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Bangladesh players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Beckham Wheeler-Greenall during the semi-fianl match on Thursday. Social media photo
Mahmudul made 100 off 127 balls as Bangladesh knocked off New Zealand's total of 211-8 with almost six overs remaining to reach the final for the first time.
A unbeaten 75 from Beckham Wheeler-Greenall was the highlight of a scrappy New Zealand innings, with Shoriful Islam taking 3-45 and Shamim Hossain and Hasan Murad both picking up two wickets.
Bangladesh will play record four-time winners India for the title in Potchefstroom on Sunday. New Zealand will face Pakistan in the third-place play-off in Benoni on Saturday.
The world governing body of the sport, the International cricket Council (ICC) said it had also looked into the recent allegations and found no reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 final, won by India.
A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to complete a second run and raced to the boundary, with Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena awarding six.
The red-hot Indian pace battery ran through the fragile Bangladesh batting like a hot knife through butter, before Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli eased to typically classy half-centuries
Umesh Yadav spearheaded the bowling charge with a five-wicket haul as India crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 on Sunday.
A brimming-with-confidence Rajasthan Royals (RR) who are firmly perched at the top of the IPL table will look to extend their winning streak with a victory over a resurgent Kolkata Knight Riders
Kristina Mladenovic’s first match since her nightmarish end to the US Open produced another collapse and a controversial umpire’s call at the French Open on Tuesday. The French player lost to Laura Siegemund
Afghanistan’s wily spinner Rashid Khan bowled a scintillating spell to return with figures of 3-14 and steer Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to their first win against a high-flying Delhi Capitals
US Open champion Dominic Thiem admitted on Monday that he faces a stiff challenge to keep tennis high up in the public consciousness once Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic call it quits.