Mahmadullah, Cooper helps Bulls to win

Mahmadullah, Cooper helps Bulls to win


A captaincy knock by Mahmudullah and Kevib Cooper produced a fierce bowling spells helped Barisal Bulls to record their third victory in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) beating Chittagong Viking by 33 runs held on Monday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.Chasing, a winning target of 171 runs set by Barisal Bulls, Chittagong found the chase very stiff losing early wickets in the face of tight bowling attacks by the Barisal Bulls bowlers and they finally dismissed at 137 in 19.5 overs.Middle order batsman Naeem Islam top scored for Chittagong Vikings with 38 runs while M Amir added 20.Besides, Sri Lankan batsman TM Dilshan (19), Ziaur Rahman (13), Shafiul Islam (12) and Anamul Haque (12) were the other notable scorers for Chittagong Vikings.Kevin Cooper was the pick of Barisal Bulls bowlers capturing three wickets for 28 runs. He was well supported by Al-Amin Hossain who bagged two wickets giving away 34 runs.

Earlier, Barisal Bulls, rode on Mahmudullha’s polish half century, amassed a challenging total of 170 for 7 from their allotted 20 overs, after they were forced to bat first by Chittagong Vikings captain Tamim Iqbal.Mahmudullah played a captaincy knock of 51-run off 45-ball laced with three boundaries and one over boundary while Prasanna supported with a breezy 36-run off 20-ball smashing four over boundaries and one boundary.Mohammad Amir was the most successful bowler for Chittagong Vikings picking up two wickets for 20 runs.With this win, Barisal Bulls bagged six points from four matches while Chittagong Viking remained at their previous credit of two points playing five outings.


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