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Gazi Group captain Mahmudullah Riyad and Mominul Haque steered the side to their first victory in Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League (DPL) at Sher e Bangla Stadium, Mirpur.
Gazi Group batters scored 156 runs losing three wickets, reaching the target with seven balls in hand. Skipper Mahmudullah and Mominul made half-centuries which helped the team to combat the early push as Gazi lost two early wickets of Soumya Sarkar (13) and Shahadat Hossain (13).
Mahmudullah remained unbeaten on 62 runs and Mominul returned scoring 54 runs with eight boundaries. Sheikh Jamal’s Mohammad Enamul picked up two wickets and Salauddin Sakil bagged one wicket.
Winning the toss Gazi Group decided to bowl first, they restricted Sheikh Jamal on 151 runs and taking seven wickets. However, the opening pair Mohammad Ashraful and Shykat Ali made a strong start anchoring 69-run partnership.
Shykat (33) was bowled by Soumya, meanwhile Ashraful was dismissed on 41 runs, who was in short of 9 runs for half-century. Then Nasir Hossain (20), captain Nurul Hasan Shohan (11), Ziaur Rahman (21) could not settle down for long in the crease.
Mukidul Islam, Mahmudullah took a couple of wickets, while Nasum Ahmed, Soumya and Ariful Haque took one wicket each.
Gazi Group: 156/3 ( Mahmudullah 62, Mominul 54, Enamul 2/21) beta Sk. Jamal: 151/7 (Ashraful 41, Shykat 33, Nasir 20, Mukidul 2/36, Mahmudullah 2/23) by seven wickets.