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al Furqaan
October 9, 2004, 12:24 PM
I am looking forward to this match. While only a warmup for NZ, it is of huge ramifications for us. In particular I would like to see the following things:

1) Mohammad Ashraful's performance on home soil. I think that he can play either as an opener or middle order...perhaps depending on the situation.

2) Nafis Iqbal creamed the English at home in a practice match, can he do it against NZ and further can he prove that he is one of the very few batsmen who is in form at the moment? Will he get a test cap...I think he will.

3) The same could be said of Aftab Ahmend as well.

4) Shahadat Hossain will play his first match against an actual senior level squad. Can he get a call up? I want to see what kind of defense NZ has for his pace and height.

5) is Nazmul Hossain on the the squad? If so, I would like to see if he can continue with his incredible economy, and can he bowl well on home pitches...can he bag some int'l wickets?

In short, I have never felt so anxious about a practice match. Can Bangladesh turn their fortunes playing at home? Lets find out.

Live scores: http://www.banglacricket.com/games/live.php



Edited on, October 14, 2004, 3:32 AM GMT, by nasif.
Reason: Updated with URL

fwullah
October 9, 2004, 12:37 PM
I think I can give you a bad news. The weather could intervene in this 3-day match as we observed last Thursday - a total disaster, not only in the places where the tornado hit, but also to cricket matches where the continuous rain could destroy the whole match.

al Furqaan
October 9, 2004, 02:10 PM
weather has rarely been on our side, tho the asia cup and ICCCT were excpetions...but here is one thing tho, when the weather is bad, we play well, when it is good, we are crap...at this rate BD will never win another ODI or a test, EVER.

we need divine help with this weather situation. hey, is the borsha season still goin on in BD?

Navarene
October 9, 2004, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by al Furqaan
hey, is the borsha season still goin on in BD?
Nah. Barsha is already gone 2 months before. It is the month of Ashwin of Sharat season. But as for the freaky weather of Bangladesh, the monsoon rain can hit anytime during a year. May be fwullah is correct. Whether weather plays a role for our good performance or not, I hate to see our matches wash out cause of bad weather.

Sam
October 9, 2004, 03:27 PM
According to some weather forecast the rain will continue for a couple of days more. If it's so, we can expect better sunny days.

al Furqaan, I think you forgot to list two more things:

6) How Alok Kapali is going to perform in this match, would he be able to come back from his bad form?

7) How Hannan Sarkar is going to perform, Can he prove himself worthy as an opener?

Sam
October 9, 2004, 03:47 PM
By the way, this thread can be our match thread, where we can get the update. Refering to another thread, some one from the moderators will update the match proceeding from bangladesherkhela.com and post it in our forum. This may reduce the load on their server.

al Furqaan
October 9, 2004, 05:22 PM
Sam bhai, you are right i forgot about alok and hannan...i do wish that they both come back in form at home.

bourny3
October 10, 2004, 12:50 AM
Good thread. I like to see Ash score big and the weather to stay fine and sunny. I dont understand why the weather is always rainy when Bangladesh is playing. It is a bad oman.

Ahmed_B
October 10, 2004, 03:36 AM
The weather prob was caused due the sudden depression in the coastal regions probably.
hopefully it's improving..
Thank God!

Sam
October 10, 2004, 07:25 AM
Originally posted by bourny3
...It is a bad oman.
No, it's not!!!!!!!!
Sun shines on Tigers

The national cricketers used the opportunity of brilliant sunshine yesterday to make up for lost training.

http://thedailystar.net/2004/10/10/d41010040130.htm

cricketfan
October 10, 2004, 02:15 PM
The weather stays dodgy in these parts(Bangladesh, Indian states of West Bengal and Assam) in this time of the year. That is the reason why India did not arrange a test at Kolkata against Australia at this time of the year. A test is planned later in the year though, against the South African when the rainy season will be finally over.

Sam
October 10, 2004, 03:18 PM
We have no way but to live with this rain. However it's much better here in Bangladesh than in Sri Lanka, where rain threatens round the year. RPlaying with rainy intervals is a part of the game, even in England. We need to be used to it.

bourny3
October 10, 2004, 08:56 PM
When is it not very rainy in Bangladesh.

babon
October 10, 2004, 11:30 PM
ami je site theke weather chk kori seta canada and bangladesh both jaigai e bhalo kaj kore i mean mile jay forecast er sathe..according to that site, 12 and 13 tarikh e cloudy thakbe and 14 tarikh e bristi hobe.

bdmoderator
October 11, 2004, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by fwullah
I think I can give you a bad news. The weather could intervene in this 3-day match as we observed last Thursday - a total disaster, not only in the places where the tornado hit, but also to cricket matches where the continuous rain could destroy the whole match.


.oops:.oops:

Sam
October 11, 2004, 01:11 PM
Yes, here you can see by yourself
http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/BGXX0003.html

bourny3
October 12, 2004, 04:07 AM
Damn Thunderstorms. Hopefully they will get a bit of cricket in i would like to see a game of it. Maybe this is good as NZ have no cricket in BD before the tests.

Sam
October 12, 2004, 06:22 AM
Originally posted by bourny3
Damn Thunderstorms. Hopefully they will get a bit of cricket in i would like to see a game of it. Maybe this is good as NZ have no cricket in BD before the tests.

:lol::lol::lol:

PoorFan
October 12, 2004, 06:48 AM
If the rain hit the test match against NZ, it will be bad for BD.
Because BD needs to show a good performance in test match so badly,
not a washout or a draw because of rain.
Hope no matches get interrupt by rain.

Sam
October 12, 2004, 06:55 AM
Poorfan,
bourny means the practice match, not the test. He means a thundershower will leave the Kiwis without having any practice in this soil.
Everybody including me agree with your point.

Sam
October 12, 2004, 07:23 AM
Here is some excerpts from BCB XI Captain Alok Kapali:

"It is going to be a very important match for all of us because the series comes after two disappointing one-day tournaments. It will be a big boost for everybody if we do well in the game ahead of the first Test," said Kapali yesterday adding that he would be aiming for a draw.

