Former KKR player Manvinder Bisla stars for the Brothers Union in Dhaka Premier League
The result confirmed that the side Victoria had to play in the relegation playoffs alongside Patrex Sporting Club.
Updated - May 21, 2017 2:58 pm
The Dhaka Premier League side Brothers Union ended their 2016-17 DPL campaign on a triumphant note after their thrilling one-run win over Victoria Sporting Club at the BKSP-4 ground in Savar. The match boiled down to the final over, with nine runs required from the last over of the innings. Left-arm spinner Nihaduzzaman had been given the responsibility of bowling at the death, with the Victoria batsmen failing to score runs off the bowler.
The batsmen managed to get four singles off the first four deliveries before Victoria’s Abu Sayem got out in the fifth. Moinul Islam, who faced the last ball could only get a couple of runs to leave the Victoria team one short of the target Uttam Sarkar scored 39 while Moinul top-scored with 41. KKR’s former wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla took three wickets while bowler Iftekhar Sajjad took two.
Batting first the Brothers Union were bowled out for a score of 235 in their given quota of 50 overs. Right-hand batsman Bisla top-scored with 78 off 87 balls with three fours and three big hits over the boundary while Victoria captain Monir Hossain Khan took five wickets to close down the Brothers Union.
The result confirmed that Victoria had to play in the relegation playoffs alongside Patrex Sporting Club. The third team in the playoffs – either Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity or Kalabagan Krira Chakra – will be decided in the final round matches on Sunday.
Litton Das could not prevent a loss for Abahani Limited
While Defending champions, Abahani Limited lost their last match of the first phase of the tournament to Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club at Savar.
Batting first, the home side lost their in-form opener Liton Das in the second over before slipping to 50 for four by the end of the 16th over. Allrounder Afif Hossain led the recovery with an incredible knock of 94 runs to help his time achieve a decent total. He also struck an 89-run fifth-wicket stand with Mohammad Mithun and a 46-run stand with Manan Sharma, helping Abahani finish with 246.
He also struck an 89-run fifth-wicket stand with Mohammad Mithun and a 46-run partnership with Manan Sharma, helping Abahani finish with 246.
In reply, the Sporting Club finished the match with 2.5 overs to spare on the back of Marshall Ayub’s knock of 83 runs, while his third-wicket partner Nafees made a valuable contribution of 69 runs.