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Rubu
September 11, 2005, 04:06 PM
Date: Monday, Sept 12 to Friday, Sept. 16 - 2005
Time: 4:30 AM GMT | 12:30 AM EDT | 10:30 AM Bangladesh Time every day.

The first test of the 2005 Srilanka tour Test Series starts in about 7 hours. Bangladesh faced some severe blow before this test and ended up with a pace attack where the senior member has the experience of playing only one test. This is going to be a extreme test for the tigers as Srilankans are always severe against bangladesh and lions in their own den.

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Location: Colombo (RPS)

Weather: Weather does not look too good. Chances of rain is 60% for the whole week.
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High around 85F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%. Forecast (http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/CEXX0001.html)

Bangladesh squad : According to prothom-alo and several other souce, the bangladesh squad has been finalized as below:
<ol>
<li>Javed Omar
<li>Shahriar Nafees
<li>Tushar Imran
<li>Mohammad Ashraful
<li>Habibul Bashar
<li>Aftab Ahmed
<li>Khaled Masud
<li>Mohammad Rafique
<li>Shahadat Hossain
<li>Syed Russel
<li>Enamul Jr.
</ol>


Sri Lanka Probables:
<ol>
<li>Marvan Atapattu (capt)
<li>Sanath Jayasuriya
<li>Kumar Sangakkara (wk)
<li>Mahela Jayawardene
<li>Thilan Samaraweera
<li>Tillakaratne Dilshan
<li>Chaminda Vaas
<li>Rangana Herath
<li>Muttiah Muralitharan
<li>Dilhara Fernando
<li>Lasith Malinga
</ol>

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Live Audio/Video Coverage:
None known yet.

Tour Coverage:

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Good Luck Tigers!

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Sorry
September 11, 2005, 04:16 PM
time to show some guts and character.
fans, please be positive at least until the match starts.

BangladeshFan
September 11, 2005, 04:22 PM
who is herath? sl playing 3 pacers in this pitch?

Rubu
September 11, 2005, 05:26 PM
i guess they are aware of the fact that bd batsmen are more familier playing spinners than pacers.

Sorry
September 11, 2005, 05:31 PM
if you have murali in your side you don't need 2nd spinner in test cricket.

mwrkhan
September 11, 2005, 05:51 PM
Much as I would like to be positive, I doubt if we have ever gone into a test (apart from our debut) with such a raw and toothless bowling attack as this. Our best hope lies with the weather.

If we bat first, I hope that we can bat out a full day at least.

CricTiger
September 11, 2005, 05:59 PM
Why do not we think for a sec that some thing might come out positive from this bowling attack.
Without seeing them much we are all drawing a negative conclusions.Why do not we encourage them for a good show?
As a BD supporter,sometimes I FEEL we are more pessimistic than optimistic.

mhferdaus
September 11, 2005, 06:01 PM
most of the expectations would be from Uncle Rafique and Enamul Jr. , as for pacers debutant, they just have try within their limit and do not try something too expectecular

Bengal Tiger
September 11, 2005, 06:06 PM
Hopefully Enamul jnr will run the show. I heard he did really well in the 3 day match. I hope Rasel continues his progress and Rajib manages to control his pace and line and length at the same time.

BD Tigers
September 11, 2005, 07:01 PM
Insha Allah..we will give them a shock today.:wow:

gravitY
September 11, 2005, 07:09 PM
i feel Ashraful would do something good in this Test... no reason though, just feeling..

nsd3
September 11, 2005, 07:41 PM
Weather is favouring us, I guess. But playing a Test, one needs to concentrate on the game though. However, given the bowling attack, if we bowl first, we need to focus on line and length consistently rather than on taking wickets with doing something extra ordinary. On the other hand, if we bat first, we need atleast 4 batsmen to click as a team with each scoring 50+ (one should carry the bat for atleast a patient 75+). The rest could be decided on weather finally, who knows!

nsd3
September 11, 2005, 07:45 PM
If Javed, Bashar, Tushar, Aftab, Ashraful together can give us 250 runs, the team then can get a 300+ score. That might be just enough to save the match with the hands of rain. Bowling tight line and length (No need for anything extra ordinary, our ordinary bowlers should play ordinary) is also essential for a positive result.

Rubu
September 11, 2005, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by gravitY
i feel Ashraful would do something good in this Test... no reason though, just feeling..

under one condition ashraful ALWAYS fails. under the pressure of fame. his debut century is what everyone talking about while going into this test. and that, is what gonna make him fail again in this test.

hey, ash, prove me wrong. please.

al Furqaan
September 11, 2005, 08:48 PM
i have a feeling ash is gonna get a decent to great score in BD 2st innings.

i was right the last time i said this (against AUS). i was not ready for how right i was though.

cricman
September 11, 2005, 08:49 PM
guys don't jinx him

bourny3
September 11, 2005, 08:53 PM
I think BD will lose quite badly. Last time sri Lanka played here they made 952 runs. But that was 7 years ago.

