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Azim, Monir star as Prime Bank rout KCA

Sabbir Rahman clips one to the leg side AFP

Prime Bank Cricket Club thumped Kalabagan Cricket Academy by eight wickets at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The win took them to fifth place with ten points while KCA remained rooted to the bottom of the table.

In a rain-affected match that ended on the reserve day, KCA were bowled out for 89 in 21 overs. Pace bowler Mohammad Azim and left-arm spinner Monir Hossain took three wickets each while Mehedi Hasan Miraz top-scored with 19.

Prime Bank had to finish the chase on the reserve day, and they took only 10.3 overs to do so, boosting their net run-rate for bigger battles ahead. Sabbir Rahman was unbeaten on 40 off 29 balls with five fours and a six.

Cricket Coaching School produced another major shock, beating table toppers Mohammedan Sporting Club by 31 runs (D/L method) on the reserve day. Resuming on 13 for no loss in a chase of 149, Mohammedan sunk to 117 all out in 21 overs. Seamers Mehrab Hossain and Salman Hossain picked up four and three wickets respectively. Ezaz Ahmed scored 35 at No. 1 and Nazmul Hossain Milon at No. 7 made 32, but but the five batsmen between them only managed 5, 4, 2, 0 and 6.

Milon and Habibur Rahman briefly revived the chase with a 32-run eighth-wicket stand before Salman finished the game with two late wickets. On the scheduled day, the 25-overs a side match began in Fatullah at 2 pm. CCS were bowled out for 149 in 24.5 overs with Salman making 58 off 52 balls with eight fours. Pacer Ariful Haque took three wickets.

Prime Bank 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17Mehedi MarufShanaj Ahmed
2nd30Sabbir RahmanShanaj Ahmed
3rd45Sabbir RahmanNurul Hasan