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Barisal’s big win against Rangpur

Fortune Barisal won by a big margin of 67 runs against Rangpur Riders in the second match of the day in BPL held in Chittagong. At the beginning of the match, Barisal scored 238 runs in the storm of Ikhtekhar-Shakib. Rangpur scored 171 runs chasing runs.

In response to Pahar equal runs, Rangpur lost 3 wickets in the power play. Rony Talukder was out for 11 runs, Parvez Hossain Imon was out for 1 run and Sayem Ayyub was out for 18 runs. Meanwhile, team leader Shoaib Malik returned to Sajghar with a personal 11 runs. And Sheikh Mehdi Hasan scored 2 runs.

Later, Shamim Hossain and Mohammad Newaz tried to take the lead of the team. But it was not possible to chase the hills. Newaz scored 33 runs off 24 balls. And Shamim remained unbeaten with 44 runs off 24 balls.

Earlier, Rangpur Riders team leader Shoaib Malik won the toss and decided to field at the beginning of the match. Losing the toss and going down to bat, the start was not that good for Barisal. Lost four valuable wickets in the power play. Victory by 14 runs, Miraj by 20 runs, Ibrahim by zero runs and Mahmudullah out by short runs.

Shakib Al Hasan and Iftekhar Ahmed took the lead of the team which lost 4 wickets for 45 runs. They didn’t just hold the team, but stormed the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Both played till the last ball. The two made a partnership of 192 runs in just 86 balls.

After completing his personal half-century, Iftekhar also completed his century. Unbeaten by 100 runs. This innings of only 45 balls is arranged with six fours and nine sixes. Meanwhile, he remained unbeaten on 89 runs after completing his fifty. The 43-ball innings was studded with nine fours and six sixes.

(19 January/MM)


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