POST TIME: 12 October, 2018 10:28:42 AM
All NCL matches end in draw
No play possible on Day 4 due to rain
Sports Reporter

All NCL matches end in draw

Rangpur’s Liton Das receive the man of the match award after the second round National Cricket League match against Rajshahi ended in draw at Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi yesterday. BCB Photo

All of the four matches of the National Cricket League (NCL) ended in a draw as the cyclone ‘Titli’ forced to end the fourth and final day’s play without a ball being bowled in four venues of the country.

Barring the match between Sylhet and Chittagong at the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox’s Bazar, all of the matches promised to be an exciting final day but the day long drizzle as a result of Titli made the game impossible.

Hosts Khulna were in commanding position after Barishal ended their first on being bowled for 299 at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium as they were on 349 for seven with Afif Hossain batting on 81.

As the young guy was on the verge of his century, the inclement weather deprived him of fulfilling his desire. Earlier Ziaur Rahman hit 112 and Mohammad Mithun scored 72 to sail Khulna in commanding position in the Tier-1 game.

In another Tier-1 game between Rangpur and Rajshahi, anything could happen after Liton Das’s fastest ever double century in the first class and Test cricket for Bangladesh. Liton blasted 140 ball-double ton to better the previous fastest record (189 ball), also owned by him as Rangpur recovered from their shaky first innings total (151) to be on 319 for two in the second innings at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi. The hosts however earlier declared their first innings n 589 for four, courtesy to century from Nazmul Hossain Shanto (173), Mizanur Rahman (165) and Junaid Siddique (100).

At Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, Dhaka Division were in position of  defeat in their Tier-2 game against Dhaka Metro. Dhaka were bowled out for 206 in their first innings and conceded 181 runs lead after Metro was bundled out for 387, thanks to Sadman Islam Onik’s 189. Dhaka Division however were 50 for two. As the final day ended without a ball being bowled, they survived from a defeat scare.  

 Chattogram scored 282 for nine on the first day of the match against Sylhet Division after which the rest of the three day’s play couldn’t be held due to consistent rain.