Bangladesh Premier League - 35th match

Dhaka Gladiators v Khulna Royal Bengals

Dhaka Gladiators won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Players are ready to walk in, umpires are making their way through.

Nafees and Mithun to start for Royals, and Chris Liddle to start the proceedings with the ball. . Crowds have already come in numbers to support their home team and to witness some good cricket.

Players are ready to walk in, umpires are making their way through.

Dhaka all set to witness another close encounter between the home team Dhaka Gladiators and Khulna Royal Bengals.

.News from the center is that Khulna Royals have won the toss and chose to bat first.

Dhaka are well placed in the top of the table and hoping to finish the league stage with couple of wins. On the other side Khulna Royals are placed in the bottom of the table and are almost out of BPL 2. Khulna Royals are all set to upset the Dhaka Gladiators party.

Hello and warm welcome.

0.1

Liddle to Mohammad Mithun, no run, bit of away movement straight away, defended

0.2

Liddle to Mohammad Mithun, OUT, pitched on off and angled away, Mithun poked that needlessly , easy catch to the keeper, what a start for Dhaka

Mohammad Mithun c †Anamul Haque b Liddle 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Liddle to Birt, no run, fullish delivery, bang on target, pushed to mid-on

0.4

Liddle to Birt, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, guided to third man

0.5

Liddle to Shahriar Nafees, 3 runs, fuller on leg stump, Nafees flicked it in the air and Thomas made an brilliant diving effort to get hold of that, hard to call that a catch, yet a dropped chance

0.6

Liddle to Birt, 1 run, guided to third man

End of over 1 (5 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 5/1
TR Birt    2* (3b)      CJ Liddle    1-0-5-1
Shahriar Nafees    3* (1b)     

1.1

Thomas to Birt, no run, back of length delivery, punched to cover

1.2

Thomas to Birt, FOUR, length delivery, stood tall and punched in between cover and mid-on, beautiful

1.3

Thomas to Birt, 1 run, good delivery, comes in back, played in gentle hands and scrambled for an quick single

1.4

Thomas to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed to cover

1.5

Thomas to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, fuller on leg and Nafees tried to whip that to on side and gets an leading edge, Stevens at first slip pouched it safely

Shahriar Nafees c Stevens b Thomas 3 (10m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

1.6

Thomas to Mubarak, 3 runs, good shot, played to vacant on side

End of over 2 (8 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 13/2
J Mubarak    3* (1b)      AC Thomas    1-0-8-1
TR Birt    7* (6b 1x4)      CJ Liddle    1-0-5-1

Dilshan replaces Liddle

2.1

Dilshan to Mubarak, no run, pushed to mid-on

2.2

Dilshan to Mubarak, no run, quicker delivery, defended on front foot

2.3

Dilshan to Mubarak, 1 run, off the crease and turned to mid-wicket

2.4

Dilshan to Birt, no run, flatter and quicker on off, left alone

2.5

Dilshan to Birt, FOUR, down the track, to the pitch of the ball and played wide of mid-on fielder

2.6

Dilshan to Birt, no run, solid in defence, text book stuff

End of over 3 (5 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 18/2
TR Birt    11* (9b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-5-0
J Mubarak    4* (4b)      AC Thomas    1-0-8-1

3.1

Thomas to Mubarak, no run, good delivery on off stump, left alone to the keeper

3.2

Thomas to Mubarak, 3 runs, bit slower on leg stump, Mubarak timed that perfectly to mid wicket and the deep square leg dives and cuts it off

3.3

Thomas to Birt, FOUR, short and wide, smocked between point and cover, stand and deliver

3.4

Thomas to Birt, no run, defended with ease

3.5

Thomas to Birt, 1 run, around the stumps, came with in the angle, goes back and played to on side

3.6

Thomas to Mubarak, 1 run, slower delivery, guided to third man area

End of over 4 (9 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 27/2
J Mubarak    8* (7b)      AC Thomas    2-0-17-1
TR Birt    16* (12b 3x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-5-0

4.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, pushed to mid wicket

4.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, FOUR, quicker delivery on off stump, opened the face of the blade, Deft!!

4.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, played to square leg

4.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, 1 run, short delivery, turned to mid wicket

4.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, off the crease and defended

4.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, down the track again, fired it on, defended

End of over 5 (6 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 33/2
J Mubarak    13* (12b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-6-0
TR Birt    17* (13b 3x4)      AC Thomas    2-0-17-1

5.1

Dilshan to Birt, 1 run, played nicely to long on

5.2

Dilshan to Mubarak, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

5.3

Dilshan to Birt, no run, quicker delivery, played to the cover fielder on the bounce

5.4

Dilshan to Birt, no run, play and a miss

5.5

Dilshan to Birt, FOUR, good shot, played over the short fine leg for a boundary

5.6

Dilshan to Birt, 1 run, played along the ground for a single

end of power play

End of over 6 (7 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 40/2
TR Birt    23* (18b 4x4)      TM Dilshan    2-0-12-0
J Mubarak    14* (13b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-6-0

6.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Birt, no run, played back to the bowler

6.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Birt, 1 run, quicker delivery, turned to on side

6.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, 2 runs, flatter delivery, played to on side, fielder was slow to start and leaked an extra run

6.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, FOUR, swept and swept fine, no chance for the deep fielder to cut that off

6.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, 1 run, pushed to mid off

6.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Birt, 1 run, played to mid on and dealing in singles

End of over 7 (9 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 49/2
TR Birt    25* (21b 4x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-9-0
J Mubarak    21* (16b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    2-0-12-0

7.1

Dilshan to Birt, SIX, up and over, tossed up and Brit was on a flash to the pitch of the delivery, smashed over long off

7.2

Dilshan to Birt, no run, defended

7.3

Dilshan to Birt, 1 run, played to off side

7.4

Dilshan to Mubarak, 1 run, lofted shot to long on

7.5

Dilshan to Birt, 1 run, turned to on side

7.6

Dilshan to Mubarak, 1 run, quicker delivery, played to wide long on, good sensible batting

End of over 8 (10 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 59/2
J Mubarak    23* (18b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    3-0-22-0
TR Birt    33* (25b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-9-0

8.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Mubarak, 1 run, fuller delivery, driven down the ground

8.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Birt, 1 run, turned to mid wicket for a quick single

8.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Mubarak, no run, defended on front foot

8.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Mubarak, FOUR, short and Mubarak well aware of the field, swept in front of the square

8.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Mubarak, no run, play and a miss, too close to cut

8.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Mubarak, 1 run, turned to deep square leg

End of over 9 (7 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 66/2
J Mubarak    29* (23b 3x4)      Mosharraf Hossain    1-0-7-0
TR Birt    34* (26b 4x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    3-0-22-0

9.1

Liddle to Mubarak, 1 run, guided to third man

9.2

Liddle to Birt, SIX, pitched on off and hits through the line, over cover, wow! take that for a six, pure timing, presenting the full face of the willow, a lofted chip shot ended in a magnificent looking six

9.3

Liddle to Birt, 1 run, thick outside edge to third man

9.4

Liddle to Mubarak, no run, came in back and Mubarak almost played that onto the stumps

9.5

Liddle to Mubarak, FOUR, pitched up and literally smashed pass the bowler, long off fielder dives in vain

9.6

Liddle to Mubarak, 1 run, drives that stylishly to cover

Strategic Time Out

End of over 10 (13 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 79/2
J Mubarak    35* (27b 4x4)      CJ Liddle    2-0-18-1
TR Birt    41* (28b 4x4 2x6)      Mosharraf Hossain    1-0-7-0

10.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, no run, defended on front foot

10.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, 1 run, quicker delivery, pushed to cover

10.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Birt, 1 run, turned to mid-wicket for a single

10.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, 1 run, this time turned to deep mid-wicket by Mubarak

10.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Birt, 1 run, the same ball and the same result to mid-wicket