SS
September 11, 2005, 08:58 PM
how we will bowl 90 overs if lanka decide to bat first for the whole day...we don't want to loose the lanky left seamer russel bowling 25 overs. He is not used to ball that longer, also I saw Shahadat before bowling 17 overs but he wasn't able to bowl with raw pace consistently. I believe that Rafique and Enamul has to bowl continuously for atleast 25 overs. Who will bowl the rest of the overs if we just take four specialist bowlers. Will they gona take another pacer(Talha) or they will use ocassional spinners? I know they will pile up a huge score but I don't want to see our players loosing hope looking at the lankan scorecard.

CricTiger
September 11, 2005, 09:10 PM
I think our Captain should use our spinners a lot and give our pacers 4/5 overs at a time.Captain should not put pressure on these new pacers and thus make them injury prone again.
Already I read that Rasel started complaning feeling pain in his leg after the Practice match.
The cricket structure we have back home does not give our players much oppurtunity to deliver a long spell or make them physically fit for these kinds of load.
So take it easy on pacers and use them prudently.
We are all waiting for GOOD play tomorrow.

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 09:28 PM
injury worries and thoughts concerning the mighty opposition aside, I am ready to cheer on everything positive that BD does in this match, staying at the peak of optimism.

go Bangladesh go!

:fanflag:

shongkhonil
September 11, 2005, 10:17 PM
All I hope to see is that our young tigers fight untill the end!!:joy:

cricman
September 11, 2005, 10:25 PM
Do you know what's been bothering me? we used to win a day or 2 in a Test Match. No I don't think we can do that anymore.

Maybe I'm wrong we did win day 2 vs England.

Navarene
September 11, 2005, 10:27 PM
Now that Rajib is playing, I wonder if someone from the think tank has made him clear that he has to maintain a decent line and length and pitch the ball on the right spot instead of just rushing for the wayward pace and get smacked all around the park.

Personally I think that it will be only Rajib in our bowling arsenal who can embarrass the strong Lankan batsmen with his sheer pace only if he maintains his good line and length.

cricman
September 11, 2005, 10:28 PM
Currently is Rajib as good as Lawson? Or Tino Best? I hope when we bat he takes a good look at Vass and how he bowls.

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 3:29 AM GMT, by cricman.

shongkhonil
September 11, 2005, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by Navarene

Personally I think that it will be only Rajib in our bowling arsenal who can embarrass the strong Lankan batsmen with his sheer pace only if he maintains his good line and length.

Lankan Batsmen are used to facing quality pace attack and if the line and length is not good, then pace is not gonna do anything to scare the lankans.

howzatt!
September 11, 2005, 10:31 PM
no matter how our boys play today, lets be positive and hope for the best. maybe this is a new era of BD pace attack (i hope i'm right). i hope enamul shows some of his magic and rafique goes back to his old form. Go tigers Go!

cricman
September 11, 2005, 10:38 PM
Our best Chance is to attack Malinga. Ash and Aftab should show repct to Vass and Murali but should jump on Malinga.

BanglaCool
September 11, 2005, 10:39 PM
keu ki shorashori khela dekhabe?

Navarene
September 11, 2005, 10:40 PM
Bangladeshlive ki ajke khela dekhabe? Apnara keu janen?

shongkhonil
September 11, 2005, 10:44 PM
any news about the toss?

imran78
September 11, 2005, 10:46 PM
any live video or commentary anywhere?

Go_Bangladesh
September 11, 2005, 10:52 PM
boss keo bolen judi janen, keo ki khela dekha be, bangladesh shorashuri website boltise dekhabe but akhon kisu hocche na, janle bolen please

aosaif
September 11, 2005, 10:56 PM
many of you (not all) are saying that rajib's pace could trouble the lankan batsmen. In England, if I remember correctly, he bowled at aroun 80-83 mph. Hardly what I'd call "blistering" speed. Rather, I think Rassel is our main pace bowling hope. Of course, the meat of the burden is on rafique and jnr.

bourny3
September 11, 2005, 10:56 PM
that game starts in 30 minutes.

kalimdor
September 11, 2005, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by aosaif
many of you (not all) are saying that rajib's pace could trouble the lankan batsmen. In England, if I remember correctly, he bowled at aroun 80-83 mph. Hardly what I'd call "blistering" speed. Rather, I think Rassel is our main pace bowling hope. Of course, the meat of the burden is on rafique and jnr.
i agree :up: :fanflag:

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Navarene
Personally I think that it will be only Rajib in our bowling arsenal who can embarrass the strong Lankan batsmen with his sheer pace only if he maintains his good line and length.

such improvement takes a lot of time to happen, especially in case of these raw BD youngsters. Rajib doesnt have the speed of Shoaib Akhter and he is NOT going to embarrass the Lankan lineup, unless he miraculously have made all the necessary adjustments after that forgettable debut at Lord's. Enamul Jr is the one thats lighting the lamp of hope for me. Where's all the hype that surrounded him during the Zimbabwe-series ?

kalimdor
September 11, 2005, 11:01 PM
bdlive bhai ki aj khela dekhaibo? ektu bolenna ra bhai jodi keo janen..................

reza_15
September 11, 2005, 11:05 PM
what time does the game start ?

