Dhanmondi seal narrow win over Gazi Group on reserve day
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club clung on for a narrow four-run win (Duckworth-Lewis method) over Gazi Group Cricketers as the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League match finished on the reserve day in Mirpur.
When play was called off on Wednesday, Gazi Group were 83 for 3 in 16.1 overs, chasing a D/L-adjusted target of 196 in 38 overs and they had to wait for 2 hours and 15 minutes on Thursday morning for the match to begin.
The chase went down to the final over, bowled by Mahmudullah, with Gazi Group needing 10 runs for their fifth win of the tournament. Farhad Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman ran hard to take five runs off the first four deliveries but, off the penultimate ball, Farhad meekly pulled a half-tracker down Sohag Gazi's throat at short midwicket and was dismissed on 53. His wicket ended Gazi Group's innings at 191 runs in 37.5 overs. Anamul Haque also made 53 while medium-pacer Muktar Ali finished with 4 for 37.
Earlier, Mohammad Sharif got his first hat-trick in the Dhanmondi innings, which was limited to 168 for 9 in 38 overs on the rain-hit day. The medium-pacer became the third bowler after Rubel Hossain and Tapash Baisya to achieve the feat since the tournament was granted List A status in 2013. Abdullah Al Mamun top-scored for Dhanmondi with 69 off 86 balls.