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Bangabandhu T20 Cup

Dhaka’s hat-trick loss as Khulna bag another win

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:44 PM, 30 November 2020  



Beximco Dhaka has yet to see the victory in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup as Mushfiqur’s team lost three matches in a row in the tournament. They lost their 3rd match to Gemcon Khulna by 37 runs on Monday. On the other hand, Mahmudullah’s Khulna secured a second victory in the tournament, taking them the third position in the point table.

Dhaka captain Mushfiqur Rahim decided to field after winning the toss at the match of the tournament held at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital in the afternoon.

Batting first, Gemcon Khulna scored 146 runs after losing 8 wickets. In reply to the 147-runs target, Beximco Dhaka scored 109 runs after losing all wickets in the 19th over of the match. 

Tanzid Hasan and Mohammad Naim started the innings for Dhaka, but Tanzid went to the pavilion in the first over. Naim tried to take the helm with Robiul Islam Robi, however, both of them returned to the dressing room quickly in the team’s 14 runs. 

After losing three early wickets, Dhaka fell in trouble. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali took the team’s helm and made a partnership of 57-runs. After losing Yasir Ali, scored 21 runs off 35 balls, Mushfiqur could not take the team ahead as he went to the dressing room in the 78 runs. Mushfiqur scored the highest 37 off 35 balls for the team.

With Yasir-Mushfiq’s gone, Dhaka lost wickets at regular intervals and got trapped in the outstanding bowling performance of Khulna. Dhaka stopped their innings in 109 runs after losing all wickets.

Gemcon Khulna’s Shuvagata Hom and Shahidul Islam took three wickets each while Hasan Mahmud took two wickets and Shakib Al Hasan took one wicket. 

Earlier, batting first, Anamul Haque Bijoy and Shakib Al Hasan started the innings for Khulna. Both of them returned to the dressing room quickly. Bijoy scored 5 and Shakib scored 11 runs. Jahurul Islam scored 4 runs.

After falling 3 wickets quickly, Mahmudullah made a partnership of 56 runs with Imrul Kayes where Kayes made the contribution with 29 runs. After then, no one could score much. Mahmudullah was out in the last over. Khulna got a fairly good collection in the cameo of 15 runs from 5 balls of Shuvagata Hom.

Rubel Hossain took 3 wickets for Dhaka. Besides, Shafiqul Islam took two wickets, Nasum Ahmed and Nayeem Hasan took one wicket each.


Gemcon Khulna: 146/8 in 20 overs (Mahmudullah 45, Imrul Kayes 29, Ariful 19; Rubel Hossain 3/28, Shafiqul 2/34, Nasum 1/10, Nayeem 1/16).

Beximco Dhaka: 109 in 20 over (Mushfiqur Rahim 37, Yasir Ali 21; Shuvagata Hom 3/13, Shahidul Islam 3/30, Hasan Mahmud 2/22, Shakib Al Hasan 1/8)

Result: Gemcon Khulna won the match by 37 runs.