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cricman
February 14, 2006, 10:20 PM
Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2006/02/14/scmysp14.xml&sSheet=/sport/2006/02/15/ixcrick.html)

heres the quote

What I would not have is the minnow nations in the World Cup and the Champions' Trophy, and I would not have Bangladesh and Zimbabwe playing Tests at present.


Maybe he refering minnows as Bermuda,Ireland etc or us and the Zimbos

Edited on, February 17, 2006, 6:06 AM GMT, by reverse_swing.
Reason: Title: ponting!

Bugz
February 14, 2006, 10:24 PM
I wouldn't be concerned over the opinion of Ricky Ponting. His reputation is taking a battering in Australia at present and he is beginning to crack under the pressure.

Australian's loved it when Bangladesh beat Australia in England, with many people voting it as their top sporting moment of the year.:fanflag:

shaoun
February 14, 2006, 10:36 PM
actions speaks louder then words. bangladesh cricket team needs to perform well in test and close the mouth of cricket experts. beating zimbabwe didnt earn us any respect, beating australia in odi is not helping either. our team needs to perform well in test matches.

aosaif
February 14, 2006, 11:02 PM
hehe.....if we didn't beat aussies back in england.....then he'd say bangladesh and zimbabwe shouldnt be playing tests [b]and ODIs[\b]

mshakir56
February 14, 2006, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by aosaif
hehe.....if we didn't beat aussies back in england.....then he'd say bangladesh and zimbabwe shouldnt be playing tests [b]and ODIs[\b]
Thats exactly what I was thinking.

abherath
February 14, 2006, 11:20 PM
Bangladesh need not worry.

Ricky Ponting is a proponent of fairplay. He has spoken of honesty and taking the word of a fielder on a difficult-to-decide catch.

In yesterday's last VB final, he appeared to take a stupendous catch, one handed, diving backwards. After having collected the ball he fell to the ground, with the ball in his hand touching the ground. According to the law on catches, a fielder taking a catch has to hold on to the ball (and prevent it from touching the ground) until he is fully in control . In yesterdays catch, if he held the ball in his hand without it touching the ground until his position on the ground became stable it would have been a fair catch. He either did not notice that the ball in his hand touched the ground or did not want to admit same.

Also,in the same match, a Sri Lankan batsman was out to another catch taken off a delivery which was made when the required number of fielders were not inside the ring (during a powerplay). Therefore, that ball was a 'no ball' and the batsman should not have been given out. Here too it could have been a mistake on the part of the Aussie captain and the umpires though there is a strong possibility of cheating on the part of the Aussies.

Irrespective of the above incidents, the Australians were clearly the better team on the day and they deserved to win the match and the trophy.

But the point is Ponting is not such a great guy. Even Bob Simpson has told that he is not fit to be captain.

So do not take what he says seriously.

Cricket has to be played by more countries if the game is to prosper and develop. Otherwise the world will lose interest in this game. So the entry of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh to Test Cricket is to be welcomed. Like all other test playing countries did, they will have some difficulties at the beginning but they will settle down. Being a Sri Lankan, I know how it was for us. Zimbabwe was shaping up nicely until their political problems ruined it for them. Hope they would recover. Bangladesh is clearly on their way up. Your junior cricket is a revelation.

So forget Ponting and his pointing !

Edited on, February 15, 2006, 5:32 AM GMT, by abherath.

mahrookh
February 14, 2006, 11:28 PM
That catch was great what he took last night . An amazing one and on the otherhand "Jayasuriya" dropped the chance of Srilanka to win the match as he dropped one of the "Gilchrist" catch and he ended up with the highest score in the match .

So many players said The minnow nation shouldn't play test cricket as Zimbabwe is not gonna play untill 2007 . Bangladesh won't be the minnow nation after few years atleast they will have the ability to win against Kenya , West Indies and others .

You are talking about the Hussey's catch . To us it's fair caz it's the umpire's decision to give the "noball" not the player's decision . Ofcourse it was fair , when umpire said nothing and it was to me he crossed the rope when ball has been delivered still he on the line after he catched it . So , don't blame the Aussies blame Mr . Aleem Dar from Pakistan . That was his job to look at it and that's why they get paid for :)

Edited on, February 15, 2006, 4:32 AM GMT, by mahrookh.

fab
February 15, 2006, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by abherath
In yesterday's last VB final, he appeared to take a stupendous catch, one handed, diving backwards. After having collected the ball he fell to the ground, with the ball in his hand touching the ground. According to the law on catches, a fielder taking a catch has to hold on to the ball (and prevent it from touching the ground) until he is fully in control. Really? That was one of the most awesome catches I've ever seen. He dived backwards at least a metre and held on to the ball despite landing awkwardly. I thought he managed to keep his wrist up when he fell *shrug*. If it did touch the ground, the batsman should have just remained at the crease :)

I still don't understand why we get offended when people say we're crap and don't really belong in the top league for Tests. Until we win some matches we'll have to accept such criticisms.

