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    Bangladesh Finally Won A Match !!!!

    Hi Folks ..... I just checked Crickinfo and almost got a heart attack ..... Phew

    It's finally happened !!!

    Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Harare

    Bangladesh achieve victory at last
    The Wisden Bulletin by Andrew Miller
    March 10, 2004

    Bangladesh 238 for 7 (Habibul 61, Rajin 57) beat Zimbabwe 230 for 9 (Carlisle 71, Tareq
    3-38) by 8 runs

    Bangladesh have won their first international fixture
    since achieving Test status, after inching to an
    eight-run victory over Zimbabwe in a thrilling finish
    at Harare.
    After batting first on a damp pitch, Bangladesh
    posted a competitive total of 238 for 7, and then
    bowled nervelessly under extreme pressure to resist a
    hard-hitting response from the Zimbabwean batsmen.
    With 13 runs to defend in the final over, Tareq Aziz
    bowled Stuart Matsikenyeri and Doug Hondo with
    consecutive deliveries, to prompt unfettered scenes
    of joy in the Bangladeshi dressing-room, not to
    mention among their fans back home.
    Bangladesh had not won a match of any description
    since beating Pakistan in that now-tainted World Cup
    fixture in May 1999, but now, after their first two
    matches against Zimbabwe were washed out in
    Bulawayo, they have a golden opportunity to steal a series victory as well. That prospect is
    sure to be enhanced by the Zimbabwean weather, which has been inclement to say the least
    over the past few weeks.
    It was with the rain in mind that Heath Streak chose to bowl first, imagining that the damp
    pitch would dry out over the course of the day and make batting easier in the afternoon.
    But Bangladesh exceeded Streak's expectations with solid performances all down their
    batting card. The backbone of their innings was provided by a third-wicket partnership of
    114 between Rajin Saleh and Habibul Bashar, before Mohammad Ashraful creamed a 31-ball
    half-century to complete a satisfactory effort.
    Rajin and Habibul both scored half-centuries, although Bashar's was particularly gratifying
    as it allowed him to forget his disappointing Test series (which included a pair at Harare)
    and record his first innings of note as Bangladesh captain. They came together at 20 for 2,
    after the early losses of Shahriar Hossain and Alok Kapali, and scored their runs at a steady
    pace over 28 overs. That provided the perfect platform for a late barrage of runs, and
    Ashraful and the two Khaleds - Mahmud and Mashud - duly obliged.
    Ashraful, now firmly restored to favour after a spell on the sidelines, completed his fifty in
    the final over of the innings. He received excellent support from Mahmud, the recently
    deposed captain, who made 22 from 16 balls with two fours and six over midwicket off
    Doug Hondo, before being run out by a direct hit from Ray Price. It was one of three such
    dismissals to hamper Bangladesh's progress in the closing overs, but with Ashraful seeing
    the ball like a football, it made little impact on their run-rate.
    In reply, Bangladesh made an excellent start as Grant Flower was trapped lbw for 2 in
    Tareq's second over, but it was one-way traffic thereafter as Barney Rogers and Stuart
    Carlisle added 109 for the second wicket. But when Mushfiqur Rahman returned to the
    attack, the innings was transformed. Rogers and Tatenda Taibu fell in the space of four
    overs, and Carlisle and Sean Ervine followed shortly afterwards (140 for 5).
    Heath Streak and Dion Ebrahim fashioned a recovery of sorts, but when Ebrahim was
    bowled by Mohammad Rafique for 13, Zimbabwe still needed 70 runs with four wickets
    remaining. Streak responded with a cut for four off Kapali, and Matsikenyeri clobbered
    Tapash Baisya for six over square leg, but Zimbabwe were forever a boundary behind the
    asking rate, with overs and wickets slipping away.
    The big dismissal was that of Streak, caught off a leading edge as he attempted to flick a
    legside full-toss from Tapash to the boundary (199 for 7). Price entered the fray and gave
    Bangladesh a major dose of the heebie-jeebies as he belted Mahmud for six, but they could
    only manage six runs from Tapash's final over. It was asking too much of
    Zimbabwe to
    recover from there, and Tareq effectively sealed the game with his final-over brace.
    Zimbabwe 1 Heath Streak (capt), 2 Tatenda Taibu (wk), 3 Barney Rogers, 4 Dion
    Ebrahim, 5 Blessing Mahwire, 6 Stuart Carlisle, 7 Douglas Hondo, 8 Sean Ervine, 9
    Raymond Price, 10 Stuart Matsikenyeri, 11 Grant Flower.
    Bangladesh 1 Habibul Bashar (capt), 2 Shahriar Hossain, 3 Alok Kapali, 4 Rajin Saleh, 5
    Mohammad Ashraful, 6 Mushfiqur Rahman, 7 Khaled Mahmud, 8 Khaled Mashud (wk), 9
    Mohammad Rafique, 10 Tapas Baisya, 11 Tareq Aziz.

