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NCL: Joy guides Chattagram to big lead over Barishal

A brilliant century by one down Mahmudul Hasan Joy guided Chattogram Division to take a 128 runs lead over Barishal Division on the 2nd day of the four-day National Cricket League at the BKSP ground in Savar on Monday.

Replying to Barisal Division’s first innings total 236 runs, Chattogram Division resumed the first innings Monday morning with overnight score 34 for no loss and scored 364 runs for 4 in 99 overs when the bails were drawn for the 2nd day.

After the departure of two openers for 120 runs, one down Mahmudul Hasan Joy pairing with captain Mominul Haque contributed 112 runs in the 3rd wicket stand to carry the team total to 232 runs.

Mahmudul Hasan Joy hammered a polished 121 runs off 211 balls featuring nine fours and a six while two down Mominul Haque scored 85-ball 81 runs with the help of eleven boundaries.

Besides, Shahadat Hossain (63), Jashimuddin (49), Irfan Sukkur (23) and Pinak Ghosh (20) were the other main contributors for Chattogram Division.

Monir Hossain grabbed two wickets for 101 runs while Ruyel Mia and Moin Khan took one wicket each conceding 19 and 43 runs respectively.

In the day’s other match at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Division were trailing by 120 runs against hosts Sylhet Division on the 2nd day of the four-day league on Monday

Replying to Dhaka Division first inning total 123 runs, Sylhet Division resumed the first innings with overnight total 79 for 2 and were all out for 265 runs featuring three half centuries by opener Sayem Alam (78), captain Zakir Hossain (67) and wicket keeper cum batter Jaker Ali (67).

Nazmul Islam made the major damage in Sylhet innings snatching five wickets for 72 runs while Taibur Rahman grabbed three wickets for 40 runs.

In reply, Dhaka Division opened the 2nd innings in the late afternoon and scored 22 runs for the loss of one wicket in 13 overs with Abdul Mazid and Joyraz Sheikh were in batting with 8 and 13 runs respectively at the end of the 2nd day.

Nasum Ahmed took the lone wicket of Rony Talukder (1) giving away nine runs.

Source: United News of Bangladesh