Sauron
February 15, 2006, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by fab
I still don't understand why we get offended when people say we're crap and don't really belong in the top league for Tests. Until we win some matches we'll have to accept such criticisms.


একেবারে সত্য কথা ... শ্রীলঙ্কা'র বন্ধুকে মনে ব্যাথা দিতে চাই নাই, সেই জন্য বলি নাই আগে, কিন্তু আসল কথা ঐটাই - পন্টিং এর মত ক্যাচ ধরতে পারব যখন, তখন আর ফীল-গুড কথা বলে মন ভালো করতে হবে না।

মনে আছে গত সপ্তাহে'র অনুর্ধ উনিশ এর কথা? মিডিয়া'র মুখে ফেনা উঠে গিয়েছিলো :) এবং আমাদেরকে কোন বারতি কষ্ট করতে হয়নি ওইসব শোনা'র জন্য


Edited on, February 15, 2006, 5:27 AM GMT, by Sauron.

abherath
February 15, 2006, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by mahrookh
That catch was great what he took last night . An amazing one and on the otherhand "Jayasuriya" dropped the chance of Srilanka to win the match as he dropped one of the "Gilchrist" catch and he ended up with the highest score in the match .

So many players said The minnow nation shouldn't play test cricket as Zimbabwe is not gonna play untill 2007 . Bangladesh won't be the minnow nation after few years atleast they will have the ability to win against Kenya , West Indies and others .

You are talking about the Hussey's catch . To us it's fair caz it's the umpire's decision to give the "noball" not the player's decision . Ofcourse it was fair , when umpire said nothing and it was to me he crossed the rope when ball has been delivered still he on the line after he catched it . So , don't blame the Aussies blame Mr . Aleem Dar from Pakistan . That was his job to look at it and that's why they get paid for :)

Edited on, February 15, 2006, 4:32 AM GMT, by mahrookh.

It was a stupendous effort whether the ball touched the ground or not. Since the Ausssies would have won anyway, Sri Lanka will not make a fuss about the two incidents I mentioned. The Aussies did deserve the VB cup. The point is Ricky Ponting potificates on fairplay and these incidents stick out in that sense.

Aleem Dar would not have noticed the incident (required number not being inside the ring). He may make mistakes but he does not give the impression of being biased.

Anyway, the subject here is about the minnows playing test cricket. So let us not have another distraction like in two other threads.

Bangladesh will remain in test crickjet and Zimbabwe will resume playing soon.

Edited on, February 15, 2006, 5:42 AM GMT, by abherath.

cricman
February 15, 2006, 12:44 AM
The name Aleem Dar and the word biased go hand in hand, well maybe not biased but mistake prone espically to BD cricket

abherath
February 15, 2006, 12:48 AM
......Really? That was one of the most awesome catches I've ever seen. He dived backwards at least a metre and held on to the ball despite landing awkwardly. I thought he managed to keep his wrist up when he fell *shrug*. If it did touch the ground, the batsman should have just remained at the crease :)

I still don't understand why we get offended when people say we're crap and don't really belong in the top league for Tests. Until we win some matches we'll have to accept such criticisms.

I mentioned Ponting's catch with regard to what he has spoken of fairplay. But it was a stupendous effort on his part to take that catch and the Aussies would have won anyway. So Ponting deserves admiration for that catch, all right. Also, well done Aussies for winning the VB cup.

The subject being the comment on Bangladesh and Zimbabwe playing tests, I think they should continue to play.

People like Ponting are entitled to their comments. Similarly, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are entitled to play test cricket. :fanflag:

abherath
February 15, 2006, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by cricman
The name Aleem Dar and the word biased go hand in hand, well maybe not biased but mistake prone espically to BD cricket

That I was not aware of. Something to look out for in the future.

mahrookh
February 15, 2006, 01:11 AM
That catch of "Ponting" is the best catch of anyone who's been watching the final last night . Aleelm Dar made lot of mistakes in taht tour as usual . If anything against the Srilankans then it's the umpire's fault not the player's fault . When umpire gives out then it's out . Noone gonna think about it why it's out .

Anyway Bangladesh won't the minnow anymore after 5 years . You know who's our Coach ? It's him who took Srilankans to the World Cup victory against the Aussies . So , stay cool we are about to join :)

abherath
February 15, 2006, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by mahrookh
That catch of "Ponting" is the best catch of anyone who's been watching the final last night . Aleelm Dar made lot of mistakes in taht tour as usual . If anything against the Srilankans then it's the umpire's fault not the player's fault . When umpire gives out then it's out . Noone gonna think about it why it's out .

Anyway Bangladesh won't the minnow anymore after 5 years . You know who's our Coach ? It's him who took Srilankans to the World Cup victory against the Aussies . So , stay cool we are about to join :)

Bangladesh will require much less than 5 years.

Bangladesh engaging a psychologist too is good. Since there is excellent talent in Bangladesh already, with good psychological preparation Bangladesh will do well. We expect to see results of that in the series with Sri Lanka.

As for the Bangladeshi coach, I reserve my comments. It is not just Dav who took us to the World Cup. He happened to be at the right place at the right time.

thebest
February 15, 2006, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by abherath
[quote]Originally posted by mahrookh
.....
As for the Bangladeshi coach, I reserve my comments. It is not just Dav who took us to the World Cup. He happened to be at the right place at the right time.

I agree. DW is not so great as most of us think. With matured and experienced Kalu, Sanath, Arjuna, De silva, Guru sinha, Vaas, Murali SL was bound to be succesful. They have a captain in the form Arjuna who not only earn respect of his player but also has a cunning brain. If one want to chk DW s greatness look at his second term in SL. As for his impact in BD, i did not find any improvement. All are flash in pan. Suman still go out hooking, Ash is still irresponsble. SL become successful whn thier talented player started to take responsibilty. Unfortunately DW failed to it in BD .

abherath
February 15, 2006, 05:04 AM
Originally posted by thebest
Originally posted by abherath
Originally posted by mahrookh
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As for the Bangladeshi coach, I reserve my comments. It is not just Dav who took us to the World Cup. He happened to be at the right place at the right time.

I agree. DW is not so great as most of us think. With matured and experienced Kalu, Sanath, Arjuna, De silva, Guru sinha, Vaas, Murali SL was bound to be succesful. They have a captain in the form Arjuna who not only earn respect of his player but also has a cunning brain. If one want to chk DW s greatness look at his second term in SL. As for his impact in BD, i did not find any improvement. All are flash in pan. Suman still go out hooking, Ash is still irresponsble. SL become successful whn thier talented player started to take responsibilty. Unfortunately DW failed to it in BD .

Absolutely, thebest. I have been following cricket in my country, Sri Lanka for so long and I only know too well the real facts. Past cricketers, school cricket authorities, clubs, officials, even politicians worked hard, shedding blood - as in Duleep Mendis and Sunil Wettimuni sans batting helmets getting hit by Jeff Tompson / Dennis Lillee in the 1975 World Cup, yet keeping the Lion Flag flying, giving the Aussies a real fright - and sweat over more than a century of cricket in Sri Lanka to get to the point when we earned test status and then to the point when we won the World Cup. Yes, Dav contributed but that was only a drop in the ocean.

I am sure that in Bangladesh too so many people have toiled hard to get the Tigers where they are right now.

Edited on, February 16, 2006, 5:00 AM GMT, by abherath.

battye
February 15, 2006, 06:57 AM
Bangladesh will not be minnows in a few years time. Zimbabwe however.. well, their situation is beyond the control of the players.

Both countries have earned Test status, in my opinion, once you get it, you've got it for good.

abherath
February 15, 2006, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by battye
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Both countries [BANGLADESH and ZIMBABWE] have earned Test status, in my opinion, once you get it, you've got it for good.

That's for sure.

imtiaz82
February 16, 2006, 11:17 AM
By Trevor Marshallsea
February 17, 2006
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RICKY Ponting has set the scene for a frosty reception in Bangladesh when the Australians tour there in April by saying the country should be stripped of its Test status.

Two months before Australia's first Test tour of Bangladesh, Ponting implied he would rather the two-match series was not happening, suggesting Bangladesh and fellow minnow Zimbabwe should not be playing Test cricket.

Asked in an interview with London's Daily Telegraph newspaper what changes he would like to see in cricket, the Australian captain said: "What I would not have is the minnow nations in the World Cup and the Champions Trophy, and I would not have Bangladesh and Zimbabwe playing Tests at present."

His remarks are certain to cause a backlash among the Bangladesh cricket community, particularly after the country celebrated its biggest success since being admitted to cricket's top tier by defeating Australia in a one-dayer last year.

Since becoming the 10th Test-playing nation, Bangladesh has played 40 Tests, lost 35 and won only one — at home against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh has won 10 of 115 one-day internationals since its debut in 1986, beating Zimbabwe four times and Hong Kong and Scotland once each.

Ponting's comments would appear to clash with Cricket Australia's policy, but will not earn him any reprimand.

