Tigers’ win comes as no surprise to SA

Like many other cricket pundits South African cricket team is not labeling their massive defeat against Bangladesh in their second one-day international on Sunday as an upset instead hailed their opponents for a brilliant performance. For many years whenever Bangladesh win a match or two there is a tendency to demean their achievement and the complacency

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Bangladesh beat South Africa by 7 wickets 

Bangladesh’s participation in Champions Trophy confirmed
Bangladesh beat South Africa by 7 wicketsIt was not a full house at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday. But the half-packed audience at Bangladesh’s home of cricket in Mirpur witnessed a turnaround that only suits
a team affectionately called Tigers.
With their back against the wall after three demoralising defeats including the first one-dayer that put their Champions Trophy berth in the balance, the Tigers needed something to answer back at their critics in the second one-day international. And they did it with some style, hammering South Africa for seven-wicket defeat.

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Tigers return to brilliant best

Bangladesh returned to their brilliant best with bat and ball to post an emphatic seven-wicket win over South Africa and square off the three-match series in Dhaka on Sunday. Opener Soumya Sarkar hit an unbeaten 88 while Mahmudullah added 50 as Bangladesh raced to 167-3 with more than 22 overs in hand after the bowlers dismissed South Africa cheaply

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Skipper pleased with fight back

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza said on Sunday that their seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second one-day international was ‘pleasing’ as it helped them get their confidence back after few defeats. Bangladesh were desperately looking for a win to level the series, after the Proteas thrashed them in the preceding two Twenty20 internationals and first

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SECOND ODI IN NUMBERS

1 Mashrafee bin Murtaza came within one wicket to become Bangladesh’s second bowler to take 200 wickets in one-day internationals after Abdur Razzak when he finished with 1-17 on Sunday. Mashrafee and Sakib al Hasan began the match with equal 198 wickets. While Sakib went wicketless after bowling 10 overs, Mashrafee grabbed the last of wicket of South Africa,

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Puzzled BCB chief summons ‘experts’

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday summoned the members of the technical committee to discuss the problems of national cricket team following their series of defeats against South Africa. The BCB formed the technical committee in January comprising six former national cricketers Jahangir Shah, Athar Ali Khan, ASM Faruque, Ishtiaque Ahmed,

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Proteas look to wrap up series

Visiting South Africa will be looking to seal the three-match one-day international series against Bangladesh when they take on the Tigers in second match in Mirpur today. South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by eight wickets with a clinical performance in the first game on Friday and a similar show will give them the series with a game in hand. ‘Obviously we are looking

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Debutant Rabada tames Tigers

Kagiso Rabada left Bangladesh stunned with a hat-trick on debut to set up a crushing eight-wicket win for South Africa in the rain-hit first one-day international in Dhaka on Friday. Rabada ripped hearts out of the Tigers’ batting line up to finish with 6-16, the best ever haul by a debutant, which helped the Proteas book Bangladesh cheaply for 160 runs in 36.3 overs.

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Rain threatens to ruin first ODI

Heavy rain under the influence of monsoon lying low over North Bay of Bengal has threatened to ruin the first one-day international between Bangladesh and South Africa, scheduled today at Mirpur. Light rain started coming down in many parts of the capital on Thursday and continued to grow heavy as the day progressed. The Met office recorded 17mm rain from 6am to 3pm on

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Tigers comfortable sans AB de Villiers

Tigers enjoy most of their success in one-day internationals and their comfort will augment as Proteas skipper AB de Villiers will miss the three-match ODI series against them that starts at Mirpur today. For many cricket lovers de Villiers is the best batsman in contemporary cricket for his unique blend of aggression and immaculate technique. The 31-year old batsman

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Tigers confident ahead of ODIs

Bangladesh will go into the three-match one-day international series against South Africa as confident despite losing both Twenty20 internationals, said batsman Tamim Iqbal said on Wednesday. The Tigers looked firm to grab their opportunity against the Proteas in the ODIs, their most favourite of all three formats, where they are enjoying a memorable run since their

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Du Plessis happy to floor Tigers

South African skipper Faf du Plessis showed his content by bringing down high-flying Bangladesh into earth as the hosts were clean swept in the two-match Twenty20 series on Tuesday. South Africa clinched the series cleanly when they defeated Bangladesh by 31 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium following their 52-run win in the opener. The Tigers were bowled out

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Soumya promises an improved show

Bangladesh promised to give an improved show in the second Twenty20 International against South Africa today, saying that their bowlers are not as unplayable as it may have looked. Opener Soumya Sarkar said that the batsmen are confident of implementing their plans in a better way than the first game when they were folded for a meagre 96 runs to concede a 52-run defeat.

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Langeveldt wary of Tigers backlash

South African bowling coach Charl Langeveldt said on Monday that he believes Bangladesh will come out hard in the second and final Twenty20 international match after their heavy loss in the opening match. The 40-year old former seamer, who recently replaced legendary paceman Allan Donald as Proteas bowling coach, however, has full faith on his charges and believes that

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Tigers get a dose of own medicine

South Africa gave Bangladesh a dose of their own medicine, putting them on a spin to record a crushing 52-run win in the first Twenty20 International in Dhaka on Sunday. Bangladesh had prepared a turning pitch for the Proteas as expectedly and appeared to have gotten some successes restricting the formidable batting line up of the visiting side to a modest 148-4.

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Proteas never doubted win

South Africa were confident of earning a win against Bangladesh in the opening Twenty20 international despite putting 148 runs as condition favoured them more than their opposition, said batsman Rilee Rossouw on Sunday. South Africa folded Bangladesh for a meagre 96 runs to record a crushing 52-runs after posting a modest 148-4 on a slow pitch at the

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Tigers suffer crushing defeat in first T20

Bangladesh collapsed from 2-50 to be dismissed for 96 runs to suffer a 52-run defeat in the first Twenty20 International against South Africa in Dhaka on Sunday. Skipper Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 79 off 61 balls to set up the win for South Africa as the visitors recovered from a shaky start to post 148-4. Off-spinner JP Duminy (2-11), medium pacer David

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Fearless Tigers face Proteas today

Bangladesh promised to continue fearless cricket that earned them success in abundance in the recent matches when they take on South Africa in the first of the two Twenty20 internationals in Dhaka today. The match will begin at 1:00pm at Sher-e-Bangla National stadium and will be televised by GTV, Bangladesh Television and Star Sports-2. Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza

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Tigers to bank on anonymity again

South Africa’s little knowledge about Bangladesh can be a deciding factor in the upcoming home series against Tigers, said skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza on Saturday ahead of two Twenty20 Internationals. Bangladesh never played South Africa in any format since the 206-run loss in World Cup 2011 at home when the Tigers were dismissed for 78 runs replying to 284,

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SA favourites, says Hathurusinghe

Bangladesh have kept their feet firmly on the ground despite their recent success and are ready to face South Africa, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe said on Friday, ahead of the home series against the Proteas. The Proteas are relatively unknown opponent for Bangladesh, having never played the Tigers in any formats since 2011, which make the series against them more

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