Emon fireworks help Barishal annihilate Rajshahi

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Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020

Match 15

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Minister Group Rajshahi vs Fortune Barishal

Toss : Fortune Barishal won the toss and opted to field first.

Minister Group Rajshahi : 220/7 in 20 overs (Shanto 109, Anisul 69, Rony 18; Rabbi 4/49, Sumon Khan 2/43)

Fortune Barishal : 221/2 in 18.1 overs (Emon 100*, Tamim 53, Saif 26, Afif 26*; Saifuddin 1/40)

Result : Fortune Barishal won by 8 wickets.

Player of the Match : Parvez Hossain Emon.

After disappointing couple of matches, Fortune Barishal finally back to the winning ways thanks to Parvez Hossain Emon’s blistering century. Chasing a mammoth total of 220, Barishal clinched a comfortable 8-wicket win over the struggling Minister Group Rajshahi.

Tamim Iqbal won the toss and invited Rajshahi to bat first. Najmul and his opening partner Anisul Islam grabbed the opportunity in both hands as they shattered the Barishal bowlers. They made record 131-run stand before Sumon Khan broke the partnership by dismissing Anisul on 69.

But Shanto kept the charge as he went onto score his maiden T20 century scoring 109 off 55 balls incuding 4 fours and 11 sixes. Kamrul Islam Rabbi took 4 wickets with a hat-trick in the final over but the damage was done as Rajshahi posted 220 for 7 in 20 overs.

Barishal needed a decent start in the big chase and they got it as Saif Hassan scored a quickfire 27. Parvez Hossain Emon then joined with Tamim Iqbal and changed the match with a 117-run partnership. Tamim was unfortunately got run out on 53. But Emon was at his very best as he charged over all the Rajshahi bowlers to score his maiden century in T20s.

Emon sealed the match in the 19th over with a boundary and also remained unbeaten on 100. During the innings, Emon broke Tamim’s previous record of quickest century in T20s among the Bangladeshi batsmen. Emon got little support from Afif Hossain who chipped in with 16-ball 26 to help Barishal winning the match with 8 wickets in hand. Mohammad Saifuddin got 1 wicket for 40 for Rajshahi. Emon named the player of the match for his match-winning knock.