Dhaka Dominators had to beat Rangpur Riders today to stay alive in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) but the latter earned a nervy two-wicket victory to grab the fourth and remaining spot for the next phase of the franchise-based T20 tournament.
Fortune Barishal picked up their seventh win of the Bangladesh Premier League on the back of solid performances from their all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Karim Janat as they beat Khulna Tigers by 37 runs knocking any hope they had of making the top four.
Thoroughly entertained were the spectators present at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium to witness Tuesday’s second Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) fixture between Khulna Tigers and Comilla Victorians, which produced s whopping 423 runs, but in the end it was the defending champions who had the last laugh as they pulled off a record run-chase in the competition's history to win by seven wickets.
Chattogram Challengers' Mohammad Nihaduzzaman turned the match on its head as he picked four key wickets for 17 runs but poor fielding combined with a misfire with the ball at the death let Chattogram down in the end as Shakib-led Fortune Barishal topped the table on net-run-rate, going equal on points with Sylhet Strikers following a three-wicket win.
Bangladesh Premier League frontrunners Sylhet Strikers arrived for the Sylhet leg on the back of several consistent performances and got the warmest of welcomes to the city from their fans but on the first day of the Sylhet phase, the home side faltered as they put up an underwhelming batting display on a fresh wicket at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium that saw them suffer a six-wicket loss to Rangpur Riders on Friday.
Sylhet Strikers were no match for Rangpur Riders as a severe batting collapse led the league leaders to a heavy defeat in a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) fixture in Sylhet today.