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England tour a positive omen

Revered daily The Guardian has lauded the success of the security operation in Bangladesh for England's visit and concluded

Mehedi engulfed by adulation

Mehedi engulfed by adulation

Mehedi Hasan Miraz returned to Khulna to a hero's welcome as fans from his locality and extended areas flocked to his home

More than a mere series

More than a mere series

Bangladesh has seen many exciting bilateral ODI series over the years, but each of those were either preceded or followed by a Test series where the home team struggled to keep their heads above water while the visitors surfed the waves with ease.

This was not a Test Eng lost, but one which Tigers won

This was not a Test Eng lost, but one which Tigers won

Tigers have not been given their due for the magnificent manner in which they beat England in a Test match. With a little luck, they could have claimed the series 2-0, and fixed, at least temporarily, the tone of condescension that accompanies them in world cricket.

Mehedi returns to Dhaka

Mehedi returns to Dhaka

Mehedi Hasan Miraz, the young boy who became the toast of a nation with his 12 wickets in the first Test victory over England returned to Dhaka from Khulna early today.

  • New day, renewed determination

    “Dosto (friend), I have to run… I will talk to you later; will give you a call… please pray for me.”

  • Tigers' win has to be the best possible news for Test cricket

    England's defeat by Bangladesh has come as a shock to the system for cricket.

  • US Ambassador Bernicat takes a leaf out of Shakib's book

    US Ambassador to Dhaka Marcia Bernicat expresses a rare interest for cricket by congratulating Bangladesh for its first Test win over England with a gesture now very familiar to cricket fans

  • I will stay the same: Mehedi

    As the Tigers start going back home, teenage cricketing hero Mehedi Hasan Miraz visits his friends, including the recovering Mustafizur Rahman, in Mirpur and talks about his future hopes.

  • Mehedi rockets up ICC charts, Tigers gain 8 points

    Bangladesh's first Test victory over England is reflected in the ICC player and team rankings, with Bangladesh gaining eight ranking points in the Test teams' table and man-of-the-series Mehedi Hasan Miraz jumping to 33rd position in the Test bowlers' table in the ICC rankings today.

  • Pitches a product of winning mindset

    In March 2010, Bangladesh had set England a target of 209 to win in the fourth innings in Mirpur.

  • Biggest win for Bangladesh cricket

    School kids. They all celebrated like school kids. If they had bags on, those would have been thrown high in the air as well. As

  • The man with an eye for history

    It is a measure of Shakib Al Hasan and the almost automatic expectation that he will perform that, amid the brilliance of Mehedi Hasan

  • They got 30 runs too many: Cook

    After conquering Chittagong's dustbowl, Alastair Cook must have been a confident man going in for the Tea break after

  • Stokes fined 15 per cent of match fee

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second

  • A stormy Tea break

    There were many twists and turns in the second Test at Mirpur as a great Test match requires and many segments in the two-match Test series that will create a whirlwind in discussions in the coming days. It was a series where popular phrases such as 'cricket is a funny game' and 'cricket is a game of uncertainty' were given new dimensions.

  • 'Nobody thought of personal records'

    The phrase 'it was a team effort' is often used by captains to describe wins these days. In fact, one could term it a cliché in today's cricketing world.


    A 19-wicket haul in a two-match test series is any bowler's dream. And if the dream is realised by a 19-year-old debutant,


    He was born the year Bangladesh celebrated its first major success on a cricketing plain. He was only three years old when the fledgling cricketing nation was granted Test status after that famous ICC Trophy triumph in 1997.

  • The smiling assassin

    Veni, Vidi, Vici. A 19-year old whose lean figure belies his robust determination, born in Barisal but brought up in Khulna, entered the world

  • ‘A great moment for Bangladesh cricket’

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim hails his side's performance in the second Test against England, terming it 'a great moment for Bangladesh cricket'.

  • Tigers create magic and history in Mirpur

    After taking 10 wickets in a session, Bangladesh win their first Test against England when they beat the visitors by 108 runs to level the series at Mirpur stadium.

  • Reaction to Tigers' historic win over England

    Enjoy the reaction of players and organizations after Bangladesh national cricket team creates history and defeats England for the first time in Test cricket.

  • What were they thinking?

    Are the Bangladesh fans destined to suffer some pain after all the brilliance in the ongoing two-match Test series against

  • An 'average' effort

    It might have been on a turning track and against an attack that is not comfortable playing spin, but regardless of those

  • Eng relieved as Root returns to field

    England heaved a sigh of relief Sunday as their key batsman Joe Root returned to the field after suffering from an upset stomach during the third day of their second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

  • Sloppy England let Bangladesh slip away

    Careless, callous and clumsy when under the pump…the lackadaisical performance from England allowed Bangladesh to extend their lead and pull away from the visitors in the second and final Test match of the series at Dhaka.

  • Don't want to chase over 250: Woakes

    England pacer Chris Woakes was part of a 99-run ninth-wicket partnership that saved the visitors from conceding a huge lead to Bangladesh and effectively kept them in the game.

  • Why Tigers deserve to win 2nd Test versus England?

    Following a close but heart-breaking 22-run loss in the opening Test against visitors England, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, hosts Bangladesh are on a mission to take revenge on the touring English team.

  • Tigers slightly ahead despite Mahmudullah madness

    The roller coaster second Test at Mirpur which is merely an extension of the Chittagong Test produced yet another breathtaking


    If there were any doubts left, surely Mehedi Hasan proved that he is the real deal with a sublime performance with the cherry on

  • Hope we play more series against big teams: Mushfiqur

    Mushfiqur Rahim was lavish in his praise for the 19-year-old spinner, who according to the Bangladesh captain exceeded all expectations. "We always knew he (Mehedi Hasan) is going to shine. We did not think, he will in this series though. He is going to have a great prospect for Bangladesh in future."

  • Root hit by stomach bug!

    Joe Root was quarantined by the team management at the end of the second day of the Dhaka Test after the England batsman complained of a stomach upset which forced him off the field during Bangladesh's second innings on Saturday.

  • Bangladesh 128 runs ahead

    Bangladesh are 128 runs ahead of England at the end of a topsy-turvy day two at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • ‘I never think about taking five or six wickets’

    Bangladesh’s new entrant Mehedi Hasan, who earlier today became only the second off-spinner in Tests to take five-wicket hauls in his first two Tests, has said that he never expects to take five-wicket hauls, but hopes to put in at least an ‘average performance’ in each of his games.