Australia to meet New Zealand in WC T20I final on Sunday



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Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman amassed a huge score of 176 for Pakistan with their scintillating batting in the second semi-final against Australia. Shadab Khan alone took 4 wickets with the ball. But the heroic batting performance of David Warner-Marcus Stoinis-Matthew Wade has ruined their achievement.

Australia reached the final by defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second semi-final. New Zealand had already earned tickets to the final after beating England in the first semi-final. This time Australia joined them in the title match. Captain Aaron Finch's team snatched the victory with six balls remaining.

This is the second time that Australia has reached the final of the T20I World Cup. And their opponent New Zealand has reached the final for the first time. As a result, the T20I World Cup will get a new champion in the final on Sunday, November 14.

David Warner started the chase with the bat. He played a destructive innings. However, he did not get fifty. The star opener returned to the dressing room with regret of one run.

Warner played 30 balls and scored 49 runs in a cricket innings. He smashed his excellent innings with three boundaries and three sixes. And 28 runs came from Mitchell Marsh's bat. Aussi laid the foundation for victory. The two almost brought the match out. Sometimes Pakistan returns to the game. However, they fell behind again after missing the catch.

Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade took the opportunity to do the rest. Australia reached the port of victory in an unbeaten partnership between the two with the final ticket. Stoinis scored 40* playing 31 balls with two boundaries and two sixes.  Matthew Wade, the man of the match, played an incredible 17-ball innings. He had two boundaries and four sixes in his unbeaten 41 * innings.

Australia lost 5 wickets at the end of 19 overs and reached the target of 177 runs. Shadab Khan took 4 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs for Pakistan. Shahin Shah Afridi took the wicket of Captain Aaron Finch for 0 at the very outset of the match.

At the beginning, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman showed their flashes with the bat. Both snatched a formidable half-century. Based on their batting prowess, Pakistan set a 176-run target for victory over Australia in the second semi-final of the T20I World Cup.

Pakistan got off to a great start by batting first when they were sent by Australia who won the toss. Mohammad Rizwan and Captain Babar Azam put Pakistan on 71 in the opening pair.

Babar Azam returned to the dressing room with 39 runs. He had five boundaries in his 34-ball innings. Opener Rizwan continued his batting frenzy by keeping one end of the crease closed even after Babur's return.

This time Rizwan formed a partnership with Fakhar Zaman. In the second wicket, the two reached 143 runs. Mohammad Rizwan played an innings of 67 off 52 balls with 3 boundaries and 4 sixes.

Fakhar Zaman also got to see 50 with extraordinary batting strength. He played an unbeaten innings of 55 * off 32 balls with three boundaries and four sixes. Pakistan lost 4 wickets at the end of 20 overs and made a total of 176 runs.

Mitchell Starc took two wickets for Australia. Adam Jampa and Pat Cummins took one wicket each.

Before that, the toss helped the Australians. That's why Captain Aaron Finch elected to field after winning the toss.

The final match will be played at Dubai International stadium at 8 PM(BST) on Sunday.

Cumilla Victorians win BPL title beating Barishal Fortune



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Cumilla Victorians beat Fortune Barishal by one run in a thrilling final to secure the title of the 8th edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)-2022 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur in Dhaka on Friday (February 18).

This is the hat-trick BPL title triumph for the franchise. Earlier, Cumilla secured titles of third and sixth edition of the tournament.

In the final of eighth BPL edition in 2022 on Friday (February 18), Cumilla, thanks to Sunil Narine’s 57 runs, scored 151 runs by losing 9 wickets in 20 overs when the skipper won the toss and opted to bat first.

In reply, Barishal, thanks to brilliant innings of Shaikat Ali’s 58 runs, managed to score 150 runs by losing eight wickets in 20 overs.

For Cumilla, Sunil Narine hit a quick innings of 57 runs from 23 balls which includes five boundaries and as many over-boundaries.

Moeen Ali smashed 38 runs from 32 balls while Abu Hider Rony posted 19 runs off 27 balls.

Imrul Kayes scored 12 runs off 12 balls while wicket-keeper Liton Das, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Faf du Plessis could not reach two digits. Liton and du Plessis scored four runs each while Mahmudul Joy bagged eight runs. Ariful Haque and Shohidul Islam hit a duck each.

For Barishal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Shafiqul Islam bagged two wickets each. Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan and Mehedi Hasan Rana shared a wicket each.

In Chase, Barishal’s Shykat Ali smashed 58 runs off 34 balls with 11 fours and a six.

Chris Gayle scored 33 runs from 31 runs while Nurul Hasan bagged 14 runs and Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 12 runs.

However, no other batsmen of Barishal could reach two digits.

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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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