• Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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In search of a new hero

It's been eight months since Bangladesh last tasted a win in one-day cricket. Truth be told, very few could have predicted the treacherous slide that the Tigers have gone through ever since their dramatic four-wicket victory over New Zealand in Fatullah last winter. In a rare occurrence, the Tigers chased down 307 without any help from their most-sought after batsmen. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal did not feature in that game, while captain Mushfiqur Rahim was caught at square-leg...

Couple found dead in Narayanganj

A couple was found dead at their house in Narayanganj Sadar upazila today. The deceased are Shamim Miah, 30, of Lamapara in Fatullah and his wife Sumana Islam, 25, a garment worker. Informed by locals, law enforcers rushed to the spot and recovered the hanging body of Shamim from their rented house around 11:00am, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. They also recovered the body of Sumana lying on the floor, police said. Police suspect that Shamim, a carpenter, might have committed suicide after killing...

Hosts face Afghan test

Ever since Afghanistan and Bangladesh were pitted in the same group in the first round of the ICC World Twenty20, talk about the possibility of the hosts suffering an embarrassing exit from the grand event flooded various public forums. In a way it depicted the common man's thought that, despite having made so much progress over the last two years, on a given day a jittery Bangladesh can fall prey to the enthusiastic Afghans. And so when the teams go...

Sri Lanka draw first blood

Sri Lanka draw first blood

Lasith Malinga with a searing five-wicket haul powered Sri Lanka to a thrilling 12-run win after Lahiru Thirimanne scored his second ODI ton in the opening match of the Asia Cup at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah yesterday. The second match of the regional tournament today will see hosts Bangladesh taking...


Embargo on Aaron for beamer

Embargo on Aaron for beamer

In a frustrating over flooded with runs, pacer Varun Aaron became a bit unbridled in 39th over during an ODI match of Asia Cup between Bangladesh and India at Fatullah stadium today. Aaron delivered an enraged beamer-- a shoulder-high full-toss -- the second of the innings to Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim that hit the...

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