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That Outstanding Bangladesh Test Victory

August 31, 2017
  • ONE+ Mohammad Isam in Mirpur,  courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, August 2017, where the title is “Shakib’s quest for excellence inspires Bangladesh”

    Some people might never agree to put Shakib Al Hasan in the same league as the legendary quartet of allrounders from the 1980s. For starters, he doesn’t bowl pace. He has played too many matches against Zimbabwe, and a series against a depleted West Indies. Even his position as the No. 1 allrounder in the ICC rankings is a result of the side he plays for, as he constantly gets more rating points by playing against higher-ranked teams.

  •  Bangladesh’s cricketers celebrate a famous victory over England Getty Images
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    Not that Shakib has tried to force the issue on anyone, but the numbers and list of achievements are growing. He played a central role in Bangladesh’s thrilling 20-run win in the first Test against Australia. In Bangladesh’s first innings, he struck a fifty and strung together a counter-attacking partnership with Tamim Iqbal to lift them from 10 for 3. He was then a constant threat in both of Australia’s innings, and finished with a second 10-wicket haul.

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Hathurasinghe on Bangladesh Cricket in Q and A with Mohamed Isam

April 25, 2017

 

 Mohamed Isam, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 25 April 2017, where the title is Whatever Bangladesh achieves in Champions Trophy will be big’
In your stint as Bangladesh coach since 2014, where would you rate Bangladesh’s recent tour to Sri Lanka?
I think it is up there as one of the best tours we’ve had in my time, in terms of results and performance. It is on par with the 2015 World Cup, which was a bit of a challenge to play in those conditions. Winning a Test in Sri Lanka is really tough. I am a bit disappointed that we didn’t win the ODI series. I was expecting to win the ODI series in Sri Lanka. In terms of attitude, it is also up there, after the first game
I.“Always as coaches, we want them to take their own decisions in the middle” © AFP

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Chandika Hathurusinghe: A Temptestuous and Triumphant Journey

April 13, 2017

Rex Clementine… in a wide-ranging review which slashes the SLC cricket administration … Island, 9 April 2017

Sri Lanka’s ‘A’ team made a huge impact when they toured South Africa in 2009. No Sri Lankan team has done so well in South Africa. The fast and bouncy wickets in that country has always proved to be the undoing of batsmen who had been brought up on low and slow surfaces. The man who guided Sri Lanka to that unprecedented success was Chandika Hathurusinghe. That team was captained by Thilina Kandamby and included players like Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal and Tharanga Paranavithana.

 

Kumar Sangakkara was the captain of the national team at that stage. Sanga took immediate note and requested the Board to relieve Hathurusinhe of ‘A’ team duties and allow him to work with the national team.
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Arjuna in Frank Review of the Cricket Scene with Bangla Press in Q and A

April 13, 2017

Rex Clementine, in ISLAND, 9th April 2017, where the title is “Our Cricket has no Planning”

A large entourage of Bangladeshi journalists toured with the team covering the bilateral series against Sri Lanka. Over 50 journalists from Bangladesh had been accredited for the series giving you a sense of the interest the game of cricket has created in the country. When the Sri Lanka team tours overseas, very rarely we get five journalists covering the series. On Thursday, the last day of the tour, World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga spoke to the Bangladeshi media after a large number of tourists made requests for interviews with the man who brought unprecedented success to the national cricket team during the two decades he represented the national team. A large entourage of Bangladeshi journalists toured with the team covering the bilateral series against Sri Lanka. Over 50 journalists from Bangladesh had been accredited for the series giving you a sense of the interest the game of cricket has created in the country. When the Sri Lanka team tours overseas, very rarely we get five journalists covering the series. On Thursday, the last day of the tour, World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga spoke to the Bangladeshi media after a large number of tourists made requests for interviews with the man who brought unprecedented success to the national cricket team during the two decades he represented the national team. Here are the excerpts.Here are the excerpts. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Bangladesh on the March: Definitive Victory in ODI in Lanka

April 13, 2017

Rex Clementine,  in Island,7  April 2017

Former captain Shakib Al Hasan came up with an inspired all-round performance to guide Bangladesh to an emphatic 45 run win and square the two match T-20 series against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday. Bangladesh completed a highly successful tour having squared the Test, ODI and the T-20 series leaving Sri Lanka with many questions, but fewer answers. It was Sri Lanka’s 11th defeat in 13 games at RPS.

 Shakib in full flow

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The Power of Motivation: Problems of Assessment

April 8, 2017

Michael Roberts

Though Sri Lanka had defeated Bangladesh in their first t20 encounter at Premadasa Stadium with a measure of comfort, well before the match I felt that Bangladesh would win the second. My reasoning was based on the news that this would be captain Mashrafe Mortaza’s last game under this format. It followed that Chandika Hathurasinghe and the coaching team would deploy this impending departure as a incentive for the players to perform out of their skin.

A reasonable surmise, Yes. but how does one measure the impact of t such a factor over the course of a match? and provide proof to sceptics? There is no easy answer. Even the eleven players of the Bangla team would be ahard-pressed to supply concrete proof.

