Yasir Ali, bowlers guide Dhaka in Eliminator

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Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020

Eliminator

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Beximco Dhaka vs Fortune Barishal 

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

Beximco Dhaka : 150/8 in 20 overs (Yasir Ali 54, Mushfiqur 43, Akbar 21; Mehidy 2/23, Rabbi 2/40, Taskin 1/21)

Fortune Barishal : 141/9 in 20 overs (Afif 55, Tamim 22, Saif 12; Muktar 3/18, Shafiqul 3/39, Al-Amin 2/22)

Result : Beximco Dhaka won by 9 runs.

Player of the Match : Yasir Ali.

Beximco Dhaka booked their place for the second qualifier of Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 beating Fortune Barishal by 9 runs in the Eliminator clash. Dhaka kept their nerve and successfully defended 150 to seal the match. Mushfiqur Rahim’s side will face the losing team from the Qualifier 2 match between Gazi Group Chattogram and Gemcon Khulna.

Batting first, Dhaka did not have the idea start as they lost the last match centurion Naim Sheikh on 5. Sabbir and Al-Amin also gone cheaply as Dhaka were reduced to 22 for 3 in the powerplay. Then skipper Mushfiqur Rahim came to the rescue with 43 runs knock. After his departurew, Yasir Ali then anchored the innings scoring 54 off 43 balls. Later Akbar Ali’s unbeaten cameo knock of 21 powered Dhaka to a fighting total of 150 for 8. Mehidy and Rabbi picked up 2 wickets each for Barishal.

In reply, Barishal never looked comfortable from the start as Dhaka bowler maintained a disciplined display. Apart from Afif Hossain no other batsmen were able to take on the bowlers as they struggled for runs. Afif scored 55 off 35 balls but it was not enough as Barishal were restricted to 141 for 9 in 20 overs. Muktar and Shafiqurl both grabbed 3 wickets each for Dhaka.