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chinaman
February 19, 2004, 01:37 AM
Ready for a win, guys?

Carte Blanche
February 19, 2004, 01:37 AM
You betcha!

Emad03
February 19, 2004, 01:42 AM
Lets get started with a win:)

fab
February 19, 2004, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by chinaman
Please visit www.bobitaogaan.com forum for information in case banglacricket is not available.

Bobita o Gaan? :D

btw, after a long time, yeah, I think I'm ready for a win..

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by fab]

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 01:43 AM
With the overcast and pitch condition as far as we are aware of, I think this match will be a short one if the rainy interference is short. A result is very much likely.

Shafi
February 19, 2004, 01:44 AM
Ready for a win, guys?
--Chinaman

Why Not

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 01:49 AM
Fab,

Thank you very much for pointing that out.

With the recent flurries of blackouts, we thought it was wise to make a backup plan to maintain continuity of our discussion. Rajputro was kind enough to give us a hand with his forum. So, in case there's a blackout, we know where to take shelter now.

FaltuRidwanBhai
February 19, 2004, 02:04 AM
ami kichui buzhlam na. ottanto confused kintu hoye gelam ami. kisher black outer kotha bolchen apnara. jai hok buzhai bolle kintu khub bhalo hoi. dannabad.

fab
February 19, 2004, 02:08 AM
this site sometimes closes down (for various
technical reasons) - so if it does happen again, apni kintu oboshoi www.kobitaogaan.com e kintu jaben.
dhonobad

Navarene
February 19, 2004, 02:14 AM
kintu khela shuru hobe kokhon? naki kintu shuru hoye geche?

tensionEaachi
February 19, 2004, 02:16 AM
with in 45 min from now on.

Shafi
February 19, 2004, 02:17 AM
1.50 (BST)

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 02:17 AM
When our teams play, a large number of our members jump into the board. This causes a high CPU activity in the server which is shared by many other websites. That's why we are raising fund for a dedicated server of our own. Until a reasonable amount of fund is raised, we'll continue to operate from a borrowed server.

In the past we experienced server down times and no one was able to visit our site. So, in case if this happen again and you can't visit banglacricket.com, just go to kobitaogaan website. We can use their forum.

FaltuRidwanBhai
February 19, 2004, 02:17 AM
dannabad,
jaihok. khela kintu akhono shuru hoinee. tobe shuru hoteo kintu beshi deri nai. aste aste kintu hararete dorshok shomagom berai choleche. khela shuru hote ar baki kintu pray 40 minuter moton. bidayer shomoy kintu amar chole elo. ar kintu thakte parlam na. jai hok. abaro dekkha hobe shobar shathe ai banglacricket.com a. dannabad.

fab
February 19, 2004, 02:17 AM
Apparently it is raining in Harare now :(


source emad (http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/ZIXX0004.html)
Zimb Gov (http://weather.utande.co.zw/)

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by fab]

Shafi
February 19, 2004, 02:22 AM
If we win the toss at this rainy situation shouldn't we take fielding first???

Or the toss has alredy over??

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 02:26 AM
Usually the toss is done around 30 min before the match starts.

James90
February 19, 2004, 02:33 AM
And if that has an overload of ppl there's always Mona and Hasib

fab
February 19, 2004, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by Habibul_fan
And if that has an overload of ppl there's always Mona and Hasib
haha! and yourself missy

Emad03
February 19, 2004, 02:37 AM
heres the live score card

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/NEW/LIVE/frames/BDESH_ZIM_T1_19-23FEB2004.html

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 02:41 AM
Any play before lunch in unlikely:(



Source: Cricinfo

Sami
February 19, 2004, 02:42 AM
rain delays start :(

Sham
February 19, 2004, 02:44 AM
How frustrating is that?

sage
February 19, 2004, 02:49 AM
Good luck everybody!!:)

Navarene
February 19, 2004, 02:51 AM
A rain effected first day might be heading for a draw. What do you guys think?

Sham
February 19, 2004, 02:54 AM
We are gonna lose a session today atleast it seems. That probably won't make a huge difference but if there is more rain over the next couple of days, a draw seems likely. Sigh, more ridicule for BD!

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 03:01 AM
although we will loose 2 sessions today i think there will be a result in 5th day and i have a feeling for the first time that we will win..:)

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by dorbesh]

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 03:04 AM
Any play before lunch in unlikely
The rain has stopped but a lot of mopping up going on after 55mm
fell overnight
some slippery areas on the adjoining pitches where the grass has
not recovered from league matches
As yet no teams have been officially announced, and the toss has
not taken place

source..crick info

Hasan
February 19, 2004, 03:05 AM
8 to 10 sessions will be enough for a result of this test match.

Sham
February 19, 2004, 03:09 AM
8 sessions is a session short of three days. I don't think we'll get a result out of that. Or atleast I hope not. I think if we lose one full day (3 sessions), we are still likely to get a result. However, much more than that and it will probably end in a draw.

