Category: Cricket

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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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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Associates back as ICC make U-turn

Ref: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday retained the 14-team format for the 2015 World Cup.

The 2015 World Cup will feature the 10 test-playing nations plus four associate teams, a decision that was taken on the third day of ICC’s five-day long annual conference held in Hong Kong.
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Law sees Tigers task as 'a challenge'

Ref: The new Bangladesh head coach, Stuart Law, has taken his fresh assignment as a challenge, says the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

The board announced the national team’s new coach in a press conference at the BCB headquarters on Monday.
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Six-team qualifier for Champions League

Ref: The Champions League Twenty20, to be held in India from September 23 to October 9, will be preceded by a six-team qualifying stage that will see English teams back in the tournament.

The matches will be held in Hyderabad (the qualifiers), Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai, which will also stage the final.

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Shahid Afridi `quits` international cricket

Ref: After weeks of growing tension and speculation Shahid Afridi, Pakistan`s recently axed one-day captain, has announced his retirement from the international game.

It is, however, a “conditional” retirement in protest against the way he has been “humiliated” by the PCB, a temporary self-imposed exile more than a permanent retirement. Afridi said he was ready to reverse his decision if and when a new board came into power.
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