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Bangladesh vs West Indies Match Highlights, 1st Test (Day 4): Bangladesh is in the driving seat with batting-bowling all-round performance

At the end of the third day of the Chittagong Test, Bangladesh lost 3 wickets for 47 runs and started the fourth day’s play staying 218 runs ahead of the visitors. On the last afternoon of the third day, Rahkeem Cornwall and Shannon Gabriel bowled brilliantly, and the hosts lost three wickets for 47 runs.

Mominul’s fourth day started well with the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim in the wicket. However, Mushfiqur Rahim lost his wicket before lunch after falling into the lbw trap of Rahkeem Cornwall. But then Mominul’s impeccable 133-run stand with Liton Das set the course for Bangladesh’s innings. Mominul scored the 14th half-century of his career facing 84 balls with a single by pushing delivery of Rahkeem Cornwall towards long-off. The Bangladesh captain did not stop his innings at this place. He turned this half-century inning into the 10th century of his career.

Returning from the water break, Liton Das hit a half-century playing 96 balls with four off Kyle Meyers. Then Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque picked up the 10th century of his career with 173 balls. At the same time, his name came up next to many records. Mominul has scored the highest number of Test centuries (10) for Bangladesh and all these ten centuries were scored in his own country. He also touched the milestone of three thousand runs in this test.

After that, intending for a reverse sweep off Warrican, Liton Das was caught at the backward point ending his excellent innings of 69 runs off 112 balls. In the next over, Mominul was caught by Kemar Roach in the deep square leg while trying to play a lofted shot on a full toss delivery bowled by Gabriel. The batsman played a dazzling inning of 115 runs off 182 balls smashing 10 fours. Soon after, Taijul (3) and Mehidy (7) returned to the dressing room. Before the tea break, losing eight wickets, the captain Mominul Haque declared the innings for 223 runs.

Rahkeem Cornwall (3-81, 27 overs), Jomel Warrican (3-57, 17.5 overs), & Shannon Gabriel (2-37, 12 overs) took wickets for West Indies.

Coming down to bat for a mammoth target of 395 in their second innings, West Indies went to the tea break scoring 18 runs without losing a wicket. Returning from the break, the visitors lost three wickets for 59 runs in Mehidy’s spin tornado. Mehidy returned John Campbell (23), Kraigg Brathwaite (20), and Sheyne Moseley (12) to the dressing room. With Kyle Meyers (37*) and Nkrumah Bonner (15*) on the wicket, the visitors finished the fourth day’s play with 285 runs behind the hosts scoring 110. Mehedi Hasan took all of the three wickets for Bangladesh (3-52, 16 overs) on the day.

Playing XIs:

Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque (c), Liton Das (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam.

West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jermaine Blackwood, Rahkeem Cornwall, Nkrumah Bonner,  Kyle Mayers,  John Campbell, Shannon Gabriel, Sheyne Moseley, Jomel Warrican,  Kemar Roach.

Scoreboard:

Bangladesh (1st Innings) – 430/10 (150.2)

Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Tamim, 4.3 over), 2-66 (Shanto, 23.1 over), 3-119 (Mominul, 50.5 over), 4-134 (Shadman, 56.2 over), 5-193 (Mushfiqur, 74.2 over), 6-248 (Liton, 92.2 over), 7-315 (Shakib, 113.5 over), 8-359 (Taijul Islam, 133.2 over), 9-416 (Nayeem Hasan, 145.6 over), 10-430 (Mehidy Hasan, 150.2 over)

West Indies (1st Innings) – 259/10 (96.1)

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (John Campbell, 4.4 over), 2-24 (Sheyne Moseley, 10.6 over), 3-75 (Nkrumah Bonner, 29.1 over), 4-130 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 40.2 over), 5-154 (Kyle Mayers, 49.6 over), 6-253 (Johusa Da Silva, 92.3 over), 7-253 (Jermaine Blackwood, 93.1 over), 8-253 (Roach, 93.4 over), 9-259 (Cornwall, 95.1 over), 10-259 (Warrican, 96.1 over)

Bangladesh (2nd Innings) – 223/8 D (67.5)

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tamim, 1.4 over), 2-1 (Shanto, 1.6 over), 3-33 (Shadman, 14.1 over), 4-73 (Rahim, 29.1 over), 5-206 (Liton, 63.5 over), 6-214 (Mominul, 64.4 over), 7-222 (Taijul, 67.2 over), 8-223 (Mehidy, 67.5 over)

West Indies (2nd Innings) – 110/3 (40.0)

Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Campbell, 16.1 over), 2-48 (Brathwaite, 18.3 over), 3-59 (Moseley, 24.2 over)

Bangladesh is looking to be heavy for the Windies. Predict the winner of the match and play on Baji!

Abu Dhabi T10 League Match Highlights: Northern Warrior lifts the trophy with an easy triumph over Delhi Bulls

Northern Warriors and Delhi Bulls met in the insane final of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) on the night of February 6 (Saturday). Northern Warriors won by 8 wickets against their opponent Delhi Bulls.

Northern Warriors captain Nicholas Pooran decided to field after winning the toss and sent the Delhi Bulls to bat.

The Bulls didn’t get their intended start coming to bat first. The Bulls lost three wickets for 55 runs in the first five overs. The Warriors bowler did not shine properly at first. But the bowlers did not make mistakes in the end. The Bulls lost six wickets for 26 runs in the last five overs. The Bulls lost nine wickets in 10 overs and were able to score 81 runs. Mohammad Nabi (21) was the highest run-scorer for the team and Mahesh Theekshana was the highest wicket-taker for the Warriors (3-14, 2 overs).

While batting for an easy target of 82, Nicholas Pooran got out being LBW off Fidel Edwards. Even then, it seemed that the Bulls did not drop out of the match. It looked like they might take the reins of the match in their hands. But with 10 balls left in hand, with great batting efforts of the Warriors batsmen, they reached the port of victory with eight wickets in hand. Where Waseem Muhammad (27) and Rovman Powell (16*) scored well for the team. Two bowlers took one wicket each for the Bulls. Fidel Edwards (1-18, 2 overs) and Shiraz Ahmed (1-18, 2 overs).

The winners of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 are now the Northern Warriors and the Delhi Bulls are the runners-up after the defeat. Northern Warriors are the second time champions in Abu Dhabi T10 League. Earlier, they won the title in the second edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League (2018). With this, Northern Warriors reached the final twice and won the title twice.

Playing XIs:

Northern Warriors – Waseem Muhammad, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Lendl Simmons, Rovman Powell, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Junaid Siddique, Rayad Emrit, Waheed Ahmed.

Delhi Bulls – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Mohammad Nabi, Dwayne Bravo (c), Evin Lewis, Ravi Bopara, Tom Abell, Nyeem Young, Waqas Maqsood, Shiraz Ahmed, Fidel Edwards.

Scoreboard:

Delhi Bulls – 81/9 (10)

Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Gurbaz, 1.2 over), 2-31 (Lewis, 2.5 over), 3-36 (Rutherford, 3.3 over), 4-61 (Nabi, 5.2 over), 5-66 (Bopara, 6.1 over), 6-66 (Bravo, 6.3 over), 7-74 (Abell, 7.4 over), 8-78 (Maqsood, 8.5 over), 9-79 (Shiraz, 9.2 over)

Northern Warriors – 85/2 (8.2)

Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Pooran, 1.6 over), 2-62 (Waseem, 6.4 over)

Result – Northern Warriors won by 8 wickets

Player of the Match – Maheesh Theekshana

Player of the Series – Nicholas Pooran

This is it for this edition of Abu Dhabi T10 league. Follow us for more cricket news and updates & play on Baji!

BBL Match Highlights: The Sixers lifts their third BBL trophy by dint of Vince classic

An exciting final match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10) between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers took place on the night of February 6 (Saturday) at the Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney). The Sydney Sixers won by a margin of 27 runs against their opponent Perth Scorchers.

Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner decided to field after winning the flip-bat and sent the Sydney Sixers to bat.

James Vince, the opener of the Sixers, started to attack the Scorchers’ bowlers as soon as they came down to bat. The bowlers of Scorchers seemed to be helpless in his great batting. Although the bowlers take wickets from one side, James Vince stood on the wicket on the other side. The Sixers lost 3 wickets in 15 overs and scored 140 runs, and James Vince lost his wicket being caught by Mitchell Marsh on Fawad Ahmed’s ball. He played a devastating inning of 95 runs facing 60 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes. The Sixers then lost six wickets in 20 overs and threw a challenging target of 189 runs to the Scorchers. Andrew Tye (2-29, 4 overs) and Jhye Richardson (2-45, 4 overs) took two wickets each for the Scorchers.

Coming down to Bat in reply, Scorchers’ two openers Cameron Bancroft and Liam Livingstone got off to a good start. They took 43 runs without losing any wicket in the first four overs. But thanks to the great bowling line-up of the Sixers, the batsmen of the Scorchers continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. In the end, by dint of the destructive efforts of bowlers of the Sixers, the Scorchers lost 9 wickets in 20 overs and scored 161 runs. At the same time, Perth Scorchers finished the event by becoming the runners-up of BBL 10. Liam Livingstone (45) was the highest run-scorer for the team and Ben Dwarshuis was the highest wicket-taker for the Sixers (3-37, 4 overs).

The winner of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10) is now the Sydney Sixers. With this, the Sydney Sixers become the champions for the consecutive two times in the Big Bash League. However, the Sydney Sixers have won the Big Bash League three times so far. Two of which have been in the last two seasons and another in the first edition of the Big Bash League.

Playing XIs:

Sydney Sixers – Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Sean Abbott, Steve OKeefe.

Perth Scorchers – Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, Fawad Ahmed, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.

Scoreboard:

Sydney Sixers – 188/6 (20)

Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Philippe, 3.3 over), 2-66 (Hughes, 7.4 over), 3-114 (Henriques, 12.6 over), 4-140 (Vince, 15.1 over), 5-177 (Christian, 18.6 over), 6-188 (Brathwaite, 19.6 over)

Perth Scorchers – 161/9 (20)

Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Bancroft, 4.5 over), 2-56 (Munro, 6.4 over), 3-95 (Livingstone, 10.6 over), 4-116 (Marsh, 14.2 over), 5-117 (Inglis, 14.4 over), 6-142 (Turner, 17.1 over), 7-157 (Hardie, 18.3 over), 8-159 (Tye, 19.3 over), 9-160 (Behrendorff, 19.5 over)

Result – Sydney Sixers won by 27 runs

Player of the Match – James Vince

Player of the Series – Josh Philippe

The BBL-10 has come to an end. But a lot of international series and T20 tournaments are going on. Predict the winners and play on Baji!

Abu Dhabi T10 League Match Highlights: Northern Warriors makes it to the finals with Delhi Bulls

Northern Warriors and Team Abu Dhabi met in an insane match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) on Friday night, February 5 in the 2nd eliminator match of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021. Northern Warriors won by 7 wickets against their opponent team Abu Dhabi.

Northern Warriors captain Nicholas Pooran decided to field after winning the toss and sent Team Abu Dhabi to bat.

Abu Dhabi opener Paul Stirling made a great start while coming to bat. In his stormy innings, Team Abu Dhabi picked up 40 runs without losing a wicket in the first two overs. But in the last ball of the third over, Paul Stirling lost his wicket scoring 46 runs off 13 balls and Team Abu Dhabi started to lose their control over the match. After that, nobody could manage to score that much. However, Fabian Allen spread heat on the wicket by bowling. Abu Dhabi could score 114 runs for seven wickets in his fiery bowling spell. Fabian Allen (4-13, 2 overs) was the highest wicket-taker for the Northern Warriors.

