Bangladesh Premier League - Final

Barisal Burners v Dhaka Gladiators

Dhaka Gladiators won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)

We're back. Somia writes: "At the moment the ratio between players in BPL collectively from Pakistan and BD to players from other countries in 5:4. It would be interesting when BPL gets more international."

0.1

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, no run, drives firmly off the front foot and the fielder at extra cover does really well to cut it off

0.2

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, FOUR, lot of intent in that one! Fetches that from the off stump, he plays across the line and pulls it wide of short fine leg

0.3

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, SIX, shot! Stays at the crease and lofts with poise over mid-off, nice follow through

0.4

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, 1 run, comes on a bit quicker and he clips it to the on side

0.5

Yasir Arafat to Nazimuddin, no run, false shot, cramps him up for room as he tries to run it through the off side

0.6

Yasir Arafat to Nazimuddin, 1 run, punches it on the up down to mid-on

Mushfiq: "Dhaka Gladiators should chase it easily. But the problem with this team is, they have a all out attacking team with Imran Nazir, Ashraful, Afridi. Somebody like Azhar Mahmood should carry the bat. Desperately want a Bangladeshi boy to shine."

End of over 1 (12 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 12/0 (129 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 12.00, RRR: 6.78)
Nazimuddin    1* (2b)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-12-0
Imran Nazir    11* (4b 1x4 1x6)     

1.1

Ali to Nazimuddin, FOUR, Dropped The bug is catching on, Mithun the culprit, whipped away high down to deep square leg, Mithun was under it and he fluffed it and the ball rolled over to the rope

1.2

Ali to Nazimuddin, FOUR, Dropped, Mithun again would you believe it! Whipped away off the pads and a lot of elevation down to deep square leg and he ran to his left, it was catchable, once again deflects it off the palms to the rope

1.3

Ali to Nazimuddin, no run

1.4

Ali to Nazimuddin, 1 run, Mithun again! I'm not kidding, clipped off the pads but this time the ball really dipped towards Mithun at deep square leg, luckily this time he dived and managed to prevent it from going to the rope

1.5

Ali to Imran Nazir, 1 run, whipped to the on side again but for a chance it's not to Mithun! He's been placed elsewhere, Farhad dives and saves it

1.6

Ali to Nazimuddin, 2 runs, lashed away down to the deep on the off side, the fielder stops it

That ends a comical over, courtesy Mohammad Mithun

End of over 2 (12 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 24/0 (117 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 12.00, RRR: 6.50)
Nazimuddin    12* (7b 2x4)      Kabir Ali    1-0-12-0
Imran Nazir    12* (5b 1x4 1x6)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-12-0

2.1

Nazmul Islam to Imran Nazir, 1 run, stays back and clips it down to midwicket

2.2

Nazmul Islam to Nazimuddin, no run, bit of turn, he pushes it down to point

2.3

Nazmul Islam to Nazimuddin, no run, leading edge nearly lobs back to the bowler!

2.4

Nazmul Islam to Nazimuddin, no run, flatter delivery and he cuts it to cover point

2.5

Nazmul Islam to Nazimuddin, 1 run, much slower and he clipped it to square leg for a quick single, Nazir had to dive

2.6

Nazmul Islam to Imran Nazir, no run, makes room to a flatter delivery and cuts to cover point

Rinat: "I think in next auction, we will see international players signing up. But it all depends on on going international tours. I would love to see stars like Warner, Morgan, Botha, Dilshan and more."

End of over 3 (2 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 26/0 (115 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.66, RRR: 6.76)
Imran Nazir    13* (7b 1x4 1x6)      Nazmul Islam    1-0-2-0
Nazimuddin    13* (11b 2x4)      Kabir Ali    1-0-12-0

3.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Nazimuddin, OUT, Shuvo strikes with his first ball! Tossed up on middle and leg, he makes room and scoops it inside out straight to the fielder at extra cover

Nazimuddin c Alauddin Babu b Suhrawadi Shuvo 13 (14m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

3.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Anamul Haque, no run, the leading edge nearly lobs all the way back to Shuvo

3.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, flatter delivery and he clips it to square leg

3.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, no run, down the leg side and he sweeps him down to short fine leg

3.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, 1 run, drops it a fraction short and he mistimes the pull to the leg side

