England hold their nerve in Chittagong
I know the team likes to be involved in great rearguard actions on the final day of Test matches, think Cardiff and Cape Town, but normally it's England battling against the odds rather than the opposition.
There was a moment at lunch on the final day at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium when a few people started to wonder whether Bangladesh could pull off a great escape -and the prolonged resistance came as something of a surprise. The generous sprinkling of England supporters, who've made the journey here to Chittagong, were probably expecting an afternoon on the beach at Cox's Bazar rather than a tense day of Test cricket.
At times like that you can normally differentiate between former players and those of us who just love the game. I think laymen like me tend to worry too much even if cricket logic suggests that certain outcomes are impossible.
In the TMS box at lunchtime, I was putting forward the theory that a draw for Bangladesh in the circumstances would probably be their best ever Test result. But the likes of Simon Hughes, Mark Butcher and Dominic Cork were quick to point out that I should stop speculating as England were going to wrap up victory sooner rather than later.
Adam Mountford interviews Alastair Cook and Graeme Swann
I remember it was the same during a couple of last year's Ashes Test matches. As Australia began the final days at Lord's and the Oval, I recall being more than a little anxious that the Aussies could create cricket history and chase down massive targets. There were no such concerns from the likes of Agnew, Boycott or even the normally nervous Phil Tufnell.
What I try to explain to the ex-professionals is that as a seasoned England watcher, your default position is to expect the worst and then you won't be too disappointed!
England's struggle to victory didn't displease some of the TMS listeners. Richard Teeling e-mailed us in the early hours of Tuesday morning from an overnight shift: "It's quiet here in ambulance control, I suspect an easy England win but please boys drag it out in true England fashion till 6am when I finish work to keep me awake."
England didn't let Richard down!
Its never ceases to amaze me just how many people are listening to us - even with play in this series starting at the unsociable hour of 3.30am GMT.
We often hear from students working through the night. Adrian at Aston University got in touch during the Test: "Loving listening to the cricket while being up writing an essay that is due in in seven hours time, it is keeping me sane!"
Peter in Bath contacted us on the first day of the Test to tell us where he was following TMS: "Listening in hospital. Bloke in next bed snoring loudly. Suppose I should thank him for waking me up in time for the match. Thank goodness I remembered the pocket DAB and headphones. Going home later fortunately. You guys are saviours, thanks!"
Whilst Andy e-mailed us from Runcorn: "I'm working at a housing project through the night. You are keeping me awake. I don't finish till 8 and will be listening on long wave in the car on my way home."
So England and the Test Match Special team are now making the journey 160 miles south back to Dhaka. We heard earlier that the Bangladesh capital has actually had some rainfall in recent days and one of the rumours at the start of the fifth day in Chittagong was that the bad weather may reach the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in time to help save the home side.
It will be interesting to see what the line-ups will be for Saturday's second Test. Will England persist with the policy of picking just four frontline bowlers? Will they include a third debutant of the series, with James Tredwell included as a second spinner?
As for Bangladesh, we expect some changes to their team - with even some reports that Rokibul Hasan, who sensationally quit international cricket on the eve of the series at the age of just 22, may be about to reverse his decision. We certainly hope for a change of surface in Dhaka - the pitch here in Chittagong did not help the image of Test cricket, offering virtually nothing to the bowlers.
We have the same line-up here on TMS for the second Test with Simon Mann, Simon Hughes and Shamin Chowdhury joined by Mark Butcher, Dominic Cork and Athar Ali Khan.
As well as ball-by-ball commentary, we'll also be hearing during the Test from England managing director Hugh Morris and from ICC President David Morgan. We'll have a special feature on Sussex and Surrey county cricket teams ahead of the new domestic season and we'll review England women's tour of India.
Plus, we'll have more on the forthcoming Sport Relief weekend including how the Barmy Army are taking part in the "shirt of hurt" campaign by donning the tops of their deadliest rivals, the Australian Fanatics.
TMS will be on the air at 0315 GMT on Saturday morning. Don't miss the daily TMS podcast with the two Simon's, Hughes and Mann, and keep checking our Flickr site for more behind the scenes photos. And keep getting in touch especially if you are up in the early hours through this blog, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via text 84040.