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Shakib shines as Rupganj beat Gazi


Published : 26 Apr 2022 08:42 PM

Shakib al Hasan's all-round brilliance propelled Legends of Rupganj to a comprehensive 196-win against Gazi Group Cricketers at BKSP-3 Ground, Savar on Tuesday.

Chirag Jani bagged five wickets for the winning side to thump Gazi to only 97 runs in 29.2 overs.

Akm Husna Habib Mehedi was the highest run-getter for Gazi, he scored 32 off 50 deliveries. SM Meherob Hasan played a knock of 27 0ff 56.

Apart from Jani, Al Amin Hossain and Naeem Islam bagged two wickets each and Shakib got one.

Rupganj posted 293-9 after opting to bat first, Shabbir Rahman missed his ton for ten runs. He smashed 90 off 83 balls which featured 6 fours and 3 sixes.  Then Shakib played a stormy knock of 59 off 29, having struck 6 fours and three sixes while Naeem scored 42 in 68 balls. 

Maraj Mahbub Niloy, Rakibul Atik, Syed Khaled Ahmed picked two wickets each for Gazi.

There was a possibility of setting the record for the fastest fifty for the country in List A cricket. Couldn't do it for a while in the end. However, Shakib Al Hasan has done the job well. Legends of Rupganj have scored big through his stormy batting. After that the team got a big victory courtesy of the bowlers.

While chasing the target, the Gazi group fell into the cannon of Al-Amin Hossain from the very beginning. The pacer removed two openers. Chirag then demolished the middle order. He took 5 wickets alone. As a result, Gazi Group could not turn around in the match.

Habib Mehedi scored the highest 32 runs for the team. Besides, Meherab Hasan scored 27 and Arafat Sunny 19 runs. 

These three batsmen have only touched two digits. Five batsmen could not open the run book.