Delwar’s all-round show stuns

Mohammedan in thriller Prime Bank, Gazi Group win their games

Sports Correspondent

6 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Delwar’s all-round show stuns

Prime Bank Cricket Club pacer Al-Amin Hossain holds the man of the match award against BKSP during their Dhaka Premier League match against BKSP at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Friday. — SUN PHOTO

Delwar Hossain claimed 5-46 and hammered a 19-ball 34 as Shinepukur Cricket Club stunned Mohammedan by two wickets in a high-scoring thriller in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Mohammedan seemed to have won the game with ease after piling up 324 before being all out in 49.3 overs. Shinepukur however stayed upbeat and finally gunned down the total with just two ball to spare, making 325-8.

Surprisingly no one could from either side hit century in a game where 649 runs were scored. Shinepukur’s Afif Hossain was the highest scorer in the game with 86 ball-97, smashing four fours and five sixes, an innings that led Shinepukur’s stunning victory.

In pursuit of big chase, Shinepkur lost two openers-Shadman Islam (21) and Sabbir Hossain (17) with the scoreboard reading 43. Unmukt Chand first made the genuine resistance, hitting a 51 ball-49 after which Afif took the onus.

While Afif kept the asking run-rate under control, there were significant contributions from the lower order batsman No 8 Amite Hasan made 43, No 9 Sohrawardid Shuvo and No 10 Delwar Hossain scored identical 34 to help the side gun down such a big total.

Sohag Gazi and Rajat Bhatia took two wickets apiece for Mohammedan.

Put into bat first, four batsmen of Mohammedan scored half-century to help the side put up a big total which looked enough to win the game.

Opener Liton Das struck 84, his fellow opener Irfan Shukkor contributed 50 as they shared 101 for the opening stand to give the side a solid start. Avishek Mitra also made 50 while Raqibul Hasan blasted a whirlwind 48 ball-74 with 11 fours and a six. Sohag Gazo hammered 22 ball-45 with three fours and as many sixes.

Apart from Ddlewar Hossain’s five-for, Sohrawardi Shuvo grabbed 2-72.

Meanwhile, Prime Bank Cricket Club thrashed Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan by 172 runs in the ninth round match of DPL at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.

Batting first, Prime Bank scored 222 runs on board in 50-over losing eight wickets.

In reply, BKSP were bundled-out in only 50 runs. Al Amin Hossain, who is not with the national set-up currently, bagged five wickets conceding only 20 runs.

Al Amin was awarded the man of the match for his splendid performance with the ball. Prime Bank Cricket Club confirmed their spot in super league after Abahani Ltd and Legends of Rupganj.

In the other match, Gazi Group Cricketers defeated Brothers Union by 9 runs at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan Ground-4 in Savar on Friday.

Brothers won the toss and decided to bowl first. Gazi Group were all out 206 in 49.4 Overs where Kamran Ghulam scored the highest 81 runs for the team.

For Brothers, left-arm pacer Sajedul Islam bagged four wickets conceding 54 runs while Mehedi Hasan and Mohammad Sharif took two wickets each.

While replying, Brothers got a solid start, posting 136 for two wickets. Opener Junaid Siddique struck 72 while Mizanur Rahman scored 25.

They lost the last eight wickets in 61 runs and subsequently lost the game. They needed 21 from the last 24 balls but were all-out for 197 in 48.5 overs.

For Gazi Group, Nasum Ahmed registered his first five-wicket haul in List-A cricket conceding 49 runs while Sanjit Saha bagged three wickets conceding 45 runs.