams are really young. Not one player in the tests series is over the age of 30. It just shows the bright future these 2 teams and the top associate teams have in Cricket. The countries of the so called 'top 8' teams are worried of emerging teams like Ireland and especially Bangladesh. I have no doubt these teams will eclipse some of them one day so please don't be scared rather embrace it for the good of Cricket :) Its 2013 not 2003. The cricketing world is changing fast especially with those retirements of top players recently i.e. Lee, Hussey, Ponting, Dravid, Laxman etc and many more good luck! :)

  • BOND_OO7 on April 29, 2013, 22:09 GMT

    @HTC; i just wonder how awfully man can be good at lowering themselves. You are,perhaps,the best i have ever seen . Ironic that you dont know your are degrading only yourself

  • Rogatskuxx on April 29, 2013, 22:07 GMT

    I think Brendan Taylor is the best Zimbabwean player because he has the same last name as Ross Taylor

  • WorldWideCricket on April 29, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    @Htc-Androi: Why are you so hostile to Bangladesh Cricket? What they have done to you? I have never seen single positive comment from you about Bangladesh Cricket. Brother, negative comments against Bangladesh Cricket will not make you or your country #1, you are actually lowering yourself and your country Sri Lanka which most of the Bangladeshi fans love.

  • siamashraful on April 29, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    never judge a team's test statistics by it's age rather judge by the number of test played by a single player. and with that, u will come to know how much strongest team BAngladesh is right now @Dannymania

  • hasib9 on April 29, 2013, 20:57 GMT

    @Dannymania: All these statistics that you talk of are from the past. Most of the loss took place over 5 (or more) years ago, when there were no Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiq, Nasir etc. Are you saying that the test status from Bangladesh should be taken away because they won? That doesn't add up. You have to look at progress. Besides, your statistics is wrong. All the matches were drawn because of rain? I don't remember it training during the first test against SL. Here is the fact: Bangladesh now makes any team work hard for a win. Within a year or so, BD will win or draw 30 - 40% of the tests they play. A year after that, they will start slowly but steadily climbing up the ranking, just like they are doing in ODIs. And at that point, it won't matter whether you are impressed or not.

  • on April 29, 2013, 20:56 GMT

    Bangladesh gave away their wickets ! Really showed poor patience . They should have respected the bowlers like they did in their last SL series . Its maybe because they were playing against a lower ranked team after performing so well in Sri Lanka with the bat. Btw While bowling, Bangladesh had to work really hard to get Zim wickets because Zim batsmen were really patience & clever and ofcourse a long batting line up . I am really shocked & impressed seeing the new bangladesh pace bowling attack . They have done a very good job to earn the wickets , where none of Zim batsman were ready to loose patience .

  • AzAb12754 on April 29, 2013, 20:56 GMT

    @HTC: Zimbabwe almost beat New Zealand in a Test match at home a few years back but we all know how much experience the New Zealand team have i.e. Vettori 100 tests, McCullum 60 something tests etc plus they have much more quality players than Bangladesh. Don't forget it was Brendan taylor that won them that match whereas with Bangladesh in the second test match, they had big contributions from several players and Cricket is of course a team sport.

  • WorldWideCricket on April 29, 2013, 20:55 GMT

    @ Htc-Android: If you think that ZIM is better than BD in all aspect and if that makes you happyt, so be it. We Bangladeshi fans are happy because BD won the test, and you are happy because you think "t ZIM is better than BD in all aspect". Its a win win for both. Enjoy more SL cricket.

  • Legend_of_All_Times on April 29, 2013, 20:53 GMT

    @Htc-Android: Same things can be said for Bangladesh too. Tamim didn't played and Shakid didn't bowled almost in the 1st Test. Moreover, Players like Mashrafi, Rubel (after 1st test), Shafiul, Anamul, Abul Hossain, Naeem, Nazmul is out of this current Tour due to injury. So, Bangladesh is also deploying their 2nd String Team against this Zimbabwe. Further more, Zimbabwe is Playing at their home Yard, so they are enjoying a Special Advantage over their opponent. And Bangladesh with this 2nd String Team managed to beat them at a margin of 143 runs in Zimbabwe's own Home Yard! So, nothing can be taken from Bangladesh's credit although Bangladesh didn't played their natural game in the 1st test. And the 'Fast Bowler Factor' can only be considered in a Pace-friendly wicket, nowhere else. I think you're informed that Zimbabwe failed to pack a single series against Bangladesh from Bangladesh's Yard in last 12 Years, but Bangladesh did it from Zimbabwe's Yard for several times.

