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  • 8:24 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Rangers vs Khulna Titans, BPL 2016, RR: 45/1 in 8 overs, BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 13 (19), Mohammad Mithun 15 (15): All over! Rangpur Riders have managed to win the match without much damage and have now won two matches in a row in BPL 2016. This is an excellent win for them and will give them a lot of confidence going ahead.

  • 8:02 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Rangers vs Khulna Titans, BPL 2016, RR: 16/1 in 3 overs, BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 1 (3), Mohammad Mithun 0 (1): Chasing 45 to win this match, Khulna Titans will be happy with the fact that they have gotten rid of Mohammad Shahzad early, but they stillhave a mountain to climb. They will need more than a couple of wickets to win the match, but they will be happy to have taken at least one wicket at this juncture. OUT! Mohammad Shahzad c & b Junaid 13 (16)

  • 7:34 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Rangers vs Khulna Titans, BPL 2016, KT: 44 in 10.4 overs, BATTING: Shaiful Islam 0 (2): Khulna have been bowled out for just 44, the third joint lowest score in T20 cricket. They have also faced just 64 deliveries, which amounts to the joint fourth lowest deliveries faced in an T20 innings. Rangers will look to ease past them and register their second win in the tournament in as many days. OUT!
    Ariful Haque LBW b Sunny 7 (8), Junaid Khan c Sarkar b Sunny 0 (4), Nur Aam b Afridi 8 (11), Mohammad Ashghar b Sunny 0 (5)

  • 7:08 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Rangers vs Khulna Titans, BPL 2016, KT: 36/6 in 7 overs, BATTING: Arifu Haque 7 (7), Nur Alam 0 (1): Wickets to be tumbling in a hurry at the moment as Khulna titans have now lost 6 wickets in the first seven overs of the match. Shahid Afridi has already picked up three in two overs. At this rate the Titans look set to get bowled out for under 50. OUT! Mahmudullah LBW b Gleeson 2 (4), Riki Wessels b Afridi 5 (9), Alok Kapali LBW b Afridi 0 (1), Shuvagata Hom b Afridi 12 (8)

  • 6:46 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Rangers vs Khulna Titans, BPL 2016, KT: 12/2 in 3 overs, BATTING: Rikki Wessels 4 (6), Mahmudullah 0 (0): Khulna Titans have lost an early wicket and it is Gazi, who has struck again early for the Rangers. The titans will now have to rebuild, having lost an early wicket. A very close run out call for Majid followed he was found agonisingly short of his crease. With two wickets down in 3 overs, the Titans have their task cut out. OUT! Nicholas Pooran b Gazi 0 (1), Abdul Majid run out 6 (11)

  • 6:34 PM IST

    Khulna Titans: Mahmudullah (c), Abdul Majid, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Riki Wessels, Shuvagata Hom, Alok Kapali, Nur Alam, Ariful Haque, Shafiul Islam, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar

  • 6:33 PM IST

    Rangpur Riders: Naeem Islam (c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Muktar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Shahid Afridi, Richard Gleeson, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Sohag Gazi, Liam Dawson


  • 6:17 PM IST

    TOSS: Rangpur Rangers have won the toss, decide to bowl first

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Mahmudullah was instrumental in Khulna’s three-run win over Rajshahi Kings. He will once again have to lead from the front © Getty Images

Good afternoon, শুভ অপরাহ্ন! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Bangladesh Premier League 2016. The fifth game of the tournament after the rescheduling, which happened due to incessant rains, is being played between Rangpur Riders and Khulna Titans at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. Here you will get all the live updates of the fifth game of this exciting tournament. The game is expected to be a thriller as both the teams have some big names in their squad. Naeem Islam will lead the Rangpur Riders franchise while Mahmudullah will be captaining the Khulna Titans side. Khulna had won their opening game on Wednesday and will look to maintain the same consistency. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016: Schedule and Time Table.

The third day of the tournament will have just a solitary match, with the game starting at 6.25 PM IST. Veteran Pakistani player Shahid Afridi, new Pakistani batting sensations Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam, Bangladesh’s star batsman Soumya Sarkar, Afghanistan’s hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad and Sri Lankan duo of Sachithra Senanayake and Dasun Shanaka will form the crux of the Rangpur Riders side.

On the other hand, the Khulna Titans side, which won a nail-biter tournament opener on Wednesday, will rely a lot on their skipper Mahmudullah. He was instrumental in their three-run win over Rajshahi Kings. He first top-scored with 21-ball 32, that helped his team post 133 for 8, and later ended with figures of 2-0-6-3 to clinch the match for his team as well as the Man-of-the-Match award. Riki Wessels played a good hand as well, by scoring 32. In bowling department, Pakistani pacer Junaid Khan picked up four wickets and along with Mahmudullah and Shafiul Islam, helped Khulna get over the line.

The team will look for an encore of the same performance against Rangpur, who will look up to the likes of Afridi, Sarkar, Shahzad and Shohag Gazi for inspiration. The tournament, which is in its fourth edition now, will be serving as an ideal platform for the budding talents to showcase their skills on the grand stage and rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in international cricket. Each team will earn two points on every win and a total of four teams will make it to the elimination round. The bottom three teams will be disqualified from the seven-team tournament. Let’s take a look at the squads of the two teams:

Squads:

Rangpur Riders: Naeem Islam (C) Shahid Afridi, Soumya Sarkar, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Shahzad, Gidron Pope, Mohammad Mithun, Babar Azam, Dasun Shanaka, Arafat Sunny, Richard Gleeson, Nasir Jamshed, Sachitra Senanayake, Rubel Hossain, Gihan Rupasinghe, Elias Sunny, Pinak Ghosh, Muktar Ali.

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.