3.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Anamul Haque, 1 run

End of over 4 (3 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 29/1 (112 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 7.00)
Anamul Haque    2* (3b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-3-1
Imran Nazir    14* (9b 1x4 1x6)      Nazmul Islam    1-0-2-0

4.1

Yasir Arafat to Anamul Haque, no run, swished at thin air, Anamul tried to club that to the leg side, extra bounce there

4.2

Yasir Arafat to Anamul Haque, 1 run, plays the same shot but connects this time, finds deep square leg

4.3

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, SIX, heads up! Nazir chips down the track and gives room, thwacks it high over extra cover

4.4

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, slides wide down the leg side

4.4

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, no run, good comeback by the bowler, it was short and it fizzed past his helmet, Nazir was expecting a wide call

4.5

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, no run, good slower ball, he taps it with soft hands to the bowler

4.6

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, slower ball but wide down the leg side

4.6

Yasir Arafat to Imran Nazir, FOUR, wide outside the off stump and he absolutely thrashes that past the packed off side field, goes scorching to deep cover

End of over 5 (13 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 42/1 (99 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.40, RRR: 6.60)
Imran Nazir    24* (13b 2x4 2x6)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-25-0
Anamul Haque    3* (5b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-3-1

That ends a long over

5.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, makes room and punches it down to long-off

5.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, 1 run, flatter delivery and he punches it down to long-on

5.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, gets a thick inside edge with the pull onto the pads and the ball sneaks past the stumps to short third man

5.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, The dropped catch epidemic again, lofted over the bowler's head and Kabir misjudges it in the deep

5.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, no run, chops it to the off side

5.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, FOUR, down the leg side and he gets on his knee and sweeps wide of short fine, now bowling to his field here

Are the players losing the ball in the lights?

End of over 6 (9 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 51/1 (90 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.50, RRR: 6.42)
Imran Nazir    29* (16b 3x4 2x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-12-1
Anamul Haque    7* (8b)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-25-0

6.1

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, checks his shot and defends

6.2

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, 1 run, stays back and punches it to mid-off

6.3

Nazmul Islam to Imran Nazir, 1 run, down the track and he squirts it out to mid-on

6.4

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, turns and beats him and Mustard liked the sight of that!

6.5

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, 1 wide, slides it down the leg side

6.5

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, 1 run, stabs it down to long-off

6.6

Nazmul Islam to Imran Nazir, FOUR, sweeps with conviction, fetched that from the off stump and ensured he played it along the ground, long leg had little chance of stopping that

End of over 7 (8 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 59/1 (82 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.42, RRR: 6.30)
Imran Nazir    34* (18b 4x4 2x6)      Nazmul Islam    2-0-10-0
Anamul Haque    9* (12b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-12-1

Slip is very wide

7.1

Ali to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a length and he taps it to the off side

7.2

Ali to Anamul Haque, FOUR, short and down the leg side and he got a bit of glove on it, beat the keeper who dived to his left

7.3

Ali to Anamul Haque, no run, full and straight and he can only jam it down to mid-on

7.4

Ali to Anamul Haque, SIX, short and wide and Anamul followed the bounce and upper cut it over third man, got enough to clear the fielder

7.5

Ali to Anamul Haque, 3 runs, Dropped Much tougher, lofted down to long-on and Nazmul had to run forward but he failed to time his dive properly

7.6

Ali to Imran Nazir, 1 run, forced it to the on side for a single

End of over 8 (14 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 73/1 (68 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 9.12, RRR: 5.66)
Imran Nazir    35* (19b 4x4 2x6)      Kabir Ali    2-0-26-0
Anamul Haque    22* (17b 1x4 1x6)      Nazmul Islam    2-0-10-0

Here's Shehzad

8.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, 1 run, he stays back and slaps it down to cover and Hodge fumbles

8.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Anamul Haque, 2 byes, skids through and he's beaten on the cut, sneaks past the edge and deflects off the keeper's glove, that's the 50 stand

8.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Anamul Haque, no run, punches it to the off side

8.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Anamul Haque, 1 run, wide outside off and he punches it to cover

8.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, 1 run, tucks it to the on side for a quick single

8.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Anamul Haque, 1 run, low full toss and he punches it to long-off

End of over 9 (6 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 79/1 (62 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.77, RRR: 5.63)
Anamul Haque    24* (21b 1x4 1x6)      Ahmed Shehzad    1-0-4-0
Imran Nazir    37* (21b 4x4 2x6)      Kabir Ali    2-0-26-0

