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5-nil Satisfaction

5-nil Satisfaction

Bangladesh made a happy-ending to an until-this-series sordid year at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Mahmudullah Riyad slogged a length ball from Solomon Mire to the midwicket boundary to complete his match-winning half-century in the face of his side's batting jittery as the Tigers' 'mission whitewash' was accomplished against Zimbabwe with a...

Basundhara Cement Test Series & ODI Series

Tigers one step closer

Tigers one step closer

Zimbabwe lifted their game a little bit but in the end they embraced the same fate as the Tigers made it 4-0 by winning the fourth ODI, which started after observing a minute's silence to mourn the untimely death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, of the five-match series by 21 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur last night. The visitors for the first time threatened to upset the home side for their first win of the tour through a 106-run fourth-wicket partnership between Brendan Taylor and Solomon Mire. But debuting leg-spinner Jubair Hossain interrupted just in time to break the partnership and put the brakes on Zimbabwe's scoring....

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Test & ODI Series

TIGERS moving towards clean sweep

TIGERS moving towards clean sweep

  Anamul Haque might be ruing his missed century but captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza should be the happiest man after the way the Tigers secured the series against Zimbabwe with two matches in hand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur last night in front of a near-capacity crowd. The home side were near-perfect in...

BANGLADESH VS ZIMBABWE 3RD ODI

Tigers beat Zimbabwe by 124 runs, seal ODI series

Tigers beat Zimbabwe by 124 runs, seal ODI series

Bangladesh today beat visiting Zimbabwe by a big margin of 124 runs in the third ODI to seal the five-match series 3-0 in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Test & ODI Series

Series first, then testing

Series first, then testing

The selectors on Sunday night announced a team only for the third ODI against Zimbabwe which will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur tomorrow as they are planning to go for some experimentation in the last two games. And the testing will go on only if the Tigers confirm the...

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Test Series

'Still not feeling any difference'

'Still not feeling any difference'

Mushfiqur Rahim may have spoken to the media after a month at Mirpur yesterday and yet, only five minutes into the press conference, you could predict almost every statement that the Test captain was about to make. That the 26-year-old was going to base almost all his replies on a set formula was obvious from his very first statement of the day: "We have been working on our processes -- the basics. If that goes well everything will go fine." The cliched statement is something that Mushfiqur has been blurting out throughout the difficult moments this year and, going by Bangladesh's disastrous run in 2014, these so called processes have yet...

Focus on spin in Zim series

The national selectors announced a 32-member preliminary squad yesterday for the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe. The training camp for the three Tests and five ODIs will get underway today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The selectors made the long list as there is also an upcoming tour of the Bangladesh A team to India. The Faruque Ahmed-led selection panel, which also includes Minhajul Abedin and Habibul Bashar, had a meeting with coach Chandika Hathurusingha where they discussed their...

17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

'Incheon wickets to suit BD spinners'

Bangladesh's hopes of winning gold medals in the Asian Games centres mostly around cricket and the last edition's gold medallists are expected to get familiar pitches in Incheon. The seven newly-laid pitches at the Yeonhui Cricket Ground, which are only six months old, tend to offer low but even bounce and turn for the spinners, according to Badiul Alam Khokon, the former curator of Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium who is now in charge of preparing the pitches here. "The pitches at Yeonhui...

Silence masks pain of missing out

Shakib Al Hasan now regularly visits the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur as the ace all-rounder has a separate training schedule to follow. He often flashes an infectious smile at the reporters and sometimes even exchanges a few words; of course not anything serious or relating to his six-month ban on disciplinary grounds. Shakib is naturally straightforward but he has been showing a lot of restraint since the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) slapped the all-rounder with a six-month ban...

Tigers' last shot at regaining confidence

The Tigers will play their last practice game at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur today before their departure for the West Indies on August 13. Like the first practice game on Thursday, the second match will also be a 60-over per side affair and will be played with the red ball. The first practice game saw a number of players hit form. Tamim Iqbal received a much-needed boost with a 102-ball 44. Mominul Haque, who had a torrid time...

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