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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Two unbeaten centuries from top order Ahmed Shezad and Khalid Latif enabled Pakistan Academy team to thrash GP-BCB Academy team by eight wickets in the last return league match of the GrameePhone Academy Cup at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Ruhul Amin Stadium in Chittagong Monday, reports UNB.

Chasing a target of 244 set by the hosts, the visiting side sailed to victory as they scored 246 in 43.5 overs at the loss of just two wickets.

Number four Khalid Latif remained unbeaten on 105 off 115 balls that featured 10 fours and four sixes while one down Ahmed Shezad made run-a-ball not out 100, including 13 boundaries and two sixes, before he retired hurt.

Pacer Mahbubul Alam bagged both the wickets for the GP-BCB Academy team, giving away 38 runs.

Earlier, sent in to bat first, the hosts put up 243 for 6 in the stipulated 50 overs with opener Shamsur Rahman contributing team highest 79 off 124 balls fashioned with eight fours and two sixes.

Skipper Mehrab Hossain Jr. not out 36, middle order Nasir Hossain 27 and Mushfiqur Rahim 25 also came up with some mediocre scores.

Anwar Ali scalped three wickets for 56 runs while Aamir took two wickets for 48 runs.

Both the teams will play in the final on Wednesday at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
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