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Bangladesh team recipient of a rather unwanted statistic

The Bangladesh batsmen will certainly need to get their act together.

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Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo Source: ICC)

Bangladesh and their emergence as a cricketing nation has been a well-documented one indeed. Having made it rather consistently into knockout stages of many ICC competitions and tournaments, it would seem as though the Bangladeshis are indeed taking their cricket seriously. The appointment of World Class coaches such as Chandika Haturusingha and Courtney Walsh has also been a sign of intent for them, so to speak.

However, in recent times, they have simply fallen apart when it comes to playing Test cricket overseas. Having toured South Africa, and in recent times – the West Indies, Bangladesh have proved to be terrible visitors. Their first innings on the Caribbean tour saw them blasted out for a paltry 43 before being hammered by the hosts in the first Test.

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But, thee were several twists and turns to come before the Windies clean sweep concluded. In fact, they were bowled out for scores less than 150 in all the four innings they batted, something that set a rather unwanted record for the fragility of the visitors. Prominent statspersons took a look at the records and made a rather horrifying statement.

With scores of 149, 144, 43, 123, and 110, the Bangladeshis have become the first side in 60 eyars to have been bowled out for less than 150 runs in five consecutive innings. While the Windies can indeed be a proud bunch for doing the same, the Bangladesh cricket board will have to think long and hard about what needs to be done to avoid a similar situation to crop up in the near future, to say the least.

Here is the unfortunate statistic

A tweet from a prominent journalist read: “Bangladesh is the first team in the last 60 years that has been bowled out for less than 150 in five consecutive innings. Their last five scores are: 149, 144, 43, 123 and 110. #WIvBan.

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