Bangladesh v Nepal, WT20, First Round, Group A, Chittagong

Bangladesh win emphatically in heavy dew

The Report by Alan Gardner in Chittagong

March 18, 2014

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Bangladesh 132 for 2 (Anamul 42) beat Nepal 126 for 5 (Khadka 41, Al-Amin 2-17) by eight wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Al-Amin Hossain twin strikes pegged Nepal back, Bangladesh v Nepal, World T20, Group A, Chittagong, March 18, 2014
Al-Amin Hossain struck twice in three balls early in Nepal's innings © AFP

Pressure? Not a bit of it. Bangladesh are strutting their way through Group A with an insouciant swagger, as good as sealing a place in the tournament proper with a second emphatic display. Dismissing the challenge of Associate sides can be a damned-if-you-don't, damned-if-you-do-it-well sort of scenario but, given the team's recent form, it had been by no means guaranteed that Bangladesh would make it through the first round without any scares.

They are not through yet but with a regal-looking net run rate of 2.686 and the weakest team in the group left to play, Dhaka can begin to prepare for bumper fixtures against India and Pakistan, not to mention, West Indies, the defending champions, and Australia. Bigger exploits may still be to come.

Faced with a modest target after Nepal had gamely scrapped through their innings, losing only five wickets but always struggling to score much above six an over, Bangladesh repeated the dose they had administered to Afghanistan. Paras Khadka, Nepal's resourceful captain, scored 41 for the second match running and continued to open the bowling with his stately offspinners but this time his side were overwhelmed.

They were not totally outclassed in this match, their first encounter with a Full Member. They were, however, outgunned, in much the same way their supporters, among the most fervent around, on this occasion had to accept being outnumbered.

Al-Amin Hossain claimed 2 for 17, conceding only a couple of singles off the final over to quell any thought of a more testing total and Bangladesh's openers again attacked aggressively from the outset. Anamul Haque hit his second and third balls for six and four as 13 runs came off Sompal Kami's opening over, while Tamim Iqbal's every contribution was lapped up on his home ground.

A sumptuous strike over long-on was greeted by the word "Tamim-ator" flashing up on the big screen. When he fell after putting on 63 runs with Anamul in 7.5 overs - only the third time Bangladesh's openers had passed 50 together in T20s and their highest stand - it was almost certain Nepal would not be coming back.

Both wickets to fall were born of Bangladesh's haste to get the job done, Tamim caught giving Basant Regmi the charge and Anamul run out after a miscommunication with Sabbir Rahman, again failing to build on a promising start. The end came quickly, after Shakti Gauchan had failed with a courageous one-handed attempt to catch Rahman. Gauchan, bowling the next over, conceded 21, three times hit beyond the boundary boards, and Shakib Al Hasan sealed victory with his fourth towering six and 27 balls remaining.

As in the first match in Mirpur, Mushfiqur chose to bowl. As in the first match, a capacity crowd roared its approval at every run, wicket and catch for their luridly clad heroes. Bangladesh's kit has made quite an impression at this tournament; thankfully the team's impact has been even more noteworthy.

A seam attack of Mashrafe Mortaza and Al-Amin may not be express by absolute standards but they seemed to discomfit Nepal's openers, who were far more subdued in their second outing. There was just enough pace and movement, through the air and off the seam, to have Subash Khakurel and Sagar Pun poking uncertainly outside off, forced on to the back foot.

Mushfiqur's first bowling change brought immediate reward and he continued to deftly rotate his attack, 12 times in total. Khakurel got away with a toe-ended loft back over the new bowler, Farhad Reza, but then fell trying to take on a back of a length ball, sending it high and steepling straight to mid-off.

Shakib's first over was not so successful, as Gyanendra Malla, who struck 48 in Nepal's victory over Hong Kong, smoked him over cover to suggest that this would not be such a facile challenge for Bangladesh's spinners, after they had bamboozled Afghanistan two days ago. Shakib was later denied the wicket of Sharad Vesawkar when Mushfiqur failed to collect the ball low to his left with the batsman yards out of his ground.

Despite looking a somewhat ill at ease, at 38 for 1 after the Powerplay, Nepal were actually a couple of runs and a wicket better off than against Hong Kong. Al-Amin, switching ends, evened the gap between perception and reality with two wickets in three balls. When Pun drove on the up to be caught at cover, fireworks whistled into the night sky; moments later Malla was struck on the knee by one that darted back in. The pyrotechnics crew had not been given time to reload and they were made to wait a significant period before another salvo was required, as Khadka combined with Vesawkar in a fourth-wicket stand worth 85.

Khadka's second ball was a gorgeously timed drive through extra cover that seemed to telescope away from the sweeping fielder as he gave futile chase. In Greek mythology, it was Paris of Troy who felled the seemingly invincible Achilles with a well-aimed arrow. Paras of Nepal had a little more trouble in locating Bangladesh's weak spot but he mixed good running with deft strokeplay (and the occasional heave), again laying the foundations of Nepal's total.

As the season turns in Bangladesh, hotter temperatures meant repeated attempts to keep the grass free of dew, as hessian cloths were dragged across the outfield. But the first group stage has so far been no sweat for the hosts.

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Posted by   on (March 23, 2014, 5:22 GMT)

@rOketman - here you go again taking things back 60 years ago. Things have changed drastically from the 1950's to the 21st century. Back then there were no ODI'S, no T20's, no coaching staff, no physical trainers, no technology and we didn't have the huge infrastructure we have available in practically every country. Besides during the first 15 or so years India was battling the internal turmoil in the country for it's own independence. So dude you seriously cannot compare the 1950's to now. Despite having all the technology and coaching staffs and grass root infrastructure in Bangladesh how many test matches have you won??? only 4 out of 83. And two of those were against club level West Indies.

Posted by reyme on (March 22, 2014, 0:18 GMT)

BD will do much better with the right coaching staff in place. Hopefully BCB will take immediate action and find experienced and smart coaching staff and selectors in place for the national and all age level teams. Poor coaching and captaincy has been the reason for several recent loss BD had incurred.

Posted by Arzun07 on (March 21, 2014, 0:58 GMT)

Nepal well played with BD despite of their first encounter to any test playing nation. I am glad that BD fans also supported Nepal in our match with other teams, I would prefer to support BD in super 10.

Posted by   on (March 20, 2014, 8:16 GMT)

It is so disappointing to see the kind of respect shown to each other by some of the fans. And I've no doubt at all that there are few ppl here who comment while having certain agenda in mind. if Bangladesh is celebrating after winning from Nepal just let it be. its a world cup qualifier.even though I see no win for them in the group of death but still. Give respect where due. A neutral perspective from a die hard cricket fan.

Posted by r0ketman on (March 20, 2014, 4:10 GMT)

@vkias:If we take 5 more years to register a win against Eng, that will still be ahead of India. India took 20 years to register their first win. But you must dig deeper into that India win, to find out that win after 20 years in 1952 was not really against the England national team, it was against a club team. You want proof? Look up the scorecard from the first match of that series, and your will see England had more than 5 uncapped players on the playing 11, some of them were never selected again to play for england after that embarrassing loss. India was not even a halfway decent team that SA, WI, Australia or England took seriously till late 60s, early 70s, 40 years after becoming a test playing nation, almost 50 years after becoming a full ICC member. We are far ahead of where India was in the first 14 years of their history.

Posted by Ammo666 on (March 20, 2014, 3:27 GMT)

There are few nations like especially IND on top & No.1 as usual, No.2 SL & No.3, No.4 coming soon, anyway these funny arrogant fans makes a fair cricketing thoughts so ugly & even shows much jealousy on almost all BD's success in cricket with just hardly any appreciation from one or two decent person because this is their nature as you can see they really don't want BD to be superior than them ever & get thrashed over & over being their neighborhood country as BD is really improving that's why will always try to take BD's credit away & make it bitter no matter how good they play in such match with authority...! & this two teams call themselves the best as if BD can't beat them where BD already defeated them not even once but more lol...

Posted by Dhutugemunu on (March 19, 2014, 17:41 GMT)

@ Ammo666 ; Your words work against your favorite BD team. "from 68/8 match SL won it was not for SL's talent or class but due to BD's suicidal taking it as easy!"

Isn't that mean BD are not up to the standards. They take control of the game for some time. But unable to keep it. That's a characteristic of a weak team.

Posted by Fogu on (March 19, 2014, 13:30 GMT)

In a post about BD-NP match, there are people from other nations showing up making unnecessary comments changing the whole tone of the conversation. Most of earlier posts were BD and NP fans talking positively about each there's team and then came the haters spoiling the friendly chatter. My fellow BD fans, no need to respond to rubbish. We understand not all fans are like this but some are and lets not let them take us to their low trashy level. Enjoy the victory and support our team in a positive manner. Go Tigers!

Posted by Ain_EL_Sabet on (March 19, 2014, 13:05 GMT)

If the spinners shakib and razzak bowled then why did mushy use nasir for 3 overs but Mahmudullah Riad none ? I never liked mushfique captaincy which probably would cost us games in the next round. Anyway, I dont like the term 'thrash' becuz Nepal fought well . Afghanistan were poor against Bd and I can accept Bd thrashed afghan but Nepal was impressive. Nepal fans dont bother the title becuz your team played well and won lot of Bangladeshi hearts. We Bd fans will always support Nepal and I urge BCB to include napalee players in BPL so that they improve and BOHISHKAR all these ill-mannered afghan players from BPL.

Posted by MAN_AT_WORK on (March 19, 2014, 10:50 GMT)

Mahnoor Siddiqui@ Thank you for your concern and hey don't worry about Bangladesh, I would love to suggest you to concentrate how to bring international cricket in your country!

Posted by h313 on (March 19, 2014, 10:38 GMT)

wow!! 322 comments on a match between BD and Nepal!! I doubt people have genuine opinion to express other than hate to each other.

Posted by vkias on (March 19, 2014, 10:36 GMT)

@ are speaking about mighty SA, Australia, India, Pak you know where your players stand...i think there will be no players from Bangla even within top 50 ranks in both ODI and Tests, it is very sad to say that Bangla is playing since from 14 years with very poor performance....we dont want to go very far to rate the performance of Bangla...just in last month, your team reduced SL to 67/8, still you lost the match....i think this is the first instance of TEST PLAYING NATION even after reducing the opponent for such situation, failed to win the me such incidents of other nations in last 10 years!!!!

Posted by vkias on (March 19, 2014, 10:30 GMT)

@ are speaking about mighty SA, Australia, India, Pak you know where your players stand...i think there will be no players from Bangla even within top 50 ranks in both ODI and Tests, it is very sad to say that Bangla is playing since from 14 years with very poor performance....we dont want to go very far to rate the performance of Bangla...just in last month, your team reduced SL to 67/8, still you lost the match....i think this is the first instance of TEST PLAYING NATION even after reducing the opponent for such situation, failed to win the me such incidents of other nations in last 10 years!!!!

Posted by Ammo666 on (March 19, 2014, 10:20 GMT)

Nepal is certainly better than over rated AFG & they showed it in the field but not by funny words to put pressure before the match like AFG & also behaving rude on the field with players... even Nepalese fans are also much better than AFG fans!

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 9:47 GMT)

BD team has been pathetic since they started playing, Yet their supporters are so loyal. I feel bad for BD supporters.

Posted by Ammo666 on (March 19, 2014, 9:34 GMT)

@BDrox11: Oh really BD haven't won a test series or even a ODI even in last 14 years??seems like you know much of BD cricket where ppl like you are so busy boasting unnecessary on your own team with cheesy pride:D..can you say when SL won a test series in overseas in last 14 years..BD have won their first test series against ZIM in 2005 & also won the ODI series even though few key ZIM players were missing but so what ZIM was well ahead of BD back those days as a test nation country& BD team was also on development & still BD improving due to their inconsistency but still much better than those days no doubt as their potential & talents proves it well so come to reality&present now than getting to your childhood of 14 years back & crying over spilled milk LOL! BD also won test series against WI in 2009:)..i have never seen such teams with sheer LUCK other than SL playing against BD & from 68/8 match SL won it was not for SL'n talent or class but due to BD's suicidal taking it as easy!

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 9:27 GMT)

@afghan_cric_lover do not worry brother BD fans are like that , they hate all cricket playing nations without a single reason .......

Posted by vkias on (March 19, 2014, 9:18 GMT)

@ asgar.ali...yes you told correct, its all because of BD effect....their pathetic performance against other countries making the players such as Steyn, Clarke, Williamson etc to hesitate the tour of Bangla, so they are siting injury reasons....if they tour Bangla, then there will be nothing to learn....they will win tests inside three its better to tour England, WI, NZ, SA, Aus...remember in spite of injury, Steyn, Morkel, Clarke, Smith, ABD played against each other, why? its because of their hungry to learn something against quality sides....but im not seeing this hungry in your players since from 14 years..i bet you in this next round, Bangla wont win single match, mark my words

Posted by vkias on (March 19, 2014, 9:09 GMT)

@Varun Upadhye...Bangla won only 4 tests out of 83 in these 14 years....and they yet to win a single test against Ind, Pak, SL, SA, Australia, Eng....probably they have to wait at least for some 5 years to register their first test win against these countries....

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 9:07 GMT)

well Played My Team Nepal.......

Posted by WasimH on (March 19, 2014, 8:57 GMT)

It's nice to see T20 format becoming more popular. Associate nations are doing good - hopefully Ireland playing 2nd round. If Cricket becomes popular anywhere, its main format Test will become more popular somehow. 16 nations are playing good T20 nowadays with full status. After starting T20 era, 2 new nations have got ODI status and playing well. Before that, per decade would not create one new ODI nation. I believe IPL's added great impact to increase cricket popularity around the world. If T20 league becomes more popular in other countries like IPL, it'll be great for cricket.

