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Maysun
June 1, 2012, 08:23 AM
No thread for an exciting series?

Well the first T20 game is about to start now, SL won the toss and elected to bat.

Maysun
June 1, 2012, 08:38 AM
Mahela goes

Tiger444
June 1, 2012, 08:47 AM
Thanks Maysun bhai for opening this thread. Should be a good series. The Pakistanis bowling really well and SL in a little bit of a hole.

Maysun
June 1, 2012, 10:17 AM
Pakistan are down 0/2

Tiger444
June 1, 2012, 10:21 AM
Really poor batting by Hafeez. And then very poor decision to send Shakeel up at #3.

Tiger444
June 1, 2012, 10:35 AM
Khalid Latif gone now. I can't understand why this guy is playing T20I's for Pakistan. He was pretty awful in the BPL. Anyways, Pakistan in big trouble now

Maysun
June 1, 2012, 10:40 AM
Khalid Latif's CI profile shows that he has a decent T20 record.

Tiger444
June 1, 2012, 10:48 AM
Surprised to see Latif's record but doesn't really look like a very good batsman. Then again it's been tough to score runs on this pitch.

Tiger444
June 1, 2012, 11:22 AM
Pakistans batting today has just been laughable
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Maysun
June 1, 2012, 11:23 AM
If they bat like this, we can beat them in the T20 WC

Tiger444
June 1, 2012, 11:34 AM
Definitely. It looks like it'll be tough scoring on these wickets. We should definitely look to bring an extra spinner to SL. No need to bring 4 or 5 pacers.
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Kohli_Sox
June 1, 2012, 11:42 AM
The Pakistan keeper Shakeel averages 12 in domestic cricket and in 50 matches too, unbelievable. Very poor batting line up and terrible performance

Tiger444
June 1, 2012, 11:54 AM
They should really bring back Kamran Akmal for the time being. He can't keep but at least he can bat which you can't say the same for the rest of the Pak keepers.
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Gowza
June 1, 2012, 04:21 PM
agree they should def bring back kamran akmal.

TigerEz
June 1, 2012, 04:27 PM
btw...some jersey pakistan got....also there training jersey is even cooler

simon
June 2, 2012, 04:26 PM
I was just watching the H/L of the 1st T20.
Pak batting was so circustic :lol:
And when Sami came to bowl his 1st ov Tony said something like "he did really well in BPL"
and then Sanga hit him for consecutive 4s and the other commie said ,but this is not BAngladesh lg , it is some other lg. :D :-|

Then Pak batting was full of fowl shots & running, Shehzad batted almost with everyone,haha, the poor guy got bowled and you could cleanly hear the "F" word , hahaha, I love these Kohli brothers. :lol:

oronnya
June 2, 2012, 08:30 PM
I was just watching the H/L of the 1st T20.
Pak batting was so circustic :lol:
And when Sami came to bowl his 1st ov Tony said something like "he did really well in BPL"
and then Sanga hit him for consecutive 4s and the other commie said ,but this is not BAngladesh lg , it is some other lg. :D :-|

Then Pak batting was full of fowl shots & running, Shehzad batted almost with everyone,haha, the poor guy got bowled and you could cleanly hear the "F" word , hahaha, I love these Kohli brothers. :lol:

etto haishen na miya... bornona to puara BD team er moto... emon performance dekhaite BD team er 2 min o lage na :waiting:

fiasnahk
June 3, 2012, 02:13 AM
agree they should def bring back kamran akmal.

Why do that? Umar Akmal is probably a better keeper

simon
June 3, 2012, 08:00 AM
etto haishen na miya... bornona to puara BD team er moto... emon performance dekhaite BD team er 2 min o lage na :waiting:

arey mademoiselle, nijeder eto khato kore dekhchen keno? remember we r Asia cup runners :snob: up jodio Pak champion. :/

zinatf
June 3, 2012, 08:14 AM
^GURU!! 3 months hoye jabe ei ghotonar....amader aro shamne agate hobe....

simon
June 3, 2012, 08:49 AM
^
hmm bujhlam.


odike amader borishailla pola Shehzad er ki obostha. hehe
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Kohli_Sox
June 3, 2012, 08:49 AM
Very small crowd in the ground. Even Bogura had bigger crowds. Not good sign for T20 WC

Nadim
June 3, 2012, 09:01 AM
Lol 25-2 in 7.2 overs in a T20 match.
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Kohli_Sox
June 3, 2012, 09:05 AM
Really shocker from Pakistan. Even more shocker considering Akmal present in the wicket and 29 runs from 8 overs. The real question is really that Mr. Professor is T20 material or not. This Pakistan team needs to overhaul immediately as the intent is also missing.
To make matter worse, Shoaib Malik is in.

simon
June 3, 2012, 10:18 AM
haha target of 123, piece of cake for Srilanka.

cricheart
June 3, 2012, 01:16 PM
http://www.indiancricketfans.com/images/smilies/laughing/hysterical.gif What a pathetic display by both team batsmen there. Certainly not a great T20i series to enjoy for the spectators. Very poor games to watch when teams fold up under 100 scoreline in a 20 over match. :facepalm:

fiasnahk
June 3, 2012, 01:47 PM
Have to say Pakistan's team selection is terrible. Sami and Sohail Tanvir, fine, but to bring in guys like the keeper who averages 12 in FC is just mindblowing. T20s need different types of players from the other formats but its been shown in tournaments like the IPL that the teams who retain the most levels of consistancy in team selections have the best chances of winning

Kohli_Sox
June 3, 2012, 02:00 PM
Just saved by Afridi. Overall the series was not enjoyable at all and 75% of the reasons is Pak's Jersey and 25% is batting failure from both the team

cornerdtiger
June 3, 2012, 03:36 PM
To be honest a satisfactory performance considering a new captain, semi new coach and a team overhaul. my pak XI for the t20 worldcup would be:
Nasir jamshed
shehzad/imran nazir
Umar akmal (WK)
Haris sohail( much better than malik and hes a leftie)
Hafeez
Azhar mahmood(he probably wont be selected so hammad azam)
King afridi
Tanvir
ajmal
sami
gul
This team can win the cup easily in sri lankan conditions. and am really happy for sami the guy deserves a long chance in t20s and odis. the bowling will always be superb with tanvir and sami openingazhar mahmood first change. the three spinners to follow with gully at the death. i think nasir jamshed would make.a huge difference coz hes.in good form and either one of shehzad or nazir should partner him. a solid middle order with umar akmal, haris and malik and late hitters in mahmood boom boom and tanvir. pretty decent team

cornerdtiger
June 3, 2012, 03:40 PM
haha target of 123, piece of cake for Srilanka.

