Table toppers Chittagong Vikings derailed by the Rangpur Riders in BPL
The BPL table toppers, Chittagong Vikings, won the toss and decided to bowl against the Rangpur Riders, in the second BPL match of the day, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
Rangpur Riders 239-4 (Alex Hales 100, Rilee Rossouw 100*; Abu Jayed 2-35)
Chittagong Vikings 167-8 (Yasir Ali 78; Mashrafe Mortaza 3-43)
Result - Rangpur Riders won by 72 runs
Having been asked to bat, the Rangpur Riders took full advantage, putting on 109 in the first 10 overs. Chris Gayle went early on, however, Alex Hales was on fire at this stage on 83* (hitting 5x6s and 10x4s) in his knock, off just 37 balls.
With Rilee Rossouw, who has also been in great form in the BPL, Alex Hales put on a 2nd wicket partnership of 174. Hales went on to complete his century in just 48 balls. Meanwhile, Rossouw was also hitting the ball to all parts of the ground finishing on 100* (51 balls).
In reply, Chittagong Vikings were always behind in the run chase, despite a battling innings from Yasir Ali 78, and they finished up with a disappointing total of 167-8 off their 20 overs - the Rangpur Riders won by 72 runs.
Chittagong Vikings - Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Sikandar Raza, Najibullah Zadran, Mosaddek Hossain, Robbie Frylinck, Khaled Ahmed, Robiul Haque, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed
Rangpur Riders - Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Nahidul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Farhad Reza, Nazmul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam
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