Dhaka – Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club booked a seat for the six-team super league of the Walton Dhaka Metropolis Premier Division Cricket League outplaying Brothers Union Club by 74 runs at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Tuesday.With the feat, Sheikh Jamal DC entered the title race securing 12 points from all the 11 first phase matches.Earlier, five teams-Dhaka Abahani Limited (16 points), Legend of Rupganj (14 pts), Khelaghar SKS (14 pts), Prime Doleshwar SC (13 pts) and Gazi Group Cricketers (12 pts)-confirmed super league berth from 12-team first phase league.
In the day’s other matches, Dhaka Mohammedan SC defeated Kalabagan KC by two wickets at BKSP ground in Savar, but missed the super league berth while lowly Agrani Bank upset title contenders Legends of Rupganj beating them by six wickets in Mirpur.
Sent into bat first in the day’s match in Fatullah, Sheikh Jamal DC were all out for 184 runs in 47.1 overs with opener Saikat Ali making a half century scoring 55 runs in 74 balls by hitting four fours and three sixes.
Besides, Tanvir Haider (33), Elias Sunny (31), Sachin Baby (10) were the other notable scorers for Sheikh Jamal reaching the double figures.
Khaled Ahmed grabbed three wickets for 41 runs while Shahawat Hossain, Suhrawardy Shuvo and Alok Kapali claimed two wickets each conceding 25, 32 and 39 runs respectively.
Chasing an easy target, Brothers Union Club were bundled out for 110 runs in 39.2 overs with Mysukur Rahman making 27 runs, DB Das 27, Moinuddin Rubel (16) and Alok Kapali (12).
Elias Suuny, who scored 48-ball 31 runs, also grabbed three wickets for 22 runs in his 8.2 overs spell and was adjudged the man of the match.Shohag Gazi also picked up three wickets for 36 runs and Aby Jayed took two for 22 runs.UNB