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In a fitting finale to what has been a glorious career, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was on Saturday chosen for the prestigious Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, making him the first sportsperson to be bestowed with the honour.   The 40-year-old icon, who called time on his glittering international career today, was chosen […]

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Sachin Tendulkar fell short of a fairytale ton in his farewell Test on Friday but the Indian batsman’s 74-run knock was embellished by a full repertoire of classy shots the ‘Little Master’ was renowned for during a sparkling 24-year career. The packed Wankhede Stadium was jolted from euphoria to deathly silence within a second as […]

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The Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar’s ability to generate mind-numbing statistics has survived to the very end of his prodigious career. When tickets for his 200th and final five-day test match went on sale on Monday, 19.7 million hits within the first hour crashed the website selling them. That overwhelming demand to see Tendulkar’s final […]

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Kiwis Bangla-washed

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Bangladesh whitewashed New Zealand in the three-match one day international series defeating the visitors by four wickets in the last and final match in Narayanganj today. The Tigers scored 309  runs with four balls to spare for the loss of six wickets at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah when this report was […]

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Rohit Sharma smashed his way into the record books with a stunning 209 as the Indian cricket team provided the perfect Diwali gift to the nation with a 57-run victory in the the series-deciding final ODI against Australia to clinch the rubber 3-2 here on Saturday. (Rohit Sharma hits 200)   The 26-year-old Sharma gave […]

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Bangladesh celebrate another wicket as the hosts ran through the New Zealand batting lineup in the second ODI at Mirpur today. Photo: Firoz Ahmed Bangladesh bowlers ran through the New Zealand batting lineup to beat the visitors by 40 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-0 in the second one day international at Mirpur today. […]

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Tigers destroy Kiwis

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HAT-TRICK! Skipper-wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim takes an outstanding catch of Kiwi batsman JDS Neesham off Rubel Hossain’s delivery on the first ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand on Tuesday. Photo: Tv grab Bangladesh has defeated New Zealand by 44 runs in the first one-day-international of the three-ODI series at Sher-e Bangla Stadium in Mirpur today. Bangladeshi […]

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by Mohammad Isam Bangladesh will have to play the opening round of next year’s World Twenty20, which is effectively a qualifying round for the Super 10 stage of the tournament. In the opening round, they will be grouped with three other Associate and Affiliate nations, who are yet to be determined – they will come […]

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Dhaka Test drawn

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The two-test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand ended in a draw after the fifth day of play in the second and final match in Mirpur was abandoned due to rain on Friday. Bangladesh ended the fourth day leading by 114 runs with seven second innings wickets remaining and left-handers Mominul Haque (126), who struck […]

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Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque celebrates after hitting a century on the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand at the Sher-e Bangla Stadium in Mirpur today. Photo: Firoz Ahmed Mominul Haque hit back to back Test century as the Tigers dominated the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand at the […]

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The International Cricket Council has handed Bangladesh an extension until 30 November to complete work on stadiums for next year’s ICC World Twenty20. It had been widely reported  that concerns over facilities might cause the tournament to be moved to another country, such as South Africa. But the ICC board has now approved a request […]

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An update on anti-corruption measures and the progress report of Bangladesh’s preparedness for next year’s World Twenty20 will be top of the agenda when the International Cricket Council’s Board gathers in London for a two-day meet starting on Friday.   “The ICC Board will gather in London on 18 and 19 October for its fourth […]

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