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

'Blackout broke Bangladesh momentum' - Misbah

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Mushfiqur Rahim and Misbah-ul-Haq have said that a floodlight failure at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong midway through the Bangladesh chase played a significant role in deciding the final ODI.

Bangladesh were coasting at 61 for 1 chasing 178 when play was held up when the floodlights failed. After the interruption, Pakistan's spinners proved almost unplayable as Bangladesh collapsed to 119 all out to hand Pakistan a clean sweep.

"We were making runs in the last one or two overs (before the break) and a partnership was in the making," the Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur said. "A break always can make a difference. Obviously the batsmen need to settle down after every break. You have to adapt to the situation, but unfortunately we could not do this."

Misbah agreed that the blackout affected Bangladesh's rhythm and allowed Pakistan to reassess their strategy. "I think momentum was with Bangladesh at that time," he said. "The blackout broke the momentum and we reaped the benefit and got back in the game. We got time to think about our bowling during the break and came back strongly."

Mushfiqur didn't lay the entire blame for the defeat on the lapse in concentration after the break. "I have said already that technically we have some difficulties," he said. "But we were also mentally demoralised. When you see batsman score runs like Nasir [Hossain] and Shakib Al Hasan are doing for us, they play differently. You can see it in [Pakistan] as well, players like Misbah and [Umar] Akmal. But when you are not making runs, your shot selection goes wrong. Which is what happening for us."

Mushfiqur praised his bowlers for the job they did throughout the series, but said the batsmen have to learn to spend more time at the wicket. "Even the wicket was not very difficult today. Later on there was some dew which could have helped us, but we had some poor shot selections which got us out. I think we have to be a bit strong mentally and stay a bit more positive in our shot selection.

"We have to spent time on the wicket, if we can do that may be we will be able to realise the nature of wicket and build up an inning. It is not happening now."

Misbah backed up Mushfiqur's assessment, saying he thought Bangladesh had bowled "really well" but that their batting needed work. "They are struggling in the batting department, especially on a wicket like this it is really difficult for the batsmen if they are short of confidence. I think that's what is happening with them. I think they have to really improve their batting."

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  • on December 9, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    @ truth1: We won against the same Australian team in 2001 with a very inexperienced bowling attack. As far as the records are concern we may be lagging behind but we always rose up to the occasion be it in World Cup or Asia Cup. Let your team win in West Indies,South Africa, Australia and England. Since you talked about history India was bowled out by a quality English attack,and it happened before I was born. Okay Pakistan was humiliated by powerful Aussies in Sharjah (2002) but let me remind you that a full strength Pakistan side lost a home Test Series in November 1998 against ZIMBABWE. LOL:)

  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 9, 2011, 3:51 GMT

    India afraid of Pakistan??? what a joke! Barring the Dubai matches, pakistan do not have any upper hand aganist India. India delivered in the big stages when it matters...like WC or Asia cup....and India won the series against Pakistan last time when India visited Pakistan. The fact is that Pakistan played to a tired SL and a useless BD so far and their fans are in the moon because of that! On the other hand India playing with debutants in all series and trying to develop a bench strength for the future. But still able t win the series !

  • truth1 on December 8, 2011, 21:23 GMT

    Let us clarify a few facts. Someone wrote what happened to Pak luck when they were bowled out for 59 & 53. Thats no doubt a bad performance but do you know that none of pakistan's main batsmen were not playing in that match and Aus at their peak were at full strength.Anyway it was still 17 and 11 runs better than India's record of 42 (you like history, don't you?) and 12 and 5 runs better than Aus's recent record of 47. If fielding B or C teams does not affect results then what about when you were thrashed by Zimbabwe and SL only 1 year ago(march 2010). Pakistan did get austaralia out for 88 in Leeds test only 1 year ago which is a more recent result than the one you mentioned.As far as "india will thrash Pak" is just for LOL.just look at overall results of 67-49 in ODIs and 12-9 in Tests. Simply, you are not capable of bettering it ever. We are all praying for Sachin's century before he turns 40+, by the way.

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:46 GMT

    @Harmony.. dude chill out.. i for one (pakistani) havent got anything against the indian players... Sachin Tendulkar is defenlty the best (for me but Dravid is my fav indian player ever) and i love the indian cricket team.. but i have everything against the board..just like some of my Indian fellows here with me. they like pakistani players.. but not the board

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    by the way congrats on Sehwag's 200.. from a cricketing point view it was spectacular but again.. I proved my point.. u got the money u got the games.. personally i somewhat feels that the English series u lost was becuase BCCi wanted to loose. just to get the english team back and give them the same treatment... if it had been only one series b/w the teams..in india or england... it would have been a tight Indian win 3-2

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:36 GMT

    @subhash and Anindya... hmm talk about the 2000.. great records for indian cricket. Wonderful. dont you guys ever wonder. how a team with such a mediocre bowling attack suddenly getting the results...could it be players... na..2000 was the time when BCCI,with tons of money, started to poke their noses around into the matters of other boards. Ask any cricket lover (genuine one...i know Indian are great fans of cricket and i honestly love and respect that and they are best fans there can be) and you'll know. you talk about Pakistanis not winning fairly.. dudes check your history with umpires.. bucknor, and the others....Cricket is no more a gentlemen's game, where cricket lover used to love the prospect of Pak and Indian clashes...who were better on the day won .. now its the money...whos got the more money wins now.

  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    @Mohammad Ahmad:-

    If we fail in some match away from Ind then you would say that we can't play on those wickets and if we win/Sachin scores then you start saying that it was a batting track LOL. Sure, Sachin has needed chances all his life. He was plain lucky to debut at 16, to have scored his first century at 17; even to score his 200 he needed all his luck. He is a mediocre player who had luck all his life. This is how he scored 99 intl. hundreds, 15k test runs, 18k ODI runs. Sachin would not have scored even 5 100s had it not been his luck. He is just a street level player who has been deliberately promoted by BCCI / Ind govt in the last 22 years. This could even be a global conspiracy - perhaps even the Kepler 22 fellas are involved in it. EVEN I would have scored 1000 Intl centuries, 50k test runs, 40k ODI runs, fastest 50/100/200/300/400/500/600, most 4/6 in his place. He has not achieved much basically - a puny arrogant player he is. RIGHT?

  • on December 8, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    I exactly don't understand what my PAKISTANI friends are trying to prove. I mean Pakistan is yet to win a Series in WEST INDIES and they lost the series in the beginning of the year against the same team,whereas India has the won two consecutive series in West Indies and also PAKISTAN whitewashed by AUSSIES down under in three consecutive series and We gave Aussies a good run for their in the last few tours and We also won the tri-series. India drew the series against the mighty South Africa and since much is talked about England tour We might have lost this one but we were victorious on the previous outing (2007) drew the series in 2002 but PAKISTAN was on the losing side on the previous couple of tours. So,my dear friends,if a team which BOAST of having a strong fast bowling unit cant win matches in bowling friendly pitches then why to target INDIA,maybe we are not comfortable with short balls but stats are telling a different story all together :)

  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 2:36 GMT

    @Aina Maria Waseem:-

    The Ind fans could also say the same thing - why do the Pakistani fans keep commenting negatively about Ind in articles related solely to India? Don't believe me? Just check the articles of the 3rd Ind-WI ODI. It is neither the fault of the Ind team or the Pakistani team that the tour is not happening. The reasons are well known and unlikely to be solved in the near future. As for the hammering, whether the tour happens in 2012 or 2014, Ind will hammer Pakistan. There is no doubt about it. Eng did beat Ind this time and played good cricket during that time - however, they too would find how tough it is to play in Ind. They saw that in part during the 5-0 whipping in ODIs and will see the main course of that during the test series in India. Eng's bowling will be toothless in India and I suspect so will happen in Dubai against Pak. I just hope the Pak batsmen show some resolve - if yes then Pak can really win this test series.

  • on December 7, 2011, 23:32 GMT

    @ harikrish24 it was a total batting track and Pakistan was 20 runs short. These are not my comments. It was mentioned by all the experts before the start of the game and before the start of Indian innings. Sachin was dropped by Abdul Razzaq on Mid off of a slow delivery of Wasim Akram, a sitter, a dolly of a catch.He was not given a plumb LBW again of Wasim Akram and then he fell to a fast short ball of Shoaib Akthar.My point, he needs chances against genuine fast bowlers even on dead wickets,forget fast tracks.His avg against Pak with Wasim playing is 36, 37 vs McGrath,38 vs Donald and Shoaib vs Sachin is 27 with 8 ( or 9) dismissals in 19 innings all this against a 56 career avg....do you want more numbers?? He is a great batsman,no doubt.I agree but he is not the best batsman against genuine fast bowlers on fast wickets. Ponting is alot better.(Sachin out does him in spin and Lara out does both vs Murli).Still Viv Richards is the best....Peace

  • on December 9, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    @ truth1: We won against the same Australian team in 2001 with a very inexperienced bowling attack. As far as the records are concern we may be lagging behind but we always rose up to the occasion be it in World Cup or Asia Cup. Let your team win in West Indies,South Africa, Australia and England. Since you talked about history India was bowled out by a quality English attack,and it happened before I was born. Okay Pakistan was humiliated by powerful Aussies in Sharjah (2002) but let me remind you that a full strength Pakistan side lost a home Test Series in November 1998 against ZIMBABWE. LOL:)

  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 9, 2011, 3:51 GMT

    India afraid of Pakistan??? what a joke! Barring the Dubai matches, pakistan do not have any upper hand aganist India. India delivered in the big stages when it matters...like WC or Asia cup....and India won the series against Pakistan last time when India visited Pakistan. The fact is that Pakistan played to a tired SL and a useless BD so far and their fans are in the moon because of that! On the other hand India playing with debutants in all series and trying to develop a bench strength for the future. But still able t win the series !

  • truth1 on December 8, 2011, 21:23 GMT

    Let us clarify a few facts. Someone wrote what happened to Pak luck when they were bowled out for 59 & 53. Thats no doubt a bad performance but do you know that none of pakistan's main batsmen were not playing in that match and Aus at their peak were at full strength.Anyway it was still 17 and 11 runs better than India's record of 42 (you like history, don't you?) and 12 and 5 runs better than Aus's recent record of 47. If fielding B or C teams does not affect results then what about when you were thrashed by Zimbabwe and SL only 1 year ago(march 2010). Pakistan did get austaralia out for 88 in Leeds test only 1 year ago which is a more recent result than the one you mentioned.As far as "india will thrash Pak" is just for LOL.just look at overall results of 67-49 in ODIs and 12-9 in Tests. Simply, you are not capable of bettering it ever. We are all praying for Sachin's century before he turns 40+, by the way.

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:46 GMT

    @Harmony.. dude chill out.. i for one (pakistani) havent got anything against the indian players... Sachin Tendulkar is defenlty the best (for me but Dravid is my fav indian player ever) and i love the indian cricket team.. but i have everything against the board..just like some of my Indian fellows here with me. they like pakistani players.. but not the board

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    by the way congrats on Sehwag's 200.. from a cricketing point view it was spectacular but again.. I proved my point.. u got the money u got the games.. personally i somewhat feels that the English series u lost was becuase BCCi wanted to loose. just to get the english team back and give them the same treatment... if it had been only one series b/w the teams..in india or england... it would have been a tight Indian win 3-2

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:36 GMT

    @subhash and Anindya... hmm talk about the 2000.. great records for indian cricket. Wonderful. dont you guys ever wonder. how a team with such a mediocre bowling attack suddenly getting the results...could it be players... na..2000 was the time when BCCI,with tons of money, started to poke their noses around into the matters of other boards. Ask any cricket lover (genuine one...i know Indian are great fans of cricket and i honestly love and respect that and they are best fans there can be) and you'll know. you talk about Pakistanis not winning fairly.. dudes check your history with umpires.. bucknor, and the others....Cricket is no more a gentlemen's game, where cricket lover used to love the prospect of Pak and Indian clashes...who were better on the day won .. now its the money...whos got the more money wins now.

  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    @Mohammad Ahmad:-

    If we fail in some match away from Ind then you would say that we can't play on those wickets and if we win/Sachin scores then you start saying that it was a batting track LOL. Sure, Sachin has needed chances all his life. He was plain lucky to debut at 16, to have scored his first century at 17; even to score his 200 he needed all his luck. He is a mediocre player who had luck all his life. This is how he scored 99 intl. hundreds, 15k test runs, 18k ODI runs. Sachin would not have scored even 5 100s had it not been his luck. He is just a street level player who has been deliberately promoted by BCCI / Ind govt in the last 22 years. This could even be a global conspiracy - perhaps even the Kepler 22 fellas are involved in it. EVEN I would have scored 1000 Intl centuries, 50k test runs, 40k ODI runs, fastest 50/100/200/300/400/500/600, most 4/6 in his place. He has not achieved much basically - a puny arrogant player he is. RIGHT?

  • on December 8, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    I exactly don't understand what my PAKISTANI friends are trying to prove. I mean Pakistan is yet to win a Series in WEST INDIES and they lost the series in the beginning of the year against the same team,whereas India has the won two consecutive series in West Indies and also PAKISTAN whitewashed by AUSSIES down under in three consecutive series and We gave Aussies a good run for their in the last few tours and We also won the tri-series. India drew the series against the mighty South Africa and since much is talked about England tour We might have lost this one but we were victorious on the previous outing (2007) drew the series in 2002 but PAKISTAN was on the losing side on the previous couple of tours. So,my dear friends,if a team which BOAST of having a strong fast bowling unit cant win matches in bowling friendly pitches then why to target INDIA,maybe we are not comfortable with short balls but stats are telling a different story all together :)

  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 2:36 GMT

    @Aina Maria Waseem:-

    The Ind fans could also say the same thing - why do the Pakistani fans keep commenting negatively about Ind in articles related solely to India? Don't believe me? Just check the articles of the 3rd Ind-WI ODI. It is neither the fault of the Ind team or the Pakistani team that the tour is not happening. The reasons are well known and unlikely to be solved in the near future. As for the hammering, whether the tour happens in 2012 or 2014, Ind will hammer Pakistan. There is no doubt about it. Eng did beat Ind this time and played good cricket during that time - however, they too would find how tough it is to play in Ind. They saw that in part during the 5-0 whipping in ODIs and will see the main course of that during the test series in India. Eng's bowling will be toothless in India and I suspect so will happen in Dubai against Pak. I just hope the Pak batsmen show some resolve - if yes then Pak can really win this test series.

  • on December 7, 2011, 23:32 GMT

    @ harikrish24 it was a total batting track and Pakistan was 20 runs short. These are not my comments. It was mentioned by all the experts before the start of the game and before the start of Indian innings. Sachin was dropped by Abdul Razzaq on Mid off of a slow delivery of Wasim Akram, a sitter, a dolly of a catch.He was not given a plumb LBW again of Wasim Akram and then he fell to a fast short ball of Shoaib Akthar.My point, he needs chances against genuine fast bowlers even on dead wickets,forget fast tracks.His avg against Pak with Wasim playing is 36, 37 vs McGrath,38 vs Donald and Shoaib vs Sachin is 27 with 8 ( or 9) dismissals in 19 innings all this against a 56 career avg....do you want more numbers?? He is a great batsman,no doubt.I agree but he is not the best batsman against genuine fast bowlers on fast wickets. Ponting is alot better.(Sachin out does him in spin and Lara out does both vs Murli).Still Viv Richards is the best....Peace

  • cricket_fan_1980 on December 7, 2011, 21:09 GMT

    Pakistan's ODI record this year is impeccable. I think it is the best out of all nations. They have a long way to go to win back the hearts and minds of all their fans, and the respect of cricketing fans the world over, but they're doing a damn good job of it so far. They're putting in consistent and solid performances day in day out, and eradicating all the fears that people may have of a team that is struggling with controversy. It is very pleasing to see a powerful and cohesive unit emerging from Pakistan once again.

  • on December 7, 2011, 21:00 GMT

    @ harikrish24 I hate it when people confuse greatness of batsmen with their genius against a particular class of bowlers.For example perhaps Sachin, Lara and Salim Malik are the only players who truly dominated Warne. Warne couldn't get Malik's wicket in 16 innings and innumerable overs.But if I had to choose one, I would pick Sachin.(I am Pakistani but I think he truly mastered the Magician) but if I had to choose the tormentor of Murli, it has to be Brian Charles Lara. Similarly if I have to pick one batsman who could take the life out of a genuine classy pace attack on a fast track, its Viv Richards and Ricky Ponting and I think only Richards could PERHAPS dominate an attack comprising of Wasim,Waqar,Shoaib,Thompson,Lille,Marshal and Holding in their peak on a fast bouncy pitch and if there is one batsman who can dare look any bowler in the eye and tell him that he would annihilate him,its Viv the Great Richards........PERIOD......

  • on December 7, 2011, 20:11 GMT

    @Anindya Sen : Your example proves that Sharjah isn't always lucky for us. Then India should agree to play us there :) I don't bring India here. It's Indians who visit our match reports and rubbish our victories by claiming they can beat us any day. 2011 is more recent than 2007, so maybe it's England who avenged India. Anyway, it's not our fault we aren't allowed to visit India and be beaten by them in a full test, odi and t20 tour! We Pakistanis would love to give India the chance to hammer team PAKISTAN!. Make the march tour happen!

  • harikrish24 on December 7, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    @ Mohammad Ahmad : pls choose your words carefully.. never forget the match in WC 2003 pakistan had failed miserably with a strong batting and one of the strongest bowling lineups then..

  • on December 7, 2011, 15:55 GMT

    @Aina Maria Waseem: See I don't want to hurt anyone sentiments and I personally am a big fan of Wasim and Waqar,but if you think that Sharjah is lucky for your team than what happened to the luck in Oct-2002 when Pakistan was bowled out for 59 and 53 :) and anyway its about the recent series between Pakistan and Bangladesh so why to bring India in between, and let me remind you we have beaten England in the last tour of 2007 in their own soil. Hope you remember. I would love to see Pakistan,Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and India to emerge as world class teams, if THEY think that we are not comfortable with short stuffs so are they with the spin webs. Congrats for the series victory and good luck to both the teams for the test series :)

  • drsaadxb on December 7, 2011, 15:44 GMT

    What I assess / believe ...India is just simply shy / low on confidence and are simply afraid of their own public backlash if they are hammered by Pakistan , if at all they agree to the series. So , its best , refuse to the series , on the pretext of the 'security issues'...

  • on December 7, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    @HAMID KHALID ok we agreed Pakistan had the superior head to head record against India but there are some record that favour India completly overshadows Pakistans dominations too India had a clinical 5-0 world Cup record against Pakistan.In 1996,2003 and 2011 its India who knocked Pakistan out of the tournament.Addition to that India edge 2-0 Tzo record over Pakistan that include title Victory in final.Beside that INDIA won Asia Cup 5 times and Pakistan just won 1 in each other presence You may happy with overall record but we have upper hand over important record .Hence after resumption of series between the two countries since 2004 INDIA WIN 2-1 series in Pakistan before 3-2 truimp in one dayer similairly they won 4-1 in ODI SEIRES IN 2006 AGAINST pakistan in PAKISTAN,again in 2007 INDIA BEAT PAKISTAN 3-2 in ODI and 1-0 in test,Pak won just 1 test series in 2006 and just 1 Odi series in 2005 by 4-2,hence since 2000 INDIA WERE better,Pakistan odi truimp inflated in sharjah

  • on December 7, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    @ ddlj26 mate I am sure Sachin prays everyday just not to play Ajmal again like the indians used to plead to their governament to ensure that they don't play against Pakistan when we had Wasim and Waqar at their peak and later on when Shoaib's inclusion made it a deadly 3 prong attack. No matter what you say its as clear as daylight that indians inclluding Sachin are not good players of fast men on fast wickets.They can only talk and boast and in case you were thinking about statistics,there are many stats which go against indian batting lineup including Sachin.I can put his avgs against Wasim,McGrath,Donald and Ambrose......compare him with Lara (which are in 30s in contrast to his 55 career avg, for Sachin).....think before you speak and look before you leap. Stats is not the end ot the world but even if it was, indians failed to make a mark on big boys. Period.

  • on December 7, 2011, 14:14 GMT

    @Anindya Sen: Sharjah's soil may be lucky for us but we certainly don't jinx it. And no you did NOT avenge England. Ideally you should avenge them in tests on your next tour there, but if you think it should be done at India, it should at-least be done in a test series. You only avenged the ODIs, and the main humiliation was in tests. By the same rule, if Pakistan "avenges" England, we shouldn't find you saying we didn't do it in England! Hope the Indian government allows us to tour India so that team India can hammer team Pakistan, and if they fail to do it, they won't be able to complain about home advantage or sharjah advantage :) Instead, they will say they lacked their senior players while Pakistan had veterans like Junaid Khan, Sadaf Hussain and Azhar Ali!

  • on December 7, 2011, 13:57 GMT

    @ddlj26: That series is already scheduled for March, at India. However the Indian authorities are not finalizing the tour. I wonder why, since Pakistan will obviously be flattened...

  • voyager on December 7, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    Neutral Umpires original Idea was Noor Khan, PCB (then BCCP) chairman in early eighties not Imran Khan. Imran Khan champions it as captain later on and used the chorus that was built up by Noor Khan.

  • on December 7, 2011, 12:43 GMT

    To all the haters out there. Pakistan has won 6 consecutive ODI series this year. Now how many "minnows" are there in cricket world?? The so called minnows against whom Pakistan won convincingly, were the same "minnows" who faced India in the WC final. If SL is the minnow, then what does it tell you about the world champions, and weather their title is justified or not? The fact is that some people cannot digest the fact that Pakistan is an improving side, nothing good about Pakistan cricket is appreciated by those people. If you look at the latest Test + ODI top 10 players' standings. You have all together 40 spots. Of which 5 of them are occupied by Pakistanis (Afridi, Hafeez, Umar Akmal & Ajmal - Ajmal twice, both ODIS and Tests). Nr. of occupation by Indians are also 5. Tendulkar, Dravid, Zaheer, Kohli & Dhoni. (infact there's no Indian bowler in ODI top 10). The point is that credit should be given where it's due. PK despite the controversies, have been plying good, solid cricket.

  • on December 7, 2011, 12:27 GMT

    @Hammad Khalid: So, you can see the difference after 2000s,it even contest now,and is its not only about your country but many other countries also took false benefit because of home umpires but only one NATION outperformed others in false practices in umpiring. There was an era when LBWs were hard to found against the HOST NATION. Just watch the videos of the matches played in the 90s and ask yourself that how many of those victories are fair!!! And when on earth Your country is going to defeat us in the World Cup?????????????

  • on December 7, 2011, 11:19 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 7, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    SSSShhhhhhh...... Pakistan won....... Go back to your routine work... Match over..... Day over...... No silly comments...... Asian teams zindabad......

  • on December 7, 2011, 9:10 GMT

    @ddlj26 : If you are living in actual world it is INDIAN CRICKET BOARD who is giving lame excuses to avoid PAK-INDIA series ! we offered to play on your soil, you refused. We offered you to play us on NEUTRAL VENUE (U.A.E) and you gave us LAME EXCUSE that you got security concerns over their ! And yes we'll see SEHWAG LICKING HIS LIPS in front of AUSTRALIAN SEEM ATTACK. that is much far away my brother. PEACE.

  • on December 7, 2011, 8:55 GMT

    @Anindya Sen.. firslty the neutral umpire rule was introduced by pakistanis(Imran khan gave the original idea). Secondly both countries had umpires who were accused of cheating for their respective countries. here are the overall stats for pak v ind

    Total 120 Matches - 47 won by India, 69 won by Pakistan. No result 4 27 matches in India - 10 won by India, 17 won by Pakistan. 27 matches in Pakistan - 11 won by India, 14 won by Pakistan. No result 2. 66 matches in other countries. 26 won by India. 38 won by Pakistan. No result 2 After 1st Jan 2000 till today - 42 matches - 22 won by Pakistan. 20 won by India

    so here you go

  • Baundele on December 7, 2011, 7:36 GMT

    Bangladesh team should not rely on Tamim. Jamie Siddons created the wrong atmosphere that Tamim and Shakib are the only two match winners. Many people do not know/realize that Bangladesh whitewashed NZ without Tamim. The pitch was crap for ODI. But Bangladesh was still cruising. The blackout worked for Pakistanis. A proper investigation should be done on who switched off the lights.

  • El_Toro_Loco on December 7, 2011, 7:20 GMT

    @full_blood_wallop: yeah it's the LUCK which has been on their side for the past 10 games, otherwise they'd lost all the games due to their below par bowling attack (SARCASM). The same LUCK was with England when they trashed your beloved world champs in all formats of the game, not too long ago. (REALITY CHECKED)..... Ciao

  • on December 7, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    @LeftBrain u just schooled Bangladesh

  • on December 7, 2011, 6:03 GMT

    @Ray24: But still we managed to win that match, and also we paid England back and its only the recent England series where we failed in all the departments or else in the last few years we are one of the best teams in world. As the the records between India and Pakistan is concern, look at the records after 2000. You can see the difference!!! You know why??? Because now we don't play anymore in Sharjah!!! and also thanks to the neutral umpires rule of ICC.

  • saqskhan on December 7, 2011, 5:51 GMT

    @Ray24....agree with you dude...nice answer.

  • on December 7, 2011, 5:24 GMT

    hey Misbah why dont you give this advice to your own batsmen, who themselves are not yet the level of England , Australia, India..

  • Ray24 on December 7, 2011, 5:03 GMT

    @ ddlj26 - we saw how the best batsmen of all time, Mr Tendulkar was licking his lips in the semi-final against Ajmal....LOL As much as Pakistan's bowling is over-rated, the same applies to team India, who were recently beaten 4-0 against England. Please stop believing that India is the best thing that has ever happened to cricket. Coz its not! Check India's record against Pakistan and then say things. India has a long way to go before catching up with Pakistan.

  • Rahul_78 on December 7, 2011, 4:28 GMT

    It was disastor waiting to happen when BNG prepared spinning track against a team which consists of best spinning attack in ODI's. You can not give turners to the team consisting of Ajmal, Afridi, Rehman and Hafiz. BNG batting is struggling big time, it wold have been wise if they could have prepared good bating wickets, bated first and put runs on board and attack PAK batting which is little susceptible in big chases.

  • andrew-schulz on December 7, 2011, 4:22 GMT

    Harsh, Ahmad. The fact is Mushfiqur has a point. Games should not be affected by such amateurish balls-ups.

  • satish619chandar on December 7, 2011, 3:57 GMT

    @ddlj26 : You can never underestimate any team.. Stop these provoking business..

  • on December 7, 2011, 3:37 GMT

    what an excuse - next time he is going to say wind was blowing south so we got all out ... Pakistani spin trio is simply on a roll here and a couple of decent bangladeshi batsmen aren't amongst the runs .... Moreover, Pakistan's batting has been a lot more stable with Misbah's glued presence, experience of Younis and energetic Umer Akmal

  • on December 7, 2011, 2:28 GMT

    @ Naeem Khan.....dear friend thats all Bangladesh has been taking for the last 10 years, positives out of every loss and I think its time they go to ICC and ask them to revoke their Test status before ICC is forced to do it due to lack of competitive cricket by Bangladesh.They lost to Ziimbabwe clean and square and I think we can have interesting and tight finishing ODIs if Bangladesh play against Zimbabwe and West Indies and if that is not enough put Afghanistan and Kenya in too. It would make a B League Juniour Champions Trophy.Watching Bangladesh play is just like seeing Pakistan Football team taking on Brazil.

  • on December 7, 2011, 0:33 GMT

    Mushfiqur Rahim please stop giving excuses. Next time you will say the wind was blowing, I was wearing the wrong shoes, we forgot how much total were we suppose to chase.The plain simple fact is Bangladesh needs to play Zimbabwe and West Indies a lot. In fact they should only play among themselves. Stop giving the usual cricket sugar coated candy talks. Act like men or be gone.

  • LeftBrain on December 7, 2011, 0:02 GMT

    Well, earlier reason of Bangladeshi defeat was injury of Tamim, we were told that once Tamim is back, there will be a difference, He came back, nothing changed, then we were told the defeats are due to pitches who are not offering home advantage (whatever it means!!) and given pitched to BD strength, there will be a difference, today there was a spin heavy tailor-made pitch for Bangladesh, but nothing happened. Now we are told this defeat is due to light break. Well this ODI series is over, but I can foresee some of the excuses coming in test series, 1- Session breaks worked against BD. 2-Wind is blowing @15KPH, not 25KMH that BD likes. 3-Sun didn't come out until 10AM. 4-Petrol prices went up around the world. 5-Too much is spent on Christmas shopping in US and BD players were worried about it.

  • heavens on December 6, 2011, 22:49 GMT

    Bangladesh needed to make batting wickets for series against pakistan. Spin wicket will always help pakistan as they have the best spin attack in the world at the moment. Batting wickets might have brought a different story as pakistan's batting is always unreliable. Negative cricket by BD cost them clean sweep in ODIs

  • on December 6, 2011, 22:37 GMT

    Folks take it easy. Not the end of the world. Take some positives from the game.Excellent bowling by the bowlers. Great spin. Nasir's centuary. Good second wicket partnership. It is a team that can only grow in the future and on a good day can beat any team. By the way, I am a Pakistani supporter of BD.

  • playitstraight on December 6, 2011, 22:35 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh for bowling Pakistan for 174 all out. You guys had a great chance to win, but you let it slip. Even if Bangla scored 2 runs an over, that would have been enough with the odd boundary between 2-3 overs. Unfortunately, they played carelessly and many wickets fell due to poor shot selection, starting off with Tamim Iqbal. If he had set the momentum with a brisk 30 or 40, then Bangla could have had momentum on their side. Even the captain played a poor shot, he has to bat more responsibly like Shakib Al Hasann did when he was captain. In the end, well done Pakistan and good luck!!

  • ddlj26 on December 6, 2011, 21:14 GMT

    Pakistan spinners can be handled by the indian batsmen even in their sleep, sehwag licks his lips whenever ajmal and co would come on to bowl... i wish they schedule a series between india and pakistan just to show to the world how overrated pakistan spin attack is.... Playing and winning a series against a rebuilding SL team and a pathetic bangladesh team doesnt prove anything

  • on December 6, 2011, 21:03 GMT

    Pakistan were scared when they were all out for 177, but relieved after BD were all out for 119 but that does not happen often. They really some serious therapy in the batting department especially in the up coming test matches. They need to stay on crease and play spin better because the pitch that BD will be providing will surely be a spin trap (hope it back fire again). Give chance to new Guns and please train the youngsters mentally as well. Misbah is cool like an ICE which is bringing success. There needs to be an amalgam of the likes of the likes of COOL of Misbah, ENTHUSIASM of Afridi, SAGACITY of Younis, PROFESSORSHIP of Hafeez, DOOSRA of Ajmal, SPEED of Gul and CRAFTSMANSHIP of Umer Akmal in the balanced proportion if they want to challenge the likes of Australia, South Africa, England and India. Long Live Pak Cricket

  • on December 6, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    i agree with mel -waas how many times shoaib malik has to fail before he is dropped. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

  • Full-Blooded-Wallop on December 6, 2011, 20:39 GMT

    The fact is that pakistan were plain lucky today. Not only due to light but when a partnership was going on, umpire gave an atrocious decision! which shifted the momentum.

  • Mel-waas on December 6, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    Pakistani Batting weaknesses were exposed in this match. Now How many times Shoaib Malik has to fail before he is dropped. Give someone new a chance. What happened to Fawad Alam. Fawad Alam ODI average is 45 with the bat, Test Average is 41.66. He scored a century on his test Debut. Now We all know about Shoaib Malik's Political connections. But enough is enough, be fair....

  • waheed on December 6, 2011, 20:34 GMT

    ok lets see in test series there will be no pwer failure in day cricket please beat Pakistan this time..... :)

    Long Live Pakistan :)

  • salman_0902 on December 6, 2011, 20:32 GMT

    If I were Mushfq rahim the BD captain. I would have a very good answer to these BD fans, who are furious at the loss against Pakistan. My answer would be... THIS IS THE TEAM OF THE BEST PLAYERS SELECTED FROM ALL OF BD. THAT IS THE TALENT WE HAVE. IF BD CAN PRODUCE BETTER THAN THIS, WE WILL SELECT THEM FOR NEXT MATCHES. IF BD DOESN'T PRODUCE BETTER PLAYERS THEN YOU SHOULD BE PATIENT AND KEEP QUIET.

  • salman_0902 on December 6, 2011, 20:24 GMT

    Thank god it didnt hapen in Pakistan. if it had happened in pk; you could guess the reaction of BD players and fans

  • on December 6, 2011, 19:45 GMT

    Don't blame the floodlights Misbah!You are a wonderful captain,and Pakistani spin attack is the best in the world at this moment!

  • on December 6, 2011, 19:37 GMT

    bangladesh bwoling was really very good...................BUT pakistan bowling was super but i hate to see pakistan bating like that they must have to think that bcaz next serios is very tough again,st england but we proud you pakistan will beat england to in next serios ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and i request to my PCB we want to see same couch in future we don,t want any former couch best of luck for our player

  • Bengali-Tiger007 on December 6, 2011, 19:33 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.

  • SamAsh07 on December 6, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    Ok first you blame the pitches and now the floodlights. Good on you. What are Bangladesh going to blame their defeat on next? A session break in Tests?

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:42 GMT

    agree momentum broke by break but tht is not the sole responsible for the defeat. we have seen SL collapse against this spin attack with less than 50 runs to chase on less spinning wicket than this. Bd had 110 at that time. Main thing is you cant win on such pitches against a team who has spinners in 1/2/9 th odi ranking. problem thy made wicket for spinn bowlers there but pak has more deadly spiners than BD

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:40 GMT

    well played by pakistan & good win. this is the 1st real game in this series rest were single sided. agree momentum broke by break BUT you cant rule out BD batsman poor batting. pak batting still a worry but bowling is working. malik is bowling well but he is in team for batting. i think razak should come in eng series. pak need batting allrounder not bowling like malik sohail

  • pauliangenius on December 6, 2011, 18:38 GMT

    Now Pakistan would not have "power failures" all the time to break the momentum of the other teams. They need to get rid of tired ineffective bowlers like sohail tanvir and inconsistent and untalented batsmen like imran farhat. It is time to recognise the power failures INSIDE the team.

  • CricketIsBoringSometimes on December 6, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    I am sure it did. I couldn't get my homework done either.

  • bilalAWAN on December 6, 2011, 18:26 GMT

    Hafeez moves up to 2nd place in ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings and Umar Akmal is in top 10 in Batsmen Rankings. Way to go Pakistan...!

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

    indeed bangla have to improve thier batting so is the case with pak. they need to get rid of weakest links like sohail and shoaib and farhat. can be really strong team without these three and bring in a genuine fast bowel, all rounder like hammad azam and a batsman like ahmad shahzad, naved yasin, and others who are waiting in the wings despite having great domestics.

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    this is not a new thing ..... we saw it happen multiple times in IPL and happens quite often in tests ..... but stil 100 in 35 overs should have been done even against Pak ....

  • Rakim on December 6, 2011, 18:21 GMT

    Team BD can blame on ground staff. FIRE THEM ALL!!

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    IN 28 MATCHES WHICH ARE LOST BY BANGLADESH IS ALWAYS DUE TO SOME INTERUPTIONS OTHERWISE THERE TEAM IS VERY STRONG

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  • on December 6, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    IN 28 MATCHES WHICH ARE LOST BY BANGLADESH IS ALWAYS DUE TO SOME INTERUPTIONS OTHERWISE THERE TEAM IS VERY STRONG

  • Rakim on December 6, 2011, 18:21 GMT

    Team BD can blame on ground staff. FIRE THEM ALL!!

  • on December 6, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    this is not a new thing ..... we saw it happen multiple times in IPL and happens quite often in tests ..... but stil 100 in 35 overs should have been done even against Pak ....

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

    indeed bangla have to improve thier batting so is the case with pak. they need to get rid of weakest links like sohail and shoaib and farhat. can be really strong team without these three and bring in a genuine fast bowel, all rounder like hammad azam and a batsman like ahmad shahzad, naved yasin, and others who are waiting in the wings despite having great domestics.

  • bilalAWAN on December 6, 2011, 18:26 GMT

    Hafeez moves up to 2nd place in ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings and Umar Akmal is in top 10 in Batsmen Rankings. Way to go Pakistan...!

  • CricketIsBoringSometimes on December 6, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    I am sure it did. I couldn't get my homework done either.

  • pauliangenius on December 6, 2011, 18:38 GMT

    Now Pakistan would not have "power failures" all the time to break the momentum of the other teams. They need to get rid of tired ineffective bowlers like sohail tanvir and inconsistent and untalented batsmen like imran farhat. It is time to recognise the power failures INSIDE the team.

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:40 GMT

    well played by pakistan & good win. this is the 1st real game in this series rest were single sided. agree momentum broke by break BUT you cant rule out BD batsman poor batting. pak batting still a worry but bowling is working. malik is bowling well but he is in team for batting. i think razak should come in eng series. pak need batting allrounder not bowling like malik sohail

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 18:42 GMT

    agree momentum broke by break but tht is not the sole responsible for the defeat. we have seen SL collapse against this spin attack with less than 50 runs to chase on less spinning wicket than this. Bd had 110 at that time. Main thing is you cant win on such pitches against a team who has spinners in 1/2/9 th odi ranking. problem thy made wicket for spinn bowlers there but pak has more deadly spiners than BD

  • SamAsh07 on December 6, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    Ok first you blame the pitches and now the floodlights. Good on you. What are Bangladesh going to blame their defeat on next? A session break in Tests?