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GREAT DAY FOR BANGLADESH June 19, 2005

Posted by wmmbb in Category to be ascribed.
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I am stoked.

Not so long ago, I was hearing that Bangladesh should not be playing test cricket. Now they have beaten Australia in a one day game in Cardiff.

For all I know this will have been the best moment for the Bangladeshis since independence. Sporting triumph does not change economic circumstances, given the importance of success at sport for Australian nationalism, it is not unimportant either. On the other hand, with the seemingly endless number of one day games, these results soon pass into irrelevance. And I suppose, consideration must be given that the aging Australian team has not had the normal domestic season before travelling to England to get up to speed.

And the English, who one might have thought to know better, take an odd and archaic view of Australian vocabulary. “Stewth” – never heard it uttered myself.

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