Bangladesh in the last four of Asia cup beating Afghanistan



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Bangladesh confirmed the ticket to the last four of the Asia Cup by showing the ultimate cricket skill in the life-death match. After defeating Afghanistan by 89 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the Tigers entered the next phase of the Asia Cup.

Bangladesh faced the challenge of not only defeating the Afghans in this match, but also beating them by a large margin. Bangladesh succeeded in that mission with the controlled bowling of Taskin-Shariful after Miraj-Shant's extraordinary batting display.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first. Bangladesh got off to a flying start with the bat of opener Naeem Sheikh and Mehedi Hasan Miraj, who came in to open the innings for only the second time in his career. After losing two wickets between 4 balls in the 10th and 11th overs, they were under some pressure, but Bangladesh managed to overcome the shock with a pair of 194 runs from Miraj-Shanto for the third wicket.

Miraj (112) and Shanta (104) both hit their second ODI centuries to give Bangladesh the foundation for a big score. When they came back, two experienced cricketers Mushfiq (25 from 15 balls) and Shakib (32*from 18 ba;;s) gave the finishing touches. In a combined effort, the Tigers scored 334 for 5 in the allotted 50 overs.

Chasing 335 runs, the Afghans stumbled at the start. Rahmanullah Gurbaz was picked up by Shariful Islam in the second over. Taskin broke the 78-run partnership of Rahmat Shah and Ibrahim Zadran, who were becoming dangerous. In the 18th over of the innings, Rahmat (33) returned with his ball bowled. After that, Afghanistan's highest scorer Ibrahim was caught behind the wicket by Hasan Mahmud for a personal 75 runs.

After that, Afghan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi (51) and Rashid Khan (24) tried to resist but it was not enough. The Afghan batting line-up finally collapsed in front of Bangladesh's pace attack.

For Bangladesh, pacer Taskin Ahmed took maximum 4 wickets, another pacer Shariful Islam got 3 wickets.

   

Panchpandava day is over and then it's time to say thanks?



M.M. Kaisar,, Barta24.com
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They are five. They were fondly called as 'Panchpandava'. All five are experienced match winner. They had a great friendship.

-Was it?

Yes, the term good relationship is now past. Shakib Al Hasan was the first to kill the sharp axe of entanglement in this friendship. And so the graph of his relationship with one or two of the rest of the Pandavas is most downward. Shakib does not talk to Tamim. Friendship is far away. The way Shakib openly criticized Tamim in an interview before going to the World Cup, the dirtiness of their relationship has become unhealthier than the polluted air of Dhaka! Just before the World Cup, the whole cricket world saw the 'ugly match' of Tamim-Shakib conflict, controversy, dispute, insulting and insulting each other.

Shakib Al Hasan has given his own solution of who is the first and who is the second among these five Pandavas. Shakib's demand in the form of full declaration, first I then other Pandava! That is, Shakib has put his name first in this list than Mashrafe, Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiq. Shakib's claim is not unreasonable if we compare the performance in international cricket. But the mindset that there is no dignity if you don't sit in the front seat at all events does not indicate superiority; Rather, it is a manifestation of inferiority complex or inferiority!

Mashrafe is no longer in the national team. So Panchapandava is far away from this fighting ring. At times, in the manner of conscience or judge, he speaks comfortingly on Facebook to keep all parties on the same page. If the danger is big, the BCB also calls him for a meeting. Mashrafe came to the arbitration meeting and tried to reconcile. For the time being, the former captain's scope of work to meet the cricket complexities outside the field is that much. It is clear that Mashrafe is no longer wearing the national team jersey. However, since he has not yet officially announced his retirement from international cricket, there is no way to officially put 'former cricketer' before his name. But it is certain that Mashrafe is no longer in the national team's plans at any level. Mashrafe played his last match for the national team in March 2020.

BCB thanked him at that time.

As Mushfiq and Mahmudullah are close relatives, they still accept invitations to each other's homes. There is no complication between the two. There is good relationship between these two Pandavas.

Mahmudullah Riyad plays only in ODI format. In a sense, he voluntarily retired from Tests. The team did not consider him for T20. He was also in the ODI exclusion list. The initial plan for the 2023 World Cup was not even his name. So the selectors rested him for a long time before the World Cup. Basically he was left out under the guise of rest. Mahmudullah Riyad was kept in the 15-man squad as there was no alternative for him in the World Cup squad. And Mahmudullah Riyad played cricket in the whole World Cup, the selectors will write his name first for the next one-day series! But the problem is that Mahmudullah's future cricket is very short. Surely Mahmudullah will not be in the eleventh plan of the next World Cup four years from now. BCB could not give him any farewell certificate for Test and T20 farewell. The opportunity to overcome that sorrow has come before the cricket board. Mahmudullah must also know that it is more dignified to move while there is time before being removed.

