Khulna Titans won against Rajshahi by 2 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 | 0

Khulna Titans which is one of the founding member of Bangladesh Premier League and since the beginning they used to participate in every season of BPL. But unfortunately yet to touch BPL title. They finished last season of Bangladesh Premier League by standing in 3rd position which was their top achievement till now. In ongoing season of BPL is the 5th season where Khulna Titans is one of the most important contender. Though, their winning rate are not significantly higher but has the possibility to win the title of BPL for the first time. In their last meeting which was staged today against Rajshahi Kings. Khulna Titans won against Rajshahi by 2 wickets which was hosted at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Khulna Titans won the toss and selected to bat first which was a wise decision.

Khulna Titans won against Rajshahi by 2 wickets

Rajshahi Kings scored 166 runs in 20 overs and they lost eight wickets. In return, Khulna Titans were about to lose the match but in 8th wickets partnership between Ariful Haque and Junaid Khan lead the team to victory. In 19.2 overs, they secured the match finally.

Dwayne Smith and Mominul Haque opened the innings for Rajshahi Kings but within 21 runs, Rajshahi lost their top three wickets which were consisted of Mominul Haque, Zakir Hasan and Daniel Bell. Later, in 4th wicket partnership between Smith and icon player Mushfiqur Rahim, they added more than 70 runs to the scoreboard. Smith scored highest 62 runs and Mushfiqur scored 55 runs for the team. Just three players made it to the double figure runs where the 3rd player was James Franklin who scored 29 runs. In 20 overs, they lost 8 wickets and presented 166 runs target in front of Khulna Titans. Pakistani bowler Junaid Khan took highest four wickets for Khulna Titans.

In return, in just 13 runs Khulna lost two wickets including opener Chadwick Walton. Batsmen excluding Mahmudullah could not longer their innings among the top orders. Skipper and icon player Mahmudullah scored highest 56 runs in 44 balls. They were about to lose the match where in front of them target was big but in had there are few balls left. By when Ariful Haque came to the crease and took the lead with strong hand. But at the end of the crease, no one could stand strong. But in 8th wickets partnership with Junaid Khan, Ariful played an amazing innings and left the crease with victory. Mohammad Sami took three wickets and James Franklin took two wickets for Rajshahi Kings.

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