Premier Cricket: Khelaghar routs Sk Jamal by 6 wkts
Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity notched up a six-wicket victory against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the 9th round match of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium of Mirpur on Monday.
After the day’s results, Khelaghar moved up to the 5th spot from 8th in the league table with 10 points, registering five wins against four losses, while Sk Jamal slipped to 9th from 6th with nine points, having four wins against five losses.
Khelaghar chased down a target of 168 for 4 in 40 overs after restricting Sk Jamal on 167 for all in 48 overs.
Khelaghar’s big hitters Ashok Menaria (58* off 71b; 7x4) and Rafsan Al Mahmud (49 off 82b; 3x4; 1x6) shared 97 off 22.1 overs in the 4th wickets to carry the team collection to 167/4 in 39.4 overs from 70/3 in 17.3 overs before Rafsan was lbw by Sajedul Islam.
Robiul Islam Robi and Mahidul Islam Ankon added 34 and 14 runs respectively.
Sohag Gazi (1/26), Robiul Haque (1/29) and Sajedul Islam (1/29) shared three wickets for the losing side.
In the Sk Jamal’s innings, Tanbir Hayder (52 off 65b; 5x4) hit a half century while Shykat Ali and Al-Imran added 24 and 20 runs respectively.
Man of the match Tanvir Islam captured three wickets for economic 30 runs while Anjum Ahmed (3/16), Moinul Islam (2/32) and Masum Khan (1/12) were the other wicket takers to handle the Sk Jamal batsmen.