Dhaka, Sept 17 (UNB) – An all-round performance by Qamar Naveed enabled Pakistan to reach the final of the Walton Tri-Nation T20 Deaf Cricket with one match to spare beating their traditional rivals and defending champions India by four wickets in their 3rd match at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday.
Sent in to bat first, India scored 97 for 9 in 20 overs with Santosh making 21, opener Manjeet 16 and Shanti 12 runs.
Qamar Naveed took three wickets for 12 runs while Nayeem and Jabbar claimed two wickets each.
In reply, Pakistan reached their target scoring 101 runs for the loss of six wickets in 19 overs.
Pakistani middle-order batsman Qamar Naveed, who earlier grabbed three wickets, contributed unbeaten 38 runs to be adjudged man of the match.
Manjeet captured two wickets for 14 runs.
Besides, opener Bilal Yousuf scored 16 runs and Sohail made 16 runs for Pakistan.
Earlier, Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 38 runs and defeated their arch-rival India by 101 runs. The Bangladesh-India match ended in tie on Sunday.
Dhaka, Sep 17 (UNB) – Mohammad Ashraful has got call for Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) High Performance (HP) Squad to play in the one-off four-day match at Sheikh Abu Nasser Stadium, Khulna from September 19-22.
A total of 26 players, equally split in two teams, will play in the List ‘A’ match where former Bangladesh national side captain Ashraful will play for HP Red Team against HP Green Team.
Ashraful’s five-year ban on playing international cricket officially ended on August 13, 2018 and got clearance to play in Bangladesh's domestic competitions on the same day in 2016.
Ashraful was banned for his involvement in notorious match-fixing and spot-fixing during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2013.
After completing his ban on international cricket, this is the first call for Ashraful under BCB’s supervision.
Ashraful left for Khulna on Monday afternoon, after reporting at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
HP Red Team: Saif Hassan, Soumya Sarker, Mohammad Ashraful, Afif Hossain, Al-Amin, Mehedi Hasan, Tanvir Islam, Marshal Ayub, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Tanbir Haider, Taskin Ahmed and Sanjamul Islam.
HP Green Team: Imrul Kayes, Mizanur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Fazle Mahamud, Quazi Nurul Hasan, Shadman Islam, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan, Kamrul Islam R, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Jubair Hossain Likhon and Iftekhar Sajjad.
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, Sep 15 (UNB) - Bangladesh dashing opener Tamim Iqbal will play no further part in the Asia Cup after fracturing his left wrist during Bangladesh's tournament opener against Sri Lanka at opener at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE on Saturday.
The left-handed experienced opener Tamim sustained the injury from only the third ball he faced when a Suranga Lakmal delivery struck him on Bangladesh post of 261/10 in 49.3 overs.
Tamim briefly received treatment from the team physio but was forced to retire hurt on two not out and is now expected to be out of action for six weeks, though, returned at the ground in the end to give a 14 balls company to Mushfiqur Rahim.
The 29-year-old is Bangladesh's all-time leading run-scorer and centurion in ODI cricket and his absence will come as a significant blow to the team's hopes in the tournament.
Bangladesh were yet to name a replacement at the time of writing.
Dhaka, Sep 15 (UNB) – Wicketkeeper cum batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s hit a magnificent century of 144 runs, which is highest in his ODI innings, during Bangladesh’s post of 261/10 against Sri Lanka in the 14th Asia Cup opener at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE on Saturday.
Mushfiq touched the 100-run mark in the 43.3rd over of the match hammering a boundary off Suranga Lakmal simply glanced to the fine to place the shot past the keeper's left when Bangladesh’s score was on 210/8.
It was the 150th ball Bangladesh’s talismanic wicketkeeper-batsman faced, having scored 144 runs, well over half the team total that he laced with 11 boundaries and 4 sixes.
The 3rd highest ODI runs getter Mushfiq made his debut in this format against Zimbabwe at Harare in August 2006 and played so far 188 games to aggregate a 4972-run, including six centuries and 29 half centuries, with an average of 33.82.
However, Bangladesh opted to bat first in the Group ‘B’ match of the six-nation Asia Cup opener on the day and Mushfiq was last man out off the 3rd ball of the 50th over where the average first innings total of Bangladesh was almost forty runs less.
Mushfiq completed his 6th ODI century and found 14 balls company in the end by a brave Tamim Iqbal [2* off 4b], who was retired out on 3/2 in the 2nd over and showed incredible courage facing the pace of Suranga Lakmal with only one hand having returned to partner Mushy and try and play out the allotted overs when Bangladesh was on 229/9 in 46.5 overs.
Sharing a 32-run with Tamim in the 10th wicket, Mushfiq was caught by Kusal Mendis on team’s final collection, facing the last ball of the match off pace bowler Thisara Perera, but by then he had made his mate’s decision worth the pain.
Besides his individual score, Mushfiq partnered with youngster Mohammad Mithun for a 131 run partnership off 23.3 overs in the 3rd wicket that recovered and revived the innings from a crumbling situation from 3 for 2 in 2 overs – but effectively 3/3 with Tamim retiring hurt.
Wicketkeeper Mithun [63 off 68b; 5x4; 2x6] was another big hitter with his maiden international half century before Sri Lankan experienced pacer Lasith Malinga removed him from 3rd pair on 134/3 in 25.3 overs.
Malinga got four wickets for an economic 23-run in ten overs while Dhananjaya de Silva [2/38], Suranga Lakmal [1/46], Thisara Perera [1/51] and Amila Aponso [1/55] shared five wickets for the side.