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Old January 15, 2008, 07:05 PM
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Default News and coverages of South Africa in Bangladesh 2007-08

Starting with a not so pleasant story. This time from South African media.

Bangladesh a waste of time
Alex Parker: Off the Seam

Proteas might be dangerously undercooked by the time they face Michael Vaughan’s team
It might have felt a bit like a bootcamp with three Test matches in three weeks, but the players might well have emerged stronger.

To come back so emphatically and win the series after losing the first Test was all the players could do.
Screeds have been written about the extent to which the islanders were depleted by injury in Durban, but you can only beat the opposition you’re given.

The insane treadmill continues. Now it’s a Twenty20 extravaganza and five one-day internationals followed by a two-week break before a tour of Bangladesh.
This might undo the good work of the past month. At the moment South Africa are almost injury-free and all the batsmen, barring Herschelle Gibbs, got among the runs, which eases the pressure on Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers and Ashwell Prince.

Bangladesh is the Proteas’ final destination before they embark on a full tour of England.
Bangladesh, a team that would struggle in the county championship, will ensure that their home pitches will be slow and low — at least in the longer format.
In one-day cricket Bangladesh can almost hold their own, but in the five-day game they’ve just been handed their dignity on a plate by New Zealand.
And we all know what South Africa did to New Zealand in November.

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Old January 15, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Steyn targets SA's fastest Test century

JOHANNESBURG: Dale Steyn, the assassin of the Proteas' bowling attack, will go into his next series with every likelihood of getting to 100 Test wickets quicker - in terms of matches played - than any South African has ever done.

He has claimed 54 wickets in only six matches during the current South African first-class season. Of those, 40 have come in just five matches at the highest level, against New Zealand and the West Indies.

No South African has every taken 40 wickets in a five-Test series, the best being off spinner Hugh Tayfield with his 37 against England in 1956-57.

Steyn's 20 wickets in the three Tests against the Windies to earn his second Man of the Series award of the summer took his Test tally to 91 in only 18 matches. He also has the second-best all-time strike rate (balls bowled per wicket taken) of 37.5, behind only England's George Lohmann, who had played in a different era and totally different conditions.

Lohmann sped to 110 wickets in the same number of Tests as Steyn.

Tayfield and Allan Donald both needed 22 matches to reach 100 Test wickets. Donald did it in the space of three years and 226 days, while Tayfield took five years and 232 days at a time when Tests were few and far between.

Steyn will have been playing at the highest level for only three years and 78 days on February 22, when South Africa start their two-Test series against Bangladesh, last in the latest ICC Test rankings, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
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Old January 15, 2008, 07:57 PM
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Bangladesh, a team that would struggle in the county championship

that is quite true... I AM SORRY, I TRULY AM FOR BANGLADESH...

even when we play good, a county team is composed of world class players every team has at least 2-5 international players and excellent performers
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Old January 15, 2008, 08:05 PM
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Make the both pitches VERY low and slow where ball bounces no more than the ankle height. Lets see how many wickets Steyn and co get.

And play four spinners: Rafiq, Enam, Rubel and Shakib. Ash and Kapali will provide the leg spinners. Lets see how many runs Smith and co get.
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Old January 15, 2008, 08:07 PM
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Bangladesh, a team that would struggle in the county championship

that is quite true... I AM SORRY, I TRULY AM FOR BANGLADESH...

even when we play good, a county team is composed of world class players every team has at least 2-5 international players and excellent performers
Pay no attention to that. We are Tigers in our own turf. Remember what we almost did to the Aussies?
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Old January 15, 2008, 08:13 PM
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Make the both pitches VERY low and slow where ball bounces no more than the ankle height.

And play four spinners: Rafiq, Enam, Rubel and Shakib. Ash and Kapali will provide the leg spinners.
And let another nightwatchman score a double century ?
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Old January 15, 2008, 08:22 PM
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And let another nightwatchman score a double century ?
And why do you have to be a party pooper- eh?

BTW, Saffers dont have a Pigeon amongst their ranks and they are petrified by the very mention of spin.
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Old January 15, 2008, 08:28 PM
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And why do you have to be a party pooper- eh?

BTW, Saffers dont have a Pigeon amongst their ranks and they are petrified by the very mention of spin.
You obviously havent seen the recent SA vs Pakistan series recently
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Old January 15, 2008, 08:51 PM
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You obviously havent seen the recent SA vs Pakistan series recently
No but what happened there? Danish got slaughtered?
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And let another nightwatchman score a double century ?
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Old January 15, 2008, 08:58 PM
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You obviously havent seen the recent SA vs Pakistan series recently
And why do you have 'recent' twice in your sentence, albeit once adverbly?

