Bangladesh will face India in the final of the tri-nation T20I Nidahas Trophy as Tigers beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the 6th match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday. The hosts, thanks to Kusal Perera’s 61 runs, managed to score 159 runs losing seven wickets in 20 overs. The wicketkeeper Kusal Perera hit 61 runs off 40 balls with 7 fours and a six. Thisara Perera (c) bagged 58 runs of 37 balls which includes three sixes and three fours. For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman earned two wickets off 39 runs. Shakib Al Hasan (c), Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan and Soumya Sarkar shared a wicket. In chase, Bangladesh reached 160 runs losing 8 wickets with remaining a ball left. Tamim Iqbal hit a brilliant fifty to help Bangladesh to secure berth in the final. His innings of 50 runs off 42 balls includes 4 fours and 2 sixes. Sabbir Rahman bagged 13 runs off 8 balls with three fours while Liton Das hit duck. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 28 runs off 25 balls which includes 2 fours while Soumya Sarkar earned 10 runs off 11 balls. Captain Shakib Al Hasan scored 7 runs from 8 balls while Mahmudullah hit 43 runs off 18 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes to lift Bangladesh to the final. For Sri Lanks, Akila Dananjaya earned 2 wickets off 37 runs. Amila Aponso, Danushka Gunathilaka, Isuru Udana and Jeevan Mendis got a wicket.
Bangladesh will face host Sri Lanka in the third T20I of the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today evening (Saturday). The match will begin at 7:30 pm (Bangladesh time). Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are at opposite ends of the confidence spectrum as they face up in the Nidahas Trophy. The visiting side could not register win in any international match since January 23. Tigers lost two One Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and three T20s at home. They lost 13 of their last 14 T20Is and will need to find ways to get back their form. Sri Lanka on the other hand looked like complete reverse with their success in Bangladesh. The host also secured a five-wicket win against India in the opener of the seven-match Nidahas Trophy showing their level of confidence while Bangladesh started the tournament campaign conceding a six-wicket loss against India on Thursday. Bangladesh XI (probable): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain and Nazmul Islam. Sri Lanka XI (probable): Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera and Nuwan Pradeep.
Neymar has left hospital after undergoing a "successful" operation on his injured right foot. The Paris Saint-Germain forward fractured his fifth metatarsal during his side's 3-0 defeat of Marseille in Ligue 1 on February 25 and is expected to miss the next three months. The Brazilian checked into the Mater Dei hospital in Belo Horizonte on Saturday for surgery and has now left to begin his rehabilitation, which will be overseen by Brazil and PSG physiotherapist Rafael Martini, who has been working with Neymar since he started his career at Santos. A statement on the club's website on Saturday read: "Neymar Jr underwent surgery today at the Materdei Hospital in Belo Horizonte. "The operation, conducted by Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, was successful. The operation consisted of the laying of a screw associated with a transplant fixed at the level of the lesion of the fifth metatarsal of the right foot. "Re-education will begin immediately under the direction of a club physiotherapist. Neymar's injury will be assessed in six weeks' time to establish a possible date for his return to training." Neymar is ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid and now faces a battle to regains sharpness ahead of the World Cup.
Bangladesh scored 466 runs with loss of seven wickets in 117.1 overs in the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Thursday. Earlier, Bangladesh completely dominated the first day of the first test against Sri Lanka as they closed on 374 for 4. Bangladesh were off to a flying start on the first day. The hosts began on the front foot with both opening batsmen. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes were scoring run at a brisk pace. Tamim, who was the primary aggressor of the two quickly went on to stitch his 25th Test fifty in just 46 balls, giving his side an edge in the first session. However, he departed on 52 soon after. From there on Mominul Haque picked up the baton and went on to pile the runs. Mominul and Keyes stitched a 48-run partnership before Lakshan Sandakan dismissed Kayes for 40 just before Lunch. Mominul and Mushfiqur Rahim then stitched together a mammoth 236 run stand between them which put Bangladesh on top.. At one point it seemed like the hosts were well on course to reach 400 but late strikes by Suranga Lakmal helped the Lankans claw back into the game. At the end of Day one, Bangladesh are in a commanding position with Mominul Haque still at the crease on 175. He has now scored the most runs by a Bangladeshi batsman on the first day of a Test.
Bangladesh scored 82 runs with loss of all wickets in 24 overs. Tigers were in early trouble losing three wickets within the first five overs. Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal all returned to the pavillion for single digit scores. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won the toss and decided to bat first against Sri Lanka in the 6th match of the seven-match tri-nation series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The variation of net run rate between two bottom-run sides-Sri Lanka (-0.989) and Zimbabwe (-1.087) is very close with having four points each, registering one win apiece. If Sri Lanka can manage a win against rocking Bangladesh, they will face each other in the final on Saturday without any further equation. In reverse result, the fate of the final berth will be decided by net run rate between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh girls thrashed India by 3-0 goals in their final group league game of the SAFF Under-15 Women’s Championship at the Kamalapur Stadium on Thursday. Anuching Marma scored the first goal for Bangladesh at 32nd minute. Defender Shamsun Nahar netted the ball taking 2-0 lead in first half. And finally Monica Chakma scored the third one. Becoming group leader, Bangladesh girls left the field. Earlier, Bangladesh beat Nepal 6-0 in their opening game and then beat Bhutan 3-0 in their second fixture of the regional age-group championship.
Bangladesh under-16 boys relished a historic win on Sunday, beating Qatar 2-0 in the Group E match of the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers. In FIFA rankings, Qatar’s position is 111 notches ahead of Bangladesh. Hosts Qatar stay at 85th position while Bangladesh are at 196.However, Bangladesh teens did not look like underdogs in the last night’s match. Dipok Roy and Faisal Ahmed Fahim scored in the second half of the match at Doha's Grand Hamd Stadium to beat the hosts Qatar 2-0. Both teams came into the match after being defeated by group favourites Yemen. While Qatar were defeated 6-1 by Yemen, Bangladesh lost against Yemen 0-2 on Friday.
