A quick fifty from dangerous Kieron Pollard and an unbeaten 45 from Jahurul Islam helps Dhaka to beat Khulna by 3 wickets in the match 13 of the Bangladesh Premier League BPL season 5 at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka today.
Pollard scored 55 runs of 24 balls before getting out by Shafiul Islam who took 2 wickets for 24 runs.
Khulna bowling attack ripped through Dhaka’s top-order, as they all fell scoring single digit runs, only skipper Shakib Al Hasan reached 20 runs and was dismissed.
Earlier, Khulna sets 157 run target for Dhaka batting first.
Khulna lost two early wickets, Michael Klinger for 10 and Dhiman ghosh for 2 that curbed their early aggression and Nazmul Hossain Shanto fell for 24 as he tried to stabilize.
Carlos Brathwaite had a brilliant knock which could prove to be vital for Khulna’s chances as he scored 64 runs off of 29 balls smashing six 6’s and remained unbeaten.
Dhaka skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to bowl against Khulna.
Both Dhaka and Khulna have two wins from three matches and are equal on points (4) for the second spot. Dhaka is leading due to their net run rate (NRR) of 2.684 as opposed to Khulna’s -0.478.
Dhaka have dropped Mohammad Shahid to include an extra batsman, Nadif Chowdhury.
Khulna have made two changes. Chadwick Walton and Mosharraf Hossain have been dropped to make room for Akila Dananjaya and wicketkeeper Dhiman Ghosh.
Source: Dhaka Tribune.