Dhaka, Oct 9 (UNB) – Rajshahi Division, riding on two centuries by openers Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Mizanur Rahman, scored 419 runs for 2 in 116 overs to take a comfortable 268-run lead in the first innings against Rangpur Division on the 2nd day of the four-day Tier-1 2nd round match of the National Cricket League at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Tuesday.
Replying to Rangpur Division’s first innings total of 151 all out in 59.4 overs, hosts Rajshahi Division resumed the first innings with their overnight total of 99 for no loss in 27 overs and piled up a huge total (419) contributing 311 runs in 77 overs in the opening stand.
Opener Shanto, who was batting on 37 runs, hammered a century contributing a polished 173 off 313 balls featuring 23 boundaries while another opener Mizanur Rahman (59) made another ton scoring 165 runs off 216 deliveries with 22 hits to the fence.
National coloured top order batsman Junaid Siddique and Farhad Reza were in batting with 39 and 26 runs respectively when the bails were drawn for the 2nd day (Tuesday).
Ariful Haque and Mahmudul Hasan took one Rajshahi wicket each conceding 56 and 67 runs respectively.
Brief score: Rangpur Division first innings- 151 all out in 59.4 overs; Naeem Islam 60, Suhrawardy Shuvo 29, Mahmudual Hasan 18, Liton Das 17, Mohon Sheikh 3/37, Farhad Reza 3/39, Shafiul Islam 2/31.
Rajshah- Division first innings- 419 for 2 in 116 overs (overnight 99 for no loss in 27 overs); Nazmul Hossain Shanto 173, Mizanur Rahman 165, Junaid Siddique not out 39, Farhad Reza not out 26, Ariful Haque 1/56 and Mahmudul Hasan 1/67.
Dhaka, Oct 8 (UNB) – Dhaka Metropolis left arm spinner Arafat Sunny grabbed seven wickets for 57 runs to bundle out Dhaka Division for 206 runs in 75 overs in the first innings on the first day of the 2nd round Tier-2 match of the four-day National Cricket League at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday.
Number six batsman Taibur Rahman contributed team highest 88 runs off 122 balls hitting eight boundaries while RonyTalukder added 30 and Moshrraf Hossain 27 runs.
Apart from Arafat Sunny’s seven-wicket haul, former national captain Mohammad Ashraful claimed two wickets for 19 runs.
In reply, Dhaka Metro opened the first innings and scored 26 for no loss in 13 overs at the end of the day to trail by 180 runs with all 10 wickets in hand with Shykat Ali and Shadman Islam batting on 21 and four respectively.
Cox’s Bazar, Oct 7 (UNB) – A career best six-wicket haul by spinner Khadija Tul Kubra enabled hosts Bangladesh Women’s team to win the one-off ODI beating touring Pakistan Women’s team by six wickets at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in the country’s premier tourist town of Cox’s Bazar on Monday.
It will be a moral boost for Bangladesh Women’s team ahead of the Women’s World Cup Cricket after being whitewashed in the four-match T20 series against Pakistan at the same venue.
It was a brilliant comeback for Bangladesh women’s team, which were whitewashed 0-3 in T20I series against Pakistan only two days ago. The win on Monday was only their eighth in ODIs and their first since they beat Ireland in February 2017.
Pakistani captain Javeria Khan opted to bat first after winning the toss, but her decision backfired as Pakistan were bundled out cheaply for 94 runs in 34.5 overs, their 2nd lowest against Bangladesh, against devastating bowling by Bangladeshi spinner Khadija Tul Kubra.
Only three Pakistani batters -- one down Javeria Khan (29), two openers Ayesha Zafar (18) and Muneeba Ali (18) were able to reach the double figure.
The 23-year-old right arm off-break bowler from Bogura, Khadija virtually laid the foundation of the much-needed victory against Pakistan grabbing her career best six-wicket haul conceding only 20 runs in her 9.5 over spell with one maiden and was adjudged player of the match.
Khadija became the first Bangladesh bowler and the 14th overall to take six or more wickets in women's ODIs. Coming in as the third-change bowler, Khadija removed Ayesha Zafar in the 15th over before accounting for Nida Dar, Umaima Sohail, captain Javeria Khan, Sidra Nawaz and Nashra Sandhu.
Bangladesh captain Rumana Ahmed took two wickets for 15 runs to dismiss the Pakistan in their 2nd lowest score against Bangladesh.
Chasing an easy target, Bangladesh faced an initial batting collapse losing two wickets for just six runs in 3.4 overs, but an 81-run 3rd wicket partnership between captain Rumana Ahmed and one down Fargana Haque sealed the fate of the match proving the Pakistani total inadequate.
Fargana was the dominant partner, scoring match highest 48 runs off 81 balls featuring three boundaries while Rumana made 70-ball 34 runs with two fours in addition to her two wickets.
When the duo finally departed in quick succession on the same score of 78 runs in 27.2 over, Bangladesh required only eight more runs to win, which were shrugged off by Lata Mondal (3) and Fahima Khatun (5) enabling the hosts to win the match with 21 overs to spare.
Dhaka, Oct 7 (UNB) – India clinched the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup title crushing Sri Lanka by a massive 144 runs in a day-night final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.
This is India’s sixth title among the seven sittings and Afghanistan took the last year’s title.
India opened the innings after winning the toss and piled a huge total of 304 runs for 3 in stipulated 50 overs, featuring two partnerships in the opening and 4th wicket stand.
Opener Y Jaiswal pairing Anuj Rawat contributed 121 runs in 25.1 overs in the opening partnership while P Simran Singh partnering with A Badoni scored an unbeaten 110 runs in the 4th wicket stand enabling India to score the huge total.
DN Wellalage, SMKS Senarathne and KKV Perera claimed one wicket each conceding 24, 45 and 55 runs respectively.
In reply, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 160 runs in 38.4 overs with opener KNM Fernando (49), number six ND Paranavithane (48), one down P Sooriyabandara (31) and opener ND Perera (12) are the notable batsmen reaching the double digit.
The slow left arm orthodox bowler from Delhi Harsh Tyagi made the major damage in Sri Lanka innings grabbing six wickets for 38 runs and was adjudged player of the match while SA Desai took two for 37 runs.
Rajkot, Oct 6 (AP/UNB) — India crushed West Indies in their first test by an innings and 272 runs on Saturday for its biggest margin of victory in test cricket.
The hosts dismissed West Indies for 196 runs just 20 minutes into the evening session on day three with left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav returning career-best test figures of 5-57.
Ravichandran Ashwin (2-71) and Ravindra Jadeja (3-35) shared the other five wickets as the spinners ran amok against West Indies.
Resuming after tea, the match lasted only another 35 balls. Jadeja trapped Sherman Lewis (4) lbw in the 49th over with Ashwin wrapping up proceedings 11 balls later as Shannon Gabriel (4) holed out in the deep.
India's previous biggest innings victory came in June when it beat test newcomers Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs at Bengaluru within two days.
West Indies made 181 in its first innings after resuming on 94-6 Saturday and was asked to follow on.
"We cannot compare this with series (defeat) in England. That was a bigger challenge, and we knew the quality we have, we would dominate when playing at home again," India captain Virat Kohli said. "Our guys understand how to play in these conditions and were clinical. The West Indies' performance is not for me to speak upon. I am sure they will want to rectify their errors."
After India had declared on 649-9 in its first and only innings, it ran through the West Indies batting line-up in 48 overs to set up an imposing 468-run lead.
Resuming on 94-6, West Indies showed some fight as Roston Chase (53) and Keemo Paul (47) continued their seventh-wicket partnership from Friday evening and added 73 runs overall with some attacking batting.
Umesh Yadav ended the resistance when Paul fended off a bouncer in the 39th for a simple catch to mid-wicket.
The visitors unraveled quickly as Ashwin (4-37) ran through the tail. Chase and Sherman Lewis (0) fell in the space of four balls in the 44th over.
Devendra Bishoo (17 not out) threw his bat around to hit three fours before Gabriel was stumped off Ashwin to end the innings.
Kohli had no hesitation in sending the visitors back in and Ashwin, taking the new ball, made another breakthrough in the penultimate over before lunch having Kraigg Brathwaite caught by teenage debutant Prithvi Shaw at short leg for 10.
At lunch, West Indies was 33-1. After the break, Kieran Powell (83) tried to put the Indian attack to the sword with eight fours and four sixes in his 93-ball stay, reaching his sixth test half-century off 55 balls.
"I was surprised with the amount of high-risk shots that were played against the spinners," Ashwin said. "Maybe it was their strategy against our spinners, but it didn't work."
Powell added 47 runs for the second wicket with Shai Hope (17) and later another 41 runs with Chase (20) for the fifth wicket.
Yadav then took over.
He trapped Hope lbw and then Shimron Hetmyer (11) was caught flashing at short third man, an unnecessary shot. It became a quick triple blow when Sunil Ambris was stumped for a three-ball duck.
Yadav accounted for both Chase and Powell in the space of six overs, achieving his best figures in test cricket since 4-40 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele in 2017.
Jadeja and Ashwin struck late in the session to remove Paul (15) and Devendra Bishoo (9) respectively.
"India showed us how to bat and credit to them. Quite disappointed with this loss and we didn't get enough partnerships," said stand-in skipper Kraigg Brathwaite. "We did talk about being positive in our team meetings."
Shaw was named man of the match for his first test hundred. He scored 134 runs off 154 balls on day one and was the second-youngest Indian batsman to score a test century after Sachin Tendulkar.
"I couldn't have imagined my test debut like this ... I just wanted to play my natural game, like I do in first-class cricket," said Shaw.
The second and final test begins in Hyderabad on Friday.