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Bangabandhu T20 Cup

Rajshahi’s target 147

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:58 PM, 26 November 2020  

Photo: BCB

Photo: BCB

Gemcon Khulna gave a medium-fighting target to Minister Group Rajshahi in the 3rd match of Bangabandhu T20 Cup at Mirpur Shere Bangla National Stadium in the capital on Thursday.

Batting first, Gemcon Khulna collected 146 runs in 20 overs by losing 6 wickets.

Khulna captain Mahmudullah Riyad decided to bat after winning the toss. Anamul Haque and Imrul Kayes opened the innings for the team. The duration of this pair was only one and a half overs. 

Kayes returned to the dressing room before opening the scoring to sweep Mahedi Hasan in the second over of the innings. Tiger all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who came after his place, indicated a good start with two 4s, however, he could not score more than 12 runs. 

Khulna faced danger after losing Anamul Haque, Jahurul Islam, and Mahmudullah. They lost 5 wickets for only 51 runs. However, Shamim Hossain and Ariful Haque took the helm of the team at that time. Mahmudullah’s team handled the initial disaster with a pair of 49 runs. Shamim returned for 35 runs.

In the end, Khulna gave the fighting target in Ariful storm. He scored an unbeaten 41 runs. Shahidul Islam gave him a worthy company. 

Mukidul Islam took two wickets for Rajshahi. Besides, Ebadot Hossain, Arafat Sunny and Mahedi Hasan took one wicket each.