Kalabagan Krira Chakra (KCC) was lucky to get away with a 23 run win over Young Pegasus in a low scoring match of GrameenPhone Premier League staged at BNS today. Two important contributions from all rounder Mushfiqur Rahman and left-arm offie Manjural Islam Rana helped KCC get full points, despite they managed only 163 from 44.4 overs.
The target was easy and achievable on this flat track, but spinner Manjural Islam Rana and Mosaddek Hossain made it difficult, rolling up as real killers for KCC with their spectacular combination of off and leg spin from both ends. Except Shamimul Haq (28), Jamal Faisal (24) and Tanvir Alam (18), no batsmen could get along with the guile of those two bowlers. Pegasus were bundled out for 140 in 40.4 overs.
Mosaddek mauled in the Pegasus front line removing 3 for 19 from his ten while Manjural Islam Rana polished off the tail, claiming 4 for 10 from his 6.4 overs.
KCC, losing the toss early in the morning, batted first, made a slow but steady start. Their first top four batsmen got by with reasonable totals. Among them Mushfiqur Rahman top scored 60 off 89 balls while Rafiqul Islam (25), Nahidul Haq (23) and Nasirul Alam (25) all made some contribution, but the rest seven batsmen couldn't even reached the double figure.
Mushfiqur, though didn't hammer any boundary, was clever in his approach, didn't go for any risky venture, relied on only singles and twos most of the time. He was correctly adjudged for the man-of-the-match. For Pegasus Saifullah Khan captured 2 for 28 where Mahbub Alam claimed 2 for 29.