Bangladesh v Scotland, T20, The Hague

Berrington ton leads Scotland to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 24, 2012

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Scotland 162 for 7 (Berrington 100) beat Bangladesh 128 (Davey 3-23, Haq 3-27) by 34 runs

Richie Berrington scored just the seventh Twenty20 international hundred as Scotland secured their first international win against a Full Member with a 34-run victory against Bangladesh in The Hague. Berrington helped set a target of 163 and Bangladesh, who entered the match after a 3-0 series win against Ireland, produced a poor batting display to fall to ninth in the rankings.

Berrington stood head and shoulders above the others in the match; Scotland's next highest score was Calum MacLoed's 19. The dominance of Berrington was highlighted by the fourth-wicket stand of 64 in seven overs with Preston Mommsen, during which Mommsen contributed 12 off 16 balls.

Berrington reached his hundred from 55 balls with a straight six off Shakib Al Hasan, writing himself a little place in the Twenty20 record-books as the first Associate batsman to reach three figures in a Twenty20 international. The previous highest was Hiral Patel's unbeaten 88 against Ireland in Colombo in February 2010. In total Berrington struck 10 fours and five sixes before picking out cover.

A target of 163 should have been within the compass of Bangladesh's batting line-up, but they could not give themselves a foundation. A crucial blow came in the sixth over when Tamim Iqbal edged a swipe to the wicketkeeper.

Wickets continued to fall regularly as the asking rate went into double figures. Gordon Goudie put Scotland within touching distance when he removed Shakib for 31 and then Majid Haq, who produced a fine spell of offspin, put the finishing touches to the performance with two wickets in his final over.

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Posted by r0ketman on (July 26, 2012, 16:31 GMT)

@Eat_sleep_play_cricket: You are right, not many people would have heard about Engineer or Azad. Azad's international average is nothing to write home about. Engineer's international averages are just "average". No one outside of India would have heard of them anyways. I have already wrote about Tiger Pataudi. While BD started playing ODI's in 1986, in the first 14 years (until 1999) BD only played 32 matches, roughly 2 matches per year. You can not count those years in your statement that BD has been playing for 3 decades. BD started playing regularly in 2000, so it has barely been a decade; not 3.

Posted by UAETigers on (July 26, 2012, 11:01 GMT)

after losing this game BD came back to 10th spot, now what BD fans have to say about ICC rankings? is it good or bad? Please BD fans need your comments.

Posted by r0ketman on (July 26, 2012, 4:16 GMT)

@serious-am-i: I will say the following without any intent of showing disrespect to the cricketers you named. The spin quartet you named did not become instrumental for India till the 70's (4 decades after becoming full member). While Tiger Pataudi was a good captain, and it is hard to tell what he could have achieved if both his eyes worked, his test average is ordinary. None of the players you named are from India's early era (1932 to 1962), which proves my point that India took at least 3 generations to produce decent cricketers. Vishwanath's average is respectable, but not world class. Gavaskar started playing in the 70's, and I will agree, he is a world class batsman. Kapil Dev,, India's 1st true all rounder, again did not start till late 70's, his productive years were the early 80's. But none of the other names you mentioned come close to the top class cricketers like SRT, Dravid who were the 6th generation cricketers. I think I do know my cricket mate!:-)

Posted by serious-am-i on (July 25, 2012, 19:20 GMT)

@Anwar Chowdhury: may be in your dreams Ireland has beaten India in WC. If India have to be stripped of test status then BD shouldn't be getting test status for eternity. Come on dude make sense before you post such a hilarious comment. @r0ketman: If u compare the previous 10 matches yea, even then India has a win ration of 8-2 out of 10 games. One thing honestly I have to confess about is, India have a trend of losing to associate teams one in a while. Not just SL, India even lost to Kenya as well, so I'm not going to argue about it. India have had players in the past as well Vengsarkar, Vishwanath, Tiger Pataudi, Bedi, Chandrasekar, Prasanna, Venkataraghavan, Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, etc.... so better learn the facts before you argue mate. India have been usually a greater force in home conditions for decades its the away matches which India failed usually due to the lack of proper fast bowlers.. In the recent past they improved records in away matches excluding the previous 8 tests.

Posted by Eat_Sleep_Play_Cricket on (July 25, 2012, 18:59 GMT)

@r0ketman: I really appreciate your research on Indian cricket and I agree it took 6 decades for india to come up with tendulkar, dravid and co. Before them were Nawab patodi, Farroq Engineer, kirti Azad, and co which neither you nor your team would have heard of because Tigers were still learning CRICKET rules. Bangladesh started playing intl cricket from 1986 and its been close to 3 decades and yet teams consider them as minows. Bangladesh as improved a lot and sure in next 3 decades Bangla will get appreciations your team deserves.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 18:59 GMT)

India and Indian fanz are lucky! B'coz the market they have, they don't need to play the associates at all! All the full members are eager to play with India. If they had played with the associates like Ire, Scot, Afghan they would have lost more than BD! Indian fans! Have fun, and pretend to wish gud for the associate members!

Posted by bored_iam on (July 25, 2012, 18:32 GMT)

@Ahmed Hussain: Your team continues to befuddle me!! I'd expected Ireland to thrash BD and BD to roll over Netherlands and Scotland with ease....! Uve become the Pakistan of the 90s!! :-)

Posted by ehsankhaled on (July 25, 2012, 16:33 GMT)

Bangladesh will obviously get a break with in a few years,Cricket is a funny game its really tough to predict . On a given day the best team can finish in the loosing side and ranking does not always speak for it.

