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Bangladesh renew battle to prove themselves

Sep 8, 2003: Bangladesh put up a magnificent account of themselves in the Test series, but are likely to find the going tougher in the one-day series

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Latif banned for five matches over disputed catch

Sep 6, 2003: Mike Procter announces the decision to the media © AFP Rashid Latif, Pakistan's captain, has been banned for five one-day internationals after being found guilty of violating the International Cricket Council's Code of Conduct during the

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Inzamam century edges Pakistan to one-wicket win

Sep 6, 2003: Match winner: Inzamam-ul-Haq reaches his hundred on his way to 138* © AFP The masterclass of Inzamam-ul-Haq, who shepherded Pakistan to a one-wicket win over Bangladesh, received due acknowledgement at Multan, his home town

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'We can surely pull it off'

Sep 5, 2003: In the end Bangladesh didn't quite pull it off, but after the third day at Multan, they were on the brink of history, needing just four wickets to register their first Test win

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Taufeeq needs knee operation

Sep 5, 2003: Pakistan opener Taufeeq Umar has been ruled out of action for three months after sustaining an injury to his left knee while practising ahead of the third Test against Bangladesh at Multan

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Bangladesh inch towards historic victory

Sep 5, 2003: Bangladesh made a determined push for their first Test victory in the final session of the third day of the third Test against Pakistan at Multan

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Bangladesh totter after taking 106-run first innings lead

Sep 4, 2003: Dav Whatmore's blood pressure must be shooting through the roof

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A question of self-belief

Sep 3, 2003: At 32, it is unlikely that Habibul Bashar will ever set the world alight

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Pakistan regain advantage after Bashar fightback

Sep 3, 2003: Trying perhaps to compensate for a batting debacle that lost them the second Test, Bangladesh put up a confident display of batting on the first day of the final Test at Multan

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More than just a dead rubber

Sep 2, 2003: Strange as it may sound, both Bangladesh and Pakistan have reason to look forward to the third Test at Multan, which starts on Wednesday (Sept 3)

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Bangladesh hit out at discrimination in touring arrangements

Sep 2, 2003: Bangladesh's cricketers hit out at arrangements that saw them fly economy class even as their hosts flew executive class on their flight to Multan ahead of the third Test on Wednesday

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Bangladesh in Pakistan, 3rd Test

Saqlain back in Pakistan squad

Aug 31, 2003: With Shoaib Akhtar, the most recent member of Test cricket's 100-wicket club, jetting off to Durham, Pakistan have included Saqlain Mushtaq in the 16-man squad for the third Test against Bangladesh at Multan which starts on Wednesday (September 3)

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Pakistan v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Peshawar

Whatmore devastated by defeat

Aug 30, 2003: Bangladesh's coach Dav Whatmore was bitterly disappointed at the manner of his team's defeat in the second Test at Peshawar, after they had matched Pakistan stride for stride over the first three days

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Hafeez hundred seals nine-wicket win for Pakistan

Aug 30, 2003: A match which promised plenty for Bangladesh ended in disappointing fashion, as Pakistan eased to a nine-wicket win in the second Test at Peshawar, wrapping up the series 2-0, with one Test still to be played

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Kapali joins an eclectic club

Aug 29, 2003: It has been several months since Alok Kapali last hit the headlines for his bowling

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Pakistan fight back after Kapali hat-trick puts Bangladesh on top

Aug 29, 2003: Twelve wickets tumbled in a pulsating day of Test cricket as Bangladesh grabbed the initiative, and then saw it slip away in the final 75 minutes of play

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Javed Omar: Australia tour the key

Aug 28, 2003: Javed Omar, who became the fourth Bangladeshi batsman to reach a Test century during the second day's play against Pakistan at Peshawar, has credited his side's improved performance to their arduous tour of Australia in July and August

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Pakistan make strong start after Shoaib's six-for destroys Bangladesh

Aug 28, 2003: A devastating spell of fast bowling by Shoaib Akhtar brought Pakistan back into the game on the second day of the second Test, at Peshawar

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Pakistan v Bangladesh, 3rd Test, Moltan

Younis returns but Shoaib likely to return to Durham

Aug 27, 2003: Pakistan will be bolstered by the return of Younis Khan for the third and final Test against Bangladesh at Multan starting on September 3

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Pakistan v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Peshawar, Day 1

Bashar and Omar make Pakistan struggle

Aug 27, 2003: Bangladesh gave further evidence of their new-found maturity at Test level with a fine batting display on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan at Peshawar

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