Bangladesh Premier League - 25th match

Duronto Rajshahi v Rangpur Riders

Duronto Rajshahi won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Hello, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur all set for the 25th match of the tournament played between Duronto Rajshahi v Rangpur Riders in this hot early evening

News from the center is that Rangpur Riders have won the toss and elected to bat first. Both teams hanging in the center of the points table and looking for the victory to move themselves up.

Under the new captaincy CK Kapugedera, Duronto Rajshahi looks for some fortunate going their way.

Players are warming up in the middle and hoping for another close clash between these big teams.

Edmondson, to start the proceedings

0.1

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, no run, away movement straight away, bit of out swing, left alone

0.2

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, no run, short and wide, movement again, rash shot too early

0.3

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, pitched up on middle, wrist work, flicked to square leg

0.4

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, 1 wide, good reply, short, infact too short, way above the head high, called wide

0.4

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, eased to third man

0.5

Edmondson to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, charged down the track and played over square fielder, almost single handed shot

0.6

Edmondson to Junaid Siddique, no run, again down the track, hits high on his pads, Edmondson being fortunate this time

End of over 1 (10 runs) Rangpur Riders 10/0
Junaid Siddique    4* (2b 1x4)      BM Edmondson    1-0-10-0
Shamsur Rahman    5* (4b 1x4)     

Ervine from the other end

1.1

Ervine to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs, length delivery on off, shuffled across and nicely played onto on side

1.2

Ervine to Shamsur Rahman, no run, played to point

1.3

Ervine to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, length delivery, walks across and paddled above short fine leg, call it a scoop

1.4

Ervine to Shamsur Rahman, no run, played back to the bowler

1.5

Ervine to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, pitched on off, pushed pass the point, deep cover fielder cuts it off

1.6

Ervine to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, pitched up and whipped it away to square leg straight away, Junaid Siddique makes his intentions clear early

End of over 2 (11 runs) Rangpur Riders 21/0
Junaid Siddique    8* (3b 2x4)      SM Ervine    1-0-11-0
Shamsur Rahman    12* (9b 2x4)      BM Edmondson    1-0-10-0

2.1

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, good delivery, goes back and played to cover

2.2

Edmondson to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, bit full and leaned onto it, managed to steer it in between cover and point

Seems ball has lost in the covers

2.3

Edmondson to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, down the wicket and skied into the air, Ali dropped a easy catch, juggles and lets it go

2.4

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, no run, back of length, came back in sharply, hits high on his pad

2.5

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, no run, short and pulled to mid-on

2.6

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, quicker delivery, goes back and played to short mid wicket

End of over 3 (7 runs) Rangpur Riders 28/0
Shamsur Rahman    14* (13b 2x4)      BM Edmondson    2-0-17-0
Junaid Siddique    13* (5b 3x4)      SM Ervine    1-0-11-0

Off break spinner Munaveera comes on

3.1

Munaweera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, flatter delivery, pulled to long-on

3.2

Munaweera to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, fuller and nicely leaned into the drive, gorgeous looking shot

3.3

Munaweera to Junaid Siddique, no run, pushed to point

3.4

Munaweera to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, down the wicket, not to the pitch of the ball, inside edged to deep mid wicket

3.5

Munaweera to Shamsur Rahman, no run, flat and quick, defended

3.6

Munaweera to Shamsur Rahman, no run, quicker again, rapped on the pad

End of over 4 (6 runs) Rangpur Riders 34/0
Shamsur Rahman    15* (16b 2x4)      EMDY Munaweera    1-0-6-0
Junaid Siddique    18* (8b 4x4)      BM Edmondson    2-0-17-0

Monir Hossain comes in

4.1

Monir Hossain to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, down the track again, chipped over mid wicket and beats the man in the deep

4.2

Monir Hossain to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, flatter this time, turned to square leg

4.3

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, no run, makes room and played to cover

