Rajshahi Royals beat Khulna Tigers in thrilling BPL Final
Rajshahi Royals beat Khulna Tigers by 21 runs in a thrilling BPL Final at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka today.
Rajshahi Royals 170-4 (20 Ovs) – (Irfan Sukkur 52, Mohammad Nawaz 41 *, Andre Russell 27*; Mohammad Amir 2-35)
Khulna Tigers 148-8 (20 Ovs) – (Shamsur Rahman 52, Rilee Rossouw 37; Mohammad Irfan 2-18, Andre Russell 2-32, Kamrul Islam 2-29)
Result – Rajshahi Royals won by 21 runs
Khulna Tigers won the toss and decided to bowl against Rajshahi Royals who scored 170-4 in their 20 Overs, mainly thanks to Irfan Sukkur 52, Mohammad Nawaz 41 * and Andre Russell 27*; Mohammad Amir 2-35 was the main wicket taker for the Tigers.
In reply, Khulna Tigers scored and were just short in the run chase, scoring 148-8 in their 20 Overs - Shamsur Rahman 52 and Rilee Rossouw 37 were the main run getters and Mohammad Irfan 2-18, Andre Russell 2-32 and Kamrul Islam 2-29 the heroes with the ball for the Royals.
Ravi Bopara (on the bench for Rajshahi Royals today) said – ‘Nothing beats winning trophies… I would have loved to have played today but Nawaz came in and played brilliantly’
Khulna Tigers - Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Najibullah Zadran, Robbie Frylinck, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Tanvir Islam
Bench - Alauddin Babu, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Aliss Islam, Aminul Islam
Rajshahi Royals - Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Alok Kapali, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Mohammad Nawaz, Farhad Reza, Kamrul Islam, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Irfan
Bench - Ravi Bopara, Taijul Islam, Nahidul Islam
Toss; Khulna Tigers won the toss and decided to bowl
Time: 01:00 PM GMT
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Gazi Sohel, David Millns Third Umpire: Tanvir Ahmed Match Referee: Raqibul Hasan
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