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  • Bangladesh create history by clinching ODI series vs Pakistan 7 hours 25 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Opener Tamim Iqbal struck his second consecutive century as Bangladesh clinched the series with a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second one-day international on Sunday. Tamim followed up his 132 with an unbeaten 116 - his sixth ODI century - to steer Bangladesh to 240 for 3 off 38.1...
  • Burdwan blast: JMB terrorist held in Jharkhand 10 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: NIA and Jharkhand police achieved a breakthrough in the Burdwan blast case when an alleged Jamat -ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist was arrested in Pakur district of Jharkhand. Lal Mohammed alias Ibrahim Sheikh was wanted by NIA in connection with the October, 2014, bomb blast at Burdwan and was arrested...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI 17 hours 33 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed Pakistan: Azhar Ali (c), Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan,...
  • Bangladesh keen to seal Pakistan series in 2nd ODI 18 hours 29 minutes ago

    Mirpur: After ending their 16-year long Pakistan hoodoo, Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is aiming to seal the three-match series by beating their sub-continent rivals in the second one-day international on Sunday. Bangladesh coasted to a 79-run win in the first ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Friday. The...
  • Mohammad Yousuf slams Waqar Younis for poor man management Yesterday

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has slammed head coach, Waqar Younis for failing in man management of the national players. "Waqar has to now finally realize he has to take off his cricket kit and become a proper coach and good man manager," Yousuf said on Saturday. Yousuf's tirade came one...
  • Lack of international cricket behind Pakistan's poor run: Inzamam Yesterday

    Karachi: Former captain Inzamam ul Haq has blamed the lack of international cricket at home since 2009 for the declining standards in Pakistan cricket. "The present situation in Pakistan cricket is worrisome and everyone needs to give serious thought to it," Inzamam told the media today in his hometown Multan. Inzamam spoke...
  • Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh's run-machine: Captain Mashrafe Mortaza Yesterday

    Mirpur: Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Saturday lauded the performance of wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, calling him the team's "run machine". Mushfiqur scored a blistering 77-ball 106 in Bangladesh's long-awaited win against Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The hosts won the match by 79 runs, ending a 16-year...
  • Mushfiqur Rahim backs Tamim Iqbal's century celebration Yesterday

    Mirpur: Former Bangladesh cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim has backed Tamim Iqbal's celebration on scoring a century against Pakistan in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The hosts won the match in comprehensive fashion by 79 runs after Tamim and Mushfiq scored dazzling centuries to power the hosts...
  • Umar Gul to replace injured Ehsan Adil in Pakistan ODI squad Yesterday

    Pakistan seam bowler Ehsan Adil will miss the ongoing one-day international series in Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Umar Gul, the country's cricket board said on Saturday. "Ehsan Adil out of Bangladesh series due to hamstring injury. Umar Gul will replace him," the Pakistan Cricket...
  • Shakib Al Hasan hails clinical Bangladesh show on historic day Yesterday

    After a high of maiden appearance at a World Cup quarter-final last month, Bangladesh broke another jinx - beating Pakistan in a one-day international after 16 years. Since 1999, Bangladesh had never beaten Pakistan in an ODI. But that changed on Friday in what stand-in skipper Shakib Al Hasan termed as...
  • Pakistan skipper admits shoddy display, vows to hit Bangladesh back Yesterday

    Before the start of Pakistan's Bangladesh tour, former captain Rameez Raja had said that it won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in what may seem to be a harmless neighbourhood tour. On Friday, Rameez' words proved prophetic as Bangladesh broke a 16-year jinx to beat Pakistan in an ODI. A comfortable...
  • I have become a better player since playing the IPL: Shakib Al Hasan Yesterday

    Bangladesh had a more than satisfactory 2015 World Cup, knocking England out to make the quarterfinals, where they fought for a while before falling away in the face of the collective muscle of the Indians. Shakib Al Hasan, the biggest star Bangladesh cricket has ever had, had a decent World Cup...
  • 1st ODI: Bangladesh break 16-year hoodoo, stun Pakistan by 79 runs 2 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh outplayed Pakistan by 79 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Friday, in only their second win over their rivals in 48 games across all three formats. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim set up the rare win with impressive centuries as the hosts piled up 329 for...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st ODI 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and have opted to bat against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Abul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed Pakistan:...
  • 1st ODI: Spotlight on Saeed Ajmal as Pakistan face Bangladesh 3 days ago

    Saeed Ajmal returns to centre stage after almost eight months hoping to strike early form with a remodelled bowling action when Pakistan open their tour of Bangladesh on Friday. The prolific off-spinner became the most high-profile casualty of the International Cricket Council's crackdown on illegal actions when he was suspended from...
  • Yasir Shah ruled out of ODI series against Bangladesh 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah has been ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh with a hand injury, which he sustained during the one-day practice match against the Bangladesh Board Presidents XI. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that Yasir had injured his left hand while fielding on Wednesday...
  • Pakistan open Bangladesh tour with one-wicket loss in warm-up 4 days ago

    Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh started off with a one-wicket defeat against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI (BCB XI) in a warm-up game at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday (April 15). Choosing to bat first, Pakistan made 268 for 9, and then reduced BCB XI to 259 for...
  • Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report 5 days ago

    The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could soon be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC), putting a question mark over the future of Asia Cup. According to a report in the Pakistan Observer, its sources have revealed that the ACC headquarters will be shut down from June this year....
  • Pakistan team arrives in Bangladesh for month-long tour 5 days ago

    Dhaka: The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Monday for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh. The series, spread over almost a month, will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and a lone Twenty20, reports bdnews24.com. The squad arrived at the Shahjalal International Airport and went straight to Hotel Sonargaon. The ODIs...
  • I am not arrogant and revengeful: Waqar Younis 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket's head coach Waqar Younis has hit out at critics and former players branding him as "arrogant" and "revengeful" and said he was a totally patriotic Pakistani. In an exclusive interview on Geo Super sports channel on Monday night, Waqar was responding to questions that he is arrogant with...
  • Injured Sohail Khan ruled out of ODI series against Bangladesh 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Khan has been ruled out of the one-day series against Bangladesh due to a back injury a day before the team was scheduled to depart for Dhaka. The Pakistan Cricket Board says on Sunday that Khan complained of pain in his back during a practice match...
  • 25 Indian fishermen detained by Bangladesh Navy 1 week ago

    Dhaka: At least 25 Indian fishermen were detained by Bangladesh Navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters. The fishermen on two trawlers were detained 90 nautical miles off the coast of Bagerhat's Mongla sea port during a regular patrol, police said. All of them hailed from South Chabbish Pargana District of...
  • Bangladesh hangs top Jamaat leader for war crimes during 1971 war April 11, 2015

    Dhaka: Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman was hanged on Saturday night for committing war crimes and mass killing during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war against Pakistan, days after he lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence. He was hanged at 10:01 PM local time, jail officials were quoted by local...
  • Azhar Ali wants Pakistan batsmen to score fast runs April 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's new one-day captain Azhar Ali says his batsmen must match the fast pace of modern cricket and score quick runs. The 30-year-old middle order batsman says "definitely cricket these days is going fast and we are surely going to match the pace at the top level." Ali, who played the...
  • Bangladesh set to hang top Jamaat leader April 11, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh is set to hang top Jamaat- e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman on Saturday for committing a massacre during the 1971 independence war, a day after authorities abruptly halted his execution process. Quamaruzzaman, the third most influential leader in the Islamist party, was originally expected to be hanged this morning, but...
  • Unless we tour big teams, we won't be ready for the top level: Shakib Al Hasan April 11, 2015

    Bangladesh had a more than satisfactory 2015 World Cup, knocking England out to make the quarter-finals, where they fought for a while before falling away in the face of the collective muscle of the Indians. Shakib Al Hasan, the biggest star Bangladesh cricket has ever had, had a decent World Cup...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar Younis wants right attitude in 'new era' April 10, 2015

    Dhaka: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis on Friday warned only players with the right attitude will represent the national team as it embarks on a "new era" with their Bangladesh tour next week. Pakistan lost in the quarter-finals to the victorious Australians in the World Cup last month, which was...
  • Promoted Sarfraz Ahmed vows new start for Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Pakistan's fast-rising wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed vowed to take the new-look side to the next level after his elevation to the one-day and Twenty20 vice-captaincy. Under new one-day captain Azhar Ali, Pakistan are hoping for a fresh start when they start their Bangladesh tour next week following the retirement of stalwarts Misbah-ul-Haq...
  • Bangladesh call up uncapped Rony Talukdar for Pakistan ODIs April 8, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Wednesday named uncapped opener Rony Talukdar in a 14-man squad for the first two of their three one-day internationals against Pakistan this month. Talukdar has been rewarded for consistent performance in domestic competitions, having top-scored in the Dhaka Premier League with 714 runs at an average of 51...
  • Saad Nasim replaces injured Sohaib Maqsood for Pakistan's Bangladesh tour April 7, 2015

    Karachi: Sohaib Maqsood, Pakistan's middle-order batsman, was on Tuesday ruled out of the Bangladesh tour with an arm injury. Saad Nasim, the uncapped leg spinning allrounder, was named as his replacement in the one-day squad. Nasim was already included in the Twenty20 International squad. According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Maqsood,...