Tigers devour Lions in epic battle

“One must desire something to be truly alive,” said a great novelist.
The Bangladesh cricket team definitely was the perfect example of this belief after the way they bounced back against England in a dramatic and nail-biting game to keep their quarterfinals hopes alive in the ICC Cricket World Cup yesterday.
The thrilling two-wicket victory came through a valiant batting effort from number ten batsman Shafiul Islam who shared a 58-run partnership in a ninth wicket stand along with Mahmudullah Riyad to script one of the most fantastic victories for

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Celebrations all over

Jubilant cricket lovers brought out victory processions and motorcycle rallies all over the country after Bangladesh cricketers snatched a sensational win against a strong England in the Group B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday.
The capital Dhaka witnessed wild celebrations with thousands of people coming down to the

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Sakib all praise for Shafiul

Bangladesh skipper Sakib al Hasan said he had lost the hopes of winning the game against England on Friday when they were eight wickets down with 57 runs still needed.
‘I thought we lost the game,’ Sakib said after the crucial two-wicket win. ‘But when Riyad [Mahmudullah] hit the winning runs, suddenly I realised we won it. Still I would say it took some time

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Bowlers do their part for Tigers

Bowlers gave Bangladesh a shot in the arm in their battle for World Cup survival when they restricted England to a modest 225 in a crucial Group B match in Chittagong on Friday.
Coming from a horror show against West Indies when they were all out for their lowest ever one-day total of 58, Bangladesh needed a good start to lift their morale and the bowlers gave them

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Strauss blames dew for defeat

England captain Andrew Strauss blamed early evening dew for their Friday’s shock two-wicket defeat against Bangladesh which left their World Cup campaign in tatters.
‘There was a 20-over period where it was very, very bad,’ Strauss said at the post-match press conference.
‘Graeme Swann couldn’t grip the ball at all. I think there’s something not quite right if a spinner

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Make or break for Tigers

Hosts take on England today
With Bangladesh taking on England today, is it all set up for a breathtaking game of cricket at the ICC Cricket World Cup?
The question came to the fore since the most exciting games in the World Cup so far have involved England. All eyes will thus be fixed on today’s day-night match at the

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Strauss scared of Tigers

Bangladesh may come out very hard on England to make up for their humiliating defeat against West Indies and to keep their quarter-final hopes alive, skipper Andrew Strauss warned his side.
Bangladesh will go into the match knowing that a defeat would make tournament nothing but a mere formality having already lost two games badly that also seriously damaged their

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England wary of wounded Tigers

With their World Cup bid firmly back on track, England have now shifted their attention to Bangladesh and are fully aware of the backlash they might face against their beleaguered hosts.
Bangladesh were humiliated by West Indies in their latest game having been dismissed to their lowest ever one-day total of 58 runs for a nine

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Tickets sale from today

The wait for the much-desired World Cup match tickets is over for Chitta-gong’s cricket lovers.
Ticket distribution for the Bangladesh-England match on March 11 will start today and continue till tomorrow at the A K Khan premises adjacent to Alif Hotel at Alankar near the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Cricket fans who collected their confirmation letters from banks can collect their tickets from

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