Among the five Pandavas, Mushfiqur Rahim is the fittest. He said goodbye to T-20 a few years ago. He plays ODIs and Tests only. He is the only batsman in the Test XI. In ODIs, he still handles the additional responsibility of keeping with gloves. BCB agreed to wait the longest to stage a farewell for him. Mushfiqur's career in the national team is probably the longest among the Panchapandavs.

For the past one year, Tamim Iqbal has been more talked about off-field incidents-accidents, arguments-controversies, dignity-humiliation, anger-emotions than cricket on the field. He quit cricket at this time. He returned to cricket within 24 hours. He was the captain. He relinquished the captaincy. He was planning the World Cup. But dropped out. His recent feud with former friend Shakib is the worst headline in Bangladesh cricket! There is no guarantee when he will recover from his back injury. He and BCB do not know when Bangladesh will get him again in field cricket. There are no specific guidelines. Has Tamim Iqbal been able to play a strong role in recent times in fulfilling the necessary conditions that we hear about the urge, the feeling and the strong will to play in the national team? The way Tamim showed desperate interest to play in the World Cup, now in the rush to play a Test or ODI series for the national team, what is lacking is the opener's temperament and desire.

Tamim Iqbal has seen the beginning of his end in Bangladesh cricket. BCB can make a farewell crest for him!

What Shakib Al Hasan does is pretty much announced. He said before the World Cup that this tournament is the end of his captaincy. He will also quit ODI cricket after playing in the 2025 Champions League. Undoubtedly, Shakib is the most influential cricketer ever to play for Bangladesh. He is not according to the will of BCB, rather BCB runs according to his will and decision. Shakib showed another surprise at the end of the World Cup. He fell in the national elections. Now he wants to become an MP. Shakib appeared on the stage of politics from the field of play. To continue both sports and politics want. His family lives abroad. He has to run to his family in the United States whenever he gets time between games. Busy in business. He also has to keep the schedule of opening showrooms regularly. All in all, the Shakib of cricket is now less in cricket, more elsewhere.

BCB should release him from cricket engagement.

The origin of the word Panchpandava from the time of the 2015 World Cup. Although these five have already played together in the national team but the success of the 2015 World Cup and subsequent years of bilateral series under Mashrafe's leadership was greater than the achievements of these five. One or the other of these Panchpandavas played a key role in almost all the major victories of that time. Photographing these five men in one frame was a favorite for cricket photographers.

That photo frame is broken. All of these five people will never be found in one group, even in one picture frame!

BCB should look ahead and take a bold decision.

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Australia lifts World Cup for sixth time



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India will be the undefeated champions - the way Rohit Sharma's team was crushing the opposition until the final; there was no shortage of people betting on India's side. Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium, which has a capacity of lakhs of spectators, was naturally decorated in the blue color of the festival. Who did not want to participate in that festival? From Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan to music empress Asha Bhosle even the prominent political class including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The end of an era that happened!

But not blue is the color of pain. The blue of the gallery has been gradually softened by the yellow glow. The pair of Travis Head-Marnus Labuschenne forced the Indian fans to leave the gallery early, drowning the disappointment of the Indian fans that came to the field to return home to celebrate. Shaking off the early fears, Head scored a 95-ball century; since then, Indian fans have started without the gallery.

And those who were still in the field; Hoping if something happens. The Head-Labuschenne duo increased their misery with responsibility. After scoring his second century in the tournament, he became more aggressive on the Indian bowlers. Losing three wickets for 47 runs, Aussie eventually won the match by 6 wickets with 42 balls to spare. Aussie brought home the sixth title by pouring water on India's title festival where the hero was Head. 137 runs from 120 balls came from Head's bat on the way to victory. At the other end, Labuschenne left the field after securing the title by playing an innings of 58 runs from 110 balls.

However, Australia has to face the tough road in the 11-match World Cup. To do well in the World Cup, Australia had to lose the series earlier than lost both the first two matches. In the third match, they got their first win of the tournament against Sri Lanka, but it was not a fluke. A section of the audience lost faith that the team would make it to the semi-finals.

