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Mohammedan through to DPL super league in super over thriller

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Published: 18:27, 16 June 2021  
Mohammedan through to DPL super league in super over thriller

Mohammedan batsmen greet each other after hitting a boundary against Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity during a DPL match on Wednesday. Photo: Collected

A fine bowling effort by Mohammedan bowlers took the game into the super over as the traditional outfit Mohammedan Sporting Club piped giant-killer Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity to book the ongoing Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League (DPL) T20 super league spot on Wednesday.

With the scores level, Khelaghar scored 13 runs off the Super Over. Mohammedan wicketkeeper batsman Irfan Sukkur and Abdul Mazid then held their nerve and chased down the goal to win the Super Over tie.

Needing 14 for victory in super over, Irfan Sukkur clubbed a massive six over the mid-wicket before Abdul Mazid hit another four from pacer Khaled’s first four balls. Although Mazid was removed in the penultimate delivery but Mohammedan comfortably took the required one runs from the final ball.

Mohammedan players ran onto the field and danced to celebrate when Parvez Hossain Emon hit the winning run.

Mohammedan who are currently fourth in the DPL table, bagged six wickets and 13 points from 10 matches so far.

But credit should also be given to Mohammedan pacer Abu Jayed who turned the match on its head by giving away only five runs in the final over and getting rid of Shahriar Komol to take the game into the Super Over.

Khelaghar needed just six off the last over after Mohammedan had been restricted to 88 for nine in a rain-marred game at BKSP ground four.

Khelaghar’s Masum Khan (33 not out) held the innings together, but wickets were falling and the run rate mounted with pacer Taskin Ahmed, Shuvagata Hom and Abu Jayed bowling decent spells.

Masum hit three fours and a six in his 23-ball knock, but acting-skipper Shuvagata Hom maneuverer his bowlers well before pushing the match in one-over eliminator.

Earlier, pacer Ifran Hossain claimed four wickets for nine runs after Mohammedan won the toss and opted to field as they were restricted to 88 for nine despite the player of the match opener Abdul Mazid’s 30-ball 57. Mazid was the only batsman who reached the double digit for Mohammedan.

Mohammedan regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan is all set to back in Mohammedan’s clan in the next match as his three-match ban has ended. Shakib who was suspended for three matches after showing aggressive behaviour towards the umpire against Abahani on last Friday.

On the other hand, Prime Bank Cricket Club retained the top spot after beating Brothers Union by six wicket with DLS system at Mirpur while Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club beat OLD DOHS Sports Club by 16 runs at BKSP.