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Mridul
February 21, 2004, 02:32 AM
Day 3 is under way...it should be a crucial day today....at the end of the day....we can predict the possible outcome of this test

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 02:58 AM

Mridul
February 21, 2004, 03:01 AM
INsha'Allah we'll avoid follow on

pavel
February 21, 2004, 03:01 AM
How about being optimistic for a change.
Another 407 runs to cross Zimbabwe total.

cheers,
pavs

capslock
February 21, 2004, 03:03 AM
Ah, another wonderful duck from bashar.

pavel
February 21, 2004, 03:05 AM
so much for being optimistic :)

reverse_swing
February 21, 2004, 03:06 AM
new Khaled Mahmud Sujon Bhai:lol:

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 03:06 AM

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 03:07 AM
Disaster all over again. It is just like our Flood. It comes and goes, we just sit helpless.

pavel
February 21, 2004, 03:08 AM
correction: flood is less predictable.

reverse_swing
February 21, 2004, 03:08 AM
I think even two days are enough for Zimbo

kkakash
February 21, 2004, 03:08 AM
duck for our new captain.

so whats new, who is our next ducky.

Pray for rain, so BD can be saved.


hahahahahahahahhhaah:lol:

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by kkakash]

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 03:11 AM
Shahriar or Rajin??:lol::lol:

capslock
February 21, 2004, 03:14 AM
God I am so f*****g sick of this shitty team, I spend whole f*****g weekends following them and offer up the same crap over and over again with absolutely no improvement, results, or even effort. I think we should voluntarily appeal the ICC to take our Test status back so that Bangladeshis don't at least waste their time!


excuse the language. I am just fed up.



[Edited on 21-2-2004 by pompous : :)]

reverse_swing
February 21, 2004, 03:15 AM
we have to accept tha reality. captain change korlei so called new era suru hoy na. I'm waiting for what Mr. Mustafa Mamun & Utpol Suvro(Prothom-alo) are going to write against Sumon:D

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 03:19 AM
No more ducky, atleast.

But rain in the forecast, this afternoon.

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by crickipagol]

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 03:21 AM
Sometimes I wonder why I stopped playing cricket!:-/

Ehsan
February 21, 2004, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by Hasan
Shahriar or Rajin??:lol::lol:

Man I'm playing a better game, Cricket 2004. Zimbos dhulai kortechi, the only way to take any revenge. :)

Prince
February 21, 2004, 03:22 AM
our players are not competent to bear the pressure of leading a team at international level. Because reality is we are still far behind to the rest of the world class and expectations(to beat a team) are persistanly high enough to cause pressure on them.

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by ehsan
Man I'm playing a better game, Cricket 2004. Zimbos dhulai kortechi, the only way to take any revenge. :)

Dudher shadh ghole metano, ar ki!:(

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 03:31 AM
Originally posted by Hasan


Dudher shadh ghole metano, ar ki!:(

Tao abar virtual ghole ;)

fwullah
February 21, 2004, 04:02 AM
Shahriar Hossain has been living dangerously.

He is struggling too much right outside the off stump.

Rajin Saleh's shot selection is way better than Shahriar Hossain's.

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 04:03 AM
Shahriar is playing well...lets hope that will play a big knock...if these two batsman stay in the wicket for 20 overs we will have a good score inshallah!

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 04:06 AM
Shahriar is in fire now:D

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 04:08 AM
| . . 4 . . 4 1 |

7 ball over??


21.6 Ervine to Shahriar Hossain, one run, yorker length ball, digs it
out to mid on

End of over 22 (8 runs) Bangladesh 76/3 (trail by 365 runs)
SM Ervine 5-0-30-0 - City End
Rajin Saleh 12* (32b 2x4) Shahriar Hossain 47* (77b 8x4)

21.6 Ervine to Shahriar Hossain, FOUR, this time driven on the up
through extra cover for four
21.5 Ervine to Shahriar Hossain, no run
21.4 Ervine to Shahriar Hossain, no run, bouncer, ducks underneath it
21.3 Ervine to Shahriar Hossain, FOUR, Top Shot! overpitched ball
outside off, cracked it away to deep cover for four
21.2 Ervine to Shahriar Hossain, no run, again on target, pushed back
21.1 Ervine to Shahriar Hossain, no run, on target, pushed to point

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 04:09 AM
One ball too many!

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 04:10 AM
ohh damn!..shahriar down:(..i am off:mad:

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 04:12 AM
6 more to go!:lol::lol::lol:

fwullah
February 21, 2004, 04:13 AM
Bangladesh is not batting well at all. How else would you describe 2 lbws among the top 4 batsman?

