Khulna Tigers beat Dhaka Platoon by 8 wickets in amazing run chase in BPL
The last Group Stage match of the tournament saw Khulna Tigers beat Dhaka Platoon by 8 wickets in an amazing run chase that also witnessed Najmul Hossain Shanto hitting 115*.
Dhaka Platoon 205-4 (20 Ovs) – ( Mominul Haque 91, Mahedi Hasan 68; Robbie Frylinck 2-35)
Khulna Tigers 207-2 (18.1 Ovs) - (Najmul Hossain Shanto 115*, Mehidy Hasan 45, Rilee Rossouw 23; Shadab Khan 1-32)
Result – Khulna Tigers won by 8 wickets
Khulna Tigers won the toss and decided to bowl against Dhaka Platoon, who scored an imposing 205-4 in their 20 Overs thanks to a wonderful knock from Mominul Haque 91, supported by Mahedi Hasan 68; Robbie Frylinck 2-35 was the pick of the bowlers for the Tigers.
In reply, Khulna Tigers got off to a great start with the 21 year old Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan putting on 60 off just 6 overs. The run chase continued in this mode when Mehidy Hasan was out for 45 and then Rilee Rossouw for 23, with Shanto completing his century in just 48 balls and with Mushfiqur Rahim, at the end, completing the chase with him with 11 balls to spare.
This was the first time that a team had completed a run chase of over 200+ in BPL history and Khulna Tigers go to the top of the table.
Dhaka Platoon - Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mominul Haque, Thisara Perera, Asif Ali, Jaker Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Hasan Mahmud
Bench - Ariful Haque, Raqibul Hasan, Salauddin Sakil
Khulna Tigers - Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shamsur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shahidul Islam
Bench - Saif Hassan, Aamer Yamin, Robiul Haque
Toss: Khulna Tigers won the toss and decided to bowl
Time12:30 PM GMT
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Mahfuzur Rahman, David Millns Third Umpire: Tanvir AhmedMatch Referee: Akhtar Ahmad
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