19 Mar 2023, 18:37

Bijoy keeps Abahani winning-wheel running at DPL

DHAKA, March 19, 2023 (BSS)-Anamul Haque Bijoy hit a half-century following

his century in the previous game as Abahani Limited secured their second
straight victory in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), beating Shinepukur
Cricket Club by 10 runs, thanks to DLS method at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali
Stadium today.

The other two matches of the day were abandoned due to wet outfield and bad

The match between Abahani and Shinepukur was interrupted by rain several
times before producing a result. Due to morning shower, the match was reduced
to 33-over-affair and put into bat first, Shinepukur amassed 196-8 with
Sazzadul Haque Ripon making highest 36.

Opener Khalid Hasan and Avishek Mitra who gave the side a solid start by
sharing 58 runs in 11th over, added 35 and 33 runs respectively.

Left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam was the most successful bowler for Abahani with
3-27 and got ably support from Saiffudin and Rakibul Hasan who both snapped
up two wickets.

Abahani's chase was interrupted by rain after they reached 114-1 in 21 overs
with Bijoy batting on 54 off 64, clobbering one four and four sixes.
According to DLS method, Abahani needed 104 runs in 21 overs and so they were
10 runs ahead when the rain finally played spoilsport.

At Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, the match between Rupganj Tigers
and Mohammedan Sporting Club was abandoned before the former dominated the

After being asked to bat first, Rupganj racked up 222-5 as the match was
reduced to 21-over-affair, which meant they scored 10 runs per over. Mominul
Haque who opened the innings led the run fest with 41 ball-74, clattering 11
fours and one six. Amadeep Khare smote eight fours and three sixes to hammer
63 off 36 while Shamim Patwari blasted 37 off 21.

Mohammedan who lost the first game couldn't give a shot to chase as the match
was declared abandoned following further rain.

The match between Gazi Group Cricketers and Dhaka Leopards was cut short to
40 overs before it was further reduced to 20 overs. Being sent to bat first,
Gazi Group put up 97-3 in 20 overs. However, Leopards were 77-4 in 13.1 overs
before the match got abandoned.

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