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pagol-chagol
April 15, 2005, 08:23 AM
Well can even Lara have an inning like Afridi?

I think Mashrafee is capable. You have to be a little crazy to have that kind of an inning.

Pakistan need to score at 5.00 runs per over
Salman Butt and Shahid Afridi to start the innings
Balaji to start the bowling attack
0.1 Balaji to Salman Butt, two runs, off the mark straightaway, played
into the gap between point and gully, third man moves across in
the deep and keeps it down to two
0.2 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, defended outside the off stump
0.3 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, good length delivery on the middle
and off, pushed down to mid-off
0.4 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, pitched up and driven hard, straight
to the fielder at cover, good shot for no runs
0.5 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, on the pads, turned away to the
square leg region
0.6 Balaji to Salman Butt, FOUR, Shot! pitched up outside the off
stump, driven away nicely into the gap between point and cover,
the trademark flick-drive that he plays so well, Pakistan off to a
good start here

End of over 1 (6 runs) Pakistan 6/0 (RR: 6.00 RRR: 244/49 = 4.98)
L Balaji 1-0-6-0 - Mill Pavilion End
Shahid Afridi 0* (0b) Salman Butt 6* (6b 1x4)

Zaheer Khan to share the new ball with Balaji
1.1 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run
1.2 Khan to Shahid Afridi, one run, played wide of the fielder at mid-
off, Afridi off the mark with an easy single
1.3 Khan to Salman Butt, wide: no run, fuller length delivery angling
down the leg side
1.3 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, pitched up outside the off stump,
almost an yorker, driven back to the bowler at one bounce, Khan
collects the ball and threatens to throw it back, gets the crowd
going!
1.4 Khan to Salman Butt, one run, steered down to third man, easy
single
1.5 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, angling across, driven in the air to
the mid-off region, once bounce to the fielder moving across to
his left
1.6 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, beaten, nicely angling across the
right-hander, Afridi was looking to push it away off the front-
foot, decent start by Zaheer Khan

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pakistan 9/0 (RR: 4.50 RRR: 241/48 = 5.02)
Z Khan 1-0-3-0 (1w) - Hostel End
Salman Butt 7* (8b 1x4) Shahid Afridi 1* (4b)

2.1 Balaji to Salman Butt, one run, drifting down the leg side, played
down to fine leg, easy single
2.2 Balaji to Shahid Afridi, SIX, here we go! good length delivery
drifting on to the pads, Afridi moves forward and flicks it away
well over the square leg fence, clean shot
2.3 Balaji to Shahid Afridi, legbye: two runs, down the leg side, ball
clips the pad and runs down to the fine leg region
2.4 Balaji to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, four more! again Balaji drifting
onto the pads, wrong line, turned away beautifully behind square
on the leg side, comfortably beats Kumble moving across from fine
leg
2.5 Balaji to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Afridi on fire here! pitched up on
the stumps, lofted well over the long-on fence, taken cleanly by
the ball-boy behind the ropes, Afridi is running away with this
game
2.6 Balaji to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, smashed to the cover fence for a
change, ball was short and wide outside the off stump, another bad
delivery put away in style, perfect start for Pakistan, end of an
expensive over!

End of over 3 (23 runs) Pakistan 32/0 (RR: 10.67 RRR: 218/47 = 4.64)
L Balaji 2-0-27-0 - Mill Pavilion End
Salman Butt 8* (9b 1x4) Shahid Afridi 21* (9b 2x4 2x6)

3.1 Khan to Salman Butt, no run
3.2 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, defended to cover
3.3 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, outside the off stump, steered
straight to the fielder at gully
3.4 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, good length delivery outside the off
stump, played straight to the fielder at point
3.5 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, defended outside the off stump, good
over so far
3.6 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, maiden! short rising delivery close to
the off stump line, no real width, cut away to the point region,
not a well timed shot

End of over 4 (maiden) Pakistan 32/0 (RR: 8.00 RRR: 218/46 = 4.74)
Z Khan 2-1-3-0 (1w) - Hostel End
Shahid Afridi 21* (9b 2x4 2x6) Salman Butt 8* (15b 1x4)

Balaji, whose last over cost 23, is replaced by Anil Kumble
4.1 Kumble to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Afridi! fulltoss down the leg side,
smashed over the deep square leg fence, easy picking, Kumble under
pressure straight away
4.2 Kumble to Shahid Afridi, SIX, six more! hit across the line, ball
sails over the midwicket fence, nice looking shot, Kumble being
taken apart here
change of Angle, Kumble decides to come round the stump to cramp
Afridi
4.3 Kumble to Shahid Afridi, no run
4.4 Kumble to Shahid Afridi, wide: no run
4.4 Kumble to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, lofted down to the long-off
boundary, was a mis-hit but got enough bat on it to take the ball
to the fence, Afridi on the rampage! this will be over soon at
this rate!
4.5 Kumble to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Afridi! Afridi! pitched up, lofted
over the wide long-on fence, 50 comes up in no time! Afridi at his
dangerous best!
4.6 Kumble to Shahid Afridi, no run

End of over 5 (23 runs) Pakistan 55/0 (RR: 11.00 RRR: 195/45 = 4.33)
A Kumble 1-0-23-0 (1w) - Mill Pavilion End
Salman Butt 8* (15b 1x4) Shahid Afridi 43* (15b 3x4 5x6)

5.1 Khan to Salman Butt, no run
5.2 Khan to Salman Butt, two runs, played down to fine leg, easy two
5.3 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, defended to cover point
5.4 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, short and wide outside the off stump,
was there to be hit, Salman Butt beaten by the lack of bounce
5.5 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, on the middle and off, defended back
to the bowler, watchfully played
5.6 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, good length delivery on the stumps,
defended on the front-foot with a straight bat, end of another
fine over

End of over 6 (2 runs) Pakistan 57/0 (RR: 9.50 RRR: 193/44 = 4.39)
Z Khan 3-1-5-0 (1w) - Hostel End
Shahid Afridi 43* (15b 3x4 5x6) Salman Butt 10* (21b 1x4)

India 50 runs in 12.4 overs - Pakistan 50 in 4.5 overs. Pakistan
miles ahead at this stage
Balaji is back
long off and deep midwicket in place, third man and fine leg up
inside the circle
6.1 Balaji to Shahid Afridi, one run, swung across the line to deep
midwicket, there is protection in the deep, just a single
6.2 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, well bowled, pitched close to the
off stump line and angling across, draws Salman Butt into the shot
and beats him
6.3 Balaji to Salman Butt, wide: no run, wayward delivery outside the
off stump
6.3 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, pushed straight to the fielder at
point
6.4 Balaji to Salman Butt, one run, steered down to third man
6.5 Balaji to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, again drifting onto the pads, lofted
away to the fine leg fence, another bad ball put away in style,
Afridi moves to 48 in no time!
6.6 Balaji to Shahid Afridi, one run, driven down to long off, easy
single to end the over, Balaji continues to struggle

End of over 7 (8 runs) Pakistan 65/0 (RR: 9.29 RRR: 185/43 = 4.30)
L Balaji 3-0-35-0 (1w) - Mill Pavilion End
Shahid Afridi 49* (18b 4x4 5x6) Salman Butt 11* (24b 1x4)

7.1 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, bouncer, Afridi leans away and
avoids it comfortably, one for the over signalled
slip and a leg slip in place
7.2 Khan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, fifty in 20 balls! pitched up on the
stumps, driven straight back down the track to the long-off
boundary, what an innings! this is now the fastest 50 by any
player against India!
7.3 Khan to Shahid Afridi, SIX, fraction short, pulled away way over
the midwicket fence, went miles, another good clean hit, and with
that Afridi become the first cricketer to score 200 Sixes in ODIs
!!
7.4 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, slower ball, Afridi makes room and
tries to swing it away, ends up with an inside edge, ball rolls
behind, keeper moves across to his left and fields
7.5 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, hit straight to the man at
midwicket, mis-timed pull
7.6 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, right through, stands his ground and
tries to swing it away but fails to make contact

End of over 8 (10 runs) Pakistan 75/0 (RR: 9.38 RRR: 175/42 = 4.17)
Z Khan 4-1-15-0 (1w) - Hostel End
Salman Butt 11* (24b 1x4) Shahid Afridi 59* (24b 5x4 6x6)

8.1 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, good length delivery outside the off
stump, driven straight to Kaif at cover
8.2 Balaji to Salman Butt, FOUR, short ball, pitched outside the leg
stump and angling in, pulled away wide of the diving fielder at
midwicket, good solid shot
8.3 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run
8.4 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, pitched up on the middle and leg,
defended with a straight bat
8.5 Balaji to Salman Butt, FOUR, width outside the off stump, driven
away into the gap between the cover fielders, ball races away to
the fence, elegant shot! this is turning out to be ANOTHER
nightmare over for Balaji
8.6 Balaji to Salman Butt, no run, played to square leg

End of over 9 (8 runs) Pakistan 83/0 (RR: 9.22 RRR: 167/41 = 4.07)
L Balaji 4-0-43-0 (1w) - Mill Pavilion End
Shahid Afridi 59* (24b 5x4 6x6) Salman Butt 19* (30b 3x4)

still one slip in place
Zaheer Khan coming round the stumps to the rampaging Afridi
9.1 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, turned away fine, diving effort from
Dhoni saves runs
9.2 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, short of a good length delivery
outside the off stump, Afridi ends up with a bottom edge, ball
rolls away behind the stumps
9.3 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, another good delivery, fraction
short and angling in, no width offered, defended to the off side
9.4 Khan to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Another hole in the ozone layer! short
ball on the middle and off stump line, pulled away handsomely over
the midwicket fence, looked like a mistimed shot but the ball just
sailed away!
9.5 Khan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, fulltoss outside the off stump, driven
away into the gap between cover and mid-off, even Kaif could not
stop it
9.6 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, defended to cover, end of an
expensive over, Pakistan well and truly on track!

End of over 10 (10 runs) Pakistan 93/0 (RR: 9.30 RRR: 157/40 = 3.92)
Z Khan 5-1-25-0 (1w) - Hostel End
Salman Butt 19* (30b 3x4) Shahid Afridi 69* (30b 6x4 7x6)

Dravid is forced to make another bowling change, Dinesh Mongia into
the attack now
coming round the wicket to the left hander
10.1 Mongia to Salman Butt, no run, defended on the front-foot with a
straight bat
10.2 Mongia to Salman Butt, one run, turned away in the air and just
wide of the fielder at mid-on, quick single taken, Kumble fails to
hits the stumps
Afridi back on strike, this will be interesting
Dravid taking his time to set the fielder
10.3 Mongia to Shahid Afridi, no run, defended on the front-foot, a rare
sight!
10.4 Mongia to Shahid Afridi, SIX, another massive six! dances down the
track and lofts it miles over the long-on fence, lands on top of
the roof! 100 comes up for Pakistan !
Afridi need just four more sixes to equal the record for "Most
Sixes in an Innings" !
10.5 Mongia to Shahid Afridi, (noball) FOUR, more runs! swept away
nicely to the backward square leg fence, Afridi making batting
look too easy
10.5 Mongia to Shahid Afridi, SIX, six more! comes down the track and
lofts it well over the long-on fence, this is attacking cricket at
its best! what a treat!
10.6 Mongia to Shahid Afridi, (noball) no run, oh dear! on the pads,
swept away straight to Yuvraj at short fine leg, catch held but
...
10.6 Mongia to Shahid Afridi, three runs, tossed up outside the off
stump, Afridi steps out and lofts it over the cover fielders, not
a well timed shot, fielder catches up with the ball just in front
of the ropes

End of over 11 (22 runs) Pakistan 115/0 (RR: 10.45 RRR: 135/39 = 3.46)
D Mongia 1-0-22-0 (2nb) - Mill Pavilion End
Shahid Afridi 88* (36b 7x4 9x6) Salman Butt 20* (32b 3x4)

