Bowlers continue dominate on day-2 in NCL

DHAKA Blowers continued to dominate the day 2 in the

four dayer of the 21st National Cricket League when Dhaka and Chittagong

divisions were bundled out for around or over 250 at different venues across

the country on Friday.

At Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, Dhaka Division resumed their

innings on the second day and added 97 more runs with their overnight score

of 143 for 3 to dismiss their first innings at 240 losing the remaining seven

wickets against Rajshahi Division, after rain hampered the first day's play.

Thanks to overnight batsman Taibur Rahman for his polish unbeaten knock of

88 that helped Dhaka to take their total to over 200 runs. His responsible

innings furnished with nine boundaries and one over boundary during his 123

balls stay on the crease.

Left arm spinner Taijul Islam finished with an impressive spells of 4 for

92 runs while pacer Shafiul Islam bagged 3 for 43.

Besides, Farhad Reza captured 2 for 35 runs.

In reply, Rajshahi Division also suffered batting jolt in their first

innings as they finished the second day with 173 for 6.

Mushfiqur Rahim top scored composing 75 runs off 116 balls with seven

boundaries and three over boundaries before he was the victim of Rakibul


Jahurul Islam and Farhad Reza were on the crease with 57 and 14


Sumon Sarkar claimed three Rajshahi's wickets conceding 40 runs.

At Sher e Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Arafat Sunny claimed a six

wicket haul as Chittagong Division dismissed their first innings at 290 after

they resumed their the second day with overnight score at 147 for 3.

Overnight batsman Pinak Ghosh top played a patient knock of 90 runs off

249 balls with the help of seven boundaries before he was clean bowled by

Arafat Sunny.

Arafat Sunny was the pick of Dhaka's bowlers as he grabbed 6 Chittagong's

wickets for 87 runs. He was well supported by Mahmudullah who hauled 3 for 55


In reply, Dhaka Metropolis started their first innings on the second day

afternoon and scored 66 for 2 at stumps.

Shamsur Rahman and skipper Marshall Ayub were remained unbeaten on 26 and

21 runs respectively.

Noman Chowdhury took the lone Dhaka's wickets giving away 23 runs.

At Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna, Rangpur Division, put to bat first

by Khulna Division, suffered early batting jolt in their first innings as

they scored 169 for 5 on at stumps the second day, after the entire first day

was washed out due to rain.

Nayeem Islam was the top scorer of Rangpur innings with 48 runs after

Rangpur lost both their openers early.

Tanbir Haider with 40 and Sohrawardi Shuvo with 31 on the crease as the

stumps were drawn for the day.

Al Amin Hossain and spinner Abdur Razzak took two Rangpur's wickets each

conceding 44 and 51 runs respectively.

At Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi, Sylhet Division scored 68 for

3 after wet outfield almost consumed the second day's play.

Sylhet Division plunged into a deep trouble as they lost their first three

wickets at 36 runs I the scoreboard after they were forced to bat first by

Barisal Division.

Zakir Hossain and Alok Kapali were on the crease with 32 and 8 runs as the

stumps were drawn for the day.

Kamrul Islam Rabbi claimed two Sylhet's wickets for 13 runs while Tawhidul

Islam took one for 26 runs.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)