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.
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 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."
The Australia A team has decided to boycott the South Africa tour due to not having a salary agreement with Cricket Australia (CA), Australia A team. The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) confirmed this on Thursday. On Sunday, the cricketers had an emergency meeting with the Australian Cricket Association (ACA) in Sydney. After the meeting, it was announced that Australia will boycott South Africa tour if they do not have an agreement with the Board. Finally, Maxwell traveled on the way, Usman Khawaja Not just South Africa tour, but the next series of cricketers are thinking! In a statement sent to the media, the ACA said, "It is very disappointing that there is no progress to resolve the current dispute. Australia's players have confirmed that they will not tour South Africa. "Players have decided that more than 200 men and women support the players. The decisions that they made in the party at the moment of crisis have really proved to be unity among themselves. ACA also said, "All players are deeply disappointed with CA's behavior. Players can not play for their country. They do not support such a move. " Australia 'A' team to play a series against South Africa 'A' Team from July 12 Apart from playing two four-day internationals, they also have to play the tri-series with the hosts and India 'A' team. In this tour Glenn Maxwell was accompanied by Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Hilton Cartwait, who is also in the squad for Bangladesh tour. Australian Cricket Australia's proposed salary structure has refused to sign a deal with Australia's 230 professional cricketer The last day of renewal of the salary agreement was on June 30. But at the scheduled time no cricketer signed the contract. Unconditional unaccompanied cricketers in a sense not signing the contract. Australia tour of Bangladesh, tour of India and Ashes series, threatening to boycott South Africa tour! Certainly, cricketers will not play for the national team if they do not have a contract with the board.
Australia have struggled against the demands of the board before coming to play in the Champions Trophy. They came back to play in the Champions Trophy and were happy to play. But now they are living in the intimidation of fear. Points in the Pendulum losing their points in the drawn two matches due to rain, they have survived. If they go to the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy they will have to win against England today. If you do not win, you will have to leave the group. Australia will now face England in the afternoon at 3:00 pm. The match will be broadcast live from Birmingham's Edgbaston Stadium, Gazi TV, Maasranga, BTV and Star Sports-1. England have reached the semifinals before winning the first two matches. That's why this match is just about formalities for them. On the other hand, this match is important for Australia as far as it is important or more importantly for Bangladesh. If Australia lose in today's match or if the match is in the rain, England will go to England in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy. And Australia will leave. Australia's players are under a lot of pressure due to fitness. However, Australia captain Steven Smith feels the pressure will inspire his players to play well, "Of course, we must win this match. Australia's big teams in the ICC's major events. Now they are under pressure. Hope this pressure will help bring the best of the players. Players will play with their best. Good luck, however, that all the matches in the index did not end. We have no hands on the weather. It is not possible to control it. We can only control our game. But we are ready to play against England. " The match will be played between Australia and England, but the match in Bangladesh will keep an eye on this match as millions of cricket fans in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh defeats New Zealand on Wednesday in the final match of the Walton tri-series. In this match, New Zealand won two ratings points, Tigers ">Bangladesh has emerged as one of the ICC's ODI rankings ahead of the series with 93 rating points, ahead of the fraction. The official website of the ICC has already been updated in Bangladesh. Mashrafe's forces have left behind Sri Lanka with 93 ratings points. ">Former World Champion Sri Lanka has dropped from the back of the fraction with the same rating points. ">If Bangladesh can stay in the top eight by September, they will have the opportunity to play directly in the 2019 World Cup. Pakistan, with 88 rating points after Sri Lanka, is in eighth position. West Indies are at ninth place with 79 points. South Africa is at the top of the rankings with 122 ratings points. Australia has second place with 118 rating points. India has third place with 117 points. New Zealand fourth with 114 rating points. England are placed above Bangladesh with 111 ratings points.
The collapse in batting kept Bangladesh losing streak in the New Zealand tour as they also were defeated by the hosts by 6 wickets in the first of a three-match T20 international series at Napier on Tuesday. Bangladesh scored 141 for 8 wickets in 20 overs after skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won toss and chose to bat first at McLean Park. New Zealand surpassed the target in 18 overs with 6 wickets in hand. Pacer Rubel Hossain made the first strike in the third over to dismiss Neil Broom who was caught by Shakib Al Hasan for 6. Mustafizur Rahman got Colin Munro caught by wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan for a duck in the following over. Country`s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan then dismissed Corey Anderson (13) who was caught by Tamim. The Blackcaps lost their fourth wicket as Tom Bruce was run out in the 11th over. From there on, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme kept batting and take the hosts home.They added 81 runs in the 5th wicket unbeaten partnership off just 47 balls. Williamson was unbeaten on 73 off 55 balls and smashed 5 fours and 2 sixes while Grandhomme contributed unbeaten 41 off 22 balls hitting 3 fours and 3 sixes as well. Earlier, Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes was caught by wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi off Matt Henry in the second over of the innings for a duck. His partner Tamim Iqbal couldn’t go far and departed in the 5th over scoring only 11. This time debutant Bruce held a catch off another debutant Ben Wheeler. In the following over Lockie Ferguson, the third debutant for the Blackcaps, picked up the wickets of Sabbir Rahman (16) and Soumya Sarkar (0) in back-to-back deliveries. Bangladesh lost 4 wickets in just 6th over for 30 runs. Country`s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah put some resistance in the middle order and made a 37-run partnership in the 5th wicket. However, Colin de Grandhomme made Shakib (14) caught by Santner in the 11th over to erase the half of the Bangladesh batsmen for only 67. Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain then added 32 runs more in the 6th wicket. Mosaddek contributed 20 of 17 balls with two sixes before getting caught by Anderson off Santner in the 16th over. Skipper Mashrafe couldn`t do well and added only 1. But Mahmudullah bagged his third T20I fifty and scored 52 off 47 balls hitting 3 fours and same number of sixes before Ferguson bowled him in the final over. New Zealand debutant fast bowler Lockie Ferguson took 3 wickets for 32 while another debutant Ben Wheeler claimed 2 for only 22.

