Nasir fights alone again for Dhaka but Shakib, Iftikhar ensure another Barishal win

Shakib continued his innings at a great pace. Although his innings was not big, it gave the basis for a fighting score. Shakib hit four boundaries and an over boundary in an innings of 30 runs off 17 balls.

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Shakib Al Hasan and Iftikhar Ahmed are in great form with the bat. Thanks to that, Fortune Barishal's winning streak is continuing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Fortune Barishal are at the top of the table with their fifth consecutive victory over Nasir Hossain's Dhaka Dominators in Chattogram on Friday. Nasir was also brilliant with the bat again in this match too but could not have the last laugh.
Barishal lost the toss and batted first. Anamul Haque Bijoy started the innings with Saif Hassan, who got a chance for the first time in this BPL. In the second over, Saif was dismissed by Salman Irshad and Bijoy was dismissed by Arafat Sunny in the next over. Taskin Ahmed contributed with great catches in both the wickets. Barishal lost two wickets for 17 runs.
Chaturanga de Silva could not make a big score. Shakib Al Hasan started to show aggressive batting from the start. But Mehidy Hasan Miraz could not accompany him. Both Miraz and Chaturanga were dismissed by Dhaka Dominators captain Nasir Hossain.
Shakib continued his innings at a great pace. Although his innings was not big, it gave the basis for a fighting score. Shakib hit four boundaries and an over boundary in an innings of 30 runs off 17 balls and was bowled by Muktar Ali.
Iftikhar Ahmed, who scored a century in the previous match, used that foundation. He played an another effective innings of 56 runs off 34 balls. The innings consisted of 5 fours and 2 sixes. Mahmudullah Riyad was unbeaten with him scoring 35 runs off 31 balls. Barishal, who lost five wickets for 89 runs, added 84 runs courtesy of Iftikhar-Riyad in the sixth wicket.
Chasing the target of 174 runs, Usman Ghani and Soumya Sarkar tried to give the team a great start. Ghani hit two sixes in the third over of Shakib, one six came from the bat of Soumya Sarkar. Ghani hit Mohammad Wasim for a six in the next over. Karim Janat stopped him. Ghani departed after scoring 30 runs off 17 balls. Soumya, who wasn’t looking comfortable, departed in the next over. He scored 16 runs off 15 balls. When the two openers returned in two consecutive overs, the run rate of Dhaka Dominators decreased.
Dhaka fell under pressure when Mohammad Imran was run out. With Mohammad Mithun, captain Nasir tried to keep the run wheel moving, but the run gap with the ball continued to increase. At one point the required run rate exceeded over 12.
They had to match the equation of 52 runs in the last 24 balls. In the 17th over, Mithun kept the hopes alive by hitting sixes and fours in two full toss balls by Wasim. Karim Janat bowled the next over very well. Wasim bowled Mithun in the 19th over, who scored 47 runs, and Dhaka moved away from victory. Only 17 runs were scored in the last 2 overs. Finally, they stopped at 160 runs losing 4 wickets. Nasir remained unbeaten on 54 runs. He had 3 fours and 2 sixes in the 36-ball innings.