On the last day of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, Al Amin Hossain, the right-arm pacer of Legends of Rupganj, bagged six wickets against champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, and Tamim Iqbal of Prime Bank Cricket Club hit a century against Gazi Group Cricketers. Riding on their performance, Legends of Rupganj secured a win by eight wickets while Prime Bank won by 78 runs. In most parts of the Dhaka League, Al Amin remained out of form. Before the six-wicket haul on Thursday, Al Amin bagged eight wickets in eight matches in the league. Also read: Key Takeaways from the DPL 2022 Sheikh Jamal batted first on Thursday and posted below-par total of 116 for all wickets in Mirpur. Captain Imrul Kayes hit a fifty but the other batters were unable to play well against the bowling attack of Rupganj led by Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. In reply, Rupganj chased the target of 117 in 25.1 overs with eight wickets in hand. Along with Tamim, who hit a century in the previous match, Anamul Haque Bijoy of Prime Bank hit 96 on Thursday. These two guided Prime Bank to a big total of 355 for seven. Tamim ended up on 137. Also read: Nayeem added to Test squad to replace injured Mehidy In reply, Gazi Group fell short off 78 runs despite the fifties from Al Amin Jnr (87) and Meherob Hasan (71). For Prime Bank, Taijul Islam and Rubel Hossain bagged three wickets each. In the other match of the league on the same day, Abahani Limited beat Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club by 63 runs. Mohammad Saifuddin bagged four wickets for Abahani while Mosaddek Hossain Saikat took three.
The Super League stage of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League is set to begin on April 18, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Saturday. A total of six clubs— Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Legends of Rupganj, Abahani Limited, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club and Gazi Group Crickters— will participate in this phase of the Dhaka League. Mohammedan Sporting Club who had roped in some big names of Bangladesh cricket has failed to qualify for the Super League. Two of their players— Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz— will play the Super League for Sheikh Jamal. Mohammedan ended up as the seventh team with only 10 points from five wins in 10 matches. Each of the five rounds of the Super League will have a reserve day. In the first round matches, Sheikh Jamal will take on Gazi Group, Legends of Rupganj will play against Rupganj Tigers, and Abahani will take on Prime Bank Cricket Club. Read: Mohammedan’s Mushfiqur set to play for Sheikh Jamal City Club, Brothers Union and Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity will take part in the Relegation phase of the league. The two teams who will end up being at the bottom will be relegated from the event, they won’t be able to participate in the next season of the league directly. Sheikh Jamal ended up the league phase of this season of Dhaka League as the best team with 18 points from nine wins in 10 matches while Abahani became number two in the points table with 14 from seven wins in 10 matches. Veteran batter Naeem Islam scored the highest runs of this season so far— 749 from 10 matches with two centuries and five fifties. He is representing Legends of Rupganj. Prime Bank’s Anamul Haque Bijoy also hit two centuries and five fifties and scored 728 runs in this season of the league. Parvez Rasool of India who has been playing for Sheikh Jamal has scalped 20 wickets so far in 10 matches while Rakibul Hasan of Prime Bank is right after him with 19 wickets in 10 matches.
Mohammedan Sporting Club on Saturday endured their fifth defeat in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League against Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club. Mohammedan’s chances of qualifying for the Super League stage of the event is slim now. Mohammedan batted first in Saturday’s match and posted only 143 runs for all wickets in 38.1 over. Mahmudullah Riyad was the best batter for them scoring 48 off 52 balls. Also read: Ashraful’s List A career-best carries Brothers past Rupganj The other batters failed to play well against Enamul Haque Jnr of Rupganj Tigers who bagged five wickets conceding 41 runs in 9.1 overs. It was his maiden five-for in a 20-year-long career. In reply, Rupganj Tigers chased down the target in just 36.2 overs and won the match by seven wickets. It was their fourth win in eight matches. In other matches of the day, City Club beat Brothers Union by three wickets while Legends of Rupganj beat Shinepukur Cricket Club by nine runs. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club are at the top of the table with 14 points from seven wins in eight matches while Prime Bank Cricket Club are right behind them with 12 points from six wins in nine matches. The other teams in the top eight are: Legends of Rupganj (12 points), Abahani Club Limited (10), Gazi Group Cricketers (10), Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club (8), Shinepukur Cricket Club (6), and City Club (6).
