Veteran right-handed batter Naeem Islam hit a century in the 2nd round of the Bangladesh Cricket League’s one-day edition and guided his team to a 26-run victory on Tuesday at BKSP. In the other match of the same round of the league, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi fell short of 10 runs from a ton and guided his team to a 61-run win. Naeem is playing for BCB South Zone, who batted first on Tuesday against BCB Central Zone and posted 282 for five wickets. Read more: Warner can return to leadership role as Cricket Australia changes code of conduct South Zone lost two wickets in just 12 runs as Anamul Haque Bijoy and Zakir Hasan failed to do well. But in the third wicket stand, they added 99 runs on the board thanks to Naeem, and Mohammad Naim, with the latter scoring 63. Naeem ended up scoring 102 for 106. Allrounder Nasir Hossain has also scored 75 off 87 balls. For Central Zone, Robiul Haque bagged three wickets. In reply, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat and Ali Jaker Anik scored fifty each, but that was not enough to avoid a defeat. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, the captain of South Zone, scalped three wickets, while Shoriful Islam took two. In the other match, North Zone batted first against Islami Bank East Zone and scored 216 runs for eight wickets. Fazle Mahmud scored 90, and Mohammad Saifuddin scored 44. For East Zone, Ashiqur Zaman, Mahadi Hasan, and Rahman Rejaur Raja took two wickets each. Read more: Saifuddin registers five wickets on Bangladesh Cricket League opening day In reply, they tumbled for 155 for all wickets. Shamim Hossain bagged three wickets for North Zone, while Ripon Mondal and Shafiqul Islam took two wickets each. South Zone are currently leading the points table with two wins in two matches. East Zone are right behind them, with one win in two matches. North Zone also have one win in two matches, but East Zone bettered them with a better run rate. In this league, every team will face each other twice in the league phase. The top two teams of the league phase will take on each other in the final. The final will be played in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium under the lights.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will sponsor Bangladesh Wheelchair Cricket Team in the international T20, ODI wheelchair cricket tournament to be held in India from 17-21 January 2023. BGMEA President Faruque Hassan handed over the sponsorship cheque to Bangladesh Wheelchair Cricket Team captain Mohammad Mohasin at a program at BGMEA Complex on November 20. Bangladesh will play 3 T20 and 1 one-day match against India in the tournament. A 15-member Bangladesh Wheelchair Cricket Team will fly to India in January 2023 to participate in the tournament. Read more: Netherlands, BGMEA discuss more collaboration in RMG BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said BGMEA has been making every possible effort to promote ‘Made in Bangladesh’ globally. BGMEA has organized the first-ever “Made in Bangladesh Week” as part of its endeavors to showcase the country internationally, he said. “Bangladesh Wheelchair Cricket Team has already made their mark in the international arena and has potential to bring more glory to Bangladesh. BGMEA is supporting Bangladesh Wheelchair Cricket Team with sponsorship as it will contribute to branding Bangladesh,” Faruque Hassan added. Wheelchair Cricket Team captain Mohammad Mohasin expressed thanks to BGMEA for the sponsorship.
Dhaka Metro beat Barishal Division in the sixth round of the National Cricket League, the biggest first-class cricket event in the country, to become the champions of tier two and to move to tier one. Chattogram Division beat Dhaka Division in their last match of tier one but was relegated to tier two as they ended the league as the No. 4 team of tier one. In the next season of the league, Chattogram will play in tier two and Dhaka Metro in tier one. Earlier, Rangpur Division beat Sylhet in Bogura to win this year's NCL title. It was the second NCL title for them. They last won an NCL title in the 2014-2015 season. Read: Rangpur hammer Sylhet by five wickets to lift second NCL title While Rangpur became the champions with 38 points from four wins in six matches, Sylhet became the runners-up with 21 points from two wins and two draws. Dhaka Division ended the league with 19 points and earned the third position in tier one. Dhaka Metro earned 38 points in tier two and marched to tier one. Rajshahi Division and Khulna Division ended the league as second and third in tier two with 22 and 20 points. Barishal ended the league with only 19 points. Zakir Hasan of Sylhet Division became the top run scorer of this year's NCL with 442 runs under his belt. Jahurul Islam (395) of Rajshahi, Tawfiq Khan (389) of Sylhet, Salman Hossain (389) of Barishal and Abdul Mazid (363) of Dhaka Division were right behind Zakir in the standings. Sumon Khan of Dhaka Division topped the list of bowlers with 33 wickets to his name. He also had two five-fors in this league. Rahid Rana of Rajshahi Division was only the other bowler who scalped 30 or more wickets this year. He had 32 wickets with three five-fors. Read: Chattogram, Sylhet lead in 6th round of NCL matches Nabil Samad of Dhaka Division and Hasan Murad of Chattogram bagged 28 wickets each. Nabil had three five-fors, and Hasan recorded four five-fors – the highest this year. Salauddin Shakil of Dhaka Division was the fifth-best bowler of this year's NCL with 27 wickets.
