Bangladesh

  • Dedicate this ton to all my critics, says Ahmed Shehzad March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Ahmed Shehzad, who on Sunday became the first Pakistan batsman to score a century in all three formats, took a dig at his critics by dedicating his knock to all those who have criticised him after a couple of failures. Shehzad scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred as Pakistan crushed hosts...
  • World T20: Pakistan stay alive in semis race by hammering Bangladesh March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Talented opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred as Pakistan crushed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs in a Group 2 league encounter of the ICC World T20 to keep their semi-final hopes alive on Sunday. The result also eliminated Australia from the tournament and Pakistan and West Indies will...
  • As it happened: World T20, Pakistan vs Bangladesh March 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bat. One change for Pakistan, Sohail Tanvir replaces Bilawal Bhatti while Bangladesh bring in Abdur Razzak. Pakistan must defeat hosts Bangladesh on Sunday and the defending champions West Indies...
  • Refreshed Pakistan eye World T20 semi-finals March 30, 2014

    Pakistan will return to World Twenty20 action after a week's break on Sunday charged up to make a move for the semi-finals by winning their two remaining games in the Super-10 round in Dhaka. Mohammad Hafeez's men, who lost their opening group two match to India by seven wickets on March...
  • World Twenty20: Pakistan aim for two wins needed to advance March 29, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said Saturday he is pleased archrival India have secured a semi-final berth at the World Twenty20 because it gives other teams a clear scenario of what's needed to join them in the next stage. "India have played very good cricket so far and it's good they...
  • Spinners, batting continue to shine for India at WT20 March 29, 2014

    India are through to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 riding on a magnificent eight wicket victory over the hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, courtesy yet another dominating performance by their spinners, led by Amit Mishra. And once again Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli led the batting department with...
  • Good dressing room atmosphere is key to India's success: MS Dhoni March 28, 2014

    Mirpur: Despite stormy events back home, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stayed calm and attributed his team's success to a 'good dressing room atmosphere' where every individual was happy about each other's success. While the skipper made it clear that he won't take any questions unrelated to the World T20 but...
  • India maul Bangladesh by 8 wickets to move into World T20 semis March 29, 2014

    India walked through Bangladesh's total of 138 to win by 8 wickets - their third victory in a row - and reach the ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals for the first time in seven years, thanks to another superb show by the spinners and a partnership of 100 runs between Rohit...
  • Nepal to host 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu March 28, 2014

    Nepal will hold the 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu on November 14, the third time the country is hosting the event since the establishment of eight-member regional grouping in 1985. A cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday decided to hold the summit on November 14 and directed...
  • As it happened: India vs Bangladesh, World T20, Match 24 March 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India walked through Bangladesh's total of 138 to win by 8 wickets - their third victory in a row - and reach World T20 semis for the first time in seven years. India never qualified for the semis in the last...
  • India eye Bangladesh scalp to enter World T20 semis after 7 years March 27, 2014

    While events back home will be difficult to ignore, Team India needs to have its focus firmly on the field as a win against hosts Bangladesh on Friday will assure MS Dhoni & Co of a place in the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20. The Supreme Court made some scathing...
  • Mortaza accepts criticism, promises to do well against India March 27, 2014

    Mirpur: Bangladesh pacer Mashrafe Mortaza said they deserve the criticism for the manner they suffered defeats against Hong Kong and West Indies but vowed to play good cricket to turn things around. Mortaza also said that BCB president Nazmul Hasan has indeed spoken to the players and tried to help...
  • Matter of one innings before Yuvraj gets back to form, says Rohit March 27, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Thursday stood firmly behind his out-of-form colleague Yuvraj Singh, expecting him to play that elusive innings against Bangladesh on Friday, which will get him back to form. "As far as Yuvraj is concerned, it's a matter of just one innings. If one innings goes well,...
  • Tension in Bangladesh camp ahead of crucial India game March 27, 2014