4.4

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, pulled to deep mid wicket

4.5

Monir Hossain to Junaid Siddique, no run, again use of the feet, straight to the short mid-wicket fielder

4.6

Monir Hossain to Junaid Siddique, no run, played to covers and almost ended in Shamsur Rahman's run out at non-strikers end

End of over 5 (6 runs) Rangpur Riders 40/0
Junaid Siddique    23* (12b 5x4)      Monir Hossain    1-0-6-0
Shamsur Rahman    16* (18b 2x4)      EMDY Munaweera    1-0-6-0

5.1

Munaweera to Shamsur Rahman, no run, fuller, tucked to short fine leg

5.2

Munaweera to Shamsur Rahman, SIX, down the track and Shamsur goes over long on fence, big one

5.3

Munaweera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, flatter delivery, played to cover

5.4

Munaweera to Junaid Siddique, SIX, straight as ever, down the track and smocked over side screen

5.5

Munaweera to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, again walks down the wicket, not up to the pitch of the ball, dragged to long on

5.6

Munaweera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, nicely turned to square leg

end of Power play and Riders are happy with their performance till now, good going

End of over 6 (15 runs) Rangpur Riders 55/0
Shamsur Rahman    24* (22b 2x4 1x6)      EMDY Munaweera    2-0-21-0
Junaid Siddique    30* (14b 5x4 1x6)      Monir Hossain    1-0-6-0

6.1

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, flatter delivery, stood his crease and worked onto on side

6.2

Monir Hossain to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, tossed up and played to mid wicket

6.3

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs, bit short and wide, trashed to cover

6.4

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, no run, tossed up, almost went through the shot and held it back at the last minute

6.5

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, pushed to long on

6.6

Monir Hossain to Junaid Siddique, OUT, down the track and misread the pace of the delivery, lofted into long on and fielder holds on to a good catch

Junaid Siddique c sub (Farhad Hossain) b Monir Hossain 31 (32m 16b 5x4 1x6) SR: 193.75

End of over 7 (20 runs) Rangpur Riders 60/1
     Monir Hossain    2-0-11-1
Shamsur Rahman    28* (26b 2x4 1x6)      EMDY Munaweera    2-0-21-0

7.1

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, no run, played back to the bowler

7.2

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, wide down the leg

7.2

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, no run, played to cover

7.3

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, no run, cuts to point

7.4

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, played to long on

7.5

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 3 runs, scooped over short fine leg

7.6

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, nicely pushed to long on

End of over 8 (6 runs) Rangpur Riders 66/1
Nasir Hossain    2* (5b)      Naeem Islam jnr    1-0-6-0
Shamsur Rahman    31* (27b 2x4 1x6)      Monir Hossain    2-0-11-1

8.1

Monir Hossain to Nasir Hossain, no run, defended

8.2

Monir Hossain to Nasir Hossain, no run, good delivery, almost played on

8.3

Monir Hossain to Nasir Hossain, no run, played to point

8.4

Monir Hossain to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pushed to cover

8.5

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, goes back and turned to mid wicket

8.6

Monir Hossain to Nasir Hossain, SIX, good shot, goes inside out, beautiful looking shot

End of over 9 (8 runs) Rangpur Riders 74/1
Nasir Hossain    9* (10b 1x6)      Monir Hossain    3-0-19-1
Shamsur Rahman    32* (28b 2x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam jnr    1-0-6-0

9.1

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, no run, makes room and defended

9.2

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, driven down the ground

9.3

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pulled to mid wicket

9.4

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, deceived the batsman, outside edge pass the keeper

9.5

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, played to short fine leg

9.6

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, played to long on

Strategic Time Out.

Rider making are building a strong foundation for the late slog overs to pounce on it. Riders has to bat sensibly and after such a start should make it count and try to score over 170.

