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al Furqaan
April 10, 2006, 11:15 PM
any wickets???

roaring_tiger
April 10, 2006, 11:16 PM
did shahadat bowl this morning?...
i remember he used to be very good in the mornings..

Mr-Cricket
April 10, 2006, 11:17 PM
Shahahahahadat on - this will be interesting! :)

Frost
April 10, 2006, 11:18 PM
take him Rajib...........

pajicheleNY
April 10, 2006, 11:22 PM
gilly's wicket, either one at this point, is very crucial. We need one pretty desperately right now. No need to mention what kinda danger gilchrist poses once he is set. even gillepsie can become a potential spoilsport from bd perspective if hez not sent back packing soon. ive seen the guy play long innings b4 and that too in subcontinental conditions. the guy can stay in the middle forever and eat up hundreds of balls without scoring runs thus frustrating the bowlers and allowing his partner to play his natural game and cause some serious trouble. Good luck to our bowlers.

fwullah
April 10, 2006, 11:23 PM
Usually, this is the time that I miss not having a proper leg spinner in the side.

The last wicket partnership has produced 63 runs between Brett Lee and Adam Guilchrist. Now this partnership of Gillespie and Guilchrist is looking to be going towards another big partnership, may be even a century partnership.

ottawaGuy
April 10, 2006, 11:23 PM
"Internal Server Error" -Cricinfo ='(

irteja
April 10, 2006, 11:25 PM
get the damn gillys wicket....

Hasib
April 10, 2006, 11:25 PM
oh no.... Gilly is Killing us...but inshallah we can still win this!!!

fwullah
April 10, 2006, 11:26 PM
I don't think we're gonna be able to get Australia all out below 350.

ottawaGuy
April 10, 2006, 11:28 PM
noooo-oooo-oooh.. aussies into the 200's and gilly wont quit scaring us.. =( *closes eyes* i can't bare to watch.

ottawaGuy
April 10, 2006, 11:29 PM
wut the eeehf!!!! ..i'm getting pissed now, hope our representatives are having a better time.

ASA
April 10, 2006, 11:29 PM
Gilchrist may actually get a 100 as it appears - but total won't be above 250.

Miraz
April 10, 2006, 11:30 PM
Aussies are definitely saving the follow-on. A very professional and chanceless innings from Gilchrist.

We desperately need a wicket.

IanW
April 10, 2006, 11:31 PM
Guys,

Calm down. Australia were always going to fight back.

All this needs is good line-and-length bowling ... Lee's already gone this morning, and Gillepsie is the last of the bowlers who can bat a bit.

Ian

ASA
April 10, 2006, 11:31 PM
why are we allowing Gillespie to stay on for so long ?!!! :mad:

vv_sunil
April 10, 2006, 11:32 PM
somebody said in this forum that aus will carry the innings with their tail-enders. yes, it is happening here, as was in the case of many previous cases

Miraz
April 10, 2006, 11:33 PM
We need enamul to bowl from other end. He is the man who was troubling the batsman most.

ottawaGuy
April 10, 2006, 11:33 PM
we don't need JUST any wicket.. we demand gilchrists exile!!!!!!

IanW
April 10, 2006, 11:34 PM
Asa,

Gilly is perhaps the best wicket-keeper/batsman there ever was.

Relax and calm down. It''s just a matter of Bangladesh keeping doing what they are doing, and the wickets will come.

Process not outcomes.

Ian

AsifTheManRahman
April 10, 2006, 11:34 PM
this is pretty frustrating...this partnership nearing 50 now...they'll clearly avoid the follow on. pretty disappointing.

vv_sunil
April 10, 2006, 11:34 PM
i think aftab can do something this time

BappyHayat
April 10, 2006, 11:35 PM
Its Australia Mate...They are almost back in Action

They will lucky enough if they can avoid the follow on

Lets hope for the BEST of the BEST for BD second innings

IanW
April 10, 2006, 11:40 PM
this is pretty frustrating...this partnership nearing 50 now...they'll clearly avoid the follow on. pretty disappointing.

Asif,

Look at what you are saying, and know how well the team must be playing to have you say that.

Ian Whitchurch

nightwatchman
April 10, 2006, 11:43 PM
cant out a bowler

SMHasan
April 10, 2006, 11:43 PM
need a wicket very quickly.

mahrookh
April 10, 2006, 11:46 PM
If can't get them out by the tea then we would be in touble . Aussies will win it then by bowling Bangladesh out by 120 tomorrow :)

pajicheleNY
April 10, 2006, 11:46 PM
i say we deploy spinners at both ends right now and keep changing bowlers regularly so the batsmen can't go after any particular bowler.
This will both buy us some time and do some damage control and once we have the new ball, bring back masri and rajib and let them do their thing

nightwatchman
April 10, 2006, 11:47 PM
should I go to bed...looks like this partnership is going to ;ast fpr ever//
gilchrist is like inzimam save the aus from humiliation...
for BD history repeats

Mr-Cricket
April 10, 2006, 11:49 PM
Patience, guys, patience! By the way, I really think they should be giving Shahahahadat a break, they should have had two spinners bowling in tandem for the last half hour before the lunch break - the new ball is due very soon, and it would have made sense for us to try a few things before then! Dissapointing.

Mohiul
April 10, 2006, 11:49 PM
where is rafique's arm ball? He is not using now i think

tiger_man
April 10, 2006, 11:50 PM
does anyone have link to the video???

nightwatchman
April 10, 2006, 11:50 PM
shahadat is trying to hard good that they changed the bowler

mahrookh
April 10, 2006, 11:51 PM
Bashar doesn't now the ability of Gillespie's ability to occupy the crease yet ? A real test batsman with the lowest avg :)

sangeet
April 10, 2006, 11:51 PM
From 93/6 to 208/7, amazing. Is this happening becuase Aussies are great, or we BD starting to show our color?

Miraz
April 10, 2006, 11:53 PM
Its really annoying. The tail is so stubborn!!!

I do not know what to say? But it seems australian are playing with their experience.

Mohiul
April 10, 2006, 11:53 PM
come on BD get'em

mahrookh
April 10, 2006, 11:53 PM
Nathan Bracken has called up for the second test instead of Stuart Clark now :)

tiger_man
April 10, 2006, 11:55 PM
does anybody have link to the video????

i am sick of clicking refresh every 2 second

thasan
April 10, 2006, 11:55 PM
oh no!! we are in trouble now :(
keno ekta wicket pore na???
we need a wicket asap!

Mr-Cricket
April 10, 2006, 11:55 PM
From 93/6 to 208/7, amazing. Is this happening becuase Aussies are great, or we BD starting to show our color?

The ball is in really bad shape, so it's hard work for our bowlers. Just have patience, we're playing Australia remember, it can't all be one way traffic! As a sidenote, I think the fielders should be doing more, walking in with the bowler, chatting to the batsman - they look like they're going through the motions out there!

sangeet
April 10, 2006, 11:55 PM
With our 2nd innings' past performance, no lead is good enough. Only a follow on would have saved this test for tigers.

tiger_man
April 10, 2006, 11:56 PM
Does Anyone Hav Link To The Video Please Post It Thanx

ottawaGuy
April 10, 2006, 11:57 PM
Its starting to seem as if the aussies are gonna take over day-3 =(
truly hope thats wrong..

vv_sunil
April 10, 2006, 11:57 PM
see, rafique is bowling well, so better to bring back enamul on other end. try little bit luck also there by giving the ball to aftab

vv_sunil
April 10, 2006, 11:58 PM
yes, enamul is there to bowl from other end

nightwatchman
April 10, 2006, 11:58 PM
hoping for a draw now..thats a good thing right?

Miraz
April 10, 2006, 11:59 PM
We have to come back strongly after lunch. Otherwise we might be in the backfoot in this match.

Cricket is a real funny game. This test is changing color in every hour.

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 12:00 AM
no sign of getting wicket, batters playing good, damn

tiger_man
April 11, 2006, 12:00 AM
c'mon guys....u dont expect the world best team to fall that easily.....they will put up an ugly fight for sure...

i just hope bangladesh doesnt collapse the 2nd innings as always..

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 12:00 AM
hoping for a draw now..thats a good thing right?
Why would you play for a draw? We're 200+ runs in front of the opposition, with 3 wickets to get! Comon!

ottawaGuy
April 11, 2006, 12:01 AM
We're gonna die!! DIEE I TELL YAAA.. :'(

sangeet
April 11, 2006, 12:02 AM
hoping for a draw now..thats a good thing right?

If we can get a draw against Aussies, that will be really great, no doubt. But only regret would be that, we saw winning light on the 1st and 2nd days play.

tiger_man
April 11, 2006, 12:02 AM
anyone please please post the link to the video....

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 12:03 AM
Worst time to bring on a part-timer! Ash got hammered last over of last night, and it really gave Gilchrist some easy runs. Here we go again. :(

vv_sunil
April 11, 2006, 12:03 AM
i think rajin saleh is a bad choice

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 12:03 AM
i am soory to say it Bangladesh will lose. The crap in the second innings and they couldnt get gilly out early

tiger_man
April 11, 2006, 12:04 AM
anyone got the bloody link to the video????????
give it out man...dont be so stingy

nightwatchman
April 11, 2006, 12:05 AM
congrats to gilly..***_ra_fool should learn from this

cricket_pagol
April 11, 2006, 12:07 AM
Rajin neary got a wicket in the last ball

AsifTheManRahman
April 11, 2006, 12:07 AM
Asif,

Look at what you are saying, and know how well the team must be playing to have you say that.

Ian Whitchurch

:) yeah, you're right.

ottawaGuy
April 11, 2006, 12:07 AM
Someone please do me a favour and feed that gilchrister bachcha some good ol' desi curry for lunch. That should make matters run our way =P

nightwatchman
April 11, 2006, 12:10 AM
curry in a hurry thats called the ring of fire..so if his @$$ burns from it ///
inidans sabotage eng that way

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 12:10 AM
Our tailenders are just horrible batsmen. If we were on 225/7, a score of even 250 would have seemed like a reach. With Australia (or any other side for that matter), getting the side past the 250 mark from a score of 225/7 is pretty much a given. I just hope we have at least a one hundred run lead, and in the second innings, even if we face a typical second-innings collapse, we'd score at least 150, leaving the australians with a target of 250 in a crumbling 4th day pitch. I think past history says that it's still Australia's game, but I'm hoping we'd be able to put up a fight to the point where it's at least a close game.

By the way, has Aftab bowled yet? From the first few overs, it looked like the ball keeps low in this track. Maybe we should give him a bowl?

Rohel
April 11, 2006, 12:10 AM
i am really upset

SMHasan
April 11, 2006, 12:11 AM
Hoping for a wicket after launch. Need to get Gilly out.

nightwatchman
April 11, 2006, 12:11 AM
remember aus made 438 just a month ago in 50 0vers

vv_sunil
April 11, 2006, 12:12 AM
Our tailenders are just horrible batsmen. If we were on 225/7, a score of even 250 would have seemed like a reach. With Australia (or any other side for that matter), getting the side past the 250 mark from a score of 225/7 is pretty much a given. I just hope we have at least a one hundred run lead, and in the second innings, even if we face a typical second-innings collapse, we'd score at least 150, leaving the australians with a target of 250 in a crumbling 4th day pitch. I think past history says that it's still Australia's game, but I'm hoping we'd be able to put up a fight to the point where it's at least a close game.

