393dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Pollard, Jahurul take Dhaka top of the table

Both teams are coming off fine wins, with Khulna beating Chittagong Vikings by 18 runs while Dhaka crushed Sylhet Sixers with eight wickets and 73 balls remaining

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Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

Dhaka go top of the table with the win, with six points and a net run-rate of 1.97 That's all we have for you. Thanks for your company

Jahurul Islam is the Man of the Match

. "It was my first opportunity to bat in the centre I was just happy to finish the game. Pollard did most of the work. When he came in, the required rate was 14, when he left, it was only 8 and I and Mosaddek were able to do it."

"Today we showed character. Carlos played a great knock for Khulna, that gave them the momentum and we lost early wickets which set us back. But Pollard and Jahurul played really well. That shows we aren't a one-man team," Shakib Al Hasan says. "When you lose more than two-three wickets in the Powerplay, it's difficult to chase 160 runs. But we did that today and that gives us confidence. These games are very good for BPL, it will improve our cricket"

"I think up front we bowled really well. In the end, it was a bit disappointed. I was really happy with how the boys played though," Mahmudullah says. "With the new ball, it was gripping in the pitch a bit, as we saw both teams struggling in the Poweprlay. But Brathwaite and Rilee's partnership was crucial. And Pollard did the same for them. Happy to have held on to that catch [for Shakib's wicket], happy to contribute."

4.30 pm Heartbreaking loss for Khulna, and for Brathwaite in particular, who struck his maiden T20 fifty, and then was pulling off an outstanding final over. But his heroics come second best to compatriot Kieron Pollard, who slammed a 19-ball fifty.

Khulna brought the game back in the balance when they knocked over Pollard in the 15th over. That's when Jahurul Islam took over. He was 19 off 21 balls, slogging hard, but never finding the timing. He gutsed it out in the middle and finally walks away with the winning hit.

"I was under pressure after Shakib fell," he says. "But Pollard came and played an outstanding innings. It was most crucial, and it helped me finish it later because the required rate was only 8. I got in the wicket after a long time, I didn't play any big innings in the BPL. This is my first time. I was struggling for the first 20-25 balls. But then I started getting set and I said, if we bat through the innings, we would win" Big props to the man for admitting he was struggling.

Brathwaite to Jahurul Islam, FOUR runs, reverse scoop! What a way to take the game! He realises the bowler will be going for a yorker, so he gets down low, watches the ball all the way through and with third man inside the boundary, he only needs to get the smallest bit of bat on it

Dhaka need four off two balls.

Brathwaite to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, full toss outside offl, slaps it to deep point and Brathwaite claps himself on. Continues to stand up under pressure, this time with the ball.

Fine leg and square leg are inside the circle

Brathwaite to Jahurul Islam, 1 leg bye, three toe-crushers in a row! Outstanding bowling from Brathwaite. There's something between him and the final over of a T20 match. Jahurul sneaks a legbye, just about digging the ball out outside off
Brathwaite to Jahurul Islam, no run, another in the blockhole, and after missing this too, Jahurul yells in disappointment. Mosaddek runs up to his partner to calm him down
Brathwaite to Jahurul Islam, no run, nails the yorker outside off. Jahurul tries to flick it, isn't able to because of the late inswing. He's nearly run out looking for a bye

19 | 13 Runs | DD: 151/6 (6 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 6.00)

  • Mosaddek Hossain13 (11b)
  • Jahurul Islam41 (35b)
  • Abu Jayed3-0-24-1
  • JC Archer4-0-26-1

Dhaka need six off the last six balls. Carlos Brathwaite, who set Khulna up with an innings of 64, to close things out

Abu Jayed to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR runs, gets down the track, turns a yorker into a full toss and launches the ball to the extra cover boundary. Classical shot in crunch time

Dynamites 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4SP NarineE Lewis
2nd2Shahid AfridiSP Narine
3rd7SP NarineCS Delport
4th11Shakib Al HasanSP Narine
5th17Jahurul IslamShakib Al Hasan
6th73Jahurul IslamKA Pollard
7th43Jahurul IslamMosaddek Hossain

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