Mithun, bowlers put Rangpur in the playoffs

Rangpur Riders 147 for 6 (Mithun 50*, Archer 2-28) v Khulna Titans 128 for 8 (Klinger 44, Bopara 2-4) by 19 runs
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Rangpur Riders, led by Mohammad Mithun‘s punchy 50 not out, rallied to beat Khulna Titans by 19 runs and seal their place in the playoffs. Despite the loss, Khulna were also through along with Dhaka Dynamites and Comilla Victorians with four league matches still to be played.

Having been inserted, Rangpur limped to 114 for 6 in eight overs before Mithun’s late blows helped the side plunder 33 off the last two overs. Chasing 148, Khulna sprinted to 60 for 0 by the eighth over but collapsed to be restricted to 128 for 8.

Rangpur kept in check
Rangpur’s powerful top order, boasting Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle, failed to deliver again. Ziaur Rahman was the first to go, for 8, when he skied Abu Jayed to third man in the third over.

Mccullum flickered briefly – scoring 15 off 11 balls – before holing out to mid-on after being deceived by Shafiul Islam’s offcutter. Chris Gayle, too, couldn’t covert his start: he hit four fours and two sixes – before falling in the 11th over for 38 off 27 balls.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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