"Test cricket needs to be about the best playing the best," a Cricket Australia spokesman said yesterday. "There are some countries that are developing, and the way to develop is to play on a regular basis against the best countries in the world. Cricket Australia has bought into that process by sending the Australian team (to play against them)."

Cricket Australia went into damage limitation mode last night, releasing a more diplomatic statement from Ponting, which appeared a backflip from his original comments.

"If it takes teams like Australia playing teams like Bangladesh for the developing Test nations to improve their skills, then I'm all for it," he said. "I'm looking forward to the challenge of leading Australia in Bangladesh …"

link (http://www.theage.com.au/news/cricket/ponting-queries-bangladesh-test-status/2006/02/16/1140064205704.html)

Edited on, February 16, 2006, 4:46 PM GMT, by Nasif.
Reason: Put long url in tag

Tigers_eye
February 16, 2006, 11:52 AM
As a batsman Ponting is regarded one of the best in current cricket.

As a person I don't like him. He speaks out of ignorance. He contradicts with his on-field off-field antics. I am waiting for the day when he will out of the Australian line up for good.

Steve Waugh was ruthless on the field but he had class. Ponting has no class and does not deserve to be the captain of the Australian team. If England can some how beat Australia in the next ashes he will no longer remain the captain.

Mahmood
February 16, 2006, 11:59 AM
এই দিন দিন নয় আরো দিন আছে
এই দিনেরে নেবো মোরা সেই দিনের কাছে।


Wait till our U-19 minnows grow up...

sadi
February 16, 2006, 12:17 PM
Gotta agree with you on this. I still remember last ashes series where he got run out and he was blaming it on the substitute fielder England had on the field.

Ahmed_B
February 16, 2006, 12:20 PM
So... whats new? :cool:

rudro
February 16, 2006, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by Sauron

মনে আছে গত সপ্তাহে'র অনুর্ধ উনিশ এর কথা? মিডিয়া'র মুখে ফেনা উঠে গিয়েছিলো :) এবং আমাদেরকে কোন বারতি কষ্ট করতে হয়নি ওইসব শোনা'র জন্য




একদম ঠিক কথা। ব্যাট আর বলে জবাব দিতে পারলে তখন আর কথা শুনতে হবেনা। কোন সিরিজ শুরু হবার আগে মাঠ গরম করা অস্ট্রেলিয়ান্-দের মজ্জাগত অভ্যাস।

RazabQ
February 16, 2006, 05:36 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/4720928.stm - so that explains the deluge of runs from him. Also by the looks of the picture in the article, Punters is more badly in need of Rogaine than our Bashar ;;)

I know! I know! Don't shoot the messenger! But when someone starts acting all holier than thou, I find it very hard to resist :-P

mahrookh
February 16, 2006, 05:43 PM
Please don't make mockery of the "Cricket legend of Australia" . he says lotta things all the time but if you guys make a mockery of it then he feels bad about it :( . He is great Batsman , Captain and Fieldsman . So , if he says something before about someone or some individual teams then he must have earned that much respect from all over the world . So , he has the right to say . We should give a credit to him for his sprotsmanship attitude :)

Sauron
February 16, 2006, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by RazabQ
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/4720928.stm - so that explains the deluge of runs from him. Also by the looks of the picture in the article, Punters is more badly in need of Rogaine than our Bashar ;;)

I know! I know! Don't shoot the messenger! But when someone starts acting all holier than thou, I find it very hard to resist :-P


ভাইরে, আরেক্‌টু সাহস করেন। না হয় বল্‌লেন্‌ই এক্‌টু বাঁকা কথা। আবার পরের লাইনেই জাস্টিফাই করার দরকার কি? কথা যা বলছেন, হক্ক কথাই বলছেন। গুলি গোলা নিয়ে ডরান কা?

Sauron
February 16, 2006, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by mahrookh
Please don't make mockery of the "Cricket legend of Australia" . he says lotta things all the time but if you guys make a mockery of it then he feels bad about it :( . He is great Batsman , Captain and Fieldsman . So , if he says something before about someone or some individual teams then he must have earned that much respect from all over the world . So , he has the right to say . We should give a credit to him for his sprotsmanship attitude :)


ওই মিয়া, চাইপা যান। এক জন একটা কথা কইছে ... যে কইছে তার নিজের দায়িত্বে কইছে, আপ্‌নে আবার পিনিক দ্যান কা? পন্টিং কি হ্যার সুনাম রাখার দায়িত্ব আপ্‌নেরে দিছে?

Spitfire_x86
February 16, 2006, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by mahrookh
He is great Batsman , Captain and Fieldsman . So , if he says something before about someone or some individual teams then he must have earned that much respect from all over the world . So , he has the right to say . We should give a credit to him for his sprotsmanship attitude :)
When did he earn "much respect" from all over the world for his sportmanship? And he is not a great captain in any way.

