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  • Shakib’s triple strike makes it even

    Shakib Al Hasan got three wickets off nine deliveries deep into the final session on the second day as Bangladesh came back strongly in the second Test against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval today.

  • Mathews to lead till WC

    Sri Lanka Cricket has not lost faith in skipper Angelo Mathews despite the drubbing in South Africa and backed him to continue as captain until the 2019 World Cup.

  • England fined

    England have been fined for a slow over rate during the second one-day international against India in Cuttack, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.

  • Tigresses battered

    Bangladesh women's series against South Africa ended on a poor note as the hosts crumbled to an eight-wicket defeat in the fifth one-day at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium at Cox's Bazar yesterday as Rumana Ahmed and co ended up losing the series 4-1.

  • Audience with an all-round king

    New Zealand cricket great Sir Richard Hadlee said Bangladesh should get enough opportunity to play Test cricket against top teams like Australia, England and South Africa.

  • Bangladesh 289 all out

    Bangladesh score 289 before being bowled out in what was the final over of the opening day of the second Test at the Hagley Oval.

  • NZ restrict BD to 289 after day 1

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson wins the toss and asks Bangladesh to bat in the second Test of the two-match series on a green pitch in Christchurch.

  • Hazlewood puts brakes on Pakistan

    Pakistan set Australia a target of 264 to win but squandered the opportunity to post a big score in the third one-day international at Perth's WACA Ground on Thursday.

  • Fizz and Shanto in, Mominul out

    Mominul Haque, along with Mushfiqur Rahim and Imrul Kayes, has also been ruled out of the second Test in Christchurch against New Zealand, which begins on Friday. In the absence of Mushfiqur, Tamim Iqbal will lead the side and Shakib Al Hasan has been named his deputy.

  • Sri Lanka eager to hit back after Test whitewash

    Sri Lanka are eager to regain some pride after a dismal Test series when they start the limited-overs section of their tour with the first of three Twenty20 internationals on Friday.

  • NZ warn no let-up in bouncer barrage

    Bangladesh have been warned to expect a fresh barrage of short-pitched deliveries when the second Test against New Zealand starts in Christchurch on Friday.

  • Rubel in line for Test recall

    Fast bowler Rubel Hossain may make a comeback to the Test side for the second Test against New Zealand starting on Friday in Christchurch.

  • Aus hire spin gurus ahead of India tour

    Former Indian bowler Sriram Sridharan will work with Australia as a "spin consultant" on the upcoming tour of India, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday.

  • 0 runs in 119 balls

    It is not often you score zero runs, your team loses and you emerge as the star of a cricket game.

  • NZ, BD defend bouncers despite danger

    New Zealand and Bangladesh Monday defended the short ball as a legitimate weapon following the bouncer-laden first Test which saw Mushfiqur Rahim rushed to hospital after being hit on the head.

  • Twin tons power India

    Skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries to help India chase 350 and stun England by three wickets in the first ODI in Pune on Sunday.

  • Pakistan end 12-yr drought

    Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, their first ODI win on Australian soil for 12 years.

  • Bangladeshi players

    BCB names 30-man preliminary squad

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday announced a 30-member preliminary squad for its tour of India and Sri Lanka in the coming months. While Bangladesh are scheduled to play a one-off Test in Hyderabad in India in February, they will be playing three ODIs, two T20Is and two Tests in March in Sri Lanka.

  • Preliminary squads of India, Sri Lanka tours announced

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced 30-man preliminary squad for the tours of India and Sri Lanka this year today.

  • Tigers wayward after Imrul injury

    Opener Imrul Kayes was stretchered off the ground with pain after scoring 24 in an opening stand of 46 with Tamim Iqbal and his departure sparked a Bangladesh second innings collapse in the final session on the fourth day of the opening Test against New Zealand at Basin Reserve today.

  • 'Bangladesh have been outstanding'

    New Zealand's Ross Taylor has described Bangladesh's performance in the first Test so far as 'outstanding' and expects the Tigers to only get better in the longer format in the coming days.

  • 'We need to be patient'

    Kamrul Islam Rabbi, who was Bangladesh's highest wicket-taker yesterday with two scalps, said that Bangladesh's bowlers needed to exercise patience in order to reap the rewards on a batting-friendly Basin Reserve track.

  • NZ still 303 runs behind

    New Zealand finished the third day of the opening Test against Bangladesh at 292-3, still 303 runs behind the Tigers’ imposing first innings total of 595-8 declared at the Basin Reserve in Wellington today.

  • Watch Live: BD v NZ 1st Test, Day 3

    When umpires called stumps on day 3, New Zealand reached 292 for 3 in 77 overs after Bangladesh declared their first innings at 595 for 8 at Basin Reserve, Wellington today.

  • SL in trouble

    Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada plunged Sri Lanka into familiar trouble when they both took two wickets on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.

  • Kohli will do better than me: Dhoni

    Indian wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated today that the reason behind his surprise decision to quit as captain of the limited-overs formats was that he did not agree with having separate skippers for Tests and the shorter versions of the game.

  • NZ rue inconsistency

    It will not be an overstatement to state that New Zealand probably expected to skittle the Bangladeshis out quickly after electing to field on a green top in the first Test.

  • Shakib smashes his way to the top

    Shakib responded brilliantly with the bat to notch the highest score in Test cricket for Bangladesh with 217 runs on 13 January, 2017 at Wellington. The lefthander faced only 276 balls in his blistering innings, and smacked 31 fours, especially square on both sides of the field.

  • ‘We needed to prove ourselves’

    Shakib Al Hasan may not have ecstatically celebrated his double hundred today, but he was quite excited during the post-day press conference.

  • The records broken and milestones reached

    The second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington has been a day of glory for Bangladesh cricket, as the 359-run fifth-wicket stand between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, and a double-century by the former, broke a few records and led to the batsmen traversing a few milestones.