  • Suman.bd on April 29, 2013, 20:49 GMT

    Zimbabwe main side is second string side.....they have no main saide. all about second string.

  • house_of_stone on April 29, 2013, 20:47 GMT

    @ ZCF_Outkast, you have a very short memory, Masakadza's batting in Tests has been complete rubbish for a while and he has finally hit some runs and you immediately start calling for the heads of the people who didn't perform that well in this match and raive how brilliant he is, newsflash buddy one decent innings every ten doesn't make one a brilliant player. Why don't you have a look at the series averages for some of the players you are moaning about Cremer - 33 with the bat and 26 with the ball; Meth - 24 with bat and 24 with the ball; Jarvis 33 with the ball ( though needs more control ) justifed their selections. You want Mpofu and Utseya in the Test team as you feel they are better, that's going backwards. Unfortunate that Mawoyo was not there as I'm sure he could have made a difference but Zim also lacked a couple of left handed batsmen which would have helped knocking the bowlers off their lines, Williams was in the squad and would have been an interesting option to open with?

  • Htc-Android on April 29, 2013, 20:32 GMT

    @ AzAb12754. If you look at the Zim team their most experienced player is Mazagadza with 23 test and their captain taylor with 18 tests. Rest of the 9 players played less than 10 matches. BD players like Ashraful(61 tests), Rahim( 34 tests), Shakib(30 tests), Tamim(28 tests). None of BDs experienced bowlers like Shafiul, Rubel, Mortaza Enamul are upto the international standards when it comes test cricket. So its better for them to pick youngstars like sohag, robiul, Zia ahead of these bowlers.

  • borhans on April 29, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    Test is a culture .Zimbabwe had a test culture long before BD & in those 6 year Zimbabwe didn't stop playing test at home .where BD had gone through two generation change .most of the current players are playing int test for 4 years .Zimbabwe have great test legends like andy grand flower where BD didn't have any that kind of legacy in test yet .so yes BD boys really don't have the same honor ,respect for test that Zimbabwe have & before first test BCB complain about few issue that BD players were not happy about Zimbabwe's service to the guest .So that mind game that zimbabwe want to play helped them a lot in first test .but again real quality came forward when everything got settled

  • on April 29, 2013, 20:19 GMT

    bd showed a high class performance in every section though they faced diffarent barriers from host country.bd has now some rising talented young who are very commited to their works.now i would draw bcb attention to purify our first class structure and appoint some skiiled coach for up coming young crickter.cricketer learn skills when they are aged level.they should have proper guided this time.and bcb plz try to arrange at least 8-10 test match for our tigers so that they get more chance to improve themselves.

  • Jadejafan on April 29, 2013, 20:13 GMT

    I really like this Nasir Hossain great find your team. I think he should bat a bit higher.

  • AzAb12754 on April 29, 2013, 20:09 GMT

    Bangladesh are also an inexperienced test team. If you exclude Ash, the second most number of test matches for Bangladesh is the little captain with 34 caps so that says something. Nasir Hossain, Mominul, Sajidul, Enamul, Zia, Robiul, Jahurul etc more than half our squad have played less than 10 test matches so its just as inexperienced as Zimbabwe.

  • Energetic. on April 29, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    Zimbabwe almost beat better teams than Bangladesh like New Zealand and Pakistan in tests the last time they toured there but thanks to some guys rating Bangladesh highly really appreciate it. I doubt Zimbabwe can even compete if they were to play in Bangladesh right now on these slow low wickets. Rahim, Tamim and Shakib all have centuries against these Zimbabwean bowlers Utseya, Mpofu, Price etc and neither of their missing batsman have a great record against Bangladesh. No doubt Zimbabwe are tough to play at home for any team.

  • Dannymania on April 29, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    I have to say,i'm not impressed.Here's the reason Bangladesh have played 79 test matches now.Have won 4(Two against Zim),(Two against a very weak WI team),have drawn 8(1 against india,one against Newzealand,one against Srilanka,two against a very weak WI team,and 3 against zimbabwe.All of the drawn matches were due to rain.Bangladesh have lost the rest(67 matcheS).Most of their lost matches were an innings' defeat. Now,the stats tell us that the only team they play well against is Zimbabwe.Infact,zimbabwe have also beaten bangladesh 6 times and have lost only twice,which means that they're a better team as compared to bangladesh. With all these statistics,i hereby put forward my idea..Get the test status as away from bangladesh as possible,as they're NOT worthy of it!

