Shakib added 29 in a chase that had hiccups late in the innings in short intervals, but Mohammedan eventually finished victorious
Abahani Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, Prime Bank Cricket Club and Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited got off to a winning start in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Twenty20 League 2019-20 Monday.
Batsmen Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tasamul Haque were under the limelight for their respective teams, while decent performances were recorded with the ball.
Two of the games, between Old DOHS and Legends of Rupganj and the other between Brothers Union and Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club ended in no result due to rain and wet outfield at the BKSP grounds.
The afternoon game at BSKP Ground 4 turned into a low-scoring affair after Shinepukur Cricket Club were sent to bat first.
Opener Tanzid Hasan’s 30 was the highest in Shinepukur innings as they registered 125 for the loss of six wickets.
Mohammedan captain Shakib al Hasan and pacer Yeasin Arafat took two wickets to lead the bowling unit, and keep a youth-based opposition under check.
Later, opener Parvez Hossain Emon struck a 37-ball 39 with four boundaries and a six to get Mohammedan off to a confident start.
Shakib and Shamsur Rahman added 29 and 24 to the total respectively in a chase that had hiccups late in the innings in short intervals, but the traditional giant eventually finished victorious.