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B.A.F
July 8, 2007, 03:13 PM
Amar shorom lagse schoole mukh porjonto dekhayte...bangldesh shirt poira gesi, ar manush hashte hashte..(ui faltu inningser age)...amar ui rate money hoisey pura bd teamer chobi tuiliye darts khelte.. :mad:

share your stories where you have been ashamed to say 'bangladesh jindabad'...

Nafis_BD
July 8, 2007, 03:20 PM
Amar shorom lagse schoole mukh porjonto dekhayte...bangldesh shirt poira gesi, ar manush hashte hashte..(ui faltu inningser age)...amar ui rate money hoisey pura bd teamer chobi tuiliye darts khelte.. :mad:

share your stories where you have been ashamed to say 'bangladesh jindabad'...

:flag:Ashamed to say "Bangladesh Jindabad"?? Never ever. East or West Bangladesh is the Best!! Jodi bangladesh ek tana 100 ta match oo na jite jodi bangladesh shob cheye faltu o hoi cricket e ami tao East or West Bangladesh is the Best ar Bangladesh Jindabad bolbo!!:fanflag:

asifuddin
July 8, 2007, 03:21 PM
Never been ashamed to say Bangladesh Zindabad. I'm with Bangladesh wether they win or lose. JOY BANGLA ! :flag: :flag:

Kabir
July 8, 2007, 03:22 PM
Never be ashamed to say "Bangladesh zindabaad".

Nafis shows the attitude of a 30 year old with a top compartment...I wonder how come he's just 12. Allah mone hoy bhul compartment boshay dise or mathay!

rah
July 8, 2007, 03:31 PM
b.a.f membaa dis
BANGLADESH ZINDABAD
if me and nafis can say it hoo r only 12-13 den y cvant u.
if u realli r a fan or a true supporter of your team or nation den u will neva bee ahsamed to say................................
.................................
..................
BANGLADESH ZINDABAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nafis_BD
July 8, 2007, 03:35 PM
Nafis shows the attitude of a 30 year old with a top compartment...I wonder how come he's just 12. Allah mone hoy bhul compartment boshay dise or mathay!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

B.A.F
July 8, 2007, 03:39 PM
b.a.f membaa dis
BANGLADESH ZINDABAD
if me and nafis can say it hoo r only 12-13 den y cvant u.
if u realli r a fan or a true supporter of your team or nation den u will neva bee ahsamed to say................................
.................................
..................
BANGLADESH ZINDABAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its cos I am a fan thats why I had the guts to wear my shirt to school fill with sri lanks, paks, indies...for the whole test series almost...
in the end i cracked...

dont worry, i still support bd, but that 62 all out was just tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much to bear

sandpiper
July 8, 2007, 03:47 PM
Reminds me of some quotations ...

"Winners are not those who never fail,
but those who never quit"

when you dont get what you like
you must like what you get


Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson

The darkest hours are closest to morning

"Why repeat old mistakes, when you can always make new ones!!"

"The question in life is not whether you get knocked down.
YOU WILL.
The question is are you ready to get up and fight for what u believe in..........."

"There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm"

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Knowing is not enough
we must apply
Willing is not enough
we must do
-BRUCE LEE


Obstacles are those frightful things which you see when you take your eyes off your goal -Sir Henry Ford

The best teacher in life is: FAILURE

"Success is a journey not a destination"

cricketboy
July 8, 2007, 04:53 PM
Joy Bangla!!! Always.

Rajowana
July 8, 2007, 05:12 PM
ya never be ashamed to say bangladesh zindabad!!!!!!!

One World
July 8, 2007, 05:17 PM
Yes. All these teams that could not make it to the Super 8 stage was worse than us in recently finished ICC world cups in the carribean.

zahid
July 8, 2007, 07:30 PM
[edited]... erm... Bangladesh Zindabad koy.

Joy Bangla ki keu shuney nai kokhono?

" Joy Bangla, Banglar joy ....Kotipran ek raatey jegechey ondhokarey... "
"Joy Bangla, joy Bongobondhu"

zahid
July 8, 2007, 07:31 PM
Its cos I am a fan thats why I had the guts to wear my shirt to school fill with sri lanks, paks, indies...for the whole test series almost...
in the end i cracked...

dont worry, i still support bd, but that 62 all out was just tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much to bear

Schooley portey hoy uniform. Tumi Jersey poira gesila ken ?

al Furqaan
July 8, 2007, 07:34 PM
no, but at the same time no team has ever been as young, inexperienced, or immature as us either.

