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  • ‘There should have been a reserve day’

    A rained off match always leads to frustration, especially when you are a fan. And when it is of a much awaited final, the pain is much worsen. That was the case for the huge crowd that flocked the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday, only to see the

  • Bangladesh, Afghanistan declared joint champs

    Both Bangladesh and Afghanistan have been declared joint champions of the T20I tri-nation series after the final of the tournament was washed out due to rain without a ball being bowled at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan T20I Final Match

    Tigers look to break Mirpur jinx

    The ongoing T20I tri-series will come to an end after hosts Bangladesh take on Afghanistan in their third meeting of the tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

  • Tactical gamble pays off

    The Bangladesh team management made a tactical change against Afghanistan in what was a dress rehearsal for the tri-nation T20I series final at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram yesterday.

  • Shakib powers Tigers to win

    Skipper Shakib Al Hasan led from the front and remained unbeaten on a match-winning 70 as Bangladesh finally managed to break the Afghanistan hoodoo, registering a four-wicket win in the tri-nation T20I series in Chattogram yesterday.

  • Much at stake as action moves to port city

    The ongoing T20I tri-series featuring hosts Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, has now moved to Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, where all three second-leg matches will be played starting with the Bangladesh-Zimbabwe encounter tomorrow.

  • Adopting the Mullah’s wisdom

    We all know about the witty, wise and philosophical Mullah Nasruddin, a Persian character who appears in thousands of humorous stories. A well-known tale relates how judge Nasruddin was listening to a case and, after hearing the plaintiff’s deposition, remarked,

  • A time for introspection

    There was much that was discouraging about Bangladesh’s 224-run loss to Afghanistan in the one-off Test in Chattogram yesterday. It has already been mentioned ad nauseum, but bears repeating one more time. Afghanistan were playing their third Test match just

  • A new high in humiliation

    Everything was working fine for Bangladesh on the fifth day of their one-off Test against Afghanistan until the rain that had marred most of the day’s play, seeming to answer most Bangladesh players’ and fans’ prayers, stopped and play resumed at 4:20 pm with 18.3 overs more to be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday.

  • ‘70% hopeful of winning’

    17-year-old Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran was agonisingly close to smashing a maiden Test hundred on debut before being dismissed for a well-made 87 that helped his side take a commanding position against Bangladesh after the third day of the one-off Test in Chattogram yesterday.

  • ‘It’s not like we have never won a Test’

    The media were made to wait quite some time for a Bangladeshi cricketer to show up to the mandatory post-day press conference following yet another disappointing showing on the third day of the one-off Test against Afghanistan yesterday.

  • Rashid stars as Afghans take control

    Bangladesh fell into their own trap of undoing the opposition with spin as Afghanistan, playing just their third Test, moved into the driver’s seat on the second day of the one-off Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram yesterday.

  • BD-Afghan Test: Rahmat steals the show on Day One

    It was probably not the kind of start Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan had hoped for as Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah struck a magnificent century to thwart any plans of domination the Tigers may have had the opening day of the one-off Test in Chattogram

  • Tigers seek new beginning

    Bangladesh cricket has not been in the best of states both on and off the field since a disappointing exit from the ICC World Cup in England, which was followed by a humiliating one-day series defeat in Sri Lanka. The Tigers will however try to put all those forlorn

  • Shakib bowls Afghans away

    The match took place at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, but the pitch and the crowd were such that Bangladesh’s method during yesterday’s 62-run win against Afghanistan was straight from the Mirpur playbook.

  • Mosaddek seizes while Sabbir can’t

    Just under five months ago, Sabbir Rahman was rushed back early into the Bangladesh squad through board-level tinkering with the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s own six-month disciplinary ban.

  • Classical Shakib trumps the new age

    With the pitch at Southampton being a slow one, on which Afghanistan’s spin trio of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi had bullied the famed Indian batting lineup on Saturday, there was fear of how Bangladesh would fare against the same trio on the same wicket.

  • Shakib Al Hasan 1k runs at world cup

    Shakib only player with 1k runs, 30 wickets at World Cups

    He had become the first Bangladesh batsman to reach the landmark of 1000 runs in World Cups during Bangladesh’s innings against Afghanistan. More was in store for Shakib as he picked up wickets with the ball after scoring 51 during Bangladesh’s innings.

  • Tigers remain in contention with win over Afghanistan

    Bangladesh have defeated Afghanistan by 62 runs as Mohammad Saifuddin picked up the last wicket, bowling out Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Shakib Al Hasan was the hero for the Tigers, picking up five wickets for 29 runs.

  • Tigers face spin-heavy Afghans

    Bangladesh and Afghanistan are the two teams among 10 in the World Cup that not many would have given much chance of going deep into the tournament when it began.

  • Sudden death looms, but Tigers hopeful

    Sri Lanka’s upset win over England on Friday has breathed some life into a World Cup that was heading into predictable territory and Bangladesh may be one of the teams to benefit in the race to the semifinals, if they play their cards right. And that starts with winning tomorrow’s match against Afghanistan in Southampton’s Rose Bowl.

  • Bangladesh batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto

    Nazmul's place under the scanner

    Changes may be in the offing for Bangladesh when they take on Pakistan on Wednesday in what will be a virtual Asia Cup semifinal at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. They won their last match against Afghanistan in thrilling fashion Sunday when Mustafizur Rahman conceded just four runs when Afghanistan needed eight to win in the last over.

  • Rashid Khan in Asia Cup 2018

    Rashid sees the other side too

    Before yesterday, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan had played four ODIs and three T20s against Bangladesh. Handling the world-class leg-spinner has always been a bothersome prospect for the Tigers. In each of the four previous ODIs that Rashid played against Bangladesh, he had managed more than one wicket and did not give away over 40 runs in any of those games.

  • Mustafizur Rahman

    ‘Mustafiz was a magician’ – Mash hails fantastic last over

    Fizz’s fantastic final over yesterday, saw Bangladesh successfully defend eight runs in the last over in a tight match where Afghans looked like they were in the driving seat with wickets in hand.

  • Mustafizur Rahman in ICC's ODI Team of the Year 2018

    Mahmudullah hails ‘brilliant’ Fizz

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad singles out Mustafizur Rahman for special praise after the left-arm pacer kept his nerve and overcame cramps to bowl a last over for the ages, conceding just four runs when Afghanistan needed eight to win.

  • Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad

    ‘Pressure lets me give back to my team’

    Far from being burdened by the responsibility, Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah says he relishes the opportunities to fish his team out of trouble

  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

    Riyad glad to be on the right side of last-over drama

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad revels in winning a close game after having been on the wrong side of dramatic finishes in the past

  • 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.

  • Imrul Kayes

    Imrul rises to the call

    When Imrul Kayes was sleeping in Khulna just two days ago, perhaps even he did not dream that he would be the one to steady the ship alongside Mahmudullah Riyad on his comeback to the national team with Bangladesh reeling at 87 for five against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.

  • 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.

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