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WATCH: Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka for biggest one day win

DHAKA: Tamim Iqbal smashed 84 as Bangladesh hit 320 and then inflicted further misery on Sri Lanka to claim their biggest win in one-day cricket on Friday. Sri Lanka, under new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, were skittled out for 157 and the performance will set new alarm bells ringing after they lost to Zimbabwe in their previous match in the three-nation contest. But Bangladesh celebrated their victory.  "If you look at (the) recent past, it is one of our best wins," said captain Mashrafe Mortaza. "I think…

Tamim ‘proud’ of World XI call-up in Pakistan

DHAKA: Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal said Friday he is proud to be part of the World XI team that will play three Twenty20 matches in Pakistan next month as part of an effort to revive cricket in the country. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on Thursday announced that South African captain Faf du Plessis will lead the World XI that comprised illustrious names from at least seven Test playing nations. The World XI will play three Twenty20 Internationals for the Independence Cup against Pakistan…

Tamim Iqbal denies hate crime behind sudden Essex exit

DHAKA: Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal rejected rumours Wednesday that he quit English county cricket club Essex because of a hate crime targeting his family and said it was down to personal reasons. The 28-year-old opening batsman cut ties with Essex after just one match, but dismissed suggestions his sudden departure was because of an alleged attack against his wife and son. "Some media reported that we were the target of attempted hate crime. This is really not true," the Bangladesh vice-captain posted on his Facebook…