Hong Kong March 23, 2008

Hong Kong's women humiliated

Hong Kong’s women lost the opening game in their four-match series against Bangladesh by eight wickets after they were skittled for 38
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Hong Kong’s women lost the opening game in their four-match series against Bangladesh by eight wickets after they were skittled for 38. Neisha Pratt, who has experience in her native New Zealand, made 16 but otherwise it was a pretty poor display. Salma Khatun, Bangladesh’s captain, grabbed a hat-trick on her way to 4 for 2 off six overs and then her side eased to victory inside 14 overs.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Sumona on April 5, 2008, 5:24 GMT

    I wonder how some people can say something so easily!!!! Most of the guys (who are not really willing to praise our girls coz they haven't played against the big teams) don't even know about the background of our w.team. its really very easy to hope and criticise but does anyone think that our team is only 2 yrs old!!!! let them walk first, then expect them to run n win the race.... learn to appreciate, man!!

    And to Mr. SUHEL... have u ever seen our girls playing in the field??? or even their practice?? if not, U SHOULD!!

    I am proud of our girls that they are trying hard to prove themselves... but u'll be shocked when u'll know about the facilities they get... so its my request, plz boost them up if u can, or just dont anything...

    My heartiest thanks to those who encouraged n appreciated our girls by their post.. keep it up n hope for the best for our tigressess..

  • KHAN ISHRAQ AZIZ on March 27, 2008, 19:37 GMT

    When Bangladesh used to play with the associate members and winning we thought that we attained some height. After getting ODI Status and particularly after TEST Status we found ourselves in a miserable condition. So nothing to exalt after beating Nepal or Hong Kong. I am sure situation will be the same as that of the men's team if they play with AUS, PAK or IND. Because I think we are actually not capable of playing test level cricket.

  • Ashfaqul Islam on March 26, 2008, 15:28 GMT

    Ya womens done well. I thanked them. But we should give them more time for playing with big teams. We already saw that time is a fact. Big teams are not easy. So give them time. Come on Bangladeshi Tigers (Men/Women) we always with you.

  • c zaman on March 25, 2008, 19:33 GMT

    It is about time the Bangladesh Women's Cricket Team stepped out of the sand-box and started playing with "bigger kids". Unless that happens, we will never know our true worth. That will also be a way of improving our game - and be recognized.

  • Aunik on March 25, 2008, 15:12 GMT

    Cheers to our Girls, who upraised the glorious flag of Bangladesh by teir fantastic win on foreign soil. Keep doing this...

  • Aakash on March 25, 2008, 12:53 GMT

    This is rubbish while they are playing against Hong Kong ; If they don't win then they should get beaten on the streets against the team like Hong Kong ;

  • Saikat on March 25, 2008, 6:21 GMT

    Well done My Bangladeshi women tiger team.I hope it will be continue.Jyoti where you are? Why you not in Cricek field?

  • Masud Ahmed Khan on March 25, 2008, 6:18 GMT

    Bangladesh women team must play stronger side like India, Pakistan, and other test playing nations to prove that they are also of capable of beating them

  • Khurshid on March 24, 2008, 12:54 GMT

    Well done B.Desh women. JYOTI - Honey dont be excited - the foolish comment you have delivered

  • Banglar Baag on March 24, 2008, 12:52 GMT

    Bravo Bangladesh! Congratulations to you all!! You made us proud. I hope our OTHER TEAM can mimic the performance of yours.

  • Sumona on April 5, 2008, 5:24 GMT

    I wonder how some people can say something so easily!!!! Most of the guys (who are not really willing to praise our girls coz they haven't played against the big teams) don't even know about the background of our w.team. its really very easy to hope and criticise but does anyone think that our team is only 2 yrs old!!!! let them walk first, then expect them to run n win the race.... learn to appreciate, man!!

    And to Mr. SUHEL... have u ever seen our girls playing in the field??? or even their practice?? if not, U SHOULD!!

    I am proud of our girls that they are trying hard to prove themselves... but u'll be shocked when u'll know about the facilities they get... so its my request, plz boost them up if u can, or just dont anything...

    My heartiest thanks to those who encouraged n appreciated our girls by their post.. keep it up n hope for the best for our tigressess..

  • KHAN ISHRAQ AZIZ on March 27, 2008, 19:37 GMT

    When Bangladesh used to play with the associate members and winning we thought that we attained some height. After getting ODI Status and particularly after TEST Status we found ourselves in a miserable condition. So nothing to exalt after beating Nepal or Hong Kong. I am sure situation will be the same as that of the men's team if they play with AUS, PAK or IND. Because I think we are actually not capable of playing test level cricket.

  • Ashfaqul Islam on March 26, 2008, 15:28 GMT

    Ya womens done well. I thanked them. But we should give them more time for playing with big teams. We already saw that time is a fact. Big teams are not easy. So give them time. Come on Bangladeshi Tigers (Men/Women) we always with you.

  • c zaman on March 25, 2008, 19:33 GMT

    It is about time the Bangladesh Women's Cricket Team stepped out of the sand-box and started playing with "bigger kids". Unless that happens, we will never know our true worth. That will also be a way of improving our game - and be recognized.

  • Aunik on March 25, 2008, 15:12 GMT

    Cheers to our Girls, who upraised the glorious flag of Bangladesh by teir fantastic win on foreign soil. Keep doing this...

  • Aakash on March 25, 2008, 12:53 GMT

    This is rubbish while they are playing against Hong Kong ; If they don't win then they should get beaten on the streets against the team like Hong Kong ;

  • Saikat on March 25, 2008, 6:21 GMT

    Well done My Bangladeshi women tiger team.I hope it will be continue.Jyoti where you are? Why you not in Cricek field?

  • Masud Ahmed Khan on March 25, 2008, 6:18 GMT

    Bangladesh women team must play stronger side like India, Pakistan, and other test playing nations to prove that they are also of capable of beating them

  • Khurshid on March 24, 2008, 12:54 GMT

    Well done B.Desh women. JYOTI - Honey dont be excited - the foolish comment you have delivered

  • Banglar Baag on March 24, 2008, 12:52 GMT

    Bravo Bangladesh! Congratulations to you all!! You made us proud. I hope our OTHER TEAM can mimic the performance of yours.

  • suhel on March 24, 2008, 6:34 GMT

    womens cricket is different from mens cricket "playing ways" so no comparison plz...

  • Jyoti on March 24, 2008, 4:46 GMT

    Might as well just replace the men's side with the women.

  • Shamim on March 24, 2008, 4:16 GMT

    Great stuff by the Bangladeshi Womens. I hope that they get their one day status soon, and get their chance to play against big girls in international cricket. I am sure they will do just fine. I heard they are taking part in this edition of the Asia Cup ! My Pran-Dala-Obinondon to them !

  • Raju Chowdhury on March 24, 2008, 2:46 GMT

    Wao! Bangladeshi women have done what the men have been unable to do. We are proud of them.

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  • Raju Chowdhury on March 24, 2008, 2:46 GMT

    Wao! Bangladeshi women have done what the men have been unable to do. We are proud of them.

  • Shamim on March 24, 2008, 4:16 GMT

    Great stuff by the Bangladeshi Womens. I hope that they get their one day status soon, and get their chance to play against big girls in international cricket. I am sure they will do just fine. I heard they are taking part in this edition of the Asia Cup ! My Pran-Dala-Obinondon to them !

  • Jyoti on March 24, 2008, 4:46 GMT

    Might as well just replace the men's side with the women.

  • suhel on March 24, 2008, 6:34 GMT

    womens cricket is different from mens cricket "playing ways" so no comparison plz...

  • Banglar Baag on March 24, 2008, 12:52 GMT

    Bravo Bangladesh! Congratulations to you all!! You made us proud. I hope our OTHER TEAM can mimic the performance of yours.

  • Khurshid on March 24, 2008, 12:54 GMT

    Well done B.Desh women. JYOTI - Honey dont be excited - the foolish comment you have delivered

  • Masud Ahmed Khan on March 25, 2008, 6:18 GMT

    Bangladesh women team must play stronger side like India, Pakistan, and other test playing nations to prove that they are also of capable of beating them

  • Saikat on March 25, 2008, 6:21 GMT

    Well done My Bangladeshi women tiger team.I hope it will be continue.Jyoti where you are? Why you not in Cricek field?

  • Aakash on March 25, 2008, 12:53 GMT

    This is rubbish while they are playing against Hong Kong ; If they don't win then they should get beaten on the streets against the team like Hong Kong ;

  • Aunik on March 25, 2008, 15:12 GMT

    Cheers to our Girls, who upraised the glorious flag of Bangladesh by teir fantastic win on foreign soil. Keep doing this...