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Bangladesh 322-6 at stumps in India Test

Sports Desk Unbeaten half-centuries from skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan helped Bangladesh reach 322 for six at stumps on the third day of the one-off Test against India in Hyderabad on Saturday. Rahim (81) put on an unbeaten 87-run stand with teenager Hasan (51) to deny the Indian bowlers a wicket in the final session. The visitors still need ... Read More »

Tigers falter as Shakib falls at 82

Bangladesh tour of India, Only Test Sports Desk Shakib Al Hasan and captain Mushfiqur Rahim consolidated the innings with their fifth wicket stand that crossed 50 as Bangladesh reached 160 for 4 in 50 overs during the post-lunch session of day-3 of the Test match against India at Hyderabad today. Shakib reached his 21st half-century in Test cricket, and was ... Read More »

Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad detained by US Customs

Sports Desk The first Muslim-American female, Ibtihaj Muhammad, who won a medal for the United States in the Rio Olympics last summer, said she recently was detained by US Customs officials for two hours with no explanation. A native of New Jersey and a Duke graduate, Muhammad did not say where she had been traveling, stating only that she was ... Read More »

Tigers to bowl first

Sports Desk Hosts India have won the toss and invited Bangladesh to field first in the one-off Test at Hyderabad beginning today (Thursday).  India have recalled fit again Ajinkya Rahane meaning Karun Nair, who scored a triple century in the last Test India played, has to sit out. Bangladesh is without opener Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar is likely to ... Read More »

Cricket: Bangladesh restrict Pakistan to 227

Sports Desk A disciplined effort in the field enabled Bangladesh to restrict Pakistan to 227 after 50 overs in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier match at P Sara Oval, Colombo today. Bangladesh captain Rumana Ahmed captured three wickets for 40 runs in 10 overs while Khadija Tul Kubra and Salma Khatun chipped in with two wickets each to peg ... Read More »

Barca oust Atletico to reach final

Sports Desk Luis Suarez booked Barcelona’s place in a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final but was sent off as a bad-tempered 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday secured a 3-2 aggregate win.  Suarez’s second goal of the tie looked to have put the semi-final beyond the visitors just before half-time. However, the Uruguayan was one of three players ... Read More »

Russia banned from London World Championships

          Sports Desk Russia will miss August’s World Athletics Championships in London after their doping ban was extended on Monday, world governing body president Sebastien Coe said. Coe said Russia, whose 15-month ban from athletics was prolonged at the IAAF’s Council meeting in Cap d’Ail near Monaco, could not be reintegrated into the sport before November. ... Read More »

Imrul ruled out of Hyderabad Test

Sports Desk Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes has been ruled out of the Test match against India starting 9 February with a recurrent thigh injury sustained during the second day’s play of the two-day practice match against India A at the Gymkhana Ground. Team physio Dean Conway said, “Imrul has hurt his left thigh during fielding today. It is a recurrence ... Read More »

Bangladesh post 224/8 against India A

Sport Desk Two half-centuries from Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim led Bangladesh to post 224 for 8 against India A in their first innings of a 2-day tour match in Hyderabad before the historic one-off Test that began on February 9. Soumya came into the crease after opener Imrul kayes (4) went back early in the 5th over of the ... Read More »

Junaid ton ruins Walton early strikes

Sport Desk An unbeaten century from Junaid Siddique with two half-centuries from Nasir Hossain and Dhiman Ghosh ruined the first day of Walton Central Zone in their second match of the fifth season of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), the country’s franchise based first class cricket tournament. BCB North Zone scored 327 for 4 at stumps on Saturday at Zahur Ahmed ... Read More »