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Rupganj rise to second, Khelaghar stun Mohammedan

  • Published at 07:27 am March 17th, 2018
Rupganj rise to second, Khelaghar stun Mohammedan
Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity continued their impressive run in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2017-18 season as they defeated Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited convincingly by six wickets at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Friday. In the other matches of the day, Legends of Rupganj defeated Brothers Union by seven wickets at BKSP in Savar to move to second position in the points table while Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club defeated Kalabagan Krira Chakra by 73 runs in Fatullah’s Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Cricket Stadium. Khelaghar v Mohammedan Mohammedan elected to bat first and started brightly, scoring 73 in 12 overs in the opening stand. But Khelaghar struck back with regular wickets as Mohammedan were bundled out for just 181 in 45.4 overs. In-form Khelaghar spinner Tanvir Islam was brilliant once again as he took four wickets conceding just 30 runs. Opener Jony Talukdar was the top-scorer for Mohammedan with 55. In reply, Khelaghar reached the target within 42 overs. Indian recruit Ashok Menaria scored another half-century, remaining unbeaten on 54 to guide his team to victory. No 3 batsman Amit Majumder was the highest-scorer with 76. Rupganj v Brothers Rupganj clinched their seventh win of the season to secure 14 points, same as table-topper Abahani Limited. But due to better run-rate, Abahani are at the summit. Brothers, asked to bat first, were all out for just 178 in 48.1 overs. Opener Mizanur Rahman scored 63. Rupganj’s Mohammad Shahid and Asif Hasan took four wickets each. In pursuit of 179, Rupganj reached the destination in 37.3 overs. Opener Abdul Mazid was unbeaten on 94 while captain Naeem Islam was the other not out batsman on 36. Sheikh Jamal v Kalabagan Kalabagan’s poor run of form continued as they suffered their eighth loss in 10 matches. Invited to take first guard, Sheikh Jamal scored a competitive 263 in 49.5 overs. All-rounder Tanbir Hayder made 63 while opener Pinak Ghosh scored 49. Kalabagan’s Abul Hasan took three wickets. In reply, Kalabagan only managed to score 190 losing all of their wickets in 47.3 overs. Kalabagan’s Muktar Ali and Taibur Rahman scored identical 51s but their efforts were not enough in avoiding yet another loss. Sheikh Jamal spinner Elias Sunny took four wickets. DPL, ROUND 10 Khelaghar 182/4 in 41.3 overs (Amit 76, Menaria 54*) beat Mohammedan 181 in 45.4 overs (Jony 55, Tanvir 4/30) by six wickets Kalabagan 190 in 47.3 overs (Muktar 51, Elias 4/36) lost to Sk Jamal 263 in 49.5 overs (Rakin 71, Abul 3/45) by 73 runs Rupganj 183/3 in 37.3 overs (Mazid 94*, Naeem 36) beat Brothers 178 in 48.1 overs (Asif 4/23, Shahid 4/41) by seven wickets   SUNDAY'S MATCHES Abahani v Shinepukur, Fatullah Gazi Group v Doleshwar, Mirpur Prime Bank v Khelaghar, BKSP All the games will start at 9am   POINTS TABLE Teams M W L Pts NRR Abahani 10 7 3 14 0.766 Rupganj 10 7 3 14 0.5 Doleshwar 10  6 3 13 -0.049 Khelaghar 10 6 4 12 -0.2 Shinepukur 10 5 5 10 0.263 Sk Jamal 10 5 5 10 0.109 Prime Bank 10 5 5 10 0.108 Gazi Group 10 5 5 10 -0.128 Mohammedan 10 4 5 9 -0.088 Brothers 10 4 6 8 -0.115 Agrani Bank 10 3 7 6 -0.411 Kalabagan 10 2 8 4 -0.715