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Tigers off to Sri Lanka to play ODI series

Sri Lanka

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh National Cricket Team left Dhaka for Sri Lanka on Saturday to play a three-match ODI series against the hosts in Colombo. The Tigers departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:45pm. The first match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will take place on July 26 while the remaining ones will be played on July 28 and 31. In the absence of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who has been ruled out of the series due to a hamstring injury just one day the before team’s departure, Tamim Iqbal will lead the Tigers in the series. “The series is ...

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Bangladesh’s 2015 win over England named as greatest moment in WC history


MNA Sports Desk: Another ICC Cricket World Cup is knocking at the door. So ahead of the World Cup, the global governing body of cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) is arranging different features and competitions to make it more interesting. Among them, one of the competition was “Bira 91 ICC Cricket World Cup Greatest Moments” competition. Bangladesh’s victory over England in the 2015 tournament was selected as the winner of the competition, reports bdcrictime. For selecting the winner of this competition, ICC arranged a pole in their official website. Cricket fans and followers from all over the world voted for ...

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Sabbir’s ton fails avoiding whitewash


MNA Sports Desk: Sabbir Rahman hit his first international century on Wednesday at Dunedin but Bangladesh failed to avoid a clean sweep against the hosts New Zealand. The Tigers suffered a big loss of 88 runs after losing first two matches by eight wickets each, and subsequently, they lost the series 3-0. The Kiwis posted 330 for six wickets in the first part of the match after losing the toss to Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe. Despite the knock of 102 by Sabbir, Bangladesh capitulated for 242/10 in 47.2 overs and lost the match by 88 runs, reports UNB. Tim Southee, the ...

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Zimbabwe slams Bangladesh by 151 runs


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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Cricket WC trophy to arrive Wednesday


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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New Zealand replies well after huge score of Bangladesh

New Zealand

MNA Sports Desk: New Zealand replies well after huge score of Bangladesh. Tom Latham became only the second New Zealand opener to make a century at Basin Reserve since 1931. His 119 slashed the deficit down to 303 and though he spent all but one hour of play at the batting crease no one learnt anything new about him. That, in itself, was remarkable. Latham has always been strong on the cut and the flick as 83 of his runs came behind the wicket. He succeeds by playing the ball late, and close to the body. Most of all, his ...

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Shakib and Mushfiq Makes History for Bangladesh in Test Cricket


MNA Sports Desk: Shakib and Mushfiq makes history for Bangladesh in test cricket. A maiden double-century from Shakib Al Hasan and 159 imperial runs from Mushfiqur Rahim drove New Zealand into the ground on the second day in Wellington. Along the way, they recorded the highest partnership for Bangladesh in Test cricket (359 runs), their second highest total away from home (542 for 7) and endless smiles on the faces of fans back home staying up through the night. Bangladesh’s two most experienced players and batted 82.2 overs in each other’s company. Shakib’s 217, at a remarkable strike rate of ...

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Bangladesh seems narrowly upfront after a fluctuating day


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh team seems to be narrowly upfront after a very fluctuating day 2 of the second and final test between Bangladesh and England. Bangladesh’s pursuit of a first Test win over England has been nothing if not absorbing. Following their narrow defeat in Chittagong, they once again fought themselves into a promising position in the second Test, leading by 128 runs and hopeful of setting England a significant fourth-innings target to chase on a wearing surface. The second day at Mirpur highlighted their fragility, as well as the weaknesses of an England team one-and-a-half games into a ...

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ECB security chief fears for safety in Bangladesh


MNA Sports Desk: As news agency reported, ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) security chief, Reg Dickason, fears for travel safety on tour in Bangladesh. Dickason flew back from Dhaka at the weekend after a fortnight’s inspection of India and Bangladesh, along with the head of ECB cricket operations, John Carr, and the chief executive of the Professional Cricketers Association, David Leatherdale. The three-man delegation was given many assurances of security by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and the country’s home ministry ahead of the tour, which will consist of two Tests and three one-day internationals. The job of Dickason – ...

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Mohammad Amir returned to the scene of the offense


MNA Sports Desk: Six years later, Mohammad Amir returned to the scene of the offense. The Pakistan pacer, Mohammad Amir, had purposely bowled no balls through the team’s tour of England in 2010. Soon after, he was banned and in 2011, had a criminal conviction to his name. On his return to Test cricket, he bowled 18 overs at Lord’s on Friday. In his first spell, Amir bowled eight overs, conceding 35 runs. His length was mostly short and England batsmen Alastair Cook and Joe Root enjoyed being on the receiving end. Amir failed to bring the ball back into ...

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Anil Kumble in the contest for Indian cricket coach


MNA Sports Desk: Anil Kumble, former captain and the country’s uppermost wicket-taker in all forms gets in the contest for Indian cricket coach. He becomes the biggest name to have applied for the high-profile post of Indian cricket team’s coach. While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has listed the number of candidates to be 57 without specifying any names, Kumble’s application makes it exciting as by sheer weight of his stature. He would be a few notches above former team director Ravi Shastri and chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil. “Yes, Kumble has applied for the post ...

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