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Rajshahi Royals clinch Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019 Title

In reply to Rajshahi Royals’ 171 for 4, Khulna Tigers were restricted to 148 losing 8 wickets. 

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Rajshahi Royals clinch Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019 Title
Rajshahi Royals claims maiden BBPL title. Photo: Bangladesh Cricket Board

Rajshahi Royals have become the champion of Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019-20 by beating Khulna Tigers by 21 runs in the final at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday.

In reply to Rajshahi Royals’ 171 for 4, Khulna Tigers were restricted to 148 losing 8 wickets.

Winning the toss, Khulna opted to bowl first. Mohammad Amir provided a perfect start by dismissing Afif Hossain for 10.

Liton Das added a 28 ball 25 and when Shoaib Malik also struggled in the crease to make his way through, Irfan Shukkur hold things back for Khulna. He was the highest scorer for the team with 52 beside his name.

It was Mohammad Amir again who got Khulna Tigers back into the game once again removing Shukkur. In the 15th over of the match, Royals were in trouble losing 99 for 4.

But an unbeaten 71-run stand between Andre Russell and Mohammad Nawaz reconstructed Royals; innings. At the end of their stipulated 20 overs, Rajshahi Royals gathered a comprehensive 170 on the board.

Amir was the most successful bowler with 2 wickets for 35.

In reply, Khulna lost both openers within 11 runs. In the 3rd wicket, Rillie Russouw and Shamsur Rahman added 74 runs paving Tigers’ back into the chase.

Russouw was dismissed after scoring 37. Shamsur Rahman provided rest of the fight for Khulna Tigers, he reached into his fifty before being sent into the pavilion by Kamrul Islam Rabbi. In that over, Rabbi removed Najibullah Zadran fas well.

Mushfiqur Rahim stood as the last hope for Khulna but the skipper failed to manage through the task, leaving Khulna Tigers with a 21 run defeat.

Brief Score: 

Rajshahi Royals 170-4 (20 Ovs) – (Irfan Sukkur 52, Mohammad Nawaz 41 *, Andre Russell 27*; Mohammad Amir 2-35)

Khulna Tigers 148-8 (20 Ovs) – (Shamsur Rahman 52, Rilee Rossouw 37; Mohammad Irfan 2-18, Andre Russell 2-32, Kamrul Islam 2-29)

ResultRajshahi Royals won by 21 runs

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