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Mahmood
October 15, 2003, 11:31 PM
For live scorecard click below...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sol/shared/bsp/hi/cricket/statistics/scorecards/other_match_other_match/6389/html/scorecard_hi.stm

BD 19/2 in 7 overs.
Nafees 12*
Golla 0
Aftab 4
Rajin 0*

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Rajputro]

rafiq
October 15, 2003, 11:35 PM
so much for golla having some practise before the first test - a duck! so much so for aftab as well. unless these two come back in the second innings, we will have to go back to the drawing board on all our speculation!

but, as opening 10 overs go, the A team is doing no worse than the national team would have.

Arnab
October 15, 2003, 11:36 PM
where is the 36/5 score?

Shubho
October 15, 2003, 11:37 PM

Upal
October 15, 2003, 11:37 PM
I think it was a typo from Rafiq bhai. IT's 36/2 after 11. Nafees has 21 and Rajin has 6...

or perhaps we just had 3 run outs in a row off of no-balls :D

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Upal]

Shubho
October 15, 2003, 11:38 PM

rafiq
October 15, 2003, 11:43 PM
sorry guys that was a typo. eXTRAS was at 5. I am an old man with poor eyesight, and stare at multiple computer screens all day and all night!

fwullah
October 15, 2003, 11:44 PM
So far it seems that there is no difference whatsoever among BCB XI (i.e., BD U-19 team), BD 'A' team and BD National team.

Now it is upto the big boys of Bangladesh National Team (i.e., Javed Omar and Hannan Sarkar) to prove me wrong.

Arnab
October 15, 2003, 11:44 PM
Aftab seems to have been caught behind off Harmison. Harmison can produce sudden pace sometimes.

pagol-chagol
October 15, 2003, 11:48 PM
What more will the big boys (hannan and golla) prove that they haven't proven yet? ;)

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by pagol-chagol]

Shubho
October 15, 2003, 11:53 PM
it's been 20 minutes since the last update...what are the BBC-wallahs doing?

Sham
October 15, 2003, 11:54 PM
Harmison can produce a lot of pace. He is extremely quick when he is in his element. But I'm very disappointed with this score. What is it with our openers? The signs aren't good.

rafiq
October 15, 2003, 11:55 PM
yes i was going to ask bbc observers what the frequency of updates is. I think it is somehow tied to the frequency at which BD loses wickets, so there must be an update coming up soon...

crazyisland
October 15, 2003, 11:58 PM
Are they showing this game on btv?

Shubho
October 16, 2003, 12:03 AM
57/2 after 18

rafiq
October 16, 2003, 12:06 AM
rikki clarke had one maiden and got hit for 12 in his other over (out of 2) - nice. I hope he plays instead of collingwood in the test, english fans over on bbc message board don't think much of him (must look up sham's analysis again)

Sham
October 16, 2003, 12:11 AM
I don't even know why he is in BD! Taking Rikki Clarke along and hoping to make a Test all-rounder out of him is the height of optimism. He looked out of place in the ODI team, how they can possibly consider him for the Test team, even in the absence of Flintoff, I dont know. Someone like Tudor has much better all-round potential.

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Sham]

Shubho
October 16, 2003, 12:12 AM
he can be england's junaid zia...we'll spank him for a couple of boundaries and make the scorecard look good.

rafiq
October 16, 2003, 12:15 AM
you mean england's khaled mahmud sujon? every team needs one...

tnb
October 16, 2003, 12:19 AM
loved his batting too. :)
The picture of his shattered stumps was so pleasant.

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 12:30 AM
Aftab, who was the top scorer in both the innings for the BCB XI said, “I barely found anything special in the English bowling line-up. Matthew Hoggard swung the ball from both sides, but only when it was new. Harmison was a bit quick. Other than that, I did not find anything which could be called formidable”.

rafiq
October 16, 2003, 12:38 AM
76/2 not bad. but these updates are annoyingly slow

Kana-Baba
October 16, 2003, 12:39 AM
good God.

nafis got a FIFTY !!!


yahooooooooooooooo !

Rho
October 16, 2003, 12:40 AM
well when Harm Is On, a wicket or two is always likely.
BD openers need to survive Hoggard and Harmison if they are to succeed!

rafiq
October 16, 2003, 12:41 AM
not to jinx the guy, but nafees is scoring at a good striker rate. if he has a good overall game here, he could come in for golla in the odis? I hope we don't hear calls for golla to be dropped because of the duck.

crazyisland
October 16, 2003, 12:42 AM
Nafis seems to be pretty aggressive. Strike rate is quite good for 3 day match.

