NCL week 5: Rangpur Division at top in tier 1 with one round to go


Rangpur Division jumped to the highest of the points table in tier 1 of the Nationwide Cricket League after their ten-wicket win over Chattogram Division in Savar. Sylhet Division, in the meantime, misplaced to Dhaka Division by 333 runs, and can now should beat Rangpur of their last-round match if they’re to clinch their maiden title.
Dhaka Metropolis gave themselves one of the best likelihood for promotion from tier 2 after their two-wicket win towards Rajshahi Division. Elsewhere, Khulna Division received their first win of the season, a ten-wicket hammering of Barishal Division.
Greatest batters
Eight centuries have been scored on this spherical, with the Dhaka pair of Abdul Mazid and Shuvagata Hom main with essentially the most priceless ones. Dhaka have been bowled out for 113 within the first innings, however their bowlers fought again and bowled out Sylhet for 76. Dhaka then slipped to 136 for 4 with three of their high six getting geese. Nevertheless, Mazid and Hom steadied the ship by including 254 runs for the fifth wicket, and utterly modified the route of this recreation. Mazid top-scored with 176 with 11 fours and 7 sixes, whereas Hom struck 16 fours and three sixes in his 145.
Rangpur’s large win over Chattogram was made simple by veteran Naeem Islam reaching his twenty ninth first-class century. He was unbeaten on 131 off 251 balls with 11 fours and a six. He was on the crease for greater than six hours to make sure Rangpur received a 263-run first innings lead. Chattogram’s Pinak Ghosh struck a century off 264 balls with ten fours, however may solely take his facet to even Rangpur’s first-innings complete.
Dhaka Metropolis’ Mohammad Naim and Sharifullah struck centuries towards Rajshahi. Naim raced to 112 off 105 balls with 9 fours and 5 sixes, whereas Sharifullah rounded up an actual 100 off 129 balls with 11 fours and three sixes in response to Rajshahi’s 252.
Tanzid Hasan struck 101 within the first innings with seven sixes and 6 fours, whereas Mushfiqur Rahim missed out on a second-innings century, getting out for 97.
Moin Khan reached his maiden first-class century, scoring 102 with seven fours and two sixes after Barishal have been requested to follow-on of their defeat towards Khulna.
Greatest bowlers
Rangpur’s seamers Robiul Haque and Musfik Hasan have been the celebs with the ball. Robiul picked up 5 for 13 within the first innings and three for 50 within the second towards Chattogram, whereas Musfik’s 4 for 60 within the first innings was essential too.
Sylhet’s Enamul Haque took 5 for 33 to offer his facet the benefit towards Dhaka, who have been rolled for 113, however Dhaka’s tempo duo of Salauddin Sakil and Sumon Khan shared 15 wickets between them, giving Dhaka a 37-run lead. Left-arm fast Sakil took 5 for 14 and three for 52, whereas Sumon completed with seven wickets within the match their win over Sylhet. Rajshahi’s Nahid Rana continued to impress, choosing up 5 for 76 and 4 for 51 towards Khulna.
Greatest match
Dhaka Metro’s two-wicket win towards Rajshahi didn’t present only a thrilling end but additionally an vital outcome. Batting first, Rajshahi have been bowled out for 252 runs regardless of Tanzid’s 101. Left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan took 4 wickets, whereas Abu Hider and Sharifullah took three every.

In response, Sharifullah and Naim struck tons of to offer Dhaka Metro a 121-run lead. Rajshahi have been then bowled out for 297, with Sharifullah once more doing the job with the ball, taking 4 for 59. Chasing 177, Dhaka Metro discovered it difficult as they misplaced common wickets till Hider and Rakibul took them dwelling with an unbroken 15-run stand for the ninth wicket.

Factors to ponder
Sylhet have to beat Rangpur outright by eight factors to win their maiden title, whereas Rangpur want solely a draw to elevate their second NCL trophy. Dhaka Division too have an opportunity however provided that they win by an innings or ten wickets.

Dhaka Metro are on 25 factors, Rajshahi on 22 and Barishal on 19. The highest workforce from tier 2 will get a promotion to tier 1.

Gamers to observe
Sumon and Sakil have been wonderful for Dhaka throughout this season. Sumon is presently the third-highest wicket-taker within the match with 26 scalps from 5 video games, at a mean of 9.88 and a strike fee of 23.7. Sakil has 21 wickets from 4 video games, at a good higher common (8.95 ) and strike fee (21.9). Sakil has finished nicely previously as nicely, for Sumon, that is his breakout season.

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