Bangladesh former skipper Mohammad Ashraful scripted his career-best in List-A cricket in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League on Tuesday, helping the Brothers Union to post an enormous 309 against Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club at BKSP-3.
Mohammad Ashraful struck his career-best 141 off 139 balls, excelling his past 127, while Myshukur Rahman, Chaturanga De Silva chipped with 68 off 92 balls and 51 off 25 balls, respectively, to amass 309-4.
For Rupganj Tigers, Nasum Ahmed, Farhad Reza, and Ariful Haque captured one wicket each.
In reply, Rupganj was bundled out for 273 in 47.4 overs.
Fazle Mahumud Rabbi played a run-ball 100 while Marshall Ayub finished with 58 off 54 balls.
With the ball, Abu Haider Rony, Chathuraga De Silva, Saklain Sajib, and Manik Khan struck twice each, while Mohammad Ashraful ended with one wicket.
In the day’s other game defending champion Abahani Club Limited sealed a six-wicket win over their archrival Mohammedan Sporting Club in their Premier League match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Jaker Ali Anik played a 60 off 89 balls while Mosaddek Hossain Saikat and Afif Hossain smacked an unbeaten whirlwind 52 off 37 balls and 48 off 38 balls, respectively, to take Mohammedan to 256-4 with 16 balls to spare.
For Abahani Tanzim Hasan, Sakib scalped 3-33 while Afif Hossain took 2, and Saif Uddin, Arafat Sunny, and Tanvir Islam finished with one wicket each to bundle out Mohammedan for 255 with one over to spare.
For Mohammedan, Mohammad Hafeez ended with a highest 70 while Mahmudullah Riad chipped with 42 off 37 balls.
Sent to bat, Mohammedan lost their opener core Abdul Majid and Rony Talukdar for 14, 34 respectively in 12.5 overs to leave the side 59-2.
Mohammad Hafeez and Rubel Mia formed a 115 run partnership to repair the innings in the third wicket stand, but the partnership finished when Tanvir Islam bowled Mohammad Hafeez.
Rubel Mia and Mahmudullah played a 51 off 65 and 42 off 37 to sling 255 for Mohammedan after his dismissal.
Pursuing a moderate 256, the sky blues lost their opener duo Mohammad Naim Sheikh and Munim Shahriar for a duck and 31, respectively, reducing them to 39-2 inside the power play.
In the third wicket stand, Gade Hanuman Vihari and his partner Jaker Ali Anik added 98-run to reconstruct the innings before the former gave a catch to Hasan Mahmud for 59 off 80 balls in 31.2 overs.
In the fifth wicket stand, Mossadek and Afif gathered 85 runs to reach the side to the shore of the victory.