Bangladesh v Hong Kong, World T20, Group A, Chittagong March 20, 2014

Dar guides HK to historic win; Bangladesh through

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Hong Kong 114 for 8 (Dar 36, Shakib 3-9) beat Bangladesh 108 (Nadeem 4-21, Nizakat 3-19)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Hong Kong gave every Associate nation a reason to rejoice by pulling off the shock of the tournament thus far beating Bangladesh by two wickets in a last-over finish, despite the hosts managing to edge past Nepal on net run-rate for a place in the Super 10s.

Haseeb Amjad smacked Abdur Razzak for a six over extra cover to complete the win in 19.4 overs. But the match was set up by their bowlers who bowled out of their literal skins, with Nadeem Ahmed winning the man-of-the-match award for his four-wicket haul. Irfan Ahmed and Munir Dar completed their greatest ever triumph with a cluster of boundaries when the game could have sprung out of their reach.

For once, Irfan didn't get out to the first ball of the innings as Al-Amin Hossain dropped a simple return catch. Then it was Rubel Hossain who dropped him on 12 at short third man and injured himself. But in between and after, Irfan blasted three sixes and three fours in his 28-ball 34 that ate into Bangladesh's tiny total - their second lowest in T20s. They suffered a collapse too, but it was Dar, the veteran, who stood firm in the end, biffing three fours and a six in his 36 off 27 balls.

Dar had to endure a collision with Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim while trying to complete a second run in the 15th over. But fatefully, he found Farhad Reza, a former teammate from the only time he played in the Dhaka Premier League seven years ago, to his liking and smashed 15 runs in the 17th over when they needed 26 runs off 24 balls.

Honk Kong, however, waded into Bangladesh with the ball in hand. Left-arm spinner Nadeem took 4 for 21, his best bowling figures in T20s while Nizakat Khan, whose bowling action has a slight Shahid Afridi resemblance, picked up three wickets for 19 runs. Irfan Ahmed's only wicket started the Bangladesh batting collapse while Tanwir Afzal's two early wickets helped Hong Kong keep the noise in the ground down.

Bangladesh's descent started, as it does when they play this poorly, in the first over when Tamim Iqbal tried to cut Tanwir's incoming delivery and had his off stump flattened. Tanwir trapped Sabbir Rahman with another delivery that went in, and replays showed it would have crashed into leg and middle.

Anamul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan, perhaps embarrassed by the early wickets or driven by superiority, went after the Hong Kong bowlers till the end of the Powerplay overs. Off the last ball of the sixth over, just after he had struck Nadeem for three consecutive boundaries, Anamul played on to an innocuous delivery. Bangladesh were still going strong in the eleventh over when Shakib played a scoop, tried another and then finally gave a simple catch to deep midwicket. The shot didn't do justice to the comfort of 85 for 3, but do any of their shots ever?

That's when the rot took over. In the space of 5.5 overs, Hong Kong not just got themselves into the game, they got on top of it and ruled. Mushfiqur's attempted slog at Nizakat fell at cover's hands. Mahmudullah was bowled by Nadeem as he tried to pick a single on the off-side, the delivery looking far better in the TV replay as there was a bit of confusion whether Jamie Atkinson had deflected it.

Atkinson then gulped in Reza's edge off Nizakat and then took an even better take off the next ball to dismiss Razzak. It was 101 for 8 in the 14th over. Soon Rubel Hossain was removed by Nadeem, and then with a chance to construct a last-wicket resistance, Nasir Hossain decided to give Al-Amin Hossain the strike. The result was predictable as the No 11 holed out at long-on, a spectacular catch by Babar Hayat, who had earlier let one slip through his legs.

The collapse complete with seven wickets falling in 5.5 overs, for just 23 runs. This was a batting disgrace, particularly the attitude that came with the batting.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • SevereCritic on March 20, 2014, 17:25 GMT

    I think all the Associate teams have done very well in this WT20. Kudos to HK for pulling off a great win. ICC should organize more T20I matches for associates against full members. Maybe the T20 leg of a bilateral series between full members can have 1-2 associates participating as well. E.g. the T20 leg of the recently concluded Ashes. I am sure the Poms would have enjoyed playing against an associate member in a T20. Would have been a welcome change from being trashed by the Aussies repeatedly in all formats.

  • vkumar_086 on March 23, 2014, 12:18 GMT

    @ammo666...even Kenya reached semi final once in a big events like World cup....show me one such instance of BD (except Asia cup final in 2012) in these 20 years?....the associate countries are hard worker than the ordinary BD team...we are seeing it in the field...if they get proper infrastructure and support, they can surpass BD team within few years...

  • MAN_AT_WORK on March 23, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    Bangladeshi haters are blindfolded when they won convincingly against AFG,IRE, UAE and Nepal but hey they wouldn't say that because they hate Bangladesh and I know why hand on heart they believe before the game Bangladesh might win the game when they are playing against top 8 .

  • BengaliPride on March 23, 2014, 4:43 GMT

    And about series abroad, trust me we Indians are very aware of that and are quite disappointed and critical about it. We are not bragging how we tied one match with NZ. We didn't brag how we beat SA before and how we thrashed Bangladesh before. We didn't trash talk about other team. We didn't try to prove how other teams are so much more horrible. We just kept on saying how we were just too horrible. Criticize your team, don't criticize other team and point out others loses. There are ample loses for us to point out for your team. You don't want us to get started.

  • BengaliPride on March 23, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    14 years since test status and no major titles to show off for nor major tournament victories but NZ and Ireland. You showing off against Ireland. Really. I think HK, Ireland and Afghans have bragging rights over here.

    Oh the ignorance and arrogance of Bangla fans and still they refuse to back down. Just admit it, you lost, you ain't good enough now. Accept it like we Indian fans do. We overdo it, but atleast we don't talk smack or brag when we lose to Bangladesh like. We criticize us more.

    Really bangladesh. Even if you beat one team in super 10, it doesn't change thing. We will then call it a fluke too like you called HK's win a fluke. Try to get into atleast top 5 ranking, then it will be more relevant to show off your arrogance and ignorance. But please learn to be humble.

  • on March 23, 2014, 0:58 GMT

    @smukhles, pls read through my comment ! your understanding is nowhere near what i wanted to say about our team!

  • neanderthal on March 22, 2014, 23:12 GMT

    @ammo666, please stop claiming false facts. BD did not beat NZ in NZ. In home pitches, even India thrashes NZ every single time. So you can not compare apples with oranges. And what do you have to go for such indirect comparison when BD and India played each other only last month. Did not you see what your world beating side do then? And please don't preach associates about earning test status by hard work. Everyone knows Ireland, Kenya etc have achieved much more than BD. BD did not get test status for hard work..they got it through back door via Dalmiya and bcci. No wonder they never look like they belong.

  • hitman606 on March 22, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    Its a shame for the Bangladesh cricket board that after gaining test status many years ago, they have still not managed to find or groom a single fast bowler. Its just pathetic. The board must be riddled with as much corruption as the government.

    Looking at the team even a pub side would fancy their chances against this bunch. I am sure if the selection committee gave a fair trial to players from other parts of BD not just Dhaka and Chitagong they would find players who will be able to represent BD and make us all proud.

  • hitman606 on March 22, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    The Bangladesh cricket team is a joke. I thought they have improved after a few close games with sri lanka and pakistan but watching the current team at the t20 world cup, get the feeling some of the associates like netherland and ireland would roll them over.

    The previous bunch of players like ashraful, aftab and kapoli etc were much better than these players. With the exception of tamim iqbal, sakib, razzak and mashrafe there is no other player which any opposition will be afraid to face.

    There are one or two players with potential like sabbir ahmed, the others like are just not good enough. With the exception of tamim and sakib how many of the other players would get into the irish or netherlands team.

  • Ammo666 on March 22, 2014, 11:33 GMT

    @vkias: Opportunity???? Courtesy???? i doubt where is your brain hiding now you are a real JOKE here:D..your so called legendary IND is nothing so much rather than "Flat Track Bullies" they have really gone famous now by this appropriate title & also they are over rated..& IND got white washed in their last ODI series against NZ & this same NZ team got white washed by BD now see the difference this is sufficient to know the story of IND'n cricket now..& BD improved much than before so this two loss can never say all even though they are the group champion..if you have idea about cricket then you won't have fall from the sky & i mentioned earlier what i had to so if you have minimum common sense then you wouldn't have come to argue with the same issue, read it again!! by the way you must think 100 times before raising ques about BD's test status..tell your world class world beaters associates to earn test status like BD fairly then come to compare with them as if its a piece of cake...!

  • SevereCritic on March 20, 2014, 17:25 GMT

    I think all the Associate teams have done very well in this WT20. Kudos to HK for pulling off a great win. ICC should organize more T20I matches for associates against full members. Maybe the T20 leg of a bilateral series between full members can have 1-2 associates participating as well. E.g. the T20 leg of the recently concluded Ashes. I am sure the Poms would have enjoyed playing against an associate member in a T20. Would have been a welcome change from being trashed by the Aussies repeatedly in all formats.

  • vkumar_086 on March 23, 2014, 12:18 GMT

    @ammo666...even Kenya reached semi final once in a big events like World cup....show me one such instance of BD (except Asia cup final in 2012) in these 20 years?....the associate countries are hard worker than the ordinary BD team...we are seeing it in the field...if they get proper infrastructure and support, they can surpass BD team within few years...

  • MAN_AT_WORK on March 23, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    Bangladeshi haters are blindfolded when they won convincingly against AFG,IRE, UAE and Nepal but hey they wouldn't say that because they hate Bangladesh and I know why hand on heart they believe before the game Bangladesh might win the game when they are playing against top 8 .

  • BengaliPride on March 23, 2014, 4:43 GMT

    And about series abroad, trust me we Indians are very aware of that and are quite disappointed and critical about it. We are not bragging how we tied one match with NZ. We didn't brag how we beat SA before and how we thrashed Bangladesh before. We didn't trash talk about other team. We didn't try to prove how other teams are so much more horrible. We just kept on saying how we were just too horrible. Criticize your team, don't criticize other team and point out others loses. There are ample loses for us to point out for your team. You don't want us to get started.

  • BengaliPride on March 23, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    14 years since test status and no major titles to show off for nor major tournament victories but NZ and Ireland. You showing off against Ireland. Really. I think HK, Ireland and Afghans have bragging rights over here.

    Oh the ignorance and arrogance of Bangla fans and still they refuse to back down. Just admit it, you lost, you ain't good enough now. Accept it like we Indian fans do. We overdo it, but atleast we don't talk smack or brag when we lose to Bangladesh like. We criticize us more.

    Really bangladesh. Even if you beat one team in super 10, it doesn't change thing. We will then call it a fluke too like you called HK's win a fluke. Try to get into atleast top 5 ranking, then it will be more relevant to show off your arrogance and ignorance. But please learn to be humble.

  • on March 23, 2014, 0:58 GMT

    @smukhles, pls read through my comment ! your understanding is nowhere near what i wanted to say about our team!

  • neanderthal on March 22, 2014, 23:12 GMT

    @ammo666, please stop claiming false facts. BD did not beat NZ in NZ. In home pitches, even India thrashes NZ every single time. So you can not compare apples with oranges. And what do you have to go for such indirect comparison when BD and India played each other only last month. Did not you see what your world beating side do then? And please don't preach associates about earning test status by hard work. Everyone knows Ireland, Kenya etc have achieved much more than BD. BD did not get test status for hard work..they got it through back door via Dalmiya and bcci. No wonder they never look like they belong.

  • hitman606 on March 22, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    Its a shame for the Bangladesh cricket board that after gaining test status many years ago, they have still not managed to find or groom a single fast bowler. Its just pathetic. The board must be riddled with as much corruption as the government.

    Looking at the team even a pub side would fancy their chances against this bunch. I am sure if the selection committee gave a fair trial to players from other parts of BD not just Dhaka and Chitagong they would find players who will be able to represent BD and make us all proud.

  • hitman606 on March 22, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    The Bangladesh cricket team is a joke. I thought they have improved after a few close games with sri lanka and pakistan but watching the current team at the t20 world cup, get the feeling some of the associates like netherland and ireland would roll them over.

    The previous bunch of players like ashraful, aftab and kapoli etc were much better than these players. With the exception of tamim iqbal, sakib, razzak and mashrafe there is no other player which any opposition will be afraid to face.

    There are one or two players with potential like sabbir ahmed, the others like are just not good enough. With the exception of tamim and sakib how many of the other players would get into the irish or netherlands team.

  • Ammo666 on March 22, 2014, 11:33 GMT

    @vkias: Opportunity???? Courtesy???? i doubt where is your brain hiding now you are a real JOKE here:D..your so called legendary IND is nothing so much rather than "Flat Track Bullies" they have really gone famous now by this appropriate title & also they are over rated..& IND got white washed in their last ODI series against NZ & this same NZ team got white washed by BD now see the difference this is sufficient to know the story of IND'n cricket now..& BD improved much than before so this two loss can never say all even though they are the group champion..if you have idea about cricket then you won't have fall from the sky & i mentioned earlier what i had to so if you have minimum common sense then you wouldn't have come to argue with the same issue, read it again!! by the way you must think 100 times before raising ques about BD's test status..tell your world class world beaters associates to earn test status like BD fairly then come to compare with them as if its a piece of cake...!

  • on March 22, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    bangladesh need some quality fast bowlers like mashrafi who can swing the ball both ways and have little bit of pace.last 3 years we have been playing good cricket.Even some australian come up to me if we have conversation they always talk about cricktet first and appreciate bangladesh's progress.average players age is below 25.so they are pretty young.so as i said its matter of time to become the best.lot of peple said we only lose but last 3 years we have beaten nz,wi,draw test series against SL,2012 runner up.so yes ICC knows bangladesh has potential.thats why we 've been hosting big comps.recently we just bult the 3rd largest cricket stadium in the world.we have now 8 intl standard cricket stadium.so i do not see why should not ICC give bangladesh more exposure to play against top teams like australi,south africa.

