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Bangladesh demolish Pakistan on way to first-ever series win

Tamim Iqbal smashed a scintillating back-to-back century to propel Bangladesh to their first-ever series win against Pakistan in Mirpur on Sunday. During his unbeaten 116-run knock, the left-handed opener combined with Mushfiqur Rahim (65) for a match-winning 118-run third wicket stand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Chasing 240 for the historic win, the Tigers, who beat Pakistan ...

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Bangladesh see opportunity to clinch first series win against Pakistan

After ending their 16-year long Pakistan jinx, Bangladesh now have the opportunity to clinch a series win for the first time against their sub-continent rivals. The second ODI of the three-match series is scheduled for 2:30pm at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Bangladesh won the first match comprehensively by 79 runs on Friday. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe ...

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Bangladesh break 16-year Pakistan hoodoo with emphatic win

Bangladesh have finally broken their 16-year old Pakistan jinx in all forms of cricket in some style, crushing them by 79 runs with a superlative all-round show in the first ODI in Mirpur. Two scintillating centuries by opener Tamim Iqbal (132) and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (106) powered the Tigers to a daunting 329 for 6 – their highest total in ...

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County Championship: Sussex take charge against Hampshire

LV= County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day two) Sussex 444: Brown 144, Wright 96, Briggs 4-74 Hampshire 220-9: Ervine 57 not out, Wood 48, Shahzad 3-54 Sussex lead by 224 runs Sussex 6pts, Hampshire 3pts Match scorecard Sussex ended day two against Hampshire in command after Ben Brown’s 144 not out was backed up by their seamers. The visitors ...

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Masters 2015: Jordan Spieth says autistic sister is key inspiration

He might have just won one of sport’s most prestigious events, but it wasn’t long before Jordan Spieth’s thoughts turned to his autistic sister in the glow of victory.   The 21-year-old golfer equaled Tiger Woods’ 1997 record winning score of 18 under par to realize his childhood ambitions of donning the green jacket on Sunday as he swept through ...

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County cricket: BBC Sport’s club-by-club guide to the 2015 summer

The county season gets under way on Sunday as champions Yorkshire start the defence of their title against promoted Worcestershire at New Road. Hampshire begin life back in Division One at home to Sussex, while Middlesex host Nottinghamshire and Durham face Somerset at Taunton. In Division Two, last season’s bottom club Leicestershire, without a County Championship win for two years, ...

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Astute Bell reaps rewards of patience

Batting in Test cricket remains as much about the shots you don’t play as those you do and it was Ian Bell’s judgement at the crease that set the foundation for England’s domination Ian Bell ensured he had seen off the new ball at its hardest, the bowlers at their freshest and the pitch at its most damp and lively ...

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Ronaldo wins appeal

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal against Cordoba during their Spanish first division match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid August 25, 2014. Photo: Reuters The Spanish league on Friday cancelled a yellow card awarded against Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for diving, ending a threatened one-match suspension, his club said. The Portuguese attacker got the card ...

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Emery-inspired Sevilla well set for Barca visit

Sevilla coach Unai Emery is one of the more eccentric characters in La Liga but the Andalusian club’s success this season suggests there is plenty of method in the Basque-born 43-year-old’s apparent madness.  Prowling the touchline during games, Emery’s frantic arm gestures, wild eyes and bellowed commands clearly inspire his players rather than distract them. Sevilla are fifth in La ...

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United primed to resume Manchester top-dog role

Manchester United, buoyed by five successive Premier League victories, head into Sunday’s derby against Manchester City a place and a point above their rivals and believing they are poised to restore red ascendancy in the city. Champions City have won the last four league meetings against United, including a 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium in November, but their hopes ...

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