The star duo McCullum and Nazmul’s ultimate performance lead to a victorious triumph of the Rangpur Riders in the last match. The batting line supported with a backup score of McCullum at 43 runs and Ziaur Rahman at 36 runs as the top score and the bowling line contributed with Nazmul 3-18.
Rangpur Riders got the match in their favour at 177 runs for loss of 6 wickets winning the match by four wicket. They could reach the chase in the later half beating the Sylhet Sixers by four wickets with two balls still in hand.
Mashrafe Mortaza remained at the slog-overs hero in this match striking a hammering six off the second ball during the final over with the team needing just eight runs to win. The victory was set up actually by Brendon McCullum’s 43 who came at No. 3 contributing a 59-run partnership off just 30 balls with the opener Ziaur Rahman at 36 runs The all rounder Ravi Bopara kept hold in the match with 33 runs playing at No. 5 as Rangpur’s impacted the Sylhet’s. This is Sylhet’s sixth defeat more or less putting them almost out of the competition.
Nazmul Islam, the charismatic left-arm spinner easily removed Nurul Hasan, Nasir Hossain and Andre Fletcher as the game reached the eighth over. Nurul was lbw missing a sweep, while Nasir was stumped out when needlessly hocked at one.
Fletcher’s swing was caught in the deep for a 17-ball 26. Babar Azam and Sabbir Rahman further added 74 runs playing for the fourth wicket, with Azam who reached his first BPL fifty scoring 54 off 37 balls including four fours and a six, while Sabbir contributed five fours making his score to 44 off 37 balls. Ross Whiteley and Tim Bresnan thumped one six each during the last five overs with Sylhet’s posting a competitive total.
Soon after Chris Gayle departure pretty early, Ziaur and McCullum, batting at No. 3 for the very first time in the entire tournament, added 59 runs in just five overs. Even though the Sylhet’s kept on taking regular wickets the Rangpur Raiders easily reduced the score to 146 for 6 in the 18th over.
Nahidul Islam’s two fours at a not out score of 14 off 7 balls and Mashrafe’s cool game combined the score bringing in the last 31 runs in just 2.2 overs.