  • vkumar_086 on March 22, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    @Md Moinul Ahsan..first learn to play against associate countries sensibly...then pray to BCB to prepare bouncy pitches and arrange tours against AUS and SA....your comment is very funny and ordinary....i just cant imagine it, even after seeing this comment Afghanistan and HK must be laughing themselves about your team's situation....only BD fans can say such comments

  • cric1asia on March 22, 2014, 8:54 GMT

    If we BD fans concentrate on how we can help to improve our teams amateurish attitude and lack of professionalism then we may start seeing some progress. Just look at how abdur razzak came and just swung his bat, I dont think these bd players actually r bothered to keep bd fans happy.i feel very embarassed at our stats in all formats, and then we have silly bd fans posting stupid comments. This is the reason why the other cricketing nations laugh at us. We nedd to grow up and make it clear to the team that we are not happy with thdir attitude. Onlyvthen we may see the bd team pkay like professionals. We bd fans are too emotional. We win against afg and nepal and we think we r thd best, what stupidity! Wake up and think of what we the bd fans can do to help our team make steady progress and not just b happy wth one win here and there. I urge all bd fans, until we win a major tournament let us not make silly comments like bd are better than other teams. Remember we lost to zim in test

  • cric1asia on March 22, 2014, 8:30 GMT

    I am a big fan of bd, I am absolutely distraught that they lost to hk. Rather than us bd fans posting comments about how great our team is we need to make it clear to our team that the way they batted was a total disgrace. I have followed them for 11 yrs and I dont think that they have matured yet. This team keeps embarassing us bd fans and they dont even care. Bd fans have been embarassed for yrs with amateur performances, yet we stay true to them through embarassing performances after embarassing performances. Its time that we bd fans did something constructive so that our bd team stops playing like school boys- any thoughts from bd fans? If u r not a bd fan pls dont make sarcastic comments, thankyou. I support all asian cricket teams, and wish all of them well. We people from bd, sl, ind, pak, afg need to be more supportive of one another and not use this forum as a cursing platform. PEACE to all

  • vkumar_086 on March 22, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    @Ammo666...look at your teams score card..can you imagine a TEST PLAYING NATION other than Bangla perform like this against an associate country....7 batsmen collectively scored only 5 runs....this only sufficient to explain the whole story...even our Ranji Champion team performs better than this....after all BCCI will take decision of BD's test status....and ICC has to agree it....expecting it in near future.....BD got playing opportunity in super 10 because of courtesy of HK and Nepal....and not by its own performance

  • on March 22, 2014, 7:42 GMT

    Being passionate about sport or country is not a sin, but atleast sportsman spirit should prevail above all these. This applies true for all fans, especially of Bangladesh, SriLanka and Indians (I think these are the countries with most ridiculous fans, who spread hatred against each other). I'm myself an Indian, and I do love watching India win matches, but that doesn't supersede my acknowledgement for others victories and achievements.

    Now coming to the point, BD had always been a below average team, with once in a blue moon performance, hence I would like all BD fans to show some restraint in provoking and arrogance against others. Coming to performance, this is the progress report of Bangladesh ODIs Played 283 Won 80 Lost 200 of which Wins against major Test nations - 27 only.(Aus -1, RSA -1, Pak -1, Eng - 2, Ind - 3, SL - 4, WI -7, NZ -8) Test Played 83 Won 4 Lost 68 (excluding wins against ZIM) T20Is Played 36 Won 11 Lost 25 (Win against major test nation - 2,vs WI)

    Be sensible

  • BengaliPride on March 22, 2014, 7:21 GMT

    I also suggest that Bangladeshi fans stop acting immaturish to criticisms from other team. So what you have beaten Ireland 3-0 in Ireland. Why you bragging about it. There's nothing to brag about. And you guys beat New Zealand that's what you are bragging about. Here lemme give you some stats.

    Bangladesh has played 83 Test matches, Won - 4 (4.82%) Drawin - 11 (13.25%) Lost - 68 (81.93%)

    283 ODI - Won - 80 (28.27%) Lost 200 (70.67%)

    36 T20I - Won - 11 (30.56%) Lost 25 ( 69.44%)

    In comparison to Bangladesh's 4% Test victory and 13% draws, Zimbabwe has 12% Test victories and 28% draws.

    Ireland has won 45% of its ODI's and 54% of its T20I comapred to Bangladesh's above stats. Ireland played one T20I more then Bangladesh.

    Bangladeshi fans should realize they are still very immature in cricket and should stop acting like their team are world beaters. % of victories and draws tell the real story.

  • BengaliPride on March 22, 2014, 7:12 GMT

    Great Job by Hong Kong, would love to have seen Nepal or Ireland or Afghainstan qualify for super 10

  • cric1asia on March 22, 2014, 6:49 GMT

    I am a big fan of bd, I am absolutely distraught that they lost to hk. Rather than us bd fans posting comments about how great our team is we need to make it clear to our team that the way they batted was a total disgrace. I have followed them for 11 yrs and I dont think that they have matured yet. This team keeps embarassing us bd fans and they dont even care. Bd fans have been embarassed for yrs with amateur performances, yet we stay true to them through embarassing performances after embarassing performances. Its time that we bd fans did something constructive so that our bd team stops playing like school boys- any thoughts from bd fans? If u r not a bd fan pls dont make sarcastic comments, thankyou. I support all asian cricket teams, and wish all of them well. We people from bd, sl, ind, pak, afg need to be more supportive of one another and not use this forum as a cursing platform. PEACE to all

  • on March 22, 2014, 6:36 GMT

    Bangladesh can beat any team.we have beaten every country.we just need a good finisher who can finish the game.we get so close to winning games.shakib al hasan no1 all rounder,tamim is a great batsman.Icc should give bangladesh more matches with top sides like australia, south africa.even playing against india ,pakistan,srilanka is not gonna help.bcb should make some bouncy pitches for domestic cricket

  • MeijiMura on March 22, 2014, 3:10 GMT

    It is no coincidence that the only match that Hong Kong won was the match in which big-hitting opener Irfan Ahmed got going. He made golden ducks in their earlier matches which Hong Kong lost, but this time he got a start, set up the chase and allowed Dar to have some sort of platform to finish the job. Hong Kong might not have progressed, but they have two feathers in their cap having beaten Zimbabwe in one of the warm-up games and then beating Bangladesh after the Bangladesh team had recorded strong victories against both Afghanistan and Nepal. It was a great effort by Hong Kong and I, for one, am disappointed that the UAE qualified for the 2015 World Cup ahead of them as they would have given a much better performance than the UAE who were the weakest of all associates in this tournament and who will be the weakest again next year. Congratulations to Hong Kong on a great victory. Hong Kong and Nepal should both be invited to play in the next Asia Cup tournament.

  • reyme on March 21, 2014, 23:51 GMT

    BD's loss was due to very poor coaching, captaincy and team selection. This team is capable doing much better than this. For those who are questioning BD's Test status, should realize in longer version BD is far superior than shorter version as evident in their 2 recent Test draws against Srilanka and New Zealand, and one against West Indies. It is highly unlikely other associates can produce the same. And if you must question BD's test status based on one T20 performance, and since you had been always thinking AFG and IRE are better than BD, then also consider this: BD just beat AFG, IRE (warm up) handsomely. Yes These 2 teams just failed to beat BD and lost to BD. BD also beat IRE in IRE 3-0. BD also beat ZIM, NEP. Last time they played, BD beat NED and SCOT also. Just from the recent result itself BD had outshone all the associates and competed really well against teams above its ranking. With better coaching staff, smart captaincy and prudent team selection BD will do much better.

  • on March 21, 2014, 22:24 GMT

    @ proud punjabi , I am not asian but when you say that anamul has no talent then its on you. To anybody who understands cricket , who has sense of cricket , this teenager looking young boy anamul is definitely talented. indian former player sanjay manjrekar called him " highly talented " , another indian x-player ajit agarkar praised him in asia cup. Right after the last ball of this game, Bd players were congratulating and putting their hands on Honk Kong players shoulders - that to me seems good sportsmanship . I dont think Bd players in general have bad sportsmanship but afghan players seems to have bad attitude. Anyway, I wish cricket to expand and I wish all associate teams including afghanistan with bad behavior to prosper in cricket. So we should support all teams regardless their behavior .

  • smukhles on March 21, 2014, 21:38 GMT

    @Jasimuddin, So what happened when Pakistan lost to Ireland in ICC World Cup 2007? They shouldn't have played in the next round? Both Bangladesh and Pakistan are full member of ICC and Pakistan is a far better team than Bangladesh so the embarrassment must have been way bigger for them than Bangladesh? Do you actually understand this game?

  • Ammo666 on March 21, 2014, 20:20 GMT

    @Ramansilva: than talking about test nation teams you are talking about associate Ireland that BD is lucky Ireland was not in the same group...when you say something about BD better be 100% sure or don't comment wrong with excitement..please check the records of all BD vs Ire matches then come give your explanation & for your information BD defeated IRE even in their last encounter in the T20 WC warm up game...now pray for SL if they can reach the semi final even in this T20 WC 14"

  • MAN_AT_WORK on March 21, 2014, 20:17 GMT

    Love too see so many people comments on Bangladesh !!

  • Ammo666 on March 21, 2014, 20:09 GMT

    @Ramansilva: than talking about test nation teams you are talking about associate Ireland that BD is lucky Ireland was not in the same group...when you say something about BD better be 100% sure or don't comment wrong with excitement..please check the records of all BD vs Ire matches then come give your explanation & for your information BD defeated IRE even in their last encounter in the T20 WC warm up game...now pray for SL if they can reach the semi final even in this T20 WC 14"

  • Ammo666 on March 21, 2014, 18:37 GMT

    @vkias: BD earned their test status! I have been watching you commenting such nonsense about BD! now you comparing the associates with a test nation team BD & the most superior of the qualifying round teams of both Group A & B are you serious lol. In T20 losing to associates is not impossible because even superior test nation sides than BD lost to them but that doesn't mean in any logic that they are corresponding to the associates..while BD was batting it simply looked they were over confident & reckless against HK as they didn't look like they were playing in this match to be an unbeaten group champion..but scoring 108 still BD made them very hard to reach that losing 8 wickets but if it was any other team superior to BD might chase down comprehensively & BD team as a bowling unit is still enough weak! Shakib showed again why he ranked the No.1 all rounder in the world 4-9-3

  • mdrafisaad on March 21, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    The difference between Current Bangladesh squad and 2011/12 Asia Cup runners up squad is staggering 5 spots, and except for Anamul's spot all 4 spots has been rubbish pushed in the team... Asia Cup 2011/12 (Bangladesh Runners Up) Squad- Tamim Iqbal (same) Nazimuddin (Anamul/Shamsur) Jahurul Islam (Sabbir Rahman/Mominul) Nasir Hossain (same) Shakib Al Hasan (same) Mushfiqur Rahim*† (same) Mahmudullah (same) Mashrafe Mortaza (Rubel Hossain) Abdur Razzak (same) Shahadat Hossain (Farhad Reza) Nazmul Hossain/Shafiul Islam (Al Amin)

  • on March 21, 2014, 17:29 GMT

    Bangladesh should get a strong kick on their back sides!!

  • on March 21, 2014, 14:12 GMT

    BCB should seriously consider to let go head Shane Jurgensen as BD always play without a game plan. It should be head coach's duty to come up with a game plan and ask players to execute that plan. Also, BD team needs a strong leader who can guide the team in the right direction. Mushy is not good enough to lead the team. Poor game management, picking wrong XI, incorrect batting order, poor communication to the media are evident in recent games. As long as these two guys head coach & captain leading BD team, it doesn't seem like BD will make any impact in world cricket.

  • vkumar_086 on March 21, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    ICC should seriously consider the test status of Bangla and reverting it to the teams like Ireland, Netherlands, Afghanistan who are superior in quality and performance that this overrated BD team....and if possible, ICC should arrange one tournament for all associates including BD, Zimbabwe for two test slots and who ever wins this tournament, should be given the TEST status.....BD as a test nation is big tragedy

  • vkumar_086 on March 21, 2014, 12:58 GMT

    If BD would have been in another group with Ireland and Netherlands....it would have been knocked out very early.....learn something from Netherlands batsmen....what remarkable hitting....what more i impressed is...still their fans and players keep their head cool, that im not seeing in BD fans and players in these days...congrats Netherlands and best of luck for next round

  • vkumar_086 on March 21, 2014, 12:48 GMT

    If BD would have been in another group with Ireland and Netherlands....it would have been knocked out very early.....learn something from Netherlands batsmen....what remarkable hitting....what more i impressed is...still their fans and players keep their head cool, that im not seeing in BD fans and players in these days...congrats Netherlands and best of luck for next round

  • on March 21, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    @ Mohammed Younus Dolon , I am from Pakistan but even I accept your challenge .. even a club cricket team of India , Pakistan , Sl can beat BD team ..

  • on March 21, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    icc should organize more competition between test playing nations n associate nations to find the real talent

  • komui on March 21, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    aren't people interested in bd wow every games comments goes beyond 200.

  • on March 21, 2014, 11:28 GMT

    I will be thoroughly surprised if BD win a single match against a test nation in this WC T20. They will be raged.

  • on March 21, 2014, 11:25 GMT

    TO avoid disappointment and embarrassment Bangladesh should not play in the top level as they simply have not gotten capability to do so! no matter what you do or what changes you make,or how many bad players you take out and good players bring in, even if you add your chief selector and the head coach with you to make it best 13 still Bangladesh will keep loosing simply because the dont posses the mentality and mindset required to play at the top level which is lacking not only within the players but also within the whole organisation. Bangladesh do not belong to top level cricket and from now on ICC should not allow bangladesh to play in the top league unless otherwise proved to be capable of doing so like they are now making them to go through qualifying process with other cricket developing nations and they should do it for all the future major ICC events which is i think a very wise move from ICC.

  • India_boy on March 21, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Sehwag was wrong in calling BD an ordinary team, ordinary teams don't lose to associate teams!

  • on March 21, 2014, 11:21 GMT

    That was such a frustrating match, good match Hong Kong

  • on March 21, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    congrats bd tigers!! haters gonna hate!

  • on March 21, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    I Think Bangla Desh should be ashamed of their test Status in ICC which was given to them by the sheer foolishness of Pakistan Board of Cricket.Ireland is much much better team than BD and are still waiting for ICC status.

  • CricGuru99 on March 21, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    First of all I would like to congratulate HK on their win. As far as Team BD is concerned, I don't understand the role of Forhad Reza in the team! Is he a bowler? Is he in the team for his batting? or is he an all rounder? I know there far better players in the BD squad! This guy shouldn't be anywhere near the national team! The other player who has consistently failed on big occasions when the chips are down is Abdur Razzak!!! You would laugh at the way he came out to bat if it wasn't the T20 world Cup!! Why did Mushfiq continue with Razzak after the first couple of overs? Mushfiq should have used Sabbir instead! I would definitely remove Abdur Razzak, Forhad Reza and Nasir Hossain and replace them with Zia, Mominul and Shohag Gazi/Arafat Sunny. I would request the selectors to stop selecting players based on reputation. Only select players on form!

  • Legaleagle on March 21, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    Bangladesh's excuse- Pakistan, India, England, Australia took 70 years to win T20 matches so they have only taken 10 years (Sarcasm)

  • Zillurcc on March 21, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Well done HK team & congra... But what's wrong with Tigers? Every body is involved. What about the team selection? Razzak is unfit for last one year to play even in one day match but he is always in the team!!! Farhad is doing bad both in bowling & batting but doesn't matter selectors r behind. Nasir!! selectors pl go through his last few month's record & then decide. He even failed to reach the half way mark of the boundary rope with his greatest swing & strength but still selectors r behind him. Get sure any Tom can make a better choice. Now Momenul is not in the team!! How funny & disgusting. I can't even imagine that he in not in the team. At # 3 he is the best choice. Sabbir can play after Shakib & Musfique. Somse BD fans r involved with Indian fans. U don't have to. If u lose against Afgans & HK team every body will tease u. Help the BD team to make good result in the field. What ever BD has still got time to come back. But selectors will have to wake up.

  • on March 21, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Musfiqur Rahim , please grow up and be innovative. Losing to associate members at regular intervals is not a sign of progress. At the moment, Bangladesh is going one step ahead and going a feet back. This is not a sign of progress for a test playing nation . I think BCB should reconsider shakib again as Bangladesh captain.

  • qazi255 on March 21, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    This was just an accident Victory , in super ten we shall show that BD is the best team in world .

  • on March 21, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    Bangladesh team have a damn bloody problem which is their superstition of sticking with a winning combination even though a player put up a bad show in that winning game . Farhad reza is the perfect example of it . He was constantly letting the team down with his expensive bowling and reckless batting performance down the order. His chaotic bowling against HK cost Bd the match. And captain mushfiqur Rahim, please grow up and be innovative. There should be 11 active performer in the team , should not be anyone who was a part of a winning team without putting any meaningful combination...

  • zacky2 on March 21, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    England lost to Netherlands, Bangladesh lost to Afghanistan and then to Hong Kong. Bravo, if in the back of their minds they didn't mind loossing if their qualifications were assured. Another discreet way of spreading cricket. Or am I wrong. Zacky

  • wonderstar1 on March 21, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    It will be a good practice match for India on 28th March. we can thrash this below ordinary team and good way to test our bench strength as well. But thanks HK for showing BD their true place. I was more than happy yesterday to see these ordinary players and fans getting humiliated.

  • The-love on March 21, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    Hi BD fans.This is a fan from India.No need to feel heart-broken.It was just a batting collapse which can happen to any team in world.Even after scoring very low,you had the fighting spirit and didn't gift the match to HK.Even batting collapse was not because of great bowling,It was coz of some rash shots which will improve with time.kudos to the spirit and best of luck from India for upcoming matches.I wish you win all matches except with India.

  • mdrafisaad on March 21, 2014, 8:54 GMT

    Bangladesh cricket has died in the hands of current BCB administration, chief selector & Capatain Mushfiq. Zimbabwe only lost to Ireland recently ( Ire ODI ranking 11, T20I ranking 9), Bangladesh recently lost to Afghanistan (Afg ODI ranking 12, T20I ranking 11) and lost to Hong Kong (HK ODI ranking -unranked means below the ranked 12 teams, T20I ranking -unranked means below the ranked 16 teams)

  • on March 21, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    In the game of cricket there may be bad day for any team and if you are complacent with your latest performance then professionalism may wear out causing display of irresponsible batting / performance of the players of Bangladesh which gives the opportunity to the above funny commentators who gave their irresponsible and foolish comments to undermine the potentiality of Bangladeshi Cricketer. Sometime they believe themselves as much better commentator than Ravi, Gavascar, Ramiz, Harsha who admit the talent of the named players. Shakib is the best all rounder in world but who has made this? some people who knows cricket , isn't it? People can expect that they should be more sensible about their reckless comments as they cannot do and say anything in the seminar of gentlemen.

  • rsmehdihasan on March 21, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    Chief selector Farukh is favoring his own team and destroying BD cricket team sprit. Please BCB if you want to save BD cricket team performance then install Akram kHAN IN THE PLACE OF CHIEF SELECTOR AGAIN

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:46 GMT

    @ Mohammed Younus Dolon - Are you sure you want to make such an improbable challenge??? You know what you just said would never happen...I would like to give you a chance to take it back. Do you want to do the wise thing and take back your open challenge and save yourself the embarrassment???

  • Fayaz_Ali_Lashari on March 21, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    Well, it's about game some time you will win unexpected match like Bangladesh won a match in Asia Cup against India that is also tough competition even India made target of 250+ but Bangladesh will successfully Chased it and they will also gave tough time of our Team Pakistan in Final of Asia Cup. but well done by H.K and also well done by Bangladesh because they fought till the end but what we say it's a game but Bangladesh have chance to prove it in next game Best of Luck Bangladesh

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:38 GMT

    @ Mohammed Younus Dolon - Are you sure you want to make such an improbable challenge??? You know what you just said would never happen...I would like to give you a chance to take it back. Do you want to do the wise thing and take back your open challenge and savw yourself the embarrassment???

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:37 GMT

    @r0ketman:- When you don't know the history you should not comment and make a fool of yourself. In 1979 East Africa did not play. SL and Can played. Yes India lost to SL and lost 3 and not 4 matches. So check the facts before commenting. On the other hand BD have a long list even though they played very few World Cups. They have lost to Ireland, Canada, HK, Kenya- 4 Associates in World Cups and besides that have lost to Neth, Scot & Afg, 7 Associates and that is a record. So those who live in glass houses should change their clothes in basement

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:34 GMT

    What's Happened To Bangladesh, Now They Have Lost To Hong Kong, Highly Over Rated Team. Even Their Fans Praise Them As If They Are Super Heroes. Just Big Talk.

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:28 GMT

    BD Team & BD Fans No need to upset, HK is also strong now.

  • Hifni on March 21, 2014, 7:27 GMT

    Bangladesh being a Test Nation, have now lost to HK, Afganisthan, Kenya, Canada (well that's all I could remember of). What kind of progress they have achieved so far? There have not been any consistency in their approach and application. ICC should bring the Two tier format really soon!

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:10 GMT

    Now that's why you need two teams from each group to go to the main round. Nepal finishes on the same number of points as BD but still does not qualify. Yes all 4 teams could have the same points but at least two adds variety and t20 is the best medium for upsets. As it is test cricket entry is not easy. ICC must re-look at this.

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:08 GMT

    I am not sprised at all in T20 even big teams could loose. BD is a below average cricket team in any format. Well played HK

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:02 GMT

    It saddens me to see a team like Bangladesh playing Cricket - a gentleman's sport. They behave like a crazy bunch of idiots and pose cocky when they win any match once in a blue moon and shit on each other when they loose games. Every team in the world behave with great sportsmanship and stay down to earth in almost all circumstance despite having so many Stars and Match winners in their teams. But BD never behaves as such, instead they exaggerate themselves and undermine other great teams by comparing themselves as Stars. For instance look at Shakib, Mushfiqur and Anamul despite of having no talent they behave like Stars and exhibit out of control attitude either on or off the field. ICC should take back BD's test team status and give it to Zim

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    Want to see Ziaur in place of Farhad Reza.

  • vkumar_086 on March 21, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    @ r0ketman..Bangla defeat against an associate country HK is not a bad day dear....in fact it is very very poor performance of Bangla players....and that too within 15 days, 2nd defeat of Bangla in their own backyard....can your captain say again that his team can beat any other team in his soil?....just see the score card...7 so called superior Bangla batsmen collectively scored only 5 runs....even extras given by HK is greater than this...can you say this as bad day?

  • sergio11 on March 21, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    @Mohammed Younus Dolon........yes all top teams have lost to minnows before..but still we call them "TOP" teams right??because next day those teams have the ability to beat the number 1 team in any format..BAN is not like that..they are the bottom ranked test team,and if they fail to win against teams like AFG and HK..then tell me whats the point in giving them test status???now if a team like nepal gain the test status,the so called "infrastructures" will come automatically...BAN dont have players to win against top team..well except Shakib..so beating ind is out of equation..another thing is the one dimensional spin attack..most are left armers..while playing against a team like india,who have 4 left hand batters in top 7..those spinner are easy picking...now tell who is missing the common sence???

  • Oracle_Magus on March 21, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    BD team should not be brooding too much about this defeat. In T20 there is always a winner and yesterday was HK's day. They did everything right and this can happen even in the main draw. BD or Ireland ( or the team that qualifies) may beat one or more of the top 8 teams. We have to keep in mind that The batsman has only one chance, and since this game needs aggression, one can never blame the batsmen here. A sixes can be caught near the boundary or it can even end as a mishit. When batting 1st one cannot look at any total as sufficient as the dew or the lack of it may blow away all the planning. No team can be taken lightly here. I'm An Indian supporter and wish my team the very best, others too should support their team instead of criticising all the time. Let's hope for a good contest and expect our teams to Win Brothers. Cheers !

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:31 GMT

    Really feeling very sorry for the lose of last day match with HK. But it was for the Cricket Team, BCB & Media only!!! What they did!!! The board did not found right batting coach/ head coach/ fielding coach though Jergenson doing good and Mushfiq but They avoid the by born leader Shakib Al Hasan as the Captian and the Head Coach like Jimmie Siddons... Mahmudullah- Nasir was in true off form and need some break but BCB did not care those... Farhad Reza never did well in international level but Ziaur Rahman the Hitting T20 Hero was in A Team!!!! Razzak was in off form but Arafat Sunny was in side line.... many of these... Shame to BCB that they changed the right combination what Jammie Siddions build is his 4 years!! BCB directors should be responsible for these and they must take action against these...

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on March 21, 2014, 6:31 GMT

    Good piece of game but Bd late orders gave it away trying to hit big shots at every ball when they should have just bat sensibely to play till 20th over , I think they did not care to win becuz they already made it to the next round (shame on them). Shabbir rahman is nowhere near t20 batsman but he looks better spinner than abdur razzak though. Nasir Hossain is out of touch since the SriLanka series but still he is playing ! Farhad Reza is not eligible to play in Bd team but he is picked instead of Ziaur Rahman who not only balls far better than farhad but also a big hitter - something must be wrong with Bd selectors big time. Shamsur Rahman should bat in place of shabbir , imrul kayes/momenul should bat in place of nasir , ziaur rahman should ball in place of farhad reza and perhaps sabbir should ball in place of abdur razzak .

  • Cric_info_pak on March 21, 2014, 6:20 GMT

    Still some bangladesh player calling y they have to qualify to WC after their defeat against Hong Kong.... well no offence on Hong kong but bangla tiger ( insult for tiger) Hong Kong is 3 division team they are not Ireland , holland , they r below them that.... and even u are playing in your country ,,,, i can bet if next T20 WC held in england or south africa u will not even qualify for next round .... as u only qualify against associate teams as u were playing in your home ground.... after this game only thing i can say bangladeshi player don' t know how to play and bangladeshi people don't know what is sport and what is cricket other wise they will never watch there team again the way they play it ......give chance to any associate team for 14 years they will defiantly win more games then bangladeshi,,,,

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:18 GMT

    First, congrat to HK on the win. Also, for those who claim HK should not be there in the first place, shame on u. As a HK Chinese, I have no issue about the make-up of the team. While cricket may not be a mainstream sport in HK, it does not mean that the place is not qualified to have a team to compete in international cricket. Some may say it can only be represented by those born in that place and from the majority ethnic group. Such thinking is so narrow minded and undermined the efforts of those who had made HK their adopted home and sought to help raise the international profile of the place through various means.

  • Ramansilva on March 21, 2014, 6:16 GMT

    Bangla team is extremely lucky to qualify for the main draw. Luckily they did not have Ireland in their group.

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:12 GMT

    Bangladesh should avoid playing associates to avoid embarrassment. We should renounce our one day and T20 status and concentrate only on test for few years.

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:10 GMT

    Every BD haters are talking abt loose to HK and saying BD is not able to compete against associates!! But no one is saying that BD has beaten other two associates in the group even without playing their 5th batsman in both matches!!!!!!! If u guys has a minimum common sense abt cricket u can never say that Nepal, HK shud be given test status!!!! Do they have any domestic cricket infrastructure????? So many top teams like India, Pakistan even Australia lost to associates for several times in world cup that doesn't mean that they are minnows!!!!!! Yes i m agree Ireland shud be given test status cuz they hv domestic infrastructure. I am telling u guys BD will beat India in the 2nd round....thats a open challenge to u!!! Remember my words if u dare!!!!

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:10 GMT

    To all the BD fans who think that BCCI is ruining your chances to become world leaders in cricket, I would say that it's because of BCCI that you're still a test playing country. And In case you didn't know an Indian company is sponsoring your team keeping your cricketing hopes alive. Who else would sponsor a "test team" who keeps constantly losing to associate members.

  • AshwinMS on March 21, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    Losing to Afghanistan first and now with Hong Kong.Bangladesh was never good enough to be a test team.They would do great as an associate team though.

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    As a BD fan I know more big defeats coming for BD team in the super 10. But I wonder shall BCB will go for replacement of Farhad Reza & Abdur Razzak just the way Netherland cricket went for replacement of Gruijter for the sake of cricket ??

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:01 GMT

    Bangladesh a Test playing nation? Is this for serious? First Afghanistan in Asia cup and now Hong Kong beat them.

  • British_North_America on March 21, 2014, 5:52 GMT

    Practical_person Bangladesh and Zimbabwe cannot be in the same group as well as Ireland and Afghanistan.However, Bangladesh beat Ireland by 44 runs in practice match.

  • deconstruct on March 21, 2014, 5:49 GMT

    Well, I don't want to rub it in to the BD fans, but I've got to say (without any Asian bias, although I'm Asian) that its a real injustice that a team like Ireland is still an Associate Member whereas a mediocre like BD gets full member status. Honestly, losing to HK has to be an eye-opener for even the BD fans! This is a team that was thrashed by Nepal. I can understand a test team beaten once in a while (in a limited overs game) by an associate member, but twice within a month is really a sure indicator of the level of the BD team.

  • SaaSDash on March 21, 2014, 5:48 GMT

    HK pull off a heist.Bangladesh have themselves to blame for their inconsistency and complacency.They should not complain that they have to play associate nations to qualify themselves to the Super 10s.This loss hits the nail in its head.

  • dmqi on March 21, 2014, 5:47 GMT

    @Indian fans. You are absolutely right to say that BD does not deserve to be a test playing country. And the crime has been done by the Indian power who are flexing the muscle in all other sphere in Bangladesh. Tell them to stop that, so that we can stand on our own feet in cricket and in other areas. Thanks.

  • India_Rules_Everybody on March 21, 2014, 5:22 GMT

    For once I have to disagree with the BCCI. I know that most of the decisions taken by the BCCI have given positive results for the greater good of the game but it was wrong of them to take BD as their pet (replacing SL) in exchange of providing gauranteed Test status to BD. As we are seeing, BD is not even good to compete with Associate countries. My advice to BCCI would be to have BD team as a practice team for our school cricket. The matches will be close and that way BD team will not be humiliated in front of the world every other day and BCCI will still get to keep it's pet.

  • RibhavBansal on March 21, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    "We can beat any team at home" was the over confident captain at the start of the year. I again repeat, it is good Bangladesh had to qualify for the World T20 because first of all, they do not deserve to be in the main draw automatically, and this also gives their blind fans to see them achieve some victories because once the main draw starts, the fans and players will start resorting to their usual excuses after every defeat, too much dew, injuries but still both will remain over confident of beating any team at home. After seeing yesterday's performance, if still some die hard BD fan believes their team is the best in the world, they seriously need some mental help.

  • vipinchirackal on March 21, 2014, 5:10 GMT

    if bengladesh cant beat a team like hongkong even in there own soil you better leave the test status and start playing with teams like ireland and zimbabwe and try to beat them consistently first.they dodnt have even a singlr player with quality excepy shakib al hassan.now stop bragging that you have beaten pakistan and india years back so you are the best team in the world and try to play and beat teams like ireland or zimbabwe.otherwise even nepal will be a better team than you in the near future

  • ABKhanISB on March 21, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    Once I asked why Ireland(Associate) is ranked higher in rankings then Bangladesh(Test status) and an arrogant BD fan replied because Ireland plays with associates and Bangladesh plays againts test nations, so Ireland is nothing in front of BD.

    By this logic All the associates should be ranked ahead of test playing nations. This loss to HK also proved that Bangladesh is not competent even among associates and teams like Ireland and Nepal deserves the test status.

  • ramz_01 on March 21, 2014, 4:50 GMT

    im sorry to dis if you beaten twice in a month hand of a minnows, u do nt deserve in dis leauge. SL won the Wc aftr 14 years aftrer thy plyd da 1st test. whr iz bangaladesh now? after wining da series against NZ and WI thy tot they are world beaters bt whr z thy now? thy are stil whr thy started play intenational cricket.

  • Udendra on March 21, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    What a shame, BAN has lost to two associates within a month. First to AFG, now to HK. Well played Hongkong!

  • chapathishot on March 21, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    @Md Mahbub Alam : Get your facts right two teams went for qualification round based on their rankings in T20..The lowest ranked full time members were required to play qualifying to reach the main tournament.Since BD was one of the LOWEST RANKED T20 teams they had to play qualfying round.India was way above and was number 2 in the rankings.So taking your point the system needs to be reversed and the top ranked teams play the qualifications to join the bottom ranked teams in the final round.

  • sergio11 on March 21, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    Not a surprise at all....may be for asgar.ali n other BAN fans who compared BAN with SA...lol..nepal deserve a place in super 10..if there wasnt any dew that day..nepal must have won easly..i think among the associate if we rank them it wil be like..1.Zim 2.Ire 3 nepal 4 netherland 5 afgan 6 HK 7 BAN..so whats the point in saying they have test status..such a shame...

  • indian1986 on March 21, 2014, 4:44 GMT

    No offense BD fans....but the reality is BD is not a team yet to beat a full member on a consistent basis, I know u guys talk abt last year and 2007 world cup but wht % of ur matches against a full memeber nation have u won...it will be in single digits. We all know how emotional BD fans are abt there cricket but try and accept the reality and as a cricket fan I only hope BD improves.

  • on March 21, 2014, 4:44 GMT

    Rahim will drag BD team to a level where ICC will take the test status away, give the captaincy to Thamim, he's a cool character and a captain material

  • anver777 on March 21, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Greattttttt Winnnnnnn by HK !!! a minnow team like HK beating a host country along with their crowd support is an big achievement !!!

  • on March 21, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    If this type of batting disgrace is continuing i think the day is not too much far for bangladesh to loose the test status. Because test is the game of patience.

  • on March 21, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    They may try with; 1. Tamim 2. Amanul 3. Shamsur 4. Shakib 5. Mushfiq 6. Mominul 7. Nasir 8. Zia (in place of injured Rubel) 9. Mahmudullah 10. Mashrafi 11. Shohag

    I like this team.

  • on March 21, 2014, 3:54 GMT

    Really Bangladesh need to learn more about how to play in difficult conditions. The temperament bangladesh team had shown is below than standard class. This type of error had been shown in the last sri lanka series in first ODI. They are playing like they had already won. But reality is very hard. When you loose some early wickets, you must have to take the responsibilities but no batsman have showed this type of temperament. Anamul Haque need to be patients after connecting 3 fours in a over row, why he showed some hurry. Mushfiq and Sakib are very good batsman. But don't know what happened to themselves.Bangladeshi batsman liked to play shots but you have to understand the demand of time, and poor captaincy from Mushfiqur. If they don't show responsibilities and don't learn from the previous, they have to wait to taste another looses being a cat not a tiger. Finally congratulations to Hong Kong.

  • on March 21, 2014, 3:50 GMT

    Bangladesh performance not up to the standard. As a test team they should not beaten like this. Ireland and Afghanistan will take over the place of Bangladesh very soon I guess.

  • heartyCricketer on March 21, 2014, 3:26 GMT

    the only thing that was evident from yesterday's match was that HK played really well... But BD showed such negligence and overconfidence... i don't how do these kind of teams who not even have completely accomplished anything will get overconfident in a match just because they were playing against an associate....

    Pathetic display by BD and karishma by HK...

  • Anil_Koshy on March 21, 2014, 3:24 GMT

    Bangaldesh were too overconfident and took the opposition very lightly, they play too many rash shots. It is still unfortunate for cricket that a team like Hong Kong, which is not even a team, never even deserved to be there in the first place beating a test playing nation.

  • Manik_mia on March 21, 2014, 3:19 GMT

    Thanks Mohammed Isam for writing the last sentence. I don't know if the BD player's read your column. But they should. How player like Nasir take single and give 11th player the strike when there are so many overs are still left to play? It's beyond my imagination. To selectors I would say: please bring the left hand pacer from under 19 team and start training him for future. Present pacers will never learn. And forget about winning another game in the next stage. I will stop expecting any win from them; that will help me maintain my blood pressure.

  • jeweljewel on March 21, 2014, 3:03 GMT

    Mr. Captain i would request you to step down from captency. sorry to say you r the most horrible captain i have ever seen. HK team was comfortable against pace bowling but you continue with pace at the middle of the game though our sipnners took all wickets and considered less runs ( apart from 1 over of Razzak) but you didnt bother even try with Nasir/Sabbirthough u try at the last moment when game is almost over.

    Batting: it seems that we selected bunch of brainless batsman...

  • MonkeyShot on March 21, 2014, 2:17 GMT

    Hong Kong bowling and fielding was superb today and nothing short of first-class. They had problems in their batting lineup but even then they put on a great performance. Irfan was daring, Dar almost clinical and Haseeb finished it off in style. To play till the last ball shows maturity and in that terms Hong Kong has crossed a rubicon. Very good performance by Hong Kong and I'm very impressed. I hope we see more of Hong Kong.

  • Practical_person on March 21, 2014, 2:11 GMT

    No offence to Bangladeshi supporters, but as a neutral observer I feel Bangladesh were lucky to qualify. They had easier teams to compete with in this group in comparison to the other group which included Zimbabwe, Netherlands and Ireland. I don't see Bangladesh beating either of those teams.

    Comparison of India to other associate nations in 1979 is ludicrous. India was also an average team new to the ODI arena like East Africa and Sri Lanka. India even won a test series in West Indies in 1971. In test matches they were a mature nation and in one day they were not good. But overall India was an average team back then (arguably it has become one now as well) and Bangladesh is in the bottom of the ladder yet to win a test match against accomplished nations. All those teams which included SL, Zimbabwe (now it has gone back due to political mess), etc have progressed since then and BD is behind. I think this is due to mismanagement of BD board since they have more money than before.

  • Equal_right2play_cricket on March 21, 2014, 2:05 GMT

    BD is required a long batting line up to give few resistance during collapse. In BD, bowler r selected based on their domestic performance who have less international experience than the part time allrounder! They may try with; 1. Tamim 2. Amanul 3. Shamsur 4. Shakib 5. Mushfiq 6. Mominul 7. Nasir 8. Zia (in place of injured Rubel) 9. Mahmudullah 10. Mashrafi 11. Shohag

    Bowling: 1. Mashrafi 2-4ov 2. Shohag 3-4ov 3. Shakib 3-4ov 4. Zia 1-4ov 5. Mahmudullah 2-4ov 6. Mominul 1-4ov 7. Nasir (slow medium/ slower) 1-4ov

  • Manik_mia on March 21, 2014, 1:24 GMT

    Mushi is too young to take decision when he had to work with nerve in tense situation like this. This is crazy game with no control.

  • xmantra23 on March 21, 2014, 1:12 GMT

    now shakib must have known how it feels when the oppostion hits a six to win. I was a fan of shakib but after that incident against nepal i just found out how much big ego this man has. never supporting this guy again.

  • on March 21, 2014, 0:09 GMT

    It was complete lack of application These Bangladesh players have been playing intnl cricket for a decade..complete lack of respect for opposition. Shakib was trying to impress like a school boy. mushfiq was reckless.Nasir acted stupid.Tamim is overrated anyways.Farhad doesnt deserve to be there.

  • Manu4 on March 21, 2014, 0:07 GMT

    Bangladesh does not have the quality of cricketers to not be called an associate. Afghanistan team can beat Bangladesh 2/3 times out of 5. Bangladesh would get their asses kicked in the next round.

  • Shajadul on March 21, 2014, 0:02 GMT

    BD team needs to be more professional like Sri Lanka. A motivated and aggressive BD looks much better than a relaxed and tiring team. Playing for your own country should be motivating enough.

  • on March 21, 2014, 0:01 GMT

    Bangladesh can play anyway they want, now being assured ( under the table ) ICC will not go against them as they know they are the reigning Pet of big brother BCCI. Formerly SLC was their pet nodding their head for BCCI wish .

  • Haider-pak-awsome on March 20, 2014, 23:44 GMT

    BD lost to HK, to me it is not a big Upset. However inspite of loosing BD is still qualitying at the cost of much deserving Nepal is something really a upset. Anyway, we do need some team to stay at the bottom when playing with top 8 which makes perfect sense why BD still ended qualifying.

  • Mohosaf on March 20, 2014, 23:38 GMT

    I am surprised to see some talk nonsense about Team BD. If you don't know how to criticize a team's performance then please DON'T as you guys lack the knowledge of doing it. Very simple. India once got out of the WC in WI by loosing to BD. They were out of Asia Cup tournament last time by loosing to BD. Why nobody talked about taking India's ODI or Test Status? My point is, it is still a game where one team looses and a better performing team wins. If you can not understand the gravity of a close game, it is still your ignorance. In recent past BD drawn two tests with SL playing all five days and scoring 600 plus runs in an innings. But when I see BD looses it hurts me too. But more important is players sometime not able to play based on the situation. Selectors should pick player totally based on qualification rather to prove if someone is his relative. Why not a panel of 3 or 5 selectors instead of one chief selector? Anybody paying attention hered

  • jb633 on March 20, 2014, 23:30 GMT

    BD have only one tempo to bat at, slogging. Why can they not produce just one player who bats with his brain. Just one. They have guys with all the shots, but tell me, after all these years exactly what has it achieved. They need to start picking guys on more than just their shot playing. Get at least two guys who are willing to anchor if necessary and bat sensibly. Getting beaten by HK at home is an utter disgrace ( I don't care if they have already qualified). They are a poor associate side to start with. BD are going to get a pasting in this T2O world cup. They need to think long and hard about how they want to play their cricket (all formats). They need guys with some backbone and grit.

