Rangpur won an easy match by making it difficult

Rangpur Riders won a tough match against Fortune Barisal in the crucial match of 10th BPL. In the match, Rangpur was progressing well to chase the target given by Barisal. But they fell into a batting disaster in Barisal’s spin vortex. But in the end, Nurul-Shakib’s team smiled and won.

Fortune Barisal collected 151 runs for 9 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs at Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. In response, Rangpur Riders reached the port of victory with 1 wicket and 3 balls in hand. In this victory, the team remained at the top of the table with 18 points.

Rangpur did not get off to a good start chasing runs. Brendan King and Muminul Haque opened the innings for the team. King scored runs at a brisk pace after coming to the wicket. But before opening the account of the run, Muminul returned to the dressing room.

Meyers guided Muminulok to the pavilion in the third over of the match. Later Shakib Al Hasan came to the crease. King made a partnership of 50 runs with him.

King lost the wicket while playing the last ball of the powerplay down the wicket. Mushfiq stamped him in Mirage’s vortex. The Caribbean batter (45) returned to the dressing room with a regretful fifty.

After that, Shakib, Nurul Hasan and Sheikh Mahedi gave away wickets at regular intervals. The team was nervous about it. Neesham and Moores tried to take the team forward by handling that pressure. Rangpur was saved from danger in their pair. However, Nurul’s team fell into disaster again after their departure.

Hasan Mahmud left the field after securing the team’s victory on the last wicket. Mehdi Miraj and McCoy took three wickets each for Barisal. Besides, Kyle Meyers took two wickets.

Earlier Fortune Barisal captain Tamim Iqbal decided to bat after winning the toss. Tamim played the 100th match in the history of BPL. However, Rangpur star Shakib Al Hasan did not let his special match be memorable.

Tamim Iqbal and Tom Banton opened the innings for Barisal. Banton played from the beginning of the innings, but Tamim batted horribly. Barisal was progressing well in their pair.

Shakib Al Hasan attacked in the fifth over of the match. He became successful in bowling. Tamim was sent back to Sajghar on the first ball of the over. The left-handed batsman scored 33 before getting out.

Then Kyle Meyers came to the crease. Barisal continues to make big collections with his batting. But after his departure, the team lost Khei. He made 46 before returning to Sajghar.

Mushfiqur Rahim (5), Soumya Sarkar (0), Mahmudullah Riyad (9) and Mehdi Miraj (3) failed with the bat. At the last moment, Barisal’s innings stopped at 151 runs thanks to the small innings of Saifuddin and McCoy.

Abu Haider Rony took maximum 5 wickets for Rangpur