Zimbabwe return to Test cricket in style!
Christopher Poshin David 09 Aug 2011
Zimbabwe who played test cricket for the first time after 6 years in exile managed to conjure a memorable win against Bangladesh [SCORECARD]. Bangladesh who over the last few years have shown massive improvement were dominated for the most part by the host and it raised the question whether Bangladesh really do deserve to play test cricket?
On the other side, it's great to see a country with such a violent and sad history doing well once again and the celebrations after the match showed just how much the win meant to the players. Captain Brendon Taylor who played a gem of a knock in the second innings was ecstatic after the match. Cricinfo's correspondent, Firdose Moonda, reported:
"I have never seen a team so overjoyed to win a Test. They are playing a traditional zim song on the speakers, shona language. And people are just going bananas, there are vuvuzelas as well. "
Will today be remembered as the day of the Zimbabwean resurrection in cricket? Well maybe that's a big claim to make, but today might be the start for all that.
Bangladesh on the other hand must start to rethink their cricket and specially address their bowling. Their bowling just doesn't look capable of picking up 20 wickets and that puts their fragile batting order under even more pressure.
Hope Bangladesh can come back from this defeat and Zimbabwae go ahead from this win...