Title aspirant Khulna Division trialing by 27 runs with seven wickets remaining against their main contenders Dhaka Division on the 2nd day of the title deciding 6thand final round Tier-1 match of the National Cricket League (NCL) Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Sunday.
In a Tier-2 match of the league, Sylhet Division earned a convincing nine–wicket victory over Chattogram Division on the very 2nd day of the four-day affairs at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura on Sunday
In Tier-1 League, Dhaka Division resumed the first innings with overnight total 273 for 7 and wereall out for 279 runs in 93.1 overs, adding only six runs to their credit on 2nd day (Sunday).
Overnight batsman cum captain Shuvagata Hom, who was on batting with 56 runs, contributed 60 runs off 97 balls with help of five boundaries.
Ziaur Rahman, who grabbed two wickets on the first day (Saturday), finally claimed four wickets for 24 runs, apart from Abdul Halim’s five wickets haul.
In reply, league leader Khulna Division opened the first innings Sunday morning and posted 252 for 3 in 84 runs at the end of day-2, featuring two good partnerships in the opening and the 4th wicket stands.
National colored opener Anamul Haque Bijoy pairing with RobiulIslam scored 82 runs in 33.4 overs in the first wicket stand while former national cricketer Tushar Imran pairing with Nurul Hasan contributed an unbeaten 121 runs in the 4th wicket stand.
Two dowm Tushar Imran hammered an unconquered 75 runs off 119 balls featuring nine fours, number five Nurul Hasan scored an unbeaten 56 runs off 92 balls with seven fours and one six, one down Anamul Haque Bijoy made 50 runs off 101 balls hitting seven fours and one six while Ajit Majumber scored 21 with four fours.
Shuvagata Hom captured two wickets for 25 runs while Nazmul Islam took one for 89 runs.
Brief score: Dhaka Division 1st innings: 279 all out in 93.1 overs (overnight score 273/7) Taibur 110, Mazid 66, Shuvagata 60, Abdul Halim 5/27, Ziaur 4/24)
Khulna Division: 252 for 3 in 84 overs; Tushar Imran not out 75, Nurul Hasan not out 56, Anamul Haque 50, Robiul Islam 45, Ajit Majumder 21, Shuvagata Home 2/25, Nazmul Islam 1.89.
In a Tier-2 match of the league, Sylhet Division earned a convincing nine–wicket victory over Chattogram Division on the very 2nd day of the four-day affairs at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura on Sunday.
Replying to Chattogram Division’s first innings total 106 runs, Sylhet Division resumed the first innings with overnight 186 for 5 and were all out for 230 runs in 65 overs with overnight batsman Asadullah Al Galib making 40 and Rahatul Ferdous not out 39 runs.
Irfan Hossain claimed six wickets for 95 runs while Shahkawat Hossain took two wickets for 12 runs.
Later, Chattogram Division opened the 2nd innings and were bundled out cheaply again for 165 runs in 51.1 overs featuring 66 runs by captain Irfan Sukker, 62 runs by Sadikur Rahman.
An 18-year-old rookie left arm pace bowler Ruyel Miah of Sylhet, who came to limelight on the first day (Saturday) making the best figure of 8/26 in the first class cricket, again displayed his brilliant grabbing five wickets for 39 runs in the 2nd innings and was adjudged man of the match.
With a poor target of 42 runs to win, Sylhet Division opened the 2nd innings and easily reaches theur ultimate goal scoring 45 runs for the loss on one wicket in 5.5 overs.
Chattogram 1st innings: 106/10 in 35.1 overs; Tasamul 21, Irfan 21, Ruyel 8/26,
2nd innings- 165 all out in 51.1 overs: Irfan 66, Sadiqur 62, Sajjadul 10, Ruyel 5/39,
Sylhet 1st innings: 230 all out in 65 overs (Overnight 186/5), Amite 55, Alok 41, Galim 40, Rahatul not out 39, Ifran 5/95, Shakawat 2/12.
2ndinnings : 45 for 1 in 5.5 overs; Shahnaj not out 18, Imtiaz 14, Towfiq not out 11.
In another Tier-1 league match at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadiumm in Rajshahi, hosts Rajshahi Division were trailing by 50 runs with five wickets in hand against Rangpur Division on day-2.
Rangpur Division resumed the first innings with overnight 263 for 8 and were all out for 274 runs in 89.4 overs.
In reply, hosts Rajshahi Division scored 224 for 5 in 77 overs at the end of the 2nd day (Sunday)
Rangpur 1st innings 274 all out in 89.4 overs (Overnight 263/8 in 85 overs), Sohrawordi 105, Ariful 57, Naeem 40, Tanbir 30, Delwar 4/59, Mohor 3/53, Muktar 2/80
Rajshahi Divisin 1st innings- 224 for 5 in 77 overs; Farhad Hossain 75, Avishek 67, Junaid 37, Sabbir not out 22, Ariful 3/37.
In another Tier-2 league match, Dhaka Metro were trailing by 189 runs against hosts Barishal Division on day-2 at the Abdur Rab Seniabad Stadium in Barishal on Sunday.
Barishal Division resumed the first innings with overnight 338 for 6 and were all out for 414 runs in 108. 2 overs .
In reply, Dhaka Metro scored 225 for 2 in 69 overs when the bails were draw for the 2nd day Sunday featuring 157 runs in the 3rd wicket stand.
Brief score:Barishal 1st innings (Overnight 338/6 in 90 overs), Fazle Mahmud 141, Salman 72, Moin 75, Nafees 44, Taskin 4/67, Asif 3/106, Arafat 2/108
Dhaka Metro: 225 for 2 in 69 overs; Shamsur not out 90, Marshall Ayub not out 85, Azmin 16, Rakin 23.
Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team clinched the five-match Youth ODI series 3-0 beating Sri Lanka Under-19 Cricket team by five wickets in 4th match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Sunday.
Young Tigers started the Youth ODI series beating tourist Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the 2nd match at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Monday as their first game was abandoned at the same venue on Saturday due to cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ that lashed the country’s coastal districts.
The hosts took 2-0 lead thrashing the Islanders Sri Lanka by a huge 161-run in the 3rd match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Thursday.
The fifth and last match will be held on November 19 at the same venue in Chattogram.
Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka scored a mediocre total 260 for seven wickets in 50 overs on Sunday.
Sonal Dinusha remained unbeaten scoring team’s highest 43 runs, Thaveesha Kahaduwaarachchi added 37, Mohammed Shamaaz 34 and Navod Paranavithana 31 runs for the Islanders.
Tanzim Hasan Sakib bagged three wickets for 54 while Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan bagged one wicket each conceding 59 and 43 runs respectively.
In reply of 261, the Young Tigers scored 265 for five wickets in 47.2 overs to beat the touring Sri Lanka in the fourth match.
Towhid Hridoy, who was adjudged man of the match, smashed his 2nd consecutive ton of the series 115 runs off 120 balls hitting 9 fours and 3 sixes and Captain Akbar Ali was not out for 66 runs off 60 balls featuring 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Among others, Tanzid Hasan contributed 26, Shahadat Hossain 23 and Mahmudul Hasan Joy 14 and Shamim Hossain was not out for 11 runs.
Amshi de Silva took two wickets for 55 runs and Sudeera Thilakaratne, Kavindu Nadeeshan and Paranavithana bagged one wicket each conceding 51, 48 and 28 runs respectively.
Earlier, the two-match four-day Youth Test series between two teams concluded in a draw. The rain-hit first match ended in a draw at Abdur Rab Serniabat Stadium in Barishal on October 26-29 and the 2nd match also ended in a draw at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on November 2-5.
Fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the first test against Pakistan from Thursday after choosing not to contest a charge of breaching Cricket Australia's code of conduct during a domestic Sheffield Shield match.
Pattinson faced a Level 2 charge of using obscene or abusive language over an incident in a four-day match last week between Victoria and Queensland at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
News Corp. reported Pattinson abused Queensland batsman Cameron Gannon on the second day of the match but immediately apologized to the player and match officials.
