Dhaka Premier League 2017 April 18, 2017

Al-Amin's unbeaten ton steers Prime Bank home

Al-Amin notched up his highest List-A score of 106 © BCB

Al-Amin's unbeaten century helped Prime Bank Cricket Club defeat Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity by 59 runs at the BKSP-3 ground in Savar.

Having elected to bat, Al-Amin's 94-ball 106 helped Prime Bank get to 307 for 6 in 50 overs. The 23-year-old's century was his highest List-A score, and only his second ton in the format. He added 99 runs for the sixth wicket with Zakir Hasan, who made 50 off 38 balls.

Dolar Mahmud and Shamsul Alam took two wickets each for Khelaghar, while Nazmus Sadat headlined their chase with a 54-ball 56, before they folded for 248 in 47.1 overs.

For Prime Bank, Rubel Hossain, Nahidul Islam and Unmukt Chand took two wickets apiece.

Gazi Group Cricketers registered an eight-wicket victory against Victoria Sporting Club, closing out the game with 112 balls to spare at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium. The victors' Indian recruit Parvez Rasool starred with the ball, taking a four-for, before their openers Anamul Haque and Jahurul Islam struck fifties to set the chase on track.

Anamul made 50 off 47 balls - peppering seven boundaries - while the more senior Jahurul struck 52 off 73 balls with six fours and a six. The opening pair added 101 before Mominul Haque and Nasir Hossain wrapped up the chase with a flurry of boundaries during their unbroken third-wicket stand of 74.

Batting first, Victoria posted a measly 177 in 48.4 overs. Rasool took 4 for 28 while Alauddin Babu and Abu Hider took two each. Uttam Sarkar top-scored for Victoria for the second match in a row, but this time he couldn't get past 29.

File Photo - Tamim Iqbal clobbered 18 fours and seven sixes in his knock of 157 © AFP

Tamim Iqbal's imperious 157 set up a 24-run win for Mohammedan Sporting Club over Kalabagan Krira Chakra at the BKSP-4 ground in Savar. Kamrul Islam Rabbi later took three wickets to strangle Kalabagan's chase.

Batting first, Mohammedan posted 307 for 9 in 50 overs with Tamim amassing more than half the runs. His 157 came off 125 balls and was laced with 18 fours and seven sixes. Shamsur Rahman was the next highest scorer with 38. Sanjit Saha took 4 for 52 off his ten overs.

Kalabagan had important contributions up front, with Mohammad Ashraful making 46, but Hamilton Masakadza and Tushar Imran got out in the sixties and the remainder of the line-up fell cheaply. Apart from Rabbi's 3 for 69, Mehedi Hasan picked up 2 for 56.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • Ahmed Yousuf on April 19, 2017, 4:34 GMT

    All I have seen is a matured Tamim from 2015. His approaches have changed drastically. Expecting he maintains this good form and continue to score runs in the upcoming series. One more thing to mention for Ashraful lovers, he's will not get any chance if he plays like this.

  • Manik on April 19, 2017, 3:31 GMT

    Still Al Amin is not ready for big league. He scores good after few flops. He needs to be consistent. His stats in FC is still below 40. But Rabbi is doing good in bowling now a days. He also can bat a little. So he will be good in test team.

  • Mohammad Subail on April 18, 2017, 15:16 GMT

    Sabbir scored 36 is 32 balls with 8 boundaries!!! 20 dot balls. Same as Tamim. No of dot balls for top 3 batsman is huge. Nasir still scored and Rubel did some tight bowling in such flat pitch.

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