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Third consecutive innings defeat for Bangladesh

Some of the reporters might not have finished their breakfast or some fans still might not have had the first sip on the cup of hot tea. Rawalpindi was glorified by sunshine, under the blue sky and bright sunshine,...

Bangladesh undone by Naseem blow

Naseem Shah’s fourth ball of his eighth over was full and nipped back in sharply from wide of the crease to hit the pads of Nazmul Hossain. On the naked eye, it seemed that the ball would leave the...

A tough day for Bangladesh

Bangladesh missed two opportunities today, which cost them badly. One was the dropped catch of Babar Azam when he was batting on 1 and the other was in the 44.3rd over when Shan Masood nicked a Rubel delivery, confirmed...

Bangladesh batting capitulates on a flat deck

The Rawalpindi wicket was flat. The first hour aided movement, but not enough bounce. The average bounce has been 1 cm lesser than the Test match against Sri Lanka on the same ground. Whatever bounce was witnessed was due...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid