Young tigers win U19 cricket world cup



M.M. Kaysar, Sports editor, Barta24.com
Bangladesh cricket team winning the World Cup

Bangladesh cricket team winning the World Cup

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A brilliant 43 by Captain Akbar Ali helped Bangladesh in a tensed moment to lift the world cup cricket title for the first time beating defending champion India.

The wicketkeeper-batsman scored an unbeaten 43 off 77 as Rakibul Hasan hit the winning run after smashing the match-leveling boundary at Potchefstroom in South Africa on Sunday(Feb.9).

The young Tigers held their nerves in a tense chase in their first ever final as the rain stopped play and the D/L method kicked in. The revised target saw Bangladesh who were 163 for 7 in 41 overs require seven more runs in five overs from 15 in nine overs.

Bangladesh almost bungled the chase up as they made a heavy weather of the small target of 178 for victory.

Openers Parvez Hossain Emon (47 off 79) and Tanzid Hasan (17 off 25) gave Bangladesh a brisk start with a 50-run stand.

But the team faltered when they lost four wickets to add just 15 more runs in a devastating spell by Rabi Vishnoi, who also bowled three maiden overs.

Only Akbar survived the carnage wrought by the leg-spinner.

Vishnoi sent back Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who smashed a match-winning century against New Zealand in the semi-finals, after taking the wicket of Tanzid.

Pressure mounted on the young Tigers when the other opener, Emon, was retired hurt with a cramp in his left leg.

Sushant Mishra added to the woes of Bangladesh by taking the wickets of Shamim Hossain and Avishek Das after Vishnoi claimed the scalps of Towhid Hridoy and Shahadat Hossain.

Bangladesh were 102 for six at the time after scoring the first 50 runs without any loss.

Emon then came back to the crease to build the heroic partnership with Akbar and left when the team were 27 runs shy and see Rakibul finish his job.

Indian bowlers also conceded 33 extra runs, including 19 wides.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and put India in to bat first. But the favorites, looking for their fifth title, folded for 177 runs as a fiery Bangladesh pace attack and great fielding swept aside the batsmen.

The bowlers greeted openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyaansh Saxena with a barrage of deliveries angled at the body and cramping them for space.

Avishek Das was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh, picking up three for 40 while Shoriful Islam and Tanzim Hasan Sakib finished with two scalps apiece.

Jaiswal stood out in the Indian innings with a fabulous 88 off 121 balls. He ended the tournament’s top scorer with a whopping 400 runs, having scored at least a half-century in all but one match.

Cumilla Victorians win BPL title beating Barishal Fortune



Sports Desk, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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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



Sports Desk, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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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



Sports Desk,Barta24.com
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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