While one-off performances can never be the true judgement of what the future holds for the format, they can certainly fuel things forward in the positive direction.
Upsets are always beautiful if your favourite team is not at the receiving end. So if you are an England or Australia supporter, you might not echo the general mood but this was needed for the greater good. Abhishek Chaudhary bids bye on behalf of Siva, Krishna and Sriram.
It was also their first win in five Tests against Australia after losing three of the previous four by innings margins. His 50 Tests to complete the set being the fewest. Takes the mic and thanks the crowd for support and for the faith they have showed in the team loosely translated from Bengali.
Mushfiqur Rahim: It's a great feeling, credit to the boys especially to Shakib. He was brilliant. We have been consistent in home conditions. Against England also we beat them in the second game. Shakib and Taijul bowled really well.
There is a lot of room to improve. The lower order has got better. But in this match the wicket was very tough to bat.
We got eight wickets, the fielders too chipped in. Hopefully, we will come hard in the next game as well.
It was like snakes moving all around on wicket keeping on this track. Thanks to the crowd as well. Smith: It was a great Test match. Credit to Bangladesh.
The partnership between Tamim and Shakib set the game for them. We let ourselves down in the first innings and then we did not play well in the second innings. We needed someone to go out there and get a big score in the first innings. That was the difference in the end.
No complaints, we got similar practice wickets. It spun from day one.
Just that there was a bit of variable bounce today. I thought he Warner played really well to get a hundred.
One of the wickets where you never felt in as such. We needed to get first innings lead. We are looking forward to the next game in Chittagong.
Presentation time No I won't yield to those cribbing about the pitch. These are the kind of pitches of you will get in the sub-continent. And if Warner can play, so can the others. The Ashes participants have been toppled in a span of less than 24 hours by two unlikeliest of teams.
People who search for ways and excuses to prove how Tests are not going to survive the test of times can always watch these two matches over and over again. One of the brightest days in history of Bangladesh cricket.
Now they have beaten almost every top team across formats in the past few months. And then things went berserk - like a fighter bull on opium. Shakib smiled his way through. Not even Agar to Australia's rescue today! Maxwell was left to curb his instincts.
Was he going to play his shots? At lunch Australia needed 66, batting order eroded with just the 'Big Show' standing there. If there ever was an occasion eponymous to the sobriquet given to him, this was it! But he perished first ball after the lunch break.
Pat Cummins and Lyon tried to hold it for a while but Mehidy's introduction saw the end of Nathan before Cummins big blows got Australia at the cusp of victory. With 21 runs adrift of target, Taijul Islam produced the magical ball that Bangladesh had been waiting to see.
Is not this the greatest Test victory you have seen in a while.. How we try to disown cliches! But matches like these and they all come hovering around: Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties; it's not over till it's over etc, etc.
Australia needed when they started the day. They had Warner. A well set Warner. A Warner waiting to prove something, to himself, to others.
They also had their captain, who had shown how his out of the book technique was too good even against the famed spinners of India. He also had to keep the Australia's record in Bangladesh unblemished. But was it going to be easy? Seemed so, at least for the first hour. Warner got out just before the drinks break with Australia needing more runs.