By the way, has Aftab bowled yet? From the first few overs, it looked like the ball keeps low in this track. Maybe we should give him a bowl?

realistic thinking

Rohel
April 11, 2006, 12:12 AM
what the hell, they need to do something

Rohel
April 11, 2006, 12:13 AM
They should bring back Masrafe

Spitfire_x86
April 11, 2006, 12:13 AM
Told ya guys, Gilly will get 150 :(

Rohel
April 11, 2006, 12:13 AM
they can try with aftab too,sometime slow blower can be very dangerous

tiger_man
April 11, 2006, 12:14 AM
how long till we get a new ball?????

helal
April 11, 2006, 12:14 AM
when the new ball will be available?

ottawaGuy
April 11, 2006, 12:15 AM
you've got you're gawd forsaken 100 already.. For the love of the last 5 letters of your name.. Please cut us some slack!! please oh pretty please..*on his knees* .. is that enough naki amar ekhon kanda lagbe.. gilly bhaijaan puhleeej leave our dreams unshattered

Rohel
April 11, 2006, 12:15 AM
any way,good luck
hoping for the best

tiger_man
April 11, 2006, 12:18 AM
this just shows victory doesnst come for free particularly against mammoths like australia

pajicheleNY
April 11, 2006, 12:19 AM
I totally disagree. I think we have excellent tailenders. The performance of our tailenders in the first innings was an exception rather than the rule. Just look at the scorecards from last 20/30 matches. More often than not the top order collapses and its grit from the middle order and the tailenders that allow us to post decent scores. Players like rafiq, khaled mashud and masri have avgs that are similar or even better than those of their top order counterparts.

shimraj
April 11, 2006, 12:19 AM
The pitch is destroying the ball. Whenever pacers are bowling on this hard grassless pitch it takes away the shine and seam very quickly. The ball is totally dead. The commentators are saying that the balls look like 150 overs old as oppose to 80. The batsmen are getting plenty of time to play the ball. Even after going backfoot they have time to think where the ball will go.
This is really frustrating. But we have to be patient. Inshaallah post lunch session will open up our luck. Looks like Gilchrist is quite well set. Forget about him. Get the other end cleaned up.

tiger_man
April 11, 2006, 12:20 AM
you've got you're gawd forsaken 100 already.. For the love of the last 5 letters of your name.. Please cut us some slack!!
that was hilerous......good one

reyme
April 11, 2006, 12:22 AM
Australia 226/7 (81.0 ov)

Post lunch session start with the new ball. I hope this brings the magic.

ottawaGuy
April 11, 2006, 12:22 AM
naaaaaaahh.. kintu i want gilly je ='( ..that #@@#$!$@$ er b***cha needs to be harshly dealt with:@:@:@

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 12:22 AM
I totally disagree. I think we have excellent tailenders. The performance of our tailenders in the first innings was an exception rather than the rule. Just look at the scorecards from last 20/30 matches. More often than not the top order collapses and its grit from the middle order and the tailenders that allow us to post decent scores. Players like rafiq, khaled mashud and masri have avgs that are similar or even better than those of their top order counterparts.

The lower-middle order almost always does well for us, but the tailenders don't. Shahadat, Mashrafee and Enamul all average in single figures in tests. I think they have the potential to do better, but kaj er shomoi keu kichu korte pare na.

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 12:22 AM
New ball might do the trick, I am not quite sure. Australians are building a very very good partnership. Gillespie is really playing sensibly, he is not chancing his arms like our tails used to do. This is really a nailbiting fight back from aussies.

In any day this is great to watch aussies fighting hard against us. In fact first two days of cricket has expanded our expectation and thats why we are a bit unhappy. Anyway friends this test is still open and anything can happen. One thing is for sure 'whatever happens to this test, 'the message is clear from Bangladesh to world cricket'

reyme
April 11, 2006, 12:23 AM
Hey, tigerman, there is no free link. Just buy the www.willow.tv (http://www.willow.tv) live stream.

tiger_man
April 11, 2006, 12:24 AM
btw, do we get the new ball after lunch or still stick to that sorry old 150 overs look alike one for rest of the aussie innings????

IanW
April 11, 2006, 12:24 AM
All good things are hard.

Bowl line and length, bat for a long time and then win.

Although a win is a win, wouldnt it be better to have Australia struggle mightily, and *still* fail against the Tigers ?

Ian Whitchurch

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 12:25 AM
This is what happens when u dont go for kill when it was the best time to do so. I already opend a thread criticizing Bahsar's mistake in last one vey crucial hour of last day.. and ppl had rather been criticizing me for not being satisfied with his captaincy yesterday. Comon guys.. look what is happening today.. Gill will keep on going and going and he has gone very strong on all our bowlers. If you cant strike at the right moment.. u will never get the honor of wining something.

Now.. looking at the score.. I am totally disappointed and my hope for an upset is quickly fading away.

reyme
April 11, 2006, 12:26 AM
NEW BALL DUE NOW. we post lunch begins with new ball.

tiger_man
April 11, 2006, 12:26 AM
Hey, tigerman, there is no free link. Just buy the www.willow.tv (http://www.willow.tv) live stream.

willow tv is not showing it my friend...

anyway who wants to pay for it nd watch gilly take away that glorious victory from us....

reyme
April 11, 2006, 12:27 AM
Ejaj is right, should have gone for the ultimate kill at Gilly from the get go.

helal
April 11, 2006, 12:27 AM
can anyone tell me the rule? After how many overs a new ball is available?

roaring_tiger
April 11, 2006, 12:27 AM
gilly re valo lunch deya dorkar....
ektu heavy...:mad:

roaring_tiger
April 11, 2006, 12:28 AM
can anyone tell me the rule? After how many overs a new ball is available?

new ball is available after 80 overs of the innings

pajicheleNY
April 11, 2006, 12:29 AM
ami ghumaite gelam. gilly out hoile amare khobore dien. but out hoite jodi score 350 hoiya jay taile khobor dia labha nai

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 12:29 AM
New ball might do the trick, I am not quite sure. Australians are building a very very good partnership. Gillespie is really playing sensibly, he is not chancing his arms like our tails used to do. This is really a nailbiting fight back from aussies.

