Bangladesh v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Chittagong December 6, 2011

Pakistan spinners seal clean sweep

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Pakistan 177 (Umar 57, Misbah 47, Razzak 3-21, Mahmudullah 3-4) beat Bangladesh 119 (Mahmudullah 35, Hafeez 3-27, Malik 3-6) by 58 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Bangladesh had an opportunity to end a losing streak against Pakistan that has lasted 12 years, but the visiting spinners were good enough to put the target of 178 far out of their reach. The track was tailored to suit Bangladesh's strength - spin - but it backfired since they didn't have the batsmen capable of sticking it out long enough to entertain thoughts of earning a consolation win.

Pakistan took the series 3-0, but not without some sweat. Their batsmen too were found wanting against spin, losing nine wickets to the slower men and failing to bat out 50 overs. In the context of the struggles faced by the batsmen from both sides, the stand of 94 between Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal proved the difference. Bangladesh had a similar foundation going between Shahriar Nafees and Mahmudullah, but a floodlight failure disturbed the concentration of the well-set pair and brought about a power-shift towards Pakistan's spinners. Bangladesh crumbled quickly from then, losing their last nine wickets for 50 runs.

Having lost Tamim Iqbal first ball, the pressure was on Bangladesh, with a slip and short leg and the new balls turning and bouncing. The pair of Nafees and Mahmudullah were watchful but importantly, ensured they didn't go scoreless for lengthy periods - a factor in Bangladesh's previous defeats this series. Mahmudullah slogged Mohammad Hafeez in the third over to get the first boundary bogey off the team's back.

The pair gave Bangladesh the edge with a stand of 69, essayed with sweeps off Abdur Rehman and cuts off Shahid Afridi, who in his urgency to break an unusual wicketless-streak - which has lasted two matches - fired the ball too flat.

The interruption after the 15th over, caused a downturn in Bangladesh's fortunes. Saeed Ajmal trapped Nafees lbw playing down the wrong line, before Rehman caught Mushfiqur Rahim in front while trying to sweep. Bangladesh lost their third wicket in as many overs when Hafeez got one to turn sharply and trap Mahmudullah on the backfoot. Both Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain were out cheaply , spooning catches as the chase fell off the rails.

The lower order had no respite. The parsimonious Saeed Ajmal, bowling round the wicket, was scoreless off the bat for 28 successive deliveries. He was lucky, though, to get Farhad Reza lbw, off a thick inside edge. Bangladesh had a semblance of a recovery with a stand of 34 between Reza and Alok Kapali, but the howler cut short their hopes.

The pitch wasn't exactly a minefield, as Misbah and Umar showed. The ball gripped, turned, bounced and forced the visitors to concentrate more than they've had to so far in the series. They had their anxious moments with the ball keeping low, some sliding past the outside edge and the stumps. It wasn't easy for the wicketkeeper Mushfiqur, who by the 15th over had already conceded 12 byes, a Bangladesh record.

Coming in at 39 for 3, Misbah and Umar steadied the innings with a watchful approach against spin. Misbah opened up against Elias Sunny, hammering boundaries to midwicket and down the ground. He also tried disturbing the bowler's rhythm by moving across his stumps to paddle, at times bringing out the reverse sweep. Umar used his feet well, though it was one of his more patient knocks as he regularly came forward to smother the spin and defend. Umar fetched two sixes off Nasir, using his feet for both.

The tide turned when Misbah departed, making room and spooning a catch to short extra cover off Razzak. The wickets started to tumble, leaving Umar with greater responsibility than he would have expected. However, he too trooped off to the pavilion, beaten for turn and bounce by Sunny. Mahmudullah triggered an early end to the innings, assisted by Mushfiqur, who by then was seeing the ball like a football in fading light.

Bangladesh walked off after wrapping up Pakistan a more confident unit. Unfortunately, they couldn't counter the most penetrative spin attack in the world.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    @Meety :-

    All other things being equal, the Eng batsmen are more likely to put up a big score. Pak have a good bowling attack but even SL with their woeful batsmen managed to bat well in the recent tests. It is another thing that they played atrociously in the 1st test match. However, if Umar Gul and co get reverse swing going then we could see Eng collapsing. I doubt if Anderson etc would be able to sustain their home performances in Dubai. But overall, Eng have a better chance because of greater depth in the batting, a more confident bowling attack, better fielding levels and most imp more in-form batsmen. The only thing against them is the Dubai wicket - if they can adapt to it then Eng will win. Pakistan don't have many batsmen who are in form. As for your opinion about Pak being good enough to beat India - that is your opinion, thats it.

  • Mujahid786 on December 8, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    Honorable Chairman of ICC and PCB I missed this Match bcoz this is they "YOUM E AASHOORA" Shahadat of Imam HUSSAIN (A.S.) I request you to avoid This Day at least for Pakistan Cricket Team. It is the biggest SAD EVENT of the Universe. May God help you to remember it and take care of it. I pray for you that May God forgive you and give you the best reward for the step. This is my own opinion May any one oppose me.

  • lethal007 on December 8, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    @harmony11 and Aina Maria Waseem: too much criticism on Pak cricket is not good at all. If it comes to invention in cricket Pak is greatest among all.....example doosra, reverse swing and many more........and let the speaking left to england tour for all who are criticizing pak.........VIVA LA PAK

  • Hayes.Adam on December 8, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    All hail the spinners, going from fast bowling attacks to all spin is a biggest change Pakistan has brought to the game and it seems to work. this series is dead as Bangladesh has less resilience to show against such a world class bowling they also can not capitalize on the poor batting form of Pakistan.

  • face2faceuni on December 8, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    Mohammad Hafeez is best all rounder in the world. Shoaib Malik need to improve his bating. We invite BCCI to fix a Pakistan India series in UAE. This is a great cricket season for Pakistan.

  • CandidIndian on December 8, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    Aina Maria Waseem- Just have a look at Indian cricket pages, you will find lot of so called unreasonable fans from your side making comments out of context,so accept it that trolls from your side too are responsible for this unnecessary war of words.Give respect , get respect.I praised Pak not only in this article but also after World Cup semis as in my view they played very well,so opinion should not be formed on the basis of fans on Cricinfo but on the basis of how a cricket a team plays.I would form my opinion on the basis of what Imran khan , Wasim ,Waquar ,Abdul Quadir,Abbas and other legends has to say about our team not on the basis of some out of context fan coming out of nowhere writes.Wasim and Imran bhai has criticized India many times ,have you seen any controversy or unrest? that is because they praise too when its due .I hope you and other fans from your side got my point.

  • on December 8, 2011, 3:42 GMT

    i m a pakistani,i lyk my team very much but i also lyk indian players including tendulkar kohli and rohit sharma...........we shuld not fight and just focus on our objctives to make our country prosper in every field .........and al;so in cricket..........i lyk when tendlkar and laxman ae hammring austrailian bowlers in australia and wen australian batsmen are bowled by pakistani bowlers in there countries.....looking forward fo pak vs england in uae and india in australia ...........wow a great season ahead i luv cicket

  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 2:26 GMT

    @Aina Maria Waseem:-

    I would say that Eng bowling attack is better and more all-round than SA. Swann is a good spinner for those conditions. I don't think Broad and Anderson would be too big a threat but good bowling attacks tend to cover up for the individual deficiencies. I don't see Strauss, Cook, Trott, KP, Bell getting out cheaply on those placid pitches unless Umar Gul goes ballistic. Ajmal looks good but would he be effective in the longer format? Most imp. will the Pakistani batsmen stand up? I would say that if Pakistan can get its batsmen to perform, they can win this test series. I would ideally love to see Pakistan winning by an innings margin. Ho Ho.

  • on December 8, 2011, 2:05 GMT

    my advice to bcb why don't you look for new talent across the international border for example chris gayle rana naved and many more who want to represent at international level . if south Africans can represent England and Australian can represent south Africans why don't you attract few players. for Pakistan it is important to throw away tanveer shoib and farhat as early as possible right now they are improving but these hurdles would not let them rise above 4th position in test or odi India has the team and opportunity to clean sweep Aussie but there worth is 3rd in test and may be Ist three in odi

  • on December 8, 2011, 1:18 GMT

    There is no comparison between India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.... they are from different leagues.... If you look at Bangladesh they are classified under the 3rd grade lower catagory along with Zimb and Ireland. Pakistan on the other hand is classifed under the 2nd grade upper catagory along with Srilanka and England and India is classifed under 1st grade lower catagory along with Australia and South Africa. My classification of team into three catagories are based on current form and their playing ability. Here is the listing:

    1st Grade Catagory Aus (1st Grade Upper) SA (1st Grade Upper) Ind (1st Grade Lower) 2nd Grade Catagory Eng (2nd Grade Upper) Pak (2nd Grade Upper) SL (2nd Grade Lower) NZ (2nd Grade Lower) 3rd Grade Catagory WI (3rd Grade Upper) BD (3rd Grade Lower) ZMB (3rd Grade Lower) IRE (3rd Grade Lower)

  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    @Meety :-

    All other things being equal, the Eng batsmen are more likely to put up a big score. Pak have a good bowling attack but even SL with their woeful batsmen managed to bat well in the recent tests. It is another thing that they played atrociously in the 1st test match. However, if Umar Gul and co get reverse swing going then we could see Eng collapsing. I doubt if Anderson etc would be able to sustain their home performances in Dubai. But overall, Eng have a better chance because of greater depth in the batting, a more confident bowling attack, better fielding levels and most imp more in-form batsmen. The only thing against them is the Dubai wicket - if they can adapt to it then Eng will win. Pakistan don't have many batsmen who are in form. As for your opinion about Pak being good enough to beat India - that is your opinion, thats it.

  • Mujahid786 on December 8, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    Honorable Chairman of ICC and PCB I missed this Match bcoz this is they "YOUM E AASHOORA" Shahadat of Imam HUSSAIN (A.S.) I request you to avoid This Day at least for Pakistan Cricket Team. It is the biggest SAD EVENT of the Universe. May God help you to remember it and take care of it. I pray for you that May God forgive you and give you the best reward for the step. This is my own opinion May any one oppose me.

  • lethal007 on December 8, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    @harmony11 and Aina Maria Waseem: too much criticism on Pak cricket is not good at all. If it comes to invention in cricket Pak is greatest among all.....example doosra, reverse swing and many more........and let the speaking left to england tour for all who are criticizing pak.........VIVA LA PAK

  • Hayes.Adam on December 8, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    All hail the spinners, going from fast bowling attacks to all spin is a biggest change Pakistan has brought to the game and it seems to work. this series is dead as Bangladesh has less resilience to show against such a world class bowling they also can not capitalize on the poor batting form of Pakistan.

  • face2faceuni on December 8, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    Mohammad Hafeez is best all rounder in the world. Shoaib Malik need to improve his bating. We invite BCCI to fix a Pakistan India series in UAE. This is a great cricket season for Pakistan.

  • CandidIndian on December 8, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    Aina Maria Waseem- Just have a look at Indian cricket pages, you will find lot of so called unreasonable fans from your side making comments out of context,so accept it that trolls from your side too are responsible for this unnecessary war of words.Give respect , get respect.I praised Pak not only in this article but also after World Cup semis as in my view they played very well,so opinion should not be formed on the basis of fans on Cricinfo but on the basis of how a cricket a team plays.I would form my opinion on the basis of what Imran khan , Wasim ,Waquar ,Abdul Quadir,Abbas and other legends has to say about our team not on the basis of some out of context fan coming out of nowhere writes.Wasim and Imran bhai has criticized India many times ,have you seen any controversy or unrest? that is because they praise too when its due .I hope you and other fans from your side got my point.

  • on December 8, 2011, 3:42 GMT

    i m a pakistani,i lyk my team very much but i also lyk indian players including tendulkar kohli and rohit sharma...........we shuld not fight and just focus on our objctives to make our country prosper in every field .........and al;so in cricket..........i lyk when tendlkar and laxman ae hammring austrailian bowlers in australia and wen australian batsmen are bowled by pakistani bowlers in there countries.....looking forward fo pak vs england in uae and india in australia ...........wow a great season ahead i luv cicket

  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 2:26 GMT

    @Aina Maria Waseem:-

    I would say that Eng bowling attack is better and more all-round than SA. Swann is a good spinner for those conditions. I don't think Broad and Anderson would be too big a threat but good bowling attacks tend to cover up for the individual deficiencies. I don't see Strauss, Cook, Trott, KP, Bell getting out cheaply on those placid pitches unless Umar Gul goes ballistic. Ajmal looks good but would he be effective in the longer format? Most imp. will the Pakistani batsmen stand up? I would say that if Pakistan can get its batsmen to perform, they can win this test series. I would ideally love to see Pakistan winning by an innings margin. Ho Ho.

  • on December 8, 2011, 2:05 GMT

    my advice to bcb why don't you look for new talent across the international border for example chris gayle rana naved and many more who want to represent at international level . if south Africans can represent England and Australian can represent south Africans why don't you attract few players. for Pakistan it is important to throw away tanveer shoib and farhat as early as possible right now they are improving but these hurdles would not let them rise above 4th position in test or odi India has the team and opportunity to clean sweep Aussie but there worth is 3rd in test and may be Ist three in odi

  • on December 8, 2011, 1:18 GMT

    There is no comparison between India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.... they are from different leagues.... If you look at Bangladesh they are classified under the 3rd grade lower catagory along with Zimb and Ireland. Pakistan on the other hand is classifed under the 2nd grade upper catagory along with Srilanka and England and India is classifed under 1st grade lower catagory along with Australia and South Africa. My classification of team into three catagories are based on current form and their playing ability. Here is the listing:

    1st Grade Catagory Aus (1st Grade Upper) SA (1st Grade Upper) Ind (1st Grade Lower) 2nd Grade Catagory Eng (2nd Grade Upper) Pak (2nd Grade Upper) SL (2nd Grade Lower) NZ (2nd Grade Lower) 3rd Grade Catagory WI (3rd Grade Upper) BD (3rd Grade Lower) ZMB (3rd Grade Lower) IRE (3rd Grade Lower)

  • on December 7, 2011, 23:33 GMT

    @ afzak m faridi bro do me a favour next time play against kenya so sachin can score his 100th century.

  • Meety on December 7, 2011, 23:19 GMT

    @Harmony111 - I think your assessment of Pakistans chances against England is flawed. England are the deserved #1 side in the world, but as yet they are NOT undisputed, meaning there are some boxes that need to be ticked. England in recent ODIs in the sub-continent this year appear to not play the conditions well - that being said their ODI side lost to Oz in Oz, & we all not what happenned in the tests. Pakistan's batting (depending on who plays), is not as weak as you say. Their batting has stiffenned up immensely over the last 12mths & combined with a seemingly endless supply of quality pacers, plus reasonable depth in spin bowling, combined with astute (if not defensive captaincy), the Pakis seem united & IMO slight favourites in the UAE. Should England win the series, they will confirm themselves as the rightful #1. It could be a drawn series if England bat well. IMO - Pakistan's recent form, indicates they would/could beat India in a test series that won't get played!

  • on December 7, 2011, 21:43 GMT

    pakistans should focus on its batting skills and have to think on shifting asad shafiq up as imran farhat is not delivering

  • on December 7, 2011, 21:18 GMT

    @Harmony111: I'm with you regarding Pakistan's batting...I have friends that play baseball, who bat better than some of our batsmen, but as long as Misbah and Azhar are there, I don't see us loosing a test match in UAE! Eng/Aus/SA pitches are a different story however... The good news for Pakistani fans is that our team spirit and excellent spin bowling is masking some of our weakness pretty well so far :D btw I'm looking forward to Sachin and Sharma's batting in Aus...good luck India!

  • on December 7, 2011, 19:54 GMT

    @Harmony111: Of-course indians want pakistan to win, dethrone england, and allow india to retain rank#1 :D Shoaib Malik is not selected on merit unfortunately. I only pray he never faces England at-least in tests! Criticism and praise should not be slave to conditions. That if we do not adequately praise India, Srilanka turns into a minnow because WE beat them. I'm afraid there will always be unreasonable "fans" on cricinfo. In general it's best to ignore them, and enjoy the cricket :) And btw, steyn and morkel could not destroy our batting on UAE's placid tracks. I hope Anderson, Broad and Finn will fail at it too. InshaAllah!

  • Harmony111 on December 7, 2011, 19:14 GMT

    @Asghar Maqsood:-

    Bro I am not insisting that every Pakistani fan has to support Ind or to praise its performance. But you should have seen the way many Pakistani fans were making fun of India after they had lost the 3rd ODI - they had lost an ODI in India after 11 matches and immediately the Pakistani fans were saying that India have been hammered and that India can't even beat WI. Is this right? And when I say that while I do want Pakistan to beat Eng yet it is unlikely - it does not mean that I don't want Pakistan to do well, it only means that in my assessment Pakistan would have to play very well and near flawless to beat England. England's strength right now is their batting, they have some really good batsmen; their bowling may struggle in Dubai's conditions but then Pakistan's weak batting tilts it back in Eng favour. I hope my reasoning is clear to you. Eng have become a better team than what they were in last year so last year's record may not mean much. All the best Pak.

  • Desihungama on December 7, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    It's not that Pakistan has lately beaten the likes of Zimbabwe or Bangladesh and a rebuilding Sri Lanka (Heck, Pakistan is always rebuilding, never a settled side). It's the fact that Pakistan is winning the matches they are supposed to win unlike in the past. Secondly, they are so confident in their bowling abilities as a unit that no matter what they score they are getting opposition out on lesser scores. Just look at the last 15 ODI's scores Pakistan has given. Not a single score of above 300. 10 scores below 200. Amazing. That's Amazing.

  • on December 7, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    It was maybe 1.5 years ago that tamim was making mincemeat of the england bowlers at lords,their 'home of cricket'........now he has fallen for a total of 1 in THREE MATCHES!

  • on December 7, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    @Harmony111 as a pakistan fan i agree india are a good team i have no problem praising anyoneone who does well. however you will notice a lot of indian fans not appreciating. even your comment about ''highly unlikely to beat england'' is that not another dig england lost both the one dayers and test series in pakistan. and in england we probably should have drawn the test series which we lost 3-1 and lost 3-2 in the odi's that with a young side and unsetteld team(due to the lost of the opening batsman and 2 opening bowler) if you take that away from any team against england in england most teams would struggle to win one game... and we all saw what happend to england last time they visited the subcontenent... so ensure where this unlikely tag is derived from?

  • on December 7, 2011, 16:22 GMT

    I dnt know y some ppl r so critical about Sohail tanvir...... he is a splendid and a crucial player for pak team......he recently took 4 wickets against srilanka..... he just bowled over in the game and any bowler can concede 11 runs if he bowls just one over......... these bangladesh pitches r nt suitable for fats bowlers and also he bowled brilliantly in the 2nd ODI and was unlucky that sloppy sarfaraz dropped a sitter of nasir on his bowling

  • Lord_Dravid on December 7, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    im an indian fan but this series is just a joke pakistan playing bangladesh..pakistan clean sweeping bangladesh dosent mean anything..they arent worthy of test status yet. @Afzaal Ahmed..that LBW against sachin in the semi finals was not out as the UDRS showed..stop moaning about the petty things and accept that india is the better team :D

  • fazaian on December 7, 2011, 14:10 GMT

    @ all indian fans; Stop criticizing Pakistan team." One should become man of deeds not man of words" in the same way Indian fans should stop criticizing and convince Indian team to play against Pakistan the scheduled series in march. CONGRATS PAKISTAN TEAM

  • khuram13 on December 7, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    @ Harmony 111 One should be open minded and should have a broad mindedness. Do not be get biased for the victory of Pakistani team. Became a true follower of cricket and promote cricket and cricket relationship. I hope so India government and indian team will agree to play against Pakistan . Once again congrats to pakistan team

  • on December 7, 2011, 13:31 GMT

    not to speak of bangladesh, even top teams have been helpless against this amazing pakistan bowling attack... India vs pak semifinal wc 2011 is just a minor example where world's best batsman by statistics sachin dropped 3-4 times, one lbw decision rightly given by field umpire, turned by tv umpire... this much saving helped him only to satisfy afridi's statement of not letting him score a century....

  • CandidIndian on December 7, 2011, 13:15 GMT

    Congrats Pakistani fans.Mohsin Khan and Misbah has done a good job in putting the pieces together.With spinners in top form PCB should provide spin friendly tracks against Eng in upcoming series ,not the usual flat tracks at Sharjah,that will give them great chance to pressurize current no 1.As far as Bangladesh is concerned,they are facing tough time since World Cup and its because no one takes them lightly after those victories against India, Pak and Aus in important matches and hence they dont get the advantage of complacency of opposite team. They need to lift their game to a new level now.

  • Harmony111 on December 7, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    @Aina Maria Waseem:-

    Highly unlikely that Pakistan will defeat Eng but for a change, I do want Pakistan to defeat Eng. But Pak need to bat a lot better than how they did yesterday to do that. Pakistani bowling is looking good but the fielding and the batting needs to go up. Overall, Pakistan is not a bad team at the moment but some of the players are in the team just on their reputation - Is Shoaib Malik a batsman or a bowler? The Ind fans would appreciate Pakistani wins more if the Pakistani fans too begin to praise the Indian tea. Quid Pro Quo.

  • doncl on December 7, 2011, 12:42 GMT

    Congrat's Pakistan. You guys are doing great. Pakistan is doing really well with their interim coach and I am not sure why they need a foreign coach. I know Watmore did wonders with my team (SriLanka), but it may not be the best move by PAK selectors. Rule of thumb is "NEVER CHANGE A WINNING COMBINATION". I might be talking too early as Pakistan beat SL and BANG recently. But mind you they beat a strong SL team and people say that they are in Transition period, but I disagree. When your top 5 batters have been there for some time, I believe SL has a strong team and PAK beat them so convincingly.

  • on December 7, 2011, 12:39 GMT

    @Afzal M Faridi haha do you only read what you want to read and ignore the rest? honestly i am a die hard pakistan fan but it seems youre the deluded one. I think if both Pakistan and India had FIT full squads it would be a competitive series and it wont matter if pakistan were on the bottom or top of the rankings and vice versa. I can see others indian fans on this page who i think would agree with me. beating teams away from home is not as easy as some of you think. i am not saying Bangladesh are good team but I cant believe you even think that the West indies would be more difficult for india than bangledesh at home? West indies my friend are not even the team they were 2 years ago let alone 20 ears ago.... on this pitch this same pitch west indies were all out for 62 and Bangladesh won it with 30 overs to spare even beat england on this pitch this year.... @rohitkossery finally great comment and very unbiased. welcome your comment

  • on December 7, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    HeY Indian Cric Fans U have been winning onLy at Your home ground while we Defeat any IPL playing team at their Home grounDS! So now we both R gonna visit 2 top teams for competition!! InDia V/s Aus ANd PaK V/s Eng!! Lets C who wins! when INDIA iz out of their comfortabLe Home Seat and into The blasting Bouncy Fast tracks Of AUs We WiLL C how u will cope with them!! While we Have played At fast tracks, Bouncy tracks, Spin tracks, SLow Traks, anD Flat Tracks And stiLL we have BeeN Very SuccessFuL This Year!! No ComparisOn bY FaR...... PAK ROcKs aNd WiLL RoCK ALwayX...!! PeacE Out!!

  • on December 7, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    Q: Why Indians can't tolerate test status of BD? A: Still they could not tolerate the pain of being thrashed out from 2007 WC purely because they lost to this " the most disgraceful team" in the world. hahaha! Zaheer khan is still suffering the pain of the hammering he got from Tamim.....so he is injured!

  • on December 7, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    @All Indian fans: You say you can easily beat us. Then come on do it! Why aren't you letting us tour India in March as per the ICC schedule? If you're not willing for the contest to take place, then kindly STOP saying you can easily beat hapless Pakistan. That too on articles related purely to Pakistan! If we are that bad I wonder at your reluctance to let us visit. And say right here and now whether you think England is a minnow. You might decide to call them minnows if we succeed in beating them. So say this "England is #1 ranked test team, just above Pakistan in ODIs, above them in t20s too..."

  • WeeBee on December 7, 2011, 9:58 GMT

    whao .. More than 200 comments! Well i think people share their feelings on this page, whatever they think they just throw it out. I have seen some great neutral comments and some really biased one. All variety is available.

    In my point, Bangladesh played good on a slow pitch where they have played 200 times more than Pakistan. Still Pakistan managed to put a 177 score , poor batting except Akmal, but track was not good for batting in first inning, and it supported Bangladesh later in second inning. And Rest you know about Pakstani Bowlers, Almost 3 of them tanks in top 5 of two forms of the game. Good show by them.

    About selection of Pakistani Team, Shoaib Malik wont be playing England tour. if they find sohail tanvir replacement then he will be droped. i wnated to see Muhammad Khalil bowling but on this slow track you can afford only one fast baller like experienced umar gull. I dont know Bangladesh dont have batting stock behind, they should come up with some good one.

  • Harmony111 on December 7, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    Pakistani fans are happy that they have managed to beat The Greatest Team Of all time - Bang in an ODI. Enjoy it folks. Btw, if we ever had a reverse WC where the team that loses the most and in the most despicable fashion then I am sure the two teams to play in the final would be Bangladesh and Pakistan.

  • umairasgharbutt on December 7, 2011, 9:41 GMT

    Well done Pakistan and critics should shut up specially indians who are showing their frustrations of loss from WI here.. First digest your loss and then talk abt our win

  • sunnysaeed on December 7, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    @rohitkossery well said ... and totally agree about ur post ... lets enjoy the cricket not the nations ... and weldone pakistan ... the real target is coming on VS england ... lets the spirit up and show the world no matter how many crises and mishappened we had , we will not let down our fans around the world ....

  • lethal007 on December 7, 2011, 8:27 GMT

    @ all jealous of Pak cricket: let us enjoy our victory either it's against minnows or giants......... our cricket is facing dam big issues but yet on the field we are showing how good v r..... we are the green v r v r..... no comparison to any team..... History speaks it self. Thanks Green Shirts to make us proud...

    Tum haroo ya jeeto hamain tum c Pyar Hai (either you win or lose we love you Pak cricket team)

  • rohitkossery on December 7, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    @some indian fans/haters: come on guys, degrading Pakistan' achievements just makes you guys look pathetic. I am Indian, but I can appreciate another team's achievements. Minnows or no minnows, they showed a lot of grit to fight and win when they looked in trouble when Bangladesh were cruising at 69-1. Winning is as much a mindset as a result, and this Pakistan team has the attitude to win. Every team has their problems, and up and downs. Even India's performance has been quite downhill since the World Cup. Fortunes change, so stop with the third rate criticism. Let every team prove their mettle in matches, not in their fan's words.

    As for BD, i was disappointed. I wouldn't say their test status should be revoked, but rather i think teams with the lowest rankings should have tournaments against associates, and the best teams should be allowed test status. This should be done on a regular basis.

  • on December 7, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    they should made supporting tracks not spinning one as these will fire back them again and again

  • on December 7, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    a good win for Pakistan. and i dont get 1 thing what the hell is problem with indian fans???? they shd worry bout there own team. if there team is so perfect thn y dun they have a 22 match streak against bangladesh? indians can only win at home.... let us enjoy our victory and u mind ur own business.

  • on December 7, 2011, 7:44 GMT

    @mrgupta I totally agreed with u and nice stats :)... Iwould like to ask BD cricket board one question why so many all rounder in the team why so many bowlers why not few more specialist batsman ?????? BD is doing fine in bowling thr main concern is thr batting...... Why thr not putting some good batting track ????? They have to work seriously hard ...... They ranked very high to Tamim although he is very average player he did not score against PAK in all three ODIs... I hope we will see some good cricket from BD in test series but seems like its gonna be one sided because PAK is in thr prime form Gud luck

  • on December 7, 2011, 6:48 GMT

    Pakistani bowlers always rock and are best bowlers of the world.Pakistan should improve batting side and eliminate Misba-ul-Haq and Shoaib malik from the team. I wish Pakistan and Bangladesh teams to come across in the Final Match of World Cup 2015.

  • FLying.Horse on December 7, 2011, 6:43 GMT

    For the Series,,, BD Well Done,, u were the Underdogs ,Fought Well, But Still The Future ov Spin Bowling Is Bright in BD, they never let Pak Player,s Play their Natural Attacking Game, N Well Fought In D end ,, batting Let them Down Once Agian,, ?KEep WOrking Hard,, Best Ov LUck For The Test Series ahead...

  • FLying.Horse on December 7, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    Once i saw a Chart Hold By a bengladeshi spectator Written: DECEMBER IS KNOWN FOR VICTORY" (personally thought it was regarding to 1971,s incicdent),,That Moment I Was Fully sured in ma Mind,, V Won,t Let Them Win Today:,,,n Exactly That happened,,,,,,,,Infact ICC Should Ban Such Spectator,s Holding Political charts in Ground,, Who Dilebritly Tries To Effect Spirit Of The Game,,

  • on December 7, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    Bangladesh should be given last chance by ICC for coming Test series, even if they lose 2-0 to Pak in test which will most probably happen, then surely test status should be taken back,,, All they had to do, play like test cricket to chase 177 in 50 overs,, & remember, Pak best bowler Shahid Afridi was outa sorts in last two games,, Shoaib Malik & Hafeez, no matter what are still as Batting Allrounders in team but taken 6 top bangla wickets,, So its time to make BD work hard to get there test status...

  • on December 7, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    @ Subhash Devadiga:I wish that you make this comment again after Westindies series.how they played in England and again aginst WI their performance in Test matches was poor.and no comments .... kick out shoib malik from team even after taking those last three wickets to finish the match

  • travelunlimited on December 7, 2011, 6:21 GMT

    What Shoaib malik ant to prove taking wicket of tailender. he cant fit in any domestic side. should not be selected for england Series. Chance should be given to Abdul Razak

  • on December 7, 2011, 5:39 GMT

    Though BD lost 3-0, it was a good series for them. They never let us (Pakistan) break free and our batsmen could not score at will. BD made a few good impressions with Nasir's 100 and some amazing left arm spin. All the best for BD future.

  • on December 7, 2011, 5:36 GMT

    These Bangladeshi players have no commitment. And probably they do not have the technique also. Is there any domestic structure in Bangladesh ??

  • on December 7, 2011, 5:33 GMT

    Good Series won by Pakistan Congrates to Pak Cricket Team...... How ever some serious concerns from our batting point of view we do not want so many all rounder in our team like Malik and some serious concerns regarding sohail tanveer fitness he is no good to Pak team... Plz management put some real batsman in our team. Place Nasir Jamshed instead of Farhat and Drop Sohail Tanveer and Malik from Pak Team We badly require New inzi and new yusuf in our team

  • birdz_eye on December 7, 2011, 5:19 GMT

    @ anilkp totally agreed with you mate that among Pakistan & India no one can be eternal superior to other.

    @ Other team India fans, why are you guys so reluctant to appreciate Pakistan's winning streak? this side has seen the darkest of nightmares there can be, lost its main strike bowlers, lost its batting touch like it used to have (if you have forgotten Saeed Anwar, Inzimam, Muhammad Yousuf), lost the home advantage & continuously playing away series & yet they keep on coming back hard. We are yet to see when nearly half of the Indian old school will depart & young guns will left out due to injuries & poor form in critical away series.

    Minnows or no minnows fact is Its international arena & you got to be ruthless, carry on the winning habit and climb the ladder up. I wish team Pakistan best of luck in coming England series hope to see them paying back with interest in replay to 2010 England tour.

  • Srini_Indian on December 7, 2011, 4:18 GMT

    @Haq33: In a typical Bangladesh pitch,i remember India crushed 370, making a mockery of the left arm spinners whom Pakistan have no clue how to play!!!

  • BravoBravo on December 7, 2011, 4:18 GMT

    Congratulations to wonderful PAK team for winning this game. I have to say that BD bowlers did a commendable job by restricting PAK for 177. In the end, PAK bowlers were too god for BD batsmen. I hope and really wish that BD performs better in upcoming test matches. Naser Hossain is a real gem in BD, hope he will blossom in a world class cricketer some day in future.

  • on December 7, 2011, 4:17 GMT

    Bangladesh would have won the series easily if it were played against any team outside sub continent. Bad strategy from BD to play on spinning track. However, they showed some fight against a top in form team. I dnt understand why Indian fans r so much worried abt BD test status. They should look at their test performance outside home. Even BD showed good fight against England in England last year than Pak last year and India & SL this year. Waiting to see another whitewash to India in Australia next..... that will be worth watching. So called best batting line up in the world, how they capitulate! LOL!

