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Sadz
June 20, 2007, 03:10 PM
:flag: At the end of todays play the score ended Bangladesh 183/5. in 73 overs. In all respect 2.31 per over is certainly not good enough but it was good to see only 5 players out in 73 overs considering this is like a test format which we fail in most of the time. Usually we wouldnt even get this far although the scoreboard would be slightly higher. Anyway this is just a warm up match and it is also he perfect opportunity for us to get to know the conditions before the actual test match. Great to see our former smily captain on 60 not out, a century would be a great boost of confidence for him come Monday. Hope he gets it.

Ajfar
June 20, 2007, 03:14 PM
broo...u can write that stuff in the matchh threadd...

shadman
June 20, 2007, 03:16 PM
I don't think its good enough. Sakib's performance was really disappointing. But Habib got his 50. Thank God for that and Khaled Masuds strike rate is horrible. i think he forget how to hit ball. Hope tomorrow they will play better than today

Tigers_eye
June 20, 2007, 03:24 PM
It is more than good enough for me. At least it is not 185 all out. Starting with a draw in a tour is better than starting with a loss. This is the time to adjust to the climate, pitch and opponent.

AsifTheManRahman
June 20, 2007, 03:26 PM
it's a warm up match. the focus is on getting some batting practice and getting used to the conditions out there. nothing else matters.

Murad
June 20, 2007, 03:30 PM
i think it was a good show..though a bit slow rate... but hey thats the way we can learn.. thats the way we can go for a draw.....in tests...

Trigger_Tiger
June 20, 2007, 03:32 PM
Well, personally I'm just disappointed with Shahriar Nafees in this game. As for the rest, well, they can be forgiven. I'm just happy Bashar found himself. I just hope he keeps his finding throughout the rest of his career and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the series that precedes this practice match.

183/5 is okay considering how badly we have fallen apart (thanks to the 13 month gap) and also, this Sri Lanka A side is pretty strong, so I would say we did okay.

I'm just happy to see that we're doing better before the main matches - it is an indication that we might actually fair well in a test or two :)!!!!!

Omio
June 20, 2007, 03:39 PM
I m quite happy with this performance, Speceally HB batting, we desperately need to get back his form.hopefully he can keep continue his form on the test series.

rubel_18
June 20, 2007, 03:51 PM
will I'm happy wid the way bashar is batting i hope he gets a century, imagine his smile after he gets a century it wud probably look like this: :D

sadi
June 20, 2007, 03:57 PM
I am not worrying about runs in a 3 day match. Bangladeshi batsmen has spent some time on the crease, thats the most important thing for me. They have to continue their good work though. Just grind it out. Temperament is the issue with our batsmen, runrate we can pick up anytime we want.

pagol-chagol
June 20, 2007, 05:14 PM
It is more than good enough for me. At least it is not 185 all out. Starting with a draw in a tour is better than starting with a loss. This is the time to adjust to the climate, pitch and opponent.

185/5 isn't that far from 185/10. One good ball and one khocha brings on the bowlers to bat. The fact is none of our batsmen other than Bashar showed any test class today. Only a sinking man can appreciate that straw. SriLanka test team will make them pee in their pants if they play like this.

syzygy
June 20, 2007, 05:36 PM
185/5 isn't that far from 185/10. One good ball and one khocha brings on the bowlers to bat. The fact is none of our batsmen other than Bashar showed any test class today. Only a sinking man can appreciate that straw. SriLanka test team will make them pee in their pants if they play like this.

well i just checked the scoreline and it is dissapointing to see that bd were unable to dominate the proceedings.its like 60:40 in lankans favor at this stage. bashar put up some resistance but it seems they were too bogged down by a second string lankan attack. at least they fell short by 50-60 runs but the one positive being they played full day. but again, vaas, malinga, murli might prove too tough to handle and playing so slowly might just send the wrong msg to them, its imp they dominate the lankan A side, as it will send the right signal to their test team. scoring 30s and not converting them to 50s is too dissapointing to see.

sadhat
June 20, 2007, 07:09 PM
Our problem is - "Auto Wicket". If you play stroke, wicket falls. If you play defensive, wicket falls. No matter what strategy you follow, we will go to hotel with 5/6 wickets down in a first day.

al Furqaan
June 20, 2007, 07:17 PM
it's a warm up match. the focus is on getting some batting practice and getting used to the conditions out there. nothing else matters.

are the conditions honsetly that different from back home?

cricman
June 20, 2007, 07:22 PM
are the conditions honsetly that different from back home?

Bangladesh pitchs won't even turn on the 5th day of a Test, Pitches in Sri Lanka assist spinners from Day 1 and they're not afraid to put a little bounce on their tracks.

Protic
June 20, 2007, 07:26 PM
Yeah decent enough for me.. Batsmen like Sakib doesnt get out for 0 everyday..so that was just one of the bad days..good too see we lasted 70+ Overs and lost only 4 wickets.. Sakibs was a golden duck..draw it well..and go with confidence in the 1st test.

mali007
June 20, 2007, 08:48 PM
SL A team is a very ordinary team. Run rate should have been better against this type of ordinary attack.

tiger_omar
June 20, 2007, 10:37 PM
Pilot and Saleh brought the RR alot along with most of our batsmen, but that's Saleh's natural game and I think Pilot played slowly because he wanted to make sure not to lose another wicket before the end of the way which is smart.
JO was also just starting to hit a few shots after a very slow start when he got out and that goes for Ashraful as well. So this slow RR is kind of unfortunate.

