The Khulna Titans have registered their place in the playoff round of the AKS BPL T20 2016 defeating the Dhaka Dynamites by 6 wickets. Set a target of 159, the Titans steered past the finish line with 12 balls to spare.
In pursuit of the total, KHT top order kept them on course always despite early loss of an opener, Andre Fletcher. Three back-to-back solid partnerships ensured their win as after Hasanuzzaman’s brisk 40 from 19 balls (with 3 fours and as many sixes) and Abdul Mazid’s 21, skipper Mahmudullah put his side on the verge of the win with his 50 from 28 (hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes). Benny Howell sailed the ship home remaining unbeaten on 26 from 16.
Earlier in the evening, the Dynamites had a brisk start as their opening pair Sangakkara and Mehedi Maruf posted 58 off first 40 balls. Maruf getting run out for 16, Sangakkara put another 29-runs stand with Nasir Hossain (19) to bring up his second fifty of the season. Sangakkara was bowled out by Benny Howell for 59 from 41 with 8 fours. Later, combined efforts from Shakib (11), Prasanna (14) and Mosaddek (20) lifted the team total to 158.
Dhaka Dynamites 158/7, 20 overs (Sangakkara 59, Mosaddek 20; Junaid 3/22); Khulna Titans 141/6, 20 overs (Mahmudullah 50, Hasan 40, Howell 26*; Bopara 2/17);
Result: Khulna Titans won by 6 wickets
Player of the Match: Mahmudullah (Khulna Titans)