Sheikh Jamal pull off 3-run heist over Legends of Rupganj

Premier Cricket: Sheikh Jamal pull off 3-run heist over Legends of Rupganj

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Dhaka – Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club earned an exciting three-run victory over Legends of Rupganj in their first engagement of the Walton Dhaka Metropolis Premier Division Cricket League despite a century by Naeem Islam at BKSP ground-4 in Savar on Wednesday.Legends of Rupganj won the toss and sent Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to open the innings first.Going to bat, Sheikh Jamal DC scored a moderate 230 for 9 in allocated 50 overs.Nurul Hasan Shohan hammered 90 runs off 107 balls, featuring eight fours and one six, to be adjudged man of the match.Hassanuzzaman quick-fired 37-ball 49 runs with seven hits across the rope and two over the rope, Al Imran scored 43-ball 28 runs with one four while Elias Sunny added 60-ball 23 runs hitting two fours..Asif Hasan captured three wickets for 29 runs while Mosharruf Hossain, Naeem Islam and Mohammad Sharif claimed two wickets each giving away 41, 47 and 53 runs respectively.Chasing the target, Legends of Rupganj were forced to fold their innings at 227 runs for 8 in stipulated 50 overs, despite Naeem Islam’s unbeaten run-a-ball 116 featuring eight fours and four sixes.Nazmul Hossain Milon made a half century with 61-ball 51 runs, including three fours and two sixes.Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi made the major damage to the Rupganj innings grabbing four wickets for 42 runs while national coloured all-rounder Shohag Gazi took two for 42 runs.UNB news agency

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