Saturday, 20 Apr, 2024


Rain halts match after 100/1

DHAKA: The heavy rainfall has stopped the first ODI match between Bangladesh and India after India scored 100 runs losing a wicket after 16.4 overs chasing 273-run target. Shakib Al Hasan got the wicket of RV Uthapa. He was LBW out after scoring a useful 50. Visiting India as set

India need 273 on slow pitch

DHAKA: Visiting India need 273 runs to win the first ODI against host Bangladesh at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium Sunday. Bangladesh scored 272 runs losing nine wickets in the stipulated overs.  Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, and Anamul Haque scored 59, 52 and 44 runs respectively. 

Mushfiqur out after hits fifty

DHAKA: Tiger skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was caught out after scoring a time-needed 59 runs on the slow pitch. Parvez Rasool got the wicket of Mushfiq after stepped outside the crease got a massive edge on this, and Rahane completed a safe catch in the mid-off area. He scored 59 off 63 with

3 World Cup matches on Day 4

DHAKA: It can be said ‘another starting of the running world cup football’ as one of the most favorite Argentina is going to start their mission on day-4 of the tournament. Besides, there are also more two matches on the fourth day of action in Brazil. With the likes of Lionel

Bangladesh bat first

DHAKA: Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first in the first ODI match against visiting India.  The match started at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at 1:00pm Sunday.   Tigers hope to do well under the new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, bowling coach Heath Streak and

Messi has to win World Cup

DHAKA: The ex-Italy skipper Fabio Cannavaro, who won the tournament eight years ago does not think Lionel Messi can be considered better than Diego Maradona until he has won a World Cup.  The Barcelona star failed to take the tournament by storm four years ago as the Maradona-coached

Argentina’s World Cup mission at 4am

DHAKA: Latin American favourite Argentina will face little strong Bosnia & Herzegovina in its World Cup opener early Monday. The 11th match of the world cup will be held at 4:00am (BDST) in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil.   Once again at this World Cup Argentina arrive with a potent front

Star Sports to broadcast BD-India ODIs

DHAKA: The uncertainty over whether the Bangladesh-India series will be broadcast in India ended a day before the first ODI, when the BCB announced Star Sports will telecast the games. Gazi TV, who had claimed the media rights until 2020, inked the deal on Saturday night. Salahuddin

Costa Rica stuns Uruguay 3-1

DHAKA: Costa Rica came from behind to stun Uruguay 3-1 Saturday at the World Cup, opening the tough Group D with a major upset. Costa Rica entered the tournament as one of the biggest underdogs to make it out of the group stage after being drawn with Uruguay, Italy and England, but

Italy beat England by 2-1

DHAKA: It’s taken a while but England finally played decent football at a major international tournament. Unfortunately, their vastly improved performance from recent years still ended in a 2-1 defeat to Italy in their opening game of the 2014 World Cup. However, the positive is that

Messi looks to fire South Americans to glory

DHAKA: Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has put Lionel Messi’s habit of throwing up on the pitch down to anxiety – and the Barcelona forward starts the tournament knowing he is under pressure to replicate Diego Maradona’s achievements in 1986 and cement his place in place in

Casillas takes blame for defeat

DHAKA: Iker Casillas believes he must shoulder much of the blame for Spain's humbling 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands. Louis van Gaal's side recovered from falling behind to a first-half Xabi Alonso penalty, with Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie both scoring twice and Stefan De Vrij

4 World Cup matches in Day 3

DHAKA: Surely, the day three is very much important for football lovers as there are four matches between Saturday night to Sunday morning with Group C and Group D taking centre-stage, which includes the eagerly awaited England v Italy. Colombia v Greece match will start the jam-packed

Tigers face huge pressure

DHAKA: There is a neat division of pressure levels - five to be precise - in the Bangladesh squad ahead of their three-match ODI series against India.  The biggest demands will be placed on experienced players who have to tackle lack of form, confidence, and rising expectations, as the

Fifa bans Beckenbauer for 90 days

DHAKA: Franz Beckenbauer has been provisionally banned from all footballing activities by Fifa - for "failing to co-operate" with its inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process. The World Cup winning German legend had been asked to help with a Fifa ethics investigation led

Mexico Edge Past Cameroon

Very often score sheet show justice to the story the story of the game. Mexico opened its seventeenth world cup (sixth straight) campaign with a solitary goal win over Cameroon .Another day another place it could easily be at least (3-0) or even more.  Mexico dominated the match right

Socceroos Defeated not Dismayed

Chile 3 (Alexis Sanchez, Jorge Valdivia, Jean Beausejour): Australia 1 (Tim Cahill)  Socceroos’ with all they had could not keep out the La Rojas. This Chilean team has quality and experience and in their own continent they are dangerous team. But Australians were not also far behind.

World champions obliterated

DHAKA: Two goals apiece for the attacking duo -Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben and a tap-in from Stefan de Vrij left Vicente del Bosque's men totally torn apart in the first game of their title defence. Netherlands left World Cup holders Spain shaken to the core after they recorded a

Messi won't end up in hospital – Hierro

DHAKA: The former Spain defender does not think the Argentina star will become the latest in a long list of casualties for some of the world's finest players this summer Bet Spain legend Fernando Hierro does not think that Lionel Messi will fall foul to a serious injury at the World Cup

Peralta seals victory for Mexico

DHAKA: The Club America striker Oribe Peralta sealed victory for his side after Giovani dos Santos had two goals disallowed in controversial offside decisions Oribe Peralta again proved his worth to Mexico as his goal helped them to a 1-0 win over Cameroon in their World Cup opener on