Rain halts Tigers’ victory push

Bangladesh will be confident going into the second Test match against South Africa in Dhaka as draw looks inevitable after rain washed out the fourth day’s play in the first Test in Chittagong on Friday.
Unless a dramatic improvement of weather, which has a very slim chance, a full 90 overs of play on the fifth day is very unlikely meaning the game is now all but over for both the

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Steyn wins hearts of Bangladeshi fans

During the rain-hit fourth day of the Chittagong Test South African speed-star Dale Steyn not only found some entertainment off the field but also showed the other side of his character unlike a fearsome fast bowler on Friday. The paceman who is just one wicket away from 400 Test scalps bored himself in the team hotel as the day’s play was washed off and he could

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Tigers claim they are in driving seat

Bangladesh believe they are still ahead in the first Test despite South Africa whittled down their first innings advantage to 17 at the end of third day’s play in Chittagong on Thursday.
Bangladesh’s bowlers failed to establish their authority in the second innings leaving South Africa unharmed in more than 21 overs they batted before bad light and light shower

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De Kock fined for shoulder barging Tamim

South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined for shoulder barging Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal during the ongoing first Test in Chittagong, the International Cricket Council said Thursday.
De Kock, 22, was fined 75 per cent of his undisclosed match fee for walking in front of the stumps to physically confront the batsman at the stroke of lunch on the second

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Rabada racially abused

South African paceman Kagiso Rabada was subject to a racial abuse during the first Test in Chittagong on Wednesday, prompting the authorities to make several security announcements at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. A security official of the Bangladesh Cricket Board told reporters that Rabada, who is not playing that match, had been warming

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SA succumb to ‘world-class’ Mustafiz

Debutant pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s brilliant spell denied South Africa a chance to put a commanding total despite a promising start, said batsman Temba Bavuma after opening day’s play in the first Test.
South Africa, opting to bat first on a placid wicket, were bowled out for 248 runs as Mustafiz ripped through their innings with his 4-37, which included three wickets in the space of four balls in one

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35th innings defeat and counting

Pakistan take 1-0 lead
Bangladesh suffered yet another innings defeat, this time against Pakistan in the first Test yesterday at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, leaving many questions dangling about their sorry state of affairs in the game’s highest format. The answers must come sooner than later to salvage some pride as an Elite Member.
To secure the massive innings and 184-run victory, Pakistan hardly faced any resistance

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Captain Misbah hails team effort

Brushing aside all controversies and negative impact of Pakistan cricket, Misbah-ul-Haq thought that his side is on course to prove the rest of the world that they are a forced to be reckoned with. Pakistan cricket and controversy are always synonymous and consistency is rare case for them despite getting enormous talent and great cricketer in the

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Nothing wrong in natural game

Mushy blames structure instead
There was hardly anything left for a captain to say when his team lost the match by an innings and 184 runs. That might be the reason why Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was found at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday to be bewildering while talking about yet another heavy defeat.
It made some sense when the wicketkeeper-batsman suggested that nothing would be

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Bangladesh have nothing but hopes

With Pakistan firmly in control, building a lead of 280 runs, all Bangladesh have in the first Test in Chittagong is just some hopes, vice-captain Mahmudullah said after second day’s play on Saturday.
‘We’ve nothing to do but to hope for the best,’ Mahmudullah told a news conference. ‘As we could not bat well in the first innings so we have to hope for the best in the second innings. If we

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Batting in freefall

Bangladesh’s batting has slipped deeper into crisis as Pakistan continued their dominance on tour, tightening their grip on the home side on the opening day of the first Test at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday. The manner in which the batsmen handled the world-class bowling attack by giving away their wickets made them look like mere novices and it has allowed critics to raise questions again

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Pakistan dominate 1st day of Test

Pakistan dominated the first day of their two-match Test series against a dejected Bangladesh side after the hosts were bowled out for only 135 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
Unbeaten half-centuries from openers Mohammad Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar added insult to injury as Pakistan posted 132 runs without loss at stumps on

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Can Tigers survive five days?

Bangladesh-Pakistan first Test begins today
Eight years ago on a September afternoon all Bangladeshis were glued to television screen hoping for their national cricket team to record their maiden Test win away from home against Pakistan in Multan.
It all ended in heartbreak as Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq chose the game to prove his greatness and snatched away the win from Bangladesh’s grip with a superhuman

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High time for batsmen

With a team composed largely of batsmen out of form, Bangladesh will face an uphill task to draw some blood in the so far disappointing campaign when they meet a buoyant Pakistan in the first Test of the two-match series at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) today.
Ahead of the Test series the chief question doing the rounds was: can the home batsmen

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