"New Zealand is very strong team even without all-rounder Chris Cairns who has retired from Test cricket and injured speedster Shane Bond. But as always batting is our main concern so our focus will be to getting runs from the top-order," he said.


"I'm confident that I will hit form. I have been working hard on improving my batting technique with team specialist Owen Mottau and coach Dav Whatmore. Both have told me to stop playing flicks early in the innings and instead concentrate on batting straight." said Kapali

http://thedailystar.net/2004/10/12/d41012040129.htm

Edited on, October 12, 2004, 12:25 PM GMT, by Sam.

PoorFan
October 12, 2004, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by Sam
Poorfan,
bourny means the practice match, not the test. He means a thundershower will leave the Kiwis without having any practice in this soil.
Everybody including me agree with your point.
I clearly understand what bourney meant by his comment.
I am concern about the real test match.
Thank's for your kindness.:)

cricketfan
October 12, 2004, 07:33 AM
I think BD players need the practice as much as the Kiwis. The forecast of thunderstorm could well be incorrect. the same site (Yahoo weather) had forecast similar weather( Thunderstorm in my city) and it was all sunny the whole day. I hope the weather forecast for BD on the match days is just as off target.

fwullah
October 12, 2004, 11:18 PM
When is it not very rainy in Bangladesh


Winter season - which is due to come in very shortly - possibly from November to March/April.

However, there are usually some occassional rain during October, but that is due to depression in the Bay of Bengal.

I guess that is why the BCB has arranged the schedule for the NZ tour like - the test series coming first - end of October, and then the ODI series - first week of November.

bourny3
October 13, 2004, 02:12 AM
I certainly dont want rain in the tests. Hopefully if it even rains in the practice match it will be the last rain during a scheduled cricket time until March/April next year fwullah.

Sam
October 13, 2004, 07:58 AM
It's improving. Most probably, there will be no heavy showers, except light drizzles. Latest forecast shows this improvement.

Ibrahim
October 13, 2004, 08:55 AM
The forecast of thunderstorm could well be incorrect. the same site (Yahoo weather) had forecast similar weather( Thunderstorm in my city) and it was all sunny the whole day. I hope the weather forecast for BD on the match days is just as off target.

I don't about Yahoo forecast, but for sure I know about Bangladesh Radio forecast, which I used to listen a lot. If radio says it is going to be a "Sunny day" then we carry umbrella, because for sure it will be raining all day. And if Radio says it will be a "rainy day" then for sure it gonna be bright sunny day.

I'm afraid only if Yahoo or Radio says “it's going to be a sunny day”!!!!

fwullah
October 13, 2004, 11:14 AM
The Future Of Bangladesh Cricket (BCBXI team's final eleven squad):

1. Hannan Sarkar
2. Mohammad Ashraful
3. Nafees Iqbal
4. Alok Kapali (c)
5. Aftab Ahmed
6. Shamsur Rahman
7. Dhiman Ghosh (wk)
8. Nadif Chowdhury
9.
10.
11. Shahadat
12. Talha Jubair

Off Spinner JamalUddin Babu & another player are left out.

Souce: Bangladesher Khela

fwullah
October 13, 2004, 11:18 AM
1 name in the above list that I forgot is Alamgir Kabir - who is also very young. It seems like almost an U-24 national side.

The only players who are not playing (or in the 14-member squad) from the Bangladesh National Team are:

1. Rajin Saleh (I think he needed to play in this match)
2. Habibul Bashar - captain & senior player
3. Javed Omar - senior player
4. Khaled Mashud (wk) - senior player
5. Mohammad Rafique - senior player
6. Mushfiqur Rahman - most definitely will be in the final eleven in Tests
7. Tapash Baisya - most definitely will play in the Tests
8. Tareq Aziz - another fast bowler

fwullah
October 13, 2004, 12:08 PM
When does this match start? Anyone knows?

Ahmed_B
October 13, 2004, 12:44 PM
Yahoo showed scattered thunderstorms on todays forecast.. whereas it was only mild shower in dhaka just once during the afternoon.. with mostly clean weather..

I hope the forecast for the next 3 days are also wrong like this!

BD Tigers
October 13, 2004, 01:32 PM
The game is at BKSP. so the shower happens at dhaka..no problem.

Sam
October 13, 2004, 04:10 PM
If there is thunderstorm in Dhaka, obviously it wll be not that dry in Savar (BKSP).

Fazal
October 13, 2004, 05:39 PM
Looking forward for Nafees Iqbal's Century.

Usually he does well in the warm-up matches!

:flag:

Edited on, October 13, 2004, 10:39 PM GMT, by Fazal.

fwullah
October 13, 2004, 09:52 PM
Weather is pretty good an hour before the start of the match. Hope BD bats first.

rana
October 13, 2004, 10:01 PM
hope everybody get some good runs

jubaitca
October 13, 2004, 10:03 PM
it should start by now right?

Nasif
October 13, 2004, 10:09 PM
Live feed is active on our server from BangladesherKhela:
http://www.banglacricket.com/games/live.php

Thanks to BangladesherKhela for letting us using their live feed.

Zunaid
October 13, 2004, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by nasif
Live feed is active on our server from BangladesherKhela:
http://www.banglacricket.com/games/live.php

Thanks to BangladesherKhela for letting us using their live feed.

Nice job Nasif. Hat's off. And thanks to bangladesherkhela too.

rana
October 13, 2004, 10:17 PM
[quote]Originally posted by nasif
Live feed is active on our server from BangladesherKhela:
http://www.banglacricket.com/games/live.php

Thanks to BangladesherKhela for letting us using their live feed.

thanks bangladesher khela we are realy very happy about that ,and also nasif bhi



Edited on, October 14, 2004, 3:40 AM GMT, by rana.

rana
October 13, 2004, 10:18 PM
can any body tell ?what time the game will be start?

