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Kalabaghan keep hopes alive after 29-run win in truncated match

Hasanuzzaman scored a 57-ball 47 to guide Kalabagan Krira Chakra to a 29-run win against Kalabagan Cricket Academy BCB

Kalabagan Krira Chakra beat Kalabagan Cricket Academy by 29 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

After rain had stopped play on Monday, with KCA 35 for 4, they were bowled out for 128 in 39.2 overs. Kalabagan were 91 for 4 in 23 overs in reply before heavy rain suspended play on the reserve day as well. Kalabagan were found to be 29 runs ahead of the D/L par score at the end of 23 overs.

Kalabagan's sixth win helped them move to seventh place, leaving them with an outside chance of making it to the six-team Super League, provided other results on Wednesday and Thursday go in their favour.

Nuruzzaman, the right-hand batsman, top-scored for KCA with 42, and was among only three batsmen in their top-seven to register double-digit scores, Myshukur Rahaman (17) and Mehedi Hasan Miraz (22) being the others. Nuruzzaman struck five fours in his 66-ball knock.

Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak took three wickets while Kalabagan captain Mashrafe Mortaza and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Chouhan took two each.

Hasanuzzaman, fresh from his 95 against Mohammedan Sporting Club, led Kalabagan's reply with a 57-ball 47. He struck three fours and as many sixes before being caught at sweeper cover off Abu Jayed in the 21st over. Jayed, the right-arm pacer, finished with 2 for 15.

If Brothers Union beat Legends of Rupganj at the BKSP-3 ground tomorrow, the relegation play-off will be redundant, sending KCA and Cricket Coaching School into next season's Dhaka First Division Cricket League.