  • Htc-Android on April 29, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    @abcdef_12345. you talk about BD returning to test cricket after 11 months. But Zimbabwe were returning to test cricket after 6 years with most of them making their debuts. So dont give us excuses mate. You guys have to admit that BD are in the same level as Zim, even though BD players have more experience than these current Zim players. I think with more experience Zim will be a better side than BD as Zim have better fast bowlers.

  • on April 29, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    Htc-Android, How can this be the 2nd string ZIM side, when they actually do have all those players available?! they're just not picked because the management thought these players are better..

    On the other hand, yes, BD should have played similarly in the 1st also, but we have to understand that BD is not adapt to playing in these conditions. if this series was played in BD, it would have been a lot lot better, we all know that. BD should have at least played one practice match to acclimate themselves..

    But credit goes to Zim also. They have shown determination, and it payed off! My question to Zim; WHY YOU NO PLAY LIKE THIS WITH OTHER TEAMS? WHY ONLY BANGLA?!! :) cheers

  • ExtremeSpeed on April 29, 2013, 18:57 GMT

    @HTC-Android - Yes Zimbabwe were missing some key players but you can only field 11. Also I doubt it would've made a difference since their averages are generally the same as the 11 that played in this test. Don't forget as well Bangladesh were missing some of their best players from the first test match like Tamim, Mashrafe, Naeem, Razzak and Anamul but like I said in the end can only fill 11 spots. The reason why Bangladesh lost the first test is no practice matches and off field problems (see Isam articles) for more info i.e. Zimbabwe saying NO to Bangladesh for no training sessions.

  • on April 29, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    Here we won the match.This win was expected. I think we played against 13 player including two Umpires. Their wrong decisions against BD made a great impact on the very first match. Just look at the Tamim and Ash's out on 2nd match. If a 5 years aged boy stand here, he wouldn't give them out.Always all foolish decision go against BD. We have nothing to compare with Zim. We beat Westindies few days ago but zim were white washed by them.We won against Srilanka,India few days ag in Asia cup.So it's clear we are far away from Zimbabwe.

  • on April 29, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Well what can I say but "History repeats itself".Zimbabwe has improved somewhat but its the same story over again.We win in the first match/matches and then get clobbered in the remaining matches.I would put my money on Bangladesh for the remaining matches. We cant continue to rely solely on one player and expect magic.The level at which other test playing nations perform is beyond Zim's performance.They have at least 5(preferably batsmen) outstanding performers and those that can volunteer to perform when the team is in trouble.We are so near and yet so far.

  • Dhutugemunu on April 29, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    Finally BD had a opportunity to celebrate. Enjoy guys. BD improving.

  • British_North_America on April 29, 2013, 18:28 GMT

    Anti_iAnon67 Bangladesh loosed to Zimbabwe in 2011 coming back to test cricket after 11 months.

  • Captainman on April 29, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    Ideally! this should be our test 11 because everytime we have a test, we pick a few players who are either a walking wicket or are no use of the ball - Tamim, Ashraful, Anamul, Mominul, Shakib, Rahim, Nasir, Zia, Gazi, Sajidul and Robiul. Reserves Naeem, Marshall, Shafiul, Rubel and Abul.

  • ZCFOutkast on April 29, 2013, 18:08 GMT

    Congratulations on a much deserved win Tigers. It takes a lot to came back from 1-0 down away and you did just that.

    I don't think your batsmen should shy away from punishing bad balls or upping the tempo. When Amla/AB is coasting and playing similar shots they're not accused of being reckless or greedy, they're just backing themselves and displaying their abilities to great applause. Why should it be different where you're concerned.

    Hami/Taylor got centuries for Zim, and perhaps Hami rushed things when he was running out of partners but in both their innings they let go of far too many easy scoring opportunities. We could have paid for that in the 1st Test if BD was up to it.

    The only difference is your stroke-makers are in the right place. Our best #4 in the country - Vusi, is risking from the wrong position, while limited Malcolm is tasked with displaying a masterclass from #5. No way he can compare to SAH, Mushfiqur & Nasir once we're 4 down. Your batting is only just starting!

  • Rafelgibt on April 29, 2013, 18:03 GMT

    At last the result has come!!!Well done Mushfiq and Companions...Special credit goes to ROBIUL ISLAM & ZIUR RAHMAN for their outstanding bowling in this TEST...Credit also goes to ZIM players for their outstanding performances through out the TEST series...I always believe that BAN and ZIM are almost equally balanced team while BAN got the advantage of having SHAKIB and RAZZAK as a world class spinner...Hope very competitive ODI series is coming up...Wishing both the teams all the best and predicting the series 2-1 in favor of BAN....

