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Abahani outplay arch-rival Mohammedan in Dhaka League

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Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) defending champions Abahani Limited defeated Mohammedan Sporting Club by six wickets on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Mohammedan, sent to bat after losing the toss, posted 248 runs with the help of two fifties from Irfan Shukkur and Raqibul Hasan.
Their first-wicket stand added 40 runs. But Liton Das, who took part in this season of the league for the first time, failed to continue his solid start and fell as the first batsman.
Liton hit 26 while Abdul Mazid fell for 27. In the third-wicket stand, Irfan and Mohammedan captain added 68 runs. Before being removed by Nazmul Islam, Irfan added 57 runs while Raqibul hit 51.
Mohammedan's Sri Lankan recruit Chaturanga de Silva, hit 32, and Sohag Gazi accumulated 27.
For Abahani, Mohammad Saifuddin and Nazmul bagged three wickets each.
In reply, Abahani reached the goal in 47.3 overs with six wickets in hand (254/4). Jahurul Islam Omi hit 96 and nearly missed a century.
Abahani had a solid start with the help of Jahurul and Soumya Sarkar. They added 105 runs in the opening stand before Soumya fell for 43. Wasim Jaffer followed him scoring 38 while Najmul Hossain Shanto posted 16.
In the fifth wicket stand, Sabbir Rahman and Mosaddek Hossain added 40 runs, ensuring victory over their arch-rival. Sabbir hit Abdul Mazid for a massive six over long-on to seal the game for Abahani.
It was Abahani's fifth win in six matches. They came back to the winning-streak after losing the previous match to Prime Bank Cricket Club. Monday's victory helped them cement their place at the top of the points table.
On the other hand, it was Mohammedan's third consecutive loss in the league.

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