SA succumb to ‘world-class’ Mustafiz

Debutant pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s brilliant spell denied South Africa a chance to put a commanding total despite a promising start, said batsman Temba Bavuma after opening day’s play in the first Test.
South Africa, opting to bat first on a placid wicket, were bowled out for 248 runs as Mustafiz ripped through their innings with his 4-37, which included three wickets in the space of four balls in one

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Jamal sink Russell in 4-3 thriller

Defending champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club came closer to retain the Bangladesh Premier League title after a thrilling 4-3 win over Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. In the day’s second match on a soggy surface of the BNS, Abahani Limited played out a goalless draw with Brothers Union. Win the win, Jamal have

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Confident Tigers all set for SA backlash

The success in one-day international series has eliminated the fear factor but Bangladesh will still be wary of the might of South Africa when they take on the visitors in the first Test of the two-match series in Chittagong today. The Tigers hit the egos of Proteas when they recorded a come-from-behind 2-1 win in ODIs and that too in a whipping manner that would make

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Brilliant U-19s

When the Tigers scripted a new chapter in their ODI history with a first-ever series win against a formidable South Africa on their home turf before the Eid break, their future successors also scored an equally impressive 5-2 win against their South African counterparts away from home during the Eid holidays. Pinak Ghosh, a 16-year-old opener from Netrokona, hogged

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Qatar has the most efficient govt in the world: study

Qatar has the most efficient govt in the world- studyIt is an autocracy where women are discriminated against, migrant workers are exploited and free speech is curtailed. But according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Qatar is a model of efficient government.
The oil-rich Gulf state, which is currently at the centre of a major Swiss corruption investigation into Fifa’s decision to award it the 2022 football World Cup, finished top of a league table compiled

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At home, but not at ease

One would ideally expect a team to take at least a day’s break after achieving a historical landmark. After all, it’s not everyday that a team gets to beat South Africa in an ODI series. So it wouldn’t have been a crime had the Bangladesh national team members taken time off after completing the 2-1 series victory. However, barely 12 hours after the win, Bangladesh’s Test players were up

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4 things that transform Tigers in 2015

The Bangladesh cricket team has completed its one-day international fixtures in 2015 when returned victorious in three-match series against South Africa in Chittagong on Wednesday. The year is marked with few historic successes for the Tigers that helped them shed the tags of being perennial underdogs in world cricket to emerge as a force to be reckoned with. With them scheduled

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‘Not winning, dominating’

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha described Bangladesh’s ODI run in 2015 as a big achievement. The Tigers have won their last four ODI series played at home against Zimbabwe, Pakistan, India and, most recently, South Africa. The results this year have been sheer contrast to their dreadful run in 2014. Following Wednesday’s nine-wicket win over South Africa

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Inside the Tiger’s Den

On the road for quite some time now, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza must have been a tired man. He returned to his Dhaka home yesterday only after leading the Tigers to yet another series win, in fact the fourth on the trot on home soil. During the process he led his side to 15 wins against five losses. So he deserved a long nap to put aside the tiredness. Then he thought

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Bangladesh on the up under Dutch guidance

Danger is not a word usually associated with coaching. But it is something which Bangladesh manager Lodewijk de Kruif had experienced during his first tenure in charge of the South Asian team two years ago.
While relaxing in a Kathmandu hotel – lodgings for all eight participating teams at the 2013 SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) Championship – De Kruif

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Abahani crush Russell

Abahani Limited gave a perfect farewell to their outgoing coach George Kottan when they thrashed Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra 5-0 in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. In the day’s first match at the same venue, a last moment strike of substitute forward Mohammad Rony helped Brothers Union register a dramatic 3-2 win over

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Eid exodus picks up momentum

Dhaka people brave rain, jam, and waterlogging to go home
Torrential rain since early yesterday morning put many heading home for the Eid holidays in trouble getting to bus, train and launch terminals in the capital.
The perennial congestion and the usual chaos of Dhaka were, however, easing off despite waterlogging and tailbacks on some thoroughfares. Streets

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Absolutely Awesome

Terrific Tigers produce supremely premium stuff to thump down 9-wicket defeat on strong South Africa; clinch one-day series
Absolutely AwesomeWho says bowlers should have all the fun? Ask Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal, and they will tell you that that opening period of the second innings, when they literally demolished one of the best bowling attacks in the world, was the highlight of the series against South Africa.
Ask the fans who braved the rains at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and they will probably be taunting the spectators in Dhaka, for they managed to witness something that the capital could not; a total annihilation

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Tigers add another feather in the cap

Bangladesh added another big scalp to their tally in an already successful year flattening South Africa by nine wickets to win the three-match one-day international series 2-1 in Chittagong on Wednesday.
The Tigers faced little trouble to achieve the revised target of 170 runs after the bowlers did a tremendous job to restrict the Proteas to 168-9 at

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Superb Soumya stuns Proteas

Batsman Soumya Sarkar showed what he is capable of by hammering back-to-back match-winning fifties to help Bangladesh claim their maiden series win over South Africa on Wednesday.
Soumya was accused of not making his solid-looking starts count that had nearly earned him a tag of a player of worth of scoring just 30s and 40s.

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