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Old April 9, 2006, 07:20 AM
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Default Day 1 press coverage

To start with, this is what the BBC had to say.


Bangladesh batsmen shock Aussies
First Test, Fatullah, day one (close): Bangladesh 355-5 v Australia
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Shahriar Nafees hit his maiden century as Test minnows Bangladesh battered Australia's bowling attack in Fatullah.

Nafees made 138 off 189 balls, with 19 fours, as the home side reached 355-5 at stumps on day one of the first Test.

He shared a stand of 187 with skipper Habibul Bashar (76), the highest for any wickets since Bangladesh gained Test status in 2000.

Stuart MacGill took three wickets but Shane Warne went off to nurse a sore shoulder with figures of 0-112.

After winning the toss, Bangladesh raced along at a rate of almost six runs per over during the morning session.

Opener Javed Omar was particularly severe on Stuart Clark, hitting two successive deliveries for four through the leg side in the sixth over and then forcing a ball away through backward point for another in his next.

Despite being beaten by an innings in two Tests in Australia in 2003, the home side justified Bashar's pre-match promise that they would play with conviction and were not overawed by the reputation of their opponents.

Omar eventually departed when his defensive stroke was beaten by a ball from Jason Gillespie which cut back off the pitch and had him lbw for 27.

But Nafees and Bashar were soon in full flow and even Warne, the leading wicket-taker in Test history, was unable to stem the flow of runs.

Jason Gillespie
Gillespie was delighted to be back among the wickets

He should have had the wicket of Bashar on 36, but keeper Adam Gilchrist was unable to hang onto the chance.

And it cost Australia dear as the two batsmen continued their run spree following the lunch interval.

Nafees brought up his hundred off 131 balls with consecutive boundaries off Warne, the first swept away square and the second glanced away fine.

MacGill finally checked Bangladesh's progress with the final ball before tea, although a short of a length delivery scarcely deserved a top edge from Bashar's attempted pull which ended up in the hands of Brett Lee.

Nafees was next go, bowled by MacGill when he missed an attempted sweep shot, and Gillespie won his second lbw decision of the day to remove Mohammad Ashraful for a bright and breezy 29.

Runs were harder to come by in the final session, with Rajin Saleh facing 103 deliveries for his 35 not out.

Aftab Ahmed helped add 56 for the fifth wicket but did not survive to the close as he wastefully pulled a long hop from MacGill to mid-wicket.
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Old April 9, 2006, 07:21 AM
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You can watch what happened in the day one here

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochon....php?tid=17531
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Old April 9, 2006, 07:21 AM
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Australian Associated Press ... this one from the SMH

Bangladesh make the most of dream wicket


Lucky for Ricky Ponting that he recanted his belief that Bangladesh didn't deserve Test status on Friday.

Any queries about the nation's worthiness on the global stage were extinguished on the opening day of the first Test as Bangladesh clobbered Australia to be 2-238 at tea at Fatullah Stadium.

The devastating display was driven by 20-year-old left-hander Shahriar Nafees (121no), the cousin of Bangladesh's chief selector, and captain Habibul Bashar (76).

Nafees had made 152 runs at 19 in four Tests before his breakthrough performance on Sunday and it was believed to be his first time in triple figures in an organised game of cricket.

He brought up his hundred by turning Shane Warne (0-84 off 13 overs) around the corner for four and celebrated in euphoric fashion by squeezing his skipper in a tight hug in the middle of the ground.

Bangladesh is small fry in cricketing terms, having only recorded one win in 42 Tests, against a second-string Zimbabwe side, and wasn't expected to trouble the world's No.1 side.

However Bashar's pre-match comments that his men weren't scared of the world No.1 team were backed up in spade in the first two sessions.

Nafees and Bashar took full toll of a dream wicket for batting and an Australian side which was not at its sharpest, having only flown into the country three days ago.

The lack of practice in unfamiliar surroundings seemed to be coming back to bite the star-studded outfit as Bangladesh enjoyed one of the finest sporting days in the nation's history.

Australian coach John Buchanan had warned about the fatigue factor with this series coming at the tail of a packed schedule for the Australians.

His words proved accurate on Sunday with the Australian bowling more wayward than usual in oppressive conditions on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Bangladesh players had spoken before the clash about how much confidence they had gained from the stunning five-wicket one-day win over Australia in Cardiff last June.

But not even the most optimistic local supporter could have foreseen Sunday's performance as Shane Warne was belted around in his first outing against the country.

