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  • 'Maxwell, Handscomb on right path'

    Veteran Victorian batsman Cameron White, who scored a match-winning century against New South Wales on Sunday, feels

  • Twin tons crush Pakistan

    Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hit punishing centuries to steer an imperious India to a nine wicket win over a listless Pakistan in the Asia Cup match in Dubai on Sunday.


    However many runs he has scored in ODI cricket, the scale of Liton Das's ambition is staggering. Wiley Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid

  • Tigers hold their nerve in thriller

    Mustafizur Rahman bowled a superb last over, conceding just four runs when eight were needed, as Bangladesh won the Asia Cup Super Four match against Afghanistan by three runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

  • Pakistan struggle to 237-7 despite Malik's 78

    Pakistan were once again short of a fighting total as they managed 237-7 in their 50 overs despite an attractive half century by Shoaib Malik in the Asia Cup game against India in Dubai on Sunday.

  • Mushy third Tiger to 5,000 ODI runs

    Bangladesh batsman Mushffiqu Rahim became the third player from the country to reach 5,000 ODI runs.

  • Shaikb Al Hasan

    ‘It’s challenging, not disturbing’ – Shakib ready to face the music

    The rule for two new balls to be used from both ends introduced new dimension to cricket and during their last Asia Cup game against India, Bangladesh faced the new ball from two ends with a new opening pair. With an unstable opening pair and the loss of Tamim Iqbal to injury, the Tigers have not seen the familiar Tamim-Shakib Al Hasan partnerships which thrived in the recent few series.

  • Shaikb Al Hasan in Asia Cup 2018

    ‘We’ve done it before’ – turnarounds Tigers can draw from

    Bangladesh’s Asia Cup campaign hangs in the balance after their defeat to India in the first Super Four match. They lost to Afghanistan as well in the last group phase match and will face them today, seeking to win and stay in the competition. The Tigers’ vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan believed that his team has the ability to turn things around and overcome their conquerors from the group stage.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim

    What equations for the Tigers to stay alive in Asia Cup?

    We look at the possible scenarios and equations which will Bangladesh alive in the tournament after today's matches are played.

  • HP match ends in draw

    The four-day match between the two halves of the High Performance squad -- Red team and Green team -- ended in a draw at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna yesterday.

  • Soumya Sarkar

    Call-ups catch Imrul, Soumya off-guard

    Much like Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan, the opening duo of Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar were surprised by their sudden recall to the Tigers' camp for the ongoing Asia Cup.

  • Battle Royale: Part II

    The two bitter rivals—India and Pakistan—will square off once again in the Asia Cup today and this time with much higher stakes in the Super Four battle at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

  • Tamim Iqbal bravery

    Batting in limbo sans Tamim

    It is a telling statistic that even in Bangladesh's flying start to the Asia Cup on September 15, when Mushfiqur Rahim's sublime 144 authored a 137-run hammering of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh left three balls unused in their total of 261.

  • Asia Cup 2018 squad

    Panic starts at the top

    The 13th-hour inclusion of discarded national openers Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes in Bangladesh's Asia Cup squad may have seemed like reinforcement for a troubled team on Saturday evening, but in the cold light of day it seems little more than a panicked reaction to bad performance.

  • India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

    While India and Pakistan's fierce cricket rivalry has been on display at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, some families in the country have divided loyalties.

  • Malik denies Afghanistan in last over finish

    Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik hit a six and a boundary to pull off a sensational last over three-wicket win for Pakistan against a spirited Afghanistan in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

  • Smith, Warner make smashing return

    Disgraced cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner make stunning returns to Australian cricket Saturday, with the pair both notching up big scores in front of some of the largest grade-level crowds the country has seen.

  • Pakistan sneak home in last-over thriller

    Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik hit a six and a boundary to pull off a sensational last-over win for Pakistan against a spirited Afghanistan in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza not clear about bring Soumya Sarkar

    Mashrafe 'not clear' about decision to recall Soumya, Imrul

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza says that he was on the field of play when the decision to recall discarded national openers Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes for the ongoing Asia Cup was finalised

  • Clinical India crush pitiful Tigers

    Bangladesh’s nosedive in their Asia Cup campaign continues unabated as they succumb to an seven-wicket loss in their Super Four encounter against defending champions India at the Dubai International Stadium.

  • Ill-advised reviews and a fortunate no-ball

    A no-ball that led to a dead ball which led to a wicket, an appeal denied but not ignored, a wasted review that punished an innocent batsman -- some of the moments from Bangladesh's Asia Cup match against India.

  • Another implosion as Tigers shot out for 173

    Bangladesh’s nosedive after losing all-important opener Tamim Iqbal to injury continues unabated as they fail to bat out 50 overs for the third consecutive occasion and are shot out for a sub-par 173 by India in their Asia Cup Super Four match.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim

    Mushfiqur, Fizz return as Tigers asked to bat

    India skipper Rohit Sharma wins the toss and asks Bangladesh to bat in their Asia Cup Super Four match in Dubai

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    Confusion played a part: Mashrafe

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza admitted to being confused during their 136-run thrashing at the hands of Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday in their last Asia Cup Group B match.


    Bangladesh's injury concerns and unfortunate scheduling in the Asia Cup combined to provide a debut for left-arm pacer Abu Hider, who had shown in recent T20Is that he was up for a fight.

  • Rashid ravages Tigers

    Afghan leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan added an unexpected cameo with the bat to his customary incisiveness with the ball to help Afghanistan blow away Bangladesh by 136 runs in the final Asia Cup Group B match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

  • Hasan ton lights up Day Two

    Wicketkeeper batsman Nurul Hasan slammed a hundred on the second day of the four-day practice match between two High Performance Squads at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna.

  • It was a great game for bowlers: Rohit

    After notching up a convincing eight-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup, India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma heaped praises on his bowlers for not allowing the opposition to gain an upper hand during their Group A fixture at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Spaceship in Abu Dhabi

    The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi does not look anything like a cricket stadium when viewed from miles away -- which you can do because there is not much but sand and low-lying buildings around it.

  • Indian trio ruled out of Asia Cup

    Three Indian cricketers including star all-rounder Hardik Pandya were Thursday ruled out of the Asia Cup with injuries, dealing a blow to the side's chances in the 50-over tournament.