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Razzaq sets new record

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Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak created a new record in Bangladesh's domestic cricket as he became the first player to pick up two consecutive 10 wicket hauls. Razzak, who is currently the highest wicket taker of the league with 38 wickets in four matches followed his 13-wicket haul in the previous game with figures of 10 for 215 in the fourth round. His effort at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium led Khulna to a 188-run victory over Dhaka Metro.
Meanwhile, Mosharraf Hossain led Dhaka to a seven-wicket win against Rangpur at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra. Rajshahi slumped to their second loss in the league as they crashed to an innings defeat at the BKSP against Chittagong. The port city thumped the reigning champions by an innings and 116 runs. Sylhet won the low-scoring game, against Barisal, at the Barisal Divisional Stadium by 165 runs.
An inspiring performance from Razzak and some good batting from Mithun Ali, who fell short of his second century in the match by just five runs in the second innings, helped Khulna maintain their strong lead at the top. The game also witnessed a comeback by Mashrafe Bin Mortaza to the longer version of the game. He scored a half century and took one wicket. Dhaka Metro, who were set a target of 396 runs, were bowled out for 208 on the last day.
A first innings total of 510 by Chittagong was enough for the port city to beat Rajshahi as they meekly surrendered to an uphill task. Mohammad Yunus picked up a five-for and played a key role in bowling Rajshahi out for 158 runs. Jaharul Islam's half century was the only bright spot for the reigning champions.
Sylhet triumphed over hosts Barisal in a game that could have gone either way. Barisal who had an overnight score of 81 for 3, were bowled out for just 149 runs in pursuit of 315. Enamul, with his 6-wicket haul in the second innings and seven in the first, was the wrecker-in-chief.
The game, as expected, was wrapped up in the morning session as Dhaka, who were chasing a target of 82 runs, reached the score within 20 overs, losing three wickets.

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