Coming to bat for 115 runs, the Northern Warriors lost two wickets for 26 runs in the first 3 overs. The Northern Warriors then found their way to victory by leaning on a 76-run stand for the third wicket partnership by Lendl Simmons and Rovman Powell. Lendl Simmons scored 46* runs off 27 balls remaining not-out and Rovman Powell scored 49 off 24 balls. With two balls to spare, the Northern Warriors reached the target losing three wickets. Three bowlers took one wicket each for Team Abu Dhabi. They are Rohan (1-25, 2 overs), Nevan (1-21, 2 overs), and Obed McCoy (1-22, 2 overs).

Northern Warriors reached the final of Abu Dhabi T-10 League 2021 by winning this match. Northern Warriors and Delhi Bulls will meet in the final tonight at Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi). On the other hand, after losing this match, Team Abu Dhabi and Qalandars will face each other in the third-place match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) this evening.

Playing XIs:

Northern Warriors – Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Fabian Allen, Lendl Simmons, Waseem Muhammad, Rovman Powell, Wayne Parnell, Rayad Emrit, Maheesh Theekshana, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Junaid Siddique.

Team Abu Dhabi – Chris Gayle, Luke Wright (c), Joe Clarke, Najibullah Zadran, Paul Stirling, Ben Duckett (wk), Rohan Mustafa, Obed McCoy, Tom Helm, Naveen-ul-Haq, Jamie Overton.

Scoreboard:

Team Abu Dhabi – 114/7 (10)

Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Stirling, 2.6 over), 2-55 (Gayle, 3.1 over), 3-71 (Duckett, 5.3 over), 4-77 (Najibullah, 5.5 over), 5-107 (Overton, 8.5 over), 6-107 (Clarke, 8.6 over), 7-114 (Mustafa, 9.6 over)

Northern Warriors – 115/3 (9.4)

Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Waseem, 1.4 over), 2-23 (Pooran, 2.3 over), 3-99 (Rovman Powell, ­­­­­­­8.6 over)

Result – Northern Warriors won by 7 wickets

Player of the Match – Fabian Allen

The T10 League  final is knocking at the door. Predict the champions and play on Baji!

Bangladesh vs West Indies Match Highlights, 1st Test (Day 3): Bangladesh still looking pretty good despite losing early wickets in the second innings

At the end of the second day, West Indies lost 2 wickets for 75 runs and started the third day’s play after trailing by 355 runs. Nkrumah Bonner (17) was the victim of Taijul in the first ball of the session. West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite then picked up the 20th half-century of his career with Kyle Meyers. But he could not prolong this innings. He hit 12 fours off 111 balls and was bowled by Nayeem Hasan for 76 runs. After a while, Kyle Mayers (40) fell into the lbw trap on delivery of Mehidy Hasan. Jermaine Blackwood and Joshua da Silva then grappled onto the wickets. The Caribbeans went to lunch with 189 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 62 overs.

Coming back, the Caribbeans batsmen started batting defensively. They made a pair of 99 runs for the 6th wicket. Blackwood picked up his second half-century against the Tigers with four off Mehdi. Before going to the tea break, captain Mominul handed over the new ball to the bowlers and this changed the context of the whole match. West Indies lost the last five wickets in 6 runs within 5 overs. Mehidy, Nayeem, and Taijul’s spell with the new ball scattered the Caribbeans. After losing all their wickets, the visitors finished the first innings with 171 runs behind the hosts scoring 259 runs.

Mehidy (4-58, 28 overs), Nayeem (2-54, 16 overs), Taijul (2-64, 33.1), Mustafizur (2-46, 15 overs) took the wickets for Bangladesh.

The Tigers did not have a good start in the second innings. Bangladesh also lost its way with the new ball. The hosts lost the first two wickets for 1 run. Caribbeans’ bowler Rakim Cornwall returned both Tamim and Shanto with zero runs. After a while, Sadman Islam returned to the dressing room after losing his wicket to Shannon Gabriel. Bangladesh lost 3 wickets for 33 runs and fell under good pressure. But captain Mominul and Mushfiqur Rahim stood on the wicket. After losing 3 wickets for 47 runs, the hosts finished the 3rd day ahead of the West Indies by 218 runs.

