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Rajshahi Division clinch NCL trophy

 Sports Desk :: sports-desk

 Published: 05:56 PM, 8 November 2018   Updated: 05:56 PM, 8 November 2018



Rajshahi Division is the new champion of the 2018-19 seasons and overcoming Khulna by hitting the record in the National Cricket League (NCL) after six years. Rajshahi topped the list of the most (6 times) champions defeating Barisal Division by 6 wickets.

Rajshahi earned the Trophy unbeaten. They won two matches and draws four, 34.81 points, and the first stage above all.

They needed only 102 against Barisal on the fourth and final day, but champions could meet the target easily as Junaid Siddiqui touches an unbeaten century.

Barisal made a 284 runs target against Rajshahi. Champions started with 182 runs against two wickets on the final day while Junaid and Jahurul started batting on the fourth day having 65 and 25 runs respectively unbeaten.

Jahurul, however, could not stay till the end. The captain was caught at Mashadek Hossain earning 64. Farhad Hossain dropped out having just 4 runs. However, Junaid left the field with an unbeaten 120 from 164 balls.

Prior to the 2011-2012 seasons, Rajshahi was the champion in the National Cricket League for the last time. After more than six years, Rajshahi became the champion in National League from Tier 1 dramatically. Khulna was the champion for the last three years.

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