Kalabagan floor high-flying Gazi

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:42, May 19,2017

 
 

Kalabagan KC batsman Tasamul Haque celebrates his century against Gazi Group during their Dhaka Premier League match at Fatullah on Thursday. — New Age photo

Gazi Group Cricketers’ winning run in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League ended abruptly on Thursday when Kalabagan Krira Chakra handed them a massive 127-run loss on Thursday at Fatullah.
Kalabagan made a modest total of 222-9 thanks to the century of their opening batsman Tasamul Haque but their bowlers put a combined effort to help them bundle out Gazi for just 95 runs in 32.5 overs to hand the side their first defeat in 10 matches.
Junaid Siddique also scored a ton in the other match for his side Brothers Union that played the pivotal role for them to beat Mohammedan Sporting Club by 129 runs at BKSP.
Brothers made 276- 8 in the 49-over affair before dismissing Mohammedan for 147 runs but despite the win Gopibag outfits, who have now eight points, were out of the Super League race.
In the most thrilling match of the day Prime Bank Cricketers posted a respectable 270-9 before Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi reached 271-8 in 49.5 overs to win the match by two wickets.
Kalabgan v Gazi
Sent into batting, Kalabagan, who had just two wins before the game, made a decent start as Tasamul and Jashimuddin (28) made a 59-run opening stand.
Tasamul, who made 102 off 132, held the one side of the wicket and made some important partnerships with Mohammad Ashraful (15), Tushar Imran (32) and Saad Nasim (20) to take the score to 197-3 at the end of 45 overs.
Kalabagan expected an onslaught in the last five overs but they lost six wickets for just 18 to finish with a score lot lower than their expectation.
But in defending the score Kalabagan bowlers started to make early inroads as left-arm spinner Sanjit Saha got rid of Jahirul Islam for one and Mominul Haque for a duck while Tushar dismissed Anamul Haque(16) and Mehedi Hasan (zero) to reduce Gazi to 22-4.
Sanjit finished with 3-7 and Saad Nasim returned with 3-12 while Tushar and Abul Hasan got two wickets each.
Brothers v Mohammedan
Brothers’ opener Junaid made 110 and added 100 runs with skipper Alok Kapali, who made 51 runs, in the third wicket to give their side a good base.
In reply, Mohammedan lost their opener Shamsur Rahman for just one but Shykat Ali and Avishek Mitra added 87 runs before the former was dismissed for 70 off just 66 balls.
The wicket brought collapse for Mohammedan and they lost their last nine wickets for just 44 to lose the match by a big margin.
Right-arm off-spinner Iftekhar Sajjad was the pick of the bowlers with 4-19.
Jamal v Prime
Jamal, who had 10 points before the match, were desperate for a win but while chasing 271 they were reduced to 201-7 in 40.3 overs needing another 70 off 58 balls.
Elias Sunny and Mahmudul Haque took the score to 261 without losing anymore wicket at the end of the 49th over and Jamal needed 10 off last over which they got without much hiccup.
Earlier, Prime, already qualified for the super league with 14 points, made a decent score thanks to a combined effort of their batsmen with Mehedi Maruf making highest 61.
Abhimanyu Easwaran made 54 and Al-Amin made 42 after Mehedi’e opening partner Zakir made 34 and although they were on 203-2 after 38 overs, they could yield just 67 runs in last 72 balls losing seven wickets.

Brief Scores
Mohammedan SC v Brothers Union
Brothers 276-8 in 49 overs (Junaed 110, Kapali 51, Moinuddin 36; Taijul 2-41) v Mohammedan 147-9 in 35.4 overs (Saikat 70, Avishek 29; Rony 4-19)
Result: Brothers Union won by 129 runs.
Man of the match: Junaed Siddique (Brothers Union)
***
Kalabagan KC v Gazi Group
Kalabagan 222-9 in 50 overs (Tasamul 102, Tushar 32; Parvez 4-44) v Gazi 95 in 32.5 overs (Nadif 45; Sanjit 3-7, Saad 3-12)
Result: Kalabagan KC won by 127 runs.
Man of the match: Tasamul Haque (Kalabagan KC)
***
Prime Bank v Sheikh Jamal
Prime 270-9 in 50 overs (Mehedi 61, Easwaran 54, Al-Amin 42, Zakir 34; Shahadat 2-43) v Jamal 271-8 in 49.5 overs (Shohag 54, Prasant 48, Sunny 44 not out; Ariful 4-75)
Result: Sheikh Jamal DC won by 2 wickets.
Man of the match: Elias Sunny (SK Jamal DC)

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