Chittagong Vikings : 160/5 in 20 overs (Anamul 62, Soumya 32, Najibullah 24; Abu Jayed 3/26, Mahmudullah 1/22)
Khulna Titans : 164/5 in 18.2 (Rossouw 49, Mahmudullah 48*, Ariful 34; Al-Amin 1/14, Sikandar 1/20, Tanbir 1/29)
Result : Khulna Titans won by 5 wickets.
Man of the Match : Rilee Rossouw (Khulna Titans)
Khulna Titans have secured their third win with a 6-wicket win over Chittagong Vikings in the 18th match of AKS BPL 2017 Powered by Shah Cement.
Winning the toss, Mahmudullah opted to bowl first. After the early departure of Luke Ronchi, Soumya Sarkar and Anamul Haque added 95 runs in the 2nd wicket partnership. Two quick-fire knocks from Najibullah and van Zyl in in the later part of the innings helped the Vikings to post a formidable total of 160 for 5 in 20 overs. Abu Jayed grabbed 3 wickets for 26.
Chasing 161, Khulna Titans were in trouble after losing 4 wickets for 79. Then skipper Mahmudullah and Ariful Haque added 70. Titans eventually chased down the target with 5 wickets and 16 balls to spare. Mahmudullah remained not out on 48 and Craig Braithwaite was on 10.
Rilee Rossouw was named man of the match.