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Mahmood
October 23, 2003, 10:27 PM
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Mahmood
October 23, 2003, 10:28 PM
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pagol-chagol
October 23, 2003, 10:57 PM
Watch out for a Basher run out. The guy is poor man's Inzi.

rafiq
October 24, 2003, 12:07 AM
gotta love it, from wisden bulletin:

"As the partnership grew, so did England's frustration. Nasser Hussain found it impossible to keep quiet, offering advice to bowlers and captain alike, as the session drifted out of control. "

pagol-chagol
October 24, 2003, 12:29 AM
This is too much fun. Its 1:30 am and I got a 9 am meeting. Enjoy friends....

acbizz
October 24, 2003, 12:58 AM
27 runs lead and 9 more wkt to go....

it will be an interesting test match.

AGC
October 24, 2003, 01:03 AM
Damn. Bashar should and could have stayed until lunch. But still, well played.

chinaman
October 24, 2003, 01:18 AM
England's Marcus Trescothick had predicted victory after the third day's play, but he was made to eat his words as the two batsmen dealt competently with everything which came their way.

The sweat on the brow of skipper Michael Vaughan became worry beads as his bowlers failed to achieve the early breakthrough for which he was hoping.


Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/ban_v_eng_2003/3209901.stm)

chinaman
October 24, 2003, 01:23 AM
The pair used contrasting tactics to nullify the threat posed by England's attack with Sarkar adopting a cautious approach while Habibul was more adventurous and underlined from an early stage that he was not frightened to play his shots.


Source (http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/031024/203/ec0vn.html)

Cricketislife!
October 24, 2003, 01:26 AM
Yep AGC, Damn indeed! I think they should waive off Lunch or Tea or close of play when our Bashar is batting. seems to get out near a interval. Talking of which here is a neat story on Tea break from Gerald Broadribb' book 'Next Man In'

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The Tea interval was introduced in Australia in about 1881- and brought to England by the Australian captain Darling when he came on tour here in 1899 and 1902. When he came again in 1905, he found that the interval was being generally adopted. It had grown up slowly without any legal backing since the days when back in the 1880s Shrewsbury would give orders for a cup of tea to be brought out to him at the wicket at a certain time. In about 1903 an effort was made to stop the tea interval alotgether, but the captains liked it as there often seemed to be a fall of wicket after tea. As was usual in those days, the umpires were never consulted on the matter.
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AGC
October 24, 2003, 01:29 AM
Nice bit of history there. Still a daft thing to have "tea" in a sport. Sounds so british and snobbish.
Hey we still have Kapali and a much improved Mashud. Lets see what they can do. Omar should do better than his 1st innings too. Now thats being very optimistic. Hopefully we won't see a traditional BD batting collapse.

chinaman
October 24, 2003, 01:38 AM
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Cricketislife!
October 24, 2003, 01:42 AM
Daft may be so, but it flows from the character of the game though. Long, reflective, drawn out.Pretty English concept though, the Tea ie. Have read a lot in my childhood in those enidblyton stories
'Famous Five' ' Secret Seven' etc:-)

In Indian life and I assume in Bangladesh too, Chai is not a one single break or event, we keep having it throughout the day! so many Tshops across all parts of India, wherever u r, u r never too far from a T shop. which also translates into gossip-political, Cricket n Filmy.

Coming back to Tea in Cricket, I am quite ok with it, cos it gives one a time to stop, reflect on whats happend, after all it is just 15 minutes or so. esp if one is at ground. crowd gathers, lot of chit chat happens, discussions, just relax a bit by stretching one's legs but the mind keeps chewing on the various permutations n combinations possible in Test match.
CiL

Sham
October 24, 2003, 02:04 AM
Kapali just threw away his wicket!!! Dammit! We need to set England a 200 + target!

rafiq
October 24, 2003, 02:07 AM
pulling harmison form outside the offstump - the only english bowler who has looked remotely threatening!!

rafiq
October 24, 2003, 02:08 AM
wonder what javed omar's status is - if he can play he may as well come in and try to hold it up.

Sham
October 24, 2003, 02:15 AM
Think he is gonna come in at 7.

fwullah
October 24, 2003, 02:39 AM
I have come here to get some comfort. The last 3 wickets that Bashar, Kapali and Hannan threw away - it has forced me to - amar mon kharap kore dieche.

I know the reality here - at least that's what my mind is telling me - Pilot, Mushfique, Rafique, Mashrafee - they can't repeat their acts of the 1st innings, can they?

From here on, we can certainly reach the 200 run-mark, but beyond that - it will be a dream that we can't cherish to see at the moment.

Kapali's shot in particular has made me feel bad, after this series is over, we will have to look for a middle order bat, to replace Kapali in test matches. :(

fwullah
October 24, 2003, 02:51 AM
Actually, I didn't start feeling bad after Habibul 'ASHOKA' Bashar's (58 - 5 =) 53 runs, but after watching Kapali - who did not play well in getting out in the first innings, and now again showing 'rush of blood', I mean we really didn't need it.

On the other hand, Hannan did well - his first half-century at home, he needs all the clappings that he can get, but look here - 51 (Pilot in 1st innings), 58 ( Ashoka Bashar) and 59 (Hannan) - it only suggests that our batsman are not playing well.

I mean, it would have been better if Hannan could have scored 60 or 70 odd runs, but just see - 3 fifties and yet the top score by any batsman for Bangladesh is only 59? This is not good.

chinaman
October 24, 2003, 02:52 AM
They will beat their previous record. Take my word. :lol:

chinaman
October 24, 2003, 02:57 AM
Pilot is going for the Man of The Match. Just look at his confidence.

fwullah
October 24, 2003, 05:05 AM
Javed Omar Belim lbw b Mathew 'ASHOKA' Hoggard

chinaman
October 24, 2003, 05:12 AM
86.3 Hoggard to Javed Omar, OUT: got'em! slower delivery, pitched
outside the off stump and moving back in, Omar moves forward to
play and gets hit on the pad, after a huge and prolonged appeal
umpire de Silva raises his finger

Bangladesh 219/6, Partnership of 43
Javed Omar lbw b Hoggard 27 (76b 2x4 0x6)
Mushfiqur Rahman 36* (115b 5x4) MJ Hoggard 17.3-6-38-2

tv replays shows that Omar got a huge inside edge on to his pad,
once again Asoka de Silva gets it wrong!

Sami
October 24, 2003, 05:13 AM
HONESTLY... this freaking moron (Asoka) shud be banned from umpiring.... what the hell does he have against BD batsmen???? stupid moron... He keeps ****ing up :mad:

[Edited on 24-10-2003 by radicalsami]

Sham
October 24, 2003, 05:15 AM
HOW CAN HE STILL BE ON ICC'S ELITE PANEL?

WE NEED TO WRITE TO SOMEONE ABOUT THIS!!!!

Sami
October 24, 2003, 05:24 AM
I just hope BD plays out this last session without loosing any wicket... and hopefully this umpire wont give any more moronic decisions... hopefully mahmud and Mushfiq (our 2 all rounders play this day out)... I feel so bad for golla.... he was playing really welll :( Getting a LBW after getting a huge inside edge... thats painful... and someone shud tell the umpire that the ball has to be in pitched within the line of wicket in normal cases for a positive lbw decision... lot of good lbw appeals can be turned down if the ball was outside the line of wicket...

chinaman
October 24, 2003, 05:25 AM
89.5 Clarke to Khaled Mahmud, no run, good length delivery, extra bounce and angling in sharply, ball hits the pad and Clarke starts to appeal, non of his teammates join him, they know Asoka is at the other end!

Sami
October 24, 2003, 05:28 AM
hahahahahaha :lol:

AGC
October 24, 2003, 05:38 AM
You all should see the massive BD crowd shouting at Ashoka and those banners against him! Great crowd, great atmosphere. I personally love it when there's bands or drummers around.

chinaman
October 24, 2003, 05:44 AM
93.4 Giles to Khaled Mahmud, no run, outside the off stump and spinnign in, Mahmud moves forward and gets hit on the pad, Giles goes down on one knee and pleads with the umpire but umpire Aleem Dar is unmoved

Kalbaisakhi
October 24, 2003, 05:50 AM
Just pray for Bd so that they get lead of 250 runs.This is the best time for both Mushfiq and Sujon to get their form back.Although Mushfiq did well in the first innings but sujon has a great responsibility to cross the lead 250.And if tellenders of Bd do well in this innings then we can see the lead around 250.This will be tough for england.And Bd should pick up some wickets quickly(I want Trescothick,Vaughn and Thrope).Easy very easy to bd to get their maiden test victory.

But the maiin work to do is Get some big total in Bd's 2nd innings.

Good Luck Bangladesh.

:cool2::cool2::cool2:

Sham
October 24, 2003, 06:15 AM
The ball has to pitch inside the line of leg stump, not the off-stump for a LBW decision. However, it has to hit the pad inside the line of off-stump!

AGC
October 24, 2003, 06:21 AM
Go Bangladesh! Win could be near. Even if we don't win, a draw would be a good result.

Sham
October 24, 2003, 06:21 AM
Boy are we becoming a class team or what??

We managed to bat out the day, 94.2 overs, and only lost 5 wickets in the day, one of which was a shocker by Ashocker.

Bottom line, we are leading by 153 with 4 wickets remaining. Mushfiq is playing out of his skin, and Mahmud is doing well too. If the team can bat out half of the lunch session (extended session again), we can stretch our lead to 200! That will give us a real chance to bowl England out.

After 40 for 4 in the first innings, we have really turned things around and are in with a chance of victory! This team is showing real fighting spirit. I am proud of our boys, whatever happens from here on.

Zobair
October 24, 2003, 06:26 AM
exactly my sentiments!

Sham
October 24, 2003, 07:03 AM
I haven't slept all night long and I'm not even sleepy anymore! I'm excited. Can't wait for the final day's play to start. I am ready for a fight!!

AGC
October 24, 2003, 07:23 AM
Great performance against Pakistan and now good again against England! I would like to see those guys who oppose BD test status now!

AGC
October 24, 2003, 07:24 AM
What are your views on Ashoka De Silva? Tresco was def out and Omar wasn't. IF the umpiring was right, we would be in an even better situation!

Tehsin
October 24, 2003, 08:00 AM
I thinkn we have had two drags in this match, I will blame the rain for the first 4 wickets (it could have been better as it was a batting wicket before the downpour) and Ashoka for letting Tres go and halting golla.

Overall - my sincere apology to Mushfiq. He proved that he is a fighter (Give us a break, we did say that when he play's we will be behind him 100% and we ARE behind him 100%).

fwullah
October 24, 2003, 08:01 AM
If you do not want it for yourself, for Bangladesh, for the crowd, do it for Ashoka De Silva.

Tehsin
October 24, 2003, 08:01 AM
Here's a stupid one:

Mushfiq Babu = Tiger Babu.

rafiq
October 24, 2003, 09:25 AM
yeah, mushfiq is turning into quite the batting hero! I think there are all sorts of selection dilemmas but that is an issue for another day.

do you guys really think BD has time to win? They'll have to turn up the run rate significantly tomorrow morning. At one point we were on target to finish the day at 280 or better. So we are a bit behind if winning is the goal. We'll need to bat until lunch and get another 70-100 runs at least. Hopefully there is no way England can win this match and we can get a draw out of it.

AGC
October 24, 2003, 10:42 AM
Did anyone watch the bit where Rikki Clare started swearing at Sarkar for no reason at all saying the f word etc. That was bad play from him. Even if he was frustrated, doesn't mean he has to start swearing at the batsman.

fwullah
October 24, 2003, 11:35 AM
I thought Mushfique was the victim (not Hannan) in the Rikki Clarke incident?

AGC
October 24, 2003, 11:37 AM
Yeah sorry it was Mushfique!

Sham
October 24, 2003, 01:32 PM
The point is, Mushfiq has taken 2 wickets in this match and scored 80 odd runs so far, and he isn't done. Clarke scored the most painful 14 runs I've ever seen and taken one lucky wicket. End of discussion!

Zobair
October 24, 2003, 01:59 PM
May be we should do what the saffies did to Shoaib for swearing....on second thoughts its cool! let the dog bark...it's the with the rabies after all :)

I hear the ICC is getting tough on misconduct on the field.

[Edited on 24-10-2003 by pompous]