Skipper Abdur Razzak led from the front with a splendid bowling performance as formidable Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club pulled off an exciting three-wicket triumph over Partex Sporting Club in their ongoing Walton Dhaka Premier League (DPL) 2017 clash on Sunday.
Underrated Abdur Razzak and Tanvir Hidarled a high-class Sheikh Jamal spin attack in demolishing the Partex in a round five encounter at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
The player of the match Razzak spearheaded a spin assault on the flat-footed Partex batsmen who crashed for 201 in 46.3 overs, a target Jamal surpassed in the 46th over with three wickets in hand to secure their fourth victory of the ongoing tournament.
The former Bangladesh’s national spinner, already the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, took his tally to 16 as he finished with 5 for 22, including two wickets off successive balls.
Leg spinner Tanvir Hidar bagged two wickets for 47 while paceman Sahadat Hossain and off-spinner Sohag Gazi chipped in with one wickets each as Partex collapsed in a heap after electing to take first strike on a sluggish pitch.
Opener Jony Talukdar played the only innings of note to comfortably top-score with 65.
In reply aggressive opener Mahabubul Karim fired a 27-ball 42 but Jamal lost 6-153before Tanvir Haider kept his cool, adding a match-saving 43 run stand with Elias Sunny with a 43-run stand to confirm Jamal’s third straight win in 45.2 overs.
Tanvir Haider was unbeaten on 34 while Abdur Razzak was notout for 4.
Jamal seemed to be taking the game away during run chase with a 63-run opening stand and Prasant Chopra, Rajin Saleh and Sohag Gazi’s involving in substantial partnerships. But they all fell, and when the total reached to 153/6, the game had become wide open.
Jamal were always in control despite the middle order floundering to the Partex duo of Mamun Hossain and Nuruzzaman Masum.
Tanvir and Sunny, who scored a brisk 33-ball 23, put on 43 runs for the seventh wicket to put the Jamal’s chase back on track as the duo scored runs at a decent pace.
Mamun finally got Sunny stumped in 44th over to break the dangerous stand and bring alive game.
But Tanvir and Razzak ensured there was no late drama, sealing a superb three wicket win.
Tanvir hit lone boundary in his patient 61-ball knock while opener Mahbubul hit four fours and three towering sixes in his violent 42-run knock.