Gazi win by D/L despite Fizz’s spirited spell | The Daily Star
05:33 PM, April 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:07 PM, April 08, 2019

Gazi win by D/L despite Fizz’s spirited spell

Bangladesh’s star pacer Mustafizur Rahman bagged three wickets during a fiery spell to cause panic among Gazi Group Cricketers but following Shamusur Rahman’s unbeaten fifty, rain interrupted proceedings at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium as Gazi Group picked up their fifth win, defeating Fizz’s Shinepukur Cricket Club by 21 runs per D/L method.

Right-arm spinner Sanjit Saha shone early during the first innings, picking up four wickets for just 25 runs as Shinepukur were restricted to 177/9 in 50 overs. Only notable contributions came from Shadman Islam (40 off 69), Sohrawordi Shuvo (30 off 42) and Delwar Hossain’s unbeaten 40 off 52 deliveries.

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Following the exchange, Fizz picked up Waliul Karim and Imrul Kayes in the very first over. Waliul was trapped in front of the wickets by a yorker while Kayes was caught at mid-off by Afif Hossain. Fizz then bagged Mahedi Hasan’s wicket with a cutter as the right nicked one straight through to the wicket-keeper. Rony Talukar fell to a run out with Gazi in a bit of bother but Shamsur’s innings of 53 from 65 deliveries elevated the run-rate and after the rain Gazi were in a superior position under D/L method as they picked up the win.

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