BPL T20: Rangpur Riders need 155 for win against Rajshahi Kings

BPL T20: Rangpur Riders need 155 for win against Rajshahi Kings

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Dhaka- Mashrafe Bin Mortaza-led Rangpur Riders will need 155 runs for a win against Rajshahi Kings for an appropriate start in the 5th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.In the opening day’s 2nd match of the seven-team tournament, sent in to bat first, defending runners-up Rajshahi Kings scored 154 for 8 in 20 overs with Rony Talukdar top-scoring 47 off 38 balls, including three boundaries and two sixes.Besides his individual score, Rony shared a partnership innings of 49 off 7.3 overs in the 2nd wicket stand with Luke Wright.Starting after the departure of Mominul Haque on 12/1 in 1.4 overs, the 2nd pair carried the team collection to 61/2 in 8.1 overs before opener Luke Wright was caught by Thisara Perera off Nazmul Islam.Rony got short companions of 12 balls with experienced Mushfiqur Rahim and an 8-ball with Samit Patel in the 3rd and 4th wickets respectively, before he was bowled out by Mashrafe on 90/5 in 13 overs.Lasith Malinga got skipper Darren Sammy, who hit 18-balls 29, including one boundary and two sixes, was caught by Adam Lyth on 135/6 in 18.2 overs.Number 6 batsman James Franklin stayed till the end for 26* off 22 balls with one four and one six.Mehedi Hasan Miraz quick-fired 15 off 5 balls with three boundaries, while Mushfiqur Rahim and Luke Wright added 11 runs each for the side.Nazmul Islam and Malinga delivered four overs each to bag two wickets apiece conceding 20 and 34 runs respectively. Sohag Gazi and Mashrafe took one wicket each for 5 and 18 runs delivering one and four overs.UNB news agency

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