Mohammedan triumph after first Super Over
The Dhaka Premier League T20 treated spectators to its first Super Over this season in the tenth round of the tournament as Mohammedan registered a nerve-wracking victory over Khelaghar SKS yesterday.
Chasing an 89-run target in the curtailed 10-over-per-side affair, Khelaghar had gotten close and needed 13 runs off the last two overs with six wickets in hand before Shuvagata Hom and national pacer Abu Jayed stepped in with the ball brilliantly to take the game into the Super Over.
However, although he managed to keep the game tied by giving away just six runs in the final over of the inning, Jayed conceded 13 runs in the Super Over, during which Khelaghar's Masum Khan scored ten off four balls.
With 14 needed to win, Mohammedan's Irfan Shukkur started off with a six to pacer Khaled Ahmed and took a single the next ball. Abul Mazid then scored a double and hit a boundary before being dismissed by the penultimate delivery of the game. But Irfan Shukkur ensured Mohammedan's win with a single of the last ball.
Earlier, Mohammedan posted 88 for 9. Opener Abdul Mazid struck a blistering 30-ball 57 while Irfan Hossain bagged four wickets for the bowling side.
Meanwhile, Mohammedan's archrivals Abahani succumbed to their third defeat of the league, losing to by 28 runs to Prime Doleshwar.
Despite restricting Doleshwar to a small total of 132 for nine courtesy of Saif Hasan's fifty, Abahani failed to chase down the target and were eventually bowled out for 104 in 19.5 overs.
Afif Hossain top-scored for Abahani with 26 while pacer Kamrul Islam picked up four wickets for Doleshwar, who jumped to second in the points table with 15 points. Abahani slipped to third with 14 points.
Prime Bank Cricket Club remain on top of the table after registering a comfortable six-wicket win over Brothers Union. After being asked to bat in the 12-over-per-side match, Brothers posted 74 for three, which Prime Bank chased down for the loss of four wickets and with two balls to spare. Tamim Iqbal top scored with 29 and Mohammad Mithun added 28 to secure Prime Bank's eighth win from 10 games.
Despite Anisul Islam's impressive five-wicket haul in his two overs, Old DOHS faced a 16-run defeat to Sheikh Jamal DC. Anisul ended with figures of five for 23 from two overs to restrict Jamal to 120 for eight in a 13-over game.
But in reply, DOHS ended up on 104 for 7. Mahmudul Hasan and Rayan Rahman scored thirties but some tight bowling from pacers Ebadot Hossain, Salauddin Sakil and Ziaur Rahman, who bagged two wickets, helped Jamal to a win.
However, things off the pitch took an ugly turn as Legends of Rupganj player Sabbir Rahman allegedly directed racist slurs and threw a stone towards Sheikh Jamal's Elias Sunny. A complaint has been filed with Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) over the incident.
Partex SC continued their losing streak, falling to their tenth consecutive defeat in as many games this time by 21 runs against Legends of Rupganj. Partex are one of the three teams who have already confirmed their place for the relegation stage.