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by reza_15
what time does the game start ?

12.30 EDT, 10.30 Bangladesh time... that leaves us with about 22 minutes till the match starts.

kalimdor
September 11, 2005, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by reza_15
what time does the game start ?
at 12.30 edt

kalimdor
September 11, 2005, 11:11 PM
bdlive bhai ki aj khela dekhaibo? ektu bolenna ra bhai jodi keo janen..................

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by kalimdor
bdlive bhai ki aj khela dekhaibo? ektu bolenna ra bhai jodi keo janen..................

tader website ey giye nijei check kore dekhen, uttor peye jaben.

CricTiger
September 11, 2005, 11:17 PM
SL team announced


Sri Lanka team:
*MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya, +KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene,
TT Samaraweera, TM Dilshan, WPUJC Vaas, HMRKB Herath,
M Muralitharan, CRD Fernando, SL Malinga.

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:18 PM
Teams have been announced :

Bangladesh :
Javed, Shahriar Nafees, Bashar, Ashraful, Aftab, Tushar, +Khaled Mashud, Rafique, Enamul jnr, Rasel, Shahadat.

Sri Lanka :
Attapattu, Jayasuriya, Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Samaraweera, Dilshan, Vaas, Herath, Muralitharan, Fernando, Malinga.

CricTiger
September 11, 2005, 11:18 PM
"Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first"

Now its up to our batsman to show the true color.Please stay there as long as you can.We want you guys to bat at least 90 + overs.

May be there is some movement in the pitch early in the morning.THIS could be the only reason why SL choose to Field first.

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 4:25 AM GMT, by CricTiger.

aosaif
September 11, 2005, 11:18 PM
bd live ashthese mone hoi.....website giye dekhan

shongkhonil
September 11, 2005, 11:18 PM
Sri lanka won the toss and elected to field first!

fchud84
September 11, 2005, 11:18 PM
my channel s is stuttering with its picture and sound WOTS WRONG...does anyone know HELP !!!!!!

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:19 PM
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first.

That's rather surprising. I am guessing its overcast conditions out there and SL looking to take advantage of it.

dave8100
September 11, 2005, 11:23 PM
read here:

http://www.cric8.com/news.asp?N05412


I am not surprised at SL decision to field. Their bowlers can rest in the middle of two BD innings.

They want to bat only once.

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 4:27 AM GMT, by dave8100.

imran78
September 11, 2005, 11:24 PM
here we go.

good luck to BD.

i would be happy with a 250+ first innings score.

fchud84
September 11, 2005, 11:25 PM
CAN ANYONE SUGGEST ANYTHING MY PICTURE FROM CHANNEL S IS TUTTERING AND AUDIO IS SPOILT!!!!!!

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by MasterBlaster
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first.

That's rather surprising. I am guessing its overcast conditions out there and SL looking to take advantage of it.

Allah rohom koruk sri lankan captain ke. amader mukhta mone hoy bachay dise. :)

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:26 PM
you might wanna turn those caps down. :) Excitement getting the better of you. BC mods might not take it. ;)

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 4:27 AM GMT, by MasterBlaster.

PoorFan
September 11, 2005, 11:27 PM
What the hell those bold letter mean? How can someone remember their god damn long name!:P

DPMD Jayawardene, WPUJC Vaas, HMRKB Herath,

imran78
September 11, 2005, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by fchud84
CAN ANYONE SUGGEST ANYTHING MY PICTURE FROM CHANNEL S IS TUTTERING AND AUDIO IS SPOILT!!!!!!

dude, this is not the Channel S help forum. complain on their website.

reza_15
September 11, 2005, 11:29 PM
bdlive.net zindabad !

They are broadcasting the game

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:29 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
Allah rohom koruk sri lankan captain ke. amader mukhta mone hoy bachay dise. :)

Bashar says thats what he wanted to do too if he won the toss.

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:29 PM
hehe...apnara shobai boshe boshe mathar chul chiren r computer bhangen...in the meantime i'll be sitting back in my revolving chair with a bag of pop corn in one hand and a cup of coke in the other, enjoying the da*n fast internet at the Engineering labs of UW --> no buffering at all :)

have to go to work tomorrow :(

oshubidha nai...show will probably be over in the next hour or so

aosaif
September 11, 2005, 11:30 PM
athar friggin ran thru the bd order....pictures couldnt keep up!

