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Kusal Mendis, Thisara overpower Bangladesh

Sri Lanka chased down 194 - their highest in T20Is - as Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim's fifties went in vain

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'Have to bowl yorkers or bouncers on flat wickets' - Mahmudullah

Bangladesh's stand-in captain was disappointed with the lack of discipline from his bowling unit

SL in Bangladesh

T20I series

Kusal Mendis to replace injured Kusal Perera

Perera suffered a side strain while batting in Sri Lanka's third ODI of the tri-nation series that preceded the Tests

Mahmudullah named captain for first T20

He pipped Tamim to stand in for the injured Shakib Al Hasan who was replaced by uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam in the squad

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Test series post-mortem

Isam: Faltering Bangladesh need a rethink

The home-series defeat to Sri Lanka should prompt Bangladesh to reflect on their selections, batting strategy, choice of pitches and their inability to find a permanent head coach

Shakib 'unlikely' for T20I series against Sri Lanka

The Bangladesh Cricket Board, however, has not yet made an announcement of his unavailability

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Mirpur

Fernando: Herath isn't battling father time, he has cut a deal with him

As he surpasses some of the game's most exalted figures and plonks himself in the pantheon, this chubby, ancient guy can still embarrass your batsmen

Mahmudullah defends batsmen's 'intent' and 'positive' approach

The stand-in captain said that batsmen had to choose wisely which balls to defend and which ones to hit

Dananjaya takes five as Sri Lanka clinch series

Rangana Herath's four wickets helped him move past Wasim Akram as the most successful left-arm bowler in Test cricket

Bangladesh v SL

Test series

Chittagong pitch rated 'below average' by ICC

Venue gets one demerit point, which will stay on it's record for five years; four more such points within that period and it will be suspended from hosting internationals for 12 months

Mushfiqur happy in new role as batsman - and father

With leadership and wicketkeeping duties removed from Mushfiqur Rahim's hands, the former Bangladesh captain said he has begun to enjoy his sole role as a middle-order batsman

Bangladesh v SL

Injury update

Mathews sidelined for rest of Bangladesh tour

As has often been the case, the SL limited-overs captain's recovery from injury is taking longer than what was initially forecast

Bangladesh v SL

1st Test, Chittagong

Mominul and Liton secure draw in run-fest

Only 24 wickets fell in five days, while 1533 runs were scored, before the two captains shook hands in Chittagong

Isam: A blueprint laid out for the future

Mominul and Liton's stand in Chittagong was not just a match-saving partnership, but a window into the future of Bangladesh's batting - one in which the juniors lighten the seniors' load

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2018

Tour news

'I didn't expect a recall now, not like this' - Razzak

The 35-year-old left-arm spinner hoped that his comeback after four years would inspire domestic players to not give up and keep performing consistently

Tri-nation series

Bangladesh v SL, final

Madushanka's debut hat-trick seals tri-series title

With the trophy on the line and a small total to defend, Sri Lanka produced one of their finest performances in recent times

SL's graft outdoes Bangladesh's millionaire approach

Sri Lanka's batsmen put up a performance that demonstrated the value of hard grind in the one-day game: a far cry from the overambitious approach of their opponents

Tri-Nation Series 2017-18

Bangladesh v SL

SL dismantle Bangladesh for 82 and storm into final

Sri Lanka, led by Suranga Lakmal's 3 for 21, bowled out the hosts in 24 overs, and then chased the target down inside 12 overs

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'It's up to the middle order to take responsibility' - Mashrafe

Bangladesh's captain has warned his batting unit against relying too much on Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan following the 10-wicket loss to Sri Lanka

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Tri-Nation Series 2017-18

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Shakib, Tamim lead Bangladesh's rout of Zimbabwe


Tamim's journey to 6000 ODI runs

In the 11 years that Tamim has taken to reach the milestone, he has gone through many changes in his technique and become a more mature cricketer

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Tri-nation series

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Mirpur

Thisara Perera's all-round brilliance keeps SL alive

The allrounder followed figures of 4 for 33 - his best since 2012 - with an unbeaten 39 off 26 balls to give his team their first points in the tri-series

Associated Press

Mathews in doubt for Tests against Bangladesh

The allrounder was expected to return for the back-end of the tri-series, but his recovery from a hamstring injury is taking longer than expected


Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

3rd ODI, Mirpur

Tamim, Shakib fire Bangladesh to biggest win

The opener hit his second successive fifty while the allrounder followed his 67 with three wickets to crush Sri Lanka by 163 runs

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Shakib pleased with 'healthy competition' among batsmen

Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan scored fifties in the same ODI for the third time in their careers, contributing to a thumping win against Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe

Tri-nation series

Zimbabwe overcome Thisara blitz in thrilling win

Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza and Tendai Chatara combined to lead Zimbabwe to a 12-run win, their first victory against a Full Member at a neutral venue in 15 years

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'This team is a band of brothers' - Raza

The allrounder, who made an unbeaten 81, took one wicket and grabbed two vital catches in a 12-run win against Sri Lanka, believes consistency in selection has boosted Zimbabwe's confidence


Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Tri-nation series

Shakib and Tamim brush aside Zimbabwe

After the allrounder picked up three wickets to limit Zimbabwe to 170, the opener hit a fluent 84* to wrap up the chase


Shakib credits success against Zimbabwe to left-arm spin

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer said that losing two wickets in the first over hurt the visitors' chances in the tournament opener

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