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israr
July 4, 2007, 04:10 PM
I am not being pessimistic, but instead looking at a realistic point of view. Our fightback against Sri Lanka has been very rare, infact I don't remember any fightback from a difficult position against Sri Lanka in my living memory. My heart suffered a lot previously, expecting something massive everytime, and that feeling was ineluctable, but now I have contrived to change that, so I don't get disappointed as often as I used to in the past. I am not posting a long essay but just trying to say to other members 'Lets hope for the best, but the most important thing , always prepare for the worst, according to certain circumstances', or else when Ashraful edges one or gets yorked the first ball of the day, there will be multiple threads relating to Ashraful and I don't want to discuss how the genre of those posts shall be like, as I guess everyone knows that!
Hope our hearts doesn't sink in the same manner today when the umpire raises his L-) towards Ash.

bapzmania
July 4, 2007, 04:19 PM
i wish Ash N Bash can stay 1st 10 overs.....but this simple task is also looking huge...

Sadz
July 4, 2007, 04:23 PM
Isha-Allah Mohammad Ashraful would do good but Im not putting my hopes up.

Rifat
July 4, 2007, 05:04 PM
to tell you the truth everytime i hope high look close at the details of ash and bash about 95% of the time i receive......................................FAILU RE

so tonight i will go to bed and not bother not miss work tommorrow...

but then again i can't help myself i feel like i am a bad luck to the bangladesh cricket team because in this sri lanka tour the only time they played good was when i was at my friend's house not caring or thinking about bangladesh cricket. should i stop watching bangladesh cricket so at least THEY CAN PERFORM????

sandpiper
July 4, 2007, 05:08 PM
better you refrain yourself today ;)

but then again i can't help myself i feel like i am a bad luck to the bangladesh cricket team because in this sri lanka tour the only time they played good was when i was at my friend's house not caring or thinking about bangladesh cricket. should i stop watching bangladesh cricket so at least THEY CAN PERFORM????

Rifat
July 4, 2007, 05:09 PM
yeah, like they will make it through day four or something...

roaring tigerz
July 4, 2007, 05:36 PM
Ashraful and Bashar owe it to the team and all their fans to put up some decent resistance today. After watching the hara kiri batting yesterday, that looks quite unlikely. Bashar simply looks over the hill, and my expectations from him are minimal. If we have to put up any fight, it has to come from Ashraful and Mushfiq.

Rifat
July 4, 2007, 05:41 PM
rahim has yet to peform in a test so relax my boy...

Ashraful, when you perform, the whole nation rocks, we havn't rocked since your 67 off 42... now that is a long time in my watch

Mortaza, i consider you as a batsmen now, so get angry, get mad and hittttttttt

bashar, you may be well as approaching your death clock of your international cricket career, play if you want to "extend" it.

the rest of you, i couldn't care less if you scored golden ducks, but don't do it just cause i said so.. :D

al Furqaan
July 4, 2007, 06:07 PM
rahim has yet to peform in a test so relax my boy...

Ashraful, when you perform, the whole nation rocks, we havn't rocked since your 67 off 42... now that is a long time in my watch

Mortaza, i consider you as a batsmen now, so get angry, get mad and hittttttttt

bashar, you may be well as approaching your death clock of your international cricket career, play if you want to "extend" it.

the rest of you, i couldn't care less if you scored golden ducks, but don't do it just cause i said so.. :D

67 from 42 was not "rocking", its more like pebbling. 158* was rocking.

i don't expect anything from ash because:

1) its ash
2) this is series has been utter garbage, the worst series ever so far...
3) bash, mushy, and tail won't last long enough for enough kind of rocking

still i hope ash can hit 100 as always. who doesn't? but don't bet your sleep on it.

al Furqaan
July 4, 2007, 06:07 PM
but ash's rocks have a history of coming when things are baad...and they are currently baaaaaad.

Foozy
July 4, 2007, 08:50 PM
hmm... im just gonna go sleep!!!... bd cant win even if ash scores a double century!! :floor:
and besides... at the most... i expect a half century from him.. i dont think he has any sort of confidence in himself rite now... none of the batsmen do....
and if i make it one of the "ash days"... then i guess at the rate were goin at... even then it wil be a century.. not even 150.... it just cant reach there... so ya..
gnite ppl!!!

WarWolf
July 4, 2007, 09:17 PM
but ash's rocks have a history of coming when things are baad...and they are currently baaaaaad.
I hope today is one of his Eid days.

Nafis_BD
July 4, 2007, 09:27 PM
I hope today is one of his Eid days.

I am also hoping for that but it's Ash so chances 50 50 right now of that!!

Zobair
July 4, 2007, 09:37 PM
I don't care how much he scores...I want him and Bashar to somehow survive till lunch...and one of them to surve till after tea. Thats the only way we go can stretch this to the 4th day.

Antora
July 4, 2007, 09:39 PM
I hope today is one of his Eid days.

sigh.....................dont we all wish it was eid for ash?????????

One World
July 4, 2007, 09:40 PM
Witty use of smiley's.

BD Tigers
July 4, 2007, 09:46 PM
I got up at 5am and checked the score and saw Golla and Nafees is playing 1 day cricket. So I went to bed thinking may be they will survive the rest of the day. But when I saw the game tonite and the way everbody got out...what can i say...

