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October 24, 2003, 10:07 PM
25 Min to go.....Insha-Allah Bangladesh will play better

October 24, 2003, 10:54 PM
Mahmud gone...248/7

October 24, 2003, 11:07 PM
Mahmud how ccould he do that....now how we gona put a good score
now Rafiq gone....we will loose now ....we wont be able to give even 180 run to chase...:(

October 24, 2003, 11:16 PM
feeling bad.....

if anyone could give Musfiq a little support we could had a chance to fight.

now only 1 batsman left with only 163 runs lead ....there is no chance for us

October 24, 2003, 11:27 PM
we bangali dream too much....4 wickets left...but we thought we can add 100 more runs.....i knew its not easy....i had the feeling cuz bd tail usually rap up very quickly.....and it happened

now in bowling....we can manage, i think only 2/3 wickets......so the result will be kinda big....BD lost by 7/8 wickets?.....

my question is...if this happens.....Will u be disappointed?.....

[Edited on 25-10-2003 by Mridul]

October 25, 2003, 12:07 AM
EmmHmmm..........it will be a battle. England have to earn this match. Tigers will fight very hard & we can still win this match, I assure you.

October 25, 2003, 01:02 AM
Hey Rafiq and Enamul both of them giving ENg a hard time. Great :cool:

October 25, 2003, 01:04 AM
Mohammad Rafique (SLA) 6 0 20 2 3.33

Already looking forward to a better batting performance in the second test.

October 25, 2003, 08:06 AM
I'm not disappointed at all. It was a very good game and we performed really well but you know a win would have made me jump up and down on the floor. Wish our batsman batted more sensibly in the first innings, anyways I think Dav is gonna take care of the batters and we can certainly look forward to a win or a draw in the next test.

Barvo tigers, we are proud of you. :fanflag:

[Edited on 25-10-2003 by ehsan]

October 25, 2003, 11:10 AM
I don't know why everyone wants to win without going through the logical next step - draws!

I am incredibly dissapointed that Bangladesh did not force a draw in this match by playing out more of the first session. That would have been enough, although I know playing 2.5 hours for our tail is a very big ask, we just thought they would repeat what they did in the first innings.

It wasn't about scoring 100 more runs, fewer runs would have salvaged the game. England could have still won between after lunch, but would have to lose a bunch more wickets. And our bowlers would have bowled with more heart than they did in the second innings - they were deflated.

I am more interested in stopping the losing streak than winning right now. But we have come a long ways since the humilation of the World Cup, this is all good.

[Edited on 25-10-2003 by rafiq]

October 25, 2003, 06:00 PM
Rafiq bhai, I agree with your post but on one point, I will have to disagree, the next step doe snot have to be a draw.

However, the way this game was played out, it should have been planned for a draw. They needed to hang in tight until lunch or closer to lunch and then allow England to make a game of it, they would have gone for a win and hence giving us the opportunity to strike early with some descipline and luck.