PV Sports Desk : Chattogram Challengers kept them alive for the final of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) as they secured a seven-wicket win over Dhaka Platoon in the Eliminator game at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here today.
The outcome eliminated Dhaka from the final race straightway.
Dhaka Platoon recovered from a shaky start to compile 144-8, thanks to a whirlwind 41 ball-64 not out from Shadab Khan but the total is not enough for a relentless Chattogram who raced to 147-3 in 17.4 overs for their victory with captain Mahmudullah Riyad sealing the deal, hitting consecutive two sixes.
Chris Gayle was the highest scorer for Chattogram with 39 and though it came from 49 balls, it hardly mattered given the target was paltry for them.
Gayle’s slow-paced innings was well covered by his fellow opener Ziaur Rahman who made 25 off 12 with three fours and two sixes and Imrul Kayes’s 32 off 22, that included one four and three sixes.
Captain Mahmudullah then struck 34 not out off just 14, smashing four sixes to ensure that there wouldn’t be any hiccup in their aspiration to stay alive for the BBPL final.