End of over 10 (8 runs) Rangpur Riders 82/1
Nasir Hossain    11* (12b 1x6)      Naeem Islam jnr    2-0-14-0
Shamsur Rahman    38* (32b 3x4 1x6)      Monir Hossain    3-0-19-1

Mukthar Ali start after the time out

10.1

Muktar Ali to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, short ball and asking to be hit and Nasir obliges, played behind point

Nasir becomes the highest scorer of BPL 2

10.2

Muktar Ali to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, guided to third man

10.3

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, slow and short, guided to third man, Ali struggling to find his length

10.4

Muktar Ali to Nasir Hossain, no run, length delivery on off, played to point fielder

10.5

Muktar Ali to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short and stood up to be hit, played straight to the deep cover fielder who is much finer

10.6

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, shuffled across and played to shot fine leg

End of over 11 (8 runs) Rangpur Riders 90/1
Shamsur Rahman    40* (34b 3x4 1x6)      Muktar Ali    1-0-8-0
Nasir Hossain    17* (16b 1x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam jnr    2-0-14-0

11.1

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, slow on pads, turned to square

11.2

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushed back to the fielder

11.3

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, no run, solid in defense

11.4

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, flat on off stump, played to cover

11.5

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, no run, goes back and worked to mid wicket, Naeem runs and dives on the ball to stop it, real commitment

11.6

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, played to long on

End of over 12 (3 runs) Rangpur Riders 93/1
Shamsur Rahman    42* (37b 3x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam jnr    3-0-17-0
Nasir Hossain    18* (19b 1x4 1x6)      Muktar Ali    1-0-8-0

12.1

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, played to straight-ish mid-wicket

12.2

Muktar Ali to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, much slower delivery, guided to third man

12.3

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, length delivery on off, scooped over short fine leg, he is a making habit of it

12.4

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, no run, full and wide, bottom edge, played back to the bowler

12.5

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, no run, bowled outside off, big swing of the arms, play and a miss

12.6

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, no run, played stylishly to sweeper cover

End of over 13 (6 runs) Rangpur Riders 99/1
Shamsur Rahman    47* (42b 4x4 1x6)      Muktar Ali    2-0-14-0
Nasir Hossain    19* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam jnr    3-0-17-0

13.1

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, SIX, slow and tossed up, up and over long on

13.2

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full and wide, smashed to extra cover

13.3

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, flatter delivery, kept low and still managed to get wood on that, played to mid wicket

13.4

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, played to mid wicket

13.5

Naeem Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, turned to square leg

13.6

Naeem Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, flatter delivery, stood and whipped to square leg

End of over 14 (11 runs) Rangpur Riders 110/1
Nasir Hossain    28* (24b 1x4 2x6)      Naeem Islam jnr    4-0-28-0
Shamsur Rahman    49* (44b 4x4 1x6)      Muktar Ali    2-0-14-0

14.1

Monir Hossain to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, low full toss and played to long off

14.2

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, no run, defended

14.3

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

Shamsur Rahman- 50 up, forth in BPL 2

14.4

Monir Hossain to Nasir Hossain, no run, defended

14.5

Monir Hossain to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, down the track and played to long off, no power behind that shot

14.6

Monir Hossain to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, crafty, slow, tossed up and played to mid wicket

End of over 15 (4 runs) Rangpur Riders 114/1
Shamsur Rahman    51* (47b 4x4 1x6)      Monir Hossain    4-0-23-1
Nasir Hossain    30* (27b 1x4 2x6)      Naeem Islam jnr    4-0-28-0

15.1

Munaweera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, down the pitch and lofted to long off

15.2

Munaweera to Nasir Hossain, no run, straight to the cover fielder

15.3

Munaweera to Nasir Hossain, OUT, fuller and uppish shot to cover, captain holds to a good catch

Nasir Hossain c Kapugedera b Munaweera 30 (32m 29b 1x4 2x6) SR: 103.44

15.4

Munaweera to Borgas, FOUR, quicker delivery and reverse sweep straight away, good connection

