Chittagong Vikings won by 45 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 | 0

Chittagong Vikings and Rajshahi Kings are the two competitors in Bangladesh Premier League and undoubtedly faced number of times in ongoing season of BPL. Considering their strength, both are same ranked teams and both franchise teams possessed some talented players in their squad. However, in their last meeting which was hosted in 5th December, 2017 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Chittagong Vikings won by 45 runs over Rajshahi Kings. It was a competition of phase four and in phase three, Rajshahi beat Chittagong. So, considering all, it was a revenge of Chittagong.

The match between Chittagong Vikings and Rajshahi Kings was the 40th match of the tournament where earlier at the match, Kings won the toss and let Chittagong to bat first. Came to bat Vikings scored 194 runs in selected 20 overs. In the meantime, Vikings lost just two wickets. Luis Reece was the highest scorer of the team who scored 80 runs and remained undefeated for Vikings. In return, Rajshahi Kings finished their innings with 149 runs. They lost total nine wickets. Samit Patel was the highest scorer for Kings who scored 62 runs so far.

Ronchi and Reece opened the innings for Chittagong. In 69 runs their opening partnership was broken and the breakthrough came up by Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Back then Ronchi scored 42 runs. As a captain of the team, he played with responsibility. Later, Soumya came to join Reece but within short time, he went to the pavilion. He just scored 17 runs. Sikandar Raza and Reece played the 3rd wicket partnership and finished the selected 20 overs. So, they just lost two wickets and scored 194 runs. Reece scored 80 and Sikandar scored 42 runs and remained not out. Bowlers did not play with ability but were too expensive.Mehedi Hasan just two all two wickets for Rajshahi Kings.

It was a day/ night match and so, Mominul and Rony opened the innings for Rajshahi Kings. But unfortunately going to chase such high score, they were in pressure and lost opener Rony in 13 runs. Since then they failed to make long lasting partnership though top order Samit Patel played very well indeed. He scored 62 runs but there were no player like that to give him better company. Among the rest players, Zakir Hasan scored just 19 runs. On the other hand, Sikandar Raza took highest four wickets for Vikings. Luis Reece was announced as the player of the match due to his brilliant 80 runs innings.

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