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 04:13 AM
It's not an One Dayer!

Cross batting at this stage.....grrrrrrrrrrr

shahriar just threw away a fine fifty!

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by crickipagol]

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 04:19 AM
23.5 Blignaut to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short ball, tries to pull it,
faint edge just past the diving keeper in the way to fine leg
boundary for four

is it ashraful who is next??

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 04:19 AM

Ahmed_B
February 21, 2004, 04:20 AM
.. n zim has showerd all over Shariar's fire!!..
damn!.. these batsmen get carried away so easily by just a few good knocks! :(

whn the hell r they gonna grow up?!

capslock
February 21, 2004, 04:21 AM
Bashar played the most irresponsible shot I have ever seen a captain play, who the hell flashes on their second ball when they are the captain of a weak international team chasing a huge total in test match nonetheless.

Hasib
February 21, 2004, 04:25 AM
We need a bowler captain...

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 04:27 AM
I hope he slows down a bit.

Mohammad Ashraful (RHB) runs 9 balls 7

these guys watched Zim playing for 2 days, Only from meters away. Still, didn't get it, how to play a test match.

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 04:28 AM
Though it sounds odd but to tell the truth,
I always doubt how Shumon scores most of his runs with a lackness of solid technic. May be, because of luck.

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by crickethorizon
.. n zim has showerd all over Shariar's fire!!..
damn!.. these batsmen get carried away so easily by just a few good knocks! :(

whn the hell r they gonna grow up?!

they neva growup! they are playing their 26th test and if we still say that we are inexperience that would be shamefull!

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 04:32 AM
Originally posted by Hasan
Though it sounds odd but to tell the truth,
I always doubt how Shumon scores most of his runs with a lackness of solid technic. May be, because of luck.

i agree..i have the same feeling

Ahmed_B
February 21, 2004, 04:38 AM
..... now our little 'Ashraful' is on 'FIRE' also!! :P
guess who's on the way to pavillion next! ;)

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by crickethorizon
..... now our little 'Ashraful' is on 'FIRE' also!! :P
guess who's on the way to pavillion next! ;)

you think so, our little Rajin can do some more.......

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 04:45 AM
Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, shuffles across the stumps and
flicked away to fine leg for four


Just freaking nuts........

Hasib
February 21, 2004, 04:46 AM
30.1 Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, shuffles across the stumps and
flicked away to fine leg for four

Sham
February 21, 2004, 05:02 AM
Bangladesh 122 for 4 in 35 overs.

Rajin 32*
Ash 24*

Highest scorer for BD so far was Shahriar Hussain with 48.

Another 120 required to avoid the follow on.

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 05:41 AM
The game is abt to start.

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 05:54 AM

chinaman
February 21, 2004, 05:57 AM
Rajin seems to be out of his bad patch now. That's assuring.

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 06:04 AM
these two batsmen need to bat thru this session (until tea) and hopefully after that. Always session by session.

sage
February 21, 2004, 06:08 AM
We will beat Zimbabwe:cool:

Sham
February 21, 2004, 06:12 AM
Bangladesh 144 for 4!

Mridul
February 21, 2004, 06:20 AM
Man I'm playing a better game, Cricket 2004. Zimbos dhulai kortechi, the only way to take any revenge. :)


playing in meduim or hard mode?

Hasib
February 21, 2004, 06:20 AM
Inshallah we will avoid it

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 06:38 AM
150/4 in 50 overs

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 06:41 AM
RR is good, but that doesn't matter, We must bat out the day if we are to have any chance in this game.

Sham
February 21, 2004, 06:43 AM
BD 156 for 4 in 51 overs.

Rajin 45*
Ash 43*

Another 86 to avoid the follow on!

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 06:50 AM
51.4 Blignaut to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed to mid off, Ashraful wants
a single, sent back

- From Cricinfo


Almost had a heart attack, sometime these comments get changed into Runout.

Sham
February 21, 2004, 06:53 AM
Unbelievable! Shahriar goes for 48, Rajin for 49, maybe Ashraful will score a 50!

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 06:53 AM
rajin gone on 49!

billah
February 21, 2004, 06:55 AM
44.4 Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, a bit short, Ashraful tries to pull it and missed

49.5 Blignaut to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short in length ball, outside off, pulls and misses


These pull shots were the cause of Ashraful's demise in the past. 2 attempted, missed both.

