Alexa Nasir’s ton propels Sheikh Jamal to comfortable victory

Dhaka, Tuesday   15 October 2019


Nasir’s ton propels Sheikh Jamal to comfortable victory

 Sports Desk

 Published: 07:16 PM, 15 April 2019  

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Nasir Hossain struck a superb century as Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club scripted a facile six-wicket victory over Prime Bank Cricket Club at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium at Fatullah today.

A six-filled 51 ball-74 from Ariful Haque helped Prime Bank to post 236 before being all out in 48.3 overs but his effort was ruined by Nasir Hossain’s 110 ball-112 not out as Sheikh Jamal overhauled the target by making 239-4 in 48.4 overs.

Opener Elias Sunny was the other notable scorer for Jamal with 67. He and Nasir added 93-run for the third wicket stand to make the chase a cake-walk after initial trouble. Sunny though couldn’t prolong his innings, Nasir hung in there to sail the side home.

He struck a dozen of boundaries and three sixes in his knock, which was his seventh List A century. Nahidul Islam and Abdur Razzak took two wickets for Prime Bank.

After losing Anamul Haque Bijoy in the first ball of the innings, Prime Bank recovered through Rubel Mea and Nama Ojha who shared 120 runs for the second wicket stand. Rubel Mea scored 66 and Ojha made 46 but their departure in the space of five runs triggered a sensational collapse that saw them losing four wickets for just 10 runs.

Ariful then settled the things, hitting a six-filled knock that helped the side propel past 200-mark which looked unlikely halfway through the innings.

Ariful’s 51 ball-74 was studded by three fours and seven sixes but it was not enough to save the side from a defeat.

Elias Sunny and Tanbir Hyder claimed three wickets apiece for Sheikh Jamal.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Saifuddin claimed his List A career-best 5-9 as Abahani Limited made a high-flying start in the super league phase of Dhaka Premier League (DPL) with a crushing 165-run victory over Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today.

This was his first five-for in limited over cricket which was catalyst to skittle out Doleshwar for just 86 in 29.4 overs after Abahani racked up 251 before being all out in 49 overs.

In another match, Legends of Rupganj outclassed Mohammedan Sporting Club by 46 runs in their first match of the Super League phase of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), keeping them on course of clinching the coveted title at BKSP-4 ground today.

Skipper Naeem Islam struck a run-a-ball-108 as Rupganj compiled a hefty 313-4 after which their bowlers bowled well in tandem to bundle Mohammedan out for 267 in 46.2 overs.