Watch: Mushfiqur Rahim unbeaten 81 runs against Rajshahi kings
Barisal Bulls’ Mushfiqur Rahim and Shahriar Nafees have recorded the highest partnership so far in the fourth edition of Bangladesh Premier League T20. They added 112 for the third wicket against Rajshahi Kings in Mirpur in the 10th match.
Being sent to bat by Rajshahi Kings, Barisal Bulls were 21/2 in 4.1 overs losing both their openers. They scored 28 for 2 in the powerplay.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shahriar Nafees have rescued their side. They put on 112-run stand for the third wicket. This is the first time, there has been a 100-run partnership in BPL 4.
Both Nafees and Mushfiq scored half-centuries, their second in this season. Nafees scored 63 runs off 44 balls hitting 4 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 143.18. Mushfiqur stayed unbeaten till the end. He made 81* from 52 deliveries including 5 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 155.76.
Mushfiqur and Nafees are among the leading run-scorers of this season. Mushfiq is at at the top scoring 164 runs in three matches and Nafees is at three with 119 runs.
Barisal Bulls posted 192/4 in 20 overs, the highest total so far in this BPL. Despite Sabbir Rahman’s magical 122, Barisal won the game by four runs. Shahriar Nafees and Mushfiqur Rahim’s efforts don’t go in vain.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com