Posted by DHAKACRICFANATIC on (March 19, 2014, 8:38 GMT)

Its true BD lost one after another games in ODI, TEST and T20 against bigger nations but last 3/4 years with the inclusion of new players like Anamul, Sakib, Mominul, Nasir, Musfiq BD team has changed specially as a batting side. Most of BD's win against top nations came in last 3 years. Some of these players average is between 30 to 40 which is good. BD now needs some real first bowler and one good off spinner. I am sure in next round BD will upset Australia and West Indies because of Mirpur's spinning track. Even they have good chance against Pak as except for Hafeez and their Captain Misbah all other batters bat like Afghanistan. It will be very tough for them to win against India as India plays well against spin. Moreover, if you see the asia cup then you will see BD lost all those big teams in very narrow margin and if luck would favor them then the story could have been different.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (March 19, 2014, 8:37 GMT)

I think Indians and some others are scared that they will have host in the main group because they know Bangladesh can chase after their weak bowling attack and can see the improvements Bangladesh have made especially in batting. Everyone knows the Bangladesh of years 00-08 where batting was a joke and team losing heavily one sided in all forms but now Bangladesh seem to at least be competitive most of the time.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 8:29 GMT)

@ghostcall, u better hire some players from WWE for your team.because our tigers are ok enough with their cricketing skills

Posted by lionslanka on (March 19, 2014, 8:25 GMT)

It's all about BD effect. Every bowler get excuses of physical injury when they tour BD or when they face BD batsmen. Steyn is no exception. It was our A team. What would have been happened if against our main team?

Posted by mizan3060 on (March 19, 2014, 8:22 GMT)

In recent (ODI) Pakistan won narrowly and T20 last month, SL almost beaten by BD. Bangladesh is the dark horse in the group. BD batting is comparable with other T20 teams in the group, bowling is weaker. Improved fielding is a must for them to make the difference.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 8:15 GMT)

@varun,didn't sa,aussi,eng,nz,sl,pak give u that laughter? lol?

Posted by ghostcall on (March 19, 2014, 8:10 GMT)

Bangladesh is a weak team, had Ireland got so many opportunities as Bangladesh they would have been a force to reckon with by now though they still look better than BG ... worse BG players looks too skinny & malnourished. I feel pity about BG fans when they call their team Tigers

Posted by obaid1972 on (March 19, 2014, 8:09 GMT)

Well, the fact if you logically judge at present Bangladesh and India are both in same condition- both are talented and incosistent. Bangladesh played brilliantly for the last one yer or so.Most importantly, sub continet teams are very weak while playing abroad, imean all- Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Srilanka- All- just go the stats and you will wonder that their abroad performance is pretty ordinary than the home soil. Hence, i still do believe that all these teams need to improve their performance so that they can perform in different foreign wickets.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 8:07 GMT)

Being an associate it is a win for Nepal. It is a victory to Nepal that they make fabulous 127 runs against a test playing team.

Posted by cricwar4184 on (March 19, 2014, 8:01 GMT)

STILL NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THESE TEST NATION TEAMS ARE PLAYING IN QUALIFYING ROUND. BNG should not be in the qualifying round. There will be no chance to see atleast one team (Nepal, Afg, HK & UAE) to be playing with big teams. It would be a thrilling, if of the these team beat one of the big team. That is called fun. aaaahhhh we will miss these teams in this world cup. See you next time.

Posted by ExpectUs on (March 19, 2014, 7:59 GMT)

Let me apologize for my countrymen here. We are in general a tad more emotional than others and tend to go with the flow/craze. Some recent events in the country fueled some ultra-nationalism and racism. Just don't feed the trolls here. . The team, however is I believe made of proper gents and present sportsmanship (except for a couple of slips, lol who doesn't). They are weak, but they try and we support them.

Posted by wapuser on (March 19, 2014, 7:50 GMT)

@rifat dude what the hell are you talking about man?! BD is a good team but seriously you guys can never win this man I mean honestly im not bragging about SL but atleast we are motivated and we challenge teams such as Ind pak or aus so keep your words to yourself and you guys never even been runners up in a world cup recently so sayonara

Posted by ExpectUs on (March 19, 2014, 7:46 GMT)

We saw an Injamam-ul-Haq style run out in this match LOL

Posted by Ramansilva on (March 19, 2014, 7:45 GMT)

This match showed that their is a big gulf between the top associate nations and the lowest test playing nation. ICC should give more opportunities for proper national teams like Nepal, Afghanistan, Ireland to play more regularly with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to reduce this gulf between teams.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 7:42 GMT)

where is @vikas?? does he wait and see!!

Posted by Dhutugemunu on (March 19, 2014, 7:29 GMT)

BD almost in the Super 10 after beating 2 associates (minnows in other words). Game against HK should be an easy one for BD, coz HK is the weakest team on paper. But the real challenge begins in Super 10. Can BD beat any of the real Giants? Ind, Pak and Aus. Tough job. BD might win against WI, recent history against WI at home soil favors BD. Still BD needs 2 wins against Top 3 (Ind, Pak , Aus). To reach semis BD needs 5 wins out of 6. Can they?

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 7:18 GMT)

Win or loss for Nepal against bangladesh doesnt value much bcoz we r playing first time in worldcup,,, but Nepal proved Afganistan their cricket level ......

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 7:16 GMT)

@silva, now come to the point buddy,reaching final in asia cup was not a fluke but a great sign of bd improvement. be somewhat logical and use thinking head(if u have any) and u will get that bd is now strong but inconsistent and new comers in the team are not acquainted with pressure causes that. but its shame that even with experiencedd side you choked 4 times.dude,results are not everything sometimes. how u play that's the deal.anyway good to see that world number 2 team fan is crying about Nepal and bd success. lol

Posted by XP79303 on (March 19, 2014, 7:12 GMT)

Hello I am Bangladesh cricket fan, in general we are move to main stream of WT20 now. I really talk about our weekness to compit in main compitition where our bowling department is so week if we consider Mr. Farhad Reza in the team. All the matches will play in dhaka and if pitch condition suits with spin my observation to incluse Mominul in the team.

Why BD fast bowler not follows 70 % of Mr. Malinga, when other team plays with SL they actually get 18 overs to play due to this Malinga.

If we not improve our bowing and select the team based on marit not emothion then we can have a good chance to get through Semi-final.

My BD team: 1. Tamin 2. Amamul 3. Samsur 4. Shakib 5. Musfiq 6. Mominul 7. Mahamudulla 8. Razzak 9.Masrafee 10.Sohag Gazi 11. Alamin/Rubel

If so our top-order upto 7 have proven record in T20.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:57 GMT)

Rifat Sultan Prince I love a good laugh!!!!

Posted by British_North_America on (March 19, 2014, 6:55 GMT)

siddhartha87 Sri Lanka was the luckiest team in the world to win from 67/8 where three catches were dropped.Even in the chase, in case of Shamshur's run out, benefit of the doubt was given to bowling side Sri Lanka by Bangladeshi umpire which started the collapse.We had not any luck in the 2 T20s either.In Afghanistan match, Mushfiq was given LBW in an inside edge that was also missing the leg stump by mile.We could have won both T20 and ODI series against Sri Lanka had luck not betrayed us.We scored 326 against Pakistan but still could not win.Remember, in a semifinal, SA needed 22 off 15 which rain turned into 22 off 1?That's how luck plays in cricket.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:52 GMT)

It is quite obvious Nepal has to accept defeat against BD but the Nepal displayed the game of cricket is awesome to watch, Nepal is no doubt further progress as they can fight and compete with big nations. Nepal has superb future ahead ! The only they lack is the exposure and experiment, Without playing with other full members it is very difficult to gain experience so ICC has to schedule matches with the full member nations to play with associate like Nepal, HK who are emerging as the best talent & prospects !!! All the Best to Nepal against Afg for tomorrow meet ! Jai Nepal !!!

Posted by Guddling on (March 19, 2014, 6:51 GMT)

@Nishakya and @lakpj, I've been a fan of Sri Lanka cricket since the 1992 World Cup before Bangladesh was even in the picture. My comments were really to lash back at some lankans here that take great pleasure in bashing Bangladesh (I'm looking at you @lionspaw). It would give me no great pleasure if the lankans do struggle in the cricket arena but history does teach us that the greats do hit rough patches when key players exit the game, the Windies are a case in point.

Bangladesh does show flashes of brilliance with one off wins but we seriously lack consistency. Nonetheless, we have made great strides in the shorter formats. Our win/loss record doesn't show that, but upon closer inspection of each game you'll see the record reads worse than actual performance. We need to hone a killer instinct to seal the win in close games. However, you must concede that in this tournament we've been rather unfairly set up by the ICC to qualify for the main tournament even though we're hosting.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:45 GMT)

@Rifat Sultan Prince.. when reading your comment i was shocked and then i could not stop my laugh lol...

If you telling, me talking about Sri Lanka's World Cup win and reaching 4 World Cup finals consecutively is useless because those are past events, then i wonder why you talking about 2012 Asia Cup final which Bangladesh reach by Luck lol.. BTW buddy who won the 2014 Asia Cup??? lol.. you are talking about World Cups buddy, even to reach finals and becoming runners up (2nd best team in the world) is huge achievement. please do not make your self a joke, you guys haven't achieved anything, other than 3 ODI series win against NZ and WI, so please check your stats before commenting lol

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:43 GMT)

@varun,if u r a giant team supporter then why are u soughting here? does it mean u r so too much tensed and jealous about bd?

Posted by siddhartha87 on (March 19, 2014, 6:35 GMT)

I read somewhere that BD will reach Semis. It's impossible even if the tournament has only 4 teams :D Regarding India's bowling: yes it's weak.Only the second most weakest among test playing nations after Bangladesh. But yes we got some batsmen who are pathetic in foreign conditions but plays like Gods in non seaming conditions.They are more than enough for Bangladesh. Regarding India's chances ,they may or may not get into the semis but one thing is assured they won't be the last in their group as Bangladesh is in the same group. Comparing SL with Bangladesh.Once Mushfqur tried compare themselves to SL,we know what happened afterwards.Few clean sweeps, An Asia cup blank out followed. And Mushfiqur turned into a gentleman after that. A lesson there for arrogant BD fans if you ask me

Posted by Zhyderk on (March 19, 2014, 6:31 GMT)

@Sandip Manjrekar - You've got all the rights to mount on the high horse. But you should be careful enough not to fall from it while speculating too much. The dew condition made all the differences for both the teams. And about the decision of ICC, we all know now why you have to support its decision, because the decision's already yours. All you've to do is merely to endorse it as an official act. Bangladesh had obtained test status duly from ICC. Now you're raising your voice to the ICC to resile back. Should we guess that ICC would change its cloaks and traits too? What's about Ireland? Are you expecting it to be another voting country for BCCI or ICC?

Posted by BDrox11 on (March 19, 2014, 6:27 GMT)

@Rifat Sultan Prince.. at least Sri Lanka and any other team who won WC have something to brag about. what have you to brag about? reachin Asia Cup final 2012? is it???

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:24 GMT)

@varun,we admit that still a long way to go but at least we will win with our merit not with the help of other factors.if u get what i mean

Posted by BDrox11 on (March 19, 2014, 6:22 GMT)

@Ammo666.. i honestly think BD are the luckiest team on the universe to win a 4 games in 14 years against SL from 35 of total ODI games. and 3 games out of 25 games against Ind and 1 game out of 20+ games against Pak, and 1 game out of 18+ games against Aus lol... there's nothing called luck buddy. it is something you have to earn. if a team were 68/8 and then going to get 180 and eventually beat the opponent, it shows the sheer talent and class of the team, which BD can never dream of achieving. my advice is before talking about others, isn't it good first you winning something rather than winning 3 ODI series wins against aNZ and Wi

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:19 GMT)

watch out for this dude asgar.ali, he's comparing his sorry bunch of loud mouths and crotch gesticulating misfits with South Africa. And he's calling former world champion teams as mediocre. These are the BD fans.

Posted by BDrox11 on (March 19, 2014, 6:13 GMT)

Ammo666... i don't know about India, but Sri Lanka actually won their first test match and the series in 1985 against India, just after 2 years after gaining test status. and before even winning 1996 WC, if i remember correctly in 1988 SL won the Asia Cup actually twice they won it before 1996 beating both Pak and Ind. And even before winning the 1996 WC, SL beat NZ in NZ in test and won the series. and beat Pakistan in Tests series in 1992, and England. 1996 Wc win was not a magic which happens suddenly. are there any series win or test series win for Ban in their 14 year old history?

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:12 GMT)

After Some day's Indian cricket council (ICC)will declare though India will lose all games they will play in final, another wise they are not capable to reach there. They talked a lot but afraid to play against Bangladesh, They afraid to invite Bangladesh still now. If some some body say I am talking too much then I will say The team Newzeland whom we white wash two times one after one , the team india get white wash of them, but still the players and fans talked a lot. Before I thought the Sri Lankan supporters are gentle enough, not like Rendians but i come to know the truth today.

Posted by thamindujayaweera on (March 19, 2014, 6:12 GMT)

BD going to win WT20? then Ireland will be finalist, lol..

Posted by Click_Click_Cricket on (March 19, 2014, 6:11 GMT)

siddhartha87@ Brother, it was not too long ago that IND players body languages were the poorest among test playing nations until one man, DADA (A passionate Tiger from the other Bengal), came to the picture and LIFTED that. He taught IND team how to show CONFIDENCE and how to play outside of ASIA and win. As a LOWER ranked TEST NATION, BD has to be POSITIVE, FEARLESS, and HAS TO COMPARE with the big teams. Nothing wrong with MUSHI's OUTLOOK on that. He is as good a captain as most captains these days, but he needs to IMPROVE his WICKETKEEPING...

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:10 GMT)

Bangali will never win single match in second round and Saqib ul hassan will never hits more than 10 runs....