The first match of the competition will be held on Nov 24.

The domestic Twenty20 competition was started in 2012 and was continued in 2013.

This will be its first edition after it was discontinued following match fixing scandals in the 2013 edition.


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The left-handed batting all-rounder made his debut at the age of 18 against New Zealand at Old Trafford in 1949 and went on to play 22 Tests, out of which he captained England in seven. The former Yorkshire skipper, who also played three one-day internationals, had a highest score of 70 to go alongside his 18 wickets in the longer format. Also a daredevil fielder at short leg, such was Close's reputation for bravery that he received a call back to the national team at the age of 45, after a nine-year gap, to face the Caribbean pace battery at home in 1976. His last innings, in the third Test of the series against West Indies at Manchester, when he went out to open the batting with ageing John Edrich, has become part of cricket folk lore. The tall left-hander made 20 off 108 balls, fending off bouncers with his body to deny the West Indies bowlers early success with a opening partnership of 54 with Edrich against the likes of Andy Roberts and Michael Holding. Close is survived by his widow, and a son and daughter.
The second Test was called off on the fifth day due to wet outfields at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday after the first match suffered a similar fate. The hosts, ranked ninth in Tests, now have 47 points as the two matches barely allowed four days of action in total. Bangladesh also managed a draw in the one-off Test against India last June. They took two points in the Fatullah Test which lost nine sessions to the rain. So the Tigers have earned eight points playing just six days in the three Tests. Mushfiqur Rahim, however, is unwilling to give rain all the credit for their first ever series draw with the Proteas. "Many are saying rain saved Bangladesh. It is not like that at all. Let’s talk about this match. Scoring 246 on this wicket is like scoring 350 on others,” the captain said at a press conference after the match. "I batted here myself, I know the wicket was not easy at all. We played well in the last Test as well… we have achieved much in this series." Bangladesh stand far behind eight-placed West Indies, who have 81 points, while Zimbabwe are at the bottom with just five points. South Africa lost five points after the series, slipping from 130 to 125, but are still at the top as Australia follow with 111.