The Walton 16th National Cricket League (NCL) 2015 started with four matches at the four different venues of Dhaka and its outskirt on Sunday. The first day of the four-day first class matches saw three centuries.
Rony Talukder of Dhaka hit ton against Barisal while Naeem of Rangpur and Mehedi of Dhaka Metro hit ton against Chittagong and Rajshahi respectively.
In Mirpur, Barisal Division batted first after losing the toss and scored 139 for 10. Fazle Rabbi was the only batsman for Barisal who scored a gritty 52-run off 87-ball. Mohammad Sharif bagged 6 wickets for Dhaka.
In reply, Dhaka Division openers made a strong opening stand and Dhaka scored 180 for none at the end of the day. Opener Rony scored a crafty 103 while his partner Majid supported him with a defiant unbeaten 70 run.
In Savar, Sylhet won the toss and sent Khulna Division to bat at BKSP ground-2. Khulna played out the 90 overs, and will resume second day with 280 for 4 on the board.
For Khulna, Amit, Imrul Kayes, Tushar Imran and Mithun scored fifty. Imrul Kayes was the highest scorer for Khulna with 63 runs. Tushar Imran and Nurul Hasan will resume the second day.
In Fatullah, Winning the toss Chittagong sent Rangpur to bat first. Rangpur started poorly but in the mid Naeem scored 107 to save them from an embarrassment and finally they end the day with 218 for 8.
In Savar, Winning the toss, Dhaka Metro opted to bat first against Rajshahi Division at BKSP Ground-3. Dhaka Metro collected a good capital of 302 for all riding on Mehedi Maruf's brilliant 141. In replay, Rajshahi batsmen played three overs to end the day-one and scored eight for none.