In any day this is great to watch aussies fighting hard against us. In fact first two days of cricket has expanded our expectation and thats why we are a bit unhappy. Anyway friends this test is still open and anything can happen. One thing is for sure 'whatever happens to this test, 'the message is clear from Bangladesh to world cricket'

Yes, this test PROVES to the world that we've improved quite a bit since we were given our test status. I was reading the Gordon Greenidge interview from 1997 or 1998 where he says Bangladesh won't be ready to play tests even by 2008. I am glad we got our test status, because if we hadn't, there is no way on earth we would be putting up a fight against Australia in the year 2006, such a long time ahead of (Greenidge's) schedule.

Let's not forget that the Australians are jetlagged and barely got any rest between the two tours. This is not to take away from Bangladesh's performance. Our performance far exceeded what any cricket specialist, commentator or atel would have thought, BUT 99 out of 100 times, Australia probably would not get into a situation like this against Bangladesh if they aren't jetlagged and tired.

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 12:30 AM
All good things are hard.

Bowl line and length, bat for a long time and then win.

Although a win is a win, wouldnt it be better to have Australia struggle mightily, and *still* fail against the Tigers ?

Ian Whitchurch

Indeed, Ian. Indeed.

ottawaGuy
April 11, 2006, 12:30 AM
This is worse than that time back at the 97 world cup when Gilly and S Waugh gave the Paki guys the scare of their lifetimes. Gilly DOES have a reputation for scaring Ppl, doesn't he? but lets not forget, it was BD and not Aussie who got the better out'a paki's in that event.

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 12:30 AM
We really need to use this new ball after the the post-lunch session. If we can bowl half as well as we did in the first 20-30 overs of the game, then it's still quite possible that we could roll them for 250-260 runs. The main problem seems to be that both Mashrafe and Shahahahadat seem to think digging it in short will get the wickets - where in fact it won't. All that is required is a gentle prod off the back foot - a wasted delivery on this pitch. We have to use the inconsistent bounce to our advantage once again. :)

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 12:31 AM
willow tv is not showing it my friend...

anyway who wants to pay for it nd watch gilly take away that glorious victory from us....

Relax man!! The match is still within our reach. If we just play a patience game and don't allow aussies to get easy run we are going to either win or draw the test. Look the scoring rate of the aussies. We need to do just one thing -- bat sensibly in the second innings. You cannot dream to win a match playing cheap shots in the second innings. I think BD second innings will be the most important deciding factor for this match apart from current partnership between Gilly and Dizzy

reyme
April 11, 2006, 12:32 AM
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Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 12:33 AM
We really need to use this new ball after the the post-lunch session, if we can bowl half as well as we did in the first 20-30 overs with it, then it's still quite possible we could roll them for about 250-260 runs. The main problem seems to be that both Mashrafe and Shahahahadat seem to think digging it in short will get the wickets - where in fact it won't, because all that is required is a gentle prod off the back foot - a wasted delievery on this pitch. We have to use the inconsistent bounce to our advantage once again. My two cents. :)

Exactly. Bowl full and stump to stump. Every now and then, one's going to keep low because of the inconsistent bounce of the pitch, and get the tailenders out. We already got a couple of LBWs that way.

truetruetiger
April 11, 2006, 12:34 AM
how long to go till next session?

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 12:35 AM
Relax man!! The match is still within our reach. If we just play a patience game and don't allow aussies to get easy run we are going to either win or draw the test. Look the scoring rate of the aussies. We need to do just one thing -- bat sensibly in the second innings. You cannot dream to win a match playing cheap shots in the second innings. I think BD second innings will be the most important deciding factor for this match apart from current partnership between Gilly and Dizzy

I agree with you. The current partnership and our batting in the second innings (barring any intervention from mother nature) will determine the outcome of this match.

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 12:35 AM
so, we are gonna lost to get the option where we will follow them on or not

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 12:36 AM
Let's not forget that the Australians are jetlagged and barely got any rest between the two tours. This is not to take away from Bangladesh's performance. Our performance far exceeded what any cricket specialist, commentator or atel would have thought, BUT 99 out of 100 times, Australia probably would not get into a situation like this against Bangladesh if they aren't jetlagged and tired.

Can't agree with you mate.. Modern day cricket is really quite busy. All the teams in the world are playing like this. I don't think jet lag was at all a factor. They had three good days to relax. Difference in the wicket nature is a factor and again this is true for every team. We will be welcomed in Australia with a green top one and may be we will be flying straight from Bangladesh playing this slow wicket.

You can see, apart from Ponting and Martyn dismissals all other dismissal were mainly due to superb bowling not poor batting.

ottawaGuy
April 11, 2006, 12:36 AM
Someone please do me a favour and feed that gilchrister bachcha some good ol' desi curry for lunch. That should make matters run our way =P again.. please? (A)

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 12:38 AM
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truetruetiger
April 11, 2006, 12:41 AM
Can't agree with you mate.. Modern day cricket is really quite busy. All the teams in the world are playing like this. I don't think jet lag was at all a factor. They had three good days to relax. Difference in the wicket nature is a factor and again this is true for every team. We will be welcomed in Australia with a green top one and may be we will be flying straight from Bangladesh playing this slow wicket.

