New Zealand moves to final of the WC T20



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England performed well throughout the Super Twelve. Its performance in Group One excels in the semi-finals. But in the last four fights, Captain Eoin Morgan's team lost. Farewell to the T20I World Cup.

New Zealand beat England by 5 wickets to reach the final of the T20I World Cup for the first time. The thrilling victory of the black caps comes with that in hand.

The start of New Zealand's batting was bad. Martin Guptill and Ken Williamson lost their wickets for 13 runs. In the sky of the Kiwis there was then batting disaster.

Another opener, Daryl Mitchell, took the helm of the batting line-up at the right time to overcome the danger of the team. Accompany him to Devon Conway. After settling down at the crease, the two of them overcame the batting disaster of the team.

Fifty could not snatch Conway even after fighting with the bat. He returned to the dressing room with 46 runs. He smashed an innings of 38 balls with 5 boundaries and one six. By then New Zealand reached 95 runs.

Daryl Mitchell, the match-winner, fought with the bat even though he was without Conway. He left the field only after taking the team to the final. Mitchell played 47 balls with 4 boundaries and 4 sixes in an unbeaten 72 * run innings.

And 27 runs came from the bat of James Nisham. Black Caps camp lost 5 wickets in 19 overs and reached the target of 167 runs.

Chris Wokes and Liam Livingstone took two wickets each for England. A wicket goes to Adil Rashid's pocket.

Two openers, Joss Butler and Johnny Bairstow, got off to a good start by batting first. However, the two could not last long at the crease. The team broke their opening partnership by 37 runs.

Johnny Bairstow returned to the dressing room with a personal 13 runs. Later, however, Joss Butler tried to settle on the wicket. However, he could not play any big innings. Josh Butler was out for 29 in Ish Sodhi's LBW trap. England's score (53) then exceeded fifty.

David Malan and Moin Ali put on 63 runs for the third wicket. Malan was deprived of fifty. He played 4 boundaries and one six off 30 balls in a very effective innings of 41 runs.

Moin Ali took the batting storm by blocking one end of the crease. Although Malan missed the half-century, Moin Ali picked up the fifth 50. Moin played an innings of unbeaten 51 * off 37 balls with three boundaries and two sixes. And 17 runs came from Liam Livingstone's bat.

England lost 4 wickets in 20 overs and averaged 166 runs.

James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne and Tim Southee took one wicket each for New Zealand.

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to field at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Saudi Arabia declares public holiday in wake of Argentina triumph



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A public holiday has been declared for employees and students in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, November 23 following the Green Falcons’ stunning 2-1 FIFA World Cup win against Argentina.

According to a directive issued by the Saudi Press Agency, all employees in both the public and private sectors, as well as all students, will not be required to work or attend lessons in a celebration of Herve Renard’s team’s heroic efforts against the World Cup favorites on Tuesday.

This comes after King Salman approved a suggestion to announce a public holiday by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - which comes after the Crown Prince had previously told the Saudi national team to enjoy the experience at the World Cup given their underdog status.

“I know our group is difficult in the World Cup, and nobody expects us to secure a win or a draw. So what I want to say is just be comfortable, play your game and enjoy the tournament,” he said last month.

And it appeared that the Saudis were staring down defeat after Lionel Messi gave Argentina a 1-0 lead from the penalty spot after ten minutes in their Group C encounter at the Lusail Stadium in Tuesday's early kick-off.

Argentina had a further three goals ruled out for offside in the opening half before a salvo of goals from Saleh al-Shehri and Salem al-Dawsari in a five-minute spell early into the second half proved to the be the difference, and one of the biggest upsets in FIFA World Cup history.

The defeat ended a 36-game unbeaten streak for Argentina dating back to July 2019, the second longest run without losing a game in international football history

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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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