Gazi Group Cricketers and Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited won by six wickets in their respective matches in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League Twenty20 at different venues Thursday, while Prime Bank Cricket Club just about made it through in the end by a mere margin of three runs
Gazi Group v Old DOHS
Soumya Sarkar and Mominul Haque helped Gazi Group chase down a moderate target against Old DOHS and seal a six-wicket victory at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Chasing 137 runs, Gazi Group reached the shore with an over to spare in the innings.
Left-handed batsman Soumya topped the chase with his 35-ball 37 laced with four boundaries and one over boundary.
Mominul added 27 to the board, while opener Mahedi Hasan struck a 10-ball 22.
Middle-order batsman Yasir Ali remained unbeaten on 24 off 18 deliveries.
Left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan picked up two wickets for Old DOHS.
The defeat for Old DOHS marred the effort that had come from top-order batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy.
Mahmudul single-handedly drove the innings to a competitive total with unbeaten 81.
The 55-ball innings involved three fours and seven sixes, and pulled Old DOHS out of a string of batting miseries.
Apart from Mahmudul, only two other batsmen could score more than 10 in the innings.
Gazi Group's bowling unit had pulled up a joint effort to keep the opposition at bay.
Nasum Ahmed topped the attack with two wickets conceding 10 runs in his quota of four overs.
After six matches each, Gazi Group have three wins under their belt, while Old DOHS got two.
Prime Bank v Doleshwar
Mohammad Mithun’s half-century, and following a last-over thriller, Prime Bank maintained their winning run, defeating Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club by three runs at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan Ground 3.
In pursuit of 152, Doleshwar required 31 off the last over.
With the tail-enders on the crease, the job for right-arm pacer Rubel Hossain was thought to be easy.
But Kamrul Islam Rabbi had other ideas as he fought till the end.
Batting at No 10, Kamrul smashed Rubel for four maximums, a double and a single in the over, but Doleshwar fell short by just three runs.
Kamrul remained unbeaten on a 12-ball 38 comprising two boundaries and four over boundaries.
Prime Bank left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman bagged three wickets.
Batting first, Prime Bank earlier lost openers Tamim Iqbal and Rony Talukdar inside the fourth over and with just 19 runs on the board.
The damage however, was recovered by Mithun as the right-handed batsman added 55 off 50 balls comprising five fours and a six.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Anamul Haque chipped in with a 18-ball 29 and at the end of 20 overs, the bankers finished with 151 on the board for the loss of seven wickets.
Partex v Sheikh Jamal
Sheikh Jamal Limited bagged a convincing six-wicket win over Partex Sporting Club at BKSP Ground 4.
Having sent Partex to bat first, Sheikh Jamal’s left-arm pacer Salauddin Sakil registered a five-wicket haul to restrict the opposition to 104 all-out in 19.3 overs.
Only three Partex batsmen managed to score in double digit with the most coming from Isharul Islam and Dhiman Ghosh, who scored 19 each.
Chasing the small target, Sheikh Jamal lost four wickets and reached their destination with 16 balls to spare.
Sheikh Jamal captain Nurul Hasan made 30, followed by Elias Sunny with an unbeaten 27.
Sheikh Jamal have three wins to their name in half a dozen matches, while Partex are struggling at the bottom of the league and yet to taste their maiden win in the competition.