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12:00 AM, December 07, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 07, 2012

Walton National Cricket League 2012

Khulna, Dhaka vie for title

The final round of the 14th National Cricket League begins today with both Khulna and Dhaka aiming to etch their name on the trophy by winning their respective matches. Khulna lead the table with 34 points followed by Dhaka who have 30 points. An outright win gives a team six points, thereby providing second-positioned Dhaka a chance to win the trophy.
Khulna has a tough ask as they meet reigning champions Rajshahi at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra. They have been the leaders for the majority of the league. Khulna rode on Abdur Razzak and Murad Khan, who have taken 43 and 21 wickets in the league respectively. Khulna's Mohammad Mithun, who has scored 522 runs in the competition so far, will want to continue his good run in the final game. If they take the first innings' lead and draw the game, the three points will leave Khulna champions regardless of what Dhaka do.
Dhaka will take on Barisal at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi in a must-win encounter. The capital city will be looking towards their captain Mosharraf Hossain who has had a brilliant league with both bat and ball. So far, he has an average of 43.70 with the bat and with 33 wickets is the third-highest wicket taker of the competition.
In the other games, Sylhet play Dhaka Metro at the Rangpur Cricket Garden, and Chittagong will take on Rangpur at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium.

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