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April 9, 2006, 06:29 PM
Bangladesh bewilders Aussies in Test (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/04/10/1144521233359.html)
Minnows ambush wayward tourists (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/04/09/1144521211751.html)
Bangladesh Shows Ton of Spirit (http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2006/04/09/1144521209549.html)
That is just the beginning. It's the talk of the town and Aussies are baffled by what has happened. The poms (Brits living is Aus) are rubbing it on thier face lol.
Well done Tigers! :great: :fanflag::bravo:
April 10, 2006, 08:04 AM
thanks for the links.
April 10, 2006, 02:19 PM
Great Links .. Goodonya Mate !!
April 10, 2006, 02:24 PM
SillyChild...thanks for sharing those links with us.
April 10, 2006, 02:44 PM
Guys, it's unbelieveable the way the media is covering the match over here. It's the main sports news (including the news headlines). All headlines are like, "Australia is on the verge of a humiliating follow on against the minnows, Bangladesh..... ". All I hear is disaster, humiliation, defeat and repeated clips of the 4 wickets that Rafique and Enamul took. Specially eveyone is just gob smacked by the ball that got Clarke. That was a CLASSIC!
Here are some more to make your day :)
David has Golaith on the ropes (http://www.theage.com.au/news/cricket/david-has-goliath-on-the-ropes/2006/04/10/1144521269982.html)
Ignominy beckons for tourists as Bangladesh tear into top order (http://www.smh.com.au/news/cricket/ignominy-beckons-for-tourists-as-bangladesh-tear-into-top-order/2006/04/10/1144521267467.html)
We can still win - MacGill (http://www.smh.com.au/news/cricket/we-can-still-win--macgill/2006/04/10/1144521273804.html)
I just hope they can push the Aussies for a follow on! Go the Tigers!!!
April 10, 2006, 03:26 PM
The article is still delicious :)
April 10, 2006, 03:32 PM
The article is still delicious :)
Good title but they got the score wrong.
April 10, 2006, 03:33 PM
in sunday newspaper helad sun and age ....they give football in lead news ...there was not much about test match in bangladesh...now everything is suddenly changed...nice
Aha ki anondo akashe batashe
April 10, 2006, 03:42 PM
In the morning show Sunrise (http://www.yahoo7.com.au/sunrise) they are planning to run a feature on Bangladesh so people get know which country is causing this pain for the second time. Aren't these guys embarrased. LOL.
April 10, 2006, 03:49 PM
sunrise in channel 7 ..lol...all the aussi and poomi and paki who were against out test status...CAN U HEAR US NOWWWW
silly where u live in melbourne...how u watch the game...do u have foxtel....damn 9 is not showing anything....
April 10, 2006, 04:18 PM
Thanks for posting these links. For a success starved BD cricket fan all these links go a long ways. Thanks guys.
April 10, 2006, 05:56 PM
And the view from News Limited, with help from AAP
Tigers maul pathetic Aussies
By Iain Payten
AUSTRALIA went from cricket kings to pathetic paupers as a brave Bangladesh continued its stunning push towards Test cricket's most gargantuan upset.
Presented with $500,000 before play for being the world's best side, Australia was scratching for pennies in the evening after a batting collapse on day two of the first Test.
Even a career-best eight-wicket haul from leg spinner Stuart MacGill was eclipsed as Australia limped to stumps at 6-145, still trailing the pumped-up home side by 282 runs.
With Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee at the crease on 51 and 13 respectively, Australia still needs 82 runs to avoid the possibility of an embarrassing follow-on.
MacGill said the side was ready to fight it out and that it would be difficult batting last on the pitch for either team.
"The game is not finished," he said.
"The game is far from finished, and although Bangladesh is in a very strong position I know that Australia will fight very hard to firstly get another bowl and then see what happens."
"We are tired. Not only have we been in the field for a day and a half but I think since the Ashes started this is our 16th Test, which has been a pretty long summer."
