Tamim’s 142 in vain
Tanzid Hasan Tamim's hundred went in vain as Brothers Union stumbled to their third consecutive defeat in the Dhaka Premier League as they suffered a three-wicket defeat against Legends of Rupganj at BKSP-3 ground in Savar yesterday.
Courtesy of Tamim's run-a-ball 142, featuring 14 fours and four maximums, Brothers posted 299 for five in 50 overs. However, Rupganj batters replied strongly, with Chirag Jani smashing a team-high 94, and Irfan Shukkur and Parvez Hossain Emon hitting fifties, to chase down the big total with eight balls to spare. This was also Rupganj's third consecutive win in the league.
At the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Prime Bank romped to their third win on the trot in the league, beating Shinepukur Cricket Club by 78 runs.
Skipper Mohammad Mithun top-scored with 93 while Adil Amin hit an unbeaten 64 as Prime Bank posted 295 for eight in 50 overs. Unable to pose any threat, Shinepukur were bundled out for 217.
Meanwhile, defending champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club won by five runs (via DLS) against City Club in a rain-curtailed game at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
After electing to bat, Sheikh Jamal, despite a brilliant 110-run opening stand between Shykat Ali and Saif Hasan, were bundled out for 228.
Chasing the revised target of 168 runs in 32 overs, City Club eventually ended up on 162 for eight.