  • Htc-Android on April 29, 2013, 17:51 GMT

    Credits should be given to zimbabwe. Its their 7th test after returning to test cricket and still managed to beat a fairly experienced BD team by 335 runs. Also Zimbabwe were playing without some of their key players( Mawoya, Ervine, Price, Utseya, Vitori, Mpofu, Williams missing). They did exptremely well to draw the series 1-1 with having to field a 2nd string side against BD.

  • ZCFOutkast on April 29, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    Apart from chipping in with 40 odd runs per match, while dishing out 100+ for the odd wicket in each innings and dropping catches, I see no reason why Cremer should be retained beyond 5 Tests to date(NZ, WI-2&BD-2)! Utseya, M'shangwe & Mutombodzi cannot be this pathetic with the ball.

    Apart from his expected brilliant batting, with his bowling Hamilton's comparable pace and superior striking abilities question why Meth was chosen ahead of a proper seamer to begin with. Why Taylor?

    Much loved Jarvis continued his streak. He has got more than 1 wicket in only 6 of his 14 innings - 3 of those 6 being against BD. Only once in those 14 has he bowled at under 3rpo. Whether he's picking wickets(rarely) or not(mostly), he fetches heavily much to the detriment of the team.

    Mpofu will return for Meth, while Cremer will be relegated to 12 man duties but if Jarvis continues to leak 80+ runs per innings for little gain, while top sides bowl us out for double that amount is he worth the new ball?

  • on April 29, 2013, 17:31 GMT

    Result is expected. 1st test was a disaster. no need to be over joyed. to get respect from others we should white wash Zim in ODI series. I m nt really happy with Mushfiq's captaincy. In 1st test Mushfiq changed the batting order & promoted off-form Mahmudullah to no 4 in both innings. He didnt use Shohag Gazi enough in this test compared to other bowlers (He didnt bowl that bad!!!) Robiul was over used in both tests. It might bring injury to him. In 2nd test 1st innings Ziaur bowled only 7 overs!!!! & in 2nd innings Sajidul only 3 overs!!!! why he took 3 fast bowlers if he just loves to use only 2 of them!!!! Happy with middle order... Nasir is getting matured day by day. best wishes for ODI

  • Anti_iAnon67 on April 29, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    Congrats to bangladesh they were the better team in this 2nd test.But lots of questions to be answered.First to all bangladesh fans who are saying Bangladesh lost the first test because of lack of practise?.I remember Bangladesh lost to Zim in 2011 test match did they lack practise?.My question to Zim why did they wanted to chase 400? .Do they know how to play defensive or at least watch other big teams when they defend for a draw in test cricket? .Bangladesh are weaker like Zim and they will continue to be baptised when they play other test nations.To improce both nations shld play more cricket with higher ranked teams to improve but who wants to play bangladesh or zim? .The answer shld be provided by ICC by balancing this game because cricket is now too predictable.

  • Dunwall on April 29, 2013, 16:55 GMT

    I wouldn't go so far and call that first test win by ZIM was a fluke but it was highly unlikely before the series that ZIM would win. I suspect BD lost becoz of all the anticipation after their performance in SriLanka.

    But, it is high time for BD to learn how to handle that anticipation and not to be imploded.

  • on April 29, 2013, 16:30 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh! I like how your team is becoming a force in Cricket now. Be positive and just be competitive! Zimbabwe very impressed with your pace bowlers, I think they are even better than teams like India or Sri Lanka but just needs to be a bit consistent.

  • asiacricket1234 on April 29, 2013, 16:00 GMT

    Congratulation Bangladesh for their win and Well Done Zimbabwe for their great performance. In this series Zimbabwe played better cricket and Bangladesh still have a long way to go before we can claim our-self as a good test playing nation. So far we have a OK year a draw against SL and a Win but it should have been a two wins, Anyway I hope BCB will ensure that players get enough practice before next test series :)

  • The_Ashes on April 29, 2013, 15:58 GMT

    Also Rahim has been fantastic on and off the field. Him being the captain has done Bangladesh a lot of good. I think Shakib should be the vice-captain to assist him a bit if required. Nasir Hossain has been a great find for Bangladesh but I still think he should bat one place higher in Test Cricket. Ash was unlucky and will still stick to him, his experience counts bat or ball. Jahurul has had enough chances and proved to be a disappointment and a walking wicket. Anamul Haque is an obvious replacement for Jahurul but he should bat at 3 and have Ash at 2. Mominul Haque is also impressive but needs to stop going after the ball every time and protect his wicket more.