Dorbesh, are you sure we are going to lose two sessions? CricInfo still says no play before lunch, but if you've read somewhere that it will be longer, I'm going to go to sleep!

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 03:18 AM
i am not sure and i haven't read any confirm news..i was guesing since we don't see the toss yet!

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by dorbesh]

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 03:30 AM
Bad weather has delayed the start of the first Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in Harare.

Groundstaff were busy carrying out mopping up operations at the scheduled start time of 0800 GMT after a heavy downpour overnight.

The prospects of any play before lunch do not look good.

More on BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3499405.stm)

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 03:37 AM
Bowlers' runups were unsafe at the scheduled start of play because of heavy overnight rain. Reuters (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=SQAODDULMFQDQCRBAEKSF EY?type=cricketNews&storyID=4391123&section=news)

capslock
February 19, 2004, 03:51 AM
Perfect! Play will start right after I get home from the office!!!

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 03:55 AM
Still no news from the Umpires as to a time for the start
The rain has stopped and the cluds seem to be getting higher and
shifting away
clouds
still some concern about the run ups and the slippery bulley from
the adjoining pitches
Drainage is good here, but at the moment the super sopper has
broken down and is being pushed around
The pitch looks to be fine

source: http://www.cricinfo.com/db/NEW/LIVE/frames/BDESH_ZIM_T1_19-23FEB2004.html

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 04:00 AM
4 short to 100 of my score in posting..:lol:

kkakash
February 19, 2004, 04:29 AM

Ahmed_B
February 19, 2004, 04:30 AM
i just turned on ESPN to see if the match has started yet..
n guess wht ESPN is doing!
they r telecasting a match between BD & India in which the BD Team messed up so bad! Media Supression! :mad:
why the hell r these 'white skins' after us anyway??... this time BD shud teach them a lesson!
:mad:

Carte Blanche
February 19, 2004, 04:34 AM
The ESPN you are watching, is run by the Indians.

kkakash
February 19, 2004, 04:35 AM

sage
February 19, 2004, 04:36 AM
Dorbash I hope you are right about winning. I can trust a Dorbash.
:)

sage
February 19, 2004, 04:38 AM
Akash Congrat!:)

sage
February 19, 2004, 04:40 AM
Program selection inESPN is done by indian. This is indian trick! Before U19 matchup they are trying to demoralise fans.

sage
February 19, 2004, 04:43 AM
Is cricinfo runs by Indian too? They only show Indian U19 live score.

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 04:47 AM
CricInfo Indian brach is one of its biggest branch generating lots of dough. Just look around USA CricInfo and see the ads on it. All from indian companies. Money talks as they say.

Ahmed_B
February 19, 2004, 04:54 AM
.... the western media isnt quite pleasent either..
BBC??!

Sham
February 19, 2004, 05:00 AM
unless we start winning, there is no point complaining about media conspiracies. Yes, they haven't been very kind to us. But untill we start winning matches, they aren't going to write good things about us or show matches that Bangladesh won because there aren't any. For the time being, we are going to have to swallow the insults.

Sham
February 19, 2004, 05:08 AM
Shouldn't there be an update already? If the match was going to start straight after lunch, that is in half an hour. I think a further delay is likely. Can't believe the super sopper decided to break down today!

Ahmed_B
February 19, 2004, 05:20 AM
no news frm anyone buot play's start?:-/

James90
February 19, 2004, 05:21 AM
The next thing we'll hear is that Bangladesh broke it :duh:

James90
February 19, 2004, 05:23 AM
You think they say if it started raining again

Then again you think they'd say if it was going to commence

crickipagol
February 19, 2004, 05:34 AM
The game is about to start. They lost the toss and have to bowl.

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by sage
Dorbash I hope you are right about winning. I can trust a Dorbash.
:)

lol..and lets hope for it...

capslock
February 19, 2004, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by crickipagol
The game is about to start. They lost the toss and have to bowl.

Uh, WHO?

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 05:36 AM
Originally posted by crickipagol
The game is about to start. They lost the toss and have to bowl.

who lost toss and who is bating?

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 05:36 AM
Hit the chat people

http://games.banglacricket.com/chat

Live comms are there.

raju
February 19, 2004, 05:37 AM
Good news is that play will start soon
Lunch has been taken and 2 hours have been lost
Pitch has some cracks, but must be holding a lot of moisture after
all the rain

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 05:37 AM
ZIM won the toss and will bat

Sham
February 19, 2004, 05:38 AM
We have to take advantage of the new ball!

raju
February 19, 2004, 05:39 AM
we will F*** them real bad today....hopefully.......

with all DUE respect

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 05:40 AM
why ZIM decided to bat first after heavy overnight raining!! i wonder

Sham
February 19, 2004, 05:43 AM
Probably because there are cracks on the pitch they don't want to bat last on it against Rafiq and Rana.

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 05:44 AM
Game started, Monju opened bowling...

