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chinaman
April 13, 2006, 02:39 AM
Tigers staged majestic contest against the might of Australia. They made the Aussies sweat for five consecutive days till the very last moment.

Tigers lost the match only but achieved tons more. Sure we'll be wondering for years to come about what could and might have been but there will be no more doubter to question the Tiger's ability again.

Congratulations to the World Champion Australians. They showed time and again why they deserve the title more than anyone else.

Huge three cheers for the Tigers. A job very well done, boys. We love you.

babubangla
April 13, 2006, 02:48 AM
সাবাশ বাংলাদেশ

The match is over. At the end- one more defeat to our record.
But this is one of such moments when you have to rise on your feet to honor the loser too. We can not put a "loser" label on the great effort, the amazing fight delivered by Bangladesh Cricket Team.
Well Done Bangladesh.

Just compare the last 5 days over the expectation we had before the start of the match. You will sure find a winner inside you as a Bangladesh fan. I will rate this match even above the test win against Zimbabwe. Just with this single match, the word "Bangladesh" is now have a different meaning to the cricket world- a word to be pronouced with dignity and respect.

jeesh
April 13, 2006, 02:53 AM
Well done Tigers! Lifes getting better and better for all Tigers Fanclub. What a spectacular effort!

babubangla
April 13, 2006, 02:56 AM
The match is over. At the end- one more defeat to our record.
But this is one of such moments when you have to rise on your feet to honor the loser too. We can not put a "loser" label on the great effort, the amazing fight delivered by Bangladesh Cricket Team.
Well Done Bangladesh.

Just compare the last 5 days over the expectation we had before the start of the match. You will sure find a winner inside you as a Bangladesh fan. I will rate this match even above the test win against Zimbabwe. Just with this single match, the word "Bangladesh" is now have a different meaning to the cricket world- a word to be pronouced with dignity and respect.<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->

ammark
April 13, 2006, 03:19 AM
Absolutely. Despite our mistakes, BD team has surpassed all expectations we had from before the series started. I cant help but feel a sense of pride at their performance in this match.

crickwizard
April 13, 2006, 03:22 AM
dude, this is another Multan. That was many years ago. So no sabash yet until they learn to play 5 days.

Miraz
April 13, 2006, 03:29 AM
dude, this is another Multan. That was many years ago. So no sabash yet until they learn to play 5 days.

Nope! can't agree with you. This is much better effort compared to Multan. In Multan we played against a depleted Pakistain side and here we have taken the best side of the world to the wire.

Only similarity is the collapse in the second innings.

roi
April 13, 2006, 03:31 AM
Just compare the last 5 days over the expectation we had before the start of the match. You will sure find a winner inside you as a Bangladesh fan. I will rate this match even above the test win against Zimbabwe. Just with this single match, <B>the word "Bangladesh" is now have a different meaning to the cricket world- a word to be pronouced with dignity and respect.</B><!-- / message --><!-- sig -->

Spot on!
I am fully agree with you.:)

cricket_fan345
April 13, 2006, 03:32 AM
I am an Indian cricket fan. But, in general, I appreciate good cricket, no matter which country. CONGRATULATIONS to Bangladesh for a great TEST. Wished I had watched it live, but followed on websites.
If u have VIDEO or highlights, post the URL.

I am very SAD to note that some of u are bashing ur team in the aftermath of a defeat. This is a proud moment for ur country that they have shown that they earned the name of a highly competitive Test team. This should be kept in mind, victory would have been sweet, sure.

But, dont bash ur team in this Forum. That shows lack of appreciation for the fight by Ban players. Ofcourse all teams (incl. India suffering poor form of Sehwag/Kaif) needs improvements. Keep playing this way, and it will be good for future.

crickwizard
April 13, 2006, 03:33 AM
BD got to be ruthless in field to utilize every chance they get regardless who is the opponent. Otherwise, same Multan and Fatullah will happen again and again. So no congratulations for loosing a winning game. Sorry

cricket_fan345
April 13, 2006, 03:39 AM
BD got to be ruthless in field to utilize every chance they get regardless who is the opponent. Otherwise, same Multan and Fatullah will happen again and again. So no congratulations for loosing a winning game. Sorry

No congratulations - I wonder if anyone can get so mean!

