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Abahani suffer second loss, Gazi Group bag crucial win

  • Published at 09:27 pm March 10th, 2018
Abahani suffer second loss, Gazi Group bag crucial win
Abahani Limited tasted only their second defeat of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2017-18 season after suffering a three-run loss against Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Saturday. In the other matches of the day, Gazi Group Cricketers defeated Prime Bank Cricket Club by seven wickets at BKSP 3 while Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited beat Shinepukur Cricket Club by 38 runs in Fatullah’s Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Cricket Stadium. Abahani v Doleshwar Batting first, Doleshwar posted 232 losing nine wickets in their stipulated 50 overs against title favourite Abahani. Fazle Mahmud (68) and Farhad Hossain (63) both scored half-centuries for Doleshwar. Abahani spinner Manan Sharma took four wickets conceding 44 runs in his quota of 10 overs. Leading wicket-taker of the tournament, Mashrafe bin Mortaza picked up two wickets for Abahani. In reply, Abahani lost early wickets as opener Saif Hasan got out after scoring just six. Abahani went on to lose regular wickets and in the end fell just three short of victory in 49.5 overs. Captain Nasir Hossian scored 53 while wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Mithun made 63 but it was not enough for Abahani. Doleshwar’s Arafat Sunny and Farhad Reza took three wickets each. Prime Bank v Gazi Group Asked to bat first, Prime Bank registered a challenging 257 on the scoreboard for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Indian recruit Yusuf Pathan was the top-scorer for Prime bank with 72, featuring four fours and as many sixes. Spinner Nayeem Hasan bagged four wickets for Gazi Group. In reply, Gazi Group produced a dominant batting display and reached their target with seven balls to spare. Captain Jahurul Islam scored a magnificent 103 with eight boundaries and three sixers. Middle-order batsman Asif Ahmed scored 91 and held his nerve to clinch a crucial win for Gazi Group. Mohammedan v Shinepukur Mohammedan took first guard and put on a formidable total of 306 losing six wickets in their 50 overs. No 3 batsman Rony Talukder (77), skipper Shamsur Rahman (60), middle-order batsman Raqibul Hasan (55) and lower-order batter Saeed Sarkar (58) all scored half-centuries to push the score past 300. Seamer Saifuddin took three wickets for Shinepukur. In pursuit of the target, Shinepukur were dismissed for 268 in 48.1 overs. Captain Shuvagata Hom and Saifuddin made 52 and 68 respectively. Mohammedan’s Mohammad Azim took four wickets conceding 45 runs. DPL, ROUND 9 Abahani 229 in 49.5 overs (Mithun 60, Nasir 53) lost to Doleshwar 232/9 (Fazle 68, Manan 4/44) by three runs Gazi Group 258/3 in 48.5 overs (Jahurul 103, Asif 91*) beat Prime Bank 257/9 (Y Pathan 72*, Nayeem 4/53) by seven wickets Shinepukur 268 in 48.1 overs (Saifuddin 68, Azim 4/45) lost to Mohammedan 306/6 (Rony 77, Shamsur 60) by 38 runs   MONDAY'S MATCHES Brothers v Agrani Bank, Fatullah Rupganj v Kalabagan, BKSP 3 Sk Jamal v Khelaghar, Mirpur All the games will start at 9am   Teams M W L PT NRR Abahani 9 7 2 14 1.053 Doleshwar 9 5 3 11 -0.100 Rupganj 8 5 3 10 0.378 Shinepukur 9 5 4 10 0.336 Mohammedan 9 4 4 9 -0.005 Prime Bank 9 4 5 8 0.079 Sk Jamal 8 4 4 8 0.079 Brothers 8 4 4 8 0.043 Gazi Group 9 4 5 8 -0.357 Khelaghar 8 4 4 8 -0.480 Agrani Bank 8 2 6 4 -0.481 Kalabagan 8 2 6 4 -0.637