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BD-Shardul
June 27, 2007, 06:40 AM
no, in the dead end, how both settled players lost their concentration!!!

ASH didn't lose his concentration. He intentionaly went for that big shot, and paid the price. He should not never be forgiven for that irresponsible shot, and he is the captain of the side. :mad:

Russell2k7
June 27, 2007, 06:41 AM
What did Bashar do?

Aritro
June 27, 2007, 06:42 AM
Why canĀ“t thye offer it 10-15 min before :-P :-P :-P

A more pertinent question is why couldn't Ashraful come to an understanding about the responsibility that comes with being captain of a cricket team and stop being a moron?

Truly depressing stuff.

nasimul
June 27, 2007, 06:44 AM
A more pertinent question is why couldn't Ashraful come to an understanding about the responsibility that comes with being captain of a cricket team and stop being a moron?

Truly depressing stuff.
He will never learn.

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 06:44 AM
What did Bashar do?

He played a gumbie shot and got out

PoorFan
June 27, 2007, 06:44 AM
Just imagine the mental relief of Lankans! SL was on the way of LOSING ENTIRE day to BD, but our generous boys made them WINNER in LAST MOMENT. Cant believe it.

Haider
June 27, 2007, 06:44 AM
Ash got the Bashar Fever.. I new the bardain of Captaincy was gonna get to him. This kid has lost his form. He haven't had a solid innings since he got the captaincy, starting from Afro-cup till now. Common man. U played a worst shot than Nafees , and even worse than Haba. Common learn not to challenge Murali. He survived one over from Murali where he tried the reverse sweep twice, almost getting LBW once, got lucky umpire didn't call it, and the second time he missed the ball which almost grazed the leg stump . Then almost at the end.. he goes down the track off Muralis ball and throws his wicket. Thats a shame. We coudl'e ended the day with a beautiful score and only 3 wickets down, and Mr Saleh threw himself out after his 50 and our captain couldn't resist to throw away his. Unfortunate.

nasimul
June 27, 2007, 06:48 AM
It looked like our day but all of a sudden everything has changed.

Haider
June 27, 2007, 06:49 AM
Ash prooved today that he is not a good player under pressure. We had the entire day and if lucky, the entire day tomo. Why rush??? If he was smart maybe at the end of the day we woulve seen Ash with his 50, only 13 run needed.

Sohel
June 27, 2007, 06:49 AM
Bad light is a part of the game. Please focus on how our well-set batsmen give it away relaxing after a 50, and by mis-hitting a lofted shot at a time when he's not supposed to, especially against the greatest bowler of all time in his own den. Bad light didn't get them out, slack and bad judgement did.

voodoo_dreams
June 27, 2007, 06:52 AM
Bad light stops play.

Abir's wicket- moronic, start kissing that career goodbye and get ready to kick chach'chu's A.
JOB's- typical inability to deal with a yorker.
HaBa's- moronic, so much for that 3000 runs landmark.
Rajin's- typical lapse of focus.
Ash's- UNACCEPTABLE LAPSE OF REASON. LOCK YOURSELF UP AND CONCENTRATE SKIP.

a lil to harsh on Abir dont you think? It's hard fighting your way out of a really, really bad form.
Ashraful's wicket is beyond any explanation. He should do something about that sudden rush of blood into his head that makes him do stuff like that. Another explanation could be that he was ultra bored... But hey, look at the bright side, I am sure he's sitting in the darkest corner of the dressing room, kicking himself.
THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, ONLY LEARNING LESSONS.

Sohel
June 27, 2007, 06:53 AM
What an ugly way to end an otherwise good day. We need more First Class cricket, period. To hell with club cricket and ajaira, faltu nostalgia that comes with it.

Haider
June 27, 2007, 06:55 AM
The young commentetor (don't know his name) actualy pin pointed out BD's weak point. He said, "bd's either play too defensive or too aggressive. They don't know how to play in between". Thats exactly what happened, we were once on the defensive mode, than automatically Mr Saleh and Ashraf went on the aggressive mode and withing Minutes lost 2 very good wickets, which wouldve been diamonds for day 4. So sad. I was soo cought up in the game... this breaks my heart. Stupid ASH.. needs to be more consistent.

Sohel
June 27, 2007, 06:56 AM
a lil to harsh on Abir dont you think? It's hard fighting your way out of a really, really bad form.
Ashraful's wicket is beyond any explanation. He should do something about that sudden rush of blood into his head that makes him do stuff like that. Another explanation could be that he was ultra bored... But hey, look at the bright side, I am sure he's sitting in the darkest corner of the dressing room, kicking himself.
THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, ONLY LEARNING LESSONS.

He should have been rested, or should have had the courage to rest himself as he can't seem to handle pressure at this point in time. In cricket, a batsman generally doesn't reach his peak before the age of 27. They have time to come back stronger.

PoorFan
June 27, 2007, 06:56 AM
<!--StartFragment -->I must have to say Ash is not a smart guy, he got out at the dead end even after watching Rajin got out at the close end!!! Definitely something wrong with his head.

SS
June 27, 2007, 06:56 AM
from three wickets great position to 5 wickets down...that's BD cricket...and it won't change anytime soon.

jinglenuts
June 27, 2007, 06:58 AM
damn i guess none should b captain in our team. all going kinda faded wen d pressure goes on their shoulder:-|

Sadz
June 27, 2007, 06:58 AM
Ashraful has played for 7 years and he still goes for silly shots, i dont believe his form has dipped, the fact remains he has to cope with his rush of blood. after he solves this out he will be going for big, big scores. anyway good day but disappointing finish.

Sohel
June 27, 2007, 06:59 AM
The young commentetor (don't know his name) actualy pin pointed out BD's weak point. He said, "bd's either play too defensive or too aggressive. They don't know how to play in between". Thats exactly what happened, we were once on the defensive mode, than automatically Mr Saleh and Ashraf went on the aggressive mode and withing Minutes lost 2 very good wickets, which wouldve been diamonds for day 4. So sad. I was soo cought up in the game... this breaks my heart. Stupid ASH.. needs to be more consistent.

That's Russel Arnold, a recently retired Lankan cricketer. Very good utility player in his time.

One World
June 27, 2007, 06:59 AM
Bad light is a part of the game. Please focus on how our well-set batsmen give it away relaxing after a 50, and by mis-hitting a lofted shot at a time when he's not supposed to, especially against the greatest bowler of all time in his own den. Bad light didn't get them out, slack and bad judgement did.

Thats the gist for the morning, thanks man..start of another cranky day.

israr
June 27, 2007, 06:59 AM
My worst fears came true; losing wickets exactly at the end of the day.

PoorFan
June 27, 2007, 07:01 AM
from three wickets great position to 5 wickets down...that's BD cricket...and it won't change anytime soon.
Dont agree, it was all perfect today and showed they are capable, but 'rush blood' at the end.

Haider
June 27, 2007, 07:02 AM
Damn man.. how hot would that been, if we ended day 3 with scorecard reading 233/3 and Saleh with 52 and Ash with a 40. Man.. I was for once enjoying BD's great defensive game and the great eyes of our batsmen who was toying Murali for so long. Murali got the last laugh. Crap, and now we got 2 new Batsmen for tomo. Sakib and Pilot now got a massive work front of them.. in order for us to even think bout lasting day 4 and go to day 5. LOL..

Haider
June 27, 2007, 07:04 AM
That's Russel Arnold, a recently retired Lankan cricketer. Very good utility player in his time.