0/0 after 4 ball

hit the chat:
http://games.banglacricket.com/chat

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 05:45 AM
ahhh..i made my 100!...rise my bat and hat off to banglacricket.com fans:)

Sham
February 19, 2004, 05:45 AM
can you paste the link to CHAT through CricInfo. I can never get through from banglacricket and I can't find it on CricInfo.

Sami
February 19, 2004, 05:45 AM
congarts dorbesh ;)

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 05:47 AM
Originally posted by Sham
can you paste the link to CHAT through CricInfo. I can never get through from banglacricket and I can't find it on CricInfo.

Sham once you get into our room just type
/join #cricket
and hit enter. Or click on the top button where it says: "Join #cricket for live comms"

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 05:49 AM
Zimbabwe 0/1 (1.2 ov)

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 05:49 AM
First wicket fall
0/1
yessssssssssssss

Sham
February 19, 2004, 05:49 AM
ONE DOWN!!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Tapash off his first ball. Gripper gone!!

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 05:49 AM
we got one!..man it a good start!

sage
February 19, 2004, 05:51 AM
Way to go tapash!!:lol:

dorbesh
February 19, 2004, 05:51 AM
1.1 Tapash Baisya to Gripper, OUT: outside off, short, gets back to
cut, top edge, GREAT catch at first slip, getting up high,
stretching out the hand and takes it well above the head

Sami
February 19, 2004, 05:52 AM
falai deese wicket... gripper bhaia haash pailo... bah bah :D

Sham
February 19, 2004, 05:56 AM
Its says i'm not connected when I try to do that and then says unable to connect if i click on connect.

raju
February 19, 2004, 05:58 AM
3.3 Tapash Baisya to Ebrahim, one run, well forward, soft hands to the
off, early call, bowler follows up, collects, throws wide with
Carlisle well short, stupid run

[Edited on 2-19-2004 by chinaman : Moderation.]

Tintin
February 19, 2004, 05:59 AM
Sham, is ononna is still around ? :)

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 06:01 AM
Originally posted by Sham
Its says i'm not connected when I try to do that and then says unable to connect if i click on connect.

You have come into our room first. Try differnt servers, Like one of the US servers. If it doesn't connect
then try this command:
/server irc.starlink.org 6667

bd_cricket
February 19, 2004, 06:12 AM
Nasif,
I could never get into the chat after the new get-up of the chat. I tried many times - didn't work. I don't see the place to type and it says I am connected - but I don't see anybody there.

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 06:18 AM
bd_cricket, please look at the private window, nasif had a message for you.

syedmahm
February 19, 2004, 06:18 AM

bd_cricket
February 19, 2004, 06:22 AM
I cannot see any messages. I saw the tab for nasif once in the private window but no message.

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 06:22 AM
Yupe. Tapash having some hard time. Mushfiq should come in.

Sami
February 19, 2004, 06:23 AM
Mushfiq is in for the 9th over... chinaman bhai u are telepathic??? ;)

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 06:24 AM
No, logic.

syedmahm
February 19, 2004, 06:25 AM

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by bd_cricket
I cannot see any messages. I saw the tab for nasif once in the private window but no message.

What do you mean? No text? We all see you connected. Is the text white? Try to highlight the window by dragging mouse over it, very strange indeed. Could be a result of incorrect Java VM. If it doesn't work out try reinstalling Java VM (link is on login page) or try using Mozilla browser.

Very strange indeed.

Carte Blanche
February 19, 2004, 06:28 AM
You can also try logging in with irc clients. If you need instructions, you can ask any of us.

bd_cricket
February 19, 2004, 06:29 AM
I just see a blue screen - no text.

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 06:33 AM
Your Java isn't setup properly or got corrupted.

Quickest solution:
Download mIRC from http://www.mirc.com

Install it. Then on the text bar at bottom type:
/server irc.starlink.org 6669

Once connected type:
/join #banglacricket
/join #cricket

You will be in.

Later you can try downloading Sun Java VM, that will fix it.

Nasif

Sami
February 19, 2004, 06:37 AM
Drinks break:

Zimbabwe 36/1 (12.0 ov)

Tapash got Gripper first ball of the 2nd over...

bd_cricket
February 19, 2004, 06:40 AM
Just downloaded the java again - and didn't solve the problem.
Now I'll try your quick solution.
Thanks.

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 06:46 AM
Sorry to hear that. When you start the chat, does Sun Java VM opens up? Or is it the IE Microsoft Java? You can tell if its sun java if you see an icon beside your clock on taskbar.

This is indeed a strange problem. I don't know if anyone faced this situation before.

Anyway, mirc will slove your problem for the time being.

syedmahm
February 19, 2004, 06:48 AM
It seems that both bathmen are getting enough confident

bd_cricket
February 19, 2004, 06:53 AM
nasif,
thanks. mirc solved my problem - now I can see all of you through that.
I'll check for the java icon - the problem with that each time when I try to use that chat it crushes my IE.

oracle
February 19, 2004, 07:01 AM
I used MIRC. Anyway cannot go in to Banglacricket. only #cricket where the scores are relayed.

