Tuesday January 16, 2018 01:54 PM

  • Bangladesh crush Zimbabwe

    Bangladesh crush Zimbabwe

    Ziaur claims five-for, Mr Consistent Nasir hammers fifty
    Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by 121 runs in the first ODI at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo today. The match gives the visitors a 1-0 lead in the three match series, after the Test series was drawn 1-1. Scoring 269-8 in their 50 overs, Bangladesh proceeded to bowl out the hosts for 148 in just 32.1 overs.

    The win saw Bangladesh extend their win-loss record at the ground to 7-2, and with the remaining two games also to be played at the ground, the Tigers will fancy their chances of not only winning the series but possibly achieving a white-wash.

  • Momentum and history with Bangladesh

    Three-match ODI series begins

    The momentum from winning the second Test and positive memories from the venue will boost Bangladesh's morale as they prepare to lock horns with Zimbabwe in the first of the three match ODI series at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo today.

    Having reversed the misfortunes of a crushing defeat in the first Test with a disciplined performance in the second on this tour, the visitors are confident for the shorter format of the game.

  • Mushfiq means business

    Mushfiq means business

    Skipper eyes clean sheet

    After nine absorbing days of cricket in Harare, the visiting Bangladesh side is relieved to move on to their favourite venue, Queens Sports Club, in Bulawayo for the three-match ODI series starting today. Despite tying the Test series, Tigers skipper Mushfiqur Rahim admitted that his team had aimed to win every segment of the tour.

  • Taylor eyes good cricket

    Taylor eyes good cricket

    The Zimbabwe captain relies on condition

    It was the skipper who enabled the home side to accomplish a terrific result in the opening Test match against Bangladesh. Once again a lot will depend on the right-handed Brendan Taylor who will lead Zimbabwe at a venue which hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for them.

    Despite worrying records at the Queens Sports Club against Bangladesh, Taylor believes that the pre-winter conditions will help his side.

  • Cricket camp for national discards

    Camp starts on May 5

    Bangladesh Cricket Board plans to call a camp for players who are currently outside the purview of the national side and Bangladesh “A” team. The “Player Testing Camp”, which will start from May 5 at the Sher E Bangla national stadium will give such
    players the opportunity to sharpen their skills.
    BCB and Sahara academy’s head coach Richard McInnes will supervise the players during the two week camp and the players will be staying at the academy as they practice.

  • Zimbabwe cricket’s money troubles

    Zimbabwe cricket president explains why the Future Tour Program has not been much help

    Zimbabwe cricket chairman Peter Chingoka was the first black Zimbabwean to make a name for himself in cricket, thanks largely to a privileged upbringing that enabled him to be one of the few non-whites to gain an education at multiracial private schools, Hartmann House and St George’s College in Harare, during the apartheid years in Rhodesia.
    The 59-year old is the longest serving cricket president in the world and the pioneer of modern cricket in Zimbabwe. How does he feel about the work he does?

  • Robiul the workhorse

    Robiul the workhorse

    Robiul bowl 110 overs in the series, the third most bowled by any pace bowler in a two-match series in the last decade

    “When I am out in the field, I only think of taking the opposition down. No matter how long I have to bowl. I will bowl 50 overs if I need to.” These exact words came from the mouth of the country’s latest pace sensation, Robiul Islam, after he had claimed his second five-wicket haul in the recently concluded Test series against Zimbabwe.
    The 110 overs that Robiul bowled in the series are the third most bowled by any pace bowler in a two-match series in the last decade.

  • Dhaka Premier League still uncertain

    Cricketers' ten-day ultimatum expires

    The ten day ultimatum made on April 20 by Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) as well as the nation’s cricketers regarding starting the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) expired today.
    Outstanding payment issues from this year’s already concluded Bangladesh Premier League was another issue that the cricketing community had raised 10 days ago.
    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President NazmulHasan had assured the protesters that the matter would addressed within 10 days.

  • I always believed the pacers would deliver: Mushfiq

    I always believed the pacers would deliver: Mushfiq

    Captain praises quickies

    The 143–run win against Zimbabwe saw Bangladesh not only level the two match series and avoid a whitewash but also proved that Bangladesh can perform under pressure. Both the batting and the bowling clicked from the the first day of the game but a lackluster performance in the field took some of the gloss off the performance.

  • Lankan youths clinch series

    Hosts lose final game by 62 runs


  • Bangladesh break Zimbabwe jinx

    Bangladesh break Zimbabwe jinx

    Two-match Test series level at 1-1

    Bangladesh completed a 143-run win over Zimbabwe in the second and last match of the Test series today at the Harare Sports Club. The result sees the series end 1-1, after Zimbabwe won the first match by 335 runs.

  • Bangladesh defeats Zimbabwe by 143 runs in Harare

    Bangladesh defeats Zimbabwe by 143 runs in Harare
    Bangladesh defeats Zimbabwe by 143 runs in Harare.

  • Bangladesh in command after 4th day

    Bangladesh in command after 4th day

    Need six more wickets to level series

    Zimbabwe finished day four of the second Test against Bangladesh needing another 263 runs to win with six wickets in hand. Earlier, Bangladesh declared their second innings at 291-9, leaving the home side with a target of 401 in the fourth innings.

    Starting the day 272 runs to the good, and needing to win the game to take a piece of the series, Bangladesh’s overnight batsmen – skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain – batted through most of the first session of the day.

  • The blind commentator!

    Dean, world’s only blind commentator

    Dean Du Plessis of Zimbabwe is the world’s only internationally acclaimed blind commentator. The former Digital Media Manager at Zimbabwe Cricket, Dean uses his acute sense of hearing and deep knowledge of game to commentate on live cricket matches for the national radio, TV or South African Radio. He was born blind, with tumors on both retinas, and expected to only live for 3-5 months. Now, he is 35 not out – and his innings looks a long way from being done.

  • Hamilton holds slim Zimbabwe hopes after 4th day

    Hamilton holds slim Zimbabwe hopes after 4th day

    Tigers confident going into last day

    Zimbabwean skipper Branden Taylor’s wicket was the vital one for Bangladesh, who ended day four of the second Test in control. A member of the visiting side had said as much ahead of the days play and with Taylor out of the way, the Tigers fancy their chances to win the match, square the series and most definitely, avoid the humiliation of being whitewashed by opposition who they feel they should defeat.

  • I will bowl 50 overs if needed: Robiul

    I will bowl 50 overs if needed: Robiul

    Robiul became the first Bangladeshi to achieve five wickets or more in consecutive innings


    A scintillating performance from pacer Robiul Islam saw him getting rewarded with a milestone that no Bangladeshi reached. He became the first from his country to achieve five wickets or more in consecutive innings.

    Fast bowlers are a fading light in Bangladesh and Robiul stepped in at just the right time to set himself as an example. Hungry for wickets, the 25-year-old bowled 33 overs, one third of the Zimbabwean innings, and still looked upbeat – a rare behaviour from pacers.

  • Tigers hold ground

    Tigers hold ground

    Robiul takes 5-85, Shakib and Mushfiq notch up fifties


    Bangladesh were comfortably placed with a 272-run second innings lead at stumps of day three of the second Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Robiul Islam’s five-for early in the day was followed by fifties from Shakib al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, as the Tigers were 163-5 in their second innings yesterday.

  • Boycott: ICC have wasted far too much money on Bangladesh

    Boycott: ICC have wasted far too much money on Bangladesh

    The former English opener laces into cricket administration in Bangladesh yet again

    Geoffrey Boycott is at it again. After years of incendiary comments against Bangladesh, last week’s 335-run thrashing by Zimbabwe only added fuel to his fire against the Tigers.

  • Bangladesh hold upper hand on Day 2

    Bangladesh hold upper hand on Day 2

    Nasir, Robiul put tigers in command

    Bangladesh has bowled reasonably well in the ongoing series, and that trend continued on the second day of the second Test match at Harare Sports Club yesterday. After the batsmen posted 391, it was the bowlers’ turn, and with seamer Rabiul Islam leading the way, they cut Zimbabwe down to 158-4 by stumps.

  • Shakib focused on match, not criticism

    Shakib focused on match, not criticism

    'Boycott's remarks a stunt to gain attention'

    Former English cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has always been critical of Bangladesh’s status as a Test playing nation. The Tigers’ 335 run loss in the 1st Test against Zimbabwe brought on another salvo from the Yorkshire man.

    On Cricinfo’s Bowl at Boycs podcast last week, Boycott stated that the ICC have wasted far too much money on Bangladesh. He went on to add that Bangladesh’s cricket has received more money than it deserves from the ICC, and the country’s results indicate that it has not been worth it.

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