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 6:06 GMT)

@zahidulmcc - LOL yes you knocked us out of the 2007 world cup and 2012 Asia cup. But do you remember what happened in the 2011 world cup??? Do I need to remind you??? We have stronger teams to worry about like Australia, South Africa etc. Not Bangladesh. Your team is too complacent for their own good. FYI you're not a world class team. You have a long way to go.

Posted by Zhyderk on (March 19, 2014, 6:03 GMT)

Nepal being an underdog has played very well and its Captain seems to be teeming with confidence while talking to Mr. Sanjay Manjrekar, though as the Captain of defeated team. No one can say that he was a big mouth while showing attitude towards a test playing country like Bangladesh. The gesture is very good and we hope them to come forward and develop their own domestic cricket suitably looking forward to an entry to the test cricket world. A country with such potentials should not lag behind.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:59 GMT)

@silva,if u talk about our passion then i must say that respect earns respect and that's why we go to support pakistan holding their flag in stadium because they respect us.and that is our passion.u get what u deserve

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:54 GMT)

@Click_Click_Cricket - Don't worry about Indian cricket. They have a way of coming back. What about BD? Forget winning abroad you cannot even win in your home grounds. How many test matches have you won so far at home??? Only one and that too against Zimbabwe (no offense to Zimbabwe). The other away test matches which you one were one in Zimbabwe and two in West Indies against a throughly depleted and second string West Indian team. So only 4 wins against low strung teams cannot be called an achievement. India in the last 10 years have won test matches against Pakistan in Pakistan, against South Africa in South Africa, Australia in Australia (which includes the famous VB series), New Zealand in New Zealand etc. Of course we haven't won any series outside India but hey even Australia and South Africa have hard times winning in India. How many high profile matches have BD won so far??? Home and Away????

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:53 GMT)

@silva,the trophies u talking about had been long ago.what are u going to be next that's the matter dude,yes bd hasn't won anything but they are on right track because as a team they were the runners up in asia cup..not being 2 or 3 man show like sad that even after a long time and experience your team choke in final.wake up man those were your last wc

Posted by thamindujayaweera on (March 19, 2014, 5:52 GMT)

some Bangladesh fans saying their team should not put in qualifiers round. Ok then, who will replace you? who is the weaker team than you in super 8. Calm down, at least you can win some games in qualifiers. otherwise it will be a huge upset if the host country having no win in the tournament.

Posted by Ammo666 on (March 19, 2014, 5:51 GMT)

@Shankar Gautam: what to feel proud about here did BD won the WC or what??..BD fans are not like funny IND'n & SL'n arrogant fans here who never learned to appreciate other teams effort & good cricket either a team wins or lose as you only know to say good about your own teams & boasting like hell as if they are the BEST & the GREATEST in all aspects of cricket LOL...

@BD hater's why you ppl keeps crying on 15 years..after how many years IND & SL have UPSET the test team, better have respect for BD cricket or just stay away from all BD forums! BD won't feel proud even beating the so called legendary IND & SL! those days are over now even though BD seems to be still a bit inconsistent but still can say much better than what they were before & to say LUCK won't help SL always in such close games its enough now so keep praying for another win like that against BD if it happens..!

@lionspaw: first of all YOU should be ashamed of yourself by making this comment! &also its a shame for ICC!

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:46 GMT)

Let us just keep our feet grounded and not fly high. Hong Kong might not seem to be much of a threat compared to what we have faced in these two matches but remember that this very team beat Zimbabwe in one of the warm up matches. I think some of our players like Tamim and Mashrafe, given their recent history with injuries, can be afforded to be rested and let youngsters like Shamsur and Rubel have match practice; that way we could have the full squad hit the ground running in the Super 10 stages. Hope that Mushy does not get carried away by the results and makes the right decisions against Hong Kong in the last match!

Posted by lionslanka on (March 19, 2014, 5:45 GMT)

@ Albert_cambell

Our A team had nearly beaten you yesterday. Your team standings are nowhere now. Our Tamim is better than your Hashim. Anamul > Decock, Mushfiqur > ABD, Shakib > Duminy, Al-Amin > steyn+Morkel+philander. Razzak >>> Imported Tahir. You don't know how to play on SC pitch. Your bowlers want sponge bounce in pitch so that they can get some wickets. You have been beaten by mediocre Pakistan team in your own den. You got thrashed by mediocre Aus in every format & in your den. So book your earliest flight to go home because this is Bangladesh. You don't have anything here but participation.

@Varun It's better for you to know about how your mediocre team will perform from warm up games. Your team is anytime bunny for us. After Sanga, Jayawardhane, it's time for MSD, VK, Ashwin, Jadeja to retire. This is Bangla power you know.

Mark my words, BD is going to win this T20 w/c.

Posted by siddhartha87 on (March 19, 2014, 5:43 GMT)

I read somewhere that BD will reach Semis. It's impossible even if the tournament has only 4 teams :D

Regarding India's bowling: yes it's weak.Only the second most weakest among test playing nations after Bangladesh. But yes we got some batsmen who are pathetic in foreign conditions but plays like Gods in non seaming conditions.They are more than enough for Bangladesh.

Regarding India's chances ,they may or may not get into the semis but one thing is assured they won't be the last in their group as Bangladesh is in the same group.

Comparing SL with Bangladesh.Once Mushfqur tried compare themselves to SL,we know what happened afterwards.Few clean sweeps, An Asia cup blank out followed. And Mushfiqur turned into a gentleman after that. A lesson there for arrogant BD fans if you ask me

Posted by thamindujayaweera on (March 19, 2014, 5:41 GMT)

This is the problem with bangladesh fans, when team balngladesh defeated two associate teams, they begin to talk too much. (they will win match against HK easily) And they are going to think they can thrash any team. One commented Nepal will replace Sri Lanka after retirement of Mahela, Sanga and Malinga. Only because Nepal played good against Bangladesh. (Nepal is gud improving team though). The problem with Bangladesh is they are always dreaming (fans and players both). Mark my words, your team not going to have any chance against the three former champions and mighty Australia in super 10.

Posted by zahidulmcc on (March 19, 2014, 5:40 GMT)

@Varun Isn't it the rule ICC (India) made? You guys are just jealous that how a small and tender country like Bangladesh kick you out from worldcup!! You guys are scared LOL

Posted by BDrox11 on (March 19, 2014, 5:36 GMT)

honestly i have never ever witnessed a stadium with so much dew around. why did ICC gave very important tournament like WORLD T20, to held in country like Bangladesh, who are even without proper facilities to hold a such a mega tournament. the techniques they used yesterday to reduce dew is so primary. teams performance will heavily affected by this now as tournament progresses. worst ICC mega tournament ever to be held i would say.. so sad

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:28 GMT)

yes Nepal was out played by the class of Bangladesh but the matter of fact is that,both Bangladesh and Nepal are the winners....because Bangladesh showed ICC and BCCI that they are a world class cricketing nation and it was a wrong decision of ICC and its driving forces(mainly Indians) to put a World cup host nation in qualifiers...if Bangladesh did not have qualified for Super10... world cup would have ended before it started.....and for Nepal they put up a real good fight,presented their brand of cricket and knocked the doors of international cricketing world that they are right here for the its a win win situation for both bangladesh and nepal and the only one loser is ICC and indian board BCCi,who doesnt wants cricket to be developed outside india coz they fear countries like nepal and bangladesh

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:25 GMT)

@Rifat Sultan Prince... Even arguing with a people like you is a waste of time. so let me give you pleasure by saying this. yes Sir, you are right, all the other top teams including, SL, Aus, Ind, Pak, Nz, Wi, Sa are giant MINNOWS in front of great Bangladesh Team. We must accept Bangladesh have won many World Cups, T20 World Cups, Champions Trophies, and yes Asia Cups.. and also Bangladesh have beat every other nation in Test format, in home and away series. Bangladesh currently hold no 1 position in Test, ODIs and in T20's.. are these Bangali fans are happy now???..

I heard Mr. Arthur Ali Kahn (Worst Commentator) saying Bangladesh fans are very passionate guys lol.. i think this is their passionate attitude lol

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:24 GMT) u too nepal :). no problem.when you beat so called biggies they will start crying like problem. just go ahead

Posted by Albert_cambell on (March 19, 2014, 5:23 GMT)

@r0ketman. If BD qualify to the Asia cup final thats because of their superb and brilliant performance. If India wins the world cup in 1983 thats because of fluke. Isnt it my friend?

Posted by SandipManjrekar on (March 19, 2014, 5:22 GMT)

With that much amount of dew on the field, the outcome of this match would have been much different if played under sunlight. I like the way Nepalese played yesterday. The body language, the batsmen's foot work, their aggressiveness against Test nation, their charging down to every spin bowler were excellent & amazing. They are inexperienced to play on such track & in dew condition made the difference. They were getting difficulties in adjusting the timing of bat. BD en-cashed the favorable condition but their faces found annoying when khadka & Sharad were playing. Mushfiqur couldn't gather ball behind the stump at all. His behavior as a captain & as a wicket keeper was totally disappointing on the field. You couldn't able to keep the wickets, couldn't gather the throws, couldn't do easy stumpings & you were shouting on others for fielding. That is absurd. ICC was correct in reviewing the permanent Test status on BD, must be revoked & should be granted to Ireland.

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (March 19, 2014, 5:20 GMT)

Congrats to BD for winning the game and congrats to Nepal for doing a decent performance in the big stage than the Afgans. Hope BD fans will stay footed and do not jump on Top8 teams with big claims.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:18 GMT)

@Rifat Sultan Prince... Even arguing with a people like you is a waste of time. so let me give you pleasure by saying this. yes Sir, you are right, all the other top teams including, SL, Aus, Ind, Pak, Nz, Wi, Sa are giant MINNOWS in front of great Bangladesh Team. We must accept Bangladesh have won many World Cups, T20 World Cups, Champions Trophies, and yes Asia Cups.. and also Bangladesh have beat every other nation in Test format, in home and away series. Bangladesh currently hold no 1 position in Test, ODIs and in T20's.. are these Bangali fans are happy now???..

I heard Mr. Arthur Ali Kahn (Worst Commentator) saying Bangladesh fans are very passionate guys lol.. i think this is their passionate attitude lol

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:17 GMT)

@rOketman - After winning the 1983 world cup and the 1985 world championship India was named the team of the century by Wisden. So you saying the it took 40 years for everyone to take India seriously speaks how little you know about cricket history. FYI India won every match in the world championship in Australia. Bangladesh has done nothing of repute. Period.

@Albert_Campbell - You're absolutely right. Zimbabwe is a much better team than Bangladesh. They are more grounded than these high nosed fans of BD.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:17 GMT)

albert cambell, How many world cup South Africa wins? South africa is only comparable to Hongkong, UAE, Bangladesh, NZ, Zim, Afghanistan..........

Posted by sporso on (March 19, 2014, 5:15 GMT)

@siddarth paji, BD will play the samies n ur India are going to out from first round... Just wait n see pajjji.. :(

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:15 GMT)

How Bangladesh has thrashed Afghanistan and Nepal clearly shows that the Tigers should have gone into the main draw straight away, without having to play in a qualifying round. Added to this is the fact that the ICC should have had special consideration for Bangladesh as they are the host nation of the tournament. (The fact that Bangladesh is a test playing nation could have been another factor in support of this, if not for the wretched form of Zimbabwe.) In the recent "Big3" proposals, it had been suggested that those 3 countries should be immune from relegation in the proposed test championship (now abandoned). So it is not too much to ask for to have the Tigers in the main draw of a tournament which they are hosting !" They could have selected one qualifier from among associate member nations and Zimbabwe (they stick up like a sore thumb defeating logic !) for the main draw. It is also very sad to see the depths Zimbabwe cricket has fallen into, due to internal strifel

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:14 GMT)

@varun,when bd won 3 against india?when they started improving and and those also against legendary players like sachin,dravid, zahir,and so on.what about now?bd is much balanced now against worst bowling attack and 1 man team

Posted by Click_Click_Cricket on (March 19, 2014, 5:14 GMT)

@ Varun Upadhye - Needless to mention 'IND is a good team', but don't be too arrogant. Keep dreaming that BD gets thrashed by all teams in Super10 and it's not impossible because T20 can be anyone's game. So, even AFG or IRE can beat IND in T20's! Let's talk about IND's performance in REAL CRICKET (AWAY TEST) matches!! After the exit of SACHIN, RAHUL and LAXMAN how are they doing? MISERABLE as we witnessed. Some commentators would probably say 'RUBBISH'. I am a big fan of IND cricket, but honestly IND playing away looks no better than current BD team. If Kohli's performance is not counted, IND looks par or below par (For example, 2014 ASIA cup game IND vs BD). Hope VK remains fit and in good form. MSD has a lot to worry about playing outside of ASIA. May be BCCI will stop sending IND away as much as possible!!! After all, the game of Cricket will kind of die without IND's reasonable success.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 5:09 GMT)

@rOketman - Winning a world cup is never a fluke. It is consistent cricket all throughout the tournament even to get into the finals. And India won the world championship in Australia in 1985. They successfully chased and won a test match having to score 406 in the final innings in 1976. West Indies was the super power of cricket back then. Cannot be flukes. What can be flukes is this. Bangladesh winning against both Australia and South Africa only once in ODIs and never winning against them again.

Posted by British_North_America on (March 19, 2014, 5:09 GMT)

Albert_cambell I have been following your comments for the last three years in Bangladesh's articles.There are few people from Pakistan and Sri Lanka like legal_legal, dhutmugu who always talk bad about Bangladesh but I saw the rare occasions when they praise Bangladesh.Like when BD beat WI or whitewashed NZ.But you, sitting 1000s miles away in South Africa has not told anything good about Bangladesh a single time.What brings you in Bangladesh's page I am not sure.We have not played your team in years.I think you hate Bangladesh because in World Cup 2011, we supported New Zealand against your team in semifinal.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 4:57 GMT)

@ur team won without 3 key players and that will happen once in a year.accept it dude,without sanga,mahela,dilsan,malinga ur team is giant minnows

Posted by Dark_k4 on (March 19, 2014, 4:52 GMT)

I would like to thank Nepal for their cool temperament and taking the match as sportingly as possible unlike Afghans. I think in the future, we are getting one more rising star in South Asia.....Congrats for them....It's always tough at the starting...n hence you did it, u can go further.... & for Bangladesh.... It was a clear message for those people, who was waiting to see a mishap from Bangladesh, that this is not the time for them...Yup, thou both Afghanistan & Nepal are new teams, but the attitude & temperament of Bangladeshi players are highly plausible....especially in the first match...I wish them best of luck for the upcoming matches...n hope for tight competitions....won't say that Bangladesh will surely win..but, if they can keep consistency....some fantastic battles are obviously coming...n, it m8 not be welcoming for some teams..can feel the tension of their supporters from you...BANGLADESH...

Posted by r0ketman on (March 19, 2014, 4:41 GMT)

siddhartha87: keep wishes ng, the number 1 rated T20 team SL barely escaped two games against the cute bowling attacks you are referring to in the last ball on both !arches, with some help from umpires. I also think India's bowling attack is cuter, and far worse than most associate teams.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 4:41 GMT)

@zahidulmcc - we also whooped your team and won the last world cup. Winning just 3 games out of 25 against India doesn't make your team world class. Heck you have to play qualifiers even to make it to the super 10. And you're the host country. Now doesn't that hurt!!!!???

Posted by r0ketman on (March 19, 2014, 4:38 GMT)

Varun Upadhay: Well not only India, every other nation started playing ODI same time India did, so the learning curve for India was different than for BD who are playing against nations with much longer history. India's win in 84 is one of the biggest flukes in cricket, they were at a 66-1 odd. They lost every single ODI against WI for atleast the next five years after their fluke win. If they were a good team, they should have been able to curve out a single win against WI after the world cup in that decade. India took almost 40 years before anyone in the cricketing world took them seriously. They were the joke of cricket world till the 70s in test cricket, they started playing in 1932, had Ranji trophy since 1936.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 4:37 GMT)

First of all congratulations to Team BD. You could leave behind the bad patch- I hope. Losing against Afganistan does not make the whole world up side down & wining against AFG by 9 wkt or against Nepal by 8 wkt can't be considered as a big achievement. As a Test playing team you are suppose to win against them. And on their good day and on your bad day it may happen other way round. We have our trust on you. We also appreciate AFG & NPL team that they are coming up well. I think we all should extend our hands to take them with us. This will make our subcontinental cricket benefited. But I must say something to the fans of AFG and Nepal. You are learning cricket very fast- that's very fine. But you must also learn the spirit of & the 'royal manners' of the game. It is the 'Game of the Kings', and 'King of the Games'. We must not disrespect each others team. If you do so your team may win one or two games but you will be far behind from being a cricketing nation. Same tips for BD fans

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 4:30 GMT)

there comes sl and indian fans with their lovetopic 14 yrs of bd cricket, these fans are so consistent unlike their players.does'nt matter if bd wins or loses these guys will come here and perform their heart who gets the MOM today?

Posted by Albert_cambell on (March 19, 2014, 4:29 GMT)

@Varun Upadhye. Forget about that. BD dint even do 10% of what Ireland or Afghan or even Kenya did in their 1st 5 years after getting their ODI status. Why do BD fans even think their team has a class?

Posted by Albert_cambell on (March 19, 2014, 4:26 GMT)

@ r0ketman. First of all I am a South African and not a zimbabwean. Zimbabwe are much better than your team. Even at their worst time they have won a test match over Pakistan and they are a worthy opponent for test cricket. Not your team. I expected zimbabwe to lose to Ireland, because they havent had international cricket for more than 6 to 7 months. Whats the point of talking about Indias overseas performance when your team cant even win a single game at home? Dont try to match BD with any of the top 8 teams. BD is only comparable with ZIm and Ireland.

Posted by emranbmb on (March 19, 2014, 4:25 GMT)

Nepal is playing is very good see that team like Afghanistan, Nepal are playing well. that's very good for cricket as well. so ICC should look after them so that they can get more chance to play cricket. Nepal has done well according to their ability against BD. i hope that BD will do better in next round

Posted by duronto_pothik on (March 19, 2014, 4:22 GMT)

@to all subcontinent fans: why we hate each other so much, when together we can develop our brotherhood and make the cricket world better. We have the same complexion, same culture, same habit...thy why we are chasing each other in term of cricket

Posted by zahidulmcc on (March 19, 2014, 4:20 GMT)

@Varun Please do a little more research before making such statements. But I can see a clear advancement in BD cricket. In fact they are on the right track. If you are an Indian then that makes sense because you were out of the two major tournament loosing to this Baby Team (LOL) ... That must hurts.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 4:19 GMT)

People talking garbage about Sri Lanka becoming minnows after Sanga and Mahela are high or something. Sri Lanka have produced world class cricketers the moment they started playing international cricket. Don't worry about SL. Worry about your team BD. There is a lot of debate going on whether BD deserves a test status or not. You're languishing at the bottom of the rankings in all the formats. In some places even below Zimbabwe and Ireland. That's simply ridiculous. You're playing test cricket for 14 years and one day cricket for 28 years and you haven't moved up an inch. Stop brick batting and just focus on your team. When your team wins a major tournament then we would understand your boasts and high flying. Till then you don't have a wooden leg to stand on. BTW you're gonna get thrashed by all the teams in the super 10.

Posted by siddhartha87 on (March 19, 2014, 4:15 GMT)

Not good news for Bangladesh. Some proper thrashings await for them super 10. Can't wait to see Mushfiqur's reaction when Australia . India and West Indies will demolish cute Bangladeshi attack beyond belief. Would be hilarious to see him

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 4:14 GMT)

Well Done Nepal... And this is coming from a die hard BD fan. I think the Nepali fan base gets half the applaud for immense support. This is a good display being in their first real world class match.

Posted by SAYAM1310 on (March 19, 2014, 4:12 GMT)

Most of Indian players are stupid in the their behavior. The should remember that cricket is a game of gentlemen so be gentle. The day is not so far when India cricket team will fall down because excess arrogance is enough to kick out.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 4:09 GMT)

@Nishakya Maduranga Silva i think u havnt seen our squad on last series !

our best player was on injury and abt dilshan ur bla bla bla his recent performence is term of laugh !

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:59 GMT)

@rOketman - Fine I'll give you that but India took only 9 years after it's one day debut to win a World cup, and that too against the then Mighty West Indies. Have Bangladesh done anything like that yet???

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:56 GMT)

Thats how Bangladesh answers ICC's OneSight rules about playing the selection round for a test playing country. And it was the best answer for the BIG8's

And congrats nepal batsmans and bowlers for this exepctional performance ! no need to be sad its just the start u have bright future. <3 for Nepal.

#Bangladesh #ICC #Nepal #Cricket

Posted by wapuser on (March 19, 2014, 3:55 GMT)

i m proud of my national cricket team.. this is the positive signs for the near future that we guys r rolling into the international arena.. it wont take much time for us to get there with this pace...comon NEPAL

Posted by Lakpj on (March 19, 2014, 3:51 GMT)

@Guddling mate many have been telling the same story from the time Aravinda and Arjuna were playing and then when Jayasuriya was playing. But SL cricket have survived and will continue to survive. I sincerely hope both Bangladesh fans and cricketers will not get carried away with these performances because they will up against 3 of the most devastating batting lineups in World cricket in the next round.

Posted by r0ketman on (March 19, 2014, 3:48 GMT)

@Varun Upadhye: After 14 years of playing cricket, BD has a much better record than India did in their first 14 years, which was ZERO wins, nada, zilch, zip. New Zealand took 35 years to win their first match. You should do a little more research before making a comment like that!

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:45 GMT)

@Guddling.. as i remember in one T20 game and in a last ODI game which Sri Lanka played against your team, Sri Lanka rested Sanga, Mahela, Dilashan, Malinga and there were no Kulasekara, Herath in entire series. and SL came to the game with full of youngsters, yet Bangladesh loose even greater than when SL played with full strength team. the thing with SL or any other top team is they constantly producing greater talents to replace another.

The main problem with SOME Bangladesh fans is they living in a dream world. beating top class team once in a blue moon will not make you a top class giant. the important factor is "CONSISTENCY" . anybody can do thrash talk, but when a Bangladesh doing it against a top team, sadly it would only become a joke. so please achieve something first, i hope at lest Bangladesh would able to win at lest a single game in the main round. all the best

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:45 GMT)

@Ruhul_Amin - Have you ever read the comments by BD fans on this app??? They constantly talk rubbish about others. They're the ones who should be behaving themselves. And BD fabs and their so called test team have a major attitude problem. what's wrong with you guys? Your captain makes absurd statements in the press talking about revenge on a poor associate team. Is that respecting another team??? Your best player makes lewd gestures on international television in front of millions of viewers. Is that being well behaved??? Buy yourself a dictionary and check the meaning of respect. No other team has performed so poorly for so many years in tests like your team has. Winning only 4 tests in 83 matches after playing for 14 years. Sri Lanka on the other hand won the world cup in its 14th year as a test country. Buck up Bangladesh!!! All you ever do is trash talk other teams who have a far better record than you and have been playing for several years even before your country was formed.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:44 GMT)

Congratulations to Nepal team from a Bangladeshi fan for playing such good cricket! I hope you will keep on improving and join the other test playing nations in the sub-continent. One thing we all have in the sub-continent is cricket loving people and large following of the game that many countries who play good can not boast about.

Posted by r0ketman on (March 19, 2014, 3:43 GMT)

@Albert_cambell: Losing 9 games in a row makes you lose your class? In that case, Didn't India lose it's class by getting thrashed in England, Australia, and more recently in lowly NZ, where they lost every game?Go mind your own team dude, Wasn't it Zimbabwe? How classy are they turning out to be?:-)

Posted by smukhles on (March 19, 2014, 3:43 GMT)

@vkias, rakon_me, siddhartha87 and lionspaw, is oil very expensive now a days in your respective countries so you guys can't really oil your own machine?

Posted by nipun027 on (March 19, 2014, 3:43 GMT)

Nepal played well in the match considering the experience and also cricket infra-structure in Nepal. But in this match they have shown that they can be a competitive team in any format of cricket in future if they can keep in playing like like this and also the government gives a good support to build a strong cricket infra-structure there. We have seen Kenya showing good prospects but later on they faded out due to lack in infra-structure. I don't want such thing happen to our friends from Nepal. Because people in this region do not just watch cricket....... They live cricket.......

Posted by wapuser on (March 19, 2014, 3:34 GMT)

Respect to Nepal from Bangladesh

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:31 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh for playing authoritative cricket and winning convincingly. But people would like you to do it more regularly and against stronger teams. And for all of those who keep saying BD should be in the top 10 by default, well why should they be??? Their records don't justify their place. In fact a lot of people here and elsewhere are speculating the decision to remove BD from their test status. This is their records so far. In Test matches out of 83 matches they have won only 4, drawn 11 and lost 68. In ODI's they have played 283, won 80, no result 3 and lost 200. Out of the 80 victories 53 of them have come against countries like Zim, Ireland, HK, Kenya, Scotland etc etc. and only 27 against all other teams. So why should you be given a chance on such poor performance when other associate nations are fighting for a place in world cricket. After 14 years of test cricket the BD record is abysmal at best. They haven't even won a major multinational tournament. Pull up BD!!!

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:29 GMT)

frankly said Nepal reminds me our old Bangladesh. they are in learning process and having huge fan base. its important for any country to having a huge fan base. shakti is a good left arm spinner, Paras is a outstanding all-rounder even Pun is a great fielder too. so they have a bright future. played with associates in the qualifying round its good for Bangladesh after Asia cup disaster, we need to restore our confidence. Go tiger go!!

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:27 GMT)

@Guddling.. as i remember in one T20 game and in a last ODI game which Sri Lanka played against your team, Sri Lanka rested Sanga, Mahela, Dilashan, Malinga and there were no Kulasekara, Herath in entire series. and SL came to the game with full of youngsters, yet Bangladesh loose even greater than when SL played with full strength team. the thing with SL or any other top team is they constantly producing greater talents to replace another.

The main problem with SOME Bangladesh fans is they living in a dream world. beating top class team once in a blue moon will not make you a top class giant. the important factor is "CONSISTENCY" . anybody can do thrash talk, but when a Bangladesh doing it against a top team, sadly it would only become a joke. so please achieve something first, i hope at lest Bangladesh would able to win at lest a single game in the main round. all the best

Posted by wapuser on (March 19, 2014, 3:23 GMT)

Best of luck Bangladesh for Next match.

Posted by wapuser on (March 19, 2014, 3:21 GMT)

Congratulations bangladesh and well played nepal.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:12 GMT)

Its time to appreciate Nepal team, such an young team showed matured skill when they lost 3 top orders for 39. They didn't threw wickets to better bowling side rather showed temperament to stay on the wicket to manage singles. Thats how to play cricket, not just come into field and play baseball like afghan team did in their 1st match. Best hope for Nepal team in coming future, they need to send their players to the rivals league so that can level up quickly. What i know many lankans, pakistanis are playing in BD home leagues for years, recently many afghans too. Seeing good future for Nepal cricket. Go tigers! Jay Nepal

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 3:09 GMT)

nepal did a great job showing some character with a test playing nation.....there are lots of field that nepal need to look for improvement....yet playing for the first time in such a global tournament nepal looked ok in each aspect of the game.....we ll some day not take a single off sakib al hasan to wrap up the game with a six.....jai NEPAL !!!!!!

Posted by Ruhul_Amin on (March 19, 2014, 3:02 GMT)

@vkias, I know what type of spectator you are!!! I have been following some of your comments who, i believe, does not know how to behave oneself .... i found so many of these kind of people commenting rubbish, try hurting others and think you people are all in all..... first of all we BD fans take this game as a game where the best side should win, we know our limitations and success stairs. We dont care about you people who always speaks negatives for something and never change their mind set. .. we show respect to good people. I know you people used to say afgan is better than BD!!! we know where we are standing and what we can see but you guys always speaks rough.... i will definitely say Nepal is a way better Than afgans even if they looses to afgans, and dont ask me why ?? but still im telling you this team got some people like you. so finally behave yourself, learn manner and show respect to others in return you will be respected automatically, your comment answer lies on u ...

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 2:56 GMT)

First of all Congrats to Nepal team for their exceptional performance showed in their first game against a so called Test Playing nation who are yet to establish them selves in the Cricketing map even after started to playing cricket for 14 years). i can only see a bright future for Nepal. Glad Sri Lankan Past Cricketing Legend like Mr.Roy Dias, helped them to establish as a Cricketing nation, and now another Sri Lankan Mr. Pubudu Dasanayake helping them to reach these heights. just like what Sri Lanka did with Bangladesh by supplying them with Coaches and Infrastructure facilities in their early days. but i can see Nepal will go far ahead than Bangladesh in shorter period of time if they are nurtured well. SLC should help Nepal Cricket more and more just like they are promised to help Afganistan.

Posted by difdkfjal on (March 19, 2014, 2:34 GMT)

@ vkias: Bangladeshis finally learnt to respect their opponent but it is evident that u have not learnt how to show respect . . . Pity! Cricinfo kindly publish this.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 2:32 GMT)

considering two teams Bangladesh were marginally better than debutant Nepal. that margin is experience. other than that Bangladesh improvement is slim. they were slow learners and will expose in big league. Any way congrats bangla for making to big group again. do better this time. You probably chose India as your favorite , only weak team in your group.

Posted by BD_CricFan on (March 19, 2014, 2:08 GMT)

2 down, 1 more to go... keep it up Tigers!!!

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 1:53 GMT)

We Bangladeshis like and respect all the countries but dont show respect to them who dont know how to respect others. Its learning curve for both AFG and NEPAL. But see the attitude of both team. AFG has yet long way to go specially in batting. THey have to improve infrasturcure too which i believe surely will be with the passes of time. But it hurts when they try to rub their shoulder with us when they are way behind from us. Winning 1 One day match does not mean that you are better than BD. But I am sure both you and Nepal will do better in coming days..BD fan

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 1:52 GMT)

Anamul Haque will be a key player if Bangladesh to do create some upsets and reach final stages of the tournament. Anamal is one of my favourite cricketers in the world who is so attacking and has a range of shots. He is motivating wicket keeper with a good sense of humour. That million dollar smile towards Ahmed Shehzad. As a Sri Lankan fan, I know how hard they fought in the recent tournaments and they are no longer that inexperienced, easily falling team. They just have to make it a habit to win and not to lose focus when they are going well. Also Bangladesh have been playing cricket for so long and it's time they let others know that they cannot be treated as underdogs anymore. All the best Bangladesh.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 1:44 GMT)

bamgladesh always respect others when they got respected

Posted by LiveWithThat on (March 19, 2014, 1:42 GMT)

Bangals are over the moon after beating two weak associate teams. haha they are now word beaters and ready to replace India.

Posted by Rajmalla on (March 19, 2014, 1:39 GMT)

I don't agree title "thrashing". it was well fought game. There were few advantage for Bangladesh over Nepal. Toss, Dew played huge factor. Home crowd and exposure to such big event.

Still Bangladesh is better team but, i believe that if they play three matches Nepal can win one out of three.

Posted by wapuser on (March 19, 2014, 1:32 GMT)

I am Nepalese guy.I was impressed by Nepal team.They got full of confident on the way they play,lots of things was missing on batsmen and bowler,overall they managed steady total.Bangladesh is getting better these with their home league.I think Nepal need to develop highly level skill with good management and coaching.Congratulation to Nepalese cricket that's just a beginning era for Nepalese fellow.U guys got bright future.Well done and keep it up that passion and hard work.U guys gonna go really far,on top of Everest like a brave Gurkhas.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 1:29 GMT)

Nepal, just keep on it. We loved this cricket... :)

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 0:36 GMT)

well there is no comparison between these two teams, this is such a ridicules decision by ICC that host nation have to play qualifying round to through to super 10. on the other hand Nepal showed they can be good cricket nation in coming days, they got talents and passion about this game

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 23:07 GMT)

well played NEPAL, that was grt effort. Nepal has come across like ireland first match win. there is always opportunity to shine and ur doing good every game

Posted by OttawaRocks on (March 18, 2014, 22:58 GMT)

Congrats Bangladesh, but honestly they shouldn't have to contest the preliminary at home - they should be given an automatic bye into the final 8's group. Instead, whoever is in #8 in T20 should have played in this tourney in their place. Nevertheless, what's done is done, and looking at the big picture, this could warm up the team positively before they enter the real tourney.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 22:57 GMT)

Nepal - you have a brilliant future. I liked your player's attitude and courage. Keep playing buddies - you surely have a brilliant future. -- Wishes from Bangladesh.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 22:52 GMT)

congatulations to Bangladesh team.Welldone, played outstanding is going stronger day by day.shakib is real hero,bijoy looks so good.hope,BD will beat pakistan and india also in supper 10 match.May Allah bless them.

Posted by No_Condone on (March 18, 2014, 22:34 GMT)

@Viias "pot calling the kettle black" ; I believe Bangladeshis fans are emotional a little bit; however they love cricket from their heart and give respect without any fear an emerging new cricket nation, unlike our senior cricket nation's fans that always try to discourage or hate us!!

Posted by RED-TIGER on (March 18, 2014, 22:33 GMT)

#TBH.. I thought the other game was thrashing ( Ban vs Afg)!!!

Posted by Htc-Android on (March 18, 2014, 22:17 GMT)

@Mazharul Hossain Tushar. "Nepal played well as usual as they are not that much strong team in T20 format to facing (big team like Ban,Sri,Ind )". Did you just categorized BD as big team with IND and SL. What has BD done in world cricket to be called as a big team?

Posted by Albert_cambell on (March 18, 2014, 22:12 GMT)

@Nasim_Ahmed. Real class team after beating the mighty Nepal and Afghan teams? Where did all their class go when they lost 9 games in a row against top teams?

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 22:12 GMT)

Welcome to the big game Nepal.well done

Posted by Guddling on (March 18, 2014, 21:53 GMT)

@lionspaw - once Sanga, Jaya and Malinga retire, you too will have to qualify for tournaments hosted by you. But there is no shame in that. If ICC wants to give us more warm-up matches then we'll keep hitting sixes to win every match and enter the main tournament.

@vkias - to get respect you have to show respect. Nepal was worthy of our respect. Can't say the same for Afghanistan.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 21:45 GMT)

Kudos BD. Well played Nepal. you certainly have a future if you do not give up. I can see tigers roaring into the next round. Lots of love to the Nepalese fans and cricketers from BD

Posted by StevieS on (March 18, 2014, 21:19 GMT)

Every world cup has a big upset. Was this it?

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 21:14 GMT)

@vkias and @lionspaw !!!!! i dont know what are you guys talking about???What do you mean that "Finally Bangladesh learnt to give respect for their opponents, they are praising Nepal, its good sign" ......

"ICC did a great job by putting Bangladesh in selection round with non test playing nations to show their standards in real cricket. This is the first time ever in the history of cricket, the hosting nation had to go through the selection round. SHAME!!!SHAME!!!!SHAME!!!!"

Shame on you haters....We are always nice to any of our opponents and we always respect ...We are not like Afghanistan, india,Pakistan and ENG...

What did we do wrong?? you guys cant point it out.. But we can tell you people that how other country were bias to us even ICC,commentator and Umpires too......

Still we didnt say anything.....

How rude you people are.........


Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 21:07 GMT)

Well Played Nepal, But I was disappointed with the attitude of shakib al Hasain . I want to see same attitude Playing with Well inform team. stop showing your attitude , i used to like his batting but from today i always want Bangladesh to lose sorry to say. good luck for both team, and atlast i didn't like this title either.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 21:07 GMT) should to respect others.....whats your problem??? are you ok?? day by day new new rules created which did not happened in past show respects and you will get respect....understand....hopefully

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 21:04 GMT)

I think Nepal is a better team than Afghanistan. I think Ireland and Nepal are next cricket forces.

Saying this I think SAARC should teach Maldives and Bhutan some cricket. Then SAARC can creat big tournament itself...........:)

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 20:56 GMT)

Played well but Bangladesh a far better team with years of experience as a test playing nation. Technically we still have a chance but is a far cry. Well done boys for your first outing against a test playing nation, we would love to see you playing fearlessly against Afghanistan. Whatever the result may be, the game always wins.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 20:53 GMT)

As a Bangladeshi i want to see a bright future of Nepal cricket team...good luck

Posted by r0ketman on (March 18, 2014, 20:44 GMT)

@Shankar Gautam: It is a shame on BD? It actually is a shame on ICC for making BD play the qualifiers, and world best alrounders showed his disdain to put the shame on ICC with his statement. Take your BD bashing somewhere else, now that your prayers of BD getting out of the tournament early has gone out the window, you are still making statements that does not make sense. As for the match, Nepal's efforts are to be commended, and their sportsmanship admired. Would love to see Nepal cricket prosper. Their attitude was far better than Afg, who came in thinking they have already won the match and disrespected a better opponent. I am pretty sure Nepal will win against AFG, given their accurate spin bowling, if the dew does not become a major factor. As for the other BD haters, Shakib already made the statement we wanted to make..."This one was for ICC, we are coming for the big boys, next!"

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 20:42 GMT)

Awesome ... we r getting lot of team in asia..which really very good for all big team importantly there will be a lot of cricket in the future ..insha allah...

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 20:36 GMT)

Nepal will have much bigger supporters than RUDE afg for sure in the next match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nepal will become a great team one day!!!!!!!!!!!!! I see a bright future of Nepal.:)

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 20:18 GMT)

congratulation Bangladesh Team!!! hope BD will continue maintain winning streak in next few game for qualifying super 6. congrats to Nepal team.

Posted by Wahid59 on (March 18, 2014, 20:16 GMT)

@vkias: Just after giving lesson( in disguise of praise) to Bangladeshi supporters, you've failed to show the same to Bangladesh. Barring last couple of months, Bangladesh is playing very good cricket, at least at home.So, what prompted you to think that a good performance from Bangladesh in the next round (which they are all but sure to qualify for) 'is highly unlikely to happen'? Show respect to others and then come to lecture others on showing respect.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 20:13 GMT)

Nepal looks to be a good team.......

Posted by asikbadhon on (March 18, 2014, 20:04 GMT)

@ wapuser ....which country do you belong brother!seems like you belong to the all country! by the way,good job tigers! but al amin needs to be more carefull on his line and lenght against top teams!zia would be better choice than forhad! sabbir needs to bat after nasir(before mahmudullah) when bd bat first or play against top teams or should be replaced by mominul!well played nepal!best wishes for you to the upcoming matches!

Posted by juptar on (March 18, 2014, 20:02 GMT)

Being the neighbour of cricket power house India, Nepal expect lots of help and exposure in cricket from their but it seems to be not even single rain in desert. Why India not showing any interest in the development of cricket in nepal?? Whether they feel shame or they dont like to see Nepal in big stage??ridiculous!!!! Whatever now we are showing them (BCCI) that we dont need their help to come and display our game in world stage. This is why i never follow and support indian cricket. Thanks to lankan (especially two coach) for yr ever support and help for better cricket of Nepal. Also again thanks to BD friend for big applauding of nepali cricket... we are overwhilmed by yr positive response to nepali cricket....

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 19:50 GMT)

Nepal has impressed me by their attitudes ....... well done well played ...... i wish they would be another giant from our south Asian sub-continent .... one day for that u need to upgrade u'r cricket as well as u'r stadium and u'r media that cover u - the fans and keep touched to this kind of tournament not go anywhere .... good luck .....

Posted by rony1008 on (March 18, 2014, 19:49 GMT)

@vkias "Finally Bangladesh learnt to give respect for their opponents, they are praising Nepal, its good sign....Congrats Nepal, well played...waiting for the same performance of Bangla in next round, but it is highly unlikely to happen...."

Vkias, may be you should learn to give respect too.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 19:48 GMT)

I wanted Nepal to give Bangladesh a good fight but we have to have lots of experience to do so.....early fall of wicket and not to get early breakthrough cost Nepal

Posted by hasib9 on (March 18, 2014, 19:39 GMT)

Let me congratulate Bangladesh on their victory today. I would still like to point out a few things about Mushfiq's captaincy. He put way too much faith in the part timers. I understand he didn't want to use spin as much, which was a great decision. But still Razzak is your ace bowler. Reza and Nasir leaked most of the runs. Reza bowls few good overs early on, as he is a test bowler. But he doesn't bowl well in the death, he is not a T20 bowler. Nasir should not bowl long spells. He bowls one good over here and there. Mahmudullah could have bowled one over. Sabbir should bat down the order and send Shakib is Tamim gets out, send Mushfiq if Anamul gets out to keep the left right combo. But overall, good performance.