  • on April 29, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    Congrats to BD! This win is significant for many reasons, here are some of these; 1) BD got this win away from home in bouncy track, 2) BD came back hardly in winning comprehensively from behind (loosing 1st test) and drew the test series, 3) BD won this match with great contribution of the pacers- Robiul & Ziaur, whereas BD was traditionally & heavily dependent on the spinners before, 4) most probably Robiul, being the fast bowler, is only the first time in the BD cricket history who got the highest wickets and adjudged the man of the series, 5) BD dominated the each 5 days of this test match which is rare, 6) winning this match with 3 seamers proved that BD did a huge strategical mistake without playing a single practice match & not taking the 3rd seamer in 1st test which cost them heavily, 6) with this win BD proved that they can win a test and can be competitive even in foreign & bouncy soil and slowly but surely giving sign of consistency after drawing tests with WI and SL.

  • cyborg89 on April 29, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    I like to congratulate Bangladesh for their positive gameplay.1st test result was completely due to lack of practice.They showed how good they are if got adjusted to the condition.I strongly believe that if there is any 3rd test they could've win it also.Throughout the tour they never batted negatively(even in the 1st test) and that amazed me.Modern world don't wanna see a batsman facing 300 balls and making 50/70.They proved that they are modern era cricketer.

  • TheRisingTeam on April 29, 2013, 15:45 GMT

    Well done on the win! but when we do tour to such places next time for test matches, always ask for preferably 2 practice matches if not 1 because it takes a bit of time to adjust to new conditions and pick at least 3 SEAMERS. Hopefully we won't use Shahadat or even Rubel anymore because there's no way they can bowl like the way Zia, Robiul even Sajidul did in this test match. Sajidul was a bit unlucky for now getting a wicket and underused but bowled very tight and should be part of our long term plans. I like the idea of having left/right spinners and fast bowlers in an 11, gives Bangladesh that extra variation.

    My strong advise to BCB is to please sort out the first class structure of Bangladesh and take it seriously. Make sure our pitches in domestic circuit is bouncy so not only our batsman can get to play on it well all the time but will encourage more fast bowlers to emerge otherwise we will continue to struggle on such surfaces when we play test matches again.

  • on April 29, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    Ziaur deserves a lots of credit. It is evident that he was the difference maker in the second test. I must say Shakib & Mushy did a pretty good job in both innings of keeping them in the game. I was one of the critics why Ziaur is being selected in a test squad as I always thought he is a good resource in a ODI/T20. But he really over performed and gave BD something to cheer about!

  • Fogu on April 29, 2013, 15:41 GMT

    I am happy with BD performance but with caution. ZM had three centuries but BD had none. It points to lack of appropriate temperament in our players to play long. A slow 100 is better than a fast 50 in test. A fast 50 works better in ODI and T20. However, there were a lot of positives for BD in this series. They showed fight after the way they crumbled in the 1st test. Nasir and Mominul can help solidify 5 out of 7 battig positions if we do not push them up quickly. Mushfique can bat at 4, Shakib at 5, Mominul at 6 and Nasir at 7 for now until Mominul and Nasir are ready to move up in a couple of years. If Anamul can come in and fill the 2nd opener role we will need a 1 down batsmen. Robiul can spearhead our pace attacke with Mashrafe, Shafiul or Rubel. Go Tigers!

  • on April 29, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    I agree that Sakib should have been Man of the Match. His was a solid all round performance - just what the doctor ordered. I think Mushy was using him sparingly in the second innings to give his injury more rest. But once again Sakib has proved that he is the world's BEST all-rounder. By the way where are the enemies of Bangladesh cricket now? The venom with which they attack the team after a bad loss, is just mind boggling. They say the same thing over and over - they don't deserve to be in the elite league, blah blah blah. This is a highly elitist attitude. Cricket needs more teams in order to flourish. These two at the bottom are getting better gradually; already the Tigers have beaten even the top teams in the shorter format. I teach a course in the Economics of sports. The viability of a professional league depends on the existence of a larger number of highly competitive teams. The more teams you have, the more profitable the franchise will be.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on April 29, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    Bd batsmen by far the most inconsistent in the world but they are capable enough - they are okay. One bad game , thats it , some neighbor people lashes out to strip off test status from Bd. Bd is improving in test too , slowly perhaps but they making progress. I bet if zim have a bad game south africans would not gather to beg test status removed from zim. But it doesnt matter to us Bd fans becuz we know if new promising players like robiul islam, ziaur rahman, mosharraf hossain , marshall ayoub, momenul huq etc etc keep popping up at this rate then their (Bd enemies) days are counted , let them bark for a while .

