Winning the toss, Rangpur Rangers’ latest skipper and foreign recruit Shane Watson invited the Khulna Tigers to bat first.
Khulna Tigers have scored 182-7 in their match against Rangpur Rangers in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019.
Winning the toss, Rangpur Rangers' latest skipper and foreign recruit Shane Watson invited the Khulna Tigers to bat first.
Khulna Tigers were off to a blistering start as they picked up 18 runs from Mukidul Islam Mugdho's first over. Nazmul Hossain Shanto flicked the first two deliveries for boundaries before Mehidy Hasan Miraz played two exquisite cover drives to get two more boundaries.
But they were halted by Mustafizur Rahman as the left-arm seamer picked up Mehidy and Rilee Rossouw in consecutive deliveries. Shamsur Rahman tried to counter-attack but was sent back on 13 by Lewis Gregory as wicketkeeper Jahurul Islam took an easy catch.
Shanto was sent back on 30 by Mohammad Nabi when Lewis Gregory took a fantastic catch. This was Shanto's highest score in this year's BPL.
But a blistering 82-run stand between skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Najibullah Zadran set up the platform for Khulna to reach a huge total. They blasted the bowlers all around the ground before Najibullah was sent back by Lewis Gregory after a well made 41.
The run flow was thwarted by this dismissal as Khulna managed to score only 16 runs from the last ten deliveries. Mushfiqur was sent back by Mustafizur on 59 before Robbie Frylinck was run out in the last over.
In the end, Khulna Tigers managed to score 182-7 in their quota of 20 overs.
Mustafizur picked up three wickets with Lewis Gregory picking up two.