Bangladesh beat India by 6 wkts

News4u-Sports Desk- Shakib-al-Hasan’s 51* and Mustafizur’s 6/43 helps Bangladesh beat India by six wickets and claim their first-ever bilateral series win.

India under MSD repeated their last ODI’s performance with bat, ball and fielding. Pacers were again clueless with line and length. Rohit Sharma went early, Virat Kohli struggled to regain his touch only Dhawan nad Dhoni could resisit a little to post a easily gettable 200 on board .

Which was quite a easy task for Bangladesh batters and they did in style to register their 10th consecutive victory at home under leadership of Masharfee Mortaza.

Teams:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt and wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.

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Bangladesh beat India by 79 runs

News4u-Sports Desk- DHAKA: Bangladesh beat India by 79 runs in their first game of the three-match ODI series at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in city’s Mirpur on Thursday.

Chasing Bangladesh’s 308-run target, Team India were all out for 228 runs in 46 overs in their first ODI match against India at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina scored 63, 30 and 40 runs respectively.

Mustafizur Rahman grabbed five wickets and became player of match. Shakib and Taskin bagged two wickets each.

Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bat first. The match kicked off at 3:00pm local time.

The host team scored 307-run, the highest team total losing all wickets in 49.4-over. Tamim, Soumya, Shakib and Sabbir Rahman took 60, 54, 52 and 41 respectively before going back to pavilion.

Ashwin took three wickets while B Kumar and UT Yadav took two wickets each. Jadeja and MM Sharma took one each while Soumya was run out by Raina.

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Fatullah Cricket test ends in a draw

News4u-Sports Desk-The test series between India and Bangladesh in Fatullah has ended in a draw.

Bangladesh overcame the threat of losing the test match by batting out 15 overs of the stipulated 30 overs scoring 23 runs without losing a wicket.

Both captains decided to shake hands and the lone test ended in a draw.

Shikhar Dhawan is the man of the match. Earlier, India spinners turned the match interesting in the second session of play.

R Ashwin’s five wickets haul helped India bowl out hosts Bangladesh for 256 runs. Ashwin picked a five wicket haul for the 10th time in his career.

Harbhajan Singh on a comeback trail picked 3 wickets. Varun Aaron is the lone pacer to pick a wicket in the test match while the last wicket fell to a run out.

Fatullah Cricket test ends in a draw

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Dhoni only Indian to make Forbes richest athletes list

News4u-News Desk- Residents of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s hometown in Jharkhand rejoiced as the Indian skipper made it to the Forbes list of highest paid athletes in the world.

Dhoni is the lone Indian sportsperson to feature in the magazine’s popular list. His ranking dropped to 23 from 22 this year.

Dhoni’s total earnings stood at USD 31 million, including amount from salary and winnings at USD 4 million and USD 27 million from endorsements during the calendar year 2014-2015.

Residents in Ranchi city congratulated Dhoni on the feat and credited his hard work for his success over the years.

“If we see 10-12 years ago, Dhoni did not even own a scooter; he did not even own a bat and kit. But after struggling so much with his hard work he has made so much money today. He should be saluted because he has achieved everything with hard work,” said Kawaljit Singh, a resident.

Some fans wished the cricketer started a cricket academy in the state to promote young talent.

“He has achieved what he wanted. Now for the people of Ranchi he should open a cricket academy and support the children for it,” said a Vinod Chaudhary, a fan.

Dhoni retired from test cricket earlier this year and continues to lead the one day international (ODI) squad. (ANI)

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Broad heroics ensure England matches New Zealand’s first innings total

News4u-Sports Desk-Stuart Broad’s heroics on the crease ensured that England matched New Zealand’s first innings total of 350 on the third day of the second test match at Headingley.

After an overnight score of 253 runs for the loss of five wickets, England looked to be in danger of a major collapse as the hosts lost three quick wickets, the scorecard reading 267/8. However, Broad forged partnerships first with Mark Wood and then with James Anderson to ensure that England staggered to 350 all out.

New Zealand started its second innings the way it started its first – losing two quick wickets, with Broad sending Tom Latham and Kane Williamson back to the pavilion with only 23 runs on the board. However, Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor steadied the innings, and though both were eventually dismissed, the visitors were at a healthy 222/4 at the end of 50 overs, with Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling on the crease.

England currently leads the test series 1-0. (ANI)

Broad heroics ensure England matches New Zealand’s first innings total

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Mukhtar Ahmed shines in Pak’s close win against Zimbabwe in first T20

News4u-Sports Desk- Man of the match Mukhtar Ahmed’s smashing knock helped Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in the first T20 international played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Playing an international game on their home soil after six years, Pakistan finally achieved the target of 173, despite suffering from a few hiccups towards the end.

Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura won the toss and elected to bat first on a belter of a pitch.

The openers Vusi Sibanda and Hamilton Masakadza gave a very good start before both fell with 58 runs on the board.

Chigumbura played a captain’s knock, scoring 54 runs off just 35 deliveries and helped his side to set a competitive target of 173 runs.

Apart from Anwar Ali and Shoaib Malik, the rest of the Pakistani bowlers were expensive. Sami finished with 3 wickets, while Wahab Riaz picked two.

Pakistan’s fielding was once again disappointing as they missed a couple of catches and stumping chances, besides the sloppy ground fielding.

Chasing the target, Pakistan started off in brilliant fashion, with Mukhtar Ahmed showing his class. He smashed the Zimbabwean bowlers all over the park throughout his knock of 83. Ahmed Shehzad was a little slow to get off the blocks, but got into the groove soon after. Their 142-run opening partnership was a treat for the eyes, but Shehzad’s fall after reaching his fifty soon triggered a mini-collapse.

In the end when Pakistan needed four runs from four deliveries, Shahid Afridi finished things off with a cracking hit. (ANI)

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Chris Rogers says to retire after Ashes

News4u Sports Desk- Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers said Monday that he plans to retire from Test cricket after this year’s Ashes tour in England.

The 37-year-old left-hander said he was on track to finish his international career at the end of the five-Test Ashes series in August.

“I’m very happy, I’ve been pretty fortunate to have this second go at it and have loved every moment of it,” Fox Sports quoted Rogers, as saying.

“But time calls on everyone, and, I think, it’s nearly up for me. I think to go out in the Ashes and in England where I’ve played a lot of cricket is pretty fitting,” he added.

After making his Test debut in 2008, Rogers was recalled for the 2013 Ashes and has since been a solid contributor at the top of the Australia batting order, making 1,535 runs at an average of 39.35 across 20 Tests. (ANI)

Chris Rogers

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India’s Bangladesh tour schedule announced

News4u-Sports Desk-India’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh has been confirmed for a one-off Test and three One-Day Internationals.

The official BCCI Twitter handle tweeted that India would tour Bangladesh in the month of June to play a Test at Fatullah from June 10-14, and three ODIs on June 18, June 21, and June 24, all of which will be played at Mirpur.

CRICKETING relations between India and Bangladesh were slightly strained following the controversial quarter-final match at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between India and Bangladesh.


India’s Bangladesh tour schedule announced

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West Indies won the final Test match to level series

News4u-Sports Desk- London: West Indies defied the odds and a wearing pitch to complete a series-levelling five-wicket victory over England on the third day of the third and final Test on Sunday.

Set a daunting target of 192 after the tourists were dismissed for 123 in their second innings, a 108-run fifth-wicket partnership between Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood tilted the match decisively the Caribbean side`s way.

That allowed them to celebrate their first victory over England since the opening match of the 2009 series in Kingston, Jamaica.

Bravo`s controlled knock of 82, his 11th Test half-century, ended when he attempted to make the victory hit off Ben Stokes as Stuart Broad pulled down the catch at mid-off.

It was left to Blackwood to finish off the match in the next over, hoisting Moeen Ali`s off-spin over long-on to finish unbeaten on 47 and complete a team and personal triumph following his first innings top score of 85 out of a total of 189.

He was named man of the match.

“I always try to play my natural game but you have to be mindful of the situation as well,” said Blackwood.

“(Darren) Bravo told me to just keep positive and we would be able to bring it home.”

West Indies seemed on the verge of another capitulation when veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul played on to James Anderson without scoring to leave the home side uncomfortably placed at 80 for four just after tea.

Anderson took the man of the series honours for his 17 wickets in the three matches, lifting his overall Test tally to 397.

“It`s disappointing, but they chased down that target very well,” he said.

Blackwood, who replaced Chanderpaul, capitalised on a significant moment of luck — a missed stumping by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler off Joe Root when only on four — to stay with his senior partner.

Gradually they wore down the England bowlers before unfurling the attacking shots that sped the West Indies to the target that seemed beyond them at the start of the chase given the state of the pitch and the low-scoring nature of the match.

“Losing the toss turned out really well for us. The bowlers performed superbly,” said victorious West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin.

“Anything over 220 would have been trickier, but we had a real belief in our team in this series.”

Openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope saw off the early assault from Anderson and Broad, although not without a few anxious moments.

But the introduction of Chris Jordan into the attack brought the breakthrough that England craved as the debutant fell leg-before for nine.

In the very next over, Jordan`s brilliance at slip throughout the series was again in evidence as he held on to a sharp chance left-handed to remove Brathwaite off Ali`s off-spin for 25.

England had started the day brightly, putting on 51 in the first hour for the loss of just one wicket from a perilous overnight position of 39 for five.

Gary Ballance was that early casualty after England resumed in the perilous overnight position of 39 for five.

He became the first of two wickets for Veerasammy Permaul, the left-arm spinner removing the left-hander to a catch at slip and then breaking a 33-run seventh-wicket partnership between Stokes and Buttler via a miscued drive from Stokes (32) that was well held by Chanderpaul at short extra-cover.

Buttler kept on playing positively and was left unbeaten on a top score of 35.

Fast-medium bowler Jason Holder, who dismissed Jordan and Broad off successive deliveries, finished with the best figures of three for 15.

Permaul and pacer Jerome Taylor also picked up three wickets apiece.

“Getting dismissed for 123 in the second innings opened up the match this morning,” England captain Alastair Cook conceded.

“Defending 190-odd, you need to take every chance and we didn`t do that. We`ll have to take it on the chin because we didn`t do enough to win the series.”

England won the second Test in Grenada by nine wickets while the opening game of the three-match series in Antigua was drawn. AFP


West Indies won the final Test match

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Bangladesh rout Pakistan 3-0

News4u-Sports Desk- Bangladesh whitewashed Pakistan in a one-day international series for the first time after winning the third match by an emphatic eight wickets on Wednesday.

Bangladesh went into the match having already achieved a first ODI series win against Pakistan, and made more history.

Opener Soumya Sarkar struck his maiden century as Bangladesh raced to 251 for 2 in the 40th over, after bowling out Pakistan for 250 in 49.

Soumya was not out on 127 off 110 balls, smashing 13 fours and six sixes. Fellow opener Tamim Iqbal, who hit consecutive centuries in the last two matches, made 64 to take his run tally to 312, the highest for a Bangladeshi in any bilateral series, and the third highest in any three-match series.

Tamim hit eight fours and one six in his 76-ball innings. Tamim and Soumya shared 145 in their opening stand, to set the platform for Bangladesh’s 10th clean sweep in its history.


Victorious Bangladesh Cricket Team

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