A total team effort led Khulna Titans to achieve their second win of this year’s Bangladesh Premier League. In the first match of 12th November, Khulna Titans have outsmart Chittagong Vikings by 18 runs.
Racing towards a broad total of 170 runs put by Khulna Titans on the board after the batting first, Chittagong Vikings fall short of 18 runs batting full 20 overs.
Chittagong Vikings lost control of the match early in the innings as they started losing wickets from the beginning.
Abu Jayed showcased the most valiant effort; he grabbed 4 wickets in his 4 overs conceding 35 runs.
Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq rested for a while in the crease along with Zimbabwean recruit Sikandar Raza, scored 30 and 37 respectively.
After Chittagong Vikings sent Khulna Titans to bat first, two 40 run innings by Mahmudullah Riyad and Ariful Haque in the middle of the innings helped the Titans to mount a comfortable total.
Taskin Ahmed hunted both of them; skipper Mahmudullah scored his 40 off 33 with 2 fours and equal number of sixes and Ariful Haque made 25 ball 40, striking 1 four and 4 sixes.
The three top order batsmen of Khulna Titans Chadwick Walton, Michael Klinger and Nazmul Hossain Shanto lost wickets early in the innings; Sanjamul Islam made early strikes.
Caribbean hard hitter Carlos Brathwaite made some late havocs hitting 3 sixes on his way to 30 striped in just 14 balls, raced the Titans passed 150 run mark.
Khulna Titans 170/7 (20 overs)
Mahmudullah Riyad 40, Ariful Haque 40, Carlos Brathwaite 30
Taskin Ahmed 3/43, Sanjamul Islam 2/20, Dilshan Munaweera 1/16
Chittagong Vikings 152/7
Sikander Raza 37, Misbah-ul-Haq 30, Luis Recee 22
Abu Jayed 4/35, Shafiul Islam 1/24, Carlos Brathwaite 1/29
Result: Khulna Titans won by 18 runs.
Toss: Chittagong Vikings.