Player of the Match
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Scorer: Ranjith P

20 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 149/6 (10 runs required, RR: 7.45)

  • NLTC Perera1 (1b)
  • Junaid Khan4-0-20-1
  • JC Archer4-0-33-0

5:46pm That's all from our coverage of the first fixture of today's BPL round. Join us for Chittagong Vikings v Sylhet Sixers in about 40 minutes.

Mahmudullah: A win is a win. We could have bowled better in the middle, but we came back really well. It's always good to contribute to the team but upfront we need to work it out, especially in the top order.

Mahmudullah is the Player of the Match.

Mashrafe Mortaza: I think Junaid bowled really well in the last two overs. It was always difficult to chase down after early wickets. Ravi has been in good touch and Nahid batted so well for us, but the early wickets were crucial. We all know in Chittagong 150-160 is a good score, so I think the bowlers did a good job. We were happy with the bowlers.

5:35pm A good bowling effort in the start and end of their chase from Khulna Titans. They lost their way in the middle overs of both innings, but the bowling has done it. Junaid Khan's last two overs were top class. And have propelled them to the top of the table. Gargantuan effort by Bopara and Nahidul. Rangpur shouldn't have been anywhere close to this target after the start they got. Fifties for both of them, but they were up against a genius in that last over.

Junaid Khan to Bopara, OUT, he holes out to long-on. A stunning over from Junaid. This one is full at middle stump as well. Bopara finally gets under on, but he lifts it off the toe-end. Afif runs to his right in the deep and holds on with no fuss

RS Bopara c Afif Hossain b Junaid Khan 59 (44b 4x4 1x6) SR: 134.09

Junaid Khan to Perera, 1 run, drags it out to deep square. Another attempted yorker. Gets it a tad wrong. It's a full toss at middle, tailing in a touch. He gets the front leg out of the way and swings hard but it dribbles out feebly into the deep

11 off 2. As far as instructions go, it's straightforward. This has to be six.

Junaid Khan to Bopara, 1 run, oh too good. Too good for Bopara. Yorker nailed at middle stump again. Driven straight to long-on

This one will have to be a boundary. 12 off 3.

Junaid Khan to Bopara, 2 runs, another yorker. Driven to sweeper's right and and it's only two
Junaid Khan to Nahidul Islam, OUT, superb from Junaid. Nails the yorker at middle stump line. The batsman charges and looks to open up the off side but he can only push it back down the pitch. Bopara runs anyway. Nahidul is forced to do the same but he has no chance. Junaid sprints back and flicks the bails off

Nahidul Islam run out (Junaid Khan) 58 (43b 7x4 0x6) SR: 134.88

That's the century stand done. 14 to win off 5. Third man, point, cover are in.

Junaid Khan to Bopara, 1 run, nails the yorker at off stump. Bopara can only bunt this past his non-striker to long-off

Riders 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4CH GayleBB McCullum
2nd16CH GayleMohammad Mithun
3rd9RS BoparaMohammad Mithun
4th16RS BoparaFazle Mahmud
5th100RS BoparaNahidul Islam
6th4RS BoparaNLTC Perera

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