15.5

Munaweera to Borgas, no run, played to cover

15.6

Munaweera to Borgas, 1 run, pitched up, squeezed behind point

End of over 16 (6 runs) Rangpur Riders 120/2
CJ Borgas    5* (3b 1x4)      EMDY Munaweera    3-0-27-1
Shamsur Rahman    52* (48b 4x4 1x6)      Monir Hossain    4-0-23-1

16.1

Muktar Ali to Borgas, FOUR, fuller and scooped over keepers head, cheeky

16.2

Muktar Ali to Borgas, no run, shuffled and strayed on leg stump, not called a wide

16.3

Muktar Ali to Borgas, 1 run, played to cover

16.4

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, pitched up and big heave, outside edge over short third man

16.5

Muktar Ali to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, yorker, dug that out, played to long on

16.6

Muktar Ali to Borgas, no run, down the track and played back to the bowler

End of over 17 (10 runs) Rangpur Riders 130/2
CJ Borgas    10* (7b 2x4)      Muktar Ali    3-0-24-0
Shamsur Rahman    57* (50b 5x4 1x6)      EMDY Munaweera    3-0-27-1

17.1

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs, banged in short, played to square leg and Coventry in deep mid wicket started late and landed safely

17.2

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs, pulled to mid wicket

17.3

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, no run, full and wide, beautifully bowled

17.4

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs, slow bouncer and pulled to square leg, fine leg fielder cuts it off

17.5

Edmondson to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, low full toss, turned to square leg

17.6

Edmondson to Borgas, FOUR, slow delivery, waited on his knees and scooped over keeper's head, Edmondson stunned

End of over 18 (11 runs) Rangpur Riders 141/2
CJ Borgas    14* (8b 3x4)      BM Edmondson    3-0-28-0
Shamsur Rahman    64* (55b 5x4 1x6)      Muktar Ali    3-0-24-0

18.1

Ervine to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, fuller delivery on outside the off, opened the face off the bat and short third was a mere spectator, it was no means an edge, good shot

18.2

Ervine to Shamsur Rahman, OUT, played to square leg, started late from his crease and ran himself out at non strikers end, set batsman walks away

Shamsur Rahman run out 68 (81m 57b 6x4 1x6) SR: 119.29

Hyatt the new man in

18.3

Ervine to Borgas, 2 runs, full toss and pulled to mid wicket, Borgas not happy

18.4

Ervine to Borgas, FOUR, shot, front foot out of the way and slogged on side

18.5

Ervine to Borgas, 1 run, pitched up, mirror shot of the previous delivery, played to mid wicket

18.6

Ervine to Hyatt, 2 runs, fuller and played to long on

End of over 19 (13 runs) Rangpur Riders 154/3
DP Hyatt    2* (1b)      SM Ervine    2-0-24-0
CJ Borgas    21* (11b 4x4)      BM Edmondson    3-0-28-0

19.1

Edmondson to Borgas, 1 run, short and pulled to mid wicket

19.2

Edmondson to Hyatt, no run, full and wide, in the block hole, nothing much can be done, defended

19.3

Edmondson to Hyatt, 2 runs, width on offer, trashed to cover

19.4

Edmondson to Hyatt, 2 runs, fuller again, this time behind point

19.5

Edmondson to Hyatt, no run, short, play and a miss, real variations and surprised Hyatt

19.6

Edmondson to Hyatt, FOUR, fullish delivery and over covers, Naeem dives on the ball in vain, good end to the innings

Match State: Innings Break

After the first quarter of the innings Riders where all set to give a huge target for Rajshahi's. Riders feel they are bit short of their intended score, thanks to Shamsur Rahman for his timely innings. Will 163 be enough for the Rajshahi's? Will see that in a while.

Will be back soon with the second innings.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Rangpur Riders 163/3
DP Hyatt    10* (6b 1x4)      BM Edmondson    4-0-37-0
CJ Borgas    22* (12b 4x4)      SM Ervine    2-0-24-0
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