New Zealand Test captain Tim Southee refused to blame fatigue from a gruelling ODI World Cup campaign in India for his side's defeat in the first Test of a two-match series against Bangladesh in Sylhet on Saturday.
Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto said his team are enjoying the victory, but knows that there would be criticism of his side if they do poorly in the next match.
Taijul Islam broke through the castle of Kane Williamson close to the end of the second day as New Zealand were 266 for eight before bad light put an end to the day's play in Sylhet.
"Why are you here?" The day's play had just begun at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The players had taken the field in front of about a hundred fans in the gallery.
Just into his career’s 10th Test, Bangladesh Test opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy has seen the highs and lows not particularly seen in internationals. Today against the Kiwis in the first Test, there was highs and lows too, following a team-high 86 which saw him miss out on a ton but his resilience sees the game in balance after day one.
Part-time off-spinner Glenn Phillips took four wickets as Bangladesh were reduced to 310 for nine at the end of the first day of the first Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium today.
Travelling on a budget is not everyone’s cup of tea. On this note, there is no point in disagreeing that the more you spend on a tour, the more convenient you can expect it to be. Therefore, the very first thing we propose sacrificing while planning a budget tour is convenience.
Abahani beat Club Eagles of Maldives 2-1 in Sylhet today in their first preliminary stage match of the AFC Cup in Sylhet to move a step closer to the AFC Cup proper.
Bangladesh Football Federation yesterday announced the dates of two FIFA friendly matches against Afghanistan on September 4 and 7 as part of the national team’s preparation for October’s World Cup pre-qualifiers against Maldives.