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Taijul's all-round display earns tense win for Mohammedan

Taijul Islam catches the ball at training Associated Press

In the first thriller of this season's Dhaka Premier League, the eighth-wicket pair Mohammad Enamul and Taijul Islam guided Mohammedan Sporting Club to a three-wicket win over Prime Bank Cricket Club. Chasing 260, Mohammedan slipped to 205 for 7 when they lost their top-scorer Raqibul Hasan, who made 64. From there, Enamul and Taijul added an unbroken 55 in 54 balls to steer their side home. Taijul, who came in at No. 9, made 35 off 36 balls, while Enamul made 32 off 33.

The match at the BKSP-3 ground began in spectacular fashion when Prime Bank, who were sent in to bat, were reduced to 36 for 6 in the 14th over. Taijul and Bipul Sharma shared five of those wickets but Al-Amin and Ariful Haque staged a fine recovery, adding 161 for the seventh wicket. Al-Amin made 110 off 126 balls with nine fours and two sixes while Ariful struck four sixes and as many fours in his 100-ball 87. With Delwar Hossain clattering a 14-ball 25 at the end, Prime Bank eventually posted 259 for 9 in their 50 overs.

Mahidul Islam Ankon and Ashok Menaria struck centuries to power Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity to a seven-wicket win over Agrani Bank Cricket Club in Fatullah.

Ankon and Menaria got together with their side in trouble at 40 for 3 in the tenth over with their side chasing 261. They went on to add an unbroken 221 for the fourth wicket, as Khelaghar sped to their target in 47.4 overs. Ankon's unbeaten 115, his maiden List-A century, included four fours and six sixes, while Menaria struck nine fours and three sixes in his 112-ball 113.

Agrani Bank, who had opted to bat first, had posted 259 for 8 with eight of their batsmen getting to 20 but only one - the No. 7 Jahid Javed (54 off 56 balls) - getting to a half-century.

Shinepukur Cricket Club rode on half-centuries from Towhid Hridoy and Afif Hossain to beat Kalabagan Krira Chakra by six wickets at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. They added 84 for the fourth wicket in a chase of 233. Afif top-scored with an unbeaten 67 off 70 balls, with seven fours and two sixes, while Hridoy struck five fours and a six in his 71-ball 63.

Batting first, Kalabagan reached 232 for 9 thanks to Akbar-ur-Rehman's 71, which included four fours and two sixes. He added 64 for the fifth wicket with Mahmudul Hasan, who made 52. Later in the innings, Abul Hasan blasted six fours and a six in an unbeaten 27-ball 47. Shuvagata Hom took three wickets.