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pagol-chagol
October 14, 2003, 01:28 AM
Putting them to bat first was so dumb. Who cares who wins this game. We needed to give them as little batting practice as possible before the test matches. Lets not help them adapt. Come on Hannan. We need to take advantage of every little thing. Your first decision as a captain and you may have cost us a test win.

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 01:32 AM
test win ? You mean a practice match win, right ? Also, I don't think BCB XI was ever in a winning position.

However, he should have batted. Unless the selectors wanted to try out the bowlers.

[Edited on 14-10-2003 by tehsin]

pagol-chagol
October 14, 2003, 01:35 AM
Not a win in this game. I was just hoping that England gets as little batting practice as possible on our desi pitch.

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 01:38 AM
You got your wish. Hopefully, they will do the same in the second practice match and ten realize that they needed a little more match practice.

(On a serious note - with their batting line up - they could care less)

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 01:46 AM
Make no mistake, we love to win but not desperate enough to exploit our hosting previllege to deprive visitors of some batting practice.

Shubho
October 14, 2003, 01:48 AM
after all, we're not pakistanis...

hmmm...i wonder whether the english will be made to fly economy instead of economy plus to chittagong.

Sham
October 14, 2003, 01:55 AM
This is still cricket guys, there are certain norms that we must maintain, like accodomating the wishes of our visitors in warm-up games. This was not a Test match. If the roles were reversed and we were playing Surrey before a Test series in England, I'm sure they would extend the same courtesy. Once again, these games are scheduled for their benefit, not ours.

Tehsin
October 14, 2003, 02:05 AM
Didn't get it. Did this bleed over from another discussion ?

Originally posted by chinaman
Make no mistake, we love to win but not desperate enough to exploit our hosting previllege to deprive visitors of some batting practice.

fab
October 14, 2003, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by tehsin
Didn't get it. Did this bleed over from another discussion ?

Originally posted by chinaman
Make no mistake, we love to win but not desperate enough to exploit our hosting previllege to deprive visitors of some batting practice.

For starters, someone on another thread was saying that the Pohms requested to bat first (despite not winning the toss!) and we obliged.

pagol-chagol
October 14, 2003, 02:14 AM
If they requested to bat first then we should accomodate...

We are not Pakistanis. I think Rafiq proved that.

Its my experience (from losing a lot of close games in different sports) that little decisions here and there that do not seem that important at that moment can make all the difference in a closely contested game. We are not going to blow them away. If we win its going to be close; and I think we need to start utilizing all the legal advantages we can possibly get.

We have so many disadvantages as it is.

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:15 AM
No, just replying to the following comments made by pagol-chagol.

...We needed to give them as little batting practice as possible before the test matches. Lets not help them adapt...

Sham
October 14, 2003, 02:21 AM
actually, the ground was in pretty bad condition with a lot of water left on it and England didn't want to have to bowl and field in those conditions in case someone slipped and fell and got injured, which are terrible for any touring side.

However, they said that if the BCB XII were willing to bowl and field on the wicket, England did not have any objection to batting. We agreed and they batted.

fab
October 14, 2003, 02:27 AM
Sham

Where are you guys getting your live score updates? The link in the front page is static!

chinaman
October 14, 2003, 02:32 AM
I just post it on the other thread.

Scorecard (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sol/shared/bsp/hi/cricket/statistics/scorecards/other_match_other_match/6388/html/scorecard_hi.stm)

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 03:57 AM
As Bangladesh allowed them to bat first... we are THE MOST hospitable Test side in the world.

Sami
October 14, 2003, 10:52 AM
I hate to sound as a spoil sport but it didnt matter who went first batting... they got our first innings for 57 runs :(
But we bowled well... extremely well in my opinion... getting the 1st grade English team available for the tour out for just 253 runs was a great feat... I just hope our national team bowlers can do it in the tests :)

[Edited on 14-10-2003 by radicalsami]