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Scintilla BD off to a winning start

Scintilla Cricket Club BD beat KC Superstars at the DU Gymnasium Field to record their first ever international win. The extended family of the Barking & Dagenham Club reduced Superstars to 146/6 to win convincingly by 55 runs. The team includes the likes of Scintilla legends Eku Chowdhury and Essex County Cricket League winner Bellal Hossain.

Scintilla batted first to reach 201 for 5 after 20.0 overs with Shafayat Amin dismissed for 13 runs before Zaman Arif (not out) and Captain Eku Chowhdhury (retired) split 104 runs between them for a match winning partnership. Bellal Hossain (13), Rumman Chudhury (26), Abu Sufiun (15), Oni Khan (8 not out) and Abul Hasan (7) completed the scoring for Scintilla.

Mashiur Rahman Ronie struck a powerful 55 off 27 balls to top score for Superstars with Mohammed Adeeb Aziz adding 34 and Salman Karim 17. Pick of the Scintilla bowlers was Abul Hasan with 3 wickets for 18 runs.

Skipper Eku Choudhury was pleased with the result. He said: "We have a talented squad who are gaining familiarity all the time. The win was achieved in confident manner and we will continue to improve as we continue to play more games together.

Club Captain Ahmed Choudhury added: "Scintilla is now a brand and it gives me tremendous satisfaction that we now have teams competing in the UK as well as internationally. Well done to the boys on a sound win."

Scintilla are now sit second place behind Laila CC in the Bashundhara Dhaka League Three.

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