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BD ‘disappointed’ at Australia tour cancellation

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MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board said it was “really disappointed” that a Test tour of Australia had been scrubbed for financial reasons. Bangladesh had been scheduled to play two Tests and three One Day Internationals Down Under later this year but there was no mention of it when Australia’s schedule for the 2018-19 home season was published at the end of last month. “They have told us this series is not financially viable due to the off-season,” chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told news agency. “This is really disappointing. All the series we hosted were not always profitable. ...

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Mominul Haque makes history

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MNA Sports Desk: Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a century in both the innings of a Test match on Sunday as the Tigers took a slender lead over Sri Lanka on the final day of the Chittagong Test. The Bangladesh number three has just made his second hundred of the game, this time the ton coming in 154 balls. The hosts are now on 237 for 3, taking a lead of 36. Liton Das is giving Mominul the perfect support with a well-taken fifty, he has contributed 67 to their 156-run partnership. Replying to Sri Lanka ...

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Sri Lanka take lead on fourth day

MNA Sports Desk: Sri Lanka have taken the lead against Bangladesh in the first innings of the Test match in Chittagong. The visitors were 9 runs behind at the start of play on the fourth day on Saturday, but passed Bangladesh’s first innings total of 513 in the third over. Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan Miraz opened the attack for Bangladesh. Bangladesh posted 513/10 in 129.5 overs in the 1st innings, which ended in the second session on day 2, opening the innings with bat after winning the toss on Wednesday where Mominul Haque shared partnership of 236 off 56.1 ...

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BCB made Shakib as new test captain

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has made Shakib Al Hasan the new captain of Bangladesh Test team. Mushfiqur Rahim, who had been serving as Test skipper since 2011, was dropped from his leading role, according to the BCB decision. It could not yet be ascertained if Mushfiq will be able to retain his position as wicket-keeper batsman. The BCB made the announcement after a meeting on Sunday. Also, Test vice captain Tamim Iqbal has been replaced by Mahmudullah, the BCB added. Mushfiqur’s position as Test skipper has been shaky since Bangladesh’s disastrous tour of South Africa where the ...

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Shakib Dropped from South Africa Test Squad

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MNA Sports Desk: Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain has been dropped from the test squad for tests in South Africa to be played from Sept 28. Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and batsman Nasir Hossain was announced to be out of the 15-member squad on Monday. Shakib has previously applied for rest from test cricket for a while but Nasir was dropped only after the two tests he played against Australia recently. Bangladesh team looks balanced with the return of Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain but they will obviously miss the service of Shakib as he was having the best ...

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Kayes falls after Tamim in Chittagong Test

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MNA Sports Desk: Imrul Kayes went back to the pavilion after Tamim Iqbal at the 2nd test match of two-match Rocket Test series against Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong on Monday. After 20 overs Bangladesh’s score is 48 runs by two wickets. Tamim scores 9 out of 34 and Kayes score 4 off 11. Mominul Haque and Soumya Sarkare on the crease with 7 and 27 runs respectively. Specialist batsman Mominul Haque who missed the 1st Test in Dhaka has been included in the best XI for the Chittagong Test replacing pace bowler Shafiul Islam. Australia brought two ...

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Bangladesh squad unchanged for second test

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh announced an unchanged squad for next week’s series decider against Australia, after clinching a historic win in their opening Test on Wednesday. The hosts beat Steve Smith’s men by 20 runs in a thrilling victory on home soil, their first ever win against Australia since gaining Test status in 2000. Australia-who are touring Bangladesh for the first time in more than a decade-are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh’s lowly ninth in ICC Test rankings. Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul ...

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Tigers bowled out Australia for 217

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MNA Sports Desk: In the first innings tigers bowled out Australia for 217 to get 43 runs lead over Australia on day two of the opening test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka on Monday. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan picked up five wickets while Mehedi Miraz took 3 and Taijul Islam took one wicket. Pat Cummins and Ashton Agar fought against the tide to produce Australia’s longest partnership of the innings, after Bangladesh threatened to take a hefty first-innings lead. At tea, Australia were 193 for 8, with Cummins on 25 and Agar on 22, and they ...

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England beat West Indies in just 3 days

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MNA Sport Desk: England took 19 wickets on the third day to beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston, reported news agency. West Indies, 44-1 overnight in reply to England’s 514-8 declared, were bowled out for 168 and 137. James Anderson took 3-34 in the first innings and Stuart Broad 3-34 in the second to move above Sir Ian Botham into second on the list of England’s all-time leading Test wicket-takers. England take the lead in the three-match series, and have named the same 13-man squad for the second Test beginning on ...

