Pakistan’s Wahab, Amad star in BPL

Pacers combined to bag seven wickets

By Web Desk
January 17, 2023

Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz and Amad Butt were among the top performers as Khulna Tigers eased past Rangpur Riders by nine wickets on Tuesday during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

Riaz bagged figures of 4-14 in four overs, meanwhile Butt claimed 3-16 in three overs.

Riaz and Butt helped Khulna restrict Rangpur to 129 in 20 overs with Mahedi Hasan top-scoring with 38.

In reply, Khulna reached the target in 18.2 overs for the loss of one wicket.

Opener Tamim Iqbal scored an unbeaten 60 runs in 47 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.

For his brilliant performance, Riaz bagged the award for player of the match.

Pakistan’s Azam Khan was also part of the winning side but he didn’t get a chance to bat.

Meanwhile, three Pakistan players were in action for the Riders with veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik leading the side. All-rounder Mohammad Nawaz and pacer Haris Rauf were also part of the team.

Malik could only score nine runs in 14 balls, whereas Nawaz and Rauf went wicketless with the ball.

Sylhet Strikers are currently at the top of the table with 10 points after winning all five of their games. Fortune Barishal are in second place with six points after four matches.

Rangpur Riders and Chattogram Challengers are in third and fourth place, respectively, with four points each.

Khulna Tigers, Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dominators are in the final three positions, respectively, of the table with two points each after four matches.