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  • 8:53 PM IST
    Live: Ranpur Riders 79 in 17.4 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Rubel Hossain 1*All over for Riders. After getting Kings to 43 for 7, Riders slumped to 79 all-out. I reckon they got complacent and on the other hand, Kings need to be full credit for hanging in there after managing a modest score. Samit Patel, Mehedi Hasan and Nazmul Islam shared essential wickets with only two Riders’ batsmen getting to double digits. Shabby performance this from Riders and they need to step up, especially in batting, to get back to winning ways. Time for some celebrations in Darren Sammy’s camp. Join us tomorrow for the double header guys. That’s it from us.
  • 8:47 PM IST
    Live: Ranpur Riders 78/8 in 17 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Mukhtar Ali 5*, Arafat Sunny 9* 51required off 18 balls now. It’s a lost cause for Riders. Exceptional comeback from Kings after being 43 for 7 at one stage in the first innings. Riders allowed them to get to a modest score and completely shattered in the run-chase. They need to rectify their mistakes with the blade as they have hit a rough phase here in BPL 2016.
  • 8:26 PM IST
    Live: Ranpur Riders 60/7 in 13 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Sohag Gazi 7*, Mukhtar Ali 1* – 69 runs required off 42 balls. The task is getting tougher here for Riders and they have only themselves to blame. Nazmul Islam has wreaked havoc of Riders’ batting line-up with regular breakthroughs. Splendid captaincy by Darren Sammy here as well. He has kept the pressure on and is constantly backing his troops. Will Riders also fightback like Kings did? Are we still in for a shock/turnaround?
  • 8:08 PM IST
    Live: Ranpur Riders 50/6 in 10 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Zaiur Rahman 1* – Halfway stage and looks like the tables have turned drastically here at Dhaka. Nazmul Islam and Mehedi Hasan were already on top and now Samit Patel joins the party removing Mohammad Mithun. He tried to play a late cut but gave a catch to Umar Akmal. Yes, you read it right. UMAR AKMAL has held onto a catch here. Breaking news guys. A selfie with a goat is on cards from the Pakistani.
  • 7:48 PM IST
    Live: Ranpur Riders 29/4 in 6 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Mohammad Mithun 8* – Something is seriously wrong with the batsmen today! After Kings were reeling at 43 for 7, Riders are hell bend on making a match out of this. Four down Riders with only 29 on board. 100 required off 84 balls. Getting difficult here, mate! Mehedi Hasan in on top with two scalps.
  • 7:32 PM IST
    Live: Ranpur Riders 25/2 in 3.5 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Mohammad Mithun 7* – What the hell is happening here? Riders want to make a match out of this??? Both the openers gone now as Mohammad Shami and Mehedi Hasan share one each. Shahzad goes for 12.
  • 7:14 PM IST
    Live: Ranpur Riders 5/0 in 1 over vs Rajshahi Kings, Mohammad Shahzad 1*, Soumya Sarkar 1* – The second innings has kick started with Mohammad Shami starting the proceedings for Kings. They were in for a shock but have a score to defend courtesy a lower-order fightback. Still a task in hand. First over concedes only five with both the openers off the mark.
  • 6:48 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 128/7 in 20 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Farhad Reza 44*, Mehedi Hasan 41* – Both Reza and Hasan added 72* runs stand for the eight wicket and helped their team reach 128 for 7. Robel Hossain to bowl the final over, Hasan gets 10 off the first two balls, 16 to finish with . Super strikes this. Farhad Reza is providing some much needed lusty blows for his side. Hasan on the other hand has been steady and been good while blocking. Reza in particularly has been heavy against the spinners. Hundred-up for Riders in the 19th over.

  • 6:26 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 74/7 in 15 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Farhad Reza 17*, Mehedi Hasan 14* – Farhad has somehow managed to provided a few runs to his teams’ cause after the horrible batting collapse they suffered. Bangladesh’s new bowling sensation has been too good with the bat so far adding valuable 14 runs.

  • 6:04 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 43/7 in 9.2 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Mehedi Hasan 0* – OUT! Gets his man Sabbir for 16. A bit of confusion from the umpires side. Sabbir goes out for the crease and gets the face of the bat to lob the ball into the diving hands of Afridi. Afridi comes on to bowl his third over.

  • 5:58 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 41/6 in 8.4 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Sabbir Rehman 15*- OUT! Liam Dawson gets Sammy in his first over. Ball spun away from the batsmen and rattles on to his off-stumps. Darren Sammy comes on the bat. Shahid Afridi comes on to bowl his second over, gets fellow countryman. Akmal goes for the cut and misses the ball completely to have it sneek below the bat and on to his stumps. Great figures for Afridi so far, 2 overs, 2 runs and 1 wicket.

  • 5:57 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 37/5 in 8 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Darren Sammy 1* , Sabbir Rehman 15*- Darren Sammy comes on the bat. Shahid Afridi comes on to bowl his second over, gets fellow countryman. Akmal goes for the cut and misses the ball completely to have it sneek below the bat and on to his stumps. Great figures for Afridi so far, 2 overs, 2 runs and 1 wicket.

