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    Fans celebrate historic victory in Bangladesh

    This is a good article brought by CNNSI. It made me happy at least that we made someone else happy, and didn't damage our record.

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Thousands of jubilant fans took to the streets Monday night to celebrate the national team's historic victory over Pakistan in the cricket World Cup.

    Bangladesh, which made its World Cup debut this year, defeated former champions Pakistan by 62 runs in a thriller of a match in Northampton, England.

    As the Bangladesh players staged the biggest upset in the current World Cup, Bangladeshis back home compared the match to the country's battle for independence from Pakistan in 1971.

    "This is as if we have won a second independence war against Pakistan," said Zaidul Hasan, a student who was among thousands of revelers in Bangladesh's capital.

    Sent into bat, Bangladesh made its best World Cup score of 223 for nine, its openers becoming the first opening pair to notch 50 for the first wicket.

    It was the last match of the tournament for Bangladesh, which lost three other matches. But the players go out with their heads held high.

    Waving huge green and red national flags and chanting "Bangladesh, Bangladesh," revelers in Dhaka danced, beat drums and blasted crackers. They sprayed colored water onto passing cars and offered sweets to passers-by.

    "It was like winning the World Cup itself," said Atif Ahmed, student who came out with friends to celebrate in the city's Malibagh district.

    Bangladesh tasted its first-ever World Cup victory a week ago by defeating fellow minnows Scotland by 22 runs in their third match.

    Monday's win was Bangladesh's first against Pakistan. Their last one-day encounter was in Dhaka in March this year. Pakistan, using part-time bowlers, won a one-sided match by 152 runs. Bangladesh, chasing 293-7, were dismissed for 141.

    For student Zaidul Hasan who is quoted in the article who sadly won't read this,

    "WE" never won any independence war against Pakistan.
    "India" did - the war to break Pakistan per their dreams!!

    **Chalay aatay haiN na jaanay kahaaN kahaaN say her positive scenario may zehar ghoalnay!!! **

    Your Bangladeshi sister


      Cricket-B'desh rejoices Cup win over Pakistan

      DHAKA, June 1 - Bangladeshis exploded crackers, fired guns, beat drums, sang and danced on the streets to celebrate their victory over Pakistan in the cricket
      World Cup on Monday.

      Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared a half-day national holiday on Tuesday, and a 200,000 taka ($4,123) award for each member of the Bangladesh World Cup

      Bangladesh pinned down the former World Cup champions at Northampton and pulled away with a 62-run win that immediately electrified the fans at home and

      Beating the previously undefeated Pakistan was the biggest form reversal of the Cup and, although Bangladesh are already eliminated, it will strengthen their case to
      be admitted as the 10th test playing nation.

      Bangladesh, called East Pakistan until independence in 1971, had not previously beaten a full test nation and their triumph was on the same scale as Kenya's victory
      over West Indies in the 1996 World Cup.