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Rajshahi lead by 27 runs against Barisal Division

Sports Desk Daily-Bangladesh.com
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Title aspirant Rajshahi Division is leading by 27 runs with four wickets in hand against Barisal Division on the first day of the four-day first class Tier-1 match of the National Cricket League at the ShaheedKamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Monday.

Sent into bat first in the 6th and last round match, Barisal Division were bundled out for 97 runs in 38.2 overs in the first innings despite 31 runs in the 4th wicket stand by Al Amin and MosaddekHossain.

Two down Al Amin scored the team highest 25 runs off 58 balls hitting five boundaries, number five Mosaddek Hossain contributed 49-ball 22 runs with two fours while tail-ender Tanvir Islam made 20-ball 17 runs featuring one four and two sixes.

21-year old right arm medium pacer from Rajshahi Mohor Sheik made the major damage in Barisal innings grabbing five wickets 24 runs, Shafiul Islam claimed three wickets for 20 while Farhad Reza took two for 42 runs.

In reply, Rajshahi Division opened the first innings in the afternoon and scored 124 for 6 in 44 overs to take a 27 runs lead against Barisal Division.

National colored opener Junaid Siddique remained not out on 72 runs with lower order Farhad Reza (not out 4). Captain Jahurul Islam (25) and opener Sabbir Hossain (11) were the other Rajshahi batsman reaching the double-digit.

Monir Hossain and national colored pacer cum Barisal captain Kamrul Islam Rabbi took two wickets each conceding 8 and 46 runs respectively.

In the day's other Tier-1 match at ShahedChandu Stadium in Bogura, defending champions Khulna Division scored 217 for 8 in 74 overs in the first innings on the first day of the four-day first class match against Rangpur Division on Monday.

Lower order Moinul Islam was on the crease with 48 runs off 103 balls hitting six fours, national coloured all-rounder Ziaur Rahman scored 95-ball 40 runs with two fours and two sixes, Nurul Hasan made 57-ball 26 runs with six boundaries, national opener Soumya Sarkar scored run as ball 28 with four fours while Afif Hossan contributed 27-ball 22 runs with four boundaries while Tushar Imran made 87-ball 19 with two fours.

RabiulHaque picked up three wickets for 54 runs while Tanvir Haider and Sajedul Islam took two wickets each.

Daily Bangladesh/Sohug

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