Bangladesh Premier League 2012-13 February 2, 2013

Chittagong bowlers set up huge win

Chittagong Kings 142 all out (Naeem 50, Thomas 2-11) beat Dhaka Gladiators 88 for 8 (Oram 2-7, Sunny 2-11) by 54 runs
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Chittagong Kings scored a 54-run win over second-placed Dhaka Gladiators in Chittagong, much to the delight of the throngs of their supporters at the MA Aziz Stadium. Though, the match turned out to be lop-sided, Kings took two vital points and moved to third-position on the points-table.

Kings effectively finished the contest within the Powerplay overs as they reduced Gladiators to 15 for 4. Josh Cobb, the opener, left a huge gap between bat and pad to Arafat Sunny before Anamul Haque and Owais Shah were out trying to force the pace. Darren Stevens then got involved in a mix-up with Mohammad Ashraful and was left stranded in the middle of the pitch.

Gladiators lost regular wickets to slip to 43 for 7 by the 12th over and were in danger of getting all out in less than 20 overs, but the tail-enders survived till the end. Gladiators finally made 88 for 8, the lowest total in the competition. Jacob Oram gave away just seven runs and took two wickets in his four overs while left-arm spinner Elias Sunny, his new-ball partner, accounted for two too.

Earlier, captain Brendan Taylor smashed 41 off 31 balls and Naeem Islam struck six boundaries and a six in his 38-ball 50 to give Kings a good base. Taylor's innings ended when Mahbubul Alam took a spectacular catch on the on-side boundary.

Kings, however, collapsed from 4 for 131 to 142 all out against a Gladiators bowling attack which didn't include Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan pulled. Alfonso Thomas, Kaushal Lokuarachchi and Mosharraf Hossain took two wickets each.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • obaidul on February 3, 2013, 17:48 GMT

    I wish BCB will gill more match to chittagong from now.

  • Smith on February 3, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    Exciting prospect Bangladesh have seen so far are Nazmul Milion, Shamsur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman and Arafat Sunny.

  • Ziad on February 3, 2013, 2:02 GMT

    @ the writer, Mohammad Isam, it was Arafat Sunny who started bowling with Jacob Oram at the begining of the innings, not Elias Sunny. Elias Sunny is playing for Barisal Burners.

  • Shipu on February 2, 2013, 20:56 GMT

    You know we seriously need to think about increasing and having much bigger seating stadiums especially a nation which has more than a 100 million people because they have so much passion and love for the game men, women and children in Bangladesh coming and enjoying the game great to see in Cricket. BCB need to consider such things because I heard that 40,000 people came to the stadium 15,000 more than the maximum capacity of 25,000 at Aziz. Bangladesh will be hosting the World T20 and you have to have this stadium to host some matches because its in the centre of Chittagong making it an easy access for locals of that region to come in. Stadium itself needs a bit of renovation hopefully BCB will consider it for World T20.

  • raihan on February 2, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    why is sakib n mash not playinggg???? congratzzz kings!!

  • Ziad on February 2, 2013, 17:26 GMT

    Hats off to Chittagong crowds! They gave all the colors to BPL.

  • John on February 2, 2013, 17:24 GMT

    Great to see Brendan Taylor play well consistently for his team. A great buy he is. I wish he gets picked in this year's IPL.

  • Mike on February 2, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    The crowd was amazing!! so energetic and electrifying!!

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