Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) - Bangladesh national stalwart Mahmudullah Riyad said he is happy with his bowling performance in the first round of the National Cricket League (NCL).
He is playing this year’s NCL for Dhaka Metro who ended their first-round game against Chattogram Division in a draw. The right-arm off spinner bagged six wickets in this game and won the man of the match award.
“I was eager to bowl since I returned from injury that prevented me from bowl for more than seven months. I tried to bowl as much as possible in this game,” Mahmudullah told reporters at the end of the game at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Along with good show with the ball, he also hit a fifty in the only innings of Dhaka Metro. The right-handed batsman said he would have been happier if he hit a ton.
Mahmudullah said he believes the quality of NCL has increased notably.
“The players are more focused on their game than before. Everyone is trying to do better. I think this is the biggest change in NCL,” he said.
Most of the national players are playing in this edition of NCL. Mahmudullah said playing in NCL before the tour of India will help the Tigers do well.
Dhaka, Oct 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh A team, which clinched the three-match unofficial ODI series 2-1 against hosts Sri Lanka, retuned home on Sunday (Oct 13) after a month-long tour to the Island nation.
A brilliant century by opener Saif Hasan (117) enabled touring Bangladesh A team to clinch the three-match unofficial ODI series 2-1 beating hosts Sri Lanka A by 98 runs under D/L method in the 3rd and last match at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.
The 2nd string Bangladesh team, which made a frustrating start losing to the hosts by seven wickets in the first one-dayer, but bounced back in the series beating the Lankans by one wicket in the last-ball thriller in the 2nd match to level the three-match series 1-1 on Thursday last.
Earlier, both the rain-interrupted four-day matches between two teams ended in draw.
Replying to Bangladesh’s mammoth total of 322 runs for 9 in stipulated 50 overs in the series deciding 3rd one-dayer on Saturday, host Sri Lankan A team scored 130 runs for 6 in 24.4 overs before the match was stopped due to bad weather to lose the match by a huge 98 runs.
The revised winning target for Sri Lanka was 229 runs in 24.4 overs in the match.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) — Barisal Division made a good start in the four-day National Cricket League (NCL) beating Sylhet Division by an innings and 13 runs on the 4th and final day at the Shaheed Qamaruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Sunday.
The other three matches of the first round ended in a draw at different venues across the country.
Imrul Kayes grabbed the limelight on the final day of the first round hitting a double-ton for Khulna Division against Rangpur Division.
Rajshahi Division vs Dhaka Division:
The first round match of the four-day National Cricket League (NCL) between Rajshahi Division and Dhaka Division ended in a draw on the 4th and final day at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Sunday.
Dhaka resumed the second innings with overnight 206 for 6 and were all out for 254 in 99.2 overs with overnight batsman Taibur Rahman (67) scoring the team highest 88 runs.
For Rajshahi, Taijul Islam bagged five wickets to bring his wicket-tally to nine in the match while Farhad Reza took three.
Rajshahi opened the second innings with the target of 298 in the final day. However, they scored 106 for five in 64 overs when the bails were drawn for the final day (Sunday) with Jahrul Islam batting onj 40 and Mushfiqur Rahim 21.
Sumon Khan and Shuvagata Hom took two wickets each.
Brief score: Dhaka: 1st innings 240 all-out in 76.1 overs, 2nd innings (overnight 206 for six) 254 all-out in 99.2 overs (Raqibul Hasan 65, Tabiur Rahman 88, Taijul 5/105, Farhad Reza 3/41).
Rajshahi Division: 1st innings 197 all-out 77.5 overs, 2nd innings 106 for five in 64 overs (Jahurul batting 41, Mushfiqur 21; Sumon 2/21, Shuvagata Hom 2/24).
Rangpur Division vs Khulna Division: The match between Rangpur and Khulna also ended in a draw at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Sunday.
Khulna resumed 1st innings with the overnight score 192 for 3 and declared the innings on 454 for nine with left handed overnight batsman Imrul Kayes (29) hammering a polished innings of
202 runs off 319 featuring 19 fours and six sixes.
For Rangpur, Suhrawardy Shuvo scalped three wickets while Robiul Haque took two.
In reply, Rangpur ended the final day scoring 33 for 1 in nine overs to settle for a draw with Nasir Hossain making unbeaten 23.
For Khulna, Al Amin Hossain took one wicket.
Brief score: Rangpur: 1st innings-227 all-out in 100.1 overs, 2nd innings: 33 for 1 in 9 overs (Nasir 23; Al Amin 1/10).
Khulna: first innings: 454 for 9 (declared) in 138.3 overs; (Imrul Kayes 202, Robiul Islam Robi 76, Imran Uzzaman 71; Shohrawordi 3/76, Robiul 2/66).
