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Frylinck destroyed Riders batting line up only 98!

Sports Desk Daily-Bangladesh.com
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The sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 begins on Saturday. Defending champions Rangpur Riders ‍meet Chittagong Vikings in the opening match of the tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital’s Mirpur.

Vikings captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and decided to bowl first. The match was kick off at 12:30 pm.

Up to this report, Rangpur Riders collected 98 runs with all out in 19.5 overs.

At the beginnig of the Rangpur innings, the Vikings literally destroyed the batting the line-up of defending champins.

Rangpur Riders lost two wickets at second over. After that, they lost one after another wickets. No batsman from Riders could stand up against Vikings bowling. Only, Ravi Bopara is fought alone for the team.

South African seamers Robbie Frylinck started destroying the Riders' batting line up with the wicket of Alex Hales in the first bowl of the first over. After then, he got Mehedi Maruf, Mohammad Mithun, Sohag Gazi.

From Mehedi Maruf to Hales, Rossouw even captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza failed to score big for Rangpur riders. Only Ravi Bopara helps to increase the runs. He scored 44 runs off 47 balls (4*3, 6*1).

Apart from Bopara, Sohug Gazi scored runs. He scored 21 off 17 (4*3).

And as for Chittagong Vikings, Nayeem Islam and Abu Jayed got two wickets each. Khaled Ahmed took one wicket.

And, Abu Jayed and Khaled Ahmed took one wicket each.

Scorecard:

Rangpur Riders: Ravi Bopara 44 off 47 (4*3, 6*1), Sohug Gazi 21 off 17 (4*3).

Chittagong Vikings: Robbie Frylinck 14-4, Abu jayed 30-2, Nayeem Hasan 10-2, Khaled Ahmed 15-1.

DailyBangladesh/Adnan

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