Zobair
October 13, 2004, 10:19 PM
nicely done sir!

jubaitca
October 13, 2004, 10:19 PM
it should start 9:30 BST

jubaitca
October 13, 2004, 10:21 PM
i should also say nicely done nasif bhai.................

Edited on, October 14, 2004, 3:21 AM GMT, by jubaitca.

jubaitca
October 13, 2004, 10:31 PM
the game shoudl start 11:30 pm EST

Ehsan
October 13, 2004, 11:10 PM
Match Started

New Zealand are on 29/1 after 6 overs.

Source: BangladesherKhela Home page

Edited on, October 14, 2004, 4:13 AM GMT, by ehsan.
Reason: source added

Ehsan
October 13, 2004, 11:18 PM
NZ 45/1 after 9 over

al Furqaan
October 13, 2004, 11:19 PM
whats with their scoring rate...who got the wicket? was it shahadat's raw pace?

BD Tigers
October 13, 2004, 11:21 PM
i am having problem connecting to bangladesherkhela.com. Also the live is not working either.

Nasif
October 13, 2004, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by BD Tigers
i am having problem connecting to bangladesherkhela.com. Also the live is not working either.

BDkhela isn't updating their live scorecard feed. The updates are from their homepage scrolling text. Probably they are facing some problems in BKSP.

BD Tigers
October 13, 2004, 11:22 PM
53/2 in 9 overs now..how come the live page is not giving this score?

Edited on, October 14, 2004, 4:23 AM GMT, by BD Tigers.

Tehsin
October 13, 2004, 11:23 PM
Jim from bangladesherkhela.com already suggested that there could be problem with the live updates because of the poor media facilities at BKSP. They will do the best they can but we have to be very patient.

PoorFan
October 13, 2004, 11:25 PM
Score from ehsan and BD Tigers are little confusing.
Wich one is correct?

rassel
October 13, 2004, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by BD Tigers
53/2 in 9 overs now..how come the live page is not giving this score?

Edited on, October 14, 2004, 4:23 AM GMT, by BD Tigers.


2 already great going by the bowlers:great:

fwullah
October 13, 2004, 11:27 PM
Yes, connection speed can sometimes be very slow; for example, I have been trying to go to the Bangladesher Khela scorecard page for about 10 minutes, still I wasn't able to go there - the problem is definitely with my connection.

BD Tigers
October 13, 2004, 11:28 PM
still showing 53/2 for 9.2 overs.

Richardson (2), Sinclair (16) gone. Fleming (23*) and Styris (2*) are playing.

No info on bowlers yet.

PoorFan
October 13, 2004, 11:33 PM
Thank's BD Tigers. I just got the connection of Bangladesher Khela.
It shows the same as you posted.

BD Tigers
October 13, 2004, 11:34 PM
its 58/3 now.....11 overs. Styris gone..fleming still there.

great job bowlers - whoever u r. :flag:

Edited on, October 14, 2004, 4:34 AM GMT, by BD Tigers.
Reason: score edited

PoorFan
October 13, 2004, 11:34 PM
Look like 3 goes down!

Sam
October 13, 2004, 11:34 PM
The page for live coverage is getting downloaded with normal speed, but they have not started to upload to this page so far. So the news ticker is the only source.

Zobair
October 13, 2004, 11:35 PM
good start by BCB 11...it would be awesome if we can deny their main batsmen valuable batting time out in the middle. Still a long way to go in this match. But a positive start!

Sam
October 13, 2004, 11:36 PM
Yes, NZ 58 for 3 after 11 overs :bravo:

rassel
October 13, 2004, 11:37 PM
it has to be either Shahadat or Monir picking up the wickets. anyway, it doesn't matter whoever getting the wickets as long as we bowled them out today.:lol:

PoorFan
October 13, 2004, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by pompous
good start by BCB 11...it would be awesome if we can deny their main batsmen valuable batting time out in the middle. Still a long way to go in this match. But a positive start!
Yes, a positive start and still a long way to go.

Sam
October 13, 2004, 11:38 PM
Mark Richardson 2,
Mathew Sinclair 16,
Stephen Fleming 23*,
Scott Styris 5,
Nathan Astle 0*)

FaltuRidwanBhai
October 13, 2004, 11:39 PM
New Zealand 1st innings : 58/3, 11 overs

(Mark Richardson 2, Mathew Sinclair 16, Stephen Fleming 23*, Scott Styris 5, Nathan Astle 0*)

copied from bangladesherkhela frontpage

Ehsan
October 13, 2004, 11:40 PM
Ah our bowlers are scaring the hell out of kiwi batsmen. Great! :clap:

vv_sunil
October 13, 2004, 11:41 PM
with all credit to bowlers, nz probably taking this game very lightly as it seems, look at their scoring rate, which is 5.27 per over. they try to make runs quickly... overall it is 3-day game... not Twenty20

Sam
October 13, 2004, 11:43 PM
New Zealand 1st innings R B 4 6
Mark Richardson c Dhiman b Shahadat 2 6 0 0
Mathew Sinclair B Alamgir Kabir 16 26 3 0
Stephen Fleming not out 23
Scott Styris run out 5
Nathan Astle not out 0
Extras 10
Total (3 wkts, 11.2 overs) 58

FoW: 1/14 (Richardson 2.1 ov) 2/50 (Sinclair, 8.4 ov)
3/58 (Styris, 11.2 ov)

Bowling O M R W
Shahadat Hossain 4 0 24 1
Talha Jubair 5 0 22 0
Alamgir Kabir 2 0 10 1

sadhat
October 13, 2004, 11:43 PM
New Zealand 1st innings : 58/3, 11 overs
Good going...

