Alexa Khulna seals hat-trick victory in BBPL

Dhaka, Friday   21 February 2020


Khulna seals hat-trick victory in BBPL

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:35 PM, 20 December 2019   Updated: 05:44 PM, 20 December 2019

Photo: BCB

Photo: BCB

Khulna clinched hat-trick victory beating Rangpur Rangers by eight wickets in the days' first game of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) at Chattogram today. On the other hand, Mohammad Nabi's Rangpur lost all four matches they played.

After winning the toss Khulna Tigers asked Rangpur Rangers to bat first. Rangpur post 137 for 9 wickets. Khulna chased down the target keeping 45 balls and 8 wickets in hand.

In reply, Khulna lost their opener Nazmul Hossain Shanto on 24. From here, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (37 off 22) and RR Rossouw rebuild for Tigers. Gurbaz sent back by Mukidul Islam when Khulna Tigers were 85/2. From here, RR Rossouw (66 off 31) and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (17 off 17) left the field after completing victory.

Mustafizur Rahman and Mukidul Islam bagged one wicket each for Rangpur.

Earlier, Rangpur lost their opener, Mohammed Shahzad, to 20. Before going out to Mohammad Amir Shahzad made 11 off 7. 

Cameron Delpor also went out in quick succession as Shafiul Islam struck in his very first ball and Rangpur lost their 2nd wicket to 28. Nadif Chowdhury also follows him and went out before scoring any run and Rangers lost their 3rd wicket to 40.

After 20 overs Rangpur Rangers able to post 137/9 as opener Mohammad Naim scored 49 off 32, Fazle Rabbi made 42 off 33 and L Gregory scored 22 off 20.

Shafiul Islam was the best bowler for Khulna as he took 3 wickets for only 21 runs. Mohammad Amir also took two wickets for 24 runs. Shahidul Islam took 2 wickets for 32 runs.