Match Details

CGC vs SYS 2nd Match, BPL 2024

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Chattogram Challengers won by 7 wickets 🏆
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16th Over:
= 12
17th Over:
= 9
Last Over:
= 15
This Over:
= 16

Player of the Match

Najibullah Zadran
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Najibullah Zadran Jersy
57 (39)61 (30)4 3 4 5 146.15 203.33
P'ship : 121(68)
Last Wkt :   Imran Uzzaman 11(14)
1-252.3 10.00
CGCCGC - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4856
10 Over 8571
15 Over 112128
SYSSYS - 1st Innings
6 Over 4647
10 Over 7875
15 Over 117125
20 Over 181177


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Inn 2
That's it from the coverage of this game as the opening day of BPL action comes to an end. Hope you all enjoyed our coverage as much as we had fun in bringing it to you. We will be back tomorrow with more cricketing actions from around the world and across formats. For now, this is Ayan Chatterjee signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Saptak Sanyal alongside scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer. Stay safe, happy, and cool. Goodnight and CHEERS!  
Shuvagata Hom (Chattogram Challengers Captain)- "It is a good start for us in the tournament. The first match is always important and we got that. We restricted them to a low total and fielded well. Special mentions to Dipu and Zadran.

Bilal and Shohidul bowled very well in the death. I think we struggled to bowl well in the middle overs and we should improve that area in the next match."
Najibullah Zadran (Player of the Match): "Yes, I didn't sleep well for the last two days. I came from India. I got in and played normal cricket and in the end, got the win for our side. I played normal cricket. Yes, we got in the partnership and we played positive cricket and happy to get the job done. We had to use our heads properly. Glad we could win and get the points for the side."  
Player of the Match: Najibullah Zadran.  
Mashrafe Mortaza (Sylhet Strikers captain)- "I think the fielding has let us down. uOur bowling was also below par but the catch drops have affected us a lot. After the 15 overs, we did use the slog overs well. 177 is a good score in this wicket but I think the catch drop was the issue. Spinners were struggling to bowl in lines but our seamers also struggled well. I am playing after quite a long time and hopefully will do better in the next games."
Time for the post match presentations.
10:29 PM IST, 10:59 PM Local Time: Najibullah Zadran finished things off in style as Chattogram Challengers have chased down a big target of 178 in 18.3 overs to win the game by 7 wickets with 9 balls to spare. The Strikers were good with the bat but were sloppy with the ball with numerous dropped catches and that has come back to haunt them as they go down in this game.  

Chasing 178 for the win, Chattogram lost Tanzid Hasan early. Avishka Fernando looked good for his 39 off 23 balls as he gave them the quick start. Uzzaman went to double figures as the Challengers were 59/3 at one stage. But from there on, it was the Shahadat Hossain-Najibullah Zadran show. The duo put on 121 unbeaten runs for the fourth wicket to get them over the line. Hossain was unbeaten on 57* off 39 balls while Najibullah finished things off in style remaining unbeaten on 61* off 30 balls. 10 extras given by the fielding side as they got to the target in 18.3 overs.   

The Strikers' bowlers went for runs today and were sloppy in the field dropping catches here and there. A wicket apiece for Richard Ngarava, Nazmul Islam, and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. The rest remained wicketless and expensive for that matter. 

Earlier in the game, the Strikers were asked to bat first by the Challengers. The Sylhet Strikers started well with the openers putting on 67 for the first wicket. Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 36 off 30 balls while Mohammad Mithun looked good for his 40 off 28 balls. Zakir Hasan was the real star for them batting at 3 as he scored 70* off 43 balls and held the innings together and finished off well. Harry Tector was with him on 26* off 20 balls. 5 extras given by the fielding side as the Strikers ended with 177/2 in 20 overs. 

A wicket apiece for Curtis Campher and Nihaduzzaman as only 2 wickets fell in the innings. The rest went for runs and could not take wickets today. 

So, Chattogram Challengers win by 7 wickets with 9 balls to spare to start their campaign with a win today. Stay tuned for the presentations.   
18.3 M Mortaza to N Zadran
4 VICTORY!!!!!!!! Mortaza from over the wicket, serves a good length delivery outside off. Zadran waits for the slower delivery to come close to his body and he slaps it over the cover fielder inside the circle and the ball races away to the fence. Excelllent come back from the Chattogram Challengers riding on the brilliance of Shahadat Hossain-Najibullah Zadran duo and they gets the victory by 7 wickets.
18.2 M Mortaza to N Zadran
6 SIXXXX MORE!!! Just 2 needed now!! Mortaza with a shorter delivery angling at the off stump. Zadran creates the room and tonks it over deep midwicket for a maximum.
Najibullah Zadran gets to his fifty off just 28 balls. 
18.1 M Mortaza to N Zadran
6 SIXXXX MORE!!! Zadran gets to his half century with that! Mortaza with a length delivery angling at the fifth stump. Zadran off his backfoot, uses the width perfectly and heaves it over long-on for a maximum.
14 needed off 12 balls now, Chattogram are cruising now to the target. 
Chattogram Challengers
Shahadat Hossain
Najibullah Zadran
Tanzim Hasan Sakib
100 of the partnership up between the duo. 
17.6 Sakib to S Hossain
6 SIXXXX!! That's going to be the turning point it seems! Slower good length delivery at the fourth stump. Shahadat shuffles across and waits for the ball to come. He pummels the ball over deep midwicket for a maximum.