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Bisla secures 1-run win for Brothers in Premier Cricket League

DHAKA, May, 20, 2017 (BSS)-An all-round performance came from Brothers Union India recruit Manvinder Bisla enabled them to manage a nail-biting one-run victory over Victoria Sporting Club in the tenth round of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League held on Saturday at BKSP ground no 4 in Savar.

Chasing a winning target of 236 runs set by Bothers Union Club, Victoria were restricted at 234 for in 50 overs.

Despite a good start by two Brothers openers Uttam Sarkar (49) and Rubel Mia (26) the remaining batsmen failed to accelerate the run rate in the face of tight bowling attancks by the Bothers bowlers.

Moinul Islam (41), Abu Sayem (34) and Saiful Haiyet were the other notable scorers for Victoria.

Bisla, who was named the player of the match, picked up three Victoria's wickets for 39 runs while Iftekhar Sajjad bagged two wickets giving away 33 runs.

Earlier, Bisla scored a responsible 78-run knock to help his to post a decent total of 235 for all in 49.1 overs, after they were forced to bat first by Victoria Sporting Club.

The right handed batsman Bisla hit three over boundaries and thre boundaries during his 87-bvall stay on the crease and shared. He also paired two important partnership during his way to batting.

He first shared 50-run stand with his skipper Alok Kapali (35) for the fourth wicket stand and then paired another 101-run partnership with Mysukur Rahman (38) to take his team closer of two hundred runs landmark.

Monir Hossain was the most successful bowler as he grabbed five wickets conceding 38 runs. He was well supported by Mahbubul Alam who claimed three wickets for 57 runs.

Besides, Moinul Islam finished two for 42.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)