Asia Cup, 2014
Loss to the Lankans make it 0-4
Bangladesh lost their fourth and final Asia Cup match to the Sri Lankans to end up holding the wooden spoon. This was a far cry from the lastg Asian Cup where Bangladesh were narrowly pipped at the final.
Put into bat, Bangladesh managed to score only a sedate 204 due to very tight bowling by the Lankan spinners. With Imrul Kayes out injured, the opening du of Shamsur Rahman and Anamul Haq put on 74 for the first wicket but subsequent batsmen were not able to push the score along.
The Lankans sputtered a bit in the chase and were 8 for 3 and then 75-5 at stages but the runs on the board were just not enough as the Lankans slowly bur surely overhauled the target in the penultimate over.
Bangladesh loses to Pakistan
Bangladesh fans were heartbroken as Pakistan beat them by 3 wickets in a last ball thriller.
Details to follow.
Bangladesh lose to Afghanistan
Afghanistan won their first ODI against a Test playing nation as they beat Bangladesh by 32 runs at the 2014 Asia Cup. Batting first, Bangladesh had the Afghans backed into a corner at 90 for 5 in the 27th over. Then a brilliant 164 run partnership between Asghar Stanikzai and Samiullah Shenwari that lifted Afghanistan to a solid 254.
Bangladesh in return faltered in their chase and were all out for 222. A hard-hitting cameo from Ziaur Rahman, who hit 42 off 22 deliveries, saved Bangladesh the embarrassment of giving their opponents a bonus point but that was too little too late.
Bangladesh lose opener to India
Bangladesh lost their opening Asia Cup match against India by 6 wickets. Put in to bat by India, Bangladesh scored 279 for 7 which included a century bu captain (11) and a half century by opener Anamul (77). The total was about 50 runs too short on a placid pitch and India, always a good chasing team, had no trouble chasing down the score aided by a rampant Kohli (136). Details to follow.
Tamim ruled out by injury
BCB declared a 15-member squad for the Asia Cup starting from February 25. Opening batsmen Tamim Iqbal has been left out due to a neck injury sustained during the second Test against Sri Lanka recently - and will not be risked ahead of the World Twenty20 in March. He will be replaced by top order batsman Imrul Kayes.
Former vice-captain Mahmudullah was dropped after a run of poor performances and was replaced by all-rounder Ziaur Rahman. "The number seven position is proving very important and therefore Ziaur gets in," said chief selector Faruque Ahmed.
Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Naeem Islam, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Ziaur Rahman, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan .
Bangladesh to remain Asia Cup host
The Asian Cricket Council has decided to host the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. The other big news to emerge from the ACC's meeting in Colombo is that Afghanistan will be the fifth team in the competition.