Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 5th ODI, Bulawayo

All-round Shakib stars in comprehensive win

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

August 21, 2011

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Bangladesh 253 for 6 (Shakib 79, Mahmudullah 60*, Price 3-51) beat Zimbabwe 160 (Waller 51, Mahmudullah 3-13) by 93 runs
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Shakib Al Hasan tries a bit of innovation during his half-century, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 5th ODI, Bulawayo, August 21, 2011
Shakib Al Hasan scored 79 and then took 2 for 26 in seven overs © Zimbabwe Cricket
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Shakib Al Hasan, not for the first time, reaffirmed his position as Bangladesh's MVP with a sterling display that included runs, wickets and brilliance in the field. His performance helped Bangladesh win their second consecutive game, and though it came a little too late because the series was already lost, it ended a largely dispiriting tour on a motivating note. A determined recovery stand with Mahmudullah, which bore testimony to his hard work and fitness, and a tight spell on a turning track formed the backbone of a comfortable win.

The Zimbabwe bowlers, after their captain Brendan Taylor chose to field, lacked consistency in their lines and lengths but did enough to ensure Bangladesh didn't dominate on a pitch that promised plenty of runs. Spin was to prove the key weapon on this pitch, and the Zimbabwe slow bowlers stepped in to gain the ascendancy.

Prosper Utseya bowled a couple of tight overs and Ray Price struck at the right time just as Tamim Iqbal was looking for a release; he mistimed a slog-sweep and was caught. Price then brought an extra fielder inside the circle on the leg side, and almost immediately Mushfiqur Rahim gifted him a catch. Price pushed the fielder back after Shuvagoto Hom was kept quiet for four deliveries, prompting a heave off the fifth that found deep midwicket. Zimbabwe were ahead but Shakib stood in their way.

Walking in at No.5, and watching his team slide to 127 for 5 in the 30th over, Shakib was faced with the task of doing justice to a good batting pitch. He initially counterattacked, smashing Price for a massive six followed up by a crunched four off Malcolm Waller. But he had to tone down after losing Mushfiqur Rahim and Shuvagoto in quick succession. Shakib ran hard between the wickets, worked the spinners through the spread-out field, employed the cut, closed the face to play square and drove down the ground with regularity. He went without a boundary for 40 deliveries and yet scored at better than a run-a-ball.

Shakib also benefitted from some ill-directed bowling from Zimbabwe in the late overs. He clipped Elton Chigumbura for two fours in the 42nd over, and swung Price and Chris Mpofu through square leg. He should have inflicted the same treatment on a full toss from Keegan Meth, called in for Kyle Jarvis, but was bowled as he shuffled across to paddle it fine. His wicket came after a century stand, with Mahmudullah already having indulged in some enterprising batting in the final Powerplay. Dropped by Price when on 24, Mahmudullah reached his half-century, lofting Mpofu over his head and following up with a scoop for four more, taking his team past 250.

The innings ended on an unpleasant note as Nasir Hossain smashed a ball back towards Meth, who didn't react in time and was struck hard on the mouth. He broke his teeth, was bleeding profusely, and looked in plenty of discomfort. He didn't come out to bat.

Zimbabwe were indisciplined while batting. Taylor, yet again, was out caught behind while playing away from his body. The in-form Vusi Sibanda was a threat to Bangladesh's defence, striking the ball cleanly, including two massive sixes off the seamers. So it seemed an aberration when he completely miscued an attempted pull off Shakib and it cost him his wicket, triggering a decisive turn of events.

Hamilton Masakadza looked assured for the bulk of his stay but was trapped in front when he played across the line to an arm ball from Abdur Razzak. Tatenda Taibu was plumb when he missed a sweep off Shakib. Three wickets had fallen for 14 runs in 23 balls and Zimbabwe were forced to go into rebuilding mode. Forster Mutizwa and Waller kept the fight going, concentrating on working the field and playing the odd aggressive shot.

The pair added 67, aided by sloppy fielding from Bangladesh, but was separated by brilliance from Shakib. Though he had hurt a finger on his bowling hand, Shakib dived full length and recovered to return an accurate throw to the wicketkeeper's end and run out Mutizwa. There was a procession of wickets from there on and Mahmudullah helped himself to three scalps to complete another impressive all-round performance.

Innings Dot balls 4s 6s PP1 PP2 PP3 Last 10 overs NB/Wides
Bangladesh 154 20 2 40-1 (1-10) 19-0 (10.1-15) 48-1 (45.1-50) 79-1 0/11
Zimbabwe 146 15 2 47-1 (1-10) 22-1 (10.1-15) 0/4

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Posted by hasib9 on (August 24, 2011, 23:10 GMT)

@ Mahmud Hasan: Who asked you?

Posted by   on (August 24, 2011, 8:11 GMT)

Anyone has any idea what is the prob with ashraful?

Posted by   on (August 24, 2011, 8:08 GMT)

Anybody has any idea what is the problem of Ashraful? He is still immature like many of his co-member & it seems to me that he lives in the state of obsession that he is a too gifted to be working hard, He never take things seriously..cut the salary than he & others will know what what is real life about! People with this obsession should know that more gifted people dying in he street!!

Posted by wbyeats on (August 24, 2011, 4:12 GMT)

Bang won 2 games!! Yay!! Against Zimb!! Shakib is the no 1 allrounder!! Yay!! Bang are a great team!! Yay!! Funny.....

Posted by   on (August 23, 2011, 14:21 GMT)

yay! The last three games were respectable. Conversely, we would all like to see this kind of performance in every matches please!

Posted by PontiusPilate78 on (August 22, 2011, 15:24 GMT)

One vant help but feel sorry for meth and wish him the quickest of recoveries. Personally I felt he would be a suitable replacement for Elton in the forthcoming Pakistani tour. Elton it must be said has let himself and the team down at the most crucial moments. Yes he played a decent and out of character innings together with Taylor to help the current captain get to his hundred - but apart from that he has not really lived up to his billing as an allrounder. Mutizwa is another one for the chop- more suited to test cricket . Waller a detonate stay while I feel Taylor would be better served not opening the ODI matches - this could cost zim dearly against better opposition. Sibanda should open with Chibhabha or even mawoyo with Hamilton in next before Taylor and Taibu - who needs to settle down - it's good to hustle but let us not forget the rudiments of cricket as well - watchfulness and al... What's left to see is if Vitori will collect another 10 wkts in the next series- sensational!

Posted by   on (August 22, 2011, 15:12 GMT)

If you think about it, it was just one mis-timed shot by mushfiqur in the third one day that changed the entire result of the series. A different shot that time would have shown praising comments about Bangladesh in this report. I guess thats cricket!!

And Keegan Meth, we are very sorry. It really hurt us seeing you like that. Get well soon

Posted by   on (August 22, 2011, 12:21 GMT)

@Sammy_07 .... do some research before u comment

Posted by   on (August 22, 2011, 10:53 GMT)

@Meety.. hahaha funny :P you have chosen an ODI team with one fast bowler!!!! So funny :D

Posted by MoMulla on (August 22, 2011, 8:55 GMT)

Alan Butcher needs to get the players to maintain their winning ways, It was so obvious that there was no interest by the Zim players in exerting themselves in the last 2 ODI's as the series had been wrapped up. Dave Houghton was needed during this period as he was a great exponent of getting all the players into a winning mind frame.

Posted by   on (August 22, 2011, 6:30 GMT)

Alas Bangladesh!!The country which did whitewash to NZ they were about to be white wash from Zimbabwe. How devastating it is. Anyway Bangladesh need some consistent player like Shakib Tamim, mushfiqur or Mahmudullah!!!

Posted by   on (August 22, 2011, 6:22 GMT)

Kegan Meth, Get well soon...

Posted by   on (August 22, 2011, 5:24 GMT)

I SUPPORT ALL COMMENTS GIVEN BY MEETY, WALI 1446, PLMX 99, HASIB 9, ARSHAD AMIN,T 2, AHMED MOHSIN BUT WITH FEW RESERVATION IN SPECIFIC FIELD.@ MEETY: MUSHFIQ SHOULD NOT BE BURDENED WITH CAPTAINCY AS THAT MAY BADLY AFFECT HIS KEEPING & BATTING.@ WALI 1446: SHAKIB LACKS CONFIDENCE IN ASH WHICH IS JUSTIFIED- BUT SELECTORS WERE NOT. @ PLMX 99: ASH MANGES WITH OLD TECH. OF OILING.@HASIB: ASH IS NOT ONLY BURDEN, HE IS DAMAGING FOR CONGENIAL CRICK ENVIRONMENT ALSO. BOSSING ATTITUDE AS SENIOR MOST BATSMAN IS DEPLORABLE.@ T2: THE BEST THING THAT BD COULD REACH OUT FOR NEW TALENTS BUT THEY WILL PERFORM IF ENVIRONMENTS REMAIN CLEAN, FAIR & FREE FROM CONSPIRACY. @ AHMED MOHSIN: NO, HE IS NOT WORST CAPTAIN. HIS SUCCESS RATE AS CAPTAIN IS BETTER THAN ASH.HE BECOMES EASY VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN ASH IS INCLUDED IN THE TEAM. WITHOUT ASH, HE PERFORMS MUCH BETTER. SO, REMOVE ASH FROM THE TEAM PERMANENTLY. NEW COMERS WILL DO BETTER WITH PROMISING APTITUDE. HOW NATIONAL DAILIES WRITE FOR ASH & WHY ?

