Khulna set 159-run winning target for Rangpur in BPL


CHITTAGONG, Nov.24, 2017 (BSS) – Despite brilliant bowling spells by Rubel Hossain and Lasith Malinga, Khulna Titans riding on Mahmudullah Riyad’s blazing 36-ball 59 run steered Khulna to post a competitive total of 158 for 8 for from their allotted 20 overs against Rangpr Riders in the 25th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 on Friday.

Khulna Titans suffered early batting jolt as they slipped 3 for 49 runs in the score board after they were forced to bat first by Riders at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

Skipper Mahmudullah stepped up to play a true captain’s knock as he played a responsible 59 runs off 36 balls, in innings that studded with six boundaries and two over boundaries.

Opener Nazmul Hossain Shanto (20), Nicolas Pooran (16) Ariful Haque (16) started well but coulnd not conver those into big knocks in the face of some tight bowling display by the Rangpur Riders bowlers.

However Khulna looked like heading for a much bigger score but thanks to pacer Rubel Hossain with 3 for 35 and Lasith Malinga with 2 for 27 kept their rivals running away with total.