Barisal right-arm seamer Kamrul was in inspired form as he conceded just 24 runs in 16.1 overs, including five maidens, to skittle Sylhet out for only 86 in 43.1 overs
Barisal’s national discard Kamrul Islam Rabbi bagged six wickets as Sylhet were up against it following the third and penultimate day’s play of the tier two, round one match of the National Cricket League’s 21st edition at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi Saturday.
Right-arm seamer Kamrul was in inspired form as he conceded just 24 runs in 16.1 overs, including five maidens, to skittle Sylhet out for only 86 in 43.1 overs.
Resuming on their overnight score of 68 for the loss of three wickets in 31 overs in the rain-curtailed affair, Sylhet lost their remaining seven wickets for just 18 runs in 12.1 overs in the face of some devastating bowling by Kamrul, who was ably supported by Nuruzzaman’s three-for, which came at the cost of zero runs.
In what was a shambolic batting display, only three Sylhet batters reached double digit.
@BCBtigers wicketkeeper-batsman @mushfiqur15 struck 75 in his first National Cricket League appearance in two years as all four matches Friday rolled on the field simultaneously after rain marred the previous day’s play.https://t.co/joYwa8FFod#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESH— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) October 11, 2019
In reply, Barisal took a 145-run first-innings lead after registering 231 losing eight wickets in 58.3 overs before declaring their innings.
Captain Fazle Mahmud top-scored for his side with 70 while opener Shahriar Nafees made 63.
Sylhet’s Rejaur Rahman and veteran campaigner Alok Kapali notched three and two wickets respectively.
Sylhet cut the lead down to 118 after posting 27 for two in 11 overs at stumps.
Dhaka v Rajshahi
Dhaka head into the fourth and final day of the tier one game against Rajshahi with a 249-run lead after closing day three on 206/6 in 80 overs at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
Middle-order batsmen Raqibul Hasan (65) and Taibur Rahman (67 not out) both struck half-centuries to take the capital city outfit to the driving seat.
Rajshahi’s Shafiqul Islam and Farhad Reza took three and two wickets respectively.
Earlier, Rajshahi, continuing from their overnight score of 173/6 in 66 overs, conceded a 43-run first-innings lead after being all out for 197 in 77.5 overs, losing their last four wickets for 24 runs in 11.5 overs.
Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for his side with 75 while opener Jahurul Islam made 64.
Dhaka’s Sumon Khan picked up five wickets leaking 50 runs in his 27 overs, featuring nine maidens, while Salauddin Shakil bagged a couple.
Rangpur v Khulna
The other tier one match between Rangpur and Khulna at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium is petering towards a draw as the latter posted 192/3 in 67 overs, trailing the former by 35 runs.
Khulna’s Robiul Islam Robi (76) and Imran Uzzaman (71) put on 136 for the opening wicket stand to lay the platform for a big first innings total.
Rangpur, who earlier began the day on 169/5 in 72 overs, added 58 for the loss of their remaining five wickets in 28.1 overs to get all out for 227 in 100.1 overs.
Tanbir Hayder scored the highest 64 for Rangpur while Sohrawardi Shuvo and Naeem Islam chipped in with 50 and 48 respectively.
The opening day of the 21st edition of the National Cricket League was marred by rain as only two matches out of four rolled on the field at different venues across the country Thursday.https://t.co/GNwtS0aoTW#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESHCRICKET #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #NCL— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) October 10, 2019
Chittagong v Dhaka Metro
The other tier two game between the port city side and Dhaka Metropolis at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka is also heading for a stalemate but it is the latter who have the upper hand after the third day’s proceedings.
Dhaka Metro’s Nos 8 and 10 batsmen Zabid Hossain (81*) and Shahidul Islam (82*) incredibly added 148 unbroken runs for the eighth wicket, to carry on the good work by Mahmudullah (63) and Shamsur Rahman (55) earlier.
At stumps, Dhaka Metro, resuming the day on 66/2 in 31 overs, added 283 in 91 overs to take their total to 349/7 in 122 overs, leading Chittagong by 59 runs.
Chittagong’s Minhajul Abedin Afridi notched three wickets.
21ST NCL, ROUND 1, DAY 3
Dhaka 240 & 206/6 in 80 overs (Taibur 67*, Raqibul 65) lead Rajshahi 197 in 77.5 overs (Mushfiq 75, Sumon 5/50) by 249 runs
Khulna 192/3 in 67 overs (Robi 76, Imran 71) trail Rangpur 227 in 100.1 overs (Tanbir 64, Razzak 4/81) by 35 runs
Sylhet 86 in 43.1 overs (Kamrul 6/24, Nuruzzaman 3/0) & 27/2 in 11 overs (Imtiaz 14*, Rahatul 11) trail Barisal 231/8d in 58.3 overs (Fazle 70, Shahriar 63) by 118 runs
Dhaka Metro 349/7 in 122 overs (Shahidul 82*, Zabid 81*) lead Chittagong 290 by 59 runs