Versatile performances from Manjural Islam and Al-Sahariar pulled off with full points for Victoria Club as they thrashed Brothers Union by 6 wickets in GrameenPhone Premier League today held in BNS today. The match turned out to be a totally one-sided affair when Brothers ended up their innings with a meager 156.

Manjural Islam, the left-arm national fast bowler, turned up with a devastating spell soon after his skipper Khaled Masud won the toss and sent his opponents to bat first. Manjural capitalized the early moisture on the track and sent down some vicious deliveries that got him two wickets early. Brothers Union batsmen were never looking comfortable in dealing with the tough Victoria bowling department.

Only Athar Ali (29), Salim (30) and Mostadir Ahmed (36) put some feeble resistance against them, but those weren't enough. Brothers scored off with a very slow rate and only managed 156 after 50 overs. Manjural Islam gave only 18 runs in his spells and plundered 4 wickets to be rightly declared as the man-of-the-match. Brother's hired Pakistani, the very prominent Moin Khan, disappointed everyone as he made only 6 before Manjural clean bowled him.

The chase was pretty easy and Victoria started off without hurry. They lost Parvej Ahmed (7) on 27 and Jahangir Alam (9) on 54, but Al-Sahariar was firing at the other end and bashed the Brothers bowlers ruthlessly. He and Sajjad Ahmed piled up 64 runs in the 3rd wicket with most of them coming off Sahariar's bat. Though left-arm spinner Imran Rahim finally managed to dispatch both Sajjad Ahmed (17) and Al-Sahariar (87), the rest of the order didn't find it difficult to reach the target.

Al-Sahariar slammed 14 swashbuckling boundaries and 1 six to score off his 87. He was particularly cruel on Mostadir and hammered several dazzling boundaries in his overs. Al-Sahariar lost the concentration at the end and gifted his wicket to the bowler himself while attempting to reach his hundred quickly. Left-handed Rashed Hanif (23 n.o.) and Khaled Masud passed the Brother total from 33.3 overs.