"I think if there is any question of fatigue, it's not to do with the work we've done off the field because we're prepared for cricket ... maybe we could have done with a bit more time to get acclimatised."
Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore shared similar sentiments.
"They've played a lot of cricket but it is always nice to get a little bit of practice in different conditions," he said.
"Even so, we've played well in the last two days and there are still three days to go."
Whatmore conceded his team is in uncharted territory.
"We're very much in the driving seat in this Test match which is not a position we're used to," he said.
"How we handle this in the next day, two days will be interesting because we need to continue to be proactive rather than reactive."
"We're really enjoying the situation at the moment.
"We have had some happy moments in one day cricket but as far as Test matches go, given the opposition we're playing against, it is very, very pleasing."
A newspaper here described day one as "beyond imagination". If so, yesterday was sheer fantasy for Bangladesh, which has won just one Test in 42 attempts and is the lowest-ranked side in the International Cricket Council's system.
The Tigers' bowlers took just 52 overs to tear through Australia's exalted batting line-up, bringing the biggest boilover in cricket history to a steady simmer.
A pitch on which the bounce often varied between none and little turned into a minefield for Australia's big names with Matt Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn all removed before 50 runs were on the board.
Once the Bangladesh seamers had done their work, the venomous spin bowling of Mohammad Rafique and Emanul Haque continued the carnage.
Even defensive watches by Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke couldn't hold back the Tigers' attack, with Hussey bowled by Rafique and Clarke likewise by an incredible ball from Haque.
Playing with a five-batsman roster, Australia was suddenly down to its tail.
The batting collapse was a disaster for the tourists after MacGill's aggressive bowling in the morning had taken the wind out of Bangladesh's sails.
The momentum of day one ground to a halt as MacGill snared all the remaining wickets for the addition of just 76 runs to the Tigers' overnight total.
MacGill snaffled 5-26 from 14 overs to finish with 8-108, surpassing his best single-innings haul of 7-50 against England in 1999.
As in 2003, the New South Wales spinner's aggressive leg breaks and wrong-'uns tied Bangladesh in knots. It took his figures against the emerging Test nation to 25 wickets in five innings at an average of 13.
It was a well-timed milestone for MacGill with Shane Warne off the field with a strained shoulder from fielding on Sunday.
Warne was rated a decent chance to return in the second innings, given the injury is not a bowling-related concern.
MacGill's impact was all the more welcome for Ponting in a ponderous morning of Bangladesh batting, stretched out by some scrappy fielding.
Australia's lethargy is clear after a long, arduous summer but it never appeared more evident that when, with Bangladesh resisting at 6-398 before lunch, Martyn and Stuart Clark let a skied catch fall between them off MacGill's bowling.
The frustrated bowler had to stop himself kicking over the stumps, but MacGill soon made amends as he rolled the Tigers' lower order after it passed 400 for only the fourth time in its 43-Test history.
When Australia came in, Hayden lasted 12 balls before he played forward to Mashrafe Mortaza, leg-before for two.
Ponting played some aggressive strokes but, like Hayden, was caught plumb by a low bouncing Shahadat Hossain ball.
Even Martyn, usually comfortable on dead, sub-continent pitches, couldn't do a thing about Rafique's fourth ball of the day.
It bounced about a foot off the deck, under his bat and into the stumps.
Hussey and Clarke both saw their bails removed before Warne feathered an edge to keeper Haque. With AAP
April 10, 2006, 06:12 PM
It is too good to be true to be in Australia at the moment.
Now the media is abusing Ponting for saying we don't deserve test status.
I like that they are also saying we are better than South Africa!
April 10, 2006, 06:34 PM
The pitch had looked docile while the hosts were smashing the ball around but as soon as Australia came into bat it seemingly became a nightmare. Matt Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn all fell early by which stage an upset of monumental proportions was on the cards. - Livecricket
Thank god for the reminders.
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