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In Case You Missed it: Bangladesh stun Afghanistan, India eye another clean sweep

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Afif Hossain (right) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz set up a 174-run partnership for the seventh wicket to take Bangladesh to victory  •  AFP/Getty Images

Afif Hossain (right) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz set up a 174-run partnership for the seventh wicket to take Bangladesh to victory  •  AFP/Getty Images

There's history to be made in the coming weeks as New Zealand aim for their first Test series victory against South Africa, Australia embark on their first tour of Pakistan since 1998 and the women's ODI World Cup kicks off in New Zealand. This week Bangladesh scripted yet another miraculous victory, against Afghanistan this time, while India eye another series win. Get a lowdown on all the action in our weekly round-up.
Afif, Mehidy take Bangladesh to stunning victory from 45 for 6
The pair's record stand stunned Afghanistan after 21-year-old Fazalhaq Farooqi's four-for. For Bangladesh, who scripted a miraculous win against New Zealand a month ago, this ODI win was yet another affirmation that the young'uns are the future of Bangladesh cricket, says Mohammad Isam.
Days ahead of World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur provides timely reminder of her ability
After four losses, India women turned around the final ODI against New Zealand for a consolation win, with Harmanpreet Kaur returning to form after a lean patch to smash a 66-ball 63, which India will hope the batter carries to the World Cup.
Kishan, Shreyas fifties muscle India to huge win
After their clean sweep of the West Indies in the ODI and T20I series, India have turned their attention to a depleted Sri Lanka, who they beat by 62 runs in the first T20I, as Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer blitzed fifties. Andrew Fidel Fernando uses Ishan Kishan as the metric to measure the chasm between young India players and Sri Lanka's youngsters, which he says the visitors have to bridge.
Wriddhiman Saha: 'Being indirectly told to retire'
The 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batter spoke to ESPNcricinfo about the communication and reasons given for dropping him from the India Test side. Sidharth Monga says Pujara, Rahane, Ishant and Saha, who were all dropped from the India side will be hurting, but selections are not made from the individual's point of view.
The age of bowling
Stunning strike rates, incredible depth in attacks, battered batters: S Rajesh dives deep into an unparalleled era of bowler domination in Test cricket.
Jhulan Goswami: 'I want to lift the game, because in India there is a question mark over everything women do'
The India spearhead looks back at her two decades in cricket, the evolution of fast bowling in the women's game, and her own transformation over the years.
Steve Rhodes: 'Don't overcoach to try and warrant your salary'
The former Bangladesh coach and now Comilla Victorians' technical advisor for their BPL-winning campaign spoke to Mohammad Isam about his 2019 sacking, his coaching philosophy, and how things could improve for Bangladesh.
Which umpire gave Sachin Tendulkar out 'shoulder before wicket' to Glenn McGrath in 1999?
And which umpire has officiated in five consecutive ODI World Cup finals? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of umpires and match referees.
Where do India's Under-19 World Cup stars go from here?
After a stunning title tilt, the world is at the feet of the young World Cup players. What do they have to look forward to? IPL deals, Ranji debuts, and some day that India cap, says Sreshth Shah.
Who does it best?
Who are the best exponents of iconic cricket shots and deliveries in the women's game? Firdose Moonda picks Laura Wolvaardt's cover drive that will make you weak in the knees. Shashank Kishore chooses Meg Lanning's wristy cut. And Valkerie Baynes says no one delivers the yorker quite like Marizanne Kapp, who adds the ability to change lines to her unerring length that makes for an unplayable package.
Has anyone won their first caps in all three formats quicker than Alana King?
And how many players have been out for 99 on Test debut? No matter the question, Steven Lynch has the answer in this week's Ask Steven.
Litton Das: 'Some want it, some don't, but I've always had responsibility from the start'
The Bangladesh batter opens up about playing multiple formats, understanding the game better, the famous win in New Zealand, and more.