The result of the two-Test series between England and Bangladesh was least surprising, with the home side overcoming a stubborn challenge from the least-pedigreed Asian Test team.
The second Test at Manchester promised to provide great entertainment after the outcome of the first Test at Lords. England was expected to win, and they did.
Shakib Al Hasan is a left-arm spinner and a very talented left-hand batsman, who ensured his place in the Bangladesh squad for the U-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka with a blistering performance in the final of the tri-nations U-19 ODI tournament in Bangladesh.
If everybody thought that England would dominate right throughout the game, like they did in the first two days, it was time to think again. Bangladesh are not the same side like they were five years ago.
Post achieving Test status over a decade back, there has been a significant improvement in Bangladesh’s cricket.
The time is ripe for Test cricket to take centre-stage after a T-20 extravaganza which involved the IPL and the World T-20.
I write this article as I watch Bangladesh take on England at the home of cricket lords. Its lunch time on the second day of the first test match and Bangladesh seem to be playing without any motive, an absolute disgrace to the game of test cricket.