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Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 04:55 AM
I can think of 3. Any others?


1) Ruin our team's momentum going out to field. As were clearly the winners after our batting session.

2) Give the Lankan batsmen more time to reduce their nerves and come up with an excellent batting gameplan.

3) Make sure there is more dew,making it harder for all our bowlers to get it on line and length.

Shaan
March 24, 2013, 05:10 AM
I can think of 3. Any others?


1) Ruin our team's momentum going out to field. As were clearly the winners after our batting session.

2) Give the Lankan batsmen more time to reduce their nerves and come up with an excellent batting gameplan.

3) Make sure there is more dew,making it harder for all our bowlers to get it on line and length.



point one and 3rd just gave all the advantages what one couldn't ask more.. my first reaction of flood light failure was that there is something fishy here..

Zunaid
March 24, 2013, 05:18 AM
Excuses. We lost because of our bowling.

simon
March 24, 2013, 05:29 AM
well a Target of 130ish is definitely a psychological advantage compared to a 160ish.
regardless of the overs

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 05:42 AM
well a Target of 130ish is definitely a psychological advantage compared to a 160ish.
regardless of the overs

Good one Simon. Didn't think of this.

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 05:48 AM
Excuses. We lost because of our bowling.

If it's just about victory, than yes we lost because of our bowling. But it is how badly that we lost, than I bring up the excuses.

You don't think the extra time allowed Dilshan and Perrera meditate and clear their mind and come up with a precise strategy to obliterate the bowling attack?

On the other hand, the bowlers' mindset would be to quickly get in on the field,just zipping through their overs.

jeesh
March 24, 2013, 06:16 AM
Lol. Meditate? I would love to see you pitch this to a Sri Lankan. We got destroyed buddy, floodlight problem or not.

Internal locus of control. Believe in it.

Naimul_Hd
March 24, 2013, 06:28 AM
3) Make sure there is more dew,making it harder for all our bowlers to get it on line and length.

I ain't saying SL did that deliberately, but what you mention is a fact. Resuming the game after 1.5 hours later really helped SL batters which eventually costs us the match. 1.5 hours means at least 15 overs. Since our bowlers need help from pitch to bowll well, they suffered heavily due to dew. Even commies were saying pitch had changed its behavior. In the first half, ball was keeping low and slow. But in the second half, ball was coming sweetly to bat. Its not that if we had full 50 overs, we wouldn't have lost the game but who knows !

Zunaid
March 24, 2013, 06:28 AM
What was to prevent our bowlers to meditate and channel their inner waqar or dale or shoeb?

Zunaid
March 24, 2013, 06:30 AM
I ain't saying SL did that deliberately, but what you mention is a fact. Resuming the game after 1.5 hours later really hamper our bowling which eventually costs us the match. 1.5 hours means at least 15 overs. Its not that if we had full 50 overs, we wouldn't have lost the game but who knows !

It was to our advantage. I do not think we had the bowling power to bowl the full 50 overs.

It's the excuse culture that prevents us from moving further faster.

Tigers_eye
March 24, 2013, 06:33 AM
We would have won had the clear lbw was given on Dilshan at 72. chora mani korsey!! umpire poisha khaisey!!

Naimul_Hd
March 24, 2013, 06:41 AM
It was to our advantage. I do not think we had the bowling power to bowl the full 50 overs.

It's the excuse culture that prevents us from moving further faster.

If 'due factor' is an 'excuse' then no team would be so much interested winning the toss and bowl first in a day nighter ! No doubt our bowlers bowled badly, but you can't deny the due factor too which helped SL batters to bat well. While we were batting, the pitch had uneven bounce, ball was not coming to bat well. But it was totally different scenario under the light. And yes, our bowlers made the situation worse by bowling short pitch, half volley !

ReZ_1
March 24, 2013, 06:44 AM
Well whether the floodlight issue a deliberate one or not is a different thing but from a distant it certainly looks to have affected us. Things could have gone our ways if rubel and abul bowled with better lengths. if razzak could just become a superman for an instant and caught that one and so on... and if we move more down the lane may be it is a 300sh pitch and our batters did a mess out of it in the beginning.
So my point is instead of investigating in all these bd players should focus themselves for the 2nd odi and should make themselves mentally prepared against all the odds, and leave these topics here in bc for the discussion. :-)

al-Sagar
March 24, 2013, 07:08 AM
in the end amra harsi, ke hoile ke hoito ba na hoito seta niye jotoi discuss koir na keno amra to ar gotokalker match jitte parbo na .....

tobe shikkha jeta pailam seta hoilo .....

