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Old July 9, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Default Your first "international" cricket match

What was the first international cricket match you saw live in a stadium? I use the term 'international' very loosely as you can see from my first. I was 13 and this was my first match of any kind at a stadium. My uncle, who is a cricket fanatic took me to watch the game, when we were visiting them in Rajshahi on a vacation trip back to Bangladesh. I watched parts of day 2 and 3.

That began my love affair with cricket. My wife refers to cricket as my other woman.

Jan 3, 1979 - Bangladesh v Marylebone Cricket Club

Cannot find the scorecards anywhere. WIndian Conrad Hunte scored a 1/2 century or so and Lintu had a pfeiffer.

This is the scorecard as available today:

Date-stamped : 18 Oct1998 - 10:38
MCC in Bangladesh, 1978-79
Bangladesh XI v MCC
Rajshahi
3,4,5 January 1979 (3-day match)

Result: Match drawn

Toss:
Umpires:

MCC: 247
(JA Jameson 59, BL Reed 48, CC Hunte 38, S Dyson 33;
Nazrul Kader Lintu 5-70, Yousuf Babu 3-36)

Bangladesh XI: 173
(Omar Khalid Rumi 33, Ziul Islam Masood 33;
PJ Lewington 3-23)

MCC: 114/1d
(CC Hunte 55*, K Taylor 35)

Bangladesh XI: 104/2
(Omar Khalid Rumi 35)

Contributed by Louis van Dompselaar (louis@cricinfo.com)

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Old July 9, 2012, 10:16 PM
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It was 1997. I was about 2/3 years old. Was living in madaripur then, didn't movie to Dhaka till i was about 5. And the match was India vs Pakistan! Now i know u might think that im lying, but please dont think any of that because none of this is a lie. I gathered all this facts from my parents, grandparents and uncles. It was a super a super six match from 1999 world cup. The match started somewhere around midnight i think and all my family members were up for it and how can a 3 year old like me miss it? So i started watching from the first ball and i stopped when the match ended. Watched it all night without sleeping for a minute! My family has always been a cricketing family and lucky for me, that they passed on those genes! So thats it for my first match...Basically i watched the whole match and since then I started loving cricket, i still love cricket and i will always love cricket till death!..
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:23 PM
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It was 1997. I was about 2/3 years old. Was living in madaripur then, didn't movie to Dhaka till i was about 5. And the match was India vs Pakistan! Now i know u might think that im lying, but please dont think any of that because none of this is a lie. I gathered all this facts from my parents, grandparents and uncles. It was a super a super six match from 1999 world cup. The match started somewhere around midnight i think and all my family members were up for it and how can a 3 year old like me miss it? So i started watching from the first ball and i stopped when the match ended. Watched it all night without sleeping for a minute! My family has always been a cricketing family and lucky for me, that they passed on those genes! So thats it for my first match...Basically i watched the whole match and since then I started loving cricket, i still love cricket and i will always love cricket till death!..
Were you live at the stadium in Madaripur? Didn't know Madaripur hosted the 1999 WC.

You dumped again without thinking. Tsk.Tsk.

The post was about games you have seen LIVE at the STADIUM.
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:26 PM
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oh mybad! it was on TV...go ahead and take the post of
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:44 PM
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I have never seen a live match until BD vs Pak practice match during WC 2011. So, I will start off with TV match (off topic)

First live match on TV:
It was the match between Ind and Pak during 1988 Asia Cup. This is the match when Abdul Quadir bowled with an apple during one delivery (it was a joke) and batsman smashed it (literally). I think this was a practice match. We were watching it on TV, and thats the first match I can remember. This tournament made me a cricket fan.

