Bangladesh vs Pakistan

Third T20I called off following incessant rain

The third T20I between Bangladesh and Pakistan has been called off due to incessant rain. Pakistan take the series 2-0. Bangladesh team are set to board their return flight home today and their expected time of arrival is 2:30 am on Tuesday.

July 7, 2019
July 7, 2019

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

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

‘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.”

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

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.

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

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

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

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.

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

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.

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

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

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

‘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.

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

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

July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019

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.