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 06:55 AM
Second time on his career. 49 out :(

chinaman
February 21, 2004, 06:56 AM
Ash is not a good partner-builder. Now he's vulnerable. :mad:

sage
February 21, 2004, 06:59 AM
Clapping for Rajin:)

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 06:59 AM

Sham
February 21, 2004, 07:02 AM
And what a way to bring it up, 6 over long off!!

BD 169 for 5.

chinaman
February 21, 2004, 07:02 AM
50 for Ashraful ! Congratulation.

reverse_swing
February 21, 2004, 07:03 AM
54.4 Price to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, SIX! tosses up, comes down the
wicket and lofted it over long off fence ofr a six and brings up
his 50 in fine style:P

sage
February 21, 2004, 07:04 AM
Clapping for Ash!! :):cool:;)

sage
February 21, 2004, 07:07 AM
What a way to get 50!:)

crickipagol
February 21, 2004, 07:08 AM
Congratulations Ashraful! What a way to come back in the team. Kudos!

cheers

sage
February 21, 2004, 07:09 AM
Hasan Rana is kept to support the tail, I think.

Hasib
February 21, 2004, 07:11 AM
umm... i still don't see how we are gonna win... coz if we get past 441, inshallah, we would still run out of time...

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by Hasib]

sage
February 21, 2004, 07:14 AM
Rajin and ash both 20 years old. We will see lot of good cricket from them. :)

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 07:15 AM
Originally posted by sage
Hasan Rana is kept to support the tail, I think.
I hope Babu could hang on. But since left armer Price is bowling good leg stumps line with having the cracking spot on the pitch, so definately a left handed batsman will make the difference and include a right-left variations as well. May be, Rana making his debut match made him to come after Babu.

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 07:16 AM
You guys can join the chat you know... it provited cricinfo live text also.

http://games.banglacricket.com/chat

sage
February 21, 2004, 07:18 AM
Hasib! They took 2 days for first inning. What a slow speed. If we run out of time still we get a good game. They are playing for draw.

sage
February 21, 2004, 07:23 AM
Right Left mixture is confusing for Bowler. They confused us that way too!

sage
February 21, 2004, 07:33 AM
I cannot get connection in chat room!:(

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 07:40 AM
Why? java doesn't work? or it says failed to connect? You have to say Yes when a authorization pops up.

Hasib
February 21, 2004, 07:40 AM
i'm not saying we will lose... im saying we will draw, inshallah.;)

al Furqaan
February 21, 2004, 07:42 AM
the best we can hope here is a draw guys...someone earlier said it correctly: we need to worry about draws and not wins now...we dont even have a real draw...instead of saying "oh zimbabwe we can beat, everyone else we ll lose too" we should go for draws against everyone (even the aussies). it is not impossible.

by the way have faith in the future inshallah. rajin is 20, ash is still 19, nafis iqbal will come in soon...mashrafee will be back...and enamul haque jr. is our muralitharan. :)

Hasib
February 21, 2004, 07:43 AM
66.3 Price to Mushfiqur Rahman, one run, pushed to point for a quick
single, shout for runout, umpire not interested

This is not a ODI... they should be more carefull!!!

oracle
February 21, 2004, 07:43 AM
On MIRC, I can access Cricinfo live but not Banglacricket. I get "Banglacricket address banned".
what to do?:-/

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 08:05 AM
someone from your domain Optoonline did something before, so that domain is blocked. I am fixing it now. try in 5 mins.

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 08:07 AM
done. You can get in now.

sage
February 21, 2004, 08:33 AM
Banglacricket is an awsome website.I love this website.:)

sage
February 21, 2004, 08:34 AM
Nasif Bhai! Whats the link for chat?

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 08:42 AM
http://games.banglacricket.com/chat

sage
February 21, 2004, 08:43 AM
Clapping for Ash! :lol::cool:

sage
February 21, 2004, 08:46 AM
Nasif bhai, Thank you. :lol:

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 08:47 AM
guys...i couldn't stay without login here and share my feeling...what a entertaining innings going on by ashraful!

dorbesh
February 21, 2004, 08:48 AM
2 SIXs in consecutive overs:lol:

BangladeshCricket
February 21, 2004, 08:52 AM
awesome played Ash...congrats
but u are rushing plz stay calm

is he gone!!!! omg ...i can't get the updates anymore :(

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by BangladeshCricket]

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 08:54 AM

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 08:56 AM
he is not out yet.

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 08:58 AM
Hi guys. I am here to celebrate Ash century. he is on 98 and after drink will face Streak.

