National One-Day League, 10th round review January 9, 2007

Dhaka edge Khulna for second place

Cricinfo staff
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Anwar Hossain with his Man-of-the-Match award after steering Dhaka to victory over champions Rajshahi © Tigercricket.com
 
Rajshahi, who had already secured the National League one-day title, finished their campaign with a 51-run defeat by Dhaka at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. It was a low-key end to their season and followed on from their collapse against the same opponents the previous day which cost them the first-class crown. The win gave Dhaka second place.

Dhaka made a wobbly start before Anwar Hossain and Mahmudullah, who both hit fifties, started a recovery which enabled them to post 254 for 8. Hossain, who went on to win the man-of-the-Match award hit 65 off 91 balls. In reply, Rajshahi limped to 203 in 48.5 overs.

Khulna finished on level points with Dhaka thanks to their seven-wicket victory against Barisal at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman Stadium but were edged into third on net run-rate. Imrul Kayash made 133 off 151 balls to lead Khulna's reply to Barisal's 265 for 6, and they eased past the target with 14 balls to spare. Earlier, Raqibul Hasan scored his maiden one-day hundred, hitting 133 off 131 deliveries.

Chittagong still finished bottom despite a consolation seven-wicket win over Sylhet at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium. Their victory was based on a 133-run fourth-wicket stand between Faisal Hossain and Dhiman Ghosh as they eased past Sylhet's 198 with almost 20 overs in hand.


Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Rajshahi Div 10 7 3 0 0 14 +0.163 2069/489.5 1921/473.0
Dhaka Division 10 6 4 0 0 12 +0.309 2054/471.4 2010/496.5
Khulna Division 10 6 4 0 0 12 +0.237 1977/455.5 1958/477.3
Sylhet Division 10 4 6 0 0 8 -0.253 2064/500.0 2043/466.2
Barisal Division 10 4 6 0 0 8 -0.371 2142/496.3 2252/480.4
Chittagong D 10 3 7 0 0 6 -0.060 2218/465.4 2340/485.1