Rangpur Riders are back to the form and beat Khulna Titans by 6 wickets on the 25th Match on BPL-19. Another good news is Farhad Reza picked 4 wickets and won the man of the match.
Khulna Titans Inning
As Khulna Titans Captain Mahmudullah lost the toss and sent Al-Amin and Junaid Siddique to open. But Rangpur Riders captain Mashrafe Mortaza sent Al-Amin back to the pavilion on the first over and 5 runs on the scoreboard.
Then another opener Junaid Siddique made 24 runs with wicket-Keeper Brendon Taylor before he became a pickup to Farhad Reza. Brendon Taylor found Nazmul Islam and made a partnership of 47 runs. Then Brendon Taylor surrendered to Gayle at 78 runs on the scoreboard.
Khulna Titans Captain Mahmudullah companied Nazmul Islam Shanto and picked 56 runs together. As Khulna Titans Captain Mahmudllah and Nazmul Islam Shanto became back to back pickups to Farhad Reza and brought the breakthrough at 134 runs on the scoreboard.
Nazmul Islam Shanto picked 48 runs from 35 balls with a couple of fours and 3 sixes. Mahmudullah got 29 runs from 20 deliveries with a four and a six. Then David Weise made a tornado of 35 runs off 15 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes and picked a fighting score of 181 runs after their 20 overs.
Experienced pacer Forhad Reza picked 4 wickets for 32 runs and brought him the man of the match title. Each Chris Gayle and Rangpur Riders Captain Mashrafe Mortaza got a wicket.
Rangpur Riders Inning
To the target of this huge score, Rangpur Riders started a dreamy inning. Two opener Chris Gayle and Alex Hales picked 78 runs from 7.4 overs. Scoring 55 runs from 29 deliveries with 8 fours and 3 sixes, Alex Hales became bold to Yasir Shah.
Protea batting sensation AB de Villiers made 43 runs with Caribbean batting Monster Chris Gayle before Mahmudullah sends him back with 41 runs off 25 deliveries from 3 fours and 4 sixes. At 171 runs on the scoreboard, Chris Gayle became a pickup to Junaid Khan and scored 55 runs from 41 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes.
Then Mohammad Mithun, Rilee Roussoue and Nahidul Islam reached the target with 3 balls and 6 wickets in hand. Rangpur Riders are back to the form and beat Khulna Titans by 6 wickets. Yasir Shah got two wickets but it costs 47 runs. Each Junaid Khan and Khulna Titans Captain Mahmudullah got a wicket also.
Finally, Rangpur Riders are back to the form and beat Khulna Titans by 6 wickets on BPL-19. But the positive signs are Chris Gayle and Farhad Reza got their form. On the other hand, it proves that Khulna Titans got a strong batting order, though lost the match for the bowlers.