Liton stars of Abahani’s victory in premier cricket league

DHAKA : A magnificent ton by opener Liton Das enabled Abahani Limited a 49-run victory over Legends of Rupganj in the ninth round of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League held on Wednesday at BKSP ground no 4 in Savar, reports BSS.
Liton hammered 20 boundaries and three over boundaries to help his team to post a daunting total of 333 for all in 49.5 overs and also shared a massive 207-run opening stand with Shadman Islam who contributed 85 runs off 83 balls laced with seven boundaries and five over boundaries after Abahani skipper M Mithun opted to bat first.
However the rest Abahani batsmen failed to take the advantage of their flying start as no big score by the middle orders and tail-enders.
Mosharraf Hossain and Mohammad Sharif shared three wickets each for Rupganj conceding 30 and 61 runs. They were well supported by Mahmudul Hasan who took two wickets for 60 runs.
Chasing a winning target of 334 runs set by Abahani,
Rupganj fell short as they were restricted at 284 for 6 in 50 overs, despite a fighting123-run knock by skipper Naeem Islam.
Naeem hit 11 boundaries and three over boundaries during his 119-ball knock. He also shared two important partnerships during the chase. He first shared 101 runs fifth wicket stand with Mosharraf Hossain (67 ) and then 100-run sixth wicket stand with Hamidul Islam (37 n.o).
But tight bowling display in the end ensured Abahani’s victory. Abu Jayed was the most successful bowler for Abahani as he grabbed three wickets conceding 44 runs.
Liton Das of Abahani Limited was named the player of the match for his impressive batting performance.