Not:D. the pitch wasnt easy decent total i think

Navo
June 4, 2012, 04:59 PM
To be honest a satisfactory performance considering a new captain, semi new coach and a team overhaul. my pak XI for the t20 worldcup would be:
Nasir jamshed
shehzad/imran nazir
Umar akmal (WK)
Haris sohail( much better than malik and hes a leftie)
Hafeez
Azhar mahmood(he probably wont be selected so hammad azam)
King afridi
Tanvir
ajmal
sami
gul
This team can win the cup easily in sri lankan conditions. and am really happy for sami the guy deserves a long chance in t20s and odis. the bowling will always be superb with tanvir and sami openingazhar mahmood first change. the three spinners to follow with gully at the death. i think nasir jamshed would make.a huge difference coz hes.in good form and either one of shehzad or nazir should partner him. a solid middle order with umar akmal, haris and malik and late hitters in mahmood boom boom and tanvir. pretty decent team

Good team, but isn't the tail a bit long for T20? I mean from Azhar downwards (assuming he is playing) it's a bit hit or miss. Afridi is great on his day and no one doubts Gul's ability to hit a ball but it still puts a lot of pressure on the top.

Nonetheless, I'd be very interested to see how well this side would do against a WI side that includes Gayle, Narine, Bravo, Russell, D. Smith, Roach etc.

Kohli_Sox
June 4, 2012, 05:07 PM
Pakistan needs Abdur Razzak to provide all rounding stability in the team.

simon
June 5, 2012, 12:54 PM
Not:D. the pitch wasnt easy decent total i think

yeah,but nevertheless it was pathetic batting by both teams, Pak in the first & Sri in the 2nd.

cornerdtiger
June 6, 2012, 03:50 PM
Good team, but isn't the tail a bit long for T20? I mean from Azhar downwards (assuming he is playing) it's a bit hit or miss. Afridi is great on his day and no one doubts Gul's ability to hit a ball but it still puts a lot of pressure on the top.

Nonetheless, I'd be very
interested to see how well this side would do against a WI side that includes Gayle, Narine, Bravo, Russell, D. Smith, Roach etc.
well i dont think we have quality batsmen at all. maybe they could add asad shafiq in the middle but he.doesnt take.singles. if u watched the t20s u could see that hafeez latif and shehzad dont take singles at all. the only ones good at rotating the strike are akmal, malik and afridi(sane mode). they would be able to defeat windies or maybe it would be 50-50 as both the teams are equally unpredictable. im more worried about england and newzealand. if we face india we would lose i think.
We can beat the saffers and ausies i think

cornerdtiger
June 6, 2012, 03:52 PM
yeah,but nevertheless it was pathetic batting by both teams, Pak in the first & Sri in the 2nd.

Pakistans batting is pathetic and i hobestly dont see it getting better. no more inzis and yousafs coming through.only latifs and akmals. if shehzad gets his head right he could be the future

cornerdtiger
June 6, 2012, 03:54 PM
Pakistan needs Abdur Razzak to provide all rounding stability in the team.

Think azhar mahmood is better. hes a t20 specialist. can bat anywhere and his bowling dont think will require more than 2-3 overs from him.

Tiger444
June 6, 2012, 05:47 PM
Pakistans batting is pathetic and i hobestly dont see it getting better. no more inzis and yousafs coming through.only latifs and akmals. if shehzad gets his head right he could be the future

Its pretty surprising to see a guy like Latif in the squad. Why is he there while Asad sat out? Also why is Imran Farhat and Azhar Ali ahead of Ahmed Shehzad for ODIs? Also what happened to Fawad Alam? He looked like a good prospect. Imran Nazir and Azhar Mahmood should be in as well. I feel selection in the Pak team leaves out a lot to be desired
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Maysun
June 7, 2012, 04:37 AM
SL in trouble. 12/2.

Maysun
June 7, 2012, 06:10 AM
Sl 56/5..

Maysun
June 7, 2012, 06:11 AM
Haha.. 56/6

cornerdtiger
June 7, 2012, 06:23 AM
Some good old fashion pakistani fast bowling. lots of wides, noballs and wickets

cornerdtiger
June 7, 2012, 06:26 AM
Its pretty surprising to see a guy like Latif in the squad. Why is he there while Asad sat out? Also why is Imran Farhat and Azhar Ali ahead of Ahmed Shehzad for ODIs? Also what happened to Fawad Alam? He looked like a good prospect. Imran Nazir and Azhar Mahmood should be in as well. I feel selection in the Pak team leaves out a lot to be desired
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Lots of politics involved in team selection in pakistan. That wont change. imran farhat has unrivaled connections. agree aboit shehzad and nazir

simon
June 7, 2012, 06:29 AM
so after a faltu T20 series the ODI series starts badly too.
SrL batting is aweful, no wonder we beat them in Asia cup.

simon
June 7, 2012, 06:30 AM
Some good old fashion pakistani fast bowling. lots of wides, noballs and wickets

haha,very well said, that no ball of Sami was priceless. :-p

simon
June 7, 2012, 06:51 AM
lol,what a name, Lokuarachchi,haha, Karachi rakhlei hoito.

Now Hajmola is back to get the tail enders.hehe
This is what Ajmol or Afridi get that our Razzaq or Sakib do not get,
great bowling upfront from Gul,Sami.

Kohli_Sox
June 7, 2012, 06:55 AM
Sri Lanka's ODI team has been pretty ordinary as of lately

Maysun
June 7, 2012, 07:49 AM
29 extra's conceded so far

Maysun
June 7, 2012, 07:56 AM
They're playing at the ground where Bangladesh will be playing their two World Cup t20 group stage matches

Navo
June 7, 2012, 08:32 AM
Imagine what lalla and shahadat would do on this surface :facepalm:

Maysun
June 7, 2012, 09:07 AM
Rip through the batting order :D

cornerdtiger
June 7, 2012, 11:23 AM
The wickets have been third class for t20s and odis. expect batting paradise for tests. .:facepalm: sriblankans should be fined.

simon
June 7, 2012, 03:11 PM
one of the worst Odi eva.
Srl aweful batting followed by rain delai and resume rain delay and resume,and then Pakistans slowmotion batting. uffff
bad wicket,I get the feeling Srl got poor wickets,either too easy to bat or the opposite, and it rains often looks like.
anyway just watched on the screen that in last 10 matches between these 2 Pak won 8
now this makes 9/11 for Pak.
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BD Rox
June 7, 2012, 03:21 PM
I hate Pakistan cricket, especially Misbah bhai's batting. Lovely batting, with a strike rate of 33 in ODI! Damn crazy stuffs.
Misbah isn't fit to play ODIs. He should retire. I don't know why on earth was Ramiz praising Misbah all the way.

BD Rox
June 7, 2012, 03:23 PM
They're playing at the ground where Bangladesh will be playing their two World Cup t20 group stage matches

Don't worry. Things will be fine.

fiasnahk
June 7, 2012, 03:34 PM
This pakistan team is doing it right in my perspective. Sure Misbah's batting is slow, but he knows how to play and is the main reason why pakistan has so much consistancy these days. In the world game i would rank them 3rd only behind south africa and australia. Only the team selection is awful. With a new coach it seems like the team is going back to the old ways with farhat. Although i have to admit i was sceptical about samis return, he has proven himself.

