Hafeez ton puts Tigers on back foot

April 30, 2015

A brilliant century from Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan going into a strong position against Bangladesh on the second day of first Test match after the hosts batting collapsed at Khulna on Wednesday. Bangladesh were shot down to 332, after resuming on 236-4 before Hafeez’s unbeaten 137 runs guided tourists to 227-1 when the stumps were drawn, trailing by 105 runs in the first Read more

Tigers in trouble after poor show

April 30, 2015

Lackluster batting and even poorer efforts during the fielding on second day of the first Test match let Bangladesh suffer and took away the advantage they gained on the first day against Pakistan at Khulna on Wednesday. Mohammad Hafeez rubbed salt on their wound by providing them some lessons of batsmanship which they appeared to have lacked as he plundered Read more

Fans furious at black-market ticket sell

April 30, 2015

Crisis of tickets at fair price frustrated large number of cricket fans who demonstrated on Wednesday outside Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, the international venue where the first Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan is being held. Tickets were found being sold in black-market outside the venue at higher price but no action was seen taken neither by law enforcers nor stadium Read more

Hafeez continues prolific Test form

April 30, 2015

Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez continued his rich vein of form in Test cricket by hitting his third hundred in consecutive Test in Khulna on Wednesday. The right-hander hit an unbeaten 137 to put Pakistan in a strong position on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh. Hafeez has now become the sixth Pakistani batsmen to hit hundred in three consecutive Tests after Read more

MSC stun Muktis

April 30, 2015

Mohammedan Sporting Club came from two goals down to beat Muktijoddha Sangsad 3-2 in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday. Chittagong Abahani sealed their first win of the league in the other match of the day when they edged Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society thanks to an 18-minute strike of Sumon Ali. Read more

Kruif returns for WC qualifiers

April 30, 2015

Dutchman Lodewijk de Kruif arrived Dhaka on Wednesday to take charge of the national football team for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, which is set to get underway from June 11. Kruif is expected to supervise the team in the first two matches, respectively against Kirgizstan and Tajikistan on June 11 and 16. The Bangladesh Football Federation said earlier that they will give Read more

Mominul leads sedate Tigers

April 29, 2015

Left-hander Mominul Haque’s half-century guided Bangladesh to 236-4 against Pakistan at the close of opening day’s play of the first Test at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Tuesday. Mominul scored 80 runs from 162 balls before he was dismissed in the last over and the stumps on the first day were drawn immediately with both the team leaving ground fairly satisfied. Read more

Mominul maintains rare consistency

April 29, 2015

Batsman Mominul Haque displayed his class and temperament once again when he led Bangladesh’s batting charge in the first Test against Pakistan on Sunday. Benched in the one-day series and left out from Twenty20 International, Mominul returned to his groove in the Test and made an instant impact to score 80 off 162 balls. His exploits led the Tigers to 236-4, a commendable effort on Read more

Last-ditch attempt DRS in Tests sees light

April 29, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board was successful in its last-ditch attempt to add decision review system in the two-match Test series against Pakistan that started in Khulna on Tuesday. Initially there was no plan for DRS in the Test series but the BCB said it had initiated the move on the night just after the three-match one-day international series concluded. A BCB meeting earlier had Read more

Tigers refute defensive tag

April 29, 2015

Bangladesh believe they were not defensive when they took the field on the opening day of the first Test match against Pakistan despite making a slow progress to reach 236-4 at the close in Khulna on Tuesday. The Tigers came into this game with promise of playing attacking cricket but the team that they selected for the game hardly reflected it. They included eight batsmen in Read more

Enamul, Sabuz in preliminary WC squad

April 29, 2015

Experienced forwards Enamul Haque and Towhidul Alam Sabuz are set to make a return to the national fold after a long gap, officials of the Bangladesh Football Federation said on Tuesday. Both Enamul and Sabuz have been drafted in the Bangladesh preliminary squad for the World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers that is to be submitted to the Asian Football Confederation by May 10. Read more

Test success Tigers’ new target

April 28, 2015

A confident-looking Bangladesh are eying to make another historical effort when they take on beleaguered Pakistan in the opening Test match at Khulna today. Bangladesh outclassed their heavyweight opponents by earning a clean sweep in the three-match one-day internationals that began through their first win over the rivals in 16 years. They followed it with their first win in Read more

Mushfiq promises aggressive cricket

April 28, 2015

Bangladesh will look to play their natural attacking game instead of playing defensively for a draw, Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim promised on Monday. The Tigers will seek their maiden Test win over Pakistan when they take on the visitors in the first of the two Tests at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna from today. Mushfiqur, who returned to the helm after being supervised Read more

Advantage Tigers

April 28, 2015

Bangladesh will have the psychological edge over the Pakistanis after their swashbuckling show in run up to the Test series, said coach Chandika Hathurusinghe ahead the first Test, beginning at Khulna today. The Tigers will go into the series aiming improve their underwhelming Test record after just seven wins in 14 years, seven of which came against fellow strugglers Zimbabwe Read more

Misbah feeling the pinch

April 28, 2015

Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq admitted on Monday that his side is under pressure to perform in the two-match Test series against Bangladesh after being humbled in limited over formats. Pakistan is seeking for a turnaround when they take on the Tigers in the opening Test match of the two-match series in Khulna today. ‘There is always a pressure in international cricket Read more

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