Dhaka Dynamites defeated Khulna Titans in 13th match of ongoing Bangladesh Premier League 2017. Playing the match at Sher-E-Bangla national stadium, Dhaka’s team beat the rival team by 4 wickets on its homeground. Titans scored 156 runs in 20 overs. Monstrous performance of West Indian cricketer Kieron Pollard led the team to acquire victory in the thrilling BPL T20 match.
Dhaka Dynamites won the toss and chose to field first. Khulna Titans’ opener batsmen Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Michael Klinger failed to give a good start to their team’s batting inning. Shanto scored 24 runs in 25 balls while Klinger hit 10 runs in 14 balls. After the opening pair returned to pavilion by loosing the wickets, middle order of the batting lineup helped team score triple digit runs.
Rilee Rossouw and team’s captain Mahmudullah added few runs to the team’s total score. Rossouw scored 34 runs in 30 balls and Mahmudullah hit 14 runs in 10 balls. After Mahmudullah’s wicket in 13th over, Carlos Brathwaite accompanied Rilee in building a good score in the final phase of the game.
Hitting 4 fours and 6 sixes, the Caribbean cricketer scored 64 runs in 29 balls. Stormy knock by the West Indian cricketer hiked the team’s overall scored beyond 150 runs. The team ended up scoring 156 runs in 20 overs with the loss of 5 wickets. Abu Hider Rony picked up two wickets while Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine took one wicket each.
Dhaka Dynamites had a decent start to its batting inning. Commencing the run-chase with poor start, Dhaka’s team lost the wickets of its opening batsmen in the initial phase of the inning. Opener batsmen Evin Lewis and Sunil Narine returned to pavilion with mere single digit individual runs. Next batsmen Shahid Afridi and Cameron Delport too lost their wickets after scoring 1 run and 2 runs, respectively.
After the collapse of top order of batting lineup, the middle order cricketers played crucial role in chasing the target successfully. Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, who is the captain of Dhaka Dynamites, scored 20 runs in 17 balls. The left arm all rounder cricketer was accompanied by Jahurul Islam in the run-chase.
Al Hasan was caught out in the hands of Carlos Brathwaite in ninth over and Kieron Pollard replaced him as the next batsman. The right handed Caribbean cricketer smashed 3 fours and 6 sixes to score 55 runs in 24 balls. Dhaka Dynamites didn’t disappoint its supporters gathered in the stadium at the homeground.
After Pollard lost his wicket in 15th over, Mosaddek Hossain arrived on the ground to bat next. Hossain and Islam played an important in their team’s victory. 6 runs were needed in last 6 balls. The pair of Bangladeshi cricketers successfully scored those runs. Hitting the finishing shot on 19.5th ball, Hossain ended the inning with bringing victory for his team.
Khulna Titans’ Shafiul Islam took two wickets in this match. Abu Jayed, Jofra Chioke Archer, Akila Dananjaya and Madmudullah picked up one wicket each. Wicket-keeper batsman Jahurul Islam won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his significant and intelligent performance in this match.