Posted by   on (August 22, 2011, 4:49 GMT)

Bangladesh will never learn!!!!! all because of Shakib and Tamim.................................

Posted by zimbos_05 on (August 22, 2011, 2:53 GMT)

I hope Butcher and the coaching staff realise that as the series wore on, we never really improved. We seem to be too one dimensional and always playing with a fear of losing rather than the aim to just go out and win.

Posted by Meety on (August 22, 2011, 1:30 GMT)

@Blake Houston - I agree, Hom's FC stats stand out like a beacon amongst his fellow batsmen. I suppose he needed to be blooded, but I think he should move to #3 or #4 soon! @ wali1446 - I think Shakib is an awesome cricketer, but I think he is not a good captain. Unfortunately there is not many other players that you'd give the capaincy to. Mortaza - injury concern, Tamim - too impulsive with his batting. The man I think that COULD be a good Captain is Rahim. I'd prefer to see him be more consistant, but he seems to have the ability to get his test average into the mid 30s. My Banga ODI side - 1. Tamim, 2. Nafees, 3. Kayes, 4. Hom, 5. Mahmudullah, 6. Shakib, 7. Rahim, 8. Reza, 9. Naeem, 10. Razzak, 11. Shafiful. Test team - 1. Tamim, 2. Kayes, 3. Siddique, 4. Nafees, 5. Hom, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Shakib, 8. Rahim, 9. Razzak, 10. Shafiful 11. Shahadat

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (August 22, 2011, 0:43 GMT)

This proves that Bangladesh can play consistent cricket and win MANY MANY games. I am disappointed, as a neutral that Bangladesh don't win consistently. I want to see a strong Bangladeshi team. I hope Bangladesh can tour other stronger nations and test their skills. I want them to tour India. BCCI please arrange for Bangladesh series soon in India. Good luck.

Posted by wali1446 on (August 21, 2011, 23:22 GMT)

At least some positives at the end. I always stand by this young bangladeshi side even when they are down. I want to make a comment, there is no shame on losing when u try or give maximum on field. But it's unfortunate when u go down not even giving your minimum. It was very imminent to guess the mystery with the team combination and the way games were maneuvered by Shakib. There might be two main reasons which made the captain to act like that. Either lack of captaincy qualities or choosing personal preference over the country interests. For Shakib I do have all the respects and still consider him one of the best cricketing talents of the world. But I think it is very important for a captain to become a good human being first. Please remember, it depends on the captain to earn all team members faith to get their 100%. I mentioned this just only hearing some rumors in the media regarding togetherness of this team which I wish to be wrong for future BD team. ALL THE BEST.

Posted by AusieBangaleeShameem on (August 21, 2011, 23:13 GMT)

@hasib9 ----- thanks for telling the hard truth about Ashraful. Congrats to Zim team for winning the series. Hope they will do much better against upcoming series against Pakistan. Stuart Law has got lot to do ---- but can he do the things he wants to do -- without much needed support from Bangladesh Cricket Board? I'm very disappointed the way BD played their maiden test match and first two ODIs. Wish to watch better show from Bangla tigers.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 22:46 GMT)

We feel sorry for Kegan Meth & his family.... get will soon.... good luck.

Posted by plmx99 on (August 21, 2011, 22:20 GMT)

Bangladesh STAR batsman Ashraful played really well today. He is an ever improving batsman averaging in the early teens in recent past. He scored an amazing 15 runs today using up only 24 balls to do so. This is a significant improvement from his previous appearance a few days ago when he scored another amazing 6 runs taking only 32 balls to do so and consequently putting no pressure on his partner. And in the match before that he scored a truly amazing 2 runs using up only 7 balls. The three selectors have been vindicated!

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 22:08 GMT)

The accident of Meth was a horrible one. May the almighty cure him soon.

Posted by hasib9 on (August 21, 2011, 21:53 GMT)

I feel bad for Meth. I'm sure he will recover fast. Accidents happen, and I hope he continues to play good cricket. I was wrong about one thing today; Ashraful actually scored double figure!! A thick edge went for 4. It's funny how he tries to drive short deliveries and cut full-length. What kind of talent is that? His average will tell you how much of a burden he has been for cricket lovers of this country; and we still have to carry this burden because of our selectors.

Posted by Sammy_07 on (August 21, 2011, 21:46 GMT)

Bangladesh cannot even win a series at home against Zimbabawe. Bangla 'Tigers'....LOL!!

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 21:08 GMT)

Is there enough back up players if we drop Ashraful? His performance is disappointing. But if we look at the other side that he is always under immense pressure which i guess choking him out off his breath. I think, considering his immense talent, he should given a second chance, not for 1 or 2 games, for atleast 5 games. Should play his natural game, in the opening position. One down is not good for him because if an opener fells quickly, there is pressure on the one down batsman. He have to bat freely and nobody should question him about his nature of play. This experiment may be the last hope. If he fails again, then i wonder when he will become handy at this point of his career.

Posted by Ravi.Ajay on (August 21, 2011, 20:50 GMT)

We cricket lovers are like a family, we felt bad when Meth was hit on mouth. Wish him speedy recovery. We love you brother. Wish you great career.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 19:55 GMT)

best of luck to Meth for his quick recovery... i feel pity for him... may everything be recovered... just feel angry at bangladesh team. angry because i am sick and tired of their display of unprofessionalism. and also at many frustrated bangladeshi fans celebrating Meth's misfortune. this is cricket. this is not war.

Posted by famir on (August 21, 2011, 19:09 GMT)

Felt rlly sorry for meth. Hope he recover soon :) From a Pakistani fan.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 18:44 GMT)

I have been following the series intently from the beginning, and felt that either Shakib doesn't have much respect for Mahmudullah as a bowler, or he holds some prejudice against him. Why try Mahmudullah so late in the game? What bothers me is that in this final game, he brought Mahmudullah into bowling after 6 overs between Nasir and Ashraful. Shame on you, Shakib! Shame on you! You let your personal bias get ahead of national interest.

Posted by abs.liton on (August 21, 2011, 17:57 GMT)

I felt very sorry after watching the incident of Meth. I hope he will get well soon. Though I am a Bangladesh supporter, but today I felt that ill fated guy, Meth. I love both Bangladesh team and Zimbabwe team. : ))

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 17:56 GMT)

I feel sorry for Meth. The pain he suffered can not be imagined. Also loosing teeth from front is very sad considering his young age and good look. I wish him quick recovery and good teeth transplant so he could smile again!!!

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 17:52 GMT)

Consolation, satisfied & expected peaceful victory over Zimbabwe ! Couldn't we make this scoreline 3-2 for our Bangladeshis' favor? And, we really could not do for our batsmen's reckless shot selection, impatience mental approach to stay in the crease for long time in the first 3 matches which had cost horrible hopeless team defeat for us. At the beginning of this series, all the Bangladeshi players along with team officials should had taken Zimbabwe as stronger opponent as they took earlier. But, underestimated funny policies would never judge positive successful results to any cricket nation if they would have seemed their opponent feeling as the weaker one. Definitely, this must be the special learning lessons to the Bangladeshi cricketers to be alerted for upcoming series whoever that country would be. We all the Bangladeshi people honestly deserve from our current cricket squad to play sincerely and patriotically with disciplined to faithfulness emergence. Best wishes.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 17:18 GMT)

Imrul Kayes was flop constantly in 7 innings in this zim tour. what about Zunayeed? he was flop as well. it is unexpeted from bangladesh cricket team that they will be lost by 3-2 against zim. we should have been made it 5-0. Shame on our performance. Our Captain sakib didn't join the pratice session after returing from County cricket. If he would give more concentrate on his cricket rather than doing photo shoot for advertisement, it would be better for him as well for team.

Posted by ahsan7 on (August 21, 2011, 16:51 GMT)

Shabash BD, Shabash Shakib, Shabash Mahmudullah...you did it and rest of the BD team should learn from their captain so much. It is not just his outstanding overall skills but his mental strength, his determination and composure to excel under pressure. To me, BD has mental problem, they collapse under pressure. My request to their coach and management is to give them some psychological training as well to how to take pressure well and still keeps the composure and determination. One other player to reckon is Mushfiqur Rahim for his fighting stand although occasionaly flashing. I agree with all that #3 and #4 are the two most weakest batting position BD has and needs to be fixed quickly. Some promising stars are Nasir and of course the fast bowler Russel. Late, but well d one BD, we are proud of you and hopefully you will retain this fighting spirit with WI series.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 16:50 GMT)

Its good to see BD end up with two comprehensive win. though a little late wake up. but its better late than never. playing under par & underestimating the opponent cost us the Test match and the ODI series. hope this will be the turn around of BD cricket and they will play better from now on.

Zim played up to therir best and got the prize. good luck to them too.

hope Meth will become fit soon and we can see him in the field too

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 16:16 GMT)

What is the secret? How is Ashraful managing to keep his position in the Bangladesh team with such dismal performances?

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 16:16 GMT)

Despite losing the series good end for Bangladesh.But feel sorry for the incidence of Meth as it was most painful experience on the field. He deserves some condolence from Bangladeshi players.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 15:51 GMT)

@ AL-RAJI MAMUN: WHO BECAME HAPPY FOR THE SAD HAPPENINGS WITH METH ? THE BLOW WAS A NASTY ENOUGH TO GIVE CHILLING AFFECT TO EVERY ONE'S BLOOD. I M PERSONALLY SORRY FOR METH & HIS FAMILY. FROM BD I CANNOT GO TO HIM & WISH QUICK RECOVERY FROM PAIN & INJURY. BUT I CAN TRANSMIT MY ALL GOOD WISHES WITH DEEP FEELINGS FROM THE HEART. I M SURE, HE WILL BE BACK SOON TO EXCEL WITH BALLS AS BEFORE CONTRIBUTING POSITIVELY FOR HIS COUNTRY & MAKING HIS FAMILY PROUD. HI METH, GET WELL SOON, I AM WITH YOU TO SHARE YOUR AGONY FROM BD.

Posted by rydwan78 on (August 21, 2011, 15:38 GMT)

Sorry for Meth.Hope he will cover soon.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 15:31 GMT)

How cud BD loose a series to ZIM team...they r very weak team..very low quality ODI series..perfect number 9 and 10 Competition... Bad quality Cricket all around..missed catches, poor running, poor shot selection, poor bowling...and all..but in the end ZIM came out as a winner..

Posted by mashrurR on (August 21, 2011, 15:29 GMT)

lost my appetite after seeing that.. it reminded me of khaled masud who had gone through similar incident.. feeling bad for meth..:( I hope he get well soon.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 15:27 GMT)

BD has won the 5th ODI with big margin. Contribution of ash who gets highest pay from BCB is nil in this game & also in the series. His total score in 3 games is 24 with an avg. below 08 which is lowest in the team. He was selected to score run for the team & not hearing what he did once in the year 2005 or 2006.Mr. Saiduzzaman of the daily News Paper ' Kaler Kantha" wrote fro Harare when ash scored 61 in the Test " SPARE ASHRAFUL FROM CRITICISE NOW." To day, he has written that Cricket is denying performance of ash which is amount to cruelty and cautioned New comers for the same fate. Mr. saiduzzaman didn't consider the fact that he has played 168 ODI & his avg is 22 only. What is his avg. in last 3 years? In spite of continuous poor performances, he got selected but failed.HOW CRICKET HAD BEEN CRUEL TO HIM. RATHER ASH & SELECTORS WERE CRUEL TO CRICKET LOVERS OF THIS COUNTRY. OVER LAST 3 / 4 YEARS SOME EXCUSE WAS SHOWN FOR HIS INCLUSION. FOR WI SERIES, SOMETHING IS COOKING BY NOW.