Thanx.

israr
June 27, 2007, 07:05 AM
Its futile to complain about the last dismissal and get stuck on contemplating with the history. What we can really do is to give constructive criticisms to our captain and hope that he won't repeat this is such kind of situation. I am sure Ash is disillusioned more than us at the moment.

Protic
June 27, 2007, 07:07 AM
Im quite happy with bangladesh batting today.. i mean NO ONE EXPECTED such a comeback.. though bit disappointed with rajin and ashraful dismissal. I just hope Sakib and Pilot suck it up tomorrow..hang for a long time..and atleast get 30 each..by their name.

israr
June 27, 2007, 07:07 AM
Sakib, tomorrow is your day. Go and prove it!

Haider
June 27, 2007, 07:10 AM
However, today was a good day for BD, Except, Haba and Ash, they were horrible. JO and Saleh showed that they are the best Test material in our team. A little better performance by Nafees. Glad to see him scoring 38 better than his old scores. But he needs to calm down. He can be the difference maker we need in our team if he plays sensebly. Just look at it, when our opening batsmen clicks , the rest follows, we had all the top batsmen in double digitz, with 2 scoring 50 and 2 on 37, 38 and Mr Haba on some kind of Druggs. Its been a good day, just not a good finish. this day was expected by all of us, but we new in reality BD was going to be all out. In dat sense, great job. Sorry i am going on and on. Goodnight, or morning. Off to bed. Pe@ce

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 07:11 AM
Has anyone seen the gallery on cricinfo? They keep calling rajin saleh "abdur razzak". They got our players mixed up.

Rubu
June 27, 2007, 07:16 AM
A whole day of extreme hard work was ruined in few minutes.

Rajin should know he can do better than 50s.
Ash's shot was completely unnecessary.

Rifat
June 27, 2007, 07:23 AM
it's not over yet, a couple of quick wickets happens to everyone in every teast match

Aritro
June 27, 2007, 07:23 AM
Where was all this rain that was predicted?

With any luck, we'll lose two whole days of play.

Protic
June 27, 2007, 07:26 AM
Aritro : Come on man.. dont hope for that.. we'd better play and loose the match..rather than praying for 2 days of RAIN!!
We still have Sakib,Pilot,Mashrafe,Rafique and Shahadat who can bat a bit.
I want no RAIN!@

MohammedC
June 27, 2007, 07:28 AM
really enjoyed watching cricket today till the very end. Rajin is very unlucky to find an edge. Ashraful should not have gone after Murali i thought he grew up after watching him bat for long time but those two attemted reverse sweep and the last shot told us there is still little bit work to be done on him. But lets take some positive we have managed to take the game to day four. I know it will be difficult to take it to Day five but who knows after watching todays determine batting by our batsman and bit of weather on our side we may even see the game rolling to day five...........Dream is sweet when it turns to reality

Aritro
June 27, 2007, 07:28 AM
Aritro : Come on man.. dont hope for that.. we'd better play and loose the match..rather than praying for 2 days of RAIN!!
We still have Sakib,Pilot,Mashrafe,Rafique and Shahadat who can bat a bit.
I want no RAIN!@

I want Sakib to get some pressure-free time at the crease.

Other than that, I'd prefer this went down in the record books as a draw instead of yet another embarrassing innings defeat.

SS
June 27, 2007, 07:33 AM
This match is over and tommorrow by lunch we will know the result.
One of the most frustrating irresponsible knocks were played at the end of the day, another defeat with huge margin will be added to our record.

ialbd
June 27, 2007, 07:34 AM
yea just those two wickets in end, but yea expecting a pressure free batting from the remaining batsmen, particularly sakib.

Fazal
June 27, 2007, 07:40 AM
<!--StartFragment -->I must have to say Ash is not a smart guy, he got out at the dead end even after watching Rajin got out at the close end!!! Definitely something wrong with his head.

Is it a a new revelation? We all know about that for a while now. Don't we?

taklima_naj
June 27, 2007, 07:42 AM
Dont agree, it was all perfect today and showed they are capable, but 'rush blood' at the end.

But why?

taklima_naj
June 27, 2007, 07:51 AM
really enjoyed watching cricket today till the very end. Rajin is very unlucky to find an edge. Ashraful should not have gone after Murali i thought he grew up after watching him bat for long time but those two attemted reverse sweep and the last shot told us there is still little bit work to be done on him. But lets take some positive we have managed to take the game to day four. I know it will be difficult to take it to Day five but who knows after watching todays determine batting by our batsman and bit of weather on our side we may even see the game rolling to day five...........Dream is sweet when it turns to reality

however the top five batsmen has gone and u are expecting from the bowler to spend whole day to bat on... thats too much. when the batsmen are setteled again they are losing the concentration when they havy to go long way. these things need to really work on. Ash might have thought we have gone to the fourth day thats enough but he should think that if he would be not out he would start from the begining from tommorow and set a new goal, get a big score.
............. to be added on its really shame when Chaminda Vas can get a century here with others why not we have only one ton.

Sovik
June 27, 2007, 07:53 AM
it was sad that ashraful got out at the end of the day. only few overs were left and all he needs to do is play safe. when will he ever learn

Ehsan
June 27, 2007, 07:56 AM
Impressed by the fight shown by our batsmen. You don't have to win the match, just show the fight and we will be happy with it as of now.

Good knock by all the batsmen, Bashar disappointed again. Was expecting a better knock from him, hopefully we will see some good innings from him in the next 2 Tests. JO has proved again why he is our test specialist. SN should get some confidence back after that innings. Good work by Ash and Rajin as well to hold on the innings.

Two unnecessary wickets at the end has turned around the possibility of this match going into the fifth day. But I could imagine they were very tired and burnt out as a result played a lazy shot to give up their wickets. Playing at this level they should have got used to it by now. The good news is these boys are learning, look at the improvement from the first innings. The fact remains that we need to play more longer version matches - the first innings debacle and a gritty 2nd innings is an evidence of it. Not playing for 13 months didn't help our cause to improve in Test matches!

Miraz
June 27, 2007, 07:59 AM
I am very happy to see the application of Bangladesh batsman. They valued their wicket and Sri Lanka had to work hard to get them out. It was not easy picking. Murali had to bowl 34 Overs to get 2 wickets.

Things could have been better if Ashraful stayed at the wicket, still there are lot of positives can be taken from todays efforts. We were the clear winner of two complete sessions, it's true the rush of blood in the last session somehow degraded the fighting effort. It's a part of Test cricket, Sri Lankan bowlers never found the wickets cheap and that's a major difference.

I hope we bat another two sessions and make the work hard for the Lankans. Each batsman should put a prize tag on their wicket even Razzak should try to stay. Let them earn the wicket.

If we can extend the inevitable upto the last session of 4th day, I will be happy with the outcome. You cannot expect better after conceding a 488 run deficit in the first innings.

MohammedC
June 27, 2007, 08:05 AM
however the top five batsmen has gone and u are expecting from the bowler to spend whole day to bat on... thats too much. when the batsmen are setteled again they are losing the concentration when they havy to go long way. these things need to really work on. Ash might have thought we have gone to the fourth day thats enough but he should think that if he would be not out he would start from the begining from tommorow and set a new goal, get a big score.
............. to be added on its really shame when Chaminda Vas can get a century here with others why not we have only one ton.

I agree with you, but I dont think you have read my post from the begining and also the end.

Thanks

Rubu
June 27, 2007, 08:11 AM
I want shakib to make sure tomorrow that soccer20reverse will never get married. If he can put up a good fight with the tailenders, we could still make SL bat for an over or two.

