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October 17, 2003, 10:47 PM
nafis 6
Omar 4

BD A 11/0 in 6 overs

[Edited on 18-10-2003 by pompous]

October 17, 2003, 10:51 PM
is it live anywhere?????

October 17, 2003, 10:52 PM
they are updating it periodically (every 10-15 minutes?!?!) on this site (http://www.sportinglife.com/cricket/scorecard/6389.html)

Omar has broken the duck...I hope he scores big to get some confidence before the first test....

[Edited on 18-10-2003 by pompous]

October 17, 2003, 10:55 PM

refreshes after 3-4 overs. excruciating unless you have nothing better to do but wait for the update.

October 17, 2003, 11:08 PM

nafis 12
omar 4

the BD A jugernaut rolls on...lol!

October 17, 2003, 11:08 PM
Nafis on the way to a repeat performance?
Why are'nt the english letting collingwood bowl more? His figs look decent. Also, I fear Thorpe and Hussain are "just" warming up for the 1st test, those batting figures really don't reflect their lethal potential.

October 17, 2003, 11:22 PM
I'd like to see if BD "A" can up the run rate a bit without losing wickets.

October 17, 2003, 11:27 PM
England's attack struggled to make inroads and after 40 minutes play, the A team had progressed to 24 without loss, with Nafis reaching 19 while Javed had advanced to an unbeaten four.

October 17, 2003, 11:31 PM
why worry about run rate? Do you think the test might not be over in 5 days?

October 17, 2003, 11:32 PM
Nafis gone with 31

October 17, 2003, 11:32 PM
Bangladesh A second innings
Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s
Nafis Iqbal c Thorpe b Harmison 31 53 3 -
Javed Omar not out 7 33 1 -
Aftab Ahmed not out 0 5 - -
Extras 0b 0lb 1w 1nb 2
TOTAL: 1 wkts , 15 overs 40
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (40 Nafis Iqbal, 62 mins)
To bat: Rajin Saleh, Sagir Hossain, Najimuddin, Fahim Muntasir, Mosaddek Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Tareq Aziz, Alamgir Kabir
Bowler O M R W
M J Hoggard 6 1 15 0
R L Johnson 5 2 5 0
P D Collingwood 2 1 6 0
S J Harmison 2 1 14 1

October 17, 2003, 11:32 PM
40/1 naf gone

October 17, 2003, 11:42 PM
31 is good after the hundred.

This guy is in great form. He would have been good in first test.

October 17, 2003, 11:43 PM
Golla 10
Aftab 1

October 17, 2003, 11:44 PM

Omar 10
Aftab 1

Aftab preparing himself for the test :)

October 17, 2003, 11:57 PM
Golla 12
Aftab 6

[Edited on 18-10-2003 by Rajputro]

October 18, 2003, 12:00 AM
Pretty solid start by the BD A batsmen. These two need to build a large partnership. This is Aftab's chance.

October 18, 2003, 12:04 AM
They should both try hard. A good innings here will boost their confidence in test.

Nafis could have been a good choice also.

October 18, 2003, 12:14 AM
I think Nafees should have been selected for the first test. He had a better avg than Rajin in the u-23 tour of Sri Lanka with a 150 in one of the matches. This guy is truly deserving of a chance and his century against England was no fluke.

I really hope he gets into the ODI side in this series and comes into the test squad for the big Zim series early next year.

October 18, 2003, 12:16 AM
Nafis Iqbal c Thorpe b Harmison 31 53 3 -
Javed Omar not out 14 57 1 -
Aftab Ahmed c Vaughan b Batty 8 27 1 -
Rajin Saleh c Hussain b Batty 1 15 - -
Najimuddin not out 0 2 - -
Extras 0b 2lb 1w 4nb 7

The collapse has began.

October 18, 2003, 12:18 AM
damn, Aftab failed in both innings'. I'm not sure if he is a better choice over Nafis....

and its disappointin to see Rajin get out for 1.

[Edited on 18-10-2003 by Upal]

October 18, 2003, 12:19 AM
Batty took two quick wickets, Aftab and Rajin both gone!

October 18, 2003, 12:21 AM
I will be satisfied if we can end up with a draw for this match.

October 18, 2003, 12:22 AM
Ok, now I am worried about Rajin. The fame might have pulled another Ash in him.

It does seem that Nafis was a better choice.

October 18, 2003, 12:31 AM
Najimuddin gone for 2.

The collapse continues.

October 18, 2003, 12:39 AM
Golla 29
Fahim 2

Golla is the last batsman, the rest are bowlers.

October 18, 2003, 12:43 AM
Batty is on fire!

October 18, 2003, 12:54 AM
Today seems to be Golla's day. Lets see what happens in the end.

October 18, 2003, 12:57 AM
Disappointing start :(

October 18, 2003, 12:58 AM
Why doesn't cricinfo have live coverage of the England match when it does for all these other "unimportant" games going on......

October 18, 2003, 01:09 AM
Batty seems to be the spinner to watch out for in the first test....hmmm....

Aftab disappointing...but he obviously made an effort to stay at the crease as long as he could...may be he overcompensated and got bogged down...these are early days..

Rajin...first time he got out so quickly...we should hold on to our judgements...I don't think success got to his head or anything...he doesn't look the sort...besides he has spent too much time trying to get in to the team to just give it all away like that..