MohammedC
July 8, 2007, 07:42 PM
[] ... erm... Bangladesh Zindabad koy.

Joy Bangla ki keu shuney nai kokhono?

" Joy Bangla, Banglar joy ....Kotipran ek raatey jegechey ondhokarey... "
"Joy Bangla, joy Bongobondhu"

So if I say Bangladesh Zindabad I will become a rajakar. This is really sad.

Antora
July 8, 2007, 07:50 PM
Amar shorom lagse schoole mukh porjonto dekhayte...bangldesh shirt poira gesi, ar manush hashte hashte..(ui faltu inningser age)...amar ui rate money hoisey pura bd teamer chobi tuiliye darts khelte.. :mad:

share your stories where you have been ashamed to say 'bangladesh jindabad'...

wow!!! u have been ashamed to say bangladesh zindabad????:timeout:
look when we lost against ireland i was angry.. i had tears in my eyes.. but i still said bangladesh zindabad..(encourageing them) we must encourage our team...
no matter how bad bd plays i'll still hold the flag up high and say ' amra shonar bangla , ami tomai bhalobashi'

Pundit
July 8, 2007, 08:44 PM
Amar shorom lagse schoole mukh porjonto dekhayte...bangldesh shirt poira gesi, ar manush hashte hashte..(ui faltu inningser age)...amar ui rate money hoisey pura bd teamer chobi tuiliye darts khelte.. :mad:

share your stories where you have been ashamed to say 'bangladesh jindabad'...

There is a positive side to being the worst ever, right - you have no where else to go but up.

Now only if we had a little confidence or self -belief in our heart, and a little effort...

Omio
July 8, 2007, 08:47 PM
Never be ashamed to say "Bangladesh zindabaad".

Nafis shows the attitude of a 30 year old with a top compartment...I wonder how come he's just 12. Allah mone hoy bhul compartment boshay dise or mathay!
Is Nafis 12?:o :o

Kabir
July 8, 2007, 08:50 PM
Is Nafis 12?:o :o

Yes bro...we have a pic of him in our get-together thread...check it out.

Nafis_BD
July 8, 2007, 08:50 PM
Is Nafis 12?:o :o

You never knew that?? Everyone in this forum knows I am 12(most probably)!! Why is it shocking??

Omio
July 8, 2007, 09:06 PM
You never knew that?? Everyone in this forum knows I am 12(most probably)!! Why is it shocking??
arre tumi tou tahole amader pichhi cute vaiya,
ami agey jantam na,

Omio
July 8, 2007, 09:06 PM
Yes bro...we have a pic of him in our get-together thread...check it out.
vai, I didnt find it out,
pls link ta den,

Nafis_BD
July 8, 2007, 09:13 PM
vai, I didnt find it out,
pls link ta den,

Here is the link:
http://www.banglacricket.com/multimedia/May2007/ check out picture number 11 and 13. I am the guy bowling in picture number 11!!

Omio
July 8, 2007, 09:25 PM
Here is the link:
http://www.banglacricket.com/multimedia/May2007/ check out picture number 11 and 13. I am the guy bowling in picture number 11!!
Thnk u cute vaiya,,
Did u get any wk on dat match?

max410
July 8, 2007, 09:39 PM
There are teams worse than us but they dont play Test cricket
Keny, Ireland, scotland,Canada, Bermuda ,Zimbabwe
we are the best among the worse .
dont worry we were Below kenya man now we r better
Than them.

Nafis_BD
July 8, 2007, 09:42 PM
Thnk u cute vaiya,,
Did u get any wk on dat match?

You are welcome bhaiya.
I'll leave that for someone from the get-together to answer!!

Kabir
July 8, 2007, 09:58 PM
I'll leave that for someone from the get-together to answer!!

Baap re baap...ekhoni dekhi eto attitude. Man, I see a future Mashrafee already...Mashallah :)

Nafis_BD
July 8, 2007, 10:01 PM
Baap re baap...ekhoni dekhi eto attitude. Man, I see a future Mashrafee already...Mashallah :)

Na na attitude naa!! It's just that I hate to brag about myself and I am following what my coach said, "Don't say you are great/best and etc let the others say you are great/best and etc!!Something like that:)

Mahir
July 8, 2007, 10:18 PM
Its cos I am a fan thats why I had the guts to wear my shirt to school fill with sri lanks, paks, indies...for the whole test series almost...
in the end i cracked...



