Barisal Bulls sunk Rangpur Riders in the rain interpreted curtailed over match by 6 wickets by D/L method with three balls to spare in the penultimate match of the Chittagong phase of BPL-3 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Thursday.
The unstoppable Bulls tasted their fifth win in six matches while Riders faced their third lose in seven matches.
Asked to bat first, with failure of the batters Rangpur scored only 104 runs for nine in 20 overs.
Chasing the target, Barisal lost their opener Evin Lewis (4), who hit a ton in the last match, with the team total of 19 runs. After hitting Wahab Riaz for a four, he became an LBW victim in the next ball.
The rain forced the umpires to stop the match as it was drizzling much in the fourth over. The match resumed an hour of rest. Seven overs were curtailed and the revised target was 75 runs.
Soon after the match resumed Arafat Sunny grabbed the wicket of Rony Talukdar (23). Then Shakib sent Mehedi Maruf (3) back.
Mahmudullah and Nadif then added 30 runs for the fourth wicket stand. But Nadif (16) was dismissed by Arafat when Bulls were so close to win.
Tough Nadif went back, Mahmudullah left the field with the win remaining unbeaten with 23 runs.
Earlier, Rangpur exhibited a worse batting show at their top order. Al-Amin caused them the misery sending back Soumya and Shakib in the second over.
The hero of the last match Soumya went back for a golden duck when he tried to hit the outside off length delivery of AL-Amin and saw him caught at cover. The icon of the Rangpur Shakib (1) did quite similar error to Soumya. Without taking any position he went down the track and presented a catