March 23, 2008

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's women humiliated

Martin Williamson

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.

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Posted by 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..

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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...

Posted by 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 ;

Posted by 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?

Posted by 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

Posted by Khurshid on (March 24, 2008, 12:54 GMT)

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

Posted by 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.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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