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Old April 9, 2007, 07:24 PM
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Default time to reflect: such a loooong time ago...

here is the match thread for our first ODI win since getting Test status, 3rd ODI vs Zimbabwe, Harare, March 10, 2004

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochon...?t=4031&page=1

it seems such a long time ago, performance wise, but i remember the day well...i couldn't believe we had won...i sat in front of the monitor for about 20 minutes just reading the line "Bangladesh wins by 8 runs" on cricinfo's scorecard to make sure it wasn't a cruel nightmare, and that it really was the sweet joy of reality.

browsing through the threa i came with some interesting posts:

Rubu bhai (then AgentSmith) predicted a win before the game even started (post title):

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ready for a win guys........
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Tapash Baisya to Carlisle, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump,
driven into the gap on the side, two gives chase, one stops the
ball and the other kicks it over the rope!


Wonderful, good going guys!!!!!!!!!!
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we need to produce Wasim,Waqar or Shohaib to win ...with this strength nuthing is possible. We will be defeated again and again. Even with the low ranking team. What is the solution for this??
that was our SS bhai, once a staunch pessimist

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itz not happening...i can't believe i will cry
and some of my very earliest posts on BC (when I was a cricketing novice):

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This may as well be our 1st win (it is our first since test status). there is much reason to believe that this is not a fluke win unlike PAK last time. for one, we upset Pakistan; this was a game we could win all along (or at least it was the closest we would get). Also, now that we play on a regular basis we can only get better. Inside a year from now we should be consistently putting up big scores (around 250) against the better teams. And let us all remember that this same Zim team scared both Australia and India in the VB series just prior to us playing them. Let us thank Allah and pray that we get better and win the series 2-1.

A few years from now we should have a killer team (more on that later).
and my prediction of our current team:

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this is what our team should look like in a few years:

1) Nafis Iqbal
2) Hannan Sarkar
3) Rajin Saleh
4) Mohammad Ashraful
5) Aftab or Naeem (the U-19 batsmen)
6) Mushfiqur Rahman
7) Khaled Mahmud
8) Alok Kapali
9) Enamul Haque Jr.
10) Shahadat Hossain (the U-19 paceman)
11) Mashrafee bin Mortaza
Mridul bhai, speaking on Mashrafee's return (mash was injured during this series):

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when he'll join us.....we will be unbeatable....only Aus can do something against us
how different it is now to win, eh??? as we are used to winning...47 games, 5 years without a single win...i can hardly believe we were so bad...
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Old April 9, 2007, 09:03 PM
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WOW..times really changed.. at 04.. wins against zimbos were HISTORIC..and now? they barely count!!!!!! Considering the fact zimbos were #9 then too
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Old April 9, 2007, 09:04 PM
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a lot of the names don't seem to be around anymore. i wonder what happened to Piranha, Sham et al. heck even reina's not that regular anymore.

i also remember finding out about the win the next day because i was busy studying for an exam (first year, unsettled nerves). i had no clue all night. lol. at one point, it turned out that we caused an upset whenever i wasn't watching. i'm glad to have finally come out of that phase (last year).
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Old April 9, 2007, 11:13 PM
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a lot of the names don't seem to be around anymore. i wonder what happened to Piranha, Sham et al. heck even reina's not that regular anymore.
reina doesn't show up at all anymore...as opposed to merely being irregular...and Sham has disappear as well...as has Pirhana...
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Hopefully someday we'll look to winning tournaments, not just pull off so-called shockers. Wins against India or SA will barely count. We'll be complaining about ICC FTP for too much cricket, playing minnows... and whatnot.
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Old April 9, 2007, 09:26 PM
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2007 is a good cricket year for us.. India,Afro-Asian..and more.
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Old April 10, 2007, 02:08 AM
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And where is "FaltuRidwanvai"? Is it the right nick? Liked his bangla.........starting with "Dhonnobad.................."............Did he changed his nick too?

al Furqaan vai thanx for digging up these old but gold memories......although I was not a member then........but used to surf around and watch you all commenting and wasting time (! swear upon god, I thought why the hell these guys are hanging around ?!?)..........hahahaha.........but somehow I also got the infection from you guys and now hang around here............haha.......it is so contagious!
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