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:31 PM
well defended first ball, Javed!

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:31 PM
yay...we're off! :)

imran78
September 11, 2005, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman

oshubidha nai...show will probably be over in the next hour or so

yeah it will probably be 55/6 in an hour...and time for me to go to sleep :umm:

Zobair
September 11, 2005, 11:32 PM
Anyeone sunscribing to ATN CBN on rogers in canada? They are not broadcasting the test?!?!?!?

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:34 PM
abir gotta cut those hair man, he just doesnt look good! I mean, come on, put on a more professional look. :)

Hatebreed
September 11, 2005, 11:34 PM
Can someone confirm if Channel S is showing the match and the transmission is good quality? I'm all tucked in bed and don't wana be bad luck for BD by watching the game unless it's really worth it :umm:

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:34 PM
yay! all wickets intact after the first over! oh boy oh boy!:great:

Rubu
September 11, 2005, 11:35 PM
come to chat room guys.

aosaif
September 11, 2005, 11:35 PM
nice start

oh boy....malinga slinga is on

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:35 PM
here we go! Malinga on for the first time against BD!

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by MasterBlaster
abir gotta cut those hair man, he just doesnt look good! I mean, come on, put on a more professional look. :)

i'll tell u who has to cut his hair...malinga's gotta cut his hair...pura kaaker basha :)

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by Rubu
come to chat room guys.

doesnt work for me. never did for me.

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:37 PM
baap re...malinga atta shukay dise...emnite ball lukay rakhe ekhon abar movement and bounce...

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:39 PM
javed doesnt look comfy at all against Malinga!

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:39 PM
oh boy...malinga's a beast!

or maybe it's javed who's being a cat :(

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:43 PM
shahriar's first scoring shot in his first Test match fetches him a triple. Way to go young man!

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 4:44 AM GMT, by MasterBlaster.

Rubu
September 11, 2005, 11:44 PM
i take it back :(

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 4:45 AM GMT, by Rubu.

Carte Blanche
September 11, 2005, 11:45 PM
Bowled! 1 down :(

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:45 PM
what to say... nafees had no answer to that one.

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:46 PM
oh boy...nafees out...shuru howe gelo..:(

reza_15
September 11, 2005, 11:46 PM
malinga will make our batsmen suffer . he is a pretty good bowler . sigh

Carte Blanche
September 11, 2005, 11:47 PM
Does anyone else think he chucks? The video quality isn't that great. But it appears as though he is chucking to me.

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by Rubu
i take it back :(

what was it ? something about nafees ? if it was, then i dare that you jinxed him!!!! :E

PoorFan
September 11, 2005, 11:48 PM
It looks to me Malinga is throughing.
:E

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:49 PM
Bashar starts with a boundary... he has to keep going with javed at any cost.

Rubu
September 11, 2005, 11:50 PM
its called sling shot not chucking.

AsifTheManRahman
September 11, 2005, 11:51 PM
yeah i think he chucks too. that was my first impression when i first saw him (last year i think).

oracle
September 11, 2005, 11:52 PM
No hard feelings our SL fans but...
HATE to SAY this but........what is in my mihd is that/

Malinga is /looks/feels like a chucker. Anyone else with that feeling:D

Mahir
September 11, 2005, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by Carte Blanche
Does anyone else think he chucks? The video quality isn't that great. But it appears as though he is chucking to me.

no he's not chucking. But its unorthodox indeed, to say the least. My first impression of him was this : "this guy just doesnt look right."

Well, its considered a legal delivery. God-gifted talent perhaps ?

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 4:54 AM GMT, by MasterBlaster.

Carte Blanche
September 11, 2005, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by oracle
No hard feelings our SL fans but...
HATE to SAY this but........what is in my mihd is that/

Malinga is /looks/feels like a chucker. Anyone else with that feeling:D

Great minds think alike, Sir :)

mwrkhan
September 11, 2005, 11:55 PM
Malinga has a side arm action but he doesn't chuck. A more famous player does.

SS
September 11, 2005, 11:56 PM
Bashar is playing like he has no clue...going after deliveries and missing them..he will get out soon too :E

rupantor
September 11, 2005, 11:57 PM
I don't think Malinga is a chucker.

I remember there was an article on Malinga in BanglaCricket home page which discussed Malinga's action in details with video and graphics.

Rubu
September 12, 2005, 12:00 AM
what do you guys think should be the goal for the first session? ideally, not to loose any more wicket, but how many more are we willing to give away and call it a success?

PoorFan
September 12, 2005, 12:04 AM
6.5 Vaas to Javed Omar, one run, Dropped! full ball, on off stump,
driven on the up in the air to just wide of short mid-off,
Atapattu dive towards his left and dropped it at the end

Ohhh... God save us.

