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fwullah
October 13, 2003, 11:22 PM
BCB XI 51/8 in 27 overs.

Hoggard took 5 wickets.

Mushfique out for 8(57), Nadif Chowdhury out for 5(21).

fwullah
October 13, 2003, 11:24 PM
Who will be our middle order batsman in the Test matches?

Nobody deserves to bat in the Bangladeshi middle order from the BCB XI squad - and yet we have a vacant number 6 position.

rafiq
October 13, 2003, 11:26 PM
sorry i started another thread at the same time as this one. deleted that.

so much for mushfiq babu. no wickets, no runs.

any news on moniruzzaman. he was vomiting - not a godo sign. was he not wearing a helmet?

[Edited on 14-10-2003 by rafiq]

Mridul
October 13, 2003, 11:29 PM
......is same thing gonna happen to BD national team?


[Edited on 14-10-2003 by Rajputro : Merged threads]

fwullah
October 13, 2003, 11:39 PM
Moniruzzaman was fielding at a point position (According to one Bangladesher Khela report of yesterday), so he obviously wasn't wearing any helmet.

At this moment, I am praying the extended weather forecast to be true. Extended Weather Forecast (http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/extended/BGXX0003?promo=forecast&site=www.yahoo.com&par=yahoo)

Mahmood
October 13, 2003, 11:45 PM
So, we need 3 runs with 2 wickets to avoid follow-on!

chinaman
October 13, 2003, 11:51 PM
I thought 103 runs needed to avoid F/O.

chinaman
October 13, 2003, 11:54 PM
Law 13 (The follow-on)

(a) In a two innings match of 5 days or more, the side which bats first and leads by at least 200 runs shall have the option of requiring the other side to follow their innings.

(b) The same option shall be available in two innings matches of shorter duration with the minimum required leads as follows:
(i) 150 runs in a match of 3 or 4 days;
(ii) 100 runs in a 2-day match;
(iii) 75 runs in a 1-day match.

chinaman
October 13, 2003, 11:58 PM
BD: 57/10
Eng: 16/0 (3 overs in 2nd Innings)

Apparently they didn't enforce the f/o.

Sham
October 14, 2003, 12:13 AM
They were never gonna enforce it. England needs batting practice more than anything. Obviously they are gonna opt to give their batsmen more time out in the middle than to throw their bowlers out again against a batting line-up that has hardly posed a threat.

bangla_amar
October 14, 2003, 12:16 AM
Right on Sham!

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 01:22 AM
The bcb Xi batting would probably have done the same against the national team while the national team may have scored past 200 against the bcb xi attack ... my point is, this match is not going to give us any indication about what will happen in the real tests. Nadif is not Rajin, Aftab is not Sumon and blah blah blah blah blah.

On the same token, the national team will probably have a hard time keeping England under 300.

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 01:27 AM
According to Cricinfo.

I don't understand why. I would have let my batsmen get a little more practice then trying to win this match.

Let's hope Hanan and co gets another good training exercise. Good for us actually.

pagol-chagol
October 14, 2003, 01:31 AM
After their batting collapse I thought they would want to bat all day.

I guess they want to win.

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 01:36 AM
266 needed in two sessions. I'd ask the top three bats to get a careful start (Nafees and Afteb are future national team contenders), go for those ones and twos and then push for a win. Nothing to lose.

rafiq
October 14, 2003, 01:39 AM
tehsin you need some sleep. these boys just scored 57. remember pak vs australia in sharjah? look for 59 next...

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 01:43 AM
Rafiq bhai, this is a safe match. It won't sting even if they go for 30-odd. So, why not shoot for the stars? Try it, it feels good.

rafiq
October 14, 2003, 01:47 AM
no I agree about going for it, it's just unlikely because the BD batsmen will want to go slow and not lose wickets like the first innings. it's a big score on this pitch. but I see your point, if they are going to get blown out again they might as well do some hitting along the way.

Shubho
October 14, 2003, 01:50 AM
they're not going to get an opportunity to bat again...surely. or so i thought.

the english were meant to use this opportunity to bat until stumps. oh well...i guess they feel like they have the measure of the pitch, and are going to go for a morale-boosting, face-saving win.