  • BanglaTigerss on March 20, 2014, 23:14 GMT

    Why is HK allowed to play in this tournament, when none of the players are from Hong Kong. This game should be annulled. Also, it is big shame for ICC to make this tournament for Tigers to compete for World Cup. Bangladesh is a test team. We should be automatic entry to next round. Bang defeat NZ last year. Why is NZ not playing to qualify? ICC is unfair, because it is run by India.

  • abbyk2 on March 20, 2014, 23:14 GMT

    When BD beat Pakistan and got Test status many years ago the ICC assumed BD was the team of the future unfortunately that has not been the case. They say what goes round comes around. Bangladash cricket has shown little progress unlike the associates members who have made the greater strides i.e Afganistan, UAE and Nepal. The major problem with BD cricket is Policits within the board and the selectors. This will be the down fall of the BD team if these problems are not addressed sooner than later. Congarts to the Hong Kong team once again.

  • delucricket on March 20, 2014, 21:33 GMT

    You are absolutely correct; Mr. Faruque seems lacking of even the basic skill of understanding player's equity. I do not know how much cricket he knows and what kind of resume or experience he got to be a chief selector of a test ranking team. Top management should watch out what is happening to the team before it's too late. Also some of the senior players are getting into habit of acting like no brainer; they don't seem learn anything from their mistakes. In my opinion BD is destine to more humiliation in the next round.

  • Ammo666 on March 20, 2014, 21:21 GMT

    Congrats HK! Who cares what some ppl says but it is an "HUGE UPSET" just like losing to poor AFG but this time BD lost to HK&HK were called the weakest in the group but finally some real cheers for them but much more interestingly against BD an historical win..BD doesn't seem to played to win really when they were batting it was totally unprofessional batting didn't look like it was BD batting comparing to last several games because they knew they are already in the main draw this is one their biggest problem at this level when they do something good but then again they relax which costs them a match & the end incomplete,playing well against the superior sides but then again all of a sudden losing against minnows..but scoring 108 runs it could have been a comprehensive win but BD made so hard for HK to chase down a low total in T20 but so what as it was associate HK so BD must have done much but at least another 20 runs which would have been enough to beat HK! no excuse but logical!

  • Deep_Thirdman on March 20, 2014, 21:18 GMT

    I'm a BD fan and want to Vent out!! To summarize what happened today: Over confidence (batting), As usual Poor Captaincy, Lack of Commonsense (e.g. given strike to #11), keep playing underperformed players ( you know who), Bad shot selection ( going after wide delivery one after another)... many more! In T20 anyone can win or lose on a given day but NOT able to play full quota is an absolute crime for a Test nation, especially against an associate. Looks like someone press a panic button & the entire team was running to get on the train.. It is inexplicable and unforgettable. They deserve what they got and kudos to HK. Well played, Guys! W/O Mashrafi who is the source of inspiration, this team is LOST! This DEFEAT actually exposed our WEAKNESS (unfortunately too many!). Time to CORRECT before get on Gayle's train next Tues...

  • Herath-UK on March 20, 2014, 21:17 GMT

    BD bring such an embarrassment to themselves & the top Test level teams as a whole & the ICC should step in here as things could go bad to worse further. It should be an eye opener to the ICC on giving test status to low level teams just on a few one day game wins for political reasons than real cricketing reasons.BD have brought on themselves such humiliation since last one & half months opening up their cracks under pressure & it is hilarious how their fielding & bowling & batting stand compared to a village game. However BD fans' take on this game will be celebrating this game as a very close game & so next time on the proper format they will beat India Pak etc comprehensively.

  • Albert_cambell on March 20, 2014, 21:13 GMT

    Hong kong beating Bangladesh is clearly not an upset. Because BD regularly lose to associate team and they belong to that level. BD should be relegated to Associate level. Common ICC its time to invest more on teams like Ireland, Afghanistan and even Nepal too.

  • on March 20, 2014, 21:07 GMT

    shocking absolutely cant imagine as a bd supporter now bd should change this team a lot specially they playing eleven and there should not be any place for Farhad reza and abdur razzak in t20i they I mgt should kick them out of team and play Zia and mominul they are a good allrounder as well it strengthen the team a lot and may sohag gazi can be considered.

  • Ammo666 on March 20, 2014, 21:05 GMT

    Congrats HK! Who cares what some ppl says but it is an "HUGE UPSET" just like losing to poor AFG but this time BD lost to HK&HK were called the weakest in the group but finally some real cheers for them but much more interestingly against BD an historical win..BD doesn't seem to played to win really when they were batting it was totally unprofessional batting didn't look like it was BD batting comparing to last several games because they knew they are already in the main draw this is one their biggest problem at this level when they do something good but then again they relax which costs them a match & the end incomplete,playing well against the superior sides but then again all of a sudden losing against minnows..but scoring 108 runs it could have been a comprehensive win but BD made so hard for HK to chase down a low total in T20 but so what as it was associate HK so BD must have done much but at least another 20 runs which would have been enough to beat HK! no excuse but a fact also

  • on March 20, 2014, 20:59 GMT

    Its cricket and it can happen. Yes Bangladesh should have done better etc. There are so many things that could have happened and that's the beauty of the game. Either ways, one thing is certain, BD never seem to appreciate the other team. A one liner praising the other team won't do you any harm.

  • India_Rules_Everybody on March 20, 2014, 20:57 GMT

    Having a team like BD play cricket is bringing disrepute to the game. They are an abomination to the game of Cricket. Cricket is a game of gentlemen. It is a game to be played with dignity. It is a game to be played with pride. BD lacks all of these qualities. I have said this a million times before and will say this again- BD should not be allowed to be a part of this honorable game because they lack any honor. They lack any pride in their game, they lack any pride in their team and most tellingly they lack any pride in their country. Please stop this insult to the game.

  • on March 20, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    Congrats HK. But this is a format where anyone can defeat anyone. BD though has been going through a bad patch at the moment, but they certainly have made good progress in last 2-3 years. They have some good players & all are about 25 years old or below. But such is the craze of cricket that success goes too highly to the player whoever performs. The shot Mushi played, and he is playing since 4-5 years now, was unwarranted. I see the problem with coaching which fail to instill the confidence in these young players. Will you ever see a Dhoni/Sanga or Misbah play such kind of stroke in crunch situation? Sanga is extremely talented but both Dhoni & Misbah are not that skillful, Dhoni especially. But they know how to read situation and react accordingly. Well, I still will not read too much in it, it is just hit & giggle cricket afterall.

  • aia40 on March 20, 2014, 20:00 GMT

    See BCB selectors are also former cricketers so we respect them by knowing better than us so and so . Bangladesh has qualified for super 10s so lets enjoy cuz that was our mission nothing more than that . BD never expect to win to play furious in super 10 but to participate as other teams can benefit by beating them . Now they have qualified so let it be cool cuz we all know we r like that DUMB .

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:54 GMT

    Simply horrible and horrible and horrible. I blame Mushfiq for his selection of the playing 11. At a WC event Forhad does not qualify despite his domestic performance. Same with Sabbir. Mominul, Samsur should not have been kept on the side line. How long shall we remain passionate about our team and keep supporting them by default. BD back to minnows. Two losses against associates in a month....... unacceptable.

  • crazyisland on March 20, 2014, 19:53 GMT

    Horrible captaincy from Mushifiq. Anybody with basic cricketing sense could have known that HK was struggling against spinners. Bringing Rubel and then again Reza to bowling were horrible mistake...it just proves how ordinary his captaincy is. Rubel, Farhad Reza will help you lose a winning game. They shouldn't have been picked. An injured Mashrafi would still be more valuable ..even if can't bowl...at least he would have score at least 30 quick runs. Mominul Haque should have been in the playing 11 ..all along.

    Disgusted by Mushfiq's horrible captaincy.

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:46 GMT

    People are forgetting about Zimbabwe they lost to Ireland also the test nation also in the battle for qualify and doubt they wil make it show ur reasons there big talkers

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:40 GMT

    Sabbir, A.Razzaq & F.Reza needs to be replaced by S.Rahman / Mominul, S. Gazi & Naeem. This team needs to change.

  • BowledYa on March 20, 2014, 19:22 GMT

    @ Fahim Newaz. Only a diehard BD fan can be surprised by the criticizm of their team in the light of glaring failures. The fact is if after 13 years of playing top teams BD loses all games in 2014 to test nations at home, and even loses to Afghanistan and Hong Kong, what does that say about BD quality? The only games BD has won are against Nepal and Afghanistan and those are amateur teams buddy! How much more time is needed to get up to above club level? We say replace BD with Ireland and let BD come up through the Associate ranks. They need to improve a lot before taking up the test teams.

  • StevieS on March 20, 2014, 19:21 GMT

    I predicted once Bangladesh lost 3 wickets that the gung-ho approach was going to bite them on their Proverbial. All well and good trying to smack every ball out of the park but when wickets start to tumble you need to make sure you get a reasonable total. No respect was shown by the Bangladesh batsman and the result followed.

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:09 GMT

    Shakib Al Hasan's sheer arrogance at insisting on hitting a six the last ball of the innings against Nepal when he needed only one run to win. Tonight HK ended their match in exactly the same way. With a six. Some may call this as karma. Bangladesh is a very arrogant side.

  • Fogu on March 20, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Well done HK. You deserved the win today. Congrats from BD. Poor batting display by BD, however, they did what was necessary. They bowled their best bowlers before 13th over. Let's learn from this and drop Razzak and Reza. Reza is new and he can come back after improving his game. Time for Razzak to be put on shelf. For those who want to take away Test status after a loss in T20 - Please stop. You are making yourself look silly. Go Tigers!

  • Ramansilva on March 20, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    When Sakib wait for a ball to hit a six and win the match Bangla fans said that it was a slap for ICC for putting Bangla team to play the qualifying round. This time ICC justified why it put Bangla team to play the qualifying round. Bangla team and fans, your arrogance will not help you to win over others. Learn to be humble when you win and graceful when you loose.

  • ibbani on March 20, 2014, 19:02 GMT

    I think Bangladesh played their natural game :). The wonderstruck, World #1, Fans who think, even if the BD players touch the ball it goes to four/six, every ball would yield a wicket if BD bowlers bowl to the opposition teams. Just like t reiterate Viru's words, BD is just an ordinary team, they are not even 1/4th of Indian team caliber.The BD tigers are just tigers on papers, it is always a losing team. Teams searching for a big win, please play this rotten club/gully team and go thru to next rounds. All the fans have no answer as your team has just been dusted in your home ground itself. SHAME SHAME POPPY SHAME, BANGLADESH

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:02 GMT

    Can't believe Zia was not selected ahead of Reza, Did the selectors even consider Zia's 43 of 22 balls against Afghanistan which nearly took Bangladesh home. I blame the selectors for losing these matches against Associate Nations not the team

  • on March 20, 2014, 18:55 GMT

    I think all cricket team should play qualifying round like football before selected for World Cup. All of you talking about today's match. But cricket unpredictable game and today is good day for HK and bad day for BD. Look at Indian team. They only played good in subcontinent but fail to win all over the world. so what you think about this case? we need to come out from box and need to give chance all the country to show their value.

  • on March 20, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    The arrogance of the Bangladeshi batsmen has come to haunt them in this match. This is the kick up the backside they needed to bring them back down to Earth. Respect your opponents irrespective of whether they are Test playing nations or associate members.

  • on March 20, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    I am an Indian fan,but always supports BD team also. the BD audience too love&support the team.The team wins the BD people getting too much excitement.but the the team need to improve themselves.need more practice.need to fight until the last ball against any team.give chance to the right players consistently.arrange a good coach,not seeing money.the people love cricket&the players.please fulfill their hopes.best of luck for super10.

  • deysdem20 on March 20, 2014, 18:41 GMT

    Pathetic performance by lower order BD batsmen. Only 3 runs came from last five batsmen. The blame MUST go to BCB. Poorest selection for World T20 game. BD should have Ziaur in the squad. Also, Mominul should replace Razzak. Most importantly, Tamim should come down as 6th or 7th order. Other than Shakib and Mahmuddullah, BD pace bowlers failed miserably. Replace injured Rubel with Ziaur Rahman. Get rid of Farhad Reza and replace him with Sohag Gazi. In a nutshell, this game should be an eye opener for the BCB selectors., IMHO.

  • stumpedlloyd on March 20, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    So Bangladesh have been beaten by Afghanistan and, now, Hong Kong recently. Surely those two teams now deserve test status. After all, isn't that how Bangladesh got its test status and see how brilliantly that has turned out!

  • on March 20, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    Really feeling pity for Nepal as they were the most spirited of all the associated nations. And they deserved a place aside the big boys... All the best for them in the future. Also great cricket from HK in this match. Wont criticize BD much as even the best of the teams get days like these.

  • dual.citizen on March 20, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    Most people believe and are crying loud about BD should be relegated perhaps along with zimbabwe to associate category. They dont deserve full member status.