Rho
October 16, 2003, 12:43 AM
I can guarantee a duck by Golla in the first test!

tiger_2007
October 16, 2003, 12:44 AM
First Innings
Bangladesh A
76 for 2 (26.0 overs) In Progress
England
Yet To Bat
Second Innings


Bangladesh A Innings
Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s
Nafees Iqbal not out 51 81 5 0
Javed Omar c C M W Read b S J Harmison 0 15 0 0
Aftab Ahmed c R Clarke b S J Harmison 4 7 1 0
Rajin Saleh not out 14 60 1 0
Extras 0b 0lb 3w 4nb 7

Total 26.0 overs (for 2 wickets) 76





Bowler O M R W Fall of wickets:

R L Johnson 7.0 1 23 0 1-11 [ Javed Omar]
S J Harmison 5.0 0 17 2 2-17 [ Aftab Ahmed]
M J Hoggard 6.0 4 5 0
R Clarke 6.0 1 22 0
A F Giles 2.0 0 9 0



Umpires: A F M Akhtaruddin, Syed Mahabubullah

Bangladesh A
Rajin Saleh (capt), Gazi Sagir Hossain Pavel (wkt), Javed Omar, Nafees Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Nazimuddin, Fahim Muntasir, Mosaddek Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Tareq Aziz, Alamgir Kabir, Talha Jubair


England
M P Vaughan (capt), C M W Read (wkt), M E Trescothick, P D Collingwood, N Hussain, G P Thorpe, R Clarke, G J Batty, A F Giles, R L Johnson, S J Harmison, M J Hoggard

Sham
October 16, 2003, 12:44 AM
He needed that after not performing too well in the first match. As for the England bowling, the last match was their first time out to have a bowl in the sub-continent in this tour, and they got BCBP XII out for 57 and 140 odd. I don't think their coach or captain could have asked for much more from the bowlers.

However, Aftab is right in one sense. This team lacks a great bowler. Hoggard is very good, Harmison has the potential to be very good, Giles can be good at times, but none of them are great. None of them are in the Gough category. And definitely not in the McGrath, Lee, McGill category.

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 12:48 AM
Don't tease us like that. We don't want the ones that have a weak heart to get all their hopes up high and ...

I think their batting is a bigger worry then their bowling. Same for us, however, our batting worry stems from our much talked about lack of patience and application.

crazyisland
October 16, 2003, 12:48 AM
89/2

crazyisland
October 16, 2003, 12:48 AM
Nafees Iqbal not out 62 92 7 0
Javed Omar c C M W Read b S J Harmison 0 15 0 0
Aftab Ahmed c R Clarke b S J Harmison 4 7 1 0
Rajin Saleh not out 16 67 1 0
Extras 0b 0lb 3w 4nb 7

Total 29.0 overs (for 2 wickets) 89





Bowler O M R W Fall of wickets:

R L Johnson 7.0 1 23 0 1-11 [ Javed Omar]
S J Harmison 5.0 0 17 2 2-17 [ Aftab Ahmed]
M J Hoggard 6.0 4 5 0
R Clarke 6.0 1 22 0
A F Giles 3.0 0 14 0
G J Batty 2.0 0 8 0

Sham
October 16, 2003, 12:53 AM
Their batting is definitely a bigger worry for us than their bowling. If we can apply ourselves in the batting department, like Aftab did in the last match and Nafees is doing in this one, we can score runs against this English bowling line-up. But their batting is very strong, our bowlers will have to be very disciplined.

I'm really excited about Jubair playing. Can't wait to see how he does.

I am worried about Golla and Hannan though. More about Golla than Hannan. But this was just the one innings and hopefully he will be fine.

rafiq
October 16, 2003, 12:55 AM
what's with the 12 a sides - seems like a staple for touring sides - we had a few in Australia too. So that means these games are not first class - what do you guys think of the tradeoff.

hey rho, I bet you want to guarantee a duck by all the bangladeshis, don't you?

Sham
October 16, 2003, 12:57 AM
We don't need these matches to be First Class. What difference does it make whether they are or not. But having an extra player gives you the opportunity to try out an extra players, which is what these matches are all about.

Carte Blanche
October 16, 2003, 12:58 AM
Seems like Rajin is content with playing second fiddle. Go caps go, I'd love to see you hit a ton. Same goes with Nafees.

