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Dhaka sweep into playoffs, Rangpur out

  • Published at 12:40 am January 9th, 2020
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Dhaka Platoon's Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during their BBPL match against Rangpur Rangers in Mirpur Wednesday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Dhaka join Chattogram and Rajshahi in the last four, while Rangpur are now out of the race for the playoffs

Dhaka Platoon swept into the playoffs after swatting aside Rangpur Rangers by 61 runs in their Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 match at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Wednesday.

Dhaka join Chattogram Challengers and Rajshahi Royals in the last four, while Rangpur are now out of the race for the playoffs.

One of Khulna Tigers or Cumilla Warriors will progress to the last four of the special edition of the BPL, organized to mark the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Asked to bat first, Dhaka posted a competitive 145 losing nine wickets in their stipulated 20 overs, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal top-scoring with 40 off 38 balls.

Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan (31 off 19) then added the late flourish to take Platoon close to the 150-run mark.

Rangpur's Shane Watson is trapped in front Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

 Left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman and right-arm seamer Taskin Ahmed bagged three wickets apiece for Rangpur.

In reply, Rangers never really got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals before eventually succumbing to 84 all out in 15.3 overs.

Off-spinner Mahedi Hasan led the way for Dhaka with three wickets while player of the match Shadab, captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza and right-arm pacer Faheem Ashraf took two apiece.

Only three Rangpur batsmen reached double digit with middle-order batsman Al Amin scoring the highest 23.

38TH MATCH, DPvRR

DHAKA PLATOON INNINGS    R    B

Tamim c Watson b Taskin     40    38

Anamul c Jahurul b Gregory    11    7

Mahedi b Nabi            1    6

Ariful c Gregory b Taskin     13    12

Mominul b Nabi        7    8

Asif b Taskin             9    12

Perera c Taskin b Mustafizur     10    9

Shadab not out            31    19

Faheem c Al-Amin b Mustafizur     5    7

Mashrafe c Nabi b Mustafizur     6    2

Hasan not out            0    0

Extras (lb 2, w 10)        12 

Total (20 Overs)            145/9 

Fall Of Wickets

1-26 (Anamul), 2-41 (Mahedi), 3-59 (Ariful), 4-78 (Mominul), 5-90 (Tamim), 6-90 (Asif), 7-104 (Perera), 8-132 (Faheem), 9-141 (Mashrafe)

Bowling

Arafat 3-0-19-0, Mustafizur 4-0-34-3, Gregory 4-0-28-1, Taskin 4-0-32-3

RANGPUR RANGERS INNINGS    R    B

Naim c Tamim b Mahedi     4    5

Watson lbw b Mahedi         0    1

Delport c Mashrafe b Faheem     20    12

Gregory c Asif b Mashrafe     5    11

Fazle c Mahedi b Hasan         3    7

Al-Amin c Ariful b Mashrafe     23    22

Nabi c Perera b Faheem     12    14

Jahurul lbw b Shadab         8    11

Arafat lbw b Shadab         0    1

Taskin not out            4    3

Mustafizur b Mahedi         2    6

Extras (lb 2, w 1)        3 

Total (15.3 Overs)        84 all out 

Fall Of Wickets

1-4 (Naim), 2-4 (Watson), 3-28 (Delport), 4-32 (Fazle), 5-39 (Gregory), 6-59 (Al-Amin), 7-77 (Jahurul), 8-77 (Arafat), 9-77 (Nabi), 10-84 (Mustafizur)

Bowling

Mahedi 3.3-0-13-3, Mashrafe 4-0-18-2, Faheem 3-0-26-2, Hasan 2-0-11-1, Shadab 3-0-14-2

Dhaka Platoon won by 61 runs

MoM: Shadab Khan (DP)