Dhaka Division smiles

Shahryar Khan

December 29, 2001

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Dhaka Division got full points in their 4-day match against Chittagong Division in Ispahani 3rd National Cricket League 2001-2002 held in M A Aziz stadium, Chittagong today. They defeated the hosts by 24 runs as Chittagong were all out for 179 in their second innings.

Winning the toss Chittagong Division sent their opponents to bat first. Dhaka piled up 285 runs with the help of Mehrab Hussain (60), Halim Shah (57) and Neeyamur Rashid (37). Tareq Aziz Khan captured 5 wickets for 68.

Chittagong failed to capitalize the advantage of the home ground and they managed only 237 thanks to veteran Minhajul Abedin's 78 and opener Azam Iqbal's 63. Ex-Bangladeshi captain Naimur Rahman claimed 4 wickets giving away 68 runs.

Dhaka batted again having a 48 run lead, but could not fend off the hostile deliveries off Tareq Aziz. In the second innings they lost all their wickets having 155 runs on the board. Neeyamur Rashid top scored with 37. Tareq Aziz caused the havoc once again removing 5 Dhaka batsmen for 44.

Chittagong Division, having a target of 203 to win, lost dependable opener Azam Iqbal for 4 only. Local hero Masum-ud-Dowla made the highest 38. Akram Khan scored 30. Spinner duo Naimur Rahman and Mosaddek Hossain made the task impossible for Chittagong. They restricted the hosts to 179 all out. Both naimur and Mosaddek captured three wickets each.

Tareq Aziz Khan was adjudges the man-of-the-match for his 10-wicket haul in the match.

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