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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Mahmudullah steers Khulna into playoffs

Khulna Titans 159 for 4 (Mahmudullah 50, Bopara 2-17) beat Dhaka Dynamites 158 for 7 (Sangakkara 59, Junaid 3-22) by six wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Khulna Titans, having to win their last league game to qualify for the playoffs, did so emphatically courtesy Mahmudullah's half-century. They finished the group stages in second position to ensure the first qualifier against the same opponents on December 6. The eliminator will be played between Chittagong Vikings and Rajshahi Kings.

Khulna, having never gone past 157 in the tournament, had to make their highest team total. And against a weakened Dhaka side that rested Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell, they breezed to the target with 12 balls to spare.

It didn't seem a cakewalk when they lost Andre Fletcher early. Mohammad Hasanuzzaman struck three sixes and as many fours in his 18-ball 40 to get them ahead of the asking rate. Mahmudullah then took over after Hasanuzzaman's dismissal; he hit five fours and two sixes in his 28-ball 50. The trigger boost meant Abdul Mazid's strike rate of 58.33, the lowest of the season for batsmen who have faced 35 or more deliveries, was negated.

Mahmudullah fell with Khulna needing eight, but with no pressure, they cantered home to dash the hopes of Rangpur Riders, who lost to Comilla Victorians earlier in the evening.

When Dhaka batted first, Kumar Sangakkara, reprieved on 2, brought up his second half-century of the tournament. The rest of the Dhaka batting line-up threw away starts with, with Mehedi Maruf, Nasir Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Seekkuge Prasanna and Ravi Bopara not going past 20. Junaid Khan picked up three wickets.

  • Mahmudullah steers Khulna into playoffs

    Khulna Titans finished the group stages in second position to ensure the first qualifier against the same opponents on December 6. The eliminator will be played between Chittagong Vikings and Rajshahi Kings

Titans 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9ADS FletcherHasanuzzaman
2nd52Abdul MazidHasanuzzaman
3rd46MahmudullahAbdul Mazid
4th44MahmudullahBAC Howell
5th8BAC HowellN Pooran

Bangladesh Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DD1284160.912
KT127514-0.215
CHV1266120.233
RK1266120.208
RR126612-0.106
CV125710-0.345
BB12488-0.688
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