Friday, December 8, 2023

Mushfiq refuses to take blame alone

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim refused to take the blame alone for opting to field after winning the toss in the second Test match against Pakistan that ended in 328-run defeat at Mirpur on Saturday. The decision backfired as Pakistani batsmen made the host bowlers toil for nearly two days on a track that had nothing much ... Read more

Misbah hails youngsters for success

Pakistan players were relieved ending the series on a winning note as that will help the team to get some confidence back, said skipper Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday. Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 328 runs inside four days to clinch the two-match Test series that ended their miserable run in the tour as they were clean swept in ... Read more

Tigers’ defensive mindset surprises Waqar

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said that he was surprised to see Bangladesh playing defensive cricket in the series deciding second Test that ended at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. Pakistan defeated Tigers by 328 runs to clinch the series that helped tourists regain some composure at the end of month-long tour where they were defeated ... Read more

Pakistan not taking win for granted

Pakistan are not taking victory for granted despite putting Tigers on the back foot in the series deciding second Test, said their bowling consultant Mushtaq Ahmed on Friday. Tigers were given the task of scoring the record 550 runs in their second innings and Pakistan bolstered their chances by reducing them to 63-1 in 14 overs ... Read more

Playing under floodlights leaves Hathuru fuming

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe on Thursday reacted sharply as umpires had played 21 minutes extra under flood light in the second Test match against Pakistan on Thursday. According to sources, the Sri Lankan left the field fuming over the fact that he believes had nailed down the possibilities of the Tigers. Bangladesh had lost one of their ... Read more

Pakistan seek to end with a win

Visiting Pakistan cricket team is looking forward to end their disastrous tour of Bangladesh with an emphasis on a particular event rather than thinking about the outcome of the final match. A demoralised Pakistan will take on high-flying Bangladesh in the second and final match of the two-match Test series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today ... Read more

Tigers let Pakistan off the hook

Bangladesh paid the price for poor fielding by allowing Pakistan to claw their way back in the second Test as the visitors closed in on a first innings lead reaching 292-3 on the third day on Monday. Taufiq Umar made the most of Bangladesh’s sloppy fielding to score his seventh Test century which took Pakistan ... Read more

Win still an option for Pakistan

Pakistan opener Taufiq Umar did not rule out the chance of a win in the second Test match against Bangladesh after his seventh Test century brought them close to a first innings lead on Monday. The left-hander scored 130 from 256 balls to help Pakistan reach 292-3 at the end of fog-shortened third day in ... Read more

Nazmul can’t wait for another seven years

Bangladesh paceman Nazmul Hossain said it would be too much of a pain for him if he is needed another seven years to play a Test again after he was made to wait that long by the selectors for his second Test. Nazmul was by far the best among the three pace bowlers Bangladesh picked ... Read more

Shakib brings respectability

Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh expand upon their strong base during the second day’s play of the second Test against Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. The day ended with Pakistan on 87-1 after bad light stopped play. In all, 26 overs were lost on the day after the morning session began ... Read more

The sign of a complete all-rounder

Sakib al Hasan proudly announced himself as a complete all-rounder after his 144 runs in the first innings that guided Bangladesh to a respectable 338 against Pakistan on Sunday. Sakib had started his career as a batsman who could bowl but gradually turned into Bangladesh’s main strike bowler with his left-arm spin that often turned ... Read more

Sakib, Shahriar lift Tigers

Sakib al Hasan and Shahriar Nafees defied a chilly weather and a strong Pakistani attack to lift Bangladesh to a respectable 234-5 with a record 180-run partnership on the opening day of second Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Sakib got his second Test century along the way to stay 108 not out while Nafees missed ... Read more

Ashraful axed finally for second Test

Shafiul replaces Rubel Mohammad Ashraful has finally been axed from the Bangladesh squad for the second Test match against Pakistan beginning in Dhaka on Saturday. The news came from the man himself who told reporters about his omission on the eve of his transfer to Old DOHS from CCS for the forthcoming

Is Ashraful dropped?

BCB yet to name 2nd Test squad Mohammad Ashraful is going to face the music again for his poor batting in the first Test against Pakistan in Chittagong. The national selectors have decided on the 14-member squad without Ashraful for the second and final Test to be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur ... Read more

Nafees likely to face the chop

Left-handed batsman Shahriar Nafees is likely to face the chop when Bangladesh take on Pakistan in the second Test in Dhaka from Saturday. Nafees was out for a duck in the first innings of the first Test in Chittagong and followed it with a nervy 28 that saw few catches being put down by the ... Read more