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 07:03 AM
type
/join #banglacricket

sadhat
February 19, 2004, 07:22 AM
SV Carlisle should out NOW... He is scoring runs including one six. :(
R B 4's6's S/R
43 64 5 1 67.19

sadhat
February 19, 2004, 07:22 AM
Rafique comes into the attack.
1 Run from his 1st over. He is good.

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by sadhat]

Tapyashareeeee re Tapa. WICKET lowww re Tapa.

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by sadhat]

Hasib
February 19, 2004, 07:37 AM
Guys... we are in really deap trouble... this partnership has gone on for too long. We realy need some quick wickets. Don't expect much from our batsmen... they have ben rather bad lately.

sadhat
February 19, 2004, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by Hasib
Guys... we are in really deap trouble... this partnership has gone on for too long. We realy need some quick wickets. Don't expect much from our batsmen... they have ben rather bad lately.
True. but I am expecting one wkt, not wkt[s]. Thats too much to ask for.:lol:
How about the pitch? Batting-favoured pitch?

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by sadhat]

Hasib
February 19, 2004, 08:12 AM
at tea 101/1

Sham
February 19, 2004, 08:19 AM
I was right about this pace attack lacking in potency. Both Monju and Mushfiq are slow and defensive. We should have atleast had Aziz.

Sami
February 19, 2004, 08:22 AM
agreed...

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 08:30 AM
The bounce on the pitch is a lot lower and the wicket is more turning than the last time we've been there.

I am disappointed in the 1st session, really. A total of 2 wickets would have been OK for an extended post lunch session.

There were a few other chances that we could have taken on the field, especilly running one of the either batsman out.

In addition, even though only one session is played in this series, the batsman were able to take couples whenever Rafique had to chase the ball and on a single occassion, at the time that Carlisle was on 48, Habibul Bashar, the captain himself was slow enough to give the batsman a couple of runs when there should have been only 1.

Even if we ignore some minor mistakes by the groudfiedling for now, in the end, we have to realize that these minor mistakes or the slowness of some one or two fielders could cost us the match.

Upto now, in the 4 tests before this one, Zimbabwe were either all out or declared after scoring 400, this time the only question to ask should be, if we can bowl them out below 400.

The only good moment was really the wicket of Tapash, Bashar's catch was a very good one, I can't remember him taking such a good catch, especially in the slips.

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 08:30 AM
The bounce on the pitch is a lot lower and the wicket is more turning than the last time we've been there.

I am disappointed in the 1st session, really. A total of 2 wickets would have been OK for an extended post lunch session.

There were a few other chances that we could have taken on the field, especilly running one of the either batsman out.

In addition, even though only one session is played in this series, the batsman were able to take couples whenever Rafique had to chase the ball and on a single occassion, at the time that Carlisle was on 48, Habibul Bashar, the captain himself was slow enough to give the batsman a couple of runs when there should have been only 1.

Even if we ignore some minor mistakes by the groudfiedling for now, in the end, we have to realize that these minor mistakes or the slowness of some one or two fielders could cost us the match.

Upto now, in the 4 tests before this one, Zimbabwe were either all out or declared after scoring 400, this time the only question to ask should be, if we can bowl them out below 400.

The only good moment was really the wicket of Tapash, Bashar's catch was a very good one, I can't remember him taking such a good catch, especially in the slips.

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:32 AM
taposh and rofic do somthing

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 08:33 AM
I can't agree with Sham, Tareq would have been too expensive, just like Tapash (over 3 economy rate) is. Tapash is a lot more experienced than Tareq, and yet he was giving runs at 5 an over in his 1st 4 overs.

Navarene
February 19, 2004, 08:35 AM
Guess youre watching it live on ESPN. I have a question. Did Tapash drop the catch off Manju just before the tea break? Was it a catch?

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:37 AM

syedmahm
February 19, 2004, 08:38 AM
got carlisle

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:38 AM
[

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by roni hero]

syedmahm
February 19, 2004, 08:39 AM
sumon has done a good bowlling change

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by roni hero
[

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 08:40 AM
YET another great catch.

Trevor Chappell should be thanked for making the side from a bunch of catch droppers into a group of GREAT catch-takers.

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by roni hero
Originally posted by roni hero
[

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 08:40 AM
:D:P:lol:

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 08:41 AM
A drop catch? I don't think it was a catch, it was a poor groundfielding.

Navarene
February 19, 2004, 08:41 AM
after all catch wins the match

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:44 AM
taposh & zimaba:lol::lol::lol::lol:

syedmahm
February 19, 2004, 08:44 AM
Go on tapash! Take! tapash, get Ebrahim this time!!!

Sham
February 19, 2004, 08:46 AM
Wouldn't it be better if we bowled them out for 250 with them going at 4 an over than them scoring 350 at 2.5 an over?

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:51 AM

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:53 AM
:cool::cool::cool: taposh and rofic

Sami
February 19, 2004, 08:56 AM
and we thought ebrahim was gonna go out... he seems settled... playing a matured test innings...

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by radicalsami]

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 08:57 AM
taposh can you take ebrahim:-/:-/:-/:-/::lol::lol::lol:

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by roni hero]

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 08:58 AM
really:)

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:00 AM
it was a joke

Sham
February 19, 2004, 09:02 AM
Rains coming on again!

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:04 AM

Sami
February 19, 2004, 09:04 AM
Sawdust being put on the bowlers footmarks from the runups


Runup regions not good for the pacers...:(

FaltuRidwanBhai
February 19, 2004, 09:08 AM
zimbabwe 116/2 in 46 overs.

mirjahan
February 19, 2004, 09:09 AM
what is the current score BD vs ZIM first test

Navarene
February 19, 2004, 09:09 AM
Zim 121/2

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:12 AM

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by roni hero

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:19 AM
[Edited on 19-2-2004 by roni hero]

oracle
February 19, 2004, 09:21 AM
Dion Ebrahim loves BD bowling

50 and a tdy century is'nt a new thing for him. He also loves Indian bowling.:)

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:22 AM

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:24 AM
[Edited on 19-2-2004 by roni hero]

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 09:24 AM
Ebrahim OUT! Rafique takes his wicket, courtesy of Pilot's stumping.

An OK performance by Rafique-Pilot on this occassion.

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by fwullah
Ebrahim OUT! Rafique takes his wicket, courtesy of Pilot's stumping.

An OK performance by Rafique-Pilot on this occassion.

Sami
February 19, 2004, 09:25 AM
Finally

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 09:25 AM
D. Ebrahim st. Mashud b Rafiq

Optimist
February 19, 2004, 09:25 AM
Go Rafiq!!! It's just the beginning

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:27 AM

oracle
February 19, 2004, 09:29 AM
Can't hold back my glee that all my fantasy team boys have scored, especially tapash. Go Tapash, Go Rafique, Go Masud.:D

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:31 AM
na nana nare nare one more wecket chaire chire

crazyisland
February 19, 2004, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by fwullah
Ebrahim OUT! Rafique takes his wicket, courtesy of Pilot's stumping.

An OK performance by Rafique-Pilot on this occassion.


Why an OK performance??

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
An OK performance, because I expect MORE from Rafique.

Grant Flower's out. Zimbabwe is batting pretty badly uptill now. Lets see how Streak and the rest of the lower order bats.

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
133/4 now:D

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
flower gone rafiq strikes again

crazyisland
February 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
One more gone 133/4

Optimist
February 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
Yes rafiq! Yes!!!!

Sham
February 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
Rafiq takes his second in two overs!!!!

YESSSSS>

133 for 4 now!

Optimist
February 19, 2004, 09:37 AM
What does snow in the sky means!! ref. cricinfo ball by ball commentary

Hasan
February 19, 2004, 09:37 AM
38th wicket for Rofique.:lol:

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:38 AM
one more wecket

crazyisland
February 19, 2004, 09:39 AM
I think it means the ball went so high that almost touched the cloud. And because of the low pressure / high pressure system in the atmosphere there is snow in the cloud and the ball got some snow . :lol:

Hasan
February 19, 2004, 09:40 AM
Two new batsmen are in the middle, Shumon should bring Tapash.:mad:

Rubu
February 19, 2004, 09:40 AM
It was looking like bowlers were not doing favor to their name. but, that part is over now. come on guys bite off zim like real tigers.

crazyisland
February 19, 2004, 09:42 AM
I think Rafique should continue. And on the other end bring Tapash or Rana. Rana bowled only 2 overs. Wonder why he was taken out.

Mahmood
February 19, 2004, 09:43 AM
So far, we are in control. Excelling bowling by Bangladesh. Keep it up tigers!

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:43 AM

Hasan
February 19, 2004, 09:49 AM
This is the first time our bowlers are facing against a left-handed batsman in this match.(SM. Ervine)

oracle
February 19, 2004, 09:49 AM
Why is Mushfiq bowling so many overs? Someone else please. :-/

Optimist
February 19, 2004, 09:50 AM
Bring back Taposh!

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 09:51 AM
Manjural Islam :)

crazyisland
February 19, 2004, 09:51 AM
we need to get these 2 out soon. The tigers are looking hungry.

Hasan
February 19, 2004, 09:52 AM
I think couple of overs from Rajin Saleh would be very useful.

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 09:55 AM

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 09:55 AM
we need one more wk today. 2 will be a bonus for us

Optimist
February 19, 2004, 10:01 AM
Bangladsh has conceeded only 3 extra's. Is it good or bad?May be the pacers are not striving for that extra yard!

