Challengers defeat Rangers despite Naim Sheikh heroics

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Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019

Match 7

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers

Rangpur Rangers 157/8 in 20 overs (Naim 78, Nabi 21, Gregory 10; Kesrick 2/35, Mahmudullah 1/17, Burl 1/24)

Chattogram Challengers 158/4 in 18.2 overs (Walton 50, Imrul 44* Avishka 37 ; Gregory 2/27, Abell 1/11, Nabi 1/30)

Result : Chattogram Challengers won by 6 wickets.

Player of the Match : Naim Sheikh.

The Chattogram Challengers have registered their second win of the season defeating the Rangpur Rangers by 6 wickets in the 7th match of Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019. Chasing down a target of 158, the Challengers gunned down the runs with 10 balls remaining.

Opting to bat first, the Rangers posted a total of 157/8, riding on the back of a sterling Naim Sheikh who scored 78 off 54, hitting 6 fours and 3 sixes. Apart from skipper Mohammad Nabi’s 21, no other batsmen contributed much to the total. For the Challengers, Kesrick Williams was the only successful bowler who claimed 2 wickets for 37.

In pursuit of the target, Chadwick Walton and Avishka Fernando gave a solid start with a opening stand of 68. After the dismissal on 50 and 37 respectvely, Imrul Kayes finished the match for Chattogram who remained not out on 44 off 33 balls to win the match in 18.4 overs. Lewis Gregory bagged 2 wickets for 27 for the Rangers.