Eliminator, Dhaka, Dec 8 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(15.2/20 ov, target 168)
Riders won by 8 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Rangpur Rangers
• Mohammad Isam

Gayle's 51-ball 126* eliminates Khulna

The West Indian smashed almost 75% of his team's runs as Rangpur Riders secured their spot in the second qualifier in BPL 2017

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Khulna Titans167/6(20 overs)
Rangpur Riders171/2(15.2 overs)

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
end of over 154 runs
RPR: 159/2CRR: 10.6 • RRR: 1.80 • Need 9 from 30b
Mohammad Mithun30 (36)
Chris Gayle114 (49)
Jofra Archer4-0-30-2
Archer to Mohammad Mithun, no run
a legcutter around off, defended away
Archer to Mohammad Mithun, 1 wide
144 kph, another wide, drifts down leg
Archer to Mohammad Mithun, no run
good length around off, blocked
Archer to Mohammad Mithun, 1 wide
a short delivery drifts down leg for a wide
Archer to Mohammad Mithun, no run
good length around off, defended to cover
Archer to Gayle, 1 run
a good length delivery outside off, stabbed down to third man for one
Archer to Mohammad Mithun, 1 run
drifts down leg, worked down to fine leg

"Gayle is a Champiaaan," says DJ Bravo

Archer to Mohammad Mithun, no run
good length on middle and leg, the ball goes past Mithun
end of over 1416 runs
RPR: 155/2CRR: 11.07 • RRR: 2.16 • Need 13 from 36b
Chris Gayle113 (48)
Mohammad Mithun29 (31)
Jofra Archer3-0-26-2
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
Mahmudullah to Mohammad Mithun, 1 run
driven away to long-off
Mahmudullah to Gayle, 1 run
overpitched around off, slogged down to long-on
Mahmudullah to Mohammad Mithun, 1 run
shortish outside off, pushed to long-off
Mahmudullah to Gayle, 1 run
short down leg, Gayle works the ball to deep midwicket and walks the run that gets him his 19th T20 hundred. The big stage, the big player. Single-handedly won them the game
end of over 134 runs
RPR: 139/2CRR: 10.69 • RRR: 4.14 • Need 29 from 42b
Mohammad Mithun27 (29)
Chris Gayle99 (44)
Jofra Archer3-0-26-2
Afif Hossain2-0-21-0
Archer to Mohammad Mithun, no run
144 kph, full around off, driven back
Archer to Mohammad Mithun, FOUR runs
the legcutter outside off, Mithun opens the bat face and slices a cut behind point. Fantastic placement
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossRangpur Riders , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Chris Gayle
Series resultRangpur Riders advanced
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20
Match days08 December 2017 (20-over match)
Masudur Rahman
Anisur Rahman
TV Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Reserve Umpire
Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
Salim Shahed