Ehsan
October 13, 2004, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by vv_sunil
with all credit to bowlers, nz probably taking this game very lightly as it seems, look at their scoring rate, which is 5.27 per over. they try to make runs quickly... overall it is 3-day game... not Twenty20

Don't spoil the fun here. :)

Flemming said they want to dominate from the first ball, so I don't see a reason why they would take it very lightly. :D

Zobair
October 13, 2004, 11:44 PM
I think kiwis came to bat with a very aggressive intent...determined to show who is the boss from ball 1...unfortunately for them...and fortunately for us...our bowlers have also decided to prove a point or two :) Once again! there is a long way to go...this is just the strat...lets see if we can sustain this...Kiwis are thorough professionals.

Nasif
October 13, 2004, 11:44 PM
bdkhela live feed is working now:
http://www.banglacricket.com/games/live.php

rassel
October 13, 2004, 11:45 PM
like i said Shahadat rules!:up:

Zobair
October 13, 2004, 11:47 PM
alright...the live scorecard is working guys...a big hurrah for bdkhela! :clap:

vv_sunil
October 13, 2004, 11:49 PM
whatever the intention of kiwis, bd dominated so far, and they earned respect of opposition

keep cool and get go

nz will soon change their gear and will try to defend their wicket to avoid a collapse.

Sam
October 13, 2004, 11:49 PM
But Talha is having the best economy 4.4, when Shhadat is 6 and Kabir is 5

Ehsan
October 13, 2004, 11:51 PM
NZ 63/3 after 12
Flemming on 25 and Astle on 3

Ehsan
October 13, 2004, 11:52 PM
The current run rate is 5.25, a little expensive but who cares get the wickets! :D

Zobair
October 13, 2004, 11:52 PM
so what is the playing eleven for us?

ok so lets try and complete the list:

So far..

Alok Kapali
Alamgir Kabir
Talha
Shahadat
Dhiman
MD. Ash
Nafees
Aftab Ahmed
..........
..........
..........

Fill in the blanks:

fwullah
October 13, 2004, 11:54 PM
Hannan Sarkar
Nadif Chowdhury
Shamsur Rahman

P.S. I can't get into Bangladesher Khela homepage.

rana
October 13, 2004, 11:56 PM
79/3/15ov

Ehsan
October 13, 2004, 11:56 PM
Alok Kapali
Alamgir Kabir
Talha
Shahadat
Dhiman
MD. Ash
Nafees
Aftab Ahmed
Hannan Sarkar (I think so not confirmed)
Nadif???
Anwar Hossain Monir??? (somebody mentioned he is playing)

Sam
October 13, 2004, 11:56 PM
New Zealand 1st innings : 79/3, 15 overs

(Mark Richardson 2, Mathew Sinclair 16, Stephen Fleming 29*, Scott Styris 5, Nathan Astle 12*)

Zobair
October 13, 2004, 11:56 PM
Flemming and Astle are NZ's two crucial wickets...must get them out cheaply or else...kopale dukkho ase!

rassel
October 13, 2004, 11:57 PM
if we take Flamingos wickets within ten over they are going to be in deep black hole.:duck:

Zobair
October 13, 2004, 11:57 PM
9. Anwar Hossain Monir

2 spots remaining!

vv_sunil
October 13, 2004, 11:58 PM
they are scoring runs @ 5.27

bd should try something to check the runrate.....

dont get relax, it is the crucial time..................

Ehsan
October 13, 2004, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by pompous
9. Anwar Hossain Monir

2 spots remaining!

Nadif and Hannan most likely. Again I am not confirmed if Monir is playing but somebody on the forum mentioned it.

rana
October 14, 2004, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by ehsan
[quote]Originally posted by pompous
9. Anwar Hossain Monir

2 spots remaining!

Nadif and Hannan most likely. Again I am not confirmed if Monir is playing but somebody on the forum mentioned it.


see on bangladesher khela home page

BD Tigers
October 14, 2004, 12:03 AM
India is in trouble. Aussie are 43/0 in 12th over and Harbhajan is already started bowling..in 12th over..I hope Aussie win 4-0 so that all this N-tier talk will stop.

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:04 AM
New Zealand 1st innings : 86/4, 16.5 overs

(Mark Richardson 2, Mathew Sinclair 16, Stephen Fleming 33*, Scott Styris 5, Nathan Astle 15)

:joy::joy:

rana
October 14, 2004, 12:04 AM
gone 86/4/16.5overs

Ehsan
October 14, 2004, 12:05 AM
Astle gone! :clap:

New Zealand 1st innings : 86/4, 16.5 overs

Flemming on 33

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:06 AM
Nathan Astle c Hannan b Alamgir 15 28 4 0

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Sam
New Zealand 1st innings : 86/4, 16.5 overs

(Mark Richardson 2, Mathew Sinclair 16, Stephen Fleming 33*, Scott Styris 5, Nathan Astle 15)

:joy::joy:

that's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 12:06 AM
Nice! Wicket are falling constantly.
We need Flemming's one.

Zobair
October 14, 2004, 12:06 AM
awesome....Astle...could have caused a lot of headache...anwyas...when was the last time we went into any match with 4 quicks?!?!?!??!?!

Is Nadif the lone spin option?

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:07 AM
Alamgir gets his second wicket

Ehsan
October 14, 2004, 12:08 AM
Alamgir doing a good job there.

Carte Blanche
October 14, 2004, 12:08 AM
Hannan is a slip flieder right? If that was the case, Alamgir must've bowled well to provoke an edge.

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 12:09 AM
Hannan is back in the game?!
Hope it was a good catch.

Zobair
October 14, 2004, 12:09 AM
Alamgir seems to be on fire...2 for him already...he may just be a prime candidate for a test recall.

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:09 AM
Kiwis' RR is coming down slowly, it's still 5 after 17 overs

BD Tigers
October 14, 2004, 12:11 AM
all the bowlers are going 5/over. Is the field small or Kiwis are playing very aggressive. well Astle is gone and if Fleming goes home soon...

