Khulna Titans set a target of 152 runs for Chittagong Vikings in the 11th match of the the Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka on Saturday.
Dawid Malan was the highest scorer for Titans, hitting 45 off 43 balls. Titans Captain Mahmudullah made a gutsy 33 off 31 balls, reports UNB.
Sent to bat first by the Victorians skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, Titans started their innings with a 31-run stand between Paul Stirling and Junaid Siddique.
Paul fell as the first wicket to off-spinner Nayeem Hasan. Junaid departed after adding 10 more runs, on his personal score of 20.
In the third wicket stand, Malan and Mahmudullah added 77 runs. But Vikings bowler Abu Jayed broke the partnership, taking the wicket of Malan.
Sunzamul Islam, the left-arm spinner of the Vikings, bagged Mahmudullah and Carlos Brathwaite in two successive deliveries.
Titans batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto once again failed to shine and departed after adding only six runs on the board.
Sunzamul took two wickets for the Vikings while Robbie Frylinck, Nayeem Hasan, Khaled Ahmed and Abu Jayed took one each to restrict the Titans for 151/6 in their 20 overs.
Khulna Titans: Paul Stirling, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah (Capt), Dawid Malan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, Taijul Islam, Shariful Islam, Junaid Khan
Chittagong Vikings: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Cameron Delport, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim(Capt), Yasir Ali, Sikandar Raza, Robbie Frylinck, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed