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muddaser
September 5, 2003, 04:12 AM
this is gonna be a tight game but if bangladesh take an early wicket the pressure will be on pakistan.

on the other hand a 50 run partnership and pakistan will be confident of a victory.

chinaman
September 5, 2003, 04:17 AM
Will be extremely hard to score 200+.

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 04:21 AM
how do you know, have you batted on that pitch.

when pakistan batted in the first innings the majority of the wickets were gifted to the bowlers.

so i cant see why 200+ isnt possible.

chinaman
September 5, 2003, 04:23 AM
You'll learn soon...

James90
September 5, 2003, 04:29 AM
Hannan Sarker just dropped a catch

chinaman
September 5, 2003, 04:31 AM
Just givin the poor fella a chance. No big deal.

rafiq
September 5, 2003, 04:40 AM
China I am afraid that was a big deal. Those damned drops in the slip keep BD from applying pressure. Same thing happened yesterday when Mahmud dropped one.

The BD batsmen gifted several wickets to Pakistan in this innings, I don't know when these guys are going to mature. Then you have a spilled catch and dubious lbws. I think the 261 target is not so bad given all of this. I liked the few runs that Tapash and Manju put up at the end, they should have slogged a few more.

But that dropped catch will cost us.

James90
September 5, 2003, 04:43 AM
It already has....0/31 with Salman Butt on 23

rafiq
September 5, 2003, 04:53 AM
manju finally got one after being hit for a 4 on every ball!@

rafiq
September 5, 2003, 05:01 AM
another dropped catch off manju, this time bashar. how do these guys expect to win?

rafiq
September 5, 2003, 05:15 AM
Bangladesh could have grabbed the initiative if they had held on to at least one of the 2 catches dropped. Pak going into tea at 50/2 would have to think about it a little bit. obviously if we don't get wickets soon after tea it will be too hard to catch up tomorrow. worst case is they will score freely and get the runs by lunch tomorrow.

but best case is rafique comes on soon after tea and makes some breakthroughs. and pls slip something in de silva's tea so he goes to sleep and doesn't have to return.

capslock
September 5, 2003, 05:43 AM
16.4 Manjural Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT: Gone! short ball outside
off, goes back and cut it powerfully uppishly to gully, good sharp
catch taekn by substitue fielder Mortaza in place of Kapali

[Edited on 5-9-2003 by capslock]

capslock
September 5, 2003, 06:06 AM
21.6 Khaled Mahmud to Yasir Hameed, OUT: Gone! ball pops up from good
length, takes the top edge of the bat and simple catch at gully in
the hand of Mortaza who completed his 3rd catch in this innings

Kalbaisakhi
September 5, 2003, 06:11 AM
Hey can we expect to be a history of World cricket.?


:P:P:P

hasan2k
September 5, 2003, 06:14 AM

hasan2k
September 5, 2003, 06:15 AM

Kalbaisakhi
September 5, 2003, 06:15 AM
Hey pakister 81/4.History is not so far.





:D:D

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 06:20 AM
well it isnt the way bangladesh is playing.

well played bangladesh.:)

capslock
September 5, 2003, 06:28 AM
This post is aimed at all posters, I hope that no matter what happens, we can all refrain from inflammatory posts.

hasan2k
September 5, 2003, 06:28 AM

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 06:31 AM
win or lose you have to take it sportingly.

anyway bangladesh deserved a win for the effort they have put in this series.

first win next will be a series victory against WI.

James90
September 5, 2003, 06:31 AM
Yes plz.....need i dig up topics from Tigersboard War I...i think not

Kalbaisakhi
September 5, 2003, 06:32 AM
Hey bd now get more close 2 history.

Pak is now 93/4

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 06:34 AM
inzamam does it again.

runs someone out in a test match.:-/

capslock
September 5, 2003, 06:40 AM
Man, Baisya's been damn expensive so far.

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 06:43 AM
well baisya is being allowed to attack, which at times leads to runs.

what he should be doing is stemming the flowing of runs.

capslock
September 5, 2003, 06:43 AM
30.3 Mohammad Rafique to Farhan Adil, OUT: pitched just outside off
stump, some extra bounce, takes the edge and a simple catch for
Habibul Bashar

[Edited on 5-9-2003 by capslock]

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 06:51 AM
this is whats to a team under pressure.

no matter who the opposition is.:(

Kalbaisakhi
September 5, 2003, 06:55 AM
Pak r now 108/5.