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 09:01 AM
Bye one. He still on 98. Non-stricking end.

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 09:09 AM
Out on 98 :(

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 09:11 AM

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 09:11 AM
That was I was thinking. What is his problem???????? He should not be out.

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by sadhat]

Ahmed_B
February 21, 2004, 09:11 AM
... unlucky Ashraful!..
congrats for his nice nocks!!
:lol::lol::lol:

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by crickethorizon]

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 09:12 AM
Yes, he is out on 98, bowled by streak

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by nasif
Out on 98 :(
HEY he is not out. You joking??????

BangladeshCricket
February 21, 2004, 09:14 AM

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by sadhat
Originally posted by nasif
Out on 98 :(
HEY he is not out. You joking??????
**** I can seee Now. Sahalar Pola!

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by sadhat
Originally posted by nasif
Out on 98 :(
HEY he is not out. You joking??????

I never joke about being out. He is OUT!

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 09:17 AM
what a great innings. too bad that its not a century. shabash Ash!!!

sage
February 21, 2004, 09:18 AM
Clapping for Ash! What a nice performance!:):cool:

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 09:18 AM
:(:(
However, well played. Hats up for Ash.

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by nasif
Originally posted by sadhat
Originally posted by nasif
Out on 98 :(
HEY he is not out. You joking??????

I never joke about being out. He is OUT!
Sorry man. I was following cricinfo. they did not update. Yeah. He did very good job. At least we are off follow-on

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 09:22 AM
Now Rana needs to hit 40 (at least) and Mushfiq another fine half century (around 70) and we are in the game. :P

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 09:33 AM
I feel nervous when cricinfo does not update ball-by-ball. Feel like fall of another one.

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by sadhat
I feel nervous when cricinfo does not update ball-by-ball. Feel like fall of another one.
Same to me.

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 09:41 AM
Streak to Manjural Islam Rana, one run, short ball, outside off,
edges it to gully, dropped by Ebrahim
Seems Rana is in bit pressure.

Ahmed_B
February 21, 2004, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by al Furqaan
the best we can hope here is a draw guys...someone earlier said it correctly: we need to worry about draws and not wins now...we dont even have a real draw...instead of saying "oh zimbabwe we can beat, everyone else we ll lose too" we should go for draws against everyone (even the aussies). it is not impossible.


... that was me n i wil say that again...
coz our world ranking wil improve much even if u start drawing test matches!!!
... we can hav 3 results in a test match.. .

1. Defeat (worst)
2. Draw (better)
3. Victory..!! (best)
.. guys...!! do we hav any real draws yet?!
i wil still wish for a draw or two before any test victories!
its just like becoming an 'adult' before getting actually 'married!' ;)
Shahriar out at 43!
Ashraful is down on 98! :(
Rajin was down on 49!! :(
Mushfik is down on 44!!! :(
... they just need stronger nerves yet!..

still congrats for their good knocks!!!
Cheers!! :lol::lol::lol:

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by crickethorizon]

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 09:44 AM
Mushfiq gone .... :mad:

Sakin
February 21, 2004, 09:45 AM
hope is gone as mushfiq is out. DAMN!!!!
(Why now?)

Navarene
February 21, 2004, 10:03 AM
Rana and Pilot should bat out the day

bdboy
February 21, 2004, 10:05 AM
13 overs!!!!!!!! 4 today:)

shopno_pother_pothochari
February 21, 2004, 10:09 AM
era cricket ke na ki dangulli kele bujina:mad:

Sami
February 21, 2004, 10:10 AM
just got up... and saw Ashraful's score at 98 :( Its a crying shame... whats up with the scores???

Bidyut - 48? (missed 50) :(
Rajin - 49? (missed 50) :(
Ash - 98? (missed 100) :( :(
Mausfiq - 44 (missed 50) :(

Come on... what did we do wrong...

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 10:11 AM

Nasif
February 21, 2004, 10:17 AM
Mashud out :(

shopno_pother_pothochari
February 21, 2004, 10:17 AM
Originally posted by radicalsami
just got up... and saw Ashraful's score at 98 :( Its a crying shame... whats up with the scores???

