Chattogram Challengers beat Rajshahi Royals by 7 wickets in BPL
Chattogram Challengers had a convincing win over Rajshahi Royals by 7 wickets in the BPL, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka today.
Chattogram Challengers 170-3 (18.3 Ovs) – (Lendl Simmons 51, Imrul Kayes 67*, Chris Gayle 23)
Rajshahi Royals 166-8 (20 Ovs) - (Liton Das 56, Shoaib Malik 28, Farhad Reza 21, Andre Russell 20; Rubel Hossain 3-20, Ziaur Rahman 3-18)
Result - Chattogram Challengers won by 7 wickets
Chattogram Challengers won the toss and decided to bowl against Rajshahi Royals at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka today.
Rajshahi Royals scored a competitive 166-8 in their 20 Overs, with Liton Das 56, Shoaib Malik 28, Farhad Reza 21 and Andre Russell 20 in the runs and Rubel Hossain 3-20 and Ziaur Rahman 3-18 the main wicket takers for the Challengers.
In reply, West Indies legend Chris Gayle had his first outing in this season’s BPL and put the Challengers on the road to storming win with over 3 overs left to play of their 20 overs.
Lendl Simmons 51, Imrul Kayes 63*, Chris Gayle 23 all batted superbly to give Chattogram Challengers a well-deserved win.
Chattogram Challengers - Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton, Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed, Muktar Ali, Ziaur Rahman, Kesrick Williams, Rubel Hossain
Bench - Junaid Siddique, Asela Gunaratne, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Nasir Hossain, Enamul Haque jnr, Pinak Ghosh
Rajshahi Royals - Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Ravi Bopara, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Farhad Reza, Alok Kapali, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Irfan
Bench - Mohammad Nawaz, Abu Jayed, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Nahidul Islam
Toss: Chattogram Challengers won the toss and decided to bowl
Time: 12:30 PM GMT
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Morshed Ali Khan, David Millns Third Umpire: Moniruzzaman Match Referee: Salim Shahed
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