Lets say in ur personal life - U try very hard, sweat ur hardest, and u come close to victory for something u want to achieve, then miss it by a whisker.
Lets see how it feels when ur friends/family say, "No congrats for fighting it out"...U'll be bummed Mr.

I cannot understand u not standing by the Ban players right now.
Read my post above urs. (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=295992&postcount=5)

Miraz
April 13, 2006, 03:39 AM
Bangladesh has moved one step ahead in quick time. In the last series againt Kenya they moved one step and showed the world 'Bangladesh should not be considered any more with teams like Kenya' and this time they have clearly shown 'Bangladesh is a much better test team than everybody imagine and every team has to think before taking any test against BD at home soil'.

The next step is winning and I beleive Bangladesh will take that step in quick time.

Congratulation boys !!

Miraz
April 13, 2006, 03:39 AM
Bangladesh has moved one step ahead in quick time. In the last series againt Kenya they moved one step and showed the world 'Bangladesh should not be considered any more with teams like Kenya' and this time they have clearly shown 'Bangladesh is a much better test team than everybody imagine and every team has to think before taking any test against BD at home soil'.

The next step is winning and I beleive Bangladesh will take that step in quick time.

Congratulation boys !!

crickwizard
April 13, 2006, 03:42 AM
I retract earlier comment on not congratulating :)
Congratulations team for putting up a fight and produceing a great match. But rest of the comments above still stand.

exotic
April 13, 2006, 03:45 AM
Definitely this is our best performance in test till date. But I was expecting too much upto 3rd day (thought pitch would help our bowlers much more), thats why its being very difficult for me to except the result.

We have earned a lot of respects and well wishers from other countries during this match (I personally was congratulated several times by my british, indian and pakistani friends during last few days), and I hope u should keep that up. We should try our best to put up the same kind of resistence in the second test and in ODIs (if not better than this one), otherwise people will forget all our good deeds. We have to show the world that we have really improved a lot and we deserve respects from others. I am not expecting any win against aus in rest of the matches, but want to see same level of competitiveness from our boys.

Congratulations Bangladesh. Go ahead, we are all with u.

ASA
April 13, 2006, 03:45 AM
Let's kick some Aussie butt in the next test!!!

IanW
April 13, 2006, 03:54 AM
This Tigers team left nothing on the field.

You saw Shahadat's attitude in the last over - he wants blood.

Bangladesh played badly for two days - and they still took Australia to within a ten of spades of defeat.

Hold your nerve, Tigers.

Go into the second test with the same time. Let them rest Warne, let them rest Lee, let them figure out how they are going to face you.

Ian Whitchurch

cricket_fan345
April 13, 2006, 03:58 AM
This Tigers team left nothing on the field.

You saw Shahadat's attitude in the last over - he wants blood.

Bangladesh played badly for two days - and they still took Australia to within a ten of spades of defeat.

Hold your nerve, Tigers.

Go into the second test with the same time. Let them rest Warne, let them rest Lee, let them figure out how they are going to face you.

Ian Whitchurch

I am an Indian fan, and seems like non-Tigers are congratulating them more! Well played Bangladesh.

istiak
April 13, 2006, 04:18 AM
Congratulation for the effort boyz!!!!!!!!! I am one of the older member of this forum and watching cricket from early 70s and so obviously i can count many nerve-racking test matches. Now i am happy to pronounce that our boys managed to produce one such.

Donny
April 13, 2006, 04:22 AM
Stand tall, Punter.

Stand tall, Gilly.

Stand tall, MacGilla.

Stand tall, Nafees.

Stand tall, Raffy.

Stand tall, the whole Bangla team.

Wonderful Test match. Had just about everything. http://www.aussiecricket.net/forum/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

TAQATOO
April 13, 2006, 04:32 AM
I appreciate the way they played. It was really good. But I will congatulate them if they can play like this or closer to this type of cricket in the next test in CTG.
Happy huntuing tigers.

Ejaj
April 13, 2006, 04:39 AM
Sorry can not be happy at all. I dont like to let my prey slip away ..no matter how poor I am. I am hungry and this was my feast. So.. Getting defeat from the jaws of victory.. not acceptable.

PS. Bash the Cowdung Head Bashar!!

