Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) - Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club outplayed Feni Soccer Club by 1-0 goal in the ongoing Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) football at Bir Shrestra Shaheed Shipahi M Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Friday.
Fakirerpool’s Khandoker scored the lone goal in the 42nd minute that led his side to the victory. Feni Soccer Club tried hard, but failed to level the score.
Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) - Saif Sporting Club and Rahmatganj MFS completed the first phase of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football with wins on Friday.
Saif SC defeated Muktijoddha Sangsad KC by 2-0 goals at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj while Rahmatganj MFS overwhelmed Dhaka Mohammedan by 2-1 goals at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
With this win, Saif have now 23 points in all 12 matches with 7 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. On the other hand, ninth-placed Rahmatganj earned 12 points from their 12 BPL matches with 2 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses.
Muktijoddha have 15 points in 12 games with 4 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses while Mohammedan have 6 points in 12 matches with 1 win, 3 draws and 8 losses.
All of these teams ended their first phase remaining in their previous spots. Saif SC remained in the 4th spot while Muktijoddha, Rahmatganj and Mohammedan remained respectively at 6th, 9th and 11th spot in the 13-team league.
After a goalless first half in Gopalganj, Saif’s Russian midfielder Denis Bolshakov led his side scoring a goal in the 48th minute of the game. Muktijoddha got another blow when midfielder Javed Khan doubled the score for Saif SC 2-0.
The hosts tried hard to pay back but failed. The touring side won the game by 2-0 goals.
Rahmatganj registered their second victory in the league beating Mohammedan by 2-1 goals in Dhaka. Defender Mohamed Faysal Ahmed scored the goal in the 4th minute. But, midfielder Mohamed Habibur Rahman Sohag brought relief for Mohammedan by an equaliser 1-1 in the 11th minute of the game.
Eleventh-placed Mohammedan were looking for another draw. But, Rahmatganj’s Congo recruit Siyo Zunapio Jeancy dashed Mohammedan’s hopes when he scored the match winner in the 74th minute.
Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) — All-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin has proved his talents again on Friday registering his second five-for in three matches for Abahani Limited.
The 23-year-old all-rounder recently earned the call to the World Cup squad of the Tigers.
Bangladesh selection board gave him precedence over any pace-bowling all-rounders of the country to represent Bangladesh in the World Cup.
However, the right-arm pace-bowling all-rounder bagged five wickets on Friday in the match between Abahani and Prime Bank Cricket Club. His extraordinary bowling display helped Abahnai outplay Prime Bank by a big margin of six wickets.
Saifuddin took the first blood of Prime Bank in the very first over of the match taking the wicket of Anamul Haque. After that, he sent Rubel Mia, Monir Hossain, Abdur Razzak and Al Amin Hossain back to the dressing room. Along the process, he conceded only 32 runs in 9.3 overs.
In the same week, Saifuddin bagged another five-wicket haul for Abahani against Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club conceding only nine runs. His astonishing performance with the ball helped Abahani to stay in the race of the championship.
Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) - Right-arm Bangladeshi pacer Taskin Ahmed has not been included in the World Cup squad of the Tigers. But the pacer did not lose his strength to do well as he bagged four wickets on Friday in the ongoing season of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League.
The pacer hurt his ankle during the last match of Sylhet Sixers in the last editor of Bangladesh Premier League which kept him away from the tour of New Zealand in spite of having a call to the national side.
However, after a long rehabilitation programme, he made a comeback in the Dhaka League. He played just one match before the team was announced. But he was not impressive at the first chance for Legends of Rupganj.
Unlike his first appearance in the Dhaka League, Taskin bagged four wickets on Friday in the match between Rupganj and Prime Doleshwar.
Prime Doleshwar batted first in the match and tumbled for 205 runs all-out. Taskin was the most successful bowler for Rupganj taking four scalps for 54 runs in nine overs. The pacer sent Saif Hassan, Shykat Ali, Marshall Ayub and Taibur Rahman back to the dressing room.
Depending on the splendid show of Taskin, Rupganj won the game by seven wickets with 34 balls to play. This win brightened Rupganj’s chance to clinch the title.
This performance brought the contention of not selecting him in the World Cup squad to the fore. If he can show this sort of performance in the remaining matches of Rupganj in the league, the selectors might rethink his place in the national team as they have time to make changes to the squad until May 23.
Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) - In the third round Super League matches of the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, Abahani Limited, Legends of Rupganj and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club registered wins on Friday.
While Sheikh Jamal are not in the race of the championship, Rupganj and Abahani have strong chance to clinch the title.
In the match between Abahani and Prime Bank Cricket Club, the former came up victorious by six wickets at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here.
Abahani won the toss and sent Prime Bank to bat first. They accumulated 226 all-out in 49.3 overs.
They lost the first wicket before posting anything on the board when Anamul Haque, the captain of Prime Bank, fell in the first ball of the innings. Prime Bank lost the second wicket in seven runs.
They lost four more wickets before reaching the 100-run mark. However, two superb knocks from Alok Kapali (80) and Nayeem Hasan (51) guided them to 226.
For Abahani, all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin bagged five wickets conceding 32 runs in 9.1 overs. It was his second five-wicket haul in three matches. Apart from Saifuddin, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Soumya Sarkar were successful with the ball as both of them took two wickets each.
While replying, Abahani chased the target in 44.4 overs. They scored 228/4 with the help of Wasim Jaffer (64) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (77). However, Soumya, who recently made it to the World Cup squad of the Tigers, failed to impress. In this match, he fell for a duck in two balls.
Mohammad Saifuddin was awarded the man of the match for his five-wicket haul.
In the other match between Legends of Rupganj and Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club in Savar, Rupganj won by seven wickets.
Prime Doleshwar won the toss and batted first but failed to live up to the expectation as they tumbled for 205 all-out in 45 overs.
Shykat Ali (72), Saif Hassan (37) and Taibur Rahman (27) showed some strength against Ruganj’s bowling attack. The other batsmen of Doleshwar disappointed.
For Rupganj, Taskin Ahmed took four wickets conceding 54 runs. The right-arm pacer was recently overlooked in the World Cup squad of the Tigers which made him cry. Besides, Mohammad Shahid bagged three wickets while Rishi Dhawan took two for Rupganj.
In reply, Rupganj lost the first wicket without any run on the board. However, Shahriar Nafees smashed his ninth List-A ton and guided the team to seal the game. Nafees ended with unbeaten 113 with 11 fours and one six. Apart from him, Mehedi Maruf posted 41 and Naeem Islam remained unbeaten on 32.
Rupganj ended with 208 for three wickets and won the game by seven wickets. Winning this game, Rupganj secured 24 points which is two more than that of defending champions Abahani. Shahriar Nafees was the man of the match for his hundred.
In the other match, Sheikh Jamal beat Mohammedan by seven wickets in Fatullah.
Sheikh Jamal won the toss and bowled first. They restricted Mohammedan to 159 all-out in 44.4 overs.
Tushar Imran hit 56 for Mohammedan but the other batsmen displayed disappointing performance in the middle. Liton Das and Mohammad Ashraful posted 26 and 21 respectively as well.
For Sheikh Jamal, leg-spinner Tanbir Hayder bagged four wickets conceding 16 runs while Khaled Ahmed hunted two.
In reply, Imtiaz Hossain (54) and Nurul Hasan (83) hit fifties and sealed the victory for their team.
Nurul Hasan, the captain of Sheikh Jamal, was the man of the match for his knock of 83.