Rajshahi kicks off campaign with electrifying win

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Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020

Match 1

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Beximco Dhaka vs Minister Group Rajshahi

Toss : Beximco Dhaka have won the toss and opted to field first.

Minister Group Rajshahi : 169/9 in 20 overs (Mahedi 50, Nurul 39, Emon 35, Muktar 3/22, Mehedi Rana 1/3, Nayeem 1/32)

Beximco Dhaka : 167/5 in 20 overs (Mushfiqur 41, Akbar 34, Muktar Ali 27*; Mahedi 1/22, Farhad Reza 1/33, Ebadat 1/36)

Result : Minister Group Rajshahi won by 2 runs.

Player of the Match : Mahedi Hasan.

The Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 started off in a dramatic way thanks to the trilling encounter between Beximco Dhaka and Minister Group Rajshahi at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Rajshahi sealed the match with a 2-run win defending 169.

Rajshahi came back stronger on the second part of their innings after losing 5 wickets for 75 inside the first 10 overs. Then it was the 89-run partnership between Mahedi Hasan and Nurul Hasan which rescued them and ensured a solid total on the board. Mahedi scored 50 off 32 balls while Nurul made a cameo 20-ball 39-run knock to power Rajshahi to 169 for 9 in 20 overs. Muktar Ali grabbed 3 wickets for 22.

In reply, Dhaka were struggling following the early departures of two opener and Naim Sheikh. Then Mushfiqur Rahim along with Akbar Ali revived the innings with a 69-run stand. Rajshahi came back to the match by removing both of them before Muktar Ali took the charge. Muktar almost single handedly guided Dhaka to a remarkable victory after picking up 21 runs in the pendulum over of the match. Then he faced Mahedi who earlier turn things on with the bat. This time Mahedi showed his magic with the ball and restricted Muktar Ali from scoring the required 9 runs. Muktar remained not out on 27.

Mahedi was named the player of the match for his fifty and 1 for 22.