Rahkeem Cornwall (2-24, 8 overs) & Shannon Gabriel (1-13, 6 overs) took the wickets for West Indies.

Playing XIs:

Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque (c), Liton Das (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam.

West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva (wk), John Campbell, Sheyne Moseley, Kyle Mayers, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach.

Scoreboard:

Bangladesh (1st Innings) – 430/10 (150.2)

Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Tamim, 4.3 over), 2-66 (Shanto, 23.1 over), 3-119 (Mominul, 50.5 over), 4-134 (Shadman, 56.2 over), 5-193 (Mushfiqur, 74.2 over), 6-248 (Liton, 92.2 over), 7-315 (Shakib, 113.5 over), 8-359 (Taijul, 133.2 over), 9-416 (Nayeem, 145.6 over), 10-430 (Mehidy, 150.2 over)

West Indies (1st Innings) – 259/10 (96.1)

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Campbell, 4.4 over), 2-24 (Moseley, 10.6 over), 3-75 (Bonner, 29.1 over), 4-130 (Brathwaite, 40.2 over), 5-154 (Mayers, 49.6 over), 6-253 (Silva, 92.3 over), 7-253 (Blackwood, 93.1 over), 8-253 (Roach, 93.4 over), 9-259 (Cornwall, 95.1 over), 10-259 (Warrican, 96.1 over)

Bangladesh (2nd Innings) – 47/3 (20.0)

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tamim, 1.4 over), 2-1 (Shanto, 1.6 over), 3-33 (Shadman, 14.1 over)

Bangladesh is looking to be heavy for the Windies. Predict the winner of the match and play on Baji!

India vs England Match Highlights, 1st Test (Day 1): The English are looking solid as the captain performing well

India and England are playing against each other in the first Test of the series from Friday morning, February 5 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. England captain Joe Root decided to bat after winning the toss and sent India to bowl.

Batting first, the English batsmen left the Indian bowlers sweating all day. English openers Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley put on 63 runs on the first wicket. Ravichandran Ashwin hit the first blow for India whilst the run wheel of England kept rotating. On his ball, Rory Burns (33) got caught behind on the gloves of Rishabh Pant. Daniel Lawrence came on the wicket next. But Daniel Lawrence returned to the dressing room with zero runs off Jasprit Bumrah, the team total standing on 63 runs.

This is Jasprit Bumrah’s first Test match at home. Earlier, the bowler took 79 wickets in 16 Test matches. All the matches were held outside India. So this is Bumrah’s first wicket on home soil. Dominic Sibley and captain Joe Root then teamed up for the wicket. After losing 2 wickets for 67 runs, the visitors went to the lunch break.

Coming back from the break, the English started batting defensively. Dominic Sibley picked up the 3rd half-century of his career off 159 balls. The English lost 2 wickets for 140 runs in 57 overs and went to the tea break.

Returning from the break, England captain Joe Root hit his half-century off 110 balls. After losing 2 wickets in 74 overs, England went to the water break for 205 runs.

Making his way back to the match from break, England captain Joe Root scored 100 runs in his 100th Test match. The English captain has set many records in today’s match. He is now the first cricketer in the world to score a century in his 98th, 99th, and 100th Tests. Test history has seen a few hands before to score a century on their 100th matches. So far there have been 9 people with Root. Look at the names of the previous eight — Colin Cowdrey, Javed Miandad, Gordon Greenidge, Alex Stewart, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith, and Hashim Amla. Among them, Ponting has scored a century in two innings.

Dominic Sibley then lost his wicket at the end of the session. Before falling this wicket, they collected 200 runs in the third wicket partnership. The batsman lost his wicket being lbw by Bumrah scored 87 runs from 286 balls with 12 fours. At the other end, Joe Root remained unbeaten after playing a dazzling innings of 128 runs off 197 balls, hitting 14 fours and 1 six. England lost three wickets in 89.3 overs and ended the first day’s play with 263 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah (2-40, 18.3 over) and Ravichandran Ashwin (1-68, 24 over) took the wickets for India.

