Two thrillers on the same day
The three-race victory of the Sylhet Division over the Metropolis of Dhaka on Level 2 was the victory closer in the history of the NCL. The second closest victory also came on the same day, when the Rangpur Division beat the Barisal Division by five races in Level 1.
Sylhet's hero was Khaled Ahmed, who scored five fors in both innings to finish with 10 match figures. for 139. He completed his first first class trip with 10 windows, and the first of a quick pitcher in six years in Bangladesh's first-class cricket, having the last man Arafat Sunny lbw when Dhaka Metro only needed four to win.  Ebadat Hossain and Enamul Haque jnr took two windows each in the fourth entry. Starter Shadman Islam stayed for more than three hours to score 78 in a 197 chase, but his dismissal, which finished in sixth place out of 59 with Zabid Hossain, marked the end for Dhaka Metro, who lost his last four windows by 15 races
Khaled took 5 of 85 in the first innings of Dhaka Metro to give Sylhet a 12-race lead in the first inning. The fast Qazi Onik's 5 for 57 left arm took the Dhaka Metro to the contest, helping Sylhet to 184 in his second innings, but Khaled made sure that Sylhet completed his first win in more than a year.
In Rangpur, paceman Robiul Haque took 4 of 63 when Rangpur pulled Barisal with six runs under his goal of 230 in the fourth inning. Al-Amin gave Barisal a chance after they slipped to 22-for-3, but continued to lose ground, and fell short despite 46 of No. 8 Nuruzzaman.
Previously in the game, both sides were eliminated by 147 in their first innings. Barisal's Sohag Gazi took 5 of 40 while Subashis Roy of Rangpur responded with 5 of 49. In the second innings of Rangpur, Mahmudul Hasan made 67 in more than five hours, reaching only two limits in his stay of 180 balls .
Breaking the Duck
The Chittagong Division won a first class game for the first time in four and a half years, when it defeated the Dhaka Division with eight windows in the Cox Bazaar. Mominul Haque and Tasamul Haque took Chittagong home on the fourth morning with an uninterrupted career of 183 races for the third wicket, after Nayeem Hasan won with the best figures of his career with 11 wins by 145.
Nayeem he took eight in the first innings to help defeat Dhaka by 288, and three more in the second innings while Dhaka retired for 151, for Chittagong to return to the game after conceding a 50-run lead in the first inning.
Mominul hit his fifteenth century first class in the Chittagong chase of 202, remaining unbeaten in 111 of 115 balls with 11 fours and two sixes. The 89 undefeated Tasamul came out of 110 balls with 13 fours and six.
Points to ponder
Meanwhile it happened in the other three matches, the Rajshahi Division took a big advantage in the points table of Level 1 with an eight victories over the defending champions of the Division Khulna Now they have 22.81 points, more than four ahead of the second division of Rangpur.
Despite his losses of three races, Dhaka Metro remains at the top of Level 2 with 20.59 points, with Chittagong in second place with 15.50.