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BPL Match-27 Report: Duronto Rajshahi Reached the Semi-Finals

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Duronto Rajshahi is the first team to reach the BPL Semi-Finals. Khulna, Dhaka & Barisal also reached the semifinals.

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Duronto Rajshahi 10 7 3 0 0 14 +0.114 1445/190.0 1472/196.3
Khulna Royal Bengals 10 6 4 0 0 12 +0.606 1524/194.0 1392/192.0
Dhaka Gladiators 10 5 5 0 0 10 +0.210 1431/188.3 1448/196.1
Barisal Burners 10 5 5 0 0 10 +0.178 1566/181.0 1572/185.3
Chittagong Kings 10 5 5 0 0 10 +0.078 1423/189.2 1443/194.0
Sylhet Royals 10 2 8 0 0 4 -1.234 1420/196.3 1482/175.1
Latest Update: Barisal Burners also banked their place in the semis after some decision climax from BPL Governig body.
Update : Duronto Rajshahi hold the top position with 14 points after 10 matches. Dhaka Gladiators reached the semi-finals but dropped down to 3rd position with 10 points and net run-rate. Khulna Royal Bengals earned the semi-final spot as 2nd place in the points table.
BPL Semi-Finals Update:
  • 1st Semi-Final: Duronto Rajshahi vs Barisal Burners (2:00pm Feb 28)
  • 2nd Semi-Final: Khulna Royal Bengals vs Dhaka Gladiators (6:30pm Feb 28)

Upcoming BPL Match Schedule

Tue Feb 28
08:00 GMT | 14:00 local
13:30 IST
1st semi-final – Barisal Burners v Duronto Rajshahi
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Sunny 27 – 32° C
Tue Feb 28
12:30 GMT | 18:30 local
18:00 IST
2nd semi-final – Dhaka Gladiators v Khulna Royal Bengals
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Sunny 21 – 27° C
Wed Feb 29
12:00 GMT | 18:00 local
17:30 IST
Final – TBC v TBC
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Thundershowers 20 – 29° C
Duronto Rajshahi is the first team to reach BPL 2012 Semi-finals

Duronto Rajshahi is the first team to reach BPL 2012 Semi-finals

Duronto Rajshahi cantered to an easy eight-wicket victory over Khulna Royal Bengals that confirmed their BPL semi-final place as the first team at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. 

Marlon Samuels was the star of the chase, scoring a 38-ball 50 with seven fours and two sixes and getting out with only six to win from 46 deliveries. 

Junaid Siddique, who played the sheet anchor’s role, then took Rajshahi to an easy victory in the company of Sean Ervine with a pulled four off Nazmul Hossain Milon with 35 balls to spare. 

Shahzaib Hasan got the chase off to an electric start scoring 28 off 12 balls with five fours and a six. When he was stumped off Khulna skipper Shakib Al Hasan the score had reached 31 off 2.3 overs, and the match had already slipped out of Khulna’s grasp. 

Samuels then drove home the advantage attacking from the start and building a 71-run stand with Siddique for the second wicket. Shakib was the only bowler able to rein in the Duronto batsmen with figures of 17 for 1 off his four overs, but it was too little too late from the Khulna skipper. 

Chasing a measly 107 to win, Rajshahi were never going to have any trouble

Earlier Khulna Royal Bengals made a meal of their golden opportunity to book a BPL semi-final ticket, being dismissed for a paltry 106 in only 18.5 overs after choosing to bat first.

Rajshahi on the other hand showed great resilience on the field to dominate a strong Khulna outfit and put one foot in the door of the semi-finals. 

Mohammad Sami and Ervine inflicted the most damage on Khulna, each taking three wickets and going at under four runs an over. Sami started the rout by trapping opener Sanath Jayasuriya off the second ball of the innings, and Abdul Razzaq got the other opener Herschelle Gibbs in the next over. From two down for only five runs a mini-recover was staged by Dwayne Smith and Niall O’ Brien, who added 34 for the third wicket. 

But Smith’s fall to fellow West Indian Marlon Samuels plunged the Royal Bengals into further trouble, which was only worsened when Shakib was bowled by impressive young left-armer Saqlain Sajib with the score on 55. It was all downhill from there as Sean Ervine dismissed Nasir Hossain and Andre Adams while Tajul Islam got rid of Nazmul Hossain Milon by the 13th over. 

All semblance of resistance ended when O’ Brien, who was the only Khulna batsman to display some form with a 38-ball 35 was caught off Ervine to leave Khulna reeling at 86 for eight. The last three added 20 before Mohammad Sami came back to castle Sahagir Hossain and have Abdur Razzak caught behind to bring a sorry end to the Khulna innings.    

