Saturday, July 20, 2019 | ePaper

Abahani outplay arch-rival Mohammedan in Dhaka League

  • Print




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.

More News For this Category

Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

AP, Wellington :Allrounder Ben Stokes, who guided England to victory over New Zealand in the final of the cricket World Cup, has been nominated as New Zealander of the

ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket over 'political interference'

ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket over 'political interference'

AFP, London :International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference, throwing into doubt their participation in qualifiers for the

Curran says World Cup win will inspire England Ashes team

AFP, London :Sam Curran believes England's historic World Cup triumph will inspire the Ashes team as attention turns towards their attempt to regain the urn.Sunday's dramatic end to the

Bangladesh Cricket team leaves for Lanka today

Sports Reporter :Bangladesh National Cricket team will leave the city for Sri Lanka today to play three One Day International (ODI) matches against their counterpart Sri Lanka.Bangladesh will take

Sri Lanka to sack coaches over World Cup failure: Officials

Sri Lanka to sack coaches over World Cup failure: Officials

AFP, Colombo :Sri Lanka's sports minister has ordered the sacking of the national cricket coach after a lacklustre World Cup campaign that saw just three wins from nine games,

Bangladesh Cricket team to leave for Sri Lanka tomorrow

Sports Reporter :Bangladesh National Cricket team will leave the city for Sri Lanka tomorrow to play three One Day International (ODI) matches against their counterpart Sri Lanka.Bangladesh finished eighth in

Shane Watson signs for Khulna Titans

Shane Watson signs for Khulna Titans

Khulna Titans, the Bangladesh Premier League T20 franchise, have signed former Australia captain and all-rounder Shane Watson as one of its two direct overseas signings for the upcoming BPL 2019-20,

Mosaddek vows to continue hard work for higher strike rate

Mosaddek vows to continue hard work for higher strike rate

Mosaddek Hossain, who is so far successful at No. 7 position, a highly risky place for Bangladeshi batsman, said his hard work to improve his strike rate and mental state,

Ian Chappell reveals battle with skin cancer

Former Australian captain and respected commentator Ian Chappell on Thursday revealed he is battling skin cancer but the 75-year-old expects to be fit enough to commentate when the Ashes comes

Shakib will be sorely missed: Mahmud

Shakib will be sorely missed: Mahmud

BSS, Dhaka :Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be sorely missed in Bangladesh's three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, considering his personality and impact and at the same time