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
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Reza and openers give Rajshahi first points

After Farhad Reza's impressive bowling limited Rangpur Riders to 134 for 5, Rajshahi Kings ran down the target with fluent fifties from openers Mominul Haque and Lendl Simmons

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Scorecard summary
Rangpur Riders134/5(20 overs)
Rajshahi Kings138/2(16.4 overs)

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 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
Perera to Waller, OUT
inswinging yorker at off stump, looks to repeat the shot from the previous ball but this time it's too quick for him. Big gap between bat and pad as he tries to caress this through point. Clean bowled
MN Waller b Perera 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00
Perera to Waller, FOUR runs
yorker tailing in at off stump, gets the front leg out of the way and squeezes it past point
Perera to Mominul Haque, 1 run

They've taken the strategic time out.

Perera to Mominul Haque, 1 run, OUT
yorker at off stump, squeezes it into the open midwicket area...they come back for the second. Perera swivels and hits it direct from 40 yards away! Superb fielding off his own bowling. Simmons is short at the non-striker's end by a long way. There wasn't anyone at the stumps. The odds of Perera even throwing it, leave alone hitting the stumps, were very low. But he's gone
LMP Simmons run out (Perera) 53 (50b 4x4 1x6) SR: 106.00
Perera to Simmons, 1 run
slower ball, good length at leg stump. Flicked to deep midwicket
end of over 157 runs
RR: 120/0CRR: 8 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 15 from 30b
Lendl Simmons52 (49)
Mominul Haque60 (41)
Ziaur Rahman1-0-7-0
Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-27-0
Ziaur Rahman to Simmons, 1 run
slower ball, full toss wide outside off, hammered straight to sweeper cover
Ziaur Rahman to Mominul Haque, 1 run
slower ball, back of a length in the corridor. Slices it to third man
Ziaur Rahman to Simmons, 1 run
good length, slower ball at off stump. Hangs back and flicks to long-on's right
Ziaur Rahman to Simmons, 2 runs
overpitched outside off, reaches out and drives to sweeper's right. Comes back for the second and he brings up his fifty
Ziaur Rahman to Mominul Haque, 1 run
slower ball, back of a length at middle stump. Flicked to deep midwicket
Ziaur Rahman to Simmons, 1 run
slower ball, short and wide outside off. Cut to extra cover's left
end of over 146 runs
RR: 113/0CRR: 8.07 • RRR: 3.66 • Need 22 from 36b
Mominul Haque58 (39)
Lendl Simmons47 (45)
Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-27-0
Lasith Malinga3-0-30-0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Mominul Haque, no run
short ball slanted across off stump, steps out and gets in a tangle as he's beaten on the hook
Mashrafe Mortaza to Simmons, 1 run
slower ball, back of a length on the pads. Flicked to deep square
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossRangpur Riders , elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Mominul Haque
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-14.50, Second Session 14.50-16.20
Match days11 November 2017 (20-over match)
Anisur Rahman
TV Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Raqibul Hasan
PointsRajshahi Kings 2, Rangpur Riders 0