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BPL 2015, spherical-up: Chittagong clinch thriller; Barisal overcome Rangpur

Shafiul Islam picked up a 3-wicket haul whereas Mohammad Amir held his nerve within the remaining over to defend 9 runs as Chittagong Vikings secured an exciting one-run win towards Sylhet Superstars. Within the second recreation, Kevon Cooper got here up with a helpful cameo and picked up a fifer to assist Barisal Bulls prevail over Rangpur Riders by thirteen runs.

Sylhet Tremendous Stars vs Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka

The sport witnessed a wierd controversy as Ravi Bopara and Josh Cobb, two members of the Superstars’ abroad contingent, have been debarred from that includes within the recreation as they reportedly didn’t submit their No Objection Certificates (NOC) on time. Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain of the Superstars, turned up over 25 minutes late for the toss and BCB reportedly acquired the papers from the abroad gamers solely after Rahim gained the toss and elected to area. Tamim Iqbal, the opposition captain, was left fuming on the improvement as the unique group-sheet did not function the 2 gamers. Ultimately, the match received underneath approach with the Superstars leaving out each Bopara and Cobb, and enjoying simply two abroad gamers.

Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan fell early however Chittagong recovered from the blow because of Tamim and Yasir Ali, who scored fantastic half-centuries and placed on a seventy nine-run stand. Helpful contributions from Jeevan Mendis and Ziaur Rahman helped Chittagong end with a sizeable complete of one hundred eighty for 5. In reply, Dilshan Munaweera obtained Sylhet off to a fast-hearth begin, registering a half-century off solely 22 deliveries. Munaweera, who had an costly outing with the ball, made up for it with a blazing knock throughout which he hit Dilshan for six fours off successive deliveries.

Nevertheless, Shafiul and Saeed Ajmal struck in fast succession to go away Sylhet in a spot of hassle. Nurul Hasan and Rahim acquired Sylhet again on monitor with a very good stand. However Shafiul picked up essential wickets to place strain again on the Rahim-led aspect. The Sylhet skipper managed to take the sport to the final over with 9 required for a victory. Rahim took a single off the primary ball of the final over, which introduced Ajantha Mendis on strike. Two dot deliveries and one bye introduced the equation right down to seven off two. Rahim managed a boundary off the penultimate supply, however he might solely take a single off the ultimate ball, which helped him register a fifty, however his group ended up two in need of the goal.

Temporary Scores: Chittagong Vikings one hundred eighty for five in 20 overs (Tamim Iqbal sixty nine, Yasir Ali sixty three; Subashis Roy 1-22) beat Sylhet Superstars 179 for six in 20 overs (Dilshan Munaweera sixty four, Mushfiqur Rahim 50*; Shafiul Islam three-25) by 1 run

Rangpur Riders vs Barisal Bulls, Dhaka

4 wickets fell within the ultimate over of Rangpur’s chase, which included three for Kevon Cooper, as Barisal Bulls secured a thirteen-run victory. Rangpur misplaced wickets at common intervals as Shakib Al Hasan, Lendl Simmons and Misbah-ul-Haq, all did not provide you with any substantial contribution with the bat. Mohammad Mithun’s preventing half-century stored them within the hunt, however a few tight overs meant that the required fee rose above 12 an over, leaving Rangpur needing 37 off the final three. It got here right down to 23 off 12 earlier than Thisara Perera was run out within the nineteenth over whereas half-centurion Mithun fell to Mohammad Sami in the identical over.

Mohammad Al-Amin managed a boundary off Sami, leaving Rangpur needing 15 off the ultimate over when Cooper got here on. The West Indian despatched again his Caribbean mate Darren Sammy off the primary supply whereas Al-Amin was run out off the third. With wickets off his final two deliveries, Cooper completed with figures of 5 for 15 to bowl Rangpur out for 142.

Earlier, Barisal had a poor begin to their innings as they suffered a prime-order collapse and have been lowered to fifteen for 4 within the fourth over. Skipper Mahmudullah then registered a high quality half-century and was concerned in a great partnership with Nadif Chowdhury to assist Barisal recuperate. Whereas the set pair departed in fast succession in the direction of the top of the innings, cameos from Cooper, Seekkuge Prasanna and Sami helped Bulls submit a complete in extra of one hundred fifty.

Temporary Scores: Barisal Bulls one hundred fifty five for 9 in 20 overs (Mahmudullah fifty one, Nadif Chowdhury 30; Shakib Al Hasan three-23, Thisara Perera three-29) beat Rangpur Riders 142 all-out in 20 overs (Mohammad Mithun fifty five; Kevon Cooper 5-15) by thirteen runs

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