Posted by afghan_cric_lover on (March 18, 2014, 19:38 GMT)

I dont understand why do some BD fans are against afghans ,,nepal is a good teamnd hope they will improve alot ,, they are playing cricket long before then afghanistan started ,,but afghanistan players did alot of work if you watch the out of ashes video of afghan cricket you will see the fact ,,i rememberd in 2008 afghans were playing in division 5 they didnt even had money to buy proper cricket staf ,,afghanistan won interncontinatl cup , icc world twenty20 qualifer they hve won , they won several times asian cricket council tropy or cup a few times ,,we dont have proper facilties like Austarlia , india , pakistan have ,,the only thing that we have is war from the last 35 years we are tired of war now cricket has brouht every1 attention now in every province of afghanistan youth play cricket which is a good thing for future of afghanistan ,,just bec our team lost 1st match now we are called nothing lets play 5 oneday and 3 twenty20 against bangladesh we will see who wins ,,

Posted by Tokai69 on (March 18, 2014, 19:36 GMT)

Well played Nepal, hope you can beat Afg. Wondering what Ind supporters are doing here advising Ban fans and players! Rather focus your team in the upcoming battles ......

Posted by smukhles on (March 18, 2014, 19:36 GMT)

Never saw Nepalese Team playing before. I have been impressed today. Will support Nepal tomorrow against Afghanistan no matter what the outcome of the match will be. Well played Nepal! Our player's style to finish the match with a six is not a sheer arrogance, it is a statement. Go BANGLADESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by HatersAreOrdinary on (March 18, 2014, 19:33 GMT)

@Warm_Coffee why do we start judging way too early. i didnt see anything wrong with shabbir. why do you thing hes pushed up the order? by the time tamim got out the match was in our pocket so they did send him to let him some kind of practise at this stage. hes a new lad ini? so he tool his time got him set and launched his shots afterwards. what happened to anamul was his own fault. the single was never there. he ran n got him out. did u see how he whacked that six? 92m? first four of his innings. we need power hitter n confident player like him for the t20s.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (March 18, 2014, 19:30 GMT)

Nepal played good cricket today. It wasn't a batsmen friendly track and still they managed to put up a decent total. Bowling wasn't bad either. I don't understand why Nepal doesn't get as much opportunity as Afghan. Nepal has talented players all they need is exposure. I have seen the emotion of Nepali people about cricket and their team. lot of them is in Bangladesh now. They are really passionate about their team. I believe they have a great chance to become a good cricket playing nation. They should be allowed to play more ODIs and T20. Good Luck to them for their future

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 19:26 GMT)

Really when i was saw a pic of Nepal people's are watched and support their teams very energetically i was really that times i can't control my emotion such passionate people's i have ever seen in my life ... Best of luck ..i just love the way Nepal captain approach.We won the match but you the people's just gain our love and respect ...

Posted by HatersAreOrdinary on (March 18, 2014, 19:22 GMT)

@vkias we always know how to respect n give credits to our opponents but only when its due. we are quite impressed by the modesty n passion by the nepali players n its fans unlike afghanis. they at least lost 160M admirers trust me the way their fans commented here n their player. lol it was funny to see them acting like that. but dont give credit to ind n pak n vice versa u know why if you are a indian or pakistani. we share thousands of years of history between us we used to be the same country same nation so the rivalry comes from there and its like fun for us (ban,ind n pak) to see bashing each other. its normal.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 19:20 GMT)

@Vikas: You did fail to congratulate Bangladesh. Where you guys are now, we were there too! so respect is mutual and sure you guys will learn that in time. I was very pleased to see the way the nepali team played. keep up the good work.

Posted by vkias on (March 18, 2014, 19:19 GMT)

@Cpt.Meanster....first show the strength of your team by winning one match in next round.....i think you are feeling day dream....performing against associate countries is very easier than against heavyweights....

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 19:14 GMT)

Well played both teams..but i dont know what happened to bangaledeshi fan's , may be they are too happy in beating Nepal , afghanistan etc etc..they forgot the main reason why they sign that big 3 contract..if you are a test nation then u dont need to play these games..but what icc did is a big slap on your faces..they just showed "okie we dont take a test status from you" but u r not a test nation , u have to play against these worldcup play these teams enjoy wining and then in next round this happiness will end

Posted by vkias on (March 18, 2014, 19:11 GMT)

Finally Bangladesh learnt to give respect for their opponents, they are praising Nepal, its good sign....Congrats Nepal, well played...waiting for the same performance of Bangla in next round, but it is highly unlikely to happen....

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 19:03 GMT)

Good to see the "thrashing" title changed. You don't deserve that after a very good attempt in your first ever encounter with a much more experienced and well established side. All the best Nepal!

Posted by juptar on (March 18, 2014, 19:02 GMT)

nepal played far better cricket in this world stage, now we should end our wc journey high by winning against afghans.. this would give better plessure for us..

Posted by Pritam.BD on (March 18, 2014, 19:02 GMT)

Well played Nepal...I think Nepal should the next uprising cricketing nation of asia. India should help them to improve more. Afghanistan have good quality player but their attitude is not good as a cricketing nation. You played a match against a test playing nation then you won it. Well done. But when you told before press that it's not a big deal,Bangladesh is a low ranked team that time you should think that what class you have to tell a test playing nation an Average or low ranked team. Then before playing a match you started to praise your team that you have 10 all rounder,best batting line up,hard hitter there is no chance for any team,blah blah blah. Learn something from Nepali Boys'.The Talk less but played well more than your team and also they know how to give respect a team.

Posted by Nasim_Ahmed on (March 18, 2014, 18:58 GMT)

In another event this evening at the Fatulla stadium, South Africa had a proper warm-up match playing against quality spin, courtesy to Bangladesh-A. Our reserve batting couldn't throw much challenge to the likes of Steyn, Tsotsobe and Morkel though. BD selectors couldn't make the most out of it. Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Shahid's selection was a waste of opportunity to test some of the better reserve players. Litton Das/ Rony talukdar deserved it more than Soumya. Also, Subashis Roy/ Delwar Hossain were better choice instead of Shahid... Noor Hossain is a rare wicket-taking leggie with some pinch-hitting skills in the domestics, continually being ignored as well...

Posted by bangladesh_blaster on (March 18, 2014, 18:56 GMT)

well done Bangladesh so far, dont really understand what farhad reza is there for. spin is our strength, bring in shohag gazi and start the bowling with him and mashrafi. keep al amin mostly for death bowling.

Posted by the_predator on (March 18, 2014, 18:55 GMT)

on current form, This bangadeshi batting line up is one of the strongest in BD conditions. They are full of hitters in form. situation is better than AUS and WI. I dare to say it might be equal to INDIA and pakistan since pakistan is unpredictable (but never know what afridi and akmal will do). INDIA: two people are making comaback, sikhar is more suited to ODI. he is not a natuaral big hitter.rohit is not in that great form.if somehow BD can get past dhoni and kholi, then who knows......only problem with BD is their bowling. INDIA and pakistan is not going to tolerate those slow left armers and INDIA has four left handed batsmen.

Posted by Bang_La on (March 18, 2014, 18:54 GMT)

I really liked Nepal's enthusiasm.

Posted by juptar on (March 18, 2014, 18:50 GMT)

Today Nepal play far better cricket then i have expected. extremely thrilled to watch. My happiness overflowed with our guys performance in the sense that Nepal play quite impressive cricket then bd used play against strong team. Proud of you guys...congrts to BD and thanks to bd friends for praising nepali cricket.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:50 GMT)

well played nepal. as a bangladeshi i must accept it. Really impressive performance by nepal. Specially captain leaded nicely. I think this is the first match against a test playing nation and they did well. Well done . keep playing good cricket.

Posted by Dhutugemunu on (March 18, 2014, 18:50 GMT)

One common thing about BD innings in both Qualifying matches. BD didn't loose wickets at the beginning. This is what we saw during the ODI vs Pak (in Asia Cup 2014). When BD has wickets they bat freely. Openers and Top order will be the key for BD.

Posted by Dhali_BD_Fan on (March 18, 2014, 18:45 GMT)

GREAT COMMENT: Syed Mustyen Quader

@anzoo: they were not thinking of net run rate (NRR).. because they know finishing the game within 16 overs with a single would have still given them the edge over NRR... but it was done to stamp authority and bring back confidence.... to get the team pumped up!!! Because Team Bangladesh got really big games coming their way!! We need to be as confident as possible and be charged up!!

Posted by keralite on (March 18, 2014, 18:41 GMT)

Match lasted 35 overs; that is how nepal should approach the result. Bangladesh is a team with years of experience and Nepal have just started. Looks like spin is their strength. Congrats to BD and well done Nepal.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:40 GMT)

Well played Nepal and Bangladesh. Nepal have tried hard. Nepal, you have a brilliant future. Just play confidently. A fan from Bangladesh.

Posted by vkias on (March 18, 2014, 18:39 GMT)

Finally Bangladesh learnt to give respect for their opponents, they are praising Nepal, its good sign....Congrats Nepal, well played...waiting for the same performance of Bangla in next round, but it is highly unlikely to happen....

Posted by lionspaw on (March 18, 2014, 18:34 GMT)

ICC did a great job by putting Bangladesh in selection round with non test playing nations to show their standards in real cricket. This is the first time ever in the history of cricket, the hosting nation had to go through the selection round. SHAME!!!SHAME!!!!SHAME!!!!

Posted by Zibon on (March 18, 2014, 18:29 GMT)

Nepal played better cricket than Afghanistan today. Best wishes for them from Bangladesh :)

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:27 GMT)

I thought both teams played quite well, but the gulf in capabilities is obviously pretty large. Tough call for Nepal to bowl in those conditions when they rely so heavily on their spinners. They clearly have some talent and evidently quite a large fan base too. Their match against Afghanistan will give us a good idea as to where they are at but you have to think that with more exposure they could claw their way up the rankings.

Posted by reyme on (March 18, 2014, 18:25 GMT)

Need to qualify for the main event when you are the only host is perhaps the first in any major sports. It never happened even in cricket.

Posted by Nasim_Ahmed on (March 18, 2014, 18:23 GMT)

For a team that is yet to achieve ODI status, quite impressive performance from Nepal. Moreover, the team's spirit and attitude to their first ever big match against a real class team was just perfect. Neither have they given the game up before it's over, nor they got ahead of themselves at any point. Khadka's pre- and post- match talks and body language stood for his honesty. Their fans' love for cricket is great and very similar to that of the Bangladeshi. All the best for the Himalayan Tigers from a Royal Bengal Tigers fan...

Posted by Masking_Tape on (March 18, 2014, 18:21 GMT)

Title says "Trashing" --- I disagree. I think Nepal played well for such a new and inexperienced team. I know it bothers many Bangladeshi fans when we read such titles when we lose, even after much worse defeats and much deserved of that word. So I know how it must bother Nepali fans.

I have to congratulations to Nepal for playing good cricket. That was a much better performance that Afg's.

Posted by Maamoon22 on (March 18, 2014, 18:20 GMT)

Well played Nepal. Best of luck for them. As a Bangladeshi I appreciate Nepal for their good attempt. They have long way to gain consecutive success.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:20 GMT)

Well played Nepal ! Some of the Nepali players looked very promising indeed ! and what's most important is they have a large fan following too.. Nepal is bound to make it big over time ! Kudos !

Posted by Dhali_BD_Fan on (March 18, 2014, 18:17 GMT)

1) Nepal should be proud of their performance, having the pressure they had with BD fans in the thousands, heavy dew, losing the toss etc. The captain is particularly admirable for the way he holds himself on and off the field. 2) Shakib hitting a 6 is not arrogance - just two things: a) entertaining cricket - what makes BD cricket a stand out cricket, b) a statement - having performed the way they have, they earned the right to do so! 3) Victory like this is a natural outcome of playing determined strong cricket - hope every player in the BD team recognizes that - THE TALENT IS THERE! Get the frigging consistency part going!!! Proud of the team and the performance - Thanks BD!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:16 GMT)

well played nepal fromm BD

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (March 18, 2014, 18:14 GMT)

Well done to both teams. BD have shown why they are a test nation by winning well against AFG and Nepal. It's unlikely that HK would trouble BD. So it's going to be BD who will qualify to Super 10 stage. Their opponents will be Australia, India, Pakistan and WI. Even though BD are not stronger than those teams on paper, they shouldn't be taken lightly in this format. BD are in red hot form and will be oozing with confidence after such good performances. The whole nation will be cheering for them so the other teams should be very careful now. BD can beat any of the teams in their Super 10 group. Who knows, BD could go all the way this time.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:13 GMT)

Why Farhat reza ? This guy never deserve a place in the team..... Selectors should re think...

Posted by Bikalmarasini on (March 18, 2014, 18:12 GMT)

few words for all people out there who are disheartened because Nepal lost today. look folks you just cant compare between Bangladesh and Nepal. we have just started toddling in cricket while they are the runners. they are way too ahead than us in every aspect of cricket. they are the ones who put up a mammoth total of 325 against one of the worlds best bowling side. so there cant be any comparision of us against them. to be honest the fate of this match was already sealed before it started. but still we can be proud that we got chance to play against such teams in such big arena. we can also take some positives from this match. we were able to put up a decent score and stop them from sealing this match too early. and even our fielding was pretty much good except that one dropped catch by shakti dai. it was a great experience to have played in such big platform. hopefully our team ends this journey with a win against Afganistan....

Posted by incrediblezim on (March 18, 2014, 18:11 GMT)

well, congratulation to nepal cricket team. you played quite well against a test playing country. Nepal is very unfortunate that they are in the same group with Bangladesh. They had a good chance to qualify for the final round if they were in the other group. This nepal team is much much better than Afganisthan. I hope someday you will play in the Asia cup instead of them.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:06 GMT)

Hey ICC, wake up now. BD should b allowed to play the 2nd round directly in the nxt wt20 . the thing sakib did in the last ball was like slapping ICC. GO TIGERS

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:03 GMT)

nepal need a good finisher

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:03 GMT)

Bangladesh looks good in qualifiers but real challenge will be in main round with big boys and with this kinda pace attack things are gonna be very tough for them. If they can manage to win a single match in main round it will be a great achievement for them, but I don't think that they have any chance there.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 18:02 GMT)

@ shankar , it is a shame for ICC not for BD bangladesh was in the best 10 in the rank . it is the rule that insults , not BD teams ranks. no where you will see such insult to a host country. and you are mockery with them? well said...

