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Deep's Corner: Australia level the series as Bangladesh disappoint

Deep’s Corner: Australia level the series as Bangladesh disappoint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBYjCRzFP9E&feature=youtu.be Bangladesh were needed to exhibit enough character on the fourth day, but they dished out a disappointing performance with the bat. The top order surrendered meekly as the Tigers failed to give Australia a tough total to...
Nazmul Hassan

Bangladesh Cricket Board needs to be lauded for ensuring a fantastic series

In the end, the honours were shared after a fascinating tussle between the two teams. The cricket was always riveting, keenly contested and often found itself tantalisingly poised on a knife’s edge. And while we may or may not be...
Pat Cummins: The pacer who was worth the long wait

Pat Cummins: The pacer who was worth the long wait

Australia have always had their faith inclined towards having pace-led bowling attack, especially in Test cricket. However, just because Bangladesh was a part of the sub-continent and considering the slower tracks there, they were adamant that pitches were spin-friendly...

A learning curve for Bangladesh

So, as feared by many, Bangladesh succumbed under pressure when it mattered. After conceding a lead of 72 in the second innings, the hosts needed their batsmen to put their hands up and come out with a steady effort...
Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh’s dismal batting display

Mustafizur Rahman ended Australia’s innings early and then, it was up to the Bangladesh batsmen to exhibit character and give the visitors a competitive total on final day. The track at Chittagong was three days old and even though,...
Australian cricketers Peter Handscomb (L) and Glenn Maxwell (R) celebrate after winning the second cricket Test

Australia’s redemption in the subcontinent

After their embarrassing loss to Bangladesh in the first Test of the series, it looked like the Australians misery in the sub-continent was set to continue. They had lost 3-0 to Sri Lanka and 2-1 to India in the...

The middle-order continues to pull back Australia down the ladder

When Australia and Bangladesh entered the second Test in Chittagong, a series victory with an ease seemed on the cards for the hosts. After a poor show, especially with the bat, not many expected Australia to bounce back in...
Glenn Maxwell, Mominul Haque

Bangladesh face uphill task

Having spent two back-to-back substandard days on the field, Bangladesh have finally made their presence felt on Day 3 of the Chittagong Test. On a rain-hit Wednesday, in which only 54 overs were bowled, the hosts forced their way...
Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh celebrates after taking the wicket of Matthew Wade

Deep’s Corner: Good comeback from Bangladesh

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdZO9q312Og At one point Australia were 298 for 3 but Mustafizur Rahman unleashed a lively spell of pace bowling and brought Bangladesh back into the match. Still, Australia finished the day by taking a handy lead. Bangladesh need to play...
Mehedi Hasan Miraz of Bangladesh is checked after he was struck by a shot from Hilton Cartwright

Controlled aggression will be the key when Bangladesh bat again

It has been difficult to get runs on this wicket. The rate of scoring has been slow, the ball has been rather tricky to force and middle. And at least a non-trivial chunk of the game has been lost to...
Mustafizur Rehman

Bangladesh’s lack of faith in pace bowlers is not appreciative

The ideal way to start the day The rain was about to spoil the third day’s play but thankfully, the sun came out in the afternoon and offered the spectators a good day of Test match cricket. Mushfiqur Rahim started...
Australian cricketer David Warner (R) shakes hand with teammate Peter Handscomb

David Warner, Peter Handscomb turn tables around on Day two

When the second day ended in Chittagong, a near-collapsed Peter Handscomb dragged himself off the field after closing Australia to Bangladesh’s first innings total with his vice-captain David Warner. The two remained unbeaten on 69 and 88 and share...
David Warner of Australia bats during day two of the Second Test match

Untidy Bangladesh let the advantage drift towards Australia

“We wanted to block the run scoring of Smith and Warner. We were trying to force them to do a mistake.” This comment by Nasir Hossain in the post-day press conference sums up Bangladesh’s disappointing day at the office at...
Deep's Corner: A dominant day for Australia

Deep’s Corner: A dominant day for Australia

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB5IR94aEPA&feature=youtu.be If you give Australia the opportunity to come back they won't mind at all. Bangladesh's fielding was not up to the mark while they did not bowl the way they should. David Warner, Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb...
David Warner

David Warner demonstrates new dimension of his batsmanship

Only four of the 170 balls he faced resulted in boundaries. There was a stretch which saw him negotiate 73 deliveries without a single strike to the fence. That was the longest David Warner has ever stayed without smashing one...
Deep's Corner: A fruitful day for Bangladesh

Deep’s Corner: A fruitful day for Bangladesh

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcxa0S3mnzg&feature=youtu.be Bangladesh were in deep trouble in the first session but Sabbir Rahman's elegant counterattack and Mushfiqur Rahim's composure stabilized the innings for Bangladesh. It was a fruitful day for Bangladesh. Australia's tactics of playing one pacer backfired. Deep Dasgupta...
Shabbir Rahman Roman of Bangladesh bats during day one of the Second Test

Sabbir Rahman: A classic knock from Rajshahi’s elegant boy

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterfly that everyone love Drew Barrymore Rajshahi’s elegant boy Sabbir Rahman hails from Rajshahi, a district which was once part of Pundra region...
Nathan Lyon

It’s that man Nathan Lyon again!

After a disheartening loss at Dhaka, Australia have the hopes pinned to the ongoing Chittagong Test. They started off well in a quest to square the two-match series at Chittagong; Nathan Lyon ran through the Bangladeshi top-order, but Mushfiqur...
A tough day on the field for Australia

Tentativeness leads to the downfall of Bangladesh top order

Prior to this series-decider at Chittagong, Mushfiqur Rahim spoke about continuing the attacking approach which was evident during his team’s historic triumph at Dhaka last week. It was that aggressive mindset which lifted the Tigers after being reduced to...
A tough day on the field for Australia

A tough day on the field for Australia

Not since 2006 had Australia played three spinners in a Test match. Incidentally, that happened in Bangladesh as well with Shane Warne, Stuart MacGill and Dan Cullen forming a triumvirate of spinners on a sluggish Chittagong wicket. History repeated...


USA lift the Concacaf Gold Cup

The battle between Mexico and the United States of America (USA) always have an edge like that of Brazil vs Argentina, Liverpool vs Manchester United, AC Milan vs Inter, or Real Madrid vs Barcelona and the atmosphere was electrifying in Las Vegas when both teams met at the finals of the Concacaf Gold Cup Final. The USA had their say in the final of the Nations League and it was time for Mexico to take revenge, but the USA struck late to lift the trophy.

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