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Bangladesh taste first Twenty20 victory against Pakistan

After ODIs, Bangladesh went bang, bang before a delirious crowd in Mirpur to break their jinx against Pakistan in the Twenty20 Internationals on Friday. The Tigers toyed with the 2009 World T20 champions on way to a incredible 7-wicket win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The timid performance by the likes of ‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Afridi should ...

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Mission accomplished!

Bangla Mirror Desk: Player of the match Soumya Sarkar remained unbeaten on 127 runs from only 110 balls and took Bangladesh home in the third and final ODI match of the series at Mirpur on Wednesday. After the comprehensive victories in the first and second matches, Bangladesh won their tenth ODI series via a whitewash, or “Banglawash” for the millions ...

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Bangladesh Under-19 team take unbeatable lead

Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team clinched the youth ODI series with two-match remaining when they beat South Africa Under-19 cricket team by just eight runs in the fifth match of the seven-match series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong yesterday. By virtue of the victory, Bangladesh led the seven-match youth ODI series with 4-1. The next two matches of the ...

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Waugh dead against KP

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has urged England to move on from Kevin Pietersen, believing the controversial batsman no longer merits a place in the side and brings too much baggage as well. South Africa-born Pietersen has not played for his adopted nation in over a year after being sacked following the fallout of the woeful Ashes whitewash. The 34-year-old ...

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Tigers’ historic series win over Pakistan

Bangladesh seal 7-wicket victory in second ODI Opener Tamim Iqbal led Bangladesh in an admirable fashion, hitting his second consecutive century that steered the hosts to an impressive seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second ODI at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday. The swashbuckling opener struck a run-a-ball 116 not out as Bangladesh gunned down the target of 240 with ...

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Sunny way of doing things

A late entrant into the national squad, 28-year-old Arafat Sunny has a unique hobby. He loves to keep pigeons as pets. In fact, there was a time when he looked after nearly a hundred pigeons at his terrace and even trained a few of them for inter-city travel. It’s a pastime that definitely needs patience and in a way that’s ...

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Baki’s 2016 Rio Olympics dream still alive

Bangladesh shooter Abdullah Hel Baki kept alive his hopes of qualifying for the Rio Olympics next year as he finished 26th in the men’s 10-metre air-rifle event (qualification) of the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Changwon, South Korea yesterday. Baki, winner of the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, scored a total of 621.9 points to finish ...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Still no tickets on sale for 2 May fight

Promoter Bob Arum is still unable to explain why there are no tickets on general sale for the super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May. The MGM Grand holds 16,500 but only about 1,000 tickets are expected to be made available to the wider public. Contracts with the MGM Grand remain unsigned, while tickets ...

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was nervous about playing for Barca, says Suarez

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has admitted he was nervous at the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar when he joined the club. The Uruguayan, who arrived under a cloud following his ban for biting at last year’s World Cup, has made a rapid adjustment to life at the Catalan club and has scored vital goals to help put ...

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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe eyes Pakistan whitewash after taking series

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has set his sight on a clean sweep in the ODIs after securing the series against Pakistan on Sunday with a seven-wicket victory. The Tigers put up a dominating all-round show in the second ODI to maul the tourists after a 79-run win two days back at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Mashrafe ...

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