Zobair
October 14, 2004, 12:11 AM
10. Hannan

1 position left...prolly Nadif...lets see

Anyways...rr shouldn't concern us too much as long as we pick up a wicket at least every 15-20 runs :)

rana
October 14, 2004, 12:11 AM
BD on fire

rassel
October 14, 2004, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by pompous
Alamgir seems to be on fire...2 for him already...he may just be a prime candidate for a test recall.


i don't think so, he is good for practice match only, but when it comes to real test he sucked big time.:umm:

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:12 AM
New Zealand 1st innings R B 4 6
Mark Richardson c Dhiman b Shahadat 2 6 0 0
Mathew Sinclair B Alamgir Kabir 16 26 3 0
Stephen Fleming not out 33
Scott Styris run out 5 8 0 0
Nathan Astle c Hannan b Alamgir 15 28 4 0
Extras 15
Total (4 wkts, 17 overs) 86

FoW: 1/14 (Richardson 2.1 ov) 2/50 (Sinclair, 8.4 ov)
3/58 (Styris, 11.2 ov) 4/86 (Astle, 16.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W
Shahadat Hossain 4 0 24 1
Talha Jubair 5 0 22 0
Alamgir Kabir 5 0 23 2
Anwar Hossain Monir 3 0 16 0

Ehsan
October 14, 2004, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by pompous
Anyways...rr shouldn't concern us too much as long as we pick up a wicket at least every 15-20 runs :)

Exactly! Just keep getting the wickets.

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 12:14 AM
it is good to see 86/4


but bowler's figures are not much impressive also

hope for more good to come

rana
October 14, 2004, 12:17 AM
6 more weickets to go

Zobair
October 14, 2004, 12:19 AM
flemming's is the key wicket...though Kiwis got a very good middle lower order that boasts the likes of Oram and Vettori.

moin747
October 14, 2004, 12:19 AM
Bowling annalsys
Shahadat Hossain===4 over=24 for 1=ec=6.00
Talha Jubair=======5 over =22 for 0=ec=4.40
Alamgir Kabir======5 over =23 for 2=ec=4.60
Anwar Hossain Monir=3 over=16 for 0=ec=5.34

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 12:19 AM
Originally posted by rana
6 more weickets to go

get six and win the match

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:20 AM
But we need to check the RR, that's also a pert of the game, practice for the bowlers to keep the batsmen under pressure.

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 12:21 AM
Who come after Astle? Oram?

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by moin747
Bowling annalsys
Shahadat Hossain===4 over=24 for 1=ec=6.00
Talha Jubair=======5 over =22 for 0=ec=4.40
Alamgir Kabir======5 over =23 for 2=ec=4.60
Anwar Hossain Monir=3 over=16 for 0=ec=5.34

sadhat
October 14, 2004, 12:22 AM
if we get 2 more wkts, run rate will go down

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 12:23 AM
I think that it is the normal way for the kiwis to play - similar to us - they have only one batsman in Fleming, and the rest of the top 5 are sometimes contributing, sometimes not, but like us, their batting starts from the lower middle order.

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 12:26 AM
oram, vettori can bat well

it is a 3 day match and i think a score of 250 is sufficient to make pressure on opposition

rassel
October 14, 2004, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by fwullah
I think that it is the normal way for the kiwis to play - similar to us - they have only one batsman in Fleming, and the rest of the top 5 are sometimes contributing, sometimes not, but like us, their batting starts from the lower middle order.


So are you saying their top order just like us?:umm:

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 12:27 AM
I think it may be lunch time.

rana
October 14, 2004, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by fwullah
I think it may be lunch time.

its very early

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 12:29 AM
any news?

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 12:30 AM
May be they are looking for dominate win, that's why they are playing so aggressive.

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by fwullah
I think that it is the normal way for the kiwis to play - similar to us - they have only one batsman in Fleming, and the rest of the top 5 are sometimes contributing, sometimes not, but like us, their batting starts from the lower middle order.
That means that most of the players are good batsmen.

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:31 AM
It looks like a lunch time

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:33 AM
New Zealand 1st innings R B 4 6
Mark Richardson c Dhiman b Shahadat 2 6 0 0
Mathew Sinclair B Alamgir Kabir 16 26 3 0
Stephen Fleming not out 43
Scott Styris run out 5 8 0 0
Nathan Astle c Hannan b Alamgir 16 28 4 0
Hamish Marshall not out 10
Extras 17
Total (4 wkts, 24 overs) 115

FoW: 1/14 (Richardson 2.1 ov) 2/50 (Sinclair, 8.4 ov)
3/58 (Styris, 11.2 ov) 4/86 (Astle, 16.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W
Shahadat Hossain 6 0 26 1
Talha Jubair 5 0 22 0
Alamgir Kabir 6 0 24 2
Anwar Hossain Monir 6 1 24 0
Nadif Chowdhury 1 0 6 0

moin747
October 14, 2004, 12:34 AM
wht news of play

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 12:34 AM
very hungry....someone want to get wickets and some want to get runs

Zobair
October 14, 2004, 12:34 AM
115/4 from 24 overs

Flemo 43
Hamish 10

rana
October 14, 2004, 12:34 AM
any update?

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:35 AM
RR is below 5 now

rana
October 14, 2004, 12:36 AM
115/4/25overs

marchal 10
Fleming 43

Zobair
October 14, 2004, 12:36 AM
Anyways...I am off to bed! Best of luck to our boys! Kick some bottom :) Hope to see the kiwis all out when I wakeup in the morning. :)

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by rana
any update?
see the above post with full details

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by pompous
Anyways...I am off to bed! Best of luck to our boys! Kick some bottom :) Hope to see the kiwis all out when I wakeup in the morning. :)
sweet dreams

moin747
October 14, 2004, 12:37 AM
bangladesherkhela stile 86-4 in 17 over

rassel
October 14, 2004, 12:37 AM
Flamingos’ wickets very crucial if we are to bowled them out.:bird:

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:39 AM
Alamgir's figures look better now 6 overs 2 wkts for 24 runs.

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by moin747
bangladesherkhela stile 86-4 in 17 over
Go to their "Live Update" by clicking the link at the top right corner of their homepage.





