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Shakib kept his promise
President congratulates Bangladesh cricket team
President Md. Sahabuddin congratulated the Bangladesh cricket team for defeating Nepal and taking place in the Super Eight of the T20 World Cup.  In a message on Monday (June 17), the President congratulated the national team players, coaches and all concerned and expressed hope that this winning streak will continue in the Super Eight and will take Bangladesh cricket to new heights. Incidentally, the Tigers defeated Nepal by 21 runs in the last match of the group stage. After losing the toss and batting first, Bangladesh were bowled out for 106 runs in 19 overs in 3 balls. Shakib Al Hasan scored maximum 17 runs for the team. In response, Nepal was bowled out for 85 runs in 19 overs. As a result, Bangladesh won by 21 runs. The Tigers won 3 matches in one event for the first time in T20 World Cup.
Finally Bangladesh secure Super Eight
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Bangladesh's goal to beat Nepal and secure Super Eight
Canada-India match abandoned due to rain, India at Super Eight
T20 World Cup 2024: India vs Canada, Rain threat looms
Today's T20 World Cup Match features India (IND) against Canada (CAN). The match, number 33 of the season, will take place at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida on Saturday. Starting at 8:00 PM IST. It will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and can be streamed live on Hotstar.  In Bangladeshi time, 8:30 PM on Star Sports 1, Nagorik TV and Toffee. With various regions of Florida experiencing torrential rain, India will hope that their match against Canada remains unaffected by weather disruptions as they aim to progress to the Super 8s. India will be keen for their star batter, Virat Kohli, to regain his form after a dismal run, having scored just 5 runs in three innings, including a golden duck against the USA. Additionally, scrutiny will be on Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper, who has struggled since his unbeaten 52 against Ireland in the first match. His subsequent scores of 13 and 3 against Pakistan and the USA, respectively, have left much to be desired. Squads: Canada Squad: Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva(w), Ravinderpal Singh, Saad Bin Zafar(c), Kaleem Sana, Dillon Heyliger, Junaid Siddiqui, Jeremy Gordon, Rayyan Pathan, Nikhil Dutta, Rishiv Ragav Joshi, Dilpreet Bajwa. India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Message from Shaheen Afridi to Pakistani fans
Pakistan participated as one of the favorites in the ongoing T20 World Cup. But unfortunately the champions of 2009 depart from the group stage. Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi wants support from fans in such a bad time of the team. After winning the first two matches of the tournament, Pakistan went on the backfoot losing by India and USA. After that, Babar-Rizwan was looking forward to the USA-Ireland match by blowing Canada. But because of this match was washed away by rain, Pakistan was in trouble. Even if they win their last match, they will not benefited. Last season's runners-up left the group stage with one match in hand. In this, Pakistani cricketers are being critisized on social media, from fans to former cricketers. Many of the supporters are also taunting Pakistan as an 'street team'. Pakistani cricketers are also mentally broken. However, Shaheen Shah Afridi wants support from fans in such a difficult time. In an interview, he said, 'Everyone supports in good times, but they have to support on the team's hard times. We are not a street team. It is Pakistan team. If I can't support this team, I'm like the media.' Shaheen Shah Afridi could not play well in this World Cup. He hunted only 2 wickets in 3 matches. His cost is also heavy. So many have blamed Shaheen for such a bad condition of the team. The pacer said, 'I am bowling at a speed of 136-140 kmph as before. If you get a wicket, everyone says good, if you don't get it, you blamed by everyone.'
Euro 2024: Wirtz and Musiala ignite Germany's Euro dreams
Germany beat Scotland in the opening game of Euro 2024 as the tournament finally started. Victory for the hosts has the potential to spark a memorable summer. After the Scotland fans had shown the home fans what it was to dance and Germany had shown Europe what a conservative opening ceremony looked like, it was time for some football. Both Germany the country and the team have been waiting for Euro 2024 to finally begin. Indeed, in the last two weeks alone, the team has faced a debate about its goalkeeper and form, while the country is still reeling from the revealing results of the recent European elections. Football was never going to change that, but it certainly felt like after all the talking about what a strong Germany performance at this tournament might do for the country, it was time to find out what this team would deliver. Statement win The answer turned out to be a pretty perfect performance for the opening game of a home Euros. The hosts swept past Scotland with the speed of a team looking to banish the troubles of recent years. For the first time since 2016, Germany won their opening game at a major tournament. "I don't think we could have made a better start. We wanted to start the tournament well and we did that," Jamal Musiala said afterwards. "We saw the atmosphere in the whole country and that's what we need." There was no lift-off moment to match Philipp Lahm's goal in the opening game of the 2006 World Cup against Costa Rica, but the manner of the victory will have set crowds at fan festivals across the country jumping for joy. Florian Wirtz’s sweeping, 108km/h strike into the far corner had coach Julian Nagelsmann exploded in a mess of bulging neck veins and clenched fists on the sideline. Jamal Musiala danced inside the Scottish defense before hammering the ball into the top of the goal to appropriately finish off Ilkay Gündogan's delightful pass.