Dhaka, Mar 1 (UNB) - All-rounder Farhad Reza showed his skillful cricket once again in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) T20 to bring his team Prime Doleshwar to the final of the tournament which is scheduled to be played on March 3. The final was earlier scheduled to be played on March 3.
While bowling first, Farhad took five wickets for 32 runs - his best bowling figure in T20- and later, he struck unbeaten 24 off eight balls to ensure the win against Prime Bank Cricket Club in the second semifinal by six wickets with two balls remaining.
Prime Doleshwar won the toss and opted to bowl first and failed to restrict Prime Bank to a moderate total. With the help of Zakir Hasan and Alok Kapali, they posted 170 in 20 overs. Prime Doleshwar chased the target (171/4) in 19.4 overs.
Saif Hassan and Mohammad Arafat laid down the foundation for Prime Doleshwar adding 51 runs in the opening stand.
Saif scored 61 off 49 with five fours and two sixes which was Prime Doleshear’s highest score. Along with Saif, Marshall Ayub also contributed with the bat scoring 46 off 31 with two fours and as many as sixes to his credit.
But they got dismissed before the job has done. Farhad Reza, the national star, finished the job in style smashing 24 off eight deliveries.
Earlier, Prime Bank posted 170/9 in 20 overs with the help of superb efforts of Zakir Hasan and veteran Alok Kapali as both of them struck half-centuries.
In the opening stand comprising captain Anamul Haque and Rubel Mia, they accumulated 21 runs. They frustrated to ensure an impressive start as five of their wickets departed in 57 runs.
However, Zakir Hasan and Alok Kapali were firm enough to put up a brilliant stand. They posted 65 runs on the board in the sixth wicket stand. The stand broke when Zakir was dismissed for 52 off 39 with five fours and one six.
Alok was more explosive as he struck 55 off 31 deliveries with six fours and three sixes to his credit.
Along with Zakir and Alok, Anamul was the only other batsman to reach a double-digit score in the match hitting 12 off 11 balls.
Farhad Reza scalped five wickets conceding 32 runs in four overs- his best bowling figure in T20- while Enamul Haque Jr took two and Arafat Sunny and Mohammad Arafat bagged one wicket each for Prime Doleshwar.
Prime Doleshwar will face Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the final on March 4. Sheikh Jamal secured a place in the final beating Shinepukur by wickets.
Dhaka, Mar 1 (UNB) – Explaining the reason behind not selecting Mustafizur Rahman in the playing XI of their first Test of three-match series against New Zealand, Head coach of Bangladesh cricket team Steve Rhodes on Friday said they decided not to play him in Hamilton keeping his ample works in the next game at Wellington.
“Mustafizur is the best bowler of our team into the wind. He has to do a lot of work in the next match in Wellington. We wanted him to be fresh for the next game,” Rhodes said at Hamilton after the play of the second day.
Bangladesh are struggling in the match as the New Zealanders were leading by 217 runs at the end of Day-2. Jeet Raval and Tom Latham scored tons for the hosts. They posted 254 runs in the first wicket stand which was bigger than Bangladesh’s first innings total.
New Zealand were on 86 without losing any wicket at the end of the first day. Resuming the innings on the Day-2, they added another 365 runs losing four wickets.
“Both of their openers played extremely well. We should not take anything from them. They have really made a good foundation and continued that today,” Rhodes further said after Bangladesh’s day of toil.
Bangladesh are playing three pacers - Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain and Khaled Ahmed- in the match. Without Mustafizur, Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed, this is totally a new pace-attack for the Tigers. They bowled 66 overs together but failed to grab a single wicket.
Rhodes said this attack needs a bit of time and experience and with these, they can provide a lot of trouble for the opponents in the future.
Dhaka, Mar 1 (UNB) - All-rounder Ziaur Rahman smashed 72 off 29 deliveries in the first semifinal of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) T20 against Shinepukur Cricket Club on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium to help his team Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club advance to the final. Sheikh Jamal won the match by five wickets.
Shinepukur won the toss and batted first in the match. They posted a challenging total of 181 for seven wickets in 20 overs, and Sheikh Jamal chased this target with five wickets in hand in 17.4 overs (182/5).
The captain of the team, Afif Hossain, struck 65 off 41 deliveries with seven fours and three sixes to his name. Sabbir Hossain, the second highest run-getter for them, scored 47 off 32 with two fours and three sixes to his credit.
Afif looked to go further. But he tried to be more aggressive way to play Shahidul Islam. That resulted in his dismissal. Afif was bowled by the right-arm pacer. Just before the dismissal, he scooped Shahidul through the third man area. But Afif disappointed to maintain a gentle run.
Towhid Hridoy (24) and Shuvagata Hom (31) contributed with the bat along with. Shuvagata smashed two fours and as many as sixes in short stay in the wicket.
Salahuddin Sakil, the left-arm pacer of Sheikh Jamal, took four wickets for 28 runs while Shahidul Islam bagged two wickets for them.
In reply, Sheikh Jamal lost first two wickets in 34 runs. Imtiaz Hossain (11) fell victim to run-out while Fardeen Hasan (22) was stumped by Dhiman Ghosh. Hasanuzzaman (13) and former national star Nasir Hossain (16) also departed quickly. After their dismissal, Tanbir Hyder got out without anything on the board.
However, in the fifth wicket stand, captain Nurul Hasan Sohan and Ziaur Rahman added 117 runs to ensure the win with five wickets in the hand. Nurul remained unbeaten on 43 while Zia smashed 72.
Sheikh Jamal will meet the winner of the second semifinal (Prime Bank or Prime Doleshwar) in the final which is scheduled to be played on March 3.
Dhaka, Mar 1 (UNB) — The Kiwi batsmen continued to dominate Bangladesh in the first Test of three-match series in Hamilton. Jeet Raval and Tom Latham hit the centuries for the hosts as the Bangladeshi bowlers failed threat them in any way. At the end of the second day, New Zealand secured the lead of 217 runs with six wickets in hand.
Bangladesh have posted 234 runs in the first innings of the match. Tamim Iqbal, the southpaw, was the best batsman for the Tigers hitting 126 while opening the innings. But the other batsmen were clueless to bat on against the quality pace attack of the hosts.
In reply, Raval and Latham past Bangladesh’s first innings’ total in the opening stand- 254. Raval was the first batsman to get dismissed for the New Zealanders. When the regular bowlers were disappointed to break the first wicket stand of the hosts, Mahmudullah took the ball and brought up the must-needed breakthrough for the Tigers.
Raval and Latham were unbeaten for 86 at the end of the first day’s play. The started the second morning in the same manner and continued to dominate over the Bangladeshi bowlers.
Raval fell for 132. He went to slog Mahmudullah who delivered a slow ball. Raval managed an upper edge which was taken safely at the midwicket area by Khaled Ahmed. The breakthrough was not enough to rattle the batting line of the Kiwi.
In the second wicket stand, Latham and the captain Kane Williamson added 79 runs on the board. Soumya Sarkar, another part-timer bowler like Mahmudullah, bagged the second wicket scalping Latham for 161.
Soumya had missed a catch to dismiss Latham at slip when he was at zero at the start of the innings of New Zealand. Soumya scalped another wicket when Ross Taylor failed to judge the pace of the delivery which has struck his pad, and the umpire did not think twice to up the finger signalling his dismissal. Taylor was the only dismissed batsman who failed to score at least a fifty.
Bangladesh’s last success on the second was the wicket of Henry Nicholls. MehidyHasanMiraz, who bowled the most overs by a Bangladeshi bowler in the match so far, took the wicket of Nicholls.
The left-hander left the ball alone and got bowled. His dismissal was the prize of nice bowling effort of Mehidy. He delivered wide on the crease. Nicholls misjudged the turn and lost his stumps.
New Zealand finished the second day scoring 451 for four wickets. Williamson remained unbeaten accumulating 93 runs. And the lead of the hosts reached 217 runs.
Soumya took two wickets for the Tigers while Mahmudullah and Mehidy bagged one wicket each.
Dhaka, Feb 28 (UNB) - As the last team, Prime Doleshwar advanced to the semi-finals of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League T20 beating Gazi Group Cricketers on Thursday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Gazi Group batted first and accumulated 145 for six in 20 overs. Prime Doleshwar chased it down in 18 overs with three wickets in hand (146/7 in 18 overs).
Veteran all-rounder Farhad Reza hit 36 off 15 for Prime Doleshwar with three fours and three sixes. Shykat Ali helped joined him with 28 off 21 balls. Saif Hassan (17) and Farhad Hossain (32) also contributed with the bat.
Abu Hider Rony and Raihanuddin bagged two wickets each for Gazi Group who have now been eliminated from the tournament.
Earlier, Mehedi Hasan (39), Shamsur Rahman (36), Touhid Tareq (26) helped Gazi post 145.
Arafat Sunny and Farhad bagged two wickets each while Mohammad Arafat and Enamul Haque took one wicket each.
Prime Doleshwar will face Prime Bank in the semi-finals on Friday while Shinepukur Cricket Club will lock horns with Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Both of the semi-finals will take place at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and will be telecasted on Gazi TV.