A nightmarish batting display while chasing a moderate total of 146, Beximco Dhaka suffered their third consecutive defeat in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 League on to Gemon Khulna by 37 runs on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Dhaka captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and sent Khulna bat first who posted 146 for eight in 20 overs. In reply, Dhaka lost three wickets before scoring 20 runs and eventually ended up embarrassingly bowled out for 109 in 19.2 overs.
Top three batsmen of Dhaka— Tanzid Hasan, Mohammad Naim and Robiul Islam Robi— scored 4, 1 and 4 respectively. Dhaka failed to recover from this early damage.
In the fourth wicket stand, Mushfiqur and Yasir Ali posted 57 runs to the board. But it was not enough for them to stay alive in the race. Yasir fell for 21 off 29 balls, and Mushfiqur followed him scoring 37 off 35 balls.
Hasan Mahmud broke this partnership removing Yasir Ali while Shuvagata Hom trapped Mushfiqur prompting him to go for a sweep. Shamim Hossain took an easy catch at square leg to remove Mushfiqur. Akbar Ali (4), Nayeem Hasan (3) and Nasum Ahmed (7) have little to save the game for Dhaka.
Shuvagata and Shahidul Islam bagged three wickets each conceding 13 and 30 runs respectively.
Earlier, despite the poor batting display from Anamul Haque (5), Shakib Al Hasan (11), Jahurul Islam (4), Khulna posted 146 riding on the bats of Imrul Kayes (29), Mahmudullah Riyad (45) and Ariful Haque (19).
Rubel scalped three for Dhaka while the debutant Shafiqul Islam took two and Nasum and Nayeem bagged one each.
Two brilliant hat-tricks by Arpita and Soumiya guided Magura District to crush Satkhira by 8-0 goals in a final round match of the JFA U-14 National Women's Football Championship at the Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi on Monday.
Arpita scored the day's first hat-trick scoring four goals in total in the 16th, 31st, 36th and 38th minutes while Soumiya completed another hat-trick scoring three goals in the 1st, 20th and 58th minutes. Nabiron netted the other goal in the 24th minute.
Earlier in the day's first match, hosts Rajshahi played out a 1-1 draw with Narayanganj at the same venue.
Shankaranth Bala put the home team ahead in the 37th minute while Enni equalised the score in the 42nd minute.
Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque has been ruled out of the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup with a finger injury.
The chief physician of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed that the batsman will have to be sidelined for at least three to four weeks.
Mominul was representing Gazi Group Chattogram in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup. The southpaw suffered a blow on his right thumb on November 28 while playing Chattogram’s second game in the event against Gemcon Khulna.
“I went through a scan and a fracture was found on my right thumb. So, I've to stay out of the game for at least three to four weeks,” Mominul told the media.
The fresh injury cast doubt over Mominul’s participation in the home series against West Indies. However, the chief selector of BCB Minhajul Abedin believes that Bangladesh’s Test captain will have enough time to recover.
“I don’t think it’s the right time to rule out Mominul from West Indies series. We're yet to know whether he needs surgery. I think he'll have enough time before the Test series,” Minhajul told the media on Monday.
Mominul played two games in Bangabandhu T20 Cup and remained unbeaten for 5 and 8. In both games, Chattogram registered big wins by nine wickets.
The Bangabandhu Unimed UniHealth Premier Division Basketball League 2020 begins on Tuesday (Dec 1) at the Dhanmondi wooden floor gymnasium.
President of Bangladesh Basketball Federation Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, who is also the president of Bangladesh Medical Association, will inaugurate the meet.
Deputy Managing Director of the meet's sponsor Unimed UniHealth Pharmaceutical Ltd Nazmul Hossain will be the special guest on the occasion.
Three matches will be held on the opening Day.
Hornets SC will play Bakshibazar SC at 11am.
Rangers SC will face Old DOHS SC at 3pm while Dhumketu Club will meet Josephites Club at 4:30pm.
Gazi Group Chattogram continued their winning streak as they won their third game of the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 against Fortune Barishal by 10 runs on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Barishal needed to score 19 runs in the last over of the game to seal the match, but they only managed 8 runs and endured their second defeat of the event.
Tamim Iqbal, the captain of Barishal, won the toss and sent Chattogram to bat first, who posted a challenging total of 151 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs.
Tamim was the highest runs getter for Barishal posting 32 off 32 balls with one four and two sixes. Afif Hossain, who posted 24 runs, was the only other batsman to have reached 20-run mark.
Two left-arm seamers of Chattogram— Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriul Islam— took three wickets each and helped Chattogram ensure a third consecutive win. Mosaddek Hossain and Soumya Sarkar took one wicket each.
Barishal ended up at 141 for eight in 20 overs.
Earlier, unlike their first two games, Chattogram batted first and failed to have a solid opening stand as Soumya fell for five. He went to pull off Abu Jayed but only managed a top-edge and caught by Towhid Hridoy.
After losing the first wicket at 22, Chattogram got 28 runs in the second wicket stand of Liton Das and captain Mohammad Mithun. Chattogram captain was looking good in the middle, but after getting settled scoring 17, he was hunted by Sumon Khan.
Liton Das, who hit an unbeaten 53 in the last game, managed 35 runs this time before being dismissed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz. He moved across the offside to produce a good shot, but the fielder, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, at the short fine leg took a good catch.
Shamsur Rahman, who batted for the first time in this event, posted 26 off 28 with two fours while Mosaddek Hossain scored 28 off 24 balls with one six. They were trying to keep the hope of posting a big total for Chattogram alive, but they failed to continue on a good run. Kamrul Islam removed Shamsur while Taskin Ahmed bagged Mosaddek.
Shykat Ali, who got inducted to the playing XI of Chattogram replacing injured Mominul Haque, hit an 11-ball 27 with three sixes and one four.
Eventually, Chattogram posted 151 for seven in 20 overs.
For Barishal, Abu Jayed bagged two wickets while Sumon Khan, Taskin, Kamrul and Mehidy took one wicket each.