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Rangpur upsets Dhaka in nail-biting match

| Updated: November 23, 2017 12:02:42

Rangpur upsets Dhaka in nail-biting match

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza led Rangpur Riders upset title aspirant Shakib Al Hasan led Dhaka Dynamites Dhaka by three runs in Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL) Cricket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

After the match, Rangpur Riders remained at number 5 in the table securing six points from six matches while Dhaka Dynamites also remained at 2nd slot with nine points from eight matches.

Sent in to bat first, Rangpur Riders were all out for 142 runs in 19.5 overs with world famed T20 batsman Chris Gayle contributing 51 runs off 28 balls featuring five fours and four sixes.

Captain Shakib Al Hasan was the most successful among Dhaka Dynamites bowler taking five wickets for 16 runs in 3.5 overs while former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi picked up two wickets for 39 runs.

In reply, Dhaka Dynamites were dismissed for 139 in stipulated 20 overs, reports UNB.

Two down Jahurul Islam contributed 19-ball 29 runs hitting four fours and six, opener Evin Lewis scored 25-ball 28 runs and Pakistani Shahid Afridi made 15-ball 21 runs with a boundary.

Shohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain and skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza took two wickets each conceding 18, 29 and 30 runs respectively.

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