Chittagong Kings v Khulna Royal Bengals, BPL, Mirpur February 12, 2012

Nasir Jamshed leads Kings to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Chittagong Kings 174 for 4 (Jamshed 86*, Razzak 2-7) beat Khulna Royal Bengals 171 for 3 (Chanderpaul 59, Mahmudullah 2-18) by six wickets

Nasir Jamshed's rapid half-century helped Chittagong Kings beat Khulna Royal Bengals with five balls to spare in Mirpur. They and Barisal Burners are the only unbeaten teams in the Bangladesh Premier League after two games.

The Kings lost the toss at the Shere Bangla Stadium and watched the Royal Bengals openers make a strong start. Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Herschelle Gibbs had added 89 by the 11th over, when Gibbs was dismissed by Mahmudullah for 34 off 39 balls. Mahmudullah also dismissed Chanderpaul in the 15th over, for 59 off 50 balls with his team on 114 for 2. Two other West Indians, Dwayne Smith and Andre Russell, ensured the Royal Bengals had a strong finish. They scored 52 in five overs and gave their bowlers 171 to defend.

Jahurul Islam fell early but Jamshed, the Pakistan batsman, gave the Kings a quick start. He had a partnership of 88 with Jason Roy for the second wicket and put the chase on course. The innings stumbled when Roy and Mahmudullah fell in the 11th over, and Dwayne Bravo didn't make much either. Jamshed, however, held one end up, scoring rapidly to deal with the asking-rate. He hit 86 off 47 balls, with ten fours and a six, to steer the Kings to victory in the final over.

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  • Dummy4 on February 12, 2012, 21:21 GMT

    the pakistani and west indies players are dominating the scenes. but it's also good to see mortaza in action ... was expecting a little more from the local players.

  • Dummy4 on February 12, 2012, 16:06 GMT

    thanks to bangladesh that , they gave an opportunity to pakistani player's, to express their self in t20 league's and show casing their talent.

  • Muhammad Rakibul on February 12, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    My Goodness! It has been so far turned to a tournament of Caribbeans & Pakistanis. In 1st 6 games of BPL, young (& almost unfamiliar) Anamul is the only Bangali Man of the Match. Rest r 4m WI or Pk.

  • Mark on February 12, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    This game was a joke. No disrespect to Jamshed, he played one heck of an innings but this was suppose to be a Bangladeshi tournament not a foreign tournament but this game was dominated by the foreign players. How on earth are Bangladesh going to improve in Cricket if they do not use their players. Just look at Khulna Royal Bengal today, the first 4 batsman who scored the bulk of the runs for their team on this match were not bangladeshi. Shakib and Nasir are much lower in the pecking order when they should be high on top.

  • Saud on February 12, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    Nasir is best opener available for pakistan now a days. Also, ahmed shahzad should be in t20 format.

  • Dummy4 on February 12, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    hope he gets a place in pakistan team actually both nasir jamshed and ahmed shshzad

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