View Full Version : 25-27 Oct 2002 - BAN vs SA - 2nd Test

October 24, 2002, 11:01 PM
Heres what I see coming up:
BD wins toss, and decides to bat.

Players to watch out: Rokon and Sumon.

Hopefully I will have some good comments to make in this thread after the game starts.

Edited on, May 9, 2005, 12:14 PM GMT, by radicalsami.

October 24, 2002, 11:50 PM
Bangladesh vs South Africa (http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2002-03/BDESH_IN_RSA/SCORECARDS/frames/BDESH_RSA_T2_25-29OCT2002.html)

October 25, 2002, 02:53 AM
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first

Day 1 start scheduled for 10.00am local time (8.00am GMT)

My first prediction came true :)

October 25, 2002, 02:55 AM
Rafiqul and Hannan in. Gosh Rafiqul plays a test and a one-dayer while Mazhural and Ehsanul Haque can't do that

October 25, 2002, 03:29 AM
let's hope bashar gets his 1000 runs in test cricket in this match. let's hope rafiqul gets his first.:)

October 25, 2002, 03:57 AM
<^RSA-Bdesh> 11.3 Ntini to Hannan Sarkar, no run, down middle, bouncer, batsman tries to get out of the way but he's hit on the vizer, batsman is down
<^RSA-Bdesh> Batsman is getting some attention, looks like he'll retire hurt
<^RSA-Bdesh> Sarkar is ready to bat again after the cut on his chin
<^RSA-Bdesh> 11.4 Ntini to Hannan Sarkar, bye: FOUR, kepper misses the ball, it races to the fine leg boundary


Shala Ntini-r pachay lathi. Perfect answer from Hannan Sarkar. 52/0 :D

[Edited on 25-10-2002 by nasif]

October 25, 2002, 04:02 AM
12.2 Hayward to Al Sahariar, OUT: good line & length, nicked, taken
nicely at 2nd slip by Smith, what a first ball for Hayward

soccer crazy
October 25, 2002, 04:29 AM
4 . . . 1 2 | . 4 4 1 1 4

playing like one day, that does scare me!:D

October 25, 2002, 04:39 AM
Is this really happening or am I dreaming? Its 5:30 am and I cant tell.

[Edited on 25-10-2002 by Sham]

October 25, 2002, 04:40 AM
Basher needs 39 runs more. Can he do it?

BD is batting at high run rate RR: 4.97, Bangladesh 106/1 (21.2 ov)

I am leaving for now.


October 25, 2002, 04:47 AM
Hannan has reached his 50. God it feels great when our team does well.

October 25, 2002, 04:55 AM
I am so excited! Nice relief (may be momentary) after so much battering in the past few months.

October 25, 2002, 04:55 AM
couple of solid partnerships. this second wicket one is tied for highest against SA (66) and could be among top 10 bD partnerships if they get 10 more. wisely slowing it down before lunch. the one day approach was getting scary.

October 25, 2002, 04:58 AM
just reached his highest test score?

October 25, 2002, 05:04 AM
Yes! That's Lunch! 124/1.......Its 6:11 am in the morning. I have to get some sleep man! Some one take it on from me and make sure that no real damage is done until I wake up again. Otherwise.....Khobor acche....
Man, I am happy...at least for now!

October 25, 2002, 05:08 AM
since zimbabwe 2nd test, chittagong, 2001

October 25, 2002, 05:59 AM
here we go again...

|. . 4 W . W|


October 25, 2002, 06:04 AM
. 4 . . . W

Bashar gone... I am beginning to feel SA rigged our lunch....

3 wickets for 4 runs....all that hard work :(...140-4....from 140-1?!?!?!? This is tragic...

[Edited on 25-10-2002 by pompous]

October 25, 2002, 06:05 AM
Only we can go from 136 for 1 to 140 for 4. I better go to bed before depression hits. I guess its time for Tushar and Rafiqul to show some mettle.

October 25, 2002, 06:06 AM
Cricinfo claims that Mashud is batting with Talha Jubair as our 5 and 6. Is this a joke?

October 25, 2002, 06:07 AM
Okay, not it says Khaled Mashud and Rafiqul Islam. I still don't get why Mashud would come in at 5 ahead of both Rafiqul and Tushar. Its possible but strange.

October 25, 2002, 06:19 AM
probably to stem the rot... Knowing Tushar's temperament...he would have prolly joined the procession to the pavilion...Pilot is THE WALL.......He invariably ties up one end...come hail or thunder or ntini....

[Edited on 25-10-2002 by pompous]

October 25, 2002, 09:04 AM

amidst the falling wickets, kapali just pushed the score past 200.

Smile, people. A couple of weeks ago, you would have been delirious at the thought of scoring 200 against SA on their wickets.

October 25, 2002, 09:11 AM
SA has to bowl 22+ overs after the last drink break. did something weird happen?

I'll start the post-innings (with 9 wickets down, it's pretty much over) finger pointing. Rafiqul and Tushar add no value to the test team.

Rafiqul has his supporters on this board, but there are other young batsmen (and definitely old) who are better than him and could be groomed.

As for tushar, what is wrong with using him for one days only? they do that with sujon, so it would not be the first time.

October 25, 2002, 09:30 AM
Poor kapali, he was surely in the mood. But couldnt find a partner. He was trying real hard to hold on the strike, bad luck.

He should bat before Tushar in the 2nd innings. Tushar is no good in SA tests.

[Edited on 25-10-2002 by Rajputro]

October 25, 2002, 09:51 AM
raana bhai...did you mean bat rather than bowl...or does tushar actually bowl? :|

[Edited on 25-10-2002 by pompous]

October 25, 2002, 10:06 AM
Oops... Fixed now.

October 25, 2002, 01:21 PM
I went to bed in peaceful mind. Now I come back here and see everything is devasted :mad:

I was surely hoping for atleast 300. This is too depressing.

October 25, 2002, 02:01 PM
Can anyone tell mewhy BOTH the upper and lower can not perform in synch ? If the top blooms (oh boy, they surely did), the tail spoils the shows or vice versa.

Another thing, guess who scored a fifty AFTER BEING DROPPED. Looks like we have to start taking this policy seriously. Drop a player for one match and bring him back - it works like MAGIC.

215 is GOOD. Could have gone 300 if not for Tusher and Rafiqul. Inexperience got the better of both. Why wasn't Golla in the team ? Anyways, I was fearing a 50-100 innnings. 215 is way over my expectations. 140 for 1 was just ....... I could cry now. Think of the possibilities.

October 25, 2002, 02:44 PM
yeah tehsin: because one end of the batting order is AL, the other is BNP. They have signed a pact never to work in synch, and they switch parties and therefore flip-flop at will. don't try to figure it out.

October 25, 2002, 02:59 PM
Shouldn't have gone to bed.

October 25, 2002, 03:03 PM
Tehsin bhai, you are suggesting to have 22 player team. That way we can rest 11 and play 11. And always both team comes of being dropped a game and each scores a half century.

Can we pull it off?

October 25, 2002, 03:37 PM
Not trying to undermine Hannan's efforts, he was aggressive and took the attack to the bowlers and it came off. However, he was dropped twice, once on 5 and again on 26 so we should acknowledge the element of luck that accompanied his innings. Had third slip held on to the catch when he was on 5, he would have looked just as ordinary as Tushar and Rafiqul and we would all be bashing him right now and demanding his removal. Sometimes, its all about a bit of luck.

October 25, 2002, 03:47 PM
Yeah , you ruined our hope. Don't sleep tonight.

October 25, 2002, 04:18 PM
"playing like one day, that does scare me!"

Heh! They never played like that in the one dayers...

btw, do you guys have televised coverage, or are you all following on cricinfo? Cos Al Sahariar was very unlucky to be given out by Harper- caught off his thigh pad, bat nowhere near. I think Australian umpires have to be blind in order to qualify...

October 25, 2002, 05:41 PM
Al Sahariar was really unlucky again, that's 3 times in a row. The ball went past his bat and hit his body and looped up to the fielder and was given out. The ball was no way near the bat or glove.

Tushar Imran is not a test batsmen, he is ducking to balls that go waist high and his dismissal was shameful, he ducked to a short ball but left his bat high up and it got an edge.

October 25, 2002, 07:56 PM
We were doing great until the sleepy heads decided to take a NAP. This is unacceptable.
Our boys are out there working their butt off and you went to sleep ? Shame on you, the lot of you.

soccer crazy
October 26, 2002, 12:40 AM
I was trying to say that our batsman play like one day match when they play test & play in slower pace when they play one day.

Look at SA run rate 3.55 and our run rate was around 5.

I will rather like them bat for two days make 300 at slower pace, shoot for draw the test.:P