Shamsur’s innings goes in vain

Shamsur Rahman played a stunning innings of 98 not out but it went in vain as Sylhet Royals beat Rangpur Riders by six wickets in the Bangladesh Premier League match in Mirpur on Thursday.
Half-centuries from Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Mushfiqur Rahim propelled Royals to 198-4 for the highest ever successful run-chase in BPL after their bowlers had restricted Riders

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Doeschate makes mark finally

Dutchman Ryan ten Doeschate finally made his mark in the Bangladesh Premier League when he scored a match-winning 95 runs for Chittagong Kings against Khulna Royal Bengals on Thursday.
Ten Doeschate, often hailed as Sachin Tendulkar of ICC associate member nations, was getting a start in every game that he played since making his BPL debut against Barisal Burners, but

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Taylor enjoying BPL

Brendan Taylor said he is enjoying the Bangladesh Premier League as he is among the top run-getters with 249 for the Chittagong Kings after a scintillating start to the campaign.
Taylor, captain of the Zimbabwe national side, has struck three fifties so far with a strike rate of 125 and the wicketkeeper-batsman is now second in the scorers’ list among

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Jahirul propels Duronto

Jahirul Islam extended his purple patch as Duronto Rajshahi registered their third consecutive win, this time over league leaders Sylhet Royals courtesy of their five-wicket win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. Jahirul gave up his captaincy three matches ago to facilitate his batting and the decision earned him rich dividends coming into this game against Royals with

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Anamul destroys Riders

Young Anamul Haque once again showed why he’s a brilliant prospect for the future with a stroke-filled 83 off just 46 balls that led the Dhaka Gladiators to a whopping 89-run victory over the Rangpur Riders at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Batting first Dhaka posted 217, the highest in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20. The win took Dhaka back to the

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Injury scare for Tamim

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal suffered an injury scare on Tuesday while he was fielding for Duronto Rajshahi during his side’s Bangladesh Premier League match against Sylhet Royals.
Tamim left the field in sheer pain after he was hit by the ball during the 15th over of Royals’ innings and could not take any further part in the game. He was later taken to a nearby

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Shah walks out of BPL?

Dhaka Gladiators’ disgruntled English cricketer Owais Shah has walked out of the Bangladesh Premier League days after a drama unfolded over his payment, said the officials.
Shah was involved in an ugly episode when he alleged that he was not paid by the franchise despite several promises. The franchise shifted the blame on BCB saying

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Players receive wages, but not all from BCB

After failing several deadlines, the Bangladesh Cricket Board is still unsure whether all the players received at least 25 per cent of their payment fully as two franchises did not deposit any money to its account.
Instead of paying the players through the BCB, Chittagong Kings and Sylhet Royals claimed that they have the made payment directly, which raised the possibility of an underhand

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‘Mashrafee rested, not dropped’

Holders Dhaka Gladiators said they had rested skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza for the Chittagong Kings match on Saturday not with any ill motive but on the advice of team’s physiotherapist.
Gladiators clarified their position after a section of the media raised a question about his absence in the match, which they unexpectedly lost by 54 runs. Mashrafee, who

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Hodge, Azhar steer Burners to win

Half-centuries from Brad Hodge and Azhar Mahmood propelled Barisal Burners to a simple seven-wicket win over Khulna Royal Bengals, giving the struggling side some boost in Dhaka on Monday.
Set a simple target after their bowlers had restricted Royal Bengals to 145-7, Burners reached 148-3 in 17.5 overs for their most convincing win this season, which put them level on

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Race for last-four heating up in BPL

The race for the semi-final spots promises to be a fascinating one as the Bangladesh Premier League reached its halfway stage. All the teams have played seven games each so far with the exception of Rangpur Riders, who have played six, and the second leg of the premier T20 competition in the country promises much with a climactic end in store. All seven teams are in with a fighting

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Ashraful hits back at critics

Dhaka Gladiators captain Mohammad Ashraful hit back at critics who have questioned their batting approach during their Saturday’s 54-run loss to Chittagong Kings in Chittagong.
Chasing Kings’ 142 all out, Gladiators suffered a batting collapse when they lost their first four wickets for 15 runs and could never recover from the damage. Ashraful provided

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Relieved Jahirul leads Duronto

Jahirul Islam, relieved from captaincy, scored a half-century to guide Duronto Rajshahi to their third win in the Bangladesh Premier League as they defeated Barisal Burners by four wickets in Chittagong on Saturday.
Jahirul was removed from the position in order to give him the scope to focus on his game and the decision paid dividends as he made 57 from 38 balls to help Duronto stem a top-order

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Bowlers do it for Kings again

Chittagong Kings bounced back from a batting collapse to post a massive 54-run win over Dhaka Gladiators, keeping themselves afloat in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
Kings looked heading towards a disaster when they lost five wickets in the last four overs to add just 12 runs, throwing away a good start to be bowled out for a below-par

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Gladiators win it late

Holders Dhaka Gladiators remained hot on the heels of leaders Sylhet Royals after they snatched a 13-run win from the jaws of defeat over Duronto Rajshahi in Chittagong on Friday.
Chasing a simple target, Duronto were poised for their third win when they raced to 99-5 with 33 needed in the last five overs, but they collapsed dramatically and finished

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Taylor leads Kings to crushing win

A change of captaincy has brought a change in fortune for Chittagong Kings as they raced to an eight-wicket win over Khulna Royal Bengals at the MA Aziz Stadium on Friday.
Brendan Taylor took over the rein from Mahmudullah and led the side from the front with his third fifty in the tournament as Kings made an easy ride to reach 137-2 after

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Pay or we’ll make you pay, BCB boss tells BPL teams

Franchises will make a mistake if they don’t clear player payments before the next deadline expires, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan warned in Chittagong on Friday.
His warning came after several franchises missed the previous deadline, ended on January 31, which caused an outcry in local and international media as players made some

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Royals return to winning ways

Sylhet Royals overcame yet another initial jittery to return to wining ways in the Bangladesh Premier League when they handed Rangpur Riders a five-wicket defeat in Chittagong on Thursday.
Nazmul Hossain Milon finally produced a man-of-the-match performance after being the second best performer of a match on quite a few occasions as his 45 from 29 balls lifted

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