Left-handed batsman Afif Hossain posted a wonderful 98 to propel Najmul XI to a challenging total of 264, also the highest in the event so far, for eight wickets off their allotted overs against Mahmudullah XI on Saturday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Mahmudullah Riyad, the captain of the Mahmudullah XI, won the toss and opted to bowl first. Soumya Sarkar and Parvez Hossain Emon, who got his first chance in the event, added only 13 runs in the first wicket stand.
Rubel Hossain struck twice at the start of the innings removing Soumya and Najmul Hossain Shanto in the same over. Soumya managed to score 13 runs while Najmul posted 3.
After losing three wickets in 31 runs, Najmul XI posted 147 runs in the fourth wicket stand with the help of Mushfiqur Rahim and Afif Hossain. Only for the second time in the event, Mushfiqur and Afif formed a hundred-run stand.
Afif got run out when he was at 98 off 108 balls with 12 fours and one six. Mushfiqur fell scooping Ebadot Hossain for 52 off 92 balls with a four.
After Mushfiqur’s removal, Towhid Hridoy (27 off 29 with two fours), and Irfaan Shukkur (48 not-out off 31 with four fours and two sixes) guided Najmul XI to 264 for eight in 50 overs.
For Mahmudullah XI, Rubell bagged three wickets conceding 53 runs in 10 overs while Ebadat Hossain took two wickets conceding 60 runs in 10 overs.
Brief score: Najmul XI 264/8 in 50 overs, Afif 98, Mushfiq 52, Irfaan 48, Towhid 27, Parvez 19; Rubel 3/53, Ebadat 2/60, Sumon 1/52.
Mahmudullah Riyad (c), Liton Das (w), Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sumon Khan, Rubel Hossain, Mahmudul Hasan, Rakibul Hasan, Ebadat Hossain (sub).
Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mushfiqur Rahim (w), Tauhid Hridoy, Irfaan Shukkur, Parvez Hossain Emon, Taskin Ahmed, Al Amin Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Nasum Ahmed.
The Sheikh Russel International Onlines Air Rifle Shooting Championship' 2020, marking the birthday of the younger son of the Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will inaugurate here on Saturday (October 17).
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP will inaugurate the two-day meet in the morning, organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation.
But, the competition will begin Sunday afternoon from 2 pm in an online platform .
Shooters from seven countries--India, Pakistan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Bhutan and hosts Bangladesh --will compete in the 60-round Air Rifle competition.
The champions pair of the meet will receive prize money of US dollar 1000, the runners-up pair will get US dollar 700 while the 3rd ranked pair will receive US dollar 500 as prize money.
Bangladesh earned seven points from six matches in the Asian Nations Cup Online Chess Championship 202O on Friday.
The 4th, 5th, and 6th round matches of the open section were held on Friday.
In the day's 4th round, Bangladesh team lost to Australia by 3.5 -05 game points.
Only GM Ziaur Rahman drew with GM Illingworth, Max of Australia.
GM Niaz Murshed, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman, GM Ziaur Rahman and GM Reefat Bin Sattar lost to GM Smirnov, Anton, GM Kuybokarov, Temur and GM Ly, Moulthun of Australia respectively.
In the day's 5th round, Bangladesh beat Tajikistan by 2 5-1 5 game points.
GM Reefat and IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin Sagor won against Khusenkhojaev Mustafokhuja and Sharifov Mekhriddin of Tajikistan respectively.
GM Zia drew with Kabilov, Amin and IM Fahad lost to Karimov, Alisher.
In the 6th round, Bangladesh lost to Kyrgyzstan by 2.5-1.5 game points.
GM Niaz and GM Zia drew with IM Markov Mikhail and IM Abdyjapar, Asyl of Kyrgyzstan respectively.
GM Reefat beat IM Sagor lost to CM Sezdbekov Ruslan and CM Orozbaev Eldiar of Kyrgyzstan respectively.
The 7th, 8th and 9th round games of the open section will be held on October 18 .
The 4th, 5th and 6th round matches of the women's section will be held on Saturday (October 17) at the same time.
