In the latest match of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) Super League, Abahani Limited secured a comfortable 8-run victory against their arch-rivals, Mohammedan Sporting Club. This win has put Abahani one step ahead in the race to lift the trophy in the upcoming season.
The match started with Mohammedan winning the toss and choosing to field first. However, things did not go as planned for them as Abahani’s openers Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar fell early in the innings. Mohammadan’s Nahidul Islam and Tanjim Hasan Sakib took two wickets in Shakib Al Hasan’s over to give their team an early advantage.
Despite losing wickets early on, Abahani managed to recover with the help of Mahidul Islam Ankon and Ariful Islam’s partnership. Although they crossed the 50-run mark, Shakib Al Hasan took his third wicket by dismissing Ariful for 85 runs. But experienced campaigner Mahmudullah Riyad came to the crease and kept the momentum going for Abahani.
In the end, Abahani scored a decent total of 259 runs, which proved to be a challenging target for Mohammedan. In reply, Mohammedan got off to a decent start, but they could not maintain the required run-rate. Opener Parvez Hossain Emon top-scored for Mohammedan with 56 runs, but the rest of the batting lineup failed to provide support.
Eventually, Mohammedan fell short by 8 runs, handing Abahani their second victory of the season. With this win, Abahani has moved up to second place in the points table, just behind Prime Bank Cricket Club.
In conclusion, Abahani’s victory over Mohammedan has put them in a strong position in the DPL Super League. With experienced players like Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, and Tamim Iqbal in their ranks, Abahani will be a tough team to beat in the upcoming matches.