The channel 24 earned a massive 76 runs victory over Sangbad Pratidin in the Pran-DRU Media Cricket Tournament at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here n Monday.
In the day’s other matches, bdnews24.com beat Bangladesher Khabor by four wickets; Rtv defeated Dhaka Times by five wickets; Inqilab overcame BSS by nine runs; Jagonews24.com beat Dinkal by four wickets; NTV defeated Risingbd by 30 runs, Asianmail 24 beat Alokito Bangladesh by five wickets and Channel i defeated Sangram by five wickets.
After winning the five–match Youth ODI series 3-0, Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team will play Sri Lanka Under-19 side in the 5th and last match on Tuesday eyeing on whitewashing the islanders.
The match will kick-off at 9 am at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
Young Tigers started the Youth ODI series beating Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the 2nd match at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Monday as the first game was abandoned at the same venue on Saturday due to cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’.
The hosts took 2-0 lead thrashing the Islanders Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 161-run in the 3rd match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Thursday and clinched the series 3-0 beating the visitors by 5 wickets in 4th match at the same venue on Sunday.
Earlier, the two-match four-day Youth Test series between the two teams ended in a draw.
The rain-hit first match ended in a draw at Abdur Rab Serniabat Stadium in Barishal on October 29 and the 2nd match also ended in a draw at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on November 5.
League leader Khulna Division came close to clinch the Tier-1 title of National Cricket League (NCL) as they are now in the driving seat against their main contenders Dhaka Division on the 3rd day of the 6th and final round of the first class league at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Monday.
An outright victory over Dhaka in the ongoing final round assured their league crown. They have a good chance to be the champions in case of a draw as they are dominating the Tier -1 points table by a good margin.
Earlier, Sylhet Division emerged Tier-2 champions to earn promotion in the Tier-1 of the National Cricket League (NCL) with a convincing nine–wicket victory over Chattogram Division on the very 2nd day of the four-day affairs at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura on Sunday. The match featured 13 wickets haul by 18-year-old rookie left arm pace bowler Ruyel Miah
In day’s Tier-1 League, replying to Dhaka Division’s first innings total 279 runs, league leader Khulna Division resumed the first innings with overnight total 252 for 3 and finally piled up 379 runs for all in 128 overs to take just 100-run lead in the first innings.
Former national cricketer Tushar Imran, pairing with Nurul Hasan, contributed 143 runs in the 4th wicket stand to carry the team total to 274 runs from 131.
Captain Nurul Hasan, who was on batting with 56 runs, hammered a century scoring an unbeaten 150 off 227 balls featuring 13 fours and seven sixes. Another overnight batsman Tushar Imran (75) contributed 82 runs off 153 deliveries with 10 hits to the fence while Nahidul Islam added 49-ball 16 runs.
Shuvagata Hom, who grabbed two wickets for 25 runs on day-2, finally picked up five wickets for 46 runs and Nazmul Islam took two for 114 runs.
In reply, Dhaka Division opened the 2nd innings and scored 102 runs for 5 in 44 overs to take an overall two runs lead with two down Raqibul Hasan scoring not out 39 and Shuvagata Hom 42 runs.
Ziaur Rahman grabbed three wickets conceding 23 runs.
Brief score: Dhaka Division 1st innings: 279 all out in 93.1 overs; Taibur 110, Mazid 66, Shuvagata 60, Abdul Halim 5/27, Ziaur 4/24
2nd innings: 102 for 5 in 44 overs; Raqibul Hassan bot out 39, Shuvagata Hom 40, Ziaur Rahman 3/23.
Khulna Division 1st innings: 379 all out in 128 overs (overnight 252 for 3 in 84 overs), Nurul Hasan not out 150, Tushar Imran 82, Anamul Haque 50, Robiul Islam 45, Ajit Majumder 21, Nahidul Islam 16, Shuvagata Hom 5/46, Nazmul Islam 2/114.
