Bangladesh v England, 3rd ODI, Chittagong March 5, 2010

Kieswetter ton sets up whitewash

The Bulletin by Liam Brickhill
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England 284 for 5 (Kieswetter 107) beat Bangladesh 239 for 9 (Aftab 46, Rahim 40, Bresnan 4-28) by 45 runs
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Craig Kieswetter's maiden hundred set up a comfortable 45-run victory in the third ODI at Chittagong as England sealed a 3-0 series whitewash over Bangladesh. Kieswetter's 107 formed the backbone of England's 284 for 5 after they were sent in to bat and the top order struggled for fluency on a sluggish pitch. His innings laid the foundation for Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright to play aggressive cameos, which boosted England's total beyond the reach of Bangladesh's abilities and the home side limped to 239 for 9.

Kieswetter started cautiously and was content simply to occupy the crease after his early failures in the first two matches. Contrary to reputation, he was easily outscored by Alastair Cook at the start once again as the England captain managed three fours in his 32 before he was caught behind off Shakib Al Hasan in the 13th over. Kieswetter buckled down, overcoming another nervous start and a raucous appeal for lbw before he slowly came to term with conditions on a pitch that offered some assistance to the spinners.

Kevin Pietersen was similarly circumspect against the slow bowlers when he first came to the crease. Just as he began to play with confidence he was pinned lbw for 22 by Razzak, despite his full forward lunge, as his struggles against left-arm spin continued.

Paul Collingwood also struggled to time the ball, hitting just one four in his 36, but Kieswetter gained in confidence with every run, and brought up his fifty in the 33rd over with a rifling drive through the covers off Suhrawadi Shuvo. He opened up after reaching the milestone, cutting and driving crisply as he sped towards a hundred.

Kieswetter reached the ton with a scampered single off Rubel Hossain, and celebrated by lofting the same bowler for a monstrous strike over long on before he went back to cut Razzak, but was cramped for room as the ball came in with the arm and ricocheted onto the stumps off the inside edge.

Morgan profited from several lapses in Bangladesh's fielding, being put down twice as he raced to 36 from 29 balls. He put on 67 in just over eight overs with Kieswetter as the pair matched each other shot for shot to take full toll of anything loose after England took the batting Powerplay in the 44th over.

After Morgan departed Wright took over with a brutal display of power hitting. He stormed to 32 from just 13 balls, and closed the innings with a swipe over long off for six to take England's total well beyond the abilities of Bangladesh's combustible batting line up.

The hosts' run chase was soon in trouble, as Ajmal Shahzad struck with his third ball in one-day international cricket - just as he did against Pakistan on his England Twenty20 debut in Dubai last month - to have Tamim well caught by Tim Bresnan at third man as he slashed hard at the ball.

Imrul Kayes briefly threatened to counterattack, but his dismissal brought Mushfiqur Rahim and Aftab Ahmed together, and both hit their strides quickly, running hard and putting away any loose balls. They added 56 with Ahmed striking successive boundaries off Liam Plunkett as Bangladesh's chase began to gain momentum. He looked set for a half-century, but was then senselessly run out after setting off for a non-existent single and being sent back as Bangladesh tottered at 96 for 3.

Their partnership was as good as it got for Bangladesh, as Rahim and Shakib fell after making good starts and the asking rate soon climbed towards ten an over. As victory came increasingly remote the run chase fizzled out with Naeem Islam and Mahmudullah soaking up 85 balls between them for 51 runs and Bresnan hastening the slide with a career-best 4 for 28.

The win gives England a welcome return to dominance and will hand them the mental advantage ahead of the Test series, which begins at the same venue in a week's time. Bangladesh will have some soul-searching to do after the nature of their capitulation, but will be also be able to take heart from some strong individual performances and their efforts to make England sweat at various stages.

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  • POSTED BY farhad007 on | March 9, 2010, 0:21 GMT

    I dont know why but somehow I feel like Bangladesh will win a test match against England.

  • POSTED BY sathishvaiju on | March 8, 2010, 4:08 GMT

    @Vismorkel, well said bro,Bangladesh need to go vey long to win against mediocre teams like Eng Or NZ. They can't even think about winning india or aussies.

