Sensational Shamsur guides Chattogram in a thrilling run-chase

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Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020

Match 16

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Gazi Group Chattogram vs Gemcon Khulna

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

Gemcon Khulna : 157/9 in 20 overs (Shuvagata 32*, Mahmudullah 26, Jahurul 26; Shoriful 3/34, Mustafizur 2/36, Ziaur 1/18)

Gazi Group Chattogram : 162/7 in 20 overs (Shamsur 45*, Mahmudul 24, Mithun 23; Shakib 2/30, Shuvagata 2/34, Mashrafe 1/28)

Result : Gazi Group Chattogram won by 3 wickets.

Player of the Match : Shamsur Rahman.

Gazi Group Chattogram confirmed their place in the top 2 spot of playoffs with a thrilling 3-wicket win against Gemcon Khulna in the 16th match of Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020. Chattogram remained at the top of the points table with 10 points from 6 matches.

Chasing 158, Chattogram had to struggle in their chase. Top order batsmen got the start but failed to convert it into big scores. It was Shamsur Rahman who made the difference between the two sides in a very tight contest. Chattogram needed 9 runs in the last and Shamsur played an unbeaten 45 off 30 balls including a six in the last ball to help his side edge past Khulna. Shakib and Shuvagata shared 2 wickets each.

Losing the batting first, Gemcon Khulna started slowly and one stage were reduced to 66 for 4. From there it was skipper Mahmudullah’s 26 and Shuvagata Hom’s unbeaten 14-ball 38-run powered them to a formidable total of 157 for 9. Shoriful Islam was the most successful bowler for Chattogram with 3 wickets for 34.

Khulna will face Beximco Dhaka in their next match December 10 and Chattogram will meet Fortune Barishal at the same day later.