Openers Javed Omar (27) and Nafees ambushed the tourists from the outset and despite having a little luck, they brought up an unbeaten half century stand off 9.3 overs.

The pair saw off Brett Lee's opening spell, a reasonable achievement for any opening combination in world cricket let alone the lowest ranked team.

Even if Nafees' best cherry off the speedster was on his helmet, the pair looked in control before Jason Gillespie's introduction.

The recalled South Australian struck with his fifth ball which jagged back in and trapped Omar in front.

Bashar survived an edge on 36 off a big turning ball from Warne that brushed wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist's glove and went wide of first slip Michael Clarke.

Nafees enjoyed a life on 66 with the score at 1-153 when Warne grassed a tough chance to his left at slip off Gillespie's bowling after lunch.

Bashar fell just before the break, top-edging an attempted pull shot off spinner Stuart MacGill (1-20).

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Old April 9, 2006, 07:24 AM
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Reuters via ABC

Nafees ton stuns Australia

Shahriar Nafees struck his maiden Test century to lift Bangladesh to 3 for 265 shortly after tea on day one of the first Test against Australia in Dhaka on Sunday.

Nafees struck 138 off 189 balls, and cracked 19 boundaries in an innings that belied his lack of international experience. To keep up with the match, visit our live scorecard.

Nafees and captain Habibul Bashar (76) shared a Bangladesh record second-wicket partnership of 187 to give the hosts a superb start against the world champions.

Bashar was caught by Brett Lee at mid-on off Stuart MacGill just before tea, leaving Nafees unbeaten on 121, but Australia's five-pronged bowling attack generally struggled to make inroads after the hosts won the toss.

Seamer Jason Gillespie trapped Javed Omar lbw for 27 with the fifth ball of his opening over in the first session.

Nafees, dropped on 66 by Shane Warne at slip off Gillespie, hit 18 fours and Bashar struck 11 boundaries as Bangladesh rattled up their runs from 50.4 overs.

Bashar survived a scare on 36 when he was dropped by wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist after misreading a delivery from leg spinner Warne, Test cricket's leading wicket-taker who conceded 84 runs from 13 overs.

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Old April 9, 2006, 07:41 AM
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It's a very good batting pitch . You can't say Aussies not gonna make less than 500+ in their first innings . If we can add another 120 runs tomorrow then we might can avoid the innings defeat as well as thinking about to save that match with the help of the weather .
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Old April 9, 2006, 07:43 AM
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Mahrookh,

Interested in a sporting proposition, mate ?

Australia are tired, on the back foot, in unfamiliar conditions *and* know that the probability is they will be chasing too many in the last innings.

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Old April 9, 2006, 07:45 AM
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Mahrookh,

Interested in a sporting proposition, mate ?

Australia are tired, on the back foot, in unfamiliar conditions *and* know that the probability is they will be chasing too many in the last innings.

Ian Whitchurch
Bangladesh have got habbit to play worst in their second innings all the time as bashar said today before the match started . "we do have to learn how to play the 2nd innings of the test match" .
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Old April 9, 2006, 07:48 AM
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Mahrookh,

So that would be 'No, I'm not interested', yes ?

Quote me some odds.

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Old April 9, 2006, 07:49 AM
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Mahrookh,

So that would be 'No, I'm not interested', yes ?

Quote me some odds.

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To be honest this test match would be draw if Bangladesh gets another 150+ by tomorrow
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Old April 9, 2006, 07:51 AM
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No matter whatever is the condition of the pitch 355/5 at the end of first day is a clear dominance over the opposition. No we simply need to keep the pressure on..

Aussies are human and they might cramble under pressure especially when it is coming from a very unexpected way.
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Old April 9, 2006, 07:52 AM
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I also saw a *lot* of turn in that pitch.

Lets see Australia bat before we start using terms like 'road'.

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Old April 9, 2006, 07:55 AM
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Australian are not stupid like us and they won't be scoring 5.00 run rate per over as they didn't do it against SA in last series . Hayden would be watchful for a big score caz he failed in last test . Mind all these things and it will taking a while to pass 500+ in 2 days even . if the weather helps us for a day then we will manage to save that match . Let's see what happens !!!!!!!!
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Old April 9, 2006, 07:59 AM
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Mahrookh,

If Bangladesh get to 400 by lunch of day 2 - as they should - and if Australia take 2 days to score 500, then that leaves Bangladesh batting at lunch of day 4 with a deficit of about 100.