World Champs
June 8, 2012, 12:14 AM
This pakistan team is doing it right in my perspective. Sure Misbah's batting is slow, but he knows how to play and is the main reason why pakistan has so much consistancy these days. In the world game i would rank them 3rd only behind south africa and australia. Only the team selection is awful. With a new coach it seems like the team is going back to the old ways with farhat. Although i have to admit i was sceptical about samis return, he has proven himself.

Lets not get carried away. They are good team. but How is Pak behind only Aus and SA?? Didn't Eng just beat them 5-0 in Uae and 3-2 in Eng. They have lost 8 out of 10 and you think they are better than Eng. And IMO this Pak team can't consistently beat India.

cornerdtiger
June 8, 2012, 03:55 AM
Lets not get carried away. They are good team. but How is Pak behind only Aus and SA?? Didn't Eng just beat them 5-0 in Uae and 3-2 in Eng. They have lost 8 out of 10 and you think they are better than Eng. And IMO this Pak team can't consistently beat India.

in odis lots of work needs to be done. beating india in odis will be difficult because unfortunately they have become a bogey team for us. their batting is strong enough to cope with our bowling perhaps the only batting linup in the world in odis. on top of that the batting is really bad that even indian bowling "attack" can defend anything their batting put up, having said that in a hypothetical match between the two if it takes place in australia or SA or even england pakistan wuld win hands down. that england win in uae was a fluke and i guess the team was hungover from the test witewash win.

anyway pakistan will always up its performance in world cups and that is the only series that matters in odis. in tests at the moment pakistan is just behind australia and south africa although i think in away series in those places this team might not do well but wouldnot be whitewashed. your also forgetting that rightfully this team is without butt amir and asif and the way they have coped since summer 2010 has been really really awesome

cornerdtiger
June 8, 2012, 04:01 AM
I hate Pakistan cricket, especially Misbah bhai's batting. Lovely batting, with a strike rate of 33 in ODI! Damn crazy stuffs.
Misbah isn't fit to play ODIs. He should retire. I don't know why on earth was Ramiz praising Misbah all the way.

they were chasing 135 and even then the batting could have collapsed. its just his style. although i think asad shafiq has to play in odis, replace azhalr ali and younis with nasir jamshed and asad shafiq and add one more batsman instead of tanvir and the batting linup becomes stronger

World Champs
June 8, 2012, 07:15 AM
in odis lots of work needs to be done. beating india in odis will be difficult because unfortunately they have become a bogey team for us. their batting is strong enough to cope with our bowling perhaps the only batting linup in the world in odis. on top of that the batting is really bad that even indian bowling "attack" can defend anything their batting put up, having said that in a hypothetical match between the two if it takes place in australia or SA or even england pakistan wuld win hands down. that england win in uae was a fluke and i guess the team was hungover from the test witewash win.

anyway pakistan will always up its performance in world cups and that is the only series that matters in odis. in tests at the moment pakistan is just behind australia and south africa although i think in away series in those places this team might not do well but wouldnot be whitewashed. your also forgetting that rightfully this team is without butt amir and asif and the way they have coped since summer 2010 has been really really awesome

Sure Pakistan can beat India, but they can't do it on consistent basis, for e.g in a 5 match series, which will be very competitive but its difficult to see Pak beating India in that series, be it anywhere in the world because of Pak's batting. there only hope is when then their batsmen click, but even then India has the batting fire power to counter the bowling. An ODI series between these two giants at this time would be just mouth watering. I hope it gets arranged soon.
Are you kidding me, with the fragile batting line up of Pakistan, they won't be able to win any match in Eng, Aus and SA, a draw test match there will be a big achievement for them. They barely won a test match or two with Aamir and Asif what makes you think they can win now.

cornerdtiger
June 8, 2012, 01:25 PM
No i think they would play better atleast in sa and england maybenot australia. in that england tour the middle order consisted of umar amin azhar ali shoaib malik and akmal. now it is misbah younis azhar ali and shafiq. much stronger though definitely not the strongest.
Well i think were gna have an odi series soon maybe january so well find out.

Tiger444
June 8, 2012, 02:46 PM
I would rate India the better side at the moment. You can set them any total in ODI's and they'll chase it down. Pakistan on the other hand have had many problems in the past chasing even half decent totals. Pakistan does have the better bowling attack but as we saw in the last ODI, it didn't hurt India much in the end as they scored 330 against their attack.

I would say India's also the better side in Tests. Pakistan's batting has improved tremendously in Tests but I don't think it has reached the level of India's just yet. I think it would be a great battle to see.

I rate both teams really highly. India has been woeful lately in their away tours but are still a good team in subcontinental conditions. Pakistan's been impressive as of late in Tests but have to see how they in away tours. I would love to see some Pakistan-India series again for sure.

cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 04:16 AM
I would rate India the better side at the moment. You can set them any total in ODI's and they'll chase it down. Pakistan on the other hand have had many problems in the past chasing even half decent totals. Pakistan does have the better bowling attack but as we saw in the last ODI, it didn't hurt India much in the end as they scored 330 against their attack.

I would say India's also the better side in Tests. Pakistan's batting has improved tremendously in Tests but I don't think it has reached the level of India's just yet. I think it would be a great battle to see.

I rate both teams really highly. India has been woeful lately in their away tours but are still a good team in subcontinental conditions. Pakistan's been impressive as of late in Tests but have to see how they in away tours. I would love to see some Pakistan-India series again for sure.
in test matches your bowling attack wins u the match not ur batting. as india showed.in touring both england and australia. i think pakistN would beat india easily in tests and maybe lose the odis 3-2

cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 04:18 AM
Finally a batting track for the second odi. Looks like srilanka will score big. this will test pakistan big time

simon
June 9, 2012, 06:53 AM
haha,this is the Srilanka I know son. :fire:

And I agree Corneredtiger,this will test Pak batting big time, early on they had the luxury to bat slowly,this time it will be a good target to chase.

Dilshan & MAhela at their best. :)

simon
June 9, 2012, 06:55 AM
in the mean time Pak poor fielding continues and [বাংলা]when will they get a decent wicketkeeper?[/বাংলা]

simon
June 9, 2012, 07:08 AM
what a hundred by Dilshan

zinatf
June 9, 2012, 07:26 AM
Thisara perera to Ajmal-re pitaaye charlo

cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 08:09 AM
The probability of pakistan winning this is really low. we need to promote umar akmal to number 3. Younis khan is very useless unfornately in odis. but it aint over

cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 08:10 AM
in the mean time Pak poor fielding continues and [বাংলা]when will they get a decent wicketkeeper?[/বাংলা]

You think kamran akmal should be brought back simon?

cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 08:13 AM
Thisara perera to Ajmal-re pitaaye charlo

Why you guys not like ajmal? He is so good

Tiger444
June 9, 2012, 08:17 AM
You think kamran akmal should be brought back simon?