RazabQ
February 16, 2006, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by Sauron
Originally posted by RazabQ
I know! I know! Don't shoot the messenger! But when someone starts acting all holier than thou, I find it very hard to resist :-P

ভাইরে, আরেক্‌টু সাহস করেন। না হয় বল্‌লেন্‌ই এক্‌টু বাঁকা কথা। আবার পরের লাইনেই জাস্টিফাই করার দরকার কি? কথা যা বলছেন, হক্ক কথাই বলছেন। গুলি গোলা নিয়ে ডরান কা?
As moderator, I have to do everything in, (You ready for this?) in "moderation" :)
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BanglaMusic
February 17, 2006, 12:45 AM
Ponting queries Bangladesh Test status



Source: The Australian Age (http://www.theage.com.au/news/cricket/ponting-queries-bangladesh-test-status/2006/02/16/1140064205704.html)

Edited on, February 17, 2006, 11:08 AM GMT, by reverse_swing.
Reason: mod.content: please try to avoid repetition.

hkooraham
February 17, 2006, 06:00 AM
link >> (http://www.theage.com.au/news/cricket/ponting-queries-bangladesh-test-status/2006/02/16/1140064205704.html)

What do you say, especially Maharookh Bhai ! You support Ponting don't you ?




Edited on, February 17, 2006, 11:05 AM GMT, by reverse_swing.
Reason: mod.content: Please try to avoid duplicate post.

Edited on, February 20, 2006, 7:22 AM GMT, by hkooraham.

chinaman
February 17, 2006, 02:12 PM
I think it's part of what they called "Mental disintegration" in a fency way. Well, we the fan call it sledging, just pre-tour sledging. As you might recall, this is just an Aussie way of gearing up against a mighty team. Remember the bruhaha before the ashes or the pretense before the South African tour or more recently SriLanka tour or .. well you know the list :)

Typically the Aussies do it against a team they fear losing matches to. They didn't do it on our previous tour or against the Zimbabwe. Because, they didn't have to, they knew they had nothing to lose.

But, time has changed. So does our record against them. It's time for them to be afraid, very afraid.

I wouldn't be surprised if there's more from them. They are having real nightmares after what we did to them, more so with the lectures they had to endure from the Cricket Australia. Somebody's job on the line, you know.

Well, good luck Ricky Ponting. You need a lot of it.

Sauron
February 17, 2006, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by RazabQ
Originally posted by Sauron
Originally posted by RazabQ
I know! I know! Don't shoot the messenger! But when someone starts acting all holier than thou, I find it very hard to resist :-P

ভাইরে, আরেক্‌টু সাহস করেন। না হয় বল্‌লেন্‌ই এক্‌টু বাঁকা কথা। আবার পরের লাইনেই জাস্টিফাই করার দরকার কি? কথা যা বলছেন, হক্ক কথাই বলছেন। গুলি গোলা নিয়ে ডরান কা?
As moderator, I have to do everything in, (You ready for this?) in "moderation" :)
এই web siteএর নিয়্ন্ত্রক হিসেবে একটু কথাবার্তায় নিয়্ন্ত্রন রাখতে হয় ভাই :)


কথাটা অবশ্য অন্যায় বলেন নাই। নিয়ন্ত্রক যদি নিয়ন্ত্রিত না হয় তাহলে পাব্‌লিক মানবে কেন। With great power comes great responsibility ... ;)

rudro
February 17, 2006, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Sauron


কথাটা অবশ্য অন্যায় বলেন নাই। নিয়ন্ত্রক যদি নিয়ন্ত্রিত না হয় তাহলে পাব্‌লিক মানবে কেন। With great power comes great responsibility ... ;)

ক্ষমতার সঙ্গে দায়িত্বের সহযাত্রা।

areyoushpongled?
February 17, 2006, 04:15 PM
I have only got one thing to say to Ponting.

ODI # 2250
NatWest Series, 2005, 2nd Match
Australia v Bangladesh
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
18 June 2005 (50-over match)

Result: Bangladesh won by 5 wickets
Points: Bangladesh 5, Australia 1

Toss: Australia
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZ) and DR Shepherd
TV Umpire: MR Benson
Match Referee: JJ Crowe (NZ)
Man of the Match: Mohammad Ashraful


Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4 6
+AC Gilchrist lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 1 2 0 0
ML Hayden b Nazmul Hossain 37 71 50 4 1
*RT Ponting lbw b Tapash Baisya 1 21 16 0 0
DR Martyn c Nafees Iqbal b Tapash Baisya 77 138 112 2 0
MJ Clarke c Mashrafe Mortaza b Tapash Baisya 54 100 84 4 0
MEK Hussey not out 31 38 21 5 0
SM Katich not out 36 27 23 4 0
Extras (lb 3, w 2, nb 8) 13
Total (5 wickets, 50 overs, 205 mins) 249

DNB: GB Hogg, JN Gillespie, MS Kasprowicz, GD McGrath.

