Bangladesh women’s cricket team captain Salma Khatun came up with an all-round performance for Mohammedan SC, helping her team register a massive 260-run victory over Gulshan Youth Club during their Premier Division Women’s Cricket League encounter at BKSP-4 yesterday.
Although the Mohammedan top order were amongst the runs, the mammoth total of 326 for six would not have been possible without Salma’s quickfire unbeaten 80 off 46 balls that saw 12 boundaries and a solitary six.
Salma also scripted an 83-run sixth-wicket stand with Nupur Kohale. Although Nupur was dismissed after scoring 35 off 49 balls, Salma and Ritu Moni strung together another unbeaten 69-run partnership for the seventh wicket.
After the exchange, Salma went wicketless but her economical figures of 14 runs in nine overs alongside Ritu’s excellent figures of four wickets for six runs in 10 overs helped Mohammedan bundle out Gulshan Youth Club for a meagre 66 runs in 41.4 overs.
In the other game, Abahani Limited bounced back from a after a disappointing start to the league with a 10-wicket victory over Keraniganj Cricket Academy courtesy of Jhumur Akter Mira’s four for 16 in nine overs.
After electing to bat, Mira dismantled Keraniganj’s batting line-up, scalping wickets of four of their five top-order batters. Keraniganj could not recover from the early slump and were bundled out for only 60 runs in just 28.4 overs.
Coming in to chase, openers Shamima Sultana and Sharmin Sultana strung an unbeaten 61-run opening stand and helped Abahani to their first win of the league.