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Tigers need 370 to win

  

Pns: Tigers need 370 runs to win as South Africa posted a mammoth 369 runs for the loss of six wickets in their allocated 50 overs in the 3rd and last ODI of the three-match series at Buffalo Park in East Londonon Sunday. Three half-centuries, one near half-century and some late strikes from Rabada and Behardien have lifted them to 369.Taskin and Miraz took two wickets each while Rubel Hossain picked-up one wicket.After winning the toss the Protea openers De Cock(73) andTemba...

Bangladesh clinch 6th place

  

Pns: Bangladesh finished their Hero Asia Cup Championship with clinching the sixth place and Japan on fifth after the latter blanked the hosts by 4-0 yesterday at the Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium. Both Bangladesh and Japan earned the position in accordance with their expectations, as both the sides expressed their desire in the pre-tournament press meet when Japan coach told that they want to finish on five. And Bangladesh coach said that it would their achievement if they could...

Giroud scores a fantastic late winner

  

Pns: AFP, PARIS: Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday. Arsene Wenger's men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute after Red Star had seen Milan Rodic sent off.The Premier League side stay top of Group H, five points clear of Red Star, while Cologne remained pointless after losing 1-0 at BATE...

Mushfiq moves up five places in ICC ODI ranking

  

Pns: Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim has gained five places in the ICC ODI rankings after the latest ranking updates were carried out on Friday. The Bangladesh' Test captain Mushfiq, who is going through a lean period captaining the team in the recently concluded Test-series against South Africa, however, played two good innings in the first two ODIs. His current position is 18th in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen.While Bangladesh lost both matches, but the diminutive wicket...

Goalkeeping gaffe hands Utd win

  

Pns: Manchester United took a huge stride towards the Champions League knockout stages on Wednesday, seeing off a toothless Benfica 1-0 to make it three wins out of three thanks to a goalkeeping howler. Marcus Rashford broke the deadlock midway through the second half when an inswinging free-kick from the left was carried over his line by teenage goalkeeper Mile Svilar.Svilar, who became the youngest goalkeeper to start a Champions League game aged just 18 years and 52 days,...

Messi joins Ronaldo in exclusive 100-goal club in Europe

  

Pns: Lionel Messi has joined Cristiano Ronaldo in the exclusive club of players who have scored 100 goals in European competition. Messi hit the century mark in UEFA club competitions on Wednesday when he scored from a free kick to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 3-1 victory at home over Olympiakos.Messi curled his strike over the wall in the 61st minute. Goalkeeper Silvio Proto got a hand on the ball but couldn't keep it out as Messi took his career tally in the Champions League to 97...

Anything less than 100 percent, AB pounces on you: Mortaza

  

Pns: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza seemed clueless after he along with his bowling unit were made to face the wrath of AB de Villiers, who single-handedly took the game beyond their reach with a 176 off 104 balls enabling South Africa to clinch the series 2-0 with one game to go. De Villiers, who was batting in his first ODI since the Champions Trophy clash against India earlier this year, registered his highest ODI score to help the hosts bag a 104-run win over the visitors at...

AB de Villiers 176, SA 353/6

  

Pns: AB de Villiers’ 104-ball 176 and opener Hashim Amla’s 85 guided South Africa to 353/6 in 50 overs against Bangladesh at Boland Park, Paarl on Wednesday. Bangladesh had lost the Test series by big margins and were expected to do better in the 50-over format. But the visitors lost the 1st ODI by 10 wickets. In Kimberley on Sunday, it was a day of records for Hashim Amla (110 off 112 balls, 8 fours) and Quinton de Kock (168 off 145 balls, 21 fours and 2 sixes), whose final...

Tamim throws his weight behind under-fire bowlers

  

Pns: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal feels that a turnaround in the three-match One-Day International series against South Africa is still possible and suggested it is not fair to blame only the bowling unit. Bangladesh bowling unit has been on the receiving end in both the Test matches as well as in the opening ODI and if they are not able to lift their game, South Africa are likely to canter to a series win with one to play. The visitors, though, are expected to be bolstered by the...

Woods swinging driver as rehab continues

  

Pns: Tiger Woods, who tantalized fans with a Twitter video of himself hitting a driver on Sunday, has been cleared by doctors to resume full golf activities, ESPN reported on Monday. The 14-time major champion hasn't played since February, when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic. He has played three times in two years thanks to a series of injuries and had a fourth back surgery in April.At the Presidents Cup two weeks ago, Woods acknowledged that he didn't know if he would...

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