Dhaka Dynamites v Khulna Titans
Dhaka fielders' butter fingers
Dhaka fielders displayed some poor catching and ground fielding against the Khulna which eventually proved to be costly for Shakib al Hasan’s side. The Dhaka fielders dropped West Indies opening batsman Andre Fletcher and skipper Mahmudullah twice. Khulna's highest scorer Mahmudullah, who was dropped on 34 and 36, went on to score 62 off 44 balls with four sixes and as many fours to help his side post a fighting total.
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Dhaka's Seekkuge Prasanna hoicks one over the cover region DHAKA TRIBUNE
Prasanna’s fastest BPL 4 fifty goes in vain
Khulna were on top of the game at one stage with Dhaka struggling on 83/7 when Sri Lankan Seekkuge Prasanna walked in to the middle. At that stage, Dhaka required 74 runs off 38 balls with three wickets in hand. The right-hander struck some lusty blows, smashing seven sixes to register the fastest fifty of the BPL 4 in just 18 balls. This was also the second fastest fifty in the history of the BPL after Ahmed Shehzad’s 16-ball half-century for Barisal Burners against Duronto Rajshahi in the first edition of the tournament. However, the 31-year old was unable to take Dhaka through to the winning line as he was dismissed for 53 off 22 balls. As it were, Dhaka fell short by nine runs.
Comilla Victorians v Rajshahi Kings
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Comilla captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza tried his best, along with the rest of the side, but there were no sixes from the defending champions during their innings against Rajshahi Kings DHAKA TRIBUNE
Comilla fail to hit single six
There were no sixes hit by the Comilla batsmen during their innings against Rajshahi. Mashrafe bin Mortaza and his troop posted 152/5 after being asked to bat first. But surprisingly, none of the Comilla batsmen struck any six in their innings. Lack of confidence might have been a factor as they previously lost all their first five matches. However, they finally beat Rajshahi to seal their maiden win of the competition. On the other hand, Rajshahi struck just one six, courtesy Mominul Haque. It clearly points to a lack of excitement in the second match of the day.
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Comilla seamer Mohammad Saifuddin celebrates as his side registered their first win in BPL 4 DHAKA TRIBUNE
Finally, Comilla register first win
Perhaps defending champions Comilla never imagined that they would lose their first five games of the BPL's fourth edition prior to the start of the money-spinning tournament. Mashrafe bin Mortaza and his troop never looked like going closer to victory in any of their previous five encounters but finally they managed to register their maiden BPL 4 win in their sixth attempt. With that said, it will still be a tough ask for the holders to reach the playoffs. However, this win will definitely boost the confidence of the side.