The veteran left-arm spinner grabbed seven wickets for Khulna against Rangpur Saturday to take his tally to 601 in 132 first-class matches and emerge as the first Bangladeshi to achieve the feat
Khulna captain Abdur Razzak was the highlight of day one of round four of the National Cricket League for reaching the 600 first-class wicket landmark.
The veteran left-arm spinner grabbed seven wickets against Rangpur Saturday to take his tally to 601 in 132 first-class matches and emerge as the first Bangladeshi to achieve the feat.
The occasion saw Razzak register his 39th five-wicket haul in the format.
Khulna v Rangpur, Tier 1
Seven-star Razzak helped Khulna restrict Rangpur to 224 in the first innings at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
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Khulna, bowling first, went into business using the pacers initially with some grass on the wicket.
However, without much success, out-of-favor Bangladesh spinner Razzak got himself to the bowling attack and it worked wonders as he grabbed record seven wickets.
Rangpur were all-out going into the 82nd over of the innings.
Off-spinner Mahedi Hasan and pacer Abdul Halim notched two and one wicket respectively for Khulna, while lower-order batsman Rishad Hossain and Nasir Hossain added 42 and 40 to the tally for Rangpur.
Khulna later batted nine overs and lost two wickets with 24 runs on the board.
21ST NCL, ROUND 4, DAY 1
Khulna 24/2 in 9 overs (Anamul 14*, Robiul 2/9) trail Rangpur 224 in 81.1 (Rishad 42, Razzak 7/69) by 200 runs