Playing XIs:

England – Rory Burns, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jofra Archer, James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach.

India – Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (c), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma.

Scoreboard:

England (1st Innings) – 263/3 (89.3)

Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Burns, 23.5 over), 2-63 (Lawrence, 25.4 over), 3-263 (Sibley, 89.3 over)

The clash between the best of Asia & Europe has started. Predict the winner & play on Baji!

Bangladesh vs West Indies Match Highlights, 1st Test (Day 2): Mehidy Hasan picked up his debut Test ton as Bangladesh got a hefty total

At the end of the first day, the Bangladesh team lost 5 wickets for 242 runs and continued batting on the second day with Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das. The start was not good for the hosts. Earlier in the day, Warrican bowled Liton Das in the third over of the innings. Then Mehidy Hasan came to the wicket. World-class all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan picked up the 25th half-century of his career playing 110 balls. But this all-rounder could not prolong his innings anymore. He returned to the dressing room scoring 68 runs off Rahkeem Cornwall’s ball. Then Mehidy Hasan made the partnership with Taijul Islam. The hosts went to lunch with 328 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.

Coming from the break, Mehidy Hasan picked up the third half-century of his career facing 99 balls. Caribbean bowler Gabriel broke the 44-run stand for the eighth wicket. The bowler picked up his first wicket by sending Taijul Islam to the dressing room. Then Mehidy Hasan teamed up with Nayeem at the crease. Wickets started falling on one side & Mehidy Hasan stuck in the wicket on the other side.  

When Nayeem returned to the dressing room after being bowled by Bonner, Mehidy stood on the other end of the wicket for 92 runs and the team had one wicket in hand. At one point it seemed that Mehidy would not be able to score his first century. But proving all the equations wrong, the batsman picked up his first Test century hitting 13 fours off 160 balls. After that Mehidy Hasan returned to the pavilion after losing his wicket off Rahkeem Cornwall for 103 runs. Due to his adventurous innings, the Tigers could collect 430 runs for 10 wickets.

The Caribbeans did not start well in the 2nd innings. In the fifth over of the innings, Caribbean batsman John Campbell returned to the dressing room being lbw off Mustafizur. Then another batsman Sheyne Moseley was also lbw trapped by cutter master Mustafizur Rahman. The visitors lost two wickets and scored 32 runs before going to the water break.

Coming back, the West Indies batsmen did not face any more pressure. West Indies lost two wickets for 75 runs with captain Craig Brathwaite (49*) and Enkruma Bonner (17*). The visitors finished the second day’s play with 355 runs behind the hosts. Mostafizur Rahman took the highest wicket for Bangladesh (2-18, 8 overs) on the day.

Playing XIs:

Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque (c), Liton Das (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam.

West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva (wk), John Campbell, Sheyne Moseley, Kyle Mayers, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach.

Scoreboard:

Bangladesh (1st Innings) – 242/5 (90.0)

Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Tamim, 4.3 over), 2-66 (Shanto, 23.1 over), 3-119 (Mominul, 50.5 over), 4-134 (Shadman, 56.2 over), 5-193 (Mushfiqur, 74.2 over), 6-248 (Liton, 92.2 over), 7-315 (Shakib, 113.5 over), 8-359 (Taijul, 133.2 over), 9-416 (Nayeem, 145.6 over), 10-430 (Mehidy, 150.2 over)

West Indies (1st Innings) – 75/2 (29)

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Campbell, 4.4 over), 2-24 (Moseley, 10.6 over)

Bangladesh is looking to be heavy for the Windies. Predict the winner of the match and play on Baji!

Pakistan vs South Africa Match Highlights, 2nd Test (Day 1): Fawad & Babar brought back Pakistan into the game on the rain interrupted first day

Pakistan and South Africa are facing off in the second Test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium series from Thursday morning, February 4. Pakistan captain Babar Azam decided to bat after winning the toss and sent South Africa to bowl.

In the first over of the innings, Pakistan opener Imran Butt opened the book of scoring with two fours. After that, the opener batsman was dismissed for 15 runs off the spinner Keshav Maharaj while the team total was 21 runs. Azhar Ali came on the wicket then. But the batsman returned to the dressing room with zero runs after being bowled by Maharaj team total standing on 21 runs. When captain Babar Azam came to the wicket and wanted to make the partnership with Abid Ali, Abid Ali lost his wicket in a delivery of Anrich Nortje while the team total was 22 runs. The hosts lost 3 wickets for 22 runs and lost momentum of the match. They scored 1 run in six overs and lost three wickets and this 1 run came from no-ball. After that, captain Babar Azam and Fawad Alam teamed up for the wicket. The hosts went to lunch with 63 runs for the loss of three wickets in 29 overs.

Coming back from the break, Babar Azam and Fawad Alam started batting defensively. They got Pakistan back in the match with a fourth-wicket partnership from the edge of the ditch. These two batsmen left the South African bowlers sweating. Before going to the water break, Babar Azam picked up the 15th half-century of his career with 61 balls. Pakistan lost three wickets in 45 overs scoring 107 runs.

Coming back, these two batsmen spent more time in the crease for 13 overs. The African bowlers spread the heat at the beginning of the day but lost their energy at the end. As a result, the hosts went to the tea break with 145 runs without losing any new wickets further. But then the rain interrupted the game. As the rain didn’t subside, the first day’s game could not be played on the field. Babar Azam scored 77* runs and Fawad Alam scored 42* runs with both remaining unbeaten & the team total was 145 runs for the loss of three wickets. Anrich Nortje (1-30, 11 overs) and Keshav Maharaj (2-51, 25 overs) took the wickets for the Proteas. 

Playing XIs:

Pakistan Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abid Ali, Babar Azam (c), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali.  

South Africa Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada.

Scoreboard:

Pakistan (1st Innings) – 145/3 (58.0)

Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Imran, 11.1 over), 2-21 (Azhar, 13.4 over), 3-22 (Abid, 14.5 over)

South Africa is trying to level the series after being defeated on the first one. Predict whether they will be able to do so & play on Baji!

BBL Match Highlights: The Scorchers make it to the final with a brilliant win against the Heat

Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat played against each other in an exciting match at the Manuka Oval (Canberra) on Thursday night, February 4 in Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10) play-off Challenger. In this rain-interrupted match, the Perth Scorchers secured the final with a 49-run victory (DL method) over their Brisbane Heat .

Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn decided to bowl after winning the flip-bat and sent Perth Scorchers to bat.

The batsmen of Scorchers attacked the bowlers of the Heat as soon as they started batting. Scorchers’ two openers Cameron Bancroft and Liam Livingstone made an opening partnership of 114 runs in the first 11 overs. Livingstone picked up his half-century off 27 balls in the eighth over of the innings. Ten overs later, the Heat replaced Mark Steketee with Morne Morkel as their X Factor sub. Even then the Heat did not gain anything. 

Morne Morkel conceded 10 runs without taking any wicket in the first two overs but gave away 35 runs taking zero wickets in the last two overs. Liam Livingstone returned to the dressing room with 77 runs off 39 balls in the 12th over off Mitchell Swepson. 

Depending on the batting skills of Mitchell Marsh and Bancroft, the Scorchers scored 189 runs losing one wicket in 18.1 overs. After that, it rained in the game. As a result, the Scorchers could not come to bat again. Later (D/L method), the Heat got a huge target of 199 runs in 18 overs. Cameron Bancroft (58*), Liam Livingstone (77), and Mitchell Marsh (49*) scored well for the Scorchers and Mitchell Swepson (1-26, 4 overs) took the only wicket for the heat.

In the 2nd innings, the batting line-up of the Heat broke down like a house of cards in front of the cannons of the opposite bowlers while they went down to bat. Nobody came to the wicket to form a big pair. Though Joe Burns tried, no batsman of the Heat could give him a worthy company. As a result, they lost 9 wickets in 18 overs and ended with 150 runs. Joe Burns (38) was the highest run-scorer for the team and Aaron Hardy was the highest wicket-taker for the Scorchers (3-46, 4 overs).

