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  • 9:47 PM IST

    Mehedi Maruf should be Man of the Match for his brilliant knock of 75 runs from 45 balls

  • 9:46 PM IST

    Dhaka Dynamites have won the match by 8 wickets. Comfortable crusing victory for them and what a way to kick start their BPL 2016.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    Live : Dhaka 92/1 in 9 Overs. |Target – 149| BATTING: Mehedi Maruf 50, Shakib 3: Here’s the breakthrough the Bulls needed. A little too late in the day, is it? The ball keeps low while Sanga tries to reverse sweep but misses it. And on the other end, Maruf gets to his fifty. Classy innings all the way!

  • 9:03 PM IST
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  • 8:56 PM IST

    Live : Dhaka 73/0 in 6 Overs. | Target – 149| BATTING: Mehedi Maruf 36, Kumar Sangakkara 28: This first wicket partnership is getting better with every ball. Maruf is growing in confidence with every ball as he has one of the best batsmen the cricket world has seen. and to the top if everything, Sangakkara is dropped. Sanga had mistimed it and got a leading edge but a sitter dropped.

  • 8:50 PM IST

  • 8:48 PM IST

    Meanwhile, something bizarre has happened in India. rs.500 and rs. 1000 notes to be banned immediately from tonight!

  • 8:37 PM IST

  • 8:37 PM IST

    Live : Dhaka 17/0 in 2 Overs. | Target – 149| BATTING: Mehedi Maruf 8, Kumar Sangakkara 7:Optimistic start by Dhaka Dynamites. The target isn’t that big and a calm approach would do it for them and that is how they have begun. Some glorious boundaries in the start and some singles should do it for them as of now

  • 8:16 PM IST

    Barisal Bulls have reached a total of 148 in their 20 overs. Shariar Nafees and Mushfiquer Rahim did the job making sure that they reach at least near 150 because they were trembling in the start of the game. Dhaka Dynamites will have to chase 149 to win their first match. We will get back soon for the second innings.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 132/5 in 18 Overs. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 37, Riyad Emrit 1: Thisara Perera is gone. Holes out an easy catch to Sekuge Prasanna at long on. Two wickets in two overs for Barisal Bulls and now they are again in a spot of bother here. Their skipper has all the job to do now as his has lost all his batsmen and he will have to make sure that he stays at the crease till the end of the first innings.

  • 7:54 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 127/ 3 in 17 Overs. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 35, Thisara Perera 1: Shariar Nafees is walking back. He went down on his knees to drive against Mohammad Shohid, but is very late in his short and eventually sees his stumps getting rattled and Shohid is pumped with that and has mouthful words for Nafees. But the batsman is already walking and he has done is work brilliantly. Thisara Perera has walked in now and this should be the ideal platform for him to cut loose!

  • 7:45 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 124/ 3 in 16 Overs. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 35, Shariar Nafeers 53:That is the fifty for Shariar Nafees. Excellent innings under pressure from him and it has come at the right time in just 31 balls. He has stood strong with his captain and has taken out his team from jeopardy and still has 24 balls remaining to make it big.

  • 7:38 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 105/ 3 in 14 Overs. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 28, Shariar Nafeers 41: Both batsmen have shifted their gears and are on their top batting gear, mind you. Shariar Nafees was being the second lead in this partnership which is off 61 runs off 37 balls but he is leading the attack now is already in his 40s! How quickly the game can change in T20 format!

  • 7:30 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 80/ 3 in 12 Overs. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 26, Shariar Nafeers 19: Seems like the skipper and Nafees have settled in at the moment. The 12th over from Alauddin Babu has seen 17 runs coming from it. A much needed big over for Barisal here with the skipper leading from the front. The Double B’s as Danny Morrison is calling them!

  • 7:23 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 57/ 3 in 10 Overs. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 11, Shariar Nafeers 11: Both these batsmen now have an uphill task of rebuilding their fallen innings and they need to do it quick because 10 overs have already been bowled. So far the Dhaka Dynamites have been the dominant party in this contest

  • 7:11 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 44/ 3 in 8 Overs. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 9, Shariar Nafeers :Another wicket for Dhaka Dynamites! Dawid Malan is walking back. Shakib gets his first wicket and DJ Bravo takes an easy catch at deep square leg to celebrate and what better way to do it with his trade-mark Bench press or I must say the CHAMPION dance. Trouble times for Barisal Bulls as 3 of their top batsmen have gone back to the dugout.

