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  • Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan (L) successfully appeals for an lbw decision against Sri Lankan batsman Suranga Lakmal as umpire Paul Reiffel raises his finger during the second day of their second Test match in Chittagong on Wednesday. — AFP photo

  • Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara celebrates his triple century during the second day of their second Test match against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. — AFP photo

  • A file photo taken on August 5, 2013 shows England batsman Kevin Pietersen walking off the pitch after being dismissed on the final day of their third Ashes Test match at Old Trafford. — Reuters photo

  • Paris Saint-Germain’s star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) jumps into the air to celebrate his first goal against Nantes during their French League Cup semi-final match at the Beaujoire stadium on Tuesday. — AFP photo

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Tigers feared Sanga would score 400

Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan (L) successfully appeals for an lbw decision against Sri Lankan batsman Suranga Lakmal as umpire Paul Reiffel raises his finger during the second day of their second Test match in Chittagong on Wednesday. — AFP photo
Bangladesh feared that Kumar Sangakkara would score 400 runs given the manner in which he was progressing after reaching his maiden triple hundred during the second day of the second Test in Chittagong on Wednesday. Full story

Sangakkara triple puts Tigers in hole

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara celebrates his triple century during the second day of their second Test match against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. — AFP photo
Kumar Sangakkara did something on Wednesday that no other batsman had ever done against Bangladesh, striking a triple century to guide Sri Lanka to a mammoth 587 runs in the second Test in Chittagong. The Tigers nearly made... Full story

Mushfiq ruled out of T20 series with injury

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has been ruled out of the Twenty20 matches against Sri Lanka as Bangladesh named their 15-member squad for the two-match series in Chittagong next week. Mushfiq injured the little finger... Full story

Wins better than runs for Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to score a triple century against Bangladesh when he hammered 319 on the second day of the second Test in Chittagong on Wednesday. A few more milestones came along the way, as he also became... Full story

MSC held, BJMC post close win

Both Muktijoddha Sangsad and Feni Soccer Club drew their third consecutive game in the Nitol Tata Bangladesh Premier League as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday. Courtesy the draw, Muktijoddha... Full story

Cricket fan in pig cruelty flap

An Australian cricket fan who disguised a pig as a baby for the Ashes Test at the Gabba ground was Wednesday ordered to attend mediation with the RSPCA. David Gunn, 33, was charged with animal cruelty after... Full story

Abahani, Usha post huge wins

Usha Krira Chakra continued their winning run in the Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League and moved closer to the title after thrashing Ajax Sporting Club 10-2 at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. In the day’s other game at the same venue, Abahani... Full story

ECB ends Pietersen’s England career

A file photo taken on August 5, 2013 shows England  batsman Kevin Pietersen walking off the pitch after being dismissed on the final day of their third Ashes Test match at Old Trafford. — Reuters photo
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen expressed sadness over the end of his international career on Wednesday and said that he was ‘incredibly overwhelmed’ by the support he had received. The 33-year-old’s days as an international cricketer came to an end on... Full story

Ibra double steers PSG into Cup final

Paris Saint-Germain’s star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) jumps into the air to celebrate his first goal  against Nantes during their French League Cup semi-final match at the Beaujoire stadium on Tuesday. — AFP photo
Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck a last-minute winner to put Paris St Germain in the French League Cup final with a 2-1 win at Nantes on Tuesday having opened the scoring as they boosted their hopes of a maiden domestic double. Full story

‘Defensive stats unreal’

Arsenal have not lost a Premier League match where Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny have completed the full 90 minutes for more than two years - a statistic the German defender struggles to comprehend. A 2-1 reverse to Manchester City on... Full story

Udinese edge towards first final in over 90yrs

Udinese moved to within one game of their first Italian Cup final since 1922 on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina in their semi-final first leg clash. Udinese captain Antonio di Natale opened the scoring for the hosts before Fiorentina levelled through... Full story

Ronaldo banned for three league games

Recently crowned Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid’s next three league games after being sent-off in his side’s 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The score was already tied at 1-1 when Ronaldo was shown... Full story

Jamal stay alive in IFA Shield

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club kept their tournament hopes alive with a 3-1 victory over United Sikkim FC in their second group B match in the IFA Shield on Wednesday. With their first victory after... Full story

Second phase of WT20 ticket sales start today

The second phase of ticket sales for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 will start from today. Tickets will only be available from 10am local time via the International Cricket Council website, http://www.worldtwenty20.com/tickets, and... Full story

Laudrup sacked Swansea manager

Swansea City announced on Tuesday that they have parted company with manager Michael Laudrup, almost a year after he led the Welsh club to their first ever major trophy. The 49-year-old Dane steered Swansea to a 5-0 success... Full story

Bayern threaten stay-away ticket holders

Bayern Munich are offering subsidised tickets for next month’s Champions League match at Arsenal, but the European champions have threatened to revoke the season tickets of stay-away supporters at home. Bayern have said they will withdraw... Full story

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Pakistani sugar-seller takes aim at Kyrgyz glory Pakistani footballer Mohammad Adil is set to complete a remarkable journey and fulfil his dream of playing for a foreign club, after an impoverished beginning selling sugarcane... Full story


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