Cumilla defeat Sylhet in Super Over thriller


Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019

Match 30

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Cumilla Warriors vs Sylhet Thunder

Cumilla Warriors : 140/9 in 20 overs (Tharanga 45, Ankon 19, Sabbir 17; Rutherford 3/19, Ebadat 3/33, Shohag Gazi 2/23)

Sylhet Thunder : 140/10 in 20 overs (Shohag Gazi 52, Monir 16, Naveen 15; Mujeeb 4/12, Al-Amin 2/30, Sunzamul 1/24)

Result : Match Tied. Cumilla Warriors won in Super Over.

Player of the Match : Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

After 29 matches, the ongoing Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019 have witnessed the first Super Over clash between the hosts Sylhet Thunder and Cumilla Warriors. Cumilla won the match in the Super Over thanks Player of the Match Muheeb Ur Rahman’s brilliant display with the ball. This victory put the Warriors to the 5th spot on the points table with 8 points. Thunder on the other end remained at the bottom spot with only 2 points from 9 matches.

Earlier the Warriors were restricted to 140 for 9 by the Thunder bowlers as only opener Upul Tharanga showed some fightback. Tharanga scored the highest 45 while his teammates none of his partners were able to score pass the 20 runs mark. Sherfane Rutherford and Ebadat Hossain both claimed 3 wickets each.

In response, Thunder were in all sorts of trouble after losing 5 wickets for just 33 runs. But Shohag Gazi had other idea who then played an counter-attacking 31-ball 52-run knock to brought his side back to the match. But Mujeeb changed the equation in 17th over when he picked up 3 wickets including Shohag Gazi.

Naveen-Ul-Haq and Monir Hossain almost won the match for Thunder with some big hitting but they were denied in the last ball of 20th over as Monir was run out on 140 as the last batsman. Mujeeb bagged 4 wickets for 12.

In the Super Over Thunder only managed to score 7 runs thanks to Mujeeb’s tight bowling despite conceding boundary in the first ball of the over. Warriors chased down the target with 1 ball remaining.