FoW: 1-0 (Gilchrist, 0.2 ov), 2-9 (Ponting, 5.2 ov),
3-57 (Hayden, 15.4 ov), 4-165 (Martyn, 41.4 ov),
5-183 (Clarke, 43.3 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Mashrafe Mortaza 10 2 33 1 (1w)
Tapash Baisya 10 1 69 3 (8nb)
Nazmul Hossain 10 2 65 1
Mohammad Rafique 10 0 31 0 (1w)
Aftab Ahmed 10 0 48 0

Bangladesh innings (target: 250 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4 6
Javed Omar c Hayden b Kasprowicz 19 84 51 3 0
Nafees Iqbal c Gilchrist b Gillespie 8 27 21 1 0
Tushar Imran c Katich b Hogg 24 35 35 4 0
Mohammad Ashraful c Hogg b Gillespie 100 118 101 11 0
*Habibul Bashar run out (Gillespie) 47 82 72 3 0
Aftab Ahmed not out 21 28 13 2 1
Mohammad Rafique not out 9 11 7 2 0
Extras (b 1, lb 11, w 6, nb 4) 22
Total (5 wickets, 49.2 overs, 199 mins) 250

DNB: +Khaled Mashud, Mashrafe Mortaza, Tapash Baisya,
Nazmul Hossain.

FoW: 1-17 (Nafees Iqbal, 7.1 ov), 2-51 (Tushar Imran, 15.4 ov),
3-72 (Javed Omar, 20.5 ov), 4-202 (Habibul Bashar, 43.5 ov),
5-227 (Mohammad Ashraful, 47.1 ov).

Bowling O M R W
McGrath 10 1 43 0 (2nb)
Gillespie 9.2 1 41 2 (2w)
Kasprowicz 10 0 40 1 (2nb)
Hogg 9 0 52 1 (1w)
Clarke 6 0 38 0 (1w)
Hussey 5 0 24 0

mafizraju
February 17, 2006, 04:23 PM
I think he is starting a psycological warfare well before the game... A true australian way of breaking the oponent...... no worries ...hope bangla boys can play their normal game

Flipper
February 17, 2006, 04:25 PM
Ponting is going through a tough time I heard! :P

Ponting's bat illegal, rules MCC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/4720928.stm)

Shakalaka
February 18, 2006, 01:20 AM
So much of saying Australia is the top supporter for BD in world cricket! Huh!

AUS is the MOST racist country in the face of the world. Cant expct to get much from them anyway.

thebest
February 18, 2006, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by Shakalaka
So much of saying Australia is the top supporter for BD in world cricket! Huh!

AUS is the MOST racist country in the face of the world. Cant expct to get much from them anyway.

May be May not be. But CA is much better friend of us than those morons of our neighbor.

mahrookh
February 18, 2006, 01:28 AM
Please don't say anything bad about the Cricket legend of Australia . This guy got almost 9,000 runs in odi already . And he is very good captain indeed . A captain who is having 92% winning rate as well as a great fiedsman . So , we should respect him . He does say lotta things all the time , that's his nature but in meanwhile he doesn't mean it :)

Edited on, February 18, 2006, 6:37 AM GMT, by mahrookh.

thebest
February 18, 2006, 01:41 AM
RP is a batting legend. But one of the worst aussi captain. With a team of 11 match winners and quality of opposition your winning % would be always in the highs. In the first real test he failed as captain.

IanW
February 18, 2006, 07:08 AM
The question must be asked, after the results of the last several years, whether Tasmania deserves to play in the Sheffield Shield in the 1981-2 season and beyond.

1977-8 season, all four day matches

Defeat by an Innings in Perth, after following on

Nine wicket defeat by Victoria, after following on

Draw against South Australia, after following on

Draw against Queensland

Draw against New South Wales

1978-9 season

Draw against South Australia

Draw against Queensland

Win against Western Australia, with WA making two sporting declarations

Innings defeat against Victoria, with Tasmania following on

Innings defeat against New South Wales, with Tasmania following on

1979-80 season

Draw against South Australia, with SA being 18 runs short of a 8 wicket victory

Draw against Queensland, with a good score by Tasmania and Queensland following on

Seven wicket victory for Western Australia

Innings victory for New South Wales, with Tasmania following on

Innings victory for Victoria

1980-81 season

6 wicket victory for South Australia

6 wicket victory for Victoria

9 wicket victory for Queensland

7 wicket victory for Western Australia

160 run victory for New South Wales


One victory in four seasons, and that from sporting declarations.

Tasmania's presence in the Sheffield Shield is clearly weakening Australia's cricket, and should be abandoned.

Ian Whitchurch

পিচ্চি
February 18, 2006, 07:43 AM
good reply :joy::joy::joy:

Umar
February 18, 2006, 07:59 AM
I suppose..E_mail this to ICC.........and shut pontings mouth.......

Rubu
February 18, 2006, 08:26 AM
welcome back Ian. Where have you been?

mahrookh
February 18, 2006, 08:48 AM
Can't you guys just leave him alone ? He is the first International captain to have 92% winning rate in odi . What is he gonna do with Banglacricket ? We know he says lotta things but he doesn't mean all these . Whatever he says most of the time it's true only once or twice it's not :) Some of you said , when you have 11 match winner in the team then you can win any matches :) That's rubbish , Australia did loose so many matches while Ponting's captaincy . He is the best captain in the world , if you don't beleive me just look the rank of Australia in the world cricket since he took the cpataincy in both forms of cricket . So , it's better to leave The Australian Legend alone . He's got nothing to do with Banglacricket at all :)

thebest
February 18, 2006, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by mahrookh
... Some of you said , when you have 11 match winner in the team then you can win any matches :) That's rubbish , Australia did loose so many matches while Ponting's captaincy . He is the best captain in the world ...

That was my point. With 11 match winners you dont need captain to win match. You then need captain to lose match. Last Ashes would give you the answer. He was always chasing the game from Vaguan. Any way you are pretending to be sleeping while you are awake. So it would be hard to wake you up.
Pls do not tell he is the best captain in the world. That would be an insult to Flaming, Smith, Dravid, Atapattu and even to some extent to Inzi.
I have no doubt he is the greatest test batsman of this decade but the worst captain Australia ever produced that include Kim Huges
Thanks

mahrookh
February 18, 2006, 09:12 AM
Ponting is the best captain in the world . You can look at his stats 92% winning ratio . Ofcourse "Stephen Flemming" comes after him . "Graem Smith" doesn't look a good captain to me at all , Jaques Kallis would have been a better option for South Africa . So , we shouldn't any comments about Ponting anymore as he got nothing to do with banglacricket :) or does he ?

fwullah
February 18, 2006, 09:52 AM
For me, if Ponting was saying all the things that he is saying now before we defeated them, then it would have been alright. But since we defeated them and Ponting was the captain, so I can guess why he was saying all the things after getting beaten by us :flag:.

OR, if Steve Waugh had said similar things, then I would take it seriously, because we could never beat Australia under Steve Waugh's captaincy.

The reason why we are unable to be even competitive with Sri Lanka is because (I believe) they never become so arrogant whenever facing us - the kind of tone Ponting has now left for us.

thebest
February 18, 2006, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by mahrookh
Ponting is the best captain in the world . You can look at his stats 92% winning ratio . Ofcourse "Stephen Flemming" comes after him . "Graem Smith" doesn't look a good captain to me at all , Jaques Kallis would have been a better option for South Africa . So , we shouldn't any comments about Ponting anymore as he got nothing to do with banglacricket :) or does he ?

When he talks about Banglacricket then I have to something to do with it. Did you heard "There are three kinds of lie - lie, white lie and Statistical Lie". Ponting's record of 92% is the third kind of lie:P. Smith is the most pro active captain of the world cricket now. unfortunately he has to carry selfish Kallis and some mediocar who could not defend 270+ on a fifth day wicket in 70 overs. Can you provide me one move of Ponting where his brilliance in capataincy shown. I could show many of stupidity like the one in Edbaston when after winning the toss he chose to field while his best opening bowler injured and he have argubly the best 4th innings bowler or bringing Gillispy (while he was flop in the whole match) againest Bangladesh in the crucial last over.

Any way this my last post on this issue as I mentioned earlier you are pretending to sleep while awake. So I could not wake you up.

Wish You all the best and hoping I could get more resources in April

Good Luck and Good Night.

ajithlalm
February 18, 2006, 10:57 AM
I hate this type of comment passed in which the miners are not supported by the top cricket nations and the players.

I strongly believe countries like Bangladesh, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Ireland, etc should play more cricket than they are playing currently now.

Remove Bangladesh from test, no never. Someday Bangladesh is going to beat Australia in a test

CricTiger
February 18, 2006, 11:31 AM
I think that ODI loss still burns him inside out.

Dhakablues
February 18, 2006, 12:49 PM
Ricky Pointing should remember how his team lost to Bangladesh not too long ago. So a comment like that coming from the very captain makes you wonder about his intellect and forsightness. He cleary doesnt have that. You are never a hero when you are beating a dead horse again and again......

hkooraham
February 20, 2006, 02:11 AM
....Really? That was one of the most awesome catches I've ever seen. He dived backwards at least a metre and held on to the ball despite landing awkwardly. I thought he managed to keep his wrist up when he fell *shrug*. If it did touch the ground, the batsman should have just remained at the crease :).....

