Tamim ton guides Prime Bank
Just a day after leading Bangladesh to an emphatic 10-wicket victory over Ireland to wrap up the three-match ODI series 2-0, ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal struck an unbeaten hundred to guide Prime Bank Cricket Club to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Mohammedan Sporting Club in the Dhaka Premier League yesterday.
Tamim remained not out on 109 off 156 deliveries, striking 12 fours, as Prime Bank chased down a modest 200-run target set by Mohammedan at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
Tamim, along with Mohammad Mithun, added 72 runs for the opening stand before the latter was dismissed on 31. Prime Bank then saw wickets of Nasir Hossain and Yasir Ali fall in quick succession before Mushfiqur Rahim, the player of the series of the Tigers' ODI series against Ireland, paired with Tamim in an unbeaten 119-runs stand that saw their side cruise to victory in 42.1 overs. Mushfiqur remained not out on 39 off 57 deliveries.
Earlier, Mohammedan, eyeing their first win of the league, were bundled out for 199 after being sent to bat. Opener Mahidul Islam Ankon's 41 was the highest score for Mohammedan.
Nasir remained pick of the bowlers for Prime Bank, picking up three wickets for 29 runs in six overs. Pacers Rubel Hossain and Rejaur Rahman Raja took two wickets each as Prime clinched their fourth consecutive win.
At BKSP-4, a century from Fazle Mahmud saw Sheikh Jamal seal an 11-run win (via DLS) over Brothers Union. Apart from Mahmud's knokc, skipper Nurul Hasan Sohan scored 66 runs in Sheikh Jamal's 287 for 6.
Chasing the revised target of 207 in 29 overs following resumption after a break due to rain, Brothers Union were all-out on 195 runs despite fifties from Sabbir Hossain and Zahiduzzaman.
In the other rain-curtailed game at BKSP-3, Legends of Rupganj sealed a three-wicket win over Shinepukur Cricket Club. Riding on Amite Hasan's century, Shinepukur managed to post 207 all-out.
Rupganj reached the revised target of 168 runs in 36 overs, thanks to 40-run knocks from Chirag Jani and Irfan Shukkur.