To be frank India though a huge country it is still to find a balanced side like lyod's West indies or waugh's Australia.Apart from always having one of the best batting sides, bowling remains a nightmare .If India wants to get back to it previous top rank position outstanding bowlers should be raised.

Bangladesh ,12 year old teenager in the highest arena .I feel and agree with some of the critics that Bangladesh has been inconsistent even with weaker opponents.But obviously As a Bangladeshi I strongly believe days are not far away when emphatic wins like against India in ODI world cup 2007,White wash of New Zealand and Asia cup final will not be fluke.Meanwhile, hope Indians will learn to play for glory not for money and invite Bangladesh for home series.

Posted by r0ketman on (July 25, 2012, 16:22 GMT)

@serious-am-i: I would not brag about India's record if I were an Indian fan!:-) Your numbers are incorrect first of all. In last 10 matches, BD has beat India twice, both of those wins came in big stages (2007 WC, and 2012 Asia Cup). As far as India never losing to Scotland, we will never find out now will we? India never plays the associates, maybe because they are afraid of losing. India lost to Sri Lanka when they were an associate team in 1979 WC. In the first 2 WC India played, they won only one game. That win came against East Africa (not south). I have said this repeatedly, India has a horrible past of losing in cricket. Only in the last 2 decades they have been taken seriously. India took 6 decades to come up with players like Tendulkar, Dravid and the likes, and had a team that was not the laughing stock of the cricketing world. So let's not say "records speak for themselves!" What records?:-)

Posted by kc69 on (July 25, 2012, 15:42 GMT)

Well i'm an Indian and i really believe Bangladesh has emerged as a very good side,but my doubt here is that whether scotland is a better team or ireland????

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 14:53 GMT)

Associate member Ireland beat India in the world cup, and Bangladesh knocked India out twice in World cup & Asia Cup. But I think ICC shouldn't cancel the Test status of INDIA! Should they? hahahaha

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

Did u see that India is currently @ the 7-8 th position with W. Indies? And Bangladesh is not far behind them, they are currently on 9th position! So Cheers!

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (July 25, 2012, 14:25 GMT)

Cancelling Test status is not a solution of this sort of upsets. Most of the fans from top nations love to see cricket as a "Old & Elite Members Club". That's why still popularity of this game is much much less than Soccer, Rugby etc. Rather they can suggest to help Ire, Sco, Ned, Afg etc. more to become a Full Member. Btw, per4mance of Richie in this match is 1 of the best in T20I history & that's a good sign for Scotland. They have potential to become a Full member within 10-15 years. Now, they've to focus themselves to become no.1 associate & should per4m well in CB-40 tournament in County circuit.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 14:20 GMT)

Also there's debate whether T20 is really Cricket and like most people say 'anything' can happen in that format and I've read the scorecard of that SCO-BAN match and though Bangladesh played pathetically, the major difference between the two sides of that match was that century stand from that 'South African' player but nevertheless, Scotland deserved it, their bowling was spot on. India too got thrashed by Sri Lanka yesterday and so did England in the Test match so again why the double standards? Exactly :)

Posted by Eat_Sleep_Play_Cricket on (July 25, 2012, 14:03 GMT)

@Bamboo_4_Loss_Dravid: When I thought I heard everything in this forum you come out with your logic and I'm sure every one had a good laugh. Well played Scotland and Bangladesh! Good luck to your future matches.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 13:53 GMT)

Well I'm not going to lie guys judging by that performance against Scotland, Bangladesh probably rightfully deserve to be called minnows. Very disappointed they couldn't beat a team like Scotland maybe the critics do have a point but what I don't understand is that the Netherlands lost to World Champs England in this format so why the double standards? If you critics label Bangladesh as higher than England well thankyou very much really appreciate it but a lot of the talk is on this ranking system and many disagree with it and probably me as well now considering how Bangladesh first jumped to 4th and then all the way down to 9th and same for rankings in ODIs and Tests where South Africa beaten World Number 1 England comprehensively so questions and doubts are raised on this ranking system and maybe it is unreliable and totally wrong.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 13:51 GMT)

Don't worry Indian fans & haters of BD cricket, BD will knock you out from the T20 world cup as well, like the World Cup & Asia Cup! Just wait & see.

Posted by Irtiza111 on (July 25, 2012, 13:44 GMT)

This is ridiculous, just lost one match and people are posting negative comments. How come no one is talking about South Africa. They lost twice against Zimbabwe and once against Bangladesh in the Unofficial T20 tournament. We should all encourage the rising teams . Instead of comparing who is best and all that. The ICC ranking seems flawed somewhat. In my neutral opinion Bangladesh may rank between 7-9.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 13:40 GMT)

India is defeated by Sri Lanka within less than 20 overs, and was bowled out in only 138 runs! But I think ICC shouldn't cancel the Test status of INDIA! Should they? hahahaha

Posted by serious-am-i on (July 25, 2012, 12:51 GMT)

@Farhan Cool: You guys never learn do u ? India scored 300+ in just the previous match, may be you forgot that & mind you India didn't lose to scotland or even bangladesh scoring 138. They lost to a team which is considered one of the top sides in the world. Stop comparing with your neighbor, you haven't yet outgrown them in any aspect. Just entering into Asia Cup finals doesn't make your team a much better than either India or Sri Lanka. Just like "it happens" for your loss against scotland, it could have been a day for both India and SriLanka when on that particular "it happened" for them as well. @Bamboo_4_Loss_Dravid: India will win against scotland in any given day and will win 9 out of 10 matches against Bangladesh any given day, records speaks for itself. @ loveupak: well said my friend. @akalam1: with due respect, BD is not considered a threat as of now. If BD wins it will be still called an upset for any major team. BD hasn't yet grown to be called a leader of a threat,

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 12:08 GMT)

@Azooz-Afgfan; that's one funny comment by you.

