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Mahmudullah, bowlers take hosts into tri-series final

Bangladesh 175 for 7 beat Zimbabwe 136 by 39 runs WT24 Desk Bangladesh knocked out Zimbabwe from the ongoing tri-nation T20I series, registering a comfortable 39-run victory against Hamilton Maskadza’s side at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today. Bangladesh will be facing Afghanistan in the final of the tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on September 24.  Bangladesh posted a ...

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Sun story is ‘heartless’ and ‘immoral’ – Ben Stokes

WT24 Desk Ben Stokes has hit out at The Sun newspaper for the “heartless” and “immoral” decision to publish a front-page article about a family tragedy that occurred in New Zealand before he was born, Cricinfo reports. In a statement on Twitter, Stokes said the story concerned “events in the private lives of my family, going back more than 31 years” adding that ...

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Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam come in as Bangladesh revamp T20I squad

WT24 Desk Bangladesh have rung in a host of changes following the defeat to Afghanistan, including bringing back experienced pacemen Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam, for their third and fourth matches of the ongoing T20I tri-series at home, where Zimbabwe are the third team, ESPNCricinfo reports. Soumya Sarkar, a regular with the team across formats, had a poor World Cup, and though he shone ...

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Afghans stun Tigers

Bangladesh now lose T20 after Test WT24 Desk Bangladesh have conceded a 25-run defeat to Afghanistan in the third T20 of the tri-nation series after losing a one-off Test match, Agencies report Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s 4-wicket haul helped the Afghans bundle the hosts out in the penultimate ball of the chase of 165 at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium ...

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Nabi, Najibulla fireworks cap Afghanistan victory

The middle-order batsman went on a six hitting spree in the final overs, one that Zimbabwe was powerless to stop WT24 Desk A hurricane fifth-wicket stand between Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi demolished Zimbabwe, as Afghanistan won by 28 runs in the second match of the T20I tri-series, ESPNCricinfo reports. The win ensured eleven consecutive T20Is without a defeat for Afghanistan, the second-best streak ...

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Afif Hossain blinder saves Bangladesh’s blushes

The lower-order batsman scored an amazing fifty lifting the hosts from 60 for 6 to an improbable victory WT24 Desk Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and opted to bowl in the truncated opening match of the T20I tri-series. The start of the match was delayed by almost 90 minutes due to evening showers that left some sections of the ...

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Taylor backs Smith to captain Australia again after ban expires

WT24 Desk Former skipper Mark Taylor Thursday backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits, as support mounts for the 30-year-old to be given a second chance, AFP reports. Smith was banned for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his captaincy in a Cape Town Test, and slapped with ...

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FIFA, AFC Qualifiers

Bangladesh lose to Afghanistan WT24 Desk Bangladesh started their joint Qualification (Round-1) of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 campaign with a 0-1 goal defeat to Afghanistan on Tuesday, Agencies report. The match was played at the Central Republican Stadium in the Tajik capital Dushanbe. Captain Farshad Noor scored the match-winner for Afghanistan in the 27th ...

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Belgium, Netherlands and Germany edge closer to Euros

WT24 Desk Belgium and the Netherlands both cruised to 4-0 wins over Scotland and Estonia respectively in Euro 2020 qualifying on Monday, while Germany claimed a crucial victory over Northern Ireland in their bid to qualify for next year’s finals, AFP reports. Roberto Martinez’s Belgium, the world-number-one ranked side, were not at their best but still swatted aside a poor ...

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Rashid bags 11 as Afghans use small window to seal big win

Afghanistan 342 and 260 beat Bangladesh 205  and 173 by 224 runs WT24 Desk Afghanistan overcame the elements that separated them from a remarkable Test victory over Bangladesh and one of cricket’s great heartbreaks. After the umpires gave them 18.3 overs to bowl following a third rain break, Rashid Khan took three of the four wickets to fall, as they won the ...

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