Cricket is one of the most popular and exciting outdoor sports. Some of us get the opportunity to play first class cricket, but there are millions who enjoy seeing it being played. It gives us moments of leisure and pleasure and fills us with a competitive spirit. I witnessed the demonstration of the greatest excitement and determination at Mirpur Stadium, Dhaka. It was a fine day. A large number of people including men, women and children from all walks of life gathered there to enjoy the match between Bangladesh and Pakistan. To be a good sports team, one has to be aggressive and this was shown in the final between the two teams. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first. Tamim Iqbal and Junaed Siddique were sent as openers. It was a right decision by the captain, because Tamim Iqbal slammed the ball over the field. It was due to his hard hitting that Bangladesh achieved a good start. Junaed Siddique was very careful and most of the time simply obstructed. But as time passed, he grasped the strategy of the bowlers and began to fully support Tamim. He completed his half-century by playing keen and beautiful shots. After him, Tamim Iqbal could not steadily face the bowlers and proceeded towards the pavilion in a short time.
However Sakib Al Hasan made a stand and was able to increase the score to 218. Mohammad Asraful and Musfiq Rahim played a beautiful inning and Bangladesh team snatched a total of 269 for 8. This terrifying score marked down the morals of the Pakistan Team. They made a poor start, as their first wicket fell when the score was only ten. However, their middle order batsmen kamral Akmal made a great effort and cheered the Pakistan Team. Also Imran Najir and Mezbaul Haque shown their extra ordinary Performance. However, when Sakib Al Hasan came to bowl, the hopes of Bangladesh team revived. He bowled extraordinary well and just after 5 overs, the Pakistan team had reached to 260 for 7. The rival needed barely 10 runs to win in 4 balls. Rana Navid played excellent and take 6runs in two balls. But At the end Pakistan team fail to make more 4 run in 2 balls. Bangladesh team win the match. Sakib Al hasan declared as the man of the match. It was really and exciting match. I will never forget this fantastic match because it was the first cricket match, I withnessed in Mirpur stadium.
The Cricket Match Essay
1032 WordsOct 24th, 20135 Pages
“The Cricket Match”
Samuel Selvon’s short story, “The Cricket Match” explores the subtle racial tensions amongst West Indian immigrants living in England whilst working with English counterparts. Selvon sets his narrative in a tyre factory in Chiswick, England. Most likely, the timeline in which this story occurs is somewhere in the mid 1950’s when England were still colonists of most of the English speaking Caribbean islands. The main idea behind Selvon’s tale lies with Algernon the protagonist, whose desire to fabricate his knowledge of cricket, so as to simultaneously impress but show disdain towards the Englishmen around him backfires because it is this self-proclaimed knowledge which places him into conflict. Selvon also…show more content…
Selvon ingeniously crafts the resolution, though with slight absurdity, through a somewhat amusing and likable manner very similar to that of a picaresque novel. Algernon manages to compose an unenthusiastic team to play against the English team. Still, even more amusingly, the English players are equally afraid of Algernon’s team and vice-versa. The match commences with the West Indian eleven batting first, and displaying a commendable though fortuitous performance. Conversely, and perhaps conveniently though, rain begins to fall, hence bringing the match to an abrupt end. This resolution allows Algernon to save his ‘credibility’ and further taunt his English co-workers: ‘“If my bat didn’t fly out my hand”… as if to say he would have lost the ball in the other county.’ and: “… next cricket season I will get a sharp eleven together… now if you want me to show you how I make that stroke…” This conclusion which Selvon employs gives Algernon a fairly roguish characteristic, and thus the picaresque similarity.
Selvon’s plot structure is basically simple and straightforward. The narrator introduces the story and highlights the major flaw of the protagonist, which then manifests itself as a central part of the conflict. While the rising action begins to escalate, minor episodes relating to the conflict begin to surface, thereby enhancing the dramatic effect of the climax. The plot’s falling action is