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Old March 16, 2010, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Tintin
SJP is a P, no matter how you spin it. The match was lost before tea yesterday and the fightback and the temporary euphoria will only hide the cracks for some more time. 20 Bangladeshi batsmen made 28 runs more than what 6 Englishmen did in the first innings. It may have been better for long term goals if the match had ended yesterday, for it may have led to some rethinking and action, instead of the self-congratulatory attitude that may follow this.
You are right the match was lost when we lost five quick wickets during the second innings, but the sensible batting by Tamim, Riyad, Junaid, Mushy and Naeem during this test match will give the team a lot of confidence. It also sets a precedent for the team that if they fight hard as a team, they can really push the opposition... You literally see the self belief of the team growing. Lastly, most of the innings by our batter were very hard fought, and they really tried their best to stay at the wicket.
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