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Sham
February 20, 2004, 01:46 AM
Is the match starting a half hour early today to make up for lost time?

fab
February 20, 2004, 01:57 AM
" We will be back at 09:30 (07:30 GMT) tomorrow"

Carte Blanche
February 20, 2004, 02:00 AM
Yep, half an hour left from now.

Carte Blanche
February 20, 2004, 02:01 AM
Depending on the weather though.
Weather forecast for today:

Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High near 75F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

(Courtesy of Yahoo)

sadhat
February 20, 2004, 02:32 AM
Match State: Delay - Day 2 - Rain

Good morning from Harare Sports Club for the 2nd day's play in the
1st test, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh
Match have to start 30 mins early due to 16 overs play lost
yesterday, but overcast condition here in Harare, slight drizzle,
just before the start of play

Carte Blanche
February 20, 2004, 02:39 AM
Players are back in the field now. Taibu to face Mushfiq.

chinaman
February 20, 2004, 03:26 AM
Zimbabwe: 206/4 (86.0 ov)

Hasib
February 20, 2004, 03:33 AM
Geez... i do hope our batsmen get their act together when they go out to bat... coz the 1st innings will be big.

fwullah
February 20, 2004, 03:38 AM
Yep.



coz the 1st innings will be big.

Hasib
February 20, 2004, 03:44 AM
What I really want to know is where is Rafique... and hav they bowled Rana yet?

fwullah
February 20, 2004, 03:49 AM
Rafique was bowled for a cople of overs or more at the start of the day.

Now the new ball is taken, so Rafique will come when the new ball gets a little old.

And I think Rana will be bowled like a part timer; or, to say more accurately, Rana is in the team as the number six batsman. So batting is his main job in this test for the moment.

I've been watching Mushfique, although I am his fan, I've been watching that he has not been bowling too well in this test match. I hope that he bats better to justify his position in the test team.

Hasib
February 20, 2004, 03:52 AM
The prob is the pace men r giving away a feast of boundaries

Hasib
February 20, 2004, 03:53 AM
91.2 Manjural Islam to Ervine, no run, beaten outside off stump, god
comeback by MANJURAL


God come back?

fwullah
February 20, 2004, 03:55 AM
Ervine just hit his career best.

I wonder how many of our batsman will hit their career best in this test match.

fwullah
February 20, 2004, 03:57 AM
Ervine's previous best was 53 vs Australia and 2nd best previous was against England (34).

By the way, Taibu also hit another fifty. Whch makes the Zimbabwe batting card look like 4 fifties by 4 batsman SO FAR, and one duck by Trevor Gripper.

chinaman
February 20, 2004, 04:24 AM
Taibu gone.

Zimbabwe: 258/5 (97.1 ov)

chinaman
February 20, 2004, 04:25 AM
97.1 Mohammad Rafique to Taibu, OUT: Gone! arm ball, tries to left it, hit on pads in front of off stump, huge appeal for lbw, umpire raises his finger up.

T Taibu lbw b Mohammad Rafique 59 (159m 126b 9x4 0x6) SR: 46.83

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 04:30 AM
Rajin Saleh should be given to bowl couple of overs. ( Since Ervine is a left-handed batsman)

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 04:42 AM
Today:
28 overs 100 runs 1 wicket.

fwullah
February 20, 2004, 04:43 AM
The Zim total is heading towards 400-run-mark.

I have a question. If we can't bowl Zimbabwe out for below 400, tahole aar amader unnoti holo kotha?

What is the value of experience of playing in all those test matches over the last couple of years; since the last time that we bowled them out for 450, it was during the year 2001, and now it is the year 2004.

Sham
February 20, 2004, 04:58 AM
and a potential bowler in Rana. Can't expect much better I don't think. For the next Test I hope BD will have the sense not to play both Mushfiq and Monju in the same team and realize that we need wicket-takers.

chinaman
February 20, 2004, 05:49 AM
Rain delay after post lunch 3 balls.

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 06:01 AM
I hope Shumon will bring Rajin Saleh for few overs. I bet Rajin will get the wicket of Ervine.

Nasif
February 20, 2004, 06:41 AM
Started again.

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 06:46 AM
Ervine: OUT:D

Sham
February 20, 2004, 06:47 AM
Tapash strikes again. 3 each now for Tapash and Rafiq!

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 06:47 AM
Tapash Baisya to Ervine, OUT: Gone! moves away off a good length,
Ervine plays and edges it to 2nd slip, very sharp catch taken by
Hannan Sarkar
Thanks Trevor:lol:

Nasif
February 20, 2004, 06:50 AM
Now that he is gone, its high time to finish off the tail.

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 06:55 AM
Tapash Baisya to Blignaut, FOUR, fuller ball, outside off, tried to
drive, edged it, chance went down in 2nd slip by Sarkar and ball
races away to third man region
Poor Trevor!:(

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 07:06 AM
One more for Rofique. :lol:

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 07:27 AM
Mohammad Rafique to Streak, FOUR, Dropped! tosses up, outside off,
tries to defend it on the front foot, gets the edge, dropped by
Bashar in the slip
:mad:

Hasib
February 20, 2004, 07:53 AM
WHHAAAAT??? :mad::mad::mad:

the Captain?!!!

vv_sunil
February 20, 2004, 08:05 AM
BD is never going to win ,......

they failed to capitalise their grip in the match

they let zmb to make a good comfortable score

dropped catch.... run out chance..

delay in introduction of manjural islam rana on second day, who was bowling well y/day
:mad:

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 08:09 AM
54 runs, 17.2 overs, RR: 3.12
:mad::mad::mad:

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 08:12 AM

Tehsin
February 20, 2004, 08:49 AM
5 fifties for Zimbabwe and sixth on the way. Zimbabwe tail goes on and on and on and we kind of expected this to happen but for god's sakes - Manju and Mushfiq need to get their acts together. Because of batting, Mushfiq may stay on for the next test but Manju needs to be dropped. Neither of them bring any veriaton to the attack - one of them is enough.

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 09:10 AM
Tapash Baisya to Streak, no run, miscued a pull shot, top edge went
high in the air, Baisya under it and dropped
:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Tehsin
February 20, 2004, 09:12 AM
This is too much. It's the eight wicket and we are going for a hundred run partnership. Majhe majhe ichche kore boshe boshe chul chiri - well, that's the mellowed version ......

BY the way - Java VM absolutely refuses to work on my PC so my plan to join the chat room has been cancelled. *sigh*

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 09:21 AM
Its interesting to see when Heath declear Zimbabwe's innings.

Mahmood
February 20, 2004, 09:46 AM
One thing for sure now. We will not win this match.

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 09:48 AM
win????
239 to avoid the follow on.:mad:

oracle
February 20, 2004, 09:51 AM
I wonder if the openers are in a right frame of mind to go in today?:-/

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 09:51 AM
Now 241 to avoid the follow on.

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 09:54 AM
Best bolwing figure for Babu. 3 for 75.
Previous 2- 50

Nijhum
February 20, 2004, 09:55 AM
6 half-centuries

Navarene
February 20, 2004, 09:56 AM
can we avoid follow on and take a lead?

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 09:58 AM
Both, no way.:lol:

Nijhum
February 20, 2004, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by Navarene
can we avoid follow on and take a lead?

That's a huge leap: from follow on to lead. Taking a lead would be a national record, and for that matter a very welcome record

betterdaz
February 20, 2004, 10:09 AM
tight, good bowling by rafique - i am impressed by him - rana and manjural still to shine.

good luck to them - but iīm still a zimbo and hoping for a zim win (have been looking 4ward to a BD win for a while but iīll have to put it on hold for two tests

:lol:

Hasan
February 20, 2004, 10:17 AM

Sami
February 20, 2004, 10:25 AM
I hate this... Hannan shud have played out today... and now the sessions seems to be destined to be over... bad light wont improve... damn!

Nasif
February 20, 2004, 10:27 AM
This has become our habit, 1 wicket just before the end of session! :mad:

adnan
February 20, 2004, 10:31 AM
Are still at the same stage like we played last time in ZWE? Did BD cricket improved a bit in these years? Are we matured enough to hold the big match temperament at top level? Are our wins still limited to teams like Scotland or Nepal?

Emad03
February 20, 2004, 10:32 AM
why did they send tapash?

Nasif
February 20, 2004, 10:34 AM
Tapash was sent as a night watchman. But they stopped the play anyway. Tapash has to bat tomorrow morning! And we will loose another wicket cheaply for nothing...

Navarene
February 20, 2004, 10:36 AM
as a night watchman. just can't understand what's in whatmore's mind. To build up an innings, we should have gone for specialized batsmen. Whatmore could have had this experiment with Tapash in the practice match against Zimbabwe A. Is it not too much when a solid 241 runs are needed to avoid follow on?

adnan
February 20, 2004, 10:39 AM
I think thats why we send night watch man when its getting dark and eventually you know that another wicket would only cause the game to be called off. So, I dont see any problem sending tapash.

Ahmed_B
February 20, 2004, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by fwullah

I have a question. If we can't bowl Zimbabwe out for below 400, tahole aar amader unnoti holo kotha?


.. comon everyone.. this is test cricket!!
top teams always keep scoring above 400 or even 500!!.. and the pitch seems to bee good to bat on!..
BD shud be very very practical n start to draw tests before thinking of victory.. coz earning a draw isnt very easy either(atleast not for beginners like us)!!
i can say i wil be very happy with a draw in this test match... coz thts gonna be our first ever real draw (not counting the rain-washed match last time) !!!
:cool:

adnan
February 20, 2004, 10:44 AM
when a team score most of their runs with the lower order, a debutant bowler ( GM Ewing 71) makes half century with ease, I doubt our improvement. And 400-500 cant be expected a standard test score. when u make 441 first innings, the game is over. We only play for draw now.

