BPL T20 Match-3 Result & Report : Dhaka Gladiators vs Khulna Royal Bengals
Andre Russell blew Dhaka Gladiators away with superb all-round performance to script a 19-run win for Khulna Royal Bengals in their opening match at Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday. . Russell sparkled with batting in the late order to blast an unbeaten 15 ball-37 runs while snared four wickets to hasten Khulna’s win.
Following the footstep of his compatriot Chris Gayle, who shined in with 44 ball-101 runs in the tournament opener and Dwayne Bravo who put up a brilliant all-round effort in the evening match on Friday, Russell further lifted the Caribbean dominance.
After Khulna skipper Shakib Al Hasan steadied the middle order, Russell provided blitz in the late order to guide Khulna post a strong total of 175 for five. Later Russell led the disciplined bowling effort to restrict Dhaka to 156 for seven.
The starting of Khulna however was bit sluggish but they rotated the scoreboard nicely to set the platform. Dhaka’s Pakistani recruit Azhar Mahmood basically took an anchor role to check Khulna opener Herchelle Gibbs and Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s flamboyance.
They however went after Mashrafe Bin Mortoza and other bowlers at ease and later tried to break the shackle by counterattacking Mahmood which caused both of the opener’s dismissal.
Shakib Al Hasan and Dwayne Smith then concentrated on to build up a strong base as they kept the wicket intact and kept the pace of run flow simultaneously. After adding 71-run along with Shakib, Smith chose to attack but offered a simple catch. He scored 37 off 31 with three fours and a six.
Dhaka Gladiators however re-established their dominance by removing Shakib and Nazmul Hossain Milon at the same score. Shakib blasted 42 off 31 hitting five fours.
The quick wicket loss had no impact on Andre Russell and Nasir Hossain. They quickly settled in the crease and went for a big shot repeatedly. Without being care any bowlers, they charged mercilessly to add an unbeaten 59 off just 27 deliveries.
Russell clubbed three sixes and two fours on his 37 off 15 while Nasir was equally effective by hammering 12 ball-22 with two fours and a six.
Mahmood scalped two wickets while Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Elias Sunny and Mosharraf Hossain Rubel picked up one wicket apiece.
Opener Imran Nazir and Nazimuddin provided early flames in the face of gigantic total but Shakib’s intelligent bowling change tied them up. Shakib himself however drew the blood first having scalped Imran Nazir but it was Russell who paved the way of facile victory by removing Azhar Mahmood. Mahmood, who struck 16 ball-28, dismantled Khulna’s bowling line-up at will. He later brought up double delight for Khulna having broken Ashraful’s resistance and the onus lied on big-hitter Keiron Pollard.
Knowing Pollard’s shortcomings against spin bowling, Shakib brought himself in operation and later called up Abdur Razzak. The strategy paid off as Pollard failed to take any big hit which was badly needed in that phase.
Russell then came back in his last spell to scalp Stevens and Mashrafe in two consecutive deliveries to ensure the victory. Pollard though remained unbeaten on 32 ball-42, it did not help Dhaka to overcome Khulna.
Bangladesh Premier League – 3rd match
Match-3: Dhaka Gladiators v Khulna Royal Bengals
Result: Khulna Royal Bengals won by 19 runs
- Twenty20 match | 2011/12 season
- Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
- 11 February 2012 (20-over match)
|Khulna Royal Bengals innings (20 overs maximum)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|S Chanderpaul||b Azhar Mahmood||19||24||15||2||1||126.66|
|HH Gibbs||c & b Azhar Mahmood||14||14||12||1||1||116.66|
|DR Smith||c Stevens b Mosharraf Hossain||37||42||31||3||1||119.35|
|Shakib Al Hasan*||b Naved-ul-Hasan||42||48||31||5||0||135.48|
|Nazmul Hossain Milon||c Naved-ul-Hasan b Elias Sunny||1||7||5||0||0||20.00|
|AD Russell||not out||37||19||15||2||3||246.66|
|Nasir Hossain||not out||22||16||12||2||1||183.33|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 1, nb 1)||3|
|Total||(5 wickets; 20 overs)||175||(8.75 runs per over)|
|Did not bat Abdur Razzak, AR Adams, Shafiul Islam, Saghir Hossain†|
|Fall of wickets 1-22 (Gibbs, 3.2 ov), 2-39 (Chanderpaul, 5.2 ov), 3-110 (Smith, 13.5 ov), 4-116 (Shakib Al Hasan, 14.6 ov), 5-116 (Nazmul Hossain Milon, 15.3 ov)|
|Dhaka Gladiators innings (target: 176 runs from 20 overs)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|Imran Nazir||st †Saghir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan||14||8||8||3||0||175.00|
|Nazimuddin||c Smith b Nasir Hossain||21||40||25||4||0||84.00|
|Azhar Mahmood||c †Saghir Hossain b Russell||28||20||16||4||1||175.00|
|Mohammad Ashraful||b Russell||9||3||4||2||0||225.00|
|DI Stevens||run out (Nasir Hossain/Adams)||38||40||32||5||0||118.75|
|KA Pollard||not out||39||42||32||5||0||121.87|
|Mashrafe Mortaza*||c Gibbs b Russell||0||1||1||0||0||0.00|
|Anamul Haque†||not out||0||3||0||0||0||–|
|Extras||(lb 3, w 3)||6|
|Total||(7 wickets; 20 overs)||156||(7.80 runs per over)|
|Did not bat Mosharraf Hossain, Elias Sunny|
|Fall of wickets 1-18 (Imran Nazir, 2.2 ov), 2-63 (Azhar Mahmood, 7.2 ov), 3-74 (Mohammad Ashraful, 7.6 ov), 4-83 (Nazimuddin, 9.6 ov), 5-145 (Stevens, 18.3 ov), 6-151 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 19.1 ov), 7-151 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 19.2 ov)|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||0||25||1||6.25||(1w)|
|Toss Khulna Royal Bengals, who chose to bat
Points Khulna Royal Bengals 2, Dhaka Gladiators 0
|Twenty20 debut Anamul Haque (Dhaka Gladiators)
Player of the match AD Russell (Khulna Royal Bengals)
|Umpires JW Lloyds (England) and Sharfuddoula
TV umpire Gazi Sohel
Match referee Raqibul Hasan
Reserve umpire Tanvir Ahmed
Khulna Royal Bengals innings:
Dhaka Gladiators innings: