Mithun, Mushfiqur fifties guide Tigers to win in warm-up

Sports Desk
23 July, 2019, 06:50 pm
Last modified: 23 July, 2019, 08:04 pm

Bangladesh got back to winning ways in their warm-up 50-over match against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, thanks to a 91 from Mohammad Mithun and a 50 from Mushfiqur Rahim to win by five wickets at Colombo on Tuesday.

It was a solid batting display by the Tigers as they chased down a challenging 282 runs with 11 deliveries to spare. 

Jesus takes centre stage as Brazil win Copa America

08 July, 2019, 07:15 am
Last modified: 08 July, 2019, 07:42 am

Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to some brilliant skill from Jesus on the wing. The Manchester City forward bamboozled two defenders and crossed for the unmarked Everton to fire home from close range.

South Africa and Pakistan battle for survival

Shahnoor Rabbani
23 June, 2019, 12:15 pm
Last modified: 23 June, 2019, 12:23 pm

Two teams in green, two teams with three points, two teams who are fighting for survival in the ICC World Cup. This is South Africa vs Pakistan at Lords.

Both teams have come into this campaign without much furor about their chances of winning it and they have both had tournaments without many positives.

At least Pakistan had a big win against the more fancied hosts England, but apart from a win against the unimpressive Afghanistan, it has been all doom and gloom for the Proteas.

Afghans search for maiden win but face mighty England

Shahnoor Rabbani
18 June, 2019, 06:06 am
Last modified: 18 June, 2019, 12:54 pm

If recent history is to go by, England have been the big team that up and coming teams or as some like to say ‘minnows’ have had success against in World Cups.

Bangladesh have beaten them on 2011 and in 2015 and Ireland have won against the creators of cricket in 2011, chasing a record target.

This time though, the hosts seem to be in a different mood, not willing to give an inch to their opposition.

Shakib believes batting at no.3 best for him

Shahnoor Rabbani
18 June, 2019, 02:36 am
Last modified: 18 June, 2019, 12:54 pm

Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan believes that because he is batting higher up the order at no.3, he is getting a better opportunity of scoring big and credits that to one of the reasons he’s been batting so well in the World Cup.

The left-handed batsman scored a brilliant 124-run innings off just 99 deliveries and helped Bangladesh chase down a challenging 322 target with ease against the Windies at Taunton on Monday.

Ruman becomes first Bangladeshi Archer to win World Cup medal

Shahnoor Rabbani
17 June, 2019, 04:57 am
Last modified: 18 June, 2019, 12:55 pm

Bangladesh’s top archer Md Ruman Shana made history as he became the first Bangladeshi to win a medal in World Archery Championship on Sunday.

Ruman ended his campaign on a high when he outplayed Mauro Nespoli of Italy by 7-1 set points in the bronze medal deciding match of men’s recurve event in the Netherlands.

The 24-year-old, who qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics earlier for being among the top four, cruised to win the first set with 28-27 points and clinched the second set with 29-28.

Sarfaraz blames another batting collapse for loss

Shahnoor Rabbani
17 June, 2019, 02:55 am
Last modified: 18 June, 2019, 12:55 pm

Pakistan lost by 89-runs against India at Old Trafford in the ICC World Cup 2019 on Sunday, Sarfaraz Ahmed believes his side gave up all hopes of a win when they lost four wickets in three overs.

Pakistan, who at one point were in the chase at 117/1, lost Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik for 12 runs within three overs as Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya caused havoc.

Rohit ton guides India to seventh straight WC win over Pakistan

Shahnoor Rabbani
17 June, 2019, 01:36 am
Last modified: 18 June, 2019, 12:55 pm

Rohit Sharma scored another silky century to lead India to an easy 89-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan during their ICC World Cup group stage match in Manchester on Sunday. It was always going to tough for Pakistan given their World Cup record against India which read six losses and zero wins and this loss further added to their woes.


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Proteas thrash Afghans to grab first win

Shahnoor Rabbani
16 June, 2019, 07:00 am
Last modified: 16 June, 2019, 07:07 am

South Africa finally registered their first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by defeating Afghanistan by nine wickets in Cardiff on Saturday.
It was not the most convincing display from the Proteas but in the end a good bowling performance led by Imran Tahir meant that victory was a forgone conclusion. The leg-spinner was man-of-the-match for his 4/29 off seven overs.