Jr Tigers waste a chance of series win

Bangladesh Under-19 team wasted their opportunity to clinch the series as they lost to their South African counterparts in the fifth match of the seven-match series by 34 runs at Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.
Despite the loss Bangladesh lead the series 3-2 after they achieved a 6-1 victory against the same side earlier in the year at home. Chasing the South African

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Tigers up against history in Ctg

A rejuvenated Bangladesh cricket team is facing the prospect of changing their history when they take on South Africa in the series deciding final one-day international in Chittagong on Wednesday. The Tigers are yet to clinch a three-match one-day international series after falling behind in the first match despite creating several chances in the past at home and abroad.

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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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Mustafiz’s Test call-up

Following his brilliant performance in the ODIs, pacer Mustafizur Rahman has been included in the 14-member squad for the first Test against South Africa, which is due to begin in Chittagong on August 21. Off-spinner Shuvagata Hom and pacer Abul Hasan however did not make the cut. Speaking on Mustafizur’s inclusion, chairman of BCB’s selection panel

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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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Jr Tigers suffer crushing defeat

Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team tasted their first defeat in their tour of South Africa as they lost to the hosts by seven wickets in the third youth one-day international match at Pietermaritzburg on Friday. Young Tigers scored a modest 165 all-out in 49.2 overs before the Proteas chased down the score successfully with seven wickets and 73 balls to spare. Opener Liam smith

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When good-looking innings not good enough

Top-order batsman Soumya Sarkar’s lack of big score continued as he faltered once again after making a good start in the opening one-day international against South Africa on Friday.
Soumya departed for 27 just when he looked to have settled down successfully with his four sweetly timed boundaries. But he opted to end his innings

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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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Bangladesh a win away from CT

Bangladesh will begin their three-match one-day internationals campaign against South Africa with one eye on ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as they need to win one game against the visitors to retain pre-series points, said an ICC press release on Wednesday. The battle for the final two available places in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will hot up when Bangladesh squares

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Mclaren expects a tough series

South Africa’s one day specialist Ryan Mclaren said on Wednesday that the three-match one-day international series to start on Friday at Mirpur would be a tough assignment for them as they would have to face the spirited Tigers in their own den. The 32-year-old ambidextrous player, who joined late with his team only to play ODI series, however, has the belief that they will be

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SA sweep Tigers with simple win

Bangladesh put yet another erratic batting display to suffer a 31-run defeat in the second Twenty20 International against South Africa, conceding the two-match series 0-2, in Dhaka on Tuesday. A debutant leg-spinner and unheralded left-arm spinner proved to be more than handy for the Tigers, who did a fair job with the ball to restrict South Africa to 169-4,

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Tigers pay for hesitation in batting

Lack of partnership and hesitation in making the shots cost Bangladesh the second Twenty20 international against South Africa, said skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza after a 31-run defeat on Tuesday. Bangladesh collapsed to 138 all out replying to South Africa’s 169-4 in the face of an in experienced South African attack that saw a debutant leg-spinner Eddie Leie and

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Mahmudullah, Anamul back for ODIs

Batsmen Mahmudullah and Anamul Haque have been recalled as Bangladesh on Tuesday named 14-man squad for the first two one-day internationals of three-match series against South Africa. Mahmudullah had missed Bangladesh’s previous series against India at home after he sustained a fracture on his left index finger. Anamul had injured himself during the

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South Africa complete T20 sweep

Spinners Eddie Leie and Aaron Phangiso shared six wickets between them as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 international to take two-match series 2-0 in Dhaka on Tuesday. Debutant leg-spinner Leie claimed 3-16 while left-arm spinner Phangiso claimed 3-30, Bangladesh were all out for 138 runs with five balls remaining,

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Mashrafee blames irresponsible batting

Of South Africa’s all qualities, the one thing that did not intimidate Bangladesh is their spin bowling. And this is where they faltered in the first Twenty20 international as the visitors recorded a crushing 52-run at Mirpur on Sunday. Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza said his batsmen’s inability to handle South African spinners proved to be decisive in the game that

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