Premier Cricket: Mohammedan's defeat overshadows Mazid's ton

Premier Cricket: Mohammedan’s defeat overshadows Mazid’s ton

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Dhaka – Abdul Mazid’s brilliant knock for Mohammedan Sporting Club was eclipsed by Legends of Rupganj’s four-wicket victory on Tuesday in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL).

It was Mohammedan’s first loss in their fourth league match.Although they scored 295/7, Rupganj reached the target in 49.2 overs (296/6) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Sent to bat first, Mohammedan lost their first wicket of Avishek Mitra when the score was 13. They lost another wicket posting 50 runs on board.

Mazid kept going and hit his seventh hundred in List-A career. He scored 107 off 126 with five fours and three sixes. Nadif Chowdhury hit 64 off 47 balls with four fours and four sixes to help the team put up a challenging target.

Chaturanga de Silva, the Sri Lankan recruit, hit 23 off 9 balls.For Rupganj, Mohammad Shahid took three wickets for 70 runs in 10 overs while Rishi Dhawan and Muktar Ali took one each.

In reply, Rupganj captain Naeem Islam starred with the bat scoring 85 off 92 deliveries. He guided his team to defeat Mohammedan for the first time in the season.

Along with Naeem, Mominul Haque (55) and Rishi Dhawan (51) also struck the fifties for Rupganj.

Eventually, Rupganj reached the target with four balls remaining.

Shafiul Islam took two wickets for Mohammedan.

Mohammedan are now at number three on the points table with three wins in four matches. On the other hand, Rupganj are at number four with three wins in four matches. UNB

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