Mushfiqur stars as Dhaka edge table-toppers Chattogram


Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020

Match 13

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Gazi Group Chattogram vs Beximco Dhaka

Toss : Gazi Group Chattogram won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Beximco Dhaka : 145/4 in 20 overs (Mushfiqur 73*, Yasir Ali 34, Naim Sheikh 13; Nahidul 1/16, Mustafizur 1/19, Rakibul 1/24)

Gazi Group Chattogram : 138/9 in 20 overs (Liton 47, Joy 26, Mithun 21; Muktar 3/39, Robi 2/23, Rubel 2/24)

Result : Beximco Dhaka won by 7 runs.

Player of the Match : Mushfiqur Rahim.

Gazi Group Chattogram suffered defeat for the first time in the competition as Beximco Dhaka picked up their third win in a row with a 7-run win. Despite the defeat Chattogram remained at the top of the points table with 8 points from 4 matches. Dhaka jumped up to the 3rd spot with 6 points from the same amount of matches.

Chattogram put Dhaka batsmen in trouble early after invited them to bat first. Dhaka lost 3 wickets for 23 before Mushfiqur Rahim made an important 86 runs partnership with in-form Yasir Ali. The later was dismissed after scoring 34 but Mushfiqur remained unbeaten till the and to help his side posting a fighting total of 145 for 4. Mushfiqur was not out on 73 off just 50 balls. Nahidul, Mustafizur, Rakibul and Shoriful shared 1 wicket each.

In response Chattogram had a setback as they lost Soumya without scoring in the first over. His partner and higest run scorer of the tournamemt, Liton Kumar scored 47 to keep Chattogram in the match. But after his departure Dhaka started to pick up wickets in regular intervals and put the pressure back on Chattogram. Mahmudul and Mithun tried but their effort was not enough as Dhaka restricted them for 138 for 7 in 20 overs to earn victory. Muktar Ali scalped 3 wickets for 39.

Chattogram will face Gemcon Khulna in their next match on December 8.