Rajshahi Royals win Khulna Tigers by 21 runs in BPL final
The matter was confirmed after the Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals reached the final. New champions are also seen in this special BPL organized on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu. Today, the new ‘king’ is seen after the final battle. King means the title is up in the Royals’ house. Rajshahi Royals won the Khulna Tigers by 21 runs for the first time.
The late storm of Mohammed Nawaz and Andre Russell took the collection to a tight spot. They gave Khulna 5 runs to win. Khulna’s innings stopped at 5 for 3. However, Khulna was chasing the target and was on the verge of winning at the end of the over. But in the 5th over, Kamrul Islam picked up Khulna’s ‘set’ batsman Shamsur Rahman (5 for 12) and Najibullah Zadran and turned the match around. Mushfiqur Rahim made the last attempt. However, Khulna was dismissed for not being able to stay in the wicket until the end of the innings. Mushfiqur Rahman will be the most hit in the innings of 20 balls.
Khulna needed 3 runs in the last 4 overs. Robbie Freelink was the wicket with Mushfiq. The goal was difficult but the wicket was hopeful for the Khulna supporters. Kamrul Islam’s 5-over in the 8th came as the equation came down to 5 runs in the last 4 overs. From here, Mushfiq gave a glimpse of the final score in the last over, with Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan scoring five runs in the sixth over. Rajshahi captain Russell came to force the match to remain in the equation of 4 runs. Then the turn of the match went.
In the fifth over of the 5th over, Mushfiq picked up a brilliant York. Kill the captain! Mushfiqur is out to be sure of the match’s fate. Pacer Shahidul Islam joined with FreeLink to stay behind for 8 runs off Khulna. Irfan came up in the 8th over and picked up FreeLink (5 for 42). Irfan took 4 wickets for 5 in that over. Pakistan pacer took 2 wickets in 5 overs. Kamrul Islam took two wickets for 26 runs. Russell also took two wickets.
Earlier, Khulna lost to openers Nazmul Hossain and Mehdi Hasan Miraj in the first two overs of their innings. Shamsur Rahman and Riley Russo combined for a 4-run 5. Russo Nawaz, who scored 4 runs off 27 balls, gave Rajshahi captain Andre Russell a catch. Shamsur played well on the other end but came out at the crucial time of the match. Rajshahi Royals win Khulna Tigers by 21 runs in BPL final