What should have been a bright day for two centurions -- Murshida Khatun Happy of Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) and Eka Mallick of Keraniganj Cricket Academy -- turned bleak as both their teams ended up on the losing side of their respective Dhaka Women’s Premier Division Cricket League matches yesterday.
At BKSP-4 in Savar, Happy’s 133-ball 101 helped BKSP post a modest 220 against Khelaghar SKS but her efforts were trumped by a magnificent 136-run fifth-wicket stand between Nigar Sultana Joty and Fahima Khatun, leading to a six-wicket victory for Khelaghar.
Sent in to bat, Happy strung together an 89-run second-wicket partnership with Sumaiya Akter after the loss of opener Misty Rani early on. Following Sumaiya’s dismissal on 37 in 30th over, no other BKSP batter could make much of an impact.
After the exchange, Khelaghar were in a spot of bother after losing four wickets for 88 runs in 18.1 overs. However, the unbeaten partnership between Joty (67) and and Fahima (66) saw the side through.
In the other game, despite Eka’s unbeaten 117, Keraniganj suffered a 60-run defeat against Sk. Rasel Sports Development Academy. In chase of Sk. Rasel’s 243, Keraniganj managed only 183 for nine.