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NL: Rajshahi pull off record win

Rajshahi Division pulled off a record-breaking win in the second round of the Bangabandhu National Cricket League (NCL), the most prestigious First-class cricketing event in the country, on Tuesday.

In the four-day game, Rajshahi beat Barishal Division in less than two days. There is no precedent of winning a First-class match within this short period in Bangladesh.

Barishal scored 142 runs in their two innings, which is now the lowest match aggregate in First-class in the country.

Sunzamul Islam bagged 10 wickets conceding 33 runs, the most economical haul of ten or more wickets in the country’s first-class history, and Taijul Islam took eight wickets. The tremendous bowling efforts set the foundation for Rajshahi’s win.

Brief scores of the 2nd round games of NCL after 2nd day:

Khulna vs Rangpur:

Khulna 1st innings: 221/10 in 49.2 overs (Tushar 116, Nurul 31, Nahidul 29; Mukidul 6/64, Nobin 2/31, Ariful 2/54)

Rangpur 1st innings: 364/10 in 97.1 overs (Ariful 97, Nasir 66, Dhiman 43, Tanbir 31; Masum 4/78, Robiul 2/41, Abdul Halim 2/88)

Khulna 2nd innings: 4/1 in 1.3 overs (Imrul Kayes 4*, Amit 0*; Mukidul 1/4)

Sylhet vs Dhaka Division:

Sylhet 1st innings: 370/10 in 114.4 overs (Zakir 159, Jaker 67, Asadullah 67; Shuvagata 4/86, Taibur 2/31, Sumon 2/55)

Dhaka 1st innings: 239/6 in 63 overs (Shuvagata 89*, Saif 42, Joyraj 41, Sunny 34*; Rahatul 3/65, Tanzim 2/42)

Barishal vs Rajshahi Division:

Barishal 1st innings: 82/10 in 29.3 overs (Moin 18, Salman 13, Moinul 12; Sunzamul 4/18, Taijul 4/39, Mohor 2/7)

Rajshahi 1st innings: 151/10 in 48.5 overs (Junaid 43, Taijul 37, Tanzid 36; Sohag 6/65, Monir 1/4)

Barishal 2nd innings: 60/10 in 34 overs (Moinul 28, Kamrul 14; Sunzamul 6/15, Taijul 4/23)

Result: Rajshahi win by an innings and 9 runs. Taijul man of the match

Chattogram vs Dhaka Metro:

Chattogram 1st innings: 402/8 (declared) in 126.3 overs (Pinak 159, Shahadat 53, Yasir 49; Arafat Sunny 3/120, Shohidul 2/78, Al Amin 1/26, Abu Haider 1/30)

Dhaka Metro 1st innings: 132/3 in 48 overs (Shamsur 68, Zabid 46*; Nayeem 1/42)

Source: United News of Bangladesh