There are many who think BD's Asia Cup final was a fluke, while others say they performed well because it was their own home ground. What ever the facts are this game shows BD has lot more efforts to make. One good way to test BD is to put them against Afghanistan.

Posted by Meety on (July 25, 2012, 11:35 GMT)

On the positive side, it is great for World Cricket that Scotland won. Really means that the things the ICC have been doing over the last 5 or 6 yrs are working, it also means (IMO anyway), that the T20 W/Cup should be opened up to more countries 16 to 30 even. Yes, there will be floggings, but as happenned here, there will be upsets!

Posted by DINESHCC on (July 25, 2012, 11:32 GMT)

BORHANS: I agree with you. Now a days no team is playing good cricket consistently excepting SA. India's 8-0 test loss, England's 5-0 ODI loss to India, 3-0 test loss to Pakistan and inninges defeat against SA, Australia's 4-0 ODI loss to England, Pakistan's seris loss to SL in both ODI and Test prove that every team is a minows team to some extent

Posted by Meety on (July 25, 2012, 11:31 GMT)

From the highs of a couple of days ago to the lows of now. It must be a frustrating ride being a Banga fan!

Posted by _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on (July 25, 2012, 11:23 GMT)

@naths but one error u made is saying Bang and Ire n co r on the same level, that is not true and I agree with Simmons that the difference between Bang n Ire was experience only and this is a prob that ICC should and could have addressed.

Posted by _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on (July 25, 2012, 10:52 GMT)

@naths. Good comments! I've been trying to get some Bang fans to understand the exact same points u have stated. ALL poor teams should be encouraged not just Bangladesh and that includes Ire who I think don't get enough from the ICC but it seems too many Bang fan on this site don't care to see Ire get more support goin on about "Ire are not ready," "Bang has many more fans," "Bang are way better etc." and then they go on to INSULT other teams like a full strength NZ n W.I. claiming they r on the same level when overall their performances r NOT the same as that of NZ n W.I., W.I. full strength (without Gayle, Bravo n Pollard) beat them 2-1 in n ODI series in BAng where Bang won the CONCILIATION match and the same W.I. then beat them in the test series to follow. Yet still they talk mainly of the conciliation match. NZ were whitewashed yes but then reached d semis of the WC shortly after. Bang r not that far behind them but they r NOT on the same level. Bang @ #4 in any format is false.

Posted by borhans on (July 25, 2012, 10:52 GMT)

Those who think Runner up of the Asia cup is a Minnow might want to read the Dictionary again .When most of the top teams are getting whitewash now & then at this time no one is a top team & no one is minnows

Posted by akalam1 on (July 25, 2012, 10:46 GMT)

So many comments surely this Bangladesh team is a threat to other cricket nation. Bangladesh, England and India played very bad cricket and lost heavily this week, hope they will play better cricket next time.

Posted by Azooz-Afgfan on (July 25, 2012, 10:43 GMT)

BD tigers were travelling at 180kph ,suddenly they saw a Scottish cat crossing the road and the tigers stepped bk #9 kMs..:p

Posted by Legaleagle on (July 25, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

I am amazed at the immaturity of Bangladesh players on the cricket field. These are a bunch of untalented players trying to make a cut at the international level. Now this team is back to its original standard!!

Posted by rony1008 on (July 25, 2012, 10:12 GMT)

I see so many Bangla bashers out there waiting for the slightest opportunities to punch on Bangladesh. I feel Bangla fans are equally guilty for this as they get carried way (like BD players) with their every petty success. Grow up, both sides!

Posted by umairasgharbutt on (July 25, 2012, 10:10 GMT)

lol bangladesh back to the rank where they actually belong to !!

Posted by naths on (July 25, 2012, 10:08 GMT)

@ Shaikat...Your first sentence...' I think u now many more'.....I didnt understand..Can you please write little better English...Please... @Mobasser...Thanks for the stats....Yes Bangladesh really did whitewash NZ. But this NZ can be whitewashed anytime....WI did that....Ireland beat Eng in recent past. If you recall, there was a series between Ire, Ban & Neth...where both Ire & Neth beat BD. It happens in Cricket....My point is very simple and straight forward....All the minors including BD should be encouraged....not only BD.

Posted by MDean on (July 25, 2012, 10:02 GMT)

Is the scorecard correct now? During the game you had Burnett and Evans iin the team. Mommsen wasn't in the team until he came in to bat, Haq wasn't in the team until Scotland fielded and you had, well after the game had finished, Tamim ct sub (Wallace). At no point during the game did a wicket keeper (Wallace) appear in the Scottish team, though Macleod was marked as 'keeper. I hope you've got it right now.

Posted by rasel_drubo on (July 25, 2012, 9:34 GMT)

Cheers :) !!!likes your comments@ BORHANS

Posted by loveupak on (July 25, 2012, 9:27 GMT)

bangladesh expect positive criticism from the rest of the cricketing world and rightfully so, but they can't even think rationally...not ur talent but attitude defines u...if u compare urself with any of the top ranked team n say that u are better than they were after playing the same number of games, it definitely offend their fans...u can never earn respect with that attitude, so my humble request to u "be humble", love ur team but not by defaming others'...keep getting better!!