9.1

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, 1 run, run-out chance! Clips it wide of the bowler and he flicked it to the bowler's end, Nazir was in trouble at the other end

9.2

Nazmul Islam to Imran Nazir, 1 run, low full toss and he jams it down to sweeper cover

9.3

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, mistimes it towards midwicket

9.4

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, FOUR, fires it flat and quick but Anamul punishes the length, rocks back and clubs it down to deep midwicket

9.5

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, gets an outside edge to short third man

9.6

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, short again but he mistimes the pull to deep midwicket

It's the Strategic Time Out. Barisal need a change of luck and quickly!

End of over 10 (8 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 87/1 (54 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.70, RRR: 5.40)
Anamul Haque    31* (26b 2x4 1x6)      Nazmul Islam    3-0-18-0
Imran Nazir    38* (22b 4x4 2x6)      Ahmed Shehzad    1-0-4-0

10.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, SIX, juicy full toss after the drinks break, outside off and he lofts it over deep extra cover

10.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, outside off and he drives down to deep point

10.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, 1 run, drives through the line down to wide long-off

10.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Anamul Haque, 1 run, low full toss on middle and leg and driven down to long-on

10.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, no run, full outside off and driven straight to cover

10.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, no run, pushed towards point

This reminds me of the Indian Cricket League, the uniforms especially, and a rampaging Imran Nazir - Dhaka Warriors v Lahore Badshahs

End of over 11 (10 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 97/1 (44 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.81, RRR: 4.88)
Imran Nazir    47* (27b 4x4 3x6)      Ahmed Shehzad    2-0-14-0
Anamul Haque    32* (27b 2x4 1x6)      Nazmul Islam    3-0-18-0

11.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Anamul Haque, no run, full on the pads and clipped to the on side

11.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, short and pulled in the air down to deep midwicket

11.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, FOUR, floated down the leg side and he gets on his knee and sweeps wide of short fine leg, big celebration for his fifty

11.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, no run, gets well forward and defends

11.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, SIX, nearly destroys the camera equipment at long-off, chips down the track and lofts him crisply, clean strike

11.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Nazir, 1 run, works it to the on side for a single

End of over 12 (12 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 109/1 (32 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 9.08, RRR: 4.00)
Imran Nazir    58* (31b 5x4 4x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-24-1
Anamul Haque    33* (29b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Shehzad    2-0-14-0

12.1

Alauddin Babu to Imran Nazir, no run, slower ball and he pushes it softly to the covers

12.2

Alauddin Babu to Imran Nazir, no run, short down the leg side and he swivels and fails to pull it away

12.3

Alauddin Babu to Imran Nazir, no run, slower ball and he jabs it down to cover

12.4

Alauddin Babu to Imran Nazir, 1 run, slower ball on the pads and he clips it down to deep square leg

12.5

Alauddin Babu to Anamul Haque, no run, stays back and punches it down to mid-off

12.6

Alauddin Babu to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, goes across and shovels it down to wide long-on, slight fumble by Shuvo

Rinat: "Good batting by young Anamul. You would expect stars like Mahmood, Afridi, Ashraful coming out before him but good to see the coaching staff giving him a chance. He seems like a great prospect for the national squad."

End of over 13 (3 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 112/1 (29 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.61, RRR: 4.14)
Anamul Haque    35* (31b 2x4 1x6)      Alauddin Babu    1-0-3-0
Imran Nazir    59* (35b 5x4 4x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-24-1

13.1

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, SIX, flat six! Gets on his knee and slogs him crisply over deep square leg, top shot

13.2

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, no run, gets forward and steers it to the off side

13.3

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, SIX, tossed up outside off and Nazir gets on his knee and lofts it high over wide long-off

13.4

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, FOUR, this game's finishing fast! Tossed up outside off and he lofts it just over wide long-off's reach

13.5

Ahmed Shehzad to Imran Nazir, 1 leg bye, clipped off his pads to the leg side

13.6

Ahmed Shehzad to Anamul Haque, 1 run, squirted to the off side

Imran: "Why O Why is Imran the Rocket not playing T/20's for Pakistan I will never know, he's young, destructive and a cut above any openers Pakistan currently have, someone please tell the selectors."

End of over 14 (18 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 130/1 (11 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.28, RRR: 1.83)
Anamul Haque    36* (32b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Shehzad    3-0-31-0
Imran Nazir    75* (40b 6x4 6x6)      Alauddin Babu    1-0-3-0

Will it be over in this over?

14.1

Alauddin Babu to Anamul Haque, FOUR, with deliveries like that - yeah! Slower ball down the leg side and he gets a bit of wood on it to take it past the keeper and down to fine leg

14.2

Alauddin Babu to Anamul Haque, 1 run, gives room and chops it down to the off side

Crowd wants a big one

14.3

Alauddin Babu to Imran Nazir, no run, Babu responds with a sharp bouncer that fizzes past Nazir who weaves his head away

14.4

Alauddin Babu to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, chips down the track but Babu fires it wide down the leg side

14.4

Alauddin Babu to Imran Nazir, no run, short and wide outside off and he swings and misses

14.5

Alauddin Babu to Imran Nazir, OUT, Nazir falls at the doorstep of victory! On the pads and he gently clips it straight to midwicket, he raises his bat to the crowd as he walks off

Imran Nazir c Ahmed Shehzad b Alauddin Babu 75 (67m 43b 6x4 6x6) SR: 174.41

Azhar Mahmood has a crack at it now

14.6

Alauddin Babu to Azhar Mahmood, no run, Mahmood pushes a full delivery back to the bowler

Over to Anamul now

End of over 15 (6 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 136/2 (5 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 9.06, RRR: 1.00)
Azhar Mahmood    0* (1b)      Alauddin Babu    2-0-9-1
Anamul Haque    41* (34b 3x4 1x6)      Ahmed Shehzad    3-0-31-0

15.1

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, quicker delivery and defended, the crowd will have to wait

15.2

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, FOUR, comes down the track and chips it inside out over extra cover

One to get

15.3

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, pushes a quicker one down to mid-off, the fielders are up

15.4

Nazmul Islam to Anamul Haque, FOUR, Anamul seals the silverware for Dhaka! See you next year! Comes down the track and lofts over mid-on, nice to see a local player sealing the victory

Imran Nazir is the Man of the Match. No surprises there. I'm not sure if we have access to the presentation. We'll keep you informed.

Arun Lal in the presentation says," Let's all hear it for the IPL." IPL! I'm not kidding, he actually mixed it up! He said it twice too.

Hodge: "Put ourselves under too much pressure early in the match. We were outplayed today. I'm just doing my job, but we just kept losing wickets. It's been very welcoming, everyone's had a good time."

Mortaza: "I'm speechless tonight. Mahmood and Nazir kept supporting us throughout the tournament. I've really enjoyed the tournament."

Nazir: "Thanks to all the Gladiators. I hope to be back with the Pakistan T20 team soon."

Shehzad: "The crowd was amazing and I'm looking to come back next year too."

Most valuable local player is Elias Sunny for 17 wickets.

Most valuable foreign player is Azhar Mahmood: "The journey has been great. The body is aching."

The Man of the Series is Shakib Al Hasan. He gets the keys to the car: "I love you guys, thank you for the support. I hope you show the same support for the Bangladesh team as well."

Thanks for catching up with the coverage. The cricket continues. Cheers!

End of match: Barisal have been totally outplayed. Very one-sided final in the end. Given the way the Pakistan players have dominated this tournament, it was fitting that one of them starred in this one. Also fitting that the local team, Dhaka, won the cup in front of their home crowd.

Mahroof: "Bowler and Batsman (Ahmed Shehzad & Imran Nazir) should both be opening the batting for Pakistan in T20's - now that would be a pair to watch!!...And Shehzad maybe even in One Dayers?"

Stay with us for the presentation.

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Dhaka won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
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Barisal won by 8 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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Photos

Feb 29, 2012

Imran Nazir blazed Dhaka to an eight-wicket win in the final, Barisal Burners v Dhaka Gladiators, BPL, final, Mirpur, February 29, 2012

Imran Nazir blazed Dhaka to an eight-wicket win in the final

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Feb 29, 2012

Shakib Al Hasan poses with his Man of the Series prize, Barisal Burners v Dhaka Gladiators, BPL, final, Mirpur, February 29, 2012

Shakib Al Hasan poses with his Man of the Series prize

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