View Full Version : Match Thread: Aftab v Nazmul, OD 2 (Simulation)

March 26, 2005, 05:53 PM
Hello and welcome to Virginia for game two of the one-day competition. Team Aftab will be looking to get their first win after collapsing against Team Nafis yesterday. For Team Nazmul it will be a lot of players first game and should be good. They will be looking to surprise Team Aftab and maybe even cause an upset, the captains are in the middle.

*Coin is tossed*
Oracle: TAILS!
Match Referee: It is heads, Tehsin what would you like to do
Tehsin: We'll field first, thanks
BCS Reporter: What was your choise for fielding first
Tehsin: I think we should take advantage of the pitch early on and try and shock them with our opening bowlers
Reporter: And there are no changes to your team from yesterday?
Tehsin: No, we decided to stick with the same side as yesterday.
Reporter: Oracle, would you be unhappy with that?
Oracle: Not really I think our best chance would be to set a competitive total then try to defend that

March 26, 2005, 05:57 PM
The pitch is even more worn after yesterday's game and even softer. It won't be as flat but a lot of the grass has been clipped off the surface

March 26, 2005, 06:00 PM
Team Aftab
Asif Rahman

Team Nazmul

March 26, 2005, 06:20 PM
Team Aftab 0/17 after 5(Jubaitca 10* Aka 3*)RR=3.4

March 26, 2005, 06:21 PM

5.1 Piranha to Jubaitca, OUT, good ball swinging in, too quick for Jubaitca and he's trapped LBW. First wicket down

Jubaitca lbw b: Piranha 10(18)

March 26, 2005, 06:23 PM

5.4 Piranha to Sakin, OUT, Gets both brothers in one over! Good length ball swinging away, Sakin fishes outside off and edges straight to Nasif at first slip. Piranha is fired up

Sakin c: Piranha b:Nasif 0(3)

March 26, 2005, 06:29 PM
Oh no 2 wickets for 17 runs. This is not a good sign.....

lol Sakin a


for you.

We need a steady partnership quick.

March 26, 2005, 06:39 PM
2/45 off 10(Aka 21* Tintin 10* Piranha 2/13)RR=4.5

March 26, 2005, 06:41 PM
Excellent. A partnership is emerging......

March 26, 2005, 06:49 PM

14.3 Piranha to Tintin, OUT, Full and straight, Tintin tries to drive but only manages an edge to the awaiting gloves of the keeper

Tintin c:AgentSmith b: Piranha 13(19)

The captain comes in to face the music

Edited on, March 26, 2005, 11:49 PM GMT, by Simulation.

March 26, 2005, 06:59 PM
3/69 from 15(Aka 35* Oracle 7* Piranha 3/23)RR=4.6

Edited on, March 27, 2005, 12:13 AM GMT, by Simulation.

March 26, 2005, 07:07 PM
Excellent. A partnership is emerging......

Sorry for letting you down :)

March 26, 2005, 07:15 PM
16.3 Pundit to aka, one run, Dropped! Driven straight back at the bowler and Pundit makes a mess of it

March 26, 2005, 07:17 PM

17.2 Piranha to Aka, OUT, Beautiful inswinging yorker, hits Aka on the toes and the finger is up before Piranha can turn around. Four down and four for Piranha

Aka lbw b: Piranha 40(53)

March 26, 2005, 07:21 PM
18.3 Navarene to Rana, OUT, Gets into position and hits it hard but straight to cover, another one bites the dust

Rana c:Tehsin b:Navarene 0(6)

March 26, 2005, 07:23 PM
5/87 off 20 (Oracle 15* Shaoun 1* Piranha 4/27 Navarene 1/7)RR=4.35

March 26, 2005, 07:28 PM

20.4 Navarene to Oracle, OUT, Short and Oracle rocks back for the pull and hits it flat, Radicalsami on the circle jumps high and pulls off a one handed screamer above his head! Big wicket and what a great catch

Oracle c:Radicalsami b:Navarene 15(20)

March 26, 2005, 07:33 PM

21.3 Chinaman to LateCut, OUT, full and straight, LateCut tries to flick it away to the leg side but it comes off the back of the bat and flies to gully, Navarene doesn't see it until late and adjusts very well to take the catch

LateCut c:Navarene b:Chinaman 2(3)

March 26, 2005, 07:35 PM

21.4 Chinaman to TAIF, OUT, Beautiful ball shaping away, TAIF gets behind it but still manages to edge the ball to the keeper, Team Nazmul in dire straights

TAIF c:AgentSmith b:Chinaman 0(1)

Mona to face the hat-trick ball

March 26, 2005, 07:37 PM
Hattrick ball...

