Match Report: Bulls flounder as Dynamites go top

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A dazzling Dhaka Dynamites side have sealed another win against the Barisal Bulls which have taken them to tp of the point table. Restricting the opponents to a modest 132, the Dynamites got past the finish line with 4 balls remaining.

Opting to bat first, Barisal top order crumbled early getting reduced to 37 for 3. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Nadif Chowdhury stitched 47 runs together which repaired the early losses for a while. Mushfiq was  bowled out by Shakib 36 and Bopara claimed Nadif for 21. Finally 33 runs from the last 3 overs, courtesy Rumman Raees’s unbeaten 25 off 13 with 2 fours and 1 six, helped them post a modest total of 132/6.

Chasing down the total, DD lost Mehedi Maruf from the first over as he was bowled out by Taijul Islam. Shakib (22) lifted himself to one down today where he put 52 runs off 48 balls with Sangakkara (32). Both were dismissed from immediate overs as Dhaka was reduced to 58 for 3. However, Nasir’s 34 and Mosaddek’s 23 saw them on the verge of win, albeit couple of late wickets rocked their batting but was too late to restrict them from a 4-wickets win.

Brief Scores:

Barisal Bulls 132/6, 20 overs (Mushfiq 36, Raees 25*; Jayed 1/12) ; Dhaka Dynamites 135/6, 19.2 overs (Nasir 34, Sangakkara 32, Shakib 22; Taijul 2/19)

Result: Dhaka Dynamites won by 4 wickets

Player of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan (Dhaka Dynamites)