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Cricket: Windies rout Bangladesh to stay alive in World T20

Dwayne Smith smashed 72 off 43 balls before spinner Samuel Badree claimed 4-15 as the West Indies thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 73 runs in a key World Twenty20 match in Dhaka on Tuesday. The defending champions, who needed a win to stay in contention for the semi-finals after losing to India on Sunday, piled up 171-7 and then bowled out Bangladesh for a paltry 98 in the Super-10 group two match.

Cricket: Bangladesh to field against the West Indies

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and sent the West Indies in to bat in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Tuesday. Defending champions West Indies, who lost to India by seven wickets on Sunday, need a win to remain in contention for a place in the semi-finals. Bangladesh are playing their first match in the Super-10s after qualifying along with the Netherlands from the first round.

Cricket: Bangladesh ask Sri Lanka to bat in ODI

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in the rain-curtailed first one-day international in Dhaka on Monday. The match was reduced from 50 to 43 overs a side due to a wet outfield at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium, which had been drenched by persistent rain over the last two days. The second and third matches will be played at the same venue on Thursday and Saturday. Sri Lanka won both the preceding Test and Twenty20 series.

Cricket: Sangakkara's triple ton flattens Bangladesh

Kumar Sangakkara made a career-best 319 and joined the 11,000-run club on the way as Sri Lanka took firm control of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Wednesday. The tourists, who won the first Test by an innings and 248 runs in Dhaka last week, scored 587 in their first innings and Bangladesh replied with 86-1 by stumps on the second day. Left-handed Sangakkara's maiden triple century was his ninth 200-plus knock, leaving him in second place behind Australian legend Don Bradman who had 12 scores of 200 or more.

Cricket: Sangakkara's triple ton flattens Bangladesh

Kumar Sangakkara made a career-best 319 and joined the 11,000-run club on the way as Sri Lanka took control of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Wednesday. The tourists, who won the first Test by an innings and 248 runs in Dhaka last week, hit up 587 in their first innings and Bangladesh replied with 86-1 by stumps on the second day. Left-handed Sangakkara's maiden triple century was his ninth 200-plus knock, leaving him in second place behind Australian legend Don Bradman who had 12 scores of 200 or more.

Cricket: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka first Test scoreboard

Lunch scores on the fourth day of the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Thursday: Bangladesh 1st innings: 232 (Shakib Al Hasan 55, Mushfiqur Rahim 61, Sohag Gazi 42, S. Eranga 4-49, S. Lakmal 3-66) Sri Lanka 1st innings: 730-6 declared (D. Karunaratne 53, K. Silva 139, K. Sangakkara 75, M. Jayawardene 203 not out, A. Mathews 86, K. Vithanage 103 not out, Shakib Al Hasan 3-159) Bangladesh 2nd innings (overnight 35-1): Tamim Iqbal c Perera b Herath 11

Cricket: Sri Lanka in sight of huge win in first Test

Bangladesh's fragile top order caved in for the second time in the match to leave Sri Lanka on the brink of a resounding win in the first Test in Dhaka on Thursday. Bangladesh, trailing by a huge 498-run margin on first innings, struggled to 150-6 in their second knock by lunch on the fourth day at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera grabbed three wickets as the hosts lost five batsmen in the morning session after resuming at 35-1.

Cricket: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka first Test scoreboard

Tea scores on the second day of the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday: Bangladesh 1st innings: 232 (Shakib Al Hasan 55, Mushfiqur Rahim 61, Sohag Gazi 42, S. Eranga 4-49, S. Lakmal 3-66) Sri Lanka 1st innings (overnight 60-0): D. Karunaratne c Robiul b Shakib 53 K. Silva not out 111 K. Sangakkara not out 59 Extras: (b4, w6, nb4) 14

Cricket: Silva hits maiden ton as Sri Lanka grab lead

Opener Kaushal Silva hit a maiden Test century as Sri Lanka continued to pile up runs against Bangladesh on the second day of the first Test in Dhaka on Tuesday. Silva was unbeaten on 111 as the tourists, replying to Bangladesh's first innings total of 232, moved from their overnight score of 60-0 to 237-1 by tea at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Silva put on 118 for the first wicket with Dimuth Karunaratne (53) and an unfinished 119 for the second with Kumar Sangakkara, who was unbeaten at the break on 59.

Cricket: Sri Lanka openers in century stand

Sri Lanka's openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva put on a 118-run stand to tighten the screws on Bangladesh in the first Test in Dhaka on Tuesday. The tourists, replying to Bangladesh's first innings total of 232, took their overnight score of 60-0 to 139-1 by lunch on the second day at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Left-handed Karunaratne made 53 before he was snapped up at mid-off when he mistimed a drive off left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan.
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