21.5 Chinaman to Mona, two runs, edged! and short! ball goes down to thirdman and they scramble back for two, Chinaman can't believe it

March 26, 2005, 07:42 PM
:( sorry chinaman..it happens...!

March 26, 2005, 07:43 PM
8/98 from 25 (Shaoun 4* Mona 2* Chinaman 2/21)RR=3.92

March 26, 2005, 07:49 PM

26.3 Chinaman to Shaoun, OUT, Short and wide, Shaoun goes for the cut but edges it to the keeper who takes it on the second attempt

Shaoun c:AgentSmith b:Chinaman 5(23)

March 26, 2005, 07:52 PM
27.1 Asif Rahman to Mona, OUT, The ball just outside leg and strikes Mona in line, an enthusiastic appeal and Craig raises the finger

Mona lbw b:AsifTheManRahman 3(18)

March 26, 2005, 07:55 PM
not time to question yet, but as it seems so far, wickets far quick on the 1st innings. lets see if its like the same in 2nd innings.

March 26, 2005, 07:56 PM
Aka 40(53)
Jubaitca 10(18)
Sakin 0(3)
Tintin 13(19)
Oracle 15(20)
Rana 0(6)
Shaoun 5(23)
LateCut 2(3)
TAIF 0(1)
Mona 3(10)
Fazal 1*(1)

Piranha 4/27 (7)
Chinaman 3/23 (7)
Nahayen 0/8 (1)
Tehsin 0/11 (1)
Sports_fan_bd 0/10 (4)
Pundit 0/5 (2)
Navarene 2/9 (3)
Asif Rahman 1/3 (2.1)

March 26, 2005, 07:57 PM
Due to how quickly the innings was wrapped up, Team Aftab will be batting in 20 minutes

March 26, 2005, 07:57 PM
Oh dear, Team Nazmul seems to be in a big mess after this pathetic batting performance.

March 26, 2005, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by ehsan
Oh dear, Team Nazmul seems to be in a big mess after this pathetic batting performance.
To be fair, Piranha was bowling at frightening pace and the pitch is nothing to write home about

March 26, 2005, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by Simulation
To be fair, Piranha was bowling at frightening pace and the pitch is nothing to write home about

Yeah, we need to be very careful about how we deal him for our next game against Team Aftab. Full credit to Piranha, he is on fire.

March 26, 2005, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by ehsan
Originally posted by Simulation
To be fair, Piranha was bowling at frightening pace and the pitch is nothing to write home about

Yeah, we need to be very careful about how we deal him for our next game against Team Aftab. Full credit to Piranha, he is on fire.
You don't meet them again until April 14 so there's plenty of time to find a solution

March 26, 2005, 08:16 PM
yes captain, piranha may well be a fear factor for us (Team Nafis). Our opening was solid in the first game against them, and we should get similar or even better performance in the next game. A solid start to the innings is vital in any case. if i remember it correctly, piranha went for 46 in his 8 overs the first game against us. Anyways, good to see him performing upto his level.

March 26, 2005, 08:16 PM
The players are back in the middle. It will be LateCut to bowl to Pundit

March 26, 2005, 08:36 PM
0/36 from 5 (Asif Rahman 18* Pundit 13*)RR=7.2 RRR=1.47

March 26, 2005, 08:47 PM
9.2 LateCut to Pundit, no run, dropped! Pundit pushes forward tentatively and gets an edge straight to Tintin at second slip who puts it down. Costly miss

March 26, 2005, 08:51 PM
0/55 from 10 (Asif Rahman 32* Pundit 21*)RR=5.5 RRR=1.17

March 26, 2005, 08:57 PM
11.6 LateCut to Pundit, no run; OUT, pushes the ball to Mona's left and sets off, Pundit doesn't realise it's her strong side, direct hit and he's short by a long way

Pundit run out(Mona) 32(32)

March 26, 2005, 09:06 PM

we're having a girl in our team?

and she can actually throw the ball the smash the stamps?

we gotta send her to BCB soon to build bangladeshi women cricket team.

March 26, 2005, 09:08 PM
1/83 from 15 (Asif Rahman 44* Nasif 4*)RR=5.53 RRR=0.54

March 26, 2005, 09:11 PM
15.6 Tintin to Asif Rahman, FOUR, Fulltoss and The Man puts it away to the cover boundary. Second fifty in as many days

Asif Rahman not out 53 (57b 5x4 1x6)

March 26, 2005, 09:16 PM
Pundit 32(32)
Asif Rahman 55(61)
Nasif 11(13)

LateCut 0/11 (3)
TAIF 0/24 (4.3)
Jubaitca 0/25 (4)
Shaoun 0/24 (4)
Tintin 0/17 (2)

March 26, 2005, 09:50 PM
I would /91

21.3 Chinaman to LateCut, OUT, full and straight, LateCut tries to flick it away to the leg side but it comes off the back of the bat and flies to gully, Navarene doesn't see it until late and adjusts very well to take the catch

LateCut c:Navarene b:Chinaman 2(3)

I would have gone for a mighty straight drive to a full and straight ball. Prabbly missed and would have lost a stump or two. The result would have been the same. I guess the simulation was not all that bad!

