Dhaka Metro, Dhaka Division seal victory in the first round

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Both of the Tier 1 matches ended in a draw while Dhaka Metro and Dhaka Division clinched victory in Tier 2 matches on the first round of Walton National Cricket League 2018-19.

Top performer of the opening round were Tushar Imran (Khulna), Afif Hossain (Rajshahi) Ariful Haque (Rangpur), and Rony Talukdar (Dhaka Division).

Tushar became the first Bangladesh batsman to score centuries in both innings in First Class cricket in more than one occasions. Afif Hossain bagged 7 wickets for 66 for Khulna against Rajshahi. Ariful Haque and Rony Talukdar grabbed the spotlight with double centuries for their respective teams.

Second round will start from October 8.

Khulna Division Vs Rajshahi Division (Tier 1)

Venue : Shahid Kamruzzaman Stadium, Rajshahi.

Khulna Division : 210/10 in 52.3 overs (Tushar 104, Anamul 26, Nahidul 1/26; Shafiul 5/43, Delwar 2/33, Farhad 1/60) & 467/7 in 121 overs (2nd innings) (Tushar 159, Anamul 113, Soumya 103*; Sanjamul 2/129, Taijul 2/153, Shafiul 1/20)

Rajshahi Division : 552/10 in 147 overs (Jahurul 163*, Mizanur 115, Forhad Hossain 83; Afif 7/66, Nahidul 1/54, Al Amin 1/95)

Result : Match drawn.

Player of the Match : Tushar Imran (Rajshahi Division)

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Rangpur Division Vs Barisal Division (Tier 1)

Venue : Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Bogra

Rangpur Division : 502/10 in 145.2 overs (Ariful 231, Naeem 92, Jahid 62; Monir 3/128, Shohag Gazi 3/145, Rabbi 2/94) & 164/2 in 54.2 overs (2nd innings) (Naeem 100*, Limon 53*, Rabbi 1/12, Shohag Gazi 1/45)

Barisal Division : 458/10 in 119.1 overs (Fazle Rabbi 195, Shohag Gazi 128, Rafsan 59; Limon 4/71, Sajedul 2/62)

Result : Match drawn.

Player of the Match : Ariful Haque (Rangpur Division)

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Dhaka Metro Vs Sylhet Division (Tier 2)

Venue : Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet.

Dhaka Metro : 426/10 in 122.4 overs (Sadman 157, Ashraful 53, Marshall 50; Enamul Haque Jr. 5/165, Shahnur 3/75, Abu Jayed 1/46) 

Sylhet Division : 215/10 in 82 overs (Enamul Haque Jr 91, Shahnur 34, Jakir 19; Arafat 4/62, Qazi Onik 3/25, Ashraful 2/36) & 170/10 in 72.4 overs (2nd innings) (Zakir 72, Rajin Saleh 60, Kapali 16; Asif 5/44, Arafat 3/63, )

Result : Dhaka Metro won by an innings and 41 runs.

Player of the Match : Shadman Islam (Dhaka Metro)

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Dhaka Division Vs. Chattogram Division (Tier 2)

Venue : Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah.

Dhaka Division : 238/10 in 81 overs (Taibur 63, Rony 59, Saif 34; Jubayer 5/61, Nayeem 3/74, Hasan 2/36) & 385/1 dec. in 43 overs (2nd innings) (Roni Talukdar 228*, Abdul Majid 132, Saif 13; Jubayer 1/68)

Chattogram Division : 142/10 in 53.4 overs (Sadikur 30, Sayed 26, Saifuddin 20; Shahadat 4/62, Musarraf 2/20, Shuvagata 1/7) & 135/3 in 39 overs (2nd innings) (Mominul 62, Tasamul 33, Sadikur 24; Shuvagara 1/24, Apu 1/26, Shahadat 1/27)

Result : Dhaka Division won by 214 runs.

Player of the Match : Rony Talukdar.