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Tushar scores yet another century in NCL

  • Published at 08:04 am October 19th, 2018
Khulna's Tushar Imran raises his bat after scoring his 31st first-class hundred, during day four of their National Cricket League third round match against Rangpur in Khulna Thursday

Tushar Imran scored 103 runs from 176 deliveries, forging a 106-run partnership with man-of-the-match Soumya Sarkar (71)

Centuries from Tushar Imran have become an expected occurrence in the National Cricket League and that was once again the case in the final day of the third round Thursday.

All four matches between the eight teams at different parts of the country ended as draws and inclement weather had a part to play in all of them.

Tushar scored his 31st first-class ton as he helped his team Khulna to a safe total of 334/9, in the second innings against Rangpur at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna, to ensure a draw.

Tushar scored 103 runs from 176 deliveries, forging a 106-run partnership with man-of-the-match Soumya Sarkar (71).

This is the third century in the last five innings for the 34-year old.

Barisal v Rajshahi

As the first two days were washed off, a result was unlikely in the match at Barisal Divisional Stadium but Rajshahi got a crucial first-innings lead in the low-scoring battle thanks to their last batting pair.

Resuming on 125/9 replying to Barisal’s 133, Rajshahi’s last wicket duo Muktar Ali (59 not out) and Abdul Gaffar (seven) added another 30 runs before the latter got out after forming a 70-run stand.

But the remainder of the match was dominated by batsmen as Barisal’s opener Shahriar Nafees scored a century in the second innings.

Shahriar, who made 102 off 161 deliveries, added 142 for the second wicket with Shamsul Alam (62) and the host were on 229-7 before the match was called off.

Khulna v Rangpur

Runs in both innings - 76 and 71 – and a five-wicket haul in the first innings from Soumya was the highlight of the match after Rangpur elected to field in this tier one match.

Batting first, Khulna scored 304 before Rangpur made 315.

In the second innings, Khulna declared their innings on 334/9 and Rangpur made 91-1 as the match ended in a draw.

Dhaka Metropolis v Chittagong

Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan was the star performer for Chittagong against Dhaka in their tier two match picking up nine wickets in the game with a 6/119 in the second innings at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra.

Chittagong elected to field first and Dhaka made 287.

In reply, Chittagong scored 236.

In their second innings, Dhaka declared after scoring 254/7 but could not make their lead count as they could only take three Chittagong wickets for 159 before the match ended in a draw.

Sylhet v Dhaka

This tier two game in Cox’s Bazar was badly affected by rain as the first two days were washed out.

Dhaka elected to field as Sylhet scored 355/9 before declaring.

In reply, Dhaka scored 55/3 before the match ended.


Tier 1

Barisal 133 & 229/7 in 75 overs (Shahriar 102, Shamsul 62) drew with Rajshahi 155 in 43.4 overs (Muktar 59*, Gazi 3/41)

Khulna 304 & 334/9d in 100.4 overs (Tushar 103, Mahmudul 4/29) drew with Rangpur 315 & 91/1 in 23 overs (Jabed 64*, Maruf 12)

Tier 2

Dhaka Metro 287 & 254/7d in 90 overs (Shadman 62, Nayeem 6/119) drew with Chittagong 236 & 159/3 in 54 overs (Pinak 59*, Mominul 32)

Sylhet 355/9d in 137.2 overs (Rajin 96, Taibur 4/78) drew with Dhaka 55/3 in 27 overs (Saif 22, Mazid 10)


Tier 1

Teams             M         W         L          D          Pts

Rajshahi          3          0          0          3          12.98

Khulna             3          0          0          3          9.95

Barisal             3          0          0          3          9.61

Rangpur           3          0          0          3          8.43

Tier 2

Teams             M         W         L          D          Pts

Dhaka Metro   3          1          0          2          18.59

Dhaka              3          1          0          2          13.5

Chittagong      3          0          1          2          6

Sylhet              3          0          1          2          4.5