I wish mushy was there instead of pilot. I have to consider Pilot as tailender, but mushy is a top order material.

MohammedC
June 27, 2007, 08:13 AM
Well said Miraz. This game is lost but there is plenty left for our players to achieve. Dont forget we have to play 2 more test match and it is great opportunity to get our lower order batsman settled before the second test. I hope our player learn from this match and play in the same tone like the they did in current innigs right from the word go (Apart from Ash's rush short at the end)

zahid
June 27, 2007, 08:19 AM
Tomorrow will be the Last day.

Rumz_01
June 27, 2007, 08:22 AM
Has anyone seen the gallery on cricinfo? They keep calling rajin saleh "abdur razzak". They got our players mixed up.

yh ur rite...wnt they change it? It is slitely unfair on Saleh...

Omio
June 27, 2007, 08:24 AM
Tomorrow will be the Last day.
forsure,

Fazal
June 27, 2007, 08:26 AM
I just hand picked Ehsan's comment not to dispute with his observation but rather add my own comments. Beacuse he pointed out some interesting observation.

Impressed by the fight shown by our batsmen. You don't have to win the match, just show the fight and we will be happy with it as of now.

yes agree, Only if they could have shown this kind of fighting spirit in first innings, things could have been much different. 1st Innings score is very imortant.


Good knock by all the batsmen, Bashar disappointed again. Was expecting a better knock from him, hopefully we will see some good innings from him in the next 2 Tests. JO has proved again why he is our test specialist. SN should get some confidence back after that innings. Good work by Ash and Rajin as well to hold on the innings.
Agree. Specially JO and SN performance gives us some hope. Whoever open the innings needs to stay in the wicket. Otherwise expect 1st innings like perormnace more often. Plus Rajin is fighting .... next step take his 50s to 70s-80s. I don;t expect 100s from him.


Two unnecessary wickets at the end has turned around the possibility of this match going into the fifth day. But I could imagine they were very tired and burnt out as a result played a lazy shot to give up their wickets. Playing at this level they should have got used to it by now. The good news is these boys are learning, look at the improvement from the first innings.

I can expect one tired out at the end of the innings. But two? Its too much to ignore. One out should alert the other batsman (in this case Ash). Ash is the captin and one of the most experienced batsman in the team. If he was learning (mental aspect of the game) he should have been learned these long time ago.



The fact remains that we need to play more longer version matches - the first innings debacle and a gritty 2nd innings is an evidence of it. Not playing for 13 months didn't help our cause to improve in Test matches!

True. I agree.

Fazal
June 27, 2007, 08:28 AM
I want shakib to make sure tomorrow that soccer20reverse will never get married.

Rubu is soo mean. Just because he is done with his 'golayee dori pora' now he want to prevent someone to so the same.

WarWolf
June 27, 2007, 08:30 AM
This a pretty well turn around from a very gloomy start of the match. First two days it was totally frustating for everyone. The most important thing is each of our top order batsmen got some runs. Though Ash has thrown the wicket completely for nothing, I loved the way he has batted. Just had a feeling that he could rotate strike a little bit more often. If he did that then we might have not seen him throwing his wicket.

But it was a good show and a promising start of a promising captain.

Tigers_eye
June 27, 2007, 08:43 AM
This only shows we can play if we want to. The rush of blood thing would die down with experience. The lay off was too long. I am so looking forward for the 3rd test. We will do something.

Almost everyone in the top order had performed more than their average. That is a good sign. The one didn't don't deserve in the team anyways. Have seen enough of him already. Musfiq, Mehrab Jr. can do much better in that slot. Even we can try that Riad boy.

Sadz
June 27, 2007, 08:47 AM
Nicely put, Miraz bhai i think if we at least totalled 150 or something in first innings we wud have put on a really realy good fight. but anything can happen from here, i mean mashrafe is very aggressive but also knows how to defend, rafique is experienced although he does hit it high sometimes, shahadot proved his worth as an all rounder in india test and first innings, saqibul hasan made a good start and razzak could at least try to block balls and hit only the easy shots which he is getting better atand Pilot is very good at blocking and im sure he will try to attack more than last time. Maybe they can finish 1 good session tomorow, 2 sessions would b a bonus. Im expecting at least 100 runs tomorow added. good luck!

WarWolf
June 27, 2007, 08:53 AM
The one didn't don't deserve in the team anyways. Have seen enough of him already. Musfiq, Mehrab Jr. can do much better in that slot. Even we can try that Riad boy.
Today Bashar was totally comfortable and I am sensing that he is coming back to form. Vaas produced an excellent delivery to get rid of him. Atleast he didn't throw his wicket.
We still need him.

Rommel
June 27, 2007, 08:59 AM
I am very pleased with today's performance. We have a good chance of reaching 300 which is a good score for Bangladeshi batsmen. Day 3, 4, and 5 is like practice for our batsmen because we already know we lost. If we can bat in the first innings of the next Test like we did today, we might be able to extend the 2nd Test to 5 days.

ottawaGuy
June 27, 2007, 09:32 AM
Has anyone else noticed, even after the first innings massacre no one from the team walked with droopy shoulders. Bowlers bowled with intentions to get wickets, fielders put in 100%. Not too many catches dropped and the boundaries were averted into 3's. The score at the end of the day misrepresent whats happened. If you forget about runs being scored, Bangladesh almost spent as much time on the second innings out there as the lankans which accounts to an equally impressive effort as the focus of the game has now shifted to staying there as opposed to getting runs. I'd beg to differ on the opinions of a few members here when i say, this is NOT a batting practice innings- at least the team doesn't seem to be thinking so. The intention is clear although the result is inevitable. But the fact is the team is striving towards a goal and not playing like its a lost battle. I had suggested earlier in some thread that the definition of "shommanjonok porajoy" is not losing with a pretty looking scoreboard at the end of the day. It is when you miss out striving to reach a goal under excrutiating circumstances- A moral victory in other words.

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 09:33 AM
It was a very good day in the crease for BD batsmen. They batted sensible for the most part, and thats something you cant say about them everyday.

I woke up at 6.50 am and saw the score was 210/3 ... I was elated. That feeling lasted for two hours though. I checked the score again during my break in Sociology class, and it was 233/5. I am still in awe as to how irrationally two very GOOD wickets were wasted by bad shots.

cricket_pagol
June 27, 2007, 09:40 AM
It seems that a depression is being form in the bay of bengal... very high probabilty of rain tomorrow and day after.

The way Rajin and Ashraful battled, it was impressive... in the end they both lost their wicket due to lapse in concentration. The overall attitude of the batsmen in the second innings was good... I am sure we will put up a better fight in the second and third test matches

mla
June 27, 2007, 09:52 AM
I thought the BD players showed some impressive spirit today, just the kind of gritty sticky innings that I was hoping for. To defy bowlers of the calibre of Murali, Malinga etc for that long is something to be proud of.

Re Ash getting out - yes, it was deeply frustrating but when there's a long partnership that's proved sticky it's not that unusual for both players to get out one after the other so let's not be too hard on him.

Rumz_01
June 27, 2007, 05:27 PM
CUM ON TIGERZ!
hu sed we cant play test!!!!
yes yes Ash well played...big up to all u deshi donz...u gnna go far truss me..
we jus gtta be patient...wen i say 'we' i mean both the playaz n the pplz..!

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 09:39 PM
Match starts 30 minutes early today.

00.30 EST

WarWolf
June 27, 2007, 10:13 PM
Match starts 30 minutes early today.

