Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Gemcon Khulna vs Gazi Group Chattogram
Toss : Gazi Group Chattogram won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Gemcon Khulna : 155/7 in 20 overs (Mahmudullah 70*, Zakir 25, Ariful 21; Nahidul 2/19, Shoriful 2/33, Mosaddek 1/20)
Gazi Group Chattogram : 150/6 in 20 overs (Shykat 53, Shamsur 23, Liton 23; Shohidul 2/33, Shuvagata 1/8, Al-Amin 1/19)
Result : Gemcon Khulna won by 5 runs.
Player of the Match : Mahmudullah.
Player of the Tournament : Mustafizur Rahman.
Best Batsman of the Tournament – Liton Kumar Das.
Best Bowler of the Tournament – Mustafizur Rahman.
Special Performance Award : Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Parvez Hossain Emon, Shoriful Islam and Robiul Islam Robi.
Gemcon Khulna become the champion of Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 defeating Gazi Group Chattogram by 5 runs in a thrilling final. Player of the match Mahmudullah made the difference for his side with the bat with his unbeaten half-century.
Mohammad Mithun decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Nahidul Islam responded to the decision by removing Jahurul Islam in the first ball of the innings. Zakir and Ariful both got the start but failed to make it big as Chattogram bowlers maintained tight bowling in the meddle overs. At 119 for 6, it looked like Khulna will struggle to score past the 130 runs mark.
But despite regularly losing wickets on the other end, Mahmudullah played an captains knock to keep his side in the match. Mahmudullah remained unbeaten on 70 off 48 balls to power his to a fighting total of 154 for 7. Nahidul and Shoriful shared 2 wickets each.
Khulna needed a early breakthrough and Shuvagata Hom provided it by picking up the wicket of Soumya on 12. Al-Amin then trapped Mithun lbw on 7. Chattogram fell in further trouble when tournament’s highest run scorer Liton Kumar was run out after scoring 23 thanks to a brilliant piece of fielding from Shahidul Islam.
Then Shykat Ali showed fightback with his 45-ball 53-run knock. Khulna bowlers then came back in the match with couple of wickets. Then in the last over Chattogram required 16 runs but Shahidul kept his nerve and conceding 10 runs including 2 wickets to help Khulna winning the match.
Mustafizur Rahman named the player of the tournament for his 22 wickets in the competition.