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  • Dhaka, Colombo sign 14 instruments

    Dhaka and Colombo sign one agreement and 13 memorandums of understanding (MoU) to boost up cooperation between the two countries in the areas of economy, agriculture, shipping, higher education, information and technology and media.

  • ‘I would’ve been more satisfied if we won the one-day series 2-0’

    Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza expresses that he would have been more satisfied had his team won the one-day series 2-0 against Sri Lanka after the Tigers arrived home from a month-long series today.

  • 'We will play for Mashrafe'

    With the gloom surrounding Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's retirement from T20Is hanging over today's second T20I against Sri Lanka, the man took it upon himself to ensure that it does not overshadow the match and that it inspires the team to come up with a rare T20I win to leave Sri Lanka with squared series in all formats of the game.

  • Hassan's incontinence hurting Tigers

    As successful as this tour of Sri Lanka by the Bangladesh cricket team has been, it has also been one marred by off-field controversies and more than a little cloak-and-dagger.

  • Tough task for Tigers

    Three stats dominate the discussion before Bangladesh and Sri Lanka lock horns in the first of two T20Is at the R Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo tonight at 7:30pm (Bangladesh time).

  • Mathews out of rest of Bangladesh series

    Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews will miss the remaining fixtures of Bangladesh's tour after being ruled out of the Twenty20 matches starting in Colombo on Tuesday.

  • At times sublime, but not quite seminal

    Speaking with the shady benefit of hindsight may not be the most honest thing to do, but it will be even more disingenuous to deny that the status of Bangladesh's ODI progress hinged to a large extent on the result of the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo, which they lost by 70 runs on Saturday.

  • Sanga return an April fool’s joke

    Admirers of the elegant excellence of Kumar Sangakkara and fans of cricketing scandal will be bitterly disappointed to learn that a story that ran on the website of Sri Lanka’s reputed Island newspaper proclaiming the return of Sangakkara for today’s third ODI against Bangladesh was nothing more than a an April Fool’s joke.

  • Tigers let middle overs slip

    Maintaining the level that they hit while bowling in the first ODI on Saturday was always going to be a tough ask, but yesterday in the second ODI the surprising thing was that Bangladesh's plans as well as execution were wide of the mark as Sri Lanka ran up a total of 311 all out.

  • Let's have more of the same: Mash

    After the doldrums of the New Zealand series, it seems that it has taken just one match to turn Bangladesh's ODI team around this season.

  • 'We've got to step up'

    Since the win in the second Test, Bangladesh's first over Sri Lanka in the longest format, the air has been heavy with anticipation of the Lions' backlash to put the Tigers in their place.

  • 'Have to keep improving'

    Putting behind the hullaballoo that surrounded his last-minute inclusion into the ODI squad, Mehedi Hasan Miraz has proved once again that he is a player not cowed by the big occasion.

  • Bangladesh win by 90 runs

    Bangladesh amassed their highest total against Sri Lanka when they reached 324 for 5 after 50 overs during the first ODI of the 3-match series at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium today.

  • No one called: Vaas

    Former Sri Lanka pacer and current Sri Lanka Under-19 assistant coach Chaminda Vaas was one of the stars that graced the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Board President's XI warm-up match at the Colombo Cricket Club yesterday.

  • You have to build a family environment

    When recalling Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup triumph, the bearded, bespectacled Asankha Gurusinha will probably not be the first name that comes to mind. But Sri Lanka's current strategic consultant was the sixth-highest scorer in the tournament and the second-highest for his team after Aravinda de Silva.

  • ‘This win started in Galle’

    Tamim Iqbal, the man-of-the-match in Bangladesh’s historic four-wicket win in the second Test match against Sri Lanka today, said the 259-run defeat in the first Test in Galle worked as an impetus for their win in Colombo.

  • Crowning win for centenary Test: Tigers beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets

    History is made at Colombo’s P Sara Oval today when Bangladesh win their centenary Test by four wickets and level the 2-match series at 1-1.


    The lack of Hot Spot and Ultra Edge had cost Bangladesh once in Sri Lanka's first innings when centurion Dinesh Chandimal was batting.

  • 'Mustafizur took the game away from us'

    Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne had averaged 11.6 in his last 10 Test innings since his last century at home, and it was on 11 that he was dropped on the third evening by Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim off a difficult deflection down the leg side.

  • Mushfiqur joins the 100 dismissals club

    When he showed brilliant anticipation to take two steps to his right as Sri Lanka’s keeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella got down on one knee to sweep Shakib Al Hasan in the 60th over and then pouched the deflection off the bat to send his opposite number on his way, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim became the 41st wicketkeeper in Test history and the first Bangladesh wicketkeeper to reach 100 Test dismissals.

  • Abul, Saifuddin in for Tigers' warm-up

    Former Bangladesh Under-19 pacer Mohammad Saifuddin and fast bowler Abul Hasan will fly out to Colombo tomorrow to take part in the one-day warm-up game on March 22 ahead of the limited-overs leg of Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka, which starts with the first ODI on March 25 in Dambulla.

  • Mashrafe and co depart for Sri Lanka

    Bangladesh ODI and T20I captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza along with three members of ODI squad for the Sri Lanka series left for Colombo from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka today.

  • Hosts lead BD by 139 runs after Day-4

    Sri Lanka reached 268 for 8 in 100 overs and led Bangladesh by 139 runs in their second innings when the umpires called stumps on day-4 of the second Test of the series at Colombo’s P Sara Oval today.

  • Mashrafe signs for Rupganj

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza hogged the spotlight on the opening day of the two-day players' transfer for the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.


    Shakib Al Hasan batted beautifully yesterday, but there was one remnant of his madnesss on the previous day -- the compulsive hook.

  • A batsman cut out for Test cricket

    Shakib Al Hasan may have grabbed all the headlines yesterday, but there was a debutant without whom Bangladesh would probably not have been able to accumulate the 129-run lead that placed the visitors ahead in the match.

  • Shakib puts Tigers on top

    Call it resiliency or a perverse desire to prove naysayers wrong, but Bangladesh have made it a habit of turning in a stellar performance when their fans or critics least expect it.

  • Hosts trail BD by 75 runs after Day-3

    Bangladesh were all out for 467 in their first innings during the last session of day-3 and led Sri Lanka by 129 runs during the second Test of the series at Colombo’s P Sara Oval today.

  • Mash satisfied with bowling

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza expressed satisfaction after his first competitive game at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday since recovering from a thumb injury.

  • My best innings: Chandimal

    As recently as the Galle Test match that started on March 7, Dinesh Chandimal was in trouble having gone eight innings without a half-century, a streak he broke in the second innings of the aforementioned Test.