Dhaka Dynamites have scored the highest total of this edition of the BPL so far    Getty Images (Representative Image)
Dhaka Dynamites have scored the highest total of this edition of the BPL so far Getty Images (Representative Image)

Dhaka Dynamites have ended their innings with 170 for 6 on the board against Rangour riders in Match 9 of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016 at Sher-e-Bangla at Dhaka. Mosadek Hossain top-scored for the Dynamites with 48. The Dynamites started off well, as Sohag Gazi was smashed for a four and a six off back-to-back deliveries in the first over itself. He immediately struck the ball after that, getting rid of Mehedi Maruf for 10. Kumar Sangakkara then joined Nasir Hossain at the crease and the duo put on 69 for the second wicket and Dhaka Dynamites seemed to be in cruise control at that stage. But then Shahid Afridi was introduced into the attack and made an immediate impact. Live Cricket Updates, Rangpur Riders vs Dhaka Dynamites, BPL 2016, Match 9 at Dhaka

He first removed the well set Nasir Hossain for 38 and then sent the experienced Ravi Bopara for a duck, trapping him in front. Sangakkara was dismissed in the very next over off Gazi for 23 and from 79 for 1, Dynamites were reduced to 81 for 4 in the next seven deliveries. Dynamites had two new batsmen in the form of Shakib-al-Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain at the crease. They needed to rebuild the innings and that is what they did. They added 39 off 27 deliveries for the fifth wicket and added some stability to the innings after losing a couple of wickets quickly. Shakib was dismissed immediately after the strategic time-out, but Mosaddek carried on in his own merry fashion, playing the big shots. Dwayne Bravo chipped in with 13 and Mosaddek fell short of his fifty by two runs, but ensured that his side reached a competitive total. Muktar Ali’s first over of the match was the final over and not so surprisingly struggled and gave away too many runs for his captain’s liking.

Earlier, Rangpur Riders won the toss and elected to bowl first. They have won their two matches in the tournament so far and are looking to make it three in a row. Dhaka Dynamites on the other hand have won just one out of their two matches so far in this edition of the tournament.

Brief Scores:

Dhaka Dynamites 170 for 6 (Nasir Hossain 38, Mosaddek Hossain 48*; Sohag Gazi 2 for 31, Shahid Afridi 2 for 22 vs Rangpur Riders