Rangpur bowlers clinch thriller after Gayle's fifty boost

Rangpur Riders 142 (Gayle 51, Shakib 5-16) beat Dhaka Dynamites 139 (Jahurul 29, Gazi 2-18, Rubel 2-29)
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Rangpur Riders’ bowlers combined magnificently in the end overs to defend 142 against Dhaka Dynamites at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi, Thisara Perera and Rubel Hossain took two wickets each to bowl Dhaka for 139 off the last ball of the game. Dhaka had needed needed 32 to win off 33 balls – with five wickets in hand – at one stage, but a late rally from Perera and Lasith Malinga ensured a result in Rangpur’s favour.

Dhaka needed ten off the last over, with Kieron Pollard on strike, but Thisara managed to bowl five dot balls, including the wickets of Kieron Pollard – who had briefly threatened with a six off the third ball – and Abu Hider. Earlier, Rangpur scored 142 courtesy an early blitz from Chris Gayle, whose 28-ball 51 was the only half century of the game.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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