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Mendis ton lifts Sri Lanka

Sports Live: A century from Kusal Mendis and a Upul Tharanga fifty have set Sri Lanka on the way to a big total in the second ODI against Bangladesh in Dambulla on Tuesday. The hosts now have 216 for 4 in 37.4 overs with Mendis just returning to the pavillion after making 102 from 107 balls. The opener's strike hit bowler Taskin Ahmed and went upwards as he took an easy catch. Sri Lanka... details

Tigers take on Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI tomorrow

Sports Live:  Rejuvenated Bangladesh after their thumping victory over host Sri Lanka in the first ODI will go in tomorrow's 2nd ODI as a favourite against the host with an aim to wrap the three-match series. The day/night match kicks off at 3 pm (BST) scheduled to be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. In the first match Bangladesh proved that the win over... details

Hasina congratulates Tigers over phone

Sports Live: Members of the Bangladesh team were huddled near a mobile phone soon after they had completed the 90-run win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Dambulla. Tamim Iqbal later revealed there was someone very special at the other end of the phone: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who had made a congratulatory call. “Our Prime Minister had called,” Tamim said. “We were talking to... details

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in 1st ODI

Sports Live: A beautiful Tamim Iqbal century lead Bangladesh to a 90-run win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI match at Dambulla on Saturday.Century by Tamim and two half centuries by Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan scored 324 runs for 5 wickets in the allotted 50-over to set the decent target for the hosts. Tamim scored 127 (142) runs with 15 fours and a six while Shakib earned 72 (71) runs... details

India’s Manohar to stay on as ICC chairman

Sports Live: India’s Shashank Manohar has deferred his resignation as the chairman of the International Cricket Council to see through a reform programme, the game’s world governing body said on Friday. Manohar quit earlier this month in the middle of an overhaul of the ICC’s governance designed to reduce the power of cricket’s most powerful nations — India,... details

Mehedi named in Bangladesh ODI squad against SL

Live Correspondent: Off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz has been named in the Bangladesh ODI Squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The sudden decision was taken by Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday. Mehedi is set to reach Colombo on the same day. On the other hand, off break bowler Naeem Hasan has replaced Mehedi in the Bangladesh squad named for the Emerging Asia Cup... details

‘India have been overconfident vs Australia’

Sports Live: Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson has said that India have been overconfident in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia and the scoreline shows that. He added that the hosts will be nervous in the Dharamsala Test which is due to begin on March 25. After playing three Tests in Pune, Bengaluru and Ranchi, the series is currently locked at 1-1 with the fourth and... details

Shakib confirms status as top Test all-rounde

  Sports Live: Bangladesh cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan, who took six wickets in Colombo, has displaced Indian cricketer Ashwin from the top rank in the list of all-rounders after the two players inter-changed positions two times last week. The Bangladesh pair of Shakib Al Hasan (21st) and Mushfiqur Rahim (28th), Australia’s Peter Handscomb (35th) and New Zealand... details

Shakira to skip Lionel Messi’s wedding!

Sports Live: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique`s celebrated wife Shakira will skip his teammate Lionel Messi`s wedding due to a long-term feud. According to The Sun, the 40-year-old singer was asked to be a guest for the star striker`s wedding with long-time partner Antonella Roccuzzo on June 24. Reportedly, Pique too won`t be attending the wedding due to his wife`s personal problems.A... details

Prime Minister greets Tigers on historic Test win against Sri Lanka

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today extended her heartiest congratulations to Bangladesh cricket team for their historic victory in their centenary Test against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh celebrated their 100th Test match in style with a maiden victory over Sri Lanka beating Islanders by four wickets on the 5th and final day of the 2nd match of the two-match Joy Bangla Cup Test... details

Shakib hits 5th Test century

Sports Live: Ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan hit his career fifth Test century, the first against Sri Lanka, on third day of during the second Test against Sri Lanka held on Friday at P Sara Oval, Colombo. The left handed batsman Shakib got to the useful century in the 111th over on the third day with a well-timed sweep off Dilruwan Perera. But three overs later, he became victim of Lakshan... details

‘Roger Federer powers past Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios beats Djokovic’

  Sports Live: Roger Federer played superbly to claim a third straight win over Rafael Nadal for the first time in his career and reach the last eight in Indian Wells. The Swiss, 35, won 6-2 6-3 to follow up his Australian Open final victory over the Spaniard two months ago, when Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title. He will next face Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, who upset world... details

Sunny gets bail in ICT case, no legal bar on release

Sports Live: Bangladesh national cricketer Arafat Sunny has got bail in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. The spinner was granted bail in the case on Tuesday by Judge KM Shamsul Alam of the Cyber Tribunal after Nasrin Sultana, the woman who claimed to be Sunny’s wife, stated that she had no objection with it. After this bail in the ICT case, there... details