Edited on, October 14, 2004, 5:43 AM GMT, by Sam.

200SX
October 14, 2004, 12:42 AM
115/4.........

bangalee
October 14, 2004, 12:45 AM
New Zealand 1st innings R B 4 6
Mark Richardson LBW b Shahadat 2 6 0 0
Mathew Sinclair B Alamgir Kabir 16 26 3 0
Stephen Fleming not out 48 79 6 0
Scott Styris run out 5 8 0 0
Nathan Astle c Hannan b Alamgir 16 28 4 0
Hamish Marshall not out 18 16 3 0
Extras 17
Total (4 wkts, 25 overs) 122

FoW: 1/14 (Richardson 2.1 ov) 2/50 (Sinclair, 8.4 ov)
3/58 (Styris, 11.2 ov) 4/86 (Astle, 16.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W
Shahadat Hossain 6 0 36 1
Talha Jubair 5 0 22 0
Alamgir Kabir 6 0 24 2
Anwar Hossain Monir 6 1 24 0
Nadif Chowdhury 1 0 6 0
Mohammad Ashraful 1 0 7 0

moin747
October 14, 2004, 12:45 AM
122/4-25

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 12:47 AM
Still the RR is high, Like Aus are playing against India in the other match.

moin747
October 14, 2004, 12:47 AM
post lunch

moin747
October 14, 2004, 12:49 AM
Bowling annalsys
Shahadat Hossain===6 overs=26 for 1=ec=4.34
Talha Jubair=======5 overs =22 for 0=ec=4.40
Alamgir Kabir======6 overs =24 for 2=ec=4.00
Anwar Hossain Monir=6 overs=24 for 0=ec=4.00
Nadif Chowdhury===1 overs 6 for 0
Mohammad Ashraful 1 overs 7 for 0

Sam
October 14, 2004, 12:54 AM
RR is 4.88 after 25 overs

rassel
October 14, 2004, 12:56 AM
http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/blackeye/drooling1.gif





rip em apart boys! go bd:fanflag:

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by PoorFan
Still the RR is high, Like Aus are playing against India in the other match.

aus in driver's seat - 105/0

both openers completed their half century

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by vv_sunil
Originally posted by PoorFan
Still the RR is high, Like Aus are playing against India in the other match.

aus in driver's seat - 105/0

both openers completed their half century
We both need to restrict them.:)

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by PoorFan
Originally posted by vv_sunil
Originally posted by PoorFan
Still the RR is high, Like Aus are playing against India in the other match.

aus in driver's seat - 105/0

both openers completed their half century
We both need to restrict them.:)


let Asian countries to dominate in cricket

good luck to Bangladesh
good luck to India

moin747
October 14, 2004, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by vv_sunil
Originally posted by PoorFan
Originally posted by vv_sunil
Originally posted by PoorFan
Still the RR is high, Like Aus are playing against India in the other match.
aus in driver's seat - 105/0
both openers completed their half century
We both need to restrict them.:)

let Asian countries to dominate in cricket
good luck to Bangladesh
good luck to India

at lunch Aus are 111/0
JL Langer 55
ML Hayden 52

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 01:25 AM
Decent effort by the boys to grab 4 wickets before lunch....Hopefully we'll keep them within 230 if we can get Fleming early in the post lunch session...Good luck !!!

moin747
October 14, 2004, 01:36 AM
hope so

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 01:46 AM
Shouldn't the post lunch session have started by now?

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 01:49 AM
Yeah...it shud..waiting for updates....any news ?

moin747
October 14, 2004, 01:50 AM
146-4-29over

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by moin747
146-4-29over

its again above 5.00 per over????

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 02:01 AM
who is having latest score?

want to see more wkts down..

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 02:03 AM
What happened to Radio Bangladesh ?..Early on they used to broadcast even the matches of teams like Hydfabad, MCC & so on...!!!....Damn..!...We need Fleming's wicket now....

moin747
October 14, 2004, 02:06 AM
yes he is domenatin to much runs

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 02:18 AM
We need wicket, no metter who it is.
Hope we will get one soon......because I am back again.:)

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 02:24 AM
Alok bowling well better than Ash and Nadif.
Aus lost Hayden 58 for 136/1.
Time for BD now.

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 02:25 AM
who will give latest update pl?

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 02:25 AM
In the meantime Aus 136-2.....(2 wk for Harbhajan in the same over)...

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 02:26 AM
Originally posted by Shehwar
In the meantime Aus 136-2.....(2 wk for Harbhajan in the same over)...
Yeah, what an over!!!

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 02:31 AM
where is sam???

moin747
October 14, 2004, 02:32 AM
192-4 in 42 overs

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 02:33 AM
Originally posted by moin747
192-4 in 42 overs

sad & bad

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 02:33 AM
What happened to the update....Can someone please come up with the New Zealand score ?

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 02:37 AM
members seems to be lost interest...not many online.....

Tehsin
October 14, 2004, 02:41 AM
205 for 5 .. flemo 97*

Tehsin
October 14, 2004, 02:46 AM
Alamgir Kabir 11 1 36 3

Last wicket

Hamish Marshall B Alamgir 52 71 6 0

moin747
October 14, 2004, 02:49 AM
Alamgir Kabir got 3rd wicket
205-5 in 45.4overs

moin747
October 14, 2004, 03:09 AM
Total 220/5 wkts-51 overs

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 03:17 AM
atleast , the runrate is going down

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 03:21 AM
Fleming made a century, let see who make one among us.
Only Fleming making this match hard for BD so far.

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 03:23 AM
good to see Fleming skipping one day series

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 03:29 AM
fleming has to go and watch a rock concert in hyde park, otherwise he'd be playing.

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 03:30 AM
score?

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 03:33 AM
i suppose he probably will, he is the captain of the black caps after all.

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 03:35 AM
245/5 from 55 overs now.

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 03:36 AM
flamingo, do u really from china?

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 03:38 AM
a new zealander, living in china.