11.1 Khan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, good length delivery, lofted down to
long-off, another clean hit, Afridi dealing in just fours and
sixes at the moment!
11.2 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, driven to short cover
11.3 Khan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, take that! pitched up in the slot,
driven in the air with tremendous power, for a moment it looked
like Kumble at cover had a chance but ball just sailed past him,
Afridi more to 96!
11.4 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, slower delivery, Afridi beaten
outside the off stump, trying to run it down
11.5 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, another slow ball, Afridi swings
across but fails to make contact, ball goes over the stumps
11.6 Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, yorker, on the middle and leg,
defended, end of a good over

End of over 12 (8 runs) Pakistan 123/0 (RR: 10.25 RRR: 127/38 = 3.34)
Z Khan 6-1-33-0 (1w) - Hostel End
Salman Butt 20* (32b 3x4) Shahid Afridi 96* (42b 9x4 9x6)

another bowling change, Harbhajan Singh into the firing line
one slip in place
12.1 Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, beaten outside the off
stump trying to cut a short ball
12.2 Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, edged away in front of
point, not enough room for a single
12.3 Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, one run, on the pads, flicked away
to the square leg region, Kaif dives across and stops the ball,
saves few runs there
Afridi on strike, just one shot away from a hundred!
12.4 Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, one run, swept away to fine leg,
easy single takes Afridi to 97
12.5 Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, hit on the pad trying to
defend on the front-foot
12.6 Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, turning in, defended on the
front-foot with a straight bat, decent start by Harby

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 125/0 (RR: 9.62 RRR: 125/37 = 3.38)
Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0 - Mill Pavilion End
Shahid Afridi 97* (43b 9x4 9x6) Salman Butt 21* (37b 3x4)

13.1 Khan to Shahid Afridi, wide: no run, down the leg side
13.1 Khan to Shahid Afridi, one run, on the middle and leg, defended to
short midwicket, dangerous quick single taken, Sehwag fails to hit
the stumps at the bowler's end and Afridi survives
13.2 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, played back to the bowler, gets got
behind the line and played it with a straight bat
13.3 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, inside edge, ball rolls away behind
the stumps on the leg side
13.4 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, beaten outside the off stump by the
lack of bounce, keeper gets an awkward bounce
13.5 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, pitched up and driven away nicely,
again the flick drive, sweetly timed but straight to the fielder
at cover
13.6 Khan to Salman Butt, no run, angling down, turned away on the leg
side

End of over 14 (2 runs) Pakistan 127/0 (RR: 9.07 RRR: 123/36 = 3.42)
Z Khan 7-1-35-0 (2w) - Hostel End
Shahid Afridi 98* (44b 9x4 9x6) Salman Butt 21* (42b 3x4)

time for drinks, a much needed break for the Indians

Match State: Drinks

Pakistan require another 123 runs with 10 wickets and 36.0 overs
remaining
run rate - 9.07, required run rate - 3.42 !
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India hit by a Afridi - collateral damage!
14.1 Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, 100 in just 45 balls!
played down to long-on, an unorthodox shot, ball just raced away
to the fence, this is now the fastest hundred against India by any
Player
14.2 Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, OUT: bowled'm! defended on the
front-foot but not cleanly, ball just rolled back onto the stumps,
sad end to a fantastic innings

Pakistan 131/1, Partnership of 131
Shahid Afridi b Harbhajan Singh 102 (46b 10x4 9x6)
Salman Butt 21* (42b 3x4) Harbhajan Singh 1.2-0-6-1

Banglar Chasha
April 15, 2005, 08:29 AM
Lara had 45 bowls 100 i guess ..... I thaught that was with bangladesh .........
And also Monemuddin made 36 bowls 100 in the school cricket ........ We don't need anyone like Afridi we need someone like Dravid to guide the innings after lotta pressure . In my view Dravid played under pressure which is 100 times better innings than Afridi ........ Afridi never played good under pressure .......



Edited on, April 15, 2005, 1:35 PM GMT, by Banglar Chasha.

fwullah
April 15, 2005, 08:32 AM
It was 45 ball century against Bangladesh by Lara, not 48.

