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Chittagong beat Khulna in first BPL super over


Chittagong beat Khulna in first BPL super over

All the drama finally came to an end as Chittagong Vikings won the match against Khulna Titans by virtue of first super over in the 11th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur on Saturday (Jan 12).

Chasing a winning target of 152 runs set by Khulna, Chittagong scored 151 for 8 in 20 overs that led the match to super over for the first time in BPL history.

In the super over, Chittagong scored 11 runs while chasing winning target of 12-run, Khulna Titans was able to pick up 10 runs for the loss of one wicket.

Earlier, Chittagong needed 19 runs off the final over to win the match.

Ariful after getting hit for a six off the second ball removed Nayeem and it seemed like it was all over at that point. But Frylinck had other ideas as he smashed two sixes off the next two balls and leveled the scores. However, he failed to connect the last ball and ran himself out.

Cameo Robbie Frylinck blazed 13-ball off 23-run hitting one boundary and two over boundaries before he fell victim of run out in the crucial point putting an end to all hopes of Vikings after Yasir Ali (41) and Mushfiqur Rahim (34) paved the way for Chittagong.

Carlos Brathwaite and Shariful Islam shared four Khulna’s wickets conceding 30 and 31 runs respectively.

After winning the match, Chittagong skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said it was a great game of cricket … and all credit goes to Frylinck. He has a great career ahead of him (Yasir Ali) and hoped that he would be able to score big in the future matches.

Khulna skipper Mahmudullah said it was a good opportunity for them to win the match. Losing four matches in a row will definitely put them under pressure and at the same time he hoped to execute their plans in the next matches.

Frylinck of Chittagong Vikings was named the player of the match for his brilliant bowling performance. Earlier, Khulna Tiatans scored a competitive total of 151 for 6 from their allotted 20 overs after they were forced to bat first by Chittagong.

English batsman Dawid Malan top scored for Khulna with 43-ball off 45-run hitting three boundaries and one over boundary and during the process he scored 77 runs for the third wicket stand along with skipper Mahmudullah who contributed 31-ball off 33 runs laced with four boundaries.

Opener Junaid Siddique (20) and Paul String (18) were the other notable scorers for Khulna Titans.

Sunzamul Islam was the pick of Chittagong bowler as he claimed two wickets conceding 37 runs.

Sunday’s matches: Rangpur Riders vs Rajshahi Kings (1.30 p.m.) and Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians (6.30 p.m.).

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