National Cricket League 2012-13, 3rd round, 3rd day November 11, 2012

Sunny helps Dhaka Metropolis top table

ESPNcricinfo staff

Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny took seven wickets to help Dhaka Metropolis defeat Barisal Division before the end of the third day in their National Cricket League (NCL) match in Chittagong. Barisal were pegged back in the contest after they were bowled out for 138 runs in the second innings. Sunny took three wickets, adding to his four in the first innings, while Mohammad Ashraful took three wickets with his off-spin.

Barisal's innings had spun out of control in the afternoon on the second day, after they were reduced to 28 for 5. Salman Hossain, who scored 42, led their recovery briefly in the morning of the next day. No. 8 Fariduddin's 36 was the next best score in the innings.

In the first innings, Fariduddin had shepherded the tail in his 107-ball knock, taking Barisal past the 200-run mark. Dhaka Metropolis replied with 241, mainly through a 105-run seventh wicket stand between Mehrab Hossain jnr and Suleman Khan, both of whom scored half-centuries. Barisal's left-arm swing bowler Syed Rasel took four wickets, but with Dhaka Metropolis facing only 140 to win, even the wily international bowler couldn't do much.

Shamsur Rahman slammed an unbeaten 71 off 60 balls to enable Dhaka Metropolis to gain seven points from the game. They are now at the top of the table with 15 points.

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  • Sami on November 11, 2012, 19:00 GMT

    Not surprised that Arafat another one of those many left arm spinners is doing well because in BPL, he was in top form. Mohammad Ashraful still is going for very low scores in NCL just shows why he isn't in the national team now. Such a talent that has gone to waste unfortunately. When he scored his first test century which made him the youngest ever, I thought he would've been a great for Bangladesh.

  • Jonny on November 11, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Anamul Haque scored another unbeaten 100 I really hope he gets a few games against West Indies this series and make his full debut against Zimbabwe early part of next year its about time he makes his scene.

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