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Fortune Barishal 129 for 2 (Shakib 51*, Shahriar 37) beat Minister Group Dhaka 128 for 9 (Tamim 66, Shuvagata 21*, Mehedi 2-12) by eight wickets
How the match played out
Shakib Al Hasan's superb run in the format continued as he became the first player to win Player-of-the-Match awards in five consecutive T20 matches. His unbeaten 51 and economical four overs helped Fortune Barishal to an easy eight-wicket win against Minister Group Dhaka. It rounded off their league phase in style, but the result left Dhaka prone to elimination if Chattogram Challengers and Khulna Tigers both win their matches tomorrow.
Dhaka's scorecard included only two batters with double-figure scores as they struggled to 128 for 9 in 20 overs. In reply, Barishal took only 15.3 overs to complete the 129-run chase, with Shakib adding 83 runs for the unbroken third-wicket stand with Najmul Hossain Shanto.
Barishal got an early boost from Munim Shahriar, who struck three sixes and as many fours in his 37 off 25 balls. Shakib struck 51 off 25 balls, his third fifty in this season's BPL. He struck six fours and two fours, while Shanto supported him with a run-a-ball 28 that had two fours.
Dhaka had no such luxury when they batted. Tamim had no support from anywhere although he made 66 off 50 balls with nine fours and a six. Only Shuvagata Hom contributed with 21, hitting one six and two fours.
Mujeeb ur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 15 while Dwayne Bravo and Mehedi Hasan Rana also took two wickets each. Shakib took 1 for 21 from his typically stingy four overs.
Dhaka's batting has not been up to mark this season. Mohammad Naim's disastrous time ended with him making just six runs, while Jahurul Islam, Mahmudullah and Shamsur Rahman also got out cheaply. The tail too caved in quickly, as they played their second consecutive game without Mashrafe Mortaza.
Over 16 • BRSAL 129/2Barishal won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
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