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In Case You Missed It: Bangladesh's home domination, South Africa's golden summer, the IPL's tardiness

Our best content from the week gone by

Ireland put on a fighting performance, Bangladesh vs Ireland, Only Test, 4th day, Dhaka, April 7, 2023

Despite Ireland's gritty fightback, Bangaldesh closed out a dominant series at home  •  AFP/Getty Images

Ireland's first tour of Bangladesh concluded with a solitary T20I win - their first over the hosts in any format - but lessons aplenty. Sri Lanka can still claim the T20I series against New Zealand with a win in the final match today. Meanwhile South Africa's players have joined the IPL ranks after winding up a fantastic summer at home. Here's a round-up of all the action from this week.
Mushfiqur Rahim follows ton with half-century as Bangladesh complete Test win
Ireland concluded their first tour of Bangladesh by handing the hosts a seven-wicket win, despite a sensational innings by Lorcan Tucker and fifties for Harry Tector and Andy McBrine. PJ Moor, who last played a Test for Zimbabwe, didn't make much of a splash for Ireland, but he's hoping to represent his new home in World Cups in the future.
Adam Milne, Chad Bowes derail Sri Lanka as New Zealand level series in style
After Sri Lanka won the first T20I in the Super Over, a batting collapse in the second from 91 for 2 to 141 all out made it an easy cruise for New Zealand, with Tim Seifert powering a one-sided chase.
South Africa bask in Jo'burg sunshine as the good times return
A summer that began with much gloom and doom began to look up with the SA20 and ended with South Africa on the brink of automatic World Cup qualification. Firdose Moonda looks back.
Will IPL franchise owners swallow international cricket whole?
Osman Samiuddin examines the IPL franchise oligopoly and how they have set down roots all over the world and made the international game feel increasingly superfluous. But ultimately the fans will decide.
Time for the IPL to start keeping time better
A week into the IPL and its promise of 90-minute innings has already run aground with games going on for well over four hours. Late finishes are the norm this season and have always plagued the league - this is not ideal for the viewers, the broadcasters and, by extension, the IPL itself, says Sidharth Monga.
Yorkshire's reckoning with racism needs a progressive outcome
Last week, the CDC panel officially acquitted Michael Vaughan of racism charges as the fallout of Yorkshire's racism review continued. Vithushan Ehantharajah looks at why the ECB's case against Michael Vaughan failed, while David Hopps says the punishment for the county must be weighed against further hits to inclusion and diversity.
Harshal Patel: 'I'm always thinking about how I can offer my team more value'
Ahead of the IPL, the Royal Challengers Bangalore seamer spoke to Nagraj Gollapudi about how to bowl at the team's home ground, and to Suryakumar Yadav.
The 'Dhoni emotion' sweeps Chennai ahead of Super Kings' homecoming
MS Dhoni's CSK recreated the old Chepauk magic in front of 35,000 fans as they beat Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs, all the more notable for the fact that CSK will playing a full season at home for the first time in four years. Alagappan and Deivarayan Muthu captured some of the thala effect before the side's first game at home.
The Josh Little journey, from Pembroke's Under-11s to the IPL's bright lights
Matt Roller on the fast, skillful and entirely homegrown left-arm quick who is Ireland's brightest ambassador on the global stage.
Does Mark Wood hold the record for the best figures on IPL debut?
And who has the highest individual score on IPL debut? You asked and Steven Lynch answered in this week's stats and trivia column.