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Commentator: Shashank Kishore

20 | 1 Run 4 Wkts | RPR: 142/10 (14 runs required, RR: 7.10)

  • Saqlain Sajib0 (1b)
  • Kevon Cooper4-1-15-5
  • Mohammad Sami4-0-35-2

That's that for the night. Fourth last-over finish in as many matches has set up this season superbly. There are plenty of videos and post-match stuff to watch out for. Cheers!

Kevon Cooper is the Player of the Match: "We wanted to get 140, and with the ball, it was all about partnerships, which made the difference. When I went in to bat, I realised their bowlers were bowling slower deliveries. We planned to hit hard lengths."

Mahmudullah : The bowlers bowled well with the wet ball, Sami and Cooper were outstanding. The plan was to just wait for the loose balls. I thought we would be able to get to 140. 155 was quite competitive on that wicket. Credit to the bowlers for the way they came out and bowled.

Shakib : We conceded a little too many in the last five overs. We didn't accelerate well in the middle overs. That put a lot of pressure on us. Our top order and middle order needs to step up. I don't think we relaxed after we had them four down for not too many. Credit to them for playing well through that phase.

Rangpur have been brilliant. To recover from three down for nothing to post 155 and then defend it in the manner they have has been heartening. The comeback was kickstarted by their captain Mahmudullah. It's only fitting that he takes the winning catch as well. Cooper too played his part with both bat and ball. At different stages in the chase, it looked like Rangpur would get there easily, but the dismissals of Perera and Mithun towards the end turned it around.

Cooper to Abu Jayed, OUT, Full on the leg side, he looks to go over midwicket but can't get enough bat, Mahmudullah at midwicket runs backwards, goes full stretch, times his jump to perfection and pulls off a tumbling catch. Superb stuff

Abu Jayed c Mahmudullah b Cooper 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Cooper to Muktar Ali, OUT, scoops a simple catch to the cover fielder. Another one bites the dust. Game, set and match. Cooper's thrilled. What a fantastic over this has been

Muktar Ali c Taijul Islam b Cooper 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Cooper to Saqlain Sajib, 1 leg bye, swings and misses, the ball rolls off the pad to the on side
Cooper to Al-Amin, OUT, excellent delivery, sees the batsman backing away and follows him with the short ball which he can't get any bat to, they set off for the run but Taylor's underarms the throw to Cooper who runs to the striker's end to whip the bails off. That should seal it for Rangpur

Al-Amin run out (Cooper) 4 (7m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Cooper to Al-Amin, no run, ball deflects off the thigh pad to the keeper as the batsman looks to swing across the line

A Trinidadian dismisses the man from St Lucia to help Barisal stay in the hunt in their clash against Rangpur. Wow

Cooper to Sammy, OUT, looks to clear long-off but can only manage to get the toe end, the fielder in the deep kept his eyes on the ball, called loud and clear, settled underneath it, watched it swirl but held it together. Superbly done by Seekkuge Prasanna. His teammates can't be happier. No Sammy magic tonight.

DJG Sammy c Prasanna b Cooper 2 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Riders 2nd innings Partnerships

1st19LMP SimmonsSoumya Sarkar
2nd21LMP SimmonsShakib Al Hasan
3rd6Misbah-ul-HaqLMP Simmons
4th20Misbah-ul-HaqMohammad Mithun
5th68NLTC PereraMohammad Mithun
6th2DJG SammyMohammad Mithun
7th5DJG SammyAl-Amin
8th0Muktar AliAl-Amin
9th1Muktar AliSaqlain Sajib
10th0Saqlain SajibAbu Jayed

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