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Challengers maintain top spot after beating Platoon

  • Published at 10:09 pm December 18th, 2019
Chattogram Challengers' Mahmudullah plays a shot during their BBPL match against Dhaka Platoon in Chittagong Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

The Challengers are at the summit with eight points from five matches, while Platoon are third from bottom with four points from as many games

Chattogram Challengers maintained their stay at the top of the seven-team Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 points table after beating Dhaka Platoon by 16 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong Wednesday.

The Challengers are at the summit with eight points from five matches, while Dhaka are third from bottom with four points from as many games.

Asked to bat first, the Challengers posted a commanding 221 losing four wickets in their stipulated 20 overs, riding on brisk half centuries from opener Lendl Simmons (57) and captain Mahmudullah (59).

Right-arm seamer Hasan Mahmud bagged two wickets for Dhaka.

In reply, Dhaka gave as good as they got before being all out for 205 in their allotted 20 overs, opening batsman Mominul Haque top-scoring for his side with 52.

Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera chipped in with 47.

Left-arm seamer Mehedi Hasan Rana and right-arm pacer Muktar Ali bagged three wickets apiece.



Simmons run out (Afridi/Hasan)        57    36

Fernando b Hasan             26    13

Imrul c & b Sakil                40    24

Mahmudullah c Mominul b Hasan     59    28

Walton not out                27    18

Nurul not out                7    4

Extras (lb 1, nb 3, w 1)            5 

Total (20 Overs)                221/4 

Fall Of Wickets

1-51 (Fernando), 2-101 (Simmons), 3-163 (Imrul), 4-191 (Mahmudullah)


Mashrafe 3-0-42-0, Sakil 3-0-27-1, Hasan 4-0-55-2, Mahedi 2-0-33-0, Perera 4-0-33-0, Afridi 4-0-30-0


Mominul c Imrul b Nasir     52    35

Anamul c Nurul b Rana        1    5

Jaker c Fernando b Muktar     27    19

Evans c Imrul b Muktar         17    11

Asif c sub (Pinak) b Muktar     15    6

Perera c Fernando b Rana    47    27

Afridi lbw b Williams        9    6

Mashrafe c Imrul b Nasir     23    6

Mahedi c Nurul b Williams    2    5

Hasan c Fernando b Rana    0    1

Sakil not out            0    1

Extras (lb 4, nb 2, w 6)        12 

Total (20 Overs)            205 all out 

Fall Of Wickets

1-8 (Anamul), 2-60 (Jaker), 3-82 (Evans), 4-106 (Asif), 5-122 (Mominul), 6-146 (Afridi), 7-172 (Mashrafe), 8-180 (Mahedi), 9-188 (Hasan), 10-205 (Perera)


Nasum 4-0-28-0, Rana 4-0-23-3, Nasir 4-0-60-2, Muktar 4-0-42-3, Williams 4-0-48-2

Chattogram Challengers won by 16 runs

MoM: Mahmudullah (CC)

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