result
25th Match, Dhaka, Jan 22 2019, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.3/20 ov, target 182)183/4
Riders won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
player of the match
Farhad Reza
Rangpur Rangers
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Chris Gayle and Alex Hales hit fifties as Rangpur pull off steep chase

Farhad Reza does the star turn with the ball against Khulna with his maiden T20 four-for

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Scorecard summary
Khulna Titans181/6(20 overs)
Rangpur Riders183/4(19.3 overs)
Alex Hales55 (29)
Chris Gayle55 (40)
Yasir Shah2/47(3.3)

5.01pm Got a little tight in the final over for Rangpur Riders, but for large parts of the chase, a soothsayer could not have called it better. Hales took off from the get-go, easing the pressure off Gayle with a blistering half-century, and then came de Villiers, he tore into Yasir Shah, and finally, when he was gone too, Gayle took over and upped the ante when it momentarily felt like the Titans were clawing back into the game. Gayle was circumspect for most parts, letting a number of deliveries outside off-stump through to the keeper, refusing singles but the five timely sixes he smashed off Yasir and Mahmudullah meant that he finished with a 40-ball 55 and the Titans were never given a realistic chance back into the match. Rossouw, the highest scorer this BPL, finished it off with a six in the final over. The win lifts Rangpur Riders to the third spot.

Farhad Reza is the Player of the Match for his four for 32

Hales - Both Gayle and I can take our time, I was looking to go against the seamers and he wanted to target the spinners

19.3
6
Yasir Shah to Rossouw, SIX runs

length on middle and he has finished it off with a six over deep squareleg and Rangpur are through with three balls to spare.

19.2
1
Yasir Shah to Nahidul, 1 run

length, angled in, clipped to squareleg.

19.1
W
Yasir Shah to Mithun, OUT

length outside off, down the wicket and stumped. Yasir Shah is not the easiest to skip down the wicket to and Mithun found out there as he was hurried by the pace at which he bowls

Mohammad Mithun st †Taylor b Yasir Shah 15 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.94
end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
RPR: 176/3CRR: 9.26 RRR: 6.00
Rilee Rossouw4 (2)
Mohammad Mithun15 (18)
Junaid Khan 4-0-37-1
David Wiese 4-0-31-0
18.6
2
Junaid to Rossouw, 2 runs

full and wide, carved over point again and they come through for another two

18.6
1w
Junaid to Rossouw, 1 wide

full outside off, left alone and called wide

18.5
2
Junaid to Rossouw, 2 runs

full toss outside off, carved away over point as they scamper a couple

18.4
W
Junaid to Gayle, OUT

full, misses his mark by a bit, Gayle goes down the ground but doesn't get all of it and Wiese takes a smart catch on the long-on fence

Chris Gayle c Wiese b Junaid Khan 55 (40b 2x4 5x6) SR: 137.5
18.3
Junaid to Gayle, no run

yorker outside off, can't squeeze it out

18.2
1
Junaid to Mithun, 1 run

full on the pads, clipped away to deep midwicket

18.1
1
Junaid to Gayle, 1 run

full and wide, steered to point

end of over 1810 runs
RPR: 169/2CRR: 9.38 RRR: 6.50
Chris Gayle54 (37)
Mohammad Mithun14 (17)
David Wiese 4-0-31-0
Mahmudullah 3-0-28-1
17.6
1
Wiese to Gayle, 1 run

full on off, drilled down the ground to long-off

17.5
1
Wiese to Mithun, 1 run

full toss on the pads and pushed to deep midwicket

17.4
1
Wiese to Gayle, 1 run

full outside off, squeezed out to cover

17.3
Wiese to Gayle, no run

slower ball, quite full, Gayle jams his bat down on it on the way to the keeper. There is an appeal and the third umpire will have a look. Not out, the verdict

17.3
1w
Wiese to Gayle, 1 wide

full and wide and called again

17.3
1w
Wiese to Gayle, 1 wide

length outside off, too wide and called

17.2
4
Wiese to Gayle, FOUR runs

down the wicket and squeezes the yorker down to third-man for four to bring up a fifty

17.1
1
Wiese to Mithun, 1 run

full toss on the pads, clipped to deep squareleg

end of over 1720 runs
RPR: 159/2CRR: 9.35 RRR: 7.66
Chris Gayle48 (33)
Mohammad Mithun12 (15)
Mahmudullah 3-0-28-1
Junaid Khan 3-0-30-0
16.6
6
Mahmudullah to Gayle, SIX runs

short on middle and Gayle rocks back and hammers it straight down and flat off the bavckfoot for his fifth six

16.5
1
Mahmudullah to Mithun, 1 run

down the wicket, bit of a round-arm delivery offering no bounce, picked up to deep squareleg

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossRangpur Riders, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Farhad Reza
Farhad Reza
Match days22 January 2019 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Sharfuddoula
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Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
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Gazi Sohel
Reserve Umpire
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Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
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Samiur Rahman
PointsRangpur Riders 2, Khulna Titans 0