Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Minister Group Rajshahi vs Gazi Group Chattogram
Toss : Minister Group Rajshahi won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Gazi Group Chattogram : 175/4 in 20 overs (Soumya 63, Liton 55, Shamsur 30*; Anisul 2/21, Saifuddin 1/32 Rejaur 1/38)
Minister Group Rajshahi : 139/8 in 20 overs (Nurul 28, Mahedi 26, Fazle 19; Nahidul 3/19, Ziaur 2/17, Mustafizur 1/23)
Result : Gazi Group Chattogram won by 36 runs.
Player of the Match : Nahidul Islam.
Gazi Group Chattoram crashed Minister Group Rajshahi in their last group stage match with another emphatic victory. After setting a target of 176, Chattogram won the match by 36 runs thanks to their disciplined bowling effort. Following the win Chattogram claimed 14 points from 8 matches. Despite losing the match, Rajshahi’s hope for qualifying for the playoffs are still alive. Najmul Hossain Shanto-led side’s fate will be decided on the result of clash between Fortune Barishal and Beximco Dhaka.
After putting to bat first, Chattogram’s two opener Liton Kumar and Soumya Sarkar both grabbed the opportunity with both hands. The pair added 122 runs before Soumya scored his second fifty in a row and got out on 63. Liton then also picked up fifty but it was Shamsur Rahman’s unbeaten 18-ball 30-run knock gave Chattogram the much needed finishing touch to end their innings on 175 for 4. Anisul Islam was the most successful bowler for Rajshahi with 2 wickets for 21.
In a must win game, Rajshahi batsmen struggled against the spirited Chattogram bowling attack as they kept taking wickets in regular intervals. Couple of batsmen got the start but failed to convert it into big scores as Rajshahi finally managed to post 139 for 8 in 20 overs. Nurul Hasan was the highest scorer with 28. Player of the match Nahidul Islam bagged 3 wickets for 17 for his match-turning spell.