Ashraful, Naeem, Dhiman shine on the opening day

Centuries of Naeem Islam and Dhiman Ghosh guided Rangpur Division to a flying start against Khulna Division in the first day of 19th edition of Walton loT SMART FRIDGE National Cricket League (NCL).

Rangpur Division ended the first day on 325 for 6 in 87.3 overs. Dhiman Ghosh was dismissed in the last ball of the day after scoring 105. Naeem remained not out on 120. Alamin Hossain and skipper Abdur Razzak both picked up 3 wickets for Khulna Division.

Other match of Tier 1 between Dhaka Division and Barisal Division was abandoned due to wet outfield.

Mohammad Ashraful’s century put Dhaka Metro in the driving seat against Chittagong Division in Tier 2. At the end of the first day, Dhaka Metro posted 257 for 5 in 90 overs. Mehrab Jr. not out on 65. Mehedi Hasan and Shakhawat claimed 2 wickets each.

At Rajshahi, Match was delayed due to wet outfield. Before umpires called off the day’s play, Sylhet Division were 112/7 in 56.2 overs against Rajshahi Division. Imtiaz Hossain scored the highest 38 while Muktar Ali, Saqlain Sajib and Forhad Reza all bagged 2 wickets each.

Rangpur Division vs. Khulna Division (Tier 1)

Venue : Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna

Rangpur Division : 325/6 in 87.3 overs  (Naeem Islam 120*, Dhiman Ghosh 105, Ariful 30; Alamin 3/50, Razzak 3/87)

Dhaka Division Vs Barisal Division (Tier 1)

Venue :  SKICS & Complex, Cox’s Bazar

Day-1 Play abandoned due to wet outfield.


Chittagong Division Vs Dhaka Metro (Tier 2)

Venue : Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Dhaka Metro : 257/5 in 90 overs (Ashraful 104, Mehrab Jr. 65*, Saykat 38; Mehedi Hasan 2/47, Shakhawat 2/56, Belal 1/58)

Rajshahi Division Vs Sylhet Division (Tier 2)

Venue : Shahid Kamruzzaman Stadium, Rajshahi

Sylhet Division : 112/7 in 56.2 overs (Imtiaz 38, Shahanur 17, Alok Kapali 15; Muktar 2/12, Saqlain Sajib 2/24, Forhad Reza 2/26)