Minister Group Rajshahi's skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto scored a magnificent hundred against the struggling Fortune Barishal to post a mammoth 220 for 7. Batting first, the openers, Shanto and Anisul Islam Emon started with a bang.
The first wickets consisted of 131 runs before Emon went back to the pavilion for 69 off 39 balls. After that, it was all Shanto show.
The southpaw ended up scoring 109 off 55 balls with only 4-boundaries and 11 whooping maximums!
Shanto hit the joint most sixes in a T20 innings by a Bangladeshi batsman (11). He also scored the most runs in an innings from boundaries in this tournament (82).
He started off a bit slow while his partner Emon was going at full fledge, but when he started hitting, it was all stop for everyone else.
Fortuner Barishal's bowlers had a rough day, still Kamrul Hasan Rabbi bagged a hat-trick in the last over. They will need 221 runs to win the match and stay alive in the tournament.