Gemcon Khulna lifted the title of Bangabandhu T20 Cup on Friday, beating Gazi Group Chattogram by 5 runs in the final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Khula batted first after losing the toss and posted 155 runs with Mahmudullah Riyad’s unbeaten 70.
In reply, Chattogram made a cautious start. However, they lost two wickets – Soumya Sarkar (12), and Mohammad Mithun (7) – during the powerplay.
Shuvagata Hom removed Soumya while Al Amin sent off Mithun.
Khulna took control of the game in the first 10 overs, conceding only 63 runs and taking three wickets.
Liton Das, the highest run-scorer for Chattogram, was caught short of the crease for 23 off 23 deliveries.
Chattogram needed 94 runs in the last 10 overs. Riding on the 41-ball fifty of Shykat Ali, they inched towards victory but fell short of six runs in the last over bowled by Shahidul Islam.
In the last 10 overs, Chattogram scored 87 runs. They needed 16 off the last six balls, but Shahidul conceded 10 only along with scalping the wickets of Shykat and Mosaddek Hossain in two successive deliveries.
And Chattogram finished on 150 for six in 20 overs.
Shahidul bagged two wickets while Al Amin, Shuvagata Hom and Hasan Mahmud took one wicket each for Khulna.