Posted by T2-- on (August 21, 2011, 14:59 GMT)

The best thing bd got from this tour is Nasir and Hom. There will be a big question Mark for Nafees, Junaid and Ashraful.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 14:58 GMT)

well played bangladesh... congrats to Zimbabwe for the series win, hope both teams prosper in the future. And sadly, feeling very bad for what happened to Meth, hope he gets well soon

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 14:34 GMT)

it was really painful to watch Meth's accident...... god bless him.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 14:34 GMT)

evry1 shud stop criticisin zim rangin from coaches 2 commentators 2 fans!! plz it depresses the zim team they won the series by takin the 1st 3 matches! it shows that they r better n they did their task now all they r doin is relaxin since they hav won the series it doesnt matter!! their 1st priority was 2 win the series they did that and now cut sum slack! dnt pressurise them!! especially taylor he has led his team very well his captaincy decisions hav been gud,he has brot on the right bowlers at the right time . hes been pressurised wich is y he cudnt score runs!! they r onli relaxin since they won the series so just sup[port them1 they won the series and thats wat matters1 zim fans i hope u understand it depresses the zim team if u criticise them in nonconsequentil matches take taibus example! he whacked 61* and 83 in the series and then slumped it clearly shows hes takin sum rest onli AFTER WINNIN THE SERIES AND NOT BE4 IT SO PLZ GUYS DNT CRITICISE THEM

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 14:16 GMT)

We all Bangladeshi feeling Sorry for Meth. It's nothing but an accident. Get well soon Meth. But Sakib and Mahmudullah did well job in the game. Hope Bangladesh will won. Zim 160/7 37.7 Over.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 13:47 GMT)

Sakib is the worst captain but talented player.He has no sense of bowling change.He is the most hot-blooded captain now a days.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 12:23 GMT)

Shakib Is The Most Talented Player I Have Ever Seen...how he took out the singles....great player..and some nasty supporters blame shakib for evry loss,and also mahmudullah played well

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 12:13 GMT)

the Keegan Meth incident on slow mo was even more painful to watch.............. Hope he gets well soon

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (August 21, 2011, 12:04 GMT)

Very unfortunate for Meth !! :( But it was outstanding Batting Display from Shakib & Mahmudullah and both got well-deserved Half-century! Unlike first 4 matches top orders failed except Tamim. It's so far poor ODI series for Imrul, Nafees, Junaid & experienced Ashraful. None of them can make their place permanent in main XI !! Only middle-orders has done the job for BD.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 12:03 GMT)

Where is the happiness Al Raji Mamoon ??? on Youtube?? that place is bizarre i m telling you :@

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 11:49 GMT)

I dont see any one celebrating ! @Al Raji Mamoon

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 11:34 GMT)

It was very unpleasant and unfortunate for Meth. very very sad event. hope he can recover soon

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 11:31 GMT)

I dont understand how people bcom happy for meath's injury.........

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 11:31 GMT)

O man that was a nasty blow Meth, he lost a tooth .. feeling so sorry for him! may he recover fast enough .. warm hugs from Bangladesh! so sorry

Posted by Rezwan1492 on (August 21, 2011, 11:10 GMT)

Oh that was pathetic... Feeling very sad for Meth... :(

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 8:58 GMT)

ashraful has been called in for the last match-Why? Just because Mr. Saiduzzaman has written from Zim that Cricket is being cruel to him? should that be a criteria? Why Nafees was not taken in place of ash? Why his interest should be uphold or protected leaving aside team's or country's interests?

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 8:53 GMT)

YES,DEFINITELY ASHRAFUL,THE FULLEST MEMBER OF BD SQUAD,SHOULD BE DROPPED.THE FORMER TALENT HAS BEEN CONSIDERING THE BURDEN FOR TEAM FOR LONG TIME.MR.BASHAR,THE SELECTOR WITH THE TEAM, HAS BELIEVE ON THE TALENT ASHRAFUL,BUT WE DONT.HE IS NEITHER A PERFORMER IN DOMESTIC NOR IN ABROAD.HIS AVG TELLS EVERYTHING.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 8:40 GMT)

Why is Brian Vitori resting again?? Zimbabwe really need him, also for BD ill like to see Hom bat higher up

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 8:32 GMT)

rock ash rock i wanna see you as areal ashraful

Posted by hasib9 on (August 21, 2011, 8:29 GMT)

Ashraful is going to put pressure on Bangladesh top order by scoring at a strike rate of 30. Tamim is going to get out trying to play big shot. Thanks selectors. Once again you proved how 'scientist' like you are and that you will continue to experiment with the combination even after a winning performance.. I have a better idea; why don't you experiment by retiring? See how well the team does without you.

Posted by masumju on (August 21, 2011, 7:57 GMT)

I think shahriar Nafees would have been better in place of Ashraful.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 7:34 GMT)

I hope Bangladesh will put up a brilliant show to end the tour in a positive note. This will surely boost up their lost confidence for the upcoming series against Wes Indis.

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