Dhaka outshines Barisal in the NCL
In the four day Tier – 1 match of the ongoing National Cricket League (NCL) at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Division defeated Barisal Division by an enormous margin of an innings and 78 runs. Barisal Division suffered the embarrassing defeat after they had been bowled out scoring 321 runs in their second innings, falling short of another 78 runs to avoid the innings defeat.
A marvelous effort by opener Shahriar Nafees, who stammered a hundred in the second innings of Barisal Division lifted the team to surpass a more embarrassing defeat at the end. Nafees’s ton came from 143 deliveries with 16 shots to the boundary. Fazle Mahmud and Salman Hossain contributed with 45 and 46 respectively. Dhaka Division’s bowlers showed a whole hearted effort in the field, knocking over Barisal Division to 189 in their first innings as well.
Earlier in the match, two imposing double hundreds exhibited by Saif Hassan and Taibur Rahman facilitated Dhaka Division to protrude a winning total of 588 runs in their first and only innings.
Dhaka Division 1st innings – 588/6
Saif Hassan 204, Taibur Rahman 242, Zahiduzzaman 57
Tawhidul Islam 5/87, Monir Hossain 1/151
Barisal Division 1st innings – 189 all out
Salman Hossain 47, Al – Amin 34, Sohag Gazi 25
Shahadat Hossain 4/53, Mosharraf Hossain 3/46, Mohammad Sharif 2/42
Barisal Division 2nd innings – 321 all out
Shahriar Nafees 104, Salman Hossain 46, Fazle Mahmud 45
Dewan Sabbir 3/25, Nazmul Islam 3/93, Taibur Rahman 2/30
Result: Dhaka Division won by an innings and 78 runs
Toss: Barisal Division.