TURNING POINT

Published: 01:45, Jan 12,2019

 
 

Rangpur Riders’ South African batsman Rilee Rossouw plays a shot during their BPL Twenty20 match against Dhaka Dynamites at Mirpur on Friday. — New Age photo

Rangpur Riders seemed to be on their way to a victory against Dhaka Dynamites on Friday but the momentum shifted in the 16th over after the dismissal of a rampaging Rilee Rossouw. Rangpur required 42 runs off 30 balls with Rossouw unbeaten on 79 off 49 deliveries. After Andre Russell was taken for 18 runs in the 15th over Dhaka skipper Sakib al Hasan took a gamble on newcomer off-spinner Aliss Islam and the gamble paid off. Rossouw, after picking up two doubles from the first two deliveries, came down the track in the third and went for a big hit. But the ball turned sharply and eluded Rossouw’s swinging bat, leaving wicketkeeper Nurul Islam to dislodge the bails swiftly. Rangpur then lost Ravi Bopara in the next over off Sakib before Aliss in the 18th over claimed a hat-trick to put Dhaka in the commanding position and take his team to an eventual victory. — New Age

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