:D

hasan2k
September 5, 2003, 07:23 AM

Kalbaisakhi
September 5, 2003, 07:30 AM
Pak r now 126/5.

:(:(:(

slayer
September 5, 2003, 07:41 AM
Yahooooo..only 4 wickets more and we win. Will we be the first country to record their first test win AWAY?

Sham
September 5, 2003, 07:45 AM
I just woke up and and we are 4 wickets away from a Test victory!!!!

I think I'll go back to sleep!

Mahmood
September 5, 2003, 07:54 AM
I just woke up and I am very confused if I am still asleep and dreaming this!

Kalbaisakhi
September 5, 2003, 08:04 AM
Bangladesh need only 4 wickets now.

chinaman
September 5, 2003, 08:07 AM
muddaser, can you see now why I said it would be hard to score 200+?

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 09:06 AM
fare enough chinaman you probably are right. but if you watched the last 10 overs with saqlain and inzy batting, you can see that if you bat sensibly then you can score runs.

anyways stats were shown on ten sports showing how many games it took each team to record their first win.

Australia 1
Pakistan 2
England 2
West indies 11
South africa 12
india 25
new zealand 40 odd

if bangladesh win they will go ahead of india and new zealand with 23.

well done bangladesh you have proved many doubters wrong.:)

Next destination WI.:)

chinaman
September 5, 2003, 09:24 AM
Great post muddaser. Appreciate your fareness.
Balls were dangerously seaming in and away. Moreover, the Pakistani team is not as great as it used to be (Good for us). Something seems very missing from the team. I can smell changes in the captancy and coaching in near future.

Sham
September 5, 2003, 09:27 AM
I don't really get what you mean by that!

rafiq
September 5, 2003, 09:35 AM
i had seen this in the wee hours before heading out and didn't imagine we would actually take 5 more wickets after tea. it's best to postpone the euphoria until we actually complete the victory. we have one more wicket to go before we should feel really comfortable. With Inzi getting his 50 and still at the crease, and only a 100 odd runs to chase, this match isn't over yet.

As someone said, let's hope BD doesn't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and can go in for the kill.

ps way to go mashrafee for playing a part in this!!

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 09:44 AM
sorry my mistake,

thought bangladesh next series was in the west indies (WI). But its england in bangladesh then BD go to Zimbabwe.

i reckon zimbabwe will be bangladesh's best chance of winning a test series. since the zimbabwe team is fairly ordinary at the moment with young players and no andy flower.:)

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 09:48 AM
chinaman you said,

Something seems very missing from the team.

well there is no decent opening partnership. salman butt batted as though he had 5 overs to score all his runs. we'll never get someone like saeed anwar in a while. mohammed hafeez's doesnt seem suited for tests.

secondly pakistani players have never had the brains of past players but have more talent.

you definitely need more than talent to play in tests. its different in ODI's though.

Arnab
September 5, 2003, 09:58 AM
I don't like this bullshit about Pakistani weakness/sudden lack of talent at all.

We earned what we've earned, fair and square.

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 10:06 AM
at the end of the day it will still be reported the bangladesh beat pakistan. end of story.

but what im pointing out is that the opening partnership of pakistan is too weak.

no disrespect but if the openers struggled against bangladesh what is going to happen against the likes south africa.

Kalbaisakhi
September 5, 2003, 10:35 AM
Muddaser,

No pakistan get the world best! opening parter ship.Do u think that in test they run 54 in the opening parter ship just around 5 per over.How can we imagine that??But plz talk about the player of bangladesh only.

:o:o:o:D

muddaser
September 5, 2003, 10:38 AM
didnt understand a word you just wrote.

what i meant was that the PAK batting had 2 days to make their runs. but batted as though it was a one day match.

Optimist
September 5, 2003, 12:31 PM
Muddaser, check the run rate. Bangladesh second innings run rate is higher than your 2nd innings run rate. Salman butt scored those 37 runs only because he played his shots. Otherwise he might have stayed longer but would have scored less. Your captain stayed longer but scored 5. You did not complain when pakistan batsmen went for their shots in the 1st and 2nd tests. And you won't complain if Inzi goes for his shots and bring you victory. He went down the track a couple of times and succeeded in lifting Rafiq over his head for four --- and sure that made you very happy. But had he been out, you would have started complaining! The thing is that Bangladeshi bowlers are really bowling well and to a plan. Pakistani batsmen are finding it hard to score......and this usually brings in rash shots! It happens all the time in cricket. and most of the time the credit goes to the bowling side for their controlled display. Please give credit where it is due