Dhaka, Nov 14 (UNB) – Bangladesh extended their lead to a 296-run from overnight 218 in the second innings on fourth day’s lunch break against visiting Zimbabwe in the second and final Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.
Debut Mohammad Mithun [34* off 69b; 3x4] and skipper Mahmudullah Riyad [24* off 31b; 1x4; 1x6] were at the crease on their fifth stand of 53* off 12.5 overs when the bails were drawn for the lunch break with the team total of 78/4*in 25 overs.
Donald Tiripano and Kyle Jarvis equally shared four wickets before the break.
Bangladesh’s all four on top-order batters -- Liton Kumar Das , Imrul Kayes , Mominul Haque  and Mshfiqur Rahim  – were out on single digits.
Bangladesh opened the bat with their first innings score 522/7-d, instead of putting Zimbabwe [304/10 in first innings] on follow-on, in the morning on day-four and went through the top-order collapse by losing four wickets for 25 runs in 12.1 overs.
Earlier on Tuesday, stumps were drawn for the third day after left-arm spinner Taijul Islam (5-107) dismissed Zimbabwe’s Regis Chakabva to complete his third consecutive five-wicket haul in the series.
Spin bowlers Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz dominated in the Zimbabweans first innings as the duo shared eight wickets and gave Bangladesh a 218-run lead after the third day’s play.
Bangladesh 1st innings: 522/7-d in 160 overs; Mushfiqur Rahim 219 *, Mominul Haque 161, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 68*, Mahmudullah Riyad 36; Kyle Jarvis 5/71, Tendai Chatara 1/34, Donald Tiripano 1/65.
Bangladesh 2nd innings: 78/4*in 25 overs at lunch; Mohammad Mithun 34*, Mahmudullah 24*, Donald Tiripano 2/15, Kyle Jarvis 2/19.
Zimbabwe 1st innings: 304/10 in 105.3 overs(overnight); Brendan Taylor 110, Peter Moor 83, Brian Chari 53, Kyle Jarvis 9*, Taijul Islam 5/107, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3/61, Ariful Haque 1/10.
Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) – Sunamganj DSA made a good start beating Narayanganj DSA by 17-9 goals in The Exim Bank 28th National Men’s Handball Championship at the Shaheed Captain (Retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on the opening day on Tuesday.
The championship was organised by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) where Sunamganj DSA leaded the first half by 10-4 goals in the official opening match in the afternoon, although the competition began in the morning.
Earlier, Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) Syed Shaheed Reza inaugurated meet in the afternoon.
Director of the meet’s sponsor Exim Bank Nurul Amin Faruq was also present on the occasion as special guest.
A total of 29 district teams, split into eight groups, were initially taking part in the competition.
Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) – The Faldo Series Asia- Bangladesh Championship, a regular junior golf tournament of the country under the supervision of Bangladesh Golf Federation and sponsored by Army Golf Club, kicked off on Tuesday at Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka Cantonment.
It is a qualifying tournament for the “Faldo Series Asia and Grand Final” scheduled to be held at Laguna Lang Co Golf Club of Vietnam in March next.
Area Commander of Logistic Area and Junior Division President of Bangladesh Golf Federation Major General M Nazrul Islam and Administrtator of Faldo Series for Asia and Europe Rafidi Bin Ramlan inaugurated the three-day meet in the afternoon.
Some 79 junior golfers (boys and girls) from Bangladesh Army, Baagladesh Golf Academy and 10 affiliated clubs are taking part in different age group competitions.
The Faldo series, the largest junior tour, participated by 40 countries acorss the world under the cooperation of highest body of world golf —Royal & Ancient (R&A) and Asian Tour.
Dhaka, Nov 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh Women’s team completed their Group C Asian Qualifiers campaign of the Women’s Olympic Football Tokyo 2020 playing a consolation 1-1 draw with Himalayan nation Nepal in their 3rd and last match at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday.
With the day’s face-saving draw after two humiliating defeats against Myanmar and India, Bangladesh team opened the account with one point from all the three group outings while Nepal finished 3rd with unbeaten run in the four-nation group securing three points from three matches, playing draw in all the matches.
Niru Thapa put Nepal ahead in the 17th minute while Akhi Khatun levelled the margin for Bangladesh in the 2nd minute of the stoppage time (92nd minute).
The Bangladesh Women’s team, with an average age of 18 years, made a frustrating start losing to hosts and upper-ranked Myanmar by 0-5 goals in the first match and confirmed their elimination from the meet after a shocking 1-7 goals defeat against their well-known rivals India in the 2nd on Sunday.
Two top teams of the Group C -- India and Myanmar -- which already assured the 2nd round berth from the group securing four points each from two matches were scheduled to meet each other in the last group match in the evening to deicide the group champions.
On completion of two group matches, India dominated the list securing four points with six plus goals while Myanmar followed the leader neck and neck, also with four points, with five plus goals.
Nepal have also chance to each the 2nd round if they can end as 2nd two best third-placed team of the four groups.
Standing of Group C before India-Myanmar last group match Tuesday evening (Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for, goal against, goal difference and points.
Team M W D L GF GA GD Pts
India 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 4
Myanmar 2 1 1 0 6 1 +5 4
Nepal 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
Bangladesh 3 0 1 2 2 13 -11 1
Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) – Touring Bangladesh suffered their second consecutive defeat in the ICC Women’s World T20 losing to England by seven wickets with 39 balls remaining under D/L method in a rain-interrupted Group A match at Gros Islet in West Indies Tuesday morning.
Earlier, Bangladesh made a frustrating start in the World T20 conceding a humiliating 60-run defeat against hosts West Indies in the first match as they were bundled out cheaply for 46 runs against Caribbean’s total of 106 for 8.
With the day’s feat, England topped the Group A list securing three points from two matches after a no-result match against Sri Lanka, hosts West Indies followed the leader neck and neck with full two points from one match while Bangladesh were at the bottom of the five-team group with an empty hand.
Sent to bat first, Bangladesh scored 76 for 9 in stipulated 20 overs with opener Ayasha Rahman contributing the team-highest 39 runs off 52 balls, featuring two fours and three sixes.
Apart from Ayasha, only two others Bangladeshi batter—middle-order Rumana Ahmed (10) and lower-order Jahanara Alam (12)—were able to reach the double digit.
Four Bangladeshi batters — opener Sharmin Sultana, one down Fargana Haque, two down Nigar Sultana and number six Sanjida Islam — went back to the pavilion with duck.
Left arm Kirstie Gordon was the most successful among the English bowlers grabbing three wickets for 16 runs in her four-over spell with a maiden and was adjudged player of the match.
Replying to a modest winning target of 77 runs, England scored 55 for 3 in 9 overs before the match was stopped due to rain.
Finally, the revised winning target for England was fixed at 64 runs in 16 overs under D/L method and they scampered home for the loss of three wickets in just 9.3 overs to win the match comfortably.
After the dismissal of two openers for 13 runs in 2.3 overs, one down AE Jones pairing with two down NR Sciver scored 38 runs in the third wicket stand to carry the team to 51 runs.
Jones remained not out on 28 runs off 24 balls hitting two boundaries, Sciver scored 17-ball 23 with the help of four fours while HE Knight made not out 11 off 9 balls with two fours.
Bangladesh skipper Salma Khatun grabbed two wickets for 17 runs while spinner Khadiza Tul Kubra took one for 13.
Bangladesh will play their next match against Sri Lanka on November 15 at the same venue.