I apologize in advance if i sound ruthless, but wearing our team shirt to school isnt the same as visiting an enemy lounge without being accompanied by anyone else to protect you. Its not a huge achievement just to be able to put on our team shirt. Achievement is when you wear the shirt and then defend yourself verbally and ofcourse without hostility when others mock u for wearing it.

Our team is no top dog in world cricket. And ofcourse we cant keep up with other teams most of the times... but, despite myself not being worthy enuf to say this - do remember that whenever you put that shirt on, feel the honour, realise the privilege of putting our colours on... put that shirt on, and defend it. There should never be any lojja.

Joy Bangla!
(nothing political, please dont make an issue out of it. Just that the word "zindabad" never appears to me as a Bangla word. Thank you :))

Kabir
July 8, 2007, 10:20 PM
Joy Bangla!
(nothing political, please dont make an issue out of it. Thank you :))


Amra Bangali manush...rokto gorom. Kemne na kori eita niye issue...bolo amare?

Joy Bangla...joy BAGHER bondhu :D

Mahir
July 8, 2007, 10:26 PM
Amra Bangali manush...rokto gorom. Kemne na kori eita niye issue...bolo amare?

Joy Bangla...joy BAGHER bondhu :D

i shud've made the edit a few seconds earlier. And your play on the last couple words isnt to remain unnoticed infront of me :-p

Haradhon
July 8, 2007, 10:36 PM
We are not the worst team. But I think we should learn to bat longer and draw matches. Here are some useful stats from AUS v. NZ 1973-74 series. NZ was defeated twice by innings, but they managed one draw
Test # 728 (728/2)
Australia v New Zealand, 1973/74, 1st Test
Melbourne Cricket Ground
29,30 December 1973, 1,2 January 1974 (5-day match) ffice:office" /><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comhttp://banglacricket.com/alochona/<o:p></o:p>
Result: Australia won by an innings and 25 runs
Australia leads the 3-Test series 1-0<o:p></o:p>
Test # 730 (730/4)
Australia v New Zealand, 1973/74, 3rd Test
Adelaide Oval
26,27,28,30,31 January 1974 (5-day match) <o:p></o:p>
Result: Australia won by an innings and 57 runs
Australia wins the 3-Test series 2-0<o:p></o:p>

But we will get there if Ash plays a few more innings like the 2nd test with SL. And BD should not be kicked out of the Test club. I think what ICC might do is laying us off by not giving any test series. Well, we were laid off for 13 months anyway!!!

Murad
July 8, 2007, 11:06 PM
There were worse score than us in recent past years.. So don't be ashamed to say "Bangladesh Zindabad". These team were playing test matches for more than 50 years and we're playing it for only 7 yrs...

47 - West Indies v England Kingston, 2003-04
51 - West Indies v Australia Port of Spain, 1998-99
53 West Indies v Pakistan Faisalabad, 1986-87
53 Pakistan v Australia Sharjah, 2002-03
54 West Indies v England Lord's, 2000
54 Zimbabwe v South Africa Cape Town, 2004-05

Read this article from Cricinfo, the writer explained it nicely after our team scored 62 in the 2nd test match..

Cricinfo XI (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/300702.html)

BD-Shardul
July 9, 2007, 12:28 AM
[] ... erm... Bangladesh Zindabad koy.

Joy Bangla ki keu shuney nai kokhono?

" Joy Bangla, Banglar joy ....Kotipran ek raatey jegechey ondhokarey... "
"Joy Bangla, joy Bongobondhu"

BANGLADESH ZINDABAD

Kabir
July 9, 2007, 12:48 AM
[] ... erm... Bangladesh Zindabad koy.

Okay, my scroll function just halted right there. What is it that you're trying to mean? Anything political brother? Why not take that to FC?

