View Full Version : 28-31 July 2002 - BAN vs SL - 2nd Test

July 28, 2002, 07:01 AM
Not a bad day, not bad at all.

Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4 6
MG Vandort lbw b Alok Kapali 61 157 110 10 0
J Mubarak lbw b Tapash Baisya 24 68 49 4 0
MN Nawaz c Khaled Mashud b Fahim Muntasir 21 54 46 4 0
HP Tillakaratne c & b Fahim Muntasir 18 39 28 4 0
*ST Jayasuriya c Khaled Mashud b Manjural Islam 85 135 94 9 1
TT Samaraweera c Habibul Bashar b Manjural Islam 58 197 156 4 0
+HAPW Jayawardene c Khaled Mashud b Manjural Islam 0 4 5 0 0
UDU Chandana c Habibul Bashar b Alok Kapali 20 57 44 3 0
TCB Fernando not out 2 5 0 0
WRS de Silva not out 1 9 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 4, nb 6) 11
Total (8 wickets, 90 overs) 301

To Bat: MKGCP Lakshitha.

FoW: 1-60 (Mubarak, 15.2 ov), 2-90 (Nawaz, 28.2 ov),
3-131 (Vandort, 37.3 ov), 4-133 (Tillakaratne, 38.5 ov),
5-260 (Jayasuriya, 71.1 ov), 6-260 (Jayawardene, 71.6 ov),
7-298 (Chandana, 86.6 ov), 8-298 (Samaraweera, 87.4 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Manjural Islam 17 4 35 3 (2nb)
Talha Jubair 16 2 41 0
Tapash Baisya 9 1 53 1 (4nb)
Fahim Muntasir 18 3 46 2
Alok Kapali 27 2 111 2
Habibul Bashar 3 1 10 0

Bangladesh team:
Hannan Sarkar, Al Sahariar, Tushar Imran, Habibul Bashar,
Fahim Muntasir, Alok Kapali, *+Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Ashraful,
Manjural Islam, Tapash Baisya, Talha Jubair.

Edited on, May 9, 2005, 12:15 PM GMT, by radicalsami.

July 28, 2002, 09:44 AM
Lets hope a bouncy wicket (cricinfo comm) and a collection of mostly fast bowlers (a few newcomers) provides him with the perfect receipe to pick up his 2nd hundred. Long due from the great one - you are our Tendulkar!! We've been exploited as newbies, now lets return the favor.

SL 1st innings - 330
BD 1st innings - 300

BD gets its 1st legitimate draw ??

Also, have you guys noticed the sea of difference in the tone that Wisden uses vs Cricinfo on their prediction of this test's outcome ?

July 28, 2002, 10:44 AM
I have not read what Wisden has said in full, but from the looks of the headline in www.wisden.com and from Cricinfo, I would say that both are exaggerating in negative and positive ways.

There is no way that this second test match is a B test match and there is no way that Bangladesh can win from here.

Again there is the possibility of "ould haves" which I assume none of you will like to listen.

Bangladesh could have smell the sign of first ever test victory if we had not dropped chances, misfielded - which things happened a lot often than the scorecard suggests.

SriLanka would have been at least 100 runs short of 300 by the end of the day if not for the following reasons:

1) Catch Dropped
2) Misfielding
3) Overthrow
4) "30" runs given away by SL umpire Peter Manual to Michael Vandort (by not giving the decision of caught behind off Talha Jubair's bowling and hence, the extra runs that Vandort attained after being given "nout out", is given away by the otherwise well-respected umpire.

July 28, 2002, 05:50 PM
We should get SL out by 330 from this point. It's easier said then done. If I'm the lankan coach, I'd ask my boys to be very very patient and try to go north of 350. The more they put in now the better chance they have to get a good lead and have our boys bend over backwards to reach 200 (hoping).
IF we do go past 200 and happen to score around 250, I'd expect the boys to take their sweet time to get there. Let's say 250 from 110 overs ? That way we will be able to cut into lunch on day three, leaving the Lankan's desperate to score some quick runs before putting us to bat again. We already saw what happend to them trying toscore quick runs, they WILL lose wickets, which will make it interesting until Jayasuria comes in and ploughs 100 in 50 balls. Don't forget that Nawaz has experience playing our boys in Dhaka and he was quite a handful. Also, they have Samara, Vandort (not too bad) and Tillakratne. *sigh*
Let's hope their 'anari' bowlers feel the pressure just like our inexperienced players do. Our players should remember that half their opponents have played less then 5 tests each (something like that). If you take out Jayasuria and couple others, both teams are equal in experience, except, they are playing at home. :)

soccer crazy
July 29, 2002, 02:41 AM

July 29, 2002, 02:49 AM
Only 44 for 4. We have a target of scoring less the the Last wicket partnership of the Lankans. Ki theke khela ki hoiya gelo. Ei jonnoi boli, Asha tare ektu khachar maajhe baindha rakho. :)

July 29, 2002, 03:00 AM
Wonder what VAAS, ZOYZA and MURALI would have done to our batting.
They scored 373 with this batting to wonder what they would have done with the REAL players in the team ?

July 29, 2002, 03:03 AM
I guess it's time I admit the obvious reality that Bangladesh players might not be as good as I thought they really are.
I really thought we had some good players who can both bat and bowl. Now, I see that our boys can only play when they are allowed to by the opponents. *sigh*
I guess what I am trying to say is that our players SUCK. :(

July 29, 2002, 03:05 AM
Bolte na bolte. Tushar gone. That's the third LBW in the game. Are you sure the Sri lankan's are ahem getting extra help from their umps ?
We lost many wickets in the first test to such decisions. *sigh*
Emnitey khelte janina tar upor ei shob

( I am going through a 'Nachte na jaanle uthan baka' syndrome right about now)

soccer crazy
July 29, 2002, 03:07 AM

July 29, 2002, 04:15 AM
YAY! no further comments

soccer crazy
July 29, 2002, 05:32 AM
Probably Alok & Taposh read my posting, got mad.:cool:

July 29, 2002, 08:19 AM
There were some TV replays shown on the 3 LBWs. And the TV commentators - the experts said that we need a batting coach to go travelling with the team - to tell the batsman little things like THE TECHNICAL BATTING FLAWS THAT THESE BATSMAN HAVE.

I hope BCB will learn from this mistake and will keep both Mohsin Kamal and Ali Zia with the national team while on tour.