League leaders Victoria Sporting Club opened up the gap at the top of the points table as they beat Prime Bank Cricket Club by 23 runs in Fatullah.
Batting first after a delay of over two hours, Victoia were driven by Abdul Mazid. The right-hand batsman, coming off two consecutive hundreds, added 83 for the second wicket with Mominul Haque, who made a 47-ball 55, to lay the foundation of their 272 for 6 in 40 overs.
Mazid matched Mominul's enterprise in his 68-ball 72 courtesy 10 fours and a six. Nadif Chowdhury, the captain, then struck a run-a-ball 41, while Chaturanga de Silva, the Sri Lankan batsman, hit three fours and two sixes in his 23-ball 39 to ensure the momentum was carried through.
In reply, Prime Bank openers Mehedi Maruf and Shanaj Ahmed added 55, but lost three wickets in quick succession to slip to 119 for 3. Sabbir Rahman and Nurul Hasan added 50, but their dismissal in consecutive overs proved to be the turning point. While batsmen got off to starts, the escalating required rate resulted in poor shots as they were restricted to 249 for 8.
Mahbub Alam took two wickets, while Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Dolar Mahmud, Suhrawadi Shuvo and Mominul Haque took one each.
Legends of Rupganj crushed Mohammedan Sporting Club by 104 runs in Mirpur to make a superb start to their Super League campaign.
Batting first after a 90-minute delay due to a wet outfield, Rupganj posted 232 for 8 in 45 overs. Mohammad Mithun top scored with 59; his opening stand of 89 with Soumya Sarkar, who made 40, setting the tempo.
Rupganj wobbled when Junaid Siddique, Nahidul Islam and Asif Ahmed fell in quick succession to leave them in a spot of bother at 129 for five in the 30th over. But Sajjadul Haque, Mosharraf Hossain, the captain, Pawan Negi and Alauddin Babu took them past the 200-run mark. Naeem Islam, the offspinner, took four wickets while their new Sri Lankan recruit Thisara Perera took two wickets.
Mohammedan lost two early wickets by the fifth over. Hamidul Islam struggled to put bat to ball, but hung around to make a 37-ball 60 to revive the innings. But his dismissal followed by Mushfiqur Rahim's for 34 in successive overs left them reeling at 90 for 5 in the 22nd over. They couldn't recover from those twin blows as they were eventually bowled out for 128.
The win meant Rupganj moved to 16 points while Mohammedan remained on 14 points.