Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – Liton Kumar Das of Rangpur Division hammered 203 in the second innings of 319*/2 in 49 overs, at stumps, to reduce his side’s trail to 119 runs against Rajshahi Division after third day’s play in the Tier1 match of the 20th National Cricket League (NCL) at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Wednesday.
Mahmudul Hasan [72* off 81b; 9x4] and Rangpur skipper Sajedul Islam [2* off 2b; 2x4] were at the crease when the bails were drawn for the third day.
Replying to Rajshahi’s 589/4-d in 150 overs in the first innings, Rangpur opened the second innings, having 151 runs in the 1st innings, on third day and crossed the 300-run mark spurred by opener Liton’s partnerships innings of 219 off 27.1 overs and 98 off 21.3 overs in the second and opening stand with unbeaten Mahmudul Hasan and Jahid Jabed [35 off 69b; 5x4] respectively.
Liton played a stormy innings of 142 to fire 32 boundaries and four over boundaries before being caught by Sabbir Rahman off spinner Taijul Islam, on 317/2, leaving just two balls to play for the day.
Earlier, Rajshahi resumed the 1st innings with overnight score of 419 for 2 in 116 overs and played 34 overs more on the day before declaring the innings with a lead of 438 runs as overnight Junaid Siddique completed an unbeaten century of 100* off 199 balls, including six boundaries.
Another overnight batsman Farhad Hossain [62 off 90b; 5x4; 1x6] and skipper Jahurul Islam [55 off 50b; 6x4] completed half centuries while Sabbir Rahman added unbeaten 15* runs.
Rangpur 1st innings: 151/10 in 59.4 overs; Naeem Islam 60, Sohrawordi Shuvo 29, Mohor Sheikh 3/37, Farhad Reza 3/39, Shafiqul Islam 2/31.
Rangpur 2nd innings: 319*/2 in 49 overs, at stumps, Liton Kumar Das 203, Mahmudul Hasan 72*, Jahid Jabed 35, Sajedul Islam 2*, Shafiqul Islam 1/60, Taijul Islam 1/98.
Rajshahi 1st innings: 589/4-d in 150 overs (overnight s 419/2 in 116 overs); Nazmul Hossain Shanto 173, Mizanur Rahman165, Junaid Siddique 100*, Farhad Hossain 62, Jahurul Islam 55, Sabbir Rahman 15*, Sajedul Islam 1/78, Mahmudul Hasan 1/81, Ariful Haque1/86, Sohrawordi Shuvo 1/103.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – The Sports Festival of the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) marking its 64th founding anniversary begins Thursday at the club premises.
JPC President Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman and the first Grand Master of the sub-continent Niaz Murshed will inaugurate the meet Thursday noon.
The sports festival begins with chess competition on Thursday (Oct 11), followed by air gun shooting and table tennis on Oct 12, table tennis and ludo (for women’s) on Oct 13, spade trump on Oct 14-15 and the mini marathon on Oct 20.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – Khulna Division at stumps with a 50-run lead in the first innings against Barishal Division after the third day’s play in the Tier 1 match of the 20th National Cricket League (NCL) at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Wednesday.
Overnight batsman Afif Hossain [81* off 132b; 8x4; 1x6] was at the crease when the bails were drawn for the rain hit third day’s play.
Replying to Barishal 1st innings of 299/10 in 102.2 overs, holders Khulna resumed the 1st innings on third day with overnight score of 199/6 in 75 overs and raised their tally to 349* for 7 in 116.1 overs where overnight 7th stand between centurion Ziaur Rahman and Afif and shared a partnership innings of 155 off 44 overs.
The bottom-run Khulna’s all-rounder Zia played an innings of 112 off 246 balls, including 13 boundaries and one six, before being bowled out by Mosaddek Hossain on their team total.
Barishal 1st innings: 299/10 in 102.2 overs; Nuruzzaman 74, Shahriar Nafees 41, Al-Amin Hossain 3/67, Abdur Razzak 3/121.
