Vikings confirm Playoffs


Match 37, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019

Chittagong Vikings vs Dhaka Dynamites

Chittagong Vikings : 174/5 in 20 overs (Delport 71, Mushfiqur 43, Shahzad 21; Russell 3/38, Narine 2/20)

Dhaka Dynamites : 163/9 in 20 overs (Shakib 53, Russell 39, Nurul 33; Abu Jayed 3/25, Shanaka 2/34, Delport 1/31)

Result : Chittagong Vikings won by 11 runs.

Player of the Match : Cameron Delport (Chittagong Vikings).

Chittagong Vikings finally got out of their losing streak in their final match at Chattogram to beat Dhaka Dynamites by 11 runs in the 37th match of BPL 2019. This win conformed Vikings’s place in the playoffs with one match in hand. Dynamites on the other end, slipped to the fourth spot following the defeat.

Batting first, the hosts were posting a fighting total of 174 for 5 thanks to player of the match Cameron Delport’s 71 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim’s quikfire 26-ball 43 runs knock. Andre Russell picked up 3 wickets for 38 including a hat-trick in the 20th over.

In reply, Dynamites started off the innings with the early depurture of Sunil Narine. Rony Talukdar and Mizanur Rahman too got out cheaply. Then Nurul Hasan looked good before dimissied for 33. Then Skipper Shakib Al Hasan and big-hitter Andre Russell kept the hope alive for the Dynamites.

Russell was dismissed after scoring 39 while couple of overs later Shakib lost his wicket after scoring 53 which put his side in the backfoots. Vikings bowlers maintained discipline in the later overs as they restricted Dynamites for 163 for 9 after 20 overs.