Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – Shadman Islam’s 189 helped Dhaka Metropolis 1st innings lead of 181 runs against Dhaka Division at stumps on 50*/2 in 14.5 overs in the second innings after he third day’s play in the Tier2 match of 20th National Cricket League (NCL) at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday.
At Fatullah, having 206/10 in 75 overs, Dhaka Division opened the second innings on the day and stumped to trail by 131 runs after the day’s collection with Saif Hassan [27* off 34b; 3x4] was at the crease when the bails were drawn for the third day. Abdul Mazid added 18 runs while Rony Talukdar was out for 4.
Meanwhile, the rain forced Chattogram Division [282/9 in 87 overs, at stumps, in the 1st innings] and Sylhet Division Tier2 match’s play call off for the second successive day at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar on Wednesday.
Earlier, Dhaka Metro resumed the first innings with overnight score of 312/4 in 102 overs and finished on 387/10 in 139.3 overs where overnight centurion Shadman Islam could add three runs more with his previous score as opener.
Opener Shadman played an enduring innings of 326 to hit 21 boundaries and one six, alongside shared a partnership of 129 off 35.4 overs in the 5th wicket with another overnight batsman Mehrab Hossain Jr before being caught by Shuvagata Hom off Nazmul Islam on 318/5 in 104.5 overs.
Mehrab scored 41 off 111 ball, including three boundaries and one six, while Zabid Hossain [32*], Shahidul Islam  and Abu Hider  were other double figure scorers on the day.
Salauddin Sakil [4/80], Shahadat Hossain [2/64] and Nazmul Islam [2/84] shared eight wickets for Dhaka Division.
Dhaka Division 1st innings: 206/10 in 75 overs; Taibur Rahman 88, Rony Talukdar30, Arafat Sunny 7/57, Mohammad Ashraful 2/19.
Dhaka Division 2nd innings: 50*/2 in 14.5 overs, at stumps, Abdul Mazid18, Saif Hassan 27* Abu Hider 1/16, Arafat Sunny 1/8.
Dhaka Metro 1st innings: 387/10 in 139.3 overs (overnight 312/4 in 102 overs), Shadman Islam189, Mohammad Ashraful 49, Mehrab Hossain Jr 41, Salauddin Sakil 4/80, Shahadat Hossain 2/64, Nazmul Islam 2/84.