View Full Version : Match Thread: Aftab v Nafis, OD 1 (Simulation)

March 25, 2005, 06:20 PM
Hello and welcome to Virginia for the first game of this Simulation Series between Team Aftab and Team Sarkar. There have been a few showers around but some light covers are on the pitch and we're expecting play to get under way on time.

March 25, 2005, 06:34 PM
The covers have been removed and the captains are in the centre

Ehsan: HEADS!
Match Referee: Heads it is
Ehsan: We'll have a bowl thanks *shakes Tehsin's hand*
Reporter: Ehsan what was your reason for bowling first?
Ehsan: I have confidence in our bowling lineup to use the pitch early on and get a lot of movement with the cloud cover, hopefully role them cheaply and finish the game quickly so rain doesn't play too much of a part
Reporter: Tehsin, would you be disappointed with the result of the toss?
Tehsin: A litte but if we set a competitive total it will be very hard to chase on this track

March 25, 2005, 06:36 PM
The pitch is a shocker. It is soft and has been poorly prepared. There's grass sprouting up everywhere and the key has no problem at all breaking the surface. There will be some low bounce and the odd one could move across the seam, it will be a hard day for the batsmen

March 25, 2005, 07:14 PM
Team Aftab 1/10

2.6 Bdmoderator to Pundit, OUT, Good length a little movement away, Pundit gets all out of shape and edges it low to the right of MasterBlaster who takes a stunning catch

Pundit c:MasterBlaster b:Bdmoderator 3(9)

March 25, 2005, 07:18 PM
who is playing in each team?

March 25, 2005, 07:25 PM
Team Aftab 1/23 from 5 (Nasif 10* Asif Rahman 9* Bdmoderator 1/10)

March 25, 2005, 07:28 PM
Team Aftab

Team Nafis

March 25, 2005, 07:38 PM
Ehsan comes on from the scoreboard end. He's already the 5th bowler to be used

Bourny 0/9 (2)
Shovon 0/16 (3)
Bdmoderator 1/10 (2)
Hasib 0/6(1)

March 25, 2005, 07:45 PM
1/56 after 10 (Nasif 28* Asif Rahman 20*)

March 25, 2005, 07:48 PM
I should have given my batting average as 70 and bowling average as 8 or something :( (actually, it is the other way round)

March 25, 2005, 07:56 PM
Team Aftab 2/80

13.6 Zephaniah to Nasif, OUT, Zephaniah tosses one up, Nasif comes onto the frontfoot but mistimes the drive, Bourny3 takes a classic one-handed catch at midoff

Nasif c:Bourny b:Zephaniah 33 (41)

March 25, 2005, 07:57 PM
Come on Boys ( of Team Nafis). Keep up bashing. Show them the rest room!

March 25, 2005, 08:02 PM
2/83 from 15 (Asif Rahman 40* Zephaniah 1/5)RR: 5.53

Edited on, March 26, 2005, 1:03 AM GMT, by Simulation.

March 25, 2005, 08:11 PM
16.6 Bourny3 to Asif Rahman, FOUR, Short and wide outside off, Asif puts it away to the backward point boundary to bring up the half century

Asif Rahman not out 51(51b 4x4 1x6)

Edited on, March 26, 2005, 1:12 AM GMT, by Simulation.

March 25, 2005, 08:21 PM
2/110 from 20 (Asif Rahman 59* AgentSmith 7*)RR: 5.5

Habibul_fan brought into the attack, the 8th bowler to be used

March 25, 2005, 08:24 PM
Asif Rahman not out 51(51b 4x4 1x6):bravo:

Way to go, boys! Beat the hell out of Nafis's bowlers and the rest will do Piranha, Chinaman and yours truely to pack them up:embaressed:

March 25, 2005, 08:33 PM

23.5 Rafiq to Asif Rahman, OUT, Rafiq drifts short and Asif Rahman tries to put him into the Atlantic Ocean but gets a top edge, Zephaniah covers a lot of ground and takes a good catch down at deep fine leg. The dangerman departs

Asif Rahman c:Zephaniah b:Rafiq 68 (77)

March 25, 2005, 08:38 PM
3/134 from 25(AgentSmith 15* Tehsin 7* Rafiq 1/19)RR: 5.36

March 25, 2005, 08:55 PM

28.4 Rafiq to AgentSmith, OUT, AgentSmith tries sweeping against the spin, bottom edges onto the pad, the ball balloons up on the leg side and Zephaniah runs forward, dives forward and takes a screamer

