Pollard, Jahurul power Dynamites to thrilling victory

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Khulna Titans : 156/5 in 20 overs (Braithwaite 64*, Rossouw 34, Shanto 24; Abu Haydar 2/40, Narine 1/22, Afridi 1/23)

Dhaka Dynamites : 157/6 in 19.5 overs (Pollard 55, Jahurul 45*, Shakib 20, Shafiul 2/20, Dhananjaya 1/17, Abu Jayed 1/24)

Result : Dhaka Dynamites won by 4 wickets.

Man of the Match : Jahurul Islam (Dhaka Dynamites)

Dhaka Dynamites continued their winning streak with a thrilling 4-wicket victory over Khulna Titans in the 13th match of AKS BPL T20 Powered by Shah Cement.

Winning the toss, Shakib Al Hasan opted to field first at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS). Khulna Titans had a slow start as they lost the first three wickets under 50 runs. But Rilee Rossouw and Craig Braithwaite’s 54-runs partnership in the 5th set the Titans innings for a decent total. Braithwaite’s unbeaten knock off 64 off 29 balls helped the Titans to post 156 for 5 after 20 overs. Abu Hider took 2 wickets for 40.

In reply Dhaka Dynamites had a nightmare start as they lost 5 wickets for 41 within 8.3 overs. Then Kieron Pollard played a blistering knock of 55 of 24 balls and rescued the Dynamites from early trouble. After the departure of Pollard, Jahurul Islam and Mosaddek Hossain made an unbeaten 43-runs stand in the 7th wicket and guided Dynamites to the victory with 4 wickets and 1 ball remaining. Jahurul was not out on 45 and Mosaddek was on 14.

Jahurul Islam was named man of the match.