Kaushik Kashyap ∙ Feb 8 2023, 11:36 PM | 2 Min Read

Bangladesh Premier League 2023, February 8th: Round-Up

image-ldvz8wtyTawfique Khan (Source: Twitter)

A total of four teams came up against each other on Wednesday, February 8th in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Let's take a quick review of the action transpired.

Match 39: Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Strikers

Result: Sylhet Strikers won by six wickets.

Another dominating day with the ball, followed by a sturdy half century from Zakir Hasan helped Sylhet Strikers to register their ninth win of the tournament, beating Khulna Tigers in Match 39th.

After opting to bat first, Khulna Tigers were disappointed with the bat once again as they could only manage 113 on the board in twenty overs. Imad Wasim and Tanzim Hasan Sakib reduced the Tigers to 41 for four at the end of ten overs. Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Nahidul Islam stiched a much needed 36 runs for the seventh wicket and took Khulna’s score past hundred.

Chasing a paltry 114, Sylhet Strikers did struggle early in their innings, losing both of their inform openers in the powerplay, but a 90-run partnership for the third wicket between Zakir Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim helped Strikers to chase the target quite comfortably in the end. Zakir departed after scoring his half century, followed by Rahim getting out through a run-out. Ryan Burl gave the finishing touches and Sylhet got across the line with more than two overs to spare.

Brief Scores:

Khulna Tigers: 113/8 (20 Overs)

Mahmudul Hasan Joy 41 (41), Nahidul Islam 22 (17);
Imad Wasim 2/10

Sylhet Strikers: 114/4 (17.3 Overs)

Zakir Hasan 50 (46), Mushfiqur Rahim 39 (35);
Mohammad Saifuddin 1/13

Match 40: Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Riders

Result: Rangpur Riders won by 7 wickets.

After opting to bat first, Chattogram Challengers could only manage 132 in the first innings. They had a terrible start with the bat, scoring 63 for five in the halfway mark. However, it was Ziaur Rahman once again who brought the batting side back in the game with a quick fire 35 off 25, powering Chattogram to a respectable total on a tricky surface.

In reply, it was a walk in the park for Rangpur Riders, who chased the target down with four overs to spare. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who was playing his first game of the tournament, topped the scoring chart with a 30-ball 46. Nurul Hasan and Tom Kohler-Cadmore gave the finishing touches to get Rangpur sixth win in a row.

Brief Scores:

Chattogram Challengers: 132/8 (20 Overs)

Ziaur Rahman 33 (25), Tawfique Khan 28 (26);
Haris Rauf 2/14

Rangpur Riders: 135/3 (16 Overs)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz 46 (30); Rony Talukdar 28(27);
Nihaduzzaman 2/24

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