26th Match (N), Dhaka, Dec 8 2015, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.5/20 ov, target 154)132
Riders won by 21 runs
player of the match
Jahurul Islam
Rangpur Rangers

That's it from here, do join us tomorrow from another cracking double-header. Cheers.

Mashrafe Mortaza - It was pretty good wicket, we scored 50 in five overs and we lost it in middle overs. T20 is all about momentum, hopefully we play it better.

Shakib - I think we played the perfect game. We had a decent plan, keeping wickets till the end and Jahurul did that. Spinners were getting some help, also we decided to bowl more spin and we bowled it good areas.

What a turn around it was. Chasing 153, Imrul set the tone early on smacking 38 in 24 deliveries. Victorians misread the script in the middle overs and left way too much for the final quarter. Perera after bowling an awful first over came back in strongly and bagged three wickets. Spinners bowled well in tandem and choked the Victorians. Well they have themselves to blame. Reckless shots, swung their bats like swords and eventfully fell on the same. With this win Rangpur Riders sit on top of the table.

Perera to Kamrul, OUT

slower ball and he has dragged it on, bowled'em and its all over

Kamrul Islam b Perera 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Perera to Abu Hider, 1 run

slower ball and mistimes to off side for a single

Perera to Kamrul, 1 run

another yorker and he squeezed it out for a run

Perera to Kamrul, no run

curled in from off and he digs it out

Perera to Dhiman, OUT

in the block-hole and it rattles the off stump. Ghosh had no answer. Full and straight and the batsman was late in bringing the bat down in time

Dhiman Ghosh b Perera 2 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
end of over 1918 runs
CW: 130/8CRR: 6.84 RRR: 24.00 • Need 24 runs from 6b
Abu Hider17 (5)
Dhiman Ghosh2 (6)
Daren Sammy2-0-21-1
Thisara Perera2-1-16-1
Sammy to Abu Hider, SIX runs

slower ball on off stump, he waits and swings at this one and it sails over long-on for another six. Its coming way too late for the Victorians

Sammy to Abu Hider, 2 runs

back of a length on middle and leg, he swivels and pulls to long-leg region

Sammy to Abu Hider, SIX runs

full on off stump, clears his front leg and thwacks it back over the bowlers head for six runs

Sammy to Dhiman, 1 run

picks up the slower ball and pulls to deep mid-wicket, mere single

Sammy to Abu Hider, 1 run

slow full toss outside off and mistimes to deep cover

Sammy to Abu Hider, 2 runs

length ball on off and tucked to on side, couple there

Sammy to bowl the penultimate over