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Shakib’s five-for puts Bangladesh on top


DHAKA: Shakib Al Hasan claimed five wickets to help dismiss Australia for 217 and give Bangladesh the upper hand on the second day of the opening Test on Monday. Australia, who resumed the day on a precarious 18-3, were bowled out early in the final session for 217 to hand the hosts a 43-run first-innings lead. By stumps they had ... Read More »

Cricket legend Wasim Akram escapes shooting attack


KARACHI: Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram said Wednesday he was lucky to escape unscathed when a gunman opened fire at his car after a traffic collision. Akram, one of the best left-arm fast bowlers ever to play the game, was on his way to coach at a training camp at the city’s National Stadium when the incident happened. “A car ... Read More »

Solid start for Bangladesh

KHULNA, Bangladesh — Mominul Haque scored 80 as Bangladesh made an impressive start in the first Test against Pakistan here Tuesday, reaching 236 for four by stumps on the opening day. The talented 23-year-old left-hander batted fluently to cross 50 for the 12th time in his first 13 Tests before being trapped leg-before by Zulfiqar Babar off the last ball of ... Read More »

Bangladesh sweeps Pakistan, Completed the “Bangla Wash”

DHAKA — Opening batsman Soumya Sarkar hit a maiden one-day century as Bangladesh thrashed woeful Pakistan by eight wickets in Dhaka Wednesday to sweep the one-day series 3-0. The 22-year-old left-hander smashed an unbeaten 127 as the fired-up host surpassed Pakistan’s modest 250 all out in the 40th over at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Soumya Sarkar Pakistan captain Azhar Ali’s 100 made ... Read More »

One-dayers to open Pakistan tour of Bangladesh

DHAKA — Pakistan will play two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 match on its month-long tour of Bangladesh starting later this month, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said Monday.   All matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in capital   Bangladesh-Pakistan Dhaka, apart from the first Test which will be held in Khulna.   Tour itinerary: April 17: ... Read More »

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