Sylhet Division vs Barisal Division:
In the first round of NCL Tier-2 match, Barisal earned a massive innings and 13 runs victory over Sylhet at Shaheed Qamaruzzamand Stadium in Rajshahi on Sunday.
The first day of the match was washed out due to rain on Thursday. Despite this, Barisal managed a comfortable win riding on the tremendous performance by their bowlers.
Sylhet resumed their 2nd innings with the overnight score 27 for 2 and were bundled out cheaply for 132 in 63.5 overs.
Jakir Ali was the highest scorer for Sylhet posting 45 but his effort went in vain due to poor batting of his team mates.
For Barisal, Tanvir Islam bagged four wickets while Monir Hossain grabbed three to lose the game by an innings and 13 runs.
Brief score: Sylhet: 1st first innings: 86 all-out in 43.1 overs, 2nd innings: 132 all-out in 36.5 overs (Jakir 45, Imtiaz 35; Tanvir 4/29, Monir 3/21).
Barisal: 1st innings: 231 for 8 (declared) in 58.3 overs (Shahriar Nafees 63, Fazle Mahmud 70; Rejaur Rahman 3/74).
Chattogram Division vs Dhaka Metro:
The day’s other Tier-2 first round match between Chattogram and Dhaka Metro also ended in a draw at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.
Dhaka Metro resumed their first innings with the overnight score of 349 for 7 and added only five runs in the final day losing last three wickets. They ended on 354 all-out in 126.4 overs.
For Chattogram, Minhajul Abedin Afridi took three wickets while Noman Chowdhury and Mehdi Hasan bagged two wickets each.
In reply, Chattogram posted 227 for five in 76 overs at the end of the final day. Masum Khan was batting on 61 while Pinak Ghosh and Tasamul Haque hit 57 and 53 runs respectively.
For Dhaka Metro, Mahmudullah bagged three wickets conceding 25 runs. The right-arm offspinner bagged three in the first innings as well.
Brief score: Chattogram: 1st innings 290 all-out in 122.5 overs, 2nd innings: 227 for five in 76 overs (Masum 61*, Pinak 57, Tasamul 53; Mahmudullah 3/25).
Dhaka Metro: 1st innings: 354 all-out in 126.4 overs (Zabid 85, Shamsur 55, Mahmudullah 63; Minhajul 3/103, Mehedi 2/60).
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) — Bangladesh U-19 beat New Zealand U-19 in the last match of the five-match series by 73 runs on Sunday at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.
With this win, Bangladesh ended the series 4-1. The junior Tigers lost the fourth match only.
Bangladesh won the toss and batted first. They scored 120 runs in the first wicket stand that laid down the foundation of a big total.
Opener Tanzid Hasan, who had been consistently good in the series, posted 71 runs off 59 with 11 fours while the other opener Parvez Hossain Emon posted 48 off 55 with eight fours.
Shahadat Hossain and Avishek Das posted 48 each and the junior Tigers ended their innings on 316 for eight in 50 overs.
For New Zealand, Fergus Lellman bagged two wickets while the other five bowlers took one wicket each.
In reply, New Zealand tumbled for 243 all-out in 43.4 overs and endured the defeat by 73 runs.
After taking two wickets, Fergus Lellman also shone with the bat as he hit 56 off 46 with five fours and two sixes while Jock McKenzie and Jesse Tashkoff hit 47 and 39 respectively. But they disappointed to record another win for the hosts.
For Bangladesh, left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam bagged five wickets conceding 43 runs in 8.4 overs.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) — Bangladesh Test and T20Is captain Shakib Al Hasan ended his this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) stint on a high as his team Barbados Tridents won the title for the second time beating Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final by 27 runs at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad.
However, Shakib was poor in the final as he posted only 15 with the bat and conceded 18 runs in two overs without any wicket.
Barbados Tridents won the toss and opted to bat first. They put up 171 for six in 20 overs with the help of Jonathan Carter’s 27-ball 50. Carter took the field as number seven batsman and returned a quick fifty that helped Tridents to put up a challenging total. Besides him, Jhonson Charles and Alex Hales hit 39 and 28 respectively.
For Guyana Imran Tahir, Ben Laughlin, Romario Shepherd and Keemo Paul bagged one wicket each.
In reply, Guyana tumbled for 144 for nine in 20 overs and lost the game by 27 runs. None of their batsmen came up with the required batting approach. Brandon King hit 43 but his lone effort was not enough for Guyana to seal the game.
Besides him, Nicholas Pooran and Paul hit 24 and 25 respectively. But it just reduced the margin of their defeat.
For Tridents, Raymon Reifer bagged four wickets conceding 24 runs in four overs while Harry Gurney and Ashley Nurse took two wickets each.
It was Tridents’ second title of CPL as they won their first back in 2014 beating the same opponent- Guyana Amazon Warriors.