**correction he made 2 runs (!!) on his first test.

[Edited on 2/20/2004 by adnan]

fwullah
February 20, 2004, 12:14 PM
I don't think Gavin Ewing is a bowler, he is a specialist batsman who can bowl a bit.

I was away for class and other commitments, Grameen Phone's text messege service said that Bangladesh is 14 for no wicket, I was glad to see that Bangladesh didn't lose any wicket, but then when I saw the scorecard on Cricinfo at computer, I am dumb-founded!

And is Tapash such a good batsman to let him come in as a nightwatchman? But at least the idea of the nightwatchman is getting to the think tanks of our team management at last.

rassel
February 20, 2004, 12:46 PM
Did anyone notice that Hannan has been performing poorly since pak tour.I don't know what is wrong with him.

Ahmed_B
February 20, 2004, 01:05 PM
... its just time BD team starts to prepare themselves to score above 350-400.. not just get scared by the opposition scoring high!
.. if we can do that.. thn we're worth of any kind of appriciation.. otherwise we're not!! :duh:

Sham
February 20, 2004, 02:55 PM
but please lets not take Monju again on this tour. On the seaming wickets in England in the early part of next summer, if the national team strategists want to recall Monju, I won't complain. But on these Zimbabwe wickets, Monju is a waste of space. He has not even looked likely to take a wicket. Maybe he will take a couple next innings, I hope he does, but they definitely be in the form of the batters making mistakes.

Even Mushfiq pulled his weight towards the end of the Zimbabwe innings. But we can't take specialist bowlers who bowl 30 odd overs in an innings against Zimbabwe and come up empty handed. And even if he had looked threatening, would have been something.

A lot of people have argued that Aziz will go for runs. I don't mind that at all if he takes a few wickets too. If we had taken a few more wickets early, Zimbabwe would never have reached 441.

What makes me most mad is that we are playing the one team that we ought to look to beat. If we played this team against the Aussies, I wouldn't mind because th result wouldnt change one way or the other. But we might end up losing this test match because we went for the defensive option rather than going after the Zimbs and pushing for a win.

chinaman
February 20, 2004, 03:21 PM
Right on spot, Sham. Could not have said any better.

Ehsan
February 20, 2004, 03:24 PM
I am hopeless now! :( The seniors followed the juniors and gave away too many runs. I'm afraid the match is out of our hand now, we should try to save this test rather than trying to win. Aziz should get in for the next test and Manjural must be KICKED OUT! :mad:

betterdaz
February 20, 2004, 04:18 PM
hi guys - reading through is interesting.

1st - ewing is primarily a batsman but is called an allrounder ; he should score runs

2nd - zims lower order is better than their openners :-) so donīt be too harsh on your ladīs bowling in this respect - ervine was beggining to score in aus ..and streakīs recent ave is really good.

3rd - the main reason it looks like bangla hasnīt progressed since the last BD/Zim series (at least sb. here thought that) is cos zim have been coming along quickly recently as well. BD have *really* improved IMO.

4th - i try to follow all cricket but i am a new fan so i canīt talk in depth about the BD team. still, if they (the selectors)went for a "safe" option i agree it was a mistake but the one thing about that post i disagreed with was it saying "zim is the one team BD should be looking to beat" - thatīs far too defeatest, they nearly beat pak. zim IMO should have beaten WI - they should be looking to beat at least 5 of all the test teams.

roni hero
February 20, 2004, 04:40 PM
taposh is a bowler. he is not a bat man .so why he is batting first?

i didn.t get it :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

:mad::mad::mad::mad: yo

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by roni hero]

Sami
February 20, 2004, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by roni hero
taposh is a bowler. he is not a bat man .so why he is batting first?

i didn.t get it :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

hanannnnnnnna is a b****....................:mad::mad::mad:

This tactics is called nightwatchman... ever heard of it? :-/

[Edited on 2-20-2004 by chinaman]

Sham
February 20, 2004, 05:06 PM
I didn't mean Zimbabwe is the only team BD should look to beat. We should look to beat every team we take the field against. However, my point was, Zimbabwe is the last team we should have taken the defensive option against! I don't want to take anything away from Zimbabwe and the way they have played recently. But Zimbabwe still remains the easiest team for us to register our first win against. Its infuriating to have to put up with this bowling performance.

betterdaz
February 20, 2004, 05:19 PM
i knew you were not "belittling" zimbabwe - and you are right zim. certainly are the last team you should be defensive against.

my point was that BD, like zim, are constantly told they should be moved to a second tier/division or some nonsense , basically that we can only beat each other. i thought you were falling into that trap - thanks for clearing it up.

in fact zim and BD are getting competitive - not just with each other (--->see last test series for both).

*i suppose this should be discussed on the int. board - i donīt know how strict they are here. Well, enjoy the cricket tomorrow:)

rashel
February 20, 2004, 08:43 PM
i wish BD keep win

rashel
February 20, 2004, 11:42 PM
can anybody tell me what time game start?

Navarene
February 20, 2004, 11:51 PM
2pm Bangladesh time

rashel
February 21, 2004, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Navarene
2pm Bangladesh time