Wednesday, 17 Apr, 2024

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South Africa win toss, opt to bat

DHAKA: South Africa captain F du Plessis won the toss and decided to bat first in their first T20 match of two-match series in Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.The match is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm (local time).The first T20I will be a test of Bangladesh's pristine

Messi family attacked at Copa final

DHAKA: Members of Argentina star Lionel Messi’s family were attacked by Chile fans during the first half of the Copa America final between the two sides on Saturday evening.The incident occurred just before half-time when supporters of La Roja began to insult the Barcelona forward's

Tigers’ 1st T20 against Proteas at 1pm

DHAKA: Bangladesh and South Africa will face-off in their first T20 match of two-match series in Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.The match is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm (local time).The first T20I will be a test of Bangladesh's pristine confidence, as the hosts take on

Unwinding Memories

Memories can be bitter, can be sweet. But my memory with Bangladesh cricket is all sweet. I have followed Bangladesh cricket over the last five decades. I am really proud to be eyewitness of many significant milestones of the graduation of Bangladesh cricket to the present level when

Chile win Copa beating Argentina on penalties

DHAKA: Chile secured the first major trophy in their history on home soil courtesy of a penalty shootout win over Argentina 4-1 in the Copa America final.Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez slotted in the winning spot-kick after Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain fired over and Ever Banega was denied by

PM accords Tigers reception

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday accorded a warm reception to Bangladesh national cricket team (male) members at her official residence Ganabhaban for the players’ performances in ICC World Cup and whitewashing Pakistan cricket team and series win against India.Mentioning

Aussie pacer Ryan Harris retires

DHAKA: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris on Saturday made the announcement of his retirement from all forms of cricket effective immediately.He made the announcement as his battered right knee has finally given out on him, ending his days in the baggy green less than a week before the

No Longer “A Minnow”

Gone were the days when Bangladesh used to be termed a rank outsider in bilateral contest of any format against top cricket playing nations. Leading teams like England, Australia, and India used to consider hosting Bangladesh team a waste of time and money. We have seen suggestions of not

Want to play with confidence: Mashrafe

DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said whatever the previous statistics had said we want to play with the strong confidence against visiting South Africa. The first T20 match of two match series between Bangladesh and South Africa will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National

'History is there to change' – Hathurusingha

DHAKA: As South Africa took the southern route from their team hotel towards the Fatullah Cricket Stadium for their practice match, the bowling machine was perched a few feet higher at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.The hosts are about to face a completely different challenge against

Peru beats Paraguay 2-0 to finish 3rd in Copa

DHAKA: Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero each scored second-half goals to help Peru defeat Paraguay 2-0 in the third-place game at the Copa America on Friday.Carrillo scored from just inside the area in the 48th minute and Guerrero sealed the victory from close range in the 89th, giving

Cake Walk

T20 Practice Match South Africa Vs BCBXI Played at Fatullah, July 3 ,2015 BCB XI  99 All out in 18 overs ( Imrul Kayes 29, Shubhagato Hom 18, Sohag Gazi 13 , D Weiss 3/13, K Abbott 2/2 , AM Phangiso 2/19 ) lost to South Africa 101 for 2 ( de Kock retired out 35 ,de Villiers retired out

Proteas beat BCB XI in tour match

DHAKA: Visiting South Africans’ beat the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) XI in the only tour match of 20-over by eight wickets at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium of Fatullah in Narayanganj on Friday.The South Africans chased down BCB XI set 100-run target with 48-ball to spare.Q de Kock,

BCB XI set SA 100-run target

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board XI set South Africa 100-run target in the practice match at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium of Fatullah on Friday.     The home side scored 99 for all after the 18th over in the 20-over match with Imrul Kayes’s 29 runs off 24 balls.D Wiese finished with

SA apologise to Bangladesh for drone

DHAKA: Cricket South Africa have apologised for using a drone camera during a practice session.Last December, the Bangladesh civil aviation authority banned all unmanned aerial vehicles, which did not have prior permission, from its airspace for national security and general safety

Need Winning Start

A winning start for Bengal Tigers in the first T20 match on 5 July will give a strong signal for a fascinating contest throughout the series. We know Bengal tigers winning streak was halted in the last ODI against India. That hurt the morale a little bit. But wounded tigers always bounce

Dissecting Tiger Squad for T20 Matches

BCB selectors have just announced a 14-member squad for the two T20 matches for the series against South Africa scheduled to be played on July 5 & 7. They have also announced a squad for the only practice match before the series. T20 Squad: Mashrafe Bin Murtaza (Capt), Tamim Iqbal ,Soumya

Tough battle ahead: South Africa coach

DHAKA: South Africa head coach Russell Domingo feels it would be preposterous to embark on the Bangladesh tour believing everything would go their way.Fourth-ranked South Africa are expecting a tough tour, the Proteas coach said on Tuesday. The two teams will square off in two Twenty20

Can Bengal Tigers Rewrite History?

Bangladesh is on the threshold of writing few scripts in its cricket history. Very strong South African cricket team is in Bangladesh now for playing two T20s, three ODIs and two tests. Despite Bangladesh making some landmark achievements in 2015, it will be too ambitious of thinking

Argentina beat Paraguay, on to Copa final

DHAKA: Javier Pastore had a goal and an assist as Argentina cruised past Paraguay into the finals of the Copa America.Argentina pulled away from Paraguay with a second-half onslaught to win 6-1 in their Copa America semifinal match and advance to face hosts Chile in the finals, reports