View Full Version : Bangladesh v England - 1st Test - Day 2 - Oct 22, 03

October 21, 2003, 09:56 PM
Hannan Sarkar and Rajin will resume play for Bangladesh. The overnight score is 24 for 2.

October 21, 2003, 09:58 PM
Anyone got into homeviewbangladesh ? I have been trying for half an hour.

October 21, 2003, 10:00 PM
hit the chat.

October 21, 2003, 10:27 PM
I am in the chat room and don't see a lot of people there. Cricinfo is not updating. I thought it was supposed to start 1/2 an hour early today.

October 21, 2003, 10:28 PM
I am up for another night with the trivia bot.

October 21, 2003, 10:34 PM
it has just started!

October 21, 2003, 11:14 PM
Hannan gone!

We only have 2 more batsmen left. Doesn't seem we can make it to our regular 180.

October 21, 2003, 11:19 PM
Rajin gone.

Ok, I am out.

October 21, 2003, 11:21 PM
This is terrible! Top order gone before we scored 50! Lets try and scratch a century plus score.

October 22, 2003, 12:01 AM
Looks like Battyboy has taken the wicket of our only hope Kapali..

it's sad that we STILL need to hope to pass just 100!!

October 22, 2003, 12:06 AM
When we have to pin our hopes on Mushfiq (batting average 3.33 before this match), we know we are in trouble!

October 22, 2003, 12:17 AM
I've been looking forward to watching this match live on TV for the last few weeks and must say am terribly disappointed... Bangladesh can't keep on using "laack of experience" as an excuse. This is their 25th test match!

October 22, 2003, 12:46 AM
End of over 45 bd 90/5

maiden 17 overs


October 22, 2003, 01:04 AM
Mushfiq playing better than usual. Khaled has style.

October 22, 2003, 01:18 AM
The length of bd batting is solely on this two now. We should bat until post tea today (at least). It would be great if we can bat out all day (highly unlikely, 99% sure).

October 22, 2003, 02:06 AM
First we need to get to tea, then we'll think about close of play.

October 22, 2003, 02:18 AM
Bangladesh 112/5 (59.2 ov)

Mushfiqur Rahman (RHB) 19 101 1 0 18.81
Khaled Mashud (RHB) 22 82 2 0 26.83

Current Partnership: 40 runs, 28.5 overs, RR: 1.39

October 22, 2003, 02:35 AM
Mitigating circumstances notwithstanding, it is a harsh indictment of the top order when number 6 and 7 are the top rungetters for your team.:(

October 22, 2003, 02:42 AM
Mushfiqur Rahman (RHB) 34 119 2 0 28.57

Khaled Mashud (RHB) 27 98 2 0 27.55

Current Partnership: 60 runs, 34.3 overs, RR: 1.74

At one stage 100 was the target and 150 was suspect.

[Edited on 22-10-2003 by tehsin]

October 22, 2003, 02:54 AM
Mushfique and Pilot has provided the heroics of the day. Back in the dressing room is our introspective captain preparing himself to play the proverbial 'Captain's Inning'? What was Tupac thumping to down Las Vegas boulevard: All Eyez on me?:lol:

October 22, 2003, 02:59 AM
Hold that thought. El Capitan lasted 3 balls.

October 22, 2003, 03:27 AM
Rafique is in a most belligerent mood. He just it Batty for a six, and then hit Giles for another six in the next over.:lol::lol:

October 22, 2003, 03:37 AM
Thanks to Allah, Mashud gets his maiden test 50! Also thanks to Allah Rafiq hits a 6!

October 22, 2003, 03:37 AM
And know Mashud gets out... :(

October 22, 2003, 03:38 AM
I mean now

October 22, 2003, 04:14 AM
All out for 203

October 22, 2003, 04:14 AM
plesantly surprised they got past 200 after being 5 down for 80-something. The late order rear guard did as well a recovery job as any by Bangladesh. Credit Mushfiq and Pilot for the way they slowly built up their innings. Good job by Mushfiq - he has finally "done something". Pilot deserves his long awaited 50.

Loved those 6s from rafique and then Mashrafee. Rafique finally played a decent test innings - playing himself in before unleashing his sixers.

BD could have gone a few more overs after tea had Sujon not done what he did. What more can we possibly say about his approach?

[Edited on 22-10-2003 by rafiq]

October 22, 2003, 04:18 AM
We crossed 200! Who would have thought it when we were 40 for 4 and then 72 for 5. Well done BD I say. It wasn't easy for the top order, all the starts and stops and Harmison on fire. But in the end, we somehow managed a score of some respectability. Of course, exactly how good it is will depend on how well England bats on this wicket. Overall, decent effort. If our top order contributes some runs in the second innings, we can get close to 300 hopefully.

October 22, 2003, 04:32 AM
England 1st innings start... Mashrafe starts with a wide... :(

October 22, 2003, 04:47 AM
LBW appeal turned down... aren't these the same upires as in the Pakistan series?!!!

October 22, 2003, 04:49 AM
Yes they are. The same incompetent umpires.

October 22, 2003, 04:51 AM

October 22, 2003, 04:55 AM
Trescotick is tearing appart the bowling attack. Mahmud should take a risk and introduce the spinners... or at least take Mushfiqur Rahman of!!!

October 22, 2003, 05:00 AM
He has taken my advice and bringing himself on.

October 22, 2003, 05:01 AM
Thanks to Allah, strats with a maiden!!!

October 22, 2003, 05:02 AM
Good first over by Mahmud. Vaughan is under pressure and Bangladesh has done well so far to keep him under pressure, not give him free hits.

October 22, 2003, 05:04 AM
Tresco isn't having any trouble whatsoever. He has raced on to 25 off 36 balls. If we can get Trescothick out today, that will be big!

October 22, 2003, 05:09 AM
Thanks to Allah, 2 maidens in 2 overs by Mahmud!

October 22, 2003, 05:18 AM
Thanks to Allah another one!!! score 33/0 Tresco- 27 Vaughn- 1

October 22, 2003, 05:19 AM
sorry... tresco... 31

October 22, 2003, 05:21 AM
Rafique in to replace mashrafe.

October 22, 2003, 05:27 AM
Mahmud just ruined it

October 22, 2003, 05:32 AM
Another lbw turned down... honestly there should be punishment for the umpires!!! If it was a Bangladeshi... it would have been given out!!!

October 22, 2003, 05:34 AM
Trescothic is breaking our back... 40 from only 53... things are looking bad... 45/0

October 22, 2003, 05:39 AM
Now Vaugns digging in... WE NEED TO GET SOMEONE OUT... NOW!!!!

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October 22, 2003, 05:39 AM

October 22, 2003, 05:41 AM
Where is everyone else?!!! :-/

October 22, 2003, 05:44 AM
54/0... another maiden from Mahmud.

October 22, 2003, 05:50 AM
62/0... we are being humiliated mahmud replaces himself with Mushfiqur Rahman... whats the point of that... Mahmuds not been so bad.

October 22, 2003, 05:56 AM
Things aren't looking good. These guys seem to be pretty comfortable right now. We need to bring Enamul Jnr in. Give him a go. We need to get one wicket today, otherwise England will be well on top.

October 22, 2003, 05:59 AM
Actully Rafique should be replaced by him... he is way too expansive.

October 22, 2003, 06:00 AM
And Trescotic gets his 50 from 81 balls including a wooping 9 4s... 74/0

October 22, 2003, 06:01 AM
Haque on... starts with a four... I'm outta here :(

October 22, 2003, 06:07 AM
81/0... why do I even bother... this time, I'm really outta here...

October 22, 2003, 08:21 AM
Pathetic display, we should have played our A team as our national team. I actually enjoyed A team's performance.

October 22, 2003, 09:16 AM

WE fought back bravely after a top-order collapse...remeber! the english have a very good top-rder...one can't expect them to collapse like they did in a practise match...this is test cricket...we are playing a team is ranked high in the test cricket rankings..way higher than Pakistan!

[Edited on 22-10-2003 by pompous]

October 22, 2003, 09:23 AM
Trescothick is up there. In fact, the Somerset opener, with 219 and 69 against South Africa in September; who has scores of 90 and 96 so far on this tour; is capable of Haydenesque innings. I just forsee trouble tomorrow. :(

October 22, 2003, 09:27 AM
You never know...the English could very well collapse tomorrow. It is important for us to get their captain out early and work on Trescothick. I was disappointed that we didn't get at least a couple of wickets.

However, to make 200 runs from that situation was really great. Mushfiq Babu is proving his detractors wrong and Pilot finally got it together for a well deserving test match 50. Rafiq's sixes raised our score past 200 and made it somewhat respectable.

October 22, 2003, 09:47 AM
I went to bed with the score at 72-5, and I wasn't hoping for anything more than 100, but Pilot came good, and 203 is at least face saving.

We need wickets however, and to be anywhere near competitive, must restrict England near 300, which seems unlikely at this point.

THe forecast says thunderstorms and showers for the next two days, is that correct ?

October 22, 2003, 10:16 AM
mushfiq did fine with his bat and deserves credit. now let him take 2-3 wickets to claim his allrounder's slot.

bangladesh occasionally select a bowling attack that won't get the job done. Hadn't seen it since Whatmore got the job, but here we are again.