Despite a hard-fought ton by Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim XI registered their first win beating Najmul XI by 42 runs in the BCB President’s Cup on Thursday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Shoriful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman bowled tremendously for Najmul XI taking four and three wickets respectively.
Replying to Tamim XI’s 221, Najmul XI tumbled for 179 runs for all wickets in 45.4 overs and lost the game by 42 runs. It was their first defeat in two games. In the first game, they beat Mahmudullah XI by four wickets.
Najmul XI lost three wickets for just in 30 runs. Mustafizur Rahman scalped two of these three wickets. Najmul XI never recovered from this early damage.
Mushfiqur came to bat at four, and before falling prey to Mustafizur in the 45th over, he posted a superb 103 runs off 109 balls with nine fours and one six. Apart from Msuhfqiur, Afif Hossain (15) and Irfaan Shukkur (24) were the two other batsmen to have reached two-digit scores.
Eventually, Najmul XI tumbled for 179 for all wickets in 45.4 overs.
Earlier, Najmul Hossain Shanto, the captain of Najmul XI, won the toss and sent Tamim XI to bat first. They posted a moderate total of 221 runs for nine wickets in 50 overs riding on 82 of Mahahdi Hasan.
Tanzid Hasan Tamim, who came to the limelight for his U-19 performance, struck two wonderful fours at the start of the innings. But he fell prey to Al Amin Hossain scoring eight off five balls.
Anamul Haque Bijoy joined Tamim in the wicket and fell for 12 off 13 balls. He also hit two fours and was looking comfortable in the middle. Anamul fell as Soumya Sarkar took a brilliant catch at the slip cordon.
After the removal of Anamul, it was Mohammad Mithun who failed again as he scored only four this time. Nayeem Hasan, the off-spinner, sent Mithun back to the dressing room as his first wicket in the match.
The onus was on Tamim to guide his team to a challenging total, but after adding five runs following Mithun’s dismissal, he got caught by Rishad Hossain while playing Nayeem. Tamim fell for 33, his best in two games.
Shahadat Hossain Dipu, who hit a fifty in the knock-out stage of the last ICC U-19 World Cup to help the Young Tigers book a place in the next round, scored 31 before being hunted by Rishad.
Mosaddek Hossain, Akbar Ali and Mohammad Saifuddin scored 12, 2 and 3 respectively. Tamim XI lost eight wickets just in 125, which was indicating to another poor batting show. But Taijul Islam and Mahadi Hassan added 95 runs in the ninth-wicket stand.
Mahadi fell for 82 off 57 balls with nine fours and three sixes. He tried to scoop Mukidul Islam Mugdho but failed to time the ball correctly. Taijul remained unbeaten for 20 off 43 balls.
Al Amin Hossain continued bowling well as he bagged three wickets conceding 43 runs in 10 overs while Taskin Ahmed and Mukidul Islam took one wicket each. Nayeem and Rishad took two wickets each conceding 28 and 21 respectively in 10 and five overs.
In their first game, Najmul XI beat Mahmudullah XI by four wickets while Tamim XI lost to Mahmudullah XI by five wickets in their first game.
Tamim XI: 221/9 in 50 overs, Mahadi 82, Tamim 33, Shahadat 31, Al Amin 3/43, Rishad 2/21, Nayeem 2/28
Najmul XI: 179/10 in 45.4 overs, Mushfiqur 103, Irfaan 24, Afif 15; Sharif 4/34, Mustafizur 3/15, Saifuddin 2/42
BCB President’s Cup fixture:
Oct 11: Mahmudullah XI vs Najmul XI (Najmul XI won by four wickets)
Oct 13: Mahmudullah XI vs Tamim XI (Mahmudullah XI won by five wickets)
Oct 15: Tamim XI vs Najmul XI (Tamim XI won by 42 runs)
Oct 16: Mahmudullah vs Najmul XI
Oct 19: Mahmudullah vs Tamim XI
Oct 21: Tamim XI vs Najmul XI
Oct 23: the final
The new football season 2020-21 will begin on Dec 19 through curtain-raiser meet -- Federation Cup Football '20.