Posted by Bamboo_4_Loss_Dravid on (July 25, 2012, 9:01 GMT)

Bangladesh Beat INDIA scotland beat Bangladesh SO Scotland is a better team than INDIA.

Posted by Third_Gear on (July 25, 2012, 8:59 GMT)

Did someone see the FIELD ?? In this non standard field no quality team can play their best only the Home TEAM can adehre.

Posted by UAETigers on (July 25, 2012, 8:29 GMT)

Where is the Bengal tigers now? I can't understand the login of BD fans, one WIN and their Team in world No 1. Let's see how well you can do in WCT20. If your team doesn't perform well there, then please stop calling your team a lion!

Posted by borhans on (July 25, 2012, 7:36 GMT)

Congrats to scotland though i m a Bangladshi .Scotland proved that no teams can take them easily .Surely thy have some good players & sporty attitude to defeat a good performing team .Good to see people who don't like Bangldesh cricket team also want Bangaldesh to win every match .Its like BD haters are hurt more than BD fans cz BD lost the match to a minow team .Though no teams in world cricket has 100% success rate but few BD haters think Bangladesh have to have that just to prove their test status .Don't get jelous boys BD is here to stay on cricket .If you can't tolerate BD then get a therapy or shut your mouth

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 7:23 GMT)

The ranking is weird. I feel if Scotland win their next T20, they will be No.4.

Posted by Mobasser on (July 25, 2012, 7:22 GMT)

@ naths Bangladesh did whitewash New Zealand. Ireland will accomplish that in next century. You don't seem to know much about Bangladesh team.

Posted by ABRAR-JANJUA on (July 25, 2012, 7:21 GMT)

Tigres Back to earth at their original Number 9 position. They were number 4 for not even 4 days. one more defeat and the will be again out of

Posted by MrPontingToYou on (July 25, 2012, 7:21 GMT)

LOLLL, 4th best cant beat scotland..........

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 7:14 GMT)

@ Naths :

I think u now many more . But u dont know you are a real foolish . U dont watch recent matches . What u see about IND's match . IND only developed their ranking by taking advantage of home ground . Without home , they are around BAN team .

Posted by P.Ghosh on (July 25, 2012, 7:03 GMT)

Bangladesh has lost because they have played that bad and Scotland have played that good.Who had watched the match last night they won't say that Scotland is an untest playing country and Bangladesh is a test playing country. But every team can do bad. England also played bad against SA. But after this beat the English will never forget about their performance against Aus, Ind, WI, Pak, SL. So we shouldn't forget our recent performances in Europe against Ireland. So cheer for Bangladesh. They can do it against the Dutch-es. We have 15 tigers in the squad. If they roars Bangladesh can get not only the Dutch-es they also can get the World Cup. We saw their roar in the Asia Cup 2012. I trust the squad completely and I'm sure tigers gonna win against the Dutch-es. Go on Bangladesh, Go on. Many Many wishes.

Posted by nazmulrana on (July 25, 2012, 6:27 GMT)

why Abul hossen is in the squad? I think Shafiul, Nazmul, Shahadat, Rasel all are much better than Abul. Abul got enough potential but he should play more matches at domestic level Cause he need to gather more experience.

Posted by naths on (July 25, 2012, 5:59 GMT)

Not surprised with the result. Bangladesh was lucky as they won 2 out of 3 matches against Ireland in the last ball. That promoted them to No. 4 at T20. But they are still average and should not be considered better than Ireland, Scotland, Netherland, etc. I dont know, why Bangladesh gets a better treatment than other minors. Sometimes they beat teams like India, Srilanka but that Ireland, Netherland also did. So where is the difference? It is shame that this Bangladesh cricket is still in dark and they do unfair selection based on some Unquoted rule. A class of talented players are ignored because of some very unsaid reason. This should be changed. Otherwise they will have to be happy with their recent ranking of 9.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 5:58 GMT)

Bangladesh played very bad cricket last night,pathetic..should re -think about the the Opening pair..Tamim,ashraful cant hit 6....dont understand the 3 left armers strategy...BTW Congratulation Scotland,Congrartz Berrington.What a ton!

Posted by Sharif1028 on (July 25, 2012, 5:50 GMT)

congratulation Scotland. they were really playing well. best of lack Bangladesh for rest of match. Inshallah we can back next couple of game strongly.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 5:35 GMT)

Win or Loose is a part of the game. Bangladesh is omproving and shown improvements in recent times but they still have a lot to cover to say "they are in top four teams of the world" A good example is Sri Lanka. There is a clear difference in present day Sri Lankan team and 20 years ago Sri Lankan team. Just keep improving... My advice to Bangladesh.

Posted by anver777 on (July 25, 2012, 5:18 GMT)

Congrats Scotland for the victory !!!! Superb batting by Berrington !!! scoring a T20 100 out of 162/7 is great !!!!

Posted by rish_sri on (July 25, 2012, 5:08 GMT)

Bangladesh have a pretty decent team and I would call this a upset really. 20-20 is made for this. Bangladesh team proved in Asia Cup that they belong to the highest level, so fans should not get disheartened by this defeat . I am Indian and respect the Bangladesh team and fans for their passion.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 5:07 GMT)

nice with one win the east paks think they are the best, and with one loss they think are so humble lmao.

Posted by chennaicricfan on (July 25, 2012, 5:03 GMT)

@Ramiz_Raja ....well said. Most people in these forums are under the delusion that dominance is forever, or hate other teams even when they have a well deserved victory. It is just a game of cricket. Discuss the merits,or the demerits. Analyse the game. But the goal is to enjoy the game, not become haters.

Posted by SamRoy on (July 25, 2012, 5:03 GMT)

Doesn't matter. Bangladesh still has a fair chance at World T20. They are a decent ODI team as well. It's only in test matches they play sub-standard cricket. Bangladesh should play test matches only against Zimbabwe, NZ and WI.

Posted by salim_chittagong_bangladesh on (July 25, 2012, 4:57 GMT)

this is t20.anytime ups and down can be happened.scotland won.ok i congrats RICHIE.but see the score? only Richie played well and other player failed to face bangladesh.let's see next game.yesterday india shamefully lost their game to sri win/loss natural tool you are micky really.

Posted by EngineerKhan on (July 25, 2012, 4:56 GMT)

Hahahha...Here is ridiculous ICC Rankings for you. Just couple of days before, BD was ranked ahead of Australia and Pakistan and we saw them getting exposed today. Scotland is no way near of even Ireland given the lack of International Cricket for them and they exposed the BD naked.

ICC's Rankings are really ridiculous. One can have an instance in player rankings that Shane Watson got 44 points after his last T20 presence against WI in 2T20Is in March/April and Afridi got just 28 points after his heroics against Sri Lanka (50 in his 50th T20I in a sub 140 total as well as 2 wickets).

Also I remember, last year Sharjah's heroics by Afridi when he took 5 wickets and 75 and was given just 20 points. Will ICC disclose the algorithm it uses for rankings (Player Rankings especially)?

Posted by Fanatic_cricko on (July 25, 2012, 3:57 GMT)

Got the right position - 9th. They desrve that (not the 4th).

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 3:53 GMT)

To DB Fans, please for God sake come out of the misconception you have for your team. Don't mark this lost as bad day or upset, it was on the cards. It will take time atleast 4-5 years from now to be able to compete at this level. BTW I was looking for die hard DB fan who gone mad when DB won against Ireland & got 4th spot in T20 ranking, missing you dude :D

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 3:52 GMT)

Back to real status. At # 9..............................for BD in T20

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 3:48 GMT)

aaaaaand bangla does it again lols :p

Posted by S-A-M-1994 on (July 25, 2012, 3:46 GMT)

Opss ,Cant SEE ahmed hussain'S COments now lol

Posted by Htc-Android on (July 25, 2012, 3:45 GMT)

congratz scotland well played. you send bangladesh where they supposed to be sitting in the ranking table. let see what netherlands can do against them.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 3:38 GMT)


Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 3:21 GMT)

It is good to see so many people following the Bangladesh team even if they are not a Bangladesh fan. I am a Bangladesh fan but I do agree with some critic that Bangladesh should not have test status based on the performance and structure of cricket facility. But I think most of the critic takes the game as something of a pride. Cricket is a game to be played to ENTERTAIN people. That is the only way a game can progress. It is all about money and whoever can bring money by broadcasting, hosting and sponsorships they are only one should be playing. If USA can bring money to cricket ICC should give USA to play test as well and any other nations. So stop being sitting on your chair and write negative comments rather than actually playing it for fun.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 3:20 GMT)

Ireland beat England in workd cup 2011 because of one person's amazing innings, in odi's and especially t20, if a person does an amazung innings their team usually wins. In t20 if someone scores century their team usually win! Thats what happened today. Against a team like scotland someone should have got a 50 or a 100! But Looks like they didnt.... also ashraful is scoring too slowly and he even could not get a strike rate over 100! Also i dont understand how articles related to bangladesh get lots of comments (which are mainly criticism)

Posted by VSinha29 on (July 25, 2012, 3:07 GMT) beaters back to their rightful position..haha

Posted by G-Rocker on (July 25, 2012, 1:34 GMT)

Congrats to Scotland...from a BD fan... Scotland used the their unknown players very well played really good cricket...& good wishes to BD.

Posted by tariq_16 on (July 25, 2012, 1:30 GMT)

I seriously dont get it. Some people are obsessed with criticising BD cricket. Whats the point youre trying to prove? Look at our Asia Cup performance. We have the capability. Not luck. Respect it please.

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 1:14 GMT)

micky tool u probbaly forgot bangladesh has more than hundred match in odi and t20 where they became so close lyk 5 runs 4 and 6 defeated games , so if u saying ohh we beat ireland by 2 wickets or 1 run thats not a win than those matches bangladesh didnt lose either , and t20 game their is no difference between the big team and small team bcz its shorter version of game , but i dout in odi scotland can ever come close to win a game

Posted by SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on (July 25, 2012, 1:01 GMT)

@Micky Tool - Correction not 43 it was 58 and 78 last year....btw Srilanka also got bowled out for just 42 vs south africa this year so not a huge deal

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 0:09 GMT)

After this I will reccomend ICC to take Test status back from Bangladesh

Posted by Ramiz_Raja on (July 24, 2012, 23:58 GMT)

to everyone! just calm down! BOTH BANGLADESHI FANS AND HATERS! cricket is a game .. whoever plays better on the day wins! get used to it! Even Australia, England and South Africa loose to lesser times from time to time. doesn't mean they are better.

Bangladesh is an average team getting better slowly so let them be! The more teams in world cricket the better so stop being annoying and saying take their status away blah blah..

Everyone just calm down and enjoy what's on show instead of hating on everyone.. no wonder this world is going downhill!! learn some respect and modesty!


Posted by S-Matrix on (July 24, 2012, 23:14 GMT)

This is T20 - upsets happen all the time.

Posted by maddy20 on (July 24, 2012, 22:59 GMT)

Back to their rightful no.9 position below Aus, NZ, India, WI!

Posted by nsn26 on (July 24, 2012, 22:41 GMT)

still better than the india's 9 wickets defeat against srilanka..!! don't forget t20 is anyone's game.... think if it was a ODI match... then, what scotland could do??

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 22:38 GMT)

Shame..How cud u loose to a Team Like Scotland..Even IRELAND win was lucky for BD..they won the 2nd Match by 1 run and Last match in Last ball..It shows tht BD Cricket still hav a long way to go..they cant Even Beat Ire/Scotland/Zimbabwe..such a shame and not to forget last year's 43 and 74 types of Low Scores...I think Netherland sniff sum chances here..

Posted by siponus2007 on (July 24, 2012, 22:29 GMT)

over confidence bangladesh took scotish too lightly they shouldnt done that ,

Posted by cricsavvy on (July 24, 2012, 22:29 GMT)

No 4 for One day only!!! Back to reality

Posted by Natesan333 on (July 24, 2012, 22:01 GMT)

BD fans, now you see the weaknesses in the T20 rating system. If you can "go past" the big boys just by winning (barely) a few games against an associate, then you fall flat, just by losing a single game. Not a very stable system, not yet. It will take years to build up the numbers of games to make a true judgement of a team.

Posted by Tokai69 on (July 24, 2012, 21:57 GMT)

Congrats Scotland and thanks Ban to allow associate teams to experience playing with full nation. Team BAN knew the risk of loosing position in the ranking and did not care much about it. The reason why teams like Indi don't play with them. I am pretty sure if the current Indian team play with six matches in a row with asso team outside india, the result would be even worse :

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 21:46 GMT)

Breaking News: Scott Land claimed they want number 4 rank, after they beat so called "next T20 champions, "Tigers", "world best team". "blah Blah".

Posted by cheepough on (July 24, 2012, 21:44 GMT)

Bangladesh have unexciting t20 stats,no one had ever scored a century wen they were ranked number 4,they dnt deserve aven to b in top ten

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 21:33 GMT)

Well well well I have some clear doubts on those who people who r judging Bangladesh cricket in a manner-less way after getting a defeat by Scottish only!!Listen guys in cricket it happens and if u have proper crciketing knowledge then u also understand the true level of Bangladesh crciket which has already shown by ICC so thats not a matter of joke actually....If u ever followed a cartoon Tom & Jerry(I guess u people never followed or watched it) u will see the way they actually showed a relation between a rat and cat...and might sometime true so that sometime is being happend with stop poking our noses....we are a better cricketing nations and we are well is true if u deny or if u agree!!!Its a proper show that how much u people are jealous of ou cricket's improvements and others so we as bangladeshi actually feel very proud to see u so called people burning in every corner of the world ..pls keep ur negative comments going till we dont get the T/20 WC

Posted by StatisticsRocks on (July 24, 2012, 21:29 GMT)

This is what is called as"WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND"..Many BNG fans only 2 days ago were jovial that India was ranked 9 or 10 or 11 or whatever..., just to lose to Scotland. They were celebrating more the fact that India was ranked so low than their team ranked so high. I guess BNG only goal is to be better than India even it means losing to Scotland.

Posted by zaman_ash on (July 24, 2012, 21:24 GMT)

well, this is what cricket is all about... nobody can win everyday but u know... with due respect to Scotland- we SHOULD win against them on any given day. anyways congrats to Scotland

Posted by Shajadul on (July 24, 2012, 20:54 GMT)

Really bad display....BD needs to take every game seriously.....great win by Scot...congrats...

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 20:49 GMT)


Every true cricket fan should cheer when an associate beats a test team, I hope we'll see a few more at the T20 world cup. I hope Irealand can make a couple of wins, and I reckon Afghanistan can beat at least India.

This result shows what I said in other threads. Bangladesh are better than I thought, they are about level with Ireland, who are a much stronger team than the admirable Scots.

Posted by nzcricket174 on (July 24, 2012, 20:48 GMT)

Bangladeshis on this website are full of themselves. Their team is even more average than mine and their recent jump to 4th only made them believe their team is good. Back to 9th where they belong. I even rate Afghanistan above these clowns.

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 20:28 GMT)

Well done Scotland! Great performance. Hope ICC provide them with more support which they deserve by all means. Bad day for BD, they lost to a better team today. But that does not reflect BD's potential by any chance. Aus lost a match to BD, but that didn't reflect Aus's standing in ODI. So, BD haters...get a life!

Posted by serious-am-i on (July 24, 2012, 20:23 GMT)

good win scottish boys. Really well played with the minimal international exposure they have comprehensively beaten an test status earned team. I just don't want to pull the BD fans leg but this is the reality which I have been making from a long time, BD have been very in-consistence with their performance & their fans instead of appreciating the team on good performance are comparing with the bigger teams & calling names un-necessarily. Remain to stay grounded & humble that's the chance for any team to progress ahead, having too much in your bowl will result in a sour taste only. Anyways, on their day any team could win against any team especially in T20, we have seen lots of upsets in this format & I'm sure we will witness many more in future as well.

Posted by LeftBrain on (July 24, 2012, 20:14 GMT)

So Bangladesh back to business as usual............ Scottland for crying out loud! Will their ranking change agin after this loss? If they can jump 6 ranking positions by winning 2 games, shouldnt it dropped by atleast 3 after this defeat? I dont even know what credibility these rankings posses to be honest. This same ranking system says Eng is no. 1 test team despite loosing 5 out of 9 tests in 2012..........

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 20:13 GMT)


Posted by FrenchCricketFan on (July 24, 2012, 20:00 GMT)

scottish openers seem better than irish and bengali batsmen , well-done scotts.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (July 24, 2012, 19:59 GMT)

Good to see associate winning and ofcourse something for Indian fan to cheer about lol :P. It kinda seems like BD fan Jinx BD Team tbh. Everytime they start gloating their team start losing :O. Just an Honest Advice BD fan Calm Down even if ur team is winning. They still have a lot to learn :)

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 19:56 GMT)

You dont see india sa aussis and even neweland lose to associates but its BD who offten does it... Since they got the test status they lost to teams like canada in wc kenya in serise zim consistantly ireland in both wc netherlands and now against scotland....this really angers me!! They are superior to these team so why does this happen.... No excuses will justify this horrible out come. Im very dissapointed about this result.

Posted by hulk777 on (July 24, 2012, 19:54 GMT)

These Asian teams are only fit to play in Asia and that too only in their own country.

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 19:41 GMT)

nice to see teams like Scotland win

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 19:32 GMT)

T20I ranking system is totally confusing...first BD leap frog 4-5 top tier teams by beating Ireland 3-0.. a low ranked associate team. Loose once to an even lower ranked team and slip to 9th????? dont get me wrong 9th is probably a better reflection of where there at, but the whole system seems a little weird at the moment. Hopefully it will make a bit more sense once all the associate teams have played ALL the top teams

Posted by Legaleagle on (July 24, 2012, 19:24 GMT)

Great win Scotts!! You played like heroes. Unfortunately, this is the TRUE level of Bangladesh cricket. Now they are back at No. 9 ranking. Where are the fans who were gungho about rankings? Bangladesh can do whatever but can NEVER come close to Pakistan's skills.

Posted by SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on (July 24, 2012, 19:18 GMT)

This is Dissapointing Really...they have to improve their Batting and fast Bowling itz a must,.....Credit Should go 2 Scotland for performing Brilliantly

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 19:18 GMT)

congratz to berrington and scotland!!! bangladesh really played worser

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 19:18 GMT)

Let the Ranking wars begin :D

Posted by Eat_Sleep_Play_Cricket on (July 24, 2012, 19:12 GMT)

Wow! Bangla lost against Scotland and now its #9 on t20 rankings. I'm really not convinced how this rating works? Close game tigers! Keep up the good work and sure you will improve! All the best.

Posted by hatakekakashi85 on (July 24, 2012, 19:09 GMT)

congratulations Berrington on this hundred...........

Posted by Munkeymomo on (July 24, 2012, 19:05 GMT)

Wow, fair play to Scotland that is a great win. Bangladesh have some quality players so to win against them is great. Well done Scotland.

Posted by Fahii on (July 24, 2012, 19:00 GMT)

Bang is jumping around the ranking table............nice to c both teams colliding eachother. 4 to 9th # right now

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 18:50 GMT)

fall to ninth in the rankings...I'm speechless! What happened to them?

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 18:50 GMT)

Well played Scotland,you absolutely deserve this victory by outplaying Bangladesh in all departments.Richie Berrington was magnificent and a great batting display of highest order.As a Bangladeshi fan I must say we were out-played,out-thought and out-classed.Bangladesh should learn not to under estimate anyone and move on from this and play lot better against the Netherlands.It was one of those days where what ever they tried they came of second best.BEST OF LUCK AGAINST NETHERLANDS!!!

Posted by BaTTINGTknIG8 on (July 24, 2012, 18:44 GMT)

from 4th to 9 "justice have been served" i guess

Posted by Lotapata on (July 24, 2012, 18:39 GMT)

Now, I would love to hear from people who wants the full membership of scotland in Intl. cricket as well as wants BD's step down from test arena.

Posted by Sadequl on (July 24, 2012, 18:39 GMT)

Many congratulations to Scottish team in their first victory against any full member team & on other hand BD team be aware of your strength for the upcoming twenty-20 WC if you really believe you deserve to belong in full member's family.

Posted by TheReverseDoosra_K on (July 24, 2012, 18:38 GMT)

Unbelievable!! A team that lost even to USA this year beat Bangladesh so convincingly. I thought that Berrington could score a quick cameo against them but he scored wonderful century. Irish players should learn from him. He made Bangladesh fielders push at the boundary. The BD spinners are good but not extravagant like Narine,Ajmal,Afridi etc. if you play them with proper shots you can score of them. Good to see a Bangladeshi commentator saying during the match stream on Quipu that "It's the responsibility of the Full Members to assist the Associate members". Congrats to Scotland. I think the 'imported' Netherland team could also fancy their chances.

Posted by Extraz on (July 24, 2012, 18:29 GMT)

LoL number 4th ranked side got crushed by SCOTLAND!! What a shame...and now BD are on their true postion number 9 in t20s.

Posted by Chris_P on (July 24, 2012, 18:27 GMT)

As expected, the rankings have shuffled again with the Bangers dropping to #8. After 20 or so matches, their true standing should be reflected. The hoo ha from many was completely unjustified. Rankings sort themselves over time. But really, dropping games like this hardly does your side confidecne if you have high aspirations.

Posted by avmd on (July 24, 2012, 18:22 GMT)

It underscore the point again, T20 is for fun, not a serious brand of cricket. What happened to "#4 ranked " team, pathetic, will never graduate to "big boys leauge".

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 18:01 GMT)

This is just amazing. Congrats BD you got what you deserved.

Posted by cricket_expart on (July 24, 2012, 18:01 GMT)

its hapen ! B8 bd ppl shud hv 2 with team.dont wory, They will back

Posted by StatisticsRocks on (July 24, 2012, 17:59 GMT)

Ranked # 4 in T20 ....Let's see all those who were laughing at us when the ranking came out..

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:58 GMT)

From 4th to 9th ha ha ha ha good job Bengal cats.

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:51 GMT)

Well done Scotland. Sad day for me, both India and Bangladesh lost. Woke up in the morning to watch the second half of the ODI, it was already over. Bangladesh lost their supposed-to-be-easiest match in the tour. Scotland is lower ranked and never has beaten Bangladesh before.

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:51 GMT)

it was berrington's epic innings that differentiated the two doesn't happen every day,it's a special day for scotish cricket...congratz scotland! And BD have think again here.they badly need to find a second fast bowler,who can bowl well,no way. otherwise they should play an extra batsman(johurul/junaid) in the place of abul...i think zia can perform the duty of 2nd pacer in t20 very well,but he's not been tried....

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:49 GMT)

haha.only after 2 days,so-called tigers came back where they deserved--9th in ranking.

Posted by smukhles on (July 24, 2012, 17:43 GMT)

Bangladesh cannot play like a full member all the times and the biggest consistency they have is their inconsistency. The result this time is after whitewashing Ireland they lost this match against Scotland!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:41 GMT)

Congrats Scotland and well done Berrington :-) This type of victory are absolutely needed for Associates. Hope Holland repeats this result. No disrespect towards BD. I just want associates to do well and get recognized by ICC for their efforts :D

Posted by fr600 on (July 24, 2012, 17:39 GMT)

BD bowlers took Scottish batsmen lightly and they learned a lesson. Anyway, well plated both teams especially the Scots. For D fans, don't get hardhearted, no team can win all matches.

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:36 GMT)

Good display by No4 team . Ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by Biren4u on (July 24, 2012, 17:36 GMT)


Posted by twyfordcc on (July 24, 2012, 17:35 GMT)

This proves that bangladesh still is a minnow. Well done scotland great victory. Bangladesh have no hope.

Posted by Tokai69 on (July 24, 2012, 17:34 GMT)

One of the bad days BAN had after 3-0 whitewash to IRE. I saw the body language was not right while they were bowling. I'm wondering most of the players were fasting as it's the holy month or what!

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:33 GMT)

back to reality for bangalesh fans, your side is average at best. Disgrace that they are ranked in the top 6, completely outplayed and outclassed

Posted by IndianNeo on (July 24, 2012, 17:33 GMT)

LOL...The greatest of the greatest, world champs bangla tigers are down on no.9 in ICC ranking.

Posted by fire_dragon on (July 24, 2012, 17:32 GMT)

Every one in the Bnagladesh team should have played well.but they didn't. Musfiq should play as a skipper. He didn't score much in this whole series.

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:32 GMT)

Bangladesh falls from 4th to 9th in the rankings, how the "mighty" has fallen!

Posted by saifur.raffael on (July 24, 2012, 17:32 GMT)

so Bangladesh flight comes to an end ,they were flying well but couldn't land safely...hmm down to 9 from 4 they were just inexperience to hold the position..maybe they will learn something to avoid shock from the underdogs @ crucial time but anyway scotish played really well & maybe Berrington will get a chance @ BPL as an associates..But tamin should maintain his status as a 20-20 player too as he plays @ oneday or test matches

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:31 GMT)

Very poor cricket played by Bangladeshiiiii..... :(

Posted by BangCricFan on (July 24, 2012, 17:30 GMT)

Very unprofessional batting from BD team. I think they had problem with their body language and attitude today. Why Abul is in the team with his consistent awful performance? They should include one more batsman in the team instead of Abul. One pacer is enough for BD team. BD team always disappoint us after a good success.

Posted by Sakthiivel on (July 24, 2012, 17:29 GMT)

Next world T20 Champions and No 4 in the world beaten by team that not even in the ranking list. lol

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:28 GMT)

Batsmen have failed. The main reason of this lose. No one can play a good innings. Don't worry. Try to win the next two matches...

Posted by Empire-Of-Cricket on (July 24, 2012, 17:28 GMT)

Well done Scotland....Well done... even though I like Bangladesh, but his victory pushed me to post this comment to convey my congrats.... :) :)

Posted by   on (July 24, 2012, 17:25 GMT)

sorry performance from the BD side and well deserved win by the sottish from the look of the face from the morning the BD players looked out of it... and its a blessing in disguised and the ranking out of the mind of the fan and the team now could perform in the next and in the world cup but this really looks sorry and they deserve criticism which i think will make them better. But its not looking good for BD im a bit worried.

Posted by Shajadul on (July 24, 2012, 17:22 GMT)

Poor display by BD. Though the condition is new but in T20, 162 is not a big score. Butter luck next time. Be serious and focus in all match.

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