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Rupganj taste first loss

Update : 27 Nov 2014, 07:27 PM

Defending champions and table-toppers Legends of Rupganj tasted their first defeat of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2014-15 season after suffering a five-wicket loss at the hands of Brothers Union in round six at BKSP 3 yesterday. 

In the other matches of the day, joint leaders Prime Bank beat Prime Doleshwar by six wickets at BKSP 4 while Kalabagan Cricket Academy coasted to a 96-run win over Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in Fatullah.

Rupganj v Brothers Union, BKSP 3

Twin half-centuries and a joint effort by the bowlers saw Brothers register only their second victory of the campaign in a low-scoring game.

Asked to bat first, Legends of Rupganj were all out for a disappointing 192 in 49.1 overs. Mosharraf Hossain’s 87-ball 80 was the highest score of the innings followed by Jahurul Islam’s 44. Among the seven bowlers deployed by Brothers, six of them picked up at least one wicket with Asif Hasan (3/21) leading the way.

In pursuit of a modest 193 for an unlikely win, Brothers chased down the target in 47.2 overs with five wickets intact. Skipper Nazim Uddin and Joe Denly propelled the chase with 51 runs apiece.

Prime Bank v Prime Doleshwar, BKSP 4

Title contender Prime Bank’s win over Prime Doleshwar enabled the former to join Legends of Rupganj at the top of the points table with 10 points each.

Batting first, Prime Doleshwar posted 190 before losing all of their wickets in 48 overs. Dawid Malan’s 89-ball 70, including five fours and two sixes, lent respectability to Prime Doleshwar’s total. Enamul Haque Jr was the wrecker in chief for Prime Bank taking four wickets conceding 37 runs. 

In reply, opening batsman Soumya Sarker’s 55 and Shuvagata Hom’s unbeaten 51 guided Prime Bank to the target in 45.3 overs with six wickets remaining.

Sk Jamal DC v Kalabagan CA, Fatullah

Kalabagan CA won their third match in succession thumping Sheikh Jamal by 96 runs. 

Kalabagan CA scored the highest total of the day, 239/8, with skipper Mahmudul Hasan blasting 81. Nafees Iqbal scored 64 while Nazmul Hossain smashed an unbeaten 46 off just 19 balls. Sheikh Jamal off-spinner Sohag Gazi, who took five wickets at the expense of 63 runs, went in vain as they were dismissed for 143 in 40 overs.

Mohammad Sharif and Bishwanath Halder shared six wickets between them to take Kalabagan CA to third position with eight points. 

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