Thursday, November 30, 2023

Hafeez ton puts Tigers on back foot

A brilliant century from Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan going into a strong position against Bangladesh on the second day of first Test match after the hosts batting collapsed at Khulna on Wednesday. Bangladesh were shot down to 332, after resuming on 236-4 before Hafeez’s unbeaten 137 runs guided tourists to 227-1 when the stumps were drawn, ... Read more

Tigers in trouble after poor show

Lackluster batting and even poorer efforts during the fielding on second day of the first Test match let Bangladesh suffer and took away the advantage they gained on the first day against Pakistan at Khulna on Wednesday. Mohammad Hafeez rubbed salt on their wound by providing them some lessons of batsmanship which they appeared to have ... Read more

Fans furious at black-market ticket sell

Crisis of tickets at fair price frustrated large number of cricket fans who demonstrated on Wednesday outside Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, the international venue where the first Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan is being held. Tickets were found being sold in black-market outside the venue at higher price but no action was seen taken neither by ... Read more

Hafeez continues prolific Test form

Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez continued his rich vein of form in Test cricket by hitting his third hundred in consecutive Test in Khulna on Wednesday. The right-hander hit an unbeaten 137 to put Pakistan in a strong position on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh. Hafeez has now become the sixth Pakistani batsmen to ... Read more

MSC stun Muktis

Mohammedan Sporting Club came from two goals down to beat Muktijoddha Sangsad 3-2 in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday. Chittagong Abahani sealed their first win of the league in the other match of the day when they edged Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society thanks to an 18-minute strike of Sumon ... Read more

Kruif returns for WC qualifiers

Dutchman Lodewijk de Kruif arrived Dhaka on Wednesday to take charge of the national football team for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, which is set to get underway from June 11. Kruif is expected to supervise the team in the first two matches, respectively against Kirgizstan and Tajikistan on June 11 and 16. The Bangladesh Football Federation ... Read more

Mominul leads sedate Tigers

Left-hander Mominul Haque’s half-century guided Bangladesh to 236-4 against Pakistan at the close of opening day’s play of the first Test at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Tuesday. Mominul scored 80 runs from 162 balls before he was dismissed in the last over and the stumps on the first day were drawn immediately ... Read more

Mominul maintains rare consistency

Batsman Mominul Haque displayed his class and temperament once again when he led Bangladesh’s batting charge in the first Test against Pakistan on Sunday. Benched in the one-day series and left out from Twenty20 International, Mominul returned to his groove in the Test and made an instant impact to score 80 off 162 balls. His exploits led ... Read more

Last-ditch attempt DRS in Tests sees light

The Bangladesh Cricket Board was successful in its last-ditch attempt to add decision review system in the two-match Test series against Pakistan that started in Khulna on Tuesday. Initially there was no plan for DRS in the Test series but the BCB said it had initiated the move on the night just after the three-match one-day ... Read more

Tigers refute defensive tag

Bangladesh believe they were not defensive when they took the field on the opening day of the first Test match against Pakistan despite making a slow progress to reach 236-4 at the close in Khulna on Tuesday. The Tigers came into this game with promise of playing attacking cricket but the team that they selected for ... Read more

Enamul, Sabuz in preliminary WC squad

Experienced forwards Enamul Haque and Towhidul Alam Sabuz are set to make a return to the national fold after a long gap, officials of the Bangladesh Football Federation said on Tuesday. Both Enamul and Sabuz have been drafted in the Bangladesh preliminary squad for the World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers that is to be submitted ... Read more

Test success Tigers’ new target

A confident-looking Bangladesh are eying to make another historical effort when they take on beleaguered Pakistan in the opening Test match at Khulna today. Bangladesh outclassed their heavyweight opponents by earning a clean sweep in the three-match one-day internationals that began through their first win over the rivals in 16 years. They followed it with their first ... Read more

Mushfiq promises aggressive cricket

Bangladesh will look to play their natural attacking game instead of playing defensively for a draw, Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim promised on Monday. The Tigers will seek their maiden Test win over Pakistan when they take on the visitors in the first of the two Tests at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna from today. Mushfiqur, who ... Read more

Advantage Tigers

Bangladesh will have the psychological edge over the Pakistanis after their swashbuckling show in run up to the Test series, said coach Chandika Hathurusinghe ahead the first Test, beginning at Khulna today. The Tigers will go into the series aiming improve their underwhelming Test record after just seven wins in 14 years, seven of which came ... Read more

Misbah feeling the pinch

Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq admitted on Monday that his side is under pressure to perform in the two-match Test series against Bangladesh after being humbled in limited over formats. Pakistan is seeking for a turnaround when they take on the Tigers in the opening Test match of the two-match series in Khulna today. ‘There is always a ... Read more

BKSP clinch Nat’l youth hockey title

Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan clinched the Agrani Bank 25th National Youth Hockey title with a thumping 6-0 win over Dhaka DSA in the final at Moulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Monday. Arshad Hossian struck twice while Raju Ahmed, Mohammad Mohsin, Mahbub Hossain, Fazle Hossain Rabbi scored one each for the winners. Earlier in the morning, Rajshahi

Jamal edge past Russell

Defending champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club extended their lead at the top of the Bangladesh Premier League points table after a narrow 1-0 win over Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday. With the match beginning with one-minute silence for Nepal earthquake victims, Gambian midfielder Landing Darboe struck the

Sakib optimistic of Test success

Bangladesh ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan is confident of making a good show in the upcoming two-match Test series against visiting Pakistan that commences on Tuesday at Khulna. Sakib, who correctly forecasted his team as favourites before they made a clean sweep in one-day international series, is little sedate this time and said that they are ... Read more

Paks hope better result in Tests

Bruised and battered in the one-day and Twenty20 series, Pakistan are hoping to restore some lost pride in the two match Test series against Bangladesh, beginning in Khulna on Tuesday. The return of veterans Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in the national fold gave them a renewed hope as they seek to overcome the hangover of ODI ... Read more

Srinivasan faces fresh allegations

Chairman of International Cricket Council and former President of Board of Control for Cricket in India, Narayanaswami Srinivasan is in the centre of controversy again. The man who has been frequently faced with many allegations this time may face an accusation of spying his own colleagues and that with the money of the cricket board, reports ... Read more