Premier Cricket: Kalabagan KC force Gazi Group to taste first defeat

Premier Cricket: Kalabagan KC force Gazi Group to taste first defeat

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Dhaka – Lowly rated Kalabagan Krira Chakra made the biggest upset in the Walton Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League forcing league leader Gazi Group Cricketers to taste the first defeat by huge 127 runs at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Thursday.Despite the day’s maiden defeat after nine consecutive wins, Gazi Group Cricketers maintained the top in the league table with 18 points from 10 matches while Kalabagan KC improved their position in the league table securing six points from 10 encounters.
Sent into bat first in the day’s match, Kalabagan KC scored 222 runs for 9 in stipulated 50 overs, featuring a century by opener Tasamul Haque.Tasamul Haque hammered a ton scoring 102 runs off 132 deliveries, hitting six boundaries and was adjudged man of the match.Former national cricketer Tushar Imran scored 43-ball 32 runs with a boundary, another opener Jashimuddin made 28 and Pakistani batsman Saad Nasim 20 runs.Indian Parvez Rasool made the damage in Kalabagan innings grabbing four wickets for 44 runs in 10 overs.Chasing an easy target, high flying Gazi Group Cricketers were surprisingly bundled out for 95 runs in 32.5 overs.
After the departure of seven top order batsmen, including national opener Anamul Haque (16) for 42 runs in 12.4 overs, number seven batsman Nadif Chowdhury fought hard for their existence contributing 45 runs off 67 balls featuring three fours and one six, but failed.Apart from opener Anamul Haque 16 runs, tail-ender Abu Hyder (11) was the other Gazi Group batsman reaching double figures.Sanjit Saha and Saad Nasim grabbed three wickets each conceding 7 and 12 runs respectively while Tushar Imran and Abul Hasan took two wickets each giving away 19 and 24 runs respectively.UNB news agency

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