Banglar Chasha
April 15, 2005, 08:41 AM
ya can change the topic to "Can anyone having as many sixes as like Afridi in one day " or "Afridi The Sixer" Noone did have that many sixes what Afridi got .... it was 202 sixes all over ............. What a record !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited on, April 15, 2005, 2:35 PM GMT, by Banglar Chasha.

Fazal
April 15, 2005, 09:28 AM
<b>Can any Bangladeshi ever have an inning like Afridi?</b>

Most likely not in near future. Beyond that who knows...

... and whenever there will be a slight hope anything close to that... the BC fans will drive them out of the team due to lack of "good batting style or technique".

Whatever Afridi achieved is due to his good hand-eye cordination and ability ot improvise... here in BC, nobody gives a [] about that. They like Aloke's style and Gullu's temperment more than anything.

So forget about that.


Edited on, April 15, 2005, 3:07 PM GMT, by Fazal.

Navarene
April 15, 2005, 10:15 AM
... and whenever there will be a slight hope anything close to
that... the BC fans will drive them out of the team due to lack of
"good batting style or technique".
HAHAHAAA....good one!

Edited on, April 17, 2005, 10:57 PM GMT, by radicalsami.
Reason: code box resized

Shehwar
April 15, 2005, 10:17 AM
I dont think so.......Hez one of a kind!....And not only us...I feel no other international cricketer of any country can ever come up with a show of such consistent hitting.....However there was an occasion when even Afridi was overshadowed.....Here is the link to that.....U guys wud have had to see that innings to believe it!!!

When Ijaz turned it on !!! (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard_ODI.asp?MatchCode=1308)

....Sachin Tendulkar, the only survivor from the October 1997 team, could probably remember what it had been like that evening at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore when Ijaz Ahmed who would have been a natural as a woodcutter or axe-murderer savaged India's water-pistol attack to the tune of 139 runs from just 84 balls as a fighting total of 216 was surpassed with a whopping 142 balls to spare. The other destroyer on that occasion was a familiar face, a free-stroking young man seemingly unencumbered by self-doubt or technique. Shahid Afridi smacked 47 from 23 balls that evening before leaving the stage to Ijaz, who pulverised whatever came his way. ....
Source (http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/APR/232872_INDPAK2004-05_15APR2005.html)

Edited on, April 15, 2005, 3:30 PM GMT, by Shehwar.

Banglar Chasha
April 15, 2005, 10:37 AM
Howbout Shahid Afridi having Fastest hundred anyway today's one is second fastest . Fastest one was against Srilanka 33-36 bowls what else ya want ? But 202 siexes .. Afridi the Sixer 202 sixes in odi's noone can beat this forever ........

chyicarus
April 15, 2005, 10:53 AM
We first have to reach a stage where our bowlers can book the Indians for a small target.
About big hitting, it is a talent and not a skill thats developed. it is a gift from nature.
You cannot predict who's going to be what. But Afridi shows that he is a team player more now than he was about 5 years back.

Banglar Chasha
April 15, 2005, 10:56 AM
haha didn't we book Indians in cheap totals already , We have beaten them once already ........... as well as Pakistan too ..... may be September we beat Srilanka as well Insha Allah ,,,,,,,,,,,, Who is there then ?

Rubu
April 15, 2005, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by Fazal
<b>Can any Bangladeshi ever have an inning like Afridi?</b>

Most likely not in near future. Beyond that who knows...

... and whenever there will be a slight hope anything close to that... the BC fans will drive them out of the team due to lack of "good batting style or technique".

Whatever Afridi achieved is due to his good hand-eye cordination and ability ot improvise... here in BC, nobody gives a [] about that. They like Aloke's style and Gullu's temperment more than anything.


LOL.

priceless.

Carte Blanche
April 15, 2005, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by Fazal
<b>Can any Bangladeshi ever have an inning like Afridi?</b>

Most likely not in near future. Beyond that who knows...

... and whenever there will be a slight hope anything close to that... the BC fans will drive them out of the team due to lack of "good batting style or technique".

Whatever Afridi achieved is due to his good hand-eye cordination and ability ot improvise... here in BC, nobody gives a [] about that. They like Aloke's style and Gullu's temperment more than anything.

So forget about that.


Edited on, April 15, 2005, 3:07 PM GMT, by Fazal.

Heh, good one Fazal. Actually I won't mind an Afridi in our team. Our best players average 20s at best. What harm would a 15 ball 21 do? It's better than a 50 ball 20 any day.

LateCut
April 15, 2005, 12:24 PM
"An astute brain can do many things. It can't, however, stop something as primal as a force of nature."

day!Link (http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/APR/232872_INDPAK2004-05_15APR2005.html)

I think Rafique could be in a good and lucky

Edited on, April 17, 2005, 10:58 PM GMT, by radicalsami.
Reason: Link bbcoded

Banglar Chasha
April 15, 2005, 12:31 PM
This is a great assault to the bowlers showing no respect to the bowlers at all . They do deserve something ........ lol ,,,,,,,,,,,,

1234
April 15, 2005, 12:34 PM
Heeyyy!

Have all of u forgotten about Aftab? I know it was against Zimbabwe but at least he has done it once and he can surely do it again. The good thing about Aftab is that, unlike Afridi he doesn't throw out his wicket. I guess he is absolutely capable of playing an Afridi type innings.

Banglar Chasha
April 15, 2005, 12:37 PM
Rafique plays all the time ................. lol . Rafique Rulez ..............

Tokai
April 15, 2005, 02:19 PM
Can any Bangladeshi ever have an inning like Afridi?

if u are talking about one of those ducks afridi had? we sure can do it. talking about one of those blusts... we need a few good years before that.

deshibhai
April 15, 2005, 03:01 PM
The most obvious answer has to be Ashraful. His 150-something not out against India, while not as rapid as Afridi's innings last night, still had the flavor of a batsman with full and total dominance over the bowling. This is not to say that Ashraful ought to go out and try to play every innings in that fashion, but when he does get going, he is the one Bangladeshi batsman who has the aura of complete control.

BangladeshFan
April 15, 2005, 05:06 PM
certainly a bangladeshi can better afridi. and i am not joking. to be a hitter like afridi, one needs power as well as very good eye and reflex.

we have lot of young players coming up and who knows very soon we may see a bangladeshi breaking the 37 ball hundred record.

ialbd
April 15, 2005, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by BangladeshFan

certainly a bangladeshi can better afridi. and i am not joking. to be a hitter like afridi, one needs power as well as very good eye and reflex.


Thats Certainly what a good hitter of the ball has, power & reflex. I dont know how sharp the BD players are with their reflex but they definitely lack power.

Ironically the 'strongest' hitter of our team is the most malnourished one >>>>> Ashraful
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Rubu
April 15, 2005, 06:04 PM
i have to disagree with u on the strongest hitter thing. i think its rafique who is the strongest hitter. sure he has less batting ability than ashraful and much less shots in his book, but some of his shots when he can plays it right goes toward the boundary like a bullet. but its hard to have real good reflex at his age.

Banglar Chasha
April 15, 2005, 08:46 PM
Saddam Hossain made 166 in 77 bowls in the School cricket ......... in odi's ...........

cricket_pagla
April 15, 2005, 09:40 PM
Can any Bangladeshi ever have an inning like Afridi?

mayb in near future.. we c this kinda innings!:lol:.. and Golla is no. 1 contender!

BangladeshFan
April 16, 2005, 05:16 AM
Originally posted by Banglar Chasha
Saddam Hossain made 166 in 77 bowls in the School cricket ......... in odi's ...........
is it a joke about saddam or a real good talented school cricketer?

it reminds of a game i went many years ago from my school in nirman school competion. it was bksp vs saintjoseph in dhanmondi ground. the bksp openers were hitting nearly every ball for 4s or 6s. ofcouse the st.joseph bowling was poor but it still takes something to hit like that. and as far as i remember one of the opener was durjoy.

Red Cherry
April 16, 2005, 05:40 AM
Rafique and Mashrafee has the potential. Who knows it can be Aftab as well.