Thats assuming Australia can get 500 on a slow turner, against a team that is jumping out of their skins, with a crowd of 50 000 cheering them on ?

Even if this happens, are you willing to bet that Ash, Bash and the rest of them will be unwilling to throw the bat, and give Rafique and Haque the shot at bowling Australia out in 2 and a bit sessions, chasing 200 odd ?

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Mahrookh,

If Bangladesh get to 400 by lunch of day 2 - as they should - and if Australia take 2 days to score 500, then that leaves Bangladesh batting at lunch of day 4 with a deficit of about 100.

Thats assuming Australia can get 500 on a slow turner, against a team that is jumping out of their skins, with a crowd of 50 000 cheering them on ?

Even if this happens, are you willing to bet that Ash, Bash and the rest of them will be unwilling to throw the bat, and give Rafique and Haque the shot at bowling Australia out in 2 and a bit sessions, chasing 200 odd ?

Ian Whitchurch
Obviously I won't put my money on noone for this match . I want BD to make a draw atleast . If they can , it would be great but they won't as usual . There's a big change for a draw of this match . No matter whatever the odds are !!!!!!! and obvipusly it would be silly to put the money on BD to win as it won't be happened if it does they what else we want
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Mahrookh,

If Bangladesh get to 400 by lunch of day 2 - as they should - and if Australia take 2 days to score 500, then that leaves Bangladesh batting at lunch of day 4 with a deficit of about 100.

Thats assuming Australia can get 500 on a slow turner, against a team that is jumping out of their skins, with a crowd of 50 000 cheering them on ?

Even if this happens, are you willing to bet that Ash, Bash and the rest of them will be unwilling to throw the bat, and give Rafique and Haque the shot at bowling Australia out in 2 and a bit sessions, chasing 200 odd ?

Ian Whitchurch
Ian, if BD can score 400-450 tomorrow, it would be really difficult for aussies to pile up 500 run in the first innings in a slow wicket. If they loose one or two early wicket, we might experience a differnt scenario. Aussies are already shocked and tired, it won't be easy to take further shock and comeback strongly.
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I know what you are the biggest Aussie fan in this forum.But please tell me the truth.Which team you are supporting?
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Old April 9, 2006, 08:07 AM
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The Age, a Melbourne paper. Mostly based on the AAP article, but with a more ... aggressive ... stance towards Bangladesh's performance when they had finished, and I quote, "clobbering Australia".

If I find the subbie, they're getting slung a shot or two of single malt.



Bangladesh clobbering Australia in Test



Lucky for Ricky Ponting that he recanted his belief that Bangladesh didn't deserve Test status on Friday.

Any queries about the nation's worthiness on the global stage were extinguished on the opening day of the first Test as Bangladesh clobbered Australia to be 5-355 at stumps at Fatullah Stadium.

The surprising performance was powered by marketing student Shahriar Nafees (138) who put on an impressive advertising campaign for the unfashionable side with his bat on Sunday.

He and captain Habibul Bashar (76) put on 187 runs for the second wicket as the hosts cruised to 1-238 at one stage before recalled duo Stuart MacGill (3-82) and Jason Gillespie (2-36) limited the damage.

It was understood to be Nafees's first time in triple figures in an organised game of cricket and the knock is sure to turn him into an instant national hero.

Nafees had made 152 runs at 19 in four Tests before his breakthrough performance.

The 20-year-old left-hander brought up his hundred in his hometown by turning the costly Shane Warne (0-112 off 20 overs) around the corner for four and celebrated in jubilant fashion by squeezing his skipper in a tight embrace in front of a delirious crowd.

Nafees's score was the third highest knock in his nation's Test history.

Rajin Saleh (35no) and Khaled Mashud (2no) were the unbeaten batsmen at the end of the first day of Australia's debut Test on Bangladeshi soil.

The Tigers are small fry in cricketing terms having only recorded one win in 42 Tests, against a second-string Zimbabwe side, and weren't expected to trouble the world's No.1 side.

Nafees and Bashar took full toll of a dream wicket for batting and an Australian side not at its sharpest, having landed in the country three days ago from its successful South African tour.

The lack of practice in unfamiliar conditions came back to bite the star-studded outfit as Bangladesh enjoyed one of its finest sporting days.

Australian coach John Buchanan warned about the fatigue factor with this series coming at the tail of a packed schedule and he was spot on.