Bidyut - 48? (missed 50) :(
Rajin - 49? (missed 50) :(
Ash - 98? (missed 100) :( :(
Mausfiq - 44 (missed 50) :(

Come on... what did we do wrong...

bud luck:(:(

Sakin
February 21, 2004, 10:17 AM
Mashud is gone:mad:

shopno_pother_pothochari
February 21, 2004, 10:23 AM
oh nooo:(:(

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 10:23 AM
wide 4 thats what we need:love:

rassel
February 21, 2004, 10:26 AM
As I told earlier Asraful will break all the record for BD. It is just another milestone from our best young player that BD has ever produced. Moreover, second century is not far away from him.

shopno_pother_pothochari
February 21, 2004, 10:29 AM
but kobe?

Beamer
February 21, 2004, 10:31 AM
we missed on a century and three fifties today. bad bad luck...carry on guys..bat out today..

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 10:34 AM

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:37 AM
go rana go

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by rashel]

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 10:37 AM
:mad:

Sami
February 21, 2004, 10:38 AM
shobai ajkei out hoye jabay :o dhur

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:39 AM
cricinfo is sucks

shopno_pother_pothochari
February 21, 2004, 10:40 AM
acei to matro 1 ta:(

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by shopno_pother_pothochari
acei to matro 1 ta:(

shopno_pother_pothochari
February 21, 2004, 10:46 AM
:(:(:(
:(:(
:(

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 10:49 AM
300 runs..

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:51 AM
nice playing rana 22 for 68 bolls

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:52 AM
what a shot 24 runs rana

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:53 AM
what a shot 28runs rana

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by rashel]

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 10:53 AM
9 runs from Streak and 12 runs from Hondo..way to go Rana/Majural:lol:

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:55 AM
what a nice player rana

Hasan
February 21, 2004, 10:58 AM
:lol::lol::lol:

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 10:58 AM
bite the soil and stay right there Rana/Manjural. Banglai jare bole "Mathi Kamraye...":D

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by rashel
what a nice player rana

rashel
February 21, 2004, 10:59 AM
rana yes 30 runs

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 11:01 AM
No update from cricinfor. wkt goneee?????
Shalar Po Hithi.

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by sadhat]

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:01 AM
light meter out

BD Tigers
February 21, 2004, 11:01 AM
done for the day. great job by last wicket pair. I think they deserve a McInes cold water treatment. hehehehe...

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by sadhat
No update from cricinfor. wkt goneee?????

sadhat
February 21, 2004, 11:02 AM
GoOd Job BD. Its time to take little rest.

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:04 AM
yes thats end of the days 3

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:06 AM
yes thats end of the days 3

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:08 AM
yes thats end of the days 3


nice day

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:11 AM
yes thats end of the days 3


nice day [/quote]

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by rashel]

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:13 AM
[quote]Originally posted by rashel
yes thats end of the days 3


nice day

Sami
February 21, 2004, 11:13 AM
Rana played good... as usual... tomrrow we need a good bowling performance... but even a draw seems hard... let alone a win... :(

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:16 AM
BD draw :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

win:duh::duh::duh:

rashel
February 21, 2004, 11:51 AM
BD draw :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

win:duh::duh::duh: [/quote]

rashel
February 21, 2004, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by al Furqaan
the best we can hope here is a draw guys...someone earlier said it correctly: we need to worry about draws and not wins now...we dont even have a real draw...instead of saying "oh zimbabwe we can beat, everyone else we ll lose too" we should go for draws against everyone (even the aussies). it is not impossible.

by the way have faith in the future inshallah. rajin is 20, ash is still 19, nafis iqbal will come in soon...mashrafee will be back...and enamul haque jr. is our muralitharan. :)

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by rashel]

Mahmood
February 21, 2004, 01:19 PM
Right now, anything is possible. If the BD bowlers click, we might get them all out under 250. Then we will chase around 350 which is acheivable as we did in the first innings.

Draw is very much possible, even win, and also a loss.

The game is still balanced.

mahbubH
February 21, 2004, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Rajputro
Right now, anything is possible. If the BD bowlers click, we might get them all out under 250. Then we will chase around 350 which is acheivable as we did in the first innings.

Draw is very much possible, even win, and also a loss.

The game is still balanced.

with 9 wicket down and 128 behind... game cannot be balanced.

And chase 350 in 4th innings bit too much for Bangladesh at this moment... we were very much in the game when we were 259/5.... we lost 4 wickets in last hour.... But we did well today compare to other tests... hopefully there will be Zimbabwe batting collapse on 4th day.... and we will chase around 250!!!

Navarene
February 21, 2004, 01:37 PM
We are still trailing odd 128 runs with 1 wicket in hand. Afraid anything over 250 will be hard for us to chase, considering the fact that the wicket will have more cracks and turns on the 5th day. A win is the last thing we can dream of after day 3, unless our bowlers do some miracles. I will be extremely happy with a handsome draw.

