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Dhaka Div retain top slot beating Dhaka Metro by innings and 24 runs

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Dhaka Division maintained their top slot after the second round of four-day match Walton 16th National Cricket League beating Dhaka Metro by an innings and 24 runs on the fourth and last day at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday.
Dhaka Division earned 25 points to retain the top slot with Khulna Division following with 24 points in the eight-team battle. Dhaka Metro was placed third bagging 23 points while Rangpur Division is in the fourth position with 22 points.
In the other matches concluded on the fourth day, riding on an unbeaten century of 127 runs by Imrul Kayes, Khulna Division beat Barisal Division by six wickets at BKSP Ground-2 in Savar; Rajshahi Division notched a nine-wicket victory over Chittagong Division at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur while Rangpur Division and Sylhet Division played to a draw at BKSP Ground-3 in Savar.
Dhaka Division vs Dhaka Metro
Dhaka Metro (90 runs in 1st innings) resumed the second innings with overnight 373 runs for 8 in 101 overs and were dismissed for 411 runs in 121 overs.
Overnight batsman Abu Haydar scored 68 runs off 101 balls with six fours and four sixes while another overnight batter Jabid Hossain scored not out 58 runs off 122 balls with eight fours and a six.
Zubair Hossain grabbed four wickets for 143 runs in the second innings while Shuvagata Hom took three wickets for 97 runs and Mosharraf Hossain took two for 72 runs.
Man of the match: Abdul Majid of Dhaka Division.
Brief Score: Dhaka Division first innings: 525/9 (Dec) in 136.1 overs: Abdul Majid not out 253, Rony Talukdar 163, Taibur Rahman 34, Sahagir Hossain 17, Nadif Chowdhury 14, Shahadat Hossain 14, Mohammad Shahid 5/17, Elias Sunny 4/110.
Dhaka Metro first innings: 90/10 in 34.2 overs; Saikat Ali 31, Shamsur rahman 12, mehedy Maruf 11 and Mohammad Shahid 10, Shuvagoto Hom 5/17 and Jubair Hossain 4/23.
Dhaka Metro second innings: 411/10 in 121 overs; Shamsur Rahman 92, Abu Haydar 68, Jabid Hossain not out 58, Mehrab Hossain Jr 57, Asif Ahmed 55, Marshal Ayub 51, Shuvagata Hom 3/97, Mosharraf Hossain 2/72, Zubair Hossain 4/143.
Barisal Division vs Khulna Division
Barisal Division (271 runs in the first innings) resumed the second innings with overnight 343 for 4 in 96 overs and were all out for 402 runs in 120 overs.
Number seven Nuruzzaman scored not out 26 runs while Sohag Gazi (11) and Abu Sayem (10) were the other double digit scorers for the side.
Robiul Islam Robi, Murad Khan and Abdur Razzak claimed three wickets each in the second innings for 52, 64 and 154 runs respectively.
Chasing 284 runs, Khulna Division (390 runs in the first innings) opened the second innings on the fourth day and reached the target scoring 287 runs for 4 in 63 overs, spurred by unbeaten 5th wicket stand of 122 runs in 10.2 overs between the day's centurion Imrul Kayes and Ziaur Rahman.
Imrul Kayes made his unbeaten century scoring 127 runs off 183 balls with nine fours and four sixes while number five Ziaur Rahman hit not out 65 runs off 26 balls with two fours and seven sixes.
Mohammad Mithun scored 46 runs off 64 balls with five fours and two sixes while Tushar Imran (20) was the other double digit scorer for the side.
Sohag Gazi grabbed three wickets for 109 runs and Nasum Ahmed took one wicket for 41 runs.
Man of the match: Imrul Kayes of Khulna Division.
Brief Score:
Barisal Division first innings: 271/10 in 62.3 overs; Fazle Rabbi 85, Al Amin 64, Shahriar Nafees 55, Abdur Razzak 8/100.
Barisal Division second innings: 402/10 in 120 overs; Shahriar Nafees 219, Fazle Rabbi 74, Nuruzzaman not out 26, Shohag Gazi 11, Robiul Islam Robi 3/52, Murad Khan 3/64, Abdur Razzak 3/154.
Khulna Division first innings: 390/10 in 120 overs; Imrul Kayes 166, Dollar Mahmud 38, Ziaur Rahman 38, Shohag Gazi 5/94, Nasum Ahmed 3/102, Mossaddek Hossain 2/36.
Khulna Division second innings: 287/4 in 63 overs; Imrul Kayes not out 127, Ziaur Rahman not out 65, Md Mithun 46, Tushar Imran 20, Shohag Gazi 3/109, Nasum Ahmed 1/41.