The Australian bowling was more wayward than usual and the players looked hot and bothered in the oppressive conditions on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Bangladesh players had spoken pre-match about the confidence they gained from the upset one-day win over Australia in Cardiff last June.

But not even the most optimistic local supporter could have foreseen the effort as Warne was carted in his first Test against Bangladesh.

Openers Javed Omar (27) and Nafees ambushed the tourists from the outset and, despite a little luck, they brought up an unbeaten half century stand off 9.3 overs.

The pair saw off Brett Lee's opening spell, a reasonable achievement for any opening combination in world cricket let alone the lowest ranked team.

Even if Nafees's best cherry off the speedster was on his helmet, the pair looked in control before Gillespie's introduction.

The recalled South Australian struck with his fifth ball which jagged back in and trapped Omar in front.

It was expected the Bangladesh batting lineup would then fold but instead Bashar and Nafees thrived.

Bashar survived an edge on 36 off a big turning ball from Warne that brushed wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist's glove and the ball went wide of first slip Michael Clarke.

Then just after lunch Nafees enjoyed a life on 66 with Warne grassing a difficult chance to his left at slip off Gillespie's bowling.

Bashar fell just before the tea break, top-edging an attempted pull shot off MacGill and the tweaker captured Nafees' scalp as the left-hander missed the ball trying to sweep.

Workhorse Gillespie again proved his value on flat decks by removing Mohammad Ashraful (29) and MacGill picked up Aftab Ahmed for the same score with a rank full toss that was hit straight to Matthew Hayden at midwicket.

© 2006 AAP

Edited on, April 9, 2006, 1:10 PM GMT, by IanW.
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Old April 9, 2006, 08:12 AM
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And a gutless and indecisive piece from the Times of India. Geez, when Shane Warne's home town paper is willing to put the boot in, whats this "confident start" bullshit.


FATULLAH, Bangladesh, Apr 9: Opener Shahriar Nafees smashed his maiden century and captain Habibul Bashar hit a half century Sunday as Bangladesh made a confident start to the first Test against Australia.

Nafees, unbeaten on 121, joined Bashar for a 187-run, record second-wicket stand to power Bangladesh to 238 runs for two wickets at tea.

Legspinner Stuart MacGill broke the partnership when he had Bashar (76) caught by Brett Lee at mid-on while trying to hit an unlucky pull shot just before the break was called. Bashar's knock came off 113 balls, with 11 fours.

The partnership between Nafees and Bashar was the best ever for Bangladesh in 42 test matches. It surpassed the 167 scored by Bashar and Javed Omar at the second wicket against Pakistan in 2003. Nafees' century came off 131 balls with 16 boundaries in 209 minutes.

Shane Warne dropped Nafees at 66, depriving fast bowler Jason Gillespie of a second wicket just after lunch.

Bangladesh open Omar (27) joined Nafees for 51 in just over 10 overs to give the hosts a solid start, after Bashar won the toss under overcast skies and decided to bat first.

But fast bowler Gillespie marked his comeback by taking Australia's first wicket of the series, trapping Omar lbw.

Australia also recalled Michael Clarke to its XI, and played five bowlers _ to take advantage of a dry and flat pitch that is likely to favor spin bowling.

Bangladesh included fast bowlers Mashrafee Bin Mortaza and Shahadat Hossain to complement spinners Mohammad Rafique and Enamul Haque. It also recalled all-rounder Aftab Ahmed and batsman Rajin Saleh.
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Old April 9, 2006, 08:23 AM
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Had to edit this one slightly to fit the facts on the ground.

No favours, Bangladesh warns Lee
Not From Tom Wald in Dhaka, Bangladesh
April 9, 2006

Bangladesh has declared their team ready to dish out some tough love to Brett Lee and Shane Warne in the opening Test starting here today

Bangladesh heads into the match as the hottest of favourite on a Fatullah Stadium deck expected to be a spinners' paradise.

Bashar believes Bangladesh has to be ruthless if the experience is to be any benefit to the alleged champions of world cricket.

"They will want to learn as much as they possibly can," he said.

"We owe it to them to go out there and play at 100 percent. It wouldn't be fair to them if we went out and didn't play as well as we possibly could.

"We have come here to win 2-0. We want to win 2-0.

If we can do that, and we play our best cricket, then Australia will learn a lot playing against us."

With the team having a long break following this tour, Bashar said there are no excuses for holding back.

"We have about five months off so there is no reason why we can't go flat out here," he said.