The code of conduct bans the use of "language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player or player support personnel or any other third person during a match."
"I made a mistake in the heat of the moment," Pattinson said. "Straight away I realized I was in the wrong and I apologized immediately, both to the opponent and to the umpires.
"I have done the wrong thing and accept the penalty.
"I'm gutted to miss a test match but the standards are there for a reason and the fault is mine."
In deciding not to contest the charge, Pattinson effectively pleaded guilty and faced a ban of one test match or two Sheffield Shield matches. He decided to serve the suspension in the upcoming test match at Brisbane in which he was competing with Mitchell Starc for a place in the Australia team.
Pattinson faced two Level 1 charges in March which resulted in a warning and a fine of 100 percent of his match fee. Under the code of conduct three offences within an 18 month period can result in a one-year ban.
Australia captain Tim Paine indicated earlier Sunday he did not expect Pattinson to be cleared in any judicial hearing.
"I don't think he is going to be there," Paine said. "It's unfortunate, doesn't sit with our values and he knows and understands that.
"Missing a test match potentially is a hard thing to deal with but he'll learn from it and come back from it.
"James understands he's let himself down, let the group down and we expect him to bounce back."
Pattinson's offense is the second in a week involving a member of the Australia test squad. Former captain Steve Smith was fined 25 percent of his match fee for showing dissent towards umpires during a Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Western Australia played last week.
Smith said Sunday he had apologized to his Australian teammates over the incident.
"Sometimes your emotions can get the better of you out on the field," Smith said. "We're playing a game, everyone is trying to do their best and sometimes that happens.
"I came in yesterday and apologized to the group for getting a code of conduct.
"I don't think there was a great deal in it but I've copped it and I have to look at when I get out and the way I sort of conduct myself. I know a lot of kids watch me play and watch all of us play and the way we conduct ourselves when we get out as well as when we're batting."
Paine said the Australian team held a "values meeting" Saturday night to discuss issues of on-field behavior.
"Both of those guys (Smith and Pattinson) apologized last night," Paine said. "They know that they fell a bit short of what we set ourselves as a test team.
"They're disappointed with that but we are going to keep on top of it and maintain the level that we've set so far in the last couple of years."
Frustrated that a game that looked like a sure win was pushed into overtime, Nathan MacKinnon took matters into his own hands.
MacKinnon scored his second goal of the game just 27 seconds into the extra period as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 Saturday night.
Colorado led 4-2 with 2:37 left in the third before Alex Edler and Brock Boeser scored 1:37 apart with Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko on the bench for an extra attacker, sending the game to the 3-on-3 overtime.
It didn’t take MacKinnon long to settle the matter as he took a pass in his own zone, used his speed to skate the length of the ice through the Canucks defenders, then beat Demko on the blocker side.
“It just felt kind of cheesy,” said MacKinnon, who also had an assist in the game. “It didn’t really feel like they earned the tie. I just didn’t feel like it should have been an overtime. I’m sure everyone felt the same as I did. I just wanted to end it as quick as possible. I wanted to end it the first shift and I’m glad I did.”
The Avalanche were angry Edler’s goal came while Colorado’s Matt Calvert was lying on the ice bleeding from his ear after being hit on the side of the head by Elias Pettersson’s wrist shot. Vancouver had possession and the officials let the play continue.
“For me, we’re talking about head injuries and what not, and that’s the second time now in two weeks for us that a guy takes a puck in the face and is bleeding all over the ice and (officials are) letting it go,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. “He’s not moving so I just think we should blow it dead. Sometimes it’s a tough call to make because you’re trying to let the play go and seeing if he’s going to get up. But I think eventually you should just blow it dead.”
Vancouver coach Travis Green said the Canucks had a similar incident recently in Winnipeg when defenseman Chris Tanev was left hobbling on the ice after blocking a shot.
“My understanding is, if you have the puck with possession, you don’t blow the whistle,” Green said. “Right or wrong, that’s the way the rule has been for a while. We got fortunate tonight. You don’t like to see someone laying down hurt like that.”
