The fifth round of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League was marked with three centuries.
Mahidul Islam and Ashok Menaria registered unbeaten hundreds to guide Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity to victory over Agrani Bank Cricket Club.
Prime Bank Cricket Club middle-order batsman Al Amin scored three digits to save the side’s innings following early dismissals but the effort was in vain as Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited bagged their third win of the season.
In the third game of the day, fifties by Afif Hossain and Towhid Hridoy helped Shinepukur Cricket Club defeat Kalabagan Krira Chakra.
Khelaghar v Agrani Bank
Mahidul and Menaria struck unbeaten 115 and 113 runs to help Khelaghar post their second win of the season as they defeated Agrani Bank by seven wickets in Fatullah’s Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium.
Batting first, with Jahid Javed’s 54 and contributions from the rest of the batsmen, newly promoted premier league team Agrani Bank put up 259 on the board losing eight wickets. Khelaghar bowlers had put up a team effort as Masum Khan, Robiul Islam and Rafsan al Mahmud took two wickets apiece.
Chasing the target, Agrani Bank pacer Shafiul Islam struck thrice to leave Khelaghar reeling on 40 for the loss of three wickets. However, the damage was magnificently recovered by Mahidul and Ashok who posted an unbroken 221-run stand for the fourth wicket to take Khelaghar to shore without further loss in 47.4 overs. Mahidul in his 131-ball innings struck four boundaries and six over boundaries while Menaria hammered nine fours and three sixes in his 112-ball innings.
Shinepukur v Kalabagan
Half centuries from Afif and Towhid moved Shinepukur to second spot in the points table as the side bagged a six-wicket win over Kalabagan at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. In pursuit of 233, Shinepukur lost four wickets as Afif remained unbeaten on 67 off 70 balls with six boundaries and two over boundaries while captain Shuvagata Hom made 30. Shinepukur reached the target in 42.3 overs. Towhid added a 71-ball 63 to the tally.
Earlier, Kalabagan riding on Akbar-ur-Rehman’s 71 and Mahmudullah Hasan’s 42 registered 232 for nine wickets. Shuvagata picked up three scalps while Sujon Hawlader and Naeem Islam Jr bagged two each for Shinepukur.
Mohammedan v Prime Bank
Prime Bank batsman Al Amin’s innings saving century went in vain as Mohammedan picked up a three-wicket victory at BKSP.
Prime Bank were put to bat first after losing the toss and the side lost their top three batsmen with only three runs on the board. Al Amin walked to the middle as the No 4 batsman only to see his side lose another three wickets. Prime Bank were stuttering on 36 for six in 13.5 overs. But the right-handed batsman did not lose his nerve as he partnered with Ariful Haque for a 161-run stand for the seventh wicket. He departed scoring 110 runs with nine boundaries and two over boundaries. Ariful added a 100-ball 87 to the board to push Prime Bank’s total to 259 runs losing nine wickets.
Later, Mohammedan chased down the target in 48.5 overs losing seven wickets as Raqibul Hasan and Rony Talukder added 64 and 60 respectively. Prime Bank pacer Rubel Hossain picked up two wickets.
DPL, ROUND 5
260/7 in 48.5 overs (Raqibul 64, Rony 60) beat Prime Bank
259/9 (Al Amin 110, Taijul 3/53) by three wickets
233/4 in 42.3 overs (Afif 67*, Towhid 63) beat Kalabagan
232/9 (Akbar 71, Shuvagata 3/34) by six wickets
261/3 in 47.4 overs (Ankon 115*, Menaria 113*) beat Agrani Bank
259/8 (Jahid 54, Robi 2/19) by seven wickets
Abahani v Mohammedan, Mirpur
Gazi Group v Rupganj, BKSP 3
Doleshwar v Sk Jamal, Fatullah
All the matches will begin at 9am
M W L Pts NRR
5 5 0 10 1.459
5 3 2 6 0.730
5 3 2 6 0.493
5 3 2 6 0.407
5 3 2 6 0.004
5 3 2 6 -0.410
5 2 3 4 -0.369
5 2 3 4 -0.468
5 2 3 4 -0.517
5 2 3 4 -0.783
5 1 4 2 -0.056
5 1 4 2 -0.453