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Rupganj hit back to winning-way to consolidate top spot

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Taskin Ahmed's 4-54 was complemented by Shahriar Nafees's unbeaten 113 as Legends of Rupganj consolidated its top spot in Dhaka Premier League (DPL) with a seven-wicket victory over Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club in their third Super League game at BKSP-4 ground on Friday.
This was their much-needed victory after their four-wicket defeat to Sheikh Jamal in the previous match.
Taskin Ahmed's fiery bowling just after his World Cup snub, helped Rupganj to bowl Prime Doleshwar out for 205 in 45 overs. Shahriar Nafees, however, made the target a calk-walk, hitting his eighth List A century that sailed the side home with 208-3 in 44.2 overs.
Nafees hit 11 fours and one six in his 142 ball-113 not out which came at moment when Rupganj lost inform opener Mohammad Naim before they opened the account as chasing the target.
Nafees and Mehedi Maruf who scored 41, combined for exact 100-run for the second wicket stand to get the side back on track. He then shared two more significant partnerships-51 with Asif Ahmed (17) and unbeaten 57 with skipper Naeem Islam (32 not out) to ensure the team would face no hiccup.

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