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Dhaka smell victory in NCL

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 19 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dhaka Division will need only 18 runs to complete their victory over Sylhet Division during their tier-1 first-round match of the 23rd National Cricket League at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground today.

Dhaka finished the second day’s play on 48-3 in their second innings after their left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam provided his career-best match bowling figure of 10-64 and helped his team bowling out Sylhet, who resumed on 35-1, for 174 runs in their second innings on Monday.

Nazmul, who claimed 6-23 in the first innings, finished with 4-41 in the second innings while Shuvagata Hom also picked up three wickets as they bowled out Sylhet cheaply again after dismissing them for 67 runs in their first innings. Dhaka made 176 runs during their first innings.

In the other tier-1 match, Khulna Division trailed Rangpur Division by 86 runs at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium after Khulna finished the second day’s play on 171-4 with Anamul Haque making 72 not out.

Rangpur, which resumed on 226-8, earlier made 257 runs in their first innings. Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed 6-90 for Khulna in the innings.

In tier-2, Chattogram Division’s Yasir Ali stuck 129 off 198 balls, his ninth first-class hundred while Irfan Sukkur and Mominul Haque made 63 and 50 runs respectively before they were bowled out for 349 runs against Rajshahi in their first innings at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Rajshahi spinner duo Sunzamul Islam and Taijul Islam finished with 5-99 and 4-119 in the innings.

Chattogram, which earned a massive 183-run first-innings lead, and then reduced Rajshahi to 79-3 in their second innings to take a strong position in the contest.

Meanwhile, the second day’s play of the other tier-2 encounter in Cox’s Bazar between Barishal and Dhaka Metropolis couldn’t take place due to rain on Monday.