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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Whitewash!



Yeah, you know what I am talking about. The Sri Lanka-Bangladesh series. What was imminent has happened. The Bangladesh batsmen have caved in for another low score and that means a meaningless and torturous Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka has mercifully come to an end. One in which Bangladesh has managed to lose all the 3 test matches and all the 3 one-day internationals played.

And that too without ever putting up even an inkling of a fight in any of the games. Which makes me think that maybe the series was not all that meaningless. It serves to show us how difficult it can be for a new team to climb up the ladder in international cricket and how little is done to help them in this task. The odd series every now and then will only result in demoralizing victories. There has been no evidence to the contrary so far in the previous years since Bangladesh embraced test cricket.

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