Rangpur Rangers beat Rajshahi Royals by 47 runs in BPL
Rangpur Rangers beat Rajshahi Royals by 47 runs in the 28th match of the BPL 2019/20 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka today.
Rajshahi Royals 135-8 – ( 20 Ovs) - (Alok Kapali 31, Ravi Bopara 28; Taskin Ahmed 4-29, Lewis Gregory 2-27)
Rangpur Rangers 182-6 – (20 Ovs) - (Mohammad Naim 55, Cameron Delport 31, Lewis Gregory 28; Afif Hossain 2-40, Mohammad Irfan 2-35)
Result – Rangpur Rangers won by 47 runs
Rajshahi Royals won the toss and decided to bowl against Rangpur Rangers who scored a competitive total of 182-6 off their 20 overs thanks to Mohammad Naim 55, Cameron Delport 31, Lewis Gregory 28 and Jahurul Islam 19* (who hit 18 off the final over); Afif Hossain 2-40 and Mohammad Irfan 2-35 were the pick of the bowlers for Rajshahi Royals.
In reply, Rajshahi Royals were in deep trouble after some great bowling from Taskin Ahmed who took the first 3 wickets and had the Royals 54-3 after 9 overs, needing 128 off 66 balls.
Always playing catch up, the pressure on the Rajshahi Royals batsmen was too much and despite a cameo knock from Dre Russ they ended up on 135-8 off their 20 overs, losing by 47 runs. Mustafizur Rahman bowled 4 overs for just 14 runs and Taskin Ahmed 4-29 and Lewis Gregory 2-27 were the main wicket takers for Rangpur Rangers.
Rajshahi Royals - Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Alok Kapali, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Nahidul Islam, Andre Russell (c), Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Irfan
Bench - Irfan Sukkur, Mohammad Nawaz, Abu Jayed, Hazratullah Zazai, Minhajul Abedin Afridi
Rangpur Rangers - Mohammad Naim, Shane Watson (c), Cameron Delport, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi, Jahurul Islam (wk), Fazle Mahmud, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
Bench - Mukidul Islam, Shadman Islam, Sanjit Saha, Zakir Hasan, Tom Abell, Rishad Hossain, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Shahzad, Nadif Chowdhury
Toss: Rajshahi Royals won the toss and decided to bowl
Time: 12:30 PM GMT
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Tanvir Ahmed, David Millns Match Referee: Samiur Rahman
©Cricket World 2019