Cricinfo has termed Bangladesh's test win over the West Indies as "historic".
Is it really?
To be honest I expected this Bangladesh win as soon as I heard that West Indies will be fielding a second string side; it hasn't come as a surprise or a shock to me.
It is only their second test victory ever, with the previous one coming against Zimbabwe over 4 years ago.
9 years, 60 test matches, 2 wins, not good!
Only a fool will think that Bangladesh has made progress with this win.
Sure its a great win for them; but it needs to be looked at in perspective.
If it wasn't for the WICB, WIPA, and a contractual dispute, Bangladesh would not have had this win.
The West Indies handed it to them on a platter and Bangladesh did well not to lose it.
Besides Tamim Iqbal's century and a solid knock from Junaid Siddique there weren't any notable batting performances.
The spinners looked good but only because they were up against a side that looked more like a cricket club than an international team.
The win is good for their confidence no doubt, but I'm afraid I don't think it is historic.
Bangladesh still have a lot more to do to make me believe that they can compete at this level.