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December 3, 2012
Dhaka Metropolis 253 (Marshall 62, Alauddin 4-73) and 147 for 1 (Shamsur 107*) beat Rangpur Division 129 (Jubair 8-35) and 266 (Litton 62, Jubair 3-68) by nine wickets
Talha Jubair's eleven wickets in the match helped Dhaka Metropolis trounce Rangpur Division by nine wickets in Bogra. Jubair's 8 for 35 in the first winnings was the best performance by a seamer in Bangladesh's first-class cricket, but his chances of a perfect ten were thwarted by a new rule introduced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.
Talha's outstanding spell was in the first session of the match and it helped dismiss Rangpur for 129. Dhaka Metro took a 124-run lead in the first innings, with Marshall Ayub making 62 in their score of 253 all out.
Rangpur's young opener Litton Das scored 62 but the rest of their batsmen didn't contribute as they ended their second innings on 266 for 9, because Dhiman Ghosh was hit on his heel while fielding close to the batsman during Dhaka Metro's innings and did not bat.
Shamsur Rahman led the chase of 143 on the third afternoon with his first hundred of the season. He cracked seven sixes and eleven fours in an 87-ball, unbeaten 107 that helped Dhaka Metro reach the target in 25.4 overs.
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