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Bangladesh break 16-year Pakistan hoodoo with emphatic win

REF: Two scintillating centuries by opener Tamim Iqbal (132) and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (106) powered the Tigers to a daunting 329 for 6 – their highest total in an ODI.
Taskin Ahmed led Bangladesh’s defence as Pakistan were bundled out for 250 in 45.2 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday.
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Winning for the team felt really good: Taijul

REF:  Bangladesh bowler Taijul Islam is over the moon on his performance against Zimbabwe in the first Test.The Tigers beat the Africans by three wickets within three days on a wet surface at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.


The left-arm orthodox spinner recorded the best ever figures by a Bangladeshi bowler, 8 for 39, which helped the hosts to their first Test victory this year.


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Sri Lanka break final jinx to win World Twenty20

REF:   After heartbreaks in two finals, Sri Lanka lifted their first World Twenty20 trophy comprehensively beating India six wickets in the final on Sunday.


The Lankans produced a brilliant all-round display to topple favourites India with 13 balls remaining at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

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BCL begins on Thursday

Ref: The Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) begins on Thursday as a franchise-backed regional competition with a focus on bringing more leverage to longer-version cricket.

Walton Central Zone will take on Prime Bank South Zone at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. In the other match, Islami Bank East Zone face BCB North Zone at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra.
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14 wickets tumble in Harare

Ref: Mushfiqur Rahim spared Bangladesh’s blushes with a gritty half-century on the opening day of the three-day practice match against Zimbabwe XI.

On a day that saw 14 wickets tumble on Saturday at the High Performance Centre and Country Club in Harare, the Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman carried the team to 188 all out in 60.1 overs with 64 off 143 balls after their decision to bat first almost proved disastrous.
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Paraguay beat unlucky Venezuela to reach Copa final

Ref: Paraguay rode their luck to hold Venezuela to a goalless draw before prevailing 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out on Wednesday to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time since 1979.

Defender Dario Veron scored the winning spot kick, blasting the ball past Renny Vega to send his side into Sunday’s final against Uruguay in Buenos Aires.

Venezuela were desperately unlucky not to win the match. They hit the woodwork three times and improved as the match went on against a Paraguay side who had midfielder Jonathan Santana sent off in the first period of extra time.

After the match a fight broke out on the pitch involving players and coaching staff from both teams.

Copa hosts Argentina ousted by Uruguay

Ref: Uruguay knocked hosts Argentina out of the Copa America on Saturday after goalkeeper Fernando Muslera saved Carlos Tevez’s spot kick to give his side a 5-4 win on penalties.

Uruguay had taken an early lead through Diego Perez before the midfielder was sent off seven minutes before halftime. Argentina equalised through Gonzalo Higuain and saw Javier Mascherano red carded shortly before the end of the 90 minutes. The match produced no more goals in extra time and finished 1-1.
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Ashraful, Junaed to play against Zimbabwe

Ref: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.

Head of BCB’s media and communication Jalal Yunus briefed the media on the team details at a hotel in Sylhet on Friday.

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Brazil beats Ecuador 4-2 to reach Copa quarters

Ref: Alexandre Pato and Neymar scored two goals each as defending champion Brazil defeated Ecuador 4-2 to reach the Copa America quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Brazil finished first in Group B and will play Paraguay in the next round. Ecuador was eliminated.
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Bangladesh trounce Pakistan 3-0

Ref: Bangladesh tore Pakistan apart by 3-0 in the first-round clash of the World Cup pre-qualifying match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday.

In the most dramatic of starts, Bangladesh forward Jahid Hasan Emile scored the first goal in the 36th second of the match.

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