First live match at Stadium:
After following cricket for almost 2 decades, I watched my first live match during last year's WC; BD vs PAK practice match. We played quite well. Not surprisingly, I lost my voice, screaming and shouting. There was a real comedian sitting next me. Guy was poking fun at Gul who was fielding long-on area. Every time Gul was near the ropes, he didn't miss the chance to shout something at him (not swearing). He also told me he never missed any international match of BD in Dhaka (not sure if he was bluffing). It was an exciting match and for sometime BD was playing really good (we were hoping for a win). Even though it wasn't a win, I was satisfied with my first experience of a live international match!
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Well - if you want to do first TV match too - then my first TV match was the 1969 Test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Dhaka. 3rd Test. At least I remember that. I might have seen the previous two Tests two if they were shown on Dhaka TV.

Between 1983 and 1989, I did not miss a single international cricket match in Dhaka.
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:59 PM
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oh mybad! it was on TV...go ahead and take the post of
It's fine. I like to give you a hard time. So what was your first international cricket match live in the stadium (if you've had that opportunity)?
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:02 PM
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I have never seen a live match until BD vs Pak practice match during WC 2011. So, I will start off with TV match (off topic)

First live match on TV:
It was the match between Ind and Pak during 1988 Asia Cup. This is the match when Abdul Quadir bowled with an apple during one delivery (it was a joke) and batsman smashed it (literally). I think this was a practice match. We were watching it on TV, and thats the first match I can remember. This tournament made me a cricket fan.
I was actually at the stadium for that match. It wasn't a practice match - it was a benefit match. The match was a farce. Those of us at the stadium were disgusted. We wanted to see good cricket not their physio Irani bowling.
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:12 PM
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It's fine. I like to give you a hard time. So what was your first international cricket match live in the stadium (if you've had that opportunity)?
Never :'( if i was living in Bangladesh right now then i would've definitely gone to a match but didnt have that luck...maybe if Allah wants me to in the future then i will.

And u like to give me a hard time??? what does that mean??
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:16 PM
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TigerEz, if you are 15 years old, how were you 2/3 years old in 1997? Get the facts right.
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:20 PM
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^sorry...i meant 1999
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:25 PM
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My first international cricket match on TV:
It was a match between Pakistan and another team I do not remember. 1996/1997 it was. All I remember is that Saeed Anwar was batting very well. I wasn't old enough so I do not remember much about that game.
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My first international cricket match in the stadium:
It was back in 2006. The match was between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. One sided match. Zimbabwe scored 147 I think. Bangladesh chased it down easily with 8 wickets in hand. Aftab Ahmed was the man of the match for a very well constructed innings of 80 odd runs. He hit two sixes. The experience was not as good as I expected it to be.
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Since then, I have been to 8 matches. Bangladesh won 4 and lost 4. The wins include our victory over England in the World Cup and victory over India in the Asia Cup. I consider myself to be very lucky
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:27 PM
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TigerEz, if you are 15 years old, how were you 2/3 years old in 1997? Get the facts right.
See? I'm not the only one that gives you a hard time. It has to do with what's in your sig.
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:29 PM
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LOL @ the conversation above.

Back on topic, my first cricket match that had ODI status would be Bangladesh VS Pakistan at the Dhaka/Bangabandhu stadium..I honestly can't remember what year or what tournament. All i remember is Wasim Akram opened the bowling and for Pakistan and Shipon (Or was it Sajid?) was opening for Bangladesh. LOL that was a horrible story...i hardly remember anything at all!

