Rangpur Riders 176 for 6 (Simmons 51, Yasir 2-24) beat Dhaka Dynamites 107 (Shakib 4-16, Thisara 3-25) by 69 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Rangpur Riders picked up their second win of the tournament after trouncing Dhaka Dynamites by 69 runs. Lendl Simmons started well with the bat but it was the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan, Thisara Perera and Arafat Sunny that didn't let Dhaka stay in the contest for too long.
Dhaka were chasing what has been a par target for the first game of the day, but they fell to pieces quickly. Shakib ran past Shamsur Rahman's defensive prod with an arm ball in the third over before Nasir Jamshed slog-swept into Soumya Sarkar's lap two balls later.
Mosaddek Hossain and Kumar Sangakkara tried to resurrect the chase but the former fell to a rank leg-stump half-volley from Sunny, who also accounted for Sangakkara's wicket in the 11th over, after he had made 29 off 28 balls. Sunny finished his four overs early, taking 2 for 15.
Thisara removed Ryan ten Doeschate and Abul Hasan in consecutive overs, caught at cover and deep midwicket respectively. Shakib's third wicket was Farhad Reza in his third over and he got Nasir Hossain in his last to end with four wickets for just 16 runs. Thisara took three wickets, to go with a fast 27 in Rangpur's innings.
Rangpur should have been closer to the 200 mark but fell short due to a late collapse. They were 122 for 2 in the 14th over when Mohammad Mithun was given out leg-before to Abul for 34 off 22 balls, with three fours and two sixes. They then slipped to 150 for 6 in the 18th over, losing Darren Sammy, Thisara and Al-Amin during this time.
Shakib struck three boundaries in the last two overs to take their score to something respectable. When Thisara was hammering his two fours and as many sixes, Rangpur looked to be going towards a bigger score, but he fell to Mustafizur Rahman in the 17th over, having previously been dropped at mid-off by Shamsur.
Simmons and Mithun made the early running with a 56-run second-wicket stand. Simmons made his maiden BPL fifty, hitting five fours and three sixes, twice over long-on and once over square leg, before giving a tame a catch to cover off Mosharraf Hossain.