Mahedi, Bowlers help Tamim XI register first victory in BCB President’s Cup

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BCB President’s Cup

Match 3 

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Toss : Najmul XI won the toss and elected to field first.

Tamim XI  vs Najmul XI

Tamim XI : 221/9 in 50 overs (Mahedi 82, Tamim 33, Shahadat 31, Taijul 20; Al-Amin 3/43, Rishad 2/21, Nayeem 2/28, Taskin 1/41)

Najmul XI : 179/10 in 45.4 overs (Mushfiqur 103, Irfaan 24, Afif 15; Shoriful 4/37, Mustafizur 3/15, Saifuddin 2/41)

Result : Tamim XI won by 42 runs.

Player of the Match : Mahedi Hasan.

Best Batsman : Mushfiqur Rahim

Best Bowler : Mustafizur Rahman

Best Fielder : Mosaddek Hossain

After the heroics of all-rounder Mahedi Hasan with the bat, bowlers inspire Tamim XI to seal their first victory in BCB President’s Cup. They beat Najmul XI by 42 runs at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Batting first after losing the toss, Tamim XI suffered batting collapse thanks to some impressive bowling display from the Najmul XI bowlers. At 120 for 8, Najmul XI were in all sorts of trouble. Then Mahedi came to the rescue for his team and fought-back with Taijul Islam who played the perfect supporting role. Together they added  95 runs before Mahedi was bowled out for 82 runs off just 57 balls. Taijul remained unbeaten on 20 as Tamim XI posted 221 for 9 in 50 overs. Al-Amin bagged 3 wickets for 43.

In reply Najmul XI started slowly as top order batsmen were struggling to score runs. Tamim XI bowlers kept their team in the match by picking up regular wickets. It was only the sixth wicket partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Iraan Shukkur which showed some intent in the chase. After the dismissal of Irfaan on 24, it was only Mushfiqur who carried the fightback till the eng. But his 103 runs knock was not enough as they were all out for 179. Shoriful Islam scalped 4 wickets for 37 while player of the match Mustafizur picked up 3 wickets for 15.

Najmul XI will play their next match against Mahmudullah XI on October 17 at the same venue.