Dhaka, Sept 20 (UNB) – Scholastica Uttara made a flying start in the Polar Ice Cream 25th School Handball Tournament (Boys and Girls) crushing Motijheel Govt Girls High School by 8-0 goals in the official opening match of the girls group at Shaheed Capt (retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Thursday.
The winners led the first half by 5-0 goals.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder inaugurated the meet at noon at a simple ceremony. Shah Masud Imam, CEO of the meet’s sponsor Dhaka Ice Cream Industries Ltd (Polar Ice Cream), was also present as special guest.
In the day’s other girls competitions, Viqarunnisa Noon School & College thrashed South Points School by 17-0 goals, Kadamtala Purba Basabo School & College beat Shaheed Ramizuddin Cantonment School & College 3-1, Scholastica Uttara defeated Scholastica Mirpur 5-1, Motijheel Govt High School beat Bangladesh International School & College 2-1, Shaheed Anwar Girls College outplayed Siddheswari Girls School 6-0, Sunnydale crushed Dhanmondi Tutorials 11-0, Shaheed Police Smriti College beat Heed Internationals 6-3, Viqarunnisa Noon School & College again crushed Kadamtala Purba Basabo School & College 11-0, Shaheed Ramizuddin Cantonment School& College beat South Points School 7-0 while Heed International beat Dhanmondi Tutorials 3-2.
A total of 36 schools -- 20 teams in the boys group and 16 teams in the girls group -- are competing in the meet.
Dhaka, Sep 20 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s left-handed pacer bowler Abu Hider endangered Afghanistan innings, removing two top-order batsmen for a 15-run in his 2.5 overs in the 14th Asia Cup match in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Opener Mohammad Shahzad [16 off 28b; 1x4] and Hashmatullah Shahidi [9* off 23b;] were on batting in the third wicket, till filing this report, with scorecard showing a 43/2 * after 12th over for Afghanistan, the side opted bat after winning the toss.
The 22-year old Abu Hider did this on his ODI debut in the Group ‘B’ dead-rubber of the six-nation tournament, sending off Afghanistan opening batsman Ihsanullah, was caught by Mohammad Mithun, on 10/1 in 1.4 overs and clean bowled Rahmat Shah on 28/2 in 5.5 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Dhaka, Sept 20 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh will play all-losers United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their 3rd Group F match of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship on Friday at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here.
The match will kicks-off at 3:30 pm.
Vietnam will play Lebanon in Friday’s other match at 11:30 am at the same venue.
After the two group matches, Bangladesh and Vietnam topped the list jointly with all win record grabbing full six points scoring 18 goals each without conceding any.
UAE and Bahrain yet to open account, playing two and three matches respectively to remain at the 4thand 5th place respectively in the five-nation fray while Lebanon were in the 3rd slot due to poor goal difference, despite of collecting six points from three matches.
Hosts Bangladesh maintained their all-win record in the group outplaying Lebanon by 8-0 goals in their 2nd match after thrashing another gulf nation Bahrain 10-0 in their opening group encounter while UAE conceded 0-4 goals defeat against Vietnam after suffering 3-6 goals defeat against Lebanon.
Two joint group leaders --Bangladesh and Vietnam—will battle with each other for the group crown in the last group match on Sunday (Sept 23) at 3:30 pm at the same venue while two lowly teams—UAE and Bahrain will meet each other on the same day (Sunday) at 11:30 am at the same venue.
Vietnam earned a highest margin 14-0 goals victory over all-losers Bahrain in their 2nd group match to share top slot jointly with home side after beating UAE by 4-0 goals in the opening match.
Standing of the Group F till Wednesday (tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for, goal against, goal difference and points).
Teams M W D L GF GA GD Pts
Bangladesh 2 2 0 0 18 0 18 6
Vietnam 2 2 0 0 18 0 18 6
Lebanon 3 2 0 1 14 11 3 6
UAE 2 0 0 2 3 10 -7 0
Bahrain 3 0 0 3 0 32 -32 0
Dhaka, Sep 20 (UNB) – Afghanistan won the toss and sent Bangladesh to bowl first in the Group ‘B’ dead-rubber of the 14th Asia Cup at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Two left-handed bowlers -- pacer Abu Hider and spinner Nazmul Hossain Shanto - are making ODI debuts while Mominul Haque has been included in the Bangladesh eleven.
The Tigers’ are playing today without three key players -- injured opener Tamim Iqbal, consistent run getter Mushfiqur Rahim and cutter sensation Mustafizur Rahman -- all played vital role for a 137-run win against Sri Lanka in the six-nation tournament opener In Dubai.
Afghanistan brought one change in their eleven, bringing all-rounder Samiullah Shenwari in place of Najibullah Zadran.
Both the parties of the day’s match have already reached into last-four stage of the tournament as Bangladesh got a 137-run victory over a hapless Sri Lanka, the side were eliminated from the race conceding another loss by 91-runs in the last group match against Afghanistan.
Bangladesh best XI: Liton Kumar Das, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain and Abu Hider.
Afghanistan best XI: Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan (captain), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Dhaka, Sep 20 (UNB) - Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman started his mission in the purse of approximate US$ 1,355,000 Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup with carding one-over-par 72 in the first round at Musashi Country Club Sasai Course in Japan on Thursday.
The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur took a nine-shot more than the leader Daijiro Izumida [Japan], who took two shots lead above his two compatriots Yuki Inamori and Hiroshi Iwata and a Thai golfer Danthai Boonma.
Siddikur shared his place with 12 other golfers, which is appears to be difficult to make the cut in the tournament for him.