Of course they should! The guy can at least bat unlike your other keepers
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Tiger444
June 9, 2012, 08:21 AM
The probability of pakistan winning this is really low. we need to promote umar akmal to number 3. Younis khan is very useless unfornately in odis. but it aint over

With the likes of Hafeez, Azhar, Younis, and Misbah, you guys will continuously have a hard time chasing big scores. Azhar, Misbah, and Younis should all just be playing Tests. Strokemakers like Shehzad, Kamran, and Asad should be playing in the limited overs game.
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cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 08:35 AM
Of course they should! The guy can at least bat unlike your other keepers
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But he cant keep, hence whats the use of him? Remember ross taylor at the world cup.

cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 08:37 AM
With the likes of Hafeez, Azhar, Younis, and Misbah, you guys will continuously have a hard time chasing big scores. Azhar, Misbah, and Younis should all just be playing Tests. Strokemakers like Shehzad, Kamran, and Asad should be playing in the limited overs game.
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Nasir jamshed, shehzad, shafiq, misbah, akmal, hafeez, keeper.and afridi better lineup i think

cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 09:35 AM
younis khan is without a doubt the most useless batsman in odis to ever play for pakistan. he is worse than imran farhat and that is some achievement

Tiger444
June 9, 2012, 09:46 AM
But he cant keep, hence whats the use of him? Remember ross taylor at the world cup.

Haven't really been impressed with the other keepers to be honest. So might as well get a guy who can contribute with the bat.
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Tiger444
June 9, 2012, 09:48 AM
I have to say, Azhar's been very impressive. If he can be consistent like this in ODI's, you guys will have a very good player
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cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 10:01 AM
I have to say, Azhar's been very impressive. If he can be consistent like this in ODI's, you guys will have a very good player
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he is a classy player and possibly the most talented batsman we have produced. he puts value on his wicket something which umar akmal can learn. some of those drives through the offside were such a turnon:drool:

cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 10:03 AM
Haven't really been impressed with the other keepers to be honest. So might as well get a guy who can contribute with the bat.
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he averages in the mid-twenties doesnt know how to build an innings. i would stick with sarfaraz. maybe he can transform his domestic record on the international arena

zinatf
June 9, 2012, 10:04 AM
Why you guys not like ajmal? He is so good

Of course I like him....he's one of a kind spinner...appreciated the way Thisara batted...it takes a LOT of courage to play 4 and 6 in Ajmal's over....

Tiger444
June 9, 2012, 10:05 AM
Umar Akmal is a great talent but needs to stop with those loose shots. Its really unnecessary because he can either hit singles or boundaries with ease.
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cornerdtiger
June 9, 2012, 10:44 AM
match is lost for pakistan, 2 horrible decisions. misbahs lbw going over and umar didnt edge it.

simon
June 9, 2012, 01:50 PM
indeed it was a big test for Pak batting,if their batting is good engh to chase such good total,
its a shame that despite of such a brilliant inn from Azhar the rest couldnt capitalize.
Azhar alone scored almost half of the teams total.
Anyway congratulations Sri,keep up the consistency.
And Perera what a good addition he has become to this Sri side.
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Zeeshan
June 13, 2012, 02:51 AM
Looking forward to an ODI after a long time.

cornerdtiger
June 13, 2012, 03:45 AM
Pakistan batting. Shafiq in for rahat ali. That means afridi bats at 7 so batting line up is strengthened. Chance of rain.

simon
June 13, 2012, 07:02 AM
dhur,Sri ekta khelar jayga hoilo? :-P shudhu brishti pore,naile bajey wicket. :-P

BANFAN
June 13, 2012, 09:24 PM
younis khan is without a doubt the most useless batsman in odis to ever play for pakistan. he is worse than imran farhat and that is some achievement

Agree, YK has been a burden in PAK ODI line up... Looks like Pak is failing to produce good batsmen these days... Pak always had a few great batting talents in their line up... But after that Inzi captaincy era ... Pak never had any luck with batsmen. It's Pak bowlers keeping the team afloat ... What's the problem?

cornerdtiger
June 14, 2012, 05:05 AM
Agree, YK has been a burden in PAK ODI line up... Looks like Pak is failing to produce good batsmen these days... Pak always had a few great batting talents in their line up... But after that Inzi captaincy era ... Pak never had any luck with batsmen. It's Pak bowlers keeping the team afloat ... What's the problem?
The likes of younis khan salman butt etc had inzamam and yusuf to guide them and help their maturity. Unfortunately even though we do have batsmen with potential and talent like shafiq azhar ali and umar akmal, they dont have the guidance of class batsmen. Misbah isnt really a strokemaker and is very limited as a batsman. and another thing is lack of opportunities. The seniors hog the number3 & 4 spots leaving akmal to come out at 5 or 6 sometimes leaving him to slog it out. Same is done with shafiq and he isnt given a chance. Azhar ali till recently only played tests which amounted to maybe 8,9 games a year.
Its not that their is a lack of talent. These 3 can be the future middle order for pakistan and a good one at that in tests.
We do have a couple of reLly good openers in jamshed and shehzad so batting can be good or atleast improve of some of the oldies just leave. Its the fast bowling department that is a bigger worry

playmaker
June 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
Well for some reason pakistani has taken up a NEGATIVE attitude to our cricket after that Tour incident and now bashing us for every single thing. They shudnt understand that on the other sides we still dont really care whether they do good or their bad.

cornerdtiger
June 14, 2012, 12:53 PM
Well for some reason pakistani has taken up a NEGATIVE attitude to our cricket after that Tour incident and now bashing us for every single thing. They shudnt understand that on the other sides we still dont really care whether they do good or their bad.
Well most cricket fans watch and closely follow other teams apart from their own.
Pakistan is an exciting team

Jadukor
June 14, 2012, 12:57 PM
Well most cricket fans watch and closely follow other teams apart from their own.
Pakistan is an exciting team
they are exciting indeed... always making headlines in news papers as well as cricinfo... keeps me at the edge of my seat all the time until the cricket starts

playmaker
June 14, 2012, 01:40 PM
Well most cricket fans watch and closely follow other teams apart from their own.
Pakistan is an exciting team

:-/:-/:-/

First answer my question, I know youre ignoring it because you know your countrymen are guilty. But dont worry, we bangbros are good people, we will try to understand you people regardless of whether you fail to understand us. :big_hug::big_hug:

So plz share your mind with us, I want to know the scenario from a common pakistani perspective

they are exciting indeed... always making headlines in news papers as well as cricinfo... keeps me at the edge of my seat all the time until the cricket starts

I see what you did there :up:

cornerdtiger
June 14, 2012, 01:49 PM
they are exciting indeed... always making headlines in news papers as well as cricinfo... keeps me at the edge of my seat all the time until the cricket starts

Yes I agree. What kind of loser oldie wants to watch afridi ajmal gul nasir jamshed ahmed shehzad umar akmal azhar ali in action? Btw bengali public didnot mind "turn the tv off" or stop attending when these guys were in action back in feb in bangladesh and I am sure you also avoided watching pakistan players in the bpl. Bit rich coming from a bangladeshi complaining pak cricket is boring

cornerdtiger
June 14, 2012, 01:51 PM
:-/:-/:-/

First answer my question, I know youre ignoring it because you know your countrymen are guilty. But dont worry, we bangbros are good people, we will try to understand you people regardless of whether you fail to understand us. :big_hug::big_hug:

So plz share your mind with us, I want to know the scenario from a common pakistani perspective



I see what you did there :up:

I am not responsible for what any other pakistani thinks or writes. Thats upto them. Many went over the top in insulting bangladesh and it was tasteless.would you take responsibility for the people who wrote ppakistan on sandals? Your point was not worth answering that is why I ignored it. But since you insisted....

