In the second round of Bangabandhu 22nd National Cricket League (NCL), Rangpur Division won comfortably by 7 wickets against Khulna Division in the first Tier's match.
Rangpur needed 101 runs to win the match on the fourth day and they had all their wickets in hand. They lost 3 wickets but chased down the target comfortably in the end.
Rangpur began the day with 16 runs without losing any wicket. They lost opening batsman Nabin Islam early in the day even before adding any runs to the board. Another opening batsman, Zahid Javed, was dismissed for 37 runs. Abdul Halim picked up both the wickets.
Tanvir Haider was later dismissed by Rabiul Islam Robi.
Suhrawadi Shuvo and Nasir Hossain finished off the game as Nasir remained unbeaten on 48 runs and Shuvo on 16 runs.
Fast-bowler Mukidul Islam Mugdho was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant 12-wicket haul in the match.
With this win, they are now in second place on the first Tier's point table.
Elsewhere, both the matches between Sylhet-Dhaka and Chattogram-Dhaka Metro ended in a draw.
Sylhet ended the third day on 183 for 6. They added 36 runs before being bowled out. Dhaka needed a near impossible 320 runs to win the match. They eventually finished the day on 147 for 5.
Dhaka's Saif Hassan bagged a fifty before getting out for 64.
Veteran left-arm spinner Enamul Haque Jr. picked up 3 wickets for 31 runs.
Dhaka's Shuvagata Hom was named the man of the match for his all-round performance in the match.
Pinak Ghosh starred in Chattogram-Dhaka Metro's match with a brilliant 159 in the first innings. Hasan Murad picked up a five-for to sink Dhaka Metro but they came back strong and managed to draw the match at the end of the fourth day's play.
Earlier, Rajshahi beat Barishal before lunch of the second day's play as Sunjamul Islam bagged 10 wickets in the match for 33 runs. This is the most economical haul of ten or more wickets in Bangladesh's first-class history.
Bangabandhu 22nd NCL 2020-21
Khulna Division vs Rangpur Division (Tier 1)
Venue: Rangpur Cricket Garden, Rangpur
Khulna : 221/10 in 49.2 overs (Tushar 116, Sohan 31, Nahidul 29, Mukidul 6/64, Ariful 2/54, Nabin 2/31) & 259/10 in 69.3 overs (2nd innings) (Amit 89, Sohan 64, Imrul 31; Mukidul 6/67, Mahmudul 2/24, Shorawordi 1/15)
Rangpur : 364/10 in 97.1 overs (Ariful 97, Nasir 66, Dhiman 43; Tutul 4/78, Robi 2/44, Halim 2/88) & 120/3 in 33.3 overs (2nd innings) (Nasir 48*, Jahid 37; Shohrawordi 18; Halim 2/31, Robi 1/33)
Result: Rangpur Division won by 7 wickets.
Sylhet Division vs Dhaka Division (Tier 1)
Venue: Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium (2), Coxs Bazar
Sylhet: 370/10 in 114.4 overs (Zakir 159, Galib 67, Jaker Ali 67; Shuvagata 4/86, Taibur 2/31, Sumon Khan 2/55) & 219/10 in 81.5 overs (2nd innings) (Galib 82, Zakir 33, Tanzim 33; Sumon Khan 2/36 Shuvagata 2/39, Najmul Apu 2/62)
Dhaka : 280/10 in 79.1 overs (Shuvagata 114, Saif 42, Joyraj 41; Rahatul 7/75, Tanzim 2/63, Ruyel 1/44) & 147/5 in 64 overs (2nd innings) (Saif 64, Ankon 26, Shuvagata 20*; Enamul Jr. 3/31, Ruyel 1/32)
Result: Match drawn.
Chattogram Division vs Dhaka Metro (Tier 2)
Venue : Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium (1), Coxs Bazar
Chattogram : 402/8 dec. in 126.3 overs (Pinak 159, Shahadat 53, Yasir Ali 49; Arafat Sunny 3/120, Shohidul 2/78, Abu Hider 1/30) & 234/6 dec. in 48 overs (2nd innings) (Mahmudul Joy 78, Sadikur 47, Yasir Ali 39; Sharifullah 2/94, Manik 1/43, Shohidul 1/65)
Dhaka Metro : 267/10 in 107.2 overs (Zahiuduzzaman 71, Sham/sur 68, Sharifullah 38; Hasan Murad 5/72, Mehede 2/74, Nayeem Hasan 1/69) & 148/2 in 50 overs (2nd innings) (Zahiuduzzaman 61*, Azmir 47, Shamsur 23; Mehede 1/39, Hasan Murad 1/42)
Result : Match drawn.