Final (N), Dhaka, Dec 12 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 207)
Riders won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
Rangpur Rangers
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Gayle's record 146* carries Rangpur to maiden title

Chris Gayle hoisted Rangpur Riders to their maiden BPL title, his unbeaten 146 leading them to a 57-run win in the final against Dhaka Dynamites

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Rangpur Riders206/1(20 overs)
Dhaka Dynamites149/9(20 overs)
end of over 202 runs
DP: 149/9CRR: 7.45 
Abu Hider9 (11)
Khaled Ahmed8 (9)
Chris Gayle1-0-2-0
Isuru Udana4-0-25-2

10.15pm Mashrafe collects the trophy and is joined by his jubilant team-mates. Rangpur Riders celebrate under firework-filled skies. That's a wrap of this season's BPL. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Goodbye and good night for now.

10pm Gayle: I am disappointed with my bowling but I'm still the best offspinner in the world. It was a slow start to the tournament, but we peaked in the right time in the qualifier. Charles and McCullum eased the pressure off me. Mash showed quality. It was a team effort overall and that was important. I want to thank the management and the physio. It was a great tournament and thank you to the Bangladesh fans for the support. Hopefully, I will be here next year too.

Shakib: What we have achieved in the tournament was terrific. We worked so hard to make the final but today was Gayle's show. I missed a chance and that cost us the trophy I think. You expect me to bowl four overs but when Gayle was on song it was hard for me to bowl, If Gayle had got out, I would have bowled four overs. It has been a terrific tournament and I hope it continues. Hopefully, we get some players for the Bangladesh international team.

Mashrafe: Batsmen like Gayle batting 20 overs, the way he is batting is phenomenal. We got the cup because of Gayle only. We bowled very well and batted very well. The trophy is for Rangpur Riders and the players are happy. I am happy the owners and the management are happy.

9.45pm That is that. Apologies, we lost the feed in the last over. Rangpur secure their maiden BPL title. Mashrafe Mortaza has played four BPL finals as captain and has won all. Gayle is being mobbed by his team-mates. He shellacked 18 sixes - the most by any batsman in a T20 match. Here is how Gayle broke records and Dhaka. Gayle, of course, is the Man of the Match and the Man of the tournament

Tahia Tahia: "Take a bow Mashrafe Mortaza, the man of the moment, the man who makes history! Making yet another team take the trophy home. Man, he deserves an ICC trophy. Please please please! 2019 World Cup, please!"

Muhammad Imran: "Dhaka beat Gayle by 3 runs... Better luck next time... "

Gayle to Abu Hider, no run
Gayle to Khaled Ahmed, 1 run
Gayle to Abu Hider, 1 run
Gayle to Abu Hider, no run
Gayle to Abu Hider, no run
Gayle to Abu Hider, no run

Gayle to bowl the last over

end of over 196 runs
DP: 147/9CRR: 7.73 • RRR: 60.00
Khaled Ahmed7 (8)
Abu Hider8 (6)
Isuru Udana4-0-25-2
Rubel Hossain4-0-28-1
Udana to Khaled Ahmed, no run
very full on middle, jabbed to midwicket
Udana to Khaled Ahmed, no run
low full-toss outside off, flat-batted to cover
Udana to Khaled Ahmed, FOUR runs
full-toss outside off, clears his front leg and drills it past the left of the bowler. There's no long-off to cut it off. And Dhaka pass Gayle's 146
Udana to Abu Hider, 1 run
full and wide outside off, sliced off a thick outside edge to third man running in
Udana to Khaled Ahmed, 1 run
full and wide outside off, scythed away to deep point

Hamza: "ishuru udana is the silent killer in the last three games for Rangpur Rider no one notice him he bowled really well in last three games"

Udana to Khaled Ahmed, no run
shortish on middle and leg, cramps the batsman for room. Flapped away to short midwicket. Mashrafe swoops down on the ball and effects a direct hit with an over-arm throw. Hider is just in
end of over 189 runs
DP: 141/9CRR: 7.83 • RRR: 33.00
Khaled Ahmed2 (3)
Abu Hider7 (5)
Rubel Hossain4-0-28-1
Isuru Udana3-0-19-2
Rubel Hossain to Khaled Ahmed, 1 run
full-toss on middle, dragged to long leg off a thick inside edge
Rubel Hossain to Abu Hider, 1 run
clipped off the pads to deep midwicket
Rubel Hossain to Abu Hider, 1 wide
too high a bouncer outside off, wide
Rubel Hossain to Khaled Ahmed, 1 run
full on off, swung away to deep midwicket
Rubel Hossain to Abu Hider, 1 run
full-toss on middle, dragged away to deep midwicket
Rubel Hossain to Abu Hider, FOUR runs
really full but the line is wrong - down the leg side, picked off fine of long leg for a boundary
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossDhaka Dynamites , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Chris Gayle
Player Of The Series
Chris Gayle
Series resultRangpur Riders won the 2017/18 Bangladesh Premier League
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20
Match days12 December 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Mahfuzur Rahman
TV Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Reserve Umpire
Morshed Ali Khan
Match Referee
Raqibul Hasan