Khulna 1st innings: 349*/7 in 116.1 overs, at stumps, (overnight f 199/6 in 75 overs); Ziaur Rahman112, Afif Hossain 81*, Mohammad Mithun72, Kamrul Islam Rabbi 2/44, Sohag Gazi 2/100, Mosaddek Hossain 1/23.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – The Walton 5th National Youth Women’s Handball Tournament, organized by Bangladesh Handball Federation, will begin on Saturday (October 13) at the Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
State Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu MP will inaugurate the five-day meet in the afternoon with Dhaka District-Narayanganj District match, although the competition will begin in the morning.
Eight matches scheduled to be held on the opening day (Saturday) with Jamalpur District taking on Madaripur District in the first match at 9 am.
Twelve district teams, split into four groups, will initially compete in group stages on October 13 and 14, the two semifinals billed for October 15, the 3rd place deciding match on October 16 and the final on October 17.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Handball Federation Asaduzzaman Kohinoor disclosed the details of the tournament in a press conference at the federation office on Wednesday. Operative Director of Walton Group AFM Iqbal Bin Anwar also spoke on the occasion.
Of the total budget of Tk 7,30,000, tournament sponsor Walton Group will provide Tk 5,00,000 and the rest amount will be borne by the federation.
Cox’s Bazar, Oct 10 (UNB) – Favorite Palestine stormed into the final of the six-nation 5th Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament eliminating hosts Bangladesh by 2-0 goals in a hard fought 2nd semifinal at the rain-soaked Birshrestha Ruhul Amin Stadium in the tourist town here on Wednesday.
They will play final on Friday (Oct 12) at 6:30 pm at the country’s premier sports venue--Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka-- against Tajikistan, which made a final berth eliminating the Philippines also by 2-0 goals in the first semifinal on Tuesday.
Mohammed Balah and Sameh Maraabe scored for the Palestine one in each half.
Although, the Bangladesh (FIFA ranking 193) lost the match by 0-2 goals, but they fought equally with their giant Arabian rival Palestine (FIFA ranking 100) till the final whistle, playing a confident attacking football.
Unmarked Mohammed Balah scored the first goal for Palestine in the very 8th minute of the match by an accurate angular header, utilizing a readymade cross of his teammate (1-0).
After conceding the goal, Bangladesh took control of the match and made a series of attempt one after another in the 19th, 22nd and 33rd minutes, but failed to materialised any due to shakiness of their forwards Nabib Newaj Zibon and Biplo Ahmed.
In the 2nd schedule time of the 2nd half, both the teams also played with attacks and counter attacks but failed to change results before the stoppage times.
When the match was almost heading for 1-0 victory for Palestine and Bangladesh were all out in the Palestine’s zone for an eqaulizer, then Sameh Maraabe scored the 2nd goal for Palestine in the 4th minute of the stoppage time (94th minute) by a placing shot from danger zone, off long pass of his mate (2-0).
Local fans expressed their dissatisfaction over not to field local booter Ibrahim and a last minute inclusion of another local footballer Tohidul Alam Sabuoz.
Earlier, Palestine clinched the Group A title to reach the semis with all-win record beating Tajikistan 2-0 and holders Nepal 1-0 while the Philippines emerged Group B champions also with all win-run beating Laos 3-1 and Bangladesh 1-0.
Bangladesh managed a berth in the last four stage beating Laos 1-0 after conceding 0-1 defeat against the Philippines while Tajikistan also managed semifinal berth beating Nepal 2-0 and after suffering 0-2 defeat against favourite Palestine.
Yellow cards- Shadi Shaban, Pablo Tamburrini (Palestine).
Bangladesh team: Ashraful Islam Rana, Waly Faisal (Rahmat Mia), Topu Barman, Tutul Hossain badsha, Bishwanath Ghosh, Jamal Bhuiyan, Emon Mahmud (Rabiul Hasan), Boplo Ahmed (Towhidul Alam Sabuz), Masuk Miah Zoni, Nabib Newaj Zibon and Mahbubur Rahman Sufil.