Rangpur Riders beat Rajshahi Kings by 6 wickets and reigns on the point table. Getting 3 wickets on the 36th match, Rangpur Riders pacer Farhad Reza won the man of the match title.
Rajshahi kings Inning
Winning the toss Rajshahi Kings Captain Mehedi Hasan Miraz opted to bat first. But they lost their opener Johnson Charles to Farhad Reza for 12 runs from 11 deliveries with a couple of fours, at 18 on the scoreboard. Then another opener Soumya Sarker added 10 runs with Mominul Haque.
After Mominul Haque’s wickets, Laurie Evans made the hopeful partnership with opener Soumya Sarker 34 runs. Then scoring 14 runs Soumya Sarker proved his consistent failure again. As Rajshahi Kings Captain Mehedi Hasan Miraz failed to steer the team.
But Laurie Evans played 25 runs inning off 31 deliveries with 5 fours before Shahidul Islam sent him back to the pavilion. Christian Jonker scored 16 runs from 11 balls with a four and a six before Nazmul Islam sent him back at 96 runs on the score.
At the last moment, Fazle Mahmud and Qais Ahmed made 40 runs but the man of the match Farhad Reza sent them back before being dangerous. After 20 overs Rajshahi Kings got an average score of 141 runs from 8 wickets which is not enough for the Rangpur Riders batting order.
Farhad Reza got 3 wickets and bagged man of the match. Both Nazmul Islam and Shahidul Islam picked two wickets. The rest was for Nahidul Islam.
Rangpur Riders Inning
To this average score Rangpur Riders opener Chris Gayle again failed to score a big score. Scoring 10 runs off 14 balls with a couple of fours Chris Gayle surrendered to Mehedi Hasan. Then another opener Alex Hales and Rilee Roussoue picked 41 runs.
As Alex Hales surrendered to Qais Ahmed and went for the pavilion scoring 16 runs. But AB de Villiers made another storm with Rilee Roussouw. Their 71 runs partnership brought the base of another victory. As scoring 55 runs from 43 balls with 5 fours and pair of sixes Rilee Roussouw became a pickup to Kamrul Islam at 125 runs on the scoreboard.
Then AB de Villiers also got out just adding 2 runs on the scoreboard. His 37 runs inning came from 27 balls with four and 3 sixes. Then Mohammad Mithun and Nahidul Islam made no mistake to pick 145 runs for 4 wickets. Rangpur Riders beat Rajshahi Kings by 6 wickets and reigns on the point table
Man of the match
Farhad Reza. “It was difficult to bowl, but we had plans in place and they were successful. Momentum is required for a team to grow.”
Finally, Rangpur Riders beat Rajshahi Kings by 6 wickets and reigns on the point table. As BPL-19 became more contesting for the top 4 teams. Hope we will enjoy the season most.