Bowlers seal playoff spot for Rangpur

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MNA Sports Desk: Rangpur Riders clinched playoff spot as the fourth team following their 19-run victory over Khulna Titans in the 38th match of AKS BPL 2017 Powered by Shah Cement.

Mahmudullah won the toss and opted to bowl first at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS). Chris Gayle scored 38 and gave a good start to Rangpur Riders.

After his departure, it was Mohammad Mithun who carried the Rangpur innings with an unbeaten knock of 50 off 35 balls. Rangpur posted 147 for 6 after 20 overs. Jofra Archer picked up 2 wickets for 28.

In reply Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Michael Klinger gave Khulna Titans a steady start with a 60-run stand. But Rangpur Riders bowlers fought back by picking up couple of wickets in quick-succession. Khulna finally managed to score 128 for 8 in 20 overs and lost the match by 19 runs.

Mohammad Mithun was adjudged man of the match.