Live Updates

  • 4:02 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | RR 129/3 in 19 Overs | Batting: Mithun 49 (41), Dawson 5 (4): Riders beat Titans by 7 wickets. Late rampage by Afridi helps them win the match by an over. An easy win for the Riders and jump to the top of the table, pushing Titans at No. 2.

  • 3:46 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | RR 116/2 in 17 Overs | Batting: Mithun 46 (37), Afridi 21 (16) : Free Hit for Afridi. Six for Afridi. His batting still has not changed. His approach still has not changed. Minus that beard and he will look a 16-year-old. Riders now need 10 off 18.

  • 3:22 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | RR 80/1 in 12 Overs | Batting: Shahzad 34 (34), Mithun 38 (26): Mithin and Shahzad have taken Riders close to the target. While Shahzad is dealing in singles, Mithun have gone all guns blazing and bludgeoned three massive sixes.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | RR 48/1 in 8 Overs | Batting: Shahzad 28 (23), Mithun 12 (13): Not much action in the middle. Shahzad is not at his destructive best. But that is not what they need right now. They need him to stay in the middle as long as possible. But again, that is not what we want, for we want him to provide us some entertainment. Come on, Shahzad! Hit some swaggering boundaries.

  • 2:45 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | RR 23/1 in 4 Overs | Batting: Shahzad 17 (11), Mithun 0 (0): Steady start by the Riders. However, they lost the crucial wicket of Soumya Sarkar. All the same, Shahzad is still at the crease. They need not hustle at this stage.

  • 2:03 PM IST

    The back-to-back 6’s from Arful Haque have placed the Titans above 120 which also seemed i possible at one point of time

  • 2:03 PM IST

    Khulna Titans have posted a target of 126 against the Rangpur Riders and this does seem like a easy one given the team the Riders have.

  • 1:41 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | KT 94/3 in 16 Overs | Batting: Riki Wessels 27 (31), Taibur Rahman 31 (34): Liam Dawson bowled the 15th over and that was the biggest over for the Titans as he conceded 19 runs from it. Two sixes and one four is what Dawson conceded and that has upped the striking rate for the Titans as both batsmen have accelerated since then and moreover Wessels and Rahman have now made a stand of 56 from 53 balls. With just 24 deliveries remaining in the first innings, Wessels and Rahman will have to make sure that they get at least 50 runs to take their team to a respectable position

  • 1:27 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | KT 63/3 in 13 Overs | Batting: Riki Wessels 15 (25), Taibur Rahman 12 (22): The Khulna Titans have surpassed the score of 44 that they had put up against the same oppsoition when they met in the last outing. They’d be happy about that at least; but not much happy because they still haven’t gone all guns blazing against the tight bowling of the Riders. Singles is what they are dealing in right now and bundaries have seemed tough to come!

  • 1:06 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | KT 43/3 in 8 Overs | Batting: Riki Wessels 6 (14), Taibur Rahman 1 (3): Khulna Titans are losing their way here. Withing the first 8 overs, they have lost 3 important wickets and more importanly, they have lost their skipper Mahmudullah. Tough times for the Titans I’d say. Good bowling from the Riders as they are making the batsmen to hit big shots in their fielders hands. Good captaincy from Shahid Afridi

  • 12:43 PM IST

    Live: Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders | KT 13/1 in 3 Overs | Batting: Andre Fletcher 2 (4), Riki Wessels 0 (1): Arafat Sunny has conceded runs for the first time against Khulna Titans. And he has struck yet once again. Mazid is the man, tries to play with a cross bat. Things the ball will turn out after pitching, but misses it as it comes inside after pitching and the ball takes hold of the bottom edge of the bat and rattles onto the stumps

  • 12:22 PM IST

    TOSS UPDATE: Khulna Titans win toss, elect to bat.

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Mahmudullah will look to fire on all cylinders © AFP

Good Afternoon! শুভ অপরাহ্ন! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016. The 23rd match of this extravaganza will be played between Rangpur Riders and Khulna Titans at Chittagong on Tuesday. While Titans are comfortably placed at the top of the table, the Riders are positioned at No. 3. All the same, Riders have played one match less (5) and will jump to the top if they win today’s contest, given the net run-rate. For that matter, the previous contest between these two teams was a one-sided one. Riders won the match by 9 wickets, with 72 balls remaining.

Riders’ Shahid Afridi claimed a stunning four-wicket haul and conceded only 12 runs off his 3 overs. In addition, Arafat Sunny caught the opposition in spin with his match figures of 3 for 0. Yes, you read it right. He did not conceded a single run off 2.4 overs he bowled. On the other hand, Shuvagat Hom top-scored with 12 runs for the Titans (the second highest being 8 by a No. 8 batsman). They were eventually bowled out for 44. In reply, Riders chased down the target in 8 overs, with 9 wickets in hand.

And this was only match the table-toppers have lost so far. As a result, they will look to avenge the loss and bag another win to maintain the top position.

Squads:

Rangpur Riders: Anwar Ali, Arafat Sunny, LA Dawson, Elias Sunny, RJ Gleeson, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Muktar Ali, Naeem Islam  (c), Nasir Jamshed, Rubel Hossain, RJMGM Rupasinghe, SMSM Senanayake, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Sohag Gazi, Soumya Sarkar, Ziaur Rahman

Khulna Titans: Abdul Mazid, Alok Kapali, Ariful Haque, KK Cooper, ADS Fletcher, Hasanuzzaman, BAC Howell, Junaid Khan, B Laughlin, Mahmudullah (c), Mosharraf Hossain, Naeem Islam jnr, N Pooran, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom, LMP Simmons, Taibur Rahman, MH Wessels (wk)