After beating the Lankans Shanta says 'Should have won more easily'



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It is true that the match was difficult due to the failure of the top-order in the beginning, but with the tenacity of Tawhid Hriday and Liton Das in the middle of the innings, Bangladesh was heading towards an easy victory against the Lankans. However, if Shakib returns with these two batters settled on the pitch, there is a fear that the match will be lost again. However, in the end Bangladesh won by 2 wickets with the bat of experienced Mahmudullah Riyad and Nazmul Hossain Shanto's team started the World Cup mission with the victory over the shaky preparation before the World Cup.

Was the match going to be so difficult? Had the batters shown a bit more determination in the beginning, the situation might not have been so difficult in the end. Litton's return of runs and Tawheed Hriday's match-winning innings claimed a share of the credit. However, captain Shanto did not forget to give them that credit. He also said that they should have won the match more easily.

Liton scored 36 runs off 38 balls. Despite a slow innings, wicket keeping helped Hriday overcome the Lankan bowlers. Hriday scored 40 runs off 20 balls.

Liton was suffering in the last few matches with the bat. Even though his innings was slow, the return of runs was important. Keeping the wicket under pressure has also been effective for the team. At the prize distribution ceremony at the end of the match Shanto mentioned Liton and said, 'It was an important innings by Liton. He was washing. But he showed his skills today. He batted great.

Shanto had to praise Hridoy. He thought of finishing the match alone. 73 runs on the scoreboard at the end of 11 overs. Hasaranga said. Hridoy welcomed him by hitting three sixes in three balls. Maybe he wanted to hit a couple of sixes. But he returned to the trap of leg before the next ball. Despite losing the wicket, Hridoy made the match much easier. In praise of him, Shanto said, 'Hridoy has batted very bravely. The way he bowled that over really helped us a lot.'

Hriday-Liton made the job much easier. Bangladesh could have won the match earlier. "We should have won more easily on such a wicket."

But the bowlers are skilled in this easy target in front of the batter. Sri Lanka got off to a great start. However, Rishad's leg spin whirlwind after Mustafiz's pace. The power of the Lankans stopped there. And they stopped at just 124 runs.

Argentina moves to final of Copa America beating Canada



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Argentina has been the most successful team in the Copa America in the last few years. The team has played in the finals in 3 of the last four seasons. Messi raised it to four finals in five seasons. Julian Alvarez and his goals beat Canada 2-0. Gone is another Copa America final.

Argentina took the lead in 22 minutes of the match. Rodrigo Di Paul's great long pass from midfield broke the Canadian defense. The ball goes to the feet of Julian Alvarez. Alvarez dodged the goalkeeper and put the ball into the net.

Even before this, Argentina got a chance. Lionel Messi got the ball outside the box from Angel Di Maria's pass in the 10th minute. He took the shot from there. But it misses the mark a bit.

Chances came after the goal. In the 44th minute, Messi had another chance to score. He took the ball from Angel Di Maria's pass and entered the Canadian box brilliantly. But this time his right foot shot went wide. Messi took another shot in the injury time of the first half. But this time his chip goes over the crossbar.

Canada had a chance from a long throw-in in the last minute of added time. However, Alfonso Davis' shot was blocked by Emiliano Martinez. As a result, Argentina went into the break with a one-goal lead.

In the 88th minute, Argentina almost conceded a goal from a wrong pass. But Amy Martinez came to the rescue of the azure whites with a great save. Canada had another chance in the 90th minute. Tani Oluaseyi misses a header from point-blank range, another goal-scoring opportunity missed by Canada. As a result, equality was not returned to them. Argentina advance to the final of the Copa America.

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England moves to Semi beating Switzerland in tie-breaker



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Harry Kene team defeated Switzerland in the tiebreaker to reach the semi-finals of the competition. England and Switzerland meet in the quarter-finals of the European Championship in Dusseldorf on Saturday night. If the score is tied at 1-1 in extra time after the scheduled time, the match will be played as a tiebreaker. England later won 5-3.

Neither team saw a goal in the first half of the match. After returning from the break, Switzerland got a goal in the 76th minute. Vargas receives the ball just outside the box. Brel Imbola ran onto his extended ball and headed the ball towards the goal post. Switzerland advanced.

After falling behind, England coach Gareth Southgate made three changes. However, Shaka, who was already there, scored the goal. Five minutes after conceding the goal, Shaka received the ball from Declan Rice. He took a shot from outside the box after overcoming two opposing footballers. The ball hit the post and went in. England equalized.

After that, there were no more goals in the scheduled 90 minutes. The Swiss made several good attacks in extra time. In between, Shaqiri was hooking the ball into the net directly from the corner, but the ball hit the post. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made another good save. No team scored until the end.

Cole Palmer scored early in the tiebreaker with a shot. Soon after, Manuel Akanji came in to take the kick for the Swiss and missed. The English went ahead 1-0.

Jude Bellingham scored the second shot. Fabien Schaar came to take the second shot for the Swiss and narrowed the gap with a goal.

English goalscorer Shaka came to take the third shot. He also scored for the Three Lions. Shaqiri scored the third shot for the Swiss to make it 2-3.

Ivan Toney scored in the fourth shot to give England a 4-2 lead. Anthony scored for the Swiss to reduce the deficit to 4-3. When Alexander Arnold scored in the fifth shot, England won 5-3.

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Zia's death is an irreparable loss to the country's sports arena: Papan



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Youth and Sports Minister Nazmul Hasan MP has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sudden death of Bangladesh's famous chess grandmaster Ziaur Rahman. In his condolence message, the minister prayed for the soul of the deceased and expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

In his condolence message, the minister said, 'Famous chess grandmaster Ziaur Rahman was an internationally renowned chess player of the country. He will be forever remembered for his outstanding contribution to the development of chess in the country as well as the entire sports arena. His death is an irreparable loss to the country's sports. I pray for the salvation of his departed soul.'

Minister of Youth and Sports, President of Bangladesh Cricket Board Mr. Nazmul Hasan Papon went to the deceased's residence in Mohammadpur shortly to console the bereaved family of Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman.

It should be noted that Ziaur Rahman, who won the Grandmaster title in 2002, was the second Grandmaster of Bangladesh. He earned the title of International Master in 1993 and Grandmaster in 2002. He is the second Grandmaster of Bangladesh. The grandmaster won the highest number of 14 titles in the open events of the National Chess Championship. Zia achieved the highest FIDE rating (2570) among Bangladeshi chess players in October 2005.

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Ronaldo's farewell bell sounded, France in the last four



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Kylian Mbappe's France and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal met today in the Euro battle for a ticket to the semi-finals. France had the last laugh in that fight.

After a goalless draw, the French won a penalty shootout 5–3. That's why the team went to the semi-finals of this year's Euro.

The first half of the match was quite hectic. French goalkeeper Mike Mignon made some good saves in the second half. Shots from Bruno Fernandez and Vitinia were Portugal's best chances of the match.

France, however, could not get that close. Kylian Mbappe is still suffering from a broken nose. Coach Didier Desham has to pick him up in extra time like today.

Without him, however, France had no problem in the penalty shootout. All 5 scored from penalties. Portugal's Joao Felix could not. His penalty miss ultimately decided the fate of the match. France went into the last four of the competition after winning 5-3.

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