31st match, Chattogram, Nov 28 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, target 174)
Riders won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Rangpur Rangers
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Sylhet Sixers173/5(20 overs)
Rangpur Riders177/6(19.4 overs)
end of over 2012 runs
RPR: 177/6CRR: 9 
Nahidul Islam14 (7)
Mashrafe Mortaza17 (10)
Tim Bresnan3.4-0-40-1
Sohail Tanvir4-0-44-1

Game 1 on this Tuesday was a thriller, what will game 2 have in store? We will be live with that match's coverage very shortly, so be back for it. From here, this is all we have. Goodbye and thank you for joining us.

Nazmul Islam is Man of the Match for his 4-0-18-3.

"It was hearth-throbbing. It was tough, but the good thing is we got 10 points and we can now relax. It is very important to play well under pressure and for the boys to step up," says Rangpur captain Mashrafe Mortaza. Last five matches that we have won have all been very close."

"We were 10-15 short. Fletcher is a key player and Babar Azam is a good player and Bresnan closed it out well for us," says Sylhet captain Nasir Hossain.

The second half of the BPL has seen its share of thrillers and this is yet another addition to it. When Ziaur Rehman and Brendon McCullum were blasting it out of the park, it had seemed as though Rangpur would seal this off with plenty of time to spare. They were going at 12 an over at one point, but that's what wickets can do to a team in T20. Sylhet picked up four of them after breaking that second-wicket partnership. That meant it took a last-over six from Mashrafe Mortaza to ease the nerves before Nahidul Islam finished it off with a four.

Bresnan to Nahidul Islam, FOUR runs
and he has sent down another full toss. Would you believe it? Bresnan has bowled a wide and three full tosses in the final over. This one is outside off again and has been flayed over mid-off for the winning boundary

A straight mid-on comes in now.

Bresnan to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
full toss and wide again, Mashrafe backs away and opens the face to point who fumbles and allows a single. Scores level
Bresnan to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX runs
horrendous bowling. Wants the wide yorker and instead fires up a full toss and gift wraps it with all the width in the world for Mashrafe to walks across and launch it over long-on
Bresnan to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
very full, very wide, Mashrafe reaches out and skews it back to the bowler
Bresnan to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide
takes it wide of the batsman and slows down the pace as well making Mashrafe reach out. Called wide but that's a marginal call

Bresnan to bowl the final over. He has eight to defend

end of over 1911 runs
RPR: 165/6CRR: 8.68 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 9 from 6b
Nahidul Islam10 (6)
Mashrafe Mortaza10 (7)
Sohail Tanvir4-0-44-1
Kamrul Islam4-0-32-0
Sohail Tanvir to Nahidul Islam, no run
backs away to a fuller ball and Tanvir fires it wide of the batsman and fuller still to prevent him from putting bat to ball. Good bowling under pressure
Sohail Tanvir to Nahidul Islam, 2 runs
fuller ball, turned away to deep midwicket and they push back for the second as deep square leg runs to his left
Sohail Tanvir to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
dipping yorker, dug out to mid-off
Sohail Tanvir to Nahidul Islam, 1 run
short and wide, cut extremely hard and Kamrul Islam dives to his left to make the stop. Certain boundary saved there
Sohail Tanvir to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye
slower ball, short of a length, tries to pull and gets hit on the rib cage
Sohail Tanvir to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX runs
that is out of here. Mashrafe launches this one over cow corner and it has gone miles back into the stands. Slower bak-of-the-hand delivery. Mashrafe pummels it and gets the timing spot on as well. Terrific strike
end of over 1810 runs • 1 wicket
RPR: 154/6CRR: 8.55 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Nahidul Islam7 (3)
Mashrafe Mortaza3 (4)
Kamrul Islam4-0-32-0
Sohail Tanvir3-0-34-1
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Nahidul Islam, 2 runs
short of a length, drags a haphazard pull over the bowler's head and they push back for a quick second. The keeper takes the bails off but the batsman is in this time. Needed a better throw, that was wayward
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Nahidul Islam, FOUR runs
very full outside off, reaches out and slashes and gets a thickish outside edge that goes over gully and backward point
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
extremely full outside off, driven down to long-off
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Nahidul Islam, 1 run
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, OUT
yorker outside the leg stump, dug out to the midwicket region. There is yes and no on the second run and Bopara is half way down before being sent back. The keeper shouts early enough for the throw to come at his end and he takes the stumps off even as Bopara desperately dives
RS Bopara run out (Babar Azam) 33 (24b 1x4 1x6) SR: 137.50
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Bopara, 1 run
yorker on the stumps, dug out to long-off
end of over 1713 runs
RPR: 144/5CRR: 8.47 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Ravi Bopara32 (23)
Mashrafe Mortaza1 (2)
Sohail Tanvir3-0-34-1
Kamrul Islam3-0-22-0
Sohail Tanvir to Bopara, 1 run
dropped. Again at long-on. Got to take these kind of catches at this level. Bopara goes for another loft over long-on and the fielder again has to come forward. He bends forward but simply can't catch the ball. This one was pretty straightforward honestly
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
TossRangpur Riders , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Nazmul Islam
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 days28 November 2017 (20-over match)
Ranmore Martinesz
Mahfuzur Rahman
TV Umpire
Gazi Sohel
Reserve Umpire
Manjurul Islam
Match Referee
Neeyamur Rashid
PointsRangpur Riders 2, Sylhet Sixers 0