BPL Match 28: Fortune Barishal Dominate Dhaka Dominators in High-Scoring Encounter

Fortune Barishal Dominate Dhaka Dominators in High-Scoring Encounter

The BPL Match 28 2024 witnessed a thrilling encounter between Fortune Barishal and Dhaka Dominators at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. In a match filled with aggressive batting and disciplined bowling, Barishal emerged victorious by a convincing margin of 40 runs.

Barishal Blaze with the Bat:

Barishal, opting to bat first, put on a strong batting display right from the start. Opener Soumya Sarkar set the tone with a blistering knock of 75* runs off just 48 deliveries, peppering the boundaries with his trademark aggressive batting. Mahmudullah chipped in with a valuable 73 runs, providing good support at the other end.

The middle order continued the momentum, with Mahmudullah (73) and Shoaib Malik (19*) contributing crucial innings. The highlight of the Barishal innings was a quickfire cameo by propelling the team to a competitive total of 189 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Barishal Blaze with the Bat

Dhaka’s Chase Falters Despite Positive Start:

In response, Dhaka Dominators started their chase brightly with Anamul Haque and Mohammad Shahzad putting on a 41-run opening partnership. However, the dismissal of Shahzad triggered a mini-collapse as Dhaka lost wickets at regular intervals.

Alex Ross (52) held the innings together with a fighting fifty, but lacked support from the rest of the batsmen. SM Meherob provided a late flourish with 28 runs off 29 balls, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Dhaka from falling short by 40 runs.

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Bowling Performances:

While the Barishal batsmen stole the show, their bowlers played a crucial role in securing the victory. Shoriful Islam was the pick of the bowlers, picking up three wickets for 27 runs, while Mustafizur Rahman and Nasum Ahmed chipped in with two wickets each.

For Dhaka, Mahedi Hasan Miraz was the most successful bowler, claiming two wickets for 34 runs. However, the Dhaka bowling attack lacked consistency, failing to put sustained pressure on the Barishal batsmen.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fortune Barishal’s dominant batting performance,¬†spearheaded by Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah,¬†proved too much for Dhaka Dominators to handle.
  • Dhaka’s inconsistent bowling and regular loss of wickets ultimately led to their downfall.
  • This win consolidates Barishal’s position in the top half of the points table, while Dhaka remains in the bottom half.

Match Verdict:

Fortune Barishal’s comprehensive victory over Dhaka Dominators showcases their potential as contenders for the BPL Match 28 title. While Dhaka needs to address their batting and bowling woes if they want to revive their campaign.

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