Chittagong Division vs Rajshahi Division
Chittagong Division (209 in the first innings) resumed the second innings with overnight 195 for 5 in 72 overs and lost all wickets for 298 runs in 107.3 overs.
Overnight batter Nayeem Islam Jr scored 49 runs off 213 balls while Nur Hossain (32) and Alauddin Babu (21) were the other double digit scorers for the side on the fourth day.
Muktar Ali captured five wickets for 58 runs while Shafiul Islam grabbed four wickets for 56 runs in the second innings.
Set 97 runs to win, Rajshahi Division (411 runs in 1st innings) opened the second innings and sealed the win scoring 100 runs for one wicket in 25.4 overs.
Opener Myshukur Rahman scored not out 61 runs off 81 balls with 11 fours while Zunaid Siddique added not out 33 runs. Alauddin Babu took the only wicket for 21 runs.
Man of the Match: Muktar Ali of Rajshahi Division.
Brief score:
Chittagong Division first innings: 209/10 in 91 overs; Irfaan Sukkur 55, Nazim Uddin 36, Abdullah Al Mamun 33, Faisal Hossain not out 27, Forhad Reza 5/45, Saqlain Sajib 3/25, Shafiul Islam 2/43.
Chittagong Division second innings: 298/10 in 107.3 overs; Jasim Uddin 61, Nazim Uddin 57, Abdullah Al Mamun 43, Nayeem Islam Jr 49, Muktar Ali 5/58, Shafiul Islam 4/56.
Rajshahi Division first innings: 411/10 in 105.2 overs; Habibur Rahman 113, Muktar Ali 96, Sanjamul Islam 88, Iftekhar Sajjad Rony 8/112, Alauddin Babu 1/76, Moniruzzaman 1/81.
Rajshahi Division second innings: 100/1 in 25.4 overs; Myshukur Rahman not out 61, Zunaid Siddique not out 33, Alauddin Babu 1/21.
Rangpur Division vs Sylhet Division
Rangpur Division (367 runs in 1st innings) resumed the second innings with overnight 300 for 8 in 53.4 overs on the fourth day and declared the innings adding just one run off one ball at 301 for 8 in 54 overs.
Rahatul Ferdous grabbed three wickets for 77 runs while Nazmul Hossain took two wickets for 30 runs in the second innings.
Sylhet Division (261 runs in 1st innings) opened the second innings on the fourth day and scored 326 runs for 6 in 87 overs at stumps on the final day.
Nazmul Milon hit team highest not out 61 runs off 43 balls with 10 fours and a six while Rahatul Ferdous scored 55 runs off 82 balls with 10 fours.
Rajin Saleh scored 51 runs off 76 balls with eight fours and a six while skipper Alok Kapali added 50 runs off 117 balls with six fours. Ejaz Ahmed made not out 27 runs.
Bishwant Halder grabbed three wickets for 30 runs while Tanvir Haider and Mahmudul Hasan took one wicket each for 70 and 84 runs respectively.
Brief score:
Rangpur Division first innings: 367/10 in 112.5 overs; Tanvir Haider 73, Mahmudul Hasan 60, Liton Kumar 49, Ariful Haque 47, Dhiman Ghosh 41, Enamul Haque 5/107, Rahatul Ferdous 2/94.
Rangpur Division second innings: 301/8-declared in 54 overs; Liton Kumar 116, Naeem Islam 52, Ariful Haque not out 51, Rahatul Ferdous 3/77, Nazmul Hossain 2/30.
Sylhet Division first innings: 261/10 in 100.3 overs; Alok Kapali 81, Nazmul Milon 51, Roman Ahmed 40, Mahmudul Hasan 4/43, Sajedul Islam 2/25, Shurawardi Shuvo 2/55, Shubhashis Roy 1/12.
Sylhet Division second innings: 326/6 in 87 overs; Nazmul Milon not out 61, Rahatul Ferdous 55, Rajin Saleh 51, Alok Kapali 50, Ezaj Ahmed not out 27, Bishwant Halder 3/30.
The third round of the league will begin on Sunday (February 8) at four separate venues in Dhaka and adjoining areas.
In the third round matches Dhaka Division will face Chittagong Division at BKSP Ground-3 while Rajshahi Division will meet Sylhet Division at BKSP Ground-2 in Savar.
In the two other 3rd round matches, Rangpur Division will face Khulna Division at SBNCS in Mirpur and Dhaka Metro will take on Barisal Division at KSOAS in Fatullah.

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