00.30 EST
Not even sure if there will be any play today. It's been raining since the morning and the forecast doesn't good.
forecast from AccuWeather.com
(http://www.accuweather.com/world-index-forecast.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&loccode=ASI%7CLK%7CCE009%7CCOLOMBO)

Haider
June 27, 2007, 10:20 PM
Match starts 30 minutes early today.

00.30 EST

wow dats 30 minutes earlier dismissal for Bangladeshi Team for Day 4. =) :wave:
Sad... Ash is actualy a freaking Genius... he is a smart [] player. Just think how he played Murali. How he watched Muralis bowling style and figured exactly where the ball was gonna land and turn. He defended Murali like he knew what Murali was thinking. Such perfect executions , overs after overs. And then something ticks in his head.. like he got Multiple personality or something... even the commentators noticed, our Star player turned from a Genious to Haba status. He started playing his weird sweep shots. And soon he gave up his wicket by running down the track and miss judging the shot. whyy?????? Ash needs a psycho therapists.. someone who can give him medicine to keep his second personality under control.. so he can stay calm and play the game and show the world that he is actualy the next Tendulkar of this generation. /:) Maybe I said too much.. :lol:

Kabir
June 27, 2007, 10:48 PM
Maybe I said too much.. :lol:

May be you're right about this part.

Murad
June 27, 2007, 11:04 PM
wow dats 30 minutes earlier dismissal for Bangladeshi Team for Day 4. =) :wave:
Sad... Ash is actualy a freaking Genius... he is a smart [] player. Just think how he played Murali. How he watched Muralis bowling style and figured exactly where the ball was gonna land and turn. He defended Murali like he knew what Murali was thinking. Such perfect executions , overs after overs. And then something ticks in his head.. like he got Multiple personality or something... even the commentators noticed, our Star player turned from a Genious to Haba status. He started playing his weird sweep shots. And soon he gave up his wicket by running down the track and miss judging the shot. whyy?????? Ash needs a psycho therapists.. someone who can give him medicine to keep his second personality under control.. so he can stay calm and play the game and show the world that he is actualy the next Tendulkar of this generation. /:) Maybe I said too much.. :lol:


Don't you think you are being a bit too harsh on Ashraful?? some of your comments in other threads on ashraful are also same..

since when you started watching bd cricket?? what do you mean by haba status?? you shoud say HaBA not haba.. Bashar is a great test batsman.. he used to get atleast one 50 in all the test series he played before the india series. Hes now out of form and thats also due to age..

amra bangali jaati sudhu jaani kivabhe criticize korte hoi.. thats all.. nothing good we know../:)

ottawaGuy
June 27, 2007, 11:14 PM
Currently the focus is to survive until day 5. Thats almost 100 overs of play for the lower 5. In order to pull off a miracle and reach the 5th day mashud will have to recreate another st. lucia where he alone faced 50 overs. Shakib and crew are more than capable of facing the other 50 overs if that happens. Is it impossible? yes! are the batsmen potentially capable (given previous experiences)? Yes!

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:20 PM
Did the Daruchini feed ever come back on after they stopped it for a while last night?

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:20 PM
Currently the focus is to survive until day 5. Thats almost 100 overs of play for the lower 5. In order to pull off a miracle and reach the 5th day mashud will have to recreate another st. lucia where he alone faced 50 overs. Shakib and crew are more than capable of facing the other 50 overs if that happens. Is it impossible? yes! are the batsmen potentially capable (given previous experiences)? Yes!

SL wont give us any reprieve though ...

Kabir
June 27, 2007, 11:25 PM
I'm not hoping for it though, but the match will end today, very soon. Our tail-enders typically can't provide any support. And trust me, if they can provide some late order work, I am happy to take that as an improvement from the 2nd innings of the Test.

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:25 PM
The pitch is very dry and will be very slow. No dangers in it if the batsmen are willing to be careful with shot selection and dig deep for a long innings. It got rather cloudy last evening but the sun's out today and no signs of rain yet.

Source: Cricinfo

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:27 PM
I am waiting for a promising start :)

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:27 PM
The pitch is very dry and will be very slow. No dangers in it if the batsmen are willing to be careful with shot selection and dig deep for a long innings. It got rather cloudy last evening but the sun's out today and no signs of rain yet.

You forgot the source: Cricinfo:)

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:29 PM
You forgot the source: Cricinfo:)

err yes, I missed that ... I was holding a bowl of ice cream on one hand, and copy-pasted with the mouse using my other hand :) ... no room for typing, you see

Kabir
June 27, 2007, 11:29 PM
You forgot the source: Cricinfo:)

And you forgot to cite it right. You should say (Kabir, 2007) :)

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:30 PM
Daruchini or any of the other sites working for you guys?

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:34 PM
And Shakzie starts off with a FOUR!

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:35 PM
444444444 for sakib !!!

Kabir
June 27, 2007, 11:35 PM
Sakib starts with a 4. Bad sign. I think I should stay quiet.

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:35 PM
First ball of the day bowled!!!

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:36 PM
Sakib starts with a 4. Bad sign. I think I should stay quiet.

On a positive note, only 251 runs left to gather now :)

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:37 PM
Murali starts his attack!!

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:38 PM
:smug: E-)
On a positive note, only 251 runs left to gather now :)

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:38 PM
Murali on

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:38 PM
KM off the mark :)

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:39 PM
KM's defense against Murali working out so far.

Anyone watching it live?

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:39 PM
err yes, I missed that ... I was holding a bowl of ice cream on one hand, and copy-pasted with the mouse using my other hand :) ... no room for typing, you see

Aww I wish I had that bowl of ice cream, I am boiling now!!!

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:40 PM
Khaled Masud gone

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 11:40 PM
Sakib starts with a 4. Bad sign. I think I should stay quiet.

I agree.....shhhhhhh

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:40 PM
Aww I wish I had that bowl of ice cream, I am boiling now!!!

Canada = warm?

Tintin
June 27, 2007, 11:40 PM
Any updates on JO's condition ?

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:40 PM
Mashud bowled crap!!!

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:41 PM
KM bowled...

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:41 PM
Any updates on JO's condition ?

What happened to him?

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 11:41 PM
Great...just great :waiting:

ammark
June 27, 2007, 11:41 PM
Canada = warm?

Extremely. Was soo humid, felt like 42'C this afternoon. Too oppressive.

What happened to him?

Toe crusher by Malinga

Rifat
June 27, 2007, 11:42 PM
i know you can do this cmon banglasesh

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:42 PM
Canada = warm?

Yaaa, Canada's weather is always extreme......during winter it's extremely cold and during summer it's extremely hot!!!

ottawaGuy
June 27, 2007, 11:43 PM
there goes st. lucia:P

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:43 PM
Extremely. Was soo humid, felt like 42'C this afternoon. Too oppressive.

Hehe ... we get 42'C on what we call a regular day :)

But damn, that yorker was just too good for KM

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:43 PM
Mash 4444444444444

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:43 PM
Mash starts off with a confident shot.

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:43 PM
What happened to him?

I think he has a fever!!

Kabir
June 27, 2007, 11:44 PM
Mashrafee starts with a 4. Mannnn, when will these guys learnnnnnnnnnn

Aritro
June 27, 2007, 11:44 PM
Pilot is out.

And this doesn't disappoint me one bit.

Call me an optimist, but I'm hoping this will finally prompt the selectors into action.

ottawaGuy
June 27, 2007, 11:44 PM
at least for the first time in 4 days i'l actually get some sleep. hoping bd keeps me awake though

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:45 PM
Hope JO feels better.

