Dhaka, Sept 18 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh qualified for the final of the Walton Deaf T20 Tri-Nation Cricket Series eliminating defending champions India by eight wickets at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Tuesday.
Bangladesh will play final against Pakistan on Friday.
Holders India was eliminated from the meet without any win as they suffered two consecutive defeats against arch-rivals Pakistan after making a tie with Bangladesh in the league basis matches earlier.
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 38 runs, defeated their arch-rival and holders India twice by 101 runs and four wickets while the remaining match between Bangladesh-India ended in tie.
However, Bangladesh will play their remaining league match against finalists Pakistan on Wednesday at the same venue.
India opted to bat first after winning the toss in the day’s match and were all out for 80 runs with Manit Kumar scoring 19 and Shanti 12 runs.
Dwip grabbed three wickets while Setu, Akib and Immi took two wickets each.
In reply, Bangladesh easily reached the target scoring the match-winner after losing two wickets in 13.4 overs.
Captain Shahriar Emon contributed a polished 57 runs off 47 balls featuring three fours and four sixes to be adjudged man of the match while Akib scored the Bangladesh’s 2nd highest 12 runs.
Southampton, Sep 18 (AP/UNB) — Glenn Murray converted a penalty in injury time for Brighton to recover from two goals down to draw with Southampton 2-2 in the English Premier League on Monday.
Shane Duffy was fouled by Southampton substitute James Ward-Prose, leaving Murray to roll the ball down the middle for his fourth goal of the season.
Pierre Hojbjerg's drive from distance and a penalty from Danny Ings appeared to put Southampton on course for successive league wins for the first time since April 2017.
Duffy began the comeback heading in a free kick.
Liverpool, Sep 18 (AP/UNB) — Facing fresh vilification for his diving, Neymar should find a more sympathetic audience in the Champions League this week, even admiration.
"I don't think he is a person who wants to act," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said ahead of Tuesday's game against Paris Saint-Germain, "because if you are like that you cannot play the football he plays."
Given how the Brazil forward can be targeted by opponents, Klopp understands why he might go down too easily.
"When I saw a few games at the World Cup I know people were talking about that when it looked like he made more of a situation than it was," Klopp said on Monday. "That is a completely normal reaction because players were really going for him and he wants to protect himself and I understand that as well.
"If an opponent gets a yellow card then he is much closer to a red card so I see if from that perspective. I thought it is smart that he saves himself."
Neymar is making the trip to Anfield for his most high-profile game since the World Cup, where he was ridiculed for some playacting.
"He obviously gets kicked a lot," said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who was at the World Cup with England. "So he needs to try and use it as best he can."
Neymar was booked for going down easily under minimal contact in a friendly last week against El Salvador. That incident came despite a post-World Cup apology for some of his exaggerated reactions after being fouled in Russia, where he rushed back into action three months after breaking a foot.
"We don't go for him against us," Klopp said. "We play football and we want to win the ball. We don't try to act in these kind of things; we try to avoid passes to him, try to avoid him winning challenges which is a big job to do.
"I am not sure if it is 100 percent possible to avoid his qualities. I am pretty sure it is not. He is a fantastic footballer, an outstanding player."
Neymar is also well rested for PSG's group-stage opener in the Champions League. PSG's squad is so strong that Neymar — and Kylian Mbappe — were left out of the team last Friday and Saint-Etienne was still beaten 4-0.
"He will be 100 percent fresh for us," Klopp said. "He is not injured anymore, so we will see the full Neymar football package."
Dhaka, Sept 17 (UNB) – Narail and Kishoreganj Districts reached the final of the Inter-Divisional Women’s Handball Tournament eliminating their rivals in the semifinals at Sultana Kamal Women’s Sports Complex in Dhanmondi on Monday.
In the semis, Narail outplayed Faridpur by 17-6 goals while Kishoreganj beat Naogaon by 12-8 goals in the afternoon.
The final will be held on Tuesday at 4pm while the 3rd place-deciding match between the two losing semifinalists will be held on the same day at 10 am.
Youth and Sports Secretary of ruling Awami League Harun-ur Rashid will be the chief guest in the final.
Earlier, six more matches were held on Monday morning.
Rangamati outplayed Mymensingh 12-3, Faridpur crushed Sylhet 16-3, Kishoreganj thrashed Chattogram 13-0, Jamalpur defeated Barishal 13-3, Naogaon outplayed Rajshahi 10-4 and Narail beat Rangpur 15-6 in the morning.
Dhaka, Sept 17 (UNB) – Bangladesh National Volleyball Team assured the 2nd round berth of the First Asian Challenge Cup Men’s Volleyball as the Group B champions beating Mongolia by 3-1 sets in Colombo Monday afternoon.
Touring Bangladesh beat Mongolia by 25-22 points in the first set and defeated them again by 25-23 points in the 2nd set, but Mongolia returned to the match beating Bangladesh by 25-23 points in the 3rd set.
Horosit Biswas’ Red-Green Bangladesh team snatched the important victory beating Mongolia by 25-19 points in the 4th set to assure the 2nd round berth of the meet.
Federation (BVF) on Thursday announced a 21-member final squad of Bangladesh team for the 1st Asian Challenge Cup Men’s Volleyball scheduled for September 15-22 in Sri Lanka capital Colombo. Bangladesh team comprises 14 players and seven officials.
Members of Bangladesh team: Rashed Khan Menon, Sazibur Rahman, Mohasin Uddin, Narayon Debnath, Masud Hossain, Abdul Mamin, Sk Ismail Hossan, Al Amin, Nahid Hasan, Ruhul Amin, Sona Miah, Kaysar Hamid, Redowanur Rahman and Horosit Biswas.