nothing is impossible
December 31, 2008 6:28am CST
hi friends.chasing down 521 for victory,bagladesh bowled out for 413.seems even 400 + totals is not secure for the fourth innings chase.india chased down nearly 400 runs.no big deal.SA chased down 414.no big deal.but if bangladesh can cross 400 against a team like srilanka in the 4th innings,400 is not big enough.
1 Jan 09
Yes, you are right.Cricket, including Test Cricket, is changing fast.Perhaps because the outlook of the cricketers and the fans has changed.Previously, it was considered to stay there, whether you make runs or not, was the most important. I remember having seen Sunil Gavaskar's play of this type, got bored and closed the TV.Now the thinking is you must score-----singles or boundaries does not matter. Perhaps the 20/20 has brought this change. Whatever the reason,if the Test Cricket too is played in the manner Bangladesh/Si Lanka played, it will become popular again. Every cricket-lover will welcome this.
1 Jan 09
yes really that was something unexpected from the bangladeshis against the sri lankans.in the last few years totals above 400 have been successfuly chased 3 times whereas in more than 100 years of test cricket there was only one instance of chasing successfully score of above 400 and that was by India.now it seems captains will think of 500 instead of 400 to give the opposition a chance to go at.
31 Dec 08
Wow its look good, bangladesh has made 413 against team like srilanka they have done a great job. U said true that nowdays 400 is even chasable in the test cricket. I think it is the impact of twenty-20 which give aggriveness in the test matches also,every team nowdays thinking to win the match rather drawing.
31 Dec 08
really good to see Bangladesh team that can go upto the mark of 400+ in a 4 th innings of test match against one of the good teams against sri lanka .As most of the teams struggled a lot in the forth innings to score even a mere 250 runs in their fourth innings. but Bangladesh made 400+ which shows their capability to win the test match. Even though they did not win the match they still have a bright future to win the tests in the future