The Khulna Tigers defeated the Dhaka Dominators by 24 runs in a low-scoring encounter in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
The Dominators lost the toss and were sent to bat first, but their innings never really got off the ground.
The top-scorer for the Dominators was Soumya Sarkar, who scored a valiant 57 runs off 45 balls, hitting 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. However, the rest of the batting line-up failed to deliver, with both Mizanur Rahman and Alex Blake all being dismissed for single-digit scores, and Usman Ghani and Mohammad Mithun suffering a duck each.
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The Tigers' bowlers were on top form, with Nasum Ahmed and Nahidul Islam being the pick of the bowlers. Nahidul took 4 wickets for 6 runs in his 4 overs, while Nasum took 3 wickets for 11 runs in his 4 overs.
The Dominators could only manage 108 runs in 19.4 overs, setting the Tigers a below-par target of 109 runs to win.
The Tigers' chase got off to a poor start, with Shai Hope being dismissed early. But it was Tamim Iqbal who tried to lead the Tigers scoring 30 off 23 balls with three fours and one six. The Tigers’ captain Yasir Ali contributed well scoring 21 off 24 balls.
But their efforts were not enough to avoid defeat.
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Eventually, the Tigers were bowled out for only 84 runs, resulting in a 24-run defeat for them.
Taskin Ahmed, the right-arm pacer, was the pick of the bowlers for the Dominators. He picked up four wickets, conceding only 9 runs in 3.3 overs. Nasir Hossain and Al Amin Hossain also did well with the ball, taking two wickets each.
Source: United News of Bangladesh