Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - Comilla Victorians earned their fifth win of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Tuesday beating Dhaka Dynamites by seven runs at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
In the first innings of the match, Victorians posted 153 for eight wickets. While chasing it, the Dynamites tumbled for 146 for nine wickets in 20 overs. Andre Russell struck 46 for them, but that was not enough to avoid the defeat.
While replying, Dhaka lost the first wicket in the first over when Hazratullah Zazai pulls a short ball off Mohammad Saifuddin to Thisara Perera. The Sri Lankan recruit of the Victorians did not miss the chance. Zazai failed in four consecutive matches to touch a double-digit score in spite of hitting two wonderful fifties in the first two matches for the Dynamites.
Dhaka lost their second wicket at 21 when Rony Talukder fails to clear Wahab Riaz, but managed an outside edge to poke to the keeper. Anamul, the wicketkeeper of the Victorians, took that easily.
They lost four wickets in 50 runs. Along with Saifuddin, Wahab and Shahid Afridi played the big role to throw Dhaka into the deep hole.
However, in the fifth wicket stand, Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan put 52 runs. But, Thisara Perera managed a big breakthrough for the Victorians scalping Russell for 46 off 24 balls.
After six more runs from Russell’s dismissal, Shakib tumbled for 20 off 19 balls. The captain of Dynamites went to hit Afridi for a boundary, but failed to take advantage of that full-toss. He skied that ball to deep midwicket and Shamsur Rahman took an easy catch.
Dhaka kept losing the wickets in regular intervals and eventually, they wrapped in for 146 and lost the match by seven runs.
After scoring 26 off 12 deliveries, Thisara Perera took three wickets conceding 13 runs. And subsequently, he won the man of the match award.
Earlier, the Victorians post a mediocre total of 153 for eight wickets in 20 overs. Shamsur Rahman was the best batsman for them as he struck 48 off 35 deliveries before being dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan. The Dynamites captain Shakib took three wickets and completed 100 BPL scalps as the first bowler.
Victorians disappointed to ensure an ideal start as Anamul Haque fell for one while facing off a short ball off Andre Russell. He tried to pull it away but skied to square leg. Victorians’ initial blow continued as they lost captain Imrul Kayes in 27 runs.
Kayes hit a six at the start of his innings but failed to bring this golden start ahead. Rubel Hossain was the bowler to splatter his stumps.
However, in the third wicket stand, Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman added 51 runs to guide Comilla to a challenging total. Tamim fell for 34 off 29 balls. We went for a slog sweep but the ball has gone straight to the mid-wicket fielder Rony Talukder.
After hunting Tamim Iqbal, Shakib completed 100 BPL wickets as the first bowler taking Shahid Afridi and Shamsur Rahman.
Afridi posted 16 off 8 balls while Shamsur added 48 off 35 balls. They added 34 runs to help the Victorians to post a big total.
After the dismissals of Afridi and Shamsur, Thisara Perera was the only batsman to display some big shots. Before being trapped in run-out by a superb effort of Nurul Hasan Shohan and Rubel Hossain, Perera posted 26 off 12 deliveries.
Shakib Al Hasan was the best bowler for the Dynamites as he bagged three for 24. Rubel Hossain and Andre Russell took two wickets each.
Comilla will play their next match against Rangpur Riders on 28 January at Chattogram, and on the same day Dhaka will take on Khulna Titans in the same venue.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) — Dhaka Dynamites won the toss on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium against Comilla Victorians and decided to bowl first in their eighth match of the sixth season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Dhaka played seven matches and won five of them. Comilla also played as many games but won four of them. While Dhaka are at the top of the points table, Comilla are at number three.
In the last match, Dhaka lost by three wickets to Chittagong Vikings and Comilla lost to Rajshahi Kings by 38 runs.
Comilla Victorians (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque(w), Shamsur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman, Imrul Kayes(c), Liam Dawson, Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Wahab Riaz, Mahedi Hasan
Dhaka Dynamites (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Hazratullah Zazai, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Darwish Rasooli, Nurul Hasan(w), Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Mohammad Naim, Mohor Sheikh, Rubel Hossain
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) — Fifties from Alex Hales and Chris Gayle helped Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) defending champions Rangpur Riders beat Khulna Titans by six wickets on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
It was Rangpur’s fourth win in eight matches in the ongoing BPL. In contrast, it was Khulna’s seventh loss of the season. They have played eight matches so far.
Chasing 181, Hales and Gayle put up a 78-run stand in the opening partnership. Hales fell after scoring 55 off 40 balls – his first fifty in this BPL. Gayle also hit 55 off 29 deliveries with three big sixes off Mahmudullah Riyad’s third over.
Rilee Rossouw, the most consistent batsman of BPL so far, hit Yasir Shah for a six in the third ball of 20th over and completed the chase with three balls to play (183/4 in 19.3 overs).
The Pakistani spin-star took two wickets for Khulna. Along with him, Junaid Khan and Mahmudullah took one wicket each. Khulna are now too close to elimination from the tournament.
Earlier, Rangpur won the toss and sent Khulta to bat. They posted 181 for six. Nazmul Hossain Shanto hit 48 for Khulna.
Khulna lost the first wicket when Al Amin tried to cut Mashrafe in the first over but managed an edge to the keeper. After losing the first wicket in 5 runs, Khulna added 24 runs in the second wicket stand.
Junaid Siddique and wicketkeeper-batsman Brendan Taylor were propelling Khulna to a big total. But Junaid fell after adding 13 runs to the board. He skied a catch at cover-point and Rilee Rossouw took that comfortably.
Khulna lost the third wicket to Chris Gayle when Taylor failed to clear the boundary. The Zimbabwean added 32 off 20 balls. In the fourth wicket stand, Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Mahmudullah added 56 runs in the board.
Shanto, the left-handed batsman, scored 48 off 35 balls with two fours and three sixes – his best innings in the ongoing BPL. In his last five matches, he scored only 32 runs.
Mahmudullah, the Khulna captain, added 29 off 20 balls. But David Wiese played his part with great care, scoring 35 off 15 balls. He batted with a strike-rate of 233.33. The South African remained unbeaten at 35.
Farhad was the best bowler for Rangpur, taking four wickets for 32 runs. Mashrafe and Gayle took one wicket each.
Khulna will play their next match against Sylhet Sixers on January 23 and Rangpur will take on Chittagong Vikings on January 25.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) — Khulta Titans posted 181 on Tuesday in the first innings against Rangpur Riders in their eighth encounter of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Rangpur captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, won the toss and decided to bat first. Right-arm pacer Farhad Reza took four wickets.
Khulna lost the first wicket with five runs on the board when Al Amin tried to cut Mashrafe in the first over but managed an edge to the keeper. Khulna added 24 runs in the second wicket stand.
Junaid Siddique and wicketkeeper-batsman Brendan Taylor were propelling Khulna to a big total but Junaid fell after adding 13 runs.
Khulna lost the third wicket to Chris Gayle. He hit the ball hard but it did not have enough force to clear the boundary. The Zimbabwean added 32 off 20 balls.
In the fourth wicket stand, Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Mahmudullah Riyad added 56. Left-handed Shanto scored 48 off 35 balls – his best innings in the ongoing BPL. He hit two fours and three sixes giving a glimpse of his batting prowess for the first time in the contest. In his last five matches, he scored only 32 runs.
Khulna captain Mahmudullah added 29 off 20 balls. But David Wiese played his part with great care, scoring 35 off 15 balls. He batted with a strike-rate of 233.33. The South African remained unbeaten at 35.
Farhad Reza was the most successful bowler for Rangpur, taking four wickets for 32 runs. Mashrafe and Gayle took one wicket each.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) — Defending champions of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Rangpur Riders won the toss and decided to bowl first against Khulna Titans on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Rangpur won three of their previous seven matches and lost the other four matches. On the other hand, Khulna Titans managed only a match in their seven matches.
If Khulna Titans lose today, they will find themselves out of the race of the championship.
Khulna Titans (Playing XI): JunaidSiddique, NazmulHossainShanto, Al-Amin, Mahmudullah(c), Brendan Taylor(w), Ariful Haque, David Wiese, Taijul Islam, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Subashis Roy
Rangpur Riders (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, RileeRossouw, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Mithun(w), Nahidul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Farhad Reza, Nazmul Islam, Shafiul Islam, SohagGazi