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Naimur: No official Bangladesh photos from inaugural Test

  • Published at 06:21 pm March 14th, 2017
  • Last updated at 06:44 pm March 14th, 2017
Naimur: No official Bangladesh photos from inaugural Test
The captain of the Bangladesh team that played the country's inaugural Test match against India at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka in 2000 has said there are no official team photos from the momentous occasion. On the eve of the historic 100th Test match for the Tigers, Naimur Rahman, shared his thoughts from that eventful November 10 morning. "Our mental preparation was a bit different that morning. We were up against India in the inaugural Test, so we were excited and tense at the same time," Naimur told BBC Bangla. "But there are no official Bangladesh team photos from the inaugural Test," revealed the former all-rounder. "Our target as each individual was to play as well as possible. We didn't set out to score 400 runs (in the first innings). All we wanted was to bat well and post a respectable total. And taking wickets depends on luck also," said Naimur, who took a six-wicket haul in India's first innings. However, the Tigers were bundled out for 91 in the second innings to set India a relatively easy victory target of 63, which they reached for the loss of only one wicket. "We were not accustomed to playing long innings. Given that it was our first Test, we didn't play all that badly," added Naimur. Bangladesh trail the two-match series with Sri Lanka after a crushing 259-run defeat in Galle - their fourth defeat in a row and a 76th in total in 99 Tests.