Sean Ervine was adjudged man-of-the-match for his match-turning spell of 3 for 19.

BPL Scorecard: Match-27

Khulna Royal Bengals: 106 (18.5/20 ov)

Duronto Rajshahi: 110/2 (14.1/20 ov)

Duronto Rajshahi won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)

  • Bangladesh Premier League – 27th Match
  • Twenty20 match | 2011/12 season
  • Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
  • 26 February 2012 (20-over match)
Khulna Royal Bengals innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs c Shahzaib Hasan b Abdul Razzaq 3 9 7 0 0 42.85
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya lbw b Mohammad Sami 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal NJ O’Brien c Mohammad Sami b Ervine 35 65 39 2 0 89.74
View dismissal DR Smith c Mohammad Sami b Samuels 18 17 12 1 2 150.00
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan* b Saqlain Sajib 11 7 6 2 0 183.33
View dismissal Nasir Hossain c Sabbir Rahman b Ervine 5 11 7 1 0 71.42
View dismissal Nazmul Hossain Milon b Taijul Islam 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
View dismissal AR Adams b Ervine 4 5 5 1 0 80.00
View dismissal Saghir Hossain† b Mohammad Sami 6 12 15 1 0 40.00
View dismissal Abdur Razzak c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mohammad Sami 15 18 13 1 1 115.38
Shafiul Islam not out 4 13 5 0 0 80.00
Extras (lb 1, w 3) 4
Total (all out; 18.5 overs; 86 mins) 106 (5.62 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-1 (Jayasuriya, 0.2 ov), 2-5 (Gibbs, 1.4 ov), 3-39 (Smith, 6.1 ov), 4-55 (Shakib Al Hasan, 7.6 ov), 5-68 (Nasir Hossain, 10.1 ov), 6-71 (Nazmul Hossain Milon, 11.3 ov), 7-77 (Adams, 12.4 ov), 8-86 (O’Brien, 14.5 ov), 9-87 (Saghir Hossain, 15.6 ov), 10-106 (Abdur Razzak, 18.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets Mohammad Sami 3.5 0 16 3 4.17
View wicket Abdul Razzaq 3 0 22 1 7.33
View wicket MN Samuels 3 0 13 1 4.33 (1w)
Monir Hossain 1 0 11 0 11.00
View wicket Saqlain Sajib 2 0 17 1 8.50
View wickets SM Ervine 4 0 19 3 4.75 (2w)
View wicket Taijul Islam 2 0 7 1 3.50
Duronto Rajshahi innings (target: 107 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Shahzaib Hasan st †Saghir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 28 12 12 5 1 233.33
Junaid Siddique not out 29 53 32 1 0 90.62
View dismissal MN Samuels c Adams b Nazmul Hossain Milon 50 34 38 7 2 131.57
SM Ervine not out 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (w 2) 2
Total (2 wickets; 14.1 overs; 53 mins) 110 (7.76 runs per over)
Did not bat Abdul Razzaq, Mushfiqur Rahim*†, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Sami, Saqlain Sajib, Monir Hossain, Taijul Islam
Fall of wickets 1-31 (Shahzaib Hasan, 2.3 ov), 2-102 (Samuels, 12.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AR Adams 1 0 14 0 14.00
DR Smith 1 0 16 0 16.00 (1w)
View wicket Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 17 1 4.25 (1w)
Nasir Hossain 3 0 19 0 6.33
Abdur Razzak 3 0 20 0 6.66
ST Jayasuriya 1 0 16 0 16.00
View wicket Nazmul Hossain Milon 1.1 0 8 1 6.85
Match details
Toss: Khulna Royal Bengals, who chose to bat
Points: Duronto Rajshahi 2, Khulna Royal Bengals 0
Twenty20 debut: Taijul Islam (Duronto Rajshahi)
Player of the match: SM Ervine (Duronto Rajshahi)
Umpires: Nadir Shah and DL Orchard (South Africa)
TV umpire: Gazi Sohel
Match referee: Raqibul Hasan
Reserve umpire: Mahfuzur Rahman
Match notes:
Khulna Royal Bengals innings

  • Power play 0.1-6.0(Mandatory-39 Runs,2 Wickets)
  • Khulna’s 50 runs in 7.3 Over 32 Mins
  • Khulna’s 100 Runs in 17.1 Over 80 Mins

Duronto Rajshahi innings

  • Rajshahi’s 50 runs in 5.5 Over 23 Mins
  • Power Play 0.1-6.0(Mandatory-52 Runs,1 Wickets)
  • Rajshahi’s 100 Runs in 12.1 over, 45 Mins
  • Samual’s 50 Runs 37 Balls 33 Mins 4×7,6×2

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