View Full Version : Things going worse from beginning

April 20, 2006, 03:08 PM
Right from the first day of the 2nd test, the infamous police attack in the field, then despite Rajin's effort BD could only manage to score 197 runs, Ashraful's continuing poor form, and lastly Gillespie's epic double century as a nightwatchman.....all these really put Bangladesh in defensive way. Moreover cricinfo reporter Osman Samiuddin writes his verdict after the match in "One step forward, two back" saying
"It took New Zealand 26 years and 44 Tests to register their first Test win. Bangladesh have already achieved their first win and they've been playing for only five-and-a-half years now. Cricket was a different game then though and New Zealand did manage to draw half their Tests. This was also Bangladesh's 44th Test, their 39th loss and their 25th innings defeat. Calls to take away Bangladesh's Test status are as futile as they are ill-advised and regressive but that sort of reading, and this sort of performance, hardly helps matters."