Sabbir, Saif smash hundreds in DPL
Saif Hassan and Sabbir Rahman scored hundreds in the Dhaka Premier League helped Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Legends of Rupganj to seal their second win in the tournament over Agrani Bank Cricket Club and City Club, respectively, on Saturday.
On the other match of the day Sabbir Hossain's century was in vain as Brothers Union went on to lose the game by 58 runs over Prime Bank Cricket Club at BKSP-3 ground in Savar.
Courtesy of Saif's 108 off 112 balls, where the right hander struck seven sixes and six fours, alongside Fazle Mahmud's 80 and Shykat Ali' 78, Jamal posted a huge total of 317 for five in 50 overs.
In reply, Agrani Bank were bundled out for just 114 runs. Only three batters were able to reach double figures. Saif also bagged three wickets for Jamal.
At the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Rupganj chased the target of 249 runs, riding on an unbeaten hundred from Sabbir Rahman to seal a comfortable seven-wicket win over City Club.
Sabbir struck 17 fours to remain not out on 110 off 107 deliveries while Irfan Shukkur scored a run-a-ball 74 run to chase the target after losing three wickets and with 52 balls to spare.
Earlier, City Club were all-out on 248 after being sent in to bat. Abdullah Al Mamum top-scored with 50 while Nayeem Islam Jr picked three wickets for Rupganj.
At Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium in Fatullah, Prime Bank posted 268 for eight by riding on Prantik Nowrose's 83-run knock.
Sabbir, who picked three wickets in the first innings, fought the lone battle with the bat before being dismissed on 128 off 118 deliveries as Brothers were all out for 210 in 40.1 overs. Pacers Rejaur Rahman Raja scalped four and Rubel Hossain picked up three wickets as Prime Bank began the DPL with a win.