Navarene
April 16, 2005, 06:45 AM
I would add Tapash as another contender. Remember his 66 off 47 balls against NZ in Chittagong?

insideedge
April 16, 2005, 07:26 AM
Someone had commented in another thread on Kapali that he did not like Kapali to be compared to Afridi as Kapali was much better. Maybe Kapali with his superior talent ( so well hidden and disguised till date) will have a 17 ball century some day.

James90
April 16, 2005, 07:32 AM
Worst. Thread. Ever.

Ameer
April 16, 2005, 11:00 AM
Seeing that most BD batsmen average in the 20s anyway... might as well have someone like Afridi who gets his 20-30s off half as many balls instead of 50 balls. I was talking to my Bangladeshi friend about this, and he said BD batsmen don't have the power to do this kind of massive hitting. But that doesn't rule it out in the future.

Edited on, April 16, 2005, 4:05 PM GMT, by Ameer.

Sultan
April 17, 2005, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by Banglar Chasha
Saddam Hossain made 166 in 77 bowls in the School cricket ......... in odi's ...........

What about Bin Laden ? :P:P

Rubu
April 17, 2005, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by Sultan
Originally posted by Banglar Chasha
Saddam Hossain made 166 in 77 bowls in the School cricket ......... in odi's ...........

What about Bin Laden ? :P:P

oh, he does not play cricket. he plays hide and seek, and still remains the unbeaten champion of the world.

Sultan
April 17, 2005, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by AgentSmith
Originally posted by Sultan
Originally posted by Banglar Chasha
Saddam Hossain made 166 in 77 bowls in the School cricket ......... in odi's ...........

What about Bin Laden ? :P:P

oh, he does not play cricket. he plays hide and seek, and still remains the unbeaten champion of the world.

Saddam played hide and seek for a while, and was discovered hidding in a hole under a farm house. I think he plays cricket with the in-mates now, there fore the 166 of just 77 bowls. :P:P

al
April 17, 2005, 04:48 PM
this saddam is 13 year old kid playing school cricket in bangladesh. is having a saddam name is becoming having mir-jafar name in bangladesh

Edited on, April 17, 2005, 10:12 PM GMT, by al.

Sam
April 18, 2005, 04:53 AM
Can any Bangladeshi ever have an inning like Afridi?
Believe me, when I was following the match through crickinfo, immediately it reminded me Aftab's last ODI batting. Aftab's 24-run over still remains as one of the swetest memory of our cricket history. I strongly believe that he can be a better Afridi in future if properly nurtured.

Ahmed_B
April 18, 2005, 05:42 AM
Well... I will stretch the whole issue into a much wider conclusion:

Hitters like Afridi are rare... even if u look at the whole Test-Cricket sphere. None of the Test teams manage to discover hitters like him on a regular basis.. wheras Bangladesh is the newest in the group.

I would be utterly glad if we got someone like Afridi... but again.. I wouldnt be too disappointed if we can't manage to find one.

Because it's not just a matter of Cricket-Training-Standards.... it's also a matter of Big Luck to get one like him.

cricket_pagla
April 18, 2005, 12:08 PM
Can any Bangladeshi ever have an inning like Afridi?

may be in future.. we can see this kinda innings from BD-batsman.. but Afridi is a rare talent.. and I hope that if any BD players have that kinda hitting capability.. we can utilize that in proper way!:up:

Locutus
April 18, 2005, 12:24 PM
I think Ashraful has potential to be afridi like. He is young and always plays aggressive and he also can bowl. I know he is not as big as Afridi but if he works on his technique, his strike rate will be over 90%. No problem!!! He needs to bowl more to improve on his bowling.

Carte Blanche
April 18, 2005, 12:32 PM
I agree with what Crickethorizon said. Do we actually need an Afridi? Surely it wouldn't hurt to have a hard-hitter like him in our team. Comparing Ashraful to Afridi is ridiculous. Ashraful is a genuine batsman with a significantly sounder technique. His shots are cultured cricketing strokes if you excuse the odd slog swats. Sunil Gavaskar once said that you will know what kind of power this guy possesses as soon as you shake his hands. Gavaskar didn't lie, as I found out after meeting Afridi. Innate hard-hitters like him are rare as someone pointed out. We should be happy with the flux of genuine stroke players at the U-19 level, and work towards nurturing them into international standard. Personally I would be happier with a Sehwag than an Afridi.

imon
April 18, 2007, 09:30 AM
Heh, good one Fazal. Actually I won't mind an Afridi in our team. Our best players average 20s at best. What harm would a 15 ball 21 do? It's better than a 50 ball 20 any day.

ya its harmful.