  • KingTarik on March 20, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    Bangladesh should now play at the associates level. As a huge Bangladeshi fan, I still can not get over the fact that we lost to Hong Kong today. Huge congrats to Hong Kong for a job well done. BD's performances don't warrant them to play with the other test teams. The most frustrating thing is even after these kind of shameful performances, these players don't seem to learn from it and correct their mistakes. Except from Shakib, no one stood out even though he threw his wicket. Shakib batted well and bowled brilliantly. If it wasn't for Shakib, BD would have lost this game even more embarrassingly. You can't always expect Shakib to do everything. The other batsmen and bowlers should have done a better job or at least should have tried. It seemed these players didn't even care that they were throwing their wickets away and weren't bowling well. That's what frustrates the fan. Shame Shame Shame.

  • i_golam on March 20, 2014, 18:20 GMT

    BD collapse again & we are so use to it ! Only super 10 saved them this time from the real scandal !! What have been Nasir doing ? Why he is in the tram ?? It was 16,3 overs & he was in with the last stand but what he was trying to prove ?? He could have easily plaid out the reamaining overs & gave BD at list 20 more vital runs which could have gave BD a fighting score & maybe a winning chance too !! A formless Nasir should go !!!

  • on March 20, 2014, 18:18 GMT

    Congratulation to Tigers for moving to the next round. They need to take every match seriously. Well played HK in this match. However, Nepal is the most promising among all the associates. Glad that Tigers bad day was in this round.

  • akramabed939 on March 20, 2014, 18:13 GMT

    Congrats to HK team. Bangladesh cricket is in deep trouble. Perhaps it is the time the selectors give up favoritism and select the right players. Sakib is the only good player in the team.

  • KingTarik on March 20, 2014, 18:11 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi fan, words can not describe how furious, embarrassed, disappointed and angry I feel at the performance of Bangladesh today.Congrats to Hong Kong for winning and hope they progress more in the future. Horrible batting, bowling, and captaincy from BD. To all my fellow Bangladeshi, stop making any and all EXCUSES from BD. This is not just one bad performance. Now BD have lost two associates in less than a month, couldn't win against SL in the T20s which they should have at the least the first one, couldn't win against SL in the one day series after they were 67/8 in the first match, and against Pak in Asia cup after scoring 326/3. These kind of performances is pathetic and utterly unacceptable from BD after showing consistent and great performances in the last 2 years winning one day series and drawing test series. BD is now back to square one and to the dark ages of 7-8 years ago when they used to display these kind of performances.Shame on BD for losing to Hong Kong!

  • sporso on March 20, 2014, 18:10 GMT

    Well can't see any future to Bangladesh is they continuously fail to produce any quality pacers, right now they don't have any quality pacers which is a terrible sign for them, unless they don't produce any pace bollers who can bowl intelligently they will keep on loosing matches even close matches.

  • on March 20, 2014, 18:09 GMT

    BD lost to Hong Kong,more than the loss the way they played was hameful to say the least!!!

    But I would appreciate the passion of BD fans as they are still defending their team with all kind of ridiculous comparison and answers. I guess if not about cricket Indian fans can at-least learn to be supportive of their team from BD fans!!!

  • ABKhanISB on March 20, 2014, 18:09 GMT

    I am not surprised at all, because Bangladesh is the only test playing nation which every associate can beat. Great performance by HK and as usual miserable Bangladesh lost to HK after Afghanistan.

    Ireland, HK and Nepal stands out in the associate

  • smukhles on March 20, 2014, 18:09 GMT

    Mushfiqur Rahim obviously has issues with selecting the wright bowler for the wright moment and he showed that one more time, toothless pace bowling of Farhad Reza and Rubel should have been kept out of the way completely, even Nasir's spin would come handy. If the bowler or the batsman selecting is at this level every other game then we'll obviously loose every other game against no matter which team we are playing against. Hong Kong just earned ODI status in February and they know how to play cricket and not really just a neighborhood team, BD should have own this match but there can be many more upsets in the next round against any test playing nation. This is T-20 and anything might happen any day to any team, that really doesn't dent Bangladesh's actual status, instead today it showed clearly the areas needs to be worked on before next round, or else BD will be out real quick from this tournament.

  • NP_NY on March 20, 2014, 18:07 GMT

    It is true that any team can lose a match against a lesser team on a given day. That is called chance. But losing two matches to associate nations in less than a month? That is not chance. That just shows the quality and temperament of the BD team. I wouldn't read too much into this loss though as T20 is more or less a lottery.

  • ArifurKhadem on March 20, 2014, 18:00 GMT

    If I run without wearing any clothes in a very cold condition at night for hours, I must catch cold & that's natural. If players have no respect for game, they must pay for regardless of which team they play against. If this match was played a decade ago, many critics might say that this match was fixed the way most BD batsmen acted on the field. I've been warning BD selectors & skipper by writing a lot of comments under diff articles regarding players' selections etc. 1. I hope BD wouldn't make similar mistakes by including Farhad & Sabbir in next round. They should choose between Mominul, Shamsur or Sohag. BD needs more batsmen to fight with big teams. 2. It was never expected of Mushfiq to play that shot when the team was in a deep crisis. He needed to stay. He was ready to play a big shot before the bowler even delivered the bowl & got out. 3. Some batsmen need to be patient & can't be greedy for 4s & 6s in every delivery, as they should understand a bowler by facing a few bowls.

  • wuzup on March 20, 2014, 18:00 GMT

    What a game by HK team. I agree some of the comments above, ICC should consider what to do with BD team. Their performance is going down. First, BD is the ONLY test team trying to qualify for T20 WC and then losing with 2 ass.teams (including AFG in Asia cup). What a SIX by Haseeb, a game finisher SIX. 2 wkts left and 3 balls remaining. This is the kind of SIX, one should be proud off. Same when Afridi hit sixes in Asia cup with BD and India. And who can forget Javed Miadad six. Those SIXES were really needed. On the other hand, BD hit Six when playing with Nepal on an even score and had 8 wkts in hand and 5 more overs. Come on guys, grow up and be professional. You had 8 wkts to go and 5 more overs left and the score was already even. You missed 1 or 2 balls deliberately just to hit six. It was very cheap and childish. You would have just taken a single to win the game gracefully. As a test team and playing with Nepal a non-exp team, it would have shown your professionalism. It was N

  • tigers_eye on March 20, 2014, 17:57 GMT

    Huge victory for Hong Kong. Nothing but kudos. The better team won. As for BD, there are son many things that needs to be fixed. Starting from selectors, Management, board, and then obviously players. No accountibity.

  • BD_Fan_forever on March 20, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    This was a batting disgrace, particularly the attitude that came with the batting.--thats very well said mr islam...and might i add with attitude, this team will not progress...

  • Octopussy on March 20, 2014, 17:54 GMT

    Horrible performance by BD. Awesome performance by HK. Congratulation HK for your historic win from a BD fan. you outplayed BD in every department. Hope you will perform consistently. Wish you all the best for ACC League.

    LMFAOOOO @ r0ketman. India lost against East Africa. I can't stop laughing. Anyway Most test nations has those awkward moment. They just don't want to remember.

    I watched all three associates match of group A. In my opinion, though I don't have great knowledge of cricket, I would rank them as 1.Afganistan, 2.Hong Kong 3.Nepal, despite their recent result and performance. I repeat, this is just my own thinking and you have the freedom not to agree with me.

    Again congratulation and good luck to Hong Kong.

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:52 GMT

    Is it Cricket??? Very disapointed 2 see how Nasir played... 9 wicket's down and he took singles n gave al amin 2 score (Number 11 batsmen !!!!! ) M sppechless with Farhad reza's performance... Why he selected in this team... N what i will say about the selectors??? Please include Zia n kick out Farhad.. N replace Mominul and Sohag gazi in place of Nasir n Razzak for 2nd round... If possible include Arafat sunny n give him chance to play this tournament...

  • durber99 on March 20, 2014, 17:52 GMT

    Pathetic bowling and batting display by Razzak. It is going on continuously. Swap him with Arafat sunny or Shohag Gazi. Farhad Reza... He is nothing. Neither a good baller nor a good batsman. Faruque, the chief selector has no concept about cricket. Chief selector. Was also the one of the worst player in BD cricket history. For t20 Ziaur Rahman is far more better than Farhad Reza. Nasir said he can't hit sixes, if he can not then put mominul in number 3, Sabbir at 4, Shakib 5 and Mushfiq in 6 will take the place of Nasir, then hard hitter Zia can come to bat at 7. You have to make plan... Tamim or Anamul should stay upto 10 overs and Mushfiq, Shakib or Zia any of them should stay in crease till 20th over. So, you should do plan like that. now, the players you have selected they are not in the right position based on the match demand. e

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    UM surprised of watching sme comment with criticizing BD team,yah they hve played bad,BT hong kong played much better ,nd ofcourse evry associate team played better, also um nt saying BD is a top team like India or Australia ,bt those top team also have lost against BD, So how anyone can suggest to remove BD from tst playing nation, if he or she is a crack headed!!

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    Well played by HK . congratulations from bangladeshi fan . u deserves to win .

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    Well done HK. U really played well. I think ICC should reconsider the status of BD.

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    Bangladesh deserve all criticism that comes there way, absolutely shambolic performance and the selection of Reza has proved to be a fatal blunder as because of him we lost the game. If he cannot bowl or bat then why is he in the team? Change him for Mominul who will atleast bat and bowl better. Also Gazi should be swapped for Razzak who i see has lost his touch and his position taken up by Arafat Sunny unless he puts in a brilliant performance in top 10.

  • SuperSharky on March 20, 2014, 17:44 GMT

    So far this T20 World Cup is really entertaining to watch. And today was an exciting day of cricket where the underdogs (Nepal & Hong Kong) ended on top. These underdog winning results makes the game of cricket very interesting. Bangladesh use to be the underdog who takes down the Big bullies, but today the roles was turned around. Congratulations to all the teams for an exciting first round starter of the T20 World Cup.

  • whocareswhowins on March 20, 2014, 17:44 GMT

    Whatever, BD have qualified for the next stage. That is important. They still remain a dangerous side, as anyone can beat anyone in T20 cricket. This sort of result can happen with any team in this format.

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    Bangladesh are having very good batting in Shakib, Anam, Mushfiq and Mominul but what if they do not bat good? they don't have good bowlers to defend the total. I am so impressed with Shakib, he is a world class player but as Afghans need to use their brain when batting, BD also need to strength their bowling side. they had 12th player with having massive support from fans but they got to have more in their bank to cheer them up when they play in super 10. if they approach like they did in these games then they will get humiliated.

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:40 GMT

    Wow! Well done Bangla! Mushi has a new reason to nurture a revenge now! Well what next? They will surely lose all the matches in the super 10... Now, that's no upset folks!

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:40 GMT

    A win is a win and HK deserves all the credit. For the Tiger's its an embarassing loss for sure. Tamim is always looking out of sorts. Perhaps its time to give him a break from international cricket. Mominul always scores runs and it makes no sense to keep him on the sidelines. Our tailenders are a very sorry sight and what the team needs is an extra batsman who can score runs. Mahmudullah is another constant failure with the bat. Except for Al Amin, the quicks have disappointed often. There is only one Mr. Reliable and that's Sakib. Let's rename the team "Sakib XI".

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:40 GMT

    For Indian Fans... Do you remember the Last Asia Cup? I do not expect you to remember when you were out of the World cup for losing a game to Bangladesh... Bangladesh team is not in form right now... just like India when they were in 90's when Tendulkar was the only good player in your team... So comment responsibly.

  • British_North_America on March 20, 2014, 17:39 GMT

    Anything is possible in cricket.Yesterday, Pakistan was bowled out for 71 against South Africa in the warm up match.So, I knew net run rate might play a role in qualifier and it did tremendously.Just consider if Bangladesh had not beaten AFG and Nepal with big margin, what would have happened?

    @BestComment You do not need to say it.They are one of the two nations who despite being the host, had to play in qualifier with these teams, so associates also know whom they are playing with.They might upset England even but the fact is they will not be given the chance to play with England, will they? As a Bangladeshi, I am relived that Bangladesh are through and also happy that they lost because now selectors and coaches know what to do before the main round.It is basically Tamim, Shakib, Anamul and Mushfiq whom the opponent have to get rid of, Nasir is gone like many others.If it is possible, Abdur Razzak should be replaced by Arafat Sunny and Farhad Reza by Ziaur Rahman in the 15 men squad

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:38 GMT

    Shows how fragile this team is. Captain is too young to know about the game of cricket. Just because one can bat a bit doesn't mean he know the game. When weekest were falling he had to play a captain's inning instead, he goes out with a slog shot. Abdur Razzak who can not bat or bowl,and Farhad Reza should have no part in 20/20 cricket. Any win (being very optimistic as a Bangladeshi fan) next round has to be considered as an Huge Upset. It's a shame not to bat full 20 overs against a team who was at the bottom of the Qualifiers.

  • AviramS on March 20, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    No hard feelings against Bangladesh, but ICC should be more proactive in promoting cricket. The test status should be flexible too. Top 6-7 members and 2 positions up for the grabs for best performing remaining side.These 8-10 teams should play test for period of 2 years. No body should just sit on the resources/slots and not perform. In last one year Cricket as a sport has achieved where at least 4 new nations have beaten one or more top sides. We should all be happy that at last we see more competition. All fans across the world should be happy to see Cricket might compete with bigger sports in future.

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:31 GMT

    This game was lost at so many levels..first as usual we got carried away thinking we will walk all over Hong Kong...mentality needs to change and learn to respect your opposition...after so many embarrassment in the past we still don't learn..not sure why..second team selection...razzak, Reza, Nasir don't deserve to be in team...they are just not that good at the moment...third mushfiqur has issues selecting the right bowler at the right moment...and speaking of the bowlers..what can I say..besides Shakib all of them are just pathetic...I don't think we even deserve to go to the next round...I bet in next round all the games will be finished by 12th over knowing our bowlers....shame shame

    Congrats HK :)

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:24 GMT

    Bangladesh plays at their opponent's level. They would compete against the best and they will force themselves to compete against the weaker teams. I would not call Bangladesh minnow, just mature minnow.

    BTW, terrible captaincy once again from Mushi. It makes no sense to continue toothless pace of Farhad or injured Rubel when clearly the HK batsmen were struggling.

    And question for chief selector, why should I not be in the team? My batting performance would not be any worse than that of Razzak, Mahmuddulah or Nasir. But I can assure that my fielding performance would be better than Razzak's. Why not bring in Mominul, Ziaur (if he is in please let him bowl, remember how he was not used at all against Pak)?

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    as Afghan fan I say Nepal should be in super 10 not BD. if we played a bit better with BD then now that would favour Nepal's RR. shame to see best team of the group eliminated and third best qualified after losing to second best. Afghanistan played with no intensity and desire. I count them the fourth best which is the last team of the group. BD fans must expect humiliation coming up for them in Super 10.. Gayleeeeeeeeeeeee

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Though I am a Bangladeshi, yet I would like to congratulate Hong Kong cricket team for their historic win over Bangladesh. They deserve today's win as how they played is awesome in a word to say. On the contrary, Bangladeshi's over confidence and poor selection made the game out of Bangladesh. Yet Bangladesh could win if they tried hard in fielding but after knowing their qualifying they idled away their time and did not try to win. Now it is very urgent to leave Mahmudullah, Forhad Reza from the squad.

  • Dhutugemunu on March 20, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    One bad performance doesn't make BD an Associate level team. That can happen to any Full member (rarely). But the important point is to minimize those losses against associate teams. In T20Is Aus, Eng, Ind, SA, Pak, SL, NZ never lost to associates, WI and Zim only once, But BD lost 4 times to associates. In ODIs NZ and SA never lost to an associate, where Aus, Eng, SL, WI lost only once, Ind and Pak twice and Zim 6 times. But the grand total 11 belongs to BD.

    Anyway It's very bad to see BD lost against the weakest associate (on paper) of the Qualifying Group.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 20, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    Well Done Hong Kong and Nepal for their win today. Bangladesh team if I can send you a virtual kick I would have but I think Hong Kong have done that anyway. You still got time sort your act out, Fed Up of these rubbish performance and backing you through all these mess. If you screw up in World Cup people wont be forgiving. BCB needs to sit down with Faruk and ask him to explain his choice for the Team. Why Reza is in the team after keep failing and Zia got excluded despite his performance in NCL. Why Mahmudullah is in team. That guy has been out of form for 6 months or so. Razzak is too old and unfit. Where is Sunny? Why is it their are players who is performing for A team against even team from others countries dont make it to the team but selected few always get their way in?

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    Congratulations Hong Kong !!! Bangladesh, You really need to improve team performance in Super !0 !

  • Cpt.Meanster on March 20, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    Well done HK. This was NOT an upset. It was a minnow team playing against another minnow. Bangladesh should now be prepared to face the wrath of India, Pakistan, WI and Australia in next round. Their fans were talking big about how Bangladesh is better than all teams in world cricket. Looks like the world's best team got humbled by up and coming HK team. BD can now dream about winning even a single match next round.

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    Congrats to Hong Kong and HK really showed ICC the real face and value of Bangladesh cricket team. It is time for ICC to reconsider the status of Bangladish there are much more better team out there then Bangladesh and deserve to be given test status.

  • BestComment on March 20, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    Associate nations shouldn't look at Bangladesh and think this is the test level.Bangladesh is dragging down the whole full member status down getting beaten by an associate every other day.Any ways well played HK after so many mistakes you still won.

  • r0ketman on March 20, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    To all the Indian fans talking smack, here is a reminder on your history. When it comes to losing to associates in a world cup, India has the best record. In 1979, India lost all 4 of the games they played, including to SL (Associate Member), and the worst defeat in history of cricket to East Africa. In 1979, India has been playing international cricket for over 45 years as a full ICC member. Three times the number of years BD has been playing for. Remember your own pathetic history, before talking smack!

  • BigINDFan on March 20, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    AFG and now HK have broken through. I wonder if Eng can survive Nepal or AFG :-) T20 can even the playing field between Associates and Test nations. ICC should cut down the ODIs and play only T20s and Tests. Have a WCT20 every year and a Test WC every 4 years. ODIs were created as limited overs format when Tests were popular. With T20 why do we need ODIs?

    BD is going downhill and the main reason is Tamim Iqbal is failing at the top like Sehwag did towards the end. Mushfiqur is not captain material, give it back to Shakib. BD will find it tough in the Super 10.

  • dvs105 on March 20, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    Bangladesh dont deserve to be a test playing country - a loss to afghanistan in the asia cup and now this. Had they been in the same group as Ireland they would have been hammered. Ireland deserve test status - imagine the same Irish side with Morgan + Rankin..

  • mdrafisaad on March 20, 2014, 17:13 GMT

    Mushfiq is the worst captain in world cricket, and Farhad Reza who does not even qualify to be a street cricketer by plays in the team because of being relative of the chief selector Faruq- Faruq calls Sabbir & Reza as T20 specialist. they r not even cricketers. Current BCB BD administration destroyed Bangladesh Cricket, they lose to Afghanistan & Hong Kong... death of cricket for Bangladesh

  • BeReal87 on March 20, 2014, 17:13 GMT

    Hahaha bangla teams is all talk now they gonna talk about another revenge. I still remember shakibs comments about Afghanistan about throwing banana skin in the bin. Looks like they have been thrown in the bin now. Hopeless team they should be stripped of their test status immediately.

  • rsmehdihasan on March 20, 2014, 17:12 GMT

    Even 108 was enough but Mushfiq after sudden period of time your wrong captaincy again cost BD this match. Why you do not try Sabbir and Nasir before. I am sure BD would win if you use spinners instead injured rubel and forhad Reza . Jurgenson you are the best coach for BD but your lack of activity sometime too much and you have given too much freedom to your captain. Sometime you should help Mushfiq from dugout to make his plan perfect.

  • LiveWithThat on March 20, 2014, 17:12 GMT

    First Bangla lost to Afgans in Asia cup. Bangla fans ' oh, we didn't play full strength team'. We were li OK !. Next, fans started screaming ' we just need 50% potential to beat Afgans'. But it seems now, they need 140% potential to beat HK. Forget it. I am not going to calculate the required potential to beat SL, IND, and PAK - coz that's gonna break my calculator. Anyway, now BD is in, that's great. BD will be the water-boy team and we will have more fun.

  • DauD_ on March 20, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    Is Mushfiqur Rahim now going to say that he wants Revenge against Hong Kong too?

  • lolruman on March 20, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    Some of the players need to be rested with immediate effect, Nasir, Mahmudullah, Razzak AND of course Farhad.....................if BD team BOARD fail to show reaction to this humiliating defeat,BD cricket is dead.

  • FLATWIRE on March 20, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    Bangladesh has status similar to Associate Nations... since past we have never seen them consistent ... they just perform well when they are too lucky .... We can mote their arrogance behaviour in last match with our neighbouring nation Nepal .... by not taking a single and hitting six for a win .... ITS SURE THAT WE WILL SEE THERE WORST PERFORMANCE IN UPCOMING GAMES ....... I think they are getting used to in losing games for next round .... Sorry BD frens ... thats sad part of BD team ...

  • Shajadul on March 20, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    I think that 108 was possible to defend. As spin is main strength of BD team, why not use Sabbir, Nasir or Razzak earlier. Why is Farhed reza again and again? Cheers to Hong Kong for a great victory.

  • bouncer709 on March 20, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    Nepal is out of the tournament, not because they played bad, they are out because Afghanistan played very bad against BD, and same for Bangladesh they are going to main round not because they played very well, they are going because Afghanistan played very bad against them. Some BD fans were claiming to beat Pakistan and India,,, See 9 players in Hong Kong team are from Pakistan.... So we can say its our C , team. First beat them , then talk of beating Pakistan and India.

  • Oracle_Magus on March 20, 2014, 17:07 GMT

    BD took the Afghans lightly in the Asia Cup And they ended up last in the table. Here again they repeated the same mistake. But hats off to HK, they have grabbed this opportunity with both hands. This win is the marking of the beginning of more teams entering the major cricket tournaments and this is great news for cricket fans all over. HK boys stuck to the basics, played with passion, held on to their nerves and crossed the finish line in style. A great achievement for team HK and for Cricket. Cheers!

  • Blade-Runner on March 20, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    I just wanted to say that it wasn't an UPSET !!!! :) Well played HK !!!

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    I am bangladeshi. but after seeing my team at these level, i don't think we should play further in these tournament.our team gives us hope. But all they do is just they ruin it...

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:05 GMT

    Do Bangladesh really deserve to be in Supper 10?

  • usernames on March 20, 2014, 17:05 GMT

    Where's Mortaza now? Guess this was also not an upset?

  • rsmehdihasan on March 20, 2014, 17:05 GMT

    Chief selector Farukh Ahmed please you may go now. It is enough and proved that You made this BD team unstable.. Akram should keep chief selector position as well director place.

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    Lost the match, just because of Mushi !!! Why Farhda at that time ? Why Mushi ? Do u have any cricket sense ???

  • Shajadul on March 20, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    This is problem with BD....when they know they are close to final round, they are relaxed. You are paid well to play a match....not scope of relaxing and angering fans....

  • on March 20, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    Heartbroken here; but that's a great show by Hong Kong. I hope they keep improving.

  • r0ketman on March 20, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    First of all, Congrats to HK, well played. They came to win, BD, not sure what they were doing, were focused on getting to a score quickly that they knew HK would not be able to chase in 14 overs. We did not play to win today, so all credit to HK for a wonderfully played match. Now, before any BD haters say it, let me just get it out of the way: HK should be given a test status, and BD's status should be taken away!!!

  • Cpt.Meanster on March 20, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    Officially, BD are now the minnows entering into the next round after such a pathetic performance. Bangladesh will be thrashed by India, Pakistan, Australia and WI in the next round. What a shameful performance against HK ! I cannot understand how BD fans sometimes hype up this team ? HK will have the bragging rights for the rest of their lives whenever they face BD. Nepal are so unlucky, they were better than everybody in this group.

  • DauD_ on March 20, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    This wasn't an upset. Hopefully this humbles many of those overconfident Bangladeshi fans. If you can't even get past Hong Kong, then how can you even dream about getting past West Indies, India, Pakistan and the mighty Australia.

  • on March 20, 2014, 16:58 GMT

    Shame on Bangladesh when they lose to Afghanistan and now this was the bigger shame.

  • bablankalhan55_youtube on March 20, 2014, 16:58 GMT

    Bangladesh should not have played in World T20 against top teams.Nepal should have been given a chance.the most overhyped team ..

  • on March 20, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    A fitting and embarrasing defeat to all the rude and frictitious Bangladesh fans who constantly talk smack on these pages. Go lick your wounds and learn how to play cricket Tigers.

  • lionspaw on March 20, 2014, 16:53 GMT

    EXCUSE TIME FOR BANGLADESH FANS!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS HONG KONG!!! You showed where BANGLADESH stands!!! Eye opener for ICC

  • marteen on March 20, 2014, 16:53 GMT

    Bangladesh should be kicked out from the tournament. probably they are engaged with match fixing. anything is possible for them.

  • byc89 on March 20, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    This must be a sad day for Bangladesh. Seriously, even Hongkong beats them in their own backyard.

  • on March 20, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    So I guess this was another "upset". Don't worry, Bangladesh can take "revenge" from Hong Kong in the next world t20. I wonder if Shakib knew if this game was going to be one sided too. Quite the soothsayer he is ;)

  • on March 20, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    What a deserving victory by Hong Kong. Bangladesh would have easily lost all three games if the tournament was played outside Bangladesh

    What a finish. SIX

    Bangalis used to talk about Afghan's players sportsmanship now see likes of Amin and Mushfiq are so rude and have no class

  • on March 20, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    i have absolutely no idea like most BD fans why forhad is in the team. Nd i also have absolutely no idea why musfiq kept on bowling his passers when spinners were taking all the wickets with giving no runs. Terrible captaining on top of horrible batting possible gonna cost BD the match!

  • on March 20, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    BD fans keep ur tears for super ten stage

  • LiveWithThat on March 20, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    Super BD, the world beater is entering into super 10 through NET RUN RATE !. Oh man. Fans think that BD can beat India or Pakistan any given day and always they talk about replacing Sri Lanka in Asia's big 3, but their team's performance is very ASSOCIATE. I would say, BD is not even a world beater for associates. lolz

  • rsmehdihasan on March 20, 2014, 16:38 GMT

    poor captaincy by Mushfiq. Not only poor , it is pathetic, while Hong Kong was struggling with spin why not use sabbir, nasir even Razzak. As it was their lower order why not bring back Razzak. i think Mushfiq is becoming less creative with times. Selectors please answer in which angle you see Reza is good enough to play for Bangladesh, overall poor , inconsistency cricket by Bangladesh. Can not hope much for BD cricket.

  • on March 20, 2014, 16:33 GMT

    bangladesh should stop playing cricket after loosing matches to afg and hkg they r most hyped team in world cricket because they dont have quality players except shakib hahaha

  • lol_india on March 20, 2014, 16:32 GMT

    So called test nation will not win even a single match in the next round. Mark my word.

  • kc69 on March 20, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    Come on, we all know that Bangladesh is a good team and probably got a bit complacent after winning previous 2 matches.Its ok for BD fans to see an odd struggle.Hope to see a good game of cricket and all the best to BD in super 10s from India.

  • kc69 on March 20, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    Is it just me or did anyone notice that Hong-Kong team have 9 players (out of playing 11) who are Pakistan born.Better to rename HK as Pakistan A team.

