First and fabulous: Bangladesh’s first Test win against England

Bangladesh are learning “how to win”

Kanishkaa Balachandran In February 2014, this writer and two other journalists went to meet Mehedi Hasan outside the dressing room in Abu Dhabi. It was the Under-19 World Cup and Mehedi, all of 16, was one of the youngest players in that tournament, and quite certainly, the youngest captain. Bangladesh had just suffered a monumental collapse, losing a game to...

India becomes world’s number 1 Test team replacing Pakistan

India becomes world’s number 1 Test team replacing Pakistan

Kolkata, October 3 (ESPNcricinfo): At the historic Eden Gardens, in front of 12,068 people, India became the No. 1 team in the world with a 178-run victory over New Zealand and captured their fourth series trophy on the trot. It isn't groundbreaking for a team to dominate in their own conditions. And granted, the heat and the pitches left New...

Three Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009 killed in an encounter on Saturday

Three Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009 killed in an encounter on Saturday

Lahore, August 28 (Dawn): Four accused terrorists ─ three of whom had been charged with involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3,2009 in Lahore ─ were killed Saturday night, Punjab's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said in a statement early Sunday. "On Aug 27 at about 11pm, a CTD team was taking accused terrorists involved in...

Pakistan becomes number one Test team in the world

Pakistan becomes number one Test team in the world

Karachi, August 22 (Dawn): Pakistan's Test team made history Monday as it clinched the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings after the rain-hit fourth and last Test between the West Indies and India ended as a draw. Misbah-ul-Haq was delighted to become the first Pakistan captain to inspire his side to the top of the Test rankings. ICC-cricket.com...

Sri Lanka picks 18 year old Avishka Fernando for first two ODIs against Australia

Sri Lanka picks 18 year old Avishka Fernando for first two ODIs against Australia

Andrew Fidel Fernando Colombo, August 20 (ESPN Cricinfo): A starring turn in the recent Sri Lanka Under-19 team's tour of England has earned top-order batsman Avishka Fernando a call-up to Sri Lanka's squad for the first two ODIs against Australia. Left-arm spinner Amila Aponso has also been named in a national squad for the first time, following good outings in South Africa with the Sri...

Australia lose two openers after dismissing Sri Lanka for 281

Australia lose two openers after dismissing Sri Lanka for 281

Brydon Coverdale ESPNcricinfo Galle, August 4: A wicket fell from the first ball of the first innings of this Test. A wicket fell from the second ball of the second innings. Ten others tumbled throughout the opening day in Galle, where Mitchell Starc’s reverse swing was just as much of a weapon as the anticipated turn on a very dry...

Coach Mickey Arthur asks Pakistan to raise their game considerably

Coach Mickey Arthur asks Pakistan to raise their game considerably

Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan team’s coach, has warned his players that they will have to raise their game "considerably" if they are to defeat England in the third Test at Edgbaston, George Dobell writes in ESPNcricinfo Arthur, the Pakistan coach, admitted that he was "really disappointed" by his side's performance in defeat at Old Trafford and questioned whether some of...

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