Dhaka Metro left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny pose for a photo after taking six wickets against Chattogram Division on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. -Collected
Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny bagged six wickets for Dhaka Metro in the first round of National Cricket League on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium against Chattogram Division.
It was Sunny's 19th five-or-more-wicket haul in the First-class cricket. In the same game, Chattogram batsman Tasamul Haque missed a ton for 10 runs. He was bowled by Arafat. On the other hand, former national skipper Mushfiqur Rahim hit 75 for Rajshahi while Jahurul Islam Omi remained unbeaten for 57 against Dhaka Division in Fatullah.
Dhaka Division resumed their innings on the second day and added 97 more runs with their overnight score of 143 for 3 to dismiss their first innings at 240 losing the remaining seven wickets against Rajshahi Division, after rain hampered the first day's play.
Thanks to overnight batsman Taibur Rahman for his polish unbeaten knock of 88 that helped Dhaka to take their total to over 200 runs. His responsible innings furnished with nine boundaries and one over boundary during his 123 balls stay on the crease.
Left arm spinner Taijul Islam finished with an impressive spells of 4 for 92 runs while pacer Shafiul Islam bagged 3 for 43. Besides, Farhad Reza captured 2 for 35 runs. In reply, Rajshahi Division also suffered batting jolt in their first innings as they finished the second day with 173 for 6. Mushfiqur Rahim top scored composing 75 runs off 116 balls with seven boundaries and three over boundaries before he was the victim of Rakibul Hasan. Jahurul Islam and Farhad Reza were on the crease with 57 and 14 respectively. Sumon Sarkar claimed three Rajshahi's wickets conceding 40 runs.
At Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Arafat Sunny claimed a six-wicket haul as Chittagong Division dismissed their first innings at 290 afterthey resumed their the second day with overnight score at 147 for 3. Overnight batsman Pinak Ghosh top played a patient knock of 90 runs off 249 balls with the help of seven boundaries before he was clean bowled by Arafat Sunny.
Arafat Sunny was the pick of Dhaka's bowlers as he grabbed 6 Chittagong's wickets for 87 runs. He was well supported by Mahmudullah who hauled 3 for 55 runs. In reply, Dhaka Metropolis started their first innings on the second day afternoon and scored 66 for 2 at stumps.
Shamsur Rahman and skipper Marshall Ayub were remained unbeaten on 26 and 21 runs respectively. Noman Chowdhury took the lone Dhaka's wickets giving away 23 runs.
At Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna, Rangpur Division, put to bat first by Khulna Division, suffered early batting jolt in their first innings as they scored 169 for 5 on at stumps the second day, after the entire first day was washed out due to rain. Nayeem Islam was the top scorer of Rangpur innings with 48 runs after Rangpur lost both their openers early.
Tanbir Haider with 40 and Sohrawardi Shuvo with 31 on the crease as the stumps were drawn for the day. Al-Amin Hossain and spinner Abdur Razzak took two Rangpur's wickets each conceding 44 and 51 runs respectively.
At Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi, Sylhet Division scored 68 for 3 after wet outfield almost consumed the second day's play. Sylhet Division plunged into a deep trouble as they lost their first three wickets at 36 runs I the scoreboard after they were forced to bat first by Barisal Division.
Zakir Hossain and Alok Kapali were on the crease with 32 and 8 runs as the stumps were drawn for the day. Kamrul Islam Rabbi claimed two Sylhet's wickets for 13 runs while Tawhidul Islam took one for 26 runs.
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