This would have been a much better update if we’d actually written it yesterday, like we meant to. Now everything’s rather tainted by an impending South African victory.
In the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa, Shahadat Hossain took 6-27 as South Africa were bowled out for 170. Those are rather sparkling bowling figures and if a 21-year-old from any other Test playing nation had done that against South Africa, the world might take notice.
Unfortunately, Shahadat Hossain has merely produced a valiant performance in another Bangladeshi defeat, so no-one cares. Poor Shahadat Hossain.
Well we care, Shahadat. In ten years time when you and the whole of the rest of the team are 30 and have about 150 caps each and you’re battering England without breaking sweat, we hope you remember this support.
Come that day, we hope you’ll find it in your heart to offer up a few rank half-volleys to whichever England batsman we’ve adopted and scared witless.