Rangpur Riders scored 179 runs for 6 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs in the first match of the day in the BPL held in Mirpur by Shoaib Malik’s stormy batting. As a result, Chittagong Challengers have to score 180 runs to win.
Chittagong Challengers team leader Shubhagat Home invited Rangpur Riders to bat after winning the toss at the beginning of the match. Rangpur did not get off to a good start. Opener Sheikh Mehdi Hasan was dismissed for 1 run. Parvez Hossain Emon scored only 6 runs for the second wicket. Naeem Sheikh returned with 34 runs off 29 balls.
The riders were under a lot of pressure after losing three wickets quickly. Shoaib Malik handled the pressure with Azmatullah Omarzai in the fourth wicket pair. The two made a partnership of 105 runs in just 52 balls. Omarzai returned to 42 runs in just 24 balls. Next Newaz scored 9 runs and Shamim scored 7 runs.
Meanwhile, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib of Rangpur played in the end. Remain unbeaten on 75 runs after completing personal half-century. His innings, played only 45 balls, was arranged with five fours and sixes. And Rakibul Hasan remains unbeaten on zero runs.