Jadukor
June 14, 2012, 10:37 PM
Yes I agree. What kind of loser oldie wants to watch afridi ajmal gul nasir jamshed ahmed shehzad umar akmal azhar ali in action? Btw bengali public didnot mind "turn the tv off" or stop attending when these guys were in action back in feb in bangladesh and I am sure you also avoided watching pakistan players in the bpl. Bit rich coming from a bangladeshi complaining pak cricket is boring
don't be mad... i agree these guys are exciting. I would watch them over Wasim Akram's 99 side consisting of youhana, inzi, shoaib, azhar mahmud,razzak, moin khan, waqar etc any day too. Bottom line is that Misbah is just too exciting. I am simply saying they are more exciting off the field also with more headline inducing capacity than charlie sheen.

playmaker
June 15, 2012, 12:20 AM
I am not responsible for what any other pakistani thinks or writes. Thats upto them. Many went over the top in insulting bangladesh and it was tasteless.would you take responsibility for the people who wrote ppakistan on sandals? Your point was not worth answering that is why I ignored it. But since you insisted....

i simply asked for ur opinion, nothing more

cornerdtiger
June 15, 2012, 04:32 AM
don't be mad... i agree these guys are exciting. I would watch them over Wasim Akram's 99 side consisting of youhana, inzi, shoaib, azhar mahmud,razzak, moin khan, waqar etc any day too. Bottom line is that Misbah is just too exciting. I am simply saying they are more exciting off the field also with more headline inducing capacity than charlie sheen.

yeah like i said the bangla public agreed, by watching these boring guys in the BPL. and nobody was comparing this team with the one in 99. ofcourse that one was more exciting but this team has achieved more with less talent.
and exactly how many headlines apart from cricket has this team made after 2010? please do tell me i am interested. stop with the ignorant stereotypes please. you only show how stupid you are

Kohli_Sox
June 16, 2012, 05:06 AM
Younus Khan bowling doesn't make sense

simon
June 16, 2012, 07:57 AM
man I was cursing Sanga because of his SR, but look at how he changed gears, and Mahela , wow.
this is called class.
but Sri are too dependant on these 3 ( + Dilshan)
Chandi lately looked ordinary.

simon
June 16, 2012, 08:18 AM
damn,Sanga gone for 97 :(
Sri under pressure,can they finish it on a high?

cornerdtiger
June 16, 2012, 08:24 AM
Ajmal has had a really bad game for once. Gul being gul=brainless

cornerdtiger
June 16, 2012, 08:31 AM
Sri lamka crossing 230 tilts the match heavily in their favour.80-20 to sri lanka

Tiger444
June 16, 2012, 08:32 AM
That drop I believe will cost the match. I don't see Pakistan chasing down whatever total SL throws at them.

Kohli_Sox
June 16, 2012, 12:07 PM
Surprised to see Misbah didn;t have atleast scored one century but yet his average is over 40. It shows his consistency. Azhar Ali looks really a compact player.

Zeeshan
June 16, 2012, 12:30 PM
Hattrick for Perera.

BANFAN
June 16, 2012, 12:33 PM
WOW What a bowling.....

Pak knows ways to lose from a confirm winnin position....:)

Another goes....

BANFAN
June 16, 2012, 12:40 PM
Number 11 in and 65 needed

playmaker
June 16, 2012, 12:52 PM
:smh:

Dekhe ja mone hoise, Pakistaner batting lineup is worse than that of zimbabwe and also ours. They are missing on nasir jamshed but nevertheless, they always seems to go with so few Specialist batsman. Afridi, hafeez, sarfaraz ahmed shudnt be considered as reliable batsman

playmaker
June 16, 2012, 12:54 PM
Anyways, this pakistan cricket team can be a strong unit one day, next day they show why they are related to a Circus. Srsly how cud u lose from such a strong position :facepalm:

cornerdtiger
June 16, 2012, 12:55 PM
Collapse of epic proportions. not even pakistan have ever done this before. but still to suggest zim and bang batting better than pak is laughable just like this performance

BANFAN
June 16, 2012, 12:56 PM
Pak lost by 44 runs....

Kohli_Sox
June 16, 2012, 01:08 PM
Horrible batting, if you include Younus, you have to play him @ top order. But he's out of form anyways though

playmaker
June 16, 2012, 01:13 PM
Collapse of epic proportions. not even pakistan have ever done this before. but still to suggest zim and bang batting better than pak is laughable just like this performance

If the team performs like this people are bound to make such remarks. The batting and fielding department are probably the worst ive seen in ur cricket's history, its only the bowling thats helped. At least we arent like some people in pakistan who keep saying that Afghans play better cricket than us.

cornerdtiger
June 16, 2012, 01:17 PM
not picking a team based on merit but on politics connections and bribery results in this. absolutely shameful performance. batsmen are pussies..im sorry no other word to describe them but i guess more performances like this will lead to a team overhaul at least in the batting department...hopefully

cornerdtiger
June 16, 2012, 01:24 PM
If the team performs like this people are bound to make such remarks. The batting and fielding department are probably the worst ive seen in ur cricket's history, its only the bowling thats helped. At least we arent like some people in pakistan who keep saying that Afghans play better cricket than us.

the thing is there are better batsmen waiting who are atleast better than younis misbah and hafeez. the likes of jamshed shehzad usman salahuddin babar azam ayub dogar...etc they are not selected or even given a chance..
hafeez needs to go down to 6 or 7 afridi to 8
nasir jamshed, shehzad, azhar ali, shafiq, misbah, umar akmal, hafeez, afridi but the likelyhood of this happening are remote. most likely due to our captain who most likely is autistic will continue with this mad approach where he just keeps on improving his average at an uberslow rate meanwhile pakistan keeps on faltering while chasing

Night_wolf
June 16, 2012, 01:51 PM
Pakistan never fails to amaze me..they can win from nowhere and again the can lose from nowhere too just like today...one this is for sure with Pakistan the game just isnt over untill its finished

cornerdtiger
June 16, 2012, 02:15 PM
The match was fixed...n
on a serios note the batting approach is wrong as well. the way misbah plays in the middle overs is selfish and he relies on akmal and afridi to do 7-8 runs an over. this is wrong i think and old fashioned. they dont know the value of singles something inzi and yousaf were good at. tyats why they were matchwinners

cricheart
June 16, 2012, 02:18 PM
Perera having fantastic series. What an over that was! Wow! He starts reminding me Vaas.
My vote for MoS lays to T Perera. The series win is now already sealed by SL, next match Pakistan will just try for share.
I'm hoping good test series coming, with bowlers dominance this series cant result in draw.

cornerdtiger
June 16, 2012, 02:19 PM
Pakistan never fails to amaze me..they can win from nowhere and again the can lose from nowhere too just like today...one this is for sure with Pakistan the game just isnt over untill its finished

Well at least the entertainment factor isnt lost entirely

ahnaf
June 16, 2012, 02:30 PM
I still dont understand why the have kept yousuf away from the team and the blind love for younus?? How you can left out such a legend like yousuf from the team? And younus is good only for Test.. He was never good for limited over format neither will be..
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simon
June 16, 2012, 02:36 PM
lol Pakistan :facepalm:

man this Perera is becoming a very impact playa :applause:

on the other hand Mathews and Chandimal are not looking as good as they looked before,which is a bit worry.

al Furqaan
June 16, 2012, 10:14 PM
PAK always prone to phenomenal collapses...most sensational collapse prone team.

Jadukor
June 17, 2012, 01:14 AM
PAK always prone to phenomenal collapses...most sensational collapse prone team.

We are also good... The 58 and 78 will haunt me forever

cornerdtiger
June 17, 2012, 08:04 AM
We are also good... The 58 and 78 will haunt me forever

He meant out of the top teams. its true pak and maybe west indies

playmaker
June 17, 2012, 12:04 PM
He meant out of the top teams. its true pak and maybe west indies

some1 forgot forgot Aus where 21/9 against SA in a tesst match

cornerdtiger
June 17, 2012, 12:58 PM
some1 forgot forgot Aus where 21/9 against SA in a tesst match
but australia are not consistent collapsers. only pakistan and west indies are

Kohli_Sox
June 18, 2012, 10:41 AM
Don't know why Dav Whatmore is so animated in dressing room, he always looked calm but since he took coaching Pak, he looks animated which might be a good thing too though

Kohli_Sox
June 18, 2012, 12:23 PM
Once again Pakistan letting go a winning position

cricheart
June 18, 2012, 12:29 PM
What a match! Fantastic chase by SL; Angelo clicked at the right moment when key batsmen fail once again.
15 needed in last over, finished with 2 balls to spare! beautifully controlled batting by Angelo. Bravo Lankans. Really enjoyed the exciting match.

Maysun
June 18, 2012, 12:55 PM
LOL at Sami

playmaker
June 18, 2012, 02:57 PM
it seems that after JF took over pakistan's fielding coach role pakistan's fielding has gone from bad to worse. They just cant hit the stumps, throw at the wrong end, throw the ball over the keeper or at least 10 feet away from him. Well ofcourse, it must be pretty tough to coach Pakistan considering how much issues there are in the team

Ian Pont said that if Julian Fountain was still there for us he cudve done a lot to help us improve and that since JF now coaches Pakistan's Fielding coach Just wait and watch how pakistan's fielding will improve over time, as far as I can remember but I maybe wrong though. I find it wrong for Mr Pont to claim how much he cudve done for our Team, of course he could, but my question is that we already have a decent bowling and fielding coach, Jurgesen and Swift. Infact these 2 have done a pretty good job with our boys nevertheless.

No respect to Pont and Fountain, both are brilliant coaches and after they took over our bowling and fielding def. improved, but my personal opinion is that there are plenty of other Quality coaches around the world

Kohli_Sox
June 18, 2012, 03:24 PM
it seems that after JF took over pakistan's fielding coach role pakistan's fielding has gone from bad to worse. They just cant hit the stumps, throw at the wrong end, throw the ball over the keeper or at least 10 feet away from him. Well ofcourse, it must be pretty tough to coach Pakistan considering how much issues there are in the team

Ian Pont said that if Julian Fountain was still there for us he cudve done a lot to help us improve and that since JF now coaches Pakistan's Fielding coach Just wait and watch how pakistan's fielding will improve over time, as far as I can remember but I maybe wrong though. I find it wrong for Mr Pont to claim how much he cudve done for our Team, of course he could, but my question is that we already have a decent bowling and fielding coach, Jurgesen and Swift. Infact these 2 have done a pretty good job with our boys nevertheless.

No respect to Pont and Fountain, both are brilliant coaches and after they took over our bowling and fielding def. improved, but my personal opinion is that there are plenty of other Quality coaches around the world

JF developed a software if I'm not wrong to measure "statistically" the fielding. All good and definitely this will help players to understand where they stand in terms of their own fielding and fitness. But as also Waqar Younus said, all these are good but he'd prefer the boys would do a lot of hard work too. There is no alternative really other than hard work.

Jadukor
June 18, 2012, 08:46 PM
Perplexing bowling options. In Sri Lankan bowling conditions, i would have gone with two pacers Gul, S. tanvir and three spinners afridi, ajmal and hafeez. Sami has always been inconsistent.

cornerdtiger
June 19, 2012, 06:41 AM
Perplexing bowling options. In Sri Lankan bowling conditions, i would have gone with two pacers Gul, S. tanvir and three spinners afridi, ajmal and hafeez. Sami has always been inconsistent.

Time for a change in captain i think. misbah has lost 7 won 1 of his last 8 matches in a biseries in asian conditions. that is unacceptable for a pakistan team. He is 38 and has selected the wrong players for the wrong pitches. leaving out ajmal was baffling. but who can he the captain. only possible realistic choice at the moment is afridi. hafeez is struggling. but misbah has to go looking ahead to 2015

cornerdtiger
June 19, 2012, 06:43 AM
JF developed a software if I'm not wrong to measure "statistically" the fielding. All good and definitely this will help players to understand where they stand in terms of their own fielding and fitness. But as also Waqar Younus said, all these are good but he'd prefer the boys would do a lot of hard work too. There is no alternative really other than hard work.
All the coaches and technology cannot turn gul or tanvir etc into decent fielders. atleast they could try but they dont even try

cricheart
June 20, 2012, 05:59 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143900/143929.2.jpg
"...But if anyone starts punning about me being a goose, I swear I'll quit"

:lol:

Afridi worth millions in golden duck eggs
Shahid Afridi was recently valued by Forbes magazine as the richest cricketer in terms of golden duck eggs alone. Afridi, who recently added to his enviable collection, said he owed his fortune to sheer hard work. "Acquiring golden ducks isn't as easy as it looks. Each egg takes a lot out of you physically, especially when laid, and there is the constant threat of being axed from the team for your [grunting] efforts."
Afridi revealed that if he amasses enough golden ducks, he will be able to lay his ultimate dream egg: the Fabergé. - CI Page2

cornerdtiger
June 20, 2012, 04:04 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143900/143929.2.jpg
"...But if anyone starts punning about me being a goose, I swear I'll quit"

:lol:

Afridi worth millions in golden duck eggs
he migh
Shahid Afridi was recently valued by Forbes magazine as the richest cricketer in terms of golden duck eggs alone. Afridi, who recently added to his enviable collection, said he owed his fortune to sheer hard work. "Acquiring golden ducks isn't as easy as it looks. Each egg takes a lot out of you physically, especially when laid, and there is the constant threat of being axed from the team for your [grunting] efforts."
Afridi revealed that if he amasses enough golden ducks, he will be able to lay his ultimate dream egg: the Fabergé. - CI Page2
He might retire soon..... even cricinfo has an article.

cornerdtiger
June 20, 2012, 04:07 PM
Dojt know if we have any player worthy enough to be captain after misbah goes... maybe theyll bring malik back for odis. unless hafeez improves his batting and grows a pair he isnt deserving

World Champs
June 21, 2012, 12:41 AM
Pak certainly starts the Test series as favorites and has the edge with better bowling resources. But if SL can play ajmal and Rehman and don't give them much wickets then SL can definitely turn this in their favor.

