Chasing 158 runs to win, Prime Doleshwar managed to score 133 losing eight wickets in 20 overs.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club have emerged as the champions of the Dhaka Premier League T20 tournament after defeating Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club by 24 runs in the final at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium on Monday.
Chasing 158 runs to win, Prime Doleshwar managed to score 133 losing eight wickets in 20 overs. Farhad Reza played a blistering innings of 45 runs off just 20 balls but it was not enough for the Doleshwar team.
Pacer Shahidul Islam took four wickets for Sheikh Jamal conceding just 19 runs.
Earlier, Sheikh Jamal posted 157 run in the board losing seven wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Opener Imtiaz Hossian was the top scorer with 56.
Doleshwar captain Farhad took three wickets conceding 32 runs.
Jamal’s Imtiaz was adjudged man of the final while Doleshwar’s Farhad was adjudged as man of the series.
Imtiaz-Fardeen opening partnership for Jamal
Jamal got off to a good start as their openers gave them a solid platform to score big. Right-hander Imtiaz Hossain Tanna and left-hander Fardeen Hasan scored 62 runs for the first wicket before the latter got out in the fifth ball of the eighth over. The left-hander scored 18 off 20 balls. Imtiaz was the main man in the opening partnership as he scored 34 of the 62-run partnership. Imtiaz even scored 20 runs with three fours and one six against off-spinner Mohammad Arafat in the third over. Eventually, the 34-year old got out after scoring 56 runs off 44 balls with four fours and two sixes.
Nurul-Tanvir scores some crucial runs in slog overs
Despite the good start, Jamal lost wickets in the middle part and the score was 96 for 4 after 14 overs. At that moment all-rounder Ziaur Rahman came to crease. The right-hander was in good form and he played a 77 off 29-ball innings in the semifinal. But the experienced all-rounder was dismissed early in the final after scoring just two runs and credit goes to another experienced all-rounder Farhad. The wicket of Ziaur was crucial at that stage. But captain Nurul Hasan Sohan and all-rounder Tanvir Hyder made a good effort in the end and scored some crucial runs for their team. These two scored 49 runs in 23 balls where Tanvir scored 31 off 15 balls with four fours and one six. Nurul also played his part and scored 33 off 27 balls.
Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club captain Farhad Reza and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd. captain Nurul Hasan Shohan poses with the trophy ahead of Final of Walton Dhaka Premier Division T20 Tournament 2018-19 today (Monday) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. pic.twitter.com/79x1Lvzr1D— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 4, 2019
Minhajul Abedin Afridi does the trick
Sheikh Jamal have picked the young leg-spinner Minhajul Abedin Afridi in the playing eleven for the final. The right-arm spinner, playing his first match in the tournament, played a crucial part while defending 157 for his team. Doleshwar made a good opening start as their openers Saif Hasan and Mohamamd Arafat scored 62 in nine overs. Saif lost his wicket against Salauddin Shakil in the ninth over and Arafat retired hurt due to injury. Then, spinner Minhajul bowled an economical spell and only conceded 10 runs in his 4 overs. He also took the wicket of Farhad Hossain by bowling him in fourteenth over. But more importantly he kept pressure with tight bowling and that eventually that became a pivotal point for the final outcome.
Farhad’s cameo goes in vain
Doleshwar’s Farhad played a brilliant innings in the end to come to close to a memorable victory for. The right-handed scored 45 runs off just 20 balls with two fours and five sixes. As many as 49 runs were needed in the last two overs and Farhad took 21 runs in the 19th over. The task seemed to be difficult but the form Farhad was having in the tournament and with him on strike in the last over, Doleshwar had their hopes alive of a memorable win. But Farhad got out in the first ball of the over off pacer Shahidul Islam as Sheikh Jamal wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan took a brilliant catch diving to his right. The match was all but over after Farhad got out but it was a brave attempt by the in-form all-rounder and albeit not being successful in the cause but his spark finished a tremendously successful first all-local T20 league in the country with a sparkling note.
Sheikh Jamal INNINGS R B
Fardeen c Saif b Manik 18 20
Imtiaz b Sunny 56 44
Hasanuzzaman c Aslam b Enamul jr 4 3
Nasir c Sunny b Shykat 5 7
Nurul c Aslam b Farhad 33 27
Ziaur c Farhad b Farhad 2 3
Tanbir c Mahmudul b Farhad 31 15
Sunny not out 4 1
Shahidul not out 0 0
Extras (lb 3, w 1) 4
TOTAL (7 Wickets, 20 Overs) 157
Fall of wickets: 1-62 (Fardeen, 7.5 ov), 2-68 (Hasanuzzaman, 8.3 ov), 3-76 (Nasir, 10.2 ov), 4-96 (Imtiaz, 13.6 ov), 5-104 (Ziaur, 15.1 ov), 6-153 (Tanbir, 19.4 ov), 7-153 (Nurul, 19.5 ov)
Mohammad Arafat 2-0-24-0, Arafat Sunny 4-0-25-1, Enamul Haque jr 4-0-30-1, Manik Khan 2-0-12-1, Farhad Reza 4-0-32-3, Shykat Ali 4-0-31-1
Prime Doleshwar INNINGS R B
Saif c & b Salauddin 26 28
Arafat retired hurt 33 23
Marshall c Hasanuzzaman b Shahidul 3 7
Farhad b Afridi 6 15
Mahmudul st Nurul b Sunny 3 6
Farhad c Nurul b Shahidul 45 20
Shykat c Nurul b Salauddin 2 5
Aslam lbw b Shahidul 3 7
Manik c Sunny b Shahidul 3 5
Sunny not out 3 4
Enamul jr not out 0 0
Extras (lb 1, w 5) 6
TOTAL (8 Wickets, 20 Overs) 133
Fall of wickets: 1-62 (Saif, 8.6 ov), 2-64 (Marshall, 10.3 ov), 3-72 (Mahmudul, 12.1 ov), 4-77 (Farhad, 13.4 ov), 5-88 (Shykat, 15.2 ov), 6-105 (Aslam, 17.1 ov), 7-130 (Farhad, 19.1 ov), 8-131 (Manik, 19.3 ov)
Nasir Hossain 4-1-26-0, Salauddin Sakil 4-0-41-2, Elias Sunny 4-0-36-1, Shahidul Islam 4-0-19-4, Minhajul Abedin Afridi 4-0-10-1
Sheikh Jamal won by 24 runs
MoM: Imtiaz Hossain (SJ)
MoS: Farhad Reza (PD)