You can see, apart from Ponting and Martyn dismissals all other dismissal were mainly due to superb bowling not poor batting.

ye quite right, but doesn't that mean that aussies have more practise then us, and are more match fit? one of the reasons why kenya lost was because they didn't have much practise, and then they did quite well in the last 2 ODIs

pajicheleNY
April 11, 2006, 12:41 AM
Some ppl are saying we didnt go for the kill at gilly from the beginning.. i missed that part of the game.. can someone plz fill me in? what happenned? bashar didn't use his strike bowlers against him or set a defensive field or sumthin? I totally agree that bashar has serious shortcomings as a captain although as a batsman hez one of the best. He is too afraid to try new tactics and bowlers when the time is ripe, esp when batsmen get used to facing the same bowlers for a long period of time, its become almost standard practice by good captains to use new or part time bowlers whom the batsmen haven't played a lot and see what happens and sometimes they actually do make things happen.

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 12:42 AM
Can't agree with you mate.. Modern day cricket is really quite busy. All the teams in the world are playing like this. I don't think jet lag was at all a factor. They had three good days to relax. Difference in the wicket nature is a factor and again this is true for every team. We will be welcomed in Australia with a green top one and may be we will be flying straight from Bangladesh playing this slow wicket.

You can see, apart from Ponting and Martyn dismissals all other dismissal were mainly due to superb bowling not poor batting.

Three days isn't too much to get rid of that jetlag. It takes me a week to get back to normal after I fly from Bangladesh to USA or back, and we're talking about athletes who have to function at a much higher level than just normal. Look at how many catches they dropped, how many misfieldings there were. Look at their body language. The subcontinent's low, turning pitches are nothing new to the Australians, nor is the weather. So, what made the difference? I'm not saying Bangladesh didn't perform well. Heck, we had one of our finest performances in our cricket history. So what was it? I would say Australia performed far below their abilities. Now if it's just one day, you can say they had a bad day, but two days in a row? You have to see there is something other than Bangladesh's improved performance on the field.

I think the second test will prove this. I don't think the Australians will perform anywhere near this level in the second test.

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 12:44 AM
I'm dissapointed our quicks havn't yet opted to come around the wicket to Gilchrist. Time and time again, he's been out sticking his bat out to one just outside off stump and getting caught behind! I find it hard to believe that no one in the coaching staff, Dav himself, would have pointed this out to the Captain or to his bowlers! Around the wicket, a foot outside off stump, just short of a length! It's that simple!

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 12:46 AM
If Bangladesh can bowl aus out for under 250 and have a lead of 180. That would me good

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 12:46 AM
Sun shining through the clouds. just heard

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 12:50 AM
If Bangladesh can bowl aus out for under 250 and have a lead of 180. That would me good

Unfortunately. i dont think.. Aus will get out under 250. my prediction will be.. they will score atelast another hundred with Gilly on full strike. Poor bashar!

Warlock
April 11, 2006, 12:50 AM
Good fightback from the Aussies- as expected from the top team in the world. But this game is still well in our hands. Aussies have mounted a fightback- so we have to give them another lesson in batting in our second innings. A victory won't come so easily. We have to try our very best.

pajicheleNY
April 11, 2006, 12:52 AM
rafiq bowling first over after lunch?? bad strategy! they shud've gone for all out attack from the get go with the 2nd new ball instead of allowing the batsmen to settle in even more

truetruetiger
April 11, 2006, 12:57 AM
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 12:57 AM
GONE! that one kept low, and rafique knocks back the off stump. Gillespie's gone!

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 12:57 AM
Ridiculous. Bad captaincy. He gave Shahahahadat the ball after about 65 overs, when the ball was in really bad shape. Then he keeps him on until the 75 over, and only then decides to have two spinners bowling in tandem from both ends! Not happy.

And wouldn't you know it we get the breakthrough! I take it back! I take it back! :D

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 12:57 AM
hehehehhheeeee...... out!!!!!

Huda
April 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
rafiq bowling first over after lunch?? bad strategy! they shud've gone for all out attack from the get go with the 2nd new ball instead of allowing the batsmen to settle in even more



bad strategy? rafiq jus bolwed dizzy

truetruetiger
April 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
does anyone know if magil or clark can bat?

shimraj
April 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
gillespie gone. go BD go!!!

pajicheleNY
April 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
wicket wicket... yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay..... that's ma maaaaaaaaan that was wicked

Huda
April 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
does anyone know if magil or clark can bat?

there mugs with the bat..clark can bat a bit

vv_sunil
April 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
gillespe is facing more balls than gilchrist... its time to get him out

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 12:59 AM
does anyone know if magil or clark can bat?
MacGill is a slogger. No other way to put it. Havn't seen enough of Clark to make a comment. ;)

PoorFan
April 11, 2006, 12:59 AM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 12:59 AM
OUt!!!!!!!!!!:D now get ready for some power hitting from Gilly :D

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 01:00 AM
Yes Yes Well Done Rafique Gillespie Out

mahrookh
April 11, 2006, 01:01 AM
Gillespie's average occupying the crease is 94 balls per innings in last 6 months :) so , he tried to keep it up again :)

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 01:04 AM
So the old horse has again paid for the faith. Great bowling rafiq.

RazabQ
April 11, 2006, 02:07 AM
Funny - the ppl who were criticizing bashar for bowling rafique just now never come back and say "gee maybe I was wrong!"

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:08 AM
Now its a mind game. They are not taking single this time, don't want place Clark under enamul. BD should now go for the kill

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:09 AM
Bring the new ball in and go for kill

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:10 AM
We need to sto Gilly, he is killing us.

