Prime Bank win low-scoring thriller
In an eventful low-scoring encounter, Prime Bank Cricket Club registered a narrow two-wicket victory over Gazi Group in the super league stage of the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20 League in Mirpur yesterday.
Chasing 126, Prime Bank were struggling at 51 for five after 9.2 overs. Nahidul Islam then scored a crucial 25-ball 39 to take Prime Bank closer to the target, but his dismissal in the 17th over off a Mahmudullah Riyad delivery brought Gazi back in the game.
Once again there was some dissatisfaction over the umpire's decision yesterday in the final delivery of the 16th over as a caught-behind appeal against Alok Kapali on naught off the bowling of Nasum Ahmed heated things up.
Kapali smashed an unbeaten 21 off 15 deliveries and eventually guided Prime Bank over the line with a ball to spare.
Earlier, Mahedi Hasan's team-high 33 and Ariful Haque's 31 at the death helped Gazi post 125 for nine in 20 overs.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club registered a comfortable seven-wicket win over Mohammedan (133-9) in the day's first super league game. Mohammedan posted 133 for nine where Shamsur Rahman top scored with 49 runs. In reply, Sheikh Jamal reached the target with an over to spare.
At BKSP 3, Legends of Rupganj scored 200 for three -- the highest total of the tournament so far -- riding on Mehedi Maruf's 94 and Jaker Ali's 76 and clinched a 27-run win over Partex in the last relegation league match yesterday.
Chasing the huge target, Isharul Islam (38 not out) and Jaynul Islam (37 not out) added a record 73-run ninth-wicket stand, the highest partnership for that wicket in T20.
However, even the blistering partnership was not enough for Partex as they could only manage 173 for eight.