Zeeshan
June 22, 2012, 12:15 AM
Dillu ki ei dui ek dine choy mara bhule geche? jottoshob

playmaker
June 22, 2012, 12:41 AM
Pak certainly starts the Test series as favorites and has the edge with better bowling resources. But if SL can play ajmal and Rehman and don't give them much wickets then SL can definitely turn this in their favor.

Im gonna disagree. I think that SL are the clear favourties because they have the confidence after thumping Pakistant 3-1 in the ODIs, plus home advantage. And this SL batting line up is quite strong,

Kohli_Sox
June 22, 2012, 12:48 AM
Don't know why Hafeez bowling so many overs upfront when you have two genuine spinners and pacers in the team

Kohli_Sox
June 22, 2012, 12:49 AM
Danny Morrison on commies in test match :applause:

cornerdtiger
June 22, 2012, 01:31 AM
Ayub dogar debuts. hes been good for quite some time in the domestic setup. I would have prefered seeing afaq raheem but all the best to the youngster

playmaker
June 22, 2012, 03:47 AM
^^

His cricinfo profile says that he is 32 and he has been playing in domestics before 2003

Zeeshan
June 22, 2012, 04:02 AM
100 for Dilshan

Zeeshan
June 23, 2012, 04:48 AM
180 for Sangakkara with a six..

Zeeshan
June 23, 2012, 05:12 AM
Yet another Double for Sangka with a six.



NOT. He's on 199.

Zeeshan
June 23, 2012, 05:14 AM
Bowled Pradeep. Sangka's premature celeb unfortunate as he stays on 199*...but avg will go up.

Navo
June 23, 2012, 05:50 AM
"Sangakkara missed his double but Bangladesh Under-19s opener Soumya Sarkar smashed 209 in a one-dayer today" CI (http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-v-pakistan-2012/engine/current/match/562444.html)

In any case, Pakistan are 17/2 after back to back strikes by Kulasekara

cornerdtiger
June 23, 2012, 06:09 AM
How was taufeeq out? Really biased umpiring in this match. pradeep was out the first ball. and so were dilshan tharanga and jayawerdene. really pathetic from ian gould and that other bufoon

cricheart
June 23, 2012, 06:57 AM
Without Misbah this test Pakistan meant to struggle in batting dpet. Its still good to see they manage to take 10 wickets at last before SL reaching 500 without drs use.

cornerdtiger
June 23, 2012, 07:01 AM
44/5 ayub dogar in. on a flat track

Navo
June 23, 2012, 07:03 AM
Ian Gould is a really poor umpire. He's made several mistakes in the past too. Not sure if it's a flat track though. The ball was gripping and spinning for the Pakistani bowlers and now for Herath and Randiv too. As you said, umpiring as well as luck is favoring the Sri Lankans too.

playmaker
June 23, 2012, 07:15 AM
lol

Ashoka De Chilva has some competition

cornerdtiger
June 23, 2012, 07:48 AM
Hafeez played really poor. i wouldnt blame azhar ali as he is a good test batsman abd this is a one off but he has got out in this fashion alot of times. but taufeeq ajmal and shafiq were poor poor decisions. really spoilt the test match. but its a good oppurtunity for ayub as he has the ability to save some face for pakistan and hes batting with younis khan

simon
June 23, 2012, 08:18 AM
:lol: Pakistan

:notworthy: Srilanka Sanga Dillu
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BANFAN
June 23, 2012, 10:42 AM
This Pradeep's career is finished.... Unless he can produce miraculous performance with ball. :) Sanga just needed 1 run... So close. Well played...

Zeeshan
June 23, 2012, 02:57 PM
:lol: Pakistan



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HAHAHAHA! :lol:

Pakistan trail by 424 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

MohammedC
June 23, 2012, 06:00 PM
For those who have missed the "Premature Celebration"

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Navo
June 23, 2012, 06:27 PM
Did you see Pradeep's troll face at 0:37-38??? Hahaha

Zeeshan
June 23, 2012, 11:27 PM
9.50 am Kumar Sangakkara, speaking to Danny Morrison, laughs about celebrating a double century on 199 yesterday. He was done in by the scoreboard at the ground, which showed 194, when he was actually on 193, before he hit a six. "Embarrassing, but something to remember," he says

Ashraful hoile bolto: halare money loy duita koshe chor mari out howar por...

Kohli_Sox
June 24, 2012, 12:11 AM
Ian Gould on to becoming Ashoka De Silva

cricheart
June 24, 2012, 05:42 AM
SL going for a big lead. Got no interest in innings win, besides test matches end in 3-4 days aint good for local viewers. They wants to play more against Pakistani bowlers to prepare for the whole series.

cornerdtiger
June 24, 2012, 07:46 AM
hafeez isnot an opener. you know you suck when ajmal looks more like a batsman.

simon
June 24, 2012, 10:06 AM
Pak all out on 100 :lol:

Sanga 2nd inn scored 1 run and got out , he completed his double :lol:

2nd inn: Pak 36/3 :D
omygod, nothing special about this Sril bowling , Pak have themselves to blame for their poor batting.
Whatmore,what u doing?

Zeeshan
June 24, 2012, 08:25 PM
Although Pakistan will not be able to overtake England, they will be in the Hall of Fame.
(http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283901.html)
:hatsoff:

Zeeshan
June 24, 2012, 11:53 PM
48/4 c-c-c

F6_Turbo
June 25, 2012, 02:18 AM
Day 4 - 2nd session

Pakistan 111/4

Pakistan only need another 399 to win with 6 wickets in hand.

Shafiq 39*
Younis Khan 34*

cornerdtiger
June 25, 2012, 07:02 AM
Not a bad second innings performance really. lost the game completely in the first innings. lets see if pak can come back with captain misbah back in the side

PoorFan
June 25, 2012, 10:09 AM
Paksitan team without/retired Yunis & Misbah seems to be in BD, Zimbo league.

Jadukor
June 28, 2012, 01:56 AM
DRS hurt Pakistan badly in this test.

cricheart
June 28, 2012, 02:58 AM
DRS hurt Pakistan badly in this test.