Kana-Baba
October 16, 2003, 12:58 AM
Personally I think Golla's golla(0) is a blessing as he already fullfilled his quota for scoring golla(0). Now it's his turn to make some good score in the original test :)

Rho
October 16, 2003, 12:58 AM
Rafique wut do ya mean?
I can see Sumon scoring a ton! and Saleh a fifty. Let's see...

rafiq
October 16, 2003, 01:01 AM
your last few comments raised some questions about where you were coming from - glad to see I was wrong and you do have faith in at least a few of the players!

Rho
October 16, 2003, 01:05 AM
I have faith in all the players in the current team except Sujon!

btw, who knows how tall is Talha? and has he gotten any faster since last time?

Carte Blanche
October 16, 2003, 01:12 AM
Oh boy! I'm so tense for this game!! It feels like the National team is playing.

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:16 AM
Who's nickname is Golla again?
89/2, pretty good figures for a BD A side.

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 01:18 AM
Looks like they have played out Hoggard's first spell VERY cautiously. I bet most of those balls were faced by Rajin.

Sham
October 16, 2003, 01:19 AM
We need to bat out the day. Thats my target for our team!

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 01:22 AM
More than 300 runs in the first innings, anybody?

Sham
October 16, 2003, 01:22 AM
This match must have started at 9:45 am Dhaka time. Can anyone confirm that? We have had this lunch score since about 11:45 Dhaka time. Why is CricInfo not covering these matches?

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:23 AM
Its hard to understand why our top players are scoring so little in these warm up matches. Look at Hannan Sarkar in the first match and Javed Omar in this one...

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:31 AM
This is so annoying! Isn't there any other site covering the match live?

Sharek
October 16, 2003, 01:34 AM
From Sporting Life

HARMISON BOOSTS TEST CHANCES
By Myles Hodgson, PA Sport Cricket Correspondent, Dhaka

Steve Harmison enhanced his claims for a place in England's Test line-up next week with an excellent start in the tour match against Bangladesh A.

The Durham fast bowler claimed two early wickets in the final warm-up match at the Academy Ground.

He faces tough competition for a starting berth in the Test matches, with Richard Johnson and Matthew Hoggard also fighting for the two seamer roles after all three were named in today's line-up.

Harmison struck twice in six deliveries to leave Bangladesh A struggling and was the pick of England's attack after captain Michael Vaughan lost the toss and was forced to field.

Facing temperatures well into the 90s, England did not have to wait long to make a breakthrough with Harmison striking with the first ball of the sixth over when Javed Omar edged behind to wicketkeeper Chris Read off the back foot.

Aftab Ahmed followed six balls later when, after driving through mid-wicket to get off the mark with a boundary, he tried another expansive shot and instead edged to Rikki Clarke at second slip.

But the tourists' hopes of making further inroads were halted by opener Nafees Iqbal hitting an unbeaten 62 and forging an unbroken 72-run partnership with Rajin Saleh to get their side to 89 for two at lunch on the opening day.

England had earlier decided to overlook Kent's Martin Saggers and Mark Butcher who was ruled out with a throat infection, leaving wicketkeeper Geraint Jones as the only member of the 15-man squad yet to play.

Once again, the tourists have agreed with the opposition to use 12 players during the three-day encounter to give as many people as possible match practice.

Sharek
October 16, 2003, 01:36 AM
Bangladesh 95/2

Nafis Iqbal NOT OUT 63

Javed Omar c Read b Harmison 0

Aftab Ahmed c Clarke b Harmison 4

Rajin Saleh NOT OUT 21


EXTRAS (0b, 0lb, 3w, 4nb) 7

TOTAL 2 Wickets 32 Overs 95

Current Bowler:

Bowling Figures: A F Giles 3-0-0-14

Last Man: 4

Fall of Wicket: 17

Sharek
October 16, 2003, 01:37 AM
it's being covered live at
http://www.sportinglife.com/cricket/news/

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:38 AM
All good so far.

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 01:38 AM
Post of the day, Sharek. :)

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Arnab]

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:40 AM
Thx Sharek! :)

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 01:42 AM
If Nafis scores a century, will he be included in Whatmore's core group?

