Two underdogs beat the favourites in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Twenty20 Cricket League Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity overpowered Legends of Rupganj with a seven-wicket victory, while Shinepukur Cricket Club beat Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 10 runs.
Khelaghar won the toss and sent Rupganj to bat first, who posted 138 for five in 20 overs, riding on the fifty of Al Amin. Azmir Ahmed and Sabbir Rahman also batted well, scoring 28 and 23.
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Masum Khan took two wickets while Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Rishad Hossain took one wicket each for Khelaghar and they chased down the target of 139 with seven wickets in hand despite losing two early wickets.
Miraz and Jahurul Islam added 87 runs in the third wicket stand and guided their team to a victory over a stronger opposition.
In the second game, Shinepukur won riding on the outstanding bowling performance by Tanvir Islam, the left-arm spinner, who bagged three wickets conceding only eight runs in four overs.
Earlier, Shinepukur batted first and posted 137 runs for five wickets in 20 overs with Robiul Islam Robi hitting the highest score of 34. Tanzid Hasan, Towhid Hridoy and Sabbir Hossain also did well scoring 34, 28 and 20.
For Sheikh Jamal, Ebadot Hossain and Ziaur Rahman took two wickets each.
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However, they were bundled out for 127 in 19.5 overs while chasing the target of 138. Shykat Ali and Mohammad Ashraful started well with boundaries but failed to get it going.
Shykat fell for 9 while Ashraful scored only four. In the third wicket stand, Nasir Hossain and Elias Sunny added 58 runs, which was not enough for Sheikh Jamal to avoid a defeat as the other batsmen failed to respond well.
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Tanvir bagged three for Shinepukur, Hasan Murad took two, and Sumon Khan, Iftekhar Sazzd scalped one wicket each.