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  • Lessons from the South African test series

    As they say, in the hard world of competitive cricket, “You are as good or bad as your last performance”.

  • Mominul Haque

    Bangladesh’s away struggles

    Bangladesh’s away record shows there are reasons to be worried about the Tigers overseas performances in Tests.

  • Great job, Bangladesh!

    Cricket fans couldn't expect a more thrilling finish to a match that proved to be intense since day one, going against Test cricket's established slow-and-steady-wins-the-race formula.

  • De Villiers steps down as ODI captain

    AB de Villiers steps down as South Africa's one-day captain but could return to Test cricket.

  • Tigers' West Indies tour to be deferred?

    Bangladesh's scheduled tour of the West Indies next year is likely to be pushed back.

  • South Africa set 380 to win fourth Test

    South Africa were set a target of 380 to win the fourth Test after bowling England out for 243 in their second innings on the fourth day at Old Trafford.

  • India declare first innings on 622-9

    Wriddhiman Saha helped himself to an unbeaten fifty as India continued to pile on the runs to reach a commanding 553 for seven at tea on day two of the second test.

  • England's Ali picks his moment for first hat-trick

    Moeen Ali makes both personal and cricket history after his first hat-trick at any level sealed England's 239-run win in the third Test against South Africa at The Oval.

  • Sri Lanka fold up for 291 in India Test

    Rain stops play on the third day of the first between Sri Lanka and India.

  • India's Dhawan blazes sparkling 190 in Test comeback

    Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his return to Test cricket with a blazing career-best 190 on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

  • Ashwin hails India's rise to top Test ranking

    Ravichandran Ashwin, who will play his 50th Test against Sri Lanka this week, hails India's rebuilding effort to become the number one Test side.

  • Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal to miss India Test

    Rangana Herath will lead Sri Lanka in the first Test against India after Dinesh Chandimal was admitted to hospital Friday with pneumonia, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said.

  • Sri Lanka pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe

    Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by four wickets after chasing a record 388 on the fifth and final day of the one-off Test.

  • Raza ton helps Zimbabwe stretch lead

    Sikandar Raza hits maiden Test century to stretch Zimbabwe's second-innings lead over Sri Lanka to 350 runs.

  • Herath's triple strike rattles Zimbabwe top-order

    Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath captures three early wickets to rattle Zimbabwe's top-order after the hosts conceded a 10-run lead on the third day of their one-off Test in Colombo.

  • South Africa look to Du Plessis against England

    South Africa will hope the return of captain Faf du Plessis leads to a revival in their fortunes in the second Test against England at Nottingham's Trent Bridge.

  • Australia name squad for Bangladesh tour

    Mitchell Starc will miss Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh in August due to injury, while left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe has been axed despite bowling Australia to victory with a 12-wicket haul against India in Pune earlier this year.

  • Lara suggests scrapping draws for Test cricket

    Legendary batsman Brian Lara believes Test cricket should scrap draws in order to add to the excitement of the game's longest format.

  • India close in on series win

    Ravindra Jadeja struck a fifty to give India a handy first innings lead before returning to claim three Australian wickets as the home side stood 87 runs away from a series-clinching victory in the fourth and final test on Monday.

  • Injured Liton ruled out of Colombo Test

    Bangladesh wicketkeeper Liton Das has been ruled out of the second Test, starting in Colombo tomorrow, due to a rib injury he sustained during nets on Monday.

  • Herath to lead SL against Bangladesh

    Sri Lanka on Monday named Rangana Herath as skipper to replace Angelo Mathews who was dropped from next week's two-Test home series against Bangladesh.

  • Root named new England Test skipper

    Joe Root is named the new England Test captain and will take the place of Alastair Cook, who stepped down last month after five years in charge

  • We bowled too many short balls: Taskin

    After a day of run plundering by India's batsmen, Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed reflects on where they went wrong and what they need to do on the second day of the first Test

  • NZ romp to a nine wicket win

    New Zealand batsmen made short work of the 109-run target in their second innings as they romped home in 18.4 overs against Bangladesh in the second Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch today.

  • Watch now: Rain clears as fourth day's play about to start

    Bangladesh would be hoping to wrap up New Zealand first innings early on in the fourth day as sunny weather has rfeturned to Christchurch after the third day's play was completely lost to rain.

  • Tigers wayward after Imrul injury

    Opener Imrul Kayes was stretchered off the ground with pain after scoring 24 in an opening stand of 46 with Tamim Iqbal and his departure sparked a Bangladesh second innings collapse in the final session on the fourth day of the opening Test against New Zealand at Basin Reserve today.

  • Ashwin treble pushes England to the edge

    Ravichandran Ashwin rattled England's top order with three wickets to leave them reeling on 78 for four at stumps on day three of the third Test on Monday, still trailing India by 56.

  • Kohli drives India after Ashwin fifer

    Virat Kohli hit a belligerent fifty to consolidate India's position after Ravichandran Ashwin picked up another five-wicket haul to help bundle out England for 255 and give the hosts a first-innings lead of 200 in the second test on Saturday.

  • Kiwis push Pakistan to the edge

    Neil Wagner and Trent Boult left Pakistan's second innings in tatters Saturday to put New Zealand in sight of a comprehensive first Test victory at the end of the third day in Christchurch.

  • Mosaddek, Shuvashis in; Shafiul out

    The Bangladesh team management included young batsman Mosaddek Hossain Saikat and pacer Shuvashis Roy while leaving out pacer Shafiul Islam in the 15-member squad for the Dhaka Test which was announced today.

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