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Hider, Nasir help Gazi Group draw level with Abahani

File photo - Nasir Hossain hit nine fours during his 64-ball 61 BCB

Gazi Group Cricketers kept pace with Abahani Limited by levelling with them on 22 points, courtesy a five-wicket win over Prime Bank Cricket Club in Fatullah. Abahani stay on top by virtue of a marginally superior net run-rate, but the race is getting tighter with two rounds of matches still remaining in the competition.

This Super League encounter had been shifted to Wednesday due to rain at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, the scheduled match day. In a 43-overs-per-side game, Prime Bank made a good start, but collapsed to 173 all out in 39.1 overs.

Shanaj Ahmed (54) and Zakir Hasan (47) had given the side a solid platform by adding 90 for the second wicket, but Prime Bank lost their last seven wickets for 43 runs in 11.3 overs. Abu Hider and Gurkeerat Singh took three wickets each for Gazi Group.

Anamul Haque and Mominul Haque then set up the chase by putting on 61 for the second wicket. From 87 for 1, Gazi Group fell to 119 for 5, but captain Nasir Hossain's unbeaten 61 took them home in 38.4 overs. He struck nine fours in his 64-ball knock.

The final two rounds of matches will be held on June 2 and 5.