Mustazifur – The man in form The South Africans have not lost an away series since 2006, when under a relatively inexperienced captain, a rebuilding side lost 2-0 to the then perhaps invincible Australians. The Proteas were even trounced in the limited-overs leg of that tour, losing 5-3. They find themselves in an eerily familiar situation now, having failed to adapt to alien conditions, and having lost the ODI series 2-1. Bangla
Bangladesh cricketers congratulate Mustazifur for the dismissal of Duminy in the 1st test Chittagong, July 26 (IANS) Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is delighted over how the Bangladesh bowlers attacked South Africa's world-class batting line-up in the first Test. Bangladesh's revamped bowling unit deserved the acclaim from their skipper after bundling out the Proteas for a measly 248 in the first innings, repo
Both teams believe that they could have won the first Test The first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Chittagong ended in a draw. Skippers of both sides believe that the game would have ended in their favor had play been possible on the last two days. Mushfiqur Rahim, in a rare statement of aggression, said that South Africa would have crumbled under pressure of scoring runs quickly and the game would have resulte
Tamim Iqbal and de Kock involved in shoulder barging It seems the Proteas keep running afoul of ICC guidelines. Barely a few days after Rilee Rossouw was fined 50% of his match fee in a shoulder barging incident, wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75% of his match fee for a similar feat after pleading guilty to it, in the ongoing Test in Chittagong. Incidentally, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was involved in both the cases. When
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Dilshan couldn’t fire big And so, on Friday, we bid 'adieu' to another season's T20 campaign. It was not as successful as we would have wished, but there were reasons for that. There was an expectation that one of our big-name overseas would score big, which is why we brought them in, of course. It didn't happen and in eight combined innings, Hashim Amla and Tillakaratne Dilshan made just 216 runs, with one fifty each.
Soumya Sarkar hammered all the South African bowlers First, the Bangladeshi bowlers ripped South Africa's batting line-up apart to restrict them to 168 for 9 (40 overs). Then, their batsmen thrashed the Proteas bowlers to chase down the paltry target in just 26.1 overs. The home team won the series with a resounding nine-wicket victory over the visitors – thus re-inforcing their emergence as a powerful force in limited o
Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw of South Africa and Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh Before the 2nd ODI, Bangladesh had managed to get past South Africa just once in thirteen years. Now, on the back of successive series wins against Pakistan and India, and having successfully bagged a Champions Trophy spot, Bangladesh would like to make it a treble. A series win against South Africa would go a long way in boosting Bangladesh’s confidence for th
Joe Root and David Warner in action during the 2013 Ashes series Four days before Ashes 2015, Australia’s David Warner and England’s Joe Root have re-ignited the feud between them which started in a Birmingham bar in 2013. Warner has gone on board for the first time since that fateful event two years ago, hours after England's Champions Trophy victory against Australia at Edgbaston, trying to explain what exactly led to the m
Recently concluded ENG-NZL series saw many 300 plus totals In the second One Day International (ODI) between the recently concluded Natwest ODI Series between England and New Zealand, England scored 365 for nine in 46 overs with no batsman scoring a century. The highest score in the inning was by skipper Eoin Morgan (88). England were chasing New Zealand’s total of 398/5 and with rain interrupting, they lost the match by 13 runs by th
AB de Villiers has mastered all three formats of cricket Form is temporary, class is permanent – so goes the saying. However, the class of a player is defined by the form he goes through and the time-frame of its richness. Anyone can be a one-match or one-season wonder, but the true class of a player is judged by the consistency in form. Not every player can play at top form always. However, there are some players whose prolonged cons
Can Bangladesh stop Amla? Dhaka, June 26 (IANS) No one can blame Bangladesh if they dream of beating South Africa now. They are riding high after the World Cup quarter-finals appearance and sealing the series against Asian giants India and Pakistan. But captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza told bdnews24.com that the Proteas will be tougher opponents than India were. India are second in One-Day International (ODI) rankings while South Africa are fo
Kane Williamson Kane Williamson became the fastest New Zealand batsman and the fifth fastest ever to reach the landmark of 3000 ODI runs, during the course of his knock of 90 from 70 balls against England in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Wednesday. Williamson’s innings helped the Black Caps post an imposing 349 for 7, but it was nowhere near enough as England cruised to victory with 6 overs to
Kumar Sangakkara, Younis Khan and AB de Villiers It is a well-established fact that Test matches cannot be won alone. You need contribution from batsmen, bowlers and fielders alike. Hence, calling a batsman a match-winner in Tests might be a little pretentious. But if you explore the statistics of certain batsmen, you would find that their team has rested on their shoulders throughout their career. They definitely did not win the
Virat Kohli, Hashim Amla and MS Dhoni are among the greatest modern-day ODI batsmen There is always this jostle with stats, science and mathematics to extricate the right numerals to arithmetically manipulate and find who in the team had a major say in the victory. Cricket is a team game - a game that is supposed to be won collectively as a team, yet it is not a game where the contribution from everyone is equal. Neither is cricket a feuda