June 20, 2005

Bangladesh beat world champions: and the Australian cricket team are more than a little embarrassed. Described as the greatest upset in the sport's history. Sheer joy for a nation of 140 million that have been waiting a while for this.

posted by owlhouse to other at 07:27 PM - 8 comments

My neighbourhood has a high proportion of Bangladeshis, and the place was BONKERS last night....

posted by smithers at 09:34 PM on June 20, 2005

I was a U2 gig at Twickenham at the time - the news spread through the crowd like wildfire. I presume everyone knows by now that Symmonds breach was of the team rule that forbids staying up all night drinking in Cardiff?

posted by JJ at 07:28 AM on June 21, 2005

Described as the greatest upset in the sport's history. Bigger than the USA '80 mens hockey team beating Russia?I love the under-dog.It must have been chilling seeing the expressions on the winners faces.

posted by HOE.O.K. at 09:43 AM on June 21, 2005

Bigger for the sport of cricket. Truly a remarkable feat for a team that was so demoralized by England during their recent Test series. Well done, Tigers!!! Now to see if England can capitalize and take the Ashes from an out of form Aussie team.

posted by HCJ at 10:12 AM on June 21, 2005

Doesn't this make two big losses in a row for the Aussies? Or at least two in a short period of time, we just had th other thread about an English win in the last couple of weeks.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:49 PM on June 21, 2005

It's actually four losses in row! Two against England (20/20 and one-dayer), one against Bangladesh (one-dayer) and one against Somerset! Of course, the Ashes aren't for a month so that's more than enough time for the Aussies to get their act together but it does show they're not the invincible force they once were and they are (might be) a team on the decline.

posted by Pete at 03:50 PM on June 21, 2005

I wish i understood the rules/theory of the game.It looks great to watch and fun to play.

posted by HOE.O.K. at 03:10 PM on June 22, 2005

Much, much bigger HOE.O.K. Bengladesh have been on the verge of having their status as a top-tier international nation revoked, putting them in the same bracket as such cricketing superpowers at the Dutch. This is huge for them.

posted by rodgerd at 04:08 AM on June 25, 2005

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