Congratulations To Bangladesh On Their Historic Test Match Win Over Australia — In Dhaka.

by Anura Guruge

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What a ‘gripping’ match, so to speak — the whole match turning on grip the spinners, from both sides, were able to exert on the batsman, despite three big scores.

Day 3 & 4 riveting. I had to watch the highlights of both days, back-to-back, though I was pressed for time. I had to know who won. For much of the time it could have gone either way. Early on in Day 4 I thought Bangladesh and thrown away their chances. There were some dropped catches — though, to be fair, they were all hard chances.

Very impressed how they stuck to their task. When the target went below 30 I thought Australia would claw it back. Not to be.

Good Test match. Enjoyed all of it — albeit, in highlight form.

Who would have thought that Australia would be this vulnerable. It was quite the bowler’s pitch. That made it exciting. We should have more pitches like that. Makes for more riveting cricket.

Thank YOU Bangladesh. Well done and kudos. But, I suspect Australia will come screaming back on the 2nd Test, starting September 4, 2017.

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by Anura Guruge

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