Dhaka Premier Division 2014-15 November 21, 2014

Hasan's five keeps Rupganj on top

ESPNcricinfo staff

Legends of Rupganj remained on top of the Dhaka Premier Division table after clinching their fourth straight victory. A five-wicket haul from the fast bowler Abul Hasan, followed by a half-century from Sharifullah helped the team to a three-wicket win against Abahani Limited in Fatullah. Batting first, Abahani were dismissed for 186 in 48.5 overs. A few batsmen made starts, but nobody apart from the captain Ziaur Rahman (51) could raise a half-century, as Hasan collected 5 for 32 to wreck their middle and lower order. Rupganj nearly made a mess of the chase, slumping to 127 for 6 by the 40th over, but Sharifullah's unbeaten 54 took the team home in 48.3 overs.

An incisive performance from Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club's bowlers set up the team's three-wicket win against Brothers Union in Savar. All Prime DSC bowlers went at under five an over, with Habibur Rahman (2 for 25) and Muktar Ali (2 for 37) leading the way. The opener Avishek Mitra was Brothers Union's top scorer with 50, but with no other batsman unable to make good on his start, they could only muster 159 for 8 from their 50 overs. Prime DSC lost seven wickets during their chase, thanks to a four-wicket burst from Iftekhar Sajjad. Dawid Malan's unbeaten 46, however, helped the team over the line inside 41 overs.

Fifties from Mahbubul Karim and Marshall Ayub helped Victoria Sporting Club gun down 186 inside 37 overs to complete an eight-wicket win against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in Savar. Opting to bat, Sheikh Jamal were struggling at 80 for 5 before Abu Sayeem (42) and Sohag Gazi (45) led a recovery with an 88-run partnership. However, from 168 for 5, the team slipped to be bowled out for 185 inside 46 overs. Suhrawadi Shuvo was the pick of Victoria's bowlers, taking 4 for 22. Victoria lost Hasanuzzaman early in the chase, but Karim and Ayub put up a stand of 125 to record their second win of the tournament. Karim hit five fours and a six during his 66, while Ayub's 72 not out included five fours and two sixes.

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