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
Legends of Rupganj batsman Sabbir Rahman and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi manager Sultan Mahmud have been fined Tk50,000 each over an incident during a match of the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20 Cricket League Wednesday at BKSP. "An incident involving two players and a club official – on June 16 at BKSP – has been reported to the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM)," the Bangladesh Cricket Board said BCB said in a media release Thursday. The cricket board, however, did not mention what the incident was. Also read: Sabbir denies allegation of racism against him by Elias "The technical committee of the CCDM held a virtual hearing Wednesday evening where Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi's Elias Sunny, Legends of Rupganj's Sabbir Rahman, Sheikh Jamal manager Sultan Mahmud and the match officials were present," it said. "After an extensive hearing, the technical committee decided to hand Sabbir and Sultan a fine of Tk50,000 each. It also warned Sunny," the BCB said. On Wednesday, Sabbir allegedly racially abused Sunny and threw stones at him during Sheikh Jamal's match against Old DOHS. After receiving a complaint from the spinner, Sheikh Jamal submitted an official complaint against Sabbir to the CCDM.
Right-handed batsman Irfan Sukkur smashed an unbeaten 68 off 48 balls to guide Mohammedan Sporting Club to their fifth win in Bangabandhu DPL Twenty20 Cricket League against Old DOHS Sports Club on Sunday. Mohammedan lifted the rain-hit match by nine runs under DL Method at BKSP. It was their fifth win in eight encounters. It was Mohammedan’s first game in this season without skipper Shakib Al Hasan who was banned for three matches by BCB for breaching Code of Conduct during another rain-affected match against Abahani on Friday. DOHS won the toss and opted to bowl first. Mohammedan posted a challenging total of 154 for five in 20 overs thanks to wicket-keeper batsman Irfan hitting 68 with three fours and five sixes. Abdul Mazid contributed 29. For DOHS, Rakibul Hasan took two wickets conceding 30 runs while Aliss Al Islam, Hamidul Islam and Asaduzzaman Payel bagged one wicket each. Set a target of 155 runs to win DOHS could manage 115 for four in 16 overs before the rain struck. And due to the persistent rain and wet outfield, the match could not be resumed. And thus, Mohammedan won by 5 runs under the DL Method. In the other games on Sunday morning, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club beat Partex Sporting Club by five wickets riding on 71 off 57 by Fazle Mahmud. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club beat Legends of Rupganj by seven runs under the DL Method, with Shykat Ali and Nurul Hasan scored 43 and 44 not out respectively.
Prime Doleshwar, Prime Bank, Abahani Ltd, Legends of Rupganj, Brothers Union, and Old DOHS all won their respective matches in the fifth round of the DPL T20 on June 8. This round of the DPL saw a number of exciting matches. Shakib Al Hasan-led Mohammedan Sporting Club have now lost two games in a row while unbeaten Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club continue to lead the league points table. Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mosaddek Hossain, and RahatulFerdous were among the good performers in this round. This article discusses all the results of the fifth round of the DPL T20 2021. Winners of the fifth round of the DPL T20 2021 The Dhaka Premier League's fifth round matches were all held on Tuesday. Let's take a look at this round's outcomes. Mohammedan Sporting Club vs. Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club Result: Prime Doleshwar won by 22 runs Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club beat Mohammedan Sporting Club by 22 runs in a rain-affected match at BKSP, Savar and hold the top spot in the DPL T20 2021 points table. Batting first, Prime Doleshwar scored 78-4 in the allotted 6 overs. Hard-hitting opener Imran Uzzaman hammered 41 off just 14 balls, featuring 5 huge sixes. Shamim Hossain also contributed 29 runs in 16 balls. Pacer Abu Jayed Rahi, who bowled only 1 over and picked up 2 wickets was the most impressive bowler for Mohammedan. In chase, Mohammedan Sporting Club only managed to score 56 for 4. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan played a 22- run knock, while Shafiqul Islam bagged 3 wickets for Prime Doleshwar. Read Bio-bubble breach: Shakib gets away from punishment Prime Bank Cricket Club vs. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Result: Prime Bank won by 7 wickets Prime Bank registered their fourth victory of the season after beating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 7 wickets on Tuesday at BKSP, Savar. They are currently in the second position in the points table. Opting to bat first, Sheikh Jamal only managed to score 133-9 with veteran Sohrawordi Shuvo scoring the highest 34 runs for the team. National side pacers Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman bagged two wickets each for Prime Bank. Prime Bank had to work hard to seal the victory as they reached the winning target in 19.3 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Rony (48), Tamim (23), Anamul (35) and Mithun (21) all made notable contributions with the bat. Salauddin Sakil took two wickets for Sheikh Jamal. Read:Mahmudullah, Rubel, Nurul Spark in DPL T20 2021 Abahani Limited vs. Gazi Group Cricketers Result: Abahani Ltd won by 7 wickets Hot favourites Abahani Ltd returned to a winning streak in the fifth round after a disappointing loss in the previous round. They came out victorious against a strong Gazi Group side on Tuesday at SBNCS, Mirpur. Batting first, Gazi Group made 150-8 thanks to a 78-run opening stand between Mahedi Hasan (43) and top scorer Soumya Sarkar (67). But they couldn’t capitalize the platform set by the opening pair and eventually had to settle for a challenging total to defend. Leg-spinner Aminul Islam Biplob was brilliant with the ball for Abahani, he picked up two wickets for only 19 runs in 4 overs. Abahani chased down the target with two overs to spare for the loss of only 3 wickets. An unbeaten 105-run stand between Mr. dependable Mushfiqur Rahim (53*) and all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain’s (50*) eased the victory for Abahani. Legends of Rupganj vs. Shinepukur Cricket Club Result: Legends of Rupganj won by 14 runs After three consecutive defeats, Legends of Rupganj sealed their first win of the season against Shinepukur Cricket Club at SBNCS, Mirpur. In a rain-curtailed match, Rupganj made 81-6 in their allocated 12 overs. Sunzamul Islam (24) was the top scorer for Rupganj, while pacer Sumon Khan took 3 wickets for 20 runs. In chase, Shinepukur made only 67 for the loss of 6 wickets. Wicket-keeper batsman Mahidul Islam Ankon (30) was the highest scorer for Shinepukur Cricket club. Player of the match winner Nabil Samad was outstanding with the ball, he picked up 3 valuable wickets for Rupganj. Read: Fifties from Mushfiqur, Mosaddek power Abahani’s win Brothers Union vs. Partex Sporting Club Result: Brothers Union won by 33 runs In Savar, Brothers Union registered second consecutive victory after winning their fifth-round fixture against Partex Sporting Club by 33 runs. Batting first, Brothers Union scored 147/8 in 20 overs. RahatulFerdous made the highest 54 runs and Naeem Islam scored 34. Pacer Shahadat Hossain (2/26) was the most effective bowler for Partex. Partex Sporting Club’s chase faltered as they were bowled out for 114 with a ball in hand. Dhiman Ghosh scored the highest 44 for his side, while Player of the Match Rahatul Ferdous snatched 4 wickets for Brothers Union. Old DOHS Sports Club vs. KhelagharSamajKallyanSamity Result: Old DOHS Sports Club won by 17 runs Old DOHS Sports Club won against KhelgharSamaj Kallyan Samity by 17 runs on Tuesday at BKSP, Savar. Batting first, Old DOHS put up 120/4 runs on board to defend. Opener Anisul Islam Emon (44) was the top scorer for the side. For Khelaghar, pacer Khaled Ahhmed took 3 wickets for 24 runs. Due to rain interruption, the target was revised to 121 in 13 overs. Chase the revised target, Khelaghar managed only 103-5 and lost the match quite comprehensively. Captain Jahurul Islam made the highest 37 runs while Rakibul Hasan bagged two wickets for Old DOHS. Read: Mohammedan suffer second defeat Bottom Line Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club remain in first place with 9 points after the fifth round of the DPL T20 2021. On the other side, Prime Bank Cricket Club and Abahani Limited are in second and third place respectively with 8 points. Prime Doleshwar have been in excellent form from the beginning of the competition, and they are a strong contender for the championship. Meanwhile, national team cricketers have started regaining their form gradually to play well in the DPL T20 2021.
