Rajshahi Division clinch the title of NCL 2018-19

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Rajshahi Division sealed the title of 20th Walton National Cricket League (NCL) on the final day of 6th round beating Barisal Division by 6 wickets in Tier 1. This was their 6th NCL title triumph. Rajshahi needed 100 runs to win on the final day and they chased down the target of 284 with 6 wickets in hand thanks to player of the match Junaid Siddique’s unbeaten 120.

In Tier 2, Dhaka Division gained promotion to Tier 1 next season after securing the Tier 2 championship following the drawn against Chattogram Division.

Other two matches of Tier 1 and Tier between Rangpur-Khulna and Dhaka Metro-Chattogram ended in a draw.

Sylhet Division’s Rajin Salah Alam of Sylhet called an end to his career of two decades after appearing in his last first class match in Cox’s Bazar today. Rajin made 67 and 87 in a man of the match performance against Dhaka Division and finished his first class career of 18 years with 8481 runs that include 18 hundreds. He was a member of the first Bangladesh Test squad and was 12th man in inaugural Test against India in 2000. He went on to play 24 Tests and 43 ODIs for Bangladesh. Rajin also captained the Bangladesh team in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy.

Barisal Division Vs Rajshahi Division (Tier 1)

Venue : Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium, Rajshahi

Barisal Division : 97/10 in 38.2 overs (Al-Amin 25; Mohor Sheikh 5/24, Shafiqul 3/20) & (2nd innings) 346/6 in 105.3 overs (Al-Amin 97, Nuruzzaman 45, S. Nafess 33; Forhad Reza 4/59, Mohor Sheikh 3/94, Sabbir 1/5)

Rajshahi Division : 160/10 in 54 overs (Junair 78, Farhad Reza 32, Jahurul 25; Monir 5/14, Shohag Gazi 2/29, Rabbi 2/71) & (2nd innings) 284/4 in 76 overs (Target 284) Junaid 120*, Jahurul 64, Sabbir Hossain 49, Mizanur 30; Tanvir 2/61)

Result : Rajshahi Division won by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match : Junaid Siddique.

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Khulna Division Vs Rangpur Division (Tier 1)

Venue : Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Bogra.

Khulna Division : 261/10 in 96 overs (Moinul 54, Ziaur 40, Nurul 36; Tanbir 3/14, Sajedul 3/58, Robiul 3/62) & (2nd innings) 282/10 in 66.3 overs (Soumya 83, Nurul 52, Moinul 55; Tanvir 3/40, Robiul 2/10, S. Shuvo 2/49)

Rangpur Division : 249/8 in 95.2 overs (Dhiman 50*, S. Shuvo 48, Mehedi 42; Razzak 4/62, Soumya 1/20, Ziaur 1/32) & (2nd innings) 184/6 51 overs (Rakin 74, Mehedi 50, Mahedi 3/17)

Result : Match drawn.

Man of the Match : Moinul Islam.

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Sylhet Division Vs Dhaka Division (Tier 2)

Venue : Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground-2, Cox’s Bazar.

Sylhet Division : 238/10 in 100 overs (Rajin 67, Jaker 55, Shahanur 29; Shahadat 3/64, Saif 2/13, Shuvagata 2/35) & (2nd innings) 303/6 in 124 overs (Rajin Saleh 87, Jaker 77*, Shahanur 70*; Shahadat 2/43)

Dhaka Division : 346/10 in 114.5 overs (Abdul Majid 104, Mosharraf 50, Raqibul 40; Enamul Haque Jr. 5/87, Ebadat 2/59, Imran 1/42)

Result : Match drawn.

Man of the Match : Rajin Saleh.

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Dhaka Metro vs Chattogram Division (Tier 2)

Venue : Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground, Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka Metro : 328/10 in 108.1 overs (Marshall 110, Sharifullah 40, Azmir 35; Naeem Hasan 4/98, Shakhawat 3/105, Hasan 2/70) & (2nd innings) 261/6 dec. in 62 overs (Shamsur 121, Ashraful 43; Shakhawat 2/75)

Chattogram Division : 345/10 in 113.2 overs (Sadikur 101, Pinak 76, Yasir Ali 64; Abu Hider 4/97, Onik 3/64, Ashraful 2/85) & (2nd innings) 142/4 in 41 overs (Irrfan 44; Asif Hossain 2/29)

Result : Match drawn.

Man of the Match : Shamsur Rahman.