Saif Hassan still waits to cross the teenage frame but his venture with bat and sagacity about cricket don’t prove so. He led the naïve U19 Bangladesh team in the last Asia Cup to reach Semi-final and returning from there, he’s just smashing every opponent in the cricket of grownups. He scored his maiden century in first class cricket in the last match and today he has become the youngest double centurion of the Bangladesh domestic league. He, along with Taibur Rahman who also clinched his second double ton, has made an indomitable 304 runs fifth wicket partnership which render Dhaka Division to aggregate a gigantic total of 588 runs. Watching this outstanding performance by the batsmen, Dhaka bowlers were also pumped up and have already secured 6 wickets of Barisal giving only 101 runs. This game is very much in favor for Dhaka and if Khulna fail to accrue a positive result for them against Dhaka Metropolis, Dhaka Division will win the title.
Khulna Division, however, aren’t being seemed to leave the battle ground easily as they have restricted Dhaka Metro by 122 runs only after being all out on 207 runs in the first innings. In their second innings, they are very much on a dominating position as they have already scored 272 runs with 7 wickets in hand. They are already in lead of 357 runs and have two days to all out Dhaka Metro in their fourth innings.
The match between Rajshahi and Rangpur of tier 2 will decide who will go to tier 1 in the next season. Rajshahi displayed a shabby batting performance in the first innings and got all out by 191 runs. Rangpur, in reply, have scored 351 runs. Dhiman Ghosh missed his well-deserved hundred by only 3 runs. Mamun Hossain has took 5 wickets for Rangpur. Rajshahi has scored 42 runs losing 1 wicket in their second innings.
In another tier 2 match, Sylhet Division have declared their innings on 555 runs. Alok Kapali has scored a consolidated innings of 200 runs. In reply, Chittagong ended the day with 7 wickets in hand and scored 115 runs.