Dhaka, Mar 4 (UNB) - Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club clinched the title of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) T20 on Monday beating Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club by 24 runs in the final at Shere-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Sheikh Jamal posted 157/7 while batting first in the match with the help of Imtiaz Hossian’s 56 off 44 balls. Prime Doleshwar tumbled for 133/8 in 20 overs and lost the match by 24 runs. Imtiaz won the man of the match award for his fifty.
Shahidul Islam bagged four wickets for Jamal conceding 19 runs in four overs while Salahuddin Sakil took two wickets to ensure the title for their team.
Prime Doleshwar started chasing the target posting 62 runs in the first wicket stand. Saif Hassan (26) and Mohammad Arafat (33) managed that in the opening stand but they were too slow to respond to the situation.
In a span of 10 runs, Prime Doleshwar lost three wickets. They lost two more wickets before reaching the 100-run mark.
Saif scored 26 while Arafat struck 33, and along with them Farhad Reza smashed 45 off 20 deliveries with two fours and five sixes to his name.
Eventually, Prime Doleshwar’s innings came to the end scoring 133/8 in 20 overs.
Earlier, Sheikh Jamal won the toss and opted to bat first. They accumulated 157 runs with the help of Imtiaz Hossain (56), captain Nurul Hasan Sohan (33) and Tanbir Hyder (31).
In the opening stand, Fardeen Hasan and Imtiaz posted 62 runs in 7.5 overs. Fardeen was the first man to get dismissed. He scored 18 for 20 deliveries. In quick succession, they lost two more wickets.
But Hasanuzzaman and Nasir Hossain failed to capitalise on that ideal start as they tumbled for 4 and 5 respectively. Sheikh Jamal disappointed to continue their start during the middle overs of the innings.
Ziaur Rahman, who helped Sheikh Jamal to reach the final scoring 72 off 29 in the semifinal, failed as he contributed two only. However, in the sixth wicket stand, Nurul Hasan and Tanbir Hyder collected 49 runs in 4.3 overs which accelerated Jamal to a moderate total of 157 for seven wickets.
Farhad Reza, the veteran all-rounder, scalped three wickets conceding 32 runs in four overs while Arafat Sunny, Enamul Haque Jnr, Manik Khan, Shykat Ali took one wicket each.
Farhad Reza was adjudged man of the series for his all-round performance.
Dhaka, Mar 4 (UNB) - Bangladesh pace bowler Rubel Hossain on Monday said the New Zealand ODI series that Bangladesh lost 0-3 will help the Tigers in the upcoming World Cup which is scheduled to commence on May 30 next.
Rubel was part of the Bangladesh ODI squad during the three-match series in New Zealand. However, he was sidelined in all of the matches due to the right combination according to the team management. The move of keeping Rubel out of the playing XI in all three matches created criticism among the spectators.
“We lost the series in New Zealand. But it was a big opportunity for us to learn many things. The condition has a similarity with that in England. So, I think the experiences of playing in New Zealand will help us do better in the World Cup,” Rubel on Monday told reporters at Mirpur Academy.
During the ODI series, Bangladeshi batsmen were clueless against the quality pace-attack of the hosts. Bangladesh lost the first two matches by eight wickets while in the last match, they were capitulated by 88 runs.
“It was tough to adapt to the condition of New Zealand as there was too much wind. Our batsmen also struggled to show their natural game. If we could have adapted to the condition faster, the results of ODI series might have been different,” the right-arm pacer further said.
Rubel is now busy with getting prepared for the 50-over format of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL). He will represent the defending champions of tournament Abahani Limited.
As regards his goal in the tournament, Rubel said: “I’m gearing up for the 50-over leg of Dhaka League. I want to finish the tournament as one of the best bowlers. I will be trying to play according to the team plan.”
Rubel believes the 50-over leg of Dhaka League will help him prepare for the World Cup this year.
Rubel has played 26 Tests, 96 ODIs and 27 T20Is for the Tigers. He has scalped 33, 122 and 28 wickets respectively in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. With 122 scalps in ODIs, Rubel is the fourth highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in the 50-over format of international cricket.
Dhaka, Mar 4 (UNB) – Victoria Sporting Club played to 1-1 draw with Uttar Baridhara Club in the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at the Kamalapur Stadium here on Monday.
After a barren first, Tony put Victoria SC ahead in the 81st minute while Mizan restored the parity for Uttar Baridhara Club in the stoppage time of the match (90+1 minute).
The day’s other match between T&T Club and Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club ended in a goalless draw at the same venue.
Dhaka, March 4 (UNB)– Defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited took a solo lead in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football, beating Saif Sporting Club by 3-1 goals in the 10th round match at the Rofiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Monday.
By virtue of the well-merited victory, the sky-blue popular Dhanmondi outfit again clinched the top slot toppling star-studded Bashundhara Kings, securing 24 points from 10 matches with eight wins and two defeats one each against Bashundhara Kings and Sheikh Russel KC.
Independence Cup champions and big-budgeted Bashundhara Kings followed the leader neck and neck securing 22 points from eight matches, two matches less than Abahani.
In the day’s match, Nigerain booter Sunday Chizoba struck twice in the 28th and 55th minute while local striker Nabib Newas Zibon scoring the match’s first goal in the 9th minute.
Dennis Bolshakov scored the lone goal for Saif SC in the 63rd minute.
In the day’s another match, newcomer NoFeL Sporting Club upset Dhaka Mohammedan SC beating them by 1-0 goal at their home venue — Shaheed Bhulu Stadium in Noakhali in the afternoon.
Guinean booter Ismael Bangoura scored the match decider for NoFeL SC in the 86th minute from a penalty (1-0).
With the day’s win, NoFeL SC improved their position in the league table securing eight points from nine matches forcing Mohammedan SC to suffer 6th defeat in the ongoing league.
The day’s other league match between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Chattogram Abahani Limited ended in a goalless draw at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Dhaka, Mar 4 (UNB) – A contingent of Special Olympics Bangladesh will leave here for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday (March 8) to participate in the “Special Olympics World Summer Games Abu Dhabi 2019” beginning there on March 14.
The Bangladesh team, consisting of 103 athletes, will compete in nine different disciplines of sports with a target to clinch 15-25 medals from the ensuing meet.
In Abu Dhabi, the Bangladeshi athletes will prepare themselves for the main part of the event which will begin on March 14. Bangladesh are one of the 170 countries that are participating in this year’s Special Olympics.
Cola-Cola Bangladesh will support the Bangladesh team in the ensuing games.
The Special Olympics is the world’s largest humanitarian sporting event and a global movement which focuses on the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport.
The Special Olympics Bangladesh made this announcement at a press conference at the National Sports Council (NSC) auditorium in the capital on Monday.
Chairman of Special Olympics Bangladesh (SOB) Dr Shamim Matin Chowdhury, founder Chairman of Special Olympics Bangladesh Ashraf Dowla and Country Head of Coca-Cola Bangladesh Ltd Ajay Bathija spoke on the occasions.
In the previous Special Olympics held in the USA in 2015, Bangladesh secured 18 gold, 22 silver and 14 bronze medals.
Bangladesh participated in the Special Olympics for the last 25 years and brought pride for the country by winning 216 gold, 109 silver and 84 bronze medals.