Dhaka Premier Division 2014-15 November 15, 2014

All-round Mendis propels Kalabagan to win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nazmus Sadat's 91 was in vain as Brothers Union failed to chase down a target of 238 and lost by 14 runs to Prime Bank Cricket Club. Sadat had little support from the other batsmen of Brothers Union as they were reined in by the Prime Bank bowlers. Mohammad Forkan picked up 3 for 26, while Tapash Baisya, Farhad Reza, Enamul Haque jnr all picked up two wickets apiece. Earlier, as many as four Prime Bank batsmen were out for ducks but fifties from Dilshan Munaweera (53) and Reza (51*) helped the side post 237 for 9 on the board.

An all-round performance from Jeevan Mendis, who scored a fifty and took a four-for, helped Kalabagan Cricket Academy successfully defend a total of 231 by 11 runs against Old DOHS Sports Club. Mendis broke a thriving 115-run, second-wicket stand between Shanaj Ahmed (72) and Shehan Jayasuriya (74), and then quickly snaffled three more wickets to hasten the batting side's slide towards a defeat. Earlier, his knock of 62 and a 119-run, fifth-wicket partnership with Mahmudul Hasan (54) hauled Kalabagan from a grave 39 for 4 to 158 for 4. Mohammad Sharif's 18-ball 33 at No. 9 then helped the team finish at 231.

Chamara Kapugedera's 106 was in vain as Victoria Sporting Club lost to Mohammedan Sporting Club by 53 runs (D/L method) in a match affected by bad light. Mohammedan Sporting Club had put up 282 runs on the board but Victoria were set a revised target of 275 in 46.1 overs. At the end of their allotted overs, the side could manage only 221 for 9 as the other batsmen failed to support Kapugedera. Alauddin Babu and Rahatul Ferdous picked up three wickets each. Earlier Naeem Islam's 92, supported by fifties from Mohammad Mithun (83) and Angelo Perera (50), propelled Mohammedan Sporting Club's strong total. Naeem added 122 runs for the third wicket with Mithun to help the side overcome the loss of early wickets and then added 76 for the fourth wicket with Perera.

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