Shamim smashes a ton as Abahani secure big win
Left-handed batter Shamim Hossain hit 108 off 66 balls to guide Abahani Limited to an 111-run victory against City Club in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League on Monday. Abahani batted first and lost five wickets for 138 runs. In the sixth wicket stand, Shamim and Jaker Ali added 171 runs on the board. Along the way, Shamim hit a ton and Jaker scored 65. Abahani ended up on 309 for five in 50 overs. In reply, City Club tumbled for 198 in 42 overs. For them, Ashik Ul Alam and Moinul Islam hit a fifty each. Arafat Sunny bagged five wickets for Abahani. Also read: Taskin overlooked IPL call for national duty In the other two matches of the day, Prime Bank beat the Legends of Rupganj by four wickets, and Gazi Group Cricketers beat Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity. Raqibul Hasan scored a century for Rupganj, while Shahadat Hossain Dipu hit a century for Prime Bank Cricket Club. Also read: Shakib to continue playing in SA despite family issues
Bangladesh post 124 vs Pakistan in third T20I
Bangladesh posted a moderate total of 124 for seven in 20 overs in the third T20I of the three-match series against Pakistan on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. Mohammad Naim guided the hosts scoring 47 off 50 balls. Along with him, Shamim Hossain and Afif Hossain also did well scoring 22 and 20 respectively. The hosts’ batters were missing the x-factor in their batting once again. Both Afif and Shamim got a good start but failed to capitalize on it. Also read: Bangladesh bat first in 3rd T20I with three changes Mohammad Wasim and Usman Qadir scalped two wickets each for Pakistan. Bangladesh are now defending 124 to avoid a whitewash which seems to be inevitable after the first innings of the match. Pakistan won both of the first two matches quite easily. Bangladesh failed to pose any quality resistance in both games. Also read: Shaheen guilty for turn-and-throw that took down Afif After the T20I series, both teams will lock horns in a two-Test series beginning on November 26 in Chattogram, and the second Test will be played in Dhaka from December 4.
From U-19 star to national team prospect: The incredible journey of Shamim
Shamim Hossain was one of Bangladesh's best performers during his U-19 cricketing days. He was picked for the primary squad of the Bangladesh U-19 team for World Cup 2018 but was overlooked in the main tournament. The all-rounder's wait for playing in the U-19 World Cup ended in 2020 when he and Bangladesh lifted the title of the event for the first time, beating India. Shamim could not do much for the team in the World Cup with the bat but was one of the best fielders of the tournament. Despite the pandemic, Shamim kept himself fit and ready to do well whenever a chance arrives. In the Bangabandhu T20 League, which took place later last year, he won the best fielder's award. The all-rounder also proved his batting prowess during the death overs over the last two years.
Mahmudul, Shamim guide Bangladesh to win over Ireland Wolves
Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Shamim Hossain hit a 50 each to guide the Bangladesh Emerging team to a four-wicket ODI win over Ireland Wolves on Sunday.