A brilliant unbeaten century by Myshukur Rahman helped league leader Rangpur Division score 304 for 7 in 90 overs against Sylhet Division on the first day of the four-day National Cricket League at the BKSP ground-4 in Savar on Sunday.
Sent in to bat first in the day’s title deciding final round match of Tier-1, Rangpur Division, riding on opener Myshukur Rahman’s polished innings of 131 runs off 264 balls featuring 14 fours, made a good total of 304 runs on the very first day.
Apart from Mushukur ton, wicket keeper Dhiman Ghosh (54), Suhrawardy Shuvo (37), Naeem Islam (27), Alauddin Babu (21), captain Ariful Haque (14) and Tanvir Haider (13) were the other notable scorers for Rangpur.
Debutant Jaynul Islam grabbed three wickets for 63 runs while spinner Enamul Haque Jr and Ahmed Abidul Haque took two wickets each conceding 73 and 75 runs respectively.
In the day’s another Tier-1 league match, Dhaka Division scored 263 for 6 in 90 overs against Khulna Division on the first day of the four-day affairs at the BKSP ground-3 in Savar on Sunday.
One down Mahidul Islam Ankoin contributed the team highest 92 runs off 190 balls hitting nine fours and three sixes for Dhaka.
Besides, opener Rony Talukder (48), Abdul Mazid (32), captain Taibur Rahman (32), Shuvagato Hom (21) and Raquibul Hasan (15) were the other main contributors for Dhaka.
Pacer Al Amin Hossain claimed three wickets for 38 runs while Tipu Sultan took two for 77 runs.
In a Tier-2 match, Chittagong Division opened the innings first after winning the toss and were out for 223 runs in 71.1 overs featuring 83 runs off 116 balls with nine boundaries by one down batter Mahmudul Hasan Joy at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Besides, Pinak Ghosh (47), Jashimuddin (31), Sajjaful Haque (25), and captain Irfan Sukkur (12) were the other notable scorers for Chittagong Division.
Sharfuddin did a major damage in Chittagong innings taking four wickets for .62 runs.
In reply, Dhaka Metro team scored 52 for 2 in 14 overs when the bails were drawn for the first day (Sunday) to trail by 171 runs.
Marshall Ayub and captain Shamsur Rahman were batting with 24 and 17 runs respectively.
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In the day’s other Tier-2 league match at the Academy ground of Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Barishal Division batted first after losing the toss and made 225 for 7 in 90 overs featuring a captain knock of 122 runs by Fazle Mahmud.
Captain-cum-one down batter Fazle Mahmud hammered a century scoring 122 runs off 212 balls hitting 13 fours and a six.
Islamul Ahsan made a half century for Barisal scoring just 50 runs in 216 balls with three boundaries while Moin Khan was the other Barishal batter scoring the double figure of 13 runs.
Saqlain Sajib captured three wickets for 59 runs while Sunjamul Islam and Shafiqul Islam took two wickets each giving away 39 and 52 runs respectively.
Source: United News of Bangladesh