AgentSmith c:Zephaniah b:Rafiq 18(33)

March 25, 2005, 08:57 PM
4/153 from 30 (Tehsin 9* Sports_fan_BD 13* Rafiq 2/19)RR: 5.1

March 25, 2005, 09:02 PM

30.5 Hasib to Sports_fan_BD, OUT, Chipped straight to Mueid at mid on who takes a simple catch

Sports_fan_BD c:Mueid b: Hasib 13(10)

March 25, 2005, 09:13 PM
is Hasib their best bowler? Seems good. :)

March 25, 2005, 09:17 PM
5/165 from 35 (Tehsin 14* Chinaman 6*)

MasterBlaster has the ball in his hand and is about to start his spell. Ten bowlers have not been used!

March 25, 2005, 09:20 PM

35.1 MasterBlaster to Chinaman, OUT, Oh dear! Chinaman gets a huge inside edge onto his pad but the finger goes up, Chinaman is less than impressed.

Chinaman lbw b:MasterBlaster 6(21)

March 25, 2005, 09:21 PM

35.2 MasterBlaster to Navarene, no run; OUT, Naverene plays it to cover but Tehsin sends him back, a direct hit from Shovon13 leaves Navarene stranded

Navarene run out(Shovon13) 0(1)

March 25, 2005, 09:27 PM

36.5 Shovon13 to Radicalsami, OUT, Great ball, swinging away forced Sami into the drive, ball flew to MasterBlaster at slip who took a fine catch above his head. Wheels are falling off here at Virginia

Radicalsami c:MasterBlaster b: Shovon13 1(5)

March 25, 2005, 09:29 PM

37.2 Bdmoderator to Naheyan, OUT, Good length, ball stays down a tad, Naheyan tries playing around his pad and gets struck plumb infront. What a turn around! Team Aftab have lost 4/4

Naheyan lbw b:Bdmoderator 0(2)

March 25, 2005, 09:36 PM
9/179 from 40(Tehsin 18* Piranha 6*)RR: 4.47

March 25, 2005, 09:39 PM
40.4 Habibul_fan to Piranha, OUT, Short ball, Piranha whacks a straight pull to Mueid at mid-on. Catch it or eat it. This has been the best catching display in simulation history

We will be back in 40 minutes with the Team Nafis run chase

March 25, 2005, 09:43 PM
Pundit 3(9)
Asif Rahman 68(77)
Nasif 33(41)
AgentSmith 18(33)
Tehsin 19* (34)
Sports_fan_BD 13(10)
Chinaman 6(21)
Navarene 0(1)
Radicalsami 1(5)
Naheyan 0(2)
Piranha 7(13)

Bourny 0/30 (6)
Shovon 0/22 (6)
Bdmoderator 2/31 (8)
Hasib 1/10 (2)
Ehsan 0/23 (5)
Rafiq 2/19 (4)
Zephaniah 1/26 (4)
Habibul_fan 1/9 (3.4)
Mueid 0/2 (1)
MasterBlaster 1/1 (1)

March 25, 2005, 09:48 PM
Good show boys! :clap: Now, lets show them what we have in the batting. :)

March 25, 2005, 09:55 PM
0.0 Chinaman to umpire, OUT. Oh dear oh dear. Chinaman gently tossed up the tv replay without loop to umpire who headed back to the BSB headquarter, didn't wait to see the signal.

March 25, 2005, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by Tintin
I should have given my batting average as 70 and bowling average as 8 or something :( (actually, it is the other way round)
My shoulder's always here for you :lol:
Originally posted by oracle
is Hasib their best bowler? Seems good. :)
Their best bowler would be either Bourny or Rafiq

March 25, 2005, 10:23 PM
The players are back in the middle. Team Aftab will have a tough task defending 182. Piranha to open the bowling, Habibul_fan on strike

March 25, 2005, 10:34 PM
4.1 Piranha to MasterBlaster, one run, dropped! MasterBlaster plays away from his body, gets an inside edge and AgentSmith drops a simple catch to his left, the ball rolls away to short fine leg and they take a single

March 25, 2005, 10:37 PM
Team Nafis 0/29 from 5 (Habibul_fan 13* MasterBlaster 13*)RRR: 3.4

March 25, 2005, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by Simulation
4.1 Piranha to MasterBlaster, one run, dropped! MasterBlaster plays away from his body, gets an inside edge and AgentSmith drops a simple catch to his left, the ball rolls away to short fine leg and they take a single

not my fault! not my fault! a stupid guy from the gallary was focusing on my eyes with a mirror.

