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  • India close in on series win

    Ravindra Jadeja struck a fifty to give India a handy first innings lead before returning to claim three Australian wickets as the home side stood 87 runs away from a series-clinching victory in the fourth and final test on Monday.

  • Shoaib and Shadab lead Pak to opening win over Windies

    Shoaib Malik made a composed unbeaten 38 to lead Pakistan to a six-wicket victory over West Indies in Barbados on Sunday in the first of four Twenty20 internationals.

  • Shammo Krira beat Star Club

    Shammo Krira O Shangskritik Goshthi defeated Star Club by 261 runs in the opening match of the Thakurgaon Cricket League at the Shaheed Mohammad Ali Stadium on Thursday.

  • US drone kills militant blamed for attack on SRL team in Pak

    A US drone air strike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said.

  • Mashrafe signs for Rupganj

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza hogged the spotlight on the opening day of the two-day players' transfer for the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • De Kock, Bavuma give South Africa lead in second Test

    Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma fell short of the centuries they probably deserved but drove South Africa to 349 for nine, a first innings lead of 81, at the close of play on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand on Friday.

  • Nicholls answers critics with rescue ton for NZ

    Henry Nicholls answered his critics with a maiden century to rescue New Zealand on a torrid first day for batsmen in the second Test against South Africa on Thursday.

  • Smith, Maxwell power Australia to 299-4

    Under-fire skipper Steve Smith cracked a gritty century as he combined with the recalled Glenn Maxwell to give Australia the opening day honours in the third Test against India in Ranchi Thursday.

  • Tigers trail hosts by 124 runs after Day-2

    Bangladesh trailed Sri Lanka by 124 runs with five wickets remaining in their first innings when the umpire called stumps on day-2 of the second Test of the series at Colombo’s P Sara Oval today.

  • Kohli has 'no regrets' over Aus bust-up

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli said on Wednesday he had no regrets over a war of words with his Australian counterpart Steve Smith as the two sides prepare to resume their bitter battle for Test supremacy.

  • Sri Lanka 238 for 7 after Day-1

    When bad light compelled umpires to call stumps on day-1, Sri Lanka reached 238 for 7 in 83.1 overs against Bangladesh during the second Test of the series at P Sara Oval, Colombo today.

  • 'No need to curb aggression'

    India coach Anil Kumble Tuesday said there was no need for his team to curb its aggression despite the din over on-field behaviour in what is turning out to be an intensely-fought Test series against Australia.

  • A bumpy yet joyous ride

    Bangladesh will reach a milestone today when skipper Mushfiqur Rahim strides in for the toss alongside his Sri Lankan counterpart Rangana Herath at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.

  • A 5-day team from a one-day culture

    The 10th and youngest Test team in cricket's exclusive club is also its most intriguing. The intriguing aspect is that Bangladesh are the only team so far that was elevated to Test level long after the ODI revolution that began in earnest when India's 1983 World Cup triumph stirred the dormant giant that is the Indian marketing machine.

  • Live the vision and grow with it

    Bangladesh Cricket Board's long cherished dream of playing at the highest level of cricket was realised in June 2000 at the annual Conference of International Cricket Council in London. An aspiration many doubted would ever come true was finally a reality.

  • Injured Liton ruled out of Colombo Test

    Bangladesh wicketkeeper Liton Das has been ruled out of the second Test, starting in Colombo tomorrow, due to a rib injury he sustained during nets on Monday.

  • Mohammad Irfan suspended

    Pakistan on Tuesday charged and suspended giant fast bowler Mohammad Irfan over allegations of spot-fixing during a recent Twenty20 league, in a case that has so far ensnared three other current or former national stars.

  • ‘It is an honour for me to lead in the 100th Test’

    Mushfiqur Rahim expressed his pride and passion while talking about leading Bangladesh team in the 100th Test, which is scheduled to begin against Sri Lanka on 15 March at Colombo’s P Sara Oval.

  • Test of maturity for Kohli and Smith in Ranchi

    Keeping a lid on emotion will be nearly as important as executing gameplans for both India and Australia when the world's top two teams continue their captivating series with the third Test in Ranchi on Thursday.

  • 'Happy to be in for the 100th Test'

    A relative newcomer to the Bangladesh Test team, 22-year-old Liton Das is a man of few words. His re-entry to the team after last playing a Test in July 2015 was an unhappy one as Bangladesh lost the first Test to Sri Lanka in Galle by 259 runs.

  • Seamers a little jaded in last session: Walsh

    While most of the players are eager to look at the looming 100th Test as just another match, incidentally one that they have to win to level the two-match series, Bangladesh's fast bowling coach Courtney Walsh was hoping that the sense of occasion brings out the best in the Tigers when they square off against Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on Wednesday.

  • Mahmudullah deserved better

    With the auspicious occasion of Bangladesh's 100th Test match coming up tomorrow, the whole apparatus of Bangladesh cricket seems to have been plunged into gloom in Sri Lanka, and a bit of farce in Bangladesh.

  • Soumya opts for DRS after getting bowled

    Bangladesh left-handed batsman Soumya Sarkar took a DRS after getting bowled by Sri Lanka's Asela Gunaratne on the fifth day of the first Test in Galle.

  • Mahmudullah will be sent home

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad, struggling for form and with two failures in the Galle Test which Bangladesh lost by 259 runs, will be sent home from the tour of Sri Lanka tomorrow.

  • Chandika

    Hathurusingha dreams of making Tigers the Sri Lanka of 1996

    Tigers have been prowling around in the cricketing circle for a while and managed to make their presence felt in recent times.

  • Broom in for Taylor

    Neil Broom has been called into New Zealand's squad for the second Test against South Africa after batsman Ross Taylor was ruled out due to a torn calf muscle, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Sunday.

  • Captains content after washout

    South Africa and New Zealand's captains both claimed to have gained a psychological edge after rain washed out the final day of the first Test in Dunedin on Sunday.

  • Postcard from the island

    With a heavy heart and a last backward glance at the majestic ramparts of the Galle Fort and the blue expanse of the Indian Ocean beyond, the Bangladesh media contingent in Sri Lanka bade farewell to the capital of Sri Lanka's Southern Province.

  • Herath leads Lanka's crushing win over Tigers

    Rangana Herath grabbed six wickets in the second innings to become Test cricket's most successful left-arm spinner as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 259 runs in their first Test at Galle on Saturday.

  • Dunedin Test poised for intriguing final day

    Dean Elgar failed to join a select group of South Africa batsman while New Zealand took three late wickets to leave the first Test at University Oval delicately poised at the end of the fourth day on Saturday.

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