Andre Burakovsky had a goal and an assist, and Nazem Ka dri and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored to help the Avalanche improve to 4-1-0 in their last five games. Rookie defenseman Cale Makar added four assists.
Makar, wo leads all NHL rookies with 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) wasn’t too happy with his game.
“I don’t think I really played too well tonight,” he said. “At the end, we have to do a better job containing their 6-on-5. There’s still a lot of things to work on but those are key strengths that we need to just keep executing.”
Colorado goalie Antoine Bibeau, who was making his first NHL start since the 2016-17 season when he started two games for Toronto, stopped 28 shots.
Adam Gaudette had two power-play goals for Vancouver, which fell to 1-4-2 in its last seven games. Josh Leivo had two assists and Demko finished with 18 saves.
Boeser believes the Canucks showed character by erasing the two-goal deficit.
“I thought overall we played a petty good game,” he said. “That was a huge point for us. We just have to build off it.”
Burakovsky put the Avs ahead 4-2 early in the third period. MacKinnon controlled play behind the Canucks’ goal, then passed to an open Burakovsky who had an empty net to shoot at.
With the Avalanche on the power play, Makar sent a cross-ice pass to MacKinnon, who fired a shot past Demko for his 12th at 7:51 of the second.
The Avs made it 3-1 with 8 1/2 minutes left in the period when Makar hit Kadri with a long pass after he got behind the Canucks’ defense. Kadri scored on a wrist shot to extend his points streak (two goals, four assists) to five games.
The Canucks cut the lead to one on Gaudette's second goal with just 2 seconds left in the period.
The Avalanche scored at 6:56 of the first when Bellemare deflected defenseman Erik Johnson's shot from the blue line past Demko.
The surging San Jose Sharks weren’t at their best. Still, they did enough to keep their winning streak going.
Kevin Labanc had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner as the beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Saturday night for their sixth straight win.
Logan Couture had three assists and Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored for San Jose.
“When you’re putting together a winning streak, you’re going to win all kinds of different ways,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “You’re going to put some solid games together, and you’re going to have to win some like this.”
Andreas Athanasiou scored twice and Taro Hirose added one for Detroit, which has lost 12 of 16.
The Sharks have 21 points in 21 games (10-10-1), the first time reaching the point-per-game mark since they were 3-3-0 on Oct. 15.
“We’re obviously in a better spot now than we were six games ago, and we still have a long way to go,” said Karlsson, who played in his 700th NHL game. “I think we’re finding ways to win games now. I don’t think we played well in Anaheim or tonight in long stretches, but we’re finding a way.”
Martin Jones had 25 saves and stopped all three Red Wings attempts in the shootout. Among his saves was a sensational one that robbed Brendan Perlini of a power-play goal midway through the second with San Jose up 2-1.
San Jose’s NHL-best killing unit held the Red Wings scoreless on three power plays including one in overtime.
“He made massive saves,” Couture said of Jones. “That penalty kill, and save in the second was huge … He’s playing great. Big reason we got two points was him tonight.”
Jimmy Howard had 16 saves and stopped 2 of 3 shootout attempts.
Athanasiou tied it at 3 by scoring his fifth of the season with 4:14 left. He took a no-look pass from Valtteri Filppula on a 2-on-1 and fired a 35-footer past Jones.
Karlsson broke a 2-2 tie at 12:32 of the second on a power play.
Labanc snapped a streak of eight games without a goal when he scored his sixth with just under a minute left in the first of a scoreless game. He hadn’t tallied a point in his previous five games.
Vlasic fired a in long shot just over a minute into the second to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead.
The Red Wings answered 13 seconds later on Athanasiou’s fourth goal, and they tied it midway through the second on Hirose’s first goal of the season in his 18th game.
“Overall we played pretty good hockey,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We weren’t perfect, I thought we played fast a lot of the times, I thought our gaps were better, I thought our O-zone offense was better. We leaked a little oil at the end of the hockey game and I thought we were good in overtime.”