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 11:45 PM
Well might as well just enjoy some fireworks. No point in hoping for a whole days play.

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:45 PM
Mashrafee starts with a 4. Mannnn, when will these guys learnnnnnnnnnn

It was an attempted yorker that was promptly flicked ... not much else that could have been done with that delivery.

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:47 PM
Score: 244
Runs needed to avoid Innings defeat: 244

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:47 PM
Mash and Saqib do you guys think they could survive??

ammark
June 27, 2007, 11:47 PM
Hope JO feels better.

It was a toe-crusher from Malinga. The guy went for X-Rays yesterday... twas that bad. But no follow up since.

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 11:47 PM
Pilot is out.

And this doesn't disappoint me one bit.

Call me an optimist, but I'm hoping this will finally prompt the selectors into action.

Agree with you mate. Time for mashud to be dropped. That goes for bashar as well. Replace them with rahim and aftab. I would've added belim as well, but guess that'd be wrong after his performance yesterday. *sigh*......guess tamim has to wait a while :sigh:

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:48 PM
Mash hits Murali for a four...
I say, CALM DOWN, man!

hailer
June 27, 2007, 11:48 PM
Gone bold out Masud, great ball though

cricman
June 27, 2007, 11:49 PM
Masri out

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 11:49 PM
250 up :)

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:49 PM
It was a toe-crusher from Malinga. The guy went for X-Rays yesterday... twas that bad. But no follow up since.

Thought I'd never say this, but we need JO badly for the next 2 tests.

ammark
June 27, 2007, 11:49 PM
Game over. Mash out.

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:49 PM
4444 MAsh

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:49 PM
Mash gone.

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:50 PM
Mash gone ! Murali again :(

hailer
June 27, 2007, 11:50 PM
4 and then mash out

AsifTheManRahman
June 27, 2007, 11:50 PM
game over in the first hour.

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:50 PM
OK, I say start slogging. Let's see how far that takes us.

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 11:50 PM
Awwwww maaan :(

Sillypoint
June 27, 2007, 11:50 PM
The commentators showing how Pilot left the gate open (there was a huge gap between his bat and pad) which got him bowled. Very poor defense mechanism usually seen among our older era players.

Baba Masud please give us a break and make the selectors (your dear friends) lives easier.

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:50 PM
Mash out damn!!

ottawaGuy
June 27, 2007, 11:51 PM
damn!

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:51 PM
223/2 ... to 250/7.

Yes, another fallout.

Miraz
June 27, 2007, 11:51 PM
Murali is too god for the tail-enders.

Bangladesh will be all out pretty quickly.

Look at the difference between the two wicket keepers, one scored century and the other could score just 1.

Kabir
June 27, 2007, 11:52 PM
Anyway, so I think I over-estimated our abilities. I thought an innings + 100ish runs defeat is on the cards. Now, I see an innings + 230+ runs defeat as highly likely.

If that's not shameful enough, lets throw in some perks, such as 89 all out in first innings, 4 centuries by the opponents, and the embarassment of giving yet another bowler a taste of century.

Miraz
June 27, 2007, 11:53 PM
Sakib gone.

What type of shot he was playing??

AsifTheManRahman
June 27, 2007, 11:53 PM
Murali is too god for the tail-enders.

Bangladesh will be all out pretty quickly.

Look at the difference between the two wicket keepers, one scored century and the other could score just 1.

well if we want out wicket keeper to bat well, we should pick mushfiq.

metallian
June 27, 2007, 11:53 PM
any links working now?

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:54 PM
Sakib gone ! 3 for MALINGA

Electrequiem
June 27, 2007, 11:54 PM
Shakib gone too...

Sillypoint
June 27, 2007, 11:55 PM
What the heck....what kind of shot was that from Sakib??????

HabaGuba
June 27, 2007, 11:55 PM
man seriously dis KM guy has to go

AsifTheManRahman
June 27, 2007, 11:55 PM
this is sad. test cricket's not only about holding onto your wickets for two sessions. it's about building on a platform and starting all over again on the next day. the way we are giving it all up without any sort of resistance this morning is absolutely outrageous.

crikss
June 27, 2007, 11:55 PM
so sakib prove he is for ODI...not for test..

Nafis_BD
June 27, 2007, 11:55 PM
Saqib is out now.....bye guys I am gone!!

ottawaGuy
June 27, 2007, 11:56 PM
Wow! all this is happening way quicker than i expected.

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:56 PM
DISGUSTING !!!!
minimum responsibility nai karor :(

hailer
June 27, 2007, 11:56 PM
Sakib gone, good now I can watch the game finish soon and go to sleep.

ammark
June 27, 2007, 11:56 PM
Thought I'd never say this, but we need JO badly for the next 2 tests.

Strictly as myself:

Hanging onto has beens like JO, Bashar and Pilot (and Rafique's also approaching his sell-by date) is a temporary/ short sighted solution. We NEED to give guys like Aftab, Tamim, Mehrab Jr, Razzak+Enam Combo, Riyad the Test spot. They can only learn and better prepare themselves for the future.

If you want to stick to temporary measures like playing JO, Bashar and Pilot, then for crying out loud, relegate Aftab, Tamim and Mushi so that they PLAY in the NCL and Domestic tourneys. It doesnt help that they're sitting idle. (In)Conveniently it isnt cricket season now though!

syzygy
June 27, 2007, 11:58 PM
i thought match is gonna start at 12 CDT, so just logged in cricinfo with great hope and cant believe my eyes..this is really dissapointing..sakib is a utter failure in test so far, so is pilot..they have nt learnt anything from JO and Rajin and the grit and determination they showed yesterday..poor cricket to say the least.

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:58 PM
Rafiq gone ! 4 for Malinga

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 11:58 PM
Sakib's technique is so awful! He looks terrible in some positions.

crikss
June 27, 2007, 11:59 PM
hahahahahahaha...........10 mins show

sandpiper
June 27, 2007, 11:59 PM
Simply Pathetic , I Have Lost My Words Again

Kabir
June 27, 2007, 11:59 PM
this is sad. test cricket's not only about holding onto your wickets for two sessions. it's about building on a platform and starting all over again on the next day. the way we are giving it all up without any sort of resistance this morning is absolutely outrageous.

This just goes to show how unprepared we are for Test matches. These guys just didn't want to spend those extra 200 calories for holding the wicket for one more session?

I am losing my respect for a few of my favorite players. Among them, there is Sakib and Mashrafee.

cricket_king
June 27, 2007, 11:59 PM
lol......and people actually started threads to say that we still had a chance :lol:

ottawaGuy
June 28, 2007, 12:00 AM
Nightmare!

Nafis_BD
June 28, 2007, 12:00 AM
Rafique out now!!

Electrequiem
June 28, 2007, 12:00 AM
Lojja Lojja

crikss
June 28, 2007, 12:01 AM
this is a mental shock...for bangladeshi player...i am guessing what Ashraful is going to say...ooops he also needs to say in english ...

syzygy
June 28, 2007, 12:01 AM
so match is over even before it was support to start...its 12 CDT now and its all over..so how many mins they lasted today? 15 ? utterly dissapointing

cricman
June 28, 2007, 12:02 AM
wow that was fast! Game over

Miraz
June 28, 2007, 12:02 AM
What a collapse!!!

The tail ruined the achievement of the top order.

The last wicket goes to Murali, Shahadat, the best player against Murali, according to our captain goes for a duck.

