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Duronto Rajshahi win another at BPL

Mohit Singh, February 3 2013,
In the first game played in BPL today, the Duronto Rajshahi won a closely fought contest against the Barisal Burners
Azhar Mahmood did well to lead his side to a win in the BPL
Azhar Mahmood did well to lead his side to a win in the BPL
The Barisal Burners, started cautiously, but soon began to pick up pace with Azhar Mahmood and Sabbir Rahman partnership. Mahmood was the best batsman for the Burners scoring 57 off just 34 balls.

The other Burners batsmen faltered, but they still managed a competitive 152.

Dilshan Munaweera bowled superbly for the Rajshahi. He managed to grab two wickets and gave away only 18 runs in his 4 overs.

The Rajshahi started off badly, but an attacking innings from Jahurul Islam made the target within reach. Islam managed 57 off 38 balls. Dilshan Munaweera and Sean Ervine also played handy knocks.

The Rajshahi won the match with 2 balls to spare.

Only Azhar Mahmood threatened to cause trouble to the Rajshahi batsmen. He managed figures of 2 for 20 in his full overs.

In the second match, the Chittagong Kings completed a crushing 53 run win over the Dhaka Gladiators. This match was also played in Chittagong.

Batting first, the Kings were bowled out for 142. Naeem Islam made a quick fire fifty at the top. Captain, Brendan Taylor also played well for his 41 off just 31 balls.

The other batsmen got starts but could not play long innings.

Alfonso Thomas and Mosharraf Hossain were the pick of the bowlers for the Gladiators, bowling economically, and each getting two wickets as well.

The Gladiators batsmen were not able to live up to their reputation, as only Mohammad Ashraful could make a mark with his 33 and that too off 48 balls. All other batsmen got in and out.

As a result, the Gladiators managed a dismal 88 in their 20 overs.

Jacob Oram, Enamul Haque jnr and Arafat Sunny, all bowled brilliantly for the Kings, and each of them grabbing two wickets as well.

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