Rubel Hossain and Andre Russell featured with ball and bat separately in Dhaka Dynamites’ prevailing triumph over defending champions Rangpur Riders in the 2nd qualifier of BPL 2019. Rubel was sharp with the ball, his 4 for 23 holding the Riders to a humble 142. The Dynamites’ chase was then fuelled by an unbeaten 19-ball 40 from Andre Russell, who capitalized on a fine stage set by Rony Talukdar (35 off 24) to bring Dhaka into the BPL final, where they’ll conflict against Comilla Victorians in an imaginary encounter.
Basically, this was Dhaka side that had rediscovered the sparkle that saw it begin this season with four successes on the bounce and not the one that endured a god-like blip in the structure before pretty much scratching into the playoffs. They were on the money here right from the get-go with Shakib Al Hasan finishing on the correct side of the essential coin toss.
In any case, Rangpur began well with the bat. Nadif Chowdhury left even Chris Gayle in the shade during his fierce opening attack. His 12-ball knock of 27 included two fours and three sixes. When he was in the long run dismissed by Shuvagata Hom, Riders had 42 on the board from four overs. But one brought two more as Rubel struck off progressive conveyances to evacuate Gayle and Rilee Rossouw. This implied Rangpur had lost three wickets off sequential conveyances and were constrained into a time of modifying.
Mithun (38 off 27) and Ravi Bopara (49 off 43) carried them again into the challenge with a 64-run stand just for Qazi Onik and Rubel to send them spiraling down. Rangpur lost their last seven wickets for 36 runs and were bowled out for 142 with two balls to apare.
Dynamites lost opener Upul Tharanga early in chase however got a standard lively begin from Sunil Narine (14 off 8). Talukdar was joined by the accomplished Shakib Al Hasan and the pair’s sans hazard approach implied Dhaka remain side by side of the requesting that rate without requiring resort to luxury. They did, in the end, enable themselves to showboat for Russell knows no other way. With the circumstance getting somewhat dubious after a self-destructive come up short on Talukdar, Russell willingly volunteered to guarantee the amusement isn’t extended unnecessarily to the last stages.
He crushed five sixes during his 19-ball stay, ending the match off with a hat-trick of sixes off Nazmul Islam, every one of which appeared like a non-verbal articulation of aim coordinated towards their last’s adversary – Comilla Victorians.