Dhaka top-order exhibited some good resilience as both their openers scored half centuries, while both the one-down and two-down batsmen were not out at stumps with a score of 206/2, replying to Khulna’s 371 at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar
The ongoing third round of the National Cricket League saw nine players summoned for national duty, during the match no less, and inclement weather hamper two matches but some batsmen made good shows in the other two rounds.
Dhaka top-order exhibited some good resilience as both their openers scored half centuries, while both the one-down and two-down batsmen were not out at stumps with a score of 206/2, replying to Khulna’s 371 at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar.
Dhaka v Khulna
Khulna’s Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Mohammad Mithun were called to the national camp and although the latter got dismissed after scoring 45 in the first day, the former was not out on 30 with the team on 290/6.
Imranuzzaman, who replaced Miraz, could score just one run as he left the side on 291/7.
Anamul Haque, who retired hurt on the first day on 112, returned to the crease and eventually got out for 126 runs when the score was 313.
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But Khulna captain Abdur Razzak, who made 32, played a good hand and with the aid of Rubel Hossain (22), helped his side get past 35-run mark.
Sumon Khan and Taibur Rahman of Dhaka were the most successful bowlers with three wickets each.
In reply, Dhaka openers Rony Talukdar and Joyraz Sheik built a solid base as they formed a 125-run opening stand, before the latter was dismissed for 51 in the 41st over.
Rony followed him in the next over for the same score after playing a 73-run knock, but Saif Hasan and Raqibul Hasan took the onus and remained not out till the end.
The 20-year old Saif, who made a double ton in the last round after a successful Sri Lanka tour with A team, was on 41 while Raqibul was on 38 when the umpires called off the day’s play.
21ST NCL, ROUND 3, DAY 2
Dhaka 206/2 in 63.3 overs (Rony 73, Moinul 1/37) trail Khulna 371 (Anamul 126, Taibur 3/41) by 165 runs