After a long and arduous journey, Bangladesh cricket is finally shedding the ‘minnows’ tag attached to them. They’ve suffered some humiliating defeats, time and again. Out of the 100 Tests they have played, they have won only nine. However, the ninth victory was the sweetest as it came against a powerful side like Sri Lanka on away soil. The Lankans are extremely tough to beat in their backyard even by the best of teams, and Bangladesh managing to beat them in the longest format goes to show that they are no longer easy pickings for any team.
Let’s take a look at other such historical moments that gave Bangladesh cricket fans a reason to smile.
In a match that eventually led to India being knocked out of the World Cup at group stage itself, Bangladesh pulled off a huge upset with the help of some superb bowling by Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak and Mohammad Rafique. The win led them to advance to the Super 8 stage where they pulled off another upset against South Africa.