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Mominul, Mahedi powers Dhaka to 205-4 against Khulna





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 || CF Correspondent ||

Mominul Haque and Mahedi Hasan demonstrated a powerful batting show to steer Dhaka to an imposing 205-4 against Khulna Tigers in the last group match of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Both of the batsmen in the process picked up their highest T20 score and added a record 153 runs for the fourth wicket stand, following a disastrous start.

Mominul Haque blasted 91 off 59, clattering seven fours and four sixes to lead the charge while  Mahedi remained not out on 36 ball-68, hitting three fours and five sixes.

Touted as Test specialist, Mominul’s revolution was a sight to behold as he firstly steered Dhaka through a torrid period which saw them reeling to 35-3 after the first powerplay.

Dhaka was sent to bat first, a decision made by Mushfiqur Rahim was justified well by Shafiul Islam and Robbie Frylinck.

While Frylinck dealt a double blow, removing Tamim (1) and Anamul Haque Bijoy (10), Shafiul got rid of Jaker Ali (14).

Mominul who opened the innings with Tamim, replacing Bijoy, firstly weathered the attacked resolutely before going on to berserk.

With Mahedi firstly tormenting the bowlers to score runs rapidly, Mominul grew with strength to strength and at one phase, in a blink of eye outscored Mahedi to score his first half-century in the tournament.

He continued his whirlwind batting, leaving Mahedi a mere spectator at this phase and approached to his first T20 century before Amir finally got the better of him.

Mahedi however then came out from the shell to help Dhaka propel past 200 runs mark.

The winner of the match however would finish in top two spots to play first Qualifier while the loser will play the Eliminator.