Bashar and Ash will not be able to do anything but I will pray for them so that they can regain some of our pride.

max410
July 4, 2007, 09:58 PM
I am not being pessimistic, but instead looking at a realistic point of view. Our fightback against Sri Lanka has been very rare, infact I don't remember any fightback from a difficult position against Sri Lanka in my living memory. My heart suffered a lot previously, expecting something massive everytime, and that feeling was ineluctable, but now I have contrived to change that, so I don't get disappointed as often as I used to in the past. I am not posting a long essay but just trying to say to other members 'Lets hope for the best, but the most important thing , always prepare for the worst, according to certain circumstances', or else when Ashraful edges one or gets yorked the first ball of the day, there will be multiple threads relating to Ashraful and I don't want to discuss how the genre of those posts shall be like, as I guess everyone knows that!
Hope our hearts doesn't sink in the same manner today when the umpire raises his L-) towards Ash.

Ashraful Is a Chagol (Goat)
So is out team we are not tigers in test cricket, we are chagols and in One day maybe we are tigers.
LOL

Sohel
July 4, 2007, 09:58 PM
My approach is a rather existential one at this point ... che sera sera.

Ganguly da
July 4, 2007, 10:32 PM
Miracles DO happen.....just not when you play against a team with Malinga, Vaas, Murali

scoilaheez
July 5, 2007, 02:11 AM
he has got 50 so far, not too bad at all

israr
July 5, 2007, 03:42 AM
Ashraful 65*, Mushfiq 57*.
Bye Bye Khaled Mashud and Bashar!

rah
July 5, 2007, 04:04 AM
oi oi he is in his 80's now

Sovik
July 5, 2007, 04:17 AM
he is on 90s. hope he will get his 100 and carry on from there

israr
July 5, 2007, 04:35 AM
Congrats to all my fellow countrymen! Thanks Ashraful!!

djuice
July 5, 2007, 04:37 AM
Miracles DO happen.....just not when you play against a team with Malinga, Vaas, Murali

Ya []
see below
Current partnership 182 runs, 54.0 overs, RR: 3.37 (Mohammad Ashraful 95, Mushfiqur Rahim 78)

Roni_uk
July 5, 2007, 04:37 AM
Congratulations Ashraful...
what a brilliant innings....
just waiting for Mushfik's 100 now..

Roni

WarWolf
July 5, 2007, 04:51 AM
I hope today is one of his Eid days.
Ash had his Eid today. Now he needs to make it Quarbani Eid, all three days long.

Surfer
July 5, 2007, 06:43 AM
Ya [edit]
see below
Current partnership 182 runs, 54.0 overs, RR: 3.37 (Mohammad Ashraful 95, Mushfiqur Rahim 78)

1. Dont use bad language....else dont come to such public forums
2. Ashraful scoring a century is not a "miracle". Its a great performance anyways.

Sadz
July 5, 2007, 03:20 PM
Well done Ash you've done yourself proud, if only whole of the top order were as good as you . What happened to Mashrafee, Rafique, Rajib and Sharifs batting today? As i have said over and over again if one player goes the rest follows. Anyways good day from my point of view mainly because I wanted Ash to get a century and he did, secondly highest bangladesh partnership (191 runs) and finally Mushfique proved me right as i have had faith with him since people wanted Pilot.

jawaherul
July 5, 2007, 10:32 PM
Probably , this was Ash's most mature century . I saw some determination and respnsibility-taking mentality in his body language today . Probably the presence of cool , calm musfiq at the other end helped him . And I also think , the charge of captaincy is also bringing up the respensibility in him .


Only other innings that was close to this in terms of maturity was that against aussie at cardiff . but , today if mushfiq was not out , I think , ash was targeting a double ton . good one .


The team should also mature to play good or at least ordinary test cricket . they are playing hopeless !!!!

Nafis_BD
July 5, 2007, 10:46 PM
Probably , this was Ash's most mature century . I saw some determination and respnsibility-taking mentality in his body language today . Probably the presence of cool , calm musfiq at the other end helped him . And I also think , the charge of captaincy is also bringing up the respensibility in him .


Ya Ash was really mature today and also I am really impressed with his determination and responsibility today!! He really played a captains knock today and I hope this is not the only time he plays that and I also hope the next time
he plays like this is not far away from now!!

Kabir
July 5, 2007, 11:30 PM
I would say, I was lucky enough to miss the final day, because some surprises were awaiting me in the morning. I loved the surprise...my eyes jumped on my forehead when i saw the total of 299, and jumped to my head when i saw Ash's maiden ton, and then my eyes popped out to see the partnership b/w Ash and Mushy.

Both these guys played a matured, determined, and well balanced innings. These are hard to come by for our team...so enjoy the moment while you're at it...

I do hope that this type of determination and responsibility is a regular feature in Ash from now on...and I see that change coming in him. He played the captan's knock...in the most determined manner, and in the very beginning of his assignment...I wish Bashar showed this much determination.

WarWolf
July 5, 2007, 11:32 PM
Quoting myself from another thread.
Big innings are coming more and more frequently from his bat these days. First one was in 2001 and he had to wait three years till 2004 for the second one. With two years gap he got another one in 2006. And finally this one came just with one year interval.

I see there is a pattern.:-p 3,2 and 1 years gaps.

Kabir
July 5, 2007, 11:47 PM
I just hope it doesn't go in a cycle of 3,2, and 1 years pattern.

max410
July 6, 2007, 12:30 AM
This is My Selection for the 3rd Test

1.Shahriar Nafees
2.Javed Omar
3.Tushar Imran
4.Mushiqur Rahim
5.Ashraful
6.Saqibul Hassan
7.Mehrab Hossain
8.Mashrafee Mortaza
9.Shahadat Hossain
10.Rafique
11. Abdur Razzak Or 3rd seamer Depending on pitch

NO Habla No Pilot