Vikings back in winning streak beating Kings by 19 runs

Vikings back in winning streak beating Kings by 19 runs

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Dhaka  – After four successive defeats in the 4th Bangladesh Premier League, Chittagong Vikings bounced back with a 19-run victory against Rajshahi Kings at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Friday.With the day’s result, Vikings collected four points from six matches having two wins and four losses while Rajshahi Kings remained in their previous collection of two points from four outings with one win and three defeats.Vikings got off to a flying start in the meet with a 29-run win against bottom-run Comilla Victorians in the tournament opener but then suffered a massive nine-wicket defeat against Rangpur Riders,followed by a four-run, seven-wicket and 19-run losses against Khulna
Titans, Barisal Bulls and Dhaka Dynamites respectively,UNB News Agency Reported.Rajshahi Kings started their campaign with a three-run defeat against Khulna Titans, returned to the winning form securing a six-wicket victory against table topper Dhaka Dynamites before conceding a four-run defeat to Barisal Bulls.In the day’s match, chasing the 3rd highest target of 191 runs of this edition BPL, Rajshahi Kings were forced by young speed-star Taskin Ahmed five-wicket haul to finish on 171 for 9 in 20 overs.Sabbir Rahman scored team highest 46 off 30 balls, including one boundary and four over boundaries, and was caught by skipper Tamim Iqbal off Imran Khan bowling at 128/4 in 14.3 overs.Junaid Siddique played an innings of 38 off 25 balls, including one boundary and three sixes, and was caught by Mohammad Nabi off Grant Elliott bowling at 78/2 in 9.1 overs.Kings started their innings in a fine tune as their opening pair between Mominul Haque and Junaid Siddique contributed 44 runs in 4.3 overs before Mominul (22 off 14b; 4×4) was caught by Jahurul Islam off Taskin Ahmed bowling.Umar Akmal and skipper Darren Sammy added 21 and 14 runs respectively to be other double figure scorers for the side that conceded 3rd loss in their four matches in the meet.On his way to five-for, Taskin Ahmed dismissed Mominul Haque, Umar Akmal, Milinda Siriwardana, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Farhad Reza — for 31 runs in four overs.Imran Khan bagged two wickets for 28 runs in four overs while Grant Elliott and Mohammad Nabi took one wicket each for 23 and 24 runs respectively.Earlier, Chittagong Vikings scored 190 for 5 in 20 overs powered by the 5th pair stand of 105 in 9.1 overs between the day’s man of the match Mohammad Nabi and Anamaul Haque.Afghan all-rounder Nabi mesmerised the audience showing his agile authority over the bowlers for a quick firing unbeaten knock of 87 off 37 balls, including six boundaries and six over boundaries.The 5th pair departed at 173/5 in 19 overs as the number-3 batsman
Anamul was caught by Samit Patel off Farhad Reza’s bowling after hammering 50 off 40 balls that witnessed four boundaries and two sixes.Dwayne Smith managed another double figure of 34 off 19 balls that witnessed six boundaries and one over boundary before being bowled out by Abul Hasan at 41/2 in 4.5 overs.After smith, Vikings suffered a quick fall in the middle losing two batters — Grant Elliott (8) and Jahurul Islam (2) – in a span of 10 runs in 2 overs from 58/3 in 7.5 overs to 68/4 in 9.5 overs and from where Anamul and Nabi started their composure in the 5th wicket.Country’s new sensational talent Mehedi Hasan Miraz made the first breakthrough in the Vikings batting castle in the 5th balls of his
very first spell dismissing skipper-cum-opener Tamim Iqbal at 17/1 in 1.5 overs. Tamim (5) was trapped lbw.Samit Patel captured two wickets for 21 runs in four overs while
Miraz, Farhad Reza and Abul Hasan took one wicket each for 18, 44 and 47 runs in 2, 4 and 4 overs respectively.Eying their first victory in the seven-team franchised tournament,
defending champions Comilla Victorians will play Rangpur Riders in the next match at the same starting at 6:15 pm.On Saturday’s two matches at the same venue, Dhaka Dynamites will take on Khulna Titans in the first match at 1 pm while Comilla Victorians face Rajshahi Kings in the 2nd mach scheduled to start at 5:45 pm.

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