Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam registered his career best Test bowling figures when he took eight wickets against Zimbabwe in Dhaka in October, 2014. Taijul’s exploits helped his team bowl the opposition out for 114 in the second innings, and the home team clinched victory by three wickets. They made heavy weather of the chase of 101, losing seven wickets in their endeavour. Only 14 runs separated the two teams after the first innings, with left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan taking six wickets in the first innings, and Tinashe Panyangara taking five wickets for Zimbabwe. Bangladesh went on to win the series 3-0. READ: Taijul Islam records best bowling figures in an innings by a Bangladesh bowler

“Losing the match always hurts,” Taylor was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo. “We can be proud of the way we fought and tried to defend a 100 runs but being bowled out for 114, that’s what hurts the most. We were very disappointing. The way we got out, we didn’t really show any fight. At the end of the day, if we are not going to put runs on the board and put a prize on our wickets, we are not going to win too many games. So we have got a lot to learn from this game. But I can assure you that in the second game the guys will be a lot more disciplined, lot hungrier to succeed.

“I think we can agree that both sides batted badly, there were soft dismissals and guys didn’t apply themselves. Twenties and thirties are not going to win you Test matches. Guys need to convert those.”