Chittagong Vikings beat Rajshahi Kings by 6 wickets in BPL
Chittagong Vikings won the toss and decided to field against Rajshahi Kings today at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, in the BPL.
Rajshahi Kings 157-5 (Laurie Evans 74, Ryan ten Doeschate 28, Christiaan Jonker 36*; Khaled Ahmed 2-30)
Chittagong Vikings 159-4 (Mushfiqur Rahim 64*, Mosaddek Hossain 43*; Arafat Sunny 3-22)
Result - Chittagong Vikings won by 6 wickets
Laurie Evans 74 has been in great form recently with the bat and supported by Ryan ten Doeschate 28 and Christiaan Jonker 36*, took Rajshahi Kings to a competitive score of 157-5 in their 20 overs. Khaled Ahmed 2-30 was the pick of the Chittagong Vikings bowlers.
In reply, Arafat Sunny 3-22 did most of the damage early on to the Vikings run chase, removing Mohammad Shahzad, Yasir Ali and Najibullah Zadran. However, Mushfiqur Rahim 64* and Mosaddek Hossain 43* steadied the ship and needing just 33 runs to win off the last 4 overs, and with wickets in hand, the win seemed inevitable from there - eventually getting the Vikings over the line with just 2 balls to spare!
Chittagong Vikings - Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Cameron Delport, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mosaddek Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Robbie Frylinck, Khaled Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed
Rajshahi Kings - Laurie Evans, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan (c), Marshall Ayub, Christiaan Jonker, Zakir Hasan (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Qais Ahmad, Arafat Sunny, Kamrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
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