|| CF Correspondent ||
Pace bowler Sumon Khan five wicket haul helped Mahmudullah XI shot Nazmul XI out for 173 in 47.1 overs in the final of the BCB President’s Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Sumon Khan’s 5-38 was complemented by his new ball bowling partner Rubel Hossain’s 2-27 as the duo strangled Nazmul XI in a pitch that was at least conducive to batting.
Ebadot Hossain, captain Mahmudullah Riyad and Mehidy Miraz scalped one wicket apiece to add further agony for the Nazmul XI who was sent to bat first.
Irfan Shukkur however stood tall in batting amid his colleagues’ offensive downfall, by hitting a scintillating 75 off 77 that included eight fours and two sixes.
Shukkur’s batting showed the pitch had no demons at least. But Nazmul XI lost the half of the batting line even before crossing 70 runs in the most important game.
Ahead of the most important match of the tournament, Mahmudullah XI brought up three changes to their side with Mominul Haque, Sumon Khan and Aminul Islam Biplob replacing Naim Sheikh, Abu Haider Rony and Rakibul Hasan.
On the other hand, Nazmul XI also made two changes as Saif Hasan and Nayeem Hassan came in the place of Parvez Hossain Emon and Rishad Ahmed.
Nazmul XI earlier won their both games against Mahmudullah XI in the group phase.