9th match, Dhaka, Nov 11 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(16.4/20 ov, target 135)
Kings won by 8 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Rajshahi Royals
RK Innings
Full commentary

4:30pm And that's it from our coverage of this match. Stick around on ESPNcricinfo for the second one later today between Dhaka Dynamites and the Sylhet Sixers. See you.

Mominul: It was turning in the first innings, but was better in the second. I want to thank the bowlers for restricting them to 135. We just wanted to look at the pitch and capitalise on the bad balls.

Mominul Haque is the Man of the Match.

Mushfiqur: I was really surprised they batted first because it was a new pitch and needed to be seen first. Having said that I was happy with my team. I thought after their 20 overs the wicket played well and I hope the form continues.

Mortaza: I think after 3.3 overs we were 30 odd and losing two wickets was the turning point. Most of the boys have been playing on this wicket for many years, there was nothing wrong with it. Lot of lessons to take to the next match. The main thing is to focus on the batting in the first six overs.

Simmons: First inings the pitch played slow. When we went in we wanted to play ourselves in and have a look at the wicket and win the little battles. 150-160 would have been a good score here but you had to graft, you couldn't just go out and play the big shots.

4:15pm And that's Rajshahi's first win of the season. A clinical chase after strangling Rangpur's batsmen throughout the innings. Crafty innings from Mominul, full of classy shots. And he was well supported by Simmons, who wasn't as comfortable but slowly climbed to a half-century. Three of their bowlers conceded at less than five per over though, and that's where the match was won, after Reza's two wickets.

Abdur Razzak to Rony Talukdar, FOUR runs
short ball at middle stump, stands his ground, waits for it to come on sends a second pull shot to the midwicket boundary to bring up the victory
Abdur Razzak to Mominul Haque, 1 run
full at middle stump, flicked to deep midwicket
Abdur Razzak to Rony Talukdar, 1 run
length at middle stump, pokes it into the leg side on the front foot
Abdur Razzak to Rony Talukdar, FOUR runs
short ball at middle stump, deep in the crease and pulls this powerfully over midwicket
end of over 168 runs • 2 wicket
RR: 128/2CRR: 8 • RRR: 1.75 • Need 7 runs from 24b
Rony Talukdar1 (1)
Mominul Haque62 (43)
Thisara Perera2-0-12-1
Ziaur Rahman1-0-7-0
Perera to Rony Talukdar, 1 run
oh lovely yorker! Barely surives. He shuffles as this swings back in towards middle. He brings the bat down very late to keep this out