  • Dhutugemunu on March 20, 2014, 15:59 GMT

    OK. BD bowlers (actually Shakib Al Hasan alone) shows why BD should be in Super 10. He should be the MOM top scored and 3 wickets.

  • sambd on March 20, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    Like i said before friends no hard feelings everyone feels for their country and team they support but like i said before cricket is a funny game hongkong should just try to play out and win it rather do something foolish ......

  • LiveWithThat on March 20, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    Haha world beater is struggling against HK ! Even Indian Z team can easily beat HK. what a shock !!

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    1 min silent for ths people who thinking bangladesh will be not qualify super 10

  • Dhutugemunu on March 20, 2014, 15:54 GMT

    BD fans doesn't like my comments. But as a follower of BD cricket I would like to say I was highly disappointed with BD batting today. HK was the weakest team of the group. BD would have done better. There is a trend here. BD came hard against Afg (which is the top Associate in the group). Showed a average performance against 2nd best Associate Nepal. Not did very good so far against weakest HK. With the tournament progresses, BD performances fading away. Not a good sign for Super 10 games. Still I hope BD will win.

  • screamingeagle on March 20, 2014, 15:54 GMT

    BD is showing they belong.....guess where? :D

  • vkumar_086 on March 20, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    @Varun Upadhye..i want Bangla to lose the match and to enter next round....if they dont enter next round, then matches will go crowdless....HK is unlikely to chase within 14 overs...

  • byc89 on March 20, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    Bangladesh may qualify today but their performance raises doubt on themselves.

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    As a supporter of Bangladesh team I am really really disheartened. Bdesh should play cricket.

  • vkumar_086 on March 20, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    Asgar Ali where are you dear...still comparing Bangla players with SA, Aus, Ind, SL, Pak players....still claiming your team as world's greatest and unbeatable....

  • siddhartha87 on March 20, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    Bangladesh batsmen showing their true colours just before super 10. Loving it! Hope they still move super 10.Can't wait to see Mushfiqur's reaction when the hitters of WI,Ind and Aus will annihilate their cute little bowling attack

  • sambd on March 20, 2014, 15:20 GMT

    Cricket is a funny game just wait till it is over Hongkong has a long way to go come to be for a series and see (right this is from bd)

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:20 GMT

    icc should see that how assocaiate team are playing .n they should give them a chance to perform.i suppport hongkong .bangladesh should loss this game hoping to see Nepal playing against the worlds best 8 teams...

    cheers for Nepal!!!!!!

  • Equal_right2play_cricket on March 20, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Top Associates r getting huge exposure (lots of tournament, longer version match, technical & technological support) than d period '90-2K & ICC r getting its outcome. Once Netherland, Kenya, UAE, Scotland were at top. But BD got the test status as BD has some level of consistency playing with own players, gr8 supports & keeping all criticism outside though they have few lost against associate. Now Ireland, Afganistan, Nepal r in top. Some may keep & some new power may come. My frnd nothing is stable-mighty Westindies, Austrilia..! Pakistan allout@71 today. Plz concentrate on ownself rather than criticizing.

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Some thrashing performance by bowlers, Bangladesh is on a brink of elimination.. yet i still believe it wont be that easy pulling a victory on 13th over though.. now all HK needs to do is keep their run rate to 8 in powerplay and save wickets, and spinners from the other end need some miraculous stuff otherwise it'l be a disaster to them.. May luck be with the better team

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    HK will win in less than 10 overs. Great show. Bd should be eliminated from test od and t20 format. Nepal Ireland and Afghanistan should be promoted.

  • squareleg on March 20, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Bangladesh will qualify even if they lose, so long as they dont get thrashed which is unlikely. It will be sad if the hosts get knocked out, and they need to qualify to keep the fans interested and the atmosphere alive. As the host team, i hope they do well and exceed expectations, it will be good for the country and good for cricket. Come on Bangladesh keep the fight alive.

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:17 GMT

    What do you feel guys??? Can HK chase down this total under 13 overs and knock BD out of the tournament???? What do you feel???

  • Desihungama on March 20, 2014, 15:17 GMT

    All associate member teams have one thing in common. A Pakistani Bowler.

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:17 GMT

    T20 is not all about slogging. thats what Hong kong will do in their batting

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:16 GMT

    Hong Kong can do to Bangladesh, what Bangladesh did to Pakistan! What Zimbabwe did to Australia in 3rd WC, and to England in 5th WC. What Ireland did to Pakistan in 9th WC.

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    Well, personally i am in favor of Nepal to watch them through to the group stages, but the current situation is that HK needs to chase down the total in less than 80 balls (13.2 overs) to eliminate the hosts (BD) out of the park :D Secondly HK you showed some character today, great bowling, yeah but HK still need to do hard work on their fielding. Anyways go HK go!! beat the Bangladeshians!! Good luck :)

  • asif72 on March 20, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    bros,do u really watch bd's match???????i hope nt....cz bd played too well fr the last 2 years...bt every team has its bad days.....bd is going through that....bt they will win this match IN SHA ALLAH....

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    C'mon HK..give us a win.....All Nepalese fans are on ur side

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    Bangladesh will b out from the tournament u i wish because they are mini india

  • S_M_G on March 20, 2014, 15:11 GMT

    This is not test. just T20. Stop talking about Bangla test status. T20 result could go either way. Wait till world cup is over. In main draw Bangla / Irland will beat atleast one team. Then what?

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:11 GMT

    bad day for Bangladesh. terrific bowling by HK. But why Afghans are so happy

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Bangladesh will win this match very easily

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Bangladesh 108 (16.3/20 ov) Great performance by Hong Kong team, wish you all the best. I hope you will win this match against BD. From Afghanistan

  • Dilbar786 on March 20, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    Not surprised at all because Pakistani bowling attck

  • vkumar_086 on March 20, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    HK turned the equations of Group A by their terrific display in ground.....now all 4 teams looking for the result of this match.....cheer up HK, just prove the worth of your presence in the world of cricket.....dont take it as 20 overs game....play it as 10 overs game and im sure that you will the match

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    It would be a big disgrace if BAN doesnt qualify.Hoping for a thriller all the best BAN u can do it. frm SL

  • F.Hashimi on March 20, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    To all BD, Nepali and Afghan fans here is that any team can beat the other team in T20 format in any given day so please don't feel bad about loosing a T20 game. Cheers!!!!oh!! one day game and test is a different story.

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    even if Bangladesh win this it's shamefull performence by them.., given they speak as if they are a world class team. hope they realize that they are minnows itself who had some luck in few occasions but teams like Nepal,Afghanistan,hongkong is equally good as them..... and. if Ireland& Zimbabwe play as much international cricket as Bangladesh they will prove they are a nose ahead of Bangladesh...anyways its a good lesson to them

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    Bangladesh 108 (16.3/20 ov) Great performance by Hong Kong team, wish you all the best. I hope you will win this match against BD. From Afghanistan

  • vkumar_086 on March 20, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    Im guessing that Nepal will progress to next round.....anyhow best of luck HK and show the place for Bangladesh and its fans....im amazing that not even a single comment from Bangla fans here....its very good for cricket

  • TigersCanKill on March 20, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    The BD team did not take this game seriously, played irresponsible shots and ended up bowled out in only 16.3 over. I am a BD fan and I believe this BD team does not deserve the support and love from the great BD crowd. I wish the Hong Kong team will win today and put a big shame on each player's face of this BD team, that's what they deserve.

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    not that associated nations has proved their mettle, ICC must come up with a frim plan to increase the exposure of associated wid the big test playing. given the chance, associated can ferform well

  • vkumar_086 on March 20, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    Im guessing that Nepal will progress to next round.....anyhow best of luck HK and show the place for Bangladesh and its fans....im amazing that not even a single comment from Bangla fans here....its very good for cricket

  • on March 20, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    Bangladesh win by 13 runs

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    upset happened in the history so many times. dont get much excited before it happens. @ALL

  • byc89 on March 20, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Even if Bangladesh win today (despite being all out for 108), they shall analyze that why they fail to perform collectively even against associate teams? This is simply not done and Bangladesh team will have to improve to make an impact on top 8 teams.

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Bangladeshi bowlers are going to blow hk. But it does not a matter for bd. They are alrdy qualified for top 10 by net run rate

  • Fuad_BD_Tigers on March 20, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    it's really strange to see how many people hate Bangladesh, God knows why? I can only pray after this disappointing performance from BD side. Go Tigers...Tigers Till Die....

  • byc89 on March 20, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    @wapuser...even in these 10 nations, there are 2 teams who rarely win against top 8 and i have not seen that any of these 2 team ever made their place in top 8 rankings...these 2 teams shall face the heat now just because of their own action.

  • jb633 on March 20, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    Some of the worst batting I have ever seen. If BD do not qualify for the tournament in their own country. Well, something will be said that's for sure.

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    please hong kong beat bangladesh with good run rate. 109 is not a great deal of target you guys can easily chase it . . . .

  • xanadu_Futbola on March 20, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Boyzz.... upset not comes everyday. Today is bad day for bangladesh. That's it, nothing else. game isn't finished yet.

  • rsmehdihasan on March 20, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Too many shots in the air, is it six a side match or t20 match. This is happening again and again. Rush of blood. when playing one good shot then go for everything in next match. This is most unprofessional nature of a team.

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    If bd loss to Hong kong today ICC should remove them from the test status,even though I am a bangladeshi but I think it should be done since its not acceptable for a test playing nation by any standard to loss matches against Hong kong & Afghanistan within a short span of time.

  • vkumar_086 on March 20, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    Bangla allout for 108 against associate team.....im waiting for the comments of Bangla fans who claim that they will win T-20 world cup by beating any team in their homeground

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    would nepal be qualified if hk wins

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    come on Hong Kong you can beat these flop Bangladesh. Hong Kong way better than Bangladesh. ICC should remove them from test nation because they are losing two games to associate nations in their own home ground. well done Hong Kong... from Afghan fan.

    Nepal lose hurt us now because we would go through

  • Oracle_Magus on March 20, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Terrific bowling display from HK boys. You've really proved your mettle by this display. BD batting has been brought down to their knees. Now it's only a matter of holding on to the nerves. When all the associates had their chances to make it to Group A they just went berserk and lost the plot. HK has shown here that all you need to do us to stick to the basics. We have a great match ahead. All the best HK boys you deserve a win for such a fantastic display. Cheers!

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    As I prayed, plz Bangladesh lose by huge margins. So, Nepal can go to the main round. Sorry, Bangla ferns.

  • F.Hashimi on March 20, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    Hong Kong truly grinding arrogant BD nose to the ground. 8 for 101 hahahaha!!!

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    ICC has done wel to promote Associate members and I am sure in days we shall see Afghanistan and Nepal will progress to a new level. which augurs well for the game.

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Huge dissappoipment from assosiats nations iz that there should b top 12 nations not ten.....!!!

    N ICC should turn concern towards NEPAL,afganstan,hong kong,uae nd nethetlands

    Not only towards india .... :(

  • Equal_right2play_cricket on March 20, 2014, 14:03 GMT

    Top Associates r getting huge exposure (lots of tournament, longer version match, technical & technological support) than d period '90 to 2k. & ICC r getting its outcome. Once Netherland, Kenya, UAE, Scotland were at top. But BD got the test status as BD has some level of consistency playing with their own player & keeping all criticism outside though they have few lost against associate. Now Ireland, Afganistan, Nepal r in top. Some may keep its level & new power may come. My friend nothing is stable-mighty Westindies, Austrilia! Plz concentrate on urself rather than criticizing other.

  • F.Hashimi on March 20, 2014, 13:48 GMT

    Bangladesh truly belong to Associate level after all these years.

  • F.Hashimi on March 20, 2014, 13:48 GMT

    Bangladesh truly belong to Associate level after all these years.

  • Equal_right2play_cricket on March 20, 2014, 14:03 GMT

    Top Associates r getting huge exposure (lots of tournament, longer version match, technical & technological support) than d period '90 to 2k. & ICC r getting its outcome. Once Netherland, Kenya, UAE, Scotland were at top. But BD got the test status as BD has some level of consistency playing with their own player & keeping all criticism outside though they have few lost against associate. Now Ireland, Afganistan, Nepal r in top. Some may keep its level & new power may come. My friend nothing is stable-mighty Westindies, Austrilia! Plz concentrate on urself rather than criticizing other.

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Huge dissappoipment from assosiats nations iz that there should b top 12 nations not ten.....!!!

    N ICC should turn concern towards NEPAL,afganstan,hong kong,uae nd nethetlands

    Not only towards india .... :(

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    ICC has done wel to promote Associate members and I am sure in days we shall see Afghanistan and Nepal will progress to a new level. which augurs well for the game.

  • F.Hashimi on March 20, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    Hong Kong truly grinding arrogant BD nose to the ground. 8 for 101 hahahaha!!!

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    As I prayed, plz Bangladesh lose by huge margins. So, Nepal can go to the main round. Sorry, Bangla ferns.

  • Oracle_Magus on March 20, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Terrific bowling display from HK boys. You've really proved your mettle by this display. BD batting has been brought down to their knees. Now it's only a matter of holding on to the nerves. When all the associates had their chances to make it to Group A they just went berserk and lost the plot. HK has shown here that all you need to do us to stick to the basics. We have a great match ahead. All the best HK boys you deserve a win for such a fantastic display. Cheers!

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    come on Hong Kong you can beat these flop Bangladesh. Hong Kong way better than Bangladesh. ICC should remove them from test nation because they are losing two games to associate nations in their own home ground. well done Hong Kong... from Afghan fan.

    Nepal lose hurt us now because we would go through

  • on March 20, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    would nepal be qualified if hk wins

  • vkumar_086 on March 20, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    Bangla allout for 108 against associate team.....im waiting for the comments of Bangla fans who claim that they will win T-20 world cup by beating any team in their homeground