A more prominent memory will be my first test...which I'm sure was a first for many members on this forum...the first test match Bangladesh ever played! I remember a random middle aged guy hugging me and bursting inn to tears after Bulbul raised his bat after reaching 100. He said something about how Bangladeshi players could never could make it to the Pakistan team before 1971 and how gratifying it was to see Bangladesh host it's own test match. Ahh memories...
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:34 PM
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See? I'm not the only one that gives you a hard time. It has to do with what's in your sig.
Its ur words...i just tweaked it a bit...and Isnaad's just another kid..so i give less about him!..lolz...ur different
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:36 PM
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My first international cricket match on TV:
It was a match between Pakistan and another team I do not remember. 1996/1997 it was. All I remember is that Saeed Anwar was batting very well. I wasn't old enough so I do not remember much about that game.
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My first international cricket match in the stadium:
It was back in 2006. The match was between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. One sided match. Zimbabwe scored 147 I think. Bangladesh chased it down easily with 8 wickets in hand. Aftab Ahmed was the man of the match for a very well constructed innings of 80 odd runs. He hit two sixes. The experience was not as good as I expected it to be.
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Since then, I have been to 8 matches. Bangladesh won 4 and lost 4. The wins include our victory over England in the World Cup and victory over India in the Asia Cup. I consider myself to be very lucky
ooh lala...wat a luck charm!
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:46 PM
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my first stadium experience was at SCG. it was an ODI match between australia and india.aussies won that match, brett lee hit a 6 off the 3rd last delivery or 2nd last, i can't remember exactly and took a single off the next delivery and won aussies the match. oh, there were no more wickets left either. what a thriller that match was!!!
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Its ur words...i just tweaked it a bit...and Isnaad's just another kid..so i give less about him!..lolz...ur different
First of all, I am elder than you bro Secondly, we are in no competition. Well, all I can say is, my thinking was much more rational when I was 15 years old.
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It was 1999 and a Test nation was making an official tour to Bangladesh for the first time. The West Indies arrived for 2 ODIs and a 3 day match against us, led by Lara and managed by Clive Lloyd. My father had managed to acquire VIP tickets for the 2 ODIs, so for 9-year-old me, who had been raised on tales of Sobers, Viv, Holding and Lloyd, it was an opportunity of a lifetime.

I can recall the feeling of immense excitement but I find it more interesting to think about the three most abiding memories from those two days. I remember seeing one of the huge sixes hit by Ricardo Powell rocket in my direction, a white projectile emerging from a blur of willow and magenta. Even though I saw Lara steam roll our bowlers, it was that image that still remains seared in my mind.

The other two memories do not concern action on the cricket field, though they are directly related to it. My father and I had seats near the players dressing room and I remember my young self talking (and being thrown in the air and caught) by Mehrab Hossain Opi. Opi had just scored Bangladesh's first ODI hundred that year (against Zimbabwe) and I was over the moon about the fact that I had got to meet him.

At about the same time, Lara came out of the West Indies dressing room with a few white cricket balls in his hands. His mind seemed to be elsewhere and he was looking into the distance, away from the audience. Maybe it's the only time till date that I have been in the presence of genius.

You can only imagine my elation when, at the end of the tournament, I was able to return home with my autograph book filled with the signatures of the people named above.
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1998 Pakistan vs West Indies (mini bisshocup) in Dhaka - I think that was the first time any major tournament took placed in Bangladesh.
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duplicate thread ... lol
First ever watched an international cricket game live from Stadium
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My first ever ODI live from stadium was Ind vs Pak in 1988 Asia Cup in dhaka with my dad. I was too young too go by myself. And my first test match (watching from the stadium) was Bangladesh's first test against India in 2000.
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man! I'm going through that old thread and having fun .....

5 yrs ago : almost accurate ... only 3 days lol
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My first International: Bangladesh vs. MCC @ Rajshahi circa 1978. The one with Conrade Hunte, Ted Clarke et al.

My first ICC International: Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, Asia Cup, Dhaka Stadium, 27 October, 1988 (Watched all the matches at Dhaka)
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Old July 10, 2012, 01:33 AM
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Hah. Good dig.

Haven't changed my story. Circa 1978. Jan 3 1979 is damn good for my age.

Though I had forgotten about the old thread.
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AFAIR, My first live international match was 2nd Final Match between India and Pakistan of Independence Cup 97/98 in Bangabondhu National Stadium (Dhaka Stadium). The tournament was organized to celebrate Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh Independence. India lost that match badly.
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