SA women due on Nov 3

South Africa women’s cricket team will arrive for their home series against Bangladesh on November 3, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan confirmed on Wednesday.
The South Africa women’s team was scheduled to arrive on October 15 to play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals. But they postponed

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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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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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Advantage Bangladesh

Anyone familiar with Bangladesh cricket will think twice before calling them favourites in first Test against South Africa after they lost four vital wickets to score 179 runs in the rain-hit second day on Wednesday.
The Tigers collapsed from much better positions in the past to hand oppositions the advantage, a tendency which is partly responsible for their dismal record in

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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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Confident Tigers all set for SA backlash

The success in one-day international series has eliminated the fear factor but Bangladesh will still be wary of the might of South Africa when they take on the visitors in the first Test of the two-match series in Chittagong today. The Tigers hit the egos of Proteas when they recorded a come-from-behind 2-1 win in ODIs and that too in a whipping manner that would make

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Absolutely Awesome

Terrific Tigers produce supremely premium stuff to thump down 9-wicket defeat on strong South Africa; clinch one-day series
Absolutely AwesomeWho says bowlers should have all the fun? Ask Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal, and they will tell you that that opening period of the second innings, when they literally demolished one of the best bowling attacks in the world, was the highlight of the series against South Africa.
Ask the fans who braved the rains at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and they will probably be taunting the spectators in Dhaka, for they managed to witness something that the capital could not; a total annihilation

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Tigers add another feather in the cap

Bangladesh added another big scalp to their tally in an already successful year flattening South Africa by nine wickets to win the three-match one-day international series 2-1 in Chittagong on Wednesday.
The Tigers faced little trouble to achieve the revised target of 170 runs after the bowlers did a tremendous job to restrict the Proteas to 168-9 at

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Third ODI in Numbers

3 Since 2012, the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong hosted only its third one-day Internationals while Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium hosted 35 ODIs in corresponding period. The port-city venue hosted a total of 18 ODIs so far and the hosts Bangladesh were involved in all of them. 7 This was for the seventh consecutive times South African captain Hashim Amla

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Tigers eye bigger scalp in decider

As country’s biggest festival Eid-ul-Fitr approaches fast, Bangladesh cricket team stand with a chance to add an extra colour to the celebration when they take on South Africa in the series deciding third and final one-day international in Chittagong today. The Proteas and the Tigers are currently locked at 1-1 in three-match series after they won the first and second match respectively

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Time to seal a dream 2015

Series-deciding 3rd ODI today
Chandika Hathurusingha dropped his crutches on the ground, cautiously stretched his right foot forward and, with an imaginary bat in his hands, kept playing straight drives in front of Tamim Iqbal just as the left-hander was about to begin his batting session in Chittagong yesterday. The effort taken by the coach, who required the support due an injury, perhaps displayed

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An opportunity: Shakib

Never have the Tigers successfully managed to win a series against a side ranked in the top eight after losing the first match. And while they have beaten the Proteas once, they have never beaten them in a series.
However, the hosts will have a chance to change all those disillusioning stats and script a new chapter when they take on South Africa in the third

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Luck on Tigers’ side?

With a series victory in sight, the Tigers probably wouldn’t have preferred any other ground than the one that they will be playing on today. Yes, it is true that they seem to have built their fortress at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur lately, but that should not overshadow the series of positive results that they have achieved in Chittagong. “The ground in Chittagong

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