Carte Blanche
September 12, 2005, 12:04 AM
I'll be happy with 75-2

mwrkhan
September 12, 2005, 12:04 AM
No more wickets!! Some runs will come, but no more wickets! Rain is predicted.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:04 AM
What "Shariar Nafees" did ? Was he better than "Nafis Iqbal" ?

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:04 AM
around a 100 should be ok i guess. :)

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:05 AM
certainly cant afford more than 2 down. I personally would be content to see them lose not more than 2 wickets in the first session. But having said that, the score cant be 50-60-ish if they do lose one more wicket. 80+ runs should be just about okay...

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:05 AM
emon bari marse malingare...the pull - his favorite shot :)

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:07 AM
Bashar abar pagla ghorar moto khela shuru korsey ?

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by PoorFan
6.5 Vaas to Javed Omar, one run, Dropped! full ball, on off stump,
driven on the up in the air to just wide of short mid-off,
Atapattu dive towards his left and dropped it at the end

Ohhh... God save us.

u cant call that "dropped". Would have been a marvellous catch if taken, but that was not even a chance missed out on. Javed hit that very hard and Attapattu dove to his wrong side, trying to take an one-handed one.

Half-chances like that shouldnt be misinterpreted as "dropped".

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:08 AM
Bangladeshlive kaam korey nah ken ?

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:08 AM
ohhh...beautiful cover drive! go javed! :)

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:09 AM
great shot by Javed, even though it was in the air for a while. Unlikely of Vaas to give that much width.

rupantor
September 12, 2005, 12:09 AM
It is always pleasure to see someone hitting Vaas for boundary---was not a convincing shot though.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:10 AM
and again! to me they look beautiful, probably because the image is blurry. i cant really see if they're hit in the air or whatever.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by rupantor
It is always pleasure to see someone hitting Vaas for boundary---was not a convincing shot though.

4 at 3rd man not surprising at all . He needs to hit the cover-drive .

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:11 AM
8.1 Vaas to Javed Omar, FOUR, full and wide outside off, goes for the drive, gets a thick outside edge in the gap between gully and point to vacant third man region for four.

edge ? where on earth was there an edge ??? I certainly dont like this particular commentator of Cricinfo.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:11 AM
and a cover drive now , that's the one .

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:12 AM
AND once again! :)

rupantor
September 12, 2005, 12:12 AM
Amazxing Shot.....i loves those straight drives.

reza_15
September 12, 2005, 12:13 AM
playing like ODI

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:13 AM
what a straight drive. Javed is certainly not a batsman who gets carried away, but boy, heart beats faster in this kind of situation.

Carte Blanche
September 12, 2005, 12:13 AM
That straight drive is the shot of the day for me.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:14 AM
3 fours in one Vass's over . That's great for Golla .

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:15 AM
WHAT A BEEEAUTIFUL SQUARE CUT! javed is definitely on fire...hope he doesnt do what he always does in those situations: get out.

rupantor
September 12, 2005, 12:15 AM
Javed Omar is on Fire :fire:

shovon13
September 12, 2005, 12:15 AM
now one more off malinga for golla.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:15 AM
if run rate goes over 4 an over then i am happy .

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:15 AM
javed looks much better now.. well-controlled shots! he certainly looks like a batsman in form for a long long time, stretching back to the England tour.

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 5:16 AM GMT, by MasterBlaster.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:16 AM
They need to come down after they score 50+ , don't forget it's a batting pitch .

shovon13
September 12, 2005, 12:17 AM
the hell is bashar doing? hopefully he wont try to compete with golla.

rupantor
September 12, 2005, 12:18 AM
Is it really possible to play Pull shot from wide of off stump balls like that?

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:19 AM
golla's middling almost everything. hope he doesnt give it up all of a sudden.

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:19 AM
bashar would never miss out on anything thats short, be it outside the off for a cut or an outside the leg for a pull!

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:20 AM
spanked him on the butt!!! 4!

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:20 AM
ooh..javed on fire!! :bravo:

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:20 AM
If Bangladesh can post 500+ runs then we have a match on , it could be draw then .

abherath
September 12, 2005, 12:20 AM
Javed Omar is of international class

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 5:24 AM GMT, by abherath.

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:21 AM
javed's in the form of a lifetime. its crystal clear.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:22 AM
yay...malinga changed! :)

rupantor
September 12, 2005, 12:22 AM
Here comes fernando.....his slower balls will be a killer.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:22 AM
This partnership going great . 5.22 run rate per over .

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:23 AM
cmon cmon..looking for at least a 100 run partnership from these two.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:23 AM
Good start with a noball.

Carte Blanche
September 12, 2005, 12:24 AM
Is that commentator Ranjit Fernando's son?

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:24 AM
partnership: 45 off 51 balls...thats sheer rapeage if u ask me :)

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:25 AM
Originally posted by imran78
cmon cmon..looking for at least a 100 run partnership from these two.

What 100 ? We need as much as possible . When Bangladesh collapses then noone can stop them , they all like to get out in a pair , you know .

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:26 AM
maya lagtese bowlerder jonno :D

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:26 AM
Run rate 4.26 . Go Bangladesh go , Now we are playing like Australia ........ That's the way guys .

rupantor
September 12, 2005, 12:26 AM
JO is past off his average 22.98.
JO is set to improve his average today.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:27 AM
ohhh...malinga coming from the other end, eh?

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by ReckmyBack
Originally posted by imran78
cmon cmon..looking for at least a 100 run partnership from these two.

What 100 ? We need as much as possible . When Bangladesh collapses then noone can stop them , they all like to get out in a pair , you know .

yeah but a minimum of 100. 105/2 will be a good position for the middle order to come in. they wont have that much pressure.

Rabz
September 12, 2005, 12:27 AM
good start..but hold on with ur hope bro...

therez a huge difference in 3 fours n 500 runs....
murali is yet to bowl....

but anyway ...so far so not bad

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 5:29 AM GMT, by Sydney.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:28 AM
Srilankan pacerder ei obosta tailey amader pacerder ki hobey ? Ei baar to chinta kora jai naki ? Atleast we need 450+ to defend .

Carte Blanche
September 12, 2005, 12:29 AM
Murali has been introduced. The challenge now truly begins.

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:29 AM
murali on.

kalimdor
September 12, 2005, 12:29 AM
oi chole ashse ra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rupantor
September 12, 2005, 12:29 AM
We forced Sri Lanka to bring Spinners with just 12 overs !!!:bravo:

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:30 AM
Keu ekhon o down the pitch 6 marlo nah ken ? Aharey dukhota roiyai gelo .

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:31 AM
damn..murali getting turn...

Rabz
September 12, 2005, 12:31 AM
:joy::joy: murali on..cmon boys..whip him bad....

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:31 AM
Can any of them hit a great six now while murali is bowling ?

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:32 AM
pheww...what are u appealing for ? !!!:)

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:33 AM
Somehow they passed 50 parnership now but it's long road overall .

mwrkhan
September 12, 2005, 12:33 AM
Drinks break !!! :mad:

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by MasterBlaster
pheww...what are u appealing for ? !!!:)

jemne chitkar diye uthsilo ami to doray e gesilam :D

howzatt!
September 12, 2005, 12:35 AM
good to see BD batsmen attacking SL bowlers and forced to bring murali after just 12 overs.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:35 AM
Atleast 3 batsmen reaching 100+ in this test match in the first innings then it could be possible for our bowlers to force the match as a draw .

PoorFan
September 12, 2005, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by mwrkhan
Drinks break !!! :mad:
Hope they dont loose their concentration!

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 5:36 AM GMT, by PoorFan.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by ReckmyBack
Atleast 3 batsmen reaching 100+ in this test match in the first innings then it could be possible for our bowlers to force the match as a draw .

haha...three reaching a 100? i'd be more than happy if any ONE of them did that :)

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:36 AM
that wasnt out. no bat in there. but very close call.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
Originally posted by ReckmyBack
Atleast 3 batsmen reaching 100+ in this test match in the first innings then it could be possible for our bowlers to force the match as a draw .

haha...three reaching a 100? i'd be more than happy if any ONE of them did that :)

The stats said , no team has won the match batting second on that ground . Srilanka would be the first one to do so . Then we certainly have a chance , so , why don't we give it a try ?

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:39 AM
run rate is 4.39 :cool:

pilot fan
September 12, 2005, 12:39 AM
have we ever had two batsman reaching a hundrad in the same innings?

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:39 AM
amader problem hoitasey , we are not positive thinkiers at all . Noone wants to win or what ?

Rubu
September 12, 2005, 12:40 AM
i miss a heartbeat every time murali bowls.

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by pilot fan
have we ever had two batsman reaching a hundrad in the same innings?

yes... forgot the WI tour ? Bashar and Rafique did it in the first innings, and Mashud reaching 100 in the second.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by pilot fan
have we ever had two batsman reaching a hundrad in the same innings?

Whatever never happened before that always happen in future . Future is made of our past . So , we can try , why not ? Be positive , that will help us a lot .

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:42 AM
everyone wants to win but its too soon to be thinking of a 500 run total. 2 quick wickets and we are looking at a 200+ score. a collapse and we will be struggling to reach 200.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:42 AM
murali's causing serious problems :(

howzatt!
September 12, 2005, 12:42 AM
i love asad rauf

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:42 AM
May be it's the time for 3 of our batsmen reaching 100 + , we never know !!!!!!!!