  • POSTED BY ShamimH on | March 7, 2010, 6:48 GMT

    Sam_k14 quit rambling. ICC definition of test status does not mean nations were not playing test cricket before ICC. Sri Lanka in fact Internation Test Matches long before Pakistan or even India. Check out the following link.

    http://cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/12/12189.html

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 7, 2010, 3:54 GMT

    Dear Shamim, You got it all wrong about when Sri Lanka got test status. It was for sure no where near 1960s or 1950s. I beg you to check your facts before you post. They were ALL four day games not five day games. They were nevr awarded test sttus. They were UNOFFICIAL TESTS. SL was awarded test status in 1980s and they were never humiliated the way B'Desh cricket team is getting humiliated now. I hope you do realise, I am not sugesting BD will be like this forever. I am ure one day they will lift the world cup. But right now, they are not up to the mark and should not be awarded test status.

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 7, 2010, 2:13 GMT

    @Ashik Imran. Interesting arguement but you can see that has been blown to pieces by few other gentlemen. Sorry Murli is not the only bowler Sri Lanka has. Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis and recently Rangana Herath are few others. B'Desh is lucky that they didnt have to face all of them. As for batsment, you have conveniently forgotten Aravinda, Sanga, Mahela, Marvan Atapattu, Dilshan and Thilan Samaraweera. B'Desh should be watching those players. They might learn a trick or two.

  • POSTED BY ShamimH on | March 6, 2010, 17:20 GMT

    Ceylon v Pakistan Pakistan in Ceylon 1948/49 Venue P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo on 1st, 2nd, 3rd April 1949 (4-day match) Balls per over 6 Toss Pakistan won the toss and decided to field Result Pakistan won by an innings and 192 runs Close of play day 1 Pakistan (1) 101/2 (Alimuddin 24*, Murawwat Hussain 26*) Close of play day 2 Pakistan (1) 399 all out

    When did Test Cricket start for then Ceylon now Sri Lanka - take a look - Pakistan's first tour in 1948!!

  • POSTED BY ujan.s on | March 6, 2010, 17:11 GMT

    well said shahrias... i was off dis page for a while and dat was not sth i was worried about as i knew there r sm other proud b'deshis around who can take care of these lankan and indians! hey u bd bros out there! stop arguing wid these srilankans! they r not worth arguing!!! there's only one thing dey can feel happy about...& dat's d world cup dey won in '96 which is supposed to be d biggest upset ever in d history of cricket! i just wanna remind dem of sth dat can make dem back off dis area which is alloted for only SANE people (dis info can help those indians and lankans understand dat dis page is not da 1 dey shud be in)! wat was d most expensive bowling figure ever before 2006??? i got d answer--- 10-0-99-0 (Muralidaran) !HAAAAH..HAAAH i'm off to bed now (yawning) !

  • POSTED BY ShamimH on | March 6, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    Hi Sam_k14, your research is not complete. Sri Lanka played test cricket long before than 1981. They were playing Test in 60's and were regularly overhauled by other Test Playing nations. England took a long long time to get their first Test win. India did not win their first test for decades, as was with Pakistan, also. History of Cricket is not necessarily history of ICC.

  • POSTED BY RadKrish on | March 6, 2010, 13:24 GMT

    @Abba...And what about Chamida Vaas? How come you can neglect him my friend ? And this one isfor Ashik Imram.. At the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, held in the South Africa, Vaas nipped out 23 wickets, becoming the outright leading wicket taker in the tournament. This included a best of 6-25 against Bangladesh, where Vaas also took a hat-trick with the first three deliveries of the Bangladesh innings.

  • POSTED BY R.B.TIGER on | March 6, 2010, 9:44 GMT

    @ Sam_k14, you are nobody to ask Bangladesh to win a solitary game,isn't it??? Its a series between Bangladesh and England, nothing about srilanka or india. Better you ask srilanka "A" team to learn how to win against Bangladesh "A" in next SARC cricket championship, okey??? You don't need to understand (people like you will never understand) why ICC has given Bangladesh test status, rather you need to understand about yourself first, coz you don't know that you know nothing about criteria of having test status,which is not only playing cricket but something more than that. Better solution for you is ....You can keep your eyes closed while Bangladesh play ODI and test. We are waiting to welcome you here in dhaka in 2011.

  • POSTED BY farhad007 on | March 9, 2010, 0:21 GMT

    I dont know why but somehow I feel like Bangladesh will win a test match against England.

  • POSTED BY sathishvaiju on | March 8, 2010, 4:08 GMT

    @Vismorkel, well said bro,Bangladesh need to go vey long to win against mediocre teams like Eng Or NZ. They can't even think about winning india or aussies.

