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  • 9:11 PM IST
    Live: Khulna Titans 120/4 vs Barisal Bulls, 18.4 overs, Mahmudullah 36*, Nicholas Pooran 8*: And that’s it! We have a winner in form of Khulna Titans. KT were always the better team with good and accurate bowling and they did turn the heat with a good outing with the bat as well. Mahmudullah is not out at 36 to guide his side home as Barisal Bulls’ struggles continues. That’s it from us here at CricketCountry but stay tuned for insightful articles on upcoming India vs England, 3rd Test at Mohali. Until then, Goodbye!
  • 8:45 PM IST
    Live: Khulna Titans 91/3 vs Barisal Bulls, 14 overs, Suvagata Hom 37*, Mahmudullah 18*: No worries here for Khulna Titans as they are cruising to a big win. Barisal Bulls have looked clueless here at the park as Mahmudullah and Shuvgata Hom are dealing in boundaries to take their side home.
  • 8:17 PM IST
    Live: Khulna Titans 48/2 vs Barisal Bulls, 8 overs, Suvagata Hom 15*, Taibur Rahman 21*: Titans going at exactly 6 per over. They have lost two wickets but that is not it for Barisal Bulls. They need regular breakthroughs. The target is too small to challenge Titans’ batsmen. Nonetheless, is there a twist in the tale yet?
  • 7:27 PM IST
    Live: Barisal Bulls 119/5 vs Khulna Titans, 20 overs, Thisara Perera 17*, Enamul Haque 20*: And that’s the end of the first innings. BB finish with 119 as late flourish by Thisara Perera and Enamul Haque give them some score. Mahmudullah’s side curbed run-flow of BB’s blade.They will have to bowl exceedingly well to have any chance in this encounter. Join us in 15 for Khulna Titans reply.
  • 7:10 PM IST
    Live: Barisal Bulls 95/5 vs Khulna Titans, 17 overs, Thisara Perera 11*, Enamul Haque 4*: BB have struggled in their innings. Losing wickets at regular junctures have propelled them back big time. At this rate, they will even be happy with anything close to or above 120.
  • 6:47 PM IST
    Live: Barisal Bulls 69/3 vs Khulna Titans, 12 overs, Mushfiqur Rahim 23*, Nadif Chowdhury 1*: Tough times for BB. Just when they seem to get back, they lose a wicket. Shahriar Nafees got a look-in but went for 23 off 27 balls off Mosharraf Hossain. Rahim needs to hold fort here at Dhaka.
  • 6:16 PM IST
    Live: Barisal Bulls 34/2 vs Khulna Titans, 6 overs, Shahriar Nafees 9*, Mushfiqur Rahim 4* : Another precarious start from BB. They started well but have certainly lost momentum in BPL 2016. Another testing phase for BB’s skipper to bail his side along with Shahriar Nafees. Shaiful Islam and Junaid Khan off the mark in their wicket column with a scalp each.
  • 5:54 PM IST

    Live: Barisal Bulls 8/0 vs Khulna Titans, 1 over, David Malan 0*, Jeevan Mendis 8*: And we are rolling as Barisal Bulls come out to bat. They have won an important toss and need to bat out well as this is a essential game, especially for them. As usual, Mahmudullah starts with the new ball. The first over concedes 8 runs as Jeevan Mendis strikes two beautiful strokes to the fence to get his side and himself off the mark.

LjzhciszdufyieHello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016 match between Barisal Bulls and Khulna Titan. This will be the 26th match in the ongoing T20 league, and will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.  It will be a no-brainer in saying that Khulna Titans will be the red-hot favourites for a victory in this match against the Barisal Bulls, since they have been the most dominating team in the ongoing BPL 2016 tournament so far. With more than half of the tournament being played, the Khulna Titans are emerging as a stronger team with every match.

Khulna Titans are currently at No. 2 position of the league and have managed to win 5 matches out the 7 that they have played so far while their today’s opponents are placed third from bottom and have been very inconsistent in their form this season. If Khulna Titans win today’s match they will be going atop the standings table which will be definite confidence booster for them.

The main reason for Khulna Titans to be in the top spots this season is due to the fact that their skipper Mahmudullah has contributed with his bat and bowl as well. He has thrived hard for his team whenever needed and also, his players have made sure that they carried on with the task they were entrusted with.

The Barisal Bulls have shown glimpses of good cricket, but have been on the inconsistent side. This has lead to their downfall from the top four positions and now with the group stage matches coming to its end, the Bulls are still trying to find the correct balance for the team. Mushfiqur Rahim hasn’t been in his top form and that has been the concern for his team. With the captain struggling to find the correct form, the team has also struggled as none of their players have displayed consistent performance.

Teams:

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

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