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BPL 2023: Rangpur overpower Chattogram by seven wickets

Rangpur Riders beat Chattogram Challengers by seven wickets in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Wednesday in Mirpur.

It was the last match of Chattogram in the league. They lost nine of the 12 matches they played. However, with today’s win, Rangpur still have the chance to top the table, UNB reports.

Chattogram won the toss and elected to bat first, but they were able to score only 132 runs for eight wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Rangpur Riders chased down the target in just 16 overs, scoring 135 runs for the loss of three wickets.

Opener Max O’Dowd was dismissed for 11 off 9 balls while Usman Khan scored only two runs.

Mehedi Maruf was caught by Hasan Mahmud off Haris Rauf after scoring four runs. Afif Hossain scored 15 runs with three boundaries.

Tawfique Khan top scored 28 runs off 26 deliveries for Chattogram with three boundaries and a six.

For Rangpur Riders, Haris took two wickets for just 14 runs in his four overs.

Chasing 136 runs, Rangpur Riders started well as Mohammad Naim and Rony Talukdar put on a good partnership. Naim was the first wicket to fall, scoring 20 runs off 12 deliveries. Talukdar scored 28 runs off 27 deliveries.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz top scored 46 runs off just 30 deliveries for Rangpur Riders. After his dismissal, Nurul Hasan and Tom Kohler-Cadmore played responsible innings to take their team over the line. Nurul scored 15 not out and Kohler-Cadmore 20 not out.

In their last league phase match, Rangpur will take on Comilla Victorians on February 10.