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NZ whitewash Bangladesh

New Zealand cruised to a 164-run win in the third one-day international against Bangladesh in Wellington Friday to achieve a series clean sweep. Maiden centuries for Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell set up the win after New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat, making 318 for six, reports AFP. Conway blasted 126 from 110 balls and Mitchell finished ...

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Netherlands beaten by Turkey, France held by Ukraine in World Cup qualifiers

The Netherlands slumped to a dramatic 4-2 defeat by Turkey in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, while reigning champions France were held by Ukraine despite a brilliant Antoine Griezmann goal and Belgium came from behind to beat Wales. European champions Portugal battled to a 1-0 victory over Azerbaijan, but 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia lost 1-0 in ...

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Real can host Liverpool in Spain

Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at home to Liverpool in April will not have to be moved abroad after the Spanish government said on Tuesday it would lift restrictions on flights from Britain at the end of this month. The restrictions began in December over concerns about a British strain of COVID-19 and forced Atletico Madrid to play ...

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Fielders down Tigers in tight contest

Bangladesh’s sloppy fielding and putting down several important catches at various stages of the game contributed to another defeat against New Zealand despite putting up a decent show with the bat in Christchurch on Tuesday. Skipper Tamim Iqbal hit 78 while Mohammad Mithun struck a brilliant 73 not out as Bangladesh compiled a respectable 271-6 in their 50 overs after ...

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Bangladesh set New Zealand 272-run target in second ODI

Bangladesh returned to form and set New Zealand a challenging target of 272 runs to win the second one-day international in Christchurch on Tuesday. Batting to avoid a series defeat, Bangladesh finished their alloted 50 overs on 271 for six after losing the toss and being put into bat. Skipper Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 78 and Mohammad Mithun contributed an ...

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PSG beat Lyon to go top in France as Mbappe scores 100th Ligue 1 goal

Kylian Mbappe warned he is “only just getting started” after scoring his 100th goal in France’s top flight as Paris Saint-Germain swept aside title rivals Lyon 4-2 on Sunday to move to the top of Ligue 1 following a shock defeat for previous leaders Lille earlier. Mbappe netted twice at the Groupama Stadium with Danilo Pereira and Angel Di Maria ...

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Benzema downs Celta as Real Madrid close in on Atletico

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid hung on for a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday, reducing the gap to three points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Benzema continued his scintillating form at Balaidos by making it 10 goals in 10 games, in the same week Zinedine Zidane admitted a Madrid return could be “possible” for Cristiano ...

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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in 1st ODI

New Zealand comprehensively outplayed Bangladesh with an eight wicket victory in the first one-day international in Dunedin on Saturday. Set a target of 132 to win, debutant Will Young hit the winning runs with more than 28 overs remaining. Henry Nicholls was 49 not out with Young on 11 while Martin Guptill made 38 and Devon Conway 27. Bangladesh, sent ...

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Pogba downs Milan to send Man Utd into Europa League last eight

Paul Pogba returned from injury to score the winner as Manchester United beat AC Milan 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Europa League quarter-finals 2-1 on aggregate. World Cup winner Pogba had been sidelined for over five weeks with a hamstring injury. But the 28-year-old Frenchman scored four minutes after coming off the bench at the start of the ...

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Chelsea cruise into Champions League quarters as Ziyech sinks Atletico

Thomas Tuchel said “super hungry” Chelsea have their sights set on reaching the Champions League final after Hakim Ziyech ended his goal drought to inspire a 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid in the last-16 second leg on Wednesday. Morocco forward Ziyech grabbed his first goal since October to put the hosts ahead in the first half at Stamford Bridge. Emerson ...

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