PoorFan
April 13, 2006, 04:46 AM
Still having mix of feelings, sad but not deep as usual losing pain, something really mix. Some of us may need couple of days to be back in reality.

But in my mind, BD players definitely deserve huge congratulation, they just marked a new mile stone in BD cricket history. Now they will be able to look / believe beyond this success. No doubt they earned respect through the world this time too. Great job.

cricket_pagol
April 13, 2006, 04:47 AM
very proud of the bangladesh team!!!!!! I must say that we have improved vastly. Definitely the best test match ever played by bangladesh. Hope to see more such close matches and hopefully BD will be on the winning side more often.

fagashes
April 13, 2006, 05:09 AM
Nothing negative that ppl may say now is gonna stand against the fact that the biggest mismatch in Test history turned out to be one of THE-TEST-MATCHES of the season. Nobody can take away anything from them. Facts stare at us. Shahadat was ruthless even when demise was unavoidable, Rafique was unrelenting, Mashrafee tried his best, Shahriar Nafees dared us to dream and Rajin tried his best for his country in both innings.

SHABBASH BANGLADESH! Proud to be ur fan.

F

Ajfar
April 13, 2006, 05:29 AM
Tigers staged majestic contest against the might of Australia. They made the Aussies sweat for five consecutive days till the very last moment.

Tigers lost the match only but achieved tons more. Sure we'll be wondering for years to come about what could and might have been but there will be no more doubter to question the Tiger's ability again.

Congratulations to the World Champion Australians. They showed time and again why they deserve the title more than anyone else.

Huge three cheers for the Tigers. A job very well done, boys. We love you.

true....but what kills me the most is we let the game fall right thru ort hand....i am not talking abt the catch of ponting...i'm talking about our 2nd innings collapse.....bangladesh must do something about that......i was so sure that april 13 is going to be again a historic day for bangladesh like 9 years ago....but i guess that was too much....

Spitfire_x86
April 13, 2006, 05:32 AM
I'm happy with our performance. If we can maintain continuity and learn from our mistakes then success is bound to come.

But we should not be content with this performance, there is no such thing as "honorable defeat". If we can't keep up the good work, this test will be forgotten quickly by rest of the cricket world.

AsifTheManRahman
April 13, 2006, 05:35 AM
yes, the boys deserve some credit. well done.

however, this was really frustrating. very, very disappointing. mon-ton khubi kharap. i had high hopes on this one. we were THIS close to making history. first multan, and now fatullah. first inzamam, and now ponting.

and when i say THIS close, we were indeed very, very close. one missed catch that, if taken, would have earned us the victory. clarke and macgill would follow suit sooner than you could say "we won".

i know we have exceeded expectations by miles in this test, but i just don't find any consolation in a close ending when we were actually there with a chance of winning till the last day.

AsifTheManRahman
April 13, 2006, 05:44 AM
it isn't everyday that you corner australia in a test match and threaten to go for the kill. it was very dissapointing that they couldn't finish it all off in the end.

cricket_pagla
April 13, 2006, 06:22 AM
:P... whn u watchd 2days play.. u wonder how dis attitude com frm 2 pacers (Mash N Shdat)... dey sho som agression which is really thrillin n abt Rafiq he's just legend.... but again wat u guyz doin in 3rd n 4th day??.. if u sho dis kinda attitude.. we'll singin' n dancin in da street.....

Yameen
April 13, 2006, 06:24 AM
i am very proud of bangladesh's performance throughout the match and many congrats to the tigers for playign wonderful cricket and for putting the aussies to the sword! Credit must also go to Ponting and his team for the fight back they put after being 158 runs behind, well done both teams for a great game!

cricket_pagla
April 13, 2006, 06:31 AM
Congrats 4 awsom fight wit Aussiz.... but we r now expect more frm u guyz...

i_1_primeval_man
April 13, 2006, 06:40 AM
Heartiest Congratulations to the whole Bangladesh team and hats off to Rafique, the legend and S. Nafees.They deserve it.The best thing about this BD team is that I could still hope a win when Aussies required only 9 runs to finish off the game. My hope was based on the body language and attitude of the BD players. Our bowlers made them play 9 balls for that winning run even when the score was levelled. And how beautiful that bouncer of Shahadat to Ponting was! Boy,it was a treat to watch. It almost knocked him off.

158*
April 13, 2006, 06:43 AM
I won't congratulate the team but I will say it was a tremendous effort and the match could have gone either way. The Tigers have done themselves proud and it won't be long now until they are challenging for wins regularly in Test matches. Ponting spoke of his respect for the effort the Tigers put in and said the team should be proud, I agree.

i_1_primeval_man
April 13, 2006, 06:53 AM
This thread is very similar to the thread opened by Chinaman.

truetruetiger
April 13, 2006, 06:55 AM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=629 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=3>Guys, go to http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/4904434.stm and read what it says on the last paragraph:

</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=416>"Young spinner Mohammad Rafique took 4-98 in the second innings and a match haul of nine wickets but it was not enough to bring about a sensational result for Bangladesh"
It says rafique is a YOUNG spinner, if only that was true...<!-- E BO -->



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Thunder
April 13, 2006, 07:01 AM
After we've shown so much improvement, there is no test match for at least twelve months. i think after this series if bd team plays any other team in the world, they would've won. after 1 year, it will be very hard to adjust with the test match again and our rafique will be 36 as his physical fitness will go down automically. hope we'll have a superstar by then and start winning all those matches like punter did for his country! :)

AsifTheManRahman
April 13, 2006, 07:39 AM
yes, the icc just sent us back two years. this is very unfair, and no good for the game of cricket as a whole.

shaoun
April 13, 2006, 08:06 AM
it was a great performance by bangladesh. i think they have earned the worlds respect showing that they deserve to play test cricket. atleast i believe they shut ricky pontings mouth with their total performance in this test. this match also proved that rafique is a world class player.

imran78
April 13, 2006, 08:14 AM
really disappointed with the result.

but not with the performance of the BD team. exceeded all expectations that the test will be a one-sided affair.

congrats to the bangladesh team. hope they show a similar fight in the 2nd test.

fy288
April 13, 2006, 08:19 AM
extremely proud BD fan from london!!!! the way the BD AUS match moved up the schedule of skysports was amazing. prior to the series not a mention but after the first day and subsequent days 2 & 3 the match had a taken a greater importance.

pray BD could repeat the performance although it will be a huge ask of them. WELL DONE BANGLADESH TEAM, WE FEAR NO ONE!!!!!!!1

Hasib
April 13, 2006, 08:22 AM
Ok my initial reaction was that oh another loss what a waste

BUT NOW i have recovered. This is just the start of the series....the key is what can we do for the remaining matches both test and ODI.

Tigers_eye
April 13, 2006, 08:41 AM
Positives: (not in order though)
1. SN 138
2. Partnership of 178 (SN and Bashar)
3. Rafique's oh well, would take him over 677 Warnie any day. That should say enough.
4. Rajin show. that's what test cricket is. He is my MVP, MOM in this match. No one faced that many balls in this match. That at least gave a chance for creating a partnership.
5. Our mistakes. (This should teach us to focus/concentrate more on the game which is a good thing)
6. Enam's gem delivery. Clark is still having nightmares.
7. The confidence gained to compete against the best (Not our BC member).

DJ Sahastra
April 13, 2006, 08:48 AM
This is all trash. Absolute rubbish.

With Gilly gone and Warne back into pavillion without troubling the scorers much, BD should've won. Brett Lee can't be allowed to score 29 runs when last six BD batsman don't add that much.

This is horrible and i feel disgusted. Sorry, i can't derive any solace or consolation. This was like taking 5 steps forward and then jumping off the cliff.

crazyisland
April 13, 2006, 08:48 AM
Well the fact is we lost another test match. History will not provide the detail of how close this test was or how good BD played. The fact is we haven't won a Test match with any top test teams yet. It has to change. We have to start winning.

sensible
April 13, 2006, 09:36 AM
Yes, this was just like Multan. But I have no problem congratulating the team. If you could honestly tell me that you expected this match to go like this on the 9th of April, then and then only you can get away with not congratulating the team. Otherwise, CONGRATULATIONS.

We surpassed all of our expectations even before the start of day five. How many times in our short history of test cricket you could say that Bangladesh has a fair chance of winning on day 5? How many of the test cricketing nations could say that we're that close to defeating the world champions in our 5th year of playing test cricket?

