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Thisara Perera’s all-round heroics down Dhaka Dynamites

Comilla Victorians pulled out a sloppy, see-saw affair by seven runs thanks to the all-round heroics of Thisara Perera. Though the final margin might indicate that the game went down to the wire, Victorians actually sealed it quite comfortably in the final three overs when the Dhaka Dynamites tail was left stranded following the dismissal of captain Shakib Al Hasan. ...

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Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus beats Chievo 3-0

Photo: Juventus’ Daniele Rugani, third form right, celebrates with his teammates Emre Can and Federico Bernardeschi, right, after scoring his side’s third goal during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Chievo Verona at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Milan, Jan 22 : Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved but it mattered little as ...

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Messi comes off bench to help Barca beat Leganes 3-1

Photo: FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, celebrates with his teammate Jordi Alba after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Spain, Jan 21 : Lionel Messi had to cut short a rare rest break to help Barcelona beat Leganes 3-1 and protect ...

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Sylhet phase of BPL ends with Vikings thumping win

After posting the highest team total of Bangladesh Premier League’s (BPL) sixth season, Chittagong Vikings beat Khulna Titans by 26 runs on Saturday at Sylhet International Stadium. And with this, the Sylhet phase of the tournament came to an end. The next phase BPL will be held in Dhaka from January 21. The Titans tried their best to chase down ...

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Salah nets 2 as Liverpool beats Palace to keep up title push

Photo: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, left, and Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. England, Jan 20 : Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3 on Saturday to maintain its push for the Premier League ...

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England in West Indies: Trevor Bayliss keen for settled top three batting order

England coach Trevor Bayliss has targeted finalising his top three for the Ashes during the Test series in the West Indies, which begins on Wednesday. England have not had a settled top order in recent years, with Keaton Jennings and Rory Burns opening during the tour of Sri Lanka. Jonny Bairstow replaced Ben Stokes at three in the final match ...

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England U-19 team due Sunday; Bangladesh team announced

Dhaka, Jan 19 : The England Under-19 Cricket team arrive here on Sunday on a month-long tour to Bangladesh to play one Youth T20I, three-match Youth ODI and two-match four-day Youth Test series against their Bangladesh counterparts in Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 15-member Bangladesh U-19 squad on Saturday for the home series against ...

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Dhaka Dynamites beat Sylhet Sixers by six wickets

Dhaka Dynamites beat Sylhet Sixers by six wickets in the 19th match of Bangladesh Premier League at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.   Dynamite’s captain Shakib Al Hasan was not out at 61 runs where Andre Russell was unbeaten at 40 off just 21 balls.  After winning toss, Sylhet Sixers elected to bat first. The match kicked off at ...

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Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on

Maria Sharapova stunned defending champion Caroline Wozniacki to sweep into the Australian Open last 16 Friday and join ice man Roger Federer, who clinically disposed of his opponent.   The Russian five-time Grand Slam winner, who has struggled since returning from a drugs ban in 2017, was as at full throttle in ending the Dane’s dream of a second major ...

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Injured Warner to leave BPL midway

An elbow injury is forcing Sylhet Sixers’ batsman David Warner to leave the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) midway.   The left-hander had informed Cricket Australia of pain in his elbow and was called back.  A news published on Cricket Australia’s official website said Warner would return after the ongoing Sylhet phase of BPL. This means, he will be able to ...

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