The fourth round of the DPL T20 was held on June 7 with a one-day break and the tournament has become more competitive. Prime Doleshwar, Prime Bank, Gazi Group, Sheikh Jamal, Brothers Union, and Khelaghar won their respective matches in this round. Big teams like Abahani and Mohammedan suffered their first defeats in the tournament. On the other side, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club is still undefeated after four consecutive wins. National stars Mahmudullah Riyad, Nurul Hasan Sohan, and Rubel Hossain, all played well in the fourth round. The outcomes of the fourth round of the DPL T20 2021 are discussed in this article. The winners of the DPL T20 2021 fourth round All fourth-round matches of the Dhaka Premier League were held on Monday. Let's have a look at the results of this round. Shinepukur Cricket Club vs Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club Result: Prime Doleshwar won by 4 wickets Veteran all-rounder Farhad Reza-led Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club played their fourth-round match against Shinepukur Cricket Club on Monday at SBNCS, Mirpur. Reza’s aggressive batting display guided Prime Doleshwar to seal their third victory of the season and they have now climbed to the top of the points table. Batting first, Shinepukur scored 162/7 in the allotted 20 overs. Young wicket-keeper batsman Mahidul Islam Ankon scored the highest 44 off 32 runs for the team. For Prime Doleshwar, Shamim Hossain and Rejaur Rahman picked two wickets each. In reply, PDSC reached the target with two balls in hand for the loss of 6 wickets. Skipper Farhad Reza played an unbeaten 27* off 11 balls knock while came into bat at no.6 and secured the victory for his side. Mohor Sheikh picked up two wickets for Shinepukur CC. Read Dhaka Premier Division T20 Cricket League 2021: Confirmed Fixtures Prime Bank Cricket Club vs Partex Sporting Club Result: Prime Bank won by 72 runs Prime Bank Cricket Club continued a good run of form in the ongoing DPL T20 cricket league as they beat Partex Sporting Club by 72 runs in their fourth-round match at BKSP, Savar, and moved up to the second position in the standings. Opting to bat first, Prime Bank managed to score 167/5 in 20 overs. Veteran Tamim Iqbal made 47 runs while hammering 3 huge sixes player of the match-winner Mohammad Mithun contributed the highest 57 runs for the side. Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain (1/22) was the most successful bowler for Partex. In chase, Partex were bowled out for 95 in just 17.2 overs. Opener Abbas Musa hammered 29 with a strike rate of 223.07. But after his departure, Partex innings fell apart and Prime Bank wrapped them up with 16 balls in hand. Skiddy pacer Rubel Hossain bagged 4 wickets for 30 runs in his 4 overs spell. Read Taskin, Abu Jayed overshadow Mustafizur’s five-for Legends of Rupganj vs Gazi Group Cricketers Result: Gazi Group won by 7 wickets In Savar, Gazi Group beat Legends of Rupganj quite comprehensively by 7 wickets and registered their second victory of the season. Opting to field first, Gazi Group restricted Legends of Rupganj to 132/8 runs in 20 overs. Mehedi Maruf (24) was the top scorer for Legends of Rupganj. Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad was outstanding with the ball for Gazi Group, he picked up 2 wickets for 19 runs. In chase, Gazi Group Cricketers reached the winning target with 13 balls to spare. Soumya Sarkar (53) and Mominul Haque (34) made valuable contributions with the bat for Gazi. The national team capped player Mohammad Shahid (1/22) was the most successful player for Rupganj. Read BCB to investigate MSC's potential breach of bio-bubble Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club vs Mohammedan Sporting Club Result: Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi won by 16 runs Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club registered their second victory of the season after winning their fourth-round match against Shakib Al Hasan’s Mohammedan Sporting Club by 16 runs at the SBNCS, Mirpur. Batting first, Sheikh Jamal put up 161/5 runs on board to defend thanks to wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan’s blazing 66 off 34 and Ziaur Rahman’s 35 off 17 balls knocks. Shakib Al Hasan did what he usually does with the ball, he picked up 2 wickets and conceded only 12 runs in 4 overs. In