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  • 9:01 PM IST
    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 129/10 in 20 overs vs Khulna Titans, Rayad Emrit 14*, Rumman Raees 6*: And that’s it! Nothing surprising happens in the last two overs as Khulna Titans get to the top spot. Amazing upward spiral this from Mahmudullah’s men. They are now serious title contenders for this season. First they kept coming back after shaky start to post 151 while their bowlers showed purpose, especially Shaiful Islam and Junaid Khan, to defend the total which leaves lots to ponder upon for Barisal Bulls. Tomorrow we have two games so do join us guys for BPL 2016’s Match 21 & 22. Goodbye till then!
  • 8:51 PM IST
    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 120/7 in 18 overs vs Khulna Titans, Rayad Emrit 14*, Rumman Raees 6*: The writing is pretty much on the wall. Khulna Titans have been phenomenal. They are winning close games and also getting the better of dew. How well have their bowlers responded to the challenge of defending 152. BB’s tail trying to wag along which looks like a lost cause already.
  • 8:35 PM IST
    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 92/5 in 15 overs vs Khulna Titans, Mushfiqur Rahim 30*, Nadif Chowdhury 0*: And we are in the last 5 overs with the run-rate climbing up for Barisal Bulls. They have lost Shahriar Nafees but still have Rahim to bail them out. If there is someone who can win it for them from here, it has to be Rahim. Will he do it? Equation: 60 off 30 balls.
  • 8:07 PM IST
    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 51/3 in 10 overs vs Khulna Titans, Shahriar Nafees 16*, Mushfiqur Rahim 1*: And it’s getting tougher for Barisal Bulls. Their batting has suddenly stopped clicking as they are faltering here again. Mahmudullah joins the party by removing Shamsur Rahman as Mushfiqur Rahim needs to play a blinder for his troops. Run-rate over 10 already.
  • 7:55 PM IST
    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 37/2 in 8 overs vs Khulna Titans, Shamsur Rahman 10*, Shahriar Nafees 7*: Nafees and Rahman have started BB’s revival process but slowly. The duo have added 14 off 25 balls as Khulna Titans not giving easy runs despite presence of dew at Chittagong. Can they do it for BB? They need a win here before they start sliding down the points table.
  • 7:41 PM IST
    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 25/2 in 4 overs vs Khulna Titans, Shamsur Rahman 4*: After end of 4 overs, Barisal Bulls struggling. They have lost both the openers as Jeevan Mendis departs for 21 off Shaiful Islam. Khulna Titans sensing a win here. Mushfiqur Rahim will again be a crucial factor here.
  • 7:22 PM IST
    LIVE: Barisal Bulls 8/0 in 1 over vs Khulna Titans, Jeevan Mendis 8*, Fazle Mahmud 0*: As expected, Mahmudullah opens the attack for Khulna Titans. This shows the kind of form an confidence he has on himself. With dew in hand, it will be easy for Barisal Bulls as they are off the mark with two timely fours by Jeevan Mendis.
  • 7:03 PM IST
    LIVE: Khulna Titans 151/7 in 20 overs vs Barisal Bulls, Ariful Haque 26*: And that’s the end of 20 overs here at Chittagong! Barisal Bulls got the early wickets but recovered albeit handy knocks from Mahmudullah and Riki Wessels. BB again pulled things back in the death overs but this will be a good game as KT have managed to get past 150-run mark. Join us back after the innings break in 15 for the run-chase.
  • 6:58 PM IST
    LIVE: Khulna Titans 142/6 in 19 overs vs Barisal Bulls, Ariful Haque 24*, Taibur Rahman 3*: And one over to go as Barisal Bulls having pulled back things a little. Chances of 150 above still alive, will they get there? Ariful holds fort.
  • 6:33 PM IST
    LIVE: Khulna Titans 112/4 in 15 overs vs Barisal Bulls, Riki Wessels 33*, Ariful Haque 6*: Another partnership slowly brewing for Khulna Titans. At this rate they can easily pile up close to 160 which will be tough in front of their bowlers who have defended well so far. Riki Wessels has stood up and is attacking while Ariful holding his end.
  • 6:15 PM IST
    LIVE: Khulna Titans 80/4 in 12 overs vs Barisal Bulls, Riki Wessels 7*, Ariful Haque 1*: This is what a vital batsman’s wicket does to the batting side. Mahmudullah was all set to bail his side out but crumbled for a well made 44 off 26 balls. After his wicket, Shuvagata ran himself out after a mix-up with Wessels. In short, KT in troubled waters again.
  • 6:01 PM IST

