Khulna Titans scored 158 for 8 riding on a brilliant knock of Mahmudullah (51 off 32) against Rangpur Riders in 25th match of this year’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Friday in Chittagong.
Earlier, Rangpur Riders won the toss and elected to field first. With this match the Chittagong phase of BPL started which will end on 29th of November.
There are two changes in Rangpur Riders eleven with the inclusion of Fazle Mahmud and Nahidul Islam to replace Shahriar Nafees and Ziaur Rahman who played for 3 runs victory in their last game in Dhaka.
Khulna brought three changes, calling Nicholas Pooran, Jofra Archer and Tanvir Islam in place of Chadwick Walton, Seekugge Prasanna and Shafiul Islam.
Khulna Titans defeated Rajshahi Kings by 2 wickets in their last match for their 4th victory in this edition BPL while Rangpur Riders managed their 3rd victory in the league upsetting defending champions Dhaka Dynamites by 3 runs in their last match in Dhaka on November 21 with which the 16-match involving 2nd phase of the league was wrapped up.
Rangpur Riders: Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Ravi Bopara, Thisara Perera, Chris Gayle, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Md.Mithun (wk), Rubel Hossain, Shohag Gazi, Fazle Rabbi, Nahidul Islam
Khulna Titans: Mahmudullah (c), Ariful Haque, Junaid Khan, Nazmul Hossain, Abu Jayed, Afif Hossain, Jofra Archer, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Tanvir Islam