Italy beats Wales to finish Euro 2020 group stag



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Italy’s reserves really do play as well as its starters. Or just about.

Roberto Mancini has been saying for weeks that all 26 members of his squad are starters. And after beating Wales 1-0 on Sunday despite making eight changes to his starting lineup at the European Championship, it’s hard to argue with him.

“It’s important that the identity of the team remains the same, as changing three or four players shouldn’t make any difference. They all know what to do and the end product doesn’t change,” Mancini said.

“They all proved today that everyone here is a first-choice player,” the coach added. “Winning wasn’t even necessary, which made it difficult in terms of mentality, but we fought for the win anyway and that shows so much.”

The victory extended Italy’s unbeaten streak to 30 matches _ matching a team record.

Matteo Pessina gave Italy the lead late in the first half by redirecting a free kick from Marco Verratti on a textbook play.

Wales defender Ethan Ampadu was sent off with a questionable straight red card for stepping on Federico Bernardeschi 10 minutes into the second half.

Italy, which won its opening two matches 3-0, finished Group A with a perfect nine points. Wales came second with four points and qualified for the last 16 at only its second European Championship. The Welsh reached the semifinals at Euro 2016.

By the final whistle, Italy had no starters from its opening two matches left on the field, with even goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma replaced by Salvatore Sirigu in the closing minutes.

Junior Tigers in the quarter finals of the World Cup



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After losing to England in the first match, an unknown fear arose. However, the Junior Tigers kept their dream alive by beating Canada in the second match of the group stage. This time in their last match in the group, the under-19 youth of the country fulfilled that dream by beating UAE by 9 wickets under the rain law. Reigning world champions Bangladesh have reached the Super League quarter-finals of the Under-19 World Cup.

Captain Rakibul Hasan's side will play against India in the fight to reach the Super League semi-finals of the tournament. The two neighbors will fight on January 29.

Due to the rain, the target of the red-green representatives was 107 runs in 35 overs. The country's cricketers reached the port of victory by losing just one wicket in 24.5 overs and scoring 110 runs in the opener Mahfizul Islam's fifty. This victory came in with 61 balls remaining.

Mahfizul Islam and Iftekhar Hossain laid the foundation of victory in the inaugural partnership. Both of them collected 86 runs. Iftekhar returned with 37 runs but Mahfizul played a strong innings of 64 * off 69 balls with 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. He left the field with the gift of victory to the team.

Jash Gianani took the only wicket of Bangladesh for UAE. He returned opener Iftekhar to the dressing room.

In their third and final match of the Under-19 World Cup group stage, the UAE averaged 148 runs in 48.1 overs against Bangladesh. Punia Mehra showed his power with the bat. He played a great innings of 43 runs. 33 runs came from Dhruv Parashar's bat. Captain Alishan Sharafu collected 23 runs.

Ripon Mandal took three wickets for Bangladesh. Ashikur Zaman and Tanjim Hasan Shakib took two wickets each. Earlier, the Junior Tigers won the toss and elected to field at Warner Park in St. Kitts.

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Bangladesh gets historical win in New Zealand



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Today is an unforgettable day for Bangladesh cricket. Dreamy one day. It was a dazzling morning with an incredible fairy tale mix. The Tigers made history by performing on fire. The red-green representatives won by a huge margin of 8 wickets on New Zealand soil. Bangladesh snatched the first victory in the country.

Muminul Haque has dominated the field battle for four days. The remnants of which remained on the fifth and last day of the first Test. The golden boys of the country fought with greater strength than before. The victory came as soon as the hosts were bowled out for 169 in the second innings.

Mushfiqur Rahim's bat touched the boundary of the field and the silence was broken. The guests reached the easy target of 40 runs given by the Kiwis by losing only two wickets. The wicket-keeper-batsman roared on the field. He threw his hand into the air. Mushfq hugged the captain. By that time, the festival and excitement had spread among all the cricketers of the country.

On the fourth day, Ebadat Hossain laid the foundation of the Tigers' victory with four wickets in devastating bowling. He took two more wickets today. His bowling figure is 6/46. Match best played a leading role in the team's victory in the incredible bowling of his career.

Brief score: New Zealand: 328 & 169

Bangladesh: 458 & 42-2

Result :Bangladesh won by 8 wickets.

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Bangladesh women win U -19 SAFF trophy



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Bangladesh have beaten India 1-0 goal to lift the trophy of the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship 2021. 

Anai Mogini scored the only goal in the 79th minute in the final match at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the capital on Wednesday. 

Earlier, the Bangladesh women became the champion of the SAFF U-18 Championship 2018, defeating Nepal.

The same tournament was held in the name of the U-19 Championship this year. 

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Bangladesh loses by eight wickets in Chattagram Test



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Pakistan needed 93 runs to win on the fifth and final day. The visitors reached the target by losing only two wickets. The Tigers started a new cycle of the World Test Championship losing by 8 wickets. Pakistan lost 2 wickets in the second innings and scored 203 runs.

Azhar Ali (24 *) and Babar Azam (13 *) did the rest while Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafiq laid the foundation for the victory. With this victory, the visitors went ahead 1-0 in the two-Test series.

Abid Ali was on his way to a century in batting. But the opener had to leave while he was 99 runs away from the century. Taizul Islam returned Abid for 91 runs.

Mehdi Hasan Miraj hit Pakistan's batting line-up on the fifth and final day of the Chattagram Test. Abdullah Shafiq's wicket deprived him of a century. The opener scored 83 runs before being adjudged LBW with the ball of Miraj.

Pakistan started the fifth and final day with 109 runs without losing a wicket in 33 overs. Abid had survived the previous day by 56 runs. And Abdullah Shafiq was accompanying him from unbeaten on 53 runs.

The Tigers were bowled out for 157 in 56.2 overs in the second innings. Bangladesh took a 201-run lead in the first Test against Pakistan with the bowling of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sajid Khan and Hasan Ali.

Liton Das's century and Mushfiqur Rahim's fifty in the first innings made the capital of 330 runs. Pakistan were bowled out for 286 in 115.4 overs in the first innings of the first Test against Bangladesh at Taizul's Spin magic.

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