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Wisden Cricinfo staff
December 13, 2003
Dhaka 374 (Halim 119, Niamur 62, Muntasir 58) beat Barisal 193 and 118 (Mahmud 4-19, Muntasir 4-31) by an innings and 63 runs
Khaled Mahmud, after a combative half-century to rescue Dhaka from a perilous position, bowled them to victory, taking 4 for 19 as Barisal were skittled out for 118 in their second innings. Fahim Muntasir, an offspinner fighting to get back into the national side, also had a fine match, scoring 58 and, then, taking 4 for 31.
Sylhet 80 (Razzaq 7-11) and 145 for 9 (Hadi 43, Bashir 4-36) need 92 more runs to beat Khulna 160 and 156 (Parvez 48)
Khulna was on the verge of victory at the end of the third day, with Sylhet needing 92 more runs to win, but with only one wicket in hand. Khulna's second innings was wrapped up for 158 early in the day, giving them a lead of 236 runs. Tamim Bashir then got his act going, taking 4 for 36 as Sylhet crumbled to 145 for 9. Only Taqrimul Hadi, with a defiant 43, provided any resistance.
Rajshahi 234 and 129 for 6 lead Chittagong 300 (Hossain 99*, Saifullah 6-91) by 63 runs
Faisal Hossain was heartbreakingly left not out on 99, as Chittagong were all out for exactly 300 on the third day against Rajshahi. Saifullah Khan took 6 for 91 in 45.3 overs, and Rajshai then made 129 for 6 in their second innings to lead by 63 runs. Ahsanullah Hasan, with 3 for 24, was they key bowler for Chittagong.
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