Athletic

Mohammedan earns maiden win in low-scoring match

In their second match of the ongoing Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, Mohammedan Sporting Club registered their maiden win beating Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity by five wickets on Saturday in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

In their first match of the season, Mohammedan lost to Shinepukur Cricket Club at the same venu.

On Saturday, Khelaghar batted first and posted a small total of 148 for all wickets in 49 overs. Captain Nadif Chowdhury was their best batter scoring 33 runs while number nine Iftekhar Sajjad scored the second highest of 24 runs.

For Mohammedan, left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Apu bagged four wickets conceding 18 runs in 10 overs while Mohammad Hafeez sclaped three and Shuvagata Hom took two wickets.

In reply, Mohammedan chased down the target in just 40.1 overs with five wickets in hand. Left-handed batter Soumya Sarkar hit unbeaten 59 off 100 balls while opener Parvez Hossain Emon scored 30.

Mohammad Hossain Ali was the best bowler for Khelaghar taking two wickets conceding only eight runs in 2.5 overs while Masum Khan Tutul also took two wickets conceding 16 runs.

In the other match of the day, Tasamul Haque and Sikandar Raja guided Shinepukur to 280 for six against Brothers Union scoring 68 and 74 respectively while Anisul Islam scored 51 off 51 balls as well.

Leg-spinner Aminul Islam Biplob bagged three wickets for Brothers conceding 60 runs in 10 overs.

In reply, Imtiaz Hossain and Sadikur Rahman scored 159 runs in the opening stand and set a solid foundation for them to win the match. While Imtiaz posted 78, Sadikur scored 84 runs. Riding on their stunning start, Brothers won this match in 49.1 overs with three wickets in hand.

Source: United News of Bangladesh