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 10:01 AM

Rubu
February 19, 2004, 10:01 AM
whoever bowls, just break the stamp. just once, and we are in control

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 10:05 AM
guys don.t worry

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 10:10 AM
plz one more wecket

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 10:13 AM

Rubu
February 19, 2004, 10:14 AM
what is sumon doing? i think its time for him to bring back rana to bowling. need variation to have one more wicket before the end of day

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:15 AM
The weather stays threatening, but thankfully has stayed away

11 overs left today and just might be able to squeeze them in

light however may be another problem

-cricinfo

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 10:17 AM
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[Edited on 19-2-2004 by roni hero]

Rubu
February 19, 2004, 10:18 AM
low light can be an advantage for us if the game gets going. andhari mair dia dibo

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 10:18 AM
I was disappointed during the 1st session rain-hit day today, but I think that the money invested on the specialist coaches has helped improve Bangladesh's fielding performance.

Although this is only the Day One (1st game) of this 5 match Test and ODI series, there are some improvements that I am impressed with.

For example, Shahriar Hossain and Mohammad Ashraful should be mentioned in particular to field well (ground fielding).

But still, there are some weaknesses by the old guards, like Monju, Rafique and Bashar. And it was a mixed day so far for Tapash on the field.

Just a couple of minutes ago, Ashraful almost ran Taibu out, and if it was a direct hit, then we would have seen the 5th wicket to fall by now. And then Shahriar Hossain, a replacement for Javed Omar, although is not such a brilliant fielder like Javed Omar, but it was nice to see that he remembered some of the basics during fielding; it reminded me of the world cup 1999, how good fielders Mehrab Hossain and Shahriar Hossain used to be during that time. And if Shahriar only recently learnt this art of "releasing the ball quickly" while fielding, then I am surprised that no other fielder has done it so far. Because others were pretty late in releasing the ball from hand; although it doesn't matter because its a test match and the batsman were not running hard between the wickets, but still, we can be hopeful about these little things for the coming up one day series.

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:20 AM
Rana back

chinaman
February 19, 2004, 10:21 AM
.. 5 match Test and ODI series ..


Actually, 7 matches in total.

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:22 AM
Current Partnership: 32 runs

Nasif
February 19, 2004, 10:24 AM
fahmida:
How was Bashar's post toss interview?

Ehsan
February 19, 2004, 10:25 AM
I don't like whatever is happening, we need a wicket before the day ends.

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:31 AM
run out chance!!

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:31 AM
Tapash back

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 10:35 AM
ah bowlers giving too many runs

crazyisland
February 19, 2004, 10:37 AM
I like the way Bashar using his bowlers. I think he will be a very good captain. Let's see.

billah
February 19, 2004, 10:37 AM
It seem that Ervine & Taibu are too jittery, considering these are the last few overs of the day.

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:38 AM
193 replies!!! new record for banglacricket:D

Rubu
February 19, 2004, 10:41 AM
Its nobodys game yet. this score is not good for us. but look at it this way. would u be willing to trade this score for bangladesh. i mean bd 173/4? i won't. so cheer up

billah
February 19, 2004, 10:44 AM
BD 173/4 sounds pretty good to me..

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:46 AM
I heard that even their number 10 batsman Price occationally open batting for his club. :(

sadhat
February 19, 2004, 10:48 AM
only 2 over left. seem like this partnetship are not taking any risk.

Rubu
February 19, 2004, 10:49 AM
that depends on what kind of team the number 10 play for. if your national teams some one play at the street, he will certainly open. it doesn't mean anything unless the club is a quality one

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:51 AM
Mashonaland Country Districts

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:51 AM
Play suspended due to bad light

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 10:52 AM
Zimbabwe 175/4 (74.0 ov)

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 10:53 AM
dealy- day1-badlight

Rubu
February 19, 2004, 10:54 AM
this is not good. they added 42 runs at this weeket. we really needed another weeket. oh well, we'll get them all tomorrow early morning seesion morning (he he shopno shopno shopno dhake mon)

roni hero
February 19, 2004, 10:55 AM
so guys by today good night

adnan
February 19, 2004, 11:01 AM
A good day of cricket, well balanced for both sides.

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 11:22 AM
Yes, its evens stevens.

There are a lot of days to come for this test match. I would have been happier with a few less runs, but I will take 4 wickets for 170 odd runs on any given day.

We have to remember that most recently, Zimbabwe has always been batting like this that their real batting starts when all of their all rounders start to come in to bat.

As I said earlier, I expect Bangladesh bowlers to bowl Zimbabwe out below 400, and then I expect Bangladesh batsman to score more than 300 together. Ofcourse, I don't expect all my expectations to come true; i.e., either the bowlers will bowl badly or the batsman will bat badly, like always.

There is another possible scenario - we could witness a drawn game due to the rain.

In any case, I want our players to play to win, just like Bashar and Tapash have done something 'extra' in taking those great catches early on, its not something that we are used to watching our players doing it.

