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Fortune have the last laugh
Fortune Barishal celebrate their maiden Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) title defeating Comilla Victorians by six wickets on Friday at the Sher-e-Bamgla Natioanl Stadium. Photo: Collected
BPL 10th edition

Fortune have the last laugh

Fortune Barishal had their last laugh when they celebrated the championship of the 10th edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) cricket on Friday after outplaying Comilla Victorians by six wickets.Comilla Victorians, who had the opportunity to win the BPL title for the fifth time and three times in a row were just outshined by the Fortune Barisha with conceding six wickets defeat.Fortune Barishal after winning toss diced to bat first keeping domination restricted the four times champions for 154 runs and reached the target losing four wickets with six balls remaining.           Chasing to a moderate target Tamim Iqbal and Mehidy Hassan Miraz in the opening stand piled up a solid foundation of 76 runs by eight overs to set off Fortune Barishal to chase the target beautifully. Tamim, who onset with a devastating mood, scored 39 runs off 26 balls with clubbing three fours and as many sixes before being bowled by Moeen Ali with the scorecard showing 76 for one. Mehidy Miraz followed him just after six runs when he was also the victim of the English all-rounder Ali for 29 0ff 26 balls and Barishal was downed to 82 for two.After suffering a substantial wobble, losing two vital wickets in a span of six runs, Kyle Mayers and Mushifiqur Rahim strongly handled the situation when they 73 more runs for victory. The partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Kyle Mayers was broken on 141 runs, just 14 runs away to each the winning target.After the partnership of Mushfiqu and Kyle Mayers in a short period on 141 and 144 runs, Mahmudullah and David ...

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