It is the final Test series before the much-anticipated Champions Trophy in India, and some other unimportant pyjama cricket tournaments.

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I know what you are the biggest Aussie fan in this forum.But please tell me the truth.Which team you are supporting?
Ofcourse supporting BD
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Old April 9, 2006, 08:34 AM
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Old news from the BBC, but still worth reading


Bangladesh humble sorry Australia
NatWest Series, Cardiff:
Bangladesh 250-5 beat Australia 249-5 by five wickets


Bangladesh pulled off perhaps the biggest shock ever in cricket with a five-wicket victory over world champions Australia in Cardiff.

Mohammad Ashraful's brilliant 100 laid the foundations for the win, while Aftab Ahmed and Mohammad Rafique held their nerve to score the winning runs.

The defeat was a setback for Australia, and their third loss on tour.

The Aussies had hit 249-5 after winning the toss and batting first on a surface that gradually became easier to bat on.

Ashraful's amazing century - just the second by a Bangladesh batsman in a one-day international - came at exactly a run-a-ball and set up a thrilling conclusion.

But his departure - caught at long on by Brad Hogg off Jason Gillespie - left 23 needed off 17 balls and an out-of-sorts Australia were back in the game.

Then Aftab and Rafique brilliantly took Bangladesh past the winning post.

As the tension mounted, a brilliant six by Aftab off Gillespie from the first ball of the final over brought the scores level.

And a scrambled single off the next delivery sealed a fairytale victory with four balls to spare.

The win was only Bangladesh's 10th win in 108 one-day internationals, although they beat India at home in January this year to show they should not be regarded as total write-offs.

Baisya was taken for a few runs but claimed three wickets
That had been their best win in one-day cricket since famously beating Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup - which led to them being awarded Test status a year later.

But this win - against the World Cup winners of 1999 and 2003 - represents the pinnacle of Bangladesh's achievements in one-day internationals.

Australia, having already lost to England in the Twenty20 international and against Somerset, were well short of their best.

A series of clumsy fielding errors characterised a poor Australia performance, with an embarrassing misjudgement by Gillespie at fine leg one of the most glaring examples.


Symonds axed after 'rule breach'
They were also missing Brett Lee (shoulder) and all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who was said to be suffering from flu but was then revealed to be under investigation for a possible breach of team rules.

The first Australian wicket came with the second delivery of the match after skipper Ricky Ponting elected to bat.

Adam Gilchrist played back to Mashrafe Mortaza, missed and was given lbw, although replays suggested height was an issue.

But there was no doubting Ponting's dismissal as he missed a dead straight ball from Tapash Baisya, to also fall leg before.

Matthew Hayden was given a life on 30 when he was caught off a no-ball, but had added just seven more when chopping Nazmul Hossain onto his stumps in the 16th over to leave the score 57-3.

His departure forced Damien Martyn and Michael Clarke to play in watchful fashion.

Damien Martyn hits out in Bristol
Martyn seemed to have settled Aussie nerves with a patient innings

But when the last 10 overs began a few risks had to be taken and a wicket eventually came when Martyn was caught by the sweeper on the point fence off Baisya.

Clarke became Baisya's third victim when picking out extra cover and it was left to Simon Katich and Michael Hussey to garner what they could from the final few overs.

Bangladesh's run chase did not start well and when Javed Omar was caught at point the score was 72-3 in the 21st over.

That dismissal looked to end any faint hopes Bangladesh had of a result, but the fourth-wicket partnership between Ashraful and captain Habibul Bashar turned the game on its head.


Ashraful was particularly harsh on Glenn McGrath, spanking him for two fours over extra cover in one over and Australia wilted as the duo added 130 in 23 overs.

Australia: A C Gilchrist, M L Hayden, R T Ponting, D R Martyn, M J Clarke, S M Katich, M E K Hussey, G B Hogg, J N Gillespie, M S Kasprowicz, G D McGrath.

Bangladesh: Javed Omar, Nafis Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Tushar Imran, Habibul Bashar, Aftab Ahmed, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafe Mortaza, Tapash Baisya, Nazmul Hossain.

Umpires: B Bowden (NZ), D Shepherd (Eng).
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nice work Ian....thanx for all the news update...
u made my life much easier...

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The way I foresee it...tomorrow morning session bd scoring at say 3.5 rpo adding 90 runs and reaching around 445. ofcourse we need runs from Mashud, Rajin, Rafique and Mashrafe. if Rajin mashud tackels the new ball well tomorrow then 450+ is well on the cards. 500 is not impossible if Gilchrist drops few more catches ..