Sohel
July 9, 2007, 05:13 AM
My class 6 cricket team from ULab is the worst team in history. Example:

Class X: 457 for 1 in 50 overs (Dayam Bhai 319*, Shumon Bhai 101*)

Class VI: 29 all out in 9 overs (Tanvir 15, Asru 3, Me 2)

Warlock
July 9, 2007, 09:11 AM
Okay now we have another debutant opening a red hot thread right away.......sigh......
The theme of this thread is "Do we suck"?- Now, how many times have I heard that?!
Give me something new- at least when I am spending my time reading this thread (and unfortunately writing in it....)
For example, if you think our cric team suck, give us an idea how we can do better...be constructive man.......

Baundule
July 9, 2007, 09:35 AM
Several years ago, we organized a cricket match among the students of different batches of our resident Hall. In one match one of the teams were allout for 01 :)

BAF, being proud to be a Bangladeshi is a different thing. It does not depend much on playing cricket well or badly. Bangladesh is earned after lot of sacrifice - read 3 milion lives, several milion rapes of our mothers and sisters,..... - and that was ultimately a successful cause. We defeated our enemies. So, nothing can take away that glory.

At the end of the day, cricket is just a sport. It can enhance our reputation in the world; but a failure in cricket does not mean the end of everything.

Tigers_eye
July 9, 2007, 09:41 AM
What does BAF stand for? Bangladesh Air Force? I mean B.A.F. Shaheen school? Now certainly they have a dress code. Khaki pants and blue shirt. School'tar ar koto ijjot marba?

Rifat
July 9, 2007, 11:13 AM
to B. A. F.,

hey man, chill, people outside you makes fun of your nationality because they are jealous of the valuable pride you have for your country. come on man, people do not know from the outside, no matter how bad the cricket team performs or how bad the political situation or any other horrible circumstances in Bangladesh seem to be, NOBODY COULD TAKE THE BANGLA PRIDE AWAY FROM YOU. funny you only realize things like that when you are constantly outside your home country. i concur with the other members, just walk away from ignorant people and then they will be even more jealous of your loyalty to your country , don;t worry man, making fun of another country because of a sport shows how "low" they are for their comments.

Rifat
July 9, 2007, 11:16 AM
nichu moner manushrai annoder ke dhikkha dia moja pai,

TO ALL BANGLADESHI FANS INCLUDING ME,

NEVER EVER TAKE OUT YOUR ANGER ON THE CRICKET TEAM, YOU THINK IT HAS NO EFFECT BUT OHHH IT DOES.... thanks to the zero field energy level as energy can be felt from vast vast distances... bad energy

ialbd
July 9, 2007, 11:22 AM
its true BD team tests the fan's commitment & patience every now and then. i am happy to pass the test everytime.....and I take pride in it....

brishti
July 9, 2007, 02:48 PM
Amar shorom lagse schoole mukh porjonto dekhayte...bangldesh shirt poira gesi, ar manush hashte hashte..(ui faltu inningser age)...amar ui rate money hoisey pura bd teamer chobi tuiliye darts khelte.. :mad:

share your stories where you have been ashamed to say 'bangladesh jindabad'...

shame on you !you're ashamed to say Bangladesh zindabad!and u expect to hear storis like that.

Sohel
July 10, 2007, 07:29 AM
... BAF, being proud to be a Bangladeshi is a different thing. It does not depend much on playing cricket well or badly. Bangladesh is earned after lot of sacrifice - read 3 milion lives, several milion rapes of our mothers and sisters,..... - and that was ultimately a successful cause. We defeated our enemies. So, nothing can take away that glory.

At the end of the day, cricket is just a sport. It can enhance our reputation in the world; but a failure in cricket does not mean the end of everything.

Thank you.

Sohel
July 10, 2007, 07:31 AM
I come from a FAMILY of real freedom fighters, and we say "Bangladesh Zindabad" with pride.