Let's say he took it clean man, but what I see is he didn't judge it properly, that's why he had to dive backawards...Had he judged it -it was in the air for a long time- he could have moved back well enough to take a sitter.

Edited on, February 20, 2006, 7:13 AM GMT, by hkooraham.

hkooraham
February 20, 2006, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Dhakablues
Ricky Pointing should remember how his team lost to Bangladesh not too long ago. So a comment like that coming from the very captain makes you wonder about his intellect and forsightness. He cleary doesnt have that. You are never a hero when you are beating a dead horse again and again......

Ask Maharookh Bhai, Ponting thinks that was a fluke, Bangla beating the Aussies. Try doing that again, even in Bangladesh when Lord Ponting arrives in Bangla with his entourage, to be worshipped by some of your own people...like Maharookh Bhai !

Get the flowers ready man ! Greet him ! Greet him !

hkooraham
February 20, 2006, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by fwullah
For me, if Ponting was saying all the things that he is saying now before we defeated them, then it would have been alright. But since we defeated them and Ponting was the captain, so I can guess why he was saying all the things after getting beaten by us .....
The reason why we are unable to be even competitive with Sri Lanka is because (I believe) they never become so arrogant whenever facing us - the kind of tone Ponting has now left for us.

Wakie, wakie, rise and shine Mr. Moderator. You are dreamin'.

:great: You guys can beat Sri Lanka any day. See how they got thrashed by the Aussies in the 2nd and 3rd VB finals. ..and you beat the Aussies. What does it mean ? :great:

C'mon, Moderator Bhai, stop day dreamin.

hkooraham
February 20, 2006, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by chinaman
I think it's part of what they called "Mental disintegration" in a fency way. .....

But, time has changed. So does our record against them. It's time for them to be afraid, very afraid.

I wouldn't be surprised if there's more from them. They are having real nightmares after what we did to them, more so with the lectures they had to endure from the Cricket Australia. Somebody's job on the line, you know.

Well, good luck Ricky Ponting. You need a lot of it.

With all due respect Moderator Bhai, I ask you if Ponting would really be scared of Bangladesh ! That victory was the upset of the century. Yes you heard right, upset of the CENTURY. Like the tsunami which hit South Asia in 2004 it was a once-in-a-blue-moon thing, an UPSET. It won't happen again for a long, long time, not in our time, yours and mine, matie...

Edited on, February 20, 2006, 7:29 AM GMT, by hkooraham.

hkooraham
February 20, 2006, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by Dhakablues
Ricky Pointing should remember how his team lost to Bangladesh not too long ago. So a comment like that coming from the very captain makes you wonder about his intellect and forsightness. He cleary doesnt have that. You are never a hero when you are beating a dead horse again and again......

Come on Dhakablue Bhai, one win, a fluke, an upset and you think Ponting should keep thinkin' 'bout it ?

Focus on beating Sri Lanka mate, because, come April, they'll - I mean Lord Ponting and Co.- make mince meat of the Tigers.

Now Sri Lanka is no big deal, have some fun beating them, improving your record as the Aussies are really gona make it bad for you guys.

Believe me, I am no Aussies fan -like Maharookh Bhai- but one's gotta face reality man...

hkooraham
February 20, 2006, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by mahrookh
Please don't make mockery of the "Cricket legend of Australia" . he says lotta things all the time but if you guys make a mockery of it then he feels bad about it :( . He is great Batsman , Captain and Fieldsman . So , if he says something before about someone or some individual teams then he must have earned that much respect from all over the world . So , he has the right to say . We should give a credit to him for his sprotsmanship attitude :)

Wny not make mockery of Ponting, my friend, my favourite member here ? You make mockery of others ! Any what do you care whether Ponting Tintin feels bad or not ? He is an ill-behaved player, a shame on cricket.

Nasif
February 20, 2006, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by hkooraham
With all due respect Moderator Bhai, I ask you if Ponting would really be scared of Bangladesh ! That victory was the upset of the century. Yes you heard right, upset of the CENTURY. Like the tsunami which hit South Asia in 2004 it was a once-in-a-blue-moon thing, an UPSET. It won't happen again for a long, long time, not in our time, yours and mine, matie...

Edited on, February 20, 2006, 7:29 AM GMT, by hkooraham.

I was about to take your comment seriously, but right on the last line you lost me. I heard those comments before we beat them first time "never in our lifetime!".

Yea, and the knowledgeables say, "Never say never".