Rajshahi Royals off to winning start in BBPL 2019

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Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019

Match 3

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Dhaka Platoon vs Rajshahi Royals

Dhaka Platoon134/9 in 20 overs (Bijoy 38, Jaker 21, Wahab 19; Rahi 2/43, Farhad Reza 1/14, Bopara 1/15)

Rajshahi Royals : 136/1 in 18.2 overs (Zazai 52*, Liton 39, Malik 33*; Mahedi 1/23)

Result : Rajshahi Royals won 9 wickets.

Player of the Match : Ravi Bopara.

A dominating Rajshahi Royals started their Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019 campaign with a thumping 9-wicket victory over Dhaka Platoon in the third match of the tournament.

Earlier Dhaka managed to post 134 for 9 after Rajshahi put them into bat first at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Anamul Haque Bijoy was the highest scorer with 38 but other batsmen were struggling to score big runs. Abu Jayed bagged 2 wickets for 43.

In reply, two opener Liton Kumar and Hazratullah Zazai gave a flying start with a opening stand of 62. Liton was dismissed after scoring 39. Then Shoaib Malik joined Zazai and made an unbeaten 74-run partnership and sealed the match with 9 wickets and 10 balls remaining. Zazai was not out on 56 and Malik was on 36. Mahedi Hasan scalped the only wicket for 23.