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Rajshahi Royals beat Khulna Tigers in thrilling BPL Final

Rajshahi Royals beat Khulna Tigers in thrilling BPL Final
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Andre Russell (c) and Mohammad Nawaz put on an unbeaten 71 run partnership
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Andre Russell Player of the Match
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Rajshahi Royals beat Khulna Tigers by 21 runs in a thrilling BPL Final at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka today.

Match Summary

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)

ResultRajshahi 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’

 

 

Teams

 

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

 

Match Details

 

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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