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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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Man City cruise into Champions League quarter-finals

Pep Guardiola told his Manchester City players to forget their previous Champions League failures after cruising into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday that sealed a 4-0 aggregate victory. The Champions League is the one trophy that has remained elusive to Guardiola during his five years in Manchester with City failing to ever get beyond ...

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Shakib blessed with a baby boy

Bangladesh premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently in the United States with his family, has been blessed with a baby boy. Shakib’s wife gave birth to the baby at a hospital in the US on the morning of March 15 (US time). Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan and his wife have been blessed with another baby girl in April ...

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Jota returns to haunt Wolves with winner for Liverpool

Liverpool breathed new life into their chances of a top-four finish in the Premier League as Diogo Jota returned to haunt Wolves with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Molineux on Monday. A disappointing night for the hosts ended with a bigger concern than just the result as goalkeeper Rui Patricio had to be stretchered off after 15 ...

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Messi celebrates levelling Xavi record with double against Huesca

Lionel Messi scored a spectacular double the same night he equalled Xavi Hernandez’s appearance record for Barcelona, the Argentinian inspiring his team to a 4-1 win over Huesca on Monday. Messi tied Xavi’s 767 games in all competitions for Barca and marked yet another milestone with a brilliant brace, a curling effort in the first half flying in off the crossbar at Camp ...

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