Short Pitch Bowling Will Be The Order Of The Day
Fleming was hooked up to the commentary team and amongst other observations, the significant one he made was that they had noticed Bangladesh's vulnerability to the short pitched delivery.
This is, of course, nothing new. But none of our batsmen looked comfortable. Three of them got hit on the visor.
Even Aftab and Ashraful tend to lash out at these balls - rather than play genuine hook shots or better still, leave the ball alone.
You can bet your last NZ$ that there will be more of this to come. Siddon , of course, had prepared the team for that. But it is one thing to work on for a few weeks against being brought up on low, slow pitches.
I found Shahadat not much faster than the others but he bowled well today. Reza is quite quick.