March 26, 2005, 10:46 PM
I was the unbeaten one in Nazmul team with a SR 100. I should have opened the innings...:mad:

March 27, 2005, 12:28 AM
Awww we lost. A very pathetic batting performence and our bowling should have got a few wickets...

I was surprised i was only one in my team to get over 20...

March 27, 2005, 04:21 AM
is the match report coming ?

March 27, 2005, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by MasterBlaster
is the match report coming ?
I'll start on it now

March 27, 2005, 06:01 AM
The good news for Team Nafis continued today as Team Aftab trampled Team Nazmul in an incredibly one-sided match here today. The Nazmul batsmen were no match for the class of Piranha and the unpredictability of the pitch.

Piranha was simply unplayable taking 4/27 from 7 overs and destroying the top order. His first two overs were solid as he built up rhythm. Tehsin then assessed the conditions and a change of ends was in order. It was a great move as Piranha bowling with the wind picked up a wicket with his first ball from the scoreboard end. It swung in and was simply too quick for Jubaitca and thatís where the day ended. His next two ball beat Sakin comprehensively and on Sakinís third ball he offered a simple chance to the slip cordon. It was poor batting and footwork was lacking as he played away from his body.

Tintin and Akaís main objective was to see off Piranha and then build a partnership. Tehsin outsmarted them though, as soon as he saw Tintin leaving everything outside off he pulled Piranha out of the attack, keeping him fresh and using him as a shock bowler. At the other end Chinaman was bowling tight and tying down the batsmen, playing the supporting role to Piranha. For the overs he was off the pair looked at scoring runs and was successful as they took 11 off a Tehsin over.

Piranha was re-introduced to bowl his fifth over and had immediate success. Bowling a top nut, full and swinging away, tempting Tintin to drive and finding the outside edge. Piranhaís delight was obvious, after a disappointing first season he showed great form and rhythm. Pundit was brought in from the other end and dropped an easy catch. It was a half-volley which Aka looked to hit back over the bowler and into the sightscreen. He however didnít quite get under it and hit it straight back at Punditís right hand. Pundit did well to get two hands to it but the ball was on him too quickly and down went the chance. It wouldnít prove costly though as Piranha got him next over with a classic sandshoe crusher. Aka was just not good enough for the in swinging yorker. Not only did it strike him on the toe, but it was plumb LBW and he hit his foot with the bat. Piranha celebrated his best one-day figures as Aka limped off the ground with a while compiled 40.

At 4/81Tehsin, not going to risk injury or fatigue pulled Piranha out of the attack and brought in Navarene. With his first ball Rana played a poor shot to Tehsin at cover. The ball wasnít there to hit and Rana threw his wicket away and failed to score his first run. A big innings was needed by Oracle. The only way they were going to get out of it is if Oracle batted with the tail and scored triple figures. On 15 he was dismissed by the catch of the season. We thought it would be hard to beat Zephaniahís effort but Radicalsami jumped high and plucked the ball out of mid air well over his head. Oracle picked the length early and hit it well. Off the bat he must have thought it was a certain boundary and was amazed at what he saw.

Chinaman came back into the attack and found the penetration that he was lacking in his first spell. His first wicket came as a batsmanís mistake, getting a leading edge to Navarene in the gully but it fired him up to more success. His next ball was an absolute jaffer. The ball shaped away and off a good length seamed further away. TAIF got behind it and in the end did very well to get anything on it, edging it into the gloves of AgentSmith. The modest crowd awaited the hat-trick as batting bunny Mona came in to face. Chinaman stayed over the wicket and shaped the ball across the left hander, it found edge but fell short and wide of the cordon. That wasnít the end though.

Shaoun fought well and delayed the inevitable but Chinaman got him, offering AgentSmith his third catch. Mona fell victim to Asif Rahman and theyíd collapsed to 101 all out. It was a poor display from Team Nazmul who would have been looking to show the other teams they can be competitive. Instead, the inexperienced showed as they were no match to the opening bowlers.

Chinaman and Piranha did a great job, Chinaman being good support for Piranha in the opening spell, helping him to claim his four victims. Tehsin handled Piranha very well but the big test will come next week when Piranha has to bowl longer spells. We hope he wonít be blessed with another bowler friendly pitch and the Virginia curator will get his act together. When Chinaman bowled alongside part-times he found that extra gear and stopped any chance of a late order fight back, almost picking up a hat-trick along the way. The two bowled very well in tandem and showed why they were so successful in Sri Lanka.

