Tanjid Hasan Tamim may regret after the match. Chittagong Challengers needed 32 runs from 28 balls to win, with 7 wickets in hand. Tanjid was batting for 49 runs in the opening. The left-handed opener did not want to miss Taskin Ahmed’s off-stump ball in the 16th over of the innings. But because he did not bat properly, Tamim was caught by Chris Ross standing at deep cover.
Junior Tamim missed his fifty for just 1 run but his team Chittagong Challengers won right away. Sagarpar franchise won with 10 balls and 6 wickets in response to Dhaka’s 136 runs.
However, the fate of the match was written at the end of the first innings. 136 runs and what! Dhaka’s Shariful-Taskins had to do superhuman bowling to hope to win even at this low-score. Where is it? He could not take the wicket like that, Shariful also gave a lot of extra runs.
Challengers’ Lankan opener Aviska Fernando started batting in a murderous mood in the first over after going into bat with a target of 137 runs. Shariful took 12 runs from the first 5 balls of the first over, with four wides and two more wides, Chittagong got 19 runs from 5 balls. However, Fernando made his way to the pavilion via lbw on the last ball of the over.
In the third over of the innings, Shariful came to the bowling and struck again. Wicketkeeper-batsman Imranuzzaman (1 run from 3 balls) was also trapped by the Bangladeshi pacer leg before. Challengers are in a bit of a panic after losing two wickets for 28 runs. But Tanjeed-Shahadat’s 53-run partnership for the third wicket dispelled that apprehension.
Challengers lost the third wicket for the team’s 81 runs. Shahadat Hossain, the stunner of the franchise’s previous match, departed with 22 runs off 31 balls. After Tamim’s departure with 1 run regret, Challengers needed 22 runs in the last 3 overs. But Najibullah Zadran’s cameo of 32 runs off 19 balls saw Chittagong win with 10 balls left in the innings. The Afghan had 1 four and 3 sixes in his short innings.
Dhaka’s bowlers were sitting on extra runs today. They made 10 wide balls. Despite getting 2 wickets, Shariful spent runs with both hands. He gave 40 runs by bowling 3.2 overs. Taskin and Usman Qadir got one wicket each.
With this, Chittagong won two of the three matches in the BPL. The franchise won both matches by batting later. On the other hand, this is Dhaka’s second match. They won the opening match.