  • POSTED BY ShamimH on | March 7, 2010, 6:48 GMT

    Sam_k14 quit rambling. ICC definition of test status does not mean nations were not playing test cricket before ICC. Sri Lanka in fact Internation Test Matches long before Pakistan or even India. Check out the following link.

    http://cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/12/12189.html

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 7, 2010, 3:54 GMT

    Dear Shamim, You got it all wrong about when Sri Lanka got test status. It was for sure no where near 1960s or 1950s. I beg you to check your facts before you post. They were ALL four day games not five day games. They were nevr awarded test sttus. They were UNOFFICIAL TESTS. SL was awarded test status in 1980s and they were never humiliated the way B'Desh cricket team is getting humiliated now. I hope you do realise, I am not sugesting BD will be like this forever. I am ure one day they will lift the world cup. But right now, they are not up to the mark and should not be awarded test status.

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 7, 2010, 2:13 GMT

    @Ashik Imran. Interesting arguement but you can see that has been blown to pieces by few other gentlemen. Sorry Murli is not the only bowler Sri Lanka has. Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis and recently Rangana Herath are few others. B'Desh is lucky that they didnt have to face all of them. As for batsment, you have conveniently forgotten Aravinda, Sanga, Mahela, Marvan Atapattu, Dilshan and Thilan Samaraweera. B'Desh should be watching those players. They might learn a trick or two.

  • POSTED BY ShamimH on | March 6, 2010, 17:20 GMT

    Ceylon v Pakistan Pakistan in Ceylon 1948/49 Venue P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo on 1st, 2nd, 3rd April 1949 (4-day match) Balls per over 6 Toss Pakistan won the toss and decided to field Result Pakistan won by an innings and 192 runs Close of play day 1 Pakistan (1) 101/2 (Alimuddin 24*, Murawwat Hussain 26*) Close of play day 2 Pakistan (1) 399 all out

    When did Test Cricket start for then Ceylon now Sri Lanka - take a look - Pakistan's first tour in 1948!!

  • POSTED BY ujan.s on | March 6, 2010, 17:11 GMT

    well said shahrias... i was off dis page for a while and dat was not sth i was worried about as i knew there r sm other proud b'deshis around who can take care of these lankan and indians! hey u bd bros out there! stop arguing wid these srilankans! they r not worth arguing!!! there's only one thing dey can feel happy about...& dat's d world cup dey won in '96 which is supposed to be d biggest upset ever in d history of cricket! i just wanna remind dem of sth dat can make dem back off dis area which is alloted for only SANE people (dis info can help those indians and lankans understand dat dis page is not da 1 dey shud be in)! wat was d most expensive bowling figure ever before 2006??? i got d answer--- 10-0-99-0 (Muralidaran) !HAAAAH..HAAAH i'm off to bed now (yawning) !

  • POSTED BY ShamimH on | March 6, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    Hi Sam_k14, your research is not complete. Sri Lanka played test cricket long before than 1981. They were playing Test in 60's and were regularly overhauled by other Test Playing nations. England took a long long time to get their first Test win. India did not win their first test for decades, as was with Pakistan, also. History of Cricket is not necessarily history of ICC.

  • POSTED BY RadKrish on | March 6, 2010, 13:24 GMT

    @Abba...And what about Chamida Vaas? How come you can neglect him my friend ? And this one isfor Ashik Imram.. At the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, held in the South Africa, Vaas nipped out 23 wickets, becoming the outright leading wicket taker in the tournament. This included a best of 6-25 against Bangladesh, where Vaas also took a hat-trick with the first three deliveries of the Bangladesh innings.

  • POSTED BY R.B.TIGER on | March 6, 2010, 9:44 GMT

    @ Sam_k14, you are nobody to ask Bangladesh to win a solitary game,isn't it??? Its a series between Bangladesh and England, nothing about srilanka or india. Better you ask srilanka "A" team to learn how to win against Bangladesh "A" in next SARC cricket championship, okey??? You don't need to understand (people like you will never understand) why ICC has given Bangladesh test status, rather you need to understand about yourself first, coz you don't know that you know nothing about criteria of having test status,which is not only playing cricket but something more than that. Better solution for you is ....You can keep your eyes closed while Bangladesh play ODI and test. We are waiting to welcome you here in dhaka in 2011.

  • POSTED BY Abaa on | March 6, 2010, 7:21 GMT

    @ Ashik Imran: SL has no bowler except Muralitharan? EXCEPT MURALITHARAN ??? What you think he is a run-of-the-mill Bangladeshi left armer??? Remember who the highest wicket-taker is in tests? For god's sake the guy's come under much criticism simply for piling up cheap wickets against your country! Regardless of that he has 700 plus wickets you think any guy from Bangla (SAKIB OR HIS OFFSPRING) could match up with that? Oh and incase you want to talk about batsman let's forget Jayasuriya who is only one of the few to notch up 10000 plus in ODI's and get the double of so many 1000's of runs and so many 100's of wickets in both of the game! Let's ignore Sanga and Mahela who have won countless no.of matches contrary to your statement! Remember Aravinda De Silva? Yes the guy who singlehandedly won the WC FINAL in 96! Match that. 3 wickets and a 100 in a pressure chase in the most important ODI for 4 years! MATCH THAT and then make comparisons dude ... And that is just ONE match he won man

  • POSTED BY on | March 6, 2010, 5:52 GMT

    Dear Sam_k14 : ur comments are very much one eyed.............. at this moment i have nothing to say as our team are not performing , hope to ans u in a very short time..... srilanka has no bowler except muralitharan, he was the key to win so many matches ... take out that god gifted player and jayasuriya, and then count how many games Srilanka win ! but the truth is Yes, Bangladesh team have to do a bit better.... that will do it.....

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 6, 2010, 3:13 GMT

    Hi ShamimH, I dont think your comoparison of B'Desh to Sri Lanka is fair on BD players. For starters Sri Lanka was awarded test status PURELY on merit, not because ICC was charitable (which was the case for B'desh). SL got their test status in 1981 and within a couple of years they beat India in a test. Then they went on to beat almost all other test playing nations (not West Indies D team or Zimbabwe C team like BD did) within 8 years since they got test status. In contrast B'desh has been awarded tests status (undeservedly) for over 10 years. They have only proven that they are not even an ordinary team. Yes, they are heavily investing in the team but the team is NOT producing. Sri Lanka did it because they had and still have quality players. B'Desh have only one quality player in Ashraful. BD shoukd bring back Habibul Basheer now. At least the guy has a double digit batting average! If you think BD will get to where Sri Lanka was 20 years ago you are going to be disappointed

  • POSTED BY ShamimH on | March 5, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    A lot of words on these pages. In the end despite the English win, it was not a dominant performance. At this time the gold standard for Cricket is "Australia." Like Brazil in soccer, Australia is the measuring stick in Cricket.

    As far as Bangladesh, the progress has been phenomenal and numbers will tell you that. All cricket nations when they first started as a Test nation, wandered in the wilderness of the newborns, with some exceptions, for decades.

    If Sri Lanka can do it Bangladesh can as well. They are investing heavily in their programs and results have shown it.

  • POSTED BY Cricket_needs_Mental_Toughness on | March 5, 2010, 22:42 GMT

    I congratulate Aftab/Mushfiq for batting well, and Razzak/Shakib for bowling well. The English Team batted superbly and bowled well.

    The B'desh team did NOT seem to have a Captain or an effective Coach to guide them during the match...and manage the batting phase!

    a) Tamim knows better...what's the rush in trying to hit a six against a fast bowler (Shahzad) in the first over? This is misplaced agression that defeats Team goals. In future, we expect Tamim RAMP UP slowly, no need to be boom-boom type.

    b) Shakib and Coach Siddons need to discuss strategy with the team to reduce the large number of runs (100 runs in last ten overs in ODI 3!) Bangladesh usually concedes during power play and last few overs of an ODI.

    c)Was watching the game on ESPN, and the commentators Bob Willis, David Llyod were repeatedly saying that the Mahmudullah/Nayeem pair to speed up run rate. Why didn't Captain/Coach pick up that cue and instruct these players to do so(85 balls, 51 runs)?

  • POSTED BY shahrias on | March 5, 2010, 21:55 GMT

    33.3

    Pietersen to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, 91.5 kph, and he's been given out! That's a bit of a howler from the umpire there. Shakib went down to sweep a ball pitched outside off stump from around the wicket. He missed the shot and was struck on the back leg, but the ball had turned away slightly after pitching and he was hit outside the line. The ball also would have missed the stumps by a good few inches, so not a great decision there, and that'll be a major blow to Bangladesh's hopes

    Liam, may be you wanna mention this in a bulletin next time? There should be a limit to the amount of biased reporting that goes on in this site. Even in the last game there was no mention of the umpiring blunders in the math bulletin.

    Be fair or get another job.

  • POSTED BY shahrias on | March 5, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    Bangladesh have to imrove their bowling at the death. The second ODI and infact this ODI could have been a lot more interesting if they didn't give 44 runs of the last 3 overs in this game and 40 odd in the last 3 of the other game. And luck really has not been favouring us either. The LBW decisions in both games hurt us pretty badly. But that's cricket. Regarding this whole India-Bangladesh Issue, to the Bangladeshis, drop it. Everyone has their day in the sun. Let's just quietly support our team and let them self-destruct theirs. Oh by the way, can Dravid eat solid food yet or does he still need a pipe to feel himself?

  • POSTED BY ShamimH on | March 5, 2010, 21:18 GMT

    There some critical areas Bangladesh has to focus to improve there perfomances in all sports as well as Cricket. They are,with a few exceptions, generally physically beat. A cricket match between Bangladesh and other mature Test nations had been the lack of physical domination. They just do not run, hit and bowl as strongly as players from Europe, Australia or even neighboring countries. Only better and healthier nutrition from an early age will allow them to be at par physically and that would lead to better technical performance.

    Blaming umpires is a cop out. Bangladesh has similar problems in Soccer/Football. They have to recognize and invest in better nutrition programs from early years and do extensive physical tests so that the players can reach their full potential.

  • POSTED BY Rezaul on | March 5, 2010, 20:48 GMT

    Again we see some junk here. But dont worry, now a days you find them everywhere. Just dont give them too much attention. They express their ill mentality by talking nonsense about BD team. They should remember that before talking about cricket they need to have basic knowledge of cricket. There were plenty of criticism about bad umpiring in 2nd ODI at Dhaka which handed Morgan two lives and he eventually stole the match from tiger's grip. Again @ 3rd ODI couple of very close LBWs were denied when ENG was batting. in contrary during Bangladesh chase, when Shakib was batting beautifully and having the momentum back on chasing then fatal horor decision of LBW came to halt Bangladeshi charge. Its shame for cricket and cricket lovers from all around the world were deprived of seeing a close match. 17 overs and 120 odd runs was the equation and if Shakib was there 8/10 overs more who knows he would slaughter Eng bowlers. Alas, umpires decided to not give the scope. Shame not to accept truth

  • POSTED BY Dewan_Jaglul on | March 5, 2010, 20:20 GMT

    Bangladesh still has a long way to go. They first have to learn how not to throw away thier wickets. Then they have to hold on to difficult half-chance catches that they are dropping on a regular basis. They are all starters, but they throw away their wickets before they can finish. This has to stop before anything else can be improved upon.

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 5, 2010, 19:12 GMT

    hi gamurup, No one is asking BDesh to white wash a series. All we ask is JUST WIN 1 SOLITARY GAME in a ODI series. They havent have they? They were getting mauled bySri Lanka and India just this year! I dont know how you view things but the last ODI with england you guys were laughable. I dont understand why ICC doesnt take away test status from BD.

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 5, 2010, 19:05 GMT

    @tanvir,

    I dont think this is about India or how they lose. this is about B'Desh and how undeserved them to be a test playing nation. B'desh has consistently underpefforming. Of course evry team fails including India. But B'Desh fails consistently, save occasional wins. By the way didnt India surpass that 296/6 and won? May be I am wrong but please correct me if that is the case. Didnt Sri Lanka make B'Desh a laughing stock during the recent ODI series in B'Desh it self? It is about how bad the B'Desh side is really not about other teams. By the way, if you guys think injuring a player is a win, it tells all about what B'Desh can offer the croicketing world. No wins, no superior performances, no great bowlers or batsmen, not even good fielders or a half decent performance.. BUT ONLY the ability to injure a player. Pretty lame dont you think? LOL

  • POSTED BY tanvir_alam on | March 5, 2010, 18:45 GMT

    Can any body tell me that.. few days ago India vs South Africa test series result... on that series the great India lost a match... but I forget how they lost? by run or by wicket or by innings? ... some one said that BD is an ordinary team but this ordinary team won 2 time against india... by the way if BD is an ordinary team then how BD make 296/6 against India at Dhaka. 7 Jan 2010. I think not BD Indian bowling attack more then ordinary then any other..... one thing remember always we destroy the wall of india & admitted him (Rahul Dravid) to the hospital.... that is the real win for us..

  • POSTED BY nafee on | March 5, 2010, 18:38 GMT

    another loss from ban ..........another bad umpiring dissension turned the match around ..........that is the whole story of this odi series..................such a shame that series was only influenced by the bad umpiring in the crucial moment

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 5, 2010, 18:26 GMT

    To BD supporters, Did you guys actually watch the game? I did. I could see how England was building up from early losses of wickets. I could see how Craig and Morgan and then Luke Wright playing with you guys. they were matching shot to shot. When CW hits a six Morgan hits a six against the same bowler in the SAME OVER. It was embarrassing to watch BDesh getting mauled. B'Desh have a loooong way to go to consider themselves a deserving test playong nation. I feel sad for teams that are forced to play against them. They are better off playing county cricket than playong tests against a team like B'Desh. Someone said they should reach Semi Finals. Thanks for that comment.

  • POSTED BY gmaurup on | March 5, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi supporter and am not that much furious. The team has improved a lot but still it is not in the state to win all matches against all teams :). So criticizing every single defeat is not the thing we should do. Even the top teams do not win all matches. In this series Bangladesh went very close in the second one. and was not outplayed in the other two. So it is not that bad performance i believe. Yes, as a supporter i wish they whitewash opponents in every single series, but that is not practical i also know.

    Previously they played good cricket in only 20% of our games and won may be one or two of them. Right now they are playing good in 70% matches, so there are more chances to win now. Hope the team will start winning soon.

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 16:51 GMT

    England will do good in the world cup. Andy Flower is a good coach too. To all the English fans : u have a very good football team now to win the world cup and ur cricket team is also very good, good luck.....

    Our team have to better themselves and have to admit that even in the world cup many decisions will go against us.... but we have to win even from that situation... there is still 1 yr time and we shud be able to get into a consistently winning team. Hope the best for the Bangladesh team .

    ( for the English Fans : Kieswetter's

  • POSTED BY samirzariwala on | March 5, 2010, 16:38 GMT

    ujan s dream on....lightening does not strike twice!!!! it happened in 2007 but wait and see what happens in 2011 in Dhaka....Recently concluded India V Bangladesh series just showed what state of cricket is there in Bangladesh...nobody is interested in watching bangladesh play....its only that teams have to and obey ICC rules that they play them. Also time is near when all the teams will send their second string sides only to Bangladesh...Try beating them...I bet that will also be out of reach for the current Bangladesh team...I would say just keep watching the highlights of 2007 game when Bang beat Inda and remain happy forever

  • POSTED BY vismorkel on | March 5, 2010, 16:33 GMT

    hahaha............."bangla has some pace in bowlin attack"............unknown coventry scored 194,maskazda scored 178............who r these ppl dude.............a pace bowlin attack which cannot win a single test match in centuries.............dude 2007 world cup was once in a lifetime achievement............dont expect ur team to pull out surprises everytime............accept the reality.......ur team has a long way to go to even match a mediocre team like england.........wt r u guys talkin about matchin top teams like ind/aus/south africa............wake up bang!!!!!!!...........

  • POSTED BY wnabcreative on | March 5, 2010, 16:29 GMT

    Who said we only know to balme umpires. We fielded badly that's why we lost. But we improved considering the previous meeting with the England. Can anyone remember that India managed to draw a test match with one wickets in hand in England some years back, but India could have lost the match if not umpire turned down a L.B.W. appeal of the ball of Monty, later replay should it was a goner. I think most English supporters blamed the umpire for the draw at that time. when Sachin gets a bad decision all Indians and Sachin's fan starts to blame the umpires. It's not unusual. But I have to say- we need to improve our fielding very quickly, otherwise we are gonna lose more close matches like the second ODI.

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 5, 2010, 16:06 GMT

    Hi Spoilter, You are providing us better entertainment than B'Desh cricket has ever provided during its dismal years as a test playing nation. Words can not express how grateful we are for the amusement you provide with your excellent analysis of B'Desh's continued failure in cricket. It is ALL down to umpires of course!

  • POSTED BY ujan.s on | March 5, 2010, 15:22 GMT

    VipulPatki ...wait on...there will be a lot of action on Feb 19th 2011 in Dhaka! Can't wait to see the indians cry a river! i can fancy the gloating faces of Bangladeshi cricketers after rewarding the indians with the worst of it!

  • POSTED BY sathishvaiju on | March 5, 2010, 14:29 GMT

    Mr.Walli ullah, apart from blaming umpires, u don know anything.try to accept the defeat boss, u people try in test match k, don blame umpires unnecessarily, ur tamim's wicket is because of umpire's bad decision.think before u comment.

  • POSTED BY spoilter on | March 5, 2010, 14:21 GMT

    Enamul Huq Moni does destryed the chance of Bangladesh win in this match thrice.

    two clear lbw appeal of Bangladeshi bowlers turned down and thirdly an appeal of lbw of England against Shakib that was clearly clearly goin 3 inch outside offstamp was given that destroyed the hope of win.

    I don't know what should bangladeshi Fan will do when they will get Enamul Huq in their grasp.

    He is a traitor.

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    If any one from middle order played a long innings, then their were a chance. Mahmudullah and Naeem's batting was disappointing, if you are not able to connect ball, you should get off the field. Its a 300 ball game. It seems they are playing for England.

    @sathisvaiju: Its not Bangladeshi supporter only complaining abt poor umpiring, Bangladesh team and coach also complained. So, there is some problem with umpiring.

  • POSTED BY spoilter on | March 5, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    I think Bangladeshi Umpire Enamul Huq Moni is working against Bangladesh cause he has denied two lbw appeal of Bangladesh and one unthinkable and false decision of lbw against Bangladesh that is enough to ensure defeat of Bangladesh.

    I dont know what is working on his mind when he took this type of decision and he think may be that he could gain some space in ICC elite of Umpires by giving this type of decision. Like another nemesis of Bangladesh Ashoka De silva. he is working against Bangladesh.

    This type of um

  • POSTED BY allblue on | March 5, 2010, 13:50 GMT

    Sometimes it is the things that are not said that are significant. I've read a few reports about the game and nowhere have I seen Graeme Swann mentioned. This despite his series stats of: 30 overs; 7 wkts @ 17.42; econ 4.06 and SR 25.7. Very fine figures indeed, but I guess we've come to expect it of him now, hence no praise or even mention of his contribution. His emergence as an international cricketer of note over the last couple of years has been a huge plus for England.

  • POSTED BY Abaa on | March 5, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    Bad umpiring again ??? Oh come on this is getting out of hand ... Why don't they just accept that they were not good enough !!!

  • POSTED BY karthiind on | March 5, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Hi all...I see that someone is comparing Bangladesh team with Indian team Be honest...I like ur team spirit but be honest...look at the records hold by Indians..only person to score 200 runs in an ODI that too without a false stroke and a runner...Anil took 10 wickets in an innings...most teams still waiting to beat India in tests played in INDia

    India is great...trying to be consistent now...Bangladesh can never win a test series against India...any how good luck to beat us

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 5, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    @ ujan.s What pace in your bowling attack Ujan? You have a bloke who makes noises (Sadardat Hussein I think the name is) but that is not what exactly one means by pace. B'desh only has medium pacers, much the same like India. The only difference is B'Desh medium fast bowlers dont have line and length either (in addition to the lack of pace). Making noises dont really add pace. Just to avoid any misunderstanding I am not an Indian supporter, I am a Sri lankan supporter. B'Desh should have had Ashraful. That is the ONLY batsman they have. Tamim is over rated. Ths other batsman you have is Rahim. I dont know why they dropped Ashraful. they should also consider getting Habibuk Bashir back. The current team is really sub-standard.

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 13:21 GMT

    Bangladesh shud change their approach in lower middle and lower order batting............... Alok kapali shud come in for Naeem, Ashraful and Aftab will strengthen middle order in the world cup and Probably Nazimuddin shud come in place of Imrul.... I think if the list is like : Tamim, Nazimuddin, Aftab, Alok, Mushfik, Ashraful, Shakib, Sabbir Rahman ( of the under 19 /legspinner ) Mashrafe, Razzak, Shafiul, They r going to the semis s....

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 5, 2010, 13:21 GMT

    The result was very predictable. 3-0 Result actually shows that B'Desh is unable to face good sides. This is indeed an ordinary side.

    It is actually not their fault. They were awarded test status way too early. Even now they dont qualify to play test cricket. I think the ICC should have a system of relegation so that sub-standard teams will be demoted to a second divivion (some thing similar to English Premier League). That will motivate those teams to improve standards. Right now B'Desh does not deserve to be considered a test playing nation.

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 13:18 GMT

    well played south africa/ireland/england..the scoreline doesnt suggest the fighting elements that Bangladesh showed in the whole series and I feel the Bangladeshis would feel hard done by from the poor umpiring in the 2nd match where Morgan was out twice! Even today Shakib got a poor decision in such a vital stage of the game and feel that was the wicket that changed everything but must give my congrats to the south african fellow kieswetter for his amazing innings today and the irishman morgan for his growing maturity

  • POSTED BY sathishvaiju on | March 5, 2010, 11:59 GMT

    GReat effort by England, congrats!!!! Kiesweteer is amazing. AS usual Eoin morgan is splendid. K now wat bangladesh supporters wil tell. they will again blame the poor umpires, thats wat they know.

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 11:50 GMT

    Bangladesh have 2 improve there fielding status for win international matches. Today running between the wicket of Bangladeshi batsman are too much bad. Anyway, good luck for Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY missy19 on | March 5, 2010, 11:42 GMT

    Interesting that the most inconsistent side in international ODIs still remain the only team not to have lost to Bangladesh yet. Perhaps England are inconsistent at being inconsistent? Still, good knock from Kieswetter and Wright at the end. Am wondering what Liam Plunkett did to annoy Cook so much that he didn't get a real bowl? (say it quietly, but) Could Plunkett/Cook be the next Bridge/Terry?

  • POSTED BY W350 on | March 5, 2010, 11:19 GMT

    Well nuthing surprising on the final verdict i guess!! I havent been a regular follower of Bangladeshi cricket but i do think they did really put up a far improved show this series.It was a good effort compared to the past...no changes on the results..but i feel they are on the right track...get in some consistency and i do feel they'll be able to get the desired wins. Good that they did give Ashraful a well deserved break..opens spaces for new faces and gives hiw a thought that his place is not for granted..he is got talent and its high time he puts them to use!! I wish em the best for the test series..they could surprise the English and i really hope they DO!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 11:13 GMT

    bad umpering changed the match view.

  • POSTED BY ujan.s on | March 5, 2010, 10:54 GMT

    hopefully we'll do well in the test series! at least we've some pace in the bowling attack unlike india! we don't dare play matches with medium pacers as the indians do!

  • POSTED BY VipulPatki on | March 5, 2010, 10:33 GMT

    Calling (in advance) all crybabies for action!!

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  • POSTED BY VipulPatki on | March 5, 2010, 10:33 GMT

    Calling (in advance) all crybabies for action!!

  • POSTED BY ujan.s on | March 5, 2010, 10:54 GMT

    hopefully we'll do well in the test series! at least we've some pace in the bowling attack unlike india! we don't dare play matches with medium pacers as the indians do!

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 11:13 GMT

    bad umpering changed the match view.

  • POSTED BY W350 on | March 5, 2010, 11:19 GMT

    Well nuthing surprising on the final verdict i guess!! I havent been a regular follower of Bangladeshi cricket but i do think they did really put up a far improved show this series.It was a good effort compared to the past...no changes on the results..but i feel they are on the right track...get in some consistency and i do feel they'll be able to get the desired wins. Good that they did give Ashraful a well deserved break..opens spaces for new faces and gives hiw a thought that his place is not for granted..he is got talent and its high time he puts them to use!! I wish em the best for the test series..they could surprise the English and i really hope they DO!!

  • POSTED BY missy19 on | March 5, 2010, 11:42 GMT

    Interesting that the most inconsistent side in international ODIs still remain the only team not to have lost to Bangladesh yet. Perhaps England are inconsistent at being inconsistent? Still, good knock from Kieswetter and Wright at the end. Am wondering what Liam Plunkett did to annoy Cook so much that he didn't get a real bowl? (say it quietly, but) Could Plunkett/Cook be the next Bridge/Terry?

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 11:50 GMT

    Bangladesh have 2 improve there fielding status for win international matches. Today running between the wicket of Bangladeshi batsman are too much bad. Anyway, good luck for Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY sathishvaiju on | March 5, 2010, 11:59 GMT

    GReat effort by England, congrats!!!! Kiesweteer is amazing. AS usual Eoin morgan is splendid. K now wat bangladesh supporters wil tell. they will again blame the poor umpires, thats wat they know.

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 13:18 GMT

    well played south africa/ireland/england..the scoreline doesnt suggest the fighting elements that Bangladesh showed in the whole series and I feel the Bangladeshis would feel hard done by from the poor umpiring in the 2nd match where Morgan was out twice! Even today Shakib got a poor decision in such a vital stage of the game and feel that was the wicket that changed everything but must give my congrats to the south african fellow kieswetter for his amazing innings today and the irishman morgan for his growing maturity

  • POSTED BY Sam_k14 on | March 5, 2010, 13:21 GMT

    The result was very predictable. 3-0 Result actually shows that B'Desh is unable to face good sides. This is indeed an ordinary side.

    It is actually not their fault. They were awarded test status way too early. Even now they dont qualify to play test cricket. I think the ICC should have a system of relegation so that sub-standard teams will be demoted to a second divivion (some thing similar to English Premier League). That will motivate those teams to improve standards. Right now B'Desh does not deserve to be considered a test playing nation.

  • POSTED BY on | March 5, 2010, 13:21 GMT

    Bangladesh shud change their approach in lower middle and lower order batting............... Alok kapali shud come in for Naeem, Ashraful and Aftab will strengthen middle order in the world cup and Probably Nazimuddin shud come in place of Imrul.... I think if the list is like : Tamim, Nazimuddin, Aftab, Alok, Mushfik, Ashraful, Shakib, Sabbir Rahman ( of the under 19 /legspinner ) Mashrafe, Razzak, Shafiul, They r going to the semis s....