Posted by rony1008 on (March 18, 2014, 17:58 GMT)

Well played Nepal. They remind me of my team Bangladesh when they started, happy to play, knows pretty well they are very early stage of top level cricket. And unlike Afghanistan, does not get overboard with an upset win. I think Nepal will be patient and in due time, they will be a good cricketing nation playing at the top level.

As for Bangladesh, I think they have proved that although they have few steps behind the big boys like India, Pakistan, Sl, but I think its clear that playing at the top level has made them quite a team. They will probably loose most of its matches in the next stages, but I think its clear that Bangladesh belong in the top levels of world cricket.

It may look arrogant that Shakib waited to get the winning runs by hitting a six, but I don't think he wanted to show any disrespect to Nepal, but to show ICC and all other cricket fans who have for so long said that Bangladesh is at the level or below of the few associate nations. Well they are NOT.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:57 GMT)

rdywan...this is shakib...this is his style.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:57 GMT)

fantastic nepal.i really loved the way they approached on the field.loved everything they did.afghanistan should learn from this team how to behave themselves.well played bangladesh.denied the single to finish it of with a six-arrogance but sensational from shakib-undoubtedly the best cricketer this country have ever produced,or will ever

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:57 GMT)

@Shankar Gautam, don't be rude. Most of the Bangladeshi fan praising Our Nepali team.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:57 GMT)

I would say Nepal played well posting 120+. Bangladesh bowling attack is not a breezy one, especially the spinners. When Shakib looks this dangerous, he can trouble even the big teams. I hope to see Nepal, Afghan keep improving. Best wishes from a BD fan.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:56 GMT)

Bangladesh should play more of this kind of matches before any huge tourney it gives good boost and increases mental and physical balance.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:54 GMT)

well played Nepal.

Posted by hasan_eee on (March 18, 2014, 17:52 GMT)

Well played a Bangladeshi i think u show some clasical cricket today.i think u have a batter future.carry on

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:52 GMT)

anzooo sorry dude i am totally disagreed with your statement .He(Sakib) hits a huge 6 with high passionately and nicely what it supposed to be and it was and no doubt what a class . Nepal played well as usual as they are not that much strong team in T20 format to facing (big team like Ban,Sri,Ind ) but still developing .As a fan of BD wish them a good future for Nepal

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:52 GMT)

Good game bangladesh congrats Nepal team. Asia will have many cricket playing nation including Afgan, Nepal, UAE. bangladesh is a team since last few years doing great we need to spend more monies on coach, health food and training. most of the bangladeshi player have the skills but out of shape. drop: rubel hossain, Tamim.

Posted by thecutiepie on (March 18, 2014, 17:52 GMT)

What Sakib did in the last over that was just a pure entertainment for the spectators. After all T 20 is all about entertainment. He has confidence in him to play that shot and he went for it. what wrong with that?? It's look more good to finish match with a six. That shows how determined Bangladeshis are to play in the next round.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:49 GMT)

Congratulation Bangladesh for playing good Cricket... And very happy with Nepal... They played fearless cricket though it was their first outing with a full member. They look more compact than few other associates .

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:49 GMT)

my BD team is =Anamul,Tamim,Mominul,Sakib,Musfiq,Nasir,Mahamudulla,Sabir,Shohag,Rubel/Alamin,Mortuza......plz selectors think of my team if u r reading or following cricinfo...

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:48 GMT)

well played nepal. best wishes from bangladesh

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:48 GMT)

Well played Nepal. I alwsys appreciate their playing. they have few talented players. Nepal has to long way to go. its a good experience for them. I hope next Afghanistan will face a tough competitor. good luck Nepal.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:46 GMT)

if Sanga, Jaya and Dilshan goes out, I do not see any hope for SL to score 100 against Nepal. So nepal just need exposure to play teams like Sri Lanka more. Nepal should be helped by Bangladesh and they should be invited to play BPL in Bangladesh. All the best for Nepal!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:45 GMT)

Nepal should get more exposure! They have 2 or 3 good players! Would love to see them play better cricket. Best wishes for them!

Posted by india_the_looser on (March 18, 2014, 17:44 GMT)

its good to see critics disappearance after BD victory though some act as villain till the end and then disappear.BUT one thing i must admit that CLASS like KHADKA, REGMI, SAKTI and MALLA ,NEPAL deserve ODI status and they are far better than overrated AFgHAN.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:44 GMT)

Must say Nepal showed great character in their approach.. Normally the Asian genes would have propelled a side struggling to keep up run rate would have lofted balls everywhere gambling their wickets in the process. But Nepal kept it cool, and had it not been for the last over could have reached quite a respectable total. Well done by Nepal; We (Bangladesh) just had too much experience and class today but i m sure within 5 years Nepal would compete well too in big platforms...

Posted by CricNepalUnitesNepal on (March 18, 2014, 17:44 GMT)

For all the frustrated as well as arrogant comments coming post NEP-BAN match, first, it was never an assessment of how good a Bangla side is but how good an associate team Nep is. Second, for a test tier team like BAN to be placed in First Round matches, they had to prove they have been playing against the likes of Aus, Eng, SA, Ind.. for many years now for a reason and that they rightly deserve that place. At the same time, NEP had to prove that in a few years from now, they'll be an equally important part of it and they did it quite convincingly compared to the likes of AFG. Without any doubt, NEP did it quite handsomely, what it was supposed to do at this T20. P.S. NEP captain's temperament and team Nepal's perseverance is indeed laudable. Congratulations to both the teams. It's the win of Cricket in the sub-continent.

Posted by ishmam_84 on (March 18, 2014, 17:43 GMT)

Don't understand why BD fanz(looks like) praising Nepal so highly? Nepalese couldn't surprize me at all. Their perfomance is below average except their captain. I would be some sort of happy if they could score 150 or more than that which would also make better batting practice for BD.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (March 18, 2014, 17:42 GMT)

Have to say well done to Bangladesh A team for scaring South Africa a bit lol think we can safely say that Taijul Islam will be the replacement of Abdur Razzak soon. This guy control, consistency and turn is amazing.

Posted by kirangautam on (March 18, 2014, 17:41 GMT)

U r in our heart nepalise team whatever b the result......this tournment is to show others that we also playing cricket b aware Gorkhali are ahead

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:41 GMT)

I must say what an impressive performance by Nepal, i was before the match thinking about records being made but they surely proved me wrong. Although their batsmen did post a large total (inexperience) they played the spinners well which is great. They are good and hopefully will continue to do well!

Posted by rydwan78 on (March 18, 2014, 17:41 GMT)

Instead of taking single, Sakib went for six. Time will tell us whether if he can hold this type of arrogance. If he can't keep performance like this, other teams might treat as Nepal in the second round. Anyway, good luck BD.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:41 GMT)

Shakib refused that single to mark a statement towards the BD haters that BD have enough confidence in themselves. It wasn't disrespecting Nepal. They were far better on & off the field unlike the Afghans.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:40 GMT)

Good luck Nepal. Being Bangladeshi, I am amazed of your spirit

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:40 GMT)

Fantastic play by Nepal as a associate their attitude love their way of play..good luck Nepal..and shakib didn't do anything wrong..haters are always hater..congrats Bangladesh...

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:38 GMT)

dont be proud bangaladesh its a shame you was playing quilifier even you are host world cup.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:37 GMT)

Congratulations Bangladesh on consecutive victories. I'm a little bit disappointed with fielding and players' selections. I believe Farhad and Sabbir are not ready yet for these kinds of crucial matches, especially when they'll be fighting against other top teams. Instead, they should consider playing Mominul and Sohag while adding Ziaur to the squad. Mushfiq should also be more careful while handing in balls to the bowlers as he lacked good captaincy in this regard.

Posted by wapuser on (March 18, 2014, 17:34 GMT)

Well played bangladesh!! Its pathetic that we still have to play with this associates.shakib proved his point we r much better team.From next time Icc shouldnt include bangladesh into this category!!however,we have seen some promising players like paras and few more.They can be good players.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (March 18, 2014, 17:34 GMT)

Bangladesh were a bit complacent I feel but still a pretty convincing win. Sabbir must not bat at 3 because look what he did to Anamul and took a long time to set. Farhad must also not be there because the better teams would find him as the weak link and pounce him so instead depending on the pitches have Mominul or Gazi.

Nepal played well and showed glimpse of what we can expect of them from future. Remind me of Bangladesh a bit where their batsman used some wonderful strokes, good spinners especially left arm and pacers like Bangladesh not so decent. I strongly advise ICC to invest in this team because they have the love and enthusiasm for the game plus also passionate support. Potentially much better than Afghanistan in my opinion. Hope to see them gain one day status, play more games against full members and one day participate in Asia Cup. All the best!! and good luck!!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:34 GMT)

Considering Nepal is in a development phase, the test nations should encourage their growth; (before it turns into another Kenya, I feel for them). Welcome to world cup cricket and we hope to see more future progress in your future!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:33 GMT)

nepal have come this far ..played well today . defeated hk in the previous match ..we have good captain paras who is good with both bat and ball ! todays' match : no coments! they put good effort and bangladesh seemed more experienced with bat and ball! at the end it was good match good experience for nepal . playing this level! bangaladesh goodluck for games ahead! nepal will be now preparing for afghanistan and eventually finish the table second !

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:32 GMT)

Well done Nepal. Um impressed with the body language of Nepalis. If u get sufficient financial support then u can go a long way. Best of luck. Massive Respect from a Bangladesh!!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:31 GMT)

@anzoo: they were not thinking of net run rate (NRR).. because they know finishing the game within 16 overs with a single would have still given them the edge over NRR... but it was done to stamp authority and bring back confidence.... to get the team pumped up!!! Because Team Bangladesh got really big games coming their way!! We need to be as confident as possible and be charged up!!

All the players lost motivation and confidence due to Asia cup performance and SL series performance.. but not to forget they did perform well in those as well.. but couldnt clinch a victory.. and the only bad mark left was the Asia Cup match lost to Afghanistan....

BD has respect for Nepal that is why they wanted to stamp authority & end on a high note!!! :D Nepalese definitely fared well with us.. did better with us than Afghans.. but the dew was a problem.. hence Bangladesh's bowling struggled a bit.. but then again.. with green wicket and pitch retaining moisture. the Bangla bowlers did well..

Posted by i_amVIVA on (March 18, 2014, 17:31 GMT)

Congrats the Tigers. But a few observations: Shakib should've taken that single to end the game, that's professionalism, hope he learns soon. Anam should learn to restrain himself, listen to his partner who at the non-stricker end has a better pair of eyes than him on the situation, and not throw away his wicket after a good start; this might have worked out ok at this opponent, but when in the main event next week with the big boys, this could become detrimental. Go Tigers, Gooooo .....

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:31 GMT)

Thats how Bangladesh answers ICC's OneSight rules about playing the selection round for a test playing country.

And congrats nepal batsmans for this exepctional batting ! no need to be sad its just the start u have bright future. <3 for Nepal.

#Bangladesh #ICC #Nepal #Cricket

Posted by Ammo666 on (March 18, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

Nepal still i would say played well against a team like BD..! It was really interesting to see Shakib didn't run for 1 when needed just 1 run but waited for another delivery to finish it off with a boundary & there you GO Bang! SIX! i wish Nepal good luck for their next matches & keep playing more & more high class tournament with superior sides to gather more experience....

@Dipesh Pandit: i think you changed your strategy of comment & your wish over BD to lose or what...& what did you really mean by "BD has faced the world's best spin attacks,they are highly experienced than Nepal" :s

@Milan Mahat: many ppl like you said this even before this match..but what BD hardly could do is keeping it as a DREAM..hopefully at least after a decade next time:)

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:29 GMT)

Thank you Bangladesh Team for respecting with loosing 2 wickets. Nepali team get chance to experience next level cricket. Thank you teaching cricket for younger team.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:26 GMT)

everybody talking about Shakib's final shot.that is for make the audience happy.must need some fun in the sports also.that is not wrong.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:26 GMT)

sakib did the right thing . We had so many ball left so it's him how he wants to finished it . its could be by six or Could be single . and we do so much respect to Nepal team . They have good future better than afgan . good luck nepal .

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

I hope Nepal will play Asia Cup in few years.... u played well Nepal. and I hope Bangladesh will win Worldcup twenty20.

Posted by halfbloodprince.du on (March 18, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

Well, congratulations to team Bangladesh. Really loved the way they batted, especially Shakib and Anamul. Also a 'well-done' to the Nepal team. The one thing that really caught my attention is that it seemed like the Nepalese did really enjoyed their cricket. Great attitude. You have made a fan here. Good luck in the future.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:24 GMT)

Well done Nepal, cheer up! you played good cricket against a test playing nation. You batted well and had a good solid partnership even against Shakib bowling and a couple of good bowling and committed fielding.As a Bangladeshi, I see good prospect of your cricket. Keep up the spirit!

Posted by Guddling on (March 18, 2014, 17:24 GMT)

Nepal has been very impressive this tournament. Once Sangakara, Jayawardena and Malinga retire, Nepal will replace Sri Lanka as the 4th cricket powerhouse in Asia along with Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. Jay Gorkha!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:23 GMT)

farhad reza will cost us in final stage of the tournament. its totally wrong decision to pick up him in squad . I don't think bd selector have anything in head . but in dhaka we might don't need him because gaji would be good replacement .

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:22 GMT)

Nepal is progressing nation.. the stand out of this qualifying matches goes to show the potentials in these 6 associate and affiliate nations.. that they can go big... Congrats to Bangladesh for the win.. but I would beg ICC to give more games to these Associates and Affiliate nations like Ireland, Afghanistan, Nepal, Netherlands.. UAE needs a bit more polishing.. and Hong Kong can be competitive as well... their warm up matches show how if they have their day, they can be good.. these rising nations need support from ICC..

