Rangpur Riders lost by 9 runs against Khulna

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 | 0

Khulna Titans is one of the founding member of Bangladesh Premier League but yet to touch the glory of BPL. They used to compete in every season of Bangladesh Premier League since the beginning. And in 5th season of BPL, they are one of the seven contender and still regarded as one of the most potential team. In the last match between Khulna and Rangpur which was staged at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong earlier today where Rangpur Riders lost by 9 runs against Khulna. Rangpur Riders won the toss and decided to field first. Basically in the ground of Dhaka, 2nd batting team used to get advantage to win the match. So, Rangpur wanted to apply the method here. Khulna Titans scored 158 runs totally in 20 overs but in return, Rangpur Riders got packet in 149 runs so far.

Rangpur Riders lost by 9 runs against Khulna

On the other hand, Rangpur Riders is considerably younger team than Khulna Titans and since 2013, they used to compete in every season of BPL but they also could not win the title of it. In the ongoing season of BPL, they have most balanced team where Gayle and McCullum are the two openers. But they missed first couple of matches.

With Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Rilee Rossouw, Khulna Titans started their innings. But in just 14 runs they lost their opener Rilee Rossouw who scored just 11 runs so far. Another opener Shanto scored 20 runs in 20 balls. Afif Hossain was bowled by Rubel in just 24 runs. But skipper Mahmudullah played well and made the highest innings for the team. He scored 59 runs in 36 balls. With six 4’s and two 6’s, he colored his innings. Rest players could not make any better innings though they had number of best quality lower orders which consists of Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite and so on. Ariful played the last match well but in the match against Khulna, he scored just 16 runs in 15 balls. Finally in 20 overs, Khulna Titans scored 158 runs by losing eight wickets so far. Under the charges of Mashrafee Mortaza, Rubel Hossain took three wickets highest and every bowlers got at least one wicket in the match.

On the other hand, in just four runs Rangpur Riders lost their top player Brendon McCullum. He scored just 2 runs. Chris Gayle also flopped in the day he scored 16 runs. Rangpur tried hard where Ravi Bopara and Nahidul Islam played really well. Bopara scored highest 59 runs and Nahid scored 58 runs for the team Riders. They just lost six wickets but could not reach the destination. They finished their innings with 149 runs so far.

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