Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Dhaka Platoon vs Cumilla Warriors
Dhaka Platoon: 180/7 in 20 overs (Tamim 74, Thisara 42*, Evans 23; Soumya 2/39, Shanaka 2/48, Mujeeb 1/15)
Cumilla Warriors : 160/9 in 20 overs (Malan 40, Soumya 35, Rajapaksa 29; Thisara 5/30, Wahab 2/16, Mashrafe 1/27)
Result : Dhaka Platoon won 20 runs.
Player of the Match : Thisara Perera.
All-rounder Thisara Perera stared with bat and ball as Dhaka Platoon opened their winning account in the Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019 with a 20-run win against Cumilla Warriors in the sixth match of the tournament. Cumilla on the other end suffered their first defeat in the second match.
Cumilla were chasing a total of 181 and they were off to a flying start thanks to Soumya Sarkar an Bhanuka Rajapaksa after the early depurture of Yasir Ali. Following their dismissal on 35 and respectively, it was David Malan who kept Cumilla in the race. But his effort cut short by Wahab Riaz on 40.
Mahidul Islam Ankon then played an cameo knock of 27 off 17 but Thisara Perera proved too good for the Warriors as he scalped first 5-wicket haul of the tournament to restrict then for 160 for 9 in 20 overs. Thisara ended the match with bowling figure of 5 for 30.
Earlier Dhaka posted 180 for 7 thanks to a fantastic fifty from their icon player Tamim Iqbal who scored 74 off just 53 balls. Then it was Thisara who charged the Cumilla bowlers in the death overs by scoring with a 17-ball unbeaten 42 and contributed on posting a big total.