Trigger_Tiger
June 28, 2007, 12:02 AM
And so to our cricket team I sing now:

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give, and you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I cant live
With or without you

djuice
June 28, 2007, 12:02 AM
DISGUSTING !!!!
minimum responsibility nai karor :(

Of the 7 batsman in our team Habla and Pilot scored the lowest runs.
Its time for the selctors to wake up and fix the crack in our team.
I know scores from one test match dones't say much, but c'mon was anyone expecting anything else from these two out of touch batsman
If they don't axe these 2 duffers now I son't know when they will
C'mon give us the fans a break and kick these 2 haggards out of the team...
Take resposibilty for the team failure ans kick these 2 ou nowwwwwwwwwww.

Sillypoint
June 28, 2007, 12:02 AM
All this hype.....it hurts man!
Sakib's technique was awful....Rafique's footwork was pathetic....really give the younger guys like aftab, rahim and others a chance so that they get the valuable experience.
Can any selector hear me or us?????????????????????????????????

sandpiper
June 28, 2007, 12:03 AM
all out !

what a farce !!

shabash

AsifTheManRahman
June 28, 2007, 12:03 AM
all over. wow, that was easy.

Electrequiem
June 28, 2007, 12:03 AM
this is TRULY pathetic. Not even 30 mins into the game!

I am truly ashamed.

crikss
June 28, 2007, 12:04 AM
Good Job Bangladesh Cricket Team...reallly Proud Of U.....

sandpiper
June 28, 2007, 12:05 AM
ami gorbito !!!
tigers made me truly proud !

tahara weather keo har manalo

syzygy
June 28, 2007, 12:05 AM
wow that was fast! Game over

seems like they did nt want to waste time to catch the bus to the nearest beach and have a splash..pathetic

hailer
June 28, 2007, 12:05 AM
This must be a joke, 7 wickets for 27 runs, 5 wickets in 30 mins

Trigger_Tiger
June 28, 2007, 12:06 AM
Of the 7 batsman in our team Habla and Pilot scored the lowest runs.
Its time for the selctors to wake up and fix the crack in our team.
I know scores from one test match dones't say much, but c'mon was anyone expecting anything else from these two out of touch batsman
If they don't axe these 2 duffers now I son't know when they will
C'mon give us the fans a break and kick these 2 haggards out of the team...
Take resposibilty for the team failure ans kick these 2 ou nowwwwwwwwwww.

Bashar went out to a good ball in the second innings. Diss him in other games.....not this one!

That being said, when would our overly biased emotionally foolish selectors wake up and realise that Mushfiqur Rahim, Aftab Ahmed and maybe even Tamim Iqbal are NOT "ONE DAY SPECIALISTS"?????

djuice
June 28, 2007, 12:06 AM
And so to our cricket team I sing now:

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give, and you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I cant live
With or without you

I want to run ( but I cants)
I want to hide ( 'cos our performance )
I want to tear down the walls ( and strike the ball around )
That hold me inside ( but coach said to block )
I want to reach out ( to the fans and apologise )
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

HabaGuba
June 28, 2007, 12:06 AM
I bought the sl bd package in the morning today,hoping to see some fite, and i am about 12 mins late turning it on, but wtf do i see?? the match is over??

crikss
June 28, 2007, 12:06 AM
If Murali Didn't Retire From Int'l Cricket Till Then Bangladesh Don't Have Any Chance Against Srilanka...

HabaGuba
June 28, 2007, 12:06 AM
this is scary ! horrible horrible performance from km, sakib, mash

Trigger_Tiger
June 28, 2007, 12:07 AM
I want to run ( but I cants)
I want to hide ( 'cos our performance )
I want to tear down the walls ( and strike the ball around )
That hold me inside ( but coach said to block )
I want to reach out ( to the fans and apologise )
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

WOOT WOOT :floor: :floor: :floor: :floor: :floor:!!!!!

cricket_king
June 28, 2007, 12:07 AM
Great......we might as well call ourselves "Gumbies United" from now on :waiting:

Electrequiem
June 28, 2007, 12:08 AM
Ami chinigo chini tomai Ogo Bangladeshi cricket team.

syzygy
June 28, 2007, 12:08 AM
I bought the sl bd package in the morning today,hoping to see some fite, and i am about 12 mins late turning it on, but wtf do i see?? the match is over??

better luck next time mate..advice: open the tv 30 mins earlier...match could be over by then

Trigger_Tiger
June 28, 2007, 12:08 AM
If Murali Didn't Retire From Int'l Cricket Till Then Bangladesh Don't Have Any Chance Against Srilanka...

Why leave out Malinga and Vaas? What about the Centurians in this match as well?????

crikss
June 28, 2007, 12:09 AM
Man....yesterday I Read Some Thread Like"acid Test For Sakib"...

syzygy
June 28, 2007, 12:10 AM
only player who stood out of this pathetic display is javed omar and rajin saleh..they should be give a medal for their courage and guts to fight..rest better catch the flight back home

crikss
June 28, 2007, 12:10 AM
Last 7 Wicks...only 27 Runs...

djuice
June 28, 2007, 12:10 AM
Simply Pathetic , I Have Lost My Words Again

W 4 . . 1 1nb . | . 2b . 4 W 2lb | . W . 1 W 1nb . | W

Let me help you with the WORDS:
dishonorable
disreputable
ignominious
opprobrious
shamefule
condemnable
deplorable
disgraceful

yaseer
June 28, 2007, 12:10 AM
unbeleivable........our team is so so inconsistent......I feel they get satisfied so easily...do not aim high....

cricketboy
June 28, 2007, 12:10 AM
Rahim for next match!

Tigers_eye
June 28, 2007, 12:11 AM
What a collapse!!!

The tail ruined the achievement of the top order.

The last wicket goes to Murali, Shahadat, the best player against Murali, according to our captain goes for a duck.
Na miraz bhai, ek korsey. Rofiq duck marsey.

cricketboy
June 28, 2007, 12:11 AM
Mash ki allrounder scores 50 once in a blue moon.

yaseer
June 28, 2007, 12:12 AM
Looking Sakib in tests against India n Srilanka.......he is not sure abt his technique.....he has lot to learn to servive in test level....

real123
June 28, 2007, 12:12 AM
Next test should have at least two changes:

Pilot out, Mushy in
Sakib out, Mehrab in

either rafiq or rajjak will play not both. I prefer rajjak. dorkar hoiley aro ekta batsman khelano dorkar. Draw-e jodi korbo so why worry about bowling them out.

sandpiper
June 28, 2007, 12:13 AM
not shameful, mate. it is "SHAMELESS"
W 4 . . 1 1nb . | . 2b . 4 W 2lb | . W . 1 W 1nb . | W

Let me help you with the WORDS:
dishonorable
disreputable
ignominious
opprobrious
shamefule
condemnable
deplorable
disgraceful

rubel_18
June 28, 2007, 12:13 AM
Rahim for next match!

Yeh definitely, that pilot needs a slap from me.

cricketboy
June 28, 2007, 12:13 AM
Next test should have at least two changes:

Pilot out, Mushy in
Sakib out, Mehrab in

either rafiq or rajjak will play not both. I prefer rajjak. dorkar hoiley aro ekta batsman khelano dorkar. Draw-e jodi korbo so why worry about bowling them out.

Plus Rasel for Razzak(I would have like Enamul) :)

Electrequiem
June 28, 2007, 12:13 AM
Ranjit hints at taking away BD's test status...

syzygy
June 28, 2007, 12:14 AM
so a defeat by innings and 230 odd runs in two consecutive test matches..very consistent to say the least...so is this a pattern? so we already know whats coming next already..anyway time for sleep..goodnight folks..

cricketboy
June 28, 2007, 12:15 AM
Ranjit hints at taking away BD's test status...