  • 5:49 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 36/4 in 7 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Umar Akmal 1* , Sabbir Rehman 15*- Umar Akmal comes out in the middle will be hoping to provide some stability. OUT! Kings are on a self-destruction mode. Sunny gets his third wicket in the form of Abul Hasan. Hasan tries to for a maximum and holds up to Nasir Jamshed.

  • 5:42 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 27/3 in 5 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Abul Hasan 0* , Sabbir Rehman 11*– Get over by Arafat Sunny, 2 wickets for 7-runs. OUT! Another one bites the dust, Samit Patel goes for 2. England players are having poor time with the bat. OUT! Sunny gets his man, Haque goes for 9. Excellent catch by Sunny, juggling one-two and gets his into this hand.

  • 5:35 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 20/1 in 4 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Mominul Haque 5*, Sabbir Rehman 11*- Rahman likes the pace of Rubel and smashes one straight over the bowlers head for a boundary. Rahman goes for the big heave and his bat goes flyinggggg over covers, just 2 runs from it. Gazi comes on to bowl his second over, and get clobbered for three-runs over mid-wicket by Haque. Poor over after a maiden first over, 9 runs from it via a four on the last ball by Rahman towards fine-leg.

  • 5:23 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 2/1 in 1.4 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Mominul Haque 0*, Sabbir Rehman 0*- OUT! Junaid Siddique goes for two. Rubel provides the perfect start for Riders. Rubel keeps the ball in the corridor of uncertainty and gets his reward. Rubel Hossain has been called upon to bowl the second over, and compliment Gazi.

  • 5:18 PM IST

    Live: Rajshahi Kings 0/0 in 1 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Mominul Haque 0*, Junaid Siddique 0*- Riders start well with Shohag Gazi bowling a maiden over first-up. Super start by Gazi, right on the mark in his from the first ball till the last. Mominul Haque and Junaid Siddique will be expected to provide Kings a steady start, with Sohag Gazi opening the bowling for Riders.

  • 5:15 PM IST

    Rangpur Riders : Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Nasir Jamshed, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Liam Dawson(c), Shahid Afridi, Ziaur Rahman, Muktar Ali, Sohag Gazi, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain

  • 5:13 PM IST

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

  • 4:57 PM IST

  • 4:49 PM IST

    TOSS: Rajshahi Kings win toss, and opt to bat first.

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Nomoshkar! Good evening! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016. This is Match No. 31 between Rangpur Riders vs Rajshahi Kings, here you will get all the live cricket updates and live cricket scores of the game. The match is being played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. Rangpur Riders are coming off from a winning streak, while the Rajshahi Kings have been one of the most inconsistent sides in tournament. Riders are currently placed No. 3 in the table with 10 points from 7 games, while Rajshahi Kings on the other hand, are placed No. 6 in the table with 8 points against their name.  BPL 2016: Points table and team standings;

This game is a must-win side for Rajshahi Kings if they have any hopes of qualifying for the play-offs stage, where as a win here would almost guarantee Rangpur Riders a place in the qualifiers round.  Rangpur Riders started the season with a bang, winning a few games before faltering midway. Rangpur Riders need to get opening in full flow to provide them with a sharp start as they have a thin middle-order. Rangpur  Riders batsmen have been a star for them gifting them victories in the last few matches.

Rajshahi Kings need to pull up their socks and get their game sorted. Rajshahi Kings have been guilty of showing complacency in the tournament up until now, showing a lot of inconsistency. Sabbir Rahman has been their go to batsmen so far for Rajshahi Kings, notching up 257 runs at 32.12.

Rajshahi Kings came out on top the last time these teams met in Match No. 25 of BPL 2016. It was Darren Sammy’s explosive batting that rocketed the Rajshahi Kings innings before their bowlers came to the party.

Kings’ best batsman has been Sabbir Rahman, who has accumulated 257 runs in 9 games at 32.12. Sabbir is also the only batsmen to score a century in BPL 2016. With 232 runs in the kitty, Mominul Haque is their second best.  Abul Hasan has been their best bowler, with 9 wickets under his belt, with a best of 5 for 28.

Rajshahi Kings’ best batsman has been Sabbir Rahman, who has accumulated 257 runs in 9 games at 32.12. Sabbir is also the only batsmen to score a century in BPL 2016. With 232 runs in the kitty, Mominul Haque is their second best.  Abul Hasan has been their best bowler, with 9 wickets under his belt, with a best of 5 for 28.

As far as Rangpur Riders are concerned Mohammad Mithun has been  their best batsman, making 247 runs from 7 games at 123.50. Afghanistan’s Shazad is next with 224 runs at 44.80.

Coming to the bowling from both sides, Afridi has been their star performer, picking 11 wickets from 6 matches, is closely followed  by. Abul Hasan who has 9 wickets, with best figures of 5 for 28.

Squads:

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

Rangpur Riders: Naeem Islam(c), Mohammad Shahzad(w), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Liam Dawson, Shahid Afridi, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Anwar Ali, Elias Sunny, Babar Azam, Richard Gleeson, Mehrab Hossain, Muktar Ali, Nasir Jamshed, Pinak Ghosh, Gidron Pope, Gihan Rupasinghe, Sachithra Senanayake, Shahbaz Chouhan, Dasun Shanaka, Sharjeel Khan, Jupiter Ghosh