As a result of winning this match, Perth Scorchers reached the final of BBL 10. The Perth Scorchers will face another finalist, the Sydney Sixers, in the BBL 10 final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the night of February 8 (Monday).

Playing XIs:

Perth Scorchers – Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis (wk), Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, Fawad Ahmed, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.

Brisbane Heat – Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Joe Burns, Chris Lynn (c), Sam Heazlett, Lewis Gregory, Xavier Bartlett, Morne Morkel, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin.

Scoreboard:

Perth Scorchers – 189/1 (18.1)

Fall of wickets: 1-114 (Liam Livingstone, 11.1 over)

Brisbane Heat – 150/9 (18)

Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Denly, 3.5 over), 2-37 (Lynn, 3.6 over), 3-44 (Heazlett, 6.1 over), 4-57 (Labuschagne, 7.3 over), 5-78 (Peirson, 10.2 over), 6-88 (Gregory, 11.3 over), 7-121 (Burns, 14.6 over), 8-134 (Bartlett, 15.5 over), 9-138 (Morkel, 16.4 over)

Result – Perth Scorchers won by 49 runs (DL Method)

Player of the Match – Liam Livingstone

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Bangladesh vs West Indies Match Highlights, 1st Test (Day 1): Warrican shines on the first day with his magical arm

Bangladesh and West Indies are playing against each other in the first Test of the series from Wednesday morning, February 3 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque decided to bat after winning the toss and sent the West Indies to bowl.

Bangladesh opener Shadman Islam opened the book of scoring with a boundary off Kemar Roach in the first ball of the innings. Kemar Roach bowled Tamim Iqbal (9) in the fifth over at the start of the innings. Then Najmul Hossain Shanto came to the crease and made the partnership with Shadman Islam. Najmul Hossain got a strange run out when they made a pair of 43 runs. Two batsmen rushed for the run as soon as Kyle Mayers’s ball was pushed towards fine leg and Najmul Hossain got run out due to his stupidity while trying to take the second run. Tigers captain Mominul Haque came on the wicket after this incident. After that, the hosts went to lunch with 2 wickets for 69 runs.

Returning from the break, Shadman and Mominul put on 53 runs for the third wicket. With a boundary on Jomel Warrican’s delivery, Shadman picked up his half-century off 128 balls. But due to instability, left-arm spinner Warrican sent off Captain Mominul Haque with scoring 26 runs off 97 balls. One over before going to the tea break, another batsman Shadman walked the path shown by the captain. He made 59 runs off 154 balls and returned to the pavilion being LBW off Warrican. Although he lost his wicket due to the wrong decision of the umpire. Because it was clear in the television replay that Warrican’s ball was going far beyond the leg stump. But as Shadman didn’t take review, he had to return to the dressing room. After that, Bangladesh lost four wickets for 140 runs and went to the tea break.

Returning, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan put on a pair for the fifth wicket. Their fifth-wicket partnership made them dream off spending the day without any loss, Mushfiqur Rahim returned to the dressing room with 38 runs off 69 balls after getting caught at the slip of Rahkeem Cornwall’s mitt by Warrican. Then Shakib Al Hasan made a pair of 49 runs with Liton Das. The hosts finished the second day’s play with Shakib Al Hasan (39*) and Liton Das (34*) with a team total of 242 runs for the loss of five wickets. Jomel Warrican was the highest wicket-taker for the West Indies (3-58, 24 overs) on the day.

Playing XIs:

Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque (c), Liton Das (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam.

West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva (wk), John Campbell, Sheyne Moseley, Kyle Mayers, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach.

Scoreboard:

Bangladesh – 242/5 (90.0)

Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Tamim, 4.3 over), 2-66 (Shanto, 23.1 over), 3-119 (Mominul, 50.5 over), 4-134 (Shadman, 56.2 over), 5-193 (Mushfiqur, 74.2 over)

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