National Cricket League, Rajshahi v Dhaka, final, 3rd day

Naeem century gives Rajshahi edge

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 12, 2011

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Dhaka 97 for 3 (Mehrab 32*, Sajib 2-27) and 280 lead Rajshahi 314 (Naeem 112, Shahadat 5-82) by 63 runs with seven wickets remaining Scorecard

Naeem Islam celebrates his century, Rajshahi v Dhaka, NCL final, 3rd day, Mirpur, May 12, 2011
Naeem Islam reached 112 off 281 balls © BCB
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Rajshahi rode on Naeem Islam's century and took a 34-run first innings lead before taking three wickets in Dhaka's second innings at the end of the third day. Anamul Haque retired hurt, leaving Dhaka effectively four down and just 63 runs ahead. Shafiul Islam gave Rajshahi an early breakthrough, and then left-arm spinner Saqlain Sajib got two more wickets to give Rajshahi the edge.

Earlier, Naeem's century had taken his team to a total of 314. Dhaka got rid of Dhiman Ghosh early and struck at regular intervals, but Naeem stayed till the end and was the last man dismissed. Shahadat Hossain, who took three wickets on the second day, completed his five-for on the third.

Mehrab Hossain jnr, who was dismissed for a duck in the first innings, managed to stay till the end of the day and was on 32 not out.

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