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  • World Cup: I have now matured as a cricketer, says Mushfiqur Rahim March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh middle order mainstay Mushfiqur Rahim said on Wednesday that he has matured as a cricketer and knows exactly what he has to do out there in the middle. His 89-run innings against England in their last World Cup contest which Bangladesh clinched by 15 runs was another example of...
  • Bangladesh happy to prove critics wrong at World Cup March 11, 2015

    Bangladesh assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage believes his team have proved a point by reaching the World Cup quarter-finals and they now have Pool A winners New Zealand in their sights in Hamilton on Friday. The Tigers knocked England out of the World Cup with a hard-fought 15-run win in Adelaide on...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's Kane Williamson laid low by gastro March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Kane Williamson missed training on Wednesday due to gastroenteritis but the team is confident the star batsman is not in danger of missing any matches at the World Cup. New Zealand face Bangladesh on Friday with both sides having already qualified for the quarter-finals. Williamson, spinner Daniel Vettori and...
  • Rape claim against Bangladesh World Cup hero Rubel dropped March 10, 2015

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi actress who filed a rape case against cricket star Rubel Hossain said Tuesday she was withdrawing the charges against the fast bowler, a day after his match-winning heroics at the World Cup. Naznin Akter Happy, 19, made the rape allegation earlier this year after claiming 25-year-old Rubel had...
  • World Cup 2015: Eoin Morgan blames inconsistency for early exit March 10, 2015

    Eoin Morgan said it is "unbelievably disappointing" that they crashed out of the World Cup after losing to Bangladesh. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Bangladesh deserved to enter quarter-finals, says Aminul Islam March 10, 2015

    It was a great victory by Bangladesh, who played a sensible, solid game to beat England. Their batting and bowling was disciplined throughout. It looked like the batting lost a bit of momentum in the Powerplay as Mushfiqur Rahim was careful to stay at the crease to help Mahmudullah to...
  • World Cup 2015: Ban looms over Bangladesh skipper after overs fine March 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza's joy at his team's World Cup defeat of England was cut short on Monday when he was threatened with a suspension for slow over-rates. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that Bangladesh were two overs short of their target in the thrilling 15-run victory at the...
  • World Cup: Out on bail, Rubel Hossain turns into national hero for Bangladesh March 10, 2015

    Yesterday was what every sportsman lives for. Wear heart on sleeve, lay your coffin on the sidelines and be the reason for national cheer. Any doubts about that? Contact Rubel Hossain. One month ago, the career of Bangladesh pacer Hossain was tied on a railway track. Steaming in from the other...
  • Watch: How Bangladesh threw England out of World Cup, Day 23 Highlights March 10, 2015

    Bangladesh created history by sealing their first ever entry into the World Cup knockouts at the cost of England, who will now take an early flight back home. ...
  • World Cup 2015: England suffocated by confidence, says Collingwood March 10, 2015

    You can only imagine how devastated England's players will be after they were knocked out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 by Bangladesh. It actually hurts me. It gives you that feeling in the pit of your stomach for how bad the players must be feeling at the moment. ...
  • Watch: Bangladesh erupts in joy after dumping England out of World Cup March 10, 2015

    Cricket-mad Bangladesh had no end to its happiness after the national team dumped England out of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • England recount their ODI disasters after World Cup ouster March 10, 2015

    England's humiliating 15-run defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday, that saw them knocked out of the World Cup, was far from the first time they'd been embarrassed in 50-over cricket. Here we look back at five other one-day international matches England would rather forget. March 2, 1994 - Kingstown, St Vincent:...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor March 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SMS, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur; 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle between the...
  • World Cup 2015: Bangladesh erupts in joy after England victory March 9, 2015

    Dhaka: Cricket-mad Bangladesh erupted in joyous celebration on Monday after the national team dumped England out of the World Cup, with fans hailing the dramatic victory as the country's greatest sporting triumph. Impromptu victory processions broke out across the country, with some of the loudest celebrations taking place at Dhaka University...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand cricket team troubled by illness March 9, 2015

    Napier: Illness has struck New Zealand cricket team, leaving up to three players in doubt for their final World Cup Pool A game against Bangladesh on March 13. Head coach Mike Hesson was reluctant to provide details but said on Monday that "two or three" unnamed players felt unwell following their...
  • India most likely to face Bangladesh in World Cup quarters March 9, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh's 15-run win over England has more or less settled the question of who India will face in the quarter-finals. With the win at the Adelaide Oval in a Pool A match, Bangladesh cleared the path for Sri Lanka to join New Zealand and Australia from their pool in the...
  • World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza dedicates win over England to 'freedom fighters' March 9, 2015

    Adelaide: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Monday dedicated his country's historic win over England in the World Cup cricket to the 1971 "freedom fighters". Tigers stormed into the quarter-finals of the World Cup, beating England by 15 runs in a breathtaking match on Monday at Adelaide Oval. Mahmudullah's ton and Mushfiqur...
  • World Cup: Morgan clueless about England's future after loss to Bangladesh March 9, 2015

    England captain Eoin Morgan was "gutted" after his team's premature exit from the World Cup on Monday and confessed he was clueless about what the future holds for the team. England's woeful form on 50-over cricket's biggest stage appeared intertwined with the miserable form of their captain who fell for his...
  • Kings of Cricket: Bangladesh enter WC quarters, England ousted March 9, 2015

    Bangladesh created history on Monday by ousting England from the cricket World Cup's league stage and securing a quarterfinal berth for the first time. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Twitter hails Bangladesh win, slams sluggish England March 9, 2015

    England slumped out of contention at the World Cup 2015 with a 15-run loss on Monday to Bangladesh, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh after Mahmudullah posted the team's first World Cup century in a competitive, but achievable, 275 for 7...
  • Heroic Bangladesh qualify for quarters, script England's ouster from World Cup March 9, 2015

    England slumped out of contention at the Cricket World Cup with a a 15-run loss Monday to Bangladesh, which advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh after Mahmudullah posted the team's first World Cup century in a competitive, but achievable, 275 for...
  • Mohammad Mahmudullah hits Bangladesh's first World Cup century March 9, 2015

    Adelaide: Mohammad Mahmudullah became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a World Cup century when he reached the landmark in the key Pool A match against England at the Adelaide Oval on Monday. The 29-year-old right-hander's hundred was also his first in 114 one-day internationals and came off 131 balls including...
  • World Cup: Its going to be England or will it be Bangladesh in quarters? March 9, 2015

    A loss to Bangladesh in Pool A will end England's World Cup, while West Indies need to beat UAE and then watch Ireland vs Pakistan to know their fate. ...
  • As it happened: England vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 33 March 9, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) If Bangladesh beat England, they will create history and will reach the knockout stages of a World Cup for the first time. For England, its a must-win game and a loss here will end their World Cup campaign. Teams: England: Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Alex...
  • Afghanistan top online searches among minnows in World Cup March 8, 2015

    Guwahati: War-torn Afghanistan, who made their debut in the ongoing World Cup, topped the chart of most online searches among the new and lesser experienced teams. According to a latest analysis of online trends by global giant Google, there is a growing interest and increase in search queries for the new...
  • World Cup: Our goal is to win the game against Bangladesh, says Peter Moores March 8, 2015

    It's been close to 11 months since Peter Moores was reappointed coach of the England team, five years after he was sacked from that position following a very public falling out with Kevin Pietersen, the then captain. A string of poor results with Ashley Giles in charge, most notably at the...
  • World Cup: Boys are very confident after chasing 318, says Mortaza March 8, 2015

    Mashrafe Mortaza has seen it all before - the pressure of expectations, the jubilant reactions of fans in triumph, their bitter disappointment in defeat. He has also undergone seven surgeries to various parts of his legs - knee, ankle, calf - in the last 12 years, so he knows better...
  • England's stay in 2015 World Cup hinges on Bangladesh clash March 8, 2015

    Almost four years to the day, driven by their unbelievably passionate fans to whom cricket is more than a matter of life and death, Bangladesh conjured an upset of gargantuan proportions in Chittagong. It wasn't, however, enough to power victorious Bangladesh to the quarter-finals or scupper vanquished England's chances of...
  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina narrowly escapes bomb blast March 7, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina on Saturday had a narrow escape when several bombs exploded in a busy commercial area here minutes after her convoy passed through it. Several crude bombs exploded in Dhaka's Karwan Bazar only 10 minutes after Hasina's convoy passed the area. Hasina was on her...