IanW
April 11, 2006, 02:10 AM
Hmm, tailenders vs two exteremly good slow bowlers or tailenders vs fast bowlers on a slow pitch.

I know what I'd rather face.

Ian Whitchurch

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 02:12 AM
Six and Four :( Bad.. very bad!!

ammark
April 11, 2006, 02:12 AM
I dunno. Bashar's field placing is putting doubts in my mind. He ought to be more attacking to both Gilchrist and Clark. Gilchrist is taking wayyy too many singles at the end of the overs.

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:13 AM
I am impressed with Gilchrist effort. He was in a bd patch and came back in form at the very right time. He is playing superbly

PoorFan
April 11, 2006, 02:13 AM
Hope BD players ( batters ) are learning from Grilchrist.

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 02:16 AM
one full over to rookie tailender, come on enumul, get him

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 02:17 AM
Good over from Rafiq.. and didnt allow Gilly to take the strike.. Now. Clark will face Jr.. SOmeting might happen in this over :D

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 02:17 AM
what a beauty from enum, still not getting wicket

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:19 AM
Hmm, tailenders vs two exteremly good slow bowlers or tailenders vs fast bowlers on a slow pitch.

I know what I'd rather face.

Ian Whitchurch

Ian, if I am the one to take the decision, I would take the new ball and started with Mashrafee at one end and Rafiq at the other end.

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 02:19 AM
wrap up them, come on bd

PoorFan
April 11, 2006, 02:21 AM
Cmon Rafique, get one of them and clean up!

ammark
April 11, 2006, 02:22 AM
I cant decide on strategy. This old ball is a bit overworn. But taking a new ball wont help Rafiq's and Enam's cause much. What a quandary

ammark
April 11, 2006, 02:26 AM
Alright thats it. Seeing how Enam is getting whacked by Gilchrist, I'd ask for the new ball. 250 runs is up for Aus anyway.

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:26 AM
New ball time enamul i

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:26 AM
New ball time

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:26 AM
I don't know why Bashar is not taking the new ball. I really don't understand his strategy!!!!

PoorFan
April 11, 2006, 02:28 AM
Enam getting thrashed

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:28 AM
New ball time enamul is get smashed 4 and 6

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:29 AM
Dont let gilly make 150

reyme
April 11, 2006, 02:29 AM
Because Bashar is a good captain! So many people are impressed with Bashar's captaincy!!!

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 02:29 AM
again 4+6 damn!!!

vv_sunil
April 11, 2006, 02:29 AM
Mohammad Rafique to Gilchrist, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side, plays and misses, Mashud fails to collect it cleanly

Mohammad Rafique to Gilchrist, no run, moves across and defends, gets a thickish edge along the ground to midwicket

Mohammad Rafique to Gilchrist, no run, arm ball, the quicker one, Gilchrist drives, beats the outside edge.

Enamul Haque to Clark, no run, excellent delivery tossed up on the leg stump, Clark tries to work to the on side, misses, spins across the face off the bat, just missed the off stump.

Mohammad Rafique to Clark, no run, tossed up on the stumps, goes back and defends, misses, strikes the pad, loud shout, turned down, drifting down the leg side.


......they are struglling, but not able to convert that struggles to wicket. lit bit of luck is also required.

......if spinners are bowling okey, i dont think bashar will take new ball

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:29 AM
Ok. Take the new ball now, this has gone on too long.

reyme
April 11, 2006, 02:30 AM
This gme is getting slowly out if reach, and Bashar is still not acting.

truetruetiger
April 11, 2006, 02:30 AM
what is bashar doing? get the new ball

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:30 AM
I do not know why Bashar is thinking so negatively????? It might cost us the match. He is allowing the partnership to grow. C'mon man......

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 02:31 AM
Bangladeshi bowlers always strugle to rape out til enders, this is something to think about!

vv_sunil
April 11, 2006, 02:31 AM
gilly repeats history.... Taranga in my mind now...

gilly in attacking mood.....no respect to bowlers now

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:31 AM
Hmm, tailenders vs two exteremly good slow bowlers or tailenders vs fast bowlers on a slow pitch.

I know what I'd rather face.

Ian Whitchurch

Good point! Haha I don't understand why people here are making a big deal about bringing on Mashrafee and Rajib.

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 02:31 AM
Bashar is the greatest Captain:D:D:D

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 02:33 AM
new ball should have been taked right after gillespi out...this is stupid thinking by bashar. letting away the advantages we had. grilcrist is taking Enamul

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:33 AM
He's killing us. He really is.

reyme
April 11, 2006, 02:33 AM
BALL is lost I think. SIX more

reyme
April 11, 2006, 02:34 AM
What a captain :)

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:34 AM
Bashar is undoubtedly the most stupid captain in world cricket. He does not know captaincy at all!!! Its a shame!!!!

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:35 AM
Bangladesh will lose partnership 39 runs come on put the pace man on bashar is a great captain but put mashrafe and rajib on

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 02:35 AM
Wow!1.. Bashar. .u are my Man.. U did sooooo greaat yesterday. I am overwhelmed by ur captaincy.. and I am just soooooooooo satisfied that. i could now go to sleep and dream big!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:35 AM
BALL is lost I think. SIX more
I wish they did lose the ball - It'd force Bashar to take the new ball!

Rafique takes the wicket. Clark Out LBW! :D

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:36 AM
GONE! RAFIQUE STRIKES AGAIN!!! the ball pitched on middle/middle-leg, and Clark misses playing across the line. He's gone for a duck.

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 02:36 AM
gone!!!!!!!!! rafiq struck

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:37 AM
Seems like everytime I bag Bashars captaincy, a wicket falls - I'm lovin' this! :D

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:37 AM
out clarke

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:37 AM
We have another wicket b ut I still beleive this could have happened lot earlier if new ball is taken. Gilchrist added valuable runs due to stupidity from our side

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:38 AM
Make no mistake - MacGill knows only how to slog! :)

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:38 AM
Seems like everytime I bag Bashars captaincy, a wicket falls - I'm lovin' this! :D

Keep it up then :D

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 02:38 AM
how many balls to go this over? i want new ball after this ov

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:38 AM
out clarke out yes rafiq

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:39 AM
dhurr! oi ball ta misfield korle oshubidha ki chilo? jodi single hoito, taile MacGill would have kept the strike.

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:40 AM
New ball taken - at last! :)

PoorFan
April 11, 2006, 02:41 AM
Now take the last one too Rafique!

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:42 AM
Nice bowling from Mashrafee, giving Gilchrist no room to operate.

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 02:42 AM
New ball taken - at last! :)

Not yet!!........

truetruetiger
April 11, 2006, 02:43 AM
magil average is 10+, and his highest is 43

ammark
April 11, 2006, 02:43 AM
Howabout an inswinging yorker, Mashrafee ol' man?

BD_Ashraful
April 11, 2006, 02:43 AM
go bangladesh.

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 02:43 AM
i want ´BD to have lead atleast for 150 runs.

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 02:44 AM
A bit better captaincy to bring Mashrafee back

reyme
April 11, 2006, 02:45 AM
old ball still!

truetruetiger
April 11, 2006, 02:45 AM
is shane warne going to bowl today???

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:45 AM
Not yet!!........
Are you serious? What's going on?! :mad:

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:46 AM
i want ´BD to have lead atleast for 150 runs.
Don't we all! :D

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:50 AM
Gilchrist houls out in the deep! Rafique gets 5! Bangladesh lead by 158 on first innings! :)

exotic
April 11, 2006, 02:50 AM
Sabash rafique

chinaman
April 11, 2006, 02:50 AM
269 it is. Rafiq got his man :)

truetruetiger
April 11, 2006, 02:50 AM
gilly gone, great innings though well played. (yeeeeeeeeees)

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 02:50 AM
gone gone..gone..........grill gone :) 5 for rafiq

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:51 AM
GILCHRIST OUT! he hits rafique straight down the fielder's throat in the mid-wicket boundary.

ammark
April 11, 2006, 02:51 AM
Shabash!!! Woohoo!!! Rafique Nise Gilchrist're!!! All Out Korse!!! 5/62!!! Shabash!!!

reyme
April 11, 2006, 02:51 AM
Finally it is over.

exotic
April 11, 2006, 02:51 AM
Sabash Bangladesh, sabash, sabash.

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:51 AM
We have a 158-run lead. Rafique gets 5 wickets (including Gilchrist's). Gilchrist is out for 144.

BDshardul
April 11, 2006, 02:52 AM
Thats why bashar is great. I hate those anti bashar group.

If he took the new ball, rafiq wont get five wicket.


Go bashar go

vv_sunil
April 11, 2006, 02:53 AM
what will be the strategy of Aus now?

I think they will really try to reduce the lead as much as they can and bowl-out bd for a low score. Still two and half days remaining, so they can chase a score around 350 even in the last day. I think they will go for it surely....

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 02:53 AM
Ok.. all out finally.. 159 lead..
I am afraid how much bd will score in their notorious 2nd innings!! may be another 150 max(!)

reyme
April 11, 2006, 02:54 AM
McGill is not out. Now comes with the ball. Beware!

6alltheway
April 11, 2006, 02:54 AM
BD need to score at least 250-300 again to stand a chance of winning this match.

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 02:54 AM
Thats why bashar is great. I hate those anti bashar group.

If he took the new ball, rafiq wont get five wicket.


Go bashar go

we do not hate bashar but it would have been a better and positive move if he did take the new ball earlier.

GO BD

Shehwar
April 11, 2006, 02:55 AM
Hmm... 158 run lead...cud have been so much better...

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:55 AM
Ajke about 40 over baki. Hopefully, we can get about 100-120 runs today, and still have a few wickets (maybe 3-4 wickets) to spare for tomorrow morning. That means we'll have at least a 260-280 run lead going into tomorrow morning, and if we can somehow push it past 300, I would say we'd give Australia a run for their money.

sunny747
April 11, 2006, 02:55 AM
bangladesh will bundle out cheaply today for sure and eventually this match is going to get over on the 4th day.....but anyway i cross my finger and i hope atleast we get away with a respectable draw

ammark
April 11, 2006, 02:56 AM
I hate those anti bashar group.

Please dont take it that way. We are all fans, and our emotions can run high when our bowlers get pummelled, or when suddenly we lose momentum drastically after taking a wicket and then have to rely on Rafique's own bowling ability to pop a wicket. It has happened in every match. But nonetheless, Bashar is our captain and we are waving our flag for him.

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 02:56 AM
They just announced that the final wicket had fallen on Ch.10 News in Melbourne - Steven Quartermaine said "the Aussies are heading for an embarassing defeat" - his face said it all! Still, long way to go yet!:D

PoorFan
April 11, 2006, 02:56 AM
Great cricket from Gili and great job Rafique. Lets hope for BD second innings. We are still firmly in the game.

Ejaj
April 11, 2006, 02:57 AM
Thats why bashar is great. I hate those anti bashar group.

If he took the new ball, rafiq wont get five wicket.


Go bashar go

Perhaps he is the greatest in entire world"!..
His poor captaincy.. might just cause BD the win in this test. His poor mind .. allowed Aus to come back score more than 100 runs in this innings.. He is just pathetic!!

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 02:57 AM
Australia scored 124 runs today in 43.2 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. I hope we would have similar results. 100-120 runs in the remaining 40 overs or so for the loss of maybe 7 wickets (maximum).

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 02:58 AM
now aussies gonna start sledging

Mr-Cricket
April 11, 2006, 03:00 AM
now aussies gonna start sledging
I really don't think they're in a position too, seeing as though they're 158 runs behind on first innings against the 10th ranked side! Hang your heads, Australia, hang your heads in shame! :D

reyme
April 11, 2006, 03:00 AM
I wont be surprised if McGill comes from the 9th over. Ponting will not wait till 45 overs this times. And when he comes...I wont even go there...

6alltheway
April 11, 2006, 03:00 AM
The moment has come, its the time to win the match. This 2nd innings will decide. they have to bat at least all 40 overs today and save at least 7 wicktes for 2morrow.

Miraz
April 11, 2006, 03:00 AM
Now, bangladesh will play the morst important innings in their test history. If we want to win this match we have to bat well.

I think considering the lead is 158 and this is only the third day, Bangladesh should play slowly to kill the time and make a score around 250 around tea tomorrow and that will win the match.

ammark
April 11, 2006, 03:02 AM
now aussies gonna start sledging

Hehe just reminded me of Faissha Gechi lyrics: "[Polay amar...] ...Inglisse Gail Pare. Mone Mone koi ami, Gailer ar hunchhoch ki? Amgo Gail hunle pore, Kharaibo Murda Pir! Ami halay kulur bolod khaitta jibon jai"

-- that is our case. Tough job ahead against Aus. Kulur Bolod'er moto khat'te hobe ekhon, and not collapse in 2nd innings.

pajicheleNY
April 11, 2006, 03:03 AM
Ajke about 40 over baki. Hopefully, we can get about 100-120 runs today, and still have a few wickets (maybe 3-4 wickets) to spare for tomorrow morning. That means we'll have at least a 260-280 run lead going into tomorrow morning, and if we can somehow push it past 300, I would say we'd give Australia a run for their money.

target of 260-280 would be child's play for australia. you think any team in the world could get'em out twice in a match for less than 300? no way man.. instead of playing with a target in mind we should try to play positive cricket. cuz any target would put extra pressure on the batsmen. They should try to play the way they did in the 1st innings. First, see off the shine of the new ball, then take the attack to the bowlers b4 they can settle in and in the process if they lose a wicket or two then they can think of slowing things down. Only reason they were able to do so well in the first innings is cuz of their positive attitude. Go tigers

Shehwar
April 11, 2006, 03:03 AM
here goes....

pilot fan
April 11, 2006, 03:03 AM
to make sure that the game is safe

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 03:03 AM
Come on guys, lets pray for a good BD-batting display again

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 03:04 AM
run in 1st ball...go tigers go

pilot fan
April 11, 2006, 03:04 AM
we need s good solid operning partnership

dorbesh
April 11, 2006, 03:05 AM
44444444444444

6alltheway
April 11, 2006, 03:05 AM
4...good going

pilot fan
April 11, 2006, 03:05 AM
4 from nefees we are away

limon
April 11, 2006, 03:07 AM
4444444444444444444444 !

cricket_pagol
April 11, 2006, 03:09 AM
Come on guys let's not give bashar a hard time... bD has done very well far. There will always be many if's, lets not worry about them.

ammark
April 11, 2006, 03:09 AM
damn, Omar slashes wildly. >:(

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 03:10 AM
JO, khucha marar shwabhab kobe jabe??????

pilot fan
April 11, 2006, 03:10 AM
basher is the key in this innings he has to play a captains innings

IanW
April 11, 2006, 03:10 AM
20 runs at a time, then bat till tea, then another 20 and so on.

Keep batting for as long as you can.

Then declare.

Ian

prasad
April 11, 2006, 03:11 AM
all the wickets of australia.

http://www.zippyvideos.com/3822743664759916/aus_wkts/

pajicheleNY
April 11, 2006, 03:13 AM
basher is the key in this innings he has to play a captains innings

ive got a gut feeling this will be ashraful's innings

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 03:13 AM
target of 260-280 would be child's play for australia. you think any team in the world could get'em out twice in a match for less than 300? no way man.. instead of playing with a target in mind we should try to play positive cricket. cuz any target would put extra pressure on the batsmen. They should try to play the way they did in the 1st innings. First, see off the shine of the new ball, then take the attack to the bowlers b4 they can settle in and in the process if they lose a wicket or two then they can think of slowing things down. Only reason they were able to do so well in the first innings is cuz of their positive attitude. Go tigers

Good point. The "target" was for us - amra jara supporter, tader jonne. I also agree je amader cricketer der positive cricket khela uchit. As to whether 260-280 runs would be child's play for Australia or not, all I have to say is that it is a crumbling wicket where the ball keeps really, really low. There is a reason Bashar or Whatmore did not want the new ball. You can't just go heave-ho get 280 in this wicket. It will be a game of attrition. On the fourth day (or even the fifth day), this wicket will only keep deteriorating. Eikhane 260-280 runs kora etto shoja hobe na.

ammark
April 11, 2006, 03:14 AM
I dont care who's innings it is, I want the ABSENCE of a Batting collapse which is all too familiar in our 2nd innings'

Mohiul
April 11, 2006, 03:15 AM
What SN trying

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 03:15 AM
20 runs at a time, then bat till tea, then another 20 and so on.

Keep batting for as long as you can.

Then declare.

Ian

pajicheleNY, this should be the target for Bangladesh. the target I set was something I would like them to accomplish from mine (or any other fan's) point of view.

Dhurr
April 11, 2006, 03:16 AM
Another FOUR! 15 runs on board. I hope we get another 105-115 runs today.