3rd Match, Dhaka, Nov 9 2016, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 134)130
Titans won by 3 runs
player of the match
Khulna Tigers
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Mahmudullah defends six in final over, Khulna win thriller

Khulna Titans captain Mahmudullah took three wickets to help his side defend six in the final over against Rajshahi Kings

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Scorecard summary
Khulna Titans133/8(20 overs)
Mahmudullah32 (21)
Riki Wessels32 (22)
Abul Hasan5/28(4)
Rajshahi Kings130/10(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs • 3 wickets
RR: 130/10CRR: 6.50 
Mehidy Hasan Miraz0 (0)
Mahmudullah 2-0-6-3
Junaid Khan 4-0-23-4
Mahmudullah to Nazmul, OUT

what a match! Mahmudullah lead them to victory with the ball. This was on a flatter length and straightens outside off. Nazmul skips down the track for a hoick, can't connect and keeper does the rest.

Nazmul Islam st †Pooran b Mahmudullah 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Mahmudullah to Nazmul, no run

precious, dot ball, touch short outside off as he tries for a switch hit. They goes upstairs to check the stumping, he gets his bat down in time as he drags himself out of the crease while attempting that shot..

4 runs with 1 wicket and 2 balls remaining

Mahmudullah to Sami, OUT

another wicket for Mahmudullah, two in two, this one slides in from a shortish length. Sami goes back and tries to slash through the cover region, can't connect and ball clatters the stumps..

Mohammad Sami b Mahmudullah 1 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Mahmudullah to Abul Hasan, OUT

tossed up well outside off and invites Hasan for a big shot, he obliges as he came down the track and lofted that down towards the long-off region. Ariful ran across and then forward to grab that.

Abul Hasan c Ariful Haque b Mahmudullah 3 (21m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
Mahmudullah to Abul Hasan, 1 wide

short and way outside off, wide to the the tally..

Mahmudullah to Sami, 1 leg bye

length ball angling down the leg, clips the pad for a leg bye.

over the wicket to Sami

Mahmudullah to Abul Hasan, 1 run

tossed up outside off, drags it down to long-on

7 runs required off 6 balls. Mahmudullah to bowl the last over..round the wicket

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 127/7CRR: 6.68 RRR: 7.00
Abul Hasan2 (2)
Mohammad Sami1 (1)
Junaid Khan 4-0-23-4
Shafiul Islam 4-0-29-2
Junaid to Abul Hasan, 1 run

short of a length outside off, runs it to third man with an open face..

Junaid to Sami, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, works it down to third man

Junaid to Farhad, OUT

another wicket, short and slower through air, Reza up onto the toes and tries to slice that over the in-field. Top edge went towards the short cover where Mahmudullah holds it. He needs to adjust his jump and then to lean back to pouch it

Farhad Reza c Mahmudullah b Junaid Khan 4 (5m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80

9 off 9 balls.

Junaid to Farhad, no run

short and moving across, goes past the wild swing of Reza

Junaid to Farhad, no run

slower length ball outside off, tries to poke and is beaten

Junaid to Farhad, FOUR runs

full and wide, waits for it and guides that to wide of short third man with a late dab..

end of over 1810 runs • 2 wickets
RR: 121/6CRR: 6.72 RRR: 6.50
Farhad Reza0 (1)
Abul Hasan1 (1)
Shafiul Islam 4-0-29-2
Mohammad Asghar 4-0-21-1
Shafiul to Farhad, 1 leg bye

clips the pad down leg for a leg bye

Shafiul to Mominul, OUT

back of a length and way outside off. He shuffle across the stumps and tries to scoop, only manages an edge back to the keeper. He ends up in an awkward position to execute that. Ball was slower too and bit of extra bounce.

Mominul Haque c †Pooran b Shafiul Islam 64 (88m 57b 6x4 0x6) SR: 112.28
Shafiul to Mominul, FOUR runs

once again he charges down the track and driven this length ball down the ground for another boundary

18 runs off 15 balls..

Shafiul to Mominul, FOUR runs

skips down the track and slashes this short ball through cover point

Shafiul to Abul Hasan, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, punches into backward of point

Shafiul to Sammy, OUT

back of a length and angling in from outside off, Sammy was caught at the crease as he tries to flick. Ball sneaks through the bat and hits the stumps. Ball kept a touch low to Sammy's expectation.

Daren Sammy b Shafiul Islam 31 (32m 23b 0x4 3x6) SR: 134.78
end of over 1710 runs
RR: 111/4CRR: 6.52 RRR: 7.67
Daren Sammy31 (22)
Mominul Haque56 (54)
Mohammad Asghar 4-0-21-1
Shafiul Islam 3-0-20-0
Mohammad Asghar to Sammy, 1 run

leading edge towards the cover. Sammy closes the face a bit early as he tries to flick

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossKhulna Titans, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Match days09 November 2016 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
Abdul Mazid
Abdul Mazid
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
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Masudur Rahman
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Ranmore Martinesz
TV Umpire
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Gazi Sohel
Reserve Umpire
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Morshed Ali Khan
Match Referee
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Raqibul Hasan
PointsKhulna Titans 2, Rajshahi Kings 0