Bangladesh

  • Virat Kohli-led India squad departs for Asia Cup February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli in the absence of injured regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, departed on Sunday for the Asia Cup competition in Bangladesh starting on February 25. Dhoni has been ruled out of the tournament after the wicketkeeper-batsman sustained a Grade I left side-strain injury...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to clean sweep three-match series February 22, 2014

    Mirpur: Opener Kusal Perera hit his maiden century as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets to sweep the one-day series 3-0 on Saturday. Sri Lanka scored 246 for 4 in reply to Bangladesh's 240 for 8 with captain Angelo Mathews smashing a six over mid-wicket off Naeem Islam to complete...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI February 22, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page TOSS: Sri Lanka decided to field. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: 1 Anamul Haque (wk), 2 Shamsur Rahman, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (c), 5 Naeem Islam, 6 Mahmudullah 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Shafiul Islam, 11 Rubel...
  • Bangladesh allrounder Shakib suspended, to miss Asia Cup start February 22, 2014

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has suspended star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan for three matches after he was considered to have breached the board's code of conduct by "making an inappropriate gesture on live television" during the second ODI against Sri Lanka. "Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been penalised for breaching...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka target clean sweep in Bangladesh February 21, 2014

    Sri Lanka will be without the veteran trio of Mahela Jayawardene, Kumara Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan as they target a clean sweep in Bangladesh by winning the third and final ODI in Mirpur on Saturday. The first instance since 1999 when not one of Jaywardene, Sangakkara and Dilshan will be in...
  • 2nd ODI: Sangakkara century helps Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh February 20, 2014

    Mirpur: Kumar Sangakkara's 17th international century led Sri Lanka to an easy 61-run win over Bangladesh in the second one-day International at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Bangladesh were bowled out for 228 in reply of Sri Lanka's 289 for 6. The victory gave Sri Lanka an unassailable 2-0 lead in...
  • India calls for institutional reform within the SAARC February 20, 2014

    India on Thursday called for institutional reform within the SAARC and define a clear set of policies on the nature of the grouping's relations with countries having observer status. The eight-member grouping needs to "move faster and to add momentum to our cooperation within the SAARC framework," External Affairs Minister Salman...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI February 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bat first against Bangladesh in the second ODI. Teams: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Angelo Mathews(c), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha...
  • Bangladesh want batsmen to fire in 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka February 20, 2014

    Bangladesh squandered another golden chance to register a victory against Sri Lanka in the first ODI when they could not close the contest after restricting the visitors to 67 for 8 at one stage, and Thursday's second encounter will provide the hosts another chance to beat their sub-continent rivals in...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka fight back to beat Bangladesh by 13 runs February 18, 2014

    Dhaka: Captain Angelo Mathews led from the front, claiming 3 for 21, while Thisara Perera hit a career-best 80 not out to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 13 runs in the first one-day international at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Bangladesh were bowled out for 167 in response to Sri...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI February 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and will bowl first against Sri Lanka. Match Conditions: The match has been reduced to a 43-over game after wet outfield delayed start. Hosts Bangladesh are still winless since their sub-continental rivals began their tour, losing...
  • Bangladesh pick Abdur Razzak, Sabbir Rahman for World T20 February 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Seasoned spinner Abdur Razzak and young batsman Sabbir Rahman were Monday named in Bangladesh's squad for the World Twenty20 which the country will host from March 16. Razzak, 31, who has 39 wickets from 28 matches in the sport's shortest version, had missed last week's Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka...
  • 1st ODI: Bangladesh look to end losing streak against Sri Lanka February 16, 2014

    Bangladesh will look to turn the tide when they take on Sri Lanka in first of the three-ODI series in Mirpur on Monday. The hosts are still winless since their sub-continental rivals began their tour, losing both the Test and Twenty20 series. Although the two-Test series was more one-sided, with Sri...
  • Sri Lanka sweep T20 series in Bangladesh February 14, 2014

    Chittagong: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh for a second straight thrilling win on the last ball to sweep their Twenty20 series 2-0 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday. Thisara Perera was in the middle at the end of both victories which retained for Sri Lanka the No. 1 ranking in T20s. Perera...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 February 14, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Sri Lanka won the 1st T20 beating Bangladesh in last-ball thriller. Bangladesh finished on 166 for 7 in reply to Sri Lanka's 168 for 7. In the first match, Bangladesh's openers made a decent start of 52 in 7 overs...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in last-ball thriller February 12, 2014

    Chittagong: With Bangladesh needing three runs off the last ball to win, Thisara Perera caught and bowled Anamul Haque for Sri Lanka to win the thrilling first Twenty20 by two runs on Wednesday. Victory didn't look possible for the Bangladeshis until the last balls. They needed 29 off the last two...
  • 1st T20, Ban vs SL: as it happened February 12, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. To prepare for the bigger battle at the ICC World Twenty20 will be on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's mind when the two subcontinent teams face each other in the first T20 international at Chittagong on Wednesday. The two-match series will...
  • 1st T20, Bangladesh vs SL: Hosts face uphill task against No. 1 SL February 11, 2014

    To prepare for the bigger battle at the ICC World Twenty20 will be on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's mind when the two subcontinent teams face each other in the first T20 international at Chittagong on Wednesday. The two-match series will also be a battle between the top-ranked T20 team Sri Lanka...
  • IPL 7 may be held in South Africa, UAE or Bangladesh February 9, 2014

    The IPL Governing Council has shortlisted the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bangladesh, and South Africa as three alternative venues to host IPL 7 even as the organisers await the announcement of dates for the General Elections in India, ESPNCricinfo reported on Saturday. The timing of the General Elections in India is...
  • Mominul ton earns Bangladesh draw, Sri Lanka win series February 8, 2014

    Mominul Haque's gritty century earned Bangladesh a draw in the second and final Test in Chittagong but could not deny Sri Lanka a 1-0 series victory on Saturday. The 22-year-old left-hander tucked paceman Nuwan Pradeep for a single to reach his third Test century when a draw was agreed upon by...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 February 8, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh. After Sri Lanka declared their second innings on...
  • 2nd Test: Sangakkara scores hundred to lift SL on Day 4 February 7, 2014

    Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh on Friday with a day remaining. After Sri Lanka declared their second innings on 305 for 4, setting...
  • These photos of boy risking his own life in flood waters to save baby deer from drowning will make you tear up just a little February 7, 2014

    Amidst all the politics, the crime and the filmy gossip, there comes a story of someone who touches your heart. Someone who reinstates your belief in humanity and shows you a ray of hope in this otherwise big bad world. Here is one such story of a boy - Belal...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 4: as it happened February 7, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 round-up: Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman hit their maiden centuries to lift Bangladesh to 409 for 8 at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Shakib Al Hasan contributed 50 while...
  • 2nd Test: Bangladesh trail SL by 178 runs on Day 3 February 6, 2014

    Chittagong: Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman hit their maiden centuries to lift Bangladesh to 409 for 8 at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Shakib Al Hasan contributed 50 while Nasir Hossain made 42. The hosts are trailing by 178 runs after Sri...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 3: as it happened February 6, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day two roundup: Kumar Sangakkara made a career-best 319 and joined the 11,000-run club on the way as Sri Lanka took firm control of the second Test against Bangladesh. The tourists, who won the first Test by an innings and 248...
  • 2nd Test: Sangakkara punishes Bangladesh with triple ton on Day 2, SL 587 February 5, 2014

    Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara reached his maiden Test triple-century on Wednesday to lead Sri Lanka to a mammoth first innings lead of 501 on the second day of the second Test against Bangladesh. Sangakkara reached the landmark in emphatic fashion by hitting consecutive sixes over the long-off and mid-wicket fences off Shakib...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2 February 5, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page Day one roundup: Kumar Sangakkara's 34th century steered Sri Lanka to a commanding 314 for 5 against Bangladesh at stumps on the first day of the second Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Jayawardene, who was 203 not...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka 314/5 vs Bangladesh after Sangakkara ton on Day 1 February 4, 2014

    Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara's 34th century steered Sri Lanka to a commanding 314 for 5 against Bangladesh at stumps on the first day of the second Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Tuesday. Sangakkara remained unbeaten on 160, his sixth century against the host, the most by any batsman...