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 03:40 AM
what is the scope of china entering into cricket?

moin747
October 14, 2004, 03:45 AM
Match stoped due to rain

Ahmed_B
October 14, 2004, 03:45 AM
great bowling by A.Kabir

bad economy by Shahadat, Nadif

Good economoy by Talha


NZ plying in ODI style?? :duh:

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 03:52 AM
Originally posted by crickethorizon
great bowling by A.Kabir

bad economy by Shahadat, Nadif

Good economoy by Talha


NZ plying in ODI style?? :duh:

can u provide the latest news?

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 03:55 AM
china isn't do anything that's not in the olympics.

mahbubH
October 14, 2004, 03:55 AM
I read in newspaper that drainage system of the BKSP ground is not good. Half an hour rain would be enough to spoil the day. Hope BD will get some time today to get rid of Flemmo ...

bourny3
October 14, 2004, 03:58 AM
Is the rain still falling. Well done to Felming. Well done Hamish Marshall. Im glad to see Talha Jubair playing. I thought he could only bowl 8 overs in a day according to the Injury update but today he has already bowled 10.

bourny3
October 14, 2004, 03:59 AM
Well done Alamgir Kabir. But i hope he doesnt play the tests. He is bad in the tests. I hope Nazmul plays ahead of Kabir.

Ahmed_B
October 14, 2004, 03:59 AM
Originally posted by vv_sunil
[can u provide the latest news?


dont u know?
its raining!

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 04:01 AM
welcome bourney3

but, unfortunately its raining

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 04:04 AM
Originally posted by crickethorizon
Originally posted by vv_sunil
[can u provide the latest news?


dont u know?
its raining!

actually, i was careless

i wanted to know the latest score when rain stopped the play and also the bowing figures

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 04:05 AM
cette putain rain

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 04:15 AM
not much of a "warm up"

Sam
October 14, 2004, 04:19 AM
This is the highlights of todays play before the rain stopped it:
Day 1

New Zealand 50 in 8 overs
New Zealand 100 in 21 overs
At Lunch New Zealand 122/4 in 25 overs (Fleming 48*, Marshall 18*)
New Zealand 150 in 34 overs
New Zealand 200 in 43 overs
Stephen Fleming 50 runs in 84 balls (4x6)
Stephen Fleming 100 runs in 136 balls (4x12, 6x1)

RAIN STARTS : 2.12 PM (BD Time)

Sam
October 14, 2004, 04:19 AM
This is the highlights of today's play before the rain stopped it:
Day 1

New Zealand 50 in 8 overs
New Zealand 100 in 21 overs
At Lunch New Zealand 122/4 in 25 overs (Fleming 48*, Marshall 18*)
New Zealand 150 in 34 overs
New Zealand 200 in 43 overs
Stephen Fleming 50 runs in 84 balls (4x6)
Stephen Fleming 100 runs in 136 balls (4x12, 6x1)

RAIN STARTS : 2.12 PM (BD Time)

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by flamingo fan
a new zealander, living in china.

Originally posted by flamingo fan
china isn't do anything that's not in the olympics.

Thats the ENGLISH of a native speaker ???....Sorry..but i don't buy that...I reckon ur definitely not a New Zealander...Anywayz...is it still raining..?....

Edited on, October 14, 2004, 9:24 AM GMT, by Shehwar.

Hasib
October 14, 2004, 04:29 AM
its discussion board... not an english lesson...

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 04:33 AM
agreed....I neva sed it was.....wot I did mention though is that its hard to believe that a native New Zealand speaker wud write in that fashion....no harm intended....I'm sorry if I have sed nethin wrong & do apologize to the person concerned....

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 04:34 AM
Can anybody find out the chances of the umpires checking the pitch?
Chances of play restarting today?

Sam
October 14, 2004, 04:47 AM
There is no further update, that means play did not resume.

Huda
October 14, 2004, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by bourny3
Well done Alamgir Kabir. But i hope he doesnt play the tests. He is bad in the tests. I hope Nazmul plays ahead of Kabir.

he is bad in tests? thats an understatement, hes the worst player to play for bd in test cricket as a bowler, his stats say the story.

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 04:56 AM
Well its 4 PM BD time and the day here is getting darker*, probably the rain from BKSP is coming to Dhaka city.

*For those who are not familiar with the weather conditions of BD - day getting darker means its "kalboishakhi" storm or something similar is on the cards. Kal = black and Boishakhi (Boishakh) - the first month of Bengali month (it is during that time period when we usually see more of these storms - hence the name kalboishakhi).

Sam
October 14, 2004, 04:57 AM
I believe selectors will give a second thought before drafting him.

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:01 AM
Originally posted by fwullah
Well its 4 PM BD time and the day here is getting darker*, probably the rain from BKSP is coming to Dhaka city...

That means: Stumps Day 1

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 05:02 AM
india bounced back...

australia collapsed from 135-0 to 216-7

kumble took 5 wkts..

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:03 AM
The homepage of BangladesherKhela says 'match start'

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:04 AM
NZ 253/5 after 59

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 05:05 AM
Originally posted by fwullah
The homepage of BangladesherKhela says 'match start'

excellent

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:06 AM
Play resumed.
NZ 253/5 after 59 overs

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:06 AM
I was gonna say that if the match doesn't resume before 4:30 PM, then the match is stump for the Day, however, the scorecard of BDKhela updated before my posting.

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:07 AM
Stephen Fleming RTD 129
Jacob Oram not out 9
Brendon McCullum not out 6

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:08 AM
That was a big partnership - 119 runs - the last one between Fleming and Marshall.

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:09 AM
Fleming retired. But why? Is he hurt or giving chance to the other players for a batting practice?

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:10 AM
Stephen Fleming RTD 129


so, our biggest worry IS the skipper Stephen Fleming.

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:11 AM
Yes - giving the chance to bat to other players

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:13 AM
Otherwise, the scorecard would have said 'RTD HURT'

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 05:14 AM
Fleming seems to be in pretty good nick then.....We'll have to get him early once the test series starts..Hez gonna be a big threat...

