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Plays of the day: Mahmudullah rises to the occasion and Khulna's brilliant fielding

  • Published at 11:32 pm November 20th, 2016
Plays of the day: Mahmudullah rises to the occasion and Khulna's brilliant fielding
Mahmudullah rises to the occasion, again Khulna Titans skipper Mahmudullah has been the standout performer for his side in the ongoing fourth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20. He was the chief architect in their six games so far. His last over heroics with the ball clinched victories not once, but twice. With that said, the 30-year old was also instrumental with the bat. He is currently the highest Khulna run-getter and once again emerged as the saviour against Barisal Bulls on Sunday. The stylish right hander scored highest 44 off just 26 balls with three sixes and two fours, helping his side to post a fighting total of 151/7 in their 20 overs. The former vice-captain of Bangladesh, Mahmudullah has led his side with great maturity, defending rather low totals on quite a few occasions. And Sunday was no different as he gave away 28 runs from his quota of four overs, besides picking up the wicket of Shamsur Rahman. If Khulna are to go really far in the competition then it goes without saying that Mahmudullah must continue with his all-round ways. [caption id="attachment_35242" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Khulna's ground fielding was brilliant against Barisal while their catching was also up to the mark, which includes this fine catch by Kevon Cooper DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] Khulna’s brilliant fielding BPL 4 has thus far witnessed some below-par fielding from the seven teams. However, Khulna's fielders gave a great account of themselves against Barisal. Apart from brilliant ground fielding, there were no dropped catches while some sharp catches were taken on the boundary line. Their relentless pressure was clearly evident as Barisal never threatened to overhaul their target. And so, an inspiring Khulna rose to the top of the BPL 4 summit with 10 points from six matches, two points more than second-placed Dhaka Dynamites, who have played the same number of games.