Victory Day T20 Cup

Kayes 82 helps UCB-BCB XI to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 28, 2013

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UCB-BCB XI beat Prime Bank Cricket Club by five wickets to stay in contention for a place in the final. Both teams, as well as Mohammedan Sporting Club, have won three matches each, injecting interest into tomorrow's matches as all three teams have a shot for the last two places.

Imrul Kayes was the star with the bat, hammering an unbeaten 82 off 54 balls with eight fours and four sixes. Muktar Ali also made a crucial contribution during the chase, as his two fours in the last three balls of the final over ensured the victory for UCB-BCB XI.

Mithun Ali chipped in with 44 off 28 balls while Marshall Ayub made 25 off 14 during a crucial stage.

For Prime Bank, Sabbir Rahman made a 45-ball 57- his third fifty in the tournament. He struck six fours during his innings, but it was Saikat Ali's quickfire 41 that gave Prime Bank the impetus. Saikat smashed four sixes while Mehrab Hossain jnr struck 39 off 24 balls later in the innings to propel the team to 173 for 8.

Al-Amin Hossain, who took five wickets in one over in the previous match, picked up 3 for 45..

Nurul Hasan's unbeaten 79 helped Mohammedan Sporting Club to an eight-wicket win over Abahani. Abahani's fourth loss means that they are out of the running for a place in the final, while Mohammedan strengthened their position with a third win.

Nurul struck ten fours and two sixes in his 47-ball 79, after he came to the crease in the sixth over following the fall of the first wicket. He and Junaid Siddique added 78 runs for the second wicket, with Siddique chipping in with 41 off 31 balls. His dismissal at the end of the 13th over didn't deter the 172-run chase, as Mominul Haque ensured that the team won with an over to spare.

Abahani's 171 for 6 in 20 overs was built around Soumya Sarkar's half-century and Mizanur Rahman's 41. For Mohammedan, seamer Dewan Sabbir took three wickets.

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Posted by Cric_BD_ket on (December 29, 2013, 14:47 GMT)

For the upcoming t20 world cup, my best XI is: 1. Tamim 2. Anamul/ Samsur 3. Mominul 4. Shakib 5. Musfiq 6. Nasir 7. Sabbir 8. Zia/ Rubel 9. Sohag 10. Masrafe 11. Alamin

Posted by hasib9 on (December 29, 2013, 4:11 GMT)

Why isn't Mushfiq playing? He needs to prove his worth as aT20 captain, provided his team lost to Nasir's Bangladesh A team. Individual performances are not good enough.

Posted by Nasim_Ahmed on (December 28, 2013, 16:03 GMT)

BTV's typical "live broadcast" successfully overwhelmed us poor fans with disgust. Only one question is bugging me right now - why did they bother for all those "wise" commentators when they couldn't even afford a scorer for the screens (let alone only two cameras)? At least, It would be cheaper for them and less irritating for us few (diehard fans) watching!

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