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Ireland Tri-Series finale: Bangladesh beat New Zealand to boost 2019 World Cup automatic qualification chances

Ireland Tri-Series finale: Bangladesh beat New Zealand to boost 2019 World Cup automatic qualification chances

The win at Clontarf promoted Bangladesh to sixth place, above Sri Lanka in the standings, with just four months to go before the cut-off date of September 30 when the top eight are guaranteed automatic qualification for the finals in England.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Mumbai Indian's Lasith Malinga takes hat-trick in Colombo

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Mumbai Indian's Lasith Malinga takes hat-trick in Colombo

Malinga thus joined a select group of five bowlers to have hat-tricks in T20Is. Others are Brett Lee, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee and Thisara Perera.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dinesh Chandimal's BIZARRE run out proves cricket is not for lazy players — WATCH

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dinesh Chandimal's BIZARRE run out proves cricket is not for lazy players — WATCH

Cricket is known for strange rules. One of them is, a batsman, even if his body has crossed the line, can still be given run out if the bat was's grounded.

100 Tests: Tigers moving towards Test glory, 9 hurdles for Bangladesh Cricket Board

100 Tests: Tigers moving towards Test glory, 9 hurdles for Bangladesh Cricket Board

While cricket's big guns such as India and England sometimes play close to 20 Tests a year, Bangladesh have managed an average of six since making their bow.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test day 3 report: Spinners put hosts in command on rain-hit day

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test day 3 report: Spinners put hosts in command on rain-hit day

The visitors, replying to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 494, were all out for 312 on the third day, trailing the hosts by a massive 182 runs.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Day 2: Visitors start strong with 118 runs opening partnership

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Day 2: Visitors start strong with 118 runs opening partnership

Earlier in the day Sri Lanka put up a massive 494 in their first innings

Ind vs Ban 2017: How can I be Bangladesh's No. 1 batsman with average of 34? Asks Mushfiqur Rahim

Ind vs Ban 2017: How can I be Bangladesh's No. 1 batsman with average of 34? Asks Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiquralso made it clear that he would neither quit captaincy nor wicket-keeping as he has a batting average of 34.

250th Test wicket: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim signs 'Milestone Match ball' for R Ashwin

250th Test wicket: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim signs 'Milestone Match ball' for R Ashwin

Ashwin reached the milestone in his 45th Test, three less than former Australia fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who took 48

WATCH: R Ashwin's send-off to Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim on Day 5 of one-off Test

WATCH: R Ashwin's send-off to Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim on Day 5 of one-off Test

Ashwin picked six wickets in the Test, as India extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches in the five-day format.

Ind vs Ban, one-off Test, Day 5: As it happened...

Ind vs Ban, one-off Test, Day 5: As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of Day 5 action of the India-Bangladesh one-off Test being played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, Day 4: Virat Kohli & Co close to 19th consecutive win

India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, Day 4: Virat Kohli & Co close to 19th consecutive win

A dominant India remained in pursuit of a comprehensive victory after Bangladesh finished the penultimate day at a precarious 103 for three, chasing a mammoth target of 459 in the one-off Test here.

IND vs BAN: Mushfiqur Rahim becomes first Bangladesh batsman to score two Test centuries against India

IND vs BAN: Mushfiqur Rahim becomes first Bangladesh batsman to score two Test centuries against India

Despite a fighting ton from Mushfiqur, the visitors could only manage 388 runs in first innings, giving India 299-run lead. 

WATCH: R Ashwin dismisses Mushfiqur Rahim to become fastest bowler to reach 250 Test wickets

WATCH: R Ashwin dismisses Mushfiqur Rahim to become fastest bowler to reach 250 Test wickets

In the global list of leading wicket-takers, the off-spinner went past West Indies legend Michael Holding, who took 249 test wickets in his career.

India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, Day 4 — As it happened...

India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, Day 4 — As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of Day 4 action of the India-Bangladesh one-off Test being played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

Stat Attack: India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test, Day 3

Stat Attack: India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test, Day 3

Shakib has totalled 366 runs at an average of 73.20, including a hundred and two fifties, in five innings -- the highest tally by a batsman in Tests this year.

India vs Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan poses direct threat to Ravichandran Ashwin

India vs Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan poses direct threat to Ravichandran Ashwin

Shakib somehow ended wicketless during the Indian innings, but his failure with the ball was made up with a brilliant innings of 82.

IND vs BAN, Hyderabad Test, Day 3 Report: Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan stall India's victory march

IND vs BAN, Hyderabad Test, Day 3 Report: Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan stall India's victory march

India lost their second DRS when Ashwin had got one to straighten enough beating Shakib's bat but it was ruled not out

WATCH: Mushfiqur Rahim survives run-out after being given benefit of doubt by third umpire

WATCH: Mushfiqur Rahim survives run-out after being given benefit of doubt by third umpire

Umpire Gaffaney gave Mushfiqur the benefit of the doubt and the whole Bangladesh gave out sigh of relief.

WATCH: Mushfiqur Rahim's wicket-keeping blunder gave centurion Wriddhiman Saha a lifeline

WATCH: Mushfiqur Rahim's wicket-keeping blunder gave centurion Wriddhiman Saha a lifeline

India declared 1st innings at 687/6 after Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja displayed some exquisite shots in the end to claim their resepective century and half-century.

India vs Bangladesh: With a killer smile, Virat Kohli gets in the business of 'perfection' — VIDEOS INSIDE

India vs Bangladesh: With a killer smile, Virat Kohli gets in the business of 'perfection' — VIDEOS INSIDE

With Kohli in such imperious form, the minnows from neighbouring country will need a miracle to escape even with a draw.