Bangladesh has seen many exciting bilateral ODI series over the years, but each of those were either preceded or followed by a Test series where the home team struggled to keep their heads above water while the visitors surfed the waves with ease.
Tigers have not been given their due for the magnificent manner in which they beat England in a Test match. With a little luck, they could have claimed the series 2-0, and fixed, at least temporarily, the tone of condescension that accompanies them in world cricket.
Grim morning would probably be an understatement if you support England, as the visitors lost five wickets in an extended morning session on the second day to stumble at 163 for 8 at lunch, still trailing Bangladesh's first innings total of 220 by 57 runs.
Chris Woakes battled his way through to a vital 46 on the second afternoon in Mirpur to give England a priceless first-innings lead. However, he might have been dismissed half an hour before his eventual departure, after being given a controversial reprieve off a waist-high full toss.
A baby-faced boy just shy of his 18th birthday who showed early signs of his eventual high caliber at the ground called the Mecca of Cricket is now a 29-year old man about to play his 50th Test today at the home of Bangladesh cricket in Mirpur.
With Chittagong's unique sporting track grabbing the headlines in the first Test, it was not a surprise to see both captains eagerly analysing the pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.