Sports, Cricket

Shakib-less Mohammedan seal victory

Published : 13 Jun 2021 10:22 PM

Shakib Al Hasan-less Mohammedan Sporting Club beat Old DOHS by five runs (D/L method) in a rain-interrupted match at BKSP. In another match, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi defeated Legends of Rupganj by 7 wickets.

Mohammedan openers Abdul Majid and Parvez Hossain Emon got off to a good start after losing the toss at BKSP ground number four. Shortly after Emon returned for 36 runs on board, Majid returned for 29 runs.

After that Irfan Sukkur became the savior of Mohammedan and scored 68 runs from 42 balls. Mohammedan's innings ended with 154 runs, no other Mohammedan batsman could score that much runs.

In reply Old DOHSO got off to a good start but they went on the backfoot when opener Anisul Islam Emon was run out for 23 runs. Mahmudul Hasan, who is in great form, scored 26 runs. Old DOHS, who lost three wickets before the team's 100 runs, was forced to stop the match by rain.

After the rain, the target of Old DOHS stood at 121 in 16 overs. Mohammedan won by 5 runs when they failed to chase the target in the end.

On the other match, Legends of Rupganj's two openers Pinak Ghosh and Jaker Ali, who batted first after losing the toss in the first match of the day at BKSP's No. 3 ground, kept the flow of run at the start but could not hold it for long.

Sabbir Rahman took the helm of Rupganj's batting when two openers were out for team’s 51 runs. 41 runs from 31 balls came from Sabbir's bat. After that, captain Naeem Islam's unbeaten innings of 30 off 19 balls brought the Legends of Rupganj to a 137-run stand.

Chasing 138 runs, Sheikh Jamal's opener Shykat Ali's 43 off 30 balls and wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan Sohan's cameo 44 runs brought close to victory.

After that, Sheikh Jamal reduced the target to 127 runs after rain hit at Savar. Saikat Ali, who took two wickets with the ball and 43 runs in the batting, adjudged player of the match.