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Khelaghar stun Jamal, Gazi maintain solo lead

  • Published at 07:31 pm May 6th, 2017
Khelaghar stun Jamal, Gazi maintain solo lead
Opening batsman Robiul Islam Robi’s second century this season guided Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity to victory in a nail-biter against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2016-17 season on Saturday. Gazi Group Cricketers maintained their lead at the top of the points table after registering a close win against Brothers Union. In the third game of the day, Imran Ali’s five-wicket haul steered Partex Sporting Club to their first victory this year, against Kalabagan Krira Chakra. Khelaghar v Sk Jamal, BKSP 4 Given the quality of the signings, Khelaghar were assumed as one of the relegation contenders. However, to everyone's surprise, the unfancied side picked up their third win in seven matches and are looking well placed to remain in the Dhaka league. On Saturday, riding on Robiul's 103-run knock and opening bowler Tanvir Islam’s four-wicket haul, Khelaghar registered a 20-run victory over a well balanced Sheikh Jamal outfit. Batting first, Khelaghar posted 266 on the board losing eight wickets in 50 overs, thanks to Robiul's hundred and middle-order batsman Amit Majumder's 58. Sheikh Jamal captain Abdur Razzak bagged five wickets. With 396 runs, two tons and as many fifties, Robiul is currently the highest run-scorer in the tournament. Chasing the target, Sheikh Jamal were well on track until Razzak attempted a quick single only to hurt himself and get retired hurt with the side reeling on 235/7. Later, Tanvir removed national discard Rajin Saleh for 76 while No 11 Shahadat Hossain was caught short of the crease as the Dhanmondi-based outfit ended their chase on 246 in 47.2 overs. Gazi v Brothers, BKSP 3 Gazi defeated Brothers by a narrow margin of 10 runs. Asked to bat first, opener Anamul Haque’s 93 and Sohrawardi Shuvo’s 41 inspired Gazi to 236 all out in 48.4 overs. In his 97-ball innings, the right-hander struck five boundaries and four over boundaries. Pacer Mohammad Saddam and veteran all-rounder Alok Kapali notched three wickets each for Brothers. In reply, pacer Abu Haider's four-wicket haul enabled Gazi to restrict Brothers to 226 in 48.5 overs. Manvinder Bisla scored the highest 56 while Kapali made 49. Kalabagan v Partex, Fatullah Partex opened their account with a 62-run over Kalabagan. [caption id="attachment_61871" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Sukkur sweeps on way to his half-century DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] Invited to take first guard, Partex scored 278 for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs, courtesy left-handed batsman Irfan Sukkur’s 58 and middle-order batter Sazzadul Haque’s 53. Kalabagan spinner Nabil Samad took three wickets. Later, Imran Ali’s five-wicket haul saw Kalabagan skittled out for 216 in 46.1 overs. Hamilton Masakadza’s 45 off 55 with four fours and a six was the highest in Kalabagan's innings. BRIEF SCORES Sk Jamal 246 in 47.2 overs (Rajin 76, Tanvir 4/41) lost to Khelaghar 266/8 (Robiul 103, Razzak 5/52) by 20 runs Brothers 226 in 48.5 overs (Bisla 56, Haider 4/52) lost to Gazi 236 in 48.4 overs (Anamul 93, Saddam 3/34) by 10 runs Kalabagan 216 in 46.1 overs (Masakadza 45, Imran 5/42) lost to Partex 278/5 (Sukkur 58, Nabil 3/50) by 62 runs   MONDAY'S MATCHES Abahani v Mohammedan, BKSP 4 Rupganj v Khelaghar, Fatullah Doleshwar v Victoria, BKSP 3   POINTS TABLE Teams M W L Pts Gazi 7 7 0 14 Abahani 7 5 2 10 Prime 7 5 2 10 Mohammedan 7 5 2 10 Jamal 7 5 2 10 Doleshwar 7 4 3 8 Rupganj 7 4 3 8 Khelaghar 7 3 4 6 Brothers 7 2 5 4 Kalabagan 7 1 6 2 Partex 7 1 6 2 Victoria 7 0 7 0