Chittagong end caampaign with victory

Chittagong Vikings : 194/2 in 20 overs (Reece 80*, Sikandar 42*, Ronchi 42; Mehidy 2/18)

Rajshahi Kings : 149/9 in 20 overs (Samit 62, Zakir 17, Franklin 17; Sikandar 4/16, Sanzamul 2/14, Reece 1/21)

Result : Chittagong Vikings won by 45 runs.

Man of the Match : Luis Reece (Chittagong Vikings)

Chittagong Vikings ended their campaign on high with a thumping 45-run victory over Rajshahi Kings in the 40th match of AKS BPL 2017 Powered by Shah Cement.

Batting first, skipper Luke Ronchi played another quick-fire knock of 42 and gave Chittagong Vikings a steady start. But it was Luis Reece’s blistering knock of unbeaten 80 off 56 balls powered Chittagong to a total of 194 2 after 20 overs. Sikandar Raza was not out on 40. Mehidy Hasan Miraz bagged 2 wickets for 18.

Chasing 195, Rajshahi Kings lost Rony Talukdar on 13. Then Samit Patel played an aggressive knock of 62 off just 26 balls and gave Rajshahi some hope for the chase. But other batsmen failed to play big innings as Chittagong Vikings bowlers picked up wickets in regular interval. Rajshahi scored 149 for 9 after 20 overs and lost the match by 45 runs. Sikandar Raza picked up 4 wickets for 16.