  • BravoBravo on December 7, 2011, 3:56 GMT

    @Full-Blooded-Wallop: #1 status (according to ICC ranking) lasted barely 17 months (not 3 years) for IND before they were dethroned in ENG summer. I don't mean to hurt your feelings (rather your illusion) but 17 months are not equal to 3 years (3years=36 months), simple math my friend. In my opinion, if a team get whitewashed, they should be immediately stripped off of their status, NO EXCLUSIONS.

  • mrgupta on December 7, 2011, 3:55 GMT

    @gunnerr4life: Since that 4-0 win against NZ side, BD has failed to make it to WC QF, lost to Aussies at home, lost to Zim, lost to WI at home and now lost to Pak again at home. So, since that NZ series BD has lost 3 more series at home, two of them whitewashes. And they didn't loose to Pak because Pak is playing their best cricket, it was their 22nd consecutive loss in last 12 years against Pak. Also, in last 4 years BD hasn't Won a single ODI match against any of Aus, SA, Ind or Pak, and have Won only 1 match against SL. No other test playing team in last 4 years has got such a pathetic record.

  • on December 7, 2011, 3:32 GMT

    Pakistan, what a performance!! Batting is a problem as we loose wickets in clusters, but thats only in ODIs. Inshallah it will improve!

    Bring on England

  • on December 7, 2011, 2:49 GMT

    saeed ajmal 2 wkts for 6 runs in 7 overs wht a spell by ajmal and hafeez is a guud all rounder

  • on December 7, 2011, 2:36 GMT

    I dont belief that how come the likes of Sohail Tanveer, Imran Farhat and Shoaib Malik are in the team. It was a great opportunity to test one or two young batsmen from Domestic Circle and also to try Muhammad Talha in place of Sohail Tanveer. But its been wasted. Batting failure against Bangladesh is a concern.

  • on December 7, 2011, 2:16 GMT

    Bangladesh has still long way to go. Best of luck

  • piyo_thanda_jiyo_thanda on December 7, 2011, 2:04 GMT

    Pakistanis should now start screaming that pakistan is world's best team. world no. 1 team. Since they have won in sharjah, dhaka and timbuktu !! Despite all this, they are at bottom of all rankings.

  • on December 7, 2011, 2:01 GMT

    @ Asghar Maqsood : I never said India clean sweep WI or something, I only reminded that they did beaten you the last 2 ODI's as they did to us in their home and beaten us again in the 3rd ODI in our home, so I just wanted to make it clear to one of your die hard fan, that the WI team is no easy team and please don't even compare to Bangaldesh, WI can beat any team, anywhere and win and probably everyone knows the fact that Pak cannot beat Indian team so easy and probably can't ;D enjoy the victory over the minnows!

  • on December 7, 2011, 1:51 GMT

    My-oh-my : Look who he is bringing history books to this now :D may be check the history of last 5 years and see who won more matches? against each other and others? ;D who was test no.1 Ranked test team at least for more than a year, did you ever achieved it? and won the world cup recently? lol please don't bring me your 1990-2000 old books to this please, have a party on beating the minnows ;D

  • on December 7, 2011, 1:27 GMT

    Thank you @BravoBravo .... :)

  • on December 7, 2011, 0:51 GMT

    Bangladesh Has been playing cricket for a while and they need to put up a better fight on home soil, its pathetic.

  • pak78 on December 6, 2011, 23:53 GMT

    congrats team pakistan, again top order batting let uz dawn. well 2 tests know and then england cant wait till 17th jan 2012 i hope it was sooner than that.

  • on December 6, 2011, 23:43 GMT

    doing good boys - keep it up - love you Pakistan

  • on December 6, 2011, 23:14 GMT

    We definitely miss Fawad Alam. Specially after seeing a desperate effort to squeeze in players like sohail Tanveer, Shoaib Malik and Imran Farhat.come on now this is ridiculous we all know shoaib mailk is only useful in twenty20s even if.

  • haq33 on December 6, 2011, 22:00 GMT

    karan sharma....no need to be so proud of "incredible india". they dominate at home only....and even then can be undone by spirited opposition, WI nearly beat u on many occasions during this tour, it could easily have been 3-0 to them by now. pakistan have proven they can win or at least fight hard on any pitch against any opposition. and stop droning on about the 177 score....it was a typical bangla pitch, 177 was evidently defendable. not all pitches in the world are batting friendly indian pancakes u know. india can't actually bowl at all, which is why u have a battery of IPL bred boredom-inducing "allrounders" filling ure ranks. and india's batting unit is overrated as it only performs at home on batsmen friendly turfs, with or without your precious injured players. pak bowlers can work magic anywhere, any time....and even with severe depletions to our squad, we can find replacements. in fact, india must be the most boring world cup winners ever in history.

  • on December 6, 2011, 21:30 GMT

    Misbah ul haq , always a cool customer , dd it again with his leadership capabilities ..took the pressure , and it worked wonders for him

  • wnwn on December 6, 2011, 21:21 GMT

    A real shame that these comments suddenly turn into an India v Pakistan debate. The purpose of the comments section is to respond to the above story. India v Pakistan has nothing to do with the above story.

  • gunnerr4life on December 6, 2011, 21:10 GMT

    @All the haters ... You should know that this BD side have recently beaten New Zealand 4-0 in ODI series !!! So Pak deserves the credit to clean sweep them at their home ... And I always fail to understand that why are soo many Indians concerned to the news related to Pak team !

  • Full-Blooded-Wallop on December 6, 2011, 21:04 GMT

    @bravo bravo: So you doubting the test status and comparing a test no-2 side(which was no 1 for 3 years few months back) to WI,NZ,BD?A team which has lost only to England since dhoni is captain. Says,plenty about your cricketing acumen.

  • Khaum09 on December 6, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    I think all should be patient abt bangladesh...they will come good.. its unfortunate that they played pakistan when they r probably playing their best cricket for like last ten yrs.. after match fixing scandel there is a large shift in the way Pak team is playin.. its good to see them using their heads with the talent they have got..

  • BravoBravo on December 6, 2011, 20:42 GMT

    I dont understand why everyone gunning down to BD. Why they should be stripped off of their test status? They give strong fight to ENG on their recent tour of ENG, on the contrary IND was whitewashed against the same ENG very recently. If IND has a right to Test status why not BD. This is BD which white washed NZ recently. Ironically, the same NZ was whitewsahed by a team like IND (interestingly IND holds a lesser known milestone, that IND is the most whitewashed team in the history of cricket). NZ is playing cricket like 100 years, why they retain the test status. People has short term memories.The same BD thrashed WI recently. My point is that if IND, NZ, WI can keep their test status, why not BD.

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:40 GMT

    the management seriously needs to get rid of imran farhat and shoaib malik. Our batting line-up is very weak atm. Umar akmal has started to show some positive signs. Nasir jamshed deserves another chance. Asad is not odi material atm just like umar akmal who is not ready for the test arena. But if they really want to stick with him then they need to put him at number 3 and rest younis khan for a couple of series and see how things go. Sohail tanvir doesn't even deserve a spot in the squad. We have way way way better bowlers than him in our domestic leagues. Im pretty sure that Azhar ali is a future captain so they better save him for the tests only for another couple of years. Misbah and younis wont be around for long se we better start grooming other talents like hammaad azam, azeem ghuman , ahmed shehzad , nasir jamshed etc.

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    @karan sharma you are correct pakistan doesnt have the class of batsman that it used to have as for m.yousaf too old mate we will see a few teams going through this phase ... i definately would'nt say full strength pakistan side... our 2 best strike bowlers were stupid and same for the wicket keeper and half of our team is picked not on merit but coz they are related to someone or another.. otherwise Fawad alam would be in this team. As for india a lot of merit should go to gary kirsten who did a great job but not sure about fletcher as it seems india are going back to the old days strong at home.

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:23 GMT

    nice performance by pakistan team :-) misbah just seen srilanka only though team . all others was zimbawe ireland and bangladesh . srilanka looks weak due to their captain inexprience . misbah is very defensive captain and batsman. he should retire now. .................. he want to make a record of no of dot balls in an ining :) we need along time captian now. afridi was rocking as a captian but MR, butt was very a very strange kind of person.

    kamran akmal and wahab raiz missing from the team they should be back.

  • My-oh-my on December 6, 2011, 20:18 GMT

    @Afzal M Faridi Dude, number don't lie. A quick Wiki check will show you the Head to Head results between India and Pakistani. Out of 116 games that produced results, Pak won 69, while India won 47. That is a 60% winning percentage in favor of Pakistan.

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    gud job team ! keep up |!

  • tamim1501 on December 6, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    I guess BD have been outclassed more because of wrong strategic decision than pakistan's superior peformance. BD has prepared spinners paradise pitches in all games expecting to fox pak by a rally of left arm spinners. But i guess they totally forgot that Pak currently has the best spin attack in the world.Or may be thought they are still playing WI or NZ. Looking at the woeful form and performance, i guess BD could hv had better chance to compete if they had prepared placid batting tracks. Atleast that wud hv given them a chance to get past 200 more often/atleast once and thus expect pak to collapse in run chase which has higher probability than chasing 200 against them in a bowling pitch. Playing pak in a bowling friendly pitch is alwz a challenge. Infact playing any top crckt team in a bowling pitch is alwz difficult and when u dont have enuff gud batsman it is almst impossible to compete. BD had decreased their chances by preparing wrong pitches. Dy are foxed by their own strategy.

  • DeathRaider on December 6, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    Reading some of the comments from the Pakistani fans really lifted my mood ...you guys have an awesome sense of humor ..keep that up ..and yeah regarding India Pakistan blah blah ...Umar Gul vs Virender Sehwag ..30th March 2011, 5 fours in an over ..End of story :) Cheers!

  • Bengali-Tiger007 on December 6, 2011, 19:34 GMT

    I think Misbah meant to say that they need to change all 11 players in the team. I cant understand how Tamim keeps getting chances after another, isnt it about time this useless BCB gets rid of him? Or is he the new Ashraful who has a permanent place in the team. Tamim + Ashraful = Tamishraful, haha. They should only be allowed to play against Bermuda. Even Ire & Zim are also too strong for them. Goodluck in beating Bermuda Mushfiqur, coz none of us die hard BD fans are interested anymore. This Bangladeshi so called team have left a bitter taste in my mouth now for the last 10 or so years and I think I am permanently put off from cricket. My apologies to my fellow BD fans whoever reads this (if bothered). Thanks.

  • cric4world on December 6, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    @Harmoney111 ... dude not only afridi but whole pakistani team has many points to prove and they keep proving every now and then, but the thing is its really hard to shut a billion mouths who keep yapping about them all the time :) they prove one point and those one billion and a half mouth gona say another thing, pakistan will again prove sumthing and same billion and a half mouth will start speaking something else. because, its just impossible for them to admit pakistani talent or pakistani accomplishment lol

  • SaudAliPk on December 6, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    Pak is still struggling in batting department. Pak should drop farhat, asad and shoiab malik immediately after this series. As they have been given enough chances in last 3 series to justify their selection but all of them failed miserably. Shoaib malik was never selected as bowler. Sarfraz failed but he should be given chance to bat at no.3 or 4 position.As he need some time in crease to apply himself.

    Also sohail tanvir is a disgrace to fast bowling attack of pak team. Pak should induct players such as nasir jhamshaid, shahzaib hassan, awais zia or mb azhar ali as opener in odi.

    Hope to see M. Talha in Test series against BD as he is quickest around.

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:59 GMT

    Bangaldesh team has ability to become a good team it require experience and take 4 to 5 years.Todays there performance is good at some stage in form pak team is in trouble.good luck for test series.

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:58 GMT

    Clean Sweep in ODI series against Bangladesh has made Hafeez, world's second best bowler in ODI Cricket according to ICC BOWLERS' RANKING. Saeed Ajmal is still leading this table. However, Afridi has dropped down to #9 from #7 in bowling. Hafeez is also at number 2 in the All rounders' ranking. Umar Akmal has also reached in the top ten of the batsmen ranking.

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    @Subhash Devadiga: if you are talking about past then first check cric info stat & see past pak team's performance against difrent countries in total no matches wining & yours as well.that will make you think on your coment

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:54 GMT

    Not surprised, Our team has been beaten by a quality & balanced side.........a lot things going on Bangladesh cricket,,,,,,,we need to change our complete comittee of BCB ,,,,,,,we heared from news papers bcs of badpatch bcb president will cut from squad some one like TAAAAAAAAMIIIIIIIIIIIIM, who served our cricket in his small carreer a lot,,,,,all the big team are always afraid the way he hit the ball.....but our Bcb members are over brilliant than Tamim,,,,,,We all Bangladeshi want to immediate action from Hon. prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to sack the BCB & appointment someone like Mr. Saber Hossain Chy, who has a cricket sense & ofcourse a true lover from Bangladesh cricket,,,,,,,,,shame shame shame on BCB,,,,

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:54 GMT

    Clean Sweep in ODI series against Bangladesh has made Hafeez, world's second best bowler in ODI Cricket according to ICC BOWLERS' RANKING. Saeed Ajmal is still leading this table. However, Afridi has dropped down to #9 from #7 in bowling. Hafeez is also at number 2 in the All rounders' ranking. Umar Akmal has also reached in the top ten of the batsmen ranking.

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    @Karan Sharma: you had full strength in england, pak went there with inexperienced & still managed 1 test & 2 odis

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    Clean Sweep in ODI series against Bangladesh has made Hafeez, world's second best bowler in ODI Cricket according to ICC BOWLERS' RANKING. Saeed Ajmal is still leading this table. However, Afridi has dropped down to #9 from #7 in bowling. Hafeez is also at number 2 in the All rounders' ranking. Umar Akmal has also reached in the top ten of the batsmen ranking.

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    well played by pak. bangladesh surely feel to their own trap. main thing you cant make pitches which also favor oponents. they made in for their spiners but pak has more deadly ones. Batting abit worry for pak stil. malik & sohail tanver are only bowling . pak ned batying allrounders not bowling.

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    Bengali Tigers you have still so much in the cricket.............

    Very Tough in the TEST Series Also

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    @Afzal M Faridi you make me laugh you need to get your facts right we won against the windies 3-2 which was the same as what india did in west indes or do you not remember! you lost 3-2 to south africa so did we in the same year! so still equal... then pakistan played england lost 3-2. when india played england they didnt win a match pakistan whitewashed west indies when they last played in UAE which wasnt even home soil... i dont hate the indian team but it really annoys me when fans like come onto a board that clearly only remember when you win... if you have no constructive criticism than please dont comment, thanks

  • Stark62 on December 6, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    Once again that man Younis Khan has proved that he is out of his depth, when it comes to ODI's.

    I would love to see Umar at one down with Azhar at no. 4 or as an opener but realistically the opener should really be Nasir Jamshed because he is kind of like Saed Anwar.

    Alam, Shafiq or Yasin should be at no. 5 when Misbah retires.

  • cric4zh on December 6, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    for the goodness stop playing cricket!

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    Shamshir Hussain --- seriously... you do not want to criticize batting of pakistan....they slumped against a spin attack and you are so called one of the best players of spin in sub continent... after saeed anwar and Inzamam... i do not see any batting prowess from pakistanis.. except mohd. yusuf.. i wonder where is he... if he was in india he would have been respected widely and earning good money also.. And most importantly.. Playing cricket matches...

  • ahmadz on December 6, 2011, 18:17 GMT

    we heard that youngesters will be given chance in this match by pak. where are the youngesters.abdulrahman is not youngester. asad should be in the team anyway instead of farhat. oh please! replace shoaib with somebody more capable like hammad azam and why sohail tanvir keeps on having chances. muh khalil and talha are not gone to have nice bangladeshi fish and rice. they are the young and emerging stars so why not give them a chance. any strong team and pak could have lost the series easily with weakest links like sohail tanvir and shoaib and farhat of course. amazing is that no one listens to sensible things.

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    Ok win is good even against minnows.....but why the hell PCB is selecting again and again same useless faces.......give a chance to new talent and scrap players like farhat.tanvir and malik........

  • hyderalipasha on December 6, 2011, 18:01 GMT

    Shoaib Malik & Tanveer must go! Getting cheap wickets on a spinners' track, that too, Bangladeshi tail enders no biggie man! Malik should play more domestic, he is not an all rounder, nor his bowling is great. The English will swallow him!

  • Advanced_Donkeys on December 6, 2011, 18:01 GMT

    time to find a new opener bangladesh.The Tamim guy is a huge waste.The only thing he knows is boasting,not batting.

  • on December 6, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    well done Pakistan and specially the spinners. our batting is still not that good. they have to work hard as our next assignment is with England, the new coach has more responsibility to work with the players.

  • IrfanKazmi on December 6, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    shoaib malik should be ousted no big deal if he took those last batsmen's wickets, if not him ajmal would have taken em. We must see we need a genunine all rounder not a goner like malik. I think malik should go and coach tennis and leave the pak team. If Bangladesh can do this to him imagine what good teams would do.

  • Cric_info_pak on December 6, 2011, 17:53 GMT

    wht about minniows ...... pakistan played every one accept india ..... they played aussie and draw test series ... they play england in england 3-1 in test ( much better then over hype india) then south africa 1-1 then new zealand 1-0 win then west indies 1-1 then zamb... 1-0 win then sri lanka 1-0 win they just lost only with england n they played with every one except over hype india ;...n this year pakistan win 24 ODI ... n in last pakistan has't lost against bangladesh from last 22 game that includes ever one who lost against bangladesh ( india in world cup , england in england , aussie in england ... south africe in world cup) all they lost against bangladesh accept pakistan who just lost in 1999 they all lost after that.

  • Desihungama on December 6, 2011, 17:48 GMT

    I think it's high time that Azhar Ali is brought to the ODI side. The team is still a cake powder and can be combusted at any given time.

  • on December 6, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    tigers roared a big MEAWWWWW!!!!!!

  • 19shd75 on December 6, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    Win always good, but weekends should not hide at any cost Pls please if u wanna win against stronger team like England Just replace shoib Malik and Sohail tanver with Youngsters , I can t understand selection of these zero perform players Hope they will get good rest for future

  • Rakim on December 6, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    Mohammad Hafeez what a player!!

  • Harmony111 on December 6, 2011, 17:33 GMT

    @All Pakistani Fans:-

    A win against Bangladesh gives you so much pleasure? Is this what you have fallen down to? I am not a hater btw, I was just trying to tell you all that any team can and will have its off days. Ind had their off day yesterday - Pakistan had it today. Why were some of you talking about yesterday's loss to WI as something sensational? It was only because of some horrible batting by Bangladesh that they lost this one. Otherwise, every Pakistani fan was feeling embarrassed at their 177 scoreline and feared a loss. I should not say this but I do wish that somehow Pakistan beat Eng in the coming series. Would be diff but I hope for that.

  • on December 6, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    Bangladesh Need Postmortem

  • on December 6, 2011, 17:26 GMT

    Harmony111: Don't forget to keep saying that while we are spinning rings around England.

  • on December 6, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    Malik needs to make way for hammad azam. He's the future of Pakistan cricket.

  • waheed on December 6, 2011, 17:20 GMT

    hahahhaahha Bangal Tigers......

    They are goats not togers...

  • aadizzzz on December 6, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    ths team has learnt da art of winning frm tuff situation...grt work boys...still room fr improvement drop sohail tanvir talha will b a grt find rf us in eng tour...

  • on December 6, 2011, 17:05 GMT

    wow... not long ago hafeez was a part timer .. now he is second in ODI bowling ratings

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    i must appreciate pakistani spinners for such a delighting victory against a good 11 bangali team.

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:55 GMT

    @Harmony111 IN UR FACE !! hahahaha

  • SamAsh07 on December 6, 2011, 16:51 GMT

    Shoaib Malik needs to make way for a better all-rounder...unfortunately Pakistan doesn't have an all-rounder that is good. There is Razzaq but I think he's injured. Malik should change his cricket job to bowler. He doesn't bat now.

  • tick on December 6, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    pakistan played really well..and please don't bring india in it..pakistan are moving up in rankings and its good that they have lost only 6 odi's and winning 24 against almost all sides..in tests they haven't lost a test series after england tour... time for test matches..my team..hafeez,taufeeq,azhar,younis,misbah,akmal,adnan akmal,saeed,rehman,cheema,gul...akmal should be played a head of asad as he is in good form and played spin the best among all in odi's......

  • TitooMomo on December 6, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    Pakistani slow bowling proved again they r # 1 in the world May Allah bless on Pakistan and the team tooooo

  • getsetgopk on December 6, 2011, 16:46 GMT

    Well played Pakistan and better luck next time to BD perhaps against some weaker side like West Indies, Pak is a league apart for BD's liking. Those of you talking BD should be banned from playing at this level need to mend their ways, BD is there to stay and hopefully will come back with better performances in future. There are serious selections issues with Pak, dont really know what sohail Tanvir is doing in this team, cant bowl, cant bat and neither an atheletic fielder, enough of Tanvir already its time to toss the ball to Khalil or Sadaf, both of them far more talented than Tanvir.

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:46 GMT

    bangladesh can never win again pakistan silly team and fool member!

  • Full-Blooded-Wallop on December 6, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    @fahad alam: The 'weakest minnows' lost after 12 matches . Not bad. And ouch, when I posted bangladesh were dominating ;)

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    Big talkers like Tamim should be axed for certain period from the best eleven. The Prothom Alo reported today that the authorities decided to keep him out of the eleven for the third ODI because of poor performance, but didn't execute that. However, Tam got furious and declined to play when he came to know about that move. Our cric management had to apologies and requested him to play. Newspaper reported that he decided to play but will return to this insult through bat. HE SCORED A BIG DUCK!

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    The tigers have some of the best spinners the world has produced in Shakib nd razzak but their batsmen failed them.........hillarious batting.........from 69/1 to 119 all out........being a bangladeshi fan i shud be in tears.........but it made me laugh!

  • abraheel on December 6, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    I am very disappointed with Pakistan batting performance. I thing Pakistan need new batting talent and young guns should come in the team.

  • zaf100 on December 6, 2011, 16:32 GMT

    Bangladesh missed a golden opportunity to beat Pakistan in the final ODI but that shows the class difference between the two sides. Batsmen on both sides were found wanting on slow low turning tracks. Not many batsmen shown class on turning tracks. Hopefully test matches will be played on better wickets otherwise tests will be over in three days judging the quality of batsmenship we have seen in ODI's. I expect Pakistan to win test matches too but I would to see fight from Bangladesh aswell to make it interesting test series. Goodluck Pakistan play well and be read for a bigger test in January against England.

  • hqureshi78 on December 6, 2011, 16:32 GMT

    Probably there are very few matches where all 10 wickets are taken by just spinners. Any record on that?

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:27 GMT

    @Praveen if you are honest then it is Inida who opposed the DRS system at ICC meeting and unfortunately ICC is run by India. I feel pity for the batsman when he is given out by wrong decision. I think DRS system should be must not by choice. Have you seen how many decisions were overturned in the match between Australia and S.Africa, it is only because of DRS system.... so plz change the mentality of BCCI..

  • El_Toro_Loco on December 6, 2011, 16:24 GMT

    Once again a poor batting performance by Pak batters. Hafeez must be jolted & realized that his main priority is to bat sensibly NOT bowl, Shoaib & Sohail must be dropped after the series. Pak management must concentrate in training & grooming genuine batting skills for the top 5 batsmen, half chicken half duck (i.e. allrounder skills) would not guarantee your place in the team. A successful team must have 5 genuine batters, 4 genuine bowlers & a couple of allrounders max, NOT 4~5 allrounders...Ciao

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    Pakistan team is better than Indian? No.1 in 2011? haha 2 jokes of the Decade!! winning against the weakest team of the world i.e. Bangaldesh or against unpaid lankan team won't make you PAK better than Indians, so be happy winning against Bangaldesh, WI is no easy team, which beaten pak team in 2 last odi's in WI early this year, remember? at least have some shame for comparing WI to Bangaldesh! We Indians will always be winner against you, no matter what!! :D enjoy your victory against the weakest and keep your mouth sealed against Indians and don't even dare to compare ;)

  • Shan156 on December 6, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    Pakistan are in great form beating everyone in their sight. England have a really tough series ahead. Obviously, Pakistan in UAE are a tougher proposition than Pakistan in England but it is also this recent form that is worrying a lot of English supporters. Pakistan will start as favorites. Let's hope it is an enthralling series and may the better team win.

  • streetblader on December 6, 2011, 16:13 GMT

    Afridi must be the worst cricketer ever... just 9 runs and no wickets... why is he in the team at all...?

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:12 GMT

    Thanks Dalmiah and the vote bank politics...Ireland is a far better team than these

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on December 6, 2011, 16:04 GMT

    One of the Worst year in ODI for BD. They scored less than 100 for 11 times in past 23 years but 3 times in 2011! They scored 250-300+ for several times each year in 2006-2010 but only thrice this year. Their top orders remind me Bangladesh team of 2001-2003. Is 2011 is repeat of 2001? If so then next 2 years will be horrible....lol. Their Domestic Cricket is worst among Full members, so none can expect better than this. ICC must give an ultimatum of 2 years to improve their Domestic as well as International cricket drastically otherwise their test status should b suspended for 6 years (like Zimbos).

  • kabir55 on December 6, 2011, 15:57 GMT

    Umar Akmal is finally becoming a REAL batsmen I've been waiting for this day for a very long time

  • Behind_the_Wicket on December 6, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    If Pakistan and Bangladesh are minnows then what about India they lost against WI yesterday , Pity on you (@Full-Blooded-Wallop)....

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    Lollll... Look at the comments by some INDIAN and BD fans at the end of first innings :))).. They pounced upon the opportunity of criticizing Pakistani batting. And lollll now they will be ashamed of themselves by seeing a 58 run victory. I always wonder why the indians even come to comment on a pakistani match report and that too always negative... They have some fear inside??

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    Malik can be in the squad as a bkup spinner, but not as a batsman in the playing 11 That is Asad's spot, give it back to him. Tanvir again can be a bkp, but not in the playing 11.i am fine with akmal keeping in dead games to give a new player a chance in the playing 11. But that is all it should be. Sarfaraz is a better keeper, and you always need a keeper first.

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    Kudos to praveen. Pak badly need Yousuf! Fragile lineup will be dismantled by English... Its not against for youngsters, but Experience will act like strong hold. So youngsters will play confidently. And his style of play with younus will be unresistable...

  • ajmal1988 on December 6, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    well, cricchic, I dont think Ireland would have been more competetive. Pakistan played Ireland in Ireland on their homeground and won quite convincingly, like they have done here in Bangladesh.

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh for messing up like you always do. Being a Bangladeshi, I would still suggest taking their test status away, and give it ireland, who actually know how to play.

    Epic fail.

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:41 GMT

    umer akmal is master blaster of pakistan well done pak team england here we come

  • mihir_nam on December 6, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    Bangladesh should regularly invite Top Associates and have good practice games against them before facing big teams on regular basis

  • cric.info. on December 6, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    @Full-Blooded-Wallop, comment could have sound better, had it been made one day ago.. on India vs West Indies..:p "Battle of minnows. The stronger minnow dominating the weaker erratic one." Pakistan was always known for its bowling, but never spin one, they made it impeccable and that all takes them 3 months or so, GOD GIFTED.. but wheres batting? a big question mark, hope will be solved well on England's tour. Afridi got an in-time lesson, will help him preparing well for England.. and critics, do tell me in advance, is England minnow in your dictionary..! will be quoting it later on.. :p

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:26 GMT

    Bangladesh Tigers ---> Whoops! How about a smaller animal your size, like a mouse or rabbit or something? Sounds cute : ) ... ahahaha

  • WeeBee on December 6, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    what a performance by spinners of both teams . They took full advantage of pitch , it totaly was made for spinners as Bangladesh is not good at batting tracks due to their lack of balling ability on those tracks !!!!

    If Pakistan Have made 177 here , i think all big teams had no chance of making 150 even! ...

    Great work from hafeeez! . He is smart Professor...!

  • iMPARTIAL.PAK on December 6, 2011, 15:13 GMT

    This is the same Pakistani side who beat Australia and sri lanka In the world cup , so no cant say they are good against weaker teams, For India ........ i tell u guys india is on downfall

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    all my pakistani friends who are getting excited after these victories.... remember.. it is bangladesh... and you guys are playing a full strength side... We do not have half of our star players and still Windies won a match after 2 months of struggle in india.. so peace out... We will defeat you again in another Match .... but we do not want to waste our playing a team like yours. there are better places and teams.... And yes... this year also your players will not play in IPL....

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:07 GMT

    91, then 186(100 from one batsman) and now 119...wat can u say..These slow pitches r killing Batsmen and i m sorry to say BD dnt hav any batsmen with gud skill, quality or temperment...BD batsmen not suitable for ths type of pitches and this level cricket..TEST matches r yet to come and i can sense wat is waiting for them in coming 2 weeks..If they fail badly in TEST series, i think they shud consider seriously to take at least two years break from TEST Cricket and get thier doemstic structure strong..thr's no Batsmen in the pipeline..all r same..same quality unless a new WORLD CLASS Batsmen is born miracally(!!)..BD management is too busy with 20-20 BPL and making Money..i think they dnt care..its shamefull to see such a team losing this way again and again..in 2011, BD scored 58,74,91,119 ..thts a Shame!

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    Tanvir need a big rest..! He must have strong connection with management that why he is in the Team..!

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    BANGLADASH SHOCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS PAKISTAN ROCKKKKKS

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    still love bangladesh.................... still support bangladesh cricket team....................

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    @ praveen4honestremark - I agree that the referral system should be in place. It's because of India who are aginst it (don't know why). But the LBW dismissal on an inside edge, these things keep happening since cricket is played. Against Srilanka in 2nd ODI 2 Pakistani batsmen were given out wrongly. surely they were much more close in the end then Bangladseh today. So these things happen.

    On a separate note this is not the best Pakistan team since 1992. The best one was with Wasim, Waqar, Saeed Anwar, Saqlain and Inzimamam. Pakistan winning because of bowling but if you look at batting critically they are nowhere close to good batting lineup. With this batting display they can't beat big teams like Australia, South Africa, Engalnd and India (India batting is more than capable to deal with our bowling). We need to atleast bat to score 250 each game against any side.

  • chilled_avenger on December 6, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    @Fahad Memon Sorry dude I know Pakistan have performed well but the No.1 Test team in 2011 was England while the No.1 ODI team was probably Aussies or India(Mainly for winning WC)! And even you'll have to admit that Pakistan played mostly Teams in the bottom-half of the rankings. BTW I am an Indian whose allegiances are completely neutral.I wish the Pak team to do well but you don't have to overestimate their performances,let them play their game freely!

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    @tanstell87 you prob want to check of england dismal record in the subcontinent... england barely beat pakitan in their own backyard with all the palava going on so get your facts right! @Full-Blooded-Wallop ive been watching cricket for a long time to know most current teams are mediocre... fortunately i can say pakistan are going in the rght direction

  • ibbani on December 6, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    Weak minnow died, strongest minnow lost, thats what I can comment. Pak is another erratic team, they can lose from the situation to any team other than BD.

  • cric-07 on December 6, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    I bunked my classes to watch bd play. what a terrible waste of time. my faith in this team is gone.

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:57 GMT

    Full-Blooded-Wallop - Sir Your Comment Postd Wrongly here .. i guess u were writng this at India/Westindies Post .. :P Never Mind .. We All Know That India Are Minnow Team .. You Are Absolutely Right .. @Harmony111 .. Son .. Grow Up .. We All Know Whos Hopeless TEam .. You Dont Need To SAy .. We hv seen Yesterday match :P .. @ All Indians .. Dont Worry About Pakistan Team .. Loosers ..

  • Rakim on December 6, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    Damn, I feel bad for BD fans. Pak bowling attack was too much for them.

  • touqeer777 on December 6, 2011, 14:52 GMT

    I am really excited because win is win whether its against BD or AUS.But overall it was very boring match.ODI is all about fours and sixes.I have no idea why BD have made wickets like fifth day of test match is going on and also I like to mention that BD has destroyed themselves by creating those pitches b/c Pak spinners are far more better than BD.I know series against England going to be very interesting b/c both teams r doing great.

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:51 GMT

    *Laughs at Harmony111, tanstell87 and Full-Blooded-Wallop* Friendly advice folks, should've waited for the match to finish first and not hatred get the better of you. See how foolish turnarounds can make you look.

  • ibbani on December 6, 2011, 14:51 GMT

    Everbody knows the state of BD cricket club. Now the result is shown to the whole world.I bet anyone on this earth, they can beat themselves and no other team in the world.

  • anilkp on December 6, 2011, 14:49 GMT

    Folks, don't indulge in cat fight; Pakistan are playing well and are led well; that should be appreciated. Any reference to India will have to wait until the teams meet again: both Indian and Pakistani fans should rather talk about what is in hand and not about a future fiction. For, both teams have thumped each other emphatically in past, and one can never be an eternal superior to the other. By the way, Stuart Low and John Wright are the two 'I-should-not-call-stupid' who do not care for their image--and foolishly so. No coach can do a thing to the BD and NZ teams, mark my words. These players are talented, but without temperament. Temperament is inbuilt; forget the Don or Sir WG, even GOD cannot inject some of it into the heads of BD and NZ players. Seriously, folks, put your time, money, passion and focus on other teams instead: like ZIM or WI maybe?

  • Zahidsaltin on December 6, 2011, 14:48 GMT

    PAKISTAN might be winning against teams which are not in form. But they must sort out their problems before England series. Shoaib is totally nutts, Sohail Tanveer can't bowl, bat or field. Boys like Hammad azzam, Usman Slauddin are waiting for their chances but what we do? we play Sohail for fun. We must find some openers as these two can't give us stability. Farhat must perform better if he has to stay in the team.

  • wrenx on December 6, 2011, 14:48 GMT

    @ Harmony111 care to clarify your comments with the benefit of hindsight?

  • satanswish on December 6, 2011, 14:46 GMT

    Poor cricket alltogether. The team which played least poor cricket won in the end.

  • groundreality on December 6, 2011, 14:46 GMT

    @khuram13 - you and your friend getsetgopk really need to study the dictionary meaning of hammering 100 times. If a margin of 16 runs is called hammering then one can only laugh at your cricket knowledge and english knowledge (or lack of both) :-D

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    bangladesh suck, why can't the ICC develope a 'special' league for mediocre teams?

  • khuram13 on December 6, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    Well played Pakistan team and well bowled pakistani bowlers. They proved that they are the best.

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    HATS OFF TO SHOAIB MALIK FOR HIS MAGICAL BOWLING!!! I thought BANGLADESH COULD STILL WIN WHEN alok kapali was there but i didnt wonder of Shoaib MAlik who is a magician!! spectecular!

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    Please ICC, let Bangladesh to play against only Zimbabwe and Netherlands.

  • Afridipak on December 6, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    idk why pak is still n 5 in odi rankings they should be no 3 icc sucks!!!

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    Today we win, Allhammadullah but why Pakistan vs Bangaldash play a match on 10th Mahram ur Haram, this match can be play before or later of this day.

  • Harmony111 on December 6, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    If Team A is a.o for 177 and Team B is a.o for 119 to lose the match by 58 runs, what does it mean? It means that both the teams are terrible.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 6, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    FOR BANGLADESH statistical anaylsis is very easy. Any international cricket player must at least perform once every fourth innings. Batsman should make fifty and bowler should take 3 wickets.. But for Bangladesh, positive thing is that the players are able to perform at this level but each player performs once every 10 games. So in each match there is only one player performing. It is only 2 or 3 matches a year where 3-4 players perform at the same time.

  • IrfanKazmi on December 6, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    lol malik is behaving as though he won the world cup man he got those last wickets no big deal plz dnt select him for england series

  • Afridipak on December 6, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Pakistan zindabad !!!!!!!!!

  • fazaian on December 6, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Well played and well done pakistani bowlers.

  • jafridi on December 6, 2011, 14:41 GMT

    Hahahahaha. I sooo wish I could see the look on this Harmony111 hater right now. hahahah. Bad luck dude. Bring on whatever team you support. The men in green are on firreeeeeee...

  • NP_NY on December 6, 2011, 14:41 GMT

    @khurram13: In the game of cricket there is always one-off games when a good team will play poorly and lose. India or Pakistan are no exception. But while we are on the subject, the last time India played Pakistan in a one-dayer, we all know who hammered who :-).

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:40 GMT

    @Harmony111, Now if I go with your analysis, Pakistan has not won due to great bowling but due to poor batting by Bangladeshi batsmen. A mediocre, hopeless cricket team has won another match and another series in the home ground of opponent Mr. Harmony. What would you say here?

  • DadaCricket on December 6, 2011, 14:39 GMT

    Though we have been unlucky with a couple of bowlers who had miraculous talent and formed a lethal combination, giving one hell of a time to new-zealand, australia and england on their home soils, but the performance of our team has gone better after loosing them and we have also been able to find other talented players who have performed when ever they were required to, for example Junaid Khan and Aizaz Cheema. We will see how India goes about this totally overhauled(Virtually and Mentally overhauled) Pakistan Team when both the teams play eachother. They have both been good against the weaker sides but lets see how they come up against the pioneers of the game Australia and England on their home soils.

  • dhino008 on December 6, 2011, 14:39 GMT

    i agree wit u "KarachiKid"..PCB should look at selection of malik & tanvir..pls left them out n bring sadaf hussain &usman salahudeen as well as hamad azam..both salahudeen& azam rarely given chance by pcb.they r vry gud prospects...

  • khuram13 on December 6, 2011, 14:39 GMT

    well done Pakistan team. Your are true performer. congrats to you and all paksitani nation

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:39 GMT

    What a nail biting match! I had my BP up....

  • sumonmhr on December 6, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    After this match will anybody will say that PAK is the unpredictable team.....Nope ... BD team is the most damn unpredictable team of the world....and they deserve it ...That's it...........

  • deconstruct on December 6, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    Fullblooded Whip & Tanstell: Minnows...Pakistan...??? HAHAHA..., I'm sure you two are Indian fans who just can't hide their jealousy. Is Sri Lanka minnows too? We'll see how England fares against Pakistan in due time, but just tell me one thing: why is India continuously shying away from playing Pakistan even on a neutral venue? I've asked this a dozen times but no Indian fan has an answer. This is a challenge: let India play Pakistan on any neural venue and get ready for the drubbing of your life! In fact, if India beats Pakistan in a test series on a neutral venue, I'll stop posting on cricinfo!!!

  • ibbani on December 6, 2011, 14:36 GMT

    Everyone can see the state of the BD team.

  • DadaCricket on December 6, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    The kind of threat Pakistani Bowlers have been posting to any team in the cricketing world is probably the best. His Imran Khan's team, we have hardly fallen short of talent. Wasim and Waqar lead it till 2003 and thn the legacy of domination was transferred evenly between the pacers and spinners. Bowlers topping t-20 rankings and Saeed Ajmal the top ODI bowler with others to follow. Hafiz and Afridi one of the best allrounders. The class BoomBoom offers, no one in the world matches that. He is a STAR a true performer. With someone as dashing as Razaq not around we might just have to stick with Malik probably for this series hoping Razaq is back in Action for england. Our Bating has not struggled as such as each and every single player is performing on a given day. Though we fell 40 runs short today, still new that it was good enough to defend against any team around given the track compatible Bowling Attack we have.

  • ShahbazSalamat on December 6, 2011, 14:33 GMT

    Sorry Nabeel m not agree with you ...we win this match bcoz of Ajmal n you are saying give him rest come on bro chk stats of this match Saeed Ajmal 7overs 4maiden 6runs 2wickets he is the one who kept the things tight...and for your information this track is for spinner M.Khalil could have wasted as Gul and Tanveer were played for nothing. would you like to waste the youngster in such manners

  • praveen4honestremark on December 6, 2011, 14:33 GMT

    @ FULL BLOODED WALLOP....Are you England fan? , which never won a 50 over world cup. Dude, minnows are one which never won world cups, in entire history. Pakistan is such a great side with quality fast bowlers and many good spinners and attacking batsman. See how they won 1992 world cup in this Cricinfo , strongest ODI team's. Don't sleep too much, you might get more funny dreams. Pakistan Team is world class team - Indian.

  • SyedIbrahim on December 6, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    shoaib malik with his not so important wickets tail enders' wickets will be back in the team . This is what is happening just in the end hhe would do something and that gets him back. I request people not to include him n tanveer

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:28 GMT

    What can I say after watching our batmen being out of class throughout the series. Probably Bangladesh team should not play test matches for at least two years till they play one day international right.

  • ShahbazSalamat on December 6, 2011, 14:26 GMT

    Considering the pitch i think Malik was good inclusion in the team otherwise two new Fast bowler who are included in the team has nothing to do with this track . Yes i agree that performers of Malik is not good so far but in this condition no other choice available in the team (m talking about the player available in the team not domestic ones). Once again i would say that given young fast bowler a chance can waste his career on this track. Well, about India they are the team of their homeland small grounds batting wickets, they can do nothing outside india and been humiliated by England in Test and OdI'es let c how the cop with Australia that would answer all your assumptions.

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:26 GMT

    nah shoib is good wid ball he shud be one.........

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    @HASAN SHAH IF PAKISTAN HAS BEEN SUPERIOR TO INDIA THEY MIGHT HAVE WON THE WORLD CUP TOO,FIVE MONTH AGO INDIA AND PAKISTAN TOURED WEST INDIES BOTH INDIA WON THE TEST SERIES PAKISTAN HAVENT,THIS IS YOUNG PAKISTAN TEAM EVEN UR STRONG TEAM OF 90 S AND EARLY 2000S FAILED TO BEAT AUSTRALIA.THEY TAKEN 15 YEARS TO REGISTER A SINGLE VICTORY AGAINST THE AUSSIES IN 15 YEARS SAME IN 1993-2000 SOUTH AFRICA THRASHED PAKISTAN ALL THE WAY IN A ODI S BUT INDIA ON THE OTHER HAND COMPREHENSELY BEATEN BOTH AUS AND SA So please dont speak LOUDLY ON THE BASIS OF pAKISTAN RECENT SHOWING AGAISNT MINNNOWS THE FACT IS THAT THEY ARE NONSENSE TO WORLD CRICKET

  • shahbazhussain on December 6, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    @Harmony111 Shoaib is a world class player. it is often seen the star suffer a period like this which this guy is facing. He took 3 wickets in 2 overs giving no run! woow. Amazing bowling.

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:23 GMT

    @Full-Blooded-Wallop : see the statistics pak is no.1 team in 2011. fact is that weakest minows lost his game vs WI yesterday.

  • shahbazhussain on December 6, 2011, 14:23 GMT

    The only thing I see missing in Bangladesh side is the consistent batting power. They dont have batting giants to give a fighting spirit to their bowlers and fielders. 177 was easy on this pitch if they could batted for 50 overs. Pakistan is struggling with the same deficiency in their batting. The only advantage Pakistan has is that they have tremendous bowling line up that is fortunately clicking in every match all the time. And the pitches like this one are more than 100% perfect for them. That is why you see they are even able to defend a total as small as 135 no matter if it was a T20. They actually can defend any total provided they field well.

    Anyway good luck to the cricket. It is recovering from T20 shocks that IPL has given. See how Kiwis are struggling. Kangro's are also on decline. India is just on its top, they cant go further. In less than a year - indian team will be like Sri Lanka whom we consider dangerous side which never or hardly perform in big matches.

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:21 GMT

    Magnificent performance by Pakistan.I think this team is the best after 1992 CWC team but I can't see the face of Bangladeshis fans because I love them and their team has been disappointing them.Pakistan team is much better than Indian team.Keep it up Pakistan!.Malik inspired with his bowling but I think he needs self confidence in batting.He should play one good inning then his confidence will again get boost. They should drop tanvir now.This time to pick Sadaf Hussain.He is a really good bowler.

  • umairasgharbutt on December 6, 2011, 14:21 GMT

    Pakistan Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • praveen4honestremark on December 6, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    I feel this ICC rules are sucking cricket game. See in this match Bangladesh player was not out as there was inside edge .Crores of people are watching that game, and its given out mistakenly..but when they get to know by replays, even after how much time may be, he should be called back when they know he is not out. All are made fools who are watching. ICC rules are sucking, and i pity Bangladesh..it would have won if there was no wrong decision made. ICC change rules and it's high time now. You can't fool people like that again and again. And can't you officials wait for some time for complete light to come..what will happen if there is 30 min delay. A common sense is needed by ICC when rules are made. Please change ICC-- from an Indian.

  • cricchic on December 6, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    I am very disappointed with this Bangladesh Performance, after dismissing Pakistan for 177..I though they had this in the bag...ICC should really remove their International standing....Ireland would be more competitive..

  • on December 6, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    Fake Bangali Tigers... dumped :P OMG 69-1 and 119 all out... Bangladesh you need some practice ... :)

  • sawan9695 on December 6, 2011, 14:16 GMT

    clean sweep , good job guys ! keep it up guys , real challenge ahead with ENGLISH PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

  • wnwn on December 6, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    Good effort by Bangladesh. They probably would have won these 3 odi matches against many international sides but against the spin magicians of Pakistan they had little chance.

  • on December 6, 2011, 13:48 GMT

    HATS OFF TO PAKISTAN TO MAKE A MATCH OF IT AFTER BOWLING OUT ON 177 EVEN THOUGH ITS AGAINST BANGLADESH.BANGLADESH HAD REAL OUT SIDE CHANCE TO WIN THIS CONTEST BUT SEVERLY JOLTED BY THEIR BATSMAN FAILURE AGAINST WORLD CLASS PAKISTANI SPINNERS

  • ibbani on December 6, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    why the hell is the GREAT INDIA to be bought into the this mismatch series. BD is a mismatch to any International team. They are a team with hyped players. India lost yesterday because of their middle order failure. FYI this is the Indian team without 5-6 players who play in the regular team, and WI found difficulties to beat after they were beaten black n blue in the 1st and 2nd matches. There is no player like Kohli or Raina or Rohit in other teams while Sachin/Dhoni/Yuvi are not there in the team.

  • Full-Blooded-Wallop on December 6, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    Battle of minnows. The stronger minnow dominating the weaker erratic one.

  • on December 6, 2011, 13:20 GMT

    @Subhash Devadiga mate right now pakistan is far superior den india how can india b superior if dey ave strong batting n weak bowling n pakistan ave weak batting n strong bowling,dey shud b equal in strength den get urself right mate.........

  • on December 6, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    agree with khuram and zahid sonow my frds give comments on Pakistan's bowling :) against fake tigers :P

  • on December 6, 2011, 13:15 GMT

    So much for Bangladesh hammering Pakistan. They're busy throwing the game away as I type. Gone from 69-1 to 83-6 so far.

  • on December 6, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    This isnt meant to offend anybody, all I am saying is just a jolly comment.

    Thanks GOD, 1971 happened. Else we had to include 3 or 4 Bangla Tigers into our Pakistani Team , and the last sport we know how to play would have been nothing but a disaster. Things happen for good XD

  • on December 6, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    MR HARMONY I THINK UR JEALOUS PAK TEAM IS WELL DOING AND BEST OF LUCK FOR UR POOR THINKING

  • KarachiKid on December 6, 2011, 12:51 GMT

    Why the hell are they playing Shoaib Malik and Sohail Tanvir. Both need a looong rest. Maybe for good.

  • travelunlimited on December 6, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    no comment remove shoiab malik

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:47 GMT

    @imran Ali Why u pulling India into Pakistan Bangladesh game India are far superior of both ,Winning matches requires Great batting or Great bowling ,Every teams had strength and weakness India have best batting and weak bowling same as Pakistan weak batting and Strong bowling

  • Zahid1141 on December 6, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    Poor Bangladesh, When they are in the top, everybody says-"A game of Glorious Uncertainty". when they are in the back-foot, then everybody says- "they haven't improved since last 15 years.' Really poor.....

  • khuram13 on December 6, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    It is too early to say that Bangladesh will hammer Pakistan. It is true to say that West indies HAMMERED INDIA yesterday and hammered it very convincingly. Pakistan won the series against ZIM and SLI just because Pakistan played well. In the same way it can be said that west indies did not play well rather India played very poor cricket that's why Indian team lost the match.

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    Mahmudullah is always been under used as a bowler .. while he really is a real all rounder

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:29 GMT

    Bangladesh needs some consistent moments .. and if they can manage that the game is on Bangladesh side

  • fazaian on December 6, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    It is rightly said that game is still not over and Pakistani bowlers have ability defend this total and InshAllh they will defend it.

  • fazaian on December 6, 2011, 11:21 GMT

    Pakistan team have posted 177. This is because of the good bowling of the Bangladeshi spinners. It is a bit tough to defend this total. Pakistani bowlers have to work hard to defend this small but fighting total. Best of luck to Pakistan team.

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:14 GMT

    hey we won the series ,,,who cares if we lose or win this 1....but well played bangalis,,..keep up the good work ..love from pak!

  • Harmony111 on December 6, 2011, 11:07 GMT

    I guess Mr Afridi has run out of steam now. No more points to be proven by him. Bangladesh are going to HAMMER Pakistan today. Shoaib Malik hardly looks like an intl. player nowadays. This tells you that the Pakistani win against SL was more due to SL playing poorly than Pakistan playing well. Pakistan were and continue to be a mediocre, hopeless cricket team.

  • Cpt.Meanster on December 6, 2011, 10:55 GMT

    These things can happen to any team in the world. India looked invincible at home till yesterday. Pakistan beat Zimbabwe and SL convincingly and today it looks like Bangladesh will beat them. So this is all a part of cricket. I hope Bangladesh can play like this regularly instead of once in blue moon.

  • on December 6, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    At least the So calledcMinnows BDesh,has shown that even an Ant can make an Elephant if the day suits the Ant.Bangladesh is not a Team to be under estimated.For that matter any Team can become winner on a Day belonging to them.That's why the game is generally known as "A game ofvGlorious Uncertainty"But Pakistan may try to overcome the resistance caused by this by using their willpower & willingness to win! sreedhAran

  • khuram13 on December 6, 2011, 10:40 GMT

    Good bowling by the Bangladesh side. Now its time for the Pakistani bowlers specially spinners to perform well. Best of luck for the Paksitani bowlers. Hope they perform well and Pakistan win the series with 3-0.

  • on December 6, 2011, 10:39 GMT

    Indian bowlers are not at all fit for international cricket....Its jst only there batting who is winning them matches.

  • on December 6, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    Game's not over yet. Pakistan will win.

  • BanCricFan on December 6, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Go Tiger Go... you have to win it!

  • tanstell87 on December 6, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    Pakistan will be trashed by England in UAE.....Bangladesh is going through bad luck...this Pakistan unit cant perform against top sides...it seems they can only win against minnows...!

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    this game so far looks like a walk in the park for Bangladesh, this is definitely their lucky ground

  • anilagrahari on December 6, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    whatever be the changes but everyone knows the final result of the match..

  • drsaadxb on December 6, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    Persisting again with Malik / Tanvir..boy these old horses have some strong connections / strings in the management vying for them..

  • anilagrahari on December 6, 2011, 7:57 GMT

    these pak batsman are not at all fit for playing international cricket.........it's only there bowling unit is who is winning them matches....

  • khuram13 on December 6, 2011, 7:54 GMT

    Asad Shafique and Abdur rehman have been given a chance in the third match. In the same way Khalil should have have given chance in place of Sohail Tanvir. It was a right time to check the new players because pakistan had already won the series and all these new players have the ability to beat Bangladesh . Nice to see Asad and Rehman in the team but Khalil should have given chance.

  • fazaian on December 6, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    Good to see couple of changes in the third match against Bangladesh. M. Khalil should have given a chance in this match because Pakistan had won the series and it was a right time to give chance to new players. Sohail tanvir should have given rest and in his place Khalil should have given chance.

  • on December 6, 2011, 7:45 GMT

    Why they Left Out Muhammad Khalil....Not Good Selection....Already You have three Spinner then why they include Abdurrehman...they should give rest to ajmal...Poor Selection

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  • on December 6, 2011, 7:45 GMT

    Why they Left Out Muhammad Khalil....Not Good Selection....Already You have three Spinner then why they include Abdurrehman...they should give rest to ajmal...Poor Selection

  • fazaian on December 6, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    Good to see couple of changes in the third match against Bangladesh. M. Khalil should have given a chance in this match because Pakistan had won the series and it was a right time to give chance to new players. Sohail tanvir should have given rest and in his place Khalil should have given chance.

  • khuram13 on December 6, 2011, 7:54 GMT

    Asad Shafique and Abdur rehman have been given a chance in the third match. In the same way Khalil should have have given chance in place of Sohail Tanvir. It was a right time to check the new players because pakistan had already won the series and all these new players have the ability to beat Bangladesh . Nice to see Asad and Rehman in the team but Khalil should have given chance.

  • anilagrahari on December 6, 2011, 7:57 GMT

    these pak batsman are not at all fit for playing international cricket.........it's only there bowling unit is who is winning them matches....

  • drsaadxb on December 6, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    Persisting again with Malik / Tanvir..boy these old horses have some strong connections / strings in the management vying for them..

  • anilagrahari on December 6, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    whatever be the changes but everyone knows the final result of the match..

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    this game so far looks like a walk in the park for Bangladesh, this is definitely their lucky ground

  • tanstell87 on December 6, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    Pakistan will be trashed by England in UAE.....Bangladesh is going through bad luck...this Pakistan unit cant perform against top sides...it seems they can only win against minnows...!

  • BanCricFan on December 6, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Go Tiger Go... you have to win it!

  • on December 6, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    Game's not over yet. Pakistan will win.