Khulna Titans : 158/8 in 20 overs (Mahmudullah 59, Shanto 20, Ariful 16; Rubel 3/35, Malinga 2/27, Thisara 1/30)
Rangpur Riders : 149/6 in 20 overs (Bopara 59, Nahidul 58, Gayle 16; Afif 2/4, Junaid 1/20, Abu Jayed 1/48)
Result : Khulna Titans won by 9 runs.
Man of the Match : Mahmudullah (Khulna Titans)
Khulna Titans continued their winning streak with a 9-run win over Rangpur Riders in the 25th match of AKS BPL 2017.
Winning the toss, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza elected to bowl first at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. Khulna Titans captain Mahmudullah played another fantastic knock of 59 off just 36 balls while the other batsmen were failed to follow him. Khulna posted 158 for 8 after 20 overs. Rubel Hossain grabbed 3 wickets for 35.
In reply Rangpur Riders were in all sorts of trouble after losing 4 wickets for just 45 in 7.4 overs. But a fighting partnership of 100 runs between Ravi Bopara and Nahidul Islam gave some hope to Rangpur. But both of them were dismissed in the last over as Khulna sealed a 9-run victory. Afif Hossain picked up 2 wickets for 4.
Mahmudullah was named man of the match for his match-winning knock.