Once again it was the bowling which dominated in another BPL 2019 game. Rajshahi could score 135 runs in their 20 overs.
Zakir and Hafeez played a better role with the bat with 42 and 26 runs respectively.
Farhad Reza and Mashrafe picked up two wickets each.
It wasn’t an easy pitch to bat on, Riders tried hard to get over the run-chase, but failed 5 runs short of 135.
Rossouw valiant innings of 44 weren’t enough to cross the line for his team.
Mithun scored 30 runs too, but it didn’t help the team’s cause.
Once again Hafeez delivered an economical bowling spell and also picked up two major wickets, while Rabbi also picked up 2 wickets for 22.
Match 13, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019
Rajshahi Kings: 135/8 in 20 overs (Zakir 42*, Hafeez 26, ten Doeschate 14; Farhad Reza 2/17, Mashrafe 2/22, Shafiul 1/19)
Rangpur Riders: 130/6 in 20 overs (Rossouw 44*, Mithun 30, Gayle 23; Hafeez 2/17, Rabbi 2/22, Udana 1/22)
Result: Rajshahi Kings won by 5 runs.
Player of the Match: Zakir Hasan (Rajshahi Kings)