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Australia optimistic about Bangladesh tour

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia’s cricket authorities are optimistic that a Bangladesh tour due to start in less than a month will go ahead despite a player rebellion over pay, a senior team official said. The scheduled two-Test series has been placed in jeopardy by the long-running dispute, which has pitted Australia’s top cricket stars against the game’s governing body. “There is obviously a lot of work to be done. But we are hopeful and optimistic that the tour will go ahead,” Gavin Dovey, Australia cricket team manager told reporters in the Bangladesh city of Chittagong late Thursday. The fate of ...

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Australia to play two tests in August: BCB chief

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia cricket team will visit Bangladesh in August to play the pre-scheduled two-match Test series, which was postponed on October 2015 due to security concerns, said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chairman Nazmul Hasan Papon on Friday. The BCB chief came up with the announcement while talking to journalists after returning from ICC meeting in Dubai. BCB President said, “Cricket Australia (CA) chairman David Peever confirmed me that they are going to send the team to Bangladesh in August as per the schedule for the two-match Test series.” Australia have not played in Bangladesh since Ricky Ponting’s team ...

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India warned against Bangladesh complacency

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MNA Sports Desk: India have been warned against complacency as they look to extend their record-breaking unbeaten run to 19 matches when they host Bangladesh in a Test for the first time this week. Following their recent demolition of England in all formats, Virat Kohli’s side will be heavy favourites to cement their status as the world’s number one Test side in the one-off match in Hyderabad when it begins on Thursday. But wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha warned it was vital not to be distracted by the prospect of a looming high-profile series against Australia later this month as they face ...

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New Zealand beat Bangladesh in a historic comeback win

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MNA Sports Desk: Kane Williamson scored his 15th test century as New Zealand beat Bangladesh in a historic comeback win. New Zealand’s chase was a contrast to the manic day that it was for Bangladesh. Williamson reinforced his reputation as a fourth-innings master. He reached a hundred off only 89 balls, the fourth-fastest in the final innings in all Tests. And yet there were no pyrotechnics. The most he did was meet a few lifters in mid-air and paste them through cover though there was no room on offer, or alternatively work his wrists over them and find the midwicket ...

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New Zealand replies well after huge score of Bangladesh

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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

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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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India thump England to complete 4-0 series win

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MNA Sports Desk: India saved the best for the last as a dramatic turnaround on the fifth day of the final in Chennai allowed the hosts to clinch the series 4-0. England, which started the day at 12/0 on a pitch that hardly had any support for bowlers, were bowled out for 207 as India beat them by an innings and 75 runs. India’s fifth day charge was led by the left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who picked seven wickets on the final day. English openers, Alastair Cook (49) and Keaton Jennings (54) put up a solid stand of 103 to ...

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Bangladesh seems narrowly upfront after a fluctuating day

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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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England set 286-run target for Bangladesh

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MNA Sports Desk: England set 286-run target for Bangladesh in the opening Test as tigers have bowled England out for 240 in the second innings in Chittagong. By the close, England had recovered from a shameful 64 for 5 in their second innings to reach the close on 228 for 8 – an overall lead of 273 – with Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes once again demonstrating the depth of England’s batting resources in a comfortable ninth-wicket stand. However, with the second new ball looming within four overs of the resumption, the vagaries of the pitch are sure to be ...

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Younis Khan returned as top 5 test batsmen

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MNA Sports Desk: Pakistani batsman Younis Khan has returned as the world’s top 5 batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his commanding double century against England at The Oval. The 38-year-old scored 218, his sixth double century at this level, set up Pakistan’s 10-wicket win in the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday, a result which saw them draw the four-match series with England at 2-2. Australia captain Steven Smith continues to head a list where England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson are still second and third respectively. However, James Anderson, ...

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Pakistan beat England after 20 years

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MNA Sports Desk: Pakistan beat England by 75 runs on the fourth day of their series opener after 20 years at Lord’s on Sunday. Pakistan prepared for Lord’s like they have never prepared before – and came away with one of the most famous wins in their history. Misbah-ul-Haq captained a disciplined Pakistan to one of their most famous ever wins at Lord’s. Pak seam bowler Mohammad Amir celebrates after bowling Stuart Broad during day four of the 1st Investec Test match between England and Pakistan. For the quietly determined Misbah, hard work has always been a non-negotiable. And, while ...

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