Dhaka, Apr 4 (UNB) — Legends of Rupganj beat Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by eight wickets on Thursday in the ninth round of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League.
It was their sixth win on the trot.
In the other match of the day, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity beat Uttara Sporting Club by 39 runs in Fatullah, to register their second win of the season.
Rupganj won the toss in Savar and sent Sheikh Jamal to bat first. They tumbled for 141 as Rupganj bowlers bowled superbly.
Tanbir Hyder (35) made the highest individual score for Sheikh Jamal. Fardeen Hasan was the second-highest scorer with 28.
For Rupganj, spinner Nabil Samad and all-rounder Muktar Ali bagged three wickets each. Subashis Roy, Mohammad Shahid and Rishi Dhawan took one wicket each.
In reply, Mohammad Naim and Mominul Haque hit fifties for Rupganj and won the game with eight wickets in hand. They scored 145/2 in 28.4 overs.
Naim fell for 63 but Mominul remained on 60.
It was the eighth win of Rupganj in nine rounds of the league while Sheikh Jamal suffered the fifth loss of the season.
In the other match, Uttara won the toss and sent Khelaghar to bat first. Khelaghar posted a challenging total of 257 runs for four wickets in 50 overs.
Mahidul Islam Ankon hit 77 off 80 balls with seven fours and one six while wicketkeeper-batsman Shahriar Komol also hit 56 with seven fours.
Along with them, Robiul Islam Robi (38) and captain Amin Majumder (40) also contributed with the bat.
For Uttara, Sheikh Humayun and Mohimenul Haque bagged two wickets each.
In reply, Uttara managed to score 218 for eight wickets in 50 overs. Mohimenul Haque, who missed a century, was the only Uttara batsman to shine in the game. But his superb 93-run knock could not prevent his side’s loss.
It was Uttara’s seventh loss of the season.
For Khelaghar, Robiul Haque, Robiul Islam Robi and Tanvir Islam bagged two wickets each.
Dhaka, Apr 4 (UNB) — Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League defending champions Abahani Limited continued their winning streak beating Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club by four wickets on Thursday.
Soumya Sarkar and Jahurul Islam performed superbly to seal the game for Abahani. Soumya bagged four wickets conceding 34 runs in 10 overs, while Jahurul struck an unbeaten 91.
Abahani won the toss and sent Prime Doleshwar to bat first at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. They scored a moderate total of 224 for nine wickets.
The defending champions took control of the match in the third over when Mohammad Saifuddin bagged the wicket of wicketkeeper-batsman Imran Uzzaman who fell for two.
They lost the second wicket in 27 runs. However, in the third wicket stand, Farhad Hossain and Shykat Ali added 57 runs.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz took the wicket of Shykat when he was on 23. Farhad struck 47, Doleshwar’s highest individual score. Marshall Ayub and Taibur Rahman contributed with 40 and 41 respectively, and their Pakistani recruit Saad Nasim posted 34.
For Abahani, Soumya was the best bowler taking four wickets while Mashrafe Bin Mortaza took two for 48 in 10 overs. Saifuddin, Mehidy and Sabbir Rahman took one wicket each.
In reply, Abahani reached the target in 48.5 overs (227/6).
Abahani lost their first three wickets in 23 runs when Soumya fell for 10 and Najmul Hossain Shanto and their Indian recruit Priyank Panchal got dismissed by Abu Jayed and Farhad Reza respectively without adding anything on the board.
But Jahurul and Mohammad Mithun helped them take control again posting 63 runs in the third-wicket stand. Mithun, back to the playing XI after recovering from a hamstring injury, struck 40 while Jahurul batted firmly on the other end.
Sabbir and Mosaddek Hossain fell for 24 and 2 respectively. It was anyone’s game at that point after Abahani lost six wickets in 135 runs. However, Jahurul and Saifuddin’s 92-run partnership in the sixth wicket stand ensured a stunning win.
Saifuddin remained unbeaten at 55 off 69 deliveries with seven fours.
It was Abahani’s eighth win in nine rounds of the league while Doleshwar suffered their third loss in as many rounds.
Dhaka, April 4 (UNB) – Mymensingh Panchrukhi Govt. Primary School of Nandail Upazilla Under Mymensingh District clinched the Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Gold Cup Primary School Football title beating Tipurgani BK Govt. Primary School of Lalmonirthat District by 1-0 goal in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday.
In the Bangabandhu Gold Cup Primary School Football Tournament, Haripur Govt. Primary School of Sylhet District emerged champions beating DahkinKanial Khata Govt. Primary School of Nilphamari District, also by 1-0 goal in the final at the same venue Thursday afternoon.
Salman Ahmed scored the match-winning goal for Haripur Govt Primary School in the very 5th minute of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football final.
Sports loving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina witnessed the Bangamata Gold Cup final as the chief guest and later she distributed the trophies, medals and prize money to the champions, runners up and the 3rd ranked teams of both the competitions. State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain was also present on the occasion.
