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U-23 set to face UAE in Emerging Asia Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh U23 cricket team, which is currently touring Pakistan for the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018, will begin their campaign when they take on UAE at the Southend Cricket Ground in Karachi Thursday. On the same day, co-hosts Pakistan U23 will face Hong Kong at the National Stadium at the same city. Bangladesh U23 is led by wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan and features Bangladesh national cricketers Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Khaled Ahmed and Nayeem Hasan. The Bangladesh side that reached Karachi on Wednesday morning is only the second Bangladeshi team to have visited Pakistan since ...

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India defeat Bangladesh on last ball to retain Asia Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: India beat a spirited Bangladesh by three wickets in a last-ball finish of the final in Dubai on Friday to retain the Asia Cup. They lost the third Asia Cup final with this, but given the way they made Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka toil, they can hope the day they will be champions is not so far. Liton Das scored a maiden one-day international hundred as Bangladesh were bowled out for 222 in 48.3 overs before India survived a middle order slump to chase down the target for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs ...

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India, Afghanistan tie in Asia Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Stockily built Mohammad Shahzad knocked a brilliant hundred as spirited Afghanistan pulled off a last over tie against India in the Super Four match in Dubai on Tuesday. Shahzad’s 124 laid the foundation of Afghanistan’s fighting total of 252-8 in 50 overs before bowling out India in 49.5 overs for the same total at Dubai stadium. Needing seven to win off the final Rashid Khan over, Ravindra Jadeja hit a boundary off the second ball before taking a single off the next. Last man Khaleel Ahmed then took a single but Jadeja holed out off the fifth ...

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Bangladesh keep Asia Cup dream alive

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MNA Sports Desk: Mustafizur Rahman conceded just four runs in the final over to secure a three-run victory in their 2nd Super-Four game of the 14th Asia Cup at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night. Having been behind the required run rate for much of their innings, the Afghans entered the last 5 overs needing 51 to win with 5 wickets in hand – if there was to be a charge at victory, this was it. Afghanistan ended the innings on 246 for 7 in 50 overs where number-four batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi [71 off 99b; 5×4] and ...

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Asia Cup: India beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets

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MNA Sports Desk: India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in the Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai on Friday, reported news agency. After the Tigers were restricted to 173, Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan made 61 in the opening partnership to set the platform for an easy chase. Dhawan made 40 from 47 balls before being trapped leg before by Shakib Al Hasan and Ambati Rayudu (13) also fell cheaply to Rubel Hossain, but Sharma and MS Dhoni then took the team towards victory. Dhoni hit 33 off 37 balls before giving a catch in a Mashrafe ...

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Mashrafe criticizes Asia Cup scheduling

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MNA Sports Desk: Scheduling blunders in the Asia Cup have angered Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza. His complaints were two-fold: that Bangladesh, if they topped their group following Thursday’s match, would not have the advantage of playing the second-placed team from the other group in their opening Super Four match on Friday; and that their two matches on consecutive days would be in two different cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Until Wednesday, oddly, only India had been designated a label – A1 – in the tournament handbook. No other team, in the handbook at least, had labels assigned to them. The ...

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India clinches easy win over Pakistan

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MNA Sports Desk: Having survived against Hong Kong, India came back with a near-perfect bowling performance to register their most contented chase against arch-rival Pakistan with 126 balls remaining. Going through a patch of uninspiring performances, the bowlers returned with a thorough show, exposing Pakistan’s hardly-used middle order, which showed its lack of experience of batting through 50-over innings by going for big shots every time they were tied down. Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to form after 35.2 wicketless overs in ODIs, and Kedar Jadhav’s return to the side – that cushion of the sixth bowler – showed just what India ...

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Asia Cup: India beat Hong Kong

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MNA Sports Desk: India survived a scare against Hong Kong after Shikhar Dhawan’s hundred as they battled to a 26-run win over the minnows in the Asia Cup on Tuesday, reported news agency. Chasing a big 286-run target, Hong Kong gave their illustrious opponents a run for their money with an opening stand of 174 runs before collapsing to 259-8 in 50 overs. India were lifted to 285-7 by a punishing 127 by Dhawan — his 14th one-day international hundred — and an attractive 60 by the recalled Ambati Rayudu at Dubai Stadium. The Group A match was expected to ...

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Sri Lanka bow out of Asia Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Afghanistan continued their rise in international cricket with an upset 91-run win over Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Monday, knocking the former champions out of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka needed to win the Group B match to stay in the tournament but were outwitted by smart batting from Afghanistan who put up a fighting total of 249 all out at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The fighters then laid into Sri Lankan batting with spinner Rashid Khan (2-26), Mohammad Nabi (2-30) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2-32) sharing wickets as the five-time former winners were bowled out for ...

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Skippers see Asia Cup as test before WC

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MNA Sports Desk: Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have an eye fixed firmly on the 2019 World Cup when they get the Asia Cup underway in Dubai on Saturday. Defending champions India, who have won the Asia Cup six times, are led by dashing opener Rohit Sharma as regular captain and world-class batsman Virat Kohli is rested after a gruelling tour of England. Sri Lanka, hot on India’s heels with five titles, two-time winners Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and qualifiers Hong Kong complete the line-up. Sharma said although a lot cricket is to be played between now and the World Cup, ...

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Team announced for Women’s Asia Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming ACC Women’s Asia Cup T20I 2018, reported news agency. The six-nation women’s continental cricket event will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from June 3 to 10. Bangladesh team will leave for Kuala Lumpur at 2pm on Friday and will play the first game against Sri Lanka at Royal Selangor Club on June 3. Bangladesh T20I squad: Salma Khatun (captain), Nahida Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Panna Ghosh, Nigar Sultana, Lily Rani Biswas, Fargana Haque, Sanjida Islam, Khadaija Tul Kubra, Sharmin Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, ...

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