Live Updates

  • 6:09 PM IST

    What a match we have witnessed here. A nial biting finish and what a comeback from the Khulna Titans, with their skipper leading from the front. Do read the match report here

  • 4:48 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 111/5 in 16 Overs | Batting: Mominul Haqaue 54: What a time to pick a wicket of Sammy. He had just hit a six but Shafiul Islam has clean bowled Sammy at a very crucial stage of the game. Rajshahi Kings require more 23 runs from 17 balls

  • 4:36 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 101/4 in 16 Overs | Batting: Mominul Haqaue 54, Darren Sammy 23: Fifty for Mominul Haque. Beautiful batting from him and he has received his skippers hand which has been very useful for the whole team. Now they definitely have the win in theur sight! They still require 33 runs from 24 balls and with the way these two batsmen are batting right now, victory should come in easy for them!

  • 4:15 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 61/4 in 11 Overs | Batting: Mominul Haqaue 38, Darren Sammy 1: Trouble times for Rajshahi Kings. They are 4 wickets down already and still require 73 runs from 54 balls. Khulna Titans have tightened the screw with every ball they are bowling.

  • 3:49 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 32/3 in 5 Overs | Batting: Mominul Haqaue 12, Samit Patel : This match is turning out to be a ripper of a game. Junaid Khan has got 2 in 2 balls. First it was Sabbir Rahman swho gtried to go for a big one but was no where near the ball and was eventually clean bolwed, and the very next ball it was his countrymen Umar Akmal who chased the wide delivery but didn’t edge but still was given out. Akmal does a devasted walk back the dressing room! Kings require 102 runs from 90 balls!

  • 3:16 PM IST

    Do read the innings report by Rohan Sawant here

  • 3:15 PM IST

    Abdul Hasan Raju has picked up 5-for which has restricted The Khulna Titans for a lowly total of 133

  • 2:45 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 102/4 in 16 Overs | Batting: Mahmudullah 26, Alok Kapali 8: Resurrection time is on for the Titans. They lost 3 wickets in quick time and this has left them in a spot of bother which needs to be sorted out or else they would have gone deeper in their troubles. But the good thing is that they have their skipper Mahmudullah at the crease and his stay is vital for the Titans because he can take them to a competitve total with the amount of experince he has under his belt!

  • 2:21 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 69/3 in 11 Overs | Batting: Mahmudullah 2, Shuvagata Hom 2: Wessels has departed. Trying to be cheeky and does a reverse sweep against Abdul Hasan but holes out an easy catch to Umar Akmal and the very next ball opener Abdul Majid has been stumped off Samit Patel’s bowling. The batsman came down charging, but the bowler saw him and changed his length and the batsman misses but keeper Nurul Hasan doesn’t. 2 wickets in quick succession

  • 2:06 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 53/1 in 8 Overs | Batting Abdul Majid 11, Riki Wessels 24: Wessels has started off with aggression on fore-front. He has already reached 24 runs off just 17 balls and is looking dangerous with every ball that he is facing. While Majid, on the other hand, is content with just rotating the strike every time he gets a chance!

  • 1:53 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 32/1 in 5 Overs | Batting Abdul Majid 6, Riki Wessels 8: The Bangladeshi wonder kid Mehedi Hasan strikes in his very first over. Pooran knelt low to sweep, but in all this he exposed off his stumps and the quicker one from Hasan did the trick and the ball fired at the stumps from behind the batsman. Wessesl who has come to the crease has already hit one six to kick start his innings

  • 1:39 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans 12/0 in 2 Overs | Batting Nicolas Pooran 9, Abdul Majid 0: Mohammad Sami began the proceedings and started off with a huge wide down the leg side. Since then he has been able to find a good line and length. Good bowling from his and has swung the ball both ways for the left and right-handed opening competition for the Khulna Titans. Farhad Reza began the second over and was slashed for a boundary through covers by Pooran. That was also the first of the many boundaries from this game. Majid is yet to open his account though!

  • 1:25 PM IST

    Khulna Titans have opted to bat

Mahmudullah will lead the Khulna Titans © Getty Images
Mahmudullah will lead the Khulna Titans © Getty Images

Good afternoon, শুভ অপরাহ্ন! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Bangladesh Premier League 2016. The third game of the tournament after rescheduling is being played between Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. Here you will get all the live updates of the exciting match. this is also expected to be a thriller as both the teams are well balanced and have some magnificent batting in their line up. Darren Sammy will be leading the Rajshahi Kings side while Mahmudullah will be captaining the Khulna titans side. Both the teams will try to win their opening game and kick start the tournament on a winning note. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016: Schedule and Time Table

The second day of the tournament will have two matches, with the first game starting at 2.30 PM IST and the second match slated at 6.45 PM ISTstart. Other big names in the Rajshahi Kings side are Umar Akmal, Sabbir Rahman and Mehedi Hasan Miraz . the last two names made their Test debuts recently in the successful Test series against England at home. They will once again look to impress one and all. Other players likes Samit Patel, Kirk Edwards and Bangladeshi players will also look to impress.

Rajshahi Kings did not participate in the BPL 2015, and have returned to the tournament with some big names in their ranks. The presence of Sammy will certainly bolster the Kings going into the tournament with a fresh set-up. On the other hand, star Bangladeshi batsman Mahmudullah will lead the Khulna Titans side. He will have the services of the likes of Shuvagata Hom, Lendl Simmons and Kevin Cooper at his disposal besides some talented Bangladesh players. All-in-all, it promises to be a cracker of a contest.

This tournament will be serving as an ideal platform for the budding talents to showcase their talent in the grand stage and rub shoulders with some big and established names in the game. With numerous numbers of games being played in this tournament a lot of action can be expected. Each team will be allotted points on the basis of every game and a total of four teams will make it to the elimination round. The bottom three teams will be disqualified from the tournament.

Squads:

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

Khulna Titans: Mahmudullah(c), Abdul Majid, Alok Kapali, Ariful Haque, 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, Riki Wessels, Taibur Rahman, Abdul Halim, Abu Sayeem