I would loved to see some these associate & affiliate nations become full members and be regular at ICC World events.. More importantly these 6 associate and affiliate nations should have been pitted into groups along with the test-playing nations.. then it would have been even more interesting World T20...

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:22 GMT)

loved the way of approach of Paras khadka how he used himself and other bowlers at this match,its a just a another day, no problem on losing,go with this confidence and approach wand hammer afghans in next match,all the best for NEPALI CRICKET TEAM

Posted by BARFI on (March 18, 2014, 17:21 GMT)

one thing about the Nepalese that they never give up. that's why they beat BD, India and Pak in football. If they have the urge and consistent support they will be a good cricket teams. But big 3 then may try to crush them just like they did with BD, PAK and ZIM. Pakistan should be allowed to Resume regular play in their country. Karachi, Rawalpindi is safer now. BD(my team) they should create a long lasting relationship with PAK in terms of Cricket and hire fast bowling coach from PAK.

Posted by ovik on (March 18, 2014, 17:21 GMT)

Congrats tigers.... Nepal played good least they showed better temperament and attitude than Afghans.....Support from BD...

Posted by Shafaith_Rezve on (March 18, 2014, 17:20 GMT)

Congrats Bangladesh. But one thing i want to mention is- In the Second round Bangladesh should think about Farhad Reza. Why r they taking him, i don't really understand..!! And For NEPAL- Well Played... Very soon they will be a strong team & already they are.. just need to play more games , gather experience..Go ahead..

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:20 GMT)

Well done Tigers. Now we are very close to Super Ten. Obviously Nepal played very well as a New comer. Good luck Nepal.

Posted by Bangla.tiger on (March 18, 2014, 17:15 GMT)

Well played nepal. Impressive. Congrats from Bangladesh. Best of luck next match with afgn.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:15 GMT)

People now should stop comparing BD with these associates. BD has beaten Ire(warmup),Afg and Nepal convincingly and will be a big threat to the big 8s. Also i'd like to add onething is that Nepal was really good today. And i have a feeling they are the best associate team right now after Ireland. Afganistan imo is too overrated. I hope Nepal gets good funding from ICC because talents like khadka,Shakti is rare. Best of luck to Nepal for the match agaisnt Afg.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:14 GMT)

Sabbir needs to improve more to suit in this format, i guess.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:12 GMT)

"The Toss" is villain for the Nepalese....... if Nepal bowl first they can restrict BD under 150 and easily chase.....!!!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:11 GMT)

well played nepal. congratulations BD tigers

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:11 GMT)

Bangladesh will move to next group with Ireland

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:10 GMT)

xmantra23 true that, respect to ur Captain and team for the sporty attitude. We were in the same place years ago as you are right now... trust me hard work and consistent trying will make Nepal a great team. Among all the new teams, Only Afghan Nepal seem to have the urge to go further ... And we need a few more test playing nations off Asia :D Lets rule the world

Posted by india_the_looser on (March 18, 2014, 17:09 GMT)

for BD-forhad should be out ZIA should be in, SABBIR out,mominul in,al amin out(because of his poor fielding) ,rubel in.then BD will be very a tough opponent for this event.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:08 GMT)

Pars Khadka guy was really impressed me... Good cricketer indeed.

Posted by anzooo on (March 18, 2014, 17:07 GMT)

i don't like it how shakib refuse to take last winning run for a big hit. It feels like they take Nepal as weak team at last and was thinking about run rate only. It seems that he don't have confidence in wining over HK and thinking about run rate. Plz don't show that attitude.It 's not good for player and never forget that Nepalese team did better than anyone..

Posted by SpitFire on (March 18, 2014, 17:07 GMT)

All of Bangladesh will support Nepal in their next match against Afghans

Posted by wapuser on (March 18, 2014, 17:06 GMT)

Well done BD, but really good show and good manners from Nepal..

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (March 18, 2014, 17:06 GMT)

Congratulation Bangladesh for the win. We were good at all department however Farhad again prove why he shouldn't be in the team as he gave away so many runs. Against top team this is gonna hurt us. I'd like to congrats Nepal too. They fought well and proved that they are a far better side than the Afghans. Nepal's Captain seems to be a good player too. Wish them luck for their next match :)

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:05 GMT)

Thanks ICC as arranging very good match practice for Bangladesh!!

Posted by SaroarIslam on (March 18, 2014, 17:05 GMT)

This is the distance between associates and test nation. .by the way nepal played better than afgan. .good future ahead

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:04 GMT)

Well played Nepal. Get a win against Afghans. Paras and Malla is good.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:04 GMT)

I just loved the way nepal played.. well done brothers.. looking forward to see you soon as a mainstream cricket nations.. Best of luck for the afg match.. I will be supporting u

Posted by Arpon.BD on (March 18, 2014, 17:04 GMT)

Nepal Will Beat Afganistan On their up comming match.InshAllah.We Bangladeshi will allways beside you and supporting you.Be the Champ.You have a Wounderfull person as Captain.I like him.Very gentle man.You have to proud for him.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

Bangladesh is far better side than other associate nations. But some associate nations really playing will & they need some time to be a as good as full mambers. Ban is in right track & they actually need few quality first bowlers. well done Nepal,afgan. Good luck for Bangladesh.

Posted by wapuser on (March 18, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

nepal just like small fish for bangladesh. bd tiger just take a easy win against nepal. I think after 20year later nepal may b beat bangladesh.... lolzzz

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

What is nice about Nepalese players they are so humble and nice and they really respect other...Afghan players have much to learn from such disciplined team. Their captain is really a good batsman. some of his shots were really awesome.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

Nepal played a good cricket today although ends up in a loosing side. We have made a massive statement to international cricket arena to be one of the competitive teams of the world within couple of years of time provided eminent facilities for players. Good to see decent varieties of shot selections by the skipper along with Sarad. Regmi ensued a decent bowling attack on hitting onto the stump despite dew being one of the prominent factors in the second inning of play. In a nutshell, well played Cricket Nepal. Jay Nepal!!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 17:02 GMT)

Congratulation Tigers ! Also, a very well played by Nepal. You people improved a lot in couple of years specially spin bowling is awesome. I am pretty sure Nepal will be on one of the top teams in next 5 years. You should beat Afghanistan in this tournament because your maturity level is way better than of Afgans.

Wishing good luck for Bangladesh ! Also, for Nepal.

<3 from Bangladesh.

Posted by Matadore on (March 18, 2014, 17:02 GMT)

BD did brilliant... Nepal captain Parash khadka is a good player...... bst of luck 4 d future 4 nepal!

Posted by t2_t24 on (March 18, 2014, 17:00 GMT)

So day dream comes to tragic end.........

Posted by Dunwall on (March 18, 2014, 17:00 GMT)

I think what shakib did today, was to make a statement to the format of the tournament..

Posted by riankhan on (March 18, 2014, 17:00 GMT)

Loved the way Nepali fans backed their team. I see a bright future ahead of Nepal. Hope you'll play competitive cricket against Afgans. Support from Bangladesh

Posted by xmantra23 on (March 18, 2014, 16:58 GMT)

Well Played Bangladesh and Well tried bir gorkahlis. We might have lost the match but not the spirit.Hope we can win against afghanistan and end the tournament with a positive victory.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:58 GMT)

al amin needs to work on his line.length was good. gives away loose delivery often.thats gonna cost against big teams.and please bowl some yorker.

Posted by acidrainBD on (March 18, 2014, 16:57 GMT)

Nepal is undoubtedly better team thn AFG, congratulates!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:56 GMT)

I wish Nepal be another power in cricket...good luck!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:55 GMT)

Go, Tigers! We won, as expected. But I was very impressed by Nepal's steady batting style and their spinners, who bowled well despite the dew factor. I think they will be a very good ODI side. They may well be the next power house in the making.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:55 GMT)

may be shakib was angry for not getting any wickets.he gave some entertainment to the crowds.btw well done nepal.that was good cricket

Posted by bouncer709 on (March 18, 2014, 16:54 GMT)

BD played very well, chased the target quickly, now they are very much safe, until any upset against Hongkong, but still BD run rate is very high. Well played Nepal too.

Posted by mahmudtiger on (March 18, 2014, 16:52 GMT)

As was expected...BD thrashed the underdog Nepal with a large margin.... But well played Nepal. We are very hopeful in near future u Nepalese will be a great cricketing nation. Good luck.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:51 GMT)

alhamdulillah, it was a good match, and Bangladeshi batsmen show their class.

good bowling by Nepal... #respect to you.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:51 GMT)

Nepal looked impressive for a first timer. Afghanistan Vs Nepal will be a great match. All in all, great prospect for cricket in that region.

Posted by asadc2003 on (March 18, 2014, 16:51 GMT)

paras and malla seems to be very good prospect ..........very impressed with their batting.....

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (March 18, 2014, 16:50 GMT)

Sad to see the result, but keep working hard. I think Nepal captain is a great player as well as a great person. He has a vision. That's really nice of him. I hope ICC will give more matches to Nepal with Test playing nations.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:45 GMT)

next time when Nepal meets Bangladesh, Nepal will win

Posted by wapuser on (March 18, 2014, 16:45 GMT)

Gone well so far. Test playing nation isn't an easy jet. Best game of Nepal. Hope Nepal to set a good target runs.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:44 GMT)

Nepal Played very good as an associate nation. Hope they will win over AFG on thrusday.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:43 GMT)

BD did not bowled well today .Nepal is really a good team , specially the captain and the bowlers are really good...wish Nepal all the success... Nepal has a good future for sure...

Posted by Shajadul on (March 18, 2014, 16:43 GMT)

Congrats Nepal for good show. Far better than AFG in field and attitude. I hope you guys can beat AFG as they have no clue against spin. Good Luck.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (March 18, 2014, 16:40 GMT)

Congratulation Bangladesh for the win. We were good at all department however Farhad against prove why he shouldn't be in the team as he gave away so many runs. Against top team this is gonna hurt us. I'd like to congrats Nepal too. They fought well and proved that they are a far better side than the Afghans. Nepal's Captain seems to be a good player too. Wish them luck for their next match :)

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:40 GMT)

Nepal...long way to go. We are too good for you guys. Shakib is furious. Play more cricket.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:27 GMT)

Had not bangladesh won dis match,they would have died boiling water on the pan. Nepal's main gun is their spin attack and captain Paras.BD has faced the world's best spin attacks,they are highly experienced than Nepal.But i bet,they changed their strategy after watching the game of Nepal against HONGKONG.

Posted by PManohar1234 on (March 18, 2014, 16:26 GMT)

In My Opinion, Best case Scenario for Nepal in this tournament is - take 3/4 wickets at least and extend the game into 16/17 overs against Bangladesh AND BEAT AFGHANISTAN in coming match

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:25 GMT)

bst of luck kuch aaisa kar...........

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:24 GMT)

Tigers will win this match comprehensively but I must say, in a few years, Nepal will emerge as a new power house of the sub-continent. Paras Khadka is a gem! The commitment shown by the nepali players is just amazing! Good luck Nepal! In Sha Allah pretty soon your hard work will pay off! #Respect

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:20 GMT)

go bangladesh....

Posted by HatersAreOrdinary on (March 18, 2014, 16:20 GMT)

very well played nepal. they are far better side than afghanistan.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:19 GMT)

Bangladesh can't win at all ...... Inshaa Allah Nepal's going to win

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:11 GMT)

Nepal welcome to the big boys club frm SL

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 16:10 GMT)

@mohammad: wat u expect?? An associate is playing with test playing nation... Nepal played damn well... Comment when bangladesh plays super 10

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 15:57 GMT)

Nepal prooved out good but due to lack of experience they cudn manage to put up at least 140.. The game is in B'deshi's hands, even if they lose a wicket or two they can easily grab victory

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 15:45 GMT)

I am just searching for "Nepal might win" people right now....where are you people? Hiding or crying..?

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 15:38 GMT)

126 its not fighting score.... :)

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 15:38 GMT)

@Sabir Ali. If you count it that way then Afghanistan have good bowling side than India but that won't make them better than India. Team performance makes the team look better, otherwise Pakistan are average in batting and fielding compare to their world class bowling side.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 15:27 GMT)

very impressive batting from nepal.very positive. just need some experience. they will be a good side.but still the total is below par

Posted by Albert_cambell on (March 18, 2014, 15:24 GMT)

I cant believe Honkong and UAE got the ODI status ahead of nepal. They seem to be the team made for ODI cricket. They were rotating the strike well. They were proper cricket shots. Played spin very well. They look good on subcontinent wickets. I hope they will be included for the next Asia cup along with Afghanistan.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 15:23 GMT)

best of luck nepal

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 15:22 GMT)

I think Nepal underestimated BD's pace strenth. It isn't that weak with Mashrafe and Al Amin, specially for the associate countries.

Posted by TowfiqueToronto on (March 18, 2014, 15:16 GMT)

I think BD will chase 126 easily. However Nepal looks impressive specially their Captain Paras. Its good see Nepal doing good in Cricket.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 15:08 GMT)

Nepal way better than Afghanistan when it comes to batting even though they score low runs.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 14:44 GMT)

spin is the bd's stronghold. if they can't utilize it then whats left.nepal should have scored more by this time.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 14:40 GMT)

Bangladesh''ll win insha Allah.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 14:35 GMT)

Bangladesh need wickets here.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 14:31 GMT)

Nepal- 193 runs 20 overs

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 14:30 GMT)

come on Nepal..

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 14:12 GMT)

Our fast bowlers proved themselves

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 14:08 GMT)

Plz, don't throw your wicket easily

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 13:57 GMT)

Yes, we need that steady start.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2014, 13:48 GMT)

Good luck both the teams.

Posted by wapuser on (March 18, 2014, 13:46 GMT)

good Luck Bangladesh .....nepal need to play well ..

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