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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan live score update

    Debuts for Nazmul, Hider as Tigers field

    Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan won the toss and elected to field in their last Asia Cup Group B match against Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi.

  • No Tamim and possibly no Mushy too

    The last time that Bangladesh played Afghanistan in the ODI format, Tamim Iqbal had hit a run-a-ball century to give the Tigers a commanding total. Tigers went on to win by 141 runs in that game in 2016.

  • Rashid Khan

    'We're the best in the world'

    After beating Bangladesh by six wickets to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-0 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun yesterday,

  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan T20 series 2018

    The silent anthem

    Mismanagement on the part of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and the local organisers has so far been a feature of Bangladesh’s ongoing three-match T20I series against Afghanistan in Dehradun. The latest incident to create a negative impression among Bangladesh fans involved the Bangladesh national anthem before the first T20I on Sunday, when it seemed to television audiences back home that the players were not paying attention during the national anthem.

  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan T20 Series

    Tigers' first T20I today

    Bangladesh's opening T20I against Afghanistan will mark a couple of firsts. It will be the first bilateral series between the two teams at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun.

  • Bangladesh VS Afghanistan T20I series

    Walsh steals the show

    It was quite an interesting road to Dehradun to cover Bangladesh's three-match T20I series since starting the journey from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka yesterday.

  • 'Afghanistan will be a big challenge'

    Afghanistan are currently ranked eighth while Bangladesh sit in 10th position in the ICC T20I team rankings. Many may have

  • Afghan player celebrate a wicket

    Rise of Afghans

    It was only 20 years ago that Afghanistan formed as a Cricket Federation (now known as the Afghanistan Cricket Board) so, in that sense, they are the ‘new kids on the block’ at this ICC Cricket World Cup. Afghanistan began this incredible journey in earnest in 2008 entering the World Cricket League Division 5

  • BD takes on Afghanistan

    Tigers go hunting

    The seventh match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 sees the Tigers face the non-fancy Afghans in what will be the opening hunt for our national team.

  • From left, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarker practice at Kippax Oval centre wicket net

    ‘Not feeling any pressure’

    Down the track and boom! Tamim Iqbal's cross-batted smack against Zaheer Khan in 2007 still remains, arguably so, the most memorable cricket shot played by a Bangladeshi batsman in the World Cup