They may have been defeated with a bowl; Taijul regrets his squandered opportunity

They may have been defeated with a bowl; Taijul regrets his squandered opportunity

They may have been defeated with a bowl; Taijul regrets his squandered opportunity



Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam believed that had Bangladesh taken advantage of three opportunities presented by the batters during the first innings of the first Test in Chattogram, they could have bowled India out on the first day itself. Cheteshwar Pujara was bowled for 90 after a 149-run fifth-wicket partnership with Shreyas Iyer (82*), and India finished the day's play with 278/6.

Bangladesh has struggled with catching all season, and this game was no exception. When Ebadot Hossain managed to get the edge on 12, Pujara offered a chance, but wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan turned it down. Iyer was dropped by Nurul once more with 30 runs on the board, however it was a difficult opportunity. At 67, he also managed to survive when Mehidy Hasan's easy catch was dropped by Ebadot at midwicket.

Iyer received another fortunate break when he was on 77 when Ebadot, who later discovered some movement, managed to smash the stump but to his dismay the bails were not completely removed.

"I concur wholeheartedly; you may use that (we could have bowled them out if we had taken those chances). With 10 to 15 overs remaining, we could have bowled them out if they had lost five to six wickets "At the conclusion of the day's play, Taijul said. "Considering everything, I don't believe we are in a particularly awful position—in fact, we are in a decent position given that the Test match has only just begun. We would have been in a better place if we hadn't committed the errors." 

According to Taijul, who finished the day with a score of 3-84, taking out Virat Kohli was hardly the highlight of his day.

The wicket of Pujara, who had been plagued by him all day, made him pleased, he said, adding, "I had picked up the wicket of Virat earlier in my career so doesn't need to be the best of my career." "I felt that the ball (which removed Pujara) spun rather quickly," the player said. "I think the line and length was good, and possibly he missed on quite a few instances. He anticipated that it would be straight, but when it turned, it struck a stump.


Although the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium's playing surface tends to improve as games go on, Taijul claimed that this wicket was difficult to forecast because it has offered turn since Day 1. He did however emphasize it.

"The wicket improved with each passing day in many series. However, because of the significant turn, we are still unable to forecast this situation. We can succeed in the series if we can develop a relationship with a clear goal "said Taijul.


Cricket spread over the world, and each country created its own set of rules. In this regard, a novice to the game of cricket can be perplexed by its rules.

There are three formats available today:

Top notch cricket. The competition can now last anywhere between three and five days. This format is frequently used to hold a test match or a national championship. This format's duration is its key characteristic. The fact that the teams are carefully deliberating their tactical strategy is one reason why this format is so slow.

T20. Comparing this format to the previous one, it is noticeably different. The game is as exciting and enjoyable as it can be. Fans from all over the world prefer this format the most. It is also important to note that the games are quite brief; a whole game consists of two innings, or the turns each team takes to attack. A T20 meeting typically lasts three and a half hours.

One Day Matches (ODIs).   All the benefits of the first two regulations are combined in this one. In ODI matches, the competition occurs within a single day; at that point, you turn around and put a wager. There are 40 or 50 overs in a game.

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