Chris Gayle’s unbeaten 146 helps Rangpur Riders clinched their first ever BPL title routing Dhaka Dynamites by 57 runs in the final of the 5th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Cricket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
Rangpur Riders scored 206 for one with the help of Chris Gayle and Mccullam’s record stand of 201 in the 2nd wicket partnership. Gayle scored unbeaten 146 off 69 hitting 18 sixes and 5 fours while Mccullam scored unbeaten 51 off 43 hitting three sixes and four fours.
In chase of the massive target of 207, Dhaka Dynamites managed to score 149 for 9 and could not create any resistance as they fell wicket in regular interval.
Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan and E Lewis are the top scorers for Dhaka and scored 50 off 38, 26 off 16 and 15 off 9 respectively.
Shogag Gazi, I Udana and Nazmul Hasan took two wickets each while captain Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and RS Bopara took one wicket each.
Dhaka Dynamites’ captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to felid first.
Rangpur are unchanged while Dhaka have made one change: dropping Mohammad Saddam in favour of Khaled Ahmed, who had played three matches in this season
Dhaka Dynamites: 1 Mehedi Maruf, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Joe Denly, 4 Kieron Pollard, 5 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 6 Shahid Afridi, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Jahurul Islam (wk), 10 Abu Hider, 11 Khaled Ahmed
Rangpur Riders: 1 Johnson Charles, 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Brendon McCullum, 4 Ravi Bopara, 5 Mashrafe Mortaza, 6 Mohammad Mithun, 7 Nahidul Islam, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Rubel Hossain, 10 Nazmul Islam, 11 Isuru Udana