Player of the Match
Player of the Match

5.17pm Done with 28 balls to spare. What a rout, Gayle single-handedly puts Rangpur Riders into the second qualifier. He smashed 126 off just 51 balls - with six fours and 14 sixes - to hunt down a tough target with unbelievable ease. He ran a quick single to begin the chase, and you felt that he was switched on for the big occasion. He was. Rangpur will go to the next qualifier, to play the loser of the BPL's next game today.

Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match: "All about momentum when you're batting as well, a 170 wicket, the best wicket in Dhaka so far. Pressure was always there. Always important for somebody in the top three to bat deep. I never like to leave it for anyone, we have guys in the shed, but have to take it across the line."

Mashrafe Mortaza: "Our bowling is good for the top six overs. Malinga was struggling but he has been a champion bowler. We did some mistakes, which we can improve upon later on. He's (Gayle) king of this format, he is difficult to stop."

Mahmudullah: "It was a decent score, but Chris took the game from us. We batted and bowled really well. Someone has to lose."

Najmul Hossain Shanto to Gayle, SIX runs, it's all done. Short again, Gayle knows what's coming, he stays back and swipes a swat over midwicket to eliminate Khulna Titans from the tournament
Najmul Hossain Shanto to Gayle, SIX runs, short outside off, Gayle stays in his crease, and pummels a six straight down the ground, over long-on. That's six no. 800 in T20s
Mahmudullah to Gayle, SIX runs, it's full and straight, but Gayle hangs back anyway, and then uses his muscular power to lift the ball over long-on. Six no. 799 in T20s
Mahmudullah to Gayle, SIX runs, rocks back, picks the short length and dispatches a swat over midwicket. One of his more easier sixes of the day. Six no. 798

Riders 2nd innings Partnerships

1st24CH GayleSohag Gazi
2nd1CH GayleBB McCullum
3rd146CH GayleMohammad Mithun

Bangladesh Premier League