England have wrapped up Pakistan for 137 for eight in the final of the T20 World Cup on Sunday in Melbourne. They now need to score 138 to become the champions of T20Is for the second time. England won the toss and sent Pakistan to bat first. The Babar Azam-led team failed to post a challenging total on the board. They lost wickets at regular intervals and never looked to offer some challenge to the English bowling attack. Sam Curran, the England speedster, continued to shine and bagged three wickets after conceding just 12 runs in four overs. He was the highlight of England’s controlled bowling in the final. Read More: T20 World Cup Final: Rashid hunts Babar as Pakistan struggle Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan have also done well with the ball, picking up two wickets each.Pakistan lost Mohammad Rizwan in the power play, and young Muhammad Haris was also sent back early. From the beginning of their innings, Pakistan's batting lineup has looked sluggish. Curran scalped the first wicket of Rizwan, and then Rashid came to the scene and picked up the wickets of Haris and Babar. Babar was opening his arms, but a googly from Adil did the trick for England. Babar fell for 32 off 28 balls. After Babar’s dismissal, the onus was on Iftekhar Ahmed and Shan Masood to keep the scorecard afloat. But Iftekhar failed to deliver in the final. He had a duck and fell victim to Ben Stokes.Pakistan’s dismal batting continued after that. Shadab Khan scored 20 off 14 balls, but that was enough for them to pass the 150-run mark. They were not even able to score 140 in the final. Read More: T20 World Cup Final: Pakistan to bat first vs England In the first ten overs, Pakistan scored 68 for 2. In the next ten overs, they scored only one more run, losing six more wickets. In the death overs, England's bowlers were as outstanding as they have been throughout the event. Both England and Pakistan have won the T20 World Cup once before. With the kind of batting lineup the English team has, the 138-run target shouldn't be a difficult task for them to win the 2022 T20 World Cup final against Pakistan and register their second title in the format.
Pakistan seems to not be in a rush for the 2022 T20 World Cup final against England in Melbourne. They lost the toss and were sent to bat first. Sam Curran, the best bowler for England in this World Cup so far, bagged the first wicket, and then Adil Rashid came to the scene and picked up the wickets of Haris and Babar Azam. The Pakistani captain was opening his arms, but a googly from Adil Rashid did the trick for England. Babar fell for 32 off 28 balls. Read more: T20 World Cup Final: Pakistan to bat first vs England After Babar’s dismissal, the onus was on Iftekhar Ahmed and Shan Masood to keep the scorecard afloat. But Iftekhar failed to deliver in the final. He had a duck and fell victim to Ben Stokes. After the 13th over, Pakistan were batting at 90 for four. The lower order has to shoulder extra responsibility should Pakistan want to score more than 150 in the 2022 T20 World Cup final against England. Read More: Pakistan vs England T20 World Cup 2022 final Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI
England have won the toss in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Melbourne and sent Pakistan to bat first. This is the first time England and Pakistan are facing off against each other in the final of the T20 World Cup. Read more: Pakistan vs England T20 World Cup Final: Match Preview, H2H Stat, Venue, Probable Playing XI It is going to be reminiscent of the 1992 ODI World Cup final, when these two teams took on each other at the same venue and Pakistan came up victorious. Both England and Pakistan are going to field the same team that played in the semifinals. And both teams have won the title of the T20 World Cup once each. Read more: Pakistan vs England T20 World Cup 2022 final Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI Pakistan (Playing XI): Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (w), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi England (Playing XI): Jos Buttler (w/c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid England captain Jos Buttler's decision to put Pakistan to bat first in the T20 World Cup final was influenced by the MCG's better record in chases.
