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Elgar, Amla widen Proteas collection 411/1 against Tigers

  

Pns: The Tigers all out bowling efforts remained unfertile up to lunch on day 2 in the 1st innings of the first Test as hosts South Africa piled up their collection to immense 411/1 in 127 overs from overnight 298/1 in 90 overs at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Friday. Overnight 2nd wicket pair between Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla was at the crease contributing 215 in 73.2 overs in the innings before the lunch break.South Africa resumed the 1st innings on the day and extended the...

South Africa in dominant position after Elgar ton

  

Pns: Opener Dean Elgar batted through the opening day for an unbeaten century as South Africa piled on the runs against Bangladesh at Senwes Park yesterday, reports AFP from Potchefstroom. Elgar made 128 not out, his ninth Test century, and put on 196 for the first wicket with debutant Aiden Markram, who was run out for 97 as the Proteas closed on 298 for one.Hashim Amla was unbeaten on 68 after he and Elgar added 102 for the second wicket.Home captain Faf du Plessis could...

Bangladesh face in-form South African batsmen

  

Pns: History and the form of South Africa's leading batsmen are against Bangladesh in the first Test starting Thursday at Senwes Park in northwestern university town Potchefstroom. Bangladesh have lost all four previous Tests in South Africa by an innings, despite winning the toss on all four occasions. In their favour, though, is improved form since their previous tour in 2008/09 and a Potchefstroom pitch less likely to help South Africa's formidable fast bowlers than other...

Stokes arrested over Bristol incident

  

Pns: Ben Stokes, the England allrounder, has been arrested after an incident in Bristol on Sunday. Stokes spent the night in prison but was released without charge. His team-mate Alex Hales was also involved and both have been suspended for the final two ODIs of the series against West Indies. The incident happened after England's victory during the third ODI against West Indies on Sunday, in which Stokes scored 73. Stokes reportedly Neither player was present at The Oval for...

Bangladesh face Bhutan in crucial match of SAFF Football Wednesday

  

Pns: Bangladesh take on host Bhutan in their crucial last match of the SAFF U-18 Championship scheduled to be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu. The match kicks off at 4 pm. Following commanding performances against tournament favorite India and Maldives, Bangladesh needed an outright win over Nepal to strengthen their claim on the regional trophy, but the boys in red and green failed to replicate that performance against Nepal after a 1-2 goal defeat...

HC order on writ seeking bar on BCB AGM Tuesday

  

Pns: The High Court Monday fixed Tuesday for delivering its order on a writ petition seeking its directive to stop the activities of the board of directors of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and holding its AGM and EGM scheduled to be held on October 2 . The HC vacation bench comprising Justice S.M. Emdadul Hoque and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty fixed the date.Attorney general Mahbubey Alam moved for the National Sports Council (NSC) while AJ Mohammad Ali and Barrister Mahbub...

Bangladesh team facing injury problems in South Africa

  

Pns: The Bangladesh cricket team, now touring South Africa to play a full-fledged series, facing injury problems ahead of the first match of the 2-Test series against the Proteas, beginning September 28 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. Bangladeshi opening batsman Tamim Iqbal retired hurt on the first day of the three-day tour match on Thursday against South African Invitational X1 scoring only 5 runs at Willowmoore Park, Benoni.Another opener Soumya Sarker, who made 43 runs in...

Shakib best ODI all-rounder, believes Nasser

  

Pns: Though Ben Stokes has been impressive in limited-overs cricket, Nasser Hussain believes Shakib Al Hassan is superior to others. However, the former England captain believes Stokes will give Shakib close competition in the coming year, given the way he is improving his game with every passing day, reports Cricket Country. Former England captain Nasser Hussain also compared Stokes with India’s Hardik Pandya, saying both have immense potential within them to become big names in...

SA announce squad for first Test against Bangladesh

  

Pns: Aiden Markram will make his debut for South Africa (SA) in the first Test against touring Bangladesh next week after the 22-year-old was selected to open the batting alongside Dean Elgar. Markram's teammate from the Under-19 World Cup-winning side of 2014, all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo, could also debut in Potchefstroom as the Proteas grapple with injuries to several key players, source cricket website. Markram's elevation to the Test side looked a certainty after he opened the...

Rubel to fly for SA tonight

  

Pns: Tigers' pace bowler Rubel Hossain finally received the required security clearance to go to the South Africa to join with the team. Talking to BSS over phone today (Thursday) Bangladesh Cricket Board senior media manager Rabid Imam said Rubel has got security clearance and would board 1.15 am flight tonight for South Africa. Pacer Rubel Hossain did not manage to board the flight with the rest squad after he failed to obtain a No Objection Certificate from South Africa's...

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