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October 31, 2003, 10:48 PM
Hannan gone!!! I have no words to say

October 31, 2003, 10:49 PM
i do...but there may be children around

October 31, 2003, 10:49 PM
We are so screwed!

Ppls... stay away from your computers and TVs. This is going to be gruesome.

October 31, 2003, 10:50 PM
Was it because he is gone or you could not believe the way he just gave away his wicket like that ?

October 31, 2003, 10:52 PM
By the way, it's 468 for victory with 180 overs in hand, that's less than 2.6 or 2.7 per over.

Anyone willing to bet on the outcome ? :)

October 31, 2003, 10:53 PM
No worry, Sumn will make sure that we don't lose by 400 runs with his quickfire 30.

October 31, 2003, 10:53 PM
Don't worry people the biggest partnership ever is coming up between Bashar and Javed...around 200 or more. :lol::P...Keep your head cool guys, we gotta support our team :)

October 31, 2003, 10:57 PM
I am all for support

(after the 200 part, the rest will fold for 50)

Join the chat.

October 31, 2003, 11:04 PM
250 is our range..bashar hope s he plays like this way like beginning Almighty please help him

October 31, 2003, 11:12 PM
"By the way, it's 468 for victory with 180 overs in hand, that's less than 2.6 or 2.7 per over."

Like the approach!

October 31, 2003, 11:18 PM
What happened to Bashar?

October 31, 2003, 11:20 PM
9.4 Johnson to Habibul Bashar, two runs, RUNOUT! short delivery outside
the off stump, pulled away to the deep mid wicket region, Bashar
takes off for the third run, Orma does not respond, Saggers fires
in a nice flat throw, Bashar is out of his crease and Read takes
of the bails

Devastating. Luck prolly had to do something with it but I don't want to hear about luck when we are completely off. We need to do better in the ODIS.

October 31, 2003, 11:22 PM
We are just disgusting....are we playing oneday or test...three runs why you need to take three risky runs...you call this guy most dependable batsman of bangladesh...what can i say..i am just shocked really shocked...

October 31, 2003, 11:24 PM
He Bd dol, amaderke ar koto koshto diben apnara?

9.4 Johnson to Habibul Bashar, two runs, RUNOUT! short delivery outside the off stump, pulled away to the deep mid wicket region, Bashar takes off for the third run, Omar does not respond, Saggers fires in a nice flat throw, Bashar is out of his crease and Read takes off the bails.

October 31, 2003, 11:31 PM
Someone tell me that didn't just happen? Are we complete morons? Isn't it hard enough as it is without being run out? This is ridiculous.

October 31, 2003, 11:35 PM
I can't believe number one batsman who we all look upon can do that...should i just stop watching bd cricket...how long we will do this how long :mad:....this is total irresponsiblity and just to play for yourself...Bashar's attitude of playing has no explanation...do you just play to be number one of nation but not saving the nations..like our great politicians(sorry if i hurt anybody)

[Edited on 1-11-2003 by BangladeshCricket]

October 31, 2003, 11:47 PM
16.1 Saggers to Javed Omar, OUT: gone! short delivery, pitched outside
the off stump and angling in sharply, no real width for the cut
shot but Omar cuts at it, ball hits the glove and pops up to Read
behind the stumps, Saggers strikes

October 31, 2003, 11:49 PM
cut a ball when its not needed...what on earth he is doing...i feel like shooting him..is it a joke haramzada....

[Edited on 1-11-2003 by BangladeshCricket]

November 1, 2003, 12:18 AM
this has turned into a joke. No motivation, no shot selection and they can only blame themselves for this one.

November 1, 2003, 12:29 AM
24.4 Saggers to Alok Kapali, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump,
driven down the track to the long off fence, once again the timing
is perfect
24.3 Saggers to Alok Kapali, SIX, MAX! short and wide outside the off
stump, pulled away over the square leg fence, perfect timing and
it was a big six

November 1, 2003, 12:30 AM
Kapali at this moment is pumped for the ODIs. Wish he could translate that form into the longer verson of the game with some results.

November 1, 2003, 12:34 AM
thought it was his day...naah...kaps looks like out of sorts :(

November 1, 2003, 12:38 AM
All the wickets suggest that he BD players are tired of playing test cricket. There is a sense of urgency in their behavior. I wish I could figure out what provoked it.

25.3 Johnson to Alok Kapali, OUT: what a catch! short delivery outside
the off stump, Kapali goes for the pull and gets a top edge, ball
goes high up towards the fine leg region, Saggers dives backwards
and catches it with one hand, six down four more to go!

Bangladesh 91/6, Partnership of 21
Alok Kapali c Saggers b Johnson 19 (18b 1x4 1x6)
Khaled Mashud 9* (12b 1x4) RL Johnson 6.3-0-24-2

November 1, 2003, 12:48 AM
To make matters worse dont forget that we are a batsman short! Masri is injured.

Can ODIs bring redemption? One can only hope.

November 1, 2003, 01:36 AM
tv replays clearly shows the ball coming off the arm, Mashud was
unlucky being given out, Aleem Dar gets it wrong

End of over 30 (2 runs) Bangladesh 108/7 (360 more runs req)
RL Johnson 9-0-32-3 (2nb) - Ispahani End
Khaled Mahmud 9* (14b 1x4)

29.6 Johnson to Khaled Mashud, OUT: short delivery, pitched very close
to the off stump and angling in, Mashud leans back and tries to
leave it, ball hits him on the arm and goes behind to the keeper,
huge appeal for caught behind and the umpire raises his finger!

Bangladesh 108/7, Partnership of 17
Khaled Mashud c Read b Johnson 15 (27b 1x4 0x6)

November 1, 2003, 01:50 AM
32.4 Hoggard to Khaled Mahmud, one run, outside the off stump, Mahmud gives himself room and has a go at it, gets a top edge but luckly for him ball falls in no mans land on the off side

Has he heard the term lead by example. WHY THE HELL IS HE PLAYING SO RECKLESSLY. AAHHHHH.

November 1, 2003, 01:52 AM
33.3 Johnson to Khaled Mahmud, one run, again gives himself room, this time Johnson follows him, played away awkwardly to the square leg region
33.2 Johnson to Khaled Mahmud, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, once again Mashud makes some room and cuts it away to the backward of point fence
33.1 Johnson to Khaled Mahmud, SIX, pitched up on the middle, was the slower delivery, Mahmud gives himself room and lofts it over the long on fence

It has become clear he has given up on trying to reduce the margin of defeat. He just wants to have a go at every ball like he is playing the last few overs of a ODI. Has he got no shame!

November 1, 2003, 02:49 AM
Look at it as his last gasp attempt at holding onto the captaincy. Sure enough, you'll find some folks going - you can't drop, he was our 'highest' scorer in the last innings.

Frankly, he should just retire or resign. He can be the ODI captain if he must but please - let us say goodbye to Sujon - the 'test' player.

November 1, 2003, 05:02 AM
it's just the bd team...we are not upto to the standard to play test matches look at the score card 30's is max score....our top order can hardly pass 200 ...i think should we play more tests and get more humilation or just wait for couple of years:mad:...sorry ppl i can't just believe we scored less than first innings of second test even not 200

November 1, 2003, 09:28 AM
I think all of us have pointed out the right concerns. But if we are to list them sequentially, then the glaring one surely to stand out on its own would be the top order batting. That failing so miserably surely will trigger all else ?

Also, it looks like that in the 2nd innings no one even bothered. External forces at play ? I think not ? Bad team selection, sure, we all know that Tapash should have been in, and both Enam and Mahmud should have been out. But surely, we are not suggesting that Enam the 19 yr old bribed himself in ?

But as Raj pointed out, Dave was taking too many risks. If so, then that's actually a good thought, isn't it. I mean that a veteran and pragmatic coach like him does believe in the team's potential.

Actually what happened is, we just did not have time to prepare. We did not study the English bowlers at all, and identify means to tackle them, and then practice that on an appropriate pitch - just like we did against Australia.

So now, lets all look forward to a lot of practice in preparation of Zimbabwe, and a quality assesment of the right players who need to be in the team.