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BCB President’s Cup: Nazmul XI top on point table beating Mahmudullah XI

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Published: 22:26, 17 October 2020   Update: 22:27, 17 October 2020
BCB President’s Cup: Nazmul XI top on point table beating Mahmudullah XI

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Nazmul XI is now at the top of the points table after defeating Mahmudullah XI by a huge margin of 131 runs in the fourth match of the BCB President's Cup. In the third match, it was the second victory of Nazmul Hossain Shantar's team, while Mahmudullah Riyadh's team, which played an equal number of matches, lost two matches.

Mahmudullah XI started batting for a challenging target of 265 runs and lost only after collecting 133 runs. Sylhet's two fast bowlers Nasum Ahmed and Abu Zayed Chowdhury Rahi were brilliant with the ball. Playing for the first time, both of them got 3 wickets each. Besides, Rishad Ahmed took 2 wickets and Al Amin Hossain took 1 wicket.

Earlier, Nazmul XI scored 264 runs against Mahmudullah XI in the fourth match of BCB President's Cup. After Afif Hossain Dhruv and Mushfiqur Rahim pair, the Irfan Sukkur collected half-century took the team to a huge run collection for 8 wickets in the allotted overs. This is the highest run innings so far in the tournament.

Mahmudullah Riyad decided to field first after winning the toss at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Get down to bowling and get success in the beginning. Soumya Sarkar, who scored 8 runs, returned to the pavilion when the team collection was only 13 runs. After Soumya, Captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto was also bowled by Rubel, scoring just 3 runs off 14 balls.

Then Mushfiqur Rahim came to the crease and started batting slowly. At one end he tried to keep the wicket, but at the other end Parveen Hossain Emon was raising hopes. However, the young opener returned to the dressing room with 19 runs off 21 balls. Fast bowler Sumon Khan returned Emon to the dressing room.

Afif came to the crease after Emon's departure. Mushfiqur took the helm of the team with a strong hand. In the fourth wicket, the two made a partnership of 147 runs. Afif arrived around the turn of the century. However, due to a misunderstanding with Mushfiqur Rahim, he was dismissed for 97 runs and 178 runs for the team. Before that, he hit 12 fours and 1 six.

After Afif's departure, Mushfiqur could not survive in the crease for long. Although he completed his half-century, Ebadat Hossain made 52 off 91 balls and returned to the dressing room. Mushfiqur hit just one four in the entire innings.

In the end, Irfan Shukkur attacked the bowlers. The in-form batsman remained unbeaten on 48 off 30 balls with four fours and two sixes in the innings. Touhid Hridoy returned to the dressing room with 27 runs off 29 balls. Rishad Hossain and Taskin Ahmed returned to the dressing room with 1 and 0 runs respectively.

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