  • 7:00 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 32/2in 6 Overs. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 2, Dawid Malan 11: Second wicket gone for Barisal Bulls! Munaweera cuts one hard and wide but Nasir Hossain takes a goal-keeper catch at point out of nowhere. DJ Bravo gets a vital wicket in his very first over. Too good catch to see enjoy I must say. Great start from Dhaka Dynamites and this wicket has got the Barisal Bulls skipper Mushfiqur Rahim at the crease.

  • 6:51 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 21/1 in 4 Overs. BATTING: Dilshan Munaweera 12, Dawid Malan1: That first wicket seems to have upped the fire in this second match of BPL 2016-17. There’s a lot happening from both teams. A perfect atmosphere for a T20 game I must say!

  • 6:42 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 10/1 in 2.2 Overs. BATTING: Dilshan Munaweera 4, Dawid Malan: First wicket gone! Peach of a delivery from Mohammad Shahid! Rahman departs. The ball comes in and the batsman is late to judge it. The wicket gives enough bounce and the ball hits the batsman’s gloves and a beautiful catch from Mehedi Maruf at first slip. There was some doubt if the catch was taken cleanly or not and so the third umpire was brought into play. The reply shows clean catch and first wicket is gone

  • 6:38 PM IST

    Live : Barisal 10/0 in 2 Overs. BATTING: Shamsur Rahman 6, Dilshan Munaweera 4: Shamshur Rahman starts off with a cracking boundary off Mohammad Shahid’s bowling to start the scoreboard ticking. 5 runs from the first over. Andre Russell began the second over of the match. Superman as he is commonly known. The pitch is generating lot of pace and bounce and Munaweera started off with a boundary as well.

  • 6:06 PM IST

    Dhaka Dynamites opt to field

Barisal Bulls ended at No. 3 position last year. Photo courtesy: Twitter
Barisal Bulls ended at No. 3 position last year. Photo courtesy: Barisal Bulls official Twitter handle

Good afternoon, শুভ অপরাহ্ন! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Bangladesh Premier League 2016. This is the rescheduled second match of the tournament as Barisal Bulls take on the Dhaka Dynamites. The match is being played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. Here you will get all the live updates of the exciting match. Barisal Bulls had finished second in the previous season of BPL and will be eager to better their position and claim the top spot this year while the Dhaka Dynamites will not be an easy opponent to beat. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016: Schedule and Time Table

Barisal Bulls had a very successful season in 2015, ending as the runners up getting defeated by Comilla Victorians in the final. The team looks good with names like Mushfiqur Rahim, Carlos Brathwaite and Al-Amin Hossain in the side. The Dhaka Dynamites also have a good team with big teams like Kumar Sangakkara , Shakib Al Hasan and Mahela Jayawardene in the side. The teams are expected to put up a very competitive performance and the match is expected to be a cracker. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL): BPL 2016 team and squad details

BPL 2016 had a delayed start as the initial matches had to be rescheduled due to bad weather. The tournament restarted on November 8. In the first match, Tamim Iqbal played a big knock scoring a 32-ball half-century for the Chittagong Vikings. The team put up a target of 162 for the Comilla Victorians to chase.


Barisal Bulls: Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Carlos Brathwaite, Joshua Cobb, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Nawaz, Monir Hossain, Dilshan Munaweera, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk, c), Nadif Chowdhury, Rumman Raees, Shahriar Nafees, Shamsur Rahman, Taijul Islam.

Dhaka Dynamites: Alauddin Babu, Ravi Bopara, Dwayne Bravo, Irfan Sukkur, Mahela Jayawardene, Evin Lewis, Mehedi Maruf, Mohammad Shahid, Mosaddek Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Wayne Parnell, Seekkuge Prasanna, Andre Russell, Kumar Sangakkara, Shakib Al Hasan, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Sunzamul Islam, Tanveer Haider, Usama Mir