15th Match, Sylhet, Jan 15 2019, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.5/20 ov, target 129)103
Titans won by 25 runs
player of the match
Taijul Islam
Khulna Tigers
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• Mohammad Isam

Taijul Islam, Mahmudullah spin Titans to maiden win

A solid bowling performance from Taijul Islam helped the Titans defend 128 and register their first win of the tournament

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Commentator: Ankur Dhawan
Scorecard summary
Khulna Titans128/9(20 overs)
Rajshahi Kings103/10(19.5 overs)

That's it from us here, but do tune in to our coverage of the second BPL match of the evening between Sylhet Sixers and Comilla Victorians.

5.15pm That ends a strange run chase. The Kings played a shot a ball when they had no need to, were largely circumspect when the required run-rate shot up and ran out of resources towards the end to fall short by a significant 25-run margin in a small run chase. Seldom do teams win so comfortably with 128 on the board, but through their spinners Mahmudullah and Taijul, who shared five wickets between them, and some mindless batting from the Kings who slipped to 32 for four in the powerplay and never recovered, Khulna Titans have earned their first win of the tournament.

Junaid to Arafat Sunny, OUT

full toss, goes aerial to the right of long-on where Brathwaite runs around swiftly and takes his fourth catch

Arafat Sunny c Brathwaite b Junaid Khan 15 (13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 115.38
Junaid to Arafat Sunny, no run

slower ball, outside off, gets an edge down to third-man. It nearly carried in fact but no run taken

Junaid to Arafat Sunny, 1 run, OUT

nails the yorker this time, digs it out and drills it to long-off, who hurls a perfect throw back to the bowler to find the non striker well short off the crease

Kamrul Islam run out (Najmul Hossain Shanto/Junaid Khan) 13 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 144.44
Junaid to Arafat Sunny, FOUR runs

full on middle, misses the yorker, and the batsman picks it up straight down the ground for a boundary

Junaid to Kamrul, 1 run

yorker on the legs, tucked away to fine-leg

end of over 1910 runs
RR: 97/8CRR: 5.10 RRR: 32.00
Arafat Sunny10 (9)
Kamrul Islam12 (8)
David Wiese 3-0-28-1
Shoriful Islam 1-0-4-0
Wiese to Arafat Sunny, no run

slower ball, wide of off, it looked to be a wide but not called

Wiese to Kamrul, 1 run
Wiese to Kamrul, 2 runs

full on middle, punched to long-on

Wiese to Kamrul, SIX runs

slower ball, picked up and hammered just over the long-on fielder, who got finer tips to it but it was always going to clear him

Wiese to Arafat Sunny, 1 run

full outside off, drilled straight to mid-off

Wiese to Arafat Sunny, no run

full and angled away, can't get under it and is beaten

end of over 186 runs
RR: 87/8CRR: 4.83 RRR: 21.00
Arafat Sunny9 (6)
Kamrul Islam3 (5)
Shoriful Islam 1-0-4-0
David Wiese 2-0-18-1
Shoriful Islam to Arafat Sunny, 1 run

slower one, on a length, pulled away to deep midwicket

Shoriful Islam to Kamrul, 1 run

full on the pads, flicked to deep midwicket

Shoriful Islam to Kamrul, no run

slower one, angled away, too early into the slog and misses

Shoriful Islam to Kamrul, 2 leg byes

yorker on leg, misses the flick, and takes off for a leg-bye, direct hit from the bowler at the non striker's end would have had him

Shoriful Islam to Arafat Sunny, 1 run

slower one on the stumps, goes for an almighty slog, only managing an inside edge to fine-leg

Shoriful Islam to Kamrul, 1 run

slower ball, on the pads, worked around the right of short fine-leg

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 81/8CRR: 4.76 RRR: 16.00
Arafat Sunny7 (4)
Kamrul Islam1 (1)
David Wiese 2-0-18-1
Junaid Khan 3-0-20-2
Wiese to Arafat Sunny, SIX runs

slower ball, goes over the top, did not time it perfectly but well enough for it to land just over the long-on boundary

Wiese to Kamrul, 1 run

length outside off, steered to third man

Wiese to Udana, OUT

full on off, driven hard, but straight to mid-off, who just about held on to it

Isuru Udana c Junaid Khan b Wiese 6 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85
Match details
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
TossKhulna Titans, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Taijul Islam
Taijul Islam
Match days15 January 2019 - day (20-over match)
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Alex Wharf
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Tanvir Ahmed
TV Umpire
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Masudur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
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Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
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Showkatur Rahman
PointsKhulna Titans 2, Rajshahi Kings 0