Rajshahi Kings has emphatically defeated Rangpur Riders in a game dominated by the bowlers. They have won by 49 runs.
Rangpur Riders bowled well in the first innings. Rajshahi Kings lost the wicket of Junaid Siddique in the second over when Rubel Hossain dismissed him. Then, the wickets kept falling regularly. Rajshahi Kings lost 7 wickets for just 43 runs.
Arafat Sunny took 3 wickets and Shahid Afridi took 2 wickets to lead the destruction of Rajshahi’s top and middle order.
Then, young England Test series hero Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Farhad Reza built an 85-run partnership to give The Kings a respectable total of 128.
In response, Rangpur Riders never stood a chance. They lost wickets at a regular interval. They failed to build any sort of sustainable partnership.
The only batsmen that had two figure scores were Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammad Mithun. So, they got all out scoring 79.
It was a team effort by the Kings bowlers. Abul Hasan and Nazmul Islam took 3 wickets each. Miraz took 2 wickets and was the Man of the Match for his all round performance.
Rajshahi Kings and Rangpur Riders both have 10 points now. But Rajshahi are on the 4th place in the points table due to a better net run rate.
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