1. ei mathe dew pore and dew porle batting khub easy hoye jay.
2. aro boro shikkha hoilo opening bowler ra line lenght e ball na felle oponent der jeta onek easy hoye jay

Shaan
March 24, 2013, 07:09 AM
I ain't saying SL did that deliberately, but what you mention is a fact. Resuming the game after 1.5 hours later really helped SL batters which eventually costs us the match. 1.5 hours means at least 15 overs. Since our bowlers need help from pitch to bowll well, they suffered heavily due to dew. Even commies were saying pitch had changed its behavior. In the first half, ball was keeping low and slow. But in the second half, ball was coming sweetly to bat. Its not that if we had full 50 overs, we wouldn't have lost the game but who knows !
these, where we lost the match. now people will say excuses, but same with Srilankan bowlers would have happened you are unable to grip ball, the ball coming quicker to batsman with the speed of bat, ball skidding. When we faced their bowling ball coming slow your are prone to mistime shots, ball getting low you had to adjust late. So, yes I say floodlights really did the trick..

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 07:29 AM
What was to prevent our bowlers to meditate and channel their inner waqar or dale or shoeb?

Because our bowlers don't work that way. When your team believes it has a good score, you want to burn your nervous energy going to field as soon as possible, choking the batsmen at least if not picking up wickets.

Batsmen on the other hand, they have more time to dissipate their nervous energy by clearing their mind completely of the previous session and coming on to bat.

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 07:33 AM
Well whether the floodlight issue a deliberate one or not is a different thing but from a distant it certainly looks to have affected us. Things could have gone our ways if rubel and abul bowled with better lengths. if razzak could just become a superman for an instant and caught that one and so on... and if we move more down the lane may be it is a 300sh pitch and our batters did a mess out of it in the beginning.
So my point is instead of investigating in all these bd players should focus themselves for the 2nd odi and should make themselves mentally prepared against all the odds, and leave these topics here in bc for the discussion. :-)

Amen. And hence the purpose of the thread.

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 07:41 AM
Lol. Meditate? I would love to see you pitch this to a Sri Lankan.



Oh, I would gladly do so. Gladly.
Aren't most Lankans buddhists anyway?


I'm not saying we weren't smashed to pieces. We were. But the delay caused by the flood lights helped undoubtedly.

jeesh
March 24, 2013, 08:20 AM
All buddhists meditate=all chinese know karate. Hehe

We lost against a better team on the given day. Lets face. It was a good toss to win for SL. Could the result be reversed if they batted first? Probably not. They wouldnt grumble about the dew or floodlights. They would bowl with a plan, bowl in the right areas put pressure on our batsmen and get breakthroughs. From the very first over it was pretty clear we had no plan. No venom, no penetration, no discipline. Reminded me of New Zealands onslaught against us in Pallekele in T20 World Cup. We just dont know how to bowl in such wickets.

AMD128
March 24, 2013, 09:11 AM
Guys, even if there wasn't a Floodlight failure. We still would've lost but maybe not in comprehensive way. Cuz our pace bowling is Toothless. If there was Mash & Nazmul. It would've been somewhat a different story. With or without the Floodlight failures. Oh & Razzak should be banned from Fielding forever. :facepalm:

Zunaid
March 24, 2013, 09:11 AM
Jeesh - we are not looking for the truth nor the facts in this thread. This is more of a salve for badly burnt fans in dire need for some 'now, nows'.

zman
March 24, 2013, 10:44 AM
It affected our bowlers' mental space time orientation...they're so locked in, mentally they had started to bowl at the scheduled time right after the break...by the time flood lights were back, first power play was over and our bowlers were a bit exhausted from having bowled 15 overs already and set to bowl to a non PP field...so our bowlers were bowling to a non PP field whereas SL batsmen were batting to a PP field...unfair advantage to SL

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 10:47 AM
Dear Doc,
Excuseeeeeeeeeeeee me!

Not looking for facts?

The whole thread is based upon the fact that the floodlights went out!
And the delay:
Ensured more dew.
Disrupted the momentum of the Bd team.
Gave the SL batsmen more time to take a deep breath and analyze how they would approach their chase.

And that is the truth. Our bowling needs to be way better, but you seem to have enjoyed the floodlights going out . It's like you want another malfunction to happen just to prove that we can cope with any situation.
Not me. I'm the practical one here and wanted the victory. And while the bowling was atrocious, is there any doubt the floodlight failure didn't help our cause?That is all.

