In scenes more reminiscent of a movie than of practical life behind bars, prisoners took on officials of the Manikganj district administration in a friendly cricket match inside the district jail on Friday.
While freedom was not on offer, the winners were promised a 21-inch television while the runners-up would walk away with a 14-inch television.
The prisoners' team elected to bat first and, buoyed by huge support from other inmates who swarmed to watch, made 154 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the 16-overs-a-side encounter. Abir top-scored with 72.
However, an 88-run effort from Ali Akbar -- later named player of the match -- was enough to take the district administration to victory as they reached 155 for three in 13.3 overs. AKM Masum scalped two wickets for the prisoners' team.