Playing their 100th Test in their history, the touring side chased down a target of 191 in the final session to square the two-match series 1-1.
The South Asian nation’s other Test successes have come against the West Indies, whose glory days are long past and are no longer considered to be among Test cricket’s major players, and minnows
It was a great comeback for
“The way we are improving, down the line, we will win some games,” said
“We are having a very good time at home, but it’s time for us to play outside (of
Experienced opening batsman Tamim Iqbal anchored the chase with a stroke-filled 82 after home captain Rangana Herath had picked up two wickets in successive deliveries to reduce
Tamim, who hit seven fours and a six, added 109 for the third wicket with Sabbir Rahman, before the latter fell for 41.
“I think this win started when we lost the match in
A historic moment! pic.twitter.com/1t5l1EvfOo— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 19, 2017
Shakib, who set up the win with his 116 in the first innings, fell for 15 with
Mushfiqur Rahim was given out lbw, but the
Herath, celebrating his 39th birthday on Sunday, could not hold on to a return catch offered by Mosaddek Hossain, but later dismissed him for 13 with
“We are bitterly disappointed, but it’s part of the game,” Herath said. “I think every single area – bowling, batting and fielding – will need to improve.
“But this is not the time to talk about it. We will have a discussion later with the coaches.”
Mushfiqur remained unbeaten on 22, while Mehedi Hasan was not out on two after hitting the winning runs that sparked wild celebrations from the visiting team.Reuters