Rangpur Continue Winning Streak 

Table toppers Rangpur Riders continue their winning streak to six as they crushed Khulna Tigers by 78-run in a match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2024 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Tuesday.

Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan jointly played vital roles with the bat as they struck 69 off 31 balls and 60 off 36 balls respectively while skipper Nurul Hasan Sohan added an unbeaten 32 off 13 balls that helped Rangpur post another massive total of 219-5 in the regulated 20 overs.

Luke Wood finished with 3-19 for Khulna.

Rangpur’s South African leggie Imran Tahir then claimed 5-26 while Shakib bagged 2-30. Mahedi, Hasan Mahmud and Jimmy Neesham took one wicket each as Rangpur bowled Khulna all out for 141 runs in 18.2 overs.

Khulna’s English recruit Alex Hales scored the highest 60 off 33 balls while another Englishman Luke Wood contributed 20 runs.

With the day’s win, Rangpur confirmed a playoff berth as they remained on top of the points table with 14 points.


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