The home team had raised hopes of an upset win in Dhaka by setting up a modest victory target of 245 runs. But a second innings batting failure ended landed them a 77-run defeat.

Right: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (left) during a practice session yesterday. Pic/AFP

Rahim said Bangladesh achieved some positives despite their defeat. “Ahead of the Test match, our concerns were about lasting the five days,” said Rahim, referring to concerns over Bangladesh’s lack of preparation for their first Test.

“But we scored 500-plus and took a first-innings lead, these are big achievements, all the players were committed and if we could have played a little better we could have possibly won it. We can improve ourselves by getting into such situations more,” he added.