Alis stars as Dhaka win thriller over Rangpur

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Match 9, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019

Dhaka Dynamites vs Rangpur Riders 

Dhaka Dynamites : 183/9 in 20 overs (Pollard 62, Shakib 36, Russell 23; Shafiul 3/35, Howell 2/25, Shohag Gazi 2/28)

Rangour Riders : 181/9 in 20 overs (Rossouw 83, Mithun 49, Howell 13; Alis 4/26, Narine 2/40, Russell 1/26)

Result : Dhaka Dynamites won by 2 runs.

Player of the Match : Al Islam Alis (Dhaka Dynamites)

Debutant Alis Islam’s heroics with the ball has haled Dhaka Dynamites to clinch their winning streak in the UCB BPL 2019 with a nail-biting 2-run victory over defending champion Rangpur Riders. Player of the Match Alis Al Islam scalped the first hat-trick in this edition of BPL.

Batting first, Dhaka Dynamites posted a big total of 183 for 9 in 20 overs thanks to Kieron Pollard’s tornado innings of 62 off 26 balls including 5 fours and 4 sixes. Shakib Al Hasan and Shuvagata Hom were chipped in with 36 and 23 respectively. Shafiul claimed 3 wickets for 35.

Following the early departure of Chris Gayle and Mehedi Maruf, a 121-run stand between Rillie Rossouw and Mohammad Mithun gave Rangpur Riders an genuine hope to seal the match easily. But Dhaka’s new recruit, Alis had other idea as he went to pick up 4 wickets in a match-changing spell including hat-trick in the 18th over. He became only the third bowler in BPL history to scalp hat-trick. Rangpur needed 14 runs of last over but they only managed to score 11 and lost the match by 2 runs. Alis picked up 4 wickets for 26.