Dhaka, Mar 15 (UNB) - National coloured all-rounder Shohag Gazi struck 70 runs off 51 balls to guide Mohammedan SC to their third consecutive win in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) beating Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club by one wicket in the last-ball thriller at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.
Sent in to bat first, Prime Doleshwar posted 248 runs for eight wickets in 50 overs with Taibur Rahman contributing team highest 72 runs and Marshall Ayub 68 runs.
Shafiul Islam and Alauddin Babu took three wickets each for Mohammedan.
In reply, Mohammedan chased the target in the last ball of the match scoring 251 for 9 to win the match by one wicket and became the only team after Abahani Limited to win three matches in a row. This was first defeat for Prime Doleshwar in the league.
At one stage, Mohammedan needed 124 runs from 19 overs with only three wickets in hand. They successfully did it with the help of Shohag Gazi’s 70 off 51 featuring three fours and five sixes.
Mohammedan lost five wickets inside 107 runs and they looked to be out of the contest. But at the end, they came up victorious relying on the batting of Shohag Gazi, Nadif Chowdhury (30), Irfan Shukkur (30) and Alauddin Babu (38).
The name of Shafiul Islam is also to be noted as he hit a match-winning boundary in the last ball.
Later, Shohag Gazi was adjudged the man of the match award.
Farhad Reza took four wickets for Prime Doleshwar while Shykat Ali and Saad Nasim took two wickets each.
In the day’s other matches, Gazi Group Cricketers beat Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity by three wickets at BKSP in Savar and Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan beat Uttara Sporting Club by 209 runs in Fatullah.
In Savar, Khelaghar SKS batted first and were all out for 138 in 47.5 overs. Mahidul Islam Ankon (57) was the only man to offer some resistance with the bat.
Ashok Al Menaria (15) and captain Nazimuddin (21) were the other batsmen to score double-digit runs. Kamrul Islam Rabbi, the right-arm pacer, took five wickets for Gazi Group and won the man of the match award while Mehedi Hasan bagged two wickets.
In reply, Gazi Group won the match by three wickets in scoring 142 for 7 in 39.5 overs. Shamsur Rahman and Parvez Rasool hit fifties for them. Robiul Haque bagged five wickets for Khelaghar, but his effort was not enough to avoid the third consecutive loss. On the other hand, it was the second win of Gazi Group in the league so far.
In Fatullah, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Sumon Khan helped BKSP register their first win in the ongoing Premier League.
Batting first, BKSP posted 201 runs for eight wickets in 50 overs with the help of 66 of Mahmudul Hasan. Along with him, Aminul Islam (33), Parves Hossain Emon (27), Shamim Hossain (22) also contributed with the bat.
Nahid Hossain and Abdul Gaffar took two wickets for Uttara SC.
In reply, Uttara SC were dismissed for 181 runs in 49 overs. Raza Ali Dar and Shakhir Hossain hit the fifties for Uttara, but they failed to win the game for their team.
Sumon Khan took four wickets for BKSP while Abu Naser and Hasan Murad bagged two wickets each as well.
Dhaka, Mar 15 (UNB) – Following the cancellation of the last and final Test due to the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, the Bangladesh national cricket team will return home from New Zealand on Saturday night.
The Tigers will leave Christchurch on a Singapore Airlines flight around 12 noon (local time) and are expected to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here around 10:45pm (BST), said Team Manager Khaled Masud Pilot from Christchurch.
The Bangladesh team initially faced some problems to get air tickets for all the members for a single flight, but it was resolved later and the cricketers are set to return home together.
Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people, including three Bangladeshis, in Christchurch.
Authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack.
Players and members of the coaching staff of the Bangladesh team were on a bus and approaching the Masjid Al Noor in Hagley Park when the shooting broke out. They narrowly escaped the shooting as they were just 50 yards away from the spot.
The Bangladesh team members were extremely shocked after the incident.
Dhaka, Mar 15 (UNB)— Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan on Friday said they will ask for a higher level of security for the team in future tours.
Forty-nine people were killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch on Friday. Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mashud said the Tigers’ bus was about 50 yards away from one of the mosques that was attacked.
Hasan said the terror attack on New Zealand soil is unimaginable.
“Our cricketers and staffs are safe in the hotel. We are taking necessary steps to bring them back as soon as possible,” he told the media in Dhaka.
The BCB president said he spoke with Mashud as soon as he learned about the incident. “I also spoke to Tamim (Iqbal), Mushfiqur (Rahim) and Mahmudullah. All of them are safe,” he said. “We’ve called off the third and final Test of the series considering the situation.”
He said the cricket board will take security issue differently after the incident.
“From now, we’ll ask for a standard level of security before tours. It won’t be possible for us to go on tours if we’re not provided the level of security we’ll ask for,” he said.
The cricket board chief said they might consider sending security specialist with the team as well. “In future, we’ll consider … sending security specialists with the team. It was not required in the past. Actually, we didn’t feel the necessity. But from now, things will be different,” he told the media.
According to reports from New Zealand, no security personnel were with the Bangladesh team at the moment of the incident.
“Things won’t be the same. The kind of securities we provide was not available for us in New Zealand. It is not just about New Zealand, wherever we go, we get the same kind of security,” Hasan told reporters.
Dhaka, Mar 15 (UNB) — Bangladesh has decided to bring back its cricketers as early as possible after terror attacks at two New Zealand mosques killed 40 people.
Tigers team manager Khaled Mashud said the Bangladesh team bus was about 50 yards away from one of the mosques that was attacked. “The team is lucky to escape,” he told the media in a video message on Friday.
In Dhaka, Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan told the media that they had spoken with State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam to make arrangements to bring back the players within the quickest possible time.
“He has assured me to do so,” Hassan said.
Mashud said they are trying to arrange tickets. “We’re at least 19 people who will go back to Bangladesh. Some of our coaching staffs will go to South Africa or the West Indies. They will get tickets easily,” he said.
New Zealand has confirmed that 40 people have been killed and more than 20 seriously wounded in the terror attack. BBC Bangla said two of those killed are Bangladeshis.
“It (the incident) had a big impact on the cricketers. We saw some wounded people coming out of the place. It was horrible. Some of our players were crying. We didn’t know whether we can be affected or not. As the team manager, I tried to bring them back to the stadium,” Mashud said in a video message to the media.
The third and final Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been called off.
Dhaka, Mar 15 (UNB) — The third and final Test of a three-match series between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been called off following a terrorist attack in a Christchurch mosque.
The game was scheduled to be played on Saturday.
All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city.— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 15, 2019
The Bangladesh Cricket Board is in constant contact with the players and team management.#ChristchurchMosqueAttack pic.twitter.com/TTpIFxLp05
“A joint decision between NZC and the @BCBtigers has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test,” New Zealand Cricket Board wrote on Twitter at 10:01am (BdST).
Both teams and support staff groups are safe, it said.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch,” the cricket board tweeted.
New Zealand have won the first two Tests and secured the series. With the third Test cancelled, Bangladesh team will now fly home as early as possible.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch. A joint decision between NZC and the @BCBtigers has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe.— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 15, 2019
Tigers Manager Khaled Mashud Pilot has confirmed that Bangladesh team and support staffs are safe.Local media reported that there were shootings at two mosques in Christchurch - one in Deans Avenue and the other in Linwood Avenue – in which dozens of people are feared dead.
The shooter, who identified himself as ‘Brenton Tarrant’, a 28-year-old Australian-born man, livestreamed the shooting for 17 minutes, reports say.
A suspect has been arrested following the shooting.