Dhruvo
July 11, 2007, 05:06 AM
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Down, down, deeper and down
Martin Williamson
July 5, 2007
Bangladesh's 62 against Sri Lanka was depressing but there have been much worse ... here are the lowest team totals since World War Two
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>26 - New Zealand v England (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1950S/1954-55/ENG_IN_NZ/ENG_NZ_T2_25-28MAR1955.html) Auckland, 1954-55
England took a first-innings lead of 46 in the second Test of the series, but on a far-from-difficult pitch, New Zealand were bundled to an innings defeat in 104 minutes. England's pace attack of Frank Tyson and Brian Statham, the brisk seamers of Bob Appleyard and the spin of Johnny Wardle (who finished with 5-5-0-1) found little resistance, and once John Reid and Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand's two quality batsmen, had departed cheaply (Sutcliffe's 11 was the only score in double figures) the rest folded. It was - and remains - the lowest Test total, beating South Africa's two scores of 30 against England in 1984-95 and 1924.
42 - New Zealand v Australia (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1940S/1945-46/AUS_IN_NZ/AUS_NZ_T_29-30MAR1946.html) Wellington, 1945-46
New Zealand again, this time in their first Test against Australia (and their last for another 27 years). "It had been so wet in Wellington for a week before the scheduled start on March 29 that it was not feasible to mow the outfield," Walter Hadlee, New Zealand's captain, explained. "The pitch was saturated and a new one was cut out alongside the prepared one." He won the toss, batted, and his side reached 37 for 2 on the stroke of lunch - then lost eight wickets for five runs. Naturally we are disappointed," Hadlee said with all the understatement of those less media-savvy times. "We failed and that is all there is to be said." It was the same story in the second innings, 54 all out and an innings defeat.
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>42 - India v England (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1974/IND_IN_ENG/IND_ENG_T2_20-24JUN1974.html) Lord's, 1974
A bizarre match. The first three days were hot and sunny, and midway through Saturday's play India were 131 for 0 in reply to England's 629. By the close, they had been bowled out for 302 and were 2 for 0 following on. "There are lots of runs left in the pitch," wrote John Woodcock after the rest day. But the morning was overcast and the ball, which had done little, suddenly started moving significantly, both off the pitch and through the air. In Geoff Arnold and Chris Old, England had two bowlers ideally suited to the conditions. In 70 minutes Old took 5 for 21, Arnold 4 for 19 and India were routed. They only lost nine wickets as Chandrasakar was injured and so unable to bat, but it made little difference.
46 - England v West Indies (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1993-94/ENG_IN_WI/ENG_WI_T3_25-30MAR1994.html) Port of Spain, 1993-94
England began this innings with a chance for victory. Their only solace by the end was that they had avoided their lowest Test score, by one run. The damage was done on the third evening. Mike Atherton fell lbw to the first ball of the innings, and the level of incompetence thereafter was best illustrated by Mark Ramprakash's crass run-out to the fifth ball of the same over. It was downhill from then on and an hour later England closed on 40 for 8. "It was the worst hour of my life," reflected Atherton, the situation made worse by the fact that England had been in control of the match throughout and needed just 194 to pull the series back to 2-1. In The Independent Martin Johnson wrote: "There were rumours that England's sponsor Tetley Bitter would double its financial support if its name was removed from the team shirts."
47 - New Zealand v England (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1950S/1958/NZ_IN_ENG/NZ_ENG_T2_19-21JUN1958.html) Lord's, 1958
Heavy overnight rain meant that New Zealand were caught on a drying pitch and against Jim Laker (4 for 13) and Tony Lock (5 for 17) they were almost clueless. Again, Reid and Sutcliffe were the main line of resistance, Sutcliffe's dogged 18 the top score. Reid swished Lock into the Tavern Stand for six and then holed out to mid-on trying another big hit, Sutcliffe opted for defence, while Lock polished off the tail with 4 for 1 in 49 balls. New Zealand fared little better in their second innings, scoring 74, and with 22,000 in the ground and the match over by 3.30pm, the two sides played an exhibition match.
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>47 - West Indies v England (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2003-04/ENG_IN_WI/SCORECARDS/ENG_WI_T1_11-15MAR2004.html) Kingston, 2003-04
In the nine years since England's humiliation at Port-of-Spain, West Indies cricket had gone into sharp decline, and from 13 for 0 early on the fourth day, they lost ten wickets for 34 runs. Steve Harmison shredded them with 7 for 12, and it seemed the side had hit a new low. It later emerged that West Indies had trained once in the five days leading up to the match, instead attending psychological sessions, ironically watching motivational videos of basketball legend Michael Jordan stressing the importance of practice. And as the post-mortems started, several West Indies players were found joining in parties in the stands.
