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June 28, 2007, 06:49 AM
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Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2007
Bangladesh slip to crushing defeat
28 June 2007
Bangladesh slumped to an innings and 234 run defeat in the first Test of three-match Laqshya series on Thursday at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka bagged the last five Bangladesh wickets in just 4.4 overs to register the biggest win over their sub-continent rival.
The spectacular collapse started in the 10th delivery of the 4th day morning when wicketkeeper batsman Khaled Mashud played all over a reverse swinging yorker from Lasith Malinga.

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June 28, 2007, 07:55 AM
We could have done lot better, but our recent tailenders are not capable of 03-04 era when tailenders used to contribute a lot. Tailenders back then also got benefited from a batting coach during that time.
Overall, this result was expected, atleast I knew we will be crushed. So many reasons behind it and no answer as of yet.
Next two tests will be same as we can not change within few days. And we should not have any high expectations from our top and middle orders to score tons, as they are capable of scoring 30+ and lose their concentration. It will take few more years to rectify that problem if they work hard enough(!) and want to learn. It seems like our bowlers just there to bowl and forgot to take wickets when we really need them unlike oppositions when they got the wicket yesterday before the end of the day which totally changed the atmosphere. I believe we need to play more tests to solve these problems.
Are we playing any test matches this year?
Not sure if this right schedule:

June 28, 2007, 08:07 AM
Ashraful wants to take positive from the 2nd innings. Do we have enough positives to carry?

I don't want to see another spectacular folding in the second Test.