Only 3 wins in the previous 3 matches. Every match is a fight to save the Rangpur Rangers. Standing in such a place, the team tasted another rate. Shane Watson couldn’t explain the lead.
Mushfiqur Rahim Khulna returned to the winning streak after defeating Watson’s team in Mirpur by 42 runs. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson could not justify his name for the first time in the BPL.He was the victim of Robbie Freelink by only 3 runs off 5 balls.
Naeem Sheikh, another opener, was playing. But he scored 25 runs (5 fours and four sixes) off the back of Mohammad Amir. Then Cameron Delport (1), Fazle Mahmood (1), Mohammad Nabi (1) were identified as failing to confirm the rate. Lewis Gregory scored four runs and four sixes in his six off 27 balls.
The next batsmen could do nothing. Mostafizur Rahman played in the innings of 4 for 4 and 2 sixes in the end. Rangpur stopped the innings for 5 for 5. Khulna Shahidul Islam bowled well in this match. The right-hander paced five wickets for 25 runs in 5 overs.
Earlier, the Khulna Tigers were down to bat after losing the toss. Runs are gone, they have lost wickets too. Yet all the top order batsmen have been killed. Khulna lost some wickets at one time, 3 for 3, then lost 3 wickets for 5 runs.
At that time, Mushfiq stood in the role of Tarata. The wicketkeeper has played the way the captain should play, just as he should. Khulna Tigers scored a huge 12-run stand for the first time in their stormy half-century.
Mehmedi Hasan Miraj went to the opening with Nazmul Hasan Shanta. Mirage could not go far enough to take the storm. He was the victim of Mostafizur Rahman, who scored 42 off 9 balls. After that, Riley Russo (5) was taken by the Cutter Master.
After that, Shamsur Rahman Shuvo (5 for 42) and opener Nazmul Hossain Shant (5 for 22) made their way to the stadium. However, in the fifth wicket, Najibullah Zadran took a 52-run stand with Mushfiq.
Najibullah scored 4 runs off 4 fours and four sixes, giving wickets to Lewis Gregory with 5 balls remaining in the innings. Mushfiq was out in the last over. However, Khulnar has become a large gathering. Mushfiq’s 4-run innings of 5 balls was 5 boundaries and two sixes.
Miraj and Russo were bowled out by Mostafiz in the next over. Shortly afterwards, Samsur Rahman also left. But Mushfiqur Rahim (1) and Najibullah Zadran (5) gave the Khulna an unbeaten run on 42 runs.