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BCB president Nazmul Hassan said Mashrafe would be formally requested to come out of retirement in T20Is even as the board prioritise the appointment of a 'high-quality' coach
Nottinghamshire's England ODI opener Alex Hales is to follow Adil Rashid's lead and give up red-ball cricket.
The hosts need to figure out their team balance and find a way to match India in every department if they are to keep the series alive
Ireland's match against Scotland is abandoned after the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers warm-up is hit by rain in Pretoria.
Australia and New Zealand meet in the inaugural final of the Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series at Eden Park

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Greatest International T20, Test and One Day run chases

Chasing down a mammoth score unshackles the batsmen. If the stroke makers keep their nerve to the end, it is a spectacular occasion that is enjoyed by the cricket crowd as boundaries are intermingled with the "will they/wont they" nervous tension of a record run chase.


Fastest ever centuries in Tests, ODIs and T20's

Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in World Twenty20 history as West Indies crushed England by six wickets in Mumbai in 2016. Where does Gayle sit on the list of all time fastest centuries?

South African left hander David Miller blasted a 35 ball century against Bangladesh in 2017 to record the fastest ever T20 international century.

In Test cricket, Brendon McCullum broke the joint record of Viv Richards and Misbah with a 54 ball century against Australia in the 2nd Test in 2016.

AB de Villiers took 31 balls to smash the fastest century in one-day internationals.

 


Triple century club: Highlights of legendary Test knocks

Ever since England opener Andy Sandham stroked his way to 325 (640 balls, 28 fours) against the West Indies in the 4th Test of 1930 at Sabina Park, it has been a dream for batsman to crown their career by achieving a triple century in test cricket.

Amongst the many greats of the game that did not record a triple are Sachin Tendulkar (Highest score 248 not out), Ricky Ponting (Highest score of 257), Rahul Dravid (Highest score 270) and Allan Border (Highest score 205) – this list comprises 4 of the top 5 run scorers in test cricket, with only Lara making a triple century.


PAGE OF SHAME series : A timeline of Match and Spot Fixing activities

What are the sequence of events in the colourful and recent history of activities that has resulted in match-fixing? How are the players undermining the entire essence of cricket in an ever increasing frequency of scandals? This article lists out the timeline of match fixing, spot fixing and the related allegations that has tainted cricket.


The magical feat of a hat-trick in World Cup cricket

A hat-trick occurs when a bowler dismisses three batsmen with consecutive deliveries. Since the inception of the World Cup in 1975, there have only been 7 hat tricks taken by 6 bowlers.


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