You mean poor umpiring. Anyway the end result wasn't unexpected IMO.

Jadukor
June 28, 2012, 04:05 AM
You mean poor umpiring. Anyway the end result wasn't unexpected IMO.

Yes I should have said lack of DRS. my bad.

cornerdtiger
June 28, 2012, 08:07 AM
Paksitan team without/retired Yunis & Misbah seems to be in BD, Zimbo league.

you really overestimate bangladesh alot. this was the first test loss in 13 months.

playmaker
June 28, 2012, 11:39 AM
^^

True dat but at recent time the team looks a bit ordinary and there is def. a hell lot of negative energy in the side. The looks the bowler gives at the fielder who misfielded is unprofessional to say the least...and at the same time even the zimbos after even a failed attempt pats each other.

cornerdtiger
June 29, 2012, 07:40 AM
^^

True dat but at recent time the team looks a bit ordinary and there is def. a hell lot of negative energy in the side. The looks the bowler gives at the fielder who misfielded is unprofessional to say the least...and at the same time even the zimbos after even a failed attempt pats each other.

that is pakistani team. it happens wether they are winning or losing

cornerdtiger
June 30, 2012, 05:11 AM
great start by pakistan.
250/1 RR 3.76
hafeez 125* Azhar 57*

cornerdtiger
June 30, 2012, 07:24 AM
good day for pakistan 334/1
although this match is headed for a draw most likely

Maysun
June 30, 2012, 08:08 AM
Congrats Hafeez!

simon
June 30, 2012, 08:13 AM
omg! Sri makes the worst pitches or what?

We need a tour to Sri just to improve our batting.

nevertheless, well done Pak.

Zeeshan
June 30, 2012, 08:48 AM
Hafeez will look forward to his double. Good going by Pacmans.

cornerdtiger
June 30, 2012, 10:47 AM
With this pitch the most likely scenario for this match would be pak 600/5 dec followed by 600/2 from srilanka. match endin as draw. expected tbh as they won the first match

F6_Turbo
July 1, 2012, 02:11 AM
SL are horrible...They need to get fined for these pitches. I know test cricket is all about variety and coping with different surfaces and conditions, but playing on paved roads that are the envy of the residents of Dhaka, does no one any good.

Maysun
July 1, 2012, 05:56 AM
196 damn

Sohel
July 1, 2012, 06:08 AM
I'm not a Pakistan fan in any shape or form and never will be InshAllah -- in fact the only time I support India is when they play our unapologetic former masters -- but do admire some of their cricketers. Gul and Hafeez are my favorites in the current squad and it felt simply awful to see Hafeez come so close to a test double only to fall a boundary short. :(

That being said, the time has come to standardize pitches FGS! The weather provides more than enough conditional variety. We don't need flat tracks to kill the game off completely. Maybe Kumar and Mahela will each score 200+ before the inevitable draw.

playmaker
July 1, 2012, 07:06 AM
:smh: missed it by that much

Anyways, what kind of pitches are these? Some real batting heaven. SL is 1 place where our batsman can got to boost their average

cricheart
July 1, 2012, 07:11 AM
This test supposed to be draw with complete 5 day washout as per weather forcast. So SL curators didn't take any risk by making it green and could get pitch damaged big time as game progress. Rather a SL traditional flat dusty hard wicket is safe option for SL with a win in pocket.

Anyway off-field topics like SL complain against Ajmal chucking and Pak drs debate gives fans some spice to hang in to spectate this high likely draw ending test.

F6_Turbo
July 3, 2012, 12:48 AM
Well the predicted bad weather is in...

cornerdtiger
July 3, 2012, 01:34 AM
The next match is also to be played in thia ground. I expect another highway for the batsmen. sri lankans dont have any money. could have generated some by producing a sporting wicket increasing the viewership. but well we can see can see exactly why they are broke

cornerdtiger
July 3, 2012, 01:36 AM
:smh: missed it by that much

Anyways, what kind of pitches are these? Some real batting heaven. SL is 1 place where our batsman can got to boost their average
I am not sure the bengali batsmen would be able to cash in on even this wicket. Its not like they never have seen a pitch like this. you get these types of wickets all over the subcontinent. Basically when the home team is up the rest of the test matches are played on tracks like these

Navo
July 4, 2012, 01:49 AM
Sangakarra with his 16th 150+ score. Admittedly, 11 of those are in SL but what does that matter? Few batsmen have such dominance on any ground!

cricheart
July 4, 2012, 05:24 AM
SL needs 7 rpo to win it now and Pak needs 10 wickets in 37 overs, this should be interesting now as long as Dilshan is there IMO SL will go for it.

cricheart
July 4, 2012, 10:01 AM
Pakistan going trough a dissapointing tour here. Once again SL manages to seal the series before hand. Now all Pak can hope to settle series for draw with the very unlikely final test win. Weather forecast says, next weekend will keep continueing thunder storm & rain as well.

Zeeshan
July 4, 2012, 11:56 AM
Three doubles missed in a very short frame of time. smh Indians

cornerdtiger
July 4, 2012, 04:36 PM
yeah bad tour for pak.
but there are some positives
azhar ali can play odis and is looking like a good bat for pak in tests.
junaid khan....wow... in his early 20s and manages to take a 5fer against srilanka in srilanka on a dead colombo pitch. obviously he isnt aamir and he still isnt a newball bowler but looks like he can end the drought of fastbowlers from us

and big respect for sangakara. the way he played ajmal and made him look ordinary just shows the mans class..

F6_Turbo
July 8, 2012, 11:44 AM
So not the concrete pitch we were all expecting 13 wickets went down on day 1

Pakistan 226
SL 44/3

A result looks on...so Pakistan still with a chance to salvage something from the tour.

Equinox
July 8, 2012, 12:50 PM
Pallekele is usually pretty lively and offers a lot more to the bowlers than other SL tracks. I was really impressed by the two Pakistani youngsters Shafiq and Junaid. Junaid was the only bowler to trouble the SL batsman in the last Test on a track which offered nothing so I won't be surprised if he runs through the Sri Lankan line-up tomorrow.

cornerdtiger
July 8, 2012, 03:24 PM
Junaid khan is something special no doubt. he showed it today. making sangakara look like a kid is a big deal especially in sri lanka. and he is highly rated by both wasim akram and his county lancashire( only the second pakistani to play for them.) he averages below 25 in asian pitches which is something special. i dont think there is any bowler who has stats like that on asian pitches

Equinox
July 10, 2012, 06:36 AM
Sri Lankan tail toying with Pakistan. Perera is great to watch. If they can get a lead of 150+ here it effectively puts Pakistan out of the game and puts SL in a great position to clinch a 2 - 0 series win.

F6_Turbo
July 10, 2012, 07:43 AM
Pakistan 226 & 27/1
SL - 337

Pakistan trail by 84 with 2 days left in the match.

F6_Turbo
July 12, 2012, 12:48 PM
Test ended up being a draw.

SL win the series 1-0