Dhaka Gladiators v Chittagong Kings, BPL, Mirpur February 14, 2013

Dhaka finish second after easy win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dhaka Gladiators 168 for 6 (Shakib 59*, Dilshan 49) beat Chittagong Kings 139 for 9 (Nurul 43) by 29 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Two attacking knocks, by Shakib Al Hasan and Tillakaratne Dilshan, and a collapse - eight wickets for 37 runs - secured Dhaka Gladiators' 29-run victory over Chittagong Kings in Mirpur. The win gave the Gladiators second spot in the points table at the end of the group stages.

They suffered an early blow after being put in to bat, when opener Joshua Cobb was dismissed cheaply in the second over. However, Dilshan helped steady the innings, with a 66-run stand with Anamul Haque, who scored 23. After Dilshan departed in the 12th over for 49 off 38 balls Shakib, who ended with 59 off 29 balls, added 75 runs with Darren Stevens, dominating the partnership, and lifting the run-rate to 8.40 by the end of the innings. Ryan ten Doeschate was the most expensive bowler, conceding 45 runs in his four overs.

The Kings, however, were in the contest when Nurul Hasan and Marshall Ayub added 72 runs for the second wicket in 48 balls. But spinners Mosharraf Hossain and Dilshan brought the home side back with two quick wickets each, and the Kings couldn't recover. Six of the last seven batsmen scored in single digits, and they slipped from 92 for 1 to 129 for 9 in the penultimate over. Four bowlers took two wickets each.

The match did not hold much consequence, however, with both teams already in the final four.