October 22, 2003, 11:38 AM
Don't loose the spirit guys, Inshallah we will get back to the back; the lower order did well with the bat.

"Baar Baar ha bolo yaar ha; apni jeet ho unki har houn. Baar baar ha bolo yaar ha apni jeet ho unki har houn, koi humse jeet na pawe chale chalo, chale chalo. Meet jawe jo takrawe, chale chalo. Toout gai jo ongli uththi, paachon oonlgi ho bangayi muththi. Koi kitna bhi bharkawe, chale chalo...Chale Chalo. Dharti hila denge, saabko dikhadenge, Hum jaagpe chayenge aab ye batayenge humlogo ka daarja kya..o..oo..o." - Lagaan

October 22, 2003, 11:42 AM
what does that mean ?

October 22, 2003, 12:07 PM
How was Pilot's innings?

October 22, 2003, 12:45 PM
Exactly as I suspected, we did fall for the English trap with Enamul.

October 22, 2003, 12:59 PM
Well, its too early to make any judgements on Enamul.

Anyway, I am happy with Mushfiq's performance, even if he doesn't take wickets. I am one of his biggest doubters on this board, but he scored 34 and featured in a good partnership with Mashud. I look at it this way, if they had taken Aftab, and Aftab had played this innings, I think we would all have been pretty pleased with the effort, given that he came into bat at 40 for 4!

But our bowling is looking pretty ordinary. Trescothick is in great form, and he was expected to score a heap of runs anyway. But Vaughan was under pressure and somehow we let him off the hook last night. There was a period when he was really struggling, scored 1 run off his first 30 odd balls, and then we just let off the pressure.

Anyway, a couple of quick wickets in the first session today will make things look a lot better. If we can get the openers out before lunch, the spinners can get into the middle order.

October 22, 2003, 01:22 PM
With a total collapse of the top order, BD did exceedingly well. All except the skipper performed well. We didn't think we could reach 150 at one point. The two psychological landmarks: reaching 200 runs and playing til tea. The extras: half century by Pilot, inspiring innings by Mushfiq and four 6s in the last few overs. Good stuff.

October 22, 2003, 03:10 PM
I am very pleased with Mahmud's performance. If he continues the trend in his batting and doesn't do anything extra ordinary with the ball, my prediction will come true. He will be replaced with Musfiq before the Zim tour. Keep up the good work Sujan.

October 22, 2003, 07:58 PM
you crack me up!

Pilot's innings was excellent, perfectly suited for the occasion. Mushfy justified his inclusion at the number 6 batting position. I doubt aftab could have done too much better under the circumstances. He didn't take any wickets, but his bowling wasn't insanely carted around or anything. He definitely looks a better "allrounder" than el capitan. Kapali promised so much but left us hanging high and dry. He probably got carried away. Don't ask me why I think that!
And rafique bhai! what an innings! He actually tried to build an innings. He hit those insane sixes but wisely blocked the good ones. From what I can remember of his batting, he doesn't have much footwork and is particularly indecisive on the backfoot. So that makes him particularly vulnerable to good length ball when bowlers decide to come around the wicket.
Enamul jnr. ! hmmm....it wouldn't be wise to make up our minds about him just yet. He bowled only 3 overs and the first overs in test cricket was just a bit too nerve-racking for him. I fully expect him to have spent most of the night sleepless trying to come up with a better plan. He is definitely going to put a much better performance today.

[Edited on 23-10-2003 by pompous]

October 22, 2003, 08:43 PM
Kapali didn't get carried away. He made a major error in judgement. I think what he wanted to do was to have a look at Batty before committing to any shots. Someone has to tell him that having a look at a spinner is not like have a look at a seamer. You can't leave an off-spinner outside the off-stump, the ball is going to
spin back! I'm pretty sure Kapali is feeling pretty daft at the moment for letting that ball go. Anyway, hope he learns his lesson.

October 22, 2003, 09:23 PM
Something must have been wrong there.
How come he does not know that an off spinner's ball will spin back! Did he think that being ordinary Batty even cannot turn the ball ? Unbelievable.

Sujon agian got out trying to flick an off stamp line ball. What does he think of himself, Azharuddin? He got out trying to play this kind of shot umteenth times. This is one of the reasons to try youngsters. They will learn from the mistakes. I am sure that Kapali will never leave an off spinning ball again. If it were Sujon, he would have done it again in the second innings ("I though it will be a Dosra this time").

Lets see how we fight back today. Tight fielding and good line and length may turn the match toward a draw.

[Edited on 23-10-2003 by tnb]