Liba Akhter of Rangpur Division was adjudged the best player as well as the highest scorer (six goals) of the Bangamata Gold Cup to receive Tk 30,000 each for her feat in both the categories.
In the Bangabandhu Gold Cup, Anisul Islam Surjo of Rangpur Division was adjudged best player while Riaz Hossain of the same division named as the highest scorer (five goals) of the competition to receive Tk 30,000 each.
With the feat, Sylhet District won their 3rd Bangabandhu Gold Cup crowns along with Chittagong District. Rangpur won the title twice and Barishal won the rest one.
The champions teams of both the Bangabandhu and Bangamata Gold Cup football were awarded with prize money of Taka 3 (three) lakh each, the runners-up teams got prize money of 2 (two) lakh each while the third-place teams taka 1 (one) lakh each.
Besides, the team members and players of the champion team received prize money of Tk 15,000 each, the runners-up and third-placed teams got Tk 10,000 and 7,500 each respectively.
The Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football tournament was introduced by the Primary and Mass Education Ministry in 2010 across the country named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman while Bangamata GoldCup Football introduced in 2011 named after Bangamata Begum Fazilatunness Mujib
A total of 11, 18, 515 students from 65,795 Primary schools took part in this year Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football while another 11, 16, 900 girls from 65,700 participated in the Bangamata Gold Cup football tournament.
Dhaka, Apr 4 (UNB) — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will announce a 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup on April 18.
But the player who has drawn attention already is Yasir Ali. The 23-year-old batsman, who never played for the national side, obtained a place in the preliminary squad of Bangladesh for the World Cup.
Yasir came to limelight for the first time during the last season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) where he struck 307 runs in 11 matches at the strike rate of 124.29. His strike rate was the most exciting side of him to be considered for the national side.
The Chattogram-born batsman maintained his golden run in the ongoing season of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League as well. In the first eight rounds of the league, Yasir scored 341 runs with one century and two fifties. He scored at the astonishing average of 170.50 since he was unbeaten in his only ton in the league so far. The young boy also maintained his surprising strike rate of 101.48.
In the last BPL, Yasir got the chance in the playing XI of Chittagong Vikings in the place of Mohammad Ashraful. The former national team was poor in the middle, and that paved the way for Yasir. The right-handed middle-order batsman utilized the chance with great care.
He drew attention for his convincing show in BPL . Minhazul Abedin, the chief selector of BCB, has expressed his satisfaction over the performance of Yasir on several occasions.
Most importantly, national team captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza showed his eagerness to include Yasir in the World Cup squad recently which has played a big role to consider him for the National side.
Though the squad will not be announced before April 18, according to the close sources to the chief selector, it is confirmed that Yasir is one of the World Cup campaigners of the Tigers.
Manchester, Apr 4 (AP/UNB) — Manchester City rested many of its best players and was still too strong for Cardiff in a 2-0 win that lifted the defending champions back to the top of the Premier League on Wednesday.
Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane scored in the first half as City won an eighth straight league game and jumped a point clear of Liverpool with six games remaining.
Amid a hectic period of fixtures for a City team chasing a quadruple of trophies, manager Pep Guardiola rested the likes of Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker while top scorer Sergio Aguero was missing because of injury.
Still, it was all City at Etihad Stadium and only some brilliant saves from Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge kept the score respectable for a visiting team that is in the relegation zone and five points from safety.
"These players have helped us," Guardiola said of his fringe players, "they are guys who did not play for two months and are not happy. We have a good squad and without it we cannot fight for the four competitions. It's impossible. We are here in April because we have confidence in the players."
De Bruyne set City on its way in the sixth minute by running onto Aymeric Laporte's through-ball and driving a left-footed shot into the roof of the net from an acute angle.
Sane made it 2-0 in the 43rd, driving an angled shot into the far corner after a lay-off by Gabriel Jesus.
It was like shooting practice in the second half, with 18-year-old midfielder Phil Foden — making his first league start — hitting the post among City's best chances.
Guardiola was particularly impressed with Foden, who captained England to the Under-17 World Cup title in 2017 and is regarded as one of the country's best young talents.
"Phil, we know it, he's young but he can do everything," Guardiola said. "He can create chances, he's incredible with his vision. It's not easy for him with (David) Silva, Bernardo (Silva), (Ilkay) Gundogan, De Bruyne, but he wants to be here, he's delighted to be here. I assure you next year he will play more minutes. That's the process. He's 18 or 19. For the next decade he will be important."
One negative for City was the sight of left back Oleksandr Zinchenko coming off with an apparent right hamstring injury. With Benjamin Mendy currently out of favor, left back could be a problem position for Guardiola for the next few weeks.
City, which has already won the League Cup and is into the Champions League quarterfinals, resumes its quadruple bid with an FA Cup semifinal against Brighton on Saturday.