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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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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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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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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FIRST T20 IN NUMBERS

1 Mustafizur Rahman became the first bowler in history to concede a free-hit off a no-ball that is not from the foot-over-stepping. The International Cricket Council in its recent annual conference changed the rule of no-ball, allowing a free-hit after all kinds of no-ball. The rule came in effect with the Sunday’s first Twenty20 International between Bangladesh and

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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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Du Plessis hails new no-ball rule

South Africa’s Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis on Saturday welcomed the new cricket rule which allows free hits after all kinds of no-balls in limited-over games. The new rule will come in effect today when South Africa play Bangladesh in the first of the two Twenty20 internationals at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Besides the no-ball rule, the International Cricket

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Sohag back for SA T20

Uncapped Jubair in for injured Taskin
Selectors on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi and added leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa scheduled in next week. Sohag did not play for Tigers since he was suspended from bowling for a flawed action in October last year. He was cleared to bowl in February after

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SA expect to combat heat and Tigers

The sweltering heat and the new-found confidence of Bangladesh will be the biggest challenge for South Africa in the upcoming home series against Tigers, said batsman Faf du Plessis on Wednesday. Du Plessis will lead South Africa in two Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh next week before Hashim Amla takes over the charge for the one-day and Test series.

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