Sami
February 19, 2004, 11:26 AM
I think this performance is ok... However the pacers lacked the aggression early on... manjurul was his usual self... bowling the same ball everytime... and althought Ebrahim was uncomfortable he got the chance to settle in... the bowler rotation according to me was fine... Maybe he cud stick with tapash early on even though he was going for runs... but then again even I felt then that Tapash shud be taken off and mushfiq brought in... Carlisle wasnt playing a test match and he directly pushed the pressure back on BD after the early fall of Gripper... but all in all I think it was good days of play... given the situation it cud be argues that a few more wkts cud have fallen... but oh well its ok... tomorrow is a new day and we will surely see the rest of the Zim innings fall like a pck of cards... inshallah...

well bowled Rafique as usual... Rafique... I have u in my fantasy team... get all the rest of the wkts... ;) Make me the winner :)

rassel
February 19, 2004, 11:32 AM
I think it was good start for our team. Our bowler did an excellent job by restricting their run rate. In addition, their top four danger man is gone, only player standing between us are taibu, Ervine, and Streak. If our bowlers take this tree wicket in the early session tomorrow zim will have tough time beating us.

Navarene
February 19, 2004, 11:39 AM
What amazed me most that there were only three extras so far in more than 60 overs and 150 odd runs. It makes a difference.

Bangladesh bowled superbly and now I firmly believe that tomorrow our bowlers will be able to wrap up the rest 6 wickets not later than before tea.

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by Navarene]

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by Navarene]

Ehsan
February 19, 2004, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by Navarene
What amazed me most that there have been only three extras so far in more than 60 overs and 150 odd runs. It makes a difference.

Bangladesh bowled superbly and now I firmly believe that tomorrow our bowlers will wrap up the rest 6 wickets not later than before tea.

No no Navarene bhai, we need the rest six wickets just before or after the lunch :) and Inshallah we will get. Being optimistic ha? O well, I can't help :D

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by ehsan]

Sham
February 19, 2004, 11:54 AM
we got a very early wicket and then failed to capitalize on it. I wish Tapash had some help from the other end. A bit of aggresssion early on would have done us a lot of good, but of course, we can't expect much of that from Monju or Mushfiq, both of whom lack aggression. I know there are a lot of Monju fans on this board, but just look at the way he bowled today.Lots of tidy overs, but he wasn't even close to threatening.

And its not that I blame him. I quite like the guy. But he has his limitations and I don't quite understand why we pick people like that for our Test side. When Mahmud retired I thought atlast we will have a potent pace attack. But now, we are going backwards.

Anyway, Tapash and Rafiq bowled very well. I think we will have to rely on them to take the vast majority of wickets. Rana hasn't really been allowed to come into his own yet in this match, it will be interesting to see how well he does as the match progresses. As for Monju and Mushfiq, I dont know, I hope for the sake of our team that they proves me wrong and make me sound like an idiot for doubting their wicket taking ability.

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 12:00 PM
Why be so worried about economy rate in a Test?


This is also frustrating to get them bowled out at over 450, 450 is a winning target.

Wickets are always important, but checking the run-rate is also equally important.

Beamer
February 19, 2004, 12:08 PM
sham
monju is only there because of masri. Once he comes back, and in the future, if this shahadat hossain kid can be grommed to become a good bowler as all the indiciations are that he will, I think we will be fine. Like you said, monju has his limitations and only should play in one-dayers. I don't worry about economy rate is test matches. A test bowlers primary job is to take wkts. Overall, a decent performance from us. rafiq has become something. he will pick up more wkts tomorrow. Picking monju was the safe bet as it is a pretty defensive team we picked. Mushfiq might give a breakthrough tomorrow as he quite often does.

Sami
February 19, 2004, 12:13 PM
actually i am expecting mushfiq to take 2 wkts tomorrow...

fwullah
February 19, 2004, 12:17 PM
How was Bashar's post toss interview?


It was OK, like he usually talks.

Ahmed_B
February 19, 2004, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by fwullah
Wickets are always important, but checking the run-rate is also equally important.

todays runrate(2.36) isnt quite a good one for test cricket even..thts good for BD
hopefully Rafiq n Manjural wil hopefuly get more breakthrough.. and best of luck to Tapash in the early morning wicket tomorrow!!
lets hope rain doesnt wash out any more hours or days of the match..
and its more practical to play for a Draw before playing for winning Test victories..
coz we don even hav a draw!!
and last of all.. our bowlers often do a good job in important matches now a days.... its the batsmen who lose their nerves!!
:duh:

Sami
February 19, 2004, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by fwullah

How was Bashar's post toss interview?


It was OK, like he usually talks.

