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Wales rallies to beat 14-man France, reach World Cup semis

Oita Japan (OCT,20,(AP/UNB) — Once again, a red card proved pivotal in a Rugby World Cup knockout match between Wales and France decided by just one point. The Welsh were the beneficiaries this time. France was leading 19-10 and in total control of the quarterfinal match in Oita on Sunday when its lock, Sebastien Vahaamahina, freed his arms at a ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s World Cup Review: Shakib’s star shone lonely

Dhaka – Bangladesh were expecting their best-ever World Cup this time around in England and Wales riding on a mixture of youthful talent, and in particular the experience of four players, who were each playing their fourth World Cup. In the end, the Tigers failed to live up to expectations in the showpiece event as they returned only three wins ... Read More »

Overthrow controversy: Clear mistake, says Simon Taufel

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former ICC elite panel umpire Simon Taufel said England should not have been awarded 6 runs for the overthrow in the final over of their chase against New Zealand in the World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. Legendary umpire Simon Taufel has said the on-field umpires’ decison to award 6 runs for the controversial ... Read More »

Stokes steals World Cup beating Kiwis in nail-biting final

Dhaka, July 14 – After dramatic twists and turns, England beat New Zealand in the final at the cricket’s spiritual home- Lord’s – on Sunday to win their maiden ICC World Cup. After the match was tied, it went to the Super Over. However, the Super Over was also tied as both England and New Zealand scored identical 15 runs. Read More »

England eye World Cup glory as New Zealand plot shock

LONDON,(BSS/AFP) – Eoin Morgan’s England face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday desperate to win the World Cup for the first time after four years of hard graft. When England exited the 2015 tournament after an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few tipped them as potential champions four years later. As captain Morgan put it: “If you had offered us the ... Read More »

New Zealand knock India out of World Cup

Dhaka – New Zealand knocked India out of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup, winning the first semifinal by 18 runs on Wednesday at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The Kiwis marched into the final for the second successive time. They lost the 2015 final to Australia. New Zealand bundled India for 221 all-out in 46.3 overs. India’s were chasing 240 ... Read More »

Tigers eye to end World Cup on positive note

Dhaka – The dream of reaching semifinals came to an end after loss to India by 28 runs, but Tigers’ World Cup did not finish yet as they are set to face Pakistan at Lord’s, London on Friday. Tigers are eyeing to win this game to end the World Cup on a positive note. The match will kick off at ... Read More »

Auto DraftTon-up Bairstow stars as England book World Cup semi-final

CHESTER-LE-STREET, United Kingdom, (BSS/AFP) – Jonny Bairstow’s second successive hundred laid the foundation for England’s 119-run thrashing of New Zealand that saw the tournament hosts secure their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday. It is the first time England have reached this stage since 1992, when they made the last of their three losing appearances in ... Read More »

Tigers confident to beat India

Dhaka, July 2, 2019 – Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was not inclined to loss his sleep, thinking too much about India’s strength as he believed that his side can beat anybody else if they can play to their true potential. The Tigers have the experience to beat India in World Cup in 2007, when a youthful stunned India by ... Read More »

Bairstow and Woakes star as England get World Cup back

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, (BSS/AFP) – Jonny Bairstow hit a hundred before Chris Woakes starred as England ended India’s unbeaten run at this World Cup with a 31-run win on Sunday to once again leave semi-final qualification in their own hands. England, who came into this match on the back of successive defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia, will be assured ... Read More »

Australia beat England to reach World Cup semi-finals

London, June 25, 2019 – Australia captain Aaron Finch hit a hundred before left-arm quicks Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc shared nine wickets as the reigning champions thumped England by 64 runs at Lord’s on Tuesday to book their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Finch made exactly 100 in a total of 285-7 before England slumped to ... Read More »

Shakib hands Afghanistan 7th WC defeat

Dhaka, June 24 – A scintillating Shakib Al Hasan handed Afghanistan their seventh consecutive defeat in the ongoing World Cup as Bangladesh won the match by 62 runs at Southampton on Monday. The southpaw hit a fifty while batting and then took five wickets for just 29 runs while bowling to register Bangladesh’s third win in this World Cup. With ... Read More »

Sri Lanka upset England, create hope for World Cup underdogs

London, June 21 (AP/UNB) —Top-ranked England lost for the second time when Sri Lanka secured a stunning 20-run victory at Headingley. England had been aiming to retake the lead in the World Cup standings with a win and appeared to be on track after restricting Sri Lanka to 232-9. But Lasith Malinga took four top-order wickets and Dhananjaya de Silva ... Read More »

Giving away easy runs is key reason behind defeat: Mashrafe

DHAKA- Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza insisted they could save at least 40 to 50 runs if they could be proactive more in the match eventually lost by 48 runs against Australia at TrentBridge in Nottingham yesterday. Bangladesh waged a massive battle before conceding the defeat to Australiawho left the Tigers to uphill task, compiling a hefty 381-5, thanks to ... Read More »

India outclass Pakistan in World Cup again

Dhaka – Pakistan wanted to break their losing streak against India in the World Cup, but they failed to make it once again as they suffered an 89-run defeat on Sunday at Manchester. India batted first after losing the toss and put a massive total of 334 for five wickets in 50 overs with the help of Rohit Sharma’s 140. ... Read More »

ICC WC: Rohit, Kohli guide India to record total against Pakistan

Dhaka – Opener Rohit Sharma’s century and captain Virat Kohli’s half century guided India to their best-ever World Cup total of 336 for 5 against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. India made a flying start in the match as Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored 100 runs in just 17.3 overs. Earlier, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won ... Read More »

Mushfiqur Rahim suffers blow during net session

Dhaka – Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim suffered a blow on his right hand during a net session at Somerset Ground at Taunton, England on Saturday. He left the ground immediately afterwards with Bangladesh physio Thihan Chandramohan. However, the team management is yet to reveal the details about Mushfiqur’s blow. As per the latest report from Taunton, the right-handed batsman is ... Read More »

Warner’s ton propels Australia to 307 against Pakistan

Dhaka – Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir registered his first five-wicket haul on Wednesday to restrict defending champions Australia to a moderate total of 307 all out despite a century by David Warner (107) in their ICC Cricket World Cup match at the Cooper Associates County ground in Taunton featuring on Wednesday. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted ... Read More »

Rain washes out Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match

Dhaka – Tuesday’s match between Asian rivals Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Bristol was called off without a ball being bowled due to rain. The match referee made the call at 1:57pm (Bangladesh time 6:57pm). Bangladesh were looking to make a comeback after losing two consecutive games against New Zealand and hosts England. Tigers and the Lankans were awarded one ... Read More »

A good innings will turn things around for me: Tamim

Dhaka – Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal said he believes a good innings will change his lean appearance in the ongoing World Cup. He appeared in all the matches in this World Cup for Tigers but returned three low scores. Tuesday’s game against Sri Lanka was washed out because of rain. “I think I’ll be up and running if I score ... Read More »

Rusty Tigers outplayed by England

Dhaka – After leaking a record 386 runs, Bangladesh tumbled for 280 all-out while chasing in their third game of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup against England at the Sophia Garden, Cardiff on Saturday. The rusty Tigers were outplayed by England by a big margin of 106 runs.  Bangladesh won the toss earlier and opted to bowl first. England ... Read More »

New Zealand decide to bowl against Afghanistan

Dhaka- New Zealand won the toss and sent Afghanistan to bat first in the 13th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Saturday. Kiwi Captain Kane Williamson said, “We are going to have a bowl. A fresh wicket and looks a good one. It is nice to have a couple ... Read More »

NZ beat Bangladesh to top World Cup standings

London (AP/UNB) – New Zealand beat Bangladesh by two wickets after a thrilling end to their day-night match at the Oval. Set 245 to win, New Zealand was cruising at 218-5 in the 43rd over, but the loss in consecutive overs of allrounders Colin de Grandhomme and Jimmy Neesham left tailenders Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry at the crease, both ... Read More »

Sri Lanka post 201 against Afghanistan in rain-hit game

Dhaka – In the first all-Asian clash in the ICC Men’s World Cup, Sri Lanka posted 201 runs all-out against Afghanistan on Tuesday in the rain-hit match at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. Sri Lanka made a flying start as their openers posted 92 runs in the opening stand. The first wicket ... Read More »

World Cup: Tigers upbeat ahead of New Zealand clash

Dhaka – After a flying start in the ICC Men’s World Cup beating South Africa, Bangladesh are now upbeat ahead of their match against New Zealand on Wednesday at the Oval, London. The match will start at 6:30pm (BdST), and will be broadcast live by Maasranga, Gtv, and Btv. Cricket fans can also watch the game live on Rabbithole (rabbitholebd.com) ... Read More »

Shakib fastest to 5,000 runs, 250 wickets in ODIs

Dhaka – Shakib Al Hasan has become the fastest all-rounder to reach 5,000 runs and 250 wickets in ODI cricket. The world number one all-rounder from Bangladesh has played just 199 ODI matches to score 5,792 runs and take 250 wickets. Shakib set the record dismissing Protea opener Aiden Markram (45) against South Africa in the first ICC Cricket World ... Read More »

Tamim dismissed after a good start

Dhaka – Bangladesh managed a good start to their first innings of the ICC Men’s World Cup against South Africa on Sunday at the Kennington Oval, London. Bangladesh openers, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar added 60 runs in 8.2 overs. But right after a good start, the Tigers lost Tamim for 16 off 29 with two fours. While losing Tamim, ... Read More »