Rangpur Riders extended their winning streak to three games in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after defeating Dhaka Dominators by five wickets in Sylhet on Monday.
With the loss, the Dominators are now on the brink of being eliminated from the tournament during the league phase.
The Dhaka Dominators suffered their 7th loss in 9 matches played, while the Rangpur Riders secured their 5th victory in 8 matches.
Batting first, Dhaka Dominators posted a total of 144/5 in 20 overs, with Usman Ghani top scoring with an impressive 73 runs not out, including 7 fours and 3 sixes.
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Skipper Nasir Hossain also contributed with 29 runs before being run out.
For Rangpur, Azmatullah Omarzai was the pick of the bowlers, taking 2 wickets for 27 runs.
Chasing 145, Rangpur Riders got off to a rocky start losing Mohammad Naim for a duck.
However, Mahedi Hasan’s blistering 72 runs off just 43 balls, including 6 fours and 5 sixes, put Rangpur back on track. Despite losing two more wickets, Rangpur held their nerves and achieved the target with five wickets in hand and an over to spare, with Mohammad Nawaz and Azmatullah Omarzai finishing not out with 17 and 12 runs, respectively.
Salman Irshad took 2 wickets for Dhaka Dominators.
Source: United News of Bangladesh