Rangpur Riders have anchored the best place in the focuses table beating Comilla Victorians by nine wickets on Saturday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Guarding champions Riders finished the group phase of the continuous Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with eight successes in 12 matches.
They bowled Victorians out for 72 in 16.3 overs and pursued down the objective (76/1) in 9.3 overs, losing one wicket.
Rangpur Riders lost their solitary wicket at nine when Mehedi Maruf fell in the wake of scoring five. In the second wicket stand, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers added 67 races to guarantee the success.
Prior, Victorians won the hurl and chose to bat first. Riders’ English all-rounder Ravi Bopara took three wickets yielding seven keeps running in three overs.
Comilla Victorians lost Tamim Iqbal in the second chunk of the innings. Tamim went to drive Nahidul Islam through the cover yet neglected to time it legitimately. Abdominal muscle de Villiers took a simple catch.
They lost Anamul Haque in the third finished. The right-gave wicketkeeper-batsman posted five keeps running on the board before being expelled by Nahidul.
Imrul Kayes, the commander of Victorians, got out for a duck. He was expelled by his partner Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. Directly after Imrul, Shamsur Rahman (12) fell prey to Shaidul Islam.
Ziaur Rahman was the most astounding runs getter for Victorians. He struck 21 off 25 conveyances with two fours and one six. Alongside Ziaur and Shamsur, Liam Dawson was the main other batsman to achieve the twofold digit.
While Bopara stowed three wickets, Nahidul and Mashrafe took two each. Shahidul and Minhajul Abedin Afridi likewise took one wicket each.
The two groups will secure horns again in the principal Qualifier of the competition on February 4 at 6:30pm.