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by ReckmyBack
amader problem hoitasey , we are not positive thinkiers at all . Noone wants to win or what ?

we've a lot of positive thinkers and we also have a lot of haphazard thinkers. :)

bngali1on1
September 12, 2005, 12:43 AM
Javed's got to take it easy. That looked like a clean call...but the umpire didn't give it

cryptic
September 12, 2005, 12:43 AM
umpire bachaise

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:44 AM
Javed Omar was lucky to survive the plumb LBW ..........

cryptic
September 12, 2005, 12:44 AM
jo should use this new life properly

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:44 AM
gone

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:44 AM
asad rauf and bucknor in the same match! Blessing in disguise for BD to have one great and one good umpire officiating in the same match!

howzatt!
September 12, 2005, 12:45 AM
why did javed have to do that? he was looking soo good...

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:45 AM
nooooooooooooooooo...offside er bairer ball erokom kore keu khele? idioter moto kaam korse ekta...:(

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:45 AM
Asad Rauf from pakistan , Shadhei to aar boley nah : All muslims are brothers , you know .

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:45 AM
javeddddd... come on! well... it was always wriiten in the script.

cryptic
September 12, 2005, 12:45 AM
i tale my word back

Rubu
September 12, 2005, 12:46 AM
ash will be a "alu and gelu, shokoler chokhey dhulu"

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:46 AM
well ashraful is supposed to play murali very well. good time for him to be on.

howzatt!
September 12, 2005, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by cryptic
jo should use this new life properly

JO did justice to SL, which Asad Rauf refused.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:46 AM
time for ash to give murali a goood spanking :)

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:46 AM
Javed Omar gelo naki ? End of the story ....... ei baar baacha kaachader khela dekho .

pilot fan
September 12, 2005, 12:47 AM
that is the problem with bangladesh we can see from our reaction that we think we have done well if one of our batsman got a 30

Rubu
September 12, 2005, 12:47 AM
u hu, ash servived the first ball jinx. he'll do something today!

bngali1on1
September 12, 2005, 12:48 AM
Great catch by WC.

mzia
September 12, 2005, 12:48 AM
Nice shot by Habibul, 2 run

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:48 AM
ash.... fool er moto footwork. Get your act on properly!!!

shovon13
September 12, 2005, 12:48 AM
Originally posted by Rubu
u hu, ash servived the first ball jinx. he'll do something today!

i was gonna say the same thing

sangeet
September 12, 2005, 12:48 AM
Ash played good in the last inning, so time to show some "undaa" for few innings...

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:48 AM
bad full toss...punished rightfully

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by Rubu
u hu, ash servived the first ball jinx. he'll do something today!

u just took the words out of my mouth... i mean, my fingers!

Edited on, September 12, 2005, 5:50 AM GMT, by MasterBlaster.
Reason: practical realisation

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by pilot fan
that is the problem with bangladesh we can see from our reaction that we think we have done well if one of our batsman got a 30

How many of our players got 30+ avg in tests ? Only 2 Bashar and Iqbal . Rest of them are useless .

bngali1on1
September 12, 2005, 12:50 AM
I think the only one who consistently "performs" for our side is Athar Ali.

shovon13
September 12, 2005, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by ReckmyBack
Originally posted by pilot fan
that is the problem with bangladesh we can see from our reaction that we think we have done well if one of our batsman got a 30

How many of our players got 30+ avg in tests ? Only 2 Bashar and Iqbal . Rest of them are useless .

wtf?

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:50 AM
ahh baacha ek run nisey . Someone said that baacha is great dancer but who knows could be a good cricketer too :D

PoorFan
September 12, 2005, 12:51 AM
All the good work from Javed just gone for one mistake! This is the shortcoming of our players.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by bngali1on1
I think the only one who consistently "performs" for our side is Athar Ali.

and after this series it'll be asad rauf ;)

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by bngali1on1
I think the only one who consistently "performs" for our side is Athar Ali.

good one. he's indeed rock-steady behind those microphones.

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:52 AM
what the heck? they are appealing everytime the ball hits the pads!!

sangeet
September 12, 2005, 12:52 AM
We had good start before, most of the time we could not capitalize on those. What should we term todays start? But really not interested on that, as long as we can capitalize on what we got.

Bash and Ash should hold the fort, that's all. Is it too long list for our heroes?

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:53 AM
Why the run rate dropped ? 2 wickets down , so what ? Get the run rate up somehow now .

amra_korbo_joy
September 12, 2005, 12:53 AM
Javed Omar gifted his wicket. Not good. But Nafees was out with good bowling.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by ReckmyBack
Why the run rate dropped ? 2 wickets down , so what ? Get the run rate up somehow now .

yo calm down man. it's test cricket, not 20/20.

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:54 AM
do any of you sensible guys think that Ashraful should hit Murali out of the attack before he causes any more damage before the lunch ?

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:55 AM
What is Ashraful doing ? Man , life goes on , go for shots and get Murali out of the attack .

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:55 AM
Originally posted by MasterBlaster
do any of you sensible guys think that Ashraful should hit Murali out of the attack before he causes any more damage before the lunch ?

nope nope. he'll only start a collapse by doing that .

bngali1on1
September 12, 2005, 12:55 AM
I disagree. With this sort of bowling attack...they need to keep it slow but steady. They've got a few edge fielders out there. Drive shots is exactly what SL is looking for.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:56 AM
that was a nice cover drive from ash. good for the eyes. :)

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:56 AM
nice shot by ash. he really has excellent technique.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:56 AM
oopss...another 4...lol...hope he doesnt get too excited now :)

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
Originally posted by ReckmyBack
Why the run rate dropped ? 2 wickets down , so what ? Get the run rate up somehow now .

yo calm down man. it's test cricket, not 20/20.


What's the point to play 100 balls and get 20 runs ? If wanna get only 20 runs whatsoever then just get it on hurry . We have to practise for 20/20 too for the future , you know .

bngali1on1
September 12, 2005, 12:57 AM
Good technique...but again....working towards an early demise. He should be working on keeping the ball low.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:57 AM
pretty productive over- 10 coming off it. now: what we've all been waiting for - the ash vs murali show!

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
Originally posted by MasterBlaster
do any of you sensible guys think that Ashraful should hit Murali out of the attack before he causes any more damage before the lunch ?

nope nope. he'll only start a collapse by doing that .

yeah you are right. Maybe its the option to just play steadily till lunch without losing any more wicket. It doesnt look as if runs will suddenly come to a halt... just gotta keep those wickets in hand.

thebest
September 12, 2005, 12:58 AM
can someone tell me wht is the score. my VGA sucks while showing video

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 12:59 AM
In modern days of test matches run rate should be atleast 4 an over otherwise it never compares with the other elite teams in the world .

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 12:59 AM
hit him for four! go bashar!

imran78
September 12, 2005, 12:59 AM
bashar on 40. 50 coming up :fire:

pilot fan
September 12, 2005, 12:59 AM
basher looks in good nick for the time in ages

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
pretty productive over- 10 coming off it. now: what we've all been waiting for - the ash vs murali show!

its Bashar who's solving him. :)

imran78
September 12, 2005, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by thebest
can someone tell me wht is the score. my VGA sucks while showing video

83/2

RR: 4.41

bngali1on1
September 12, 2005, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by thebest
can someone tell me wht is the score. my VGA sucks while showing video

You can follow the match on cricinfo too.
http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/NEW/LIVE/frames/BDESH_SL_T1_12-16SEP2005.html

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 01:00 AM
bashar had no clue about that one :)

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 01:00 AM
Bashar is the man , go Bashar go .......... Prove you are the best batsman in the country . Come on Bashar .

imran78
September 12, 2005, 01:01 AM
make that 87/2

Rubu
September 12, 2005, 01:01 AM
ok we reached the lowest score mark. no more record today.

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by thebest
can someone tell me wht is the score. my VGA sucks while showing video

its 87 for 2 after 19 overs. Bashar on 40 off just 52 balls.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by MasterBlaster
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
pretty productive over- 10 coming off it. now: what we've all been waiting for - the ash vs murali show!

its Bashar who's solving him. :)

yeah. my bad :) ash is yet to face murali.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 01:02 AM
Bashar missed one 100 against Zimbabwe , here's a chance to fill that gap up .

pilot fan
September 12, 2005, 01:02 AM
the left arm spinner is on

Mahir
September 12, 2005, 01:03 AM
weather doesn't look good. quite overcast now...

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 01:04 AM
380+ today with the loss of 6 wickets then everyone should be happy .

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 01:04 AM
ok...NOW ash is going to face murali. oh boy! :)

shaheen
September 12, 2005, 01:04 AM
Fernando forced out now, another SLA is on now just to check the run as well as get the wkts. Seems a lots of spin in the wkt now; Hope rafique and Enamul can get some spin too at the later stage.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 01:06 AM
Lunch is due in 25 minutes . So , another 20-30 runs expected before the lunch break .

imran78
September 12, 2005, 01:06 AM
its a batting pitch. SL will get 500 for sure so BD needs to get at least 300 to make a matchg of it.

AsifTheManRahman
September 12, 2005, 01:07 AM
if we can set them up with a decent target, rafique and enamul should be able to reap the benefits of a well cracked up fourth inning pitch.

ReckmyBack
September 12, 2005, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by imran78
its a batting pitch. SL will get 500 for sure so BD needs to get at least 300 to make a matchg of it.

I expected 480+ for BD . Let's see what happens !!!!!!!

pilot fan
September 12, 2005, 01:07 AM
glad to see that ash is getting his head down

Rubu
September 12, 2005, 01:08 AM
9 more overs without a wicket and the session will belong to bangladesh.