Cricket: Tamim Iqbal propels Chittagong to 163

A superb captain’s knock from Tamim Iqbal propelled Chittagong Vikings to 163 for 3 after 20 overs against Barisal Bulls led by Mushfiqur Rahim in the 12th match of Bangladesh Premier League 2016 at Mirpur Stadium today.  tm

Barisal won the toss and invited Chittagong to bat first. Chittagong’s first wicket stand of 116 in 13.1 overs between Tamim and Jahurul Islam kept the Barisal bowlers at bay and threatened to take the game away from the Bulls. Tamim scored 75 from 51 balls with 10 fours and two massive sixes. Jahurul chipped in with 36.

Barisal bowlers fought back after the first-wicket partnership and took wickets to peg back Chittagong. Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Hider and Kamrul Islam picked up a wicket each while the rest of bowlers kept it tight and made run-making quite difficult for Chittagong batters on the slow Mirpur pitch.


Chittagong Vikings: 163/3 (20 overs)

Tamim 75, Jahurul 36, Kamrul Islam 1-21


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