chase, Mohammedan only managed to score 145/8 in 20 overs. Nadif Chowdhury scored highest 57, while Mohammad Enamul bagged 3 wickets for 13 runs. Nurul Hasan won man of the match award for his outstanding batting. Read Mushfiqur, Naim guide Abahani to easy win Brothers Union vs Old DOHS Sports Club Result: Brothers Union won by 2 runs Brothers Union beat Old DOHS Sports Club by 2 runs in a closely-contested match in Savar. It was Brothers second victory of the season. Batting first, Brothers Union scored 139/5 in 20 overs. Middle order batsman Myshukur Rahaman made highest 68 runs, while Al Islam took 2 wickets for Old DOHS. In chase, Old DOHS managed to score 137 despite losing only 3 wickets. Opener Anisul Islam Emon scored highest 64 runs. Rahatul Ferdous (1/15) was the best among Brothers Union bowlers. Read Shahadat returns to competitive cricket as BCB accepts his appeal Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity vs Abahani Limited Result: Khelaghar SKS won by 8 runs Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity stunned hot favorite Abahani after winning the contest by 8 runs in Savar on Monday. Opting to bat first, Khelaghar made a challenging 164/6-run in 20 overs. Opener Imtiaz Hossain (66) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (33) played two crucial innings for Khelaghar. Abahani’s two spinners – Arafat Sunny and Mosaddek Hossain took two wickets each. Abahani finished their innings 8 runs short of victory while chasing the target. They scored 156/5. Mohammad Naim and Najmul Hossain both scored 49 runs each, while Khaled Ahmed and Rony Chowdhury both picked up 2 wickets each for Khelaghar. Bottom Line Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club leads the standings with 7 points after the fourth round of the DPL T20 2021. On the other hand, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Abahani Limited, and Mohammedan Sporting Club are in second, third, and fourth positions, with 6 points each. These four teams will definitely be on the list of favourites to win this year's event, even though the tournament has just started. How the national team players are performing is the most important thing for the BCB and despite expectations, players from the national side set up are still not able to perform at their best. Read Dhaka League T20: Khelaghar shock Abahani
On Wednesday, the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur hosted three second-round matches, where Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Gazi Group Cricketers, and Prime Bank Cricket Club won their respectivematches.The remaining second-round matches scheduled to take place on Thursday at the same venue. Bangladesh's Test captain Mominul Haque showed his T20 batting skill by playing a decisive knock for the Gazi Group Cricketers, who is generally overlooked for limited-overs cricket. Mominul's innings helped Gazi Group to seal their first victory of the DPL 2021 season. This article has discussed the outcomes of all the matches of DPL T20 2021 held on Wednesday (June 02, 2021). The winners of the DPL T20 2021 second round Three matches were completed in the second round, while the remaining three matches are scheduled to be held at the SBNCS, Mirpur on Thursday. Let's take a look at the outcomes of the matches. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club vs Gazi Group Cricketers Result: Gazi Group Cricketers won by 7 wickets Gazi Group Cricketers lost their season-opening match against Prime Bank by 7 wickets but came back strong in the second-round match against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. They beat Sheikh Jamal by 7 wickets at the SBNCS, Mirpur and opened their account in the points table. Batting first, Sheikh Jamal scored 151 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Veteran Mohammad Ashraful scored the highest 41 runs for the team. For Gazi Group, Mukidul Islam and skipper MahmudullahRiyad bagged took two wickets each. In reply, the Gazi Group reached the winning target with 7 balls to spare for the loss of only 3 wickets. Tigers' Test captain Mominul Haque played a scintillating 54 off 36 balls innings, including 8 boundaries. While Man of the match-winner MahmudullahRiyad made 62 runs. Mominul-Riyad pair contributed 97 runs in the third wicket and eased the victory for Gazi Group. Read: Shakib, Mustafizur unlikely to play in the remainder of IPL 2021 Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club vs Khelaghar Samaj Kallayan Samity Result: Prime Doleshwar Sporting Clubwon by 19 runs Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club sealed their first victory of the season after came out victorious against KhelagharSamajKallayanSamity on Wednesday at the Mirpur stadium. Batting first, Prime Doleshwar made a challenging 149/6 in 20 overs. Opener Imran Uzzaman played a blazing 40 off 17 balls knock, featuring 4 huge sixes. Masum Khan and Khaled Ahmed picked up two wickets each for the Khelaghar side. In the chase, KhelagharSamajKallayanSamity were bowled out for 130 runs in exact 20 overs. Farhad Hossain made the highest 33 runs, while Kamrul Islam, Rejaur Rahman and EnamulHaque all took 2 wickets each for Prime Doleshwar. Wicket-keeper batsman Imran Uzzaman won the player of the match award for his crowd-pleasing innings. Read: ICC announces major changes to cricket world cup format Shinepukur Cricket Club vs Prime Bank Cricket Club Result: Prime Bank won by 3 wickets Prime Bank Cricket Club reached the top of the DPL T20 2021 points table after beating Shinepukur Cricket Club by 3 wickets in their second-round match at Mirpur cricket ground. Batting first, Shinepukur were bowled out for 119 runs in exact 20 overs. Off-spinner NayeemHasan and Monir Hossain were brilliant with the ball. The Player of the match winner Nayeem picked up 3 crucial wickets for 24 runs, while Monir gave away only 15 runs in his 4 overs and also bagged two wickets. Skipper TowhidHridoy (29) was the top scorer for Shinepukur. Prime Bank reached the target with 3 balls in hand. Opener Tamim Iqbal made the highest 32 runs and RonyTalukdar contributed 26 runs as well. Tanvir Islam bowled superbly for Shinepukur, snatched 3 wickets for only 12 runs in his 4 overs spell. Bottom Line Following a one-day break due to severe weather, the T20 format Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2021 resumed on June 2. No match was held at BKSP because the fields were unfit for play. When there is minimal rain, the outfield becomes unsuitable for playing due to BKSP's lack of a systematic drainage system. Therefore, the BCB should pay close attention to this matter. Meanwhile, there is yet to be seen a run-fest contest in the DPL T20 2021. Hopefully, the tournament will become more competitive as the season progresses. Read: DPL T20 2021: Shakib Al Hasan Shines in First Round
Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad and Test captain Mominul Haque hit 50s in their second game of the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20 Cricket League Tuesday to guide Gazi Group Cricketers home against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Mahmudullah-led Gazi Group won the toss and sent Sheikh Jamal to bat first, who posted 151 for seven in 20 overs. Also Read: DPL T20 2021: Shakib Al Hasan Shines in First Round Shykat Ali and Mohammad Ashraful added 69 runs in the first wicket stand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Shykat scored 33 while Ashraful posted 41 off 35 balls with four sixes. Nasir Hossain and Ziaur Rahman also contributed well with the bat scoring 20 and 21 runs. For Gazi Group, Mukidul Islam and Mahmudullah took two wickets each while Nasum Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar and Ariful Haque bagged one wicket each. In reply, Gazi Group scored 156 for three in 18.5 overs to seal the game. Mominul and Mahmudullah added 97 runs in the third wicket stand which proved to be a match-winning stand for Gazi. Mominul perished on 54 while Mahmudullah remained unbeaten for 62 off 51 balls. In the first game of the day at the same venue, Prime DSC beat Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity by 19 runs. Losing the toss, Prime DSC batted first and posted 149 for six in 20 overs. Wicketkeeper-batsman Imran Uzzaman hit 40 off 17 balls with three fours and four sixes while Saif Hassan and Marshal Ayub scored 28 and 21. For Khelaghar, Khaled Ahmed and Masum Khan bagged two wickets each. In reply, Khelaghar lost three wickets in 15 runs and could not recover from the early damage. Farhad Hossain and Rishad Hossain posted 33 and 37, but that was not enough for Khelaghar to avoid a defeat. For Prime DSC, Enamul Haque Jr, Rejaur Rahman Raja and Kamrul Islam took two wickets each.