Abahani clinch DPDCL 2018-19 Title

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Blistering Soumya Sarkar’s double hundred knock helped Abahani Limited defeating Lt. Sk. Jamal Dhanmondi Ltd. in the fifth round of Super League to become the champion of Walton Dhaka Premier Division League 2018-19. Despite winning the match against Prime Bank Cricket Club, Legends of Rupganj ended as as the runner-up in the competition. Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club won over Mohammedan Sporting Club on the other match of the final round.

Lt. Sk. Jamal Dhanmondi Ltd. set a target of 318 for Abahani Limited at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan, Ground-3 thanks to Tanbir Haider’s unbeaten 132. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza picked up 4 wickets for 56. In the chase, Soumya Sarkar and Jahurul Islam went onto score the highest partnership in List A Cricket for Bangladesh as they added 312 runs in the opening stand. Jahurul was dismissed after scoring 100. Soumya on the other end played an stroke-full unbeaten 208 in just 153 balls which helped Abahani to win the match convincingly by 9 wickets.

Soumya set some personal records during his innings. His 208* is now the highest score among the Bangladeshi batsmen in List A. Soumya struck 16 sixes in the innings which is also highest in a List A match for Bangladesh.

Walton Dhaka Premier Division League 2018-19, Super League (Round 5)

Abahani Limited vs Lt. Sk. Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd.

Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan, Ground-3, Savar

Sk. Jamal : 317/9 50 overs (Tanbir 132*, E. Sunny 45, Mehrab Hossain 44; Mashrafe 4/56, Miraz 1/32, Mosaddek 1/46)

Abahani : 319/1 in 47.1 overs (Soumya 208*, Jahurul 100, Sabbir 0*; Imtiaz 1/10)

Result : Abahani Limited won by 9 wickets.

Player of the Match : Soumya Sarkar.

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Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club vs Mohammedan Sporting Club

Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Narayanganj

Doleshwar : 274/6 in 50 overs (Farhad Hossain 89, Farhad Hossain 65, Saif 55; Shafiul 2/39, Saqlain 1/44, Rahatul 1/61)

Mohammedan : 271/9 in 49.3 overs (Ashraful 76, Rahatul 37, Irfan Sukkur 26; Taibur 3/34, Farhad Reza 2/51, Mahmudul 2/56)

Result : Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club won by 3 runs.

Player of the Match : Farhad Hossain.

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Prime Bank Cricket Club vs Legends of Rupganj

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka

Rupganj : 327/4 in 50 overs (Naim 136*, Mehedi Maruf 54, Mominul 52; Nahidul 1/52, Nayeem 1/53, Mohor Sheikh 1/53)

Prime Bank : 239/10 in 42.1 overs (Nahidul 74, Rubel Mia 37, Ariful 33; Shahid 4/22, Nabil 2/41, Muktar Ali 2/62)

Result : Legends of Rupganj won by runs.

Result : Mohammd Naim.