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  • 4:14 PM IST

    LIVE: Dhaka Dynamites 135/6 in overs 19.2 | Target 133 | Batting: Dwayne Bravo 6(2), Ravi Bopara 1(1): And that’s a four and that’s yet another victory for the Dynamites! The target was not a challenging one for a team like the Dynamites who have batsmen till No. 7 and even after losing 6 wickets, they eased their way to the win. The Bulls bowlers did a good job trying to defend whatever runs they had in hand.

  • 4:05 PM IST

    OUT! Seekkuge Prasanna run out 10 (8)

  • 4:04 PM IST

    OUT! Mosaddek Hossain c Jeevan Mendis b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 23 (20)

  • 3:50 PM IST

    OUT! Nasir Hossain lbw b Monir Hossain 34 (29)

  • 3:49 PM IST

    LIVE: Dhaka Dynamites 102/3 in overs 16 | Target 133 | Batting: Nasir Hossain 28(27), Mosaddek Hossain 15(13): The run rate has increased and the Dynamites need to maintain the same rate and get 31 runs off 24 balls in the last four overs. Can we expect some fireworks now? Sure we can, with Mosaddek at the crease!

  • 3:28 PM IST

    LIVE: Dhaka Dynamites 70/3 in overs 12 | Target 133 | Batting: Nasir Hossain 10(11), Mosaddek Hossain 4(5): Well, two back to back wickets and now the Dynamites look to be in a bit of trouble, do they? Mosaddek Hossain is a power hitter and will have to start playing his game here.

  • 3:22 PM IST

    OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c & b Enamul Haque 22 (21)

  • 3:12 PM IST

    OUT! Kumar Sangakkara c Thisara Perera b Taijul Islam 32 (33)

  • 3:11 PM IST

    LIVE: Dhaka Dynamites 51/1 in overs 8 | Target 133 | Batting: Kumar Sangakkara 31(31), Shakib Al Hasan 18(15): Here’s one partnership that can do the entire work for the Dynamites. Both are experienced players and have achieved a lot in the international circuit. After these two players, there is still a long batting and the target is not a huge one as well. Victory should be easy.

  • 2:52 PM IST

    LIVE: Dhaka Dynamites 22/1 in overs 4 | Target 133 | Batting: Kumar Sangakkara 14(17), Shakib Al Hasan 7(5): Dynamites lose their first wicket early as destructive Mehedi Maruf departs for 1. Maruf has been very aggressive in the tournament scoring quick runs and providing a pace to the Dynamites. However, they have a lot of batting left.

  • 2:43 PM IST

    OUT! Mehedi Maruf b Taijul Islam 1 (2)

  • 2:21 PM IST

    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 132/6 in overs 20 | Batting: Thisara Perera 15(15), Rumman Raees 25(13): That was some hammering from young towards the end of the innings. Some runs scored fats and the Bulls now have some runs to defend on the board. There will be a lot of pressure on their bowlers though to restrict a star-studded Dynamites batting within 131.

  • 2:04 PM IST

    OUT! Enamul Haque c Sunzamul Islam b Dwayne Bravo 3 (4)

  • 2:04 PM IST

    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 93/5 in overs 16 | Batting: Thisara Perera 6(8), Enamul Haque 0(0): Bulls are 4 overs away from their innings getting completed and the fall of wickets is still on. This has affected their score massively. Dynamites bowlers played exceptionally well bowling in right areas. Against Dynamites, looking at their current form, no score can be called safe.

  • 1:54 PM IST

    OUT! Nadif Chowdhury c Seekkuge Prasanna b Ravi Bopara 21 (25)

  • 1:42 PM IST

    OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 36 (30)
    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 74/3 in overs 12 | Batting: Nadif Chowdhury 11(14), Mushfiqur Rahim 34(25): Skipper Mushfiqur along with Nadif has provided some stability to the innings with a partnership here. Mushfiqur will have to stay at the crease for as long as possible and gradually look to increase the runrate as well.

  • 1:39 PM IST

    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 47/3 in overs 9 | Batting: Nadif Chowdhury 1(6), Mushfiqur Rahim 18(15): Wickets falling in regular intervals and The bulls are at backfoot. 9 overs of play gone and they still do not have 50 runs in the board. They definitely need good runs on the board and keep their cool as two of the dismissals were run out.

  • 1:07 PM IST

    OUT! Jeevan Mendis run out 7 (13)

  • 1:06 PM IST

    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 30/2 in overs 6 | Batting: Mushfiqur Rahim 4(5), Jeevan Mendis 5(11): So, another wicket down here the Bulls. The Dynamites have so far done brilliantly, removing every batsman who starts to hit aggressively. Munaweera departs right after hitting two boundaries in a terrible run out and they did not need the runs, but wicket that they lost.

  • 12:52 PM IST

    OUT! Dilshan Munaweera run out 10 (7)

  • 12:47 PM IST

    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 6/1 in overs 3 | Batting: Dishan Munaweera 1(2), Jeevan Mendis 0(3): Not a great start for Bulls. The Dynamites are a heavy batting side and a wicket so early will take down the runrate. Great start by the Dynamites bowlers.

  • 12:43 PM IST

    OUT! Shahriar Nafees c Seekkuge Prasanna b Abu Jayed 3 (13)

  • 12:38 PM IST

    Dhaka Dynamites: Mehedi Maruf, Kumar Sangakkara, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ravi Bopara, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Abu Jayed, Dwayne Bravo, Sunzamul Islam, Alauddin Babu

  • 12:36 PM IST

    Barisal Bulls: Shahriar Nafees, Dilshan Munaweera, Jeevan Mendis, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nadim Chowdhury, Thisara Perera, Enamul Haque, Rumman Raees, Taijul Islam, Monir Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi

  • 12:30 PM IST

    TOSS: Barisal Bulls won the toss and elected to bat first!

Shakib Al Hasan has lead Dhaka Dynamite to No.2 in the table © Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan has lead Dhaka Dynamite to No.2 in the table © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live updates of the 29th match of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016 between Barisal Bulls and Dhaka Dynamites at Dhaka. It’s a clash between a side placed comfortably at the second position and the one stuttering at the next-to-last one. All the same, we are almost in the fag end of the league matches. And all the teams will leave no stone unturned to seal a place in the Qualifiers. Dynamites, for the matters, have won 5 out of 8 matches and are likely to make it to the penultimate stage of this T20 spectacle.

On the other hand, Bulls have lost 5 out 8, and have no option but to go all guns blazing and win every match from here. However, if they lose today’s contest, the tournament is as good as over for them. Led by Mushfiqur Rahim, the side has so far failed to play well as a cohesive unit. Be it the batting or bowling department, the players struggled to put up good performances in tandem. In fact, the team is studded with star players such as Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Shahriar Nafees, among others. And for them to stay alive in the tournament, these players will have to provide the much-needed impetus.

Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan-led Dynamites have been in a sparkling form of late. No doubt that is difficult to get the better of a team that boasts of Dwayne Bravo and Kumar Sangakkara. In the previous contest between these two teams, Dynamites beat Bulls by 8 wickets.

After winning the toss, Dynamites invited Bull to bat first, looking to restrict them to a low score. Nonetheless, Mushfiqur’s staggering half-century propelled them to respectable total of 148 for 6. The pitch, by all means, was a featherbed for the batsmen. Given this, it seemed Bull were short by 15 to 20 runs.

In reply, Dynamites chased down the target in 16 overs, thanks to Mehedi Maruf’s unbeaten 75 off 45. He was awarded Man of the Match his remarkable performance. All in all, match No. 29 promises to be a crackerjack of a contest.

Squads:

Barisal Bulls: Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, CR Brathwaite, JJ Cobb, Dhiman Ghosh, RR Emrit, Fazle Mahmud, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mahedi Hasan, DJ Malan, BMAJ Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Monir Hossain, EMDY Munaweera, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Nadif Chowdhury, NLTC Perera, Rumman Raees, Shahin Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Shamsur Rahman, Taijul Islam

Dhaka Dynamites: Alauddin Babu, RS Bopara, DJ Bravo, MT Coles, Irfan Sukkur, DPMD Jayawardene, E Lewis, Mehedi Maruf, Mohammad Shahid, Mosaddek Hossain, Nasir Hossain, WD Parnell, S Prasanna, AD Russell, KC Sangakkara, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Suhrawadi Shuvo, Sunzamul Islam, Tanveer Haider, Usama Mir