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Soumya`s 208* help Abahani to clinch DPL title

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:10 PM, 23 April 2019   Updated: 06:22 PM, 23 April 2019

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Abahani Limited lifted their 20th Dhaka Premier League title following a 9-wicket win against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the Super League's last round, retaining their status as the most successful domestic cricket team in Bangladesh. In front of a raucous crowd at the BKSP-3 ground, Left-hand opener Soumya Sarkar's double ton and Jahurul Islam's century help Abahani to chase down 317 for 1, keeping 17 balls in hand.

Soumya became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a double-century in a List A game. The Left-hand opener scored 208 off 153 with 14 fours and 16 sixes and Jahirul Islam made 100 off 128 with 7 four and 3 sixes. Jahirul went out when Abahni needed just 6 runs. Soumya struck 6 in the first ball of 47th over.  

Earlier, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club won the toss and elected to bat first and post 317/9 in 50 overs. Tanbir Hayder made 132 off 115, Elias Sunny and Mehrab Hossain scored 45 and 44 respectively. 

Mashrafe Mortaza bagged 4 wickets for 56 runs. While Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mosaddek Hossain and Soumya Sarkar bagged one wicket each.

In another match, Legends of Rupganj won by 88 runs over Prime Bank Cricket Club in Dhaka. Batting first, Rupganj post 327/4 but Prime Bank Cricket Club all out for 239 in 42.1 over. 

Although Legends of Rupganj and Abahani's point are same 26, Abahani Limited are ahead in net run rate that's why they secure the title.