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  • Kane Williamson may have had to endure heartbreak in the World Cup final 2019

    Cricket philosopher’s triumph

    Kane Williamson stood with hands outstretched as an accurate throw from Martin Guptill ricocheted off a diving Ben Stokes’s bat and went for four in the 100th over of a sublime World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. If the ball had just found the keeper’s glove, or even

  • England vs New Zealand WC Final Match

    What they said

    I am lost for words. I can’t believe what has happened. I can’t get my head around it. I thought it was gone needing 30 off 16. It has probably been the best day for cricket in this country. I feel like everything that has happened today is destiny.

  • England’s cup of joy at last

    Martin Guptill played a full ball on leg stump from Jofra Archer to deep midwicket. Two runs were needed off the last ball of the Super Over and he put in a desperate dive -- the second fateful one in less than half an hour -- to complete the second, but there was too

  • England lift World Cup after tied Super Over

    England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating a gutsy New Zealand side on boundaries after a tied Super Over amidst heart-stopping drama.

  • Kiwi resilience versus English aggression

    Cricket’s global crown will find a new resting place today when perennial bridesmaids England and New Zealand square off in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s. By the end of the final, cricket will have first-time world champions for the first time since 1996, when Sri Lanka etched its name into cricketing folklore.

  • ‘England must block out the noise’

    England head coach Trevor Bayliss knows his side must shut out the noise of an expectant nation as they prepare for a first World Cup final in 27 years.

  • England ensure new champions

    In front of a raucously partisan crowd in Edgbaston, England ensured that the 2019 World Cup will see first-time champions crowned with a dominant eight-wicket defeat of five-time winners Australia in the second semifinal yesterday.

  • Brave Kiwis overcome mighty India

    A magnificent rearguard effort from India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja could not offset the early damage done by seamers Trent Boult and Matt Henry as New Zealand secured a second successive World Cup final berth with an 18-run win in a pulsating semifinal at Old Trafford yesterday.

  • India vs New Zealand semifinal match

    New Zealand through to final after clinching thriller against India

    New Zealand win by 18 runs in the semifinal against India at Old Trafford in Manchester today. New Zealand become the first team to make it to final in this edition of the World Cup.

  • India take on Kiwis in even battle

    After more than five weeks of high-octane cricketing action, the 2019 World Cup has boiled down to three matches and four teams.

  • Mash looks to bright future

    Expectations were high ahead of the World Cup in England but upon the team’s return home yesterday, captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza spoke of his disappointment of not meeting their own expectations in the coveted tournament, although he lauded the poise from the youngsters.

  • Bangladesh Dashing Opener Tamim Iqbal Drives One to Cover in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

    ‘I lost to myself’

    One of the recurring themes of Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign has been the disappointing performance of the one batsman most fans would have been looking at to set the biggest stage alight for the Tigers.

  • Historic Sharma powers India

    Dominant half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put India on course to chase down their 265-run target against Sri Lanka on the final day of the World Cup group stage.

  • Shakib Al Hasan cuts one to third man in ICC Cricket World Cup Match

    Pondering on what ifs

    There’s no point in head scratching or pondering on ways to turn back time, it’s done. Bangladesh have exited the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and boarded their flight back home from England yesterday.

  • Bangladesh Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza fielding in Bangladesh vs Pakistan match

    Let the emotional override subside

    Bangladesh’s World Cup ended with a crushing defeat against Pakistan at Lord’s on Friday. It was an anticlimactic finish to an otherwise fantastic run by the Tigers in the showpiece event that had started brilliantly for them with a fabulous victory against South Africa

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza fielding Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match

    ‘We get down during partnerships’

    “Fielding, it has been a concern all of my career. When there is a partnership, we get down,” Mashrafe said. “This is the part that a player can change. I think we really need to improve fielding.”

  • Shakib Al Hasan World Cup Campaign

    ‘Feel sorry for Shakib’

    “I should talk about Shakib; he has been absolutely beautiful. Batted at three, did what he could do. I feel very bad for Shakib,” Mashrafe said after the match. “The tournament he had, he deserved to be in the semifinal. Really feel sorry for him. I think it was one

  • Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza

    ‘The plan is to go home’

    “My future plan is obviously going home from here, and I will have a rethink,” was the anticlimactic answer delivered with a straight face. Mashrafe had said before that he did not want to think about his future during the World Cup and would go home and discuss with his family about his future.

  • Tigers save their worst for the last

    Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s World Cup career was brought to an inauspicious end as the Tigers saved their worst performance for their final 2019 World Cup match, which they lost to Pakistan by 94 runs at Lord’s yesterday.

  • Bangladesh pace bowler Mohammad Saifuddin celebrates after dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam

    Tigers fail to pounce again

    Shakib Al Hasan said before the match yesterday that one of the disappointments of Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign so far has been their fielding efforts. He may have been hoping that the match to follow -- the Tigers’ last World Cup game against Pakistan at Lord’s -- would be an exception

  • Pakistan’s ‘impossible’ qualification equation

    The concept is at once simple and mindbending. Pakistan arrive at Lord’s for their match against Bangladesh knowing exactly what they must do to reach the last four of the World Cup. The problem is the task is enough to make Hercules baulk.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza with Steve Rhodes

    Still worth a fight

    A final match at Lord’s was what all of Bangladesh -- team and fans alike -- would have dreamed of before the World Cup started. However, instead of July 5, they would have been eyeing a final match on July 14.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza at Lords

    Uncertainty abounds around Mashrafe

    Speculation surrounding Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s future was given fresh life when the 35-year-old did not show up for the pre-match press conference at Lord’s yesterday, ahead of Bangladesh’s last World Cup game against Pakistan today. It was instead Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes

  • Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad in training ahead last game bangladesh vs pakistan match

    ‘No such thing as a dead rubber’

    “Firstly, Bangladesh versus Pakistan at Lord’s, the beautiful Lord’s... there’s no such thing as a dead rubber,” Rhodes said during the pre-match press conference yesterday. “Both teams are desperate to beat each other. We certainly are. I’m pretty sure they are. They’ve got a lot to play for as well.

  • Tigers history in Lords

    Tigers ‘taking in’ history

    Dead rubber or not, if cricket is one’s profession then not much motivation is needed to be pumped up about a match at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Bangladesh have been eliminated from the race to the 2019 World Cup semifinals, but from the expressions

  • Undaunted Tigers head for last stop

    After their hard-fought and valiant World Cup campaign effectively came to an end when they lost to India by 28 runs on Tuesday, the Bangladesh team left Birmingham yesterday afternoon towards what will be their final stop on the World Cup trek, London.

  • Mohammad Saifuddin

    All’s well that ends well: Saifuddin

    All-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin could have been a hero during Bangladesh’s 28-run defeat against India at Edgbaston on Tuesday had he not been stranded at the non-striker’s end when Jasprit Bumrah bowled the No. 10 and No. 11 batsmen.

  • England in semis; New Zealand almost there

    Jonny Bairstow’s second successive hundred laid the foundation for England’s 119-run thrashing of New Zealand that saw the tournament hosts secure their place in the semifinals of the World Cup on Wednesday.

  • A new level and a just result

    To say it was the morning after a night of shattered dreams would be too dramatic. After exactly a month of chasing a target that seemed to move farther away with each strained step, Bangladesh’s semifinal hopes came to an end in a 28-run defeat to India in their

  • Tigers’ dream over

    After keeping hopes alive for much of their World Cup campaign and for 98 overs of yesterday’s match against India in Birmingham, two searing yorkers from Jasprit Bumrah sealed Bangladesh’s elimination from the semifinal race of the 2019 World Cup.