    LIVE: Khulna Titans 67/2 in 10 overs vs Barisal Bulls, Riki Wessels 5*, Mahmudullah 34*: Another expensive over from Barisal Bulls as Khulna Titans coming back here. All thanks to Mahmudullah who is looking set now. He is dealing in boundaries with a four and a six coming off this over. One would have expected others to play freely with the skipper sticking around but he is a class act and is turning the heat on BB slowly but steadily.

  • 5:56 PM IST
    LIVE: Khulna Titans 54/2 in 9 overs vs Barisal Bulls, Riki Wessels 4*, Mahmudullah 22*: Skipper Mahmudullah looks in his grooves. He changed his willow at the start of this over and it has worked wonders for him as he blasted a huge straight six off Abu Hider as KT bring up 50.
  • 5:52 PM IST
    LIVE: Khulna Titans 41/2 in 8 overs vs Barisal Bulls, Riki Wessels 4*, Mahmudullah 10*: Another tight over from Fazle Rabbi as only seven came off it. Barisal Bulls’ skipper, Mushfiqur Rahman, will be a happy man seeing the start his side is off to. Nonetheless, he will like to see the back off his counterpart, Mahmudullah, as he can change the complexion of the game at will, if he stays.
  • 5:48 PM IST

    LIVE: Khulna Titans 34/2 in 7 overs vs Barisal Bulls, Riki Wessels 2*, Mahmudullah 8*: A tough period ahead of KT this. They have lost their openers quickly and have to look forward to their able skipper, Mahmudullah, for revival. Though he has shined as a death bowler, this is his chance for a vital innings with the bat. Meanwhile, BB bowling well and finishing off with their overs quickly.

Mushfiqur Rahim is Barisal Bulls skipper  © AFP (File Photo)
Mushfiqur Rahim is Barisal Bulls skipper © AFP (File Photo)

Good afternoon, শুভ অপরাহ্ন! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016. The 20th match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League 2016-17 is scheduled to be played between Barisal Bulls and Khulna Titans, on Saturday.  Here you will get all the live update of Match No. 20 of the domestic Twenty20 (T20) tournament. The match will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong and one can expect some action-packed moments from this encounter. This encounter will be a clash of the mid table teams, and with business end of BPL nearing soon it will be a must win for both the sides. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016: Points table and team standings

Barisal Bulls are placed fourth in the table, with 6 points from 5 matches; 3 wins and 2 losses. Khulna Tigers are placed just above the Bulls, Tigers have 8 point from 5 games; 4 wins and 1 loss. This will also be the first times both the teams are clashing against each other in this edition of the tournament. Bulls have been ably skippered by Mushfiqur Rahim, and look set to fight for a place in the top 4. Titans on the other hand, are captained by Mahmudullah, who has been good with the changes and on-field tactics.

Both team have a star studded line-up with Bulls relying on their foreign players in Carlos Brathwaite, Dilshan Munaweera, and Thisara Perera, while their local talent in Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Al-Amin Hossain and Taijul Islam have being a corner stone of their side. Titans on the other hand have banked on their foreign imports in Kevon Cooper, Junaid Khan, and Lendl Simmons, along with Shuvagata Hom, and Shafiul Islam.

Bulls are coming off a close 12-run defeat against Rangpur Riders, while Titans are coming off a narrow 9-run victory against Dhaka Dynamites.

Squads: 

Khulna Titans: Mahmudullah(c), Alok Kapali, Ariful Haque, Kevon Cooper, Andre Fletcher, Hasanuzzaman, Benny Howell, Junaid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Mohammad Asghar, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Mosharraf Hossain, Naeem Islam jnr, Noor Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom, Lendl Simmons, Riki Wessels, Taibur Rahman, Abdul Halim, Abu Sayeem, Abdul Mazid, Nur Alam

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