Live Updates

  • 9:10 PM IST

    Rajshahi Kings have won this match by 9 runs. The Khulna Titans needed 19 runs to win this match, but the Titans were just not good enough to get over with the remaining 19 runs. This victory also ensures the challenge of Rajshahi Kings alive in the league and they will keep their fight alive for the 4th spot in the points table!

  • 8:51 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 129/5 in 18 overs vs Khulna Titans | Batting: Kevon Cooper 14 (11), Al Haque11 (12): With the last 2 overs remaining, Khulna Titans still need runs and the problem here is that they have lost half their side and there is not much of batting at the crease or even at least in the dugout

  • 8:30 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 104/4 in 16 overs vs Khulna Titans | Batting: Mahmudullah 32 (31), Al Haque1 (2): This match is nicely poised at the moment. Too much of drama has been witnessed already. But the good thing for Titans is the presence of their skipper at the crease. the Titans still require another 51 off 36 balls.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 59/2 in 10 overs vs Khulna Titans | Batting: Riki Wessels 26 (30), Mahmudullah 18 (22):There has been excellent bowling from the Rajshahi Kings. they have kept the Khulna Titans batsmen under check and aren’t allowing Wessles and Mahmudullh to free their arms. Khulna Titans still need 96 runs from 60 balls

  • 7:38 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 28/2 in 5 overs vs Khulna Titans | Batting: Riki Wessels 22 (13), Mahmudullah 2 (9): Worst possible start for the Khulna Titans! They lost 2 wickets in the first 3 overs. Riki Wessels and his skipper Mahmudullah are at the crease and the Titans will need more from them if they want to stand any chance of winning this match.

  • 6:55 PM IST
    Live: Rajshahi Kings 154/8 in 20 overs vs Khulna Titans, Darren Sammy 71*: The drama halts at Dhaka as Rajshahi Kings fold their innings at 154 for 8. They won the toss and elected to bat but were in all sort of trouble with wickets tumbling here and there. Nonetheless, even if Junaid Khan, Shaiful Islam, Mosharraf Hossain got them early scalps, Darren Sammy’s blinder in the last few overs showed his character and grit. His fifty should have lifted RK’s spirit when they come out to defend the total. Can they do it for their skipper? Join us in 15 mins.
  • 6:37 PM IST
    Live: Rajshahi Kings 109/6 in 17 overs vs Khulna Titans, Darren Sammy 29*, Mehedi Hasan 3*: Sammy is getting all the valuable runs here for his side. An expensive over this from Junaid Khan as he leaks 13 off the 17th over. RK move onto 109 for 6 with three to go. How much can Sammy add from here on?
  • 6:29 PM IST
    Live: Rajshahi Kings 88/6 in 15 overs vs Khulna Titans, Darren Sammy 12*, Mehedi Hasan 1*: Oh if you are a Rajshahi Kings’ fan, do not look at the scorecard. They are falling apart like nine pins. Skipper Sammy is still there and will hope to bat along with the tail for the next 5 overs. Meanwhile, Kevin Cooper and Mosharraf Hossain on fire for Khulna Titans.
  • 6:05 PM IST
    Live: Rajshahi Kings 57/3 in 10 overs vs Khulna Titans, Samit Patel 6*, Umar Akmal 1*: That’s half way stage of the first innings. Rajshahi Kings won the toss but haven’t got off to a great start. Going at 5.7 runs per over, they have already lost three wickets. Sabbir Rahman was the latest to head back to the hut as Umar Akmal joins Samit Patel in the middle with lots at stake.
  • 5:44 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 40/2 in 6 overs vs Khulna Titans, Sabbir Rahman 6*, Samit Patel 1*: And not the kind of start Rajshahi Kings would be hoping for. Both the openers, Monimul Haque and Junaid Siddique, came and departed as Sabbir Rahman and Samit Patel have work to do. Smart bowling by Titans, especially by Shaiful Islam. Man he has bowled well this season.

  • 5:24 PM IST

    Rajshahi Kings XI: Mominul Haque, Junaid Siddique, Sabbir Rahman, Samit Patel, Umar Akmal, Mehedi Hasan, Darren Sammy (c), Farhad Reza, Abul Hasan, Mohammad Sami, Nazmul Islam

  • 5:23 PM IST

    Khulna Titans XI: Taibur Rahman, Hasanuzzaman, Riki Wessels, Shuvagata Hom, Mahmudullah (c), Nicholas Pooran, Mosharraf Hossain, Junaid Khan, Ariful Haque, Kevon Cooper, Shafiul Islam

  • 5:21 PM IST

    TOSS: Rajshahi Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

Mahmudullah is the captain of the Khulna Titans © Getty Images
Mahmudullah is the captain of the Khulna Titans © Getty Images

Nomoskar! Good evening! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016.  This is Match No. 28 between Khulna Titans vs Rajshahi Kings and here you will get all the live updates of the game. The match is being played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. The Khulna Titans (KT) have emerged as one of the most most consistent sides of the tournament and are the favourites for this match while the Rajshahi Kings have failed to make any such impact with their performance so far and will look to overpower the strong opponents.

The Titans are currently leading the points table with six victories from eight matches. Their performance came as a surprise as their side consists of very few international stars and mostly depend upon the local talents, unlike other top teams. Mahmudullah, the captain, has been the driving force for the side shining with his all-round performance while the youngsters have done miracles to rub shoulders with eminent names in international level cricket.

Darren Sammy-led Kings have only managed three victories from the seven matches they have played. They have bettered their performance with every match starting weakly and still have the chances to make it to the top four. They need to be consistent with their performance and act as a team to make things work positively for them.

Squads:

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

Rajshshi Kings: Darren Sammy(c), Mominul Haque, Junaid Siddique, Sabbir Rahman, Umar Akmal(w), Samit Patel, Mehedi Hasan, Farhad Reza, Raqibul Hasan, Abul Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, Mohammad Sami, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Salman Hossain, Milinda Siriwardana, Upul Tharanga, Delwar Hossain, Kesrick Williams