  • on April 29, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    Congratulation Bangladesh Cricket Team. You have done it! We are proud of you. We are as always with you in your winning and loosing moments.

  • Sadequl on April 29, 2013, 15:20 GMT

    Congratulations & many thanks to our tiger boys for giving us the pride & joy even though whole nation is in deep shock after the Saver tragedy. Also thanks for dedicating the win towards their memory as an honor. We wish your success in rest of the ODI & T-20 matches too. Wtg Tigers.

  • on April 29, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    Good win. but i am not entirely satisfied with the whole test series for bd. first test was really pathetic display. you guys should have tried at least like h. masakadza.Taylor was outstanding . need a lot of hard work to become competitive side in test arena. hope for the best for both team. just waiting for a fantastic odi series.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on April 29, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    When Bd fans were skeptical about Ziaur Rahman before the 2nd test started, I thought whatever he is , he is atleast better than rubel hossain and shahadat hossain. Zia actually have high potential to become a decent pacer in near future, he just needs some training from coach. Remember when Robiul first came into cricket scene he was simply ordinary but recently he got some training from coach and with hard work now he much improved and looking good. My request to BCB is nomore rubel hossain , shahadat hossain, shafiul Islam in Bd team at any format PLEASE (unless all other pacers get struck by lightning). Lets work on new pacers robiul sajedul zia etc and whoever comes along ahead. Also, prepare promising futrure like Tashkin Ahmed under whoever coach you hire for the national side so that in 3/4 years they get ready to serve Bd team.

  • on April 29, 2013, 14:47 GMT

    The Tigers are roaring high again in Zim! Now see, the haters of BD cricket went in hiding again in the caves whereas they came out in large numbers when BD lost the 1st test (I had found hundreds of fans then commenting here in cricinfo very hash words against BD cricket & their test status)! why don't u people come out from hiding now to appreciate BD? If u can't do that then u don't deserve to criticize BD cricket any more.

  • on April 29, 2013, 14:43 GMT

    I am happy Bangladesh Won..happy for Zim played a good fighting Cricket and I am extremely happy Shahadat didnt play..

  • faisalnd98 on April 29, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh! They really player well all-round cricket in this game. I believe Bangladesh could do better in the first test, if they would have an opportunity to play a practice match. However, it is not very easy to defeat a similarly strong team in abroad. I hope Bangladesh will dominate the ODI series.

  • BARFI on April 29, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    Ziaur should be allowed to bowl more often. His action is much better than other BD bowlers. He will have less injury becuase of his nice action. Robiul should keep his stamina going and Mushfiqur should not overuse him. Injuries are the worst thing that can happen to a bolwer. Look at Mashrafee!

  • jackthelad on April 29, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    Congratulations to both sides on a hard-faught game; in the end, Bangladesh's good first innings total put Zimbabwe on the back foot, and they were never able to recover against some very sound bowling. I agree absolutely, it should have been a three-game series from the start but, alas, the administrators are more concerned for the bigger profits of one-day and T20 cricket.

  • AzAb12754 on April 29, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    The tours to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe would no doubt would've been a great experience for these Bangladeshi's especially for the new youngsters we have recently included into the set-up. It will no doubt make Bangladesh more confident and stronger for test matches when they play at home but yes they still have a lot of work to do in the long form. For now its all about progression for the Bangladesh team and the last year and a half has been extremely impressive and how far they have come but it doesn't end here, as the next few years will be the biggest in Bangladesh's Cricket history. Congratulations for the win and a nice win to dedicate the victims that have sadly died in Dhaka recently.

  • Warm_Coffee on April 29, 2013, 14:04 GMT

    1-1 is a fair result but I agree should've been a 3 match test series but maybe when Zimbabwe tour Bangladesh it will happen. I have no doubt if Zimbabwe can prepare these seaming pitches then they can give Pakistan and especially Sri Lanka a ride for their money when they tour later this year.

  • Kod. on April 29, 2013, 13:35 GMT

    I think Sakib should've been the unanimous choice for Man of the match. He had 2 half centuries and 4 wickets and he was almost at 100%. Regardless it's nice to see Bangladesh winning a test. Keep it up..

