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  • Bangladesh Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza fielding in Bangladesh vs Pakistan match

    Let the emotional override subside

    Bangladesh’s World Cup ended with a crushing defeat against Pakistan at Lord’s on Friday. It was an anticlimactic finish to an otherwise fantastic run by the Tigers in the showpiece event that had started brilliantly for them with a fabulous victory against South Africa

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza fielding Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match

    ‘We get down during partnerships’

    “Fielding, it has been a concern all of my career. When there is a partnership, we get down,” Mashrafe said. “This is the part that a player can change. I think we really need to improve fielding.”

  • Tigers save their worst for the last

    Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s World Cup career was brought to an inauspicious end as the Tigers saved their worst performance for their final 2019 World Cup match, which they lost to Pakistan by 94 runs at Lord’s yesterday.

  • Bangladesh pace bowler Mohammad Saifuddin celebrates after dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam

    Tigers fail to pounce again

    Shakib Al Hasan said before the match yesterday that one of the disappointments of Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign so far has been their fielding efforts. He may have been hoping that the match to follow -- the Tigers’ last World Cup game against Pakistan at Lord’s -- would be an exception

  • Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad in training ahead last game bangladesh vs pakistan match

    ‘No such thing as a dead rubber’

    “Firstly, Bangladesh versus Pakistan at Lord’s, the beautiful Lord’s... there’s no such thing as a dead rubber,” Rhodes said during the pre-match press conference yesterday. “Both teams are desperate to beat each other. We certainly are. I’m pretty sure they are. They’ve got a lot to play for as well.

  • Tigers history in Lords

    Tigers ‘taking in’ history

    Dead rubber or not, if cricket is one’s profession then not much motivation is needed to be pumped up about a match at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Bangladesh have been eliminated from the race to the 2019 World Cup semifinals, but from the expressions

  • Pakistan’s ‘impossible’ qualification equation

    The concept is at once simple and mindbending. Pakistan arrive at Lord’s for their match against Bangladesh knowing exactly what they must do to reach the last four of the World Cup. The problem is the task is enough to make Hercules baulk.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza with Steve Rhodes

    Still worth a fight

    A final match at Lord’s was what all of Bangladesh -- team and fans alike -- would have dreamed of before the World Cup started. However, instead of July 5, they would have been eyeing a final match on July 14.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza at Lords

    Uncertainty abounds around Mashrafe

    Speculation surrounding Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s future was given fresh life when the 35-year-old did not show up for the pre-match press conference at Lord’s yesterday, ahead of Bangladesh’s last World Cup game against Pakistan today. It was instead Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes

  • Undaunted Tigers head for last stop

    After their hard-fought and valiant World Cup campaign effectively came to an end when they lost to India by 28 runs on Tuesday, the Bangladesh team left Birmingham yesterday afternoon towards what will be their final stop on the World Cup trek, London.

  • Bangladesh vs Pakistan economy

    Bangladesh vs Pakistan: A tale of two economies

    The infamous quote 'Bangladesh is a bottomless basket' made by then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1974 has already been

  • Super-sub goalie delivers title

    Goalkeeper Mehedi Hasan came off the bench to stop three shots from the spot as Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3-2 in tiebreakers in the final to regain the title of the SAFF U-15 Championship at the ANFA Complex ground in Kathmandu yesterday.

  • Prantik Nawroz and Shamim Hossain

    Hosts keep semifinal hopes alive

    Shamim Hossain and Prantik Nawroz Nabil hit half centuries after a fine bowling effort to help Bangladesh bounce back from defeat in their Under-19 Asia Cup opener with a three-wicket win against Pakistan at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram yesterday.

  • SAFF Women's U-18 Championship 2018

    Bangladesh put record 17 goals past Pakistan

    Bangladesh registered their biggest margin of victory in women's football with a 17-0 thrashing of Pakistan in their first match of the SAFF Women's U-18 Championship fixture at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu last night.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim fell agonisingly short vs Pakistan

    ‘Playing Pakistan is just another match’

    Even as everyone who witnessed the match were saying that beating Pakistan with the odds firmly stacked against Bangladesh was one of the country’s better cricketing achievements, player-of-the-match Mushfiqur Rahim insists that it was just another match for them.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim speaks at the post-match press conference win over Pakistan in an Asia Cup 2018

    ‘The win matters, not the ton’

    While it may seem that being the first Bangladesh player to suffer the misfortune of getting out on 99 in international cricket would disappoint a player who strives endlessly for personal excellence, Mushfiqur Rahim is not bothered with the near-miss after Bangladesh won the Asia Cup match against Pakistan by 37 runs

  • When at war, kill or be killed: Mushfiqur

    Bangladesh draw on wartime philosophy to overcome the potentially crippling losses of Shakib Al hasan and Tamim Iqbal to emerge victorious over Pakistan in the Asia Cup

  • Mushfiqur Rahim fell agonisingly short vs Pakistan

    Wounded Tigers roar into final

    Bangladesh overcame a slew of obstacles and the crushing blow of ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan being ruled out on the morning of the match to achieve one of their best results -- a 37-run win over two-time champions Pakistan in their Asia Cup match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.


    Soumya Sarkar was batting in the ICC Academy nets the day before yesterday's match. He was facing up to some local net bowlers.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim playing aginst Pakistan in Asia Cup 2018

    Mushfiqur keeps Tigers afloat

    The Bangladesh innings of 239 all out against Pakistan yesterday, leaving overs unused for the fourth time in five matches of the

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

    Injured Shakib flying home

    Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the Asia Cup and is on his way back to Dhaka with a flare-up of his long-standing left little finger injury, team manager Khaled Mahmud informs

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

    'Shakib can't grip the bat'

    Ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has not been able to grip the bat over the last two days, resulting in him missing out on the crucial Bangladesh-Pakistan encounter in Abu Dhabi, team manager Khaled Mahmud informs

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

    Shakib out, three changes as Tigers bat

    Bangladesh suffer a major blow in their virtual Asia Cup semifinal against Pakistan as ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is ruled out of the match with a flare-up of his longstanding left little finger injury

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza-mario

    Feeling the heat, but up for the battle

    The heat is a dominant topic here in the UAE, and while it is true that the mercury is the same for all four remaining teams in the ongoing Asia Cup, Bangladesh would be justified in saying that they are the most disadvantaged.

  • Can Tigers find a way again?

    The Asia Cup so far has been an exercise in making lemonade out of lemons for Bangladesh. From the first match, during which opener Tamim Iqbal was felled by a fractured left hand because of which he eventually had to leave the tournament, Bangladesh have had to deal with the heat in the UAE, which the country's cricketers have not experienced since the 1995 Asia Cup, and tough scheduling.

  • Mashrafe Mortaza before Bangladesh vs Pakistan match

    Tigers braced for virtual semi

    When Bangladesh meet Pakistan in the last Asia Cup Super Four game, it will be a virtual semifinal between two teams who have had similar paths to this point. Both have won two matches out of four so far.

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in Asia Cup 2018

    Doubt over Shakib

    Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's availability is in doubt ahead of today's virtual semifinal against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup.

  • Can Bangladesh Tigers reach Asia Cup 2018 final

    Can Tigers reach Asia Cup 2018 final?

    Will Bangladesh national cricket team seal their entry to yet another dream final of Asia Cup? Sports reporters Ariful Islam Roney and Masud Parvez talk to The Daily Star’s Ekush Tapader on Bangladesh team’s possibility to play the Asia Cup 2018 final and different other aspects. Watch the Star Live video to know more.

  • 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.

  • 2018 Asia Cup T20

    Tigresses strike back with victory over Pakistan

    After being routed by Sri Lanka for 63 less than 24 hours ago, Bangladesh stormed back to beat two-time runners up Pakistan by seven wickets to get off the mark in the 2018 Asia Cup T20 at Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur.