Raja claims best ever figure by a Bangladeshi in List A cricket

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Publish Date: 17:08 Monday, May 6, 2024

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Prime Bank Cricket Club's pacer Rejaur Rahman Raja claimed a record career-best figure in DPL in List A cricket, leading his team to a 199-run victory over Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah today.

Raja returned a figure of 8-23 in his 6.3 overs to bundle out Sheikh Jamal for a mere 71 in 21.3 overs in their pursuit of 271 runs.

Raja surpassed Yeasin Arafat's record of 8-40 for Gazi Group Cricketers against Abahani Limited in the 2018 DPL edition, becoming the 15th time a bowler to claim eight wickets in a List A match.

Indian left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem holds the a figure of 8-10, achieved while playing for Jharkhand against Rajasthan in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in 2018.

Earlier, Prime Bank captain Zakir Hasan played a master stroke 95-ball 85 and Mushfiqur Rahim's 78 helped Prime Bank post 270 in 50 overs. 

Abahani are crowned champions of the 2023-24 edition and Mohammedan Sporting Club holds the runners-up position.