2022 sports in pictures

Featuring a total of 23 goals in five matches while conceding only one, the Sabina Khatun-led side were on a rampant run in the SAFF tournament as they shrugged off their group-stage opponents -- including Maldives, Pakistan, and India, who fell three places in ranking from 58 – before crushing Bhutan in the semi-final and downing the then 102-rank hosts Nepal in the grand finale at the Dasarath Rangasala stadium. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
Ebadot Hossain celebrated each scalp against New Zealand yesterday with his trademark salute. And after his six-for ensured Bangladesh’s greatest ever triumph in their cricketing history -- an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in a Test on Kiwi soil -- it was time for all the members of the Bangladesh side to return the favour. Photo: Collected
Powered by Tamim Iqbal's unbeaten fifty and pacer Taskin Ahmed's fifer, Bangladesh registered a crushing nine-wicket victory to clinch a maiden series away to South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on March. Photo: Collected
Taskin reaps reward from 'following the same process. Photo: AFP
Sikandar Raza's second ton in consecutive matches and skipper Regis Chakabva's 75-ball 102, saw Zimbabwe clinch the second ODI by five wickets to clinch their first ODI series against Bangladesh since 2013 in August. Photo: AFP
Australian cricketer Shane Warne has died aged 52, in March.
Explosive former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds died in a car crash in May, in another tragic blow for the sport after the recent deaths of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
Real Madrid stun Liverpool 1-0 to clinch Champions League title. Photo: Reuters
Ben Stokes and Sam Curran starred as England edged Pakistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday and become the sport's first dual white-ball champions, holding both the 50 and 20-over titles. Photo: AFP
Max Verstappen wins Formula One world title
Is this the most iconic photograph in the history of sports? It’s up there. Two of the greatest tennis players of time. Two of the biggest sporting rivals of all time. Pictured together crying and holding hands at Roger Federer’s last ever match. Photo: AFP
Tigers script consecutive ODI series wins against India. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
Argentina's Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy alongside teammates as they celebrate after winning the World Cup. Photo: REUTERS