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sensible
April 10, 2006, 10:40 AM
Australian: Minnows eye stunning win

<CITE>Andrew Ramsey, </CITE> <CITE>Dhaka</CITE>
April 11, 2006
<FONT face="Times New Roman">AUSTRALIA has paid a sizeable price for the haste in which it scheduled its Test program, as what was planned to be a quick demolition of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comhttp://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/ /><st1:date Year=<font face=" /><st1:country-region><ST1:place>Bangladesh</ST1:place></st1:country-region> lurched rapidly towards an embarrassing disaster last night (AEST).

rudro
April 10, 2006, 10:48 AM
"Australia's Champions embarassed by Bangladesh - again: PATHETIC" - Telegraph

They put the picture of Ponting bending his head being lbwed by Shahadat on the front page of sports. (http://www.dailytelegraph.news.com.au/sport)

sensible
April 10, 2006, 10:54 AM
Marketing student pummels Australian attack

The 20-year-old marketing student, Shahriar Nafees, saved his first century at any level for the biggest stage as lowly Bangladesh shredded Australia's world champion attack on the opening day of the first Test in Fatullah.
------The Gurdian, UK

sensible
April 10, 2006, 10:55 AM
Australia struggle in Fatullah

Australia face one of the biggest upsets in cricket history after closing day two of the first Test against Bangladesh on 145 for six, needing to score 228 to avoid the follow-on.
-------------London Times

sensible
April 10, 2006, 10:58 AM
Cricket: Aussies struggle to avoid follow-on

Adam Gilchrist fought back with a gritty half-century Monday after an embarassing top-order collapse left Australia struggling at 145 for six wickets on the second day of the first cricket test against Bangladesh. Australia, which is 282 runs behind Bangladesh's impressive first innings total of 427, will be hoping vice-captain Gilchrist can remain at the crease to help the visitors score the 82 runs still needed to avoid the follow-on at Fatullah Osmani Stadium.
------------------India Daily

rudro
April 10, 2006, 11:01 AM
"Minnows have champs on rack" - Herald Sun
Look at Rafique's ecstatic picture (http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/sectionindex1/0,5442,dhssport%5ESPORT%5ETEXT%5Eheraldsun,00.html )

6alltheway
April 10, 2006, 11:04 AM
loving it, only if 3rd 4th and 5th can be similar....lolz

rudro
April 10, 2006, 11:06 AM
Aussies mauled by Tigers - Sunday Times (http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,18777520%255E23212,00.html)

nayef
April 10, 2006, 01:05 PM
Two of the funniest reports:

Day 1:
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD>BANGLES OFF TO DREAM START ON 'HILTON'S CHEST'
</TD></TR><TR><TD>Despite the (much anticipated) return of Dizzy Gillespie and MacGilla, Australia were thoroughly embarrassed on the first day in Fatullah - as the minnows of the Test world clocked up 5 for 355.
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Full Article:
http://www.stickcricket.com/article85.html

Day 2:
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD>MIGHTY BANGLIES MAKE AUSSIES PAY
</TD></TR><TR><TD>Australia’s South African hangover continued into day two, whilst the Bangles continued to rub salt in Punter’s ‘they-shouldn’t-have-Test-status’ wound. What was originally an admirable first day performance from the plucky minnows threatens to morph into something much more significant; and for that matter, embarrassing.

Full article:
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
http://www.stickcricket.com/article86.html

ASA
April 10, 2006, 07:35 PM
This was the sweetest part in the Daily Telegraph article ... :)

AUSTRALIA went from cricketing princes to paupers yesterday as brave Bangladesh continued their stunning push towards Test cricket's biggest ever upset.

Presented with half-a-million dollars in the morning for being the world's best side, heavyweight Australia were left scratching for pennies in the evening after a shocking batting collapse on day two of the first Test in Dhaka.

:D :D :D

IanW
April 10, 2006, 07:45 PM
Nahh, I preferred the Herald closing line.

"And in more bad news for Australia, clear weather is expected for the next three days in Dhakar"

Ian

ASA
April 10, 2006, 07:48 PM
Nahh, I preferred the Herald closing line.

"And in more bad news for Australia, clear weather is expected for the next three days in Dhakar"

Ian

:D :D :D Good one!!!

fai_hasan
April 10, 2006, 07:50 PM
If Australia loses this match, they would not be able to say a single word again against Bangladeshi Test Status and calling us MINNOWS