Beta Robot, he himself was a worse player than anybody in this team. :mad:

One World
June 28, 2007, 12:16 AM
#2925 = #2938

good night guys

yaseer
June 28, 2007, 12:16 AM
oh man...this really hurts.....

what is the solution of this??? How can we improve in the last 2 tests?? How our batsmen can make centuries?? How our bowlers will learn to get wicket of player like Vaas?? lots of work to do.......lots of thinking to do.......

cricketboy
June 28, 2007, 12:16 AM
Thread ta 100 page o hoilo nah!

Miraz
June 28, 2007, 12:17 AM
This is our worst loss against the Lankans. We are re-writing the history pretty effectively.

cricket_king
June 28, 2007, 12:18 AM
Yeh definitely, that pilot needs a slap from me.

Don't blame pilot. Blame our gumbie selectors. Idiots

rubel_18
June 28, 2007, 12:19 AM
Ash is speaking he is spking not that bad English :-p

sadi
June 28, 2007, 12:19 AM
Just disappointed to see Sakib get out like that.

OZGOD
June 28, 2007, 12:19 AM
There's a fair bit of work to do for Bangladesh. This was a royal flogging.

HabaGuba
June 28, 2007, 12:19 AM
wow ash has improved in english very much

cricket_king
June 28, 2007, 12:19 AM
Ash is speaking he is spking not that bad English :-p

What's he saying?

Miraz
June 28, 2007, 12:19 AM
Ashraful is not that bad at the presentation.

"Our boys will perform better in the next Test InshAllah".

yaseer
June 28, 2007, 12:20 AM
either rafiq or rajjak will play not both. I prefer rajjak. dorkar hoiley aro ekta batsman khelano dorkar. Draw-e jodi korbo so why worry about bowling them out.

sob jai ga tei somossa....bowler rao to kisui korte pare nai....if we come one bolwer less....they will open batting with Murali and Fernando.......n will have a 200 run openning partnership with both scoring maiden 100s

crikss
June 28, 2007, 12:21 AM
AShraful was impressive...lolz

sandpiper
June 28, 2007, 12:21 AM
ei lojja rakhi kothai ????
ekhon to ghum o haram hoe gelo, eder somossa ta ki ????

Faisal
June 28, 2007, 12:21 AM
i think, bangladesh sould not play test.
they dont know how to bat in test. so yah take away bd test status please.

yaseer
June 28, 2007, 12:21 AM
This is our worst loss against the Lankans. We are re-writing the history pretty effectively.

ya...nowadays....every time we are going to play test.....our players are looking very desparate to improve that record

cricket_king
June 28, 2007, 12:22 AM
Ashraful is not that bad at the presentation.

"Our boys will perform better in the next Test InshAllah".

It has to be a whole lot better. No "inshallah" required. They MUST bat and bowl 100 times better than they did this match.

Farhad
June 28, 2007, 12:23 AM
Came in to watch the match a bit late. 20 minutes late to be precise. Expected around 5 runs to be added to last nights tally. I mean what could i miss, right? Instead i come and see this. Still speechless...

rubel_18
June 28, 2007, 12:26 AM
Came in to watch the match a bit late. 20 minutes late to be precise. Expected around 5 runs to be added to last nights tally. I mean what could i miss, right? Instead i come and see this. Still speechless...

Same here got nothing else to say.

Electrequiem
June 28, 2007, 12:26 AM
I am still trying to grasp what the hell just happened here.

This is torture ... I agree with Fernando, some tough measures need to be implemented in order to lift our cricketing standards.

sandpiper
June 28, 2007, 12:28 AM
ok BC members, I am going to sleep (with an acute pain in my head)

I M SWEARING, I WILL NOT COME TO BANGLACRICKET IN THIS SERIES AGAIN.

PERIOD

Electrequiem
June 28, 2007, 12:29 AM
ok BC members, I am going to sleep (with an acute pain in my head)

I M SWEARING, I WILL NOT COME TO BANGLACRICKET IN THIS SERIES AGAIN.

PERIOD

Bangladeshi Cricket Team has the uncanny ability to kill the hopes in even the most optimistic beings. You are an epitome of that.

Farhad
June 28, 2007, 12:31 AM
:head:
Heres something to cheer you guys up. Probably wont help, but hey! No harm in trying, right?

Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.
John Keats
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Mickey Rooney
Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.
Mike Ditka
We all have a few failures under our belt. It's what makes us ready for the successes.
Randy K. Milholland


And err....ignore my signature...:fanflag:

Miraz
June 28, 2007, 12:32 AM
ok BC members, I am going to sleep (with an acute pain in my head)

I M SWEARING, I WILL NOT COME TO BANGLACRICKET IN THIS SERIES AGAIN.

PERIOD

I can safely bet to see you in the early hours of 3rd July. :)

Electrequiem
June 28, 2007, 12:34 AM
:head:
Heres something to cheer you guys up. Probably wont help, but hey! No harm in trying, right?And err....ignore my signature...:fanflag:

Haha nice try mate

but right now, the people who said those things seem pretty high to me.

rubel_18
June 28, 2007, 12:36 AM
I can safely bet to see you in the early hours of 3rd July. :)

Yeh exactly, we all know he is :-D

yaseer
June 28, 2007, 12:36 AM
i do not find any immediate solution to this....we have to play with these same bunch of players and hope for the best.....poping and changing not gonna work i think....the problem lies deep down....the way our players are coming through to this level is not perfect....they are not tough and technically sound enough....look at how Sakib is struggling....this gonna happen to all the new one's i guess....as all are not ready......

mali007
June 28, 2007, 12:40 AM
I can't believe !!!! I just open my LAPTOP and the game is over. I am speechless, no comment!!!!

BANFAN
June 28, 2007, 12:41 AM
Pretty poor performance by BD. Some one from the first 5 should have stood longer in the crease. Any way, that's normal BD cric these days. Hope they learn from mistakes and learns fast.

gadha
June 28, 2007, 12:42 AM
We have to support our team no matter what happens. I understand that is very had to do after the show that bd put up today, but the fact of the matter is this is our team and we haev to be behind them no amtter what happens. I really belive that there are explanations to this nightmare performence and they are 1) bd did not play test cricket for past 2 years. 2) Bd need a coach (McKinnes) and they need one fast. interim coach is not the way to go with team like BD bc they are developing nation. 3) House cleanign for the selectors including Akram Khan unless he changes his mind about picking experience over youth. I have great respect for Akram Khan but he needs to change hsi mind set about this issue.

HabaGuba
June 28, 2007, 12:43 AM
awefulll

RezOne
June 28, 2007, 12:45 AM
Wow. I turn on the computer and to check the score and the game's already over! At least I can sleep now.

gadha
June 28, 2007, 12:48 AM
Ohh one more reason for the bd's awful performence i forgot to mention... Srl in my opinion has the best bowling side in the world specially after McGrath retired and we playde the match in COLOMBO, SRL...lol

BANFAN
June 28, 2007, 12:49 AM
I am still trying to grasp what the hell just happened here.

This is torture ... I agree with Fernando, some tough measures need to be implemented in order to lift our cricketing standards.

