Hosts Sylhet Division earned a four-wicket victory over Khulna Division in a Tier-1 match of the four-day National Cricket League (NCL) on the final day at the Academy ground of Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Earlier, Barishal Division earned a creditable 78 runs victory over Chattogram Division on the 3rd day of the four-day League concluded on Tuesday at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar.
On the 4th and final day (Wednesday), chasing a target of 203 runs, hosts Sylhet Division resumed the 2nd innings with overnight total 112 for 3 and reached their ultimate goal scoring 205 for 6 in 84.4 overs after making 172 runs in the first innings.
Wicketkeeper Jaker Ali, who was not out on 9 overnight, scored a patient 41 runs off 108 balls featuring four boundaries while another nightwatchman and captain Zakir Hasan (17) contributed 37 runs off 106 balls, hitting three fours.
Amite Hasan (41), Asadullah Galim (20), Alok Kapali (20), Tanzim Hassan Shakib (18) and Shahnur Rahman (15) were the other main scorers for Sylhet.
Seamer Al Amin Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz grabbed two wickets each conceding 44 and 76 runs respectively.
Earlier, Khulna Division scored 196 and 178 runs in two innings.
Rejaur Rahman Raja of Sylhet Division, who grabbed eight wickets in two innings and scored 39 runs in the first innings, named the man of the match.
The other Tier-1 league match between Dhaka Division and Rangpur Division ended in a draw on the 4th and final day at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Dhaka Division, with first innings total 394 runs, resumed the 2nd innings Wednesday morning with overnight score 38 for no loss and declared the innings at 203 for 9 in 67 overs, featuring a half century (51) by Shovagata Hom.
Besides, Rony Talukder (43), Raqibul Hasan (40), Taibur Rahman (28), Abdul Mazid (27) were notable contributors for Dhaka.
Mukidul Islam claimed three wickets for 38 runs while Ariful Haque took two for 35.
Chasing a target of 277 runs, Rangpur Division (321 runs in the first innings), opened the 2nd innings and scored 75 for 3 in 30 overs when the bails were drawn for the 4th and final day (Wednesday).
Nazmul Islam bagged all the three wickets for 29 runs.
Opening batter Abdul Mazid of Dhaka Division, who scored 110 runs in the first innings and 27 runs in the 2nd innings, was adjudged man of the match.
The other league match between Rajshahi Division and Dhaka Metro also ended in a draw at the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on the 4th and final day (Wednesday).
Rajshahi Division scored 252 /10 in the first innings and made 184 for 4 in the 2nd innings, replying to Dhaka Metro’s 339 runs
Sharifullah of Dhaka Metro was adjudged the man of the match for his seven wickets in two innings in addition to scoring 59 runs.