Liton, Sumon steer Mahmudullah XI to clinch President Cup trophy
In the final of the President Cup, 2020, Mahmudullah XI has beaten Nazmul XI by 7 wickets, therefore clinched the trophy comprehensively.
Sumon Khan fired up with the ball in hand before Liton Kumar Das showcased inspiring batting leading Mahmudullah XI to the coveted victory. Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad and Imrul Kayes stood for an unbroken stand in the fourth wicket to seal the win at last.
While chasing the target of 174, opener Liton Das led from the front. Liton’s fight back strengthened Mahmudullah XI’s position after the team lost early wickets that of Mahmudul Hasan (18 off 32) and Mominul Haque (4 off 12).
Liton struck 10 fours on his way to 68 off 69 before falling to Nasum Ahmed.
In the earlier phase of the match, Sumon Khan took five wickets for 38 runs dismantling the line-up of Najmul XI. Paceman Rubel Hossain took two wickets while Mehidiy Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad and Ebadot Hossain took one wicket each.
Mushfiqur scored 12. Middle order batsman Irfan Sukkur scored highest with 75 off 77 deliveries to take the total to 173. Skipper Najmul scored 32 while Towhid Hridoy contributed 26 runs.
Toss: Mahmudullah Riyad
Nazmul XI: 173/10 (47.1 over)
Shukkur 75, Shanto 32, Ridoy 26
Shumon 5/10, Rubel 2/27, Ebadot 1/18
Mahmudullah XI: 171/3 (29.3 overs)
Liton 68, Imrul 47*, Mahmudullah 23*
Nasum 2/48, Al-Amin 1/32
Result: Mahmudullah XI won by 7 wickets.