However, this is not the case in the best of worlds. Never give up. Return home only after seeing the end. Otherwise, they have a record five titles in their possession. Australia once again proved that by winning 9 matches in a row and lifting the World Cup. Why are they world champions?

It is scary to see an aggressive India win the toss and send them into bat. The way they ran rampant in the previous 10 matches of the tournament. No captain will want to take the challenge of sending them to bat first. However, Aussie captain Pat Cummins did. What the Aussie bowlers did next surprised everyone. Aggressive India faced a big test. They did not have to give the exam in the whole session.

The aggressive bowling of Mitchell Marsh, Jos Hazlewood and Pat Cummins stopped India's innings at 240 runs. While Lokesh Rahul's highest collection is 66 off 107 balls, Kohli's 54 off 63 and Rohit's 47 off 31 balls.

It was the start India needed to win the title with a small capital. That happened in Shami-Bumrah craft. Before 7 overs, India sent back three of Australia's top-order batsmen for 47 runs. India's dream of victory becomes darker. However, the story remains until then. The story was then taken over by the duo of Aussie Batter Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagnne. Australia won by 6 wickets in the partnership of 192 runs.

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Shanto-Shaqib duo finally bring victory for Bangladesh



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Bangladesh has already lost the World Cup. The dream of playing in the Champions Trophy stood on the brink of consecutive defeats. All in all, there was no option for Bangladesh to win against Sri Lanka. In such a match, the Lankans threw a challenging target of 280 runs to Bangladesh. Bangladesh has not scored so much runs in the current season.

Bangladesh had no option but to face such a difficult equation. That's what the team did. Shakib-Shanto's 169-run partnership brought Bangladesh closer to victory. Bangladesh played a bit of sloppy cricket after both of them returned with the regret of the century. However, it was not difficult to win. Tawhid Hriday's innings of 15 runs won Bangladesh with 3 wickets in hand in 41.1 overs.

In reply to Sri Lanka's 280 in Delhi, Bangladesh lost two wickets for 41 runs. Tanjid and Liton fell victim to Dilshan Madushanka with a glimpse of a great start. Nazmul Shanto and captain Shakib Al Hasan took charge after coming to the wicket. Since the beginning of the World Cup, none of the two were getting runs in that amount.

Two people were to be criticized for this. Both of them gave that answer with the bat against the Lankans today. However, before the century, Shakib returned to 82 runs off Mathews. However, before Shakib returned to the dressing room, he touched the milestone of seven and a half thousand runs and three hundred wickets in ODIs which is the fastest in the world. Shakib had to enter the field in 247 matches to achieve this feat.

Shanto could not forget Shakib's regret. He became the second victim of Mathews on 90 runs. The experienced batsman took the penalty of timed out.

Then Mushfiq and Mahmudullah went back. There was a slight apprehension of disaster. However, Tawheed did not disappoint on this day who took responsibility. Miraz brought the team the desired victory.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss in Delhi and sent the Lankans to bat and picked up five wickets within 131 runs. The Lankans were alarmed by throwing Bangladesh a challenging target. However, Charith Asalanka's innings of 108 runs put Bangladesh to a challenging target of 280 runs. Tanjim Hasan Shakib took three wickets for Bangladesh in his debut match in the World Cup.

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Riyadh does not run out, responds at the right time!



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There is a proverb in Bengali, "Who can be killed if Allah guards him”?" If you think about Mahmudullah Riyadh's journey to the World Cup, then this adage should fit perfectly. Riyad's smiling face tells how satisfied he is inside. Why not be satisfied? Got a chance to score a century in the World Cup. This was against South Africa where the rest of the team's batsmen had nothing to say, while Riyad was the lone sailor of a sinking ship. He is a warrior who knows how to fight in all situations.

This year, after the England series at home, he was not getting a chance in the national team. After that, he was not in a series against either Ireland or Afghanistan at home. He was not even included in the Asia Cup squad. As a result, many saw the end of Riyad in international cricket. But Riyad proved everyone wrong. With 41 against New Zealand in the World Cup, 46 against India and a century against South Africa on Tuesday, Riyad seemed to reminisce about his old days.

But, I said one thing at the beginning. Although he did not get a chance in the Asia Cup, he was regularly coming to practice in Mirpur. At that time he tried as much as possible to return to the old rhythm, if there was an opportunity.

Fortune always favors the hardworking. So God may have given Riyad a chance to come back again. He used it very well. And by scoring the third century of his one-day career against South Africa, he proved that he has not grown old or worn out.

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