[Edited on 14-10-2003 by Shubho]

Sham
October 14, 2003, 01:52 AM
They opened with Thorpe and Clarke, the two who gots ducks in the first innings. With Thorpe, they wanted him to spend some time out in the middle, which he did, scoring 47 off 42 balls. Clarke on the other hand got a match to prove that he deserves a place ahead of Collingwood, but after a duck and 19, both times out to jnr, I think it is quite safe to say that Collingwood will play in the next match and go on to bat at 6 in the Test matches.

I am surprised by this declaration as well. I thought atleast Hussain would have liked a knock. But I think England wants to give their spinners a go. We'll see soon enough if I am right or wrong, but I think Giles and Batty will bowl the majority of the two session left in this match.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 01:55 AM
60 overs to play. Serious batting might stage some thrilling experience.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:18 AM
18/0 (7 overs, HS:5, NI:13)

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 02:25 AM
where r u getting the score ?

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:29 AM
Scorecard (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sol/shared/bsp/hi/cricket/statistics/scorecards/other_match_other_match/6388/html/scorecard_hi.stm)

26/1 (11 overs, HS:6, AA:0)

NI: c Read b Saggers 20

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 02:30 AM
thanks.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:54 AM
BD-XI: 38/1 (17 overs, HS:9, AA:8)

Sham
October 14, 2003, 03:05 AM
Aftab is batting on 18 and Hannan on 14. Bright start by BCBP XII.One short of first innings score. If we can play out till stumps and not lose more than 3 or 4 wickets, I'll be very happy.

fwullah
October 14, 2003, 03:25 AM
BCB XI 69/1 in 27 overs.

Aftab Ahmed on 31 (47 balls)
Hannan Sarkar 14 (88 balls)

Is Aftab Ahmed playing for a position at the test squad and pressure of captancy got Hannan Sarkar?

Or is it that Hannan Sarkar is just trying to play responsibly and so playing way too defensively?

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 03:28 AM
Target: Good personal showing towards a respectable draw.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 03:51 AM
BCB XI: 76/1 in 29 overs (Tea)

AA: 38 (56 balls)
HS: 14 (90 balls)


Bowling O M R W
Hoggard 5 2 7 0
Harmison 7 1 15 0
Saggers 6 1 18 1
Giles 6 2 16 0
Clarke 5 1 17 0


[Edited on 10-14-2003 by chinaman]

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 04:32 AM
http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/102003/047000.jpg

Matthew Hoggard celebrates on his way to 6 for 13, England v Bangladesh Board XII, Dhaka, October 14, 2003

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 04:35 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39447000/jpg/_39447804_thorpe1_al203.jpg

Thorpe hit an unbeaten 47 on the final day

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 04:37 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39448000/jpg/_39448060_saggers203.jpg

England's Martin Saggers

fwullah
October 14, 2003, 04:37 AM
Hannan scored 16 off 104 balls lbw b Giles.

Aftab Ahmed 45(63) b Clarke

BCB XI 93/3

fwullah
October 14, 2003, 04:54 AM
Is this the sign of yet another batting collapse?

BCB XI 99/4.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 04:59 AM
It's not sign, it's happening!

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:09 AM
106/5 (46 overs)

Mushfiqur Rahman lbw b Batty 11

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:10 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39448000/jpg/_39448406_giles203index.jpg

Giles

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:11 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39448000/jpg/_39448306_hoggard_pa.jpg

Matthew Hoggard finishes off the Bangladesh innings with figures of 6-13 as the home side are bowled out for just 57

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:11 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39448000/jpg/_39448296_clarke_outpa.jpg

Rikki Clarke and Graham Thorpe open the England innings but Clarke is soon out for 19

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:12 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39448000/jpg/_39448294_thope_pa.jpg

Thorpe is more consistent and makes 47 not out off 42 balls before England declare with a lead of 265 runs

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:12 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39448000/jpg/_39448300_harmison_misswickpa.jpg

