Dhaka Dynamites registered their second consecutive win in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), beating Khulna Titans by 105 runs on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Dhaka posted 192 runs in the first innings, and Khulna lost nine wickets in 87 runs. Ali Khan, the USA recruit of Khulna, was unable to bat as he hurt his leg during fielding. As a result, Dhaka won the match by 105 runs.
Khulna’s reply came to an end at the 13th over after losing three wickets in the over. Shakib Al Hasan, the Dynamites captain, took three wickets and Sunil Narine grabbed two.
Junaid Siddique and Ariful Haque were the only batsmen to offer some resistance for Khulna. Junaid post 31 runs and Ariful scored 19.
Dhaka’s Afghan recruit Hazratullah Zazai continued to perform well with the bat. He hit 57 off 36 balls. Zazai and Sunil Narine added 67 runs in the opening stand for Dhaka and Rony Talukdar, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell exploited the initial platform playing some handy innings.
Narine was the first batsman to get dismissed for Dhaka adding 19 off 14 balls. He mistimed a Paul Stirling delivery that ended with a catch at mid-on by Al Khan.
Rony and Zazai added 43 runs in the second wicket stand. Rony felt for 28 off 18 balls. Mahmudllah Riyad, the captain of Khulna Titans, trapped Rony with a slow delivery. Ariful Haque took an easy catch at long-on to dismiss him.
After losing three wickets for 113, it was Shakib’s responsibility to keep his side afloat with Zazai, but both of them fell in two deliveries in succession by Paul Stirling.
Dhaka posted 147 in 15 overs. In the last five overs, they struck 45 runs.
David Wiese and Stirling took two wickets each for Khulna, while Ali Khan and Mahmudullah took one wicket each.
Dhaka will play Rangpur Riders in their next match on 11 January at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at 2pm while Khulna will take on Rajshahi Kings in their next match on 9 January at 5:20pm.