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Abahani overpower Mohammedan in DPL Super League



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Abahani Limited defeated arch-rival Mohammedan Sporting Club by eight runs in the first match of the ongoing Dhaka Premier League (DPL) at Sher E Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

Mosaddek Hossain scalped four wickets with Tanzim Hasan Sakib taking three to restrict Mohammedan from chasing the target of 259 runs. 

Despite Mahidul Islam Ankon's and Mahmudullah's fifties, Mohammedan managed to score 250-9 in the accumulated 50 overs. Ankon smashed 88 off 113 which featured six boundaries and three sixes while Mahmudullah played a cautious 54 off 64 with five 4's. 

Earlier opting to bat, Abahani registered 258-7 in 50 overs with top scores from Jaker Ali Anik (63) and captain Mosaddek (63).

Afif Hossain and Khusdil Shah played brief innings of 36 and 29 runs respectively in the middle.

Mushfik Hasan and Shuvagat Hom picked up two wickets apiece for Mohammedan. 

Prime Bank vs Legends of Rupganj

Zakir Hasan and Shahadat Hossain Dipu hit a century as Prime Bank Cricket Club got off to a winning start in the DPL Super League phase with a mammoth 173-run victory over Legends of Rupganj at BKSP-3 ground. 
Zakir hit run-a-ball-106 with 13 boundaries in his first match in competitive cricket after recovering from the injury, which ruled him out of the home ODI series against Ireland in March. 

His fellow opener Shahadat Hossain Dipu however struck 104 off 119 with 10 fours. Thanks to their century, Prime Bank, who was sent to bat first, compiled a hefty 330-6.

After Zakir and Dipu set the platform with 222-run for the opening stand, Al Amin Junior utilized it with a 27 ball-56.

Rupganj's Chirga Jani was the peak of the bowler for his side with 3-39 while Abdul Halim took 2-72. Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza remained wicket-less after giving away 67 runs in his 9 overs.

Rupganj however was bowled out for 157 in 38.3 overs to taste the big defeat. Chirag Jani also was their top-scorer with 38 while Ashik Ul Alam made 36.

Mahedi Hasan, Rubel Hossin and Nasir Hossain picked up two wickets apiece for Prime Bank. 

Sheikh Jamal vs Gazi Group

Medium pacer Jaynul Islam claimed 4-23 as Gazi Group Cricketers pulled off an upset, securing a seven-wicket win over defending Champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in their first game of the DPL Super League phase at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium.

Put into bat first, Sheikh Jamal, who finished the group phase, being on top of the point table, was bowled out for meager 89 in 33.2 overs as a little known Jaynul ripped through their batting line up in a gem of swing bowling display.

He was ably supported by left-arm spinner Tipu Sultan who snapped up 3-21 to further blow the mighty Jamal batting line up.

Opener Saif Hasan top-scored for the side with 22 while Fazle Mahmud made 20.

Gazi Group reached 92-3 in just 15.5 overs to record the victory in emphatic fashion with opener Mehedi Marud leading the charge with 45 off 55. He smote eight boundaries in his knock.