Khulna Titans lost by 19 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 | 0

Khulna Titans is one of the top participant in Bangladesh Premier League though the team yet to win the title of BPL. They have participated in the running season of BPL as well as one of the seven franchise teams. They have played against the rest competitors in the tournament and in the 38th match of the event, Khulna Titans lost by 19 runs against Rangpur Riders. The match was hosted in 3rd November, 2017 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka which was the 4th phase of the tournament. Masudur Rahman (Ban) and Riazuddin (Pak) were the two field umpires of the match. Khulna Titans won the toss and decided to field first in the match. Rangpur Riders scored 147 runs by losing six wickets where Mohammad Mithun scored highest 50 runs and remained unbeaten for the Riders. On the other hand, Khulna Titans finished selected 20 overs by scoring just 128 runs. They lost total eight wickets. Michael Klinger was the highest scorer of the team Titans.

Khulna Titans lost by 19 runs

Rangpur Riders came to bat and opened their innings with Gayle and Ziaur Rahman. Ziaur got out so early who scored just 8 runs so far. In 11 team runs, their opening partnership was broken. However, Rangpur Riders tried to make long lasting partnership but could not do so. Though, they made number of small partnerships there. After Ziaur was gone, McCullum came up and joined with Gayle. He scored 15 runs and gone by Shafiul. Later, Mithun came and made partnership with Chris Gayle. Gayle was out with individual 38 runs where at the end of the crease Mithun stood alone. He tried to make another bond but no one could give him company. Finally, skipper Mashrafe Mortaza came to bat in 6th in number and finished their innings with Mithun. In selected 20 overs, Rangpur Riders lost six wickets and scored 147 runs so far. Archer took highest two wickets and Jayed, Shafiul, Irfan, Brathwaite took one wicket each.

On the other hand, the opening partnership of Khulna Titans played very well and added 60 runs to the scoreboard when Shanto was gone with individual 20 runs. Just 11 runs later 2nd wicket was gone. Afif scored 8 runs so far. They started to lost wickets since then and there was not standing there but came to join and gone with few runs. No players made a effective innings that could lead the team to victory. Klinger scored highest 44 runs. Losing eight wickets, Mohammad Irfan and Shafiul Islam finished the match with 128 runs. So, they were lost by 19 runs so far.

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