Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Surjo Tarun in Super League

Star-studded Surjo Tarun Club confirmed their berth in the Super League of the Dhaka Premier Cricket League with a crucial two-wicket win over Victoria Sporting Club at the BKSP on Tuesday.
They joined Mohammedan, Abahani, Bangladesh Biman and BKSP in the elite group while Old DOHS, City Club and Victoria are vying for the last remaining slots with a game in hand.
On Tuesday, BKSP defeated DOHS by eight wickets while City Club lost to Young Pegasus by five wickets. Partex lost to Kalabagan by one-wicket in another match despite Rofiqul Islam scoring a century.
Surjo Tarun v Victoria
Farhad Hossain scored 92 off 139 balls to guide Victoria to 213 before they were all out in 49.5 overs, but it was not enough as Surjo Tarun rode on Naeem Islam�s unbeaten 86 to reach the target with five balls to play. It was their sixth win in 10 matches, which means they are well assured of Super League status.
High-flying BKSP restricted DOHS to a paltry total of 127 before romping past the total in 23.2 overs with Ashraful Aziz remaining unbeaten on 66. Mushfiqur Rahim, who rediscovered his batting form, was unbeaten on 33. The Premier League newcomers have now 15 points from 10 matches, which also kept them well-placed in the title race.
City Club v Young Pegasus
City Club had a very good chance to boost their Super League hopes, but they squandered it by losing to bottom side Pegasus by five wickets. Nazmul Islam took four wickets for Pegasus to restrict City to 215 before an unbeaten 51 by Habibur Rahman guided them only to their second league game. Twenty20 runners-up City with nine points must now win their final game and hope the others to collapse should they want to play the Super League.
Partex v Kalabagan
Rofiqul scored 105 while last match centurion Rashed Hanif contributed 63 to help Partex to reach 256-8, but still they ended up as losers. After the intervention of rain, Kalabagan got a revised target of 188 runs in 30 overs. Pakistani Shahbaz Butt (69) and Nazmus Sadat shared a 82-run opening stand to set the tone for Kalabagan, who reached 189-9 in 29.3 overs.

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