Mosaddek Hossain fresh from international success, slammed a brilliant match-winning ton to enabled defending champions Abahani Limited to post an emphatic five-wicket victory over Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Sangha in the first round match of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League held on Wednesday at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium at Fatullah in the city, reports BSS.
Chasing a massive winning target of 293 runs set by Khelaghar, Abahani Limited surprisingly reached their target with certain ease as they score 297 runs in 47.3 overs with five wickets in hand.
Middle order batsman Mosaddek played an impressive knock of 110 off 85 balls laced with 12 boundaries and two over boundaries to lead Abahani towards the victory while he received an ample support from his skipper Mahmudullah who contributed 59 runs off 67 balls that contained three boundaries and two over boundaries.
Nazmul Hossain (45) and M Mithun (42 n.o) were the other notable scorers for Abahani Limited.
Sadekur Rahman Tazin was the most successful bowler as he claimed two Abahani's wicket by conceding 36 runs.
Earlier, Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Sangha , rode on two half centuries by skipper Nafees Iqbal (78) and opener Robiul Islam Robi (74), amassed a challenging total of 293 for 6 from their allotted 50 overs, after they opted to bat first.
Amit Majumder (41), Nazim Uddin (37) and Masum Khan (31 n.o) were the other notable contributors for Khelaghar.
M Saifuddin was the pick of Ahahani bowler as he grabbed three wickets giving away 45 runs. He was well supported by Kazi Anik who took two wickets conceding 69 runs.
Mosaddek of Abahani Limited was named the player of the match for his impressive batting performance.
Khelaghar SKS: 293 for 6 in 50 overs, Nafees 78, Robiul 74, Amit 41, Nazim 37, Masum 31 n.o, Saifuddin 3/45 and Anik 2/69.
Abahani Limited: 297 for 5 in 47.3 overs, Mosaddek 110, Mahmudullah 59, Nazmul 45, Mithun 42 n.o and Sadekur 2/36.