Monsoon Rains Wash Out Second ODI

The arrival of the monsoon rains in Sri Lanka meant that the second One-Day International between the hosts and Bangladesh was washed out with just five overs possible in Hambantota. With the forecast for Thursday's final game looking equally wet, Sri Lanka's victory in the series opener looks like being decisive.
25 March 2013

Dilshan Sees Sri Lanka To Easy Win

Sri Lanka waltzed to victory in the opening One-Day International against Bangladesh in Hambantota. An unbeaten century from Tillakaratne Dilshan, coupled with contributions from Kushal Perera and Kumar Sangakkara, helped them chase down their revised target of 238 with 32 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand. Tamim Iqbal had given the tourists hope with his first international hundred in almost three years and the first by a Bangladeshi against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
23 March 2013

First Win For Kenya As They Overcome Canada

Kenya beat Canada by four wickets to take their first victory in the 2011-13 ICC Intercontinental Cup competition in Dubai. They chased down 129 for the loss of six wickets on the final day having established a first innings lead of 50 and then dismissed Canada for 175 in their second innings.
21 March 2013

Bangladesh Women Set To Tour India In April

Bangladesh Women will tour India in April where they will play three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals in Baroda and Ahmedabad. Following their performance in the qualification event for the 2013 World Cup, Bangladesh gained eligiblity to play full internationals and this is their first tour since being elevated to that status.
21 March 2013

Sri Lanka Clinch Series In Colombo

Rangana Herath ended with match figures of 12 for 157 as Sri Lanka wrapped up victory in the second Test against Bangladesh with a day to spare in Colombo. Herath struck in the first over of the day and the home side never looked back in spite of some brief resistance from the Bangladeshi lower-order.
19 March 2013

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Izatullah Dawlatzai

In the Intercontinental Cup match between Scotland and Afghanistan, Afghan fast-bowler Izatullah Dawlatzai returned match figures of 11 for 94 to help his side leapfrog Scotland into second in the table. Dawlatzai, a 21 year-old from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province which borders Pakistan, took six for 57 in Scotland's first innings as they were dismissed for just 125. He then shared nine wickets with fellow quick-bowler Dawlat Zadran in their second innings, taking five for 37 to subject the Saltires to an innings defeat.
18 March 2013

Three Uncapped Players In Sri Lanka ODI Squad

Sri Lanka have called up uncapped batsmen Kithururan Vithanage and all-rounders Angelo Perera and Sachith Pathirana for the first two games in the One-Day International series against Bangladesh. Vithanage played in both Tests but is yet to play an ODI and the squad shows a number of other changes from the team that took on Australia.
18 March 2013

High-Scoring Sharjah Draw For Ireland And UAE

The ICC Intercontinental Cup match between Ireland and United Arab Emirates in Sharjah ended in a high-scoring draw as four players scored centuries. Ed Joyce, Niall O'Brien and Khurram Khan in the first innings and then William Porterfield in the second innings reached three figures in a game in which 1,137 runs were scored and just 19 wickets taken.
15 March 2013

Afghanistan Bowlers Too Good For Scotland

Afghanistan produced a thoroughly ruthless bowling display to hand Scotland an innings-and-five-run defeat inside three days of their ICC Intercontinental Cup clash in Abu Dhabi. Scotland were bowled out on the opening day for 125 and after Afghanistan hit 275 in reply to establish a healthy lead, they wrapped up the match when Scotland were dismissed for 145 in their second innings.
14 March 2013

Mortaza Misses Out On ODI Squad, Ashraful Recalled

Bangladesh have named a 15-man squad for their three-match series of One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka later this month. Fast bowler and former captain Mashrafe Mortaza misses out on selection due to injury while Shafiul Islam and Elias Sunny have been dropped from the team that played against the West Indies in their last ODI.
13 March 2013

Sohag Gazi Fined And Reprimanded For Dissent

Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and reprimanded after showing dissent during the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. After being dismissed in his side's first innings, Sohag pointed to his arm to indicate that the ball had struck him rather than his bat before he was given out caught.
13 March 2013

More Records Go Before Galle Run-Fest Is Drawn

More history was made on the final day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Galle before the match was, inevitably, drawn. Centuries for Tillakaratne Dilshan (126) and Kumar Sangakkara (105) equalled the record of eight centuries in one Test as Sri Lanka declared on 335 for four and Bangladesh closed on 70 for one in their second innings.
12 March 2013

Ashraful Leads Aggressive Bangladesh Batting Effort

Bangladesh warmed up for the first Test against Sri Lanka with an encouraging batting performance on the final day of their drawn tour game with a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI. Replying to 410, they were bowled out for 479 after Mohammad Ashraful made 102 and four other players scored half-centuries.
5 March 2013

Bangladesh To Tour Zimbabwe In April

Bangladesh will tour Zimbabwe in April to play five limited overs internationals which will all be hosted at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. The opening match will be played on 13th April.
5 March 2013

Sri Lanka Pick Test Squad After Contract Dispute Resolved

The stand-off between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and its centrally-contracted players has come to an end - for the timebeing, in any case - as all 23 players have now signed their contracts. This has allowed Sri Lanka to name a full-strength 16-man squad for the opening Test against Bangladesh, on the same day that rain ruined day two of Bangladesh's tour game against a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI.
4 March 2013

Bangladesh Bowlers Struggle Ahead Of First Test

Bangladesh began their preparations ahead of Friday's first Test and encountered problems of their own against a Sri Lanka Development XI, some of whom may well make their Test debuts in five days time. 22 year-old left-hander Kithuruwan Vithanage hit a career-best 157 not out for the Sri Lankans and added 159 with all-rounder Ashan Priyanjan for the fifth-wicket after the tourists had had the better of the first session.
3 March 2013

Sangakkara Included In Team For Bangladesh Tour Match

Sri Lanka have included experienced batsman and former captain Kumar Sangakkara in an Emerging Players squad to play the touring Bangladesh side in a three-day game. Sangakkara is continuing his recovery from the hand injury that ended his tour of Australia prematurely in December.
28 February 2013

Ashraful Replaces Injured Shahriar Nafees In Test Squad

Former captain and middle-order batsman Mohammad Ashraful has been called up to replace Shahriar Nafees in Bangladesh's Test squad to tour Sri Lanka. Left-handed opener Shahriar has suffered a hand injury and stitches won't be removed for seven days, allowing Ashraful another recall.
27 February 2013

Naeem, Enamul Ruled Out Of Sri Lanka Tests

Bangladesh have been forced to make two changes to their Test squad ahead of the Sri Lanka series due to both Naeem Islam and Enamul Haque junior succumbing to injuries. Enamul has torn his left hamstring and Naeem has a tear in his right thigh and have been replaced by Elias Sunny and Marshall Ayub respectively.
25 February 2013

Three Players Recalled By Bangladesh For Sri Lanka Tests

Bangladesh have named their 15-man Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, which begins with a warm-up match in Matara on 3rd March. Shakib Al Hasan's exclusion due to injury is the big news, although there are recalls for Jahurul Islam, Robiul Islam and Enamul Haque jnr and a maiden Test call-up for Mominul Haque.
24 February 2013


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