MasterBlaster is actually out.

March 25, 2005, 10:55 PM
0/57 off 10 (Hfan 31* MasterBlaster 22*) RRR: 3.13

Edited on, March 26, 2005, 3:55 AM GMT, by Simulation.

March 25, 2005, 11:15 PM

13.4 Radicalsami to MasterBlaster, OUT, cuts hard but in the air and Naheyan takes a very good catch in the gully

MasterBlaster c: Naheyan b: Radicalsami 30(36)

March 25, 2005, 11:21 PM
1/76 from 15 (Habibul_fan 41* Mueid 1* Radicalsami 1/8) RRR: 3.03

March 25, 2005, 11:33 PM
17.6 Radicalsami to Habibul_fan, SIX, Hfan advances, Sami sees him coming and bangs it in short, Hfan adjusts and hits him over the midwicket boundary! Magnifecent batting and that's fifty

Habibul_fan not out 55(66b 3x4 1x6)

March 25, 2005, 11:38 PM
Go H_fan go!!!

March 25, 2005, 11:38 PM
1/112 from 20 (Hfan 58* Mueid 18*) RRR: 2.33

March 25, 2005, 11:47 PM

21.3 Radicalsami to Mueid, OUT, On a good length swinging in, Mueid pushes right back and gets hit above the kneerole, possibly high, Mueid can consider himself a little unlucky

Mueid lbw b:Radicalsami 23(20)

March 25, 2005, 11:55 PM
2/137 from 25 (Hfan 68* Ehsan 9* Radicalsami 2/30) RRR: 1.8

March 26, 2005, 12:02 AM

26.3 Naverene to Habibul_fan, OUT, One too many! Hfan goes for the slogsweep again but holes out to Radicalsami at deep midwicket

Habibul_fan c:Radicalsami b:Navarene 80(91)

March 26, 2005, 12:15 AM
3/179 from 30 (Ehsan 30* Bdmoderator 9*) RRR: 0.15

Team Nafis need 3 runs to win with 120 balls remaining and 7 wickets in hand

March 26, 2005, 12:16 AM
Looks like team Nfis will win the first match......

Cant wait til its Namzul vs Aftab......


March 26, 2005, 12:17 AM
30.5 Navarene to Ehsan, one run, Chinaman misfields and the scamper through for a single.
That will be the match
A comprehensive victory for Team Nafis, losing just 3 wickets
181 was never a large enough total to defend
Thats all the cricket from Virginia

Man of the Match: Habibul_fan

March 26, 2005, 12:20 AM
:joy: we r the best!!!! :joy:

March 26, 2005, 12:21 AM
:bravo: to Habibul_fan for being man of the match....

March 26, 2005, 12:21 AM
Habibul_fan 80(91)
MasterBlaster 30(36)
Mueid 23(20)
Ehsan 32*(29)
Bdmoderator 10*(12)

Piranha 0/46 (8)
Chinaman 0/32 (5)
Radicalsami 2/30 (6)
Naheyan 0/22 (4)
Navarene 1/30 (5.5)
Tehsin 0/21(2)

March 26, 2005, 12:22 AM
Ehsan started season 2 of the BCS League just how he would have wanted. Captaining his team to a 7 wicket win over Team Aftab and taking the early lead in the one-day series. It was a dominating display from the Toronto based team who outplayed their opposition for most of the match.

Habibul_fan lead the way with a “man of the match” performance with the bat. It was a swashbuckling performance hitting 80 off just 91 balls, including 5 fours and two sixes. The innings wasn’t completely controlled but most bowlers took the punishment. Naheyan however did beat Habibul_fan on numerous occasions and appeared to have the wood over him. HFan then responded by taking after Radicalsami and dispatched one ball onto the hill at midwicket to bring up the fifty.

He received good support at the top of the order by debutant MasterBlaster, hitting 30 off 34 balls before he tried clearing Naheyan at square leg only to see the ball plucked out of nowhere. Radicalsami got his second wicket shortly after drinks, getting through Mueid’s defences and trapping him LBW. Habibul_fan fell shortly after but by then the damage had been done. Ehsan and Bdmoderator had no trouble chasing down the total of 182. Ehsan did however have a little fun in the middle and get some match practise, hitting 32 of 28 balls. The highlight of his innings would have been clouting the opposition captain over the long on boundary.

