Dhaka, July 14 (UNB)– The 2nd four-day unofficial Test match between Bangladesh A and touring Afghanistan A team was also interrupted by rain on the 3rd day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Sunday.
The match was called-off on the 2nd day (Saturday) without a single ball being bowled due to incessant rain after the first day’s play.
Monsoon rain also interrupted Friday’s game when hosts Bangladesh A team scored 18 for 1 in 7.4 overs against their Afghan counterpart.
The 2nd string Bangladesh team resumed the first innings Sunday morning with first day’s total 18 runs for 1 and scored 112 for 2 in 41 overs before the rain halted the 3rd day’s play.
Opener Mohammad Naim, who was in batting with six runs, contributed 65 runs off 113 balls, hitting four fours an one six, before he was caught by Bashir Shah, off a Qais Ahmed delivery, leaving team total 100 runs in 33.5 overs
Another overnight batsman Raquibul Hasan (10) was still in batting with 38 runs off 102 balls featuring six boundaries along with number four Fazle Mahmud, who was on the crease with three runs.
Sent into bat first on the first day (Friday), captain Imrul Kayes scored only 2 runs for Bangladesh before he was victim of Yamin Ahmadzai in 3.4 overs.
Earlier, Bangladesh A suffered a seven-wicket defeat against the touring side in the four-day first unofficial Test at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna last week.
After two unofficial Test matches, visiting Afghanistan will play five one-day matches against their Bangladesh counterpart.
The first three one day matches will be held in Chattogram on July 19, 21 and 24 while the last two matches scheduled at BKSP in Savar on July 27 and 29.
Dhaka, July 14 (UNB) — The hosts England managed to restrict New Zealand to 241 in ICC Men’s World Cup final match at Lord’s on Sunday.
England need 242 to win their maiden World Cup trophy.
Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett took three wickets each to help England to restrict the Kiwis in a chaseable total.
For New Zealand, Henry Nicholls was the highest runs getter as he struck 55 off 77. Wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham hit 47 off 56.
The Kiwis won the toss and opted to bat first in the wicket which was looked to be friendly to the bowlers.
Martin Guptill was the first batsman to get dismissed scoring 9 off 18 balls before he was trapped lbw by Chris Woakes.
After him, New Zealand lost Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson respectively for 55 and 30. Both fell prey to Liam Plunkett.
New Zealand never looked to have dominated over the hosts’ bowler as they lost wickets in regular intervals. Eventually they ended their innings with 241 runs for 8 in 50 overs.
The sport of cricket known as originated in south-east England in the late 16th century. The cricketing fraternity is all set to crown a new champion as neither teams won a World Cup before.
Both sides fielded unchanged playing XI.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.
Dhaka, July 14 (UNB) - Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag’s wife Aarti has filed a fraud complaint against her business partners alleging they took a loan by forging her signatures, reports The Indian Express.
Aarti filed a complaint against her business partners, who allegedly took a Rs 4.5 crore loan without her knowledge by forging her signatures. She also alleged that they later defaulted on payment.
Sehwag is currently on Cricket World Cup 2019 commenting duty in United Kingdom. He recently took a hilarious jibe at Duckworth-Lewis-Stern, proposing a solution for office-goers who have to brave the rain to get to work. Sehwag asked if the Human Resources departments of firms should use a similar formula for employees during the monsoon.
“Will it be advantage employees if Salary is given by Duckworth Lewis in rainy months. If baarish mein bhi employee is coming to office (If employees are coming to office during rains). What do HR log think?” Sehwag tweeted.
Virender and Aarti got married in 2004, a few years after the former opener made his International debut and have two sons.
Dhaka, July 14 (UNB) - England's men will attempt to win the World Cup for the first time when they meet New Zealand in Sunday's final at Lord's, reports BBC.
The hosts, playing in their first final for 27 years, will start as favourites against the 2015 runners-up.
"It would mean everything to win it," England captain Eoin Morgan said.
"The good faith, support and enthusiasm we've been shown in the tournament has been brilliant. It's a huge privilege to play in a World Cup final."
Morgan's men will be looking to emulate the England women's team, who won the World Cup on the same ground two years ago.
They will do so at the end of a tournament which has taken in 11 venues across England and Wales and been watched by more than 675m people worldwide.
The final, beginning at 10:30 BST, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4 LW, with in-play highlights on the BBC Sport website.
As well as TV coverage on Sky Sports, it will be shown free-to-air on Channel 4 and More 4.
"It is an opportunity to win the World Cup, but also an opportunity to sell this great game that we love on a huge platform," said Morgan.
England's run to the final is a remarkable turnaround, given both their short-term and long-term World Cup history.
From reaching the most recent of their three finals in 1992, they had not won a World Cup knockout match until Thursday's semi-final victory over Australia.
Amid a catalogue of World Cup failures, the worst was arguably four years ago, when they were dumped out in the first round.
Since then, they have climbed to the top of the one-day international rankings through a renewed focus on limited-overs cricket.
Off the field, former England director of cricket Andrew Strauss took steps to put greater emphasis on the one-day side with the stated aim of winning the World Cup, while on the field, Morgan has encouraged his team to play with freedom, with the outcome being some spectacular performances, particularly with the bat.
Of the transformation, Morgan, who was also captain in 2015, said: "When you look back four years ago, it's incredible. It's two different teams, really, in the way we play.
"Guys embrace every challenge we come up with, whereas before we might have shied away from it.
"We really look forward to big games or big moments in games. One of those is tomorrow, and we're excited about it."
Even though they began the tournament as the number-one ranked side, England have not had a straightforward passage to the final.
Back-to-back group-stage defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia left them on the verge of being eliminated.
They responded with wins against India, New Zealand and a phenomenal semi-final performance to hammer Australia.
"We've gone from strength to strength since the India game," said Ireland-born batsman Morgan.
"Probably the best we've played was in the last game against a very strong Australia team. It's great because it means we go into the final feeling quietly confident."
England beat New Zealand by 119 runs in their final group game just over a week ago, only for the Black Caps to then stun India in the semi-finals.
They too are looking to win the World Cup for the first time, having being swept aside by Australia in their only final four years ago.
On being regarded as underdogs in the final, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said: "A lot of people have said that on a number of occasions, which is great. England rightly deserve to be favourites.
"Heading into this tournament they were favourites and they've been playing really good cricket.
"Whatever dog we are, it's important we focus on the cricket we want to play. It's shown over the years that anybody can beat anybody, regardless of breed of dog."
Both teams are likely to be unchanged from their semi-final wins. England batsman Jonny Bairstow required treatment on a leg at Edgbaston, but will be fit to play.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
The weather looks good for Sunday's World Cup final. Although it may start out cloudy with a little light drizzle first thing in the morning, rain isn't likely to cause any interruption to play at all. Most of the day should be dry, with sunny spells breaking through by the afternoon. The wind will be light and temperatures will climb to around 20C.
England have won seven of their past nine ODIs against New Zealand, including a 119-run victory in the group stage of the World Cup.
Before England's triumph over New Zealand in this tournament, they had not beaten the Black Caps in the World Cup since 1983, suffering five consecutive defeats.
This will be England's seventh World Cup match at Lord's. They have won four of their previous six games but lost their solitary fixture at this venue in this World Cup (a 64-run defeat by Australia).
England have played one more match than New Zealand at this year's World Cup (India v New Zealand in the group stage was abandoned), yet England have still hit more than 1,000 more runs than the Black Caps, including 100 more fours and 53 more sixes.
The team winning the toss have lost four of the past five World Cup finals, Australia's win over Sri Lanka in 2007 the exception.
Dhaka, July 13 (UNB) – Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, popularly known as Fizz, celebrated his wedding reception at a grand function Saturday in his village home of Tetulia under Kaliganj Upazila, 40-kilometer away from Satkhira District headquarter.
Mustafiz, who got over an indifferent start to eventually bag an impressive 20 wickets at the World Cup – second only to Mitchell Starc of Australia, going into the final -got married to his cousin Sumaiya Parvin Shimu on March 22, but held off the reception due to his engaments with the national team.
Shimu is a student of Dhaka University.
Member of Parliament for Sathkira -3 constituency and former Minister AFM Ruhul Haque and District Police Super Sajjadur Rahman were among some 3,000 peoples of all walks of life, including politicians, cricket lovers and jounalists, who attended the reception program.
At the function, Mustafiz’s proud father Abdul Kashem Gazi sought blessings from countrymen for Mustafiz’s married life.