Dhaka, Apr 5 (UNB) — Shinepukur Cricket Club beat Mohammedan Sporting Club on Friday by two wickets in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League.
Mohammedan were all-out for 324 runs in 49.3 overs but Shinepukur chased it with two balls to spare at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Four batsmen of Mohammedan struck fifties in the game.
Liton Das and Irfan Sukkur scored 84 and 50 respectively. They set a solid start adding 101 runs in the opening stand. Avishek Mitra (50) and Raqibul Hasan (74) also hit half centuries.
Sohag Gazi added 45 off 22 balls and helped Mohammedan pass the 300-runs mark.
For Shinepukur, Delwar bagged five wickets conceding 45 runs in 7.3 overs while Sohrawordi Shuvo took two wickets conceding 72 runs in 10 overs.
Chasing the mammoth total, Shinepukur lost their first two wickets in 43 runs. But their Indian recruit Unmukt Chand and Afif Hossain helped the side stay in the race.
They lost five wickets in 117 runs. But in the sixth-wicket stand, Afif and Amite Hasan posted 118 runs, and in the eighth-wicket stand, Delwar and Sohrawordi added 59 runs.
Eventually, they chased the target (325/8) with two wickets in hand in 49.4 overs. It was one of the most successful chases in the ongoing league.
For Mohammedan, Sohag and Rajat took two wickets each.
Delwar Hossain announced as man of the match.
It was Shinepukur’s fourth win in the league while Mohammedan suffered their fifth defeat.
Dhaka, Apr 5 (UNB) — Prime Bank Cricket Club and Gazi Group Cricketers won their respective matches on Friday in the ninth round of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League.
Prime Bank outclassed Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) by 172 runs in Fatullah.
Prime Bank won the toss and decided to bat first. They posted 222 for eight wickets in 50 overs in spite of some poor displays from both top and middle order.
They lost the first wickets after posting just 10 runs on the board. Salman Hossain was the first batsman to get dismissed. The other opener, Anamul Haque, fell for 23 off 31 deliveries.
However, Abhimanyu Easwaran scored 92 off 109 balls with only two fours and one six. Ariful Haque and Alok Kapali failed to impress as they fell for 0 and 1.
Coming to bat at number seven, Nahidul Islam hit a fifty with one four and three sixes.
For BKSP, Sumon Khan, Naushad Iqbal and Hasan Murad bagged two wickets each. While replying, BKSP tumbled for 50 all-out in 22 overs.
Parvez Hossain Emon was the only BKSP batsman to reach a double-digit score. He ended with 15.
Al Amin Hossain, who is not with the national set-up currently, bagged five wickets conceding only 20 runs. Along with him, right-arm off-spinner Nayeem Hasan took two wickets conceding six runs in four overs.
Al Amin was awarded the man of the match for his splendid performance with the ball. It was Prime Bank’s seventh win of the season while BKSP suffered their sixth loss.
In the other match at Savar, Gazi Group Cricketers beat Brothers Union by nine runs. It was the fourth win of Gazi in the league while struggling Brothers suffered the seventh loss of the season.
Brothers won the toss and decided to bowl first. Four of the first five batsmen of Gazi fell for single-digit score. One of them, captain Imrul Kayes, fell for a duck.
Despite this fragile show, Gazi posted 206 thanks to Kamran Ghulam and Mehedi Hasan. While Kamran struck 82, Mehedi scored 48. Wicketkeeper-batsman Shamsul Islam posted 22.
For Brothers, left-arm pacer Sajedul Islam bagged four wickets conceding 54 runs while Mehedi Hasan and Mohammad Sharif took two wickets each.
While replying, Brothers got a solid start, posting 136 for two wickets. Opener Junaid Siddique struck 72 while Mizanur Rahman scored 25.
They lost the last eight wickets in 61 runs and subsequently lost the game. They needed 21 from the last 24 balls but were all-out for 197 in 48.5 overs.
For Gazi Group, Nasum Ahmed registered his first five-wicket haul in List-A cricket conceding 49 runs while Sanjit Saha bagged three wickets conceding 45 runs.
Dhaka, Apr 4 (UNB) - After a long layoff of over two months due to an ankle injury, pacer Taskin Ahmed started bowling on Thursday. He bowled 30 deliveries at the National Academy ground with a short run-up.
The right-arm pacer expressed his optimism about taking part in the Super League stage of the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League.
Taskin sustained a blow on his ankle during the last match of Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on February 1. Due to the injury, Takin missed the New Zealand tour of the Tigers in spite of grabbing a place in the team.
“I just started the bowling today after a break of two months. Before starting the bowling, I went through some fitness tests,” Taskin told reporters.
“I passed the fitness tests successfully and that’s why I was allowed to bowl. I’ll increase the intensity in the coming days. I need to bowl with a break of a day now. I hope to take part in the Super League of the Dhaka League,” the right-arm pacer further said.
Taskin was superb during the BPL. He bagged 22 wickets in 12 matches and ended the season as the second bowler to take highest wickets in the event.
The right-arm pacer started his ODI career back in 2014 scalping five wickets on debut against India at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. But he failed to maintain his royal start.
Till the date, Taskin represented the Tigers in 32 ODIs and bagged 45 wickets with the best figure of taking five wickets conceding 28 runs.
Dhaka, Apr 4 (UNB) — Former Bangladesh coach Gordon Greenidge believes the Tigers will do better in the next World Cup in England and Wales.
“I don’t know much about the current players but I’m sure they’ll do well in the World Cup as they are passionate about their game,” he told reporters on Thursday at Kurmitola Golf Club in the capital.
Bangladesh played their first World Cup in 1999 under the coaching of the West Indian great. The next edition is scheduled to be played from May 30 to July 14.
The Caribbean great came to Bangladesh to promote golf. He was invited by National Bank, title sponsor of Bangabandhu Golf Open 2019.
Greenidge said he enjoyed playing golf as an amateur and that he was happy to return. “Bangladesh is like a home to me,” he said.
Bangladesh qualified to play the World Cup for the first time under his coaching. The government gave him honorary citizenship.
“Bangladesh are doing well in international cricket. But the World Cup will take place in England. We want to see a successful World Cup in England. At the same time, we hope to see some close matches in the biggest event of cricket,” he told the media.
Greenidge said although Tigers lacked consistency they were far better now.
“They are doing well but there is a lack of consistency. They can do big things in the World Cup, if they play their best brand of cricket,” he said.
“If they can play good cricket consistently, they will do better. Consistency is the most important thing in cricket,” the former Bangladesh coach said.
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.