World Cup T20I: Pakistan beats India



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And so, in their 13th World Cup match against India, Pakistan have finally won against their archrival neighbors. They have done so without losing a wicket, and with 13 balls to spare.

In their 13th attempt in World Cups, Pakistan finally managed to beat India, and did so comfortably on a night when almost everything went to plan for them. With the sensational uprooting of the openers with the new ball, Shaheen Shah Afridi was the brightest star of the night, but everyone in the support cast played their role well, including a nerveless chase by the openers. Pakistan made history at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. On the contrary, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan made good history. They lost to a strong opponent like India in their first match of the World Cup by a huge margin of 10 wickets.

Pakistan's two openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan crossed India's 152-run target without losing a wicket. He still had 13 balls left. Mohammad Rizwan was unbeaten on 69 off 55 balls and Babar Azam was unbeaten on 7 off 52 balls.

How many wins Pakistan has against India! But today's victory will leave the country in the pages of history. He will also write history. Because, after the ODI World Cup started in 1985 and the T20 World Cup in 2006, India seemed to be an invincible opponent to Pakistan in this tournament.

The World Cup win against India is always elusive. Wasim Akram, Waqar Yunus, Inzamam-ul Haq could not try. Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi could not try. In all, the two teams met a total of 12 times in the two formats, 6 times in ODI World Cup, 5 times in T20 World Cup.

Pakistan has never been close to India. They have been in the losing team every time. And the name of the winning team is always India.

Tensions have been high since the two teams were placed in the same group at the World Cup. From the cricket fans of the two teams to the former and current cricketers, there was a tussle. Pakistan has been saying firmly that this time they have the power to defeat India. But there is always such energy. There is no benefit in that, why should Pakistan dream in front of India on the stage of the World Cup.

It proved to be true at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Chasing India's 152-run target, Pakistan may have to suffer as well.

But Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan did not let the match go to India for once. The two of them did not make a chance to get out even once. Rather, they were very clinical from the beginning. Each ball is judged and analyzed. Good balls blocked. He crossed the border as soon as he got the loose ball.

Thus, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Varun Chakraborty or Rabindra Jadeja - did not leave anyone behind, did not show respect. In the same parallel, Babar and Rizwan slowly led the team to victory.

The last time they came to bat was that historic victory. The Pakistanis have been waiting for years for that victory. Every World Cup comes and Pakistani supporters say with regret, how much more? Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan finally got rid of that regret. The elusive golden deer was found in the palm of his hand.

Babar Azam, who played 52 balls, had 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. Mohammad Rizwan, who scored 79 off 55 balls, had six boundaries and two sixes.

Earlier, after losing the toss and opting to bat, Virat Kohli's 57 helped India to 151 for seven.

Cumilla Victorians win BPL title beating Barishal Fortune



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Cumilla Victorians beat Fortune Barishal by one run in a thrilling final to secure the title of the 8th edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)-2022 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur in Dhaka on Friday (February 18).

This is the hat-trick BPL title triumph for the franchise. Earlier, Cumilla secured titles of third and sixth edition of the tournament.

In the final of eighth BPL edition in 2022 on Friday (February 18), Cumilla, thanks to Sunil Narine’s 57 runs, scored 151 runs by losing 9 wickets in 20 overs when the skipper won the toss and opted to bat first.

In reply, Barishal, thanks to brilliant innings of Shaikat Ali’s 58 runs, managed to score 150 runs by losing eight wickets in 20 overs.

For Cumilla, Sunil Narine hit a quick innings of 57 runs from 23 balls which includes five boundaries and as many over-boundaries.

Moeen Ali smashed 38 runs from 32 balls while Abu Hider Rony posted 19 runs off 27 balls.

Imrul Kayes scored 12 runs off 12 balls while wicket-keeper Liton Das, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Faf du Plessis could not reach two digits. Liton and du Plessis scored four runs each while Mahmudul Joy bagged eight runs. Ariful Haque and Shohidul Islam hit a duck each.

For Barishal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Shafiqul Islam bagged two wickets each. Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan and Mehedi Hasan Rana shared a wicket each.

In Chase, Barishal’s Shykat Ali smashed 58 runs off 34 balls with 11 fours and a six.

Chris Gayle scored 33 runs from 31 runs while Nurul Hasan bagged 14 runs and Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 12 runs.

However, no other batsmen of Barishal could reach two digits.

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Junior Tigers in the quarter finals of the World Cup



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After losing to England in the first match, an unknown fear arose. However, the Junior Tigers kept their dream alive by beating Canada in the second match of the group stage. This time in their last match in the group, the under-19 youth of the country fulfilled that dream by beating UAE by 9 wickets under the rain law. Reigning world champions Bangladesh have reached the Super League quarter-finals of the Under-19 World Cup.

Captain Rakibul Hasan's side will play against India in the fight to reach the Super League semi-finals of the tournament. The two neighbors will fight on January 29.

Due to the rain, the target of the red-green representatives was 107 runs in 35 overs. The country's cricketers reached the port of victory by losing just one wicket in 24.5 overs and scoring 110 runs in the opener Mahfizul Islam's fifty. This victory came in with 61 balls remaining.

Mahfizul Islam and Iftekhar Hossain laid the foundation of victory in the inaugural partnership. Both of them collected 86 runs. Iftekhar returned with 37 runs but Mahfizul played a strong innings of 64 * off 69 balls with 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. He left the field with the gift of victory to the team.

Jash Gianani took the only wicket of Bangladesh for UAE. He returned opener Iftekhar to the dressing room.

In their third and final match of the Under-19 World Cup group stage, the UAE averaged 148 runs in 48.1 overs against Bangladesh. Punia Mehra showed his power with the bat. He played a great innings of 43 runs. 33 runs came from Dhruv Parashar's bat. Captain Alishan Sharafu collected 23 runs.

Ripon Mandal took three wickets for Bangladesh. Ashikur Zaman and Tanjim Hasan Shakib took two wickets each. Earlier, the Junior Tigers won the toss and elected to field at Warner Park in St. Kitts.

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Bangladesh gets historical win in New Zealand



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Today is an unforgettable day for Bangladesh cricket. Dreamy one day. It was a dazzling morning with an incredible fairy tale mix. The Tigers made history by performing on fire. The red-green representatives won by a huge margin of 8 wickets on New Zealand soil. Bangladesh snatched the first victory in the country.

Muminul Haque has dominated the field battle for four days. The remnants of which remained on the fifth and last day of the first Test. The golden boys of the country fought with greater strength than before. The victory came as soon as the hosts were bowled out for 169 in the second innings.

Mushfiqur Rahim's bat touched the boundary of the field and the silence was broken. The guests reached the easy target of 40 runs given by the Kiwis by losing only two wickets. The wicket-keeper-batsman roared on the field. He threw his hand into the air. Mushfq hugged the captain. By that time, the festival and excitement had spread among all the cricketers of the country.

On the fourth day, Ebadat Hossain laid the foundation of the Tigers' victory with four wickets in devastating bowling. He took two more wickets today. His bowling figure is 6/46. Match best played a leading role in the team's victory in the incredible bowling of his career.

Brief score: New Zealand: 328 & 169

Bangladesh: 458 & 42-2

Result :Bangladesh won by 8 wickets.

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Bangladesh women win U -19 SAFF trophy



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Bangladesh women's national football team

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Bangladesh have beaten India 1-0 goal to lift the trophy of the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship 2021. 

Anai Mogini scored the only goal in the 79th minute in the final match at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the capital on Wednesday. 

Earlier, the Bangladesh women became the champion of the SAFF U-18 Championship 2018, defeating Nepal.

The same tournament was held in the name of the U-19 Championship this year. 

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