Anamul Haque Bijoy hit a half-century followinghis century in the previous game as Abahani Limited secured their secondstraight victory in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), beating ShinepukurCricket Club by 10 runs, thanks to DLS method at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium on Sunday.
The other two matches of the day were abandoned due to wet outfield and badlight. The match between Abahani and Shinepukur was interrupted by rain severaltimes before producing a result. Due to morning shower, the match was reducedto 33-over-affair and put into bat first, Shinepukur amassed 196-8 withSazzadul Haque Ripon making highest 36. Opener Khalid Hasan and Avishek Mitra who gave the side a solid start bysharing 58 runs in 11th over, added 35 and 33 runs respectively.
Left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam was the most successful bowler for Abahani with3-27 and got ably support from Saiffudin and Rakibul Hasan who both snappedup two wickets.
Abahani's chase was interrupted by rain after they reached 114-1 in 21 overswith Bijoy batting on 54 off 64, clobbering one four and four sixes.According to DLS method, Abahani needed 104 runs in 21 overs and so they were10 runs ahead when the rain finally played spoilsport. At Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, the match between Rupganj TigersandMohammedan Sporting Club was abandoned before the former dominated theproceedings.