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Mushfiqur scores double century, Tigers declare after scoring 522

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MNA Sports Desk: Mushfiqur Rahim has scored his second double century in Test cricket, taking the Tigers to a massive total of 522 in the Mirpur Test against Zimbabwe. With his 219*, Mushfiq became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score two double centuries. The other two are Shakib Al Hasan (217) and Tamim Iqbal (206). He struck his first double century during the 2013 Test tour of Sri Lanka. The right-handed batsman also became the first wicket-keeper-batsman to score two double centuries in Tests, an incredible accomplishment that some of the best wicket-keeper-batsmen have not achieved. Bangladesh declared at the ...

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Bangladesh bat first in 2nd Test

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh stand-in captain Mahmudullah won the toss and elected to bat first in the must-win second Test match against Zimbabwe to avoid series defeat. The hosts have lost the first match by 151 runs. They are out now to salvage the honour at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. Bangladesh XI: Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah (capt), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed Zimbabwe XI: Hamilton Masakadza (capt), Brian Chari, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, PJ Moor, Regis Chakabva (wk), Brandon Mavuta, Donald Tiripano, ...

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Junior Tigers lose youth ODI series 2-1

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh U-19 cricket team suffered a 2-1 series defeat in the youth ODI series against Sri Lanka after a 19-run loss (Duckworth/Lewis method) in the fifth and final match in Katunayake Friday. Asked to bat first, the home side posted 205 losing seven wickets in their stipulated 50 overs, opener Kamal Mishra top-scoring with 83 off 135 balls, featuring a couple of fours. Bangladesh’s Sajid Hossain bagged two wickets. In reply, the visiting side registered 80 for the loss of four wickets in 21 overs before rain intervened. The junior Tigers were 19 runs behind at this ...

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Australia announce squad for SAfrica, India T20s

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MNA Sports Desk: Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia’s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India. Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket to be ready for a busy home summer featuring four Tests against India and two against Sri Lanka. In their absence, Marcus Stoinis and Jason Behrendorff get a chance to impress after being included in the 13-man squad for a single T20 against the Proteas and three against the Indians. Aaron Finch (capt), ...

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Rohit’s century helps India clinch T20 series

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MNA Sports Desk: India captain Rohit Sharma smashed a blistering century to help the team secure a series-clinching 71-run victory over West Indies in the second Twenty20 International in Lucknow on Tuesday. The right-hander’s unbeaten 111 off 61 balls powered India to a commanding 195 for two wickets, and he returned to marshal his bowlers who restricted the tourists to 124-9 to earn an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Having elected to field, West Indies initially managed to restrain Rohit and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, conceding only nine runs in the first four overs. Rohit broke loose ...

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Zimbabwe slams Bangladesh by 151 runs

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MNA Sports Desk: Visiting Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 151 runs in the first Test of the two-match series at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Poor performance, irresponsible act of the senior cricketers, unplanned approach and inexperienced Bangladeshi squad contributed in this shocking and shameful defeat. No batsmen of Bangladesh could stand in the face of a tough task to save the test. Zimbabwe fought odds that were stacked against them, but won most sessions in the game with patient batting and bowling. They held their catches too, and dismantled Bangladesh for 169 all out, winning by 151 runs. It ...

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Australia cricket director Taylor quits

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MNA Sports Desk: Former Test captain Mark Taylor quit as a Cricket Australia director Monday, saying he had “lost the energy” to continue after a torrid time sparked by the ball-tampering scandal and a scathing review into the governing body. He becomes the latest top figure to exit the embattled organisation following chief executive James Sutherland and chairman David Peever, reported news agency. Taylor was only last week floated as a potential successor to Peever, with the sport in desperate need of inspired leadership after the damning independent review blamed CA’s “arrogant” and “controlling” culture as contributing to players cheating ...

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Bangladesh clinch SAFF U-15 title

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh clinched the six-nation SAFF U-15 Championship title with an all-win record beating Pakistan by 3-2 goals in penalty shootout as the final match between two teams was locked in 1-1 goals in the stipulated period at ANFA Complex in Lalitpur, Nepal on Saturday. The match rolled into a tie breaker after the regulation time ended in a 1-1 goal draw, reported news agency. Bangladesh emerged Group ‘A’ champions with all-win record to reach the semifinals after defeating Nepal by 2-1 goals in the last group match and the Maldives by 9-0 goals to start their campaign ...

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Zimbabwe to bat first against Bangladesh

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MNA Sports Desk: Visiting Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza has won the toss and decided to bat first in the first Test against Bangladesh at the picturesque Sylhet International Stadium, which is hosting its first five-day game, reported news agency. Hosts are looking to boost their Test record in the two-match series against Zimbabwe despite missing big names Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh XI: 1 Liton Das, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Nazmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah (capt), 7 Ariful Haque, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Nazmul Islam, 11 Abu ...

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Bangladesh beat India to reach SAFF U-15 final

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh on Thursday beat neighbours India 4-2 on penalties to reach the final of the six-nation SAFF U-15 Championship, reported news agency. India had taken an early lead in the 17th minute when Patre Harsh Shailesh scored from about 35 yards. Bangladesh were looking all set to for an exit, but the tournament’s leading scorer Nihad Jaman Ucchash scored the equaliser in the third minute of the stoppage time from a penalty. It was his fifth strike of the tournament. In Saturday’s final, Bangladesh will play the winners of Pakistan and Nepal, who play the second semifinal ...

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Neymar could face up to 6 yrs jail term

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MNA Sports Desk: A Spanish magistrate leading an investigation into alleged irregularities in Neymar’s move to Barcelona in 2013 said Wednesday the Brazilian superstar could face up to six years in prison. “The term imposed, in principle, could be between four and six years,” said a decree issued by judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia, reported news agency. Neymar, his parents, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell are all awaiting the trial over alleged corruption concerning Neymar’s move to the Spanish La Liga giants in 2013. However, the Brazilian international forward is now with Paris Saint-Germain in ...

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Tigers to get Mustafizur boost in Test series

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MNA Sports Desk: Mustafizur Rahman is fit as scans has cleared any injury concern of him before the first Test against visiting Zimbabwe scheduled to be held on Saturday at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The cutter master Mustafizur, who sustained an elbow injury during the first ODI against Zimbabwe in the just-concluded three-match ODI series, eventually rested in the third match, reported news agency. Bangladesh Cricket Board chief physician Debashish Chowdhury informed the press on Tuesday that there was nothing serious in his scan report and hoped that he would able to play in the first Test. Mustafizur, ...

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Sania, Shoaib blessed with baby boy

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MNA Sports Desk: Tennis star Sania Mirza and her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday. Sania delivered the child early Tuesday morning, here and both mother and child were well. Shoaib tweeted: “Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalik.” Sania married Malik in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on 12 April, 2010. Mirza, who took a break to have her baby, is aiming to be back on the court for ...

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Ashraful joins Chittagong Vikings as draft opens

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MNA Sports Desk: Mohammad Ashraful, who qualified to play in the BPL in August this year after serving a five-year match-fixing-related ban, was picked up by Chittagong Vikings for the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League as the draft process kicked off on Sunday. Khulna Titans Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Carlos Brathwaite, Dawid Malan, Ali Khan, Jahurul Islam, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin, Zahir Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique, Tanvir Islam Mahidul Islam Ankan, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah, Brendan Taylor Rajshahi Kings Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Qais Ahmed, Christiaan Jonker, ...

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Tigers reach SAFF U-15 semifinal

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh reached the semifinal of the six-nation SAFF U-15 Championship with one match to spare eliminating the Maldives by huge 9-0 goals in their first appearance at ANFA Complex in Lalitpur of Nepal on Saturday.With the day’s humiliation, the Maldives eliminated from the meet with two successive defeats including 0-4 goals against hosts Nepal last Thursday. With the day’s well merited victory, Bangladesh team dominated Group A table securing full three points from the first match with better goal margin of 9-0. Nepal, which also assured the semifinal berth from the group, followed Bangladesh neck and neck ...

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Imrul, Soumya centuries clinch 3-0 sweep

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MNA Sports Desk: Tigers beat visiting Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the third ODI to complete 3-0 sweep in the three-match series held on Friday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. A 220-run strong second wicket stand between Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes helped Bangladesh to secure the victory. The left handed batsman Soumya hit nine boundaries and six over boundaries in glittering 117-run knock in his comeback match and Imrul giving him support to Soumya also completed his fourth ODI hundred as Bangladesh easily chase down the target in 42.1 overs with seven wickets in hand. Brief score: Zimbabwe innings ...

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Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets

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MNA Sports Desk: Spirited Bangladesh won by 7 wickets against visiting Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the three-match series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Wednesday. Earlier Zimbabwe post a decent total of 246 for 7 from their allotted 50 overs, reported news agency. Mohammad Mithun hit a six off Cephas Zhuwao to take Bangladesh to 250 for 3 in 44.1 overs for the win in reply to Zimbabwe’s 246/7 in 50 overs. Bangladesh inning was spurred by two half centuries by openers Imrul Kayes [90] and Liton Kumar Das [83] alongside their opening pair stand of 148 off ...

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2nd ODI: Tigers opt to bowl first

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bowl first against visiting Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the three-match series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday. The Tigers are taking the ground aiming to clinch the series title having a 28-run victory in the first match in Dhaka while Zimbabwe to survive the series. Bangladesh XI: Liton Kumar Das, Imrul Kayes, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Nazmul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman. Zimbabwe XI: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Cephas Zhuwao, Brendan Taylor, ...

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Shakib seeks NOC for UAE T20 League

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to reach any decision regarding the participation of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in the upcoming UAE T20X League – a franchise-based T20 event – scheduled to be held between December 19 and January 11. Shakib, who is undergoing a rehabilitation program for his injured finger and remaining out of tournaments including the ongoing series against Zimbabwe, applied for a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to BCB, reported news agency. BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed the matter to the press saying that the board is yet to take any decision in this ...

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Bangladesh secure win against Zimbabwe

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the first ODI of a three-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Bangladesh post 272 runs target to win after 50 over against visiting Zimbabwe. Opener Imrul Kayes scored a century as he helped Bangladesh to recover after an unsteady start. Imrul Kayes’ career-best 144 hauled Bangladesh back from 139 for 6 in the 30th over to 271 for 8. A bulk of the recovery was courtesy a 127-run seventh-wicket stand – a Bangladesh record – with Mohammad Saifuddin. Imrul struck 13 fours and six sixes ...

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Bangladesh win the toss, opt to bat first

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has won the toss and decided to bat first against Zimbabwe in the first ODI, reported news agency. The match kicks off at 2:30pm at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday. After a long wait, Fazle Rabbi begins his maiden international cap through this match. Squads: Bangladesh- Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Fazle Rabbi, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Saifuddin, Mashrafe bin Mortaza (C), Nazmul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman. Zimbabwe- Hamilton Masakadza (C), Cephas Zhuwao, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (WK), Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Donald ...

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Bangladesh eye win against Zimbabwe

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MNA Sports Desk: Host Bangladesh will face off Zimbabwe in the first ODI of the three-match series scheduled to be held today at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka, repots news agency. The match kicks off at 2.30 pm. The Tigers will go to the field in the first match missing the service of their two key players Shakib AL Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh Squads (probable) Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket keeper), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Fazle Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman. Zimbabwe Squads (probable) Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon ...

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Barca not considering swoop for Neymar, says vice-president

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MNA Sports Desk: Barcelona have no plans to re-sign Neymar from Paris St Germain, the club’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner said on Friday, knocking down media reports the La Liga champions were ready to tempt the Brazilian forward back to the Nou Camp. Neymar won two La Liga titles and the 2015 Champions League in four years with Barca and formed a lethal partnership with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, departing in July 2017 after the Paris giants exercised his release clause. “No-one on the Barca board has talked about the possibility of bringing back Neymar, right now we can’t give ...

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Morgan, Rashid shine as England beat Sri Lanka

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MNA Sports Desk: Captain Eoin Morgan smashed his second half-century in two games and Adil Rashid took four wickets to help England crush Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the rain-marred third one-day international on Wednesday. Chasing 151 in 21 overs after persistent rain had shortened the match, the visitors rode on Morgan’s unbeaten 58, including seven fours, to reach 153-3 with 15 balls to spare. Jason Roy (41) and Ben Stokes (35 not out) gave Morgan valuable support as England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series after the opening game was washed out. Earlier, Adil Rashid produced ...

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Cricket WC trophy to arrive Wednesday

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MNA Sports Desk: The cricket World Cup trophy is set to land in Bangladesh tomorrow morning for a four-day visit, reported news agency. Fans in Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong will get the opportunity to see the trophy in their respective cities before it leaves Bangladesh Sunday. The World Cup 2019, ICC’s showpiece 50-over event, will be held in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. The trophy began its journey from the International Cricket Council headquarters in Dubai on August 27 this year and is travelling across five continents, 21 countries and over 60 cities. It is the ...

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ICC charges Jayasuriya in anti-graft probe

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MNA Sports Desk: Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International Cricket Council said Monday. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya on two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and have given him 14 days to respond,” the ICC said in a statement. Jayasuriya, 49, was reportedly asked to cooperate with an inquiry from ACU chief Alex Marshall who visited Sri Lanka last month, reported news agency. “The charges include failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including ...

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Shakib returns home after finger treatment

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MNA Sports Desk: Shakib Al Hasan returned home after a successful treatment of his left little finger injury in a Melbourne Hospital, Australia. Shakib said his finger infection was almost cured and expected to play cricket within a month or two, subject to gaining strength in his injured finger, reported news agency. Surgery will not requires in his finger if he does not feel any further pain during playing the match or after the match as his reports of the medical tests were said to come satisfactory. Shakib was discharged from a hospital in Melbourne on Friday afternoon after being ...

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