Bangladesh has recorded an historic victory in Dhaka, claiming its first ever Test win over Australia by 20 runs at Mirpure Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing 265 for victory, Steve Smith's Australia looked set to win on the penultimate day of the first Test after David Warner hit a century. But, Bangladesh bowlers did not give them any scope. Tigers picked Aussie wickets regularly. Despite the best lower-order efforts of Pat Cummins, left unbeaten on 33, Bangladesh sealed the win by 20 runs. Shakib Al Hasan bagged 5 wickets while Mehedi Hasan Miraz took 2 and Taijul Islam took 3 wickets. Bangladesh have now won Tests against England, Sri Lanka and Australia within the past year. In the previous 16 years of their Test existence, they had defeated only Zimbabwe and a second-string West Indies outfit ravaged by a player strike. The significance of their successes over the past 12 months cannot be understated. It is no coincidence that the major contributors to this triumph were two of their most experienced players, Shakib and Tamim Iqbal.
Barcelona and Real Madrid arrive in the first match of the season in Spanish La Liga. Barcelona will face Real Betis at home camp Nou Camp In the second match, La Liga will be playing as a guest at the Deportivo la Coruna field, the current champion Real Madrid New Challenge to Messi today in the first league match of the season. After Neymar left the club, this season is not the first time in Barcelona. In the Spanish Super Cup, the Catalan team has overthrown the title, defeating arch-rivals Real Madrid by a huge margin. Barca was struggling to meet Neymar's deficiency under the new coach Arnesto Valverd. On the second leg of the Super Cup, the club defeats the reliable star Luis Suarez. Uruguay star in the Santiago Bernabeu has been knocked out of the field for a month after having a knee injury. So La Liga has to take responsibility for the rescue of Barca today itself. After the last two matches of the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona's confidence came down almost now. The turn of the season in front of the Catalan club today with the start of the season. Messi-Iniesta-Raktichara will invite Real Betis at the Soy Barotaya in Bangladesh on Sunday. On the other hand, winning the La Liga and Champions League titles last season was fantasticly finished by Real Madrid. At the beginning of the season, the Super Cup title lost to arch-rivals Barça gave an extra blow to their confidence. However, the club's big star Cristiano Ronaldo can not play today at the La Liga season. The Portuguese superstar has been banned from the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup with a red card and a referee for five matches, the Portuguese Superstar said. Nevertheless, the prospect of winning the season at the Deportivore field will be expected, Bell-Bennzeema-Tony Crusades
Neymar is gearing up for his final training session as a Barcelona player as his drawn-out move to Paris Saint-Germain edges closer to completion. The Brazilian, Goal understands, will be present on Wednesday to be put through his paces along with the rest of the Blaugrana squad. But it will be the final time he practices with the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, and he will use the opportunity to say goodbye to his team-mates ahead of his introduction as PSG's world-record signing. The deal is now expected to be finalised before the end of the week, with all in place for a rapid final resolution of terms. Neymar's move to PSG has become the transfer saga of the current window, surrounded by conflicting reports and assertions leaving his future unclear. Just last week, Gerard Pique had stated in no uncertain terms that the forward was staying, although Neymar himself has long kept his silence on the matter. What is clear is that when the move does go through, he will become the world's most expensive player ahead of previous record holder Paul Pogba. PSG are expected to meet the full cost of Neymar's €222 million release clause to force Barca into a sale, an outlay that dwarfs that which brought the French midfielder to Old Trafford. Additionally, Neymar is reported to earn €30 million per year as the Ligue 1 side's new marquee name, with father Neymar Sr. said to be expecting his own €40m windfall as part of the deal.
The court has framed charges against cricketer Arafat Sani in the case filed under the Dowry Act. Arafat Sani started the formal trial with the allegation. On Sunday, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Zakir Hossain Tipu ordered the formation of the complaint. Muraduzzaman, a lawyer of Arafat Sanir, said the case was fixed today for the charge sheet. But the accused in the case Arafat Suni Chikunaguna. That is why he could not appear before the court. He applied for time on his behalf. But the court rejected it and issued an arrest warrant against him and ordered the formation of the complaint. On Jan 23, the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Raihanul Islam filed the case against Sanir and his wife Nasrin Sultana filed the case. On that day, the court issued summons against Arafat Sanir and asked him to appear before the court on April 5. On April 5, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nur Nabi surrendered and took bail. The case was then transferred to the Zakir Hossain Tipur Court for trial from Noor Nabi's court. On June 19, after the case was transferred, the warrant was issued against the same court Arafat Sanir. Arafat Sunny surrendered the next day and surrendered. On that day, the court fixed July 16 for hearing. It is learned from the case that on December 4, 2014, Nasrin was married to Arafat Sunny. After marriage, they stay home together and live together. But Sun's family did not want to accept marriage. Later, Sani demanded dowry Tk 20 lakh to Nasrin.
Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has denied reports that an acid attack on his family was behind his decision to end a spell with Essex after one game. The county announced on Tuesday that hard-hitting opener Tamim would not be fulfilling the rest of his contract, which was meant to run for eight games in the NatWest T20 Blast competition. An Essex statement said he had left for "personal reasons" but reports later emerged which alleged he and his family had been subject to an acid attack in a restaurant. But he said, "I want all my fans and well-wishers to know that I cut short my season with Essex to come back home early for personal reasons. Some media reported that we were the target of attempted hate crime. This is really not true." Tamim also added, "England is one of my favourite places to play cricket and Essex have been entirely gracious even though I had to leave early."