Dhaka v Rajshahi, BPL, Mirpur

Sami, Mushfiqur star in tense Rajshahi win

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 27, 2012

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Duronto Rajshahi 120 for 7 (Mushfiqur 40*) beat Dhaka Gladiators 116 (Sami 5-6) by three wickets
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Mohammad Sami took 5 for 6 in 3.2 overs, Dhaka Gladiators v Duronto Rajshahi, BPL, Mirpur, February 27, 2012
Mohammad Sami took lots of wickets for very little runs © BPL T20
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Duronto Rajshahi have finished top of the Bangladesh Premier League table after winning what ended up being a tense match against Dhaka Gladiators in Mirpur. Dhaka also qualify as they have a better run-rate than Chittagong Kings. Mohammad Sami had remarkable figures of 5 for 6 as Dhaka were shot out for 116, but Rajshahi stuttered in the chase and needed captain Mushfiqur Rahim to score 40 not out as they won in the final over.

Sami had ripped through the Dhaka line-up, causing them to collapse from 59 for 2 to 116 all out in 18.2 overs. All of Sami's wickets were either lbw or bowled.

The chase looked a simple one, but Rajshahi slipped to 80 for 6. Mushfiqur stitched together a 32-run partnership with Soumya Sarkar to get Rajshahi close. Sarkar's dismissal in the 19th over meant the match was pushed into the final over. Sami, who had been the star with the ball, came in and scored 3 off 3 balls with the bat to help Mushfiqur get Rajshahi over the line.

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Posted by   on (February 27, 2012, 16:55 GMT)

GREAT GOING BY DURONTO RAJSHAHI.......KEEP IT GOING GUYS

Posted by zafarsmu on (February 27, 2012, 16:42 GMT)

please explain this to me...barisal has a higher NRR than chittagong...+0.178 for Barisal vs. +0.078 for Chittagong...yet Chittagong has gone through to the semis...how has this happened????

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (February 27, 2012, 16:41 GMT)

Duronto started their campaign in a poor way but finished 1st round gorgeously. Gladiators' per4mance is unsatisfactory now. Anyway, hope Afridi will play 4 Gladiators at knockout stage.

Posted by Praxis on (February 27, 2012, 15:38 GMT)

It good to see the most consistently performing division in the league doing the best in this T20 circus too. Dhaka & Chittagong may take some lesson from it, having the best facilities & most academies, clubs & financial backups won't ensure dominance.

Posted by   on (February 27, 2012, 14:23 GMT)

Four Semifinalist 1. Rajshahi 2. Khulna 3. Dhaka 4. Chittagong

Barisal is out. Because among Barisal, dhaka , chittagong and khulna 12 match has been played Khulna won 4 Dhaka and Chittagong won 3 each Barisal won 2

Bad luck for Barisal.

Posted by Zamana on (February 27, 2012, 13:38 GMT)

The way Sami is bowling, he should be considered in the Pakistan team. I hope he has learnt from previous experience. He has never had an injury problem and is a very good fielder. He is also a handy batsman.

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