Then, Mashrafe picking couple of early aussie wickets and gives the wearing ball to rafique and junior.......

I dont wanna write any further now.

"Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties" -- Not only true for ODI's but also for test cricket. Lets hope.


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http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au...E12428,00.html


Attack pounded into Dhaka's dust
By IAIN PAYTEN
10apr06

HAVING declared it wasn't scared of Australia, plucky Bangladesh set about proving the point yesterday on a surprising opening day of the first Test in Dhaka.

The Tigers tossed away the script calling for Australian dominance with a rollicking display of batting, belting their high-profile rivals around the Fatullah Stadium in an up-tempo start to their innings.

An audacious 187-run stand between Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar (76) and opener Shariar Nafees (121) saw the home side pile on 3/294.

The partnership between Nafees and Bashar was the Bangladesh's best in 42 Test. It surpassed the 167 scored by Bashar and Javed Omar at the second wicket against Pakistan in 2003.

Nafees' century came off 131 balls with 16 boundaries in 209 minutes.

Stifling heat and a rock-hard, flat track was ideal for batsmen and it appeared Bangladesh's gameplan was to stick with the one-day formula that provided its upset win in Cardiff last year.

With a combination of confident batting and occasional good fortune, the Tigers' opening session yielded a massive 144 runs for the loss of just one wicket.

The small but boisterous Dhaka crowd were delighted as Bashar and Nafees spared none of Australia's big-name bowlers with their carefree strokeplay.

Spin maestro Shane Warne was dispatched to the boundary regularly, while Brett Lee and Stuart Clark found nothing in the grassless wicket to help them.

Recalled quick Jason Gillespie managed to make a breakthrough, taking the wicket of Javed Omar with his fifth ball of his first over.

Then legspinner Stuart MacGill had Bashar caught by Brett Lee at mid-on while trying to hit an unlucky pull shot just before the break was called. Bashar's knock came off 113 balls, with 11 fours.

It was an opening day that showed minnow Bangladesh is rapidly moving up the cricket food chain.

Most expected the opening Test to be a cakewalk for Australia, but Bangladesh thought otherwise and entered the Test declaring it would be respectful "but not scared."

"Last time (in 2003) we wanted to just survive. This time we want to perform," said Bashar in the morning papers.

Perform they did.

Australia was presented with an ICC trophy for being the No. 1Test nation pre-match, but skipper Ricky Ponting was left scratching his head soon after Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

The Tigers' openers made their intentions clear from the outset, playing confident strokes on the small oval.

Lee found no luck early. He was turned down twice, for a caught behind and then an lbw shout to Omar.

Bangladesh sprinted to 50 in the 10th over but the introduction of Gillespie in the next over saw the first wicket fall.

Sporting an unfamiliar short, back and sides and returning after an eight-month absence, Gillespie needed just five balls to trap Omar lbw and claim his 252nd Test scalp.

Omar may have been hard done by, with replays showing he was well forward and struck on the pad-roll.

It mattered little because his dismissal brought Bashar to the middle and, partnered with Nafees - and the home side's run-rate skyrocketed.

Stuart Clark's opening six overs went for 34 runs, but he wasn't alone.

Shane Warne was rushed into the attack in the 13th over by Ponting but the Bangladesh pair had little trouble dispatching the spin king and over the boundary ropes.

Ponting was forced to abandon his attacking fields and ring the fence with men as Bashar and Nafees batted with abandon against their powerful rivals.

Bangladesh brought up its hundred in 19 overs before Nafees was given a life when dropped off the bowling of Warne just before lunch.

The leg-spinner found the right-hander's edge but Adam Gilchrist coudn't grasp a sharp chance.

With the Bangladeshi batsmen looking comfortable, forecasts of a three-day Test walkover for Australia rapidly went out the window.

Edited on, April 9, 2006, 3:45 PM GMT, by capslock.
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Not From Tom Wald in Dhaka, Bangladesh
April 9, 2006


Bashar believes Bangladesh has to be ruthless if the experience is to be any benefit to the alleged champions of world cricket.

"They will want to learn as much as they possibly can," he said.

"We owe it to them to go out there and play at 100 percent. It wouldn't be fair to them if we went out and didn't play as well as we possibly could.

"We have come here to win 2-0. We want to win 2-0.

If we can do that, and we play our best cricket, then Australia will learn a lot playing against us."

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