Bangladesh take to the crease but England bowler Steve Harmison's efforts come to nothing after Martin Saggers' early wicket

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:13 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39448000/jpg/_39448298_harmison_catchpa.jpg

A missed catch adds to Harmison's frustration as despite his toil Bangladesh reach 76-1 at tea

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:14 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39448000/jpg/_39448402_england203.jpg

No Caption available.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:21 AM
http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/102003/047003.jpg

England appeal in vain as they press for victory on the final day of their tour match in Dhaka , England v Bangladesh Board XII, Dhaka, October 14, 2003

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:24 AM
123/7 (56 overs)

4 more overs to go.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 05:49 AM
138/8 (60 overs)

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 06:19 AM
143/9 (66 overs)

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 06:29 AM

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 06:33 AM
Gareth Batty and Ashley Giles take three wickets each but England have to settle for a draw in their Bangladesh tour opener.

Details on BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/default.stm)

Final Score:

BCB President XI Second Innings
Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s
Hannan Sarkar lbw b A F Giles 16 104 0 0
Nafees Iqbal c C M W Read b M J Saggers 20 28 2 0
Aftab Ahmed lbw b R Clarke 45 69 4 1
Ashiqur Rahman c C M W Read b G J Batty 2 29 0 0
Mushfiqur Rahman lbw b G J Batty 11 22 1 0
Abul Bashar c R Clarke b A F Giles 6 22 0 0
Anwar Hossain c G P Thorpe b G J Batty 4 25 1 0
Nadif Chowdhury b S J Harmison 26 65 3 1
Enamul Haque jnr lbw b A F Giles 2 8 0 0
Gazi Alamgir not out 0 23 0 0
Moniruzzaman not out 0 2 0 0
Extras 3b 0lb 6w 2nb 11

Total 66.0 overs (for 9 wickets) 143

Bowler O M R W Fall of wickets:

M J Hoggard 5.0 2 7 0 1-26 [ Nafees Iqbal, 43 mins]
S J Harmison 10.0 3 20 1 2-87 [ Aftab Ahmed, 89 mins]
M J Saggers 6.0 1 18 1 3-87 [ Hannan Sarkar, 13 mins]
A F Giles 22.0 7 47 3 4-97 [ Ashiqur Rahman, 18 mins]
R Clarke 8.0 3 26 1 5-102 [ Mushfiqur Rahman, 10 mins]
G J Batty 15.0 8 22 3 6-106 [ Abul Bashar, 14 mins]
7-116 [ Anwar Hossain, 22 mins]
8-123 [ Enamul Haque jnr, 10 mins]
9-143 [ Nadif Chowdhury, 27 mins]

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 06:36 AM
http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/102003/047005.jpg

Matthew Hoggard traps Mushfiqur Rahman leg-before - Hoggard finished with 6 for 13 as the match ended in a draw, Bangladesh President's XI v England, Dhaka, Day 3, October 14, 2003

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 06:37 AM
http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/102003/047004.jpg

Martin Saggers celebrates wicket, Bang Pres XI v Eng, Dhaka, Day 3, October 14, 2003

Sham
October 14, 2003, 02:08 PM
What did I tell you guys about Batty and Giles getting a long bowl. Unfortunately for us, they got wickets too. Anyway, promising stuff from Aftab. If he continues to perform in the next match, I think he will be worth considering for the national side.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:49 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39449000/jpg/_39449984_ahmed.jpg

Aftab Ahmed puts up a fight against the visitors, forging a 61-run second wicket stand with partner Hannan Sarkar

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:49 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39449000/jpg/_39449986_batty_get.jpg

But spinner Gareth Batty does the damage, grabbing two wickets in his first four overs to put the home side on 102-5 at tea

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:50 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39449000/jpg/_39449988_clarke_catch.jpg

England continue their momentum after tea as Rikki Clarke catches Abul Bashar with only four runs added

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:50 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39449000/jpg/_39449982_harmi_congrats.jpg

Steve Harmison finally dismisses Nadif Chowdhury but England must settle for a draw as the President's XI finish on 143-9