Saif Hassan's record double flattens Barisal

The 18-year old Saif Hassan was playing his 14th first-class match ©

Dhaka Division finished second in the NCL’s Tier-1 after their innings and 78-run win over Barisal Division at Sylhet International Stadium.

When they batted first, 18-year old Dhaka batsman Saif Hassan became the youngest batsman in Bangladesh to score a double-hundred. His 204 was, however, not the highest score of the innings as Taibur Rahman reached 242 off 302 balls with 26 fours and a six. Saif’s 410-ball knock included 20 fours and a six, as Dhaka declared on 588 for 6.

For Barisal, seamer Tawhidul Islam took 5 for 87 in 20.5 overs. The batsmen could not build on his good work though as they were bundled out for 189. Dhaka fast bowler Shahadat Hossain took four wickets to help enforce the follow-on. Barisal were bowled out on the fourth morning for 321 with Shahriar Nafees top scoring with 104 off 143 balls. Dewan Sabbir and Nazmul Islam took three wickets each.


Youngest FC double-centurions in Bangladesh
Player Division Age Runs Balls Fours Sixes Innings Opposition Ground Start date
 Saif Hassan  Dhaka  18y65d  204  410  20  1  1  Barisal  Sylhet  03-Jan-17
 Mosaddek Hossain  Barisal  19y68d  250  448  21  5  2  Rangpur  Savar(3)  16-Feb-15
 Mosaddek Hossain  Barisal  19y75d  282  309  37  5  1  Chittagong  Savar(2)  23-Feb-15
 Raqibul Hasan  Barisal  19y161d  313*  609  33  0  2  Sylhet  Fatullah  18-Mar-07
 Mosaddek Hossain  Barisal  19y279d  200*  245  15  7  1  Sylhet  Khulna  03-Oct-15
 Asif Ahmed  Dhaka Metro  21y58d  200  327  24  0  1  Barisal  Fatullah(Out)  13-Feb-14

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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