10.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, 2 runs, played to wide long-on

End of over 11 (6 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 85/2
J Mubarak    39* (31b 4x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-15-0
TR Birt    43* (30b 4x4 2x6)      CJ Liddle    2-0-18-1

11.1

Dilshan to Birt, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

11.1

Dilshan to Birt, no run, played straight Ashraful at short cover

11.2

Dilshan to Birt, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to long-off

11.3

Dilshan to Mubarak, FOUR, Mubarak comes down the track and lofted to deep mid-wicket

11.4

Dilshan to Mubarak, SIX, once again pitched up, Mubarak comes down the track and lofted it to long-off fence

11.5

Dilshan to Mubarak, no run, carefully played to mid-off

11.6

Dilshan to Mubarak, 1 run, turned to mid-wicket and reached his 50 runs

End of over 12 (13 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 98/2
J Mubarak    50* (35b 5x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    4-0-35-0
TR Birt    44* (32b 4x4 2x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-15-0

12.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, SIX, pitched up, Mubarak giving the same treatment to Ashraful and ball reaches the long-off fence, good hit, Mubarak cutting loose

12.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, no run, played back to the bowler

12.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, 1 run, turned to mid-wicket

12.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Birt, 2 runs, turned to deep mid-wicket for a couple

12.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Birt, 1 run, turned to short fine leg

12.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Mubarak, 1 run, played to deep mid wicket

End of over 13 (11 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 109/2
J Mubarak    58* (39b 5x4 2x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    3-0-26-0
TR Birt    47* (34b 4x4 2x6)      TM Dilshan    4-0-35-0

Mahbubul Alam replaces Dilshan

13.1

Mahbubul Alam to Mubarak, 2 runs, good length delivery, Mubarak drives it to long-off for couple of runs

13.2

Mahbubul Alam to Mubarak, 1 wide, wavered delivery out side the off stump and called as a wide

13.2

Mahbubul Alam to Mubarak, FOUR, lofted shot over the mid-wicket and sloppy fielding by Stevens ends in a boundary

13.3

Mahbubul Alam to Mubarak, 1 wide, another wide deilvery out side the off stump

13.3

Mahbubul Alam to Mubarak, 1 run, pushed to cover for a single

13.4

Mahbubul Alam to Birt, no run, cut away to the fielder at point

13.5

Mahbubul Alam to Birt, SIX, Birt comes down the track and lofted to long-on fence to complete his 50 runs, high and handsome

13.6

Mahbubul Alam to Birt, SIX, short and rising, Birt pulls it to mid-wicket fence, it was stood up to be hit and the long over is finally completed.

End of over 14 (21 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 130/2
TR Birt    59* (37b 4x4 4x6)      Mahbubul Alam    1-0-21-0
J Mubarak    65* (42b 6x4 2x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    3-0-26-0

14.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, OUT, juicy full toss, Mubarak plays straight into the hands of Cobb at deep mid-wicket. Well played!

J Mubarak c Cobb b Shakib Al Hasan 65 (48m 43b 6x4 2x6) SR: 151.16

14.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, no run, played back to the bowler

14.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, 1 run, pushed wide of long-off

14.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vincent, no run, played straight to point

14.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vincent, no run, once again played to point fielder

14.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vincent, no run, cut away to short third-man

End of over 15 (1 run) Khulna Royal Bengals 131/3
L Vincent    0* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-7-1
TR Birt    60* (39b 4x4 4x6)      Mahbubul Alam    1-0-21-0

Final quarter of the innings

15.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Birt, FOUR, of the crease, took it on full and smothered that to long on

15.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Birt, SIX, pitched up and Birt slogged that over deep mid wicket, monstrous hit

15.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Birt, 1 run, turned to short fine leg

15.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Vincent, no run, down the pitch and defended

15.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Vincent, no run, forward defensive shot

15.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Vincent, no run, makes room and played to cover fielder

End of over 16 (11 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 142/3
L Vincent    0* (6b)      Mosharraf Hossain    2-0-18-0
TR Birt    71* (42b 5x4 5x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-7-1

Brit's blazing and Vincent is struggling

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, FOUR, width on off stump, squeezed behind point

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, no run, defended on front foot

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vincent, 1 run, swept to short fine leg, finally off the mark

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, no run, full and straight, played to mid wicket

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, 1 run, driven down the ground, exceptional over

End of over 17 (7 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 149/3
TR Birt    77* (47b 6x4 5x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-14-1
L Vincent    1* (7b)      Mosharraf Hossain    2-0-18-0

17.1

Thomas to Birt, 1 run, yorker on leg stump, opened the face of the blade and played to point area

17.2

Thomas to Vincent, 1 run, full and straight, thick outside edge to third man, fielder skids and stops it

17.3

Thomas to Birt, 1 run, good depth bowling, in the block hole

17.4

Thomas to Vincent, FOUR, short delivery and pulled to square leg, spoils the good over

17.5

Thomas to Vincent, OUT, makes room and lofted that to long off, had no real pace to execute that shot, its Stevens again takes an dolly

L Vincent c Stevens b Thomas 6 (12m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

17.6

Thomas to Birt, 2 runs, turned to deep mid wicket, good running

End of over 18 (9 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 158/4
TR Birt    81* (50b 6x4 5x6)      AC Thomas    3-0-26-2
Nazimuddin    0* (0b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-14-1

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Nazimuddin, no run, slow delivery, off the crease and defended, gold dust

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Nazimuddin, 1 run, guided to short third man

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, SIX, pitched up and hoisted that over mid wicket, good shot

6th six for Birt

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, 2 runs, steered to point area and misfield by Hossain, leaks an extra run, Shakib Al Hasan is annoyed

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Birt, 1 run, pushed onto on side

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Nazimuddin, OUT, down the track and misread the line of the delivery completely, bang, bails flown away

Nazimuddin b Shakib Al Hasan 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 19 (10 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 168/5
     Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-24-2
TR Birt    90* (53b 6x4 6x6)      AC Thomas    3-0-26-2

19.1

Thomas to Birt, 1 wide, wide down the leg

19.1

Thomas to Birt, 1 run, fuller on leg, makes room and squeezed to of side, on side is packed completely

19.2

Thomas to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, right in the block hole, played to long on and Birt scrambled for the second

19.3

Thomas to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, bit fullish in length, Samiullah tried to slog that and gets an top edge, Hossain calls for the catch and takes an beauty under pressure

Samiullah Shenwari c Mosharraf Hossain b Thomas 2 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.4

Thomas to Birt, 2 runs, pitched up tried to sweep over short fine leg, mistimed ti deep mid wicket and scrambled for the second run

5 fielders on leg side fence

19.5

Thomas to Birt, 1 run, tried to be too cheeky, reverse sweep and on the bounce into the hands of short third man, unlucky, had a lone fielder to beat and finds only him at the end

19.6

Thomas to Farhad Reza, 1 run, length delivery and lofted to mid wicket

177 is the target for the home team, and what an effort by Travis Birt, played gem of an innings, take a bow. Birt was well supported by Mubarak who played an timely innings (65 of 43). Final quarter was won by Dhaka as they put brakes on Royals innings, managed to score 40+ in last five overs. It was Thomas again the pick of the bowlers.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Khulna Royal Bengals 176/6
Farhad Reza    1* (1b)      AC Thomas    4-0-34-3
TR Birt    94* (56b 6x4 6x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-24-2
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Photos

Feb 11, 2013

Mohammad Ashraful exults after Dhaka Gladiators' six-wicket win, Dhaka Gladiators v Khulna Royal Bengals, BPL, Mirpur, February 11, 2013

Mohammad Ashraful exults after Dhaka Gladiators' win

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Feb 11, 2013

Travis Birt scored 94 off 56, Dhaka Gladiators v Khulna Royal Bengals, BPL, Mirpur, February 11, 2013

Travis Birt scored 94 off 56 for Khulna Royal Bengals

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