101 would never be enough but the bowlers hoped they could send a few shudders to the order. It didnít happen and they didnít land the ball on the seam enough. TAIF bowled a good first spell without luck. Asif Rahman isnít known to be tied down and swept TAIF over the ropes, taking advantage of the short boundaries. TAIFís confidence was dented after this and started bowling more defensively, allowing the openers to bat their way in. Jubaitca was poor from the other end bowling too many loose balls and not showing any signs of control.

The change of bowling was affective as LateCut produced a chance in his first over. It was a fine ball that found the edge of Punditís bat but Tintin failed to back up the bowler. Shaoun got some harsh punishment, his first over going for 13 but didnít lose his head and bounced back to keep his next over to only two runs. In between those two overs the first wicket fell, Pundit played it to Monaís left at gully and set off. Pundit didnít end up close due to a direct hit and the fact that he didnít realise it was Monaís strong side. It was the last wicket Team Nazmul would get however as the batsmen strangled all life out of the Nazmul attack.

Asif ďThe ManĒ Rahman took a liking to Tintinís left arm spin and dispatched him to the boundary in consecutive balls to bring up his second fifty of the series. Nasif and Asif Rahman conquered the pitch and backed their ability and as a result brought up the win after only 17.2 overs.

Team Nazmul lacked depth in their batting line-up and penetration in their bowling. Serious offers should be put forward to get Unknown or IanW out of retirement; otherwise I canít see anything but a wooden spoon ending up in New Jersey. Oracle has a lot of work to do if his charges are to be competitive in the four-day match starting on Wednesday.

It was a completely different story for Team Nafis, having two of the best pacers working together and it such form is something that doesnít happen very often but they took full advantage of it. Piranha sent shivers down the other teamís spines today with a man of the match performance and the top order performed again. Asif Rahman looks in fine touch and will be hoping for more time at the wicket on Wednesday.

The first four-day match takes place at Virginia on Wednesday and we hope not to see the rabble we saw today.

March 27, 2005, 06:02 AM
I feel like such a minnow basher! Being a Bangladesh supporter I thought I'd be above that, I'm disappointed in myself.

March 27, 2005, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by Habibul_fan
I feel like such a minnow basher! Being a Bangladesh supporter I thought I'd be above that, I'm disappointed in myself.

aww...ur not... even non minnows sometimes have mathces like this.. only less regularly...

March 27, 2005, 07:36 AM
Jubaitca and the other bowlers will perform in the next match . Don't worry. Some of the boys need to get rid of the first time butterflies:)

March 27, 2005, 08:03 AM
Great performence by Piranha and Asif! Our boys have learned when to click and how to click when it matters. Kudos to our captain for a perfect attacking field placement and rotating the bowlers. Though I didn't get much turn from the wicket, but I bowled my heart out and happy to back my team with two price wickets:)

Our boys are now more confident out of this well deserved win and we also have some certain game plan for the next match. So watch out team Nafis :E

March 27, 2005, 10:55 AM
Now I am hoping my team has better luck in the 4 day game against Team Aftab. Im also hoping the pitch isnt like today and that Piranha isnt so dangerous.

March 27, 2005, 01:04 PM
simulation in full swing!

For the sake of pure sportsmanship, I wish team Nazmul the very best in its next encounter.

March 27, 2005, 04:35 PM
Frankly, I am a little worried about my bowling for the team. I am turning into Durjoy/Shujon as a captain. :)

Habibul, how much do I have to pay the curator to get a turning wicket ? 11/0 from 1 overs ? :(

March 27, 2005, 05:10 PM
man...i didnt even know it started and i am a member of the best team around........
n e way i was expecting to c myself getting to bowl some more overs...but i think it wasnt necessary :lol:

March 28, 2005, 05:42 AM
go team nafis

March 28, 2005, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by naheyan
man...i didnt even know it started and i am a member of the best team around........
n e way i was expecting to c myself getting to bowl some more overs...but i think it wasnt necessary :lol:

thats prolly coz your captain knew that i wud thrash u all over the park. :lol:;)

March 28, 2005, 08:06 AM
u can only dream to do that in real life....man u r just good ( or lucky) in simulations.......
.....bring it on in real life...
N e way ...i think we will give u ppl a gr8 fight in our next encounter

March 28, 2005, 12:26 PM
no "Shohaibing" for me tonight...it was a team effort :(

nah j/k...i'm happy we played as a unit. :)

March 28, 2005, 01:38 PM
If only my team could play as an unit.................

March 28, 2005, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by aka
If only my team could play as an unit.................
There's just a lack of communication. I think you should spend more time together in the dressing room, get to know each other and play as a team with the same unity as Team Nafis has.