Captain Mushfiqur Rahim hit an unbeaten 97 off 81 to lead Sheikh Jamal DC to a four-wicket victory over Kalabagan Cricket Academy and a second place finish in the Dhaka Premier League at the BKSP on Friday. KCA won the toss and elected to bat first, posting 223 all out in 49.1 overs, led by opener Abdul Majid’s 102 off 118. Abdur Razzak took 4-56 for Jamal, who then made quick work of the chase.
Jamal reached 228-6 in just 39.2 overs, led by man-of-the-match Mushfiq and Tushar Imran (62).
The victory saw Jamal overtake Prime Doleshwar, who lost the Gazi Tank Cricketers on Friday, for second in the league based on their head-to-head victory earlier.
Meanwhile, Prime Bank CC’s Ravi Bopara scored a massive 157 off 157 balls to lead his side to a 14-run win against Mohammedan SC at Fatullah.
Bopara and opener Saykat Ali (67) took Prime Bank to 280-6 after electing to bat first.
Mohammedan were bowled out for 266 in 48.5 overs despite fifties from Upul Tharanga (52), Rahmat Shah (64) and Mashrafee bin Murtaza (53).
Man-of-the-match Bopara capped off an all-round performance with four wickets for 46 runs. He also finished as the league’s top scorer, with 670 runs.
Sheikh Jamal DC v Kalabagan Cricket Academy
Kalabagan CA 223 in 49.1 overs (A Majid 102, S Hossain 31, M Ayub 30; A Razzak 4-56, T Haider 2-46, E Sunny 2-51) v Sheikh Jamal DC 228-6 in 39.2 overs (M Rahim 97 not out, T Imran 62; Sharifullah 3-49).
Result: Sheikh Jamal DC won by 4 wickets.
Man of the match: M Rahim (SJDC)
Mohammedan SC v Prime Bank CC
Prime Bank CC 280-6 in 50 overs (R Bopara 157 not out, S Ali 67; M Murtaza 2-58) v Mohammedan SC 266 in 48.5 overs (R Shah 64, Mashrafee 53; R Bopara 4-46,
A Hasan 3-51).
Result: Prime Bank CC won by 14 runs.
Man of the match: R Bopara (PBCC)
-With New Age input