Some brilliant bowling from Chattogram Challengers' bowlers have restricted Khulna Tigers to 121 in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019-20.
Chattogram had Imrul Kayes back as their skipper and winning the toss, he decided to bowl first. And his decision looked like a perfect one as his bowlers managed to nick three wickets within the fourth over.
Mahedi Hasan Rana struck twice in the third over to send Mehidy Hasan and Hashim Amla, who was playing his first-ever BPL game, back before Rubel Hossain got rid of Shamsur Rahman in the next over.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim put up a 49-run stand with Rilee Rossouw to steady Khulna's ship before Ziaur Rahman cluttered Mushfiq's stumps to send back for 29.
Rossouw and Robbie Frylinck's stand looked to take Khulna to a score which would be tough to chase down on a tough pitch, but Rossouw's dismissal started a procession of wickets as Khulna lost their last six wickets for only 17 runs, getting bundled out for only 121. Kesrick Williams bowled Rossouw for a well-made 48 before dismissing Aamer Yamin in the very next delivery. Rubel struck in the next over to send Alauddin Babu back before Rana dismissed Frylinck. It was all wrapped up in the last over by Rubel as he bowled Tanvir Islam before Aliss Al Islam getting run out.
Rubel and Rana picked up three wickets with Williams picking up a couple.