Khulna beat Rajshahi in NCL 2nd round
Khulna Division beat Rajshahi Division by seven wickets in the second round of the ongoing National Cricket League (NCL) on Sunday at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna.
Resuming their overnight total of 15 for 1 in pursuit of 123 to win the game, Khulna reached the target of 123 for three in 22.1 overs and sealed the game by seven wickets.
Soumya Sarkar, who suffered a duck in the first innings, remained unbeaten for 50 while Imrul Kayes posted 22 and Mohammad Mithun scored 27.
Shafiul Islam, Monir Sheikh and Sunzamul Islam took one wicket each for Rajshahi in the final innings of the game. But their efforts were not enough for them to win the match.
With this win, Khulna secured a total of 9.7 points from this game while Rajshahi bagged only 1.1 points.
Earlier, Khulna won the toss and sent Rajshahi to bat first, who scored 261/10 in 85.3 overs. Junaid Siddique posted 51 while Farhad Hossain and Farhad Reza scored 45 and 41 respectively.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz bagged four wickets conceding 38 runs in 21.3 overs. Along with him, two national pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain also scalped two wickets each.