Dhaka – Defending champions Khulna Division scored 281* for 7 at stumps in the 1st innings against Rajshahi Division after the first day’s play in their Tier1 4th round first-class match of the 20th National Cricket League (NCL) at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Monday.Khulna won the toss and opted to bat first and played 81 overs for their collection on the day spurred with three half centuries by Tushar Imran [71 off 127b; 9×4], Soumya Sarkar [66 off 96b; 9×4; 1×6] and Anamul Haque [56 off 112b; 6×4; 1×6].
Ziaur Rahman [37* off 73b; 3×4; 2×6] and Moinul Islam [1*] were at the crease when the bails were drawn for the day.
Sunzamul Islam [3/73] and Farhad Reza [2/37] shared five wickets while Muktar Ali [1/43] and Shafiul Islam [1/51] were other wicket takers for the Tier1 top slot holders Rajshahi division.
Barishal vs Rangpur
In another Tier-1 match at Cricket Ground Rangpur, Barishal Division trailed by 112 runs with 8 wickets remaining in hand in the 1st innings after Sohag Gazi’s [5/40] wicket haul to restrict Rangpur Division at 147 for all in 74 overs in the 1st innings.
Rakin Ahmed [46 off 152b; 3×4] and Naeem Islam [39 off 105b; 3×4] were the notable scorers for Rangpur, the side showed powerless game in the innings after sent in to bat first as their six batsmen were out for single digit while three batsmen were out before reaching to 20-run marks.
Opening the 1st innings, Barishal 35/2* in 14 overs, at stumps, where Rafsan Al Mahmud [14* off 36b] and Al-Amin [8* off 25b] were at the crease in the 3rd stand.
Subashis Roy [2/13] was the only wicket taker for the side.Chattogram vs Dhaka Division.
At Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar, the 17-year-old Chattogram Division spinner Nayeem Hasan bewildered Dhaka Division batsmen with his haul of eight wickets for 106 in 35 overs in the 1st innings of a Tier-2 match allowed the opponent to manage a total 288/10 in 88 overs.
Opening batsman Abdul Mazid [72 off 134b; 5×4; 1×6] and Shuvagata Hom [57 off 96b; 3×4] hit half centuries while opener Saif Hassan added 71-ball 41, including five boundaries and one six.
Dhaka Division opened the 1st innings with bat after winning the toss and opening pair Mazid and Saif Hassan shared an innings of 82 in 24.2 overs for a good start.
Sylhet vs Dhaka Metro
Sent in to bat first, Sylhet Division scored 292/9* in 90 overs at stumps in the 1st innings against Dhaka Metro after day1 in the Tier-2 match at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
Shanaj Ahmed [60 off 110b; 12×4], Shahanur Rahman [54 off 103b; 6×4; 1×6] and Zakir Hasan [50 off 86b; 9×4] hammered half centuries for Sylhet.
Khaled Ahmed [5*] and Ebadat Hossain [4*] were at the crease in the 9th wicket stand when the bails were drawn for the day.
Shykat Ali [2/25], Qazi Onik [2/53], former national team captain Mohammad Ashraful [2/56] and Arafat Sunny [2/60] equally shared eight wickets.UNB