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Young spinner Nayeem sizzles with eight-for in NCL

  • Published at 09:33 pm October 22nd, 2018
Nayeem Hasan

Barisal Division off-spinner Sohag Gazi also recorded his 21-first five-wicket haul in first class cricket at Cricket Garden, Rangpur to bundle out the hosts for just 147 runs in the first innings

Bowlers, especially spin bowlers ruled the roost in the opening day of the fourth round of matches in the National Cricket League (NCL) on Monday. Nayeem Hasan, the 17-year old Chittagong Division off-spinner was the brightest star as he picked up a splendid eight-for against Dhaka Division at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium, Cox's Bazar.

Barisal Division off-spinner Sohag Gazi also recorded his 21-first five-wicket haul in first class cricket at Cricket Garden, Rangpur to bundle out the hosts for just 147 runs in the first innings.  

Chittagong v Dhaka div (Tier 2)

Nayeem wrecked the havoc as his 8-105 from 35 overs had Dhaka all-out for 288 in the last over of the day. Among his 17 overs almost half were maidens. 

 Dhaka made a good start as Saif Hasan (41) and Abdul Mazid, who scored 72, formed an 82-run first wicket stand. Mazid added another 46 runs for the second wicket partnership before his partner Raqibul Hasan, who made 17, became the first victim of Nayeem. 

The rest of the day belonged to Chittagong-born off-spinner, although Shuvagato Hom, Nazmul Hossain Milon and Shahadat Hossain made a resistance scoring 57, 35 and 34 respectively to push the total close to 300-run mark. 

Barisal v Rangpur (Tier 1)

After Gazi’s 5-40 Barisal also ended the day in an awkward position of 35-2 in reply as their skipper Shahriar Nafees got out for a duck.

Rangpur were reduced to  31-2 after losing the toss but at stage they seemed to be cruising with 93-2. However, Shohag started to pick wickets at regular intervals and the hosts crumbled under the 150-run mark. Opener Rakin Ahmed was the highest scorer with 46. 

Sylhet v Dhaka Metro (Tier 2)

Opener Shanaj Ahmed, wicket-keeper batsman Zakir Hasan and Shahnur Rahman struck half centuries to guide Sylhet to 292 -9 against Dhaka Metro at stumps on day one at Rajshahi’s Shaheed Chandu Stadium.

Sylhet lost the toss and were sent to bat first to find a decent start. All the batsmen had had scored in double figures but the innings missed a long partnership. Shanaj scored 60 while Zakir added 50 runs to the tally. Shahnur added 54 runs from the middle order. Dhaka Metro spinner Qazi Onik, Mohammad Ashraful and Arafat Sunny picked up two wickets each.  

Khulna v Rajshahi (Tier 1) 

Riding on half centuries from Tushar Imran, Soumya Sarkar and Anamul Haque, Khulna posted 281 runs for seven in 81 overs of play on day one against Rajshahi at Khulna’s Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium.

Tushar added 71, Soumya 66 and opener Anamul scored a 56 to aid Khulna put up a decent total at stumps. Soumya with the half century continued to display his form with the willow while for Tushar, the most prolific scorer in domestic circuit, it was yet another day in business to prove his supremecy. 

Spinner Sunzamul Islam picked three wickets to lead Rajshahi bowling chart.