Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

So Khulna rise to second place after that win. Chittagong still stuck in the penultimate position. This is all we have for today. More action coming up on another double-header tomorrow. Do join us then. Goodbye until then.

Rilee Rossouw is Man of the Match. "I didn't expect the wicket to be so good, I expected it to turn a lot more in the second innings," he says. "But luckily I stuck to my guns. The coach sent me up the order today and encouraged me to play my natural game. The team comes first. If I do well and the team wins, it's happy days."

"Rilee set up the game for us. It was a good choice to send him up the order," says Khulna captain Mahmudullah. "I need to think about my catching. It wasn't up to the mark and we need to pull ourselves up. In the middle, we needed a small partnership becuase we knew we had Seekkuge Prasanna and Carlos Brathwaite."

"We lost with two overs to spare, so obviously we didn't have enough runs on the board," says Chittagong captain Luke Ronchi. "But the guys tried really hard. It was a mixture of errors with bat and ball, areas in both departments that we can improve on. Captaincy was not expected but it's a privilege."

10.22pm Carlos Brathwaite. Two balls: one four and one six. That's pretty uncomplicated and straightforward. He just walked in and finished the game off like a boss, almost as if to show the rest how it's done. Not that Chittagong had much of a chance. The game was steadily slipping out their grasp but Brathwaite just sent them plummeting to defeat. It was allround a shoddy day on the field for both teams with numerous dropped catches, missed stumping chances, lazy fielding efforts and horrific lines that resulted in 17 wides. Not to mention a generous offering of full tosses that came gift-wrapped to the batsmen. Rossouw set it up nicely with his all-out attack at the top, but it was Mahmudullah who pulled them out of a dicey position with Khulna losing three quick wickets. And more than able support from Ariful Haque.

Mahneel: "Mahmudullah making up for his poor fielding with bowl and then a match winning unbeaten stand, just any other day in the office for Mahmudullah!"

Jordan to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs, fuller ball, clipped uppishly through cow corner for a four. And that will do it
Jordan to Mahmudullah, no run, very full and angling in, clipped to deep midwicket

Jordan comes on. He has zero to defend.

18 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | KT: 160/5 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 8.88, RRR: 0.50)

  • CR Brathwaite10 (2b)
  • Mahmudullah44 (33b)
  • Taskin Ahmed3-0-38-1
  • CJ Jordan3-0-24-0
Taskin Ahmed to Brathwaite, SIX runs, Taskin's nightmarish game ends with a six. Short ball, not going to unsettle the towering Brathwaite who flays a pull over cow corner
Taskin Ahmed to Brathwaite, FOUR runs, oh, has he bludgeoned that. Stays leg side of this full delivery just outside off, clears the front leg at the very last moment to give himself the space to free his arms and absolutely shovels it through extra cover. Neatly picks the gap through the two fielders there as well
Taskin Ahmed to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, opens the face and punches to backward point
Taskin Ahmed to Ariful Haque, OUT, a needless shot ends Ariful's innings. Short ball, gets a little big on him and he top-edges the pull to wide long-on

Ariful Haque c Jordan b Taskin Ahmed 34 (24b 0x4 3x6) SR: 141.66

Titans 2nd innings Partnerships

1st15M KlingerRR Rossouw
2nd39Dhiman GhoshRR Rossouw
3rd6MahmudullahRR Rossouw
4th19MahmudullahNajmul Hossain Shanto
5th70MahmudullahAriful Haque
6th15MahmudullahCR Brathwaite

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