In the match against Sylhet, Rangpur opener Abdullah Al Mamun, who is just 18 years old, scored his first-ever double-century.
The majority of Bangladesh and the National Cricket League were drenched in rain as a result of the devastation that was caused by Cyclone Sitrang as it moved down the southern coast of Bangladesh.
After the first two days, October 24 and 25, were called off due to rain, three of the four matches ended in a tie. The lone match that was won was by Barishal Division, who defeated Dhaka Metropolis by four wickets at Rajshahi, which was mainly dry.
At the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra, the game between Dhaka Division and Chattogram Division, which ended in a tie, had the fewest number of overs played than any other.
Both the match between the Sylhet Division and the Rangpur Division and the match between the Rajshahi Division and the Khulna Division, which were both played on the grounds of the Sylhet International Stadium, ended in a tie.
In a match against Sylhet, Rangpur opener Abdullah Al Mamun, who was just 18 years old at the time, scored his first-ever century as well as his first-ever double-century in first-class cricket. He finished the game with a perfect score of 210, which included 16 fours and 13 sixes.
He batted for more than nine hours, which contributed to his team’s achievement of a score of more than 400 in the abridged game. Towfiq Khan smashed 92 runs off 62 balls for Sylhet in their response, including eight sixes and the same number of fours.
The other two players to score a century in this match were Amit Majumder of Khulna and Marshall Ayub of Dhaka Metro. In the match against Barishal, Amit scored 101 runs off 196 balls with nine fours, one six, and ten fours, while Marshall hit ten fours throughout his century.
During this round, the bowlers that bowled quickly had a good deal of success. In Dhaka Metro’s match against Barishal, left-arm fast Abu Hider collected his sixth five-wicket haul, but it was not enough to prevent the team from falling short.
During Barishal’s victory against Dhaka Metro, Kamrul Islam Rabbi grabbed seven wickets, while Abu Jayed had four wickets and seven runs scored against Rangpur. Tanvir Islam, who spins with his left arm, contributed 5 for 35 for Barishal, which was very helpful.
The only game that could be played for at least three days, which was Dhaka Metro’s sole opportunity, they were bowled out for 255. Marshall’s century kept them afloat, but he had very little help from the other end of the pitch.
After Barishal were bowled out for 165, Hider’s five-wicket haul ensured that Dhaka Metro would maintain their lead by 90 runs.
Tanvir took five wickets and Rabbi took four more wickets during Dhaka Metro’s second innings, which resulted in the team being bowled out for 124 runs and losing the lead they had gained in the first innings.
The chase for the fourth innings was set up by Rafsan Al Mahmud’s score of 71, and it was completed by Salman Hossain and Kamrul with an unbroken partnership of 17 runs for the seventh wicket.
Points To Ponder
Chattogram is struggling at the bottom of the Tier-1 points table with only two points, while Sylhet has comfortably established itself at the top of the table. In Tier-2, Barishal is currently the heavy favorite to be promoted to Tier-1, while Khulna continues to hold the last-place spot.
Players To Watch
The BCB XI was touring Tamil Nadu, India, which meant that many of the best first-class players were unavailable. As a result, it was up to veterans like Marshall and Kamrul to make up for the lost ground.
They did it in a brave and honorable manner although the remaining players were forced to wait in the locker rooms to see off the cyclone.