51 - West Indies v Australia (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1998-99/AUS_IN_WI/SCORECARDS/AUS_WI_T1_05-09MAR1999.html) Port of Spain, 1998-99
The moment when the reality of a decade of decline finally hit home. In the first Test West Indies were set an improbable 364 to win, but they never came close. Within an hour they had slumped to 16 for 5, and were left to claw their way past some of Test cricket's most unwanted records, aided by nine overthrows gifted by the Australians. In 19.1 overs and 102 minutes, they were humiliated. "Cricket is my life," Brian Lara, the captain, said afterwards. "I think it's important that before I retire that I lead West Indies back on the way to the top." He did his utmost for the rest of the series, which was eventually drawn 2-2 thanks to three Lara centuries of matchless brilliance. But the Trinidad debacle still lingered. "Afterwards there was some angry finger-pointing and heated words between players and officials, while the mercifully small crowd swarmed round the pavilion and shouted, `Fire them, fire them,' to no-one in particular," noted Paul Weaver in The Guardian. Others shouted `Rubbish' to everyone in particular.
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>52 - England v Australia (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1940S/1948/AUS_IN_ENG/AUS_ENG_T5_14-18AUG1948.html) The Oval, 1948
The Times reported that England's batting was deplorable while Australia's bowling, fielding and catching was superb. In two hours and 25 minutes on a drying - but far from treacherous - Oval pitch England were blasted away by Ray Lindwall (6 for 19). Only Len Hutton, who opened the innings and was last man out for 30, showed any kind of technique. The next highest score was Norman Yardley's 7. Australia found the going much easier and closed on 153 for 2, but the day is best remembered as the one on which Don Bradman was bowled for a second-ball 0 in his final Test innings.
53 West Indies v Pakistan (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1986-87/WI_IN_PAK/WI_PAK_T1_24-29OCT1986.html) Faisalabad, 1986-87
Another West Indies low, but this one stands out as it came at a time they were the unchallenged world No. 1. In the opening Test they took a first-innings lead of 89 and were left chasing 240. But on a crumbling pitch Imran Khan blasted out both openers and then Abdul Qadir exploited the conditions to the full to take 6 for 16. It was West Indies' third defeat in 54 Tests. They bounced straight back with an innings victory in the next Test.
53 Pakistan v Australia (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2002-03/AUS_IN_PAK/SCORECARDS/AUS_PAK_T2_11-15OCT2002.html) Sharjah, 2002-03
Pakistan's dismal effort came 24 hours after they had been bowled out for 59 in a 'home' match at Sharjah (sides refused to tour Pakistan in the aftermath of September 11). The conditions were uncomfortable - both days were played in sweltering heat - but that didn't bother the Australians. Pakistan succumbed to "a feeble procession of wafts and drives" reported The Guardian. "It feels a little bit hollow I must admit," said Steve Waugh, Australia's captain, as he rubbed salt in a gaping wound. "You expect to work a little bit harder to win a Test but we'll still take it." It was the lowest two-innings total (112) in Pakistan's 50-year Test history, and they were in effect defeated by Matthew Hayden's 119. It was the fourth lowest match total by one team in Test history.
54 New Zealand v Australia (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1940S/1945-46/AUS_IN_NZ/AUS_NZ_T_29-30MAR1946.html) Wellington, 1945-46
54 West Indies v England (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000/WI_IN_ENG/SCORECARDS/WI_ENG_T2_29JUN-03JUL2000.html) Lord's, 2000
54 Zimbabwe v South Africa (http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/ZIM_IN_RSA/SCORECARDS/ZIM_RSA_T1_04-08MAR2005.html) Cape Town, 2004-05
Three scores tie for 11th. The first was the second innings of New Zealand's first Test against Australia mentioned above. The second came on a remarkable second day at Lord's where spectators saw all four innings of the match. England, replying to West Indies' 267, were bowled out for 134, but the high fives had hardly finished before West Indies' own second innings was falling apart at the seams. Andy Caddick bowled 13 overs unchanged from the Nursery End and took 5 for 16, including 5 for 7 in 9.5 overs after tea. West Indies made 54 and England went on to win a nail-biter by two wickets on the third evening. Zimbabwe's score against South Africa was amassed in a little more than the first session at Cape Town, and by the close South Africa had underlined the massive gulf in class between the sides by scoring 340 for 3, a lead of 286. It broke the record for the biggest lead on a first day's play in a Test match (England, 233 v Australia at Lords in 1896
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