Alexa Rajshahi post 170 in BPL final against Khulna

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Rajshahi post 170 in BPL final against Khulna

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:04 PM, 17 January 2020  

Photo: BCB

Photo: BCB

Rajshahi Royals have posted 170/4 to win for Khulna Tigers in the Bangabandhu BPL final at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today.

After winning the toss Khulna skipper Mushfiqur Rahim asked Rajshahi Royals to bat first.

Mohammad Amir gives early breakthrough picking up the wicket of Afif Hossain in his 2nd over and Rajshahi lost their first wicket to 14. From here, Liton Das and Irfan Sukkur rebuild for Rajshahi adding 49 runs in the 2nd wicket stand. Liton went out by Shahidul Islam. He pulled straight to deep square leg. The one-time Liton makes sweet connection he picks out the fielder. Short ball, he got into a nice position and pulled the ball, but it carried nicely to the man on the boundary 63/2. 

Irfan Sukur and Shoaib Malik added 31 runs in the 3rd wicket stand. Malik being dismissed scoring just 9 runs. Irfan also follows him and went out scoring 52 off 35. 

It was thought that Rajshahi could not score 150 but with the late blitz from AD Russell (26 off 14) and Mohammad Nawaz( 41 off 20) they posted 170/4 in 20 over.

For Khulna, Mohammad Amir bagged two wickets for 35 While R Frylinck and Shahidul Islam bagged one wicket each.

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