Dhaka Premier League 2017 April 12, 2017

Mosaddek hits DPL's maiden ton in Abahani's triumph

Mosaddek Hossain produced his career-best List A effort © BCB

Defending champions Abahani Limited made a winning start to this season's Dhaka Premier League after they beat the newly-promoted Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity by five wickets at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium. Chasing 294, Abahani rode on Mosaddek Hossain, who struck 110, the league's first century, that helped them win with 15 balls to spare.

Mosaddek struck 12 fours and two sixes in his 85-ball innings. He shared a 127-run fourth wicket partnership with captain Mahmudullah, who chipped in with 59, which lifted the side from 85 for 3. Mosaddek added a further 81 runs with Mohammad Mithun for the fifth wicket. He fell with the scores level, before Mithun hit the winning runs in the 48th over.

Earlier, Khelaghar, after electing to bat, put up 293 for 6 in 50 overs, on the back of half-centuries from Robiul Islam (74) and Nafees Iqbal (78). Nafees' was a quickfire effort, coming off 68 balls and containing five fours and four sixes. Mohammad Saifuddin took three wickets for Abahani.

Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 75 helped Legends of Rupganj beat Brothers Union by four wickets at the BKSP-4 ground. Mushfiqur's effort ensured that Rupganj steadily marched towards their 207 target despite the loss of frequent wickets. He finished with five fours and a six in his 103-ball innings. Nihaduzzaman and Indian allrounder Abhishek Nayar took two wickets each for Brothers Union.

Brothers Union could not get any sort of partnership going after electing to bat. That they posted 206 for 9 was down to a combined 98 runs added for the seventh and eighth wickets, with their captain Myshukur Rahaman scoring 65. Mohammad Sharif took three wickets, while Mashrafe Mortaza and Asif Hasan collected two wickets each.

Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club trounced Partex Sporting Club by 78 runs at the BKSP-3 ground, after Arafat Sunny's five-wicket haul snuffed out Partex's chase of 288, keeping them to 209 for 9.

Partex's Indian recruit Yashpal Singh was the top-scorer with 74 off 96 balls. He added 91 for the fourth wicket, after Partex had been reduced to 32 for 3, with Sazzadul Haque. But that apart, there were no other significant contributions.

Earlier, Abdul Mazid's 77 at the top and middle-order batsman Marshall Ayub's 63 lifted Doleshwar to 287 for 9 in 50 overs. Golam Kabir, the right-arm medium pacer, took three wickets for Partex, but leaked 41 runs in his five overs.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • naeema6155114 on June 4, 2017, 21:54 GMT

    Really a great talented player of Bangladesh Cricket team.... Future Shakib al hasan of Bangladesh Cricket team... mentioning one thing he is also a match winner player. Last year in DPL Abahany got trophy, he is the only reason of it.

  • golamr0144301 on April 18, 2017, 5:32 GMT

    Mosaddek is one of talent who have ability to control match situation. he can play long as per his first class record also got big hitting ability too. now as BD fan we hope he will deliver as per his talent. if he did then BD cricket will go on top with him & other future talent like shanto, Miraj, Afif etc. good wish for them.

  • wearea1129169 on April 13, 2017, 5:26 GMT

    This young guy got raw talent & has the ability to play according to the situation, shows maturity as well, which is very important to BD team. Bright INT career ahead of him, hope he & Shabbir can capitalize enough longer in their precious spot. Both are great fielders as well. Shabbir needs to concentrate more in his shot selections.

  • Mohammad Subail on April 13, 2017, 3:57 GMT

    Nice to see national players are performing. Sorry to see the quality of foreign players- we are habituated to see far better players here. And quality of pitches- complete flat surface ahead of England tour which actually add no value on practicing. Dont want to see again the umpiring issue. It will kill cricket. We know that only decision maker of BCB is Mr. President and he is busy with India to reform ICC. But he is not observing that our cricket structure and pipeline is declining.

  • robelt4663382 on April 13, 2017, 3:45 GMT

    Thank you ISAM for a nice report.

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