Right

How and where to be tough? Indiscriminate dropping & picking will spoil the team, the only option I see is on the match fees.

match won: Full match fee
Match lost in 5th day: 50%
Match lost on 4th day: 25%
Match lost on 3rd/less: 0%

Does it work this way???

ammark
June 28, 2007, 12:49 AM
There were no specialists as such. It was all part of the job for the people listed above.

gadha
June 28, 2007, 12:50 AM
and if some one is thinking about taking away Bd's TEST status they better look at West Indies also... and i think a TEST series between BD and West Indies will be a very interesting one if there is one...

gadha
June 28, 2007, 12:52 AM
Right

How and where to be tough? Indiscriminate dropping & picking will spoil the team, the only I see is on the match fees.

match won: Full match fee
Match lost in 5th day: 50%
Match lost on 4th day: 25%
Match lost on 3rd/less: 0%

Does it work this way???

match won: Full match fee
match draw: 75%
Match lost in 5th day: 50%
Match lost on 4th day: 25%
Match lost on 3rd/less: 0%

Aritro
June 28, 2007, 12:53 AM
I'm going to avoid every cricket forum I post on. Can't deal with the 'Bangladesh should have their test status revoked' threads

mafizraju
June 28, 2007, 12:56 AM
We never had any batting and bowling coaches in permanent capacities. During Dav, if I am not mistaken, some players told the News ppl how good of a batting coach he himself is.

taklima_naj
June 28, 2007, 01:01 AM
yeah logged on and nothing left to see, like the first day; speechless and very disappointed. all the fault goes to Ash who threw away wickets at the last minute of the day and the selectors.
oh..... crying

BanCricFan
June 28, 2007, 01:03 AM
I think some are being a little too harsh on Sakib:

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=603 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>86.2</TD><TD width="100%">Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, another one falls, Malinga bowls it just short of a length outside the off stump, it bounces higher that Shakib expected, he went on the back foot and played a punch in the air towards Warnapura at short cover, his feet were in no position to play the shot and he was early on the shot because the ball stopped on him </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD width=30></TD><TD>Shakib Al Hasan c Warnapura b Malinga 8 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Antora
June 28, 2007, 01:04 AM
great soo lanka won!!!! not to mention i have to face skool tomorrow.. and therez a tone of lankanz at my skool!!!! great totally looking forward to skool tomorrow!!!:(

ialbd
June 28, 2007, 01:04 AM
eshe ar kisu pelam na....

forgot Bangladesh can only do it in alternate days....

MysoreHuli
June 28, 2007, 01:08 AM
Nothing surprising here. It was on the expected lines.

rubel_18
June 28, 2007, 01:08 AM
great soo lanka won!!!! not to mention i have to face skool tomorrow.. and therez a tone of lankanz at my skool!!!! great totally looking forward to skool tomorrow!!!:(

LOL.....Dont worry I will make sure they dont say anything to you :-p

MysoreHuli
June 28, 2007, 01:10 AM
I think some are being a little too harsh on Sakib:

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=603 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>86.2</TD><TD width="100%">Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, another one falls, Malinga bowls it just short of a length outside the off stump, it bounces higher that Shakib expected, he went on the back foot and played a punch in the air towards Warnapura at short cover, his feet were in no position to play the shot and he was early on the shot because the ball stopped on him </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD width=30></TD><TD>Shakib Al Hasan c Warnapura b Malinga 8 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Yes, the blame lies squarely on the ball manufacturer :lol:

jinglenuts
June 28, 2007, 02:32 AM
eta ki kalker match recap dekhchhe??:-|

radagast
June 28, 2007, 02:53 AM
quick death. NICE! now i can concentrate on more imp things in life. like getting myself physically (all those banging my head on the wall had to take its toll) 'n emotinoanlly ready for the next set of slaughter.

Aritro
June 28, 2007, 03:00 AM
Sakib's been out playing that shot to rising balls outside off-stump more times than I can remember.

Haider
June 28, 2007, 03:17 AM
ahaha we lasted only 30 mins and lost 5 wickets. Pilot and Sakib supposed to be the last of the top batsmen. Pilot went for 1 and saqib went for 9. ahahah both single digit. this sh*t is hilarious

Haider
June 28, 2007, 03:18 AM
We need mushfiq to replace pilot.. if Pilot is important.. than replace Haba

fai_hasan
June 28, 2007, 03:43 AM
Bangladesh r innings and 234 run r porajoy. 231/5 theke 254/10 hoye gelo. matro 23 run e all out.

eto shundor fight back korlo ontoto 300+ kora uchit chilo. sakib eita ki kheltese ke jane.

mla
June 28, 2007, 03:57 AM
Hello,

Here is an article from Cricinfo today which puts the first test in some context and should make us all feel a little better:

An end has a start

Charlie Austin

June 28, 2007

After such a brave fight on day three, Bangladesh's demise on the fourth morning was both spectacular and sad. Just 4.4 overs were needed for Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralitharan to dismember the tail. In the end, after the resilience of Javed Omar and Rajin Saleh, the last seven wickets tumbled for a meager 27 runs.

Predictably, the embarrassing capitulation prompted yet more analysis about the state of Bangladesh's cricket. Unfortunately, on the evidence of this result, the much-vaunted progress of this Bangladesh side has been confined to their growing competitiveness in limited-overs cricket.

Thankfully, however, the reality is perhaps not as bleak as the wide margin of victory indicates. Yes, they were crushed, but they were overwhelmed by a strong Sri Lanka team that has a formidable record at the Sinhalese Sports Club in recent years. In the last 12 Tests played since 2001 they have won 10, losing only once to Australia in 2004.

Moreover, they usually win big: six of those victories were by an innings, two were by more the 250 runs and one was by ten wickets. Of all the current Tests nations, only Australia and Pakistan (after a two-day rearguard) averted defeat. Clearly, Bangladesh's defeat needs some context.

This was, statistically, Murali's second-worst Test performance in the past year. During the last seven Test matches he has claimed an incredible 69 wickets, including five ten-wicket hauls, so restricting the Murali to a mere nine victims seems like a fairly decent effort. Certainly, in the second innings after the first day bite in the pitch had evaporated, Bangladesh's top order coped far better, forcing Murali to toil unusually hard on the third day.

The problem for Sri Lanka's opponents these days, though, is that once the top order is breached, Murali and Malinga are deadly against the tail. Picking Murali's doosra is hard enough for the world's best batsmen, requiring you to pick up the slightest of changes in the angle of wrist, but it is a nightmare for the lower order. Likewise, Malinga's unorthodoxy is unsettling and, like Waqar Younis in his toecrushing pomp, his ability to sweep through the lower order addresses a weakness of Sri Lanka teams in the past.

During the second innings the Bangladesh top order, albeit on the flattest of pitches, showed that with application and a solid gameplan they can compile decent totals. There is clearly the potential for the likes of Javed Omar, Shahriar Nafees and Rajin Saleh to construct a solid platform.

The big concern must be whether Habibul Bashar is going to rediscover his batting post-captaincy and whether Mohammad Ashraful can curb a streak of impetuosity, which must be eradicated if he is able to lead by example, without dulling the potency of his natural attacking flair. Promisingly, after the game, he admitted that he has much to learn in his new job and vowed greater application.

Sri Lanka's captain, meanwhile, was not getting carried away with another landslide victory, their eighth in eight Tests, against Bangladesh. "Overall it was a brilliant performance but there are still areas in which we have to improve," Mahela Jayawardene said afterwards.

The most glaring of these was their catching, particularly Kumar Sangakkara who spilled two in the slips. But they will also be hoping for runs from Malinda Warnapura in the second Test, a player that Jayawardene insisted their would back despite a golden duck on debut.

Cricket Crazy
June 28, 2007, 04:12 AM
yh dis kind amake me feel good dat we r nt da only big time loser here... hope we do well in 2nd test!!!:ticking: