Dhaka, July 19 (UNB) - Touring Bangladesh Cricket Board XI played to a draw against Dr DY Patil Cricket Academy in their second four-day match of the ongoing Dr (Capt) K Thimmappaiah Memorial Cricket Tournament in India on Friday.
The Mini Ranji Trophy’s fourth and final day match was held at M Chinnaswamy Stadium located in Bangalore.
Resuming the 2nd innings with overnight score of 274 for 8 in 68.0 overs, Dr DY Patil Cricket Academy, who commenced their 2nd innings Thursday with 25-run lead, were all out for 311 in 71.3 overs giving a tough winning target of 336 runs for BCB XI on the last day.
Naushad Shaikh smashed 108 off 163 balls and night watchman Iqbal Abdullah scored 70 off 55 deliveries for Dr DY Patil CA while Bandgladesh speedster fast bowler Taskin Ahmed grabbed five wickets for 69 and NayeemHasan bagged 2 for 66 for the Bangladeshi side.
BCB XI opened the 2nd innings on Friday afternoon and scored 156 for 3 in 52 overs when the bails were drawn for the 4th and final day to settle for a draw.
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Saif Hasan remained unbeaten at 59 and 21 runs respectively.
Earlier in the first innings, left arm spinner of BCB XI Taijul Islam grabbed six wickets conceding 144 runs to bowl out Dr DY Patil Cricket Academy for 331 in 102.5 overs. Ashay Sardesai smashed 128 runs off 282 balls.
In reply, the BCB XI were dismissed for 306 in 88 overs in their first innings featuring a half century by Kazi Nurul Hossain (87 off 118 balls), conceding a first innings lead of 25.
Mukesh Choudhary picked up three wickets for Dr DY Patil CA while Aquib Qureshi, Sairaj Patil and Naushad Shaikh bagged two wickets each.
BCB XI are now 3rd in the four-team Group B securing 4 points from two matches.
The touring side will now face KSCA Secretary's XI team in their next game beginning on July 22 at the same venue.
Dhaka, July 19 (UNB) — After a successful two-match four-day series, touring Afghanistan A stunned Bangladesh A in the one day series opener on Friday.
Wicketkeeper and opening batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz struck an unbeaten century as the tourists completed a 10-wicket victory.
Bangladesh A won the toss and batted first at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, posting a meagre 201 for eight wickets in 50 overs. The tourists took 43.5 overs to chase the target (202 for none).
Gurbaz struck 105 off 138 with 11 fours and three sixes to guide Afghanistan to a big win while the other opener Ibrahim Zadran remained unbeaten at 85.
Bangladesh A lost four wickets before posting 100 runs, although openers Imurl Kayes (28) and Anamul Haque (19) put up a 52-run stand.
Afif Hossain, the left-handed middle-order batsman, was only to show some batting prowess from Bangladesh team while Farhad Reza added 30 at the lower of the order. Eventually, Bangladesh ended up at 201 for eight wickets in 50 overs.
For Afghanistan, Naveen-ul-Haque and Karim Janat took two wickets each while Fazal Niazai, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Qais Ahmed took one wicket each.
Bangladesh played four national players - Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Mohammad Mithun - in this match. None of them lived up to the expectations.
While Anamul posted 19, Sabbir scored 15 and Mithun posted only three. Rubel bowled 7.3 overs, conceding 24 runs but failed to take any wicket.
Both teams will face each other in five matches. The other four matches are scheduled for July 21, 24, 27 and 29.
Dhaka, July 19 (UNB)- Bangladesh National Hockey team will play Chinese Taipei in 7th place deciding match of the 8th AHF Men's Asian Indoor Hockey 2019 at Chonburi in Thailand on Saturday.
The match will kick-off at 1 pm (BdST).
Bangladesh finished 4th in the 5-team Pool A securing 3 points from four matches with one win and three defeats while Chinese Taipei also finished 4th in the 5-team Pool B securing 3 points from four matches with one win and three defeats.
Earlier, Bangladesh started their campaign with a 0-6 goals defeat to the Malaysia in the opening match of the tournament at the same venue on July 15.
In their second match, Bangladesh conceded a 0-8 goals defeat to holders Iran on July 16 while they clinched their first win in the tournament beating Philippines by 9-0 goals on July 17.
Bangladesh suffered third defeat to hosts Thailand by 1-3 goals on July 18.
Dhaka, July 19 (UNB) — Bangladesh under-19 cricket team won the warm-up game against Young Lions XI by a big margin of 108 runs at the start of their England tour on Thursday at Loughborough.
Young Lions won the toss and opted to bowl first. Bangladesh took the advantage of batting first scoring 259 runs for eight wickets with the help of Shahadat Hossain’s 62. In reply, Young Lions tumbled for 151 in spite of a hard-fought fifty of Luke Doneathy (58).
Bangladesh won the game relying on their tremendous bowling effort. Tanzid Hasan Tamim took four wickets conceding only 11 runs in 7.2 overs while Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shahin Alam and Avishek Das took two wickets each.
The first three batsmen of Young Lions failed to score any run. Two of them fell prey to Tanzid while Mrittunjoy scalped one.
Earlier, Shahadat struck 62 while Prantik Nowrose Nabil, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Parvez Hossain Emon added 21, 29 and 20 runs for the young Tigers.
After the warm-up game, Bangladesh under-19 will play a tri-series also involving the hosts- England, and India.
Bangladesh will face England under-19 on July 22, India on July 24 and 27, England on July 28, India on July 30, England on August 1, India on August 5, and England on August 7. The top two teams will lock horns in the final on August 11.
New York, Jul 19 (AP/UNB) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players.
Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China.
"Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said.
Li went on to become one herself.
The first player from Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title, she will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend, celebrated not only for her skills on the court but for her contribution to the growth of the sport in her country.
"She's like an icon in China. She's a huge superstar," said Mike Silverman, the director of sport for New York's City Parks Foundation.
Li conducted a clinic with children from the organization on Thursday and her influence was obvious. Many of the young players were Asian, including one teenage boy Silverman thinks is good enough to get a college scholarship. They were probably too young to remember much of her career — she retired in 2014 because of knee problems — but her impact didn't end when her playing days did.
"There's no question that Li Na, when she was playing and even now, tennis in China has never been the same since she won the French Open," Silverman said. "It changed everything."
That was in 2011, when more than 116 million people in China watched the final. Li added a second major title in 2014 at the Australian Open after twice losing in its final, rose to No. 2 in the WTA rankings and earned more than 500 singles wins.
"At least I always try my best in tennis on the court," Li said. "If you try everything I think one day for sure there will be payback."
The mother of two children is a little nervous about the induction ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island, as she tries to put together her thoughts in English. But perhaps she can take a lesson from something else she admired about Agassi.
"He never cared about what other people say, he just did his own," said Li, who is joined in this year's class by fellow two-time Grand Slam singles champions Mary Pierce of France and Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia.
Li said she can see the growth of tennis in China, where the WTA Finals will be played in Shenzhen and which got another event on the tour's calendar this year when the former Connecticut Open was moved to Zhengzhou.
"It's not only good for the athletes, it's also good for the fans to have less traveling," Li said. "They can see a high-level tournament in China."
Fans can see plenty of them, as there are nine women's tournaments in China after the U.S. Open. The country may not have a long tennis history, but Li thinks it will continue to get bigger.
"For me, I think China tennis is still young," she said. "They can have a lot of time to grow up."