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Cumilla lose to Chattogram despite valiant effort

  • Published at 11:33 pm December 20th, 2019
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Chattogram Challengers' Mehedi Hasan Rana bowls during their BBPL match against Cumilla Warriors in Chittagong Friday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

The Challengers remain at the top of the seven-team points table with 10 points from six matches, while the Warriors are fourth with four points from as many games

Chattogram Challengers maintained their winning run in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League T20 as they beat Cumilla Warriors by 16 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong Friday.

The Challengers remain at the top of the seven-team points table with 10 points from six matches, while the Warriors are fourth with four points from as many games.

Asked to bat first, the home team posted a commanding 238, losing four wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Middle-order batsman Chadwick Walton top-scored for his side with a brilliant unbeaten 71 off 27 balls, including five fours and half a dozen sixes.

Makeshift captain Imrul Kayes was not far behind, as the left-handed batsman hammered 62 off 41 deliveries, featuring nine fours and a six.

Chattogram's Chadwick Walton attempts to go big Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Opener Avishka Fernando had earlier provided the impetus with a 27-ball 48, with three fours and as many sixes.

Warriors medium pacer Soumya Sarkar bagged two wickets.

In reply, Dawid Malan led from the front with a magnificent 38-ball 84, including seven fours and five sixes.

However, Cumilla eventually fell short in the face of some devastating bowling by left-arm seamer Mehedi Hasan Rana, who picked up four wickets.

14TH MATCH, CCvCW

CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS INNINGS    R    B

Simmons b Mujeeb             10    7

Fernando c Sabbir b Soumya         48    27

Imrul c Sumon b Shanaka        62    41

Walton not out                71    27

Nasir c Mujeeb b Soumya         3    3

Nurul not out                29    15

Extras (lb 1, w 14)            15 

Total (20 Overs)                238/4 

Fall Of Wickets

1-21 (Simmons), 2-106 (Fernando), 3-134 (Imrul), 4-139 (Nasir)

Bowling

Mujeeb 4-0-31-1, Al-Amin 2-0-27-0, Sumon 3-0-25-0, Haider 2-0-38-0, Malan 2-0-25-0, Soumya 3-0-44-2, Shanaka 4-0-47-1

CUMILLA WARRIORS INNINGS    R    B

Rajapaksa b Rana        6    8

Soumya c Imrul b Rana        15    8

Sabbir lbw b Rana        5    5

Malan c Walton b Rana        84    38

Yasir c Nurul b Rubel         21    17

Shanaka b Muktar         37    21

Ankon c Muktar b Williams    13    7

Sumon not out            8    6

Haider not out            28    10

Extras (lb 2, w 3)        5 

Total (20 Overs)            222/7 

Fall Of Wickets

1-21 (Soumya), 2-21 (Rajapaksa), 3-32 (Sabbir), 4-90 (Yasir), 5-152 (Malan), 6-179 (Shanaka), 7-187 (Ankon)

Bowling

Nasum 3-0-40-0, Rubel 4-0-30-1, Rana 4-1-28-4, Williams 4-0-51-1, Muktar 4-0-55-1, Nasir 1-0-16-0

Chattogram Challengers won by 16 runs

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