Kintu, jai hok...dhonnobad.

[Edited on 21-2-2004 by Navarene]

Sham
February 21, 2004, 01:46 PM
Wow , Raana bhai is being optimistic after a long time.

But in reality, we cannot win this game. We won't be able to chase anything higher than about 220 in the fourth innings, which means that we have to bowl Zimbabwe out for about 100. I think they will score 230 runs tomorrow and set us about 360 to win. It will be an achievement to hold on for a draw. I will be very happy with that result.

Beamer
February 21, 2004, 02:22 PM
The strategy tomorrow should be nagging line and length and prolong their innings as far as possible without conceding too much runs too quick. In another words, bowl a bit negatively ( maybe we will pick up wkts in the process as well ) and make em bat almost entire day tomorrow. If we are faced with batting an entire session tomorrow after they declare and the entire day after, we will inevitably lose the game. Its a pity that rana will run out of a partner . We needed Mashud to hang in there today. It still hurts that ashraful didn't get his hundred and three others missed out on fifties. Overall, a fighting day of batting nevertheless. One more point about hannan- he shuffles a bit too much, most of our batsmen are guilty of that as well, and he needs to correct that otherwise he will remain very prone to lbw's.

FaltuRidwanBhai
February 21, 2004, 02:40 PM
jaihok,
abaro shobaike amontron. porikkha chilo kintu amar. tai ashte parinee. miss korlam little asraful ar aktu chomotkar innings. bolar moton akti innings kintu khelechen tini. 2 team ar highest score. tobe shai chotmote monobhaber jonno kintu bechara century ta miss korlo. jai hok. classic innings khelechen tini. good comeback. ar theke bhalo bhabe kintu dole fire asha shombhob noi bole ami mone kori. tobe khelar folafol shomporke jodi bolte hoi tobe kintu bolte hobe je joy pawa kintu duskhor tobe amader bollarra kalke jodi taderke sholpo runer moddhe out korte pare ebong amader target jodi 250 ar niche hoi tahole kintu kichuta asha thakleo thakte pare. tobe ami bolbo bangladesh jodi ai test draw korte pare taholai kintu ami mone korbo shob cheye boro shofollo. karon match jitar kotha chinta kora kintu ai porjaye aktu barabari hobe bole ami mone kori. 2nd innings bat korte neme bangladesh doler peleyarra tara jodi wicket throw na kore tara jodi wicket a tike thakar chesta kore tahole kintu ami mone kori tara 5th day ar shesh porjonto khelte parbe. dannabad.

James90
February 21, 2004, 06:05 PM
From 3-35 i really didn't expect to see them 9-313 at stumps. I would like to take credit as I was the first to say Bangladesh should aim to be batting at stumps :cool:. Wonderful innings from Ashraful!!! Pity none of the batsmen could reach their milestones but they'll learn. 25 runs 10th wicket partnership. Just one short of the Bangladeshi record if my memory serves me correctly. Congratulations Bangladesh for putting up a fight!

MaBuKa
February 21, 2004, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by Sham
Wow , Raana bhai is being optimistic after a long time.

But in reality, we cannot win this game. We won't be able to chase anything higher than about 220 in the fourth innings, which means that we have to bowl Zimbabwe out for about 100. I think they will score 230 runs tomorrow and set us about 360 to win. It will be an achievement to hold on for a draw. I will be very happy with that result.

I am optimistic

AGC
February 21, 2004, 11:13 PM
I am always impressed by anything over 300 by Bangladesh!

kkakash
February 21, 2004, 11:13 PM
;)

betterdaz
February 22, 2004, 12:42 AM
gona be a good day - nice to see BD still in with a decent chance.

reverse_swing
February 22, 2004, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by betterdaz
gona be a good day - nice to see BD still in with a decent chance.

decent chance!!!!!

betterdaz
February 22, 2004, 01:05 AM
decent chance!!!!! [/quote]

not sure which way you´re questioning.
r u saying they have no chance or that they have every chance.

i imagine from the balance of the game you don´t think they have much chance (being 120+ in arrears).

but although zim. are the likely winners, it is the beggining of day 4 and neither team has stamped authority.

either way, they do have a chance - how decent, they´ll show us soon i suppose.

kkakash
February 22, 2004, 02:11 AM
When will game start?

betterdaz
February 22, 2004, 02:13 AM
in 15 minutes - supposedly