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Sylhet lodge complaint after seven-ball over in tight loss

Rangpur Riders eventually won the match with two balls to spare, with the captain Mashrafe Mortaza hitting a six in the final over

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
28-Nov-2017
Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates Rangpur's win with head coach Tom Moody, Rangpur Riders v Sylhet Sixers, BPL 2017-18, Chittagong, November 28, 2017

Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates Rangpur's win with head coach Tom Moody  •  Raton Gomes/BCB

Sylhet Sixers have lodged an official complaint with the BPL's governing council after Kamrul Islam Rabbi had to bowl a seventh delivery in the 16th over during Rangpur Riders' chase of 174 in Chittagong on Tuesday. Rangpur went on to complete a four-wicket win with two balls to spare in a tight contest.
After Rabbi had bowled the sixth ball, he went to take the cap from umpire Mahfuzur Rahman, who checked with third umpire Gazi Sohel, who in turn informed Mahfuzur that there was still one ball remaining in the over. It was an error from the umpires; Bopara took a single off that extra delivery and retained the strike.
At the end of the game, Nasir was seen talking to the umpires and ESPNcricinfo understands that a BCB official also offered an explanation to the Sylhet officials. Nevertheless, a complaint about the error was lodged.
The defeat, their sixth in the competition, puts Sylhet's progress to the knockout stage in serious doubt, while Rangpur strengthened their position with their fifth win.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84