Munim Shahriar blasts Abahani back to winning ways

Promising Munim Shahriar blasted a new Dhaka League-best, scoring 92 off 50 balls with nine fours and five sixes for Abahani Limited, to guide them to a 30-run win over Prime Bank Cricket Club on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

In their last game, Abahani lost to Mohammedan Sporting Club at the same venue. But this time around, they made a good comeback to winning ways.

Abahani won the toss and opted to bat first. They posted a challenging total of 183 for three in 20 overs, with Munim hitting the highest, 92, and Najmul Hossain Shanto scoring 30.

Munim’s 92 is now the highest individual total in Dhaka League to date.

For Prime Bank, left-arm seamer Shoriful Islam bagged two wickets conceding 38 runs while Alok Kapali took one.

In reply, Prime Bank needed to score 174 in 19 overs under the DL Method, but they tumbled for 143 for six in 19 overs, with Tamim Iqbal scoring 55, and Mohammad Mithun posting 34.

For Abahani, Tanzim Hasan Sakib and Aminul Islam took two wickets each while Mohammad Saifuddin and Arafat Sunny took one wicket each.

In the other matches on Sunday evening, Gazi Group Cricketers beat Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity by five wickets riding on Mahmudullah Riyad’s unbeaten 58 off 48 balls with three fours and two sixes while Brothers Union beat Shinepukur Cricket Club by one run under the DL Method, with Mizanur Rahman, captain of Brothers, scoring 79 off 56 with 10 fours and two sixes.

Source: United News of Bangladesh