    Mirpur: All is certainly not well in the Bangladesh camp ahead of their do-or-die encounter in the ICC World T20 against a formidable Indian side on Friday. It seems that Bangladesh number one player Shakib-al-Hasan and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim are not on the same page which is evident from the...
  • Former Pakistan greats criticise Bangladesh flag ban March 27, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistani players on Wednesday hit out after Bangladesh banned their own fans from waving non-Bangladeshi flags at the ongoing World Twenty20 tournament. Hosts Bangladesh issued the order after an outcry over images of locals waving Pakistani flags during the recent Asia Cup. Bangladesh was part of Pakistan before the...
  • Bangladeshi cricket fans face ban for waving rivals' flags March 25, 2014

    Dhaka: The Bangladeshi hosts of cricket's World Twenty20 threatened to ban local supporters on Tuesday from stadiums if they were seen carrying the flags of any of the other teams competing in the tournament. The order came after an outcry over images of locals waving Pakistani flags during the recently...
  • Win against Bangladesh boosted our net run-rate, says Sammy March 25, 2014

    Mirpur: West Indies brought their campaign back on track with a 73-run win over Bangladesh on Tuesday and skipper Darren Sammy said the huge victory will give a boost to their net run-rate in the group of death of the ICC World Twenty20. West Indies had lost their opening match...
  • World T20: West Indies bury listless Bangladesh by 73 runs March 26, 2014

    Mirpur: Defending champions West Indies kept their hopes alive of a semi-final berth with a resounding 73-run thrashing of hosts Bangladesh in a Group 2 Super 10 match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Tuesday. Chasing a target of 172, Bangladesh's inept batting performance once again brought about their downfall as...
  • As it happened: World T20, West Indies vs Bangladesh March 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has won the toss and opted to field against West Indies Aware that another defeat would jeopardize their progress in the tournament, defending champions West Indies would aim to bring their campaign back on track as...
  • World T20: Wary West Indies face cautious Bangladesh March 24, 2014

    Mirpur: Aware that another defeat would jeopardize their progress in the tournament, defending champions West Indies would aim to bring their campaign back on track as they face an inconsistent Bangladesh in the second group league encounter of the ICC World T20 on Monday. While West Indies' campaign begun on a...
  • Want to be more versatile in my roles, says Raima Sen March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Raima Sen will be seen playing a victim in 'Children Of War', based on the violent birth of Bangladesh, and, after familiarising herself with the tragedies experienced by its people then, says she feels strongly for them and hopes they are treated as equals now. The 'Godmother' star...
  • World T20: Ziaur replaces injured Rubel in Bangladesh squad March 23, 2014

    Dhaka: Hosts Bangladesh suffered an injury blow when paceman Rubel Hossain was ruled out of the World Twenty20 tournament due to a finger injury, it was announced Sunday. The International Cricket Council said in a statement that its event technical committee had allowed a replacement for Hossain, who dislocated a...
  • Gayle set to play 100th Test in June against NZ at home March 23, 2014

    Port of Spain: Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is set to play his 100th Test at his home ground in Jamaica when New Zealand tour the Caribbean in June, the West Indies Cricket Board said. The WICB has announced a three-match Test series and two Twenty20 Internationals between the two teams. West Indies...
  • 100-year-old Hindu temple vandalised, torched in Bangladesh March 22, 2014

    A hundred-year-old Hindu temple was vandalised and torched on Friday in the Bagerhat district of Bangladesh. Police said the incident occurred at the family temple of Nawaparha Jamindar Barhi on Friday morning, bdnews24.com reported. Priest Pradip Bhattacharya said he had called out for help seeing smoke belching out of the temple. "We put...
  • World T20, Qualifier: Bangladesh through to Super 10 despite stunning loss to Hong Kong March 20, 2014

    Chittagong: Hong Kong notched up a stunning two-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a thrilling qualifying round match but could not prevent the home side from booking a Super 10 berth in the World Twenty20 on Thursday. Chasing a small target of 109, minnows Hong Kong struggled to 50 for five in...
  • As it happened: World T20, Hong Kong vs Bangladesh March 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Hong Kong won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain Hong Kong: Waqas Barkat,...