Birmingham, Aug 3 (AP/UNB) — Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad ushered England to a 90-run lead Saturday after the first innings of the first Ashes test against Australia following a middle-order collapse on the third day.
Rory Burns added only eight runs to his overnight score before departing for 133, one of four wickets to fall on Saturday morning as the hosts slipped from 282-4 to 300-8.
England had nevertheless moved past Australia's first-innings total, and a 65-run stand between Woakes (37 not out) and Broad for the ninth wicket added to the lead before the hosts were all out for 374 when an early tea was taken.
When Broad was out for 29 from 67 deliveries, succumbing to Pat Cummins' short-ball tactic, Woakes was left with Jimmy Anderson for company.
England's record wicket-taker, moving gingerly after suffering a calf complaint earlier in the test, contributed three before spooning Lyon into the leg-side, ending a labored final wicket stand during which Woakes turned down a number of singles.
While Anderson was able to bat, it remains unclear whether he will bowl as he did not take to the field for the start of Australia's second innings.
England's morning wobble saw Burns, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow also dismissed in quick succession. Stokes was the only batsman to show any fluency, reaching 50 before he aimed a cut at Cummins and nicked through to Tim Paine.
After more than seven hours in the middle, Burns was undone by Nathan Lyon's off spin, edging to Paine who held on instinctively.
Moeen went for a five-ball duck, and Bairstow managed only eight before steering Peter Siddle to David Warner at slip.
Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB) - Three franchises of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), including defending champions Comilla Victorians, have so far confirmed their icon players from A-plus category.
Sources close the franchises said Victorians confirmed former national captain Mushfiqur Rahim as their marquee player for the upcoming edition of BPL while Rangpur Riders roped Shakib Al Hasan and Khulna Titans picked Tamim Iqbal.
To tie the knot with Mushfqiur, Victorians parted their ways with Tamim who struck a match-decisive ton in the final against Dhaka Dynamites of the last edition of the country’s most prestigious cricketing event.
Titans, on the other hand, came to the end with the prolonged connection with Mahmudullah Riyad, who has been suffering from several injuries and is uncertain to take part in the BPL.
Riders suddenly announced Shakib as their main pick for the forthcoming edition of BPL last week. The decision came as a surprise as it was believed that Shakib will continue with Dhaka Dynamites. The move made Dynamites astonished as they were unaware of it.
A spokesperson of Dynamics, wishing anonymity, told UNB that they were sure about retaining Shakib for the next season of BPL. At the same time, he said BCB did not inform them that the franchises can start their bids for picking local players for the BPL.
Riders’ move to pick Shakib made the fate of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza in BPL dark. Mashrafe is now free to pick for the franchises who are yet to confirm a player from A-plus category.
Meanwhile, Chittagong Vikings owner in the previous season informed the BCB that they are unable to run the team now. So, the BCB is seeking new owners for this team as they already asked for Expression of Interest (EOI) from the possible corporate organisation, business group or individual owner.
At the same time, Sylhet Sixers’ authorities reportedly said they are also reluctant to run the franchise, although it is not sure till the date.
The next season of BPL will begin on December 6. Before that, an opening ceremony will take place on December 3.
Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB)- Newly crowned Bashundhara Kings played a 1-1 draw with Chattogram Abahani Limited in the last league match of the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
Brazilian forward Marcos Vinicius put the new champions Bashundhara Kings ahead in the 16th minute, utilizing a pass from Costa Rican forward Daniel Colindres Solera (1-0).
After conceding the goal, Chattagram Abahani came alive and created strong pressure over the Bashundhara Kings with their attacking football.
Kyrgyz midfielder Daniel Nii Armah Tagoe leveled the margin for Chattagram Abahani in the 45th minute, converting a penalty (1-1).
Despite having several close chances, both sides failed to change results in the entire 2nd half of the match.
Star-studded Bashundhara Kings emerged as the new champions in their very first appearance in the 13-team prestigious league with two matches to spare after playing a 1-1 draw with traditional Dhaka Mohammedan SC at their home venue -- Sheikh Kamal Stadium -- in Nilphamari on July 25.
On the other hand, last two times champions Dhaka Abahani Limited finished runners-up crushing former champions Sheikh Jamal DC by 4-1 goals in their last league match at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on July 29.
Kings have secured 63 points from their 24 matches with 20 wins, 3 draws and one defeat, Dhaka Abahani Ltd finished their BPL campaign earning 58 points from 24 matches with 19 wins, one draws and 4 defeats while Sheikh Russel KC finished 3rd securing 52 points from all 24 matches with 16 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats.
Team BJMC and newcomers NoFeL Sporting Club relegated to the lower division Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football.
Team BJMC collected 11 points from all 24 matches with 2 wins, 5 draws and 17 losses and NoFeL SC earned 20 points from all 24 encounters with 5 wins, 5 draws and 14 defeats.
Nigerian Striker of Sheikh Russel KC Raphael Odovin Onwrebe became the top scorer in the BPL 2018-19 season scoring 22 goals while his compatriot Sunday Chizoba of Dhaka Abahani Ltd finished 2nd scoring 20 goals.
Among others, promising Bangladeshi forward and Dhaka Abahani’s key player Nabib Newaj Jibon finished 3rd scoring 16 goals, Brazilian forward of Bashundhara Kings Marcos Vinicius finished 4th scoring 14 goals, Congolese striker of Rahamatganj MFS Siyo Zunapio Jeancy finished 5th scoring 13.
Striker Raphael Odovin Onwrebe of Sheikh Russel KC, Guinean striker of NoFeL SC Ismael Bangoura claimed two hat-tricks each in the league while Sunday Chizoba and Nabib Newaj Jibon of Dhaka Abahani Ltd, Ballo Famoussa of Muktijoddha SKC, Zahid Hossain and Matthew Chinedu of Arambagh KS, Motin Mia of Bashundhara Kings bagged one hat-trick each.
This year, 13 teams took part in the double-league BPL that began on January 18 last. A total of 156 matches, split into 26 rounds, held days at country’s six different venues.
Bashundhara Kings and NoFeL Sporting Club promoted to the BPL season 2018-19 from the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) 2017.
Arambagh KS defeated Rahmatganj MFS by 6-3 goals in a high-scoring match of the season at the Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on July 20.
Bashundhara Kings recorded the biggest home win of the BPL season beating Brothers Union FC by 5-0 goals at Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari on July 16 while Sheikh Russel KC booked the biggest away win of 6-1 goals against Muktijoddha SKC at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj on July 24.
After the match, BPL champions and runners-up trophies for the season 2018-19 will be handed over to Bashundhara Kings and Dhaka Abahani Limited respectively.
Final standings of the BPL Football (Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for/goal against and points):
Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Bashundhara Kings 24 20 3 1 54 14 +40 63
Dhaka Abahani Ltd 24 19 1 4 60 28 +32 58
Sheikh Russel KC 24 16 4 4 43 20 +23 52
Saif SC 24 14 5 5 40 24 +16 47
Arambagh KS 24 10 3 11 33 32 +1 33
Sheikh Jamal DC 24 7 7 10 31 37 -6 28
Muktijoddha SKC 24 6 8 10 26 38 -12 26
Chattogram Abahani 24 5 10 9 22 26 -4 25
Dhaka Mohammedan 24 6 7 11 31 40 -9 25
Rahmatgonj MFS 24 4 10 10 34 53 -19 22
Brothers Union 24 5 6 13 28 49 -21 21
NoFeL SC 24 5 5 14 23 42 -19 20
Team BJMC 24 2 5 17 14 36 -22 11
Roll of Honor of BPL since its inception in 2007:
Season Champions Runners-up
2007 Dhaka Abahani Dhaka Mohammedan
2008–09 Dhaka Abahani Dhaka Mohammedan
2009–10 Dhaka Abahani Dhaka Mohammedan
2010–11 Sheikh Jamal DC Muktijoddha SKC
2012 Dhaka Abahani Muktijoddha SKC
2012–13 Sheikh Russel KC Sheikh Jamal DC
2013–14 Sheikh Jamal DC Dhaka Abahani
2014-15 Sheikh Jamal DC Sheikh Russel KC
2016 Dhaka Abahani Chittagong Abahani
2017–18 Dhaka Abahani Sheikh Jamal DC
2018-19 Bashundhara Kings Dhaka Abahani
Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB) – Former General Secretary of the ad-hoc committee of Bangladesh Athletics Federation Advocate Abdur Rakib Montu-led panel swept the Athletics Federation election bagging all the posts on Saturday.
Montu was selected general secretary beating former general secretary Mohammad Shah Alam by 96-19 votes in the election while another candidate Jahangirnagar University councillor SM Shadat Hossain Sohel got two votes only.
Returning officer and Legal Affairs Officer of National Sports Council (NSC) SM Kabirul Hasan said 117 councillors, out of total 120, exercised their voting rights from 10am to 3pm peacefully at the National Sports Council (old building) in Purana Paltan.
The Montu-led panel has got absolute majority clinching all the 28 posts of the federation executive committee, including five vice-presidents, one general secretary, two joint secretaries, one treasurer and 19 members.
Newly elected office bears are (All from Faruk-Montu Panel).
Five elected vice-presidents are Advocate Nuruddin Chowdhury Nayon (111), Md Furukul Islam (96), Md Jayedul Alam, (93), SM Murtoza Rashidi Dara (93) and Md Tofazzal Hossain (80).
Two joint secretaries are Farid Khan Chowdhury (95) and Md Mizanur Rahman (80), Treasurer Md Jamal Hossan (88).
Nineteen EC members are Md Najir Ahmed Mallick (110), Md Saeed Hasan Loban (109), Md Aminul Islam (109), Nazimul Haque Nazim (107), Md Rafiqullah Aktar Milon (107), Md Shamsuddoha Mamun (107), Abdul Mannan Mani (107), Aktaruzzaman Mridha Polash (106), Yousuf Khan Pathan (105), Lutfur Rahmna Babu (105), Md Mojibur Rahman (105), Md Kamal Uddin (104), Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan (104), Farhad Jesmin Liti (103), Saifur Rahman Razzak (102), Shamima Sattar Mimu (101), Mahbuba Hossain Belli (93), Jatin Kumar Das (90) and Shrinibas Haldar (90).
The election to Bangladesh Athletic Federation was earlier postponed in the dying moment in 2017.
In the meantime, the federation was run by the ad-hoc committee, which was formed by the NSC on March 15 in 2017.
Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB) – Sri Lanka Emerging High Performance (HP) Team will arrive here on August 16 to play a three-match one-day and two-match four-day series against their Bangladesh counterparts in Khulna, Cox’s Bazar and BKSP (Savar).
The first two matches of the three-match one–day series will be held on August 19 and 21 at BKSP in Savar and the 3rd and last one is scheduled for August 24 at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna.
The first four-day match will begin on August 27 at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna while the 2nd four-day one will begin on September 3 at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar.
The Sri Lanka team will return home on September 7.