In the first dead rubber of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019-20, Rangpur Rangers have managed to set a target of 150 for Dhaka Platoon in their last game of the tournament.
Batting first, Rangpur lost wickets in regular intervals and failed to get out of their blocks, somehow managing to crawl to their total of 149-9. Rangpur managed to achieve an incredible feat in the last over as they lost four wickets in that over, with two batsmen being bowled and the other two being run out.
Winning the toss, Dhaka skipper Mashrafe Mortaza decided to field first and he was the first one to strike to send his counterpart, Shane Watson, back for 10.
Rangpur lost another wicket in the powerplay as Mahedi Hasan sent Cameron Delport back for 6 before Shadab Khan struck in the 10th over to send Naim Sheikh back. Lewis Gregory was solid at the other end but he too could not bat very long as he was sent back by Thisara Perera for 46 in the 14th over.
Rangpur looked like they were tumbling again but a 41-run stand between Al-Amin Jr and Jahurul Islam steadied the ship for them. Al-Amin was eventually gone in the 19th over as his slog sweep only found Ariful Haque to go back for 35 off 24 deliveries.
Rangpur's hopes for a somewhat challenging total were diminished in the final over as Rangpur lost four wickets in the last over of the innings to reach 149/9. Thisara rattled Jahurul and Taskin Ahmed's stumps in the third and fourth delivery before Mustafizur Rahman was run out on a wide delivery. The last ball of the innings saw Arafat Sunny run out for a diamond duck as he did not ground his bat and Anamul Haque took off the bells.
Thisara picked up three wickets with Shadab Khan picking up a couple whereas Mashrafe and Mahedi picked up a wicket each.