Tigers return after successful Champions Trophy campaign

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Tigers return after successful Champions Trophy campaign

Bangladesh team members have reached Dhaka on Saturday morning after finishing a successful Champions Trophy campaign in England and Wales. They have returned home after almost two months.

The Tigers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 9.40 pm. The flight was due to land at 8.40, but it delayed by one hour.

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Bangladesh team left the country on May to have a ten-day camp in Sussex, England. They played two tour matches there. They went to Ireland to play a tri-series to face Ireland and New Zealand. The Tigers ended up being runners-up, but a win against Kiwis on May 24 helped them jump number six in ODI rankings for the first time.

Bangladesh returned to England for Champions Trophy. After two miserable defeats in the warm-ups against Pakistan and India, the Tigers were beaten by hosts England at The Oval in the opening game. They had a lucky escape against Australia in their second game which was washed out by rain.

With match-winning centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad, Bangladesh earned a memorable victory against New Zealand by five wickets in Cardiff on June 9. They went on to qualify for the semi-finals for the first time in any ICC event.

However, the journey stopped on June 15 with a nine-wicket loss to India in the second semi-final at Edgbaston. But this tournament has certainly boosted their confidence.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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