Rangpur Division vs Rajshahi Division:
In the other Tier-1 match, Rangpur are leading by 248 runs with four wickets in hand against Rajshahi at Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
Resuming their overnight total of 224 for five in 77 overs, Rajshahi ended their first innings at 254/10 in 86.2 overs. Farhad Hossain posted 75, Avishek Mitra scored 67 and Junaid Siddique scored 37.
Right-handed all-rounder Ariful Haque bagged six wickets conceding 41 runs while Sajedul Islam took two wickets.
In reply, Rangpur Division scored 228 for 6 in 61 overs when bails were drawn for the 3rd day (Monday). They faced initial batting collapse losing the first wicket in the very first ball of the innings, but an unbeaten 72 by Tanbir Hyder and 48 run by Ariful guided the team toward a good total.
Delwar Hossain took four wickets conceding 73 runs while Muktar Ali took two wickets.
Brief score: Rangpur first innings 274/10 in 89.4 overs, Sohrawordi 105, Ariful 57, Delwar 4/59, Mohor 3/53
Rajshahi first innings 254/10 in 86.2 overs (overnight 224 for 5), Avishek 67, Farhad 75, Ariful 6/41, Sajedul 2/59
Rangpur second innings 228/6 in 61 overs, Tanbir 72*, Ariful 48, Jahid Jabed 33, Delwar 4/73, Mukter 2/44
Barishal Division vs Dhaka Metro:
Barishal Division are trailing by 22 runs with seven wickets in hand against Dhaka Metro in Barishal.
Resuming the overnight total of 225 for two in 69 overs, Dhaka Metro ended their first innings for 466/10 in 140.3 overs.
Shamsur Rahman (103) and Marshal Ayub (109) hit tons for Dhaka while Al Amin posted 92 and Zabid Hossain scored 62*.
Sohag Gazi took three wickets for 98 runs in 31.3 overs while Monir Hossain bagged two conceding 128 runs.
In reply, Barishal scored 30 runs for three wickets in 16 overs. Fazle Mahmud remained unbeaten at 19.
Arafat Sunny bagged two wickets conceding 10 runs while Taskin Ahmed took one.
Brief score: Barishal first innings 414/10 in 108.2 overs (overnight 338 for 6), Fazle Mahmud 141, Moin 75, Salman 72, Taskin 4/67, Asif 3/106
Dhaka Metro first innings 466/10 in 140.3 overs, Shamsur 103, Marshal 109, Al Amin 92, Gazi 3/98, Fazle 2/26
Barishal second innings 30/3 in 16 overs, Nafees 9, Fazle 19*, Arafat 2/10, Taskin 1/8
Bangladesh reached the semifinal of eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2019 as Group B champions on Monday.
They have an impressive all-win record. They beat Nepal by 8 wickets in their third and last group match at BKSP ground-4 in Savar on Monday.
In the day’s other group matches, Pakistan emerged as unbeaten Group A champions to reach the semifinal crushing Oman by 147 runs. India booked a semifinal berth as Group B runners-up outplaying Hong Kong by 120 runs while Afghanistan finished Group A runners-up to reach semis eliminating Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at different venues.
Pakistan will now face Group B runners-up India in the first semifinal on Wednesday (Nov 20) while Bangladesh will play Group A runners Afghanistan on Thursday (Nov 21) – both at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Earlier, hosts Bangladesh made a flying start in the continental meet outplaying Hong Kong by 9 wickets and ensured the semifinal berth upsetting India by 6 wickets in the second match.
On their way to the semifinal, Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets and defeated Sri Lanka by 90 runs.
In the day’s last group match, Bangladesh sent Nepal to bat first after winning the toss and dismissed them for 138 in 44.3 overs. Sompal Kami scored the teams’ highest 38 runs, captain Gyanendra Malla 22, Karan KC added 18 runs for Nepal.
Both Sumon Khan and Minhajul Abedin Afridi took three wickets each conceding 29 runs each. Mahedi Hasan and Tanvir Islam bagged 2 wickets each conceding 25 and 26 runs respectively.
In reply, Bangladesh easily reached their target scoring 140 runs for the loss of two wickets in 24 overs. Captain Najmul Hossain Shanto contributed an unbeaten 59 runs, opener Mohammad Naim scored 45 runs and Yasir Ali scored an unbeaten 18 runs.
Karan KC and Sushan Bhari took one wicket each conceding 11 and 24 runs respectively.
Top Bangladeshi cricketers got their teams in the players’ draft ahead of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Dhaka Platoon picked Mashrafe Bin Mortaza while Khulna Tigers went for Musfiqur Rahim and Chattogram Challenger selected Mahmudullah Riyad.
The draft for BPL, beginning December 11, was held at a local hotel on Sunday evening.
Mushfqiur, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar were picked by various teams but ODI captain Mashrafe remained overlooked by all seven participating teams till the seventh round of players’ calling.
Mohammad Ashraful was ignored by the teams.
Khulna Tigers got the first chance to call a player and they picked Mushfiqur. Right after him, Dhaka Platoons went for Tamim Iqbal. After that, Rajshahi Royals selected Liton and Chattogram Challengers called Mahmudullah in their set-up.
Rangpur Rangers, Comilla Warriors and Sylhet Thunders picked Mustafizur, Soumya and Mosaddek respectively.
In the second call, Sylhet went for Mohammad Mithun, Comilla selected Al Amin Hossain, Rangpur roped in Mohammad Naim, Chattogram called Imrul Kayes, Rajshahi called Afif Hossain, Dhaka called Anamul Haque Bijoy and Khulna opted for Shafiul Islam.
This year’s BPL is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to honour the 100th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
There will be no franchise in this edition of BPL as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said it will run every team this year. However, BCB appointed five teams sponsors who will get several facilities from the board.
A total of seven teams will participate in this year’s BPL. The league is scheduled to kick off on December 11. An opening ceremony will be held on December 6.
BPL teams after the draft:
Khulna Tigers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Islam Shanto, Aminul Islam Biplob, Shamsur Rahman, Saif Hassan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shahidul Islam, Aliss Al Islam, Tanvir Islam, Rilee Rossouw, Robbie Frylink, Mohammad Aamir, Nazibullah Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Dhaka Platoon: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Hasan Mahmud, Sheikh Mehedi Hasan, Ariful Haque, Mominul Haque, Shuvagata Hom, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Raqibul Hasan, Jaker Ali, Thisara Perera, Lorie Evans, Wahab Riaz, Asif Ali, Luis Rich and Shahid Afridi
Rajshahi Royals: Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Alok Kapali, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Irfan Sukkur, Minhajul Abedin Afridin, Nahidul Islam, Ravi Bopara, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Newaz and Mohammad Irfan
Chattogram Challengers: Mahmudullah Riyad, Imrul Kayes, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Enamul Haque Jr, Muktar Ali, Pinak Ghosh, Nasum Ahmed, Junaid Siddique, Chris Gayle, Kesrick Williams, Avishka Fernando, Ryad Emrit, Graem Bird and Imad Wasim
Rangpur Rangers: Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Naim, Arafat Sunny, Jahurul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Zakir Hasan, Fazle Rabbi, Nadif Chowdhury, Sanjit Saha, Mohamad Nabi, Shai Hope, Luis Bregori and Cameron Delport
Comilla Warriors: Soumya Sarkar, Al Amin Hossain, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Sabbir Rahman, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Hider Rony, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Sumon Khan, Fardin Hossain Ani, Kusal Perera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawid Malan and Dasun Shanak
Sylhet Thunder: Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Islam Apu, Sohag Gazi, Rony Talukder, Nayeem Hasan, Delwar Hossain, Monir Hossain Khan, Rubel Mia, Shurfin Rutherford, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Naveen Ul Haque, Jhonson Charles and Jeevan Mendis