Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Twin-ton up India’s easy win

Indian batsmen in Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli got homelike conditions to put aside their dismal tour of Australia as they made an emphatic start in the Asia Cup with a 50run victory over Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Usually the focus was on master batsman Sachin Tendulkar when Mahela ... Read more

My casual batting cost Tigers: Nasir

Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain admitted that his casual attitude cost him his wicket against Pakistan in their opening game of the Micromax Asia Cup which ultimately led to the Tigers’ downfall. Nasir made 47 and was involved in a fabulous 89-run sixth-wicket stand with Sakib al Hasan, which raised the hopes of the hosts of ... Read more

Kohli the real deal

It was Virat Kohli’s 19th century which eventually went on to become his fourth double-century in ODI cricket. Don’t be surprised as more accurately it was his tenth ton yesterday though it was for the nineteenth time that the Delhi batsman had added a century-stand for India. The Asia Cup game against Sri Lanka was ... Read more

Focus on pace

India take on Sri Lanka today Sri Lanka have every reason to employ three pace bowlers at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium when they take on defending champions India in the Asia Cup today. On Sunday, Bangladesh used Shahadat Hossain alongside Shafiul Islam and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza against Pakistan. Though two of the three seamers weren’t ... Read more

Tamim was actually thanking Akram

A mini collapse in the middle-order can still be covered and the innings resurrected if the top three play out more than twenty overs. What Bangladesh did wrong on Sunday was they did not finish with a flourish, and it resulted in the 21-run loss to Pakistan in the Asia Cup opener. The majority of ... Read more

Tigers fall at the death again

It was another case of ‘so near yet so far’ for the Tigers as they failed to put an end to their long drought against Pakistan, going down by 21 runs after putting up a brave fight in the Asia Cup opener at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. It could so nearly have ... Read more

How long must we sing this song?

And it happens again. Only the harshest of hearts would not have broken a little at the sight of Shakib Al Hasan standing with shoulders slumped by his shattered stumps, a defeated man after trying so hard to yet again pull off a victory single-handedly. What happened at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday in the ... Read more

Tamim makes his point

Tamim Iqbal successfully drowned out the noise that was surrounding him like a traffic jam on a busy weekday in Dhaka. He figured a way out of the rut through the 20th ODI half-century, though the Tigers lost the game to Pakistan by 21 runs in the Asia Cup opener yesterday. The left-handed opener was ... Read more

Asia Cup cricket opens today

Tigers take on Pakistan The Bangladesh cricket team will take on Pakistan in the opening game of the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. This is the eleventh edition of the regional competition and has returned to the country after 12 years. Bangladesh were hosts in 1988 and 2000 previously

Tigers’ chance to prove

Misbah counts Shakib as ‘main man’ in Asia Cup opener today Regardless of all the controversies and the high-profile arrivals, the focus has returned to the field and a largely dry win column, as Bangladesh have the Asia Cup opener today against an opponent they haven’t conquered in almost thirteen years. The hosts take on ... Read more

When it was everything

Once it was a dream for the cricketers in the country to play the Asia Cup but obviously those days are well and truly gone. In those days, the country’s cricketers hardly got the opportunity of getting international exposure and this tournament was the only platform for them to show what they’ve got. International cricket ... Read more

Tamim’s date with destiny

When Tamim Iqbal walks out to bat at the centre of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today, he will be a marked man by a lot of people, many of whom are not going to be Pakistanis. The screeching sound of many a sharpening knife will buzz in his ears but it will be his prerogative ... Read more