Javed Omar...standing tall in the midst of a collapse...hope he gets the team out of the crisis situation....on teh plus side this seems like a rather determined tail...hopefully sunny and mossaddek can recreat their first day's magic :)

We need to bat well after tea to ensure a draw....hopefully we will just bat out the overs...

[Edited on 18-10-2003 by pompous]

October 18, 2003, 01:09 AM
Does anyone know if Sky Sports 1,2 or 3 are gonna cover the tests? I know the ODI's will be cause they already started showing the adverts.

October 18, 2003, 01:11 AM
Tuesday 21, 04:00, Sky Sports 2

Coverage of day one of the first Test between Bangladesh and England at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka. England start their winter tour with two Tests and three one-day internationals against Bangladesh, before travelling to Sri Lanka in November.

October 18, 2003, 01:33 AM
Says rain has stopped play! Sucks. Javed could have done with the batting practice.

October 18, 2003, 01:49 AM
Sportinglife.com says the game is drawn. Must be pouring out there! Oh well, thats disappointing.

I was hoping to see a good batting display today, especially from Golla, Aftab and Rajin. But it wasn't to be. Anyway, they have all spent some time out in the middle between the last match and this one. Hopefully they will peak at the right time, in two days time.

October 18, 2003, 02:07 AM
Dissapointment from Rajin and Aftab. Nafis must be feeling unlucky. still don't understand the selectors fascination with mushfiq. I have a feeling that if he is picked, he will do moderately well just to pip us off.

Based on this, the test matches should be FUN and I am not going to make any predictions because ... cricket is the glorious game of uncertainity and blah blah blah.

October 18, 2003, 02:17 AM
I truely hope Rajin is not anothe Ash in the making :(

Aftab's inclusion in the test squad went into his head, too excited to do good in practice. Atleast Javed stayed there for a while. Good to see him in the runs. This should give him enough confidence for the first test.

October 18, 2003, 02:23 AM
Before the start of the tour, we were all predicting a lot of runs from the English batters. I still think they will score pretty heavilly, but these matches have proved that our bowlers can get top line-ups out. That should encourage our bowlers, especially Mashrafe and Rafiq.

If our batsmen can put runs on the board, this will be a very interesting Test series.

October 18, 2003, 02:39 AM
There was a time, our front-line bowlers couldn't bowls even half a side out...now our virtual under-19 side and A-side bowled a test side out twice in two matches....the juniors have set the standards...particularly in the bowling department but also a couple of big knocks have shown that it shouldn't be impossible to get some decent scores on the board...the seniors don't have much to hide behind...

October 18, 2003, 03:03 AM
Exactly! Whatever these guys did, the senior will know that they will have to come out and better it.

I hope Whatmore had someone with a camera taping every minute of these last two matches. Our players need to see exactly how the English have been batting, what type of shots they have been playing in these conditions and exactly how the bowlers are bowling, especially Batty, who is a bit of an unknown.

I wonder if Batty took offense to Naf's big talk about them being 'very much ordinary.' Oh well, atleast Nafees didn't get out to him in this innings.

October 18, 2003, 07:50 AM
Nafis's commnets indeed got us...three wickets fell and we didn't have any specialist batsmen left...so i guess this match would have been over soon...yea i agree with yuou guys that inclusion of Aftab and even Rajin's performance worrying me for the upcoming test...:(

October 18, 2003, 08:09 AM

Collingwood takes action to avoid being hit by a ball as Bangladesh A resume their second innings 95 runs behind England

October 18, 2003, 08:09 AM

England soon gain first blood when Thorpe catches Iqbal for 39 and then Batty celebrates three wickets in quick succession

October 18, 2003, 08:10 AM

Batty's purple patch gives England the upper hand as Bangladesh A begin to falter on 67 for 4

October 18, 2003, 08:11 AM

But England's efforts are wasted as torrential rain wipes out any possibility of play and Michael Vaughan misses out on a morale-boosting win

October 18, 2003, 08:11 AM

England will be hoping their flashes of good play in the last three days can be carried on to next week's full test

October 18, 2003, 11:07 AM
**** man!!! Collingwood jumped waaaay high in the first pic... looks awesomely weird.. :duh:

October 18, 2003, 11:18 AM
Collingwood pulled a Vince Carter on that pic. That's gotta be atleast a metre high. This guy has some massive hops!!!

October 18, 2003, 01:57 PM
The camera angle (from the ground) is making him look high. Its not that high. He also has his legs folded - making him look higher. Also the ball is behind him. Why the hell is he jumping at all?

October 18, 2003, 03:03 PM
Yeah, he looks high because of the camera angle.

Pagol Chagol, when you are fielding at silly point and a batsman goes for a full-blooded drive, you don't wait to see where the ball is before you jump. You just jump!

October 18, 2003, 03:06 PM
Pagol Chagol, when you are fielding at silly point and a batsman goes for a full-blooded drive, you don't wait to see where the ball is before you jump. You just jump!

Amen to that!

October 18, 2003, 03:57 PM
Obviously you don't wait for the ball to hit you.

October 18, 2003, 04:53 PM
That looks like a straight drive to me. Far from anything to do with the silly point. I am sure he had his reasons.

October 19, 2003, 04:59 AM
Look at where is toes are pointing, that will give you a good indication of where he is trying to hit it.