Tushar, Shahriar slam ton in drawn matches

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:23, Oct 19,2018

 
 

Khulna batsman Tushar Imran celebrates his hundred on the fourth day of their NCL match against Rangpur on Thursday. — Courtesy photo

Tushar Imran struck his third century of the campaign and completed 11,000 runs in first-class cricket being the first Bangladeshi as all four matches of the National Cricket League third round ended on Thursday.
Shahriar Nafees hit a century for Barishal in another highlights of the fourth and final day where none of the four matches came close to producing a result.
Khulna v Rangpur
Khulna, who conceded a narrow 11-run deficit in the first innings, resumed their second innings on the fourth day on 181-5 and batted until tea break before they finally declared their innings on 334-9.
Tushar, who was unbeaten on 63 overnight, made 103 off 176 balls while Ziaur Rahman added 63 to form part of the total. Tushar, who has now 31 first-class centuries, completed his 11,000 runs in longer-version when he reached 82 runs.
Set an improbable target of 324 runs in one session, Rangpur reached 91-1 before two teams accepted a draw. Jahid Jabed (64) scored his second half-century of the game for Rangpur while Mahmudul Hasan earlier claimed 4-29 for the side.
Rajshahi v Barishal
Mukter Hossain remained unbeaten on 59 as Rajshahi made 155 runs replying to hosts Barishal’s 132 in the first innings.
With no chance of a result, Barishal batsman Shahriar Nafees seized an opportunity for batting practice and was rewarded with 102 off 161 balls, his 14th first-class hundred, which took the side to 229-7 before a draw.
Dhaka Metro v Chattogram
Resuming on 191-6 in the second innings at Bogura, Dhaka Metropolis, which had 51-run first innings lead, declared their inning on 254-7 with Shamsur Rahman, unbeaten on 31 overnight, making 52 runs.
It set up a 306-run target for Chattagram in 68 overs, but they opted for not chasing it and finished with 159-3 for a draw. Pinak Ghosh was unbeaten on 59 runs for the side.
Dhaka v Sylhet
All excitement in the game, which has seen first two days getting abandoned, ended when both the overnight batsman Zakir Hasan and Rajin Saleh missed out a century after resuming on 84 and 64 runs respectively.
Zakir fell for 88 and Rajib could prolong his innings upto 96 before Sylhet declared their innings on 355-9.
Taibur Rahman picked up 4-78 for Dhaka, who later reached 55-3 before the game ended in draw.

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