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 10:50 AM
The purpose of the thread isn't just to whine. It's to whine for a cause. No more floodlight disruptions please!

Ajfar
March 24, 2013, 10:56 AM
The purpose of the thread isn't just to whine. It's to whine for a cause. No more floodlight disruptions please!

Let's say that there was no floodlight disruptions, would that have made a difference in the outcome of the game? You and I both 'no' the answer to that question.

well a Target of 130ish is definitely a psychological advantage compared to a 160ish.
regardless of the overs

What about the fact that they took of 9 overs off our bowling quota but only took off 20 runs from the target? That wasn't a psychological advantage for us?

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 11:11 AM
Let's say that there was no floodlight disruptions, would that have made a difference in the outcome of the game?

I was just watching Dilshan highlights on YouTube destroying top caliber pacers like Bond( 4 consecutive 4s and such),to make myself feel better. And considering how good he can be, and our average pace attack, I don't think the outcome would be any different.

But can we be faulted for demanding non-disruptive flood lights so that we can at least see how it would have gone? The match wouldn't be as one sided as it was. Nobody's looking for excuses, I'm just saying to completely ignore the incident all together is wrong. The players should know they have been short-changed and use it as motivation to come back and thrash the SL team.

al Furqaan
March 24, 2013, 11:33 AM
Unless the floodlight failure was directly linked to our poor bowling or their good batting, nothing.

AsifTheManRahman
March 24, 2013, 01:08 PM
I lost some nap time waiting for them to come back on.
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Rabz
March 24, 2013, 01:44 PM
The Sri Lankan PM Rajapakse was so worried that his beloved team might lose to the minnow team in his hometown that he ordered the Lankan Secret service to take some rapid action and they immediately sabotaged the two generators running the floodlight.

This extra 20 odd minutes gave Dilshan and Sanga to drink one whole extra litre of Lion Energy Drink to shake off their nervous feeling during the innings break.

But you think they could stop our bowlers with just few minutes of loadshedding ? Hec we live and breath power cuts and this whole generator failure was actually a cover up for the true sabotage operation.

While our boys were gulping on alu bhorta, chicken and the other desi foods, the Lankans had secretly poured an extra gallon of ghee in the alu bhorta and daal so that it would make our boys butter fingers and they won't be able to grip the balls properly and bowl those juicy half volleys and full tosses !! These are some invisible heavy duty ghee that gets stuck onto to surface more and more as the time passes, hence the power failure drama, to allow the ghee to settle nicely on to the bowlers finger.

And guess what ? Their plan worked !

Roey Haque
March 24, 2013, 02:05 PM
The Sri Lankan PM Rajapakse was so worried that his beloved team might lose to the minnow team in his hometown that he ordered the Lankan Secret service to take some rapid action and they immediately sabotaged the two generators running the floodlight.

Conspiracies may not necessarily hatch from the premier of a country. It can even be the individual madness of some members in SL cricket board. Remember that.

This extra 20 odd minutes gave Dilshan and Sanga to drink one whole extra litre of Lion Energy Drink to shake off their nervous feeling during the innings break.

Just 20 mins? I wish. But you have to make your satire work of course. But this was no 20 mins.

Dilscoop
March 24, 2013, 05:05 PM
It gave us extra time to stuff up on greasy food.

On serious note, what post #25 said. These sort of bullshit threads makes us look like bunch of whiners. I'd rather not play than hear whines.

NoName
March 24, 2013, 05:10 PM
Dilshan would have feasted on our crap bowling attack regardless if he got to 'meditate' or not.

reyme
March 24, 2013, 08:30 PM
Lankans just know how to take advantage of home field advantage. I don't see how this Lankans beat our BPL team Dhaka gladiators led by Ian. With right guidance our team should win 7 out of 10 ODI against them. Of course we need neutral umpiring and uninterrupted game to begin with to have a level field.

shuziburo
March 25, 2013, 09:48 AM
What was to prevent our bowlers to meditate and channel their inner waqar or dale or shoeb?

They have to have the inner xxxx to channel them.

shuziburo
March 25, 2013, 09:54 AM
Without the power failure, they might have waited to eat the bhaat and bhorta.

shuziburo
March 25, 2013, 09:55 AM
Our pace bowlers have to be made to practice good length balls two inches off the off stamp. No pacer should be in the national team unless they can do this consistently.