England showed their white-ball prowess once again and knocked India out of the T20 World Cup by beating them by a massive margin of 10 wickets in the second semifinal on Thursday in Adelaide. They will now take on Pakistan in the final, who beat New Zealand in the first semifinal on Wednesday and marched to the final. India batted first and posted 168 riding on the fifties from Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya. In reply, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler played down every threat posed by Indian bowlers and sealed the match without losing any wickets. It was a textbook example of an authoritative performance from England. “Pretty disappointed how it turned up today,” Indian Captain Rohit Sharmay said after the match. “We batted well at the backend to get that score. We were not upto the mark with the ball, we couldn't turn up today. It's all about handling the pressure in knockout games.” Read more:T20 World Cup: Kohli, Pandya guide India to 168 in semifinal vs England It seemed to be a testing total for England at the halfway of the match, but Hales and Buttler made it look like cakewalk. Their partnership of 170 in the opening stand is now the best (in the first wicket stand) in England’s history. It is now the third highest-ever chase in the history of T20Is without losing a wicket. And at the same time, it is now the second-best partnership of England (in any wicket) in the format and the second-highest T20 stand against India, and the best-ever opening stand in T20 World Cups. On their way to this partnership, Hales and Buttler surpassed the 143 that was made by Alex Hales and Michael Lumb in 2013 against New Zealand. With this stand, Alex has now been involved in all five of the top opening stands of England. “It will be right up there for sure (referring to his inning),” Hales said after the match. “Huge occasion, India in a semifinal of a World Cup, really happy with the way I played and it is as special as it gets.” With 168 runs to defend, India were never in a position to offer some challenge to England — Hales and Buttler never gave them even a single chance to dominate. Indian fielders were also sloppy in the middle in this match. Read more:T20 World Cup: England send India to bat first in 2nd semifinal England were in top gear throughout the tournament, but suddenly they went supersonic in the semi against India. And that too at a venue where they suffered one of their biggest defeats in history — to Bangladesh in the 1015 World Cup. That defeat knocked them out of that World Cup. Hales ended up scoring 86 off 47 while Buttler made 80 off 49 balls. For India, three bowlers conceded at least 12.5 runs per over while one gave way more than 11 runs per over, and two spent more than 7.5 runs per over. Before the imperious batting efforts from Hales and Buttler, England won the toss and sent India to bat first who posted 168 despite some slow time in the middle in the first 10 overs. India lost Lokesh Rahul early. But Virat Kohli took control of their batting, though, Rohit Sharma was unexpectedly slow at the other end of the wicket. Virat posted 50 off 40 balls whereas Rohit’s contribution was 27 off 28 balls. At the end of the first ten overs, India were at 62 for two, but in the next 10 overs, England leaked so many runs. Most of those runs were scored by an outstanding Hardik Pandya who posted 63 off 33 balls with four fours and six sixes. Read More: Adil Rashid bowled well for them conceding only 20 in four overs. Chris Jordan picked up three wickets but conceded more than 40 runs, Sam Curran also gave way more than 40 runs and failed to bag any wickets in the semi-final match between IND and ENG in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022. “We always want to start fast and aggressively,” Jos Buttler, the English captain said after the match. “Rashid was batting at 11, that's incredible to know that we have such depth. Hales used the dimensions well and he has shown his form. He was brilliant today. It's important to enjoy this, it was a brilliant performance from us.”
Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya hit a 50 each and guided India to a challenging total of 168 for six against England in the second semifinal of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Adelaide. India lost the toss, and they were sent to bat first. They lost Lokesh Rahul early. Virat came in number three and scored 50 off 40 balls before falling prey to Chris Jordan. It was a wide-ish yorker from Jordan that ended up as a catch to Adil Rashid. Read more: T20 World Cup: England send India to bat first in 2nd semifinal Rohit Sharma scored 27 off 28 balls. The Indian captain was not at his best in the semifinal which put extra pressure on their batting line. At the end of the first ten overs, India had only 62 on their board losing two wickets. But in the last 10 overs, they scored 106 runs losing four more wickets. Hardik Pandya came to bat before Rishabh Pant and posted 63 off just 33 balls with four fours and five sixes. Hardik was dismissed only in the last ball of the innings, but before that, he was the man danger for the English bowling lineup. Read more: India vs England T20 World Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch semifinal live, Playing XI Chris was the best bowler for them, though, he conceded more than 40 runs but bagged three wickets as well. To win this match, England have to make a record of the highest second innings total in Adelaide in T20Is. The highest second-inning total in this venue is 164 for seven scored by Afghanistan against Australia in 2022 while the highest successful second-inning total is 158 by England against Australia in 2011. So to march to the final, England will have to work really hard.
England have won the toss and sent India to bat first in the second semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide on Thursday. Both India and England have one T20 World Cup title. In this edition of the T20 World Cup, India has been impressive both with the ball and bat. Virat Kohli is in super form while Suryakumar Yadav has also grabbed the limelight with his power-hitting ability. Read more: India vs England T20 World Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch semifinal live, Playing XI Arshdeep Singh has been, though surprisingly, leading the Indian bowling line taking 10 wickets in the World Cup so far. In contrast, England are slightly behind India in terms of form in this edition of the T20 World Cup. But when it comes to white-ball cricket, England are always a dangerous team. Under the leadership of Jos Buttler, they play an ultra-aggressive brand of cricket. But in this World Cup, they have been doing very well in the death over bowling. If they can continue with that in the semi as well, they might get a place in the final of Sunday. Pakistan have already booked a place in the final beating New Zealand in the first semifinal in Sydney. Read more: T20 World Cup: India, England face off Thursday with eye on final against Pakistan India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh England (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid
Suryakumar Yadav smashed a 23-ball half-century as India topped Group 2 with a 71-run win over Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup on Sunday. Yadav scored 61 not out off 25 balls as India finished with 186-5 in 20 overs. In reply, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 115 in 17.2 overs, with Ravichandran Ashwin returning figures of 3-22. Hardik Pandya (2-16) and Mohammed Shami (2-14) shared four wickets. With the Super 12s completed, India finished as Group 2 winners to set up a semifinal clash with England in Adelaide on Thursday. Earlier on Sunday, South Africa crashed out of the tournament following a stunning loss to the Netherlands in Adelaide, allowing Pakistan to slip into the semifinals. Pakistan beat Bangladesh by five wickets, also at the Adelaide Oval. New Zealand will take on Pakistan in the first semifinal in Sydney on Wednesday. At the MCG, India had won the toss and opted to bat first. Rohit Sharma's poor run of form continued and he was out for 15. Lokesh Rahul scored a second consecutive half-century as he and Virat Kohli (26) put on 60 off 48 balls for the second wicket. Rahul scored 51 off 35 balls, including three fours and three sixes. India then lost their way in the middle overs, losing three wickets for 14 runs. Rahul, Kohli and Rishabh Pant (3) were all dismissed in the space of 10 deliveries, as India reached 101-4 in 13.3 overs. Read: ‘This has been Bangladesh’s best T20 World Cup performance’: Shakib Yadav then took centre stage as he smacked India's fourth quickest half-century in T20s. He hit six fours and four sixes to accelerate the scoring. He put on 65 runs off 35 balls with Hardik Pandya (18) for the fifth wicket. India scored 59 runs in the last four overs. Yadav was named player of the match for his scintillating knock. In reply, Zimbabwe struggled to get going against India's pacers. They were reduced to 36-5 in 7.3 overs. Wesley Madhevere and Regis Chakabva were out for ducks while Craig Ervine and Sean Williams only managed to score 13 and 11, respectively. Sikandar Raza put up some resistance with 34 off 24 balls before he was out caught off Pandya. Ryan Burl hit five fours and a six to score 35 off 22 balls. Ashwin then struck late to pick up three wickets in 10 balls to help finish off the match. New Zealand and England qualified as the top two sides in Group 1. The final is scheduled for November 13 at the MCG.