Yes, it is another defeat for Bangladesh. But this is in no way just another defeat! The scorebooks do not contain the thrill and excitement that any match produces. The scorebooks have no way of recording the respect Bangladesh earned in front of the world. Those records would be a very important part of our cricketing history. I am glad I had the opportunity to be a part of history.

So to all of you pessimists, I would like to say if you cannot be part of this great moment...please stay a way for a while and let the team enjoy this moment of glory and all of us to congratulate the team and be with the team all the way. After all, the team really need this to prepare them for another great fight in the second test.

sensible
April 13, 2006, 09:39 AM
Yes, this was just like Multan. But I have no problem congratulating the team. If you could honestly tell me that you expected this match to go like this on the 9th of April, then and then only you can get away with not congratulating the team. Otherwise, CONGRATULATIONS.

We surpassed all of our expectations even before the start of day five. How many times in our short history of test cricket you could say that Bangladesh has a fair chance of winning on day 5? How many of the test cricketing nations could say that we're that close to defeating the world champions in our 5th year of playing test cricket?

Yes, it is another defeat for Bangladesh. But this is in no way just another defeat! The scorebooks do not contain the thrill and excitement that any match produces. The scorebooks have no way of recording the respect Bangladesh earned in front of the world. Those records would be a very important part of our cricketing history. I am glad I had the opportunity to be a part of history.

So to all of you pessimists, I would like to say if you cannot be part of this great moment...please stay a way for a while and let the team enjoy this moment of glory and all of us to congratulate the team and be with the team all the way. After all, the team really need this to prepare them for another great fight in the second test.
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bharat
April 13, 2006, 09:59 AM
I dont see why the fans need to be disppointed ..this is a performance which even SA could not match (in the recent series).
Also , this is a morale booster for the BD players themselves ...now they beleieve that they can do compete and even beat the best .....

Good gooing ...

Carte Blanche
April 13, 2006, 10:03 AM
Morale Booster? Hmm. May be - but probably for different reasons.

I personally think it will elicit a determined revenge mentality. At least that is the emotion it evoked in me when we lost. Given my work schedule, I had to sacrifice a lot of sleep and energy to follow this game 5 days in a row. I'll be disappointed if they don't come up with a fiery attitude. Remember, the Aussies will be properly rested and fresh as a daisy when the 2nd test begins. It'll take more than the repeat of a 1st test performance to achieve a remotely close contest.

Sauron
April 13, 2006, 10:07 AM
I posted a thread within an hour of our loss last night and IanW predicted "Considering the gutless and defeatist attitude displayed by too many on this forum, this thread should die a quiet death."

His prediction turned out to be true. :(

So here I am trying to give that thread a little chest pounding and resuscitation.
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Let's not pat ourselves in the back
(Or may be we do, but not too hard)

During the post-lunch session today, Atahar was wondering from the commentary box why the players have their shoulders hung low.

Everyone (except Ash) was looking sad and angry. And I share their emotions.

I have been a consistent supporter of Ash. But seeing him laughing and joking around during the last few overs while Shahadat and Mashrafee were toiling for pride, made me think that it is now time to make Ash sit out a few matches.

We had the Aussies and let them go.

We should be proud. But we should not be content with this "honorable loss".

I hope and pray that our players carry over this feeling of disappointment and anger to the 2nd test. I am happy that our team is not leaving the field smiling, happy and content.

And I hope that Atahar and the likes of him who are wondering why they are disappointed and sad, please think a little more before patting ourselves in the back.

Looking forward to an even harder fight in the second test.





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zahid
April 13, 2006, 10:10 AM
Bhalo khelchey betara!

Ish, jodi 2nd inningsey 50 runs more thakto............!

Ar ish! matro tin wicket!


Hay hay hay

Btw, Youg spinner Rafique dekhchi BBCtey. LOL.

Carte Blanche
April 13, 2006, 10:14 AM
Yeah I read that too.

All 35 year olds in BC forum: you can consider yourselves young again ;)

Sauron
April 13, 2006, 10:24 AM
All 35 year olds in BC forum: you can consider yourselves young again ;)
Thanks! Means a lot to me (and a few others, I am sure) :D