Bangabandhu T20 Tournament 2020
Gazi Group Chottogram VS Fortune Group Barisal
Chottogram 151/7 (Liton K Das 35, Mosaddeq 28, Shykat Ali 27, Abu Jayed 2/42, Kamrul Rabbi 1/23, Miraj 1/25, Taskin 1/30, Sumon 1/31) beat Barisal 141/8 (Tamim Iqbal 32, Afif Hossain 24, Tawhid Hridoy 17, Mustafizur Rahman 3/23, Shariful Islam 3/27) by 10 runs.
Player Of The Match: Shoriful Islam.
Mustafizur Rahman (3/23) and Shoriful Islam (3/27) forming lethal bowling combination successfully defending 151/7 earned Chattogram third win in as many matches.
Barisal was squeezed out for 141 /8. Chattogram won by 10 runs. Earlier their bowling also restricted mighty Dhaka and Khulna to still lowers scores. Great to see Mustafiz getting back his rhyme and Young Sumon maturing.
Strong Barisal bowling playing four front line pacers could restrict Chattogram to 151. But excepting Tamim (32) and Afif (24) others did not have the skills to survive and score against very penetrative bowling of Chattogram pace duo. After 7 matches of the tournament we can confidently say Chattogram is the best-organized team of the tournament. They are the team to beat if teams want to go deep into the tournament.
In the day match today Barisal captain Tamim winning the toss elected to bowl. In the first two matches Chittagong bowlers restricted Dhaka and Khulna in the 80s and their openers Liton and Soumya overhauled those scores. Middle order was not exposed. Moreover, Mominul injuring his finger in the second match cannot contribute in the tournament further. Liton (35) again played well, but Soumya failing required middle and late order contributing. Barisal bowling is also penetrative. Jayed, Taskin, Rabbi and Sumon are not easy slogging. Still Mosaddeq (28), Shykat Ali (27) and Shamsur Rahman (27) led team posting 151/7. That score was proved enough for the strong Chattogram attack defending.
What has been seen so far Mustafiz is the most outstanding bowler of the tournament? Young Shariful is also impressing with every appearance. Nahidul, Mosaddeq are also bowling well. If Chattogram can post a decent total of 160 runs the brilliant bowling and smart fielding can make it difficult for any team.
On the other hand, Barisal batting largely depends on Tamim Iqbal. Today he was playing cautiously against quality attack. If his innings of run a ball 32 could be extended match could be won. Apart from him Afif scored 24 and Tawhid Hridoy 17. Mustafiz taking 3/23 and Shariful 3/27 took out wind from the sail of Barisal. Chattogram winning by 10 runs went clear of the rest at the top of the table.
BDST: 1806 HRS, NOV 30, 2020