You must visit "Is this correct Engelish" thread in FC!
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Old January 15, 2008, 09:01 PM
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So war it is.
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The article isn't that bad. I mean most of the stuff is indeed acurate. They are dissing us from the test not the ODI. For example, "In one-day cricket Bangladesh can almost hold their own, but in the five-day game they’ve just been handed their dignity on a plate by New Zealand." Finally, by no means this is as demoralizing as the NZ media.




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Old January 16, 2008, 12:49 AM
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Cant blame the journo, after all our performance in NZ was nothing to write about.
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Cant blame the journo, after all our performance in NZ was nothing to write about.
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Old January 16, 2008, 03:14 AM
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Pay no attention to that. We are Tigers in our own turf. Remember what we almost did to the Aussies?
Remember what they did to us in the next test? And from the 2nd day of 1st test, the match was mostly their's. If they didn't play the first test only a day after arriving BD, they would crush us in that match tool.

I think Harris will destroy us with both bat and ball.
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You really are approaching ridiculously pessimistic proportions spit. 2nd day match was mostly theirs? If I may remind you it was the 2nd day wicket of Clarke bowled Enam that was blared in the Aussie media with "embarrassed" or words there about ...

No gripes on the 2nd test a$$-whupping tho
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Old January 16, 2008, 03:42 AM
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You really are approaching ridiculously pessimistic proportions spit. 2nd day match was mostly theirs? If I may remind you it was the 2nd day wicket of Clarke bowled Enam that was blared in the Aussie media with "embarrassed" or words there about ...

No gripes on the 2nd test a$$-whupping tho
We got few runs for the remaining wickets in the 1st innings. Aussie first innings was another of those typical Aussie 1st innings, where the lower order more than makes up for the top/middle order's failure. The word "embarrassing" was the combined effect of the 1st day performance + failure of Aussie top order/middle order in the 2nd day. In the 2nd innings we delivered our usual batting performance, and at the end it was mostly the 1st day's performance which enabled us to be competitive in the 4th innings.

We saw demonstration of what could've happened against a properly prepared side in the 2nd test and in the ODI series that followed.
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Old January 16, 2008, 04:54 AM
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Make the both pitches VERY low and slow where ball bounces no more than the ankle height. Lets see how many wickets Steyn and co get.

And play four spinners: Rafiq, Enam, Rubel and Shakib. Ash and Kapali will provide the leg spinners. Lets see how many runs Smith and co get.
Are our players any better in these conditions? Infact do we know, what kind of condition is good for our players??
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we have one month in hand, so at least JS have some time to observe and provide his coaching to our players which we missed before NZ tour. Though one month is not enough but still sometime for new coach to come up with something after video review of opponent and our tigers, additionally new ones from NCL.
There are no logical explanations but we defeated SA in WC which is very big boost for tigers, for some reason we don't get away with them by very big margin. So, I believe at our home ground and last experience from WC will give us a lot more positive approaches to this series, and we will see some positive fights from tigers. I can see that some one or two of our batsman will score century in the test series. In ODI we will have chance even one to win, and one or two tigers will score half century. But can't say whom are those tigers waiting for the home series very eagerly....
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In one-day cricket Bangladesh can almost hold their own,
we actually got smacked worse in the ODIs than in the tests, but Saffer journos are still smarting from that defeat in april. just goes to show you, no matter how crappy you really are, one win will shut up critics and for a good long while.
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Bucknor is refusing to retire and is coming to Bangladesh next month.

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Embattled international umpire Steve Bucknor of Jamaica plans to continue, despite calls for him to quit.

Bucknor has been embroiled in controversy, following a series of mistakes in the second Test between Australia and India at Sydney.

“I am scheduled to go to Bangladesh, where they will play South Africa, in another four weeks,” Bucknor said.
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Old January 20, 2008, 09:46 PM
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has bucknor made shitty calls against us in the past???

hopefully he'll be on top of his game next month.
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beshi ashaa koiren naa..kom ashaa korai valo...
Khuku moni here got it right.

Don't think too much about the future. As a fan, just concentrate on day in and day out. Bangladeshi men already have heart attacks beginning in the late 40s - you guys are working hard to bring it down to the low 40s.
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