Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bangladesh Shows Some Teeth

Well after the series against New Zealand-where Bangladesh lost the series 2-0,both the test matches being over in less than three days,I had written a post regarding the ICC granting them the test status.And even in the one day series',their performance being under par compared to other test playing nations,they were according to most of them not fit to play international cricket.But,I wonder what should I say about my fortune that the Bangladesh cricket team showed some signs of improvement in the on going series against Pakistan.If not for the first game-where Bangladesh were found at their ,the second and third one day matches things were different.

A score of 285/7 in the third one day international at Lahore witnessed some appreciable improvement from the Bangladeshi batsmen,after some fighting score of 225 put up at Faisalabad in the second one day international.And not to forget the fourth one day international where Bangladesh reeling at 109/8 and the final score reading 210.A crucial 97 run partnership between Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan saw that even Bangladesh is now taking the game of cricket seriously.

If this continues,ICC is a step ahead in globalising cricket,with Bangladesh being one of the better opponent than it used to be and also some hard work for other teams even when they face Bangladesh.

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