Rangpur Riders claim the North Bengal Derby

Rajshahi Kings : 154/8 in 20 overs (Rony Talukdar 47, Sammy 29, Franklin 26; Nazmul 2/20, Malinga 2/34, Shohag Gazi 1/5)

Rangpur Riders : 155/4 in 18.5 overs (Mithun 46, Bopara 39*. S. Nafees 35; Franklin 1/26, Kesrick 1/30, Farhad Reza 1/30)

Result : Rangpur Riders won by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match : Ravi Bopara (Rangpur Riders)

Rangpur Riders beat Rajshahi Kings by 6 wickets in the second match of the AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Powered by Shah Cement.

Batting first Rajshahi Kings had a slow start and were in trouble after losing 5 wickets before reaching 100. But James Franklin and skipper Darren Sammy’s 45 runs partnership in the 6th wicket helped Rajshahi to post a decent total of 154 for 8 in 20 overs. Nazmul Islam and Lasith Malinga grabbed 2 wickets each for Rangpur.

In reply, Rangpur lost their both openers early. Then Mohammad Mithun and Shahriar Nafees added 75 runs in the third wicket partnership which paved the way for Rangpur’s victory. Rangpur chased down the target of 155 with 6 wickets and 7 balls in hand. Mithun scored the highest knock of 43. Ravi Bopara was named man of the match for his match-winning knock of 39 of 23 balls.