  • on April 29, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    @Naheed: Shakib is injured and playing with a Shin bone injury.

  • on April 29, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Alhamdulillah, we have won this match. it was a good match for both teams.

  • The_Ashes on April 29, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    If they had kept using bowlers like Shahadat and Rubel, we would've lost. I hope our selectors have learnt that there are much much better fast bowlers in Bangladesh and for now we should use them across all forms rotationally so there are minimum injuries - Zia, Mashrafe, Nazmul, Sajidul, Robiul and Shafiul. They are not expensive bowlers and can bowl consistently in the good areas and have the ability to swing the ball. Good bowling attack is so vital especially in Test Cricket.

  • on April 29, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Well Done Bangladesh!!! Keep the momentum In ODI and T20 series ! We know Bangladesh are better side now in One Day , Beating West indies in one dayer and Draw the past series against Sri Lanka!

  • BARFI on April 29, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    BD played well but it is evident that their players (some) do not understand why is it needed to secure the wicket at the close of play. Shakib Al Hasan is the prime example of wasting his wicket. He is a world class ODI player but he needs to become a solid test player. Nasir showed lots of quality in his second innings. Remember, scoring fast does not win a test match. Test match is like chess. Strategy, execution and patience is the key to success. Zim, will done for a good match. BD should have at least faught like Zim in their first tests.

  • Captainman on April 29, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    Much better performance from Bangladesh after the disastrous first test. Obviously no practice matches was the reason but I still feel Zimbabwe would've won that anyway. Surprised Shakib didn't get the man of the match award scores of 59 and 81 plus 4 wicket and 2 catches. I don't understand why this is not a 3 match test series pretty ridiculous when both teams don't play much Test Cricket.

  • gdavis on April 29, 2013, 12:45 GMT

    Zim must look at their decision to field as a major error in this game, it immediately put them on the back foot before a ball was bowled.

  • Javed_17 on April 29, 2013, 12:42 GMT

    Dissappointing show from zimbabwe in the second innings 32 from sibanda was the second highest apart from Ham Masakadza. 32 and 10 from taylor not good especially coming off centuries in his last two innings.Shingi, hamilton and chigumbura gave zimbabwe a game to play for, very good signs in this moving forward.

    excellent by the debutant ziaur, 4 wickets will really give him a boost and a mom award to booth! Shakib definitely needs a pat on the back 2 half centuries 4 wickets in the match very very solid form. roibul and ziaur seem potent but again it is just zimbabwe. wish them all the best

  • Meety on April 29, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    Congrats to Bangladesh. I think Bangladesh is the better team, but Zimbabwe's win was much more comprehensive than Banga's.

    If Bangladesh lost this series, it would of put them back mentally a long way. There have been some important gains for Bangladesh - Robiul & Rahman taking wikets, mean that for the time being, Bangladesh's pace department looks almost at Test standard, (Zim's better). Big improvement in the batting, & I think it is inevitable that Anamul comes back into the top 4. With Shakib as an allrounder, Bangladesh looks a lot better balanced with 3 seamers & two spinners. == == == Zimbabwe have some bright spots, I think Jarvis could be a star if he stays fit, & the batsmen did show a lot of resolve in BOTH tests. == == == This should of been a 3-test series, we still don't know who really wins the wooden spoon!!

  • on April 29, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    that's how bangladesh knows always how to fight back just little planning on this weaker zimbabwe........zimbabwe needs time to more attitude,,,,,,,bravo bangladesh

  • Energetic. on April 29, 2013, 12:28 GMT

    If only our BD batsman can bat like Masakadza (brilliant knock) did then Bangladesh will totally be in control. Both teams need to play more Test Cricket but stupid this is not a 3 match test series thus end 1-1.

  • Mr-ZimCricket on April 29, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    The two Test between Zim and BD have been intriguing as they have given the two teams opportunities for them gain valuable match time and confidence. More matches need to be arranged for players to get in Run and Wickets under their belts. Hats off to the following players who were outstanding during the two test..... Brendon Taylor (two massive centuries during the 1st test), Rubiul Islam for the wickets he bagged. Kyle Jarvis was exceptional during the first test but a bit wayward during the 2nd. Shingi Masakadza bowled well during both tests and showed good temperament with the bat. Mushy played a skippers role for his 2 half centuries in both innings during the last test, Shakib is a world class player and the signs of that were coming out during the 2nd test with his 2 half centuries. Masakadza managed to come back into form with an unbeaten 111 (nelson). Thus both teams had very good positives and if the top teams continue to shann us off, then we can play each other for now.

  • NaheedKamal on April 29, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    I couldn't understand why Mushfiq is not using his vital resource Sakib to ball and also a handy resource mominul is there, why mushi why ? all ZIM player are right hander ...

  • NaheedKamal on April 29, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    I couldn't understand why Mushfiq is not using his vital resource Sakib to ball and also a handy resource mominul is there, why mushi why ? all ZIM player are right hander ...

  • Mr-ZimCricket on April 29, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    The two Test between Zim and BD have been intriguing as they have given the two teams opportunities for them gain valuable match time and confidence. More matches need to be arranged for players to get in Run and Wickets under their belts. Hats off to the following players who were outstanding during the two test..... Brendon Taylor (two massive centuries during the 1st test), Rubiul Islam for the wickets he bagged. Kyle Jarvis was exceptional during the first test but a bit wayward during the 2nd. Shingi Masakadza bowled well during both tests and showed good temperament with the bat. Mushy played a skippers role for his 2 half centuries in both innings during the last test, Shakib is a world class player and the signs of that were coming out during the 2nd test with his 2 half centuries. Masakadza managed to come back into form with an unbeaten 111 (nelson). Thus both teams had very good positives and if the top teams continue to shann us off, then we can play each other for now.

  • Energetic. on April 29, 2013, 12:28 GMT

    If only our BD batsman can bat like Masakadza (brilliant knock) did then Bangladesh will totally be in control. Both teams need to play more Test Cricket but stupid this is not a 3 match test series thus end 1-1.

  • on April 29, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    that's how bangladesh knows always how to fight back just little planning on this weaker zimbabwe........zimbabwe needs time to more attitude,,,,,,,bravo bangladesh

  • Meety on April 29, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    Congrats to Bangladesh. I think Bangladesh is the better team, but Zimbabwe's win was much more comprehensive than Banga's.

    If Bangladesh lost this series, it would of put them back mentally a long way. There have been some important gains for Bangladesh - Robiul & Rahman taking wikets, mean that for the time being, Bangladesh's pace department looks almost at Test standard, (Zim's better). Big improvement in the batting, & I think it is inevitable that Anamul comes back into the top 4. With Shakib as an allrounder, Bangladesh looks a lot better balanced with 3 seamers & two spinners. == == == Zimbabwe have some bright spots, I think Jarvis could be a star if he stays fit, & the batsmen did show a lot of resolve in BOTH tests. == == == This should of been a 3-test series, we still don't know who really wins the wooden spoon!!

  • Javed_17 on April 29, 2013, 12:42 GMT

    Dissappointing show from zimbabwe in the second innings 32 from sibanda was the second highest apart from Ham Masakadza. 32 and 10 from taylor not good especially coming off centuries in his last two innings.Shingi, hamilton and chigumbura gave zimbabwe a game to play for, very good signs in this moving forward.

    excellent by the debutant ziaur, 4 wickets will really give him a boost and a mom award to booth! Shakib definitely needs a pat on the back 2 half centuries 4 wickets in the match very very solid form. roibul and ziaur seem potent but again it is just zimbabwe. wish them all the best

  • gdavis on April 29, 2013, 12:45 GMT

    Zim must look at their decision to field as a major error in this game, it immediately put them on the back foot before a ball was bowled.

  • Captainman on April 29, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    Much better performance from Bangladesh after the disastrous first test. Obviously no practice matches was the reason but I still feel Zimbabwe would've won that anyway. Surprised Shakib didn't get the man of the match award scores of 59 and 81 plus 4 wicket and 2 catches. I don't understand why this is not a 3 match test series pretty ridiculous when both teams don't play much Test Cricket.

  • BARFI on April 29, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    BD played well but it is evident that their players (some) do not understand why is it needed to secure the wicket at the close of play. Shakib Al Hasan is the prime example of wasting his wicket. He is a world class ODI player but he needs to become a solid test player. Nasir showed lots of quality in his second innings. Remember, scoring fast does not win a test match. Test match is like chess. Strategy, execution and patience is the key to success. Zim, will done for a good match. BD should have at least faught like Zim in their first tests.

  • on April 29, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Well Done Bangladesh!!! Keep the momentum In ODI and T20 series ! We know Bangladesh are better side now in One Day , Beating West indies in one dayer and Draw the past series against Sri Lanka!