Mominul, Riyad fifties guide Gazi to win
Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah Riyad authored fifties to guide Gazi Group Cricketers to a seven-wicket win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20 League today.
Mominul hit a fluent 35-ball 54, laced with eight fours while Mahmudullah struck a steady unbeaten 62 off 51 deliveries, aided by four fours and two sixes.
Opener Soumya Sarkar (13) started breezily in chase but was castled by Enamul Haque with the score on 40 in 4.4 overs before Mominul and Mahmudullah strung together a 97-run third-wicket partnership. Mominul holed out to deep square leg but Mahmudullah and Zakir Hasan saw off the chase as Gazi Group assailed the target with 11 balls to spare.
Earlier, Mohammad Ashraful and Sykat Ali (33) put together 69 runs in the opening stand with the former hitting four sixes during 35-ball 41. Sheikh Jamal threatened to pile on the runs but Mahmudullah bagged two wickets for 23 runs in three overs, to help Gazi put on the breaks in the death overs as Sheikh Jamal managed 151 for seven.
In the morning match, Imran Uzzaman's stormy 17-ball 40, laced with three fours and four sixes helped Prime Dolshewar Sporting Club to 149 for six against Khelaghar Samaj Kallayan Samity. Khaled Ahmed and Masum Khan bagged two wickets each for Khelaghar. In reply, Khelaghar kept losing wickets on a regular basis and a late 19-ball 37 cameo from Rishad Hossain was not enough as they were bowled out for 130 to lose by 19 runs.