Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNB) – The fourth round games of the National Cricket League (NCL) between defending champions Khulna Division and Rajshahi Division is likely to ended in draw on the final day as Rajshahi at stumps in the first innings with a 109-run lead after the third day’s play in their Tier 1 match at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Wednesday.
Replying to Khulna’s 309 in 1st innings, Rajshahi resumed the 1st innings with overnight score of 202/5 in 70 overs and extended their tally to 418/9 in 151 overs, at stumps, whithShafiul Islam [8*] and SaqlainSajib [0*] were at the crease when the bails were drawn for the 3rd day.
Overnight player SabbirRahman [99 off 169b; 11x4; 1x6] miss a century for a single as he was run out on 314/6 in 108.4 overs, sharing a 112 off 39.3 overs in the 6th wicket with another overnight batsman Muktar Ali, who was out for 47 off 162 balls. Sunzamul Islam [64 off 132b; 3x4; 2x6] was another big hitter on the day with his half century.
Khulna 1st innings: 309/10 in 91 overs; Tushar Imran 71, SoumyaSarkar 66, AnamulHaque 56, ZiaurRahman 43, Farhad Reza 3/54, Shafiul Islam 3/61, Sunzamul Islam 3/73.
Rajshahi 1st innings: 418/9 in 151 overs, at stumps, (overnight 202/5 in 70 overs); SabbirRahman 99, Sunzamul Islam 64, FarhadHossain 56, JunaidSiddique 47, Muktar Ali 47, MizanurRahman 43, Shafiul Islam 8*, SaqlainSajib 0*, SoumyaSarkar 2/56, Moinul Islam 2/63, Al-Amin Hossain 2/77.
Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNB) – Bangladesh squad against visiting Zimbabwe has been expanded to 16-man from 15-man ahead of the 3rd and last ODI of the series as top-order batsman Soumya Sarkar got a call on Wednesday.
Soumya, who is currently playing in the first class National Cricket League (NCL) for defending champions Khulna Division and showed all-round performance, missed the first two ODIs of the series against Zimbabwe.
Soumya will join the team in Chattogram on Thursday (25 October) before the last match of the series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on October 26.
Soumya did not get the call first in the squad due to his poor show in the Asia Cup in the UAE in September.
Bangladesh Squad: Masrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Litton Kumar Das, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Abu Haider Rony, Saifuddin, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi and Soumya Sarker.
Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNB) – Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first against visiting Zimbabwe in the second ODI of a three-match series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s boys are taking the ground aiming to clinch the series title having a 28-run victory in the first match in Dhaka while Zimbabwe to survive the series.
Bangladesh have kept trust on their previous winning combination while Hamilton Masakadza brought one change in their best eleven calling Elton Chigumbura to replace Craig Ervine.
However, Bangladesh have a good track record against Zimbabwe with 42 victories in their 70 encounters since November 1997. In terms of series, Bangladesh have successes in nine occasions among their 15 series against Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh best XI: Liton Kumar Das, Imrul Kayes, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Nazmul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman.
Zimbabwe best XI: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Cephas Zhuwao, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara.
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team left the capital for West Indies to play in the Women’s World T20 which will begin at Providence on November 9.
Bangladesh, put in Group A of the women’s world meet, will face the hosts West Indies in the opening match.
The Tigress will face England on November 12, Sri Lanka on November 14 and South Africa on November 18 in the remaining group engagements.
Bangladesh team, emerged as the most successful team in this year by winning its maiden Asia Cup title in last June and winning the qualification tournament in the Netherlands in last July.
Experienced all-rounder, Salma Khatun was in the leading side that has won 12 out of 20 T20Is this year, while 24 year old batsman Sharmin Sultana, who was in the every squad of this year team, missed out but has been named among four stand-by cricketers.
On even of the tour, Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun said, “We are going to West Indies two weeks ahead of the meet to adjust ourselves with the local atmosphere and conditions.”
Bangladesh's bowling, particularly leg spinner Rumana Ahmed and left-arm spinner Nahida Akter, will have to keep the team afloat throughout the competition. Rumana is the second highest wicket-taker this year, with 26 wickets at 10.73.
Bangladesh Squad : Salma Khatun (capt.), Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Haque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Ayesha Rahman, Shamima Sultana (wk), Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Lata Mondol, Sharmin Akter Supta
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh will take on visiting Zimbabwe in the 2nd game of the three-match day-night basis ODI series on Wednesday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city of Chattogram with a hope to seal the series with a match to spare.
The match will begin at 2:30pm where the Tigers will miss the entertaining services from dashing opener and local hero Tamim Iqbal and talismanic world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan like the first ODI as both of them are sidelined from the squad due to injury.
Bangladesh, which enjoyed an upper hand advantage in the three-match ODI series beating Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the first ODI on Sunday in Dhaka featuring opener Imrul Kayes’ career best 144 runs, will play the 3rd and last ODI on Friday (Oct 26), also at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
Cutter mater Mustafizur Rahman may be rested for Wednesday’s match subject to his injury and pacer Rubel Hossain, who almost recovered from fever, may return to the best eleven.
Despite not having two reliable senior cricketers, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza wants to win the series beating Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
“We don’t like to take Zimbabwe lightly. They have also some good and senior players to change the game, but we’re ready to give our full efforts displaying our best performance with professionalism to win the match,” he said during the team’s practice session at Sagarika in Chattogram Tuesday.
Both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe made their practice on Tuesday ahead of the 2nd ODI match.