Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Rangers
Rangpur Rangers : 137/9 in 20 overs (Naim Sheikh 49, Fazle 42, Gregory 22; Shafiul 3/21, Aamir 2/24, Shahidul 2/32)
Khulna Tigers : 138/2 in 12.3 overs (Russouw 66*, Gurbaz 37, Mushfiqur 17*; Mustafizur 1/18, Mukidul 1/28)
Result : Khulna Tigers won by 8 wickets.
Player of the Match : Shafiul Islam.
Another clinical performance from the Mushfiqur Rahim’s team has helped them securing yet another comprehensive victory. Khulna Tigers defeated Rangpur Rangers by 8 wickets in the 13th match of the competition and kept their second spot on the points table with 6 points from 3 matches.
In form Rillieee Rossouw was at his very best in the chase for Khulna. His unbeaten 31-ball 66 was essential for his side to chased down the target of 138 in just 12.3 overs. Opener Rahmatullah Gurbaz was contributed 37 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was not out on 17 with Russouw on the other end. Mustafizur Rahman and Mukidul Islam shared one wicket each.
Earlier, Rangers managed to post a formidable total of 137 for 9 thanks to Naim Sheikh’s 49 and Fazle Rabbi’s 42 at the end. Other batsmen were struggling to score quick runs as they were restricted by some tight bowling from the Khulna bowlers. Player of the match Shafiul Islam was the standout bowler with 3 wickets for 21.