One World
June 20, 2007, 10:49 PM
Except Shakib's duck this couldn't be better - my apprehension -

1. Most batsmen played around 14+ overs
2. Ash has crossed the hurdle of being pressurized to make runs as a captain
3. HB-s dream innings
4. Gutsy KM
5. JO hitting boundaries and looking good

Congratulate for a fighting first day in new condition, also this bowling attack is much better than India.

Ahmed_B
June 20, 2007, 11:16 PM
I am bit confused about Ashraful. It appears he has forgotten totally to take singles/2's/3's. He scored 37 from 89 balls. 30 out of those 37 came from bounderies and that leaves 7 runs from 83 balls in singles/others. Why the hell does he not rotate the strike and release pressure on himself?!

kmasum
June 20, 2007, 11:36 PM
not happy with SN, RAJIN N GOLLA SHOULD PLAY THE WHOLE DAY, ATLEST RAJIN SHOULD HAVE,BASHER SIMPLY AWESOME!, OUR CAPTAIN DIDNT PLAY GOOD, SAKIB??, AND OUR PILOT STILL FLYING BIMAN (MUSHFIQ WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT!!....WAITING FOR BASHER TO REACH HIS 100.......GOTTA QUESTION; IS SHARIF A GOOD BATSMAN??

PoorFan
June 21, 2007, 12:39 AM
<!--StartFragment -->Only positive is they tried to play long innings, other than that there is nothing.

BD-Shardul
June 21, 2007, 04:04 AM
Our problem is - "Auto Wicket". If you play stroke, wicket falls. If you play defensive, wicket falls. No matter what strategy you follow, we will go to hotel with 5/6 wickets down in a first day.

U couldn't be more perfect bro. I liked your terminology bro, Auto wicket

fai_hasan
June 21, 2007, 04:40 AM
not good enough, but better than getting all out. i was looking forward to see 285 at the end of the day, but it ended with just 183 :( very sad. though we couldn't play all 90 overs, it would be 200+ if we could.

cricket_king
June 21, 2007, 05:30 AM
It's the breaks that are problems. Every time we have a lunch break, tea break, or its the end of the day, the batsmen seem to lose all concentration the next session - just like how bashar got out early today.

Cricket Crazy
June 21, 2007, 05:32 AM
Im nt really happy with BD performance. If they play like this agains them, they will trash us!

Xavier
June 21, 2007, 06:10 AM
I think this could be stg to be worried about: if an ordinary spinner like Herath took 3-63... what could a magician like Murali do to the BD batting side?

Sohel
June 21, 2007, 07:22 AM
Not good enough.

Fazal
June 21, 2007, 10:16 AM
I think its not perfect but ok. They achieved something that ususally they fails... i.e. trying to say in the wicket at the cost of very slow RR. Thats ok with me for now... one step at a time...

Rifat
June 21, 2007, 01:30 PM
i think it was a good show..though a bit slow rate... but hey thats the way we can learn.. thats the way we can go for a draw.....in tests...


people, run rate in tests do not matter because the longer you stay the better chance you have of survival, and that is the nature of test cricket. i think for bangladesh right now is to work on staying in the crease quite comfortably. do attack aggressively if the bowlers get tired out, start hitting and you do good, that's how you play test. remember if you can stay for the first hot humid 4/5 hours without taking risks(or many shots) , then you can hit in the cool breezy afternoon when the bowlers are tired.

now that they have scored 250+ over a two day period, when time is running out you hit hard when you have a top order batsmen and a lower order batsmen and you have two wickets left let the top order batsmen attack and the lower order batsmen defend.

i am happy with bangladesh performance even it is a warm up game but we can see the seriousness in our team to confront the sri lankan side.

al Furqaan
June 21, 2007, 08:21 PM
I think its not perfect but ok. They achieved something that ususally they fails... i.e. trying to say in the wicket at the cost of very slow RR. Thats ok with me for now... one step at a time...

agree 100%...

pppl who ask say we have been playing test cricket for 5 years, we should have advanced more sound just like the haters who say BD should be stripped of test status

they don't understand sports in general or test cricket in specific. it will take BD at least 5 years minimum to achieve any semblance of parity in test cricket (i.e what we currently have in ODI cricket).

full parity will take a generation or about 10-15 years.

syzygy
June 22, 2007, 10:26 AM
well bd is playing test cricket for nearly 7 to 8 yrs considering they played their first match back in 2000. the game is no longer the same as it was played 20 or 30 yrs back, it is now more demanding and popular. every nation plays more cricket (more one days and tests) compared to what they used to play 20 yrs back. so to compare success in present day scenario one should not always look back to history to find how how succesful teams emerged. for that matter it makes even no sense to see how many yrs sri lanka took to be a competitive test team after they started playing cricket because cricket in the past is diff from cricket at present.

cricket is more competitive , more demanding and more result oriented these days. there were no icc test and odi rankings 15-20 yrs back as no one bothered much about the outcome.but now teams are always expected to perform, so results do matter, win and losses do counts. no one is looking down on bd as a test side, but all that the critics are saying is that the parameters of success has changed over the years. yea bd should be given more time to settle down but how much nobody knows exactly as contemporary teams would be judged more closely in terms of results than they were in the past.it apparently looks harsh but thats how things change with time.