After all, winning a match is usually based on a combination of factors and to weight the determination of all XI players to do their best as a decisive force that stands on the top of the list is a tall order.

Mortaza himself was out for a duck as one element in Lasith Malinga’s hat trick of wickets; while his bowling spell was as follows

Mashrafe Mortaza 4 0 30 1 7.50 8 3 0

So his personal contribution was largely as skipper ringing the bowling changes and geeing up his side as they fielded. Not unimportant that dimension, but how important? Victory in cricket is often a combined team effort …and in this match the key contributions were (A) the cracking opening partnership  of 71 runs between Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar, the performance with both bat and ball by Shakib al Hasan and the excellent bowling of Mustafizur Rahman.

 Rahman celebrates a wicket ... as does Shakib al Hasan

Bangladesh won by 45 runs
06 April 2017 – night match (20-over match)
Bangladesh innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Imrul Kayes run out (Tharanga/†MDKJ Perera) 36 25 4 1 144.00
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar c & b Gunaratne 34 17 4 2 200.00
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman b Sanjaya 19 18 0 1 105.55
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan b Kulasekara 38 31 4 0 122.58
View dismissal Mosaddek Hossain b NLTC Perera 17 11 1 1 154.54
Mahmudullah not out 4 5 0 0 80.00
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim b Malinga 15 6 1 1 250.00
View dismissal Mashrafe Mortaza* b Malinga 0 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz lbw b Malinga 0 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Mohammad Saifuddin run out (Kulasekara) 6 5 1 0 120.00
Extras (lb 2, w 5) 7
Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 176 (8.80 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets SL Malinga 4 0 34 3 8.50 10 4 1 (1w)
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 4 0 30 1 7.50 9 5 0
EMDY Munaweera 2 0 22 0 11.00 4 2 1 (3w)
View wicket JRMVB Sanjaya 3 0 32 1 10.66 4 1 2 (1w)
View wicket DAS Gunaratne 2 0 15 1 7.50 3 0 1
S Prasanna 2 0 17 0 8.50 2 2 0
View wicket NLTC Perera 3 0 24 1 8.00 5 1 1
Sri Lanka innings (target: 177 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDKJ Perera b Shakib Al Hasan 4 2 1 0 200.00
View dismissal EMDY Munaweera c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan 4 3 1 0 133.33
View dismissal WU Tharanga* c Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Mahmudullah 23 21 3 0 109.52
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Mustafizur Rahman 50 35 5 1 142.85
View dismissal DAS Gunaratne c Mosaddek Hossain b Mustafizur Rahman 0 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal TAM Siriwardana c Soumya Sarkar b Mustafizur Rahman 0 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal NLTC Perera st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 27 23 3 0 117.39
View dismissal S Prasanna b Mashrafe Mortaza 11 11 0 0 100.00
KMDN Kulasekara not out 2 5 0 0 40.00
View dismissal SL Malinga b Mustafizur Rahman 0 3 0 0 0.00
View dismissal JRMVB Sanjaya c Mahmudullah b Mohammad Saifuddin 6 3 1 0 200.00
Extras (lb 2, w 2) 4
Total (all out; 18 overs) 131 (7.27 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 24 3 6.00 9 2 0 (1w)
View wicket Mashrafe Mortaza 4 0 30 1 7.50 8 3 0
Mehedi Hasan Miraz 2 0 15 0 7.50 4 2 0
View wicket Mahmudullah 2 0 15 1 7.50 6 1 1
View wickets Mustafizur Rahman 3 0 21 4 7.00 9 3 0 (1w)
View wicket Mohammad Saifuddin 3 0 24 1 8.00 5 3 0

MATCH DETAILS


Toss – Bangladesh
Series – 2-match series drawn 1-1
T20I debut – Mehedi Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh)
Player of the match – Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Player of the series – SL Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Umpires – REJ Martinesz and RSA Palliyaguruge
TV umpire – RR Wimalasiri
Match referee – AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire – WN de Silva

MATCH NOTES


    • Bangladesh innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 68 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 4.5 overs (29 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (Imrul Kayes 28, Soumya Sarkar 18, Ex 4)
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 6
    • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 7
    • SL Malinga took a hat-trick with the wickets of Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
    • Innings Break: Bangladesh – 176/9 in 20.0 overs (Mahmudullah 4)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 47 runs, 5 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.5 overs (41 balls), Extras 3
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (CK Kapugedera 28, NLTC Perera 24, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 3
    • CK Kapugedera: 50 off 34 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
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Bangladesh and England Toe-to-Toe in Two Coruscating Test Matches

October 30, 2016

Cricket at Its Best ! Close  fought Encounters swinging This Way and That Way!  Making nonsense of the Two-Tier Plans of the Mighty!

England beat Bangladesh by just 22 runs in the First Test at  CHIITAGONG earlier 20-24th October

Bangladesh beat England by 108 runs in the Second Test at Mirpur — a difference that was not developed till late in the day because England were 99 for no wickets at one point and the game was in the balance THEN.

Mehedi Hasan Mirza was Man of the Match after taking  6 for 82 at in innings one (at 2.92) and 6 for 77 (at. 3.58) in innings two  

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