Khushdil Shah goes berserk in BPL

He scored 64 runs in just 24 balls

By Web Desk
January 19, 2023
Khushdil Shah (R) raises his bat after scoring fifty — BPL

Pakistan’s left-hander Khushdil Shah went berserk during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Thursday in Chattogram.

Shah scored 64 runs in just 24 balls to help Comilla Victorians post 184-4 in the allotted 20 overs against Dhaka Dominators. His knock included seven fours and five sixes.

The 27-year-old also smacked the fastest fifty in BPL 2023 in only 18 balls. 

Shah’s teammate and Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan also contributed with 55 runs in 47 balls. The right-hander’s innings included one four and three sixes.

On January 14, Victorians flew in Rizwan via helicopter ahead of their match against Fortune Barishal. 

According to Bangladesh daily Prothom Alo, Rizwan arrived in Dhaka at 10:20am, local time, and then boarded a helicopter, which landed at the Women's Sports Complex ground beside the Zahur Ahmed Chowhdury Stadium in Chattogram at 12:45pm.

The Pakistan star landed around an hour before the match and was named in the playing XI.

After featuring in BPL, Shah and Rizwan will play for the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The match against Dominators is an important match for Victorians, who are currently in fourth place on the table with four points after five matches.

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

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

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