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:15 AM
NZ 263/6 after 63

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:16 AM
Sorry - not 263, 274/6

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:18 AM
Oram 19 out

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:18 AM
Ashraf conceded 20 runs from 2 overs, it's too much

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:20 AM
New Zealand 1st innings : 274/6, 63 overs

OUT Batsman : (Mark Richardson 2, Mathew Sinclair 16, Scott Styris 5, Nathan Astle 15, Hamish Marshall 52, Jacob Oram 19)

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 05:21 AM
well done fleming, and well done to anil kumble against the aussies

moin747
October 14, 2004, 05:25 AM
New Zealand 1st innings : 274/6, 63 overs

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 05:26 AM
australia 235 all out.
kumble 7 wickets

vv_sunil
October 14, 2004, 05:26 AM
aus all out for 232

they lost last (last) 10 wkts for 97 runs!!!!!

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 05:27 AM
Target around 350 for one innings will be tough for BD.:-/

PoorFan
October 14, 2004, 05:29 AM
Originally posted by vv_sunil
aus all out for 232

they lost last (last) 10 wkts for 97 runs!!!!!
Good job done by Kumble & Harvajan.
Brilliant recovery for India.

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 05:40 AM
Heavy Rain Start Again! - I think that's stumps for the day, because there's no way that the ground can be dried up for the match to resume - bad light will ultimately stop today's play.

moin747
October 14, 2004, 05:41 AM
so wht is the score right now?

bourny3
October 14, 2004, 05:41 AM
Yes well done the Indian Spinners. poor batting the aussies.
Is it stumps in this game or has there been no updates.

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 05:42 AM
its 276-6....right ?

bourny3
October 14, 2004, 05:42 AM
Oh so it is stumps. Stupid rain. At least we got some more wickets and a retirement after the first rain.

Shehwar
October 14, 2004, 05:45 AM
Yeah the Aussies blew it..!!...They got off to a dream start & just gave it away....They'll have to bowl out of their skin now if they are to be competitive in this match...

flamingo fan
October 14, 2004, 05:47 AM
technically, its not 'getting' a retirement, rather being given one by the nice hero fleming

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:48 AM
New Zealand 1st innings R B 4 6
Mark Richardson c Dhiman b Shahadat 2 6 0 0
Mathew Sinclair B Alamgir 16 26 3 0
Stephen Fleming retired 129 158 13 3
Scott Styris run out 5 8 0 0
Nathan Astle c Hannan b Alamgir 16 28 4 0
Hamish Marshall B Alamgir 52 71 6 0
Jacob Oram c Dhiman b Shahadat 19 54 1 0
Brendon McCullum not out 18
Daniel Vettori not out 5
Extras 21
Total (6 wkts, 65 overs) 285

FoW: 1/14 (Richardson 2.1 ov) 2/50 (Sinclair, 8.4 ov)
3/58 (Styris, 11.2 ov) 4/86 (Astle, 16.5 ov)
5/205 (Marshall, 45.4) 6/274 (Oram, 62.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W
Shahadat Hossain 8 0 44 2
Talha Jubair 10 2 32 0
Alamgir Kabir 16 1 69 3
Anwar Hossain Monir 11 2 36 0
Nadif Chowdhury 13 0 63 0
Mohammad Ashraful 2 0 20 0
Alok Kapali 3 0 10 0

amit(a huge BD fan)
October 14, 2004, 05:55 AM
well played BCB XI:flag:

285/6 isnt bad considering it was against NZ. if NZ r out for less than 300, BCB XI might have a chance.

Navarene
October 14, 2004, 05:56 AM
I wonder why doesn't Kapali bowl himself. Lack of confidence?

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:57 AM
Our bowlers' econ.
Shahadat : 5.5 wkt 2
Talha : 3.2 wkt 0
Kabir : 4.6 wkt 3
Anwar : 3.2 wkt 0
Nadif : 4.85 wkt 0
Ashraf : 10 wkt 0
Alok : 3.33 wkt 0

moin747
October 14, 2004, 05:59 AM
Current Results
14 October 2004

OUT Batsman : (Mark Richardson 2, Mathew Sinclair 16, Scott Styris 5, Nathan Astle 15, Hamish Marshall 52, Jacob Oram 19, Stephen Fleming 129 retired)

Not out Batsman : (Brendon McCullum 18, Daniel Vettori 5)

Heavy (RAIN) start again!

Stump Day 1

For Details click (LIVE UPDATE)

Sam
October 14, 2004, 05:59 AM
Originally posted by Navarene
I wonder why doesn't Kapali bowl himself. Lack of confidence?
Exactly, He is quite economic bowler. He must try it to see how it works on the kiwis.

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 06:01 AM
Ashraf conceded 20 runs from 2 overs, it's too much


Ashraful usually concedes 6 or 7 runs per over in ODIs - i.e., that's how he used to concede a year or so earlier.

I haven't seen Habibul Bashar using Ashraful (or for that matter, Alok Kapali) as a bowler too much in the last several months. So it very well could be lack of match practice (or rather, lack of practice) in case of Ashraful.

On another note, why didn't Alok kapali come into bowl his leg spinners ealier than Ashraful? After all, Kapali is the captain in this match - besides, he has a hat-trick in test cricket, Ashraful has no such record.

I'm not trying to criticise Kapali as the captain, I'm only concerned as to whether Kapali is fully fit or not - I remember that he used to have a shoulder injury that I heard about during the ENG tour of BD - may be that's why he's not bowling too regularly as he should?

Sam
October 14, 2004, 06:01 AM
Close of Play:
Day 1: New Zealand : 285/7, 66 overs (McCullum 18*, Vettori 5*)

fwullah
October 14, 2004, 06:05 AM
How ironic me and Navarene was thinking and are posting almost the same thing - Kapali's bowling.

Yes, - lack of confidence could also be another answer for Kapali not to come into bowl earlier.