Bangladesh lost to Srilanka in WC T20I



Sports Desk, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Catch Miss is Match Miss - Bangladesh made that cricket proverb come true forever. Mahmudullah Riyad's team missed the match by missing a pair of catches.

On Sunday in Sharjah, the Tigers threw a challenging target of 172 runs against Sri Lanka. Tigers picked up 4 wickets for 79 runs and at one time it was getting the smell of victory.

But after missing a pair of catches, the match turned to the Lankans. After that, Bangladesh could not hold the pressure on the generosity of the bowlers. Charith Asalanka and Vanuka Rajapaksa, who were dropped  catches by Liton Das, finally handed over the match to the Lankans.

Sri Lanka won with 5 wickets and 7 balls in hand. Dream-breaking of Bangladesh despite raising hopes. The Tigers played their first match in the Super Twelve.

Captain Mahmudullah Riyad started the attack with Nasum Ahmed in the first over of the innings to chase Sri Lanka's run.

The spinner, who did not get a single chance in the first innings, brought success to Bangladesh in the fourth ball of the Lankan innings. Kushal Perera’s stamp was broken in a great delivery. Bold Lankan opener (1) missed the line while playing cross.

But Pathum Nishanka and Charith Asalanka handled the initial push very well. Nothing was happening. Instead, both of them continue to play.

In the second wicket, Bangladesh came under pressure with a stormy partnership of 69 runs off 45 balls. In the end, Shakib Al Hasan came back in the ninth over with a pair of strikes.

The world's best all-rounder took 2 wickets in four balls, both bowled. Shakib bowled Pathum Nishanka (24 off 21 balls) in the first ball of the over and Avishka Fernando (0) in the fourth ball.

Mohammad Saifuddin strikes in that danger of the Lankans. Wanindu Hasaranga (6) floated the ball in the sky to pick up the right-arm pacer. Naeem took an easy catch.

Sri Lanka was in great danger after losing 4 wickets for 79 runs in the tenth over. But then the Tigers have to pay for the mistake. In 12.3 overs of the innings, Liton caught Rajapaksa in the deep square leg off Afif Hossain but dropped. At that time Rajapaksa was on 14 runs.

After that, in 14.3 overs made by Mostafizur Rahman, in the deep cover, Asalanka (when he was at 63 runs) was also dropped  by Liton. The Sri Lankan pair turned around after missing those two catches.

Asalanka and Rajapaksa made 86 runs off 52 balls. In the end, Nasum bowled Rajapaksa (53 off 31 balls) in the 19th over but could not stop the victory. Another batsman Asalanka, who got life, remained unbeaten on 80 off 49 balls.

Earlier, Naeem Sheikh's 62 off 52 balls and Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 57 off 37 balls helped Bangladesh to 171 for four.

Liton Das (16 off 16 balls), Shakib Al Hasan (10 off 7 balls), Afif Hossain (7 off 6 balls) and Mahmudullah Riyad (10 off 5 balls with 2 boundaries) were unbeaten.

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

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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