Gilchrist considers the innings in Fatullah as his best one

Gilchrist considers the innings in Fatullah as his best oneAs Australia’s tour to Bangladesh is proceeding on, a lot of memories are about to flashback of their last tour on this land more than a decade ago.

Among all of them, the double century made by night watchman Jason Gillespie on 2006 was a memorable one and the Test quicker still remember this innings as he talked about this on his last interview.

Where Jason Gillespie made a history, just few days ago his fellow team mate Adam Gilchrist did a marvelous job with the bat which might have been forgotten by many people right now.

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Gilchrist, one of the most successful wicket-keeper batsmen said that the century he made on the first Test of the series could be titled as the best of his career.

The Aussie squad that arrived on 2006 had a mighty reputation but dangerously low on motivation and energy.

It was at this point that Gilchrist took the attack and took the game away from Bangladesh.

“We had this long hard summer, we went to South Africa, had this really tight series there that we just got over the line,” Gilchrist recalled on Triple M radio earlier this year.

“They ambushed us badly. I walked to the crease…and it was panic time,” he continued to say.

After the departure of the known batsmen of the team and also after the sixth wicket was down that of Shane Warne, Gilchrist hold the innings with all tail-enders.

Gillespie giving a hint to the Tigers what was coming next and also the contribution of Lee, McGill and others helped Gilly and the team to be destructed on the 1st innings.

With all his effort and facing all the tricks and amazing spells by the bowlers the lefty gave the hosts a bad taste of Test cricket.

With 15 fours and six sixes to his name by the time he was the last man out for 144, Gilchrist had given his side a fighting chance of avoiding a defeat that had was unthinkable just days earlier.

“I managed to have a couple of allies stay with me in the lower order (and) I got to 100,” Gilchrist said.

“And it was my slowest most and hard fought 100 in entire career,” Adam Gilchrist added.

Sakib Ahmed