Saif’s ton helps Prime Doleshwear to beat Khelaghar

Dhaka – Saif Hassan’s back-to-back-century in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) helped Prime Doleshwar to beat Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity on Saturday by seven wickets in Savar.

Prime Doleshwar won the toss and decided to bowl first. Khelaghar posted 257/9 in 50 overs with the fifties of Mahidul Islam Ankon and Sadikur Rahman.

Besides, Robiul Islam Robi (17), Ashok Menaria (21), Amit Majumder (18) and Moinul Islam (21) also struck double-digit.

Farhad Reza, the captain of Prime Doleshwar, bagged three wickets while Abu Jayed and Shykat Ali took two wickets each.

In reply, Prime Doleshwar won the game in 46.4 overs (258/3) with seven wickets hand. Saif Hassan, the right-handed top-order batsman, hit unbeaten 132 with nine fours and three sixes and won the award of man of the match.

Along with Saif, Marshall Ayub (40) and Saad Nasim (34*) also contributed with the bat.

It was the fourth win of Prime Doleshwar in five rounds of the league while Khelaghar suffered the fourth loss.

In the other match of the day, Shinepukur Cricket Club beat Uttara Sporting Club by eight wickets in a low-scoring affair in Fatullah, which was Shinepukur’s first win of the season while Uttara suffered the fourth loss.

Shinepukur won the toss and opted to bowl first. They have restricted Uttara for 145 all-out in 44.4 overs.

Minhazul Abedin was the only batsman of Uttara to offer some batting prowess as he hit 51. Besides, Tanzid Hasan (25) and Mohimenul Haque (21) contributed with the bat.

For Shinepukur, Sabbir Hossain bagged three wickets and Rakibul Hasan took two.

In reply, Sabbir was out for 99 off 72 balls to help Shinepukur register a big win of eight wickets. He failed to record a ton but helped his team to a comfortable win (149/2 in 15.1 overs).Sabbir was adjourned Man of the Match.UNB