Dhaka, Sep 16 (UNB) - Mushfiqur Rahim's 144 for a huge 137-run win against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2018 opener is the highest individual score for Bangladesh in the tournament as well as the joint second-highest of all time.
Mushfiq walked in with the Tigers in trouble at 1/2, which soon became 2/3 - or 3/3 with opener Tamim Iqbal retiring hurt after being hit in the hand by a short ball from Suranga Lakmal.
Not only did he revive the innings and was the last wicket to fall, after Tamim had come back to give him support, but also took Bangladesh to what later proved out to be match-winning total of 261 runs.
“It was one of the best one-day innings for Bangladesh,” said skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza in all praise for Mushfiq’s brilliant century.
Mushfiq farmed the strike towards the end, and Tamim had to face just one ball as the wicket-keeper batsman moved from 112 to 132 in two overs, thereby bettering his previous best score of 117, before teeing off against Thisara Perera, hitting him for two sixes in the final over.
Even though Tamim was later ruled out of the tournament, the Bangladesh bowlers made sure that Rahim and Tamim’s efforts didn’t go in vain as they bowled Sri Lanka out for 124 runs.
Mushfiq paid tribute to Tamim, “(I was) really surprised to see Tamim come to bat, it’s a great gesture,” said Mushfiq after being declared player of the match on Saturday. “When I saw him, it boosted me to do something for him and for my country.”
“People should always remember him [Tamim],” said Mashrafe, “It was Tamim's decision whether to come out again. If he doesn’t want to bat, no one could push him. The credit goes to him, he took the decision.”
Mushfiq’ 144 stands only below Virat Kohli's 183, which the Indian scored against Pakistan in Mirpur in 2012, and is tied with Younis Khan's144 for Pakistan against Hong Kong in 2004. However, Younis faced fewer balls than Rahim - 122 to 150.
Highest individual scores in Asia Cup
Pos Batsman Score Opposition Year
1 Virat Kohli 183 Pakistan -2012
2 Younis Khan 144 Hong Kong -2004
3 Mushfiqur Rahim 144 Sri Lanka -2018
4 Shoaib Malik 143 India -2004
5 Virat Kohli 136 Bangladesh -2014
Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh Deaf Cricket team keep their final hope alive in the Tri-Nation T20 Deaf Cricket after making a tie with defending champions India in their 2nd match at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Sunday.
Winning the toss, hosts’ captain Emon opted to bat first and scored 85 runs for 9 in stipulated 20 overs with Setu making 24 and Saidur 13 runs.
Fahimuddin of India grabbed four wickets.
Chasing an easy target of 86 runs, India needed just six runs with four wickets in hand in the last over and required one run in last ball, but failed to achieve their target as their highest scorer Shanti (47 runs off 57 ball) fell victim of run out to settle for a tie.
Both the team shared one point each as there is no provision for super over in the tournament.
Dip of Bangladesh claimed three wickets for seven runs and was adjudged man of the match.
Earlier, Bangladesh conceded 38 runs defeat against Pakistan while India suffered 101-run defeat against their traditional rival Pakistan.
Bangladesh will play Pakistan on Monday.
Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB) - Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Hockey team finished runners-up in the South Korean President Cup of Jeju Hockey Tournament recently.
Thailand, Chinese Taipei, SCH University, Jeju University and Bangladesh Air Force participated in the tournament, said an ISPR release on Sunday.
The BAF Hockey team left Dhaka on September 9 for South Korea to take part in the tournament.
Dhaka, Sep 16 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s trailblazing golfer, Siddikur Rahman finished his campaign in the approximate US$1,000,000 purse of the 34th Shinhan Donghae Open sharing the 47th spot after final round at Bear's Best Cheongna Golf Club in Incheon of South Korea on Sunday.
The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur carded two-under-par 69 on the fourth day for a total of one-under-par 283 to finish a 21-shot behind the champion Sanghyun Park of South Korea.
The 35-year-old Park stamped his authority as he shot a magnificent eight-under-par 63 on the final day to claim a wire-to-wire victory with a five-shot triumph in the flagship.
Siddikur started the day with one-over-par 214 [69-71-74] from previous three rounds and carded one birdie in each-9 for a two-under and to share his spot with four other golfers, moving up from the joint 60th.
Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB) – Narail district made a flying start in the Inter-Divisional Women’s Handball Tournament crushing Jhalakathi district by 21-1 goals in one of the six opening day matches at the Dhanmondi Sultana Kamal Women’s Sports Complex here on Sunday.
In the day’s other matches, Satkhira District beat Rajshahi by 9-5 goals, Barishal defeated Chattogram 10-5, Kishoreganj overcame Jamalpur 11-9, Faridpur beat Rangamati 11-9 and Mymensingh defeated Sylhet 5-3 at the same venue.
Earlier, State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder inaugurated the three–day meet Sunday afternoon at a simple ceremony.
A total 16 teams—the champions and runners-up of eight divisions—are taking part in the meet.
Participating team are: Barishal, Satkhira, Kishoreganj, Jhalakathi, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Rangpur, Faridpur, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Narial, Rangamati, Chattogram and Jamalpur District.