Challenger Earn Successive Win as Durdanto Dhaka Tasted First Defeat in BPL 

Durdanto Dhaka tasted their first defeat in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2024 to Chattogram Challengers by 6-wickets during their second match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.

Dhaka earlier off to a flying start in the ongoing T20 event as they clinched a 5-wicket win over reigning champions Comilla Victorians in the opening match at the same venue on Friday.

Going to bat first on the day’s first match, Dhaka scored 136-8 in 20 overs, courtesy of Lasith Croospulle made the highest 46 off 31 balls and shared a 73-run stand with Irfan Shukkur (27) after they were reduced to 33-4 in the eighth over.

Lasith came as a concussion replacement of his Sri Lankan compatriot Danushka Gunathilaka, who was hit on his cheek off pace Al-Amin Hossain’s bowling during the second over the Dhaka innings and later, he needed 22 stitches when he was taken to Evercare Hospital.

The partnership between Croospulle and Irfan came to an end when Curtis Campher removed the former in the 16th over and after ending this partnership, the remaining batters failed to accelerate the innings in the slog overs.

Al-Amin and Bilal Khan claimed two wickets each while skipper Shuvagata Hom, Nihaduzzaman and Curtis Campher bagged one wicket each for Chattogram.

In response, Chattogram got off to a rollicking start as they scored 19 runs in the first five deliveries before Dhaka pacer Shoriful Islam removed Avishka Fernando for 12.

Shoriful also dismissed Imran Uzzaman (one) in his next over to reduce Chattogram to 28-2 but Tanzid Hasan Tamim (49) and Shahadat Hossain Dipu (22) shared 53 runs for the third wicket to regain their dominance. 

Najibullah Zadran also contributed unbeaten 32 off 19 balls to take Chattogram to 137-4 in 18.2 overs to hand newcomers franchise Dhaka their first defeat in the ongoing meet.


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