that's it, the Test has been saved! Well done Bangladesh. Fittingly they finish it off with a defensive shot
Uff! This was one huge nail in the coffin of 50-over cricket. It has undone all the good work done by two wonderful matches between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and Indian and Pakistan. International cricket in 2010 can't afford ODIs where one side doesn't even try to win a match for as long as 50 overs. In fact it seemed like Tamim Iqbal was rebelling against a team gameplan. Thanks for those who joined us, and I can see why not many did
Shahid Afridi is MoM and also the winning captain "I was always expecting that as a captain you should set an example. As a captain I am very happy. The coaches did a very good job. There are a few lessons to be learnt surely but we played well."
Shakib Al Hasan "They got a great start, their openers batted really well. On the other hand, our new-ball bowlers didn't bowl well. We know our strength is to not chase 385, we are not batting well in the middle overs, so our plan was to bat well in the middle overs, we did that brilliantly today. There were plus points in our batting, we need to improve our bowling and fielding."
Junaid Siddique has been given the award for the most stylish player of the day. Somehow I can't see the humour there. He also wins a 1000 dollars for being the Jodi [partnership] of the Match
gets a bottom edge as he looks to cut
full ball, driven to extra cover
short outside off, beaten
looks for cut, is beaten
pushes this to sweeper-cover for one
Srinivasan: "I believe BAN captain said that they are confortable in chasing 250-260 confortably, he done it atleast!!"
flighted delivery, nicely pushed to extra cover
defended with an open face, towards short third
Mark: "Ideal time for Bangladesh to accelerate.. A solid platform.. All they need is no fielders in the ground and a blindfolded ball boy bowling..."
Farhat gets a wicket! hits the stumps as he looks to cut it, beaten for pace
flat and quick, hurries him into a defensive shot
is beaten as he looks to turn this to leg
plays with soft hands, steals a single
slogged away for two, square of fine leg
slower short ball, pulled past short fine leg, that takes their fours tally to 17, equal to what Afridi hit
back of a length, beats him as he tries to whip it to the on side
round the wicket
back of a length, pushed down to long-off
at least he tried to pull, is beaten by the short one
Asif trying to wake them out of their slumber by overstepping. free-hit coming up
looks to cut, is beaten outside off
Ram: "@Deepak - It is not about the strike rate. 85 is very good for that matter. But what lacked in Junaid's innings is the intent and that is what really matters."
pushed through, beats him on the cut