Mohammedan Sporting Club survived a top-order meltdown to beat Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club by one wicket in a hard-fought Dhaka Premier League (DPL) encounter on Friday.The match should have never gone down to the tensed moments but a combination of poor shot selection and a discipline bowling by Doleshwar bowlers kept the game alive in a thrilling DPL contest at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Sohag Gazi produced an astonishing late onslaught 70 0ff 51 to sneak Mohammedan past Doleshwar in thrilling fashion. Doleshwar looked in control for much of the match after Marshall Ayub's 68 and Taibur Rahman's unbeaten 72 set up a total of 8 for 248, and with Mohammedan reeling at 7 for 125 with 124 runs remaining, Doleshwar looked on course for an important win Down Under this DPL. But with partner Alauddin Babu (38) looking on from the opposite end, Sohag Gazi let loose on the Doleshwar attack late on.
Gazi smashed three fours and six sixes as the duo put on an important 77 runs for the eight wicket, racing to the target in the last ball.Farhad Reza bagged four wickets for Doleshwar.In the day's other fixtures, Gazi Group Cricketers pulled off an exciting three-wicket triumph over Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 3 Ground in Savar.
Chasing a modest 139 for victory, Gazi Group surpassed the target with 61 balls in hand, relaying on Shamsur Rahman's 51 and Parvez Rasool's match winning 59 runs.Earlier, Khelaghar were dismissed for 138 in 47.5 overs despite a commanding 57 run innings by Mahidul Islam Ankon.
Paceman Kamrul Islam Rabbi who was adjudged the player of the match caused the major damage in Khelaghar's innings who claimed five wickets for 24 runs in nine overs.Meanwhile, A clinical all-round performance has helped Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) to a thumping 20-run win over Uttara Sporting Club at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
After setting Uttara 202 to win, BKSP bowlers worked in unison to squeeze their opponents en route to dismiss Uttara for 181 in 49 overs, with Sumon Khan taking four wickets for 41 runs. Uttara's chase began well, with opener Tanzid Hasan and Anisul Islam Emon combined for an opening wicket stand of 24 to keep BKSP on their feet.
But Uttara were soon derailed by the pace of Abu Naser and then medium pace of Sumon Khan. Raza Ali Dar top scored 51 in the middle. Later wicketkeeper Shakhir Hossain chipped in with 64-ball 50 but could only delay the inevitable.
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