I think most of the team players like to be afridi thats why they are averaging below 25.

Bangladesh don,t need afridi at all

rajgir
April 18, 2007, 09:37 AM
ya that true!! bnagladesh dont need players like afridi.we neeed players like ricky ponting, micheal beven i think sakib is capable of being one of them in our team. he is most consistant palyer of bangladesh team.its really good to see our young boys doing well. yes ashraful also very good batsman but dont have consistant.he need to build up his consistant and make average high...... we need palyers like australia not like any sub-continent country.if we can produce players like australia then someday we will be ranked 1 team in the world.but i see that coming in 8-9 years not soon. coz it need lots hard work.......

Tigers_eye
April 18, 2007, 09:44 AM
imon? why dig up a two year old thread?

mhj007
April 18, 2007, 10:36 AM
no,i dont think so...in the current team there are none who can play an innings like afridi...but there is one who can play an innings like tendulkar and ponting,which is more important.
Junior

Thunder
April 18, 2007, 12:19 PM
I am really hurt to see that nobody mentioned about the innings Ashraful played against England. Yes, i am talking about that 52 ball 94 as the quality of the bowlers were much higher and the conditions were more suitable for the bowlers. It could easily be a 53 ball 100 as his last shot nearly reached for a over-boundary. I think that was simply superb comparing Afridi hammering some below standard Indian bowlers.. :waiting:

Farhad
April 18, 2007, 12:30 PM
I am really hurt to see that nobody mentioned about the innings Ashraful played against England. Yes, i am talking about that 52 ball 94 as the quality of the bowlers were much higher and the conditions were more suitable for the bowlers. It could easily be a 53 ball 100 as his last shot nearly reached for a over-boundary. I think that was simply superb comparing Afridi hammering some below standard Indian bowlers.. :waiting:

You should know that this thread (along with most of the posts) was created before that innings (which was in June)

naz_kuwait
April 18, 2007, 03:08 PM
pagol chagol is realy apgol only......he is the ....... we dont want any plyer like afridi in our team and y did u write full commentory in thr thread. cant u give .........

naz_kuwait
April 18, 2007, 03:12 PM
javed omar can make the fastest century.

Pak_rox
April 20, 2007, 12:30 PM
AFRIDI IS AFRIDI noone can b like him, if anyone can break this record then it is afridi himself , i dont think anyone else is capable of this


BOOM BOOM AFRIDI

Pak_rox
April 20, 2007, 12:31 PM
javed omar can make the fastest century.
in his dreams....

rashik007
April 20, 2007, 12:44 PM
Ashraful can on his eid day against anyone!

akabir77
April 20, 2007, 12:49 PM
well ash almost got it against ENgland. did u forgot his 92? I think his one was better as it was against a gang of FAST bowler in england. rather than spanking some spinner like indian bowlers in Pak...

rah
April 20, 2007, 04:27 PM
oh, he does not play cricket. he plays hide and seek, and still remains the unbeaten champion of the world.

:floor:

Sohel
April 20, 2007, 11:06 PM
Aftab can come close , kind of like an FDC version of a Bollywood affair - pretty much the same story without the high production value and less attractive people. He'll need to bat at 6 or 7 though.

Sohel
April 20, 2007, 11:09 PM
Ashraful is better than Afridi. Just wait 'til he gets passed his 100th ODI.

psj
April 21, 2007, 01:35 AM
Afridi???What a role model to choose...It wld be better to have Hayden as a role model

gatekeeper
April 21, 2007, 01:37 AM
Afridi???What a role model to choose...It wld be better to have Hayden as a role model

No argument there.