Earlier in the day Team Aftab looked set to post an imposing total but inexperience showed as the middle and lower order collapsed. Bdmoderator got Pundit in just the third over of the day, MasterBlaster taking a sharp catch in the slips. But then Asif Rahman and Nasif rebuilt. Shovon13 got a lot of movement from the pitch but the two batsmen conquered this by taking guard outside their crease, meaning they could counteract any away movement and the edges would be less likely to carry. The pair punished anything pull and played the spin duo of Rafiq and Zephaniah with ease until Nasif mistimed a drive and Bourny3 took a classic one handed grab at mid-off.

The wicket brought to end a 70 runs partnership and the old tattered, second hand scoreboard displayed 2/80. Three overs later Asif Rahman brought up the first fifty of the season, brought up with stunning cut off a loose ball by Bourny3. The fifty came up off only 51 balls but the run rate slowed down immediately. Bdmoderator was reintroduced into the attack and the batsmen decided to play him cautiously. AgentSmith could not pick the gaps. Spin then did the trick as Rafiq picked up the valuable wicket of Asif Rahman for a well compiled 68.It was another indication that Team Nafis had done a lot of work in the field over the off-season as Zephaniah covered a lot of ground to hold onto the catch at deep fine leg.

AgentSmith and Tehsin decreased the run rate even more and it called for a more attacking field. Zephaniah was then brought up inside the circle. AgentSmith tried to sweep across the spin and only managed to bottom edge the ball onto his pad. The ball then ballooned up on the legside and Zephaniah took a stunning diving catch. It was his second fine catch of the day and proved that to selectors that he was the best fielder in the competition.

The floodgates then opened as Hasib picked up Sports_fan_Bd cheaply. It was a soft dismissal. SFBD got caught in two minds about where to hit the ball and eventually ended up chipping the ball straight to Mueid at mid on. Team Nafis then experimented with their bowlers, bringing Habibul_fan, Ehsan and Mueid into the attack.

MasterBlaster was the 10th bowler to be used and did the trick straight away, taking a wicket with his first ball of competitive cricket. Chinaman however wasn’t very happy with the decision, claiming that he inside edged the ball onto his pads. Umpire Sanjay Patel would have none of it however, sending Chinaman on his way. From there it got worse, next ball Navarene hit the ball to the right of Shovon13 at cover. Tehsin immediately called no but Navarene was halfway down the pitch, he turned around as Shovon13 produced a direct hit to send the BanglaCricket XI off-spinner back to the pavilion for a first ball duck.

Ehsan decided to stick with his best performing bowlers as they were into the tail and it paid off. The collapse continued as Radicalsami edged a ball to MasterBlaster in the slips off Shovon13, picking up his first one-day wicket and from the other end Bdmoderator caught Naheyan plumb in front trying to play around his pad. It was a sad debut for the young Aftab cricketer, being dismissed for a duck and also remaining wicketless with the ball. It was Bdmoderator’s second wicket and he was looking dangerous, appearing to have gained a yard of pace over the off-season.

Piranha avoided the inevitable hitting a chancy 7 before offering Habibul_fan his first one-day wicket. Tehsin remained not out through all the carnage but only managed 19* and he knows that a lot of work must be done with his team if they are to stand a chance of winning either title this season.

Hats of to Team Nafis who produced a magnificent display of cricket, with disciplined bowling and magnificent fielding they were no match. It appears that Ehsan has targeted bowling as his strength, experimenting with 10 bowlers and restricting the opposition to 181. The big test however will come when the batsmen have to stand up to set a competitive total, will they have the depth of batsmen as they did last year?

MasterBlaster has big shoes to fill, replacing run-scoring machine Unknown, who decided to go back to the UK with his family. On first impression the kid has a lot of potential and could be the genuine all-rounder BanglaCricket have been looking for.

The next game will take place here tomorrow between Team Aftab and Team Nazmul.

March 26, 2005, 03:25 PM
oh dear!!! I am loving this simulation...this is my first taste of it! n this is pure fun!!!!

Anyways, i am happy to help the team, and i will put my level-best efforts to contribute to a winning season!

Lets go boys!

March 27, 2005, 06:39 AM
yes!! i got a wicket on my debut match!!

good work team! we're gonna win all the way.

March 27, 2005, 05:26 PM
actually i read the 2nd match thread b4 this 1.........i didnt know abt the simulation......what evr it is..its damn good....

but i wud like to c myself bowling more economically and getting some scores with the bat.................i am not a tailender

March 28, 2005, 05:37 AM
sorry guys i played porely today. 6 overs for 30 and didnt bat. But i took a catch.

March 28, 2005, 12:24 PM
i'll do the "Shohaibing" for tonight :)