Chattogram Challengers against Sylhet Strikers Triumph in a Nail-Biting Match 2 of BPL 2024!

Chattogram Challengers against Sylhet Strikers Triumph in a Nail-Biting Match 2 of BPL 2024!

The second match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2024 Match 2 was a thriller, with the Chattogram Challengers edging out the Sylhet Strikers by a mere 7 wickets. In a match that went down to the wire, the Challengers bowlers restricted the Strikers to 177 runs, before their batsmen chased down the target with 3 balls to spare.

A Match of Two Halves

The Sylhet Strikers got off to a strong start, thanks to a fluent opening partnership between Mohammad Mithun and Najmul Hossain Shanto. The duo put on 82 runs for the first wicket before Shanto was dismissed for 36. Mohammad Mithun went on to score a well-paced 40, but the Strikers lost only 1 wickets at intervals in the middle overs and were eventually restricted to 177/3 in their 20 overs.

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Challengers Rise to the Occasion

In reply, the Chattogram Challengers openers, Avishka Fernando and Tanzid Hasan, got the team off to a brisk start. However, both batsmen fell inside the first six overs, leaving the Challengers at 52/2. This is when Najibullah Zadran stepped up to the plate. The Afghan all-rounder played a magnificent innings of 61 runs off just 30 balls. Smashing four sixes and five fours in his knock. He was ably supported by Shahadat Hossain, who scored an unbeaten 42. As the Challengers reached the target with 9 balls to spare.

Zadran Shines, Challengers Clinch a Thrilling Victory

Zadran was adjudged the Player of the Match for his match-winning performance. He said after the match, “I’m really happy to be able to contribute to the team’s victory. The pitch wasn’t easy to bat on, but I just tried to play my shots and keep the scoreboard ticking. I’m glad it worked out in the end.”

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