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Arnab]

Sharek
October 16, 2003, 01:44 AM
Sorry guys!!!!
I thought it was covering over by over but it seems to be stuck at the 32nd

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:45 AM
Depends. Should one good match put you in the cricketing "elite"? Don't think so... Consistent good performances are usually necessary to be included in a test team but of course, things are different in BD's case.

nasifkhan
October 16, 2003, 01:46 AM
BD A:- 95/2 after 32 Overs.
Nafis Iqbal : 63
Rajin Saleh: 21

nasifkhan
October 16, 2003, 01:46 AM
BD A:- 95/2 after 32 Overs.
Nafis Iqbal : 63
Rajin Saleh: 21

Nafis is really playing very well....

Sham
October 16, 2003, 01:46 AM
Sharek is the man.

Arnab, a century won't get Nafees into Whatmore's core group, but it should put Golla and Hannan's places under pressure and keep them honest.

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:46 AM
119/2 wow, not bad :)

Sham
October 16, 2003, 01:48 AM
Nafees is now on 77 and Rajin is on 28. Good going BDA!!

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 01:49 AM
Hmm, how about a 150 from nafis? will that do?:)


And who is this Rober McInnes? Previous joint director of Australian Academy now coaching BD under 19.

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Arnab]

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:50 AM
Hopefully, we won't see the usual collapse today...

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 01:52 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39457000/jpg/_39457104_harmison203index.jpg

AGC
October 16, 2003, 01:52 AM
:P LOL

tnb
October 16, 2003, 01:55 AM
BBC:
"Skipper Michael Vaughan used six bowlers during the morning session and a temperature well into the 90s made conditions tough.

Iqbal took advantage to register a half century and Rajin Saleh reached 16 not out in an unbroken third wicket stand of 72.

"

Iqbal took advantage ?

give him the due credit.

tnb
October 16, 2003, 01:58 AM
After these two only Nazimuddin is a regular bat. Are they one batsmen short?

If these two continue inshallah we will get 300. The scoring rate is also good.

Sham
October 16, 2003, 02:00 AM
Couple of outs and we could be all out for 170. Look, with BD, its about applying themselves and building partnerships. Lets just hope they continue to do that not set ourselves a target that we will be disappointed if they dont reach. Ideally, the batsmen would want to spend as much time out as possible, even if they have to cut down on the scoring rate.

AGC
October 16, 2003, 02:09 AM
Ahh no updates for ages. This is frustrating!

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 02:10 AM
This is just peachy. Nafees and Rajin decides to play good in a match when we fielded a side that has a long tail - Last six players are hardly batsmen. :)

Whatever ground work done by this two well go down the drain if we lose either of them.

Sharek
October 16, 2003, 02:14 AM
Bangladesh A first innings
Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s
Nafis Iqbal not out 84 136 9 -
Javed Omar c Read b Harmison 0 15 - -
Aftab Ahmed c Clarke b Harmison 4 7 1 -
Rajin Saleh c Read b Johnson 28 91 2 -
Nazimuddin not out 1 11 - -
Extras 0b 2lb 3w 6nb 11
TOTAL: 3 wkts , 41 overs 128
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (11 Javed Omar, - mins), 2-17 (6 Aftab Ahmed, - mins), 3-120 (103 Rajin Saleh, - mins)
To bat: Gazi Sagir Hossain, Fahim Muntasir, Mosaddek Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Tareq Aziz, Alamgir Kabir
Bowler O M R W
R L Johnson 10 2 28 1
S J Harmison 9 1 31 2
M J Hoggard 6 4 5 0
R Clarke 6 1 22 0
A F Giles 4 0 15 0
G J Batty 6 0 21 0

Bangladesh A won the toss and decided to bat

Sham
October 16, 2003, 02:15 AM
BD 128 for 3. Nafees is on 84 and Nazim is on 1.

nasifkhan
October 16, 2003, 02:15 AM
Nafis Iqbal NOT OUT 84

Javed Omar c Read b Harmison 0

Aftab Ahmed c Clarke b Harmison 4

Rajin Saleh c Read b Johnson 28

Nazimuddin NOT OUT 1

TOTAL 3 Wickets 41 Overs 128

Nafis is heading for a century .....Best of Luck...

tnb
October 16, 2003, 02:15 AM
Oh, No!

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by tnb]

AGC
October 16, 2003, 02:18 AM
See, thats what I mean by our best players performing poorly! Javed Omar and Rajin Saleh were supposed to be the ones to hang on! Typical. Watch the wickets fall one by one now....

Carte Blanche
October 16, 2003, 02:23 AM
:(

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 02:23 AM
135 for 3, 45 overs

Naseef 89* Nazim 3*

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 02:23 AM
I was in my class when I saw BD A were on 57 for 2, and after returning to class I saw BD A are 128 for 3 and Rajin Saleh got out just a few minutes ago.

I am simply speechless. Bhashay Prokash Korar Moto Na. :lol::lol::lol:

nasifkhan
October 16, 2003, 02:23 AM
Nafis Iqbal NOT OUT 89

Javed Omar c Read b Harmison 0

Aftab Ahmed c Clarke b Harmison 4

Rajin Saleh c Read b Johnson 28

Nazimuddin NOT OUT 3

EXTRAS (0b, 2lb, 3w, 6nb) 11

TOTAL 3 Wickets 45 Overs 135

Sham
October 16, 2003, 02:24 AM
I'd really like Nazimuddin to play an innings of substance. Aftab has shown some signs of what he can do, so has Nafees, now its Nazim's turn. Unfortunately Moniruzzaman had to miss out on the fun.

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 02:35 AM
Cricinfo has live ball by ball(not sure) scores now:

http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/NEW/LIVE/frames/ENG_BDESH-A_16-18OCT2003.html

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Arnab]

Sham
October 16, 2003, 02:43 AM
CricInfo seems to be stuck at the same score as everything else.

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 02:50 AM
http://www.banglacricket.com/Tours/ENG2003/index.html

I just realized that Arnab is up as well. Darn.

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 02:52 AM
Yes. But I am doing my homework on sampling and aliasing of digital signals as well. :)

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 02:52 AM
Arafat, Rubel (Mosaddek) and Sumit (Fahim) are all all-rounders of Shujon standards when it comes to batting. If we get lucky, they might add 30-60 runs between them.

Carte Blanche
October 16, 2003, 02:53 AM
Disappointing show by Nazim. 165/4 after 50 overs.

Good thing is Nafis scored a ton. Cheers Kiddo.

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 02:54 AM
cricinfo (http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/NEW/LIVE/frames/ENG_BDESH-A_16-18OCT2003.html)


Nafis 108*, Fahim 0*

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 02:55 AM
Nafees 108 NO !

Sham
October 16, 2003, 02:56 AM
Nazim was run out so we can't really say much about that. Good show by Nafees. But I hate looking at scorecards where one person does all the scoring and all the others get out for 12.

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 03:04 AM
Can't wait to see what Nafis does in the second innings. Hate to say this but we may want to try Nafis in place of Golla in the first test. We can bring Golla at three. I know that it will upset the balance of team but trying out a potential won't hurt our chances.

Also, this isn't based on just one performance - I have been eager to see Nafees in national colors for over a year now.

Sham
October 16, 2003, 03:12 AM
I wouldnt mind it either. Tehsin bhai makes a good point. Just because number 6 is our problem doesn't mean we need a number six batsman. We can have Nafees open with Hannan, drop Golla down to 3 or 4, depending on whether Sumon wants to hold on to 3 or not, and have Rajin and Alok bat 5 and 6 like they did against Pakistan. Then Mashud, Mahmud, Masri, Tapash and Rafiq.

Whatever, I seriously hope they take a genuine batsman instead of Mushfiq.

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 03:13 AM
Nafis Iqbal c Thorpe b Batty 118 0 168 14 1

Sham
October 16, 2003, 03:13 AM
The spinners are into the act and both have got a wicket. Nafees out for 118. Excellent effort, deserves to be in the selector's thoughts for the first Test.

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 03:16 AM
What Mushfiq can do, Shujon and Kapali can do better. However, an extra batsmen will increase our scoring option. I just don't see Mushfiq even picked for the A team for a first class tour, so it's hard for me to digest the posibility of him playing test cricket (if he plays - I'll be behind him 100%).

Mushfiq does help our one day side, but not the test side.

Sham
October 16, 2003, 03:16 AM
we could have given Tushar a try in this match. We are trying out six bowlers, Sunny, Fahim, Rubel, Aziz, Talha and Kabir. Half of them have no chance of getting into the Test side. We should have given Tushar some match practice.

kkakash
October 16, 2003, 03:17 AM
nafis made 108 runs....

batman !!! i Think we found our new opener <<<-- said ROBIN. hehehehehehhehehehehehehehehehehehehehehhehehe:P

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 03:18 AM
Beware the ghost of Ash

Tehsin
October 16, 2003, 03:20 AM
We would not have to worry about our batting if Ash used some sense - he is not Vaughn or even Sumon but atleast a 30-40 average from that kid isn't much to ask, is it ?

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 03:22 AM
it is. he is a one hit wonder.

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 03:23 AM
Kopaler leekhon!

mona
October 16, 2003, 03:28 AM
7-182

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 03:29 AM
Gazi Sagir Hossain b Hoggard 0

AGC
October 16, 2003, 03:35 AM
We all expected this though.. BD always seems to collapse after a good start.

Sham
October 16, 2003, 03:36 AM
Ash can be much better than Sumon if he applied himself. Calling him a one hit wonder doesn't do him justice. He is the only BD batsman to have scored a fifty in the World Cup. His 77 against Pakistan was also a beautiful innings. He just got thrown in at the deep end too early, had success and then didn't know how to deal with it. He will be back. He is still extremely young.

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Sham]

Sham
October 16, 2003, 03:38 AM
Of course this bowling attack is gonna be too good for Muntasir, Hussain, Sunny and the rest of them. What we needed was alteast one of of Golla, Aftab and Nazim to score some runs.

Sham
October 16, 2003, 03:41 AM
I'm off to bed. I'd like to wake up and see that BD A got past 200 and managed to take a couple of English wickets before the close of play. That will be a good day for our side.

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 03:41 AM
At times, rejection is necessary to attain toughness and maturity.

AGC
October 16, 2003, 03:50 AM
Nice words chinaman, true as well.

Sham
October 16, 2003, 03:54 AM
Cricinfo says Sunny has played 29 balls without scoring a run.

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 03:58 AM
Ashraful will find it tough to get back into the team - after his old friend and opening partner Nafis Iqbal's century.

mona
October 16, 2003, 03:59 AM
it says tea was meant to be at 8:10 which was almost an hour ago.

James90
October 16, 2003, 04:00 AM
You don't really expect them to on time did you?

mona
October 16, 2003, 04:02 AM
oh

AGC
October 16, 2003, 04:05 AM
Arafat Sunny: 2 runs from 50 balls! Hmm... At least he's not out yet!

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 04:06 AM
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :lol::lol:

Rajin and Nafis's partnership was of 158 RUNS!

The name of Nafis is now on the headlines!



But after those early successes England found it difficult to make further inroads, with Nafees and captain Rajin Saleh forging a 158-run partnership which frustrated the tourists for 32 overs.


I don't think Nafis will be going to Pakistan for the BD U-19 team - not after this century.



He frustrated England's attack for 51 overs and underlined how difficult it could be for the tourists to dismiss Bangladesh in the forthcoming Test series - even if Nafees will be missing due to an under-19 tour of Pakistan.



NAFEES MASTERS ENGLAND ATTACK
By Myles Hodgson, PA Cricket Correspondent, Dhaka

England were today given a vivid demonstration of the talent emerging in Bangladesh when a youngster unlikely to be involved in the opening Test smashed a superb century in the final warm-up match at the Academy Ground.

Aiming to settle on a Test line-up during the three-day match before the start of the two-Test series next Tuesday, England were instead smashed for a brilliant 118 from opener Nafees Iqbal.

Nafees' 168-ball innings, which included a six and 14 fours, was the cornerstone of an impressive batting display from a Bangladesh A line-up which included six players with Test or one-day international experience.

He frustrated England's attack for 51 overs and underlined how difficult it could be for the tourists to dismiss Bangladesh in the forthcoming Test series - even if Nafees will be missing due to an under-19 tour of Pakistan.

Durham fast bowler Steve Harmison provided England with early encouragement by claiming two wickets inside the first six overs.

But after those early successes England found it difficult to make further inroads, with Nafees and captain Rajin Saleh forging a 158-run partnership which frustrated the tourists for 32 overs.

Saleh was unluckily dismissed when seamer Richard Johnson successfully appealed for a catch behind - and new batsman Nazim Uddin fell 10 overs later when he was run out by Rikki Clarke.

Nafees reached his century and then launched off-spinner Gareth Batty for a six down the ground but, attempting to repeat the shot, he was caught by Graham Thorpe in the deep.

England at least claimed two further wickets in the next five overs to restore some pride as Bangladesh A reached 182 for seven at tea on the opening day.

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 04:29 AM
England reduce Bangladesh A to 182-7 in Dhaka despite an innings of 118 by opener Nafees Iqbal.

It's a goddamn "century"! And a good one at that.

What's with the passive voice? "An innings of 118 by Nafees Iqbal."

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Arnab]

AGC
October 16, 2003, 04:34 AM
Its BBC, Brits writing the report. Its quite embarrasing for them I guess.... they're just jealous ;)

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 04:38 AM
I think Bad light and Rain stopped play.

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 04:59 AM
Sporting Life:

BD A 218 for 8

Mosaddek Hossain lbw b Collingwood 21
Arafat Sunny 18 Not Out
Alamgir Kabir 0 Not Out

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 05:06 AM
I am wondering why Fahim Muntasir was played at number 6, now it seems that Mosaddek Hossain is better in batting than Fahim Muntasir.

If Mosaddek can bowl maintaining a good line and length, then even 1 wicket in this practice match for him will do it for me - i.e., he will get into my test squad.

Hasib
October 16, 2003, 05:14 AM
Well, i hope the rain doesn't clear for the first test... than we will get a draw and increase our test rating!!!

:fanflag::fanflag::fanflag::fanflag::fanflag:

Sham
October 16, 2003, 05:16 AM
If we take a second spinner, it better be someone who is a wicket-taker. Being a decent batsman shouldnt get you into the Test side as a spinner.

Arnab
October 16, 2003, 05:21 AM
229/8 in 84 overs.

Not bad at all.

6 more overs to go.

The day belongs to BD A.

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 05:23 AM
Now even Alamgir Kabir is batting patiently! :cool:

So far of what I have seen Alamgir Kabir to bat, he doesn't even have the patience to stay for at least 5 balls for the Bangladesh National Team in test match cricket!

And now he has faced 23 balls! (OH MY MY) and scored 4 runs! (WHAT THE?!?!?!? - He can bat?)

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 05:28 AM
We need a bowler who can bat a bit in test matches to score a total of 300 (if not a 400), otherwise, our marka mara test match bowlers Rafique, Mashrafee, Tapash, Sujon - they are just worthless with the bat.

Just think - if the above 4 could have scored or at least stayed and gave the specialist batsman some help in building up a partnership, then we could have well reached a target of 300 in almost all of our last 3 test matches in Pakistan (when their failure and the specialist batsman successes ended up being a 250 odd runs).

Hasib
October 16, 2003, 05:36 AM
Hey, guys... this is already the thrid most popular topic... lets aim gor the top spot!!!

sOuLhEaVeN
October 16, 2003, 06:04 AM
B'gladesh A v England
(B'gladesh A won the toss & batted) Dhaka
Day 1 Close





B'gladesh A 1st Innings



Nafis Iqbal c G Thorpe b G Batty 118
Javed Omar c C Read b S Harmison 0
Aftab Ahmed c R Clarke b S Harmison 4
Rajin Saleh c C Read b R Johnson 28
Nazimuddin run out 11
Fahim Muntasir c M Vaughan b A Giles 4
Gazi Sagir Hossain b M Hoggard 0
Arafat Sunny c N Hussain b S Harmison 25
Mosaddek Hossain lbw b P Collingwood 21
Alamgir Kabir c C Read b R Johnson 7
Tareq Aziz not out 0

Extras (3w, 7b, 8lb, 6nb) 24
Total (all out), 88.5 Overs 242

Fall of wickets: 1 - 11 (Javed Omar); 2 - 17 (Aftab Ahmed); 3 - 120 (Rajin Saleh); 4 - 148 ( Nazimuddin); 5 - 175 (Nafis Iqbal); 6 - 179 (Fahim Muntasir); 7 - 179 (Gazi Sagir Hossain); 8 - 219 (Mosaddek Hossain); 9 - 242 (Arafat Sunny); 10 - 242 (Alamgir Kabir).



Bowling O M R W


R Johnson 13.5 3 35 2
S Harmison 10 1 35 3
M Hoggard 11 8 19 1
R Clarke 11 2 34 0
A Giles 21 7 52 1
G Batty 17 5 45 1
P Collingwood 5 3 5 1

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 06:09 AM
Wish our national team's tail wags like the 'A' team! :D

fwullah
October 16, 2003, 06:11 AM
Amader afsoser seema thankbe na jodi amader jatyo dol eirokom bhalo na khelte pare ashol test khelay.

paco
October 16, 2003, 08:09 AM
In the past, 'A' team has done better than the national team - remember when 'A' team almost beat Pakistan and Zimbabwe ?

Anyways, pretty bad batting display - Golla out for Golla, Aftab for 4, Rajin for 28 .. they should've scored upwards of 300

Sami
October 16, 2003, 08:17 AM
Is golla playing in the main BD test squad? If he doesnt show some good performance here it wont be good for him... :(

Mahmood
October 16, 2003, 10:36 AM
Golla should still open. He just scored a centry 2 games ago. He has the merit and form.

These practice matches are no where near the real one. Look at Habibul, he only perfoms in the real match.

Golla and Hannan should be opening pair for tests.

If possible, let Nafis be the first down.

Sham
October 16, 2003, 11:19 AM
Golla is great when the bowling is mediocre, like against Zimbabwe or against a lacklustre Pakistan attack. As soon as the bowling improves, Golla is history, like the way he got out when Shoaib found his form after he scored his century. I watched Golla in the ODIs in Australia. Watching him try to negotiate Lee was painful. When he got out, I felt happy for him, he was just put out of his misery.

Golla has a problem with facing really quick bowlers. I hope he does well in the Test matches but I fear for him. I think Harmison has scented out his weakness and he has the pace to unsettle Golla.

Mahmood
October 16, 2003, 11:39 AM
Watching him try to negotiate Lee was painful. When he got out, I felt happy for him, he was just put out of his misery.

Sham, that was hillarious. I am still cracking up. Good one.

If golla fails in first test, we will see a new opener on the second one.

[Edited on 16-10-2003 by Rajputro]

pagol-chagol
October 16, 2003, 11:48 AM
Golla got the worst possible name for a professional cricket batsman.

But he always comes back after bad patches.

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:40 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39458000/jpg/_39458786_igbal.jpg

18-year-old opener Nafis Iqbal holds the Bangladesh A innings together after two wickets from England's Steve Harmison has them in trouble

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:40 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39458000/jpg/_39458934_hoggard.jpg

Iqbal continues to frustrate the England attack despite a steady fall of wickets at the other end

[Edited on 10-16-2003 by chinaman]

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:41 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39459000/jpg/_39459302_hundredpa.jpg

Iqbal dominates the Bangladesh A innings and delights the home crowd by reaching a well deserved century

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:42 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39459000/jpg/_39459126_battypa.jpg

England's new spinner Gareth Batty finds little turn on the Dhaka pitch but picks up the vital wicket of Iqbal

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:42 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39458000/jpg/_39458834_cutgetty.jpg

Iqbal's cavalier innings of 118 contains 14 fours and a six and hands Bangladesh A the chance to record a respectable score

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:43 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39458000/jpg/_39458832_bolwed.jpg

But his departure prompts a flurry of wickets as England look set to wrap up the Bangladesh innings for under 200

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:44 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39458000/jpg/_39458784_hossain.jpg

Tailenders Arafat Sunny and Mossader Hossain weigh in with some late runs to rescue Bangladesh A's innings from petering out

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:44 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39459000/jpg/_39459124_collingwoodpa.jpg

Paul Collingwood comes into the attack and immediately snares the wicket of Hossain before the home side are finally all out for 242

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:45 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39459000/jpg/_39459300_harm.jpg

England can be happy with their performance in the stifling Dhaka heat, particularly Harmison, who ends the day with figures of 3-35

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:46 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39459000/jpg/_39459448_england203.jpg

The England team during drinks.

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:48 PM
http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/102003/047045.jpg

Crowd control at the BKSP for England's tour match against Bangladesh A

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:49 PM
http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/102003/047043.jpg

One for the future: Nasif Iqbal cuts one of his 14 boundaries

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 12:51 PM
http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/102003/047041.jpg

England wicket-keeper Chris read who held three catches at Savar

Sami
October 16, 2003, 01:05 PM
great pics... specially where Nafis is holding up his bat... I love such shots from any BD batsman.... just makes ma day :)

Sami
October 16, 2003, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by pagol-chagol
Golla got the worst possible name for a professional cricket batsman.

But he always comes back after bad patches.

At one point after he made the national team he changed his name to Gullu... The papers were all stating his name as Gullu for a while....

Mahmood
October 16, 2003, 01:24 PM
Some papers do call him Gullu. I always thought it is their mistake.

So he did change his name from Golla to Gullu.

In that case, we are wrong now calling him Golla.

chinaman
October 16, 2003, 04:38 PM
http://www.thedailystar.net/2003/10/17/2003-10-17__sports01.jpg

HI THERE: Bangladesh A opener Nafees Iqbal replies to his mates' applause after reaching his century against England on the opening day of a three-day practice match at the BKSP in Savar yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain