Khulna Titans beat Chittagong by 5 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 | 0

There was two matches of Bangladesh Premier League today where in the 2nd match which was the 18th match of the tournament, Khulna Titans faced Chittagong Vikings at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. In the match, Khulna Titans beat Chittagong by 5 wickets. It was the second meeting between this two teams in ongoing season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) where in both times, Khulna managed almost easy victory. Earlier today, Khulna won the toss and as usual selected to bat first. It seems that first batting team used to face defeat in the ground of Mirpur Stadium, Dhaka. So, Chittagong scored 160 runs in selected 20 overs. The score was good but in 18.2 overs, Khulna managed to reach the target. They have lost just five wickets to do the score.

Khulna Titans beat Chittagong by 5 wickets

Luke Ronchi who was the captain and wicketkeeper of the team Chittagong started to bat with Soumya Sarkar. He scored just 3 runs where Soumya played almost well. He scored 32 runs in 34 balls. He did not play aggressively but his playing style was ODI. But his partner Anamul Haque played well. In 47 balls he scored highest 62 runs. He made five 4’s and three 6’s in his innings. Najibullah Zadran scored 24 runs but unfortunately got run out and Stiaan van Zyl scored 23 runs and remained unbeaten. At the end by losing five wickets, they scored 160 runs. Considering the crease, the score could be enough if the Vikings could bowl well. But they did not maintain the line and length. For Khulna Abu Jayed took highest three wickets so far.

However, Khulna came to chase the score by their two openers Michael Klinger and Rilee Rossouw. But Klinger got out so early with just individual 1 run.Dhiman Ghosh was no better than him today but scored just 4 runs. Skipper and icon player Mahmudullah and Rilee played well. Both of them scored were close to half century but they were desperate and took plenty of shots. Rilee scored 49 runs and Mahmudullah scored 48 runs so far. Nazmul Hossain Shanto added just 9 runs to the scoreboard but Ariful Haque added few more runs there so far. Finally Mahmudullah remained not out and left the field with an amazing victory. In 18.2 overs, they made their target when they had still five wickets in hand. Now, Khulna Titans is in 2nd position on the point table where Dhaka is in top.

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