All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan-led Dhaka Dynamites outplayed Rangpur Riders by 42 runs in the seven-team fourth Bangladesh Premier League T20 in their tenth league encounter at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city on Wednesday, reports UNB. With this win, Dhaka Dynamites collected 14 points from 10 outings to maintain the top slot in the league table, having seven wins and three losses.
Rangpur Riders remained in their previous fifth position securing 10 points from 10 games, having five wins and five loses.
In the first leg of the meet, Dhaka Dynamites defeated Rangpur Riders by 78 runs at the same venue on November 12.
In the day's match, chasing a target of 189, Rangpur Riders played out 20 overs to collect 146 for 8 wickets, including Ziaur Rahman's half century of 60 runs.
Ziaur Rahman stayed with Sohag Gazi in the seventh pair for a partnership figure of 87 in 9.2 to reduce the gap of loss margin.
Starting from 46/6 in 9 overs, the seventh pair departed at 133/7 in 18.2 overs as the number-8 batsman Gazi was caught by Nasir Hossain off Dwayne Bravo's bowling.
Ziaur Rahman played 43 balls to fire six boundaries and three over boundaries, before being bowled out in the innings last delivery off Abu Jayed.
Gazi scored 36 off 26 balls, including three boundaries and one six, while Nasir Jamshed (21) and Liam Dawson (11) were other double figure scorers for the side.
Delivering four overs each, Abu Jayed claimed three wickets for 20 runs, while Shakib Al Hasan bagged two wickets for 11. Seekkuge Prasanna took one wicket for 28 runs in three overs.
West Indian top-order batsman Evin Lewis's dazzling innings of 75 propelled the table topper Dhaka Dynamites Dynamites to collect 188 for 7 in 20 overs, batting first after winning the toss.
Apart from his individual showcasing, Lewis stayed with Mehedi Maruf for a solid partnership figure of 103 in 9.5 overs in the opening pair that departed by Soumya Sarkar, trapping opener Mehedi Maruf by lbw.
Man of the match 'Lewis' featured eight over boundaries and three boundaries off 34 balls, and was caught by Elias Sunny off Soumya Sarkar bowling, leaving team total at 122/3 in 11.5 overs.
Mehedi Maruf scored 40 off 31 balls, including three boundaries and three over boundaries.
Shakib Al Hasan scored 29 off 20 balls, involving three boundaries and one six, while Dwayne Bravo (16) and Mosaddek Hossain (unbeaten 14) were the other double figure scorers for the side.
Pace bowler Rubel Hossain captured three wickets for 25 runs in four overs. Delivering three overs each, Ziaur Rahman and Soumya Sarkar bagged two wickets apiece for 22 and 27 runs respectively.
Dhaka Dynamites 188 for 7 (Lewis 75, Rubel 3-25) beat Rangpur Riders 146 for 8 (Ziaur 60, Shakib 2-11) by 42 runs.