BPL 2nd Semi-Final Report: Dhaka Gladiators make final despite Shakib Heroics
Dhaka Gladiators struggled to pick up a 9-run win over Khulna Royal Bengals in their Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 semi-final on Tuesday.
Chasing 192, Shakib Al Hasan’s highest unbeaten 87 failed to make much difference as Khulna Royal Bengals fell 9 runs short of their target at 182 after 20 overs losing seven at the local Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Shakib’s 87 came from 41 deliveries with the help of nine fours and four sixes, while Nasir Hossain hit second-highest 35 off 28 deliveries for the Royal Bengals before he was sent packing by Shahid Afridi.
Elias Sunny claimed highest three wickets for the Gladiators.
Winning the toss, the Gladiators chose to bat first and posted 191 runs losing four in their allotted 20 overs.
Top scorer Azhar Mahmood’s 65 came from 39 deliveries with the help of six fours and three sixes, while Imran Nazir added 41 off 25 for the Gladiators.
Mohammad Ashraful hit 47 off 33 deliveries and Shahid Afridi was unbeaten at 27 off 11.
Mohammad Hafeez, Shakib Al Hasan and Hammad Azam claimed one wicket each for the Royal Bengals.
BPL 2nd Semi-Final: Full Scorecard
Dhaka Gladiators: 191/4 (20/20 ov)
Khulna Royal Bengals: 182/7 (20.0/20 ov)
2nd Semi-Final Result: Dhaka Gladiators won by 9 runs
- Bangladesh Premier League – 2nd semi final
- Twenty20 match | 2011/12 season
- Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
- 28 February 2012 – day/night (20-over match)
|Dhaka Gladiators innings (20 overs maximum)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|Imran Nazir||c Gibbs b Mohammad Hafeez||41||33||25||6||2||164.00|
|Awais Zia||c Nazmul Hossain Milon b Shakib Al Hasan||5||9||6||1||0||83.33|
|Nazimuddin||run out (Smith/†Saghir Hossain)||1||3||6||0||0||16.66|
|Azhar Mahmood||c Gibbs b Hammad Azam||65||52||39||6||3||166.66|
|Mohammad Ashraful||not out||47||53||33||4||1||142.42|
|Shahid Afridi||not out||27||20||11||0||3||245.45|
|Total||(4 wickets; 20 overs)||191||(9.55 runs per over)|
|Did not bat Mashrafe Mortaza*, Dhiman Ghosh†, Anamul Haque, Elias Sunny, Saeed Ajmal|
|Fall of wickets 1-21 (Awais Zia, 2.3 ov), 2-22 (Nazimuddin, 3.3 ov), 3-63 (Imran Nazir, 7.6 ov), 4-135 (Azhar Mahmood, 15.3 ov)|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||0||45||1||11.25||(3w)|
|Khulna Royal Bengals innings (target: 192 runs from 20 overs)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|S Chanderpaul||c Awais Zia b Elias Sunny||25||33||22||4||0||113.63|
|HH Gibbs||c Elias Sunny b Mashrafe Mortaza||2||3||2||0||0||100.00|
|Mohammad Hafeez||run out (Mashrafe Mortaza/†Dhiman Ghosh)||24||27||18||4||0||133.33|
|DR Smith||c Mohammad Ashraful b Elias Sunny||1||3||3||0||0||33.33|
|Shakib Al Hasan*||not out||86||60||41||9||4||209.75|
|Nasir Hossain||c Mohammad Ashraful b Shahid Afridi||35||37||28||2||1||125.00|
|Hammad Azam||c Azhar Mahmood b Saeed Ajmal||1||5||3||0||0||33.33|
|Nazmul Hossain Milon||c Mashrafe Mortaza b Elias Sunny||0||2||1||0||0||0.00|
|Abdur Razzak||not out||2||11||2||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||(lb 4, w 2)||6|
|Total||(7 wickets; 20 overs)||182||(9.10 runs per over)|
|Did not bat Shahadat Hossain, Saghir Hossain†|
|Fall of wickets 1-5 (Gibbs, 0.6 ov), 2-53 (Mohammad Hafeez, 6.4 ov), 3-55 (Chanderpaul, 7.1 ov), 4-55 (Smith, 7.3 ov), 5-142 (Nasir Hossain, 15.6 ov), 6-148 (Hammad Azam, 16.6 ov), 7-153 (Nazmul Hossain Milon, 17.4 ov)|
|Toss Dhaka Gladiators, who chose to bat
Series Dhaka Gladiators advanced
|Player of the match Azhar Mahmood (Dhaka Gladiators)|
|Umpires Enamul Haque and Nadir Shah
TV umpire Sharfuddoula
Match referee Raqibul Hasan
Reserve umpire Gazi Sohel
Dhaka Gladiators innings
Khulna Royal Bengals innings