January 21, 2010

Bangladesh vs India 1st Test 2010: Host to win or to drawn

Bangladesh already has lost the two important wickets in 4th day of the first test that is taking place in Chittagong. Bangladesh has lost two important batsmen, opener Imrul Kayes and one down batsman Shahriar Nafees running behind India’s lead of 413 runs.  No doubt that it is a big challenge for Bangladesh against Indian batting. Losing two wickets Bangladesh is in huge pressure because condition of pitch will go out of control to dominate the bowlers in the 5th day. Bangladesh could reach to the destination or at least drawn if the batsmen could stay in the crease.

all the eyes are fixed on Chittagong Stadium and praying for the batsmen so that they could do well. But the batsmen are playing same script like they are playing one-day cricket or a Twenty20 tournamets. Though it could bring huge excitement among the audience, at the end of the day the result will not come anything. Shahriar Nafees started well, added 21 runs from 27 balls and strike rate was vrey high of 77.77 but he has to surrended himself earlier and it felt the team in very tough condition. To overcome this situation Tamim Iqbal and Asharful will have to move in the crease very slowly. This is one of the big chances for Ashraful to show his best performance. I think he could do it.

Before starting the first test skipper Shakib Al Hasan told, he and his team has a target to achieve a draw. This change is knocking at the door or to get a win over the Indian team. Perhaps, Shakib knows everything about his crews and it will not be easy to earn a victory over the Indian bowlers like Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Sreesanth. 

Related source: The Daily Star