Sunday, December 3, 2023

Seeking a turnaround

Rain threatens final ODI The Tigers’ shift to Chittagong is sure to bring back memories of the turnaround during the World Cup. And if that thought passes them by, a glance from the bus window would surely help them remember what happened here seven months ago. The road towards the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, and ... Read more

The one-legged climb

When Bangladesh reached 200 in the 47th over yesterday after having slipped to 1/3 by the first ten minutes, it was akin to a highly strung mountaineer having climbed Mount Everest on one leg and with a busted oxygen tank, but in favourable overhead conditions. The proverbial leg came off when the openers Tamim Iqbal ... Read more

Disaster Avoided, Humiliation Not

WI take unbeatable 2-0 lead The Tigers threatened a repeat of their dismal World Cup show in the early stages, losing three wickets for one run, but the home team rode on two half centuries from captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain to put up a decent total of 220 runs on the board. In ... Read more

Mushfiqur blames careless approach

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has held the top-order responsible for their careless approach, describing it as an instance when he even forgot it was his 100th ODI yesterday. Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful and after three boundaries, Shakib Al Hasan all fell in a heap as the Tigers crumpled to 18 for four by the ... Read more

Tigers fight for their lives

Mushfiqur’s 100th ODI today  On the eve of today’s crucial second day-night one-day match, the pitch has become the centre of discussion following Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim’s disappointment over the surface of the first game which the home team lost by 40 runs. The Tigers go into the second one-day match against West Indies today ... Read more

No respect in a loss

Bangladesh-West Indies 2nd ODI today Thursday was exactly the sort of evening Bangladesh cricket had yearned for years. Chasing a huge total, the Tigers fell 40 runs short making a respectable 250-plus score against the West Indies in the first ODI. Two batsmen got half-centuries; one sauntered and the other battled his way. The perennial ... Read more

Splendid Simmons keeps Tigers at bay

Expectations got the better of the Tigers yesterday in the first one-dayer against the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. A defeat of 40 runs was a justifiable result as Bangladesh was erratic with the ball, slack in the field while ultimately the batsmen too flattered to deceive. The energy and smartness of Tuesday’s ... Read more

Wicket’s faulty: Mushfiq

Smart cricket was found nowhere in Bangladesh’s approach as West Indies bounced back in the series with a comfortable 40-run victory in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. On a batting track, the home side’s bowling attack that included the slow bowlers, the main

Smartness in all facets

In the end, it was a matter of choice. With his side needing four runs from two balls, Mushfiqur Rahim was presented with a shorter length ball from Ravi Rampaul. He swung from the hips, a sort of swat-pull that landed over their dressing-room and bounced into the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium Grandstand. In a similar ... Read more

Mushfiq a captain’s dream

Scarcely had the ball sailed over the thirty-yard circle did Mushfiqur Rahim let out a war cry signalling victory, that too in his first match as captain of the Tigers. It all seemed to be slipping away just as it had in that heartbreaking third ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare in mid-August, when Mushfiq had ... Read more

Captain clinches a cliffhanger

One can dream many things, no matter how big it is, but it’s not always that the dream comes true in real life. But it happens sometimes when someone like Mushfiqur Rahim appears bigger than his stature. When the Bogra-lad hit a length ball over the deep mid-wicket boundary, a memorable chapter was in Bangladesh ... Read more

Focus on new regime

Bangladesh-West Indies lone T20 today With today’s T20 International the series between Bangladesh and the visiting West Indies gets underway at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. It will no doubt be a huge challenge for the Tigers when they play the shortest version of the game after a gap of almost one and a ... Read more

Sublime Samuels thumps BCB XI

Marlon Samuels rediscovered his form in style with an explosive unbeaten hundred to put the BCB XI bowlers to the sword as West Indies posted a 75-run victory in the T20 warm-up match at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday. The right-hander, along with Andre Russell took full advantage of the home side’s poor bowling attack ... Read more

West Indies start with big win

West Indies were given a ritualistic welcome to the country despite their shortcomings as the BCB XI simply surrendered in the practice match at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday. The visitors won by 65 runs after going past their own struggles with the bat to score 217 for nine in 45 overs (after being unnecessarily ... Read more

Optimism despite loss

At the end of yesterday’s 65-run defeat at the hands of the West Indies, Alok Kapali said that there’s a lot of optimism for the Tigers in the series proper, despite a lot of shoddy batting. In front of a 7,000-strong holiday crowd at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium, Kapali was one of only two performers ... Read more

Sammy & Co come to town

The West Indies cricket team arrived in the capital last night to play a Twenty20 international, three ODIs and two Tests against the Tigers. The 19-member team touched down at the Shahjalal International Airport at 8:00pm for a month-long tour. Darren Sammy’s men will however have none of the Trinidad & Tobago players as five ... Read more