I think he meant WHAT he said... not HOW he said... just in case he didnt mean that I wanna know what he said... :saint:

FaltuRidwanBhai
February 19, 2004, 01:12 PM
jaihok,
shupriyo dorshok mondoli. prothom diner khela kintu shesh hoye gelo. nirdishto shomoyer kichuta agai mone hoi bad light ar jonno. ebong shokale kintu khela kichuta deriteo shuru hoye chilo brishtir karone. toss jite heat streak tini kintu batting ar shidhhanto nen. shuruta kintu khub akta bhalo hoinee. prothomai tara kintu opener gripper ke haran. tarpor jai hok ebrahim ebong carlisle tara kintu juti goren. ebong dole tara kintu onek dur niye jan. prothom wicketti kintu orjon koren shai taposh. bangladesher hoye tini kintu prothom break through kore thaken ebong ajkeo tar kintu betikrom hoi nee. carlisle, ebrahim ebong obhiggo grant flower kintu out hon. wicket shikar koren abaro kintu mohammad rafique ebong taposh. erpor kintu ashen taibu ebong ervine. itimoddhai tara 42 runer juti gorechen. diner shesh tader score daray 175/4. ajke bangladesh dol mazhe modhhe tara kintu besh shomiho jagano boling koreche ebong tara besh chaper moddhai kintu rakhte shokkhom hoyeche zimbabwe doler batsmander. akhono kintu khelar fol ki hobe sheta kintu bola mushkil. shob kichui nirbhor korche zimbabweke kalke bangladesh koto olper modhhe bedhe rakhte pare ebong ar por bangladesh batsmanra koto run korte shokkhom hoi. jaihok. agamikal abaro dekha hobe. ajke abaro biday. amar boktobbo porar jonno abaro janachhi apnader shobaike onek onek shubechha.

rafiq
February 19, 2004, 01:45 PM
This test match will come down to whether Bangladeshi batsmen show any form. We have enough bowlers to get them out in both innings, and if Monju comes up empty handed, which I expect he will, we can bring in Tareq Aziz in the next test for a more potent attack. But at the end of the day, it will be our batsmen who decide our fate. A big first innings is what we need from them, doesn't matter whether zimbabwe plays until lunch or tea tomorrow - they won't get that many runs.

Sami
February 19, 2004, 02:05 PM
falturidwanbhai... apnake shobaike khojakhuji korchilo chatroom e... khubee miss korlam apnake... kalke thakben to?

reverse_swing
February 19, 2004, 02:43 PM
Baisya and Rafique lift Bangladesh
Harare, February 19

Tapash Baisya and Mohammad Rafique took two wickets each as Bangladesh earned parity with Zimbabwe on the first day of the first Test on Thursday.

Zimbabwe, who won the toss and chose to bat, were 175 for four when bad light ended play one over early on a day reduced to 74 overs by overnight rain.

Seamer Baisya took two for 47 and left-arm spinner Rafique claimed two for 41.

Their success negated the early progress Zimbabwe made thanks to opener Dion Ebrahim's 65 and 58 from Stuart Carlisle.

After the morning session was washed out after heavy overnight rain, Bangladesh made an early breakthrough when Trevor Gripper edged Baisya to Habibul Bashar at first slip without a run on the board.

On a sluggish pitch that gave inconsistent bounce Carlisle and Ebrahim then shared a stand of 107 but they had to survive a fourth over scare when Ebrahim pushed a delivery from Baisya towards mid-off and set off on an ill-judged single.

Baisya fielded but his throw just missed the stumps with Carlisle well out of his ground.

Carlisle made the most of his escape to hit six fours and a six in his 119-ball stay, particularly favouring the cut shot and cover drive.

The stand was ended 11 balls after tea when Carlisle drove Baisya firmly to the bowler's left and was well caught low down.

Ebrahim, who hit eight fours in 3 1/2 hours at the crease, was dismissed 13 overs later when he lunged at a short but sharply turning delivery from Rafique and was easily stumped by wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud.

In Rafique's next over Grant Flower, on five, top-edged an attempted pull and was caught by Hannan Sarkar at midwicket as Zimbabwe slumped to 133 for four.

Tatenda Taibu was 25 not out with Sean Ervine on 18 in a steadying unbroken stand of 42 for the fifth wicket.

HTCricket (http://www.htcricket.com/htcricket/14_578244.htm)

fab
February 19, 2004, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by fwullah
Wickets are always important, but checking the run-rate is also equally important.
Yes! And not to mention the fact that a slower Zimb runrate will make it harder for them to win, and easier for us to draw. In fact, a rr of 2 even in test is pretty lame.

sage
February 19, 2004, 07:59 PM

sage
February 19, 2004, 08:02 PM
1st day was very interesting. Full of excitment. Rana got M in his first test over. This boy is good. :)

Zephaniah
February 19, 2004, 08:20 PM
Don't get me wrong. I think we're overestimating Tareq would be an understatement, given BD played warm up match on an under prepared pitch. I gathered lately that Talha isn't playing for U-19 other reasons than fitness. why don't we send him to Zim for second test. Just a thought though.

sujon
February 19, 2004, 09:42 PM
We still have 6 wcts to take in this inns. Why are we pounding on Manju so soon? The team management must have seen some potential in him for this test match. I am still keeping my fingures crossed for him to come good. Although doesnot matter who gets the wcts, as long as we can get them out below something not too big, its okay. Dont write Monju off.