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    Well going on Bangladesh's winning rate (since their last win in 1999), their next international win should be around perhaps January 2009 :P
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    Well the victory by Bangladesh was good, but the series is not over and if it could stop raining, Zimbabwe could very well still win the series.

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    Originally posted by Ford_GTHO351
    Well going on Bangladesh's winning rate (since their last win in 1999), their next international win should be around perhaps January 2009 :P
    Not funny...

    But we have won at last, allahr-rahmatha!!! And to think Streak said they will dominate us for the whole series!!!
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    It's great to see a underdog doing well, Bangladesh throughly deverse the win... they may not have the best players in the world but their commitment is 2nd to none and a few more of the top teams could learn alot from them, they have put in alot of hard work in and hopfully results will start to come now. Obviously one win isn't a massive change but Bangladesh have been running some of the best teams in the world close of late inculding Pakistan, England (at times) and even Australia, well they dominated 2 days of a Test match.... while your saying that's nothing, well how many other teams have matched Australia for that long of late

    Good Luck to them and here's hoping it doesn't stop raining in Zimbabwe for a week or so! - Although it would be nice to see them get back onto the field and see if it was just a lucky day or not, alot of members on here have been saying for a while that Bangladesh are better than Zimbabwe so this series will be very intresting indeed.

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    good to see them win, they should gain alot of confidence from this - and hopefully this win is the first of many
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    If they didn't get back on the field it would be an injustice to Zimbabwe - IMO they're undoubtedly the better side and they deserve the chance to prove a blip was a blip.
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    So this series will be crap as well then if Bangladesh win it?
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    Considering that for once Zimbabwe had a good 2nd wicket partnership, they'll be very disappointed with that result.

    Of course, something should be done about Mahwire...4.4 overs for 30 runs (including 2 maidens) is extremely poor.
    Even selecting one those U19 players would be better than playing Mahwire...he would struggle to make 4th or 5th grade in most club comps around the world.

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    Congratulations to bangladesh on winning a match after quite a long time. i always knew they could beat teams like zimbabwe, it was just a matter of time. Hopefully they will increase there confidence. They might not be that much consistent but at times they certainly do get close to win a match. Lets hope they can bring more good in the rest of the matches.

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    I say bravo to Bangladesh.....Zimbabwe had the game at the 25th over but Bnagladesh came back to win it at the death. Hopefully, they can take the confidence from this game and win more!

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    This is great news
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    I'm pretty sure Blessing Mahwire's 4.4-2-30-0 had a lot to do with it. Pretty amazing that someone can be hit for so many off so few overs and still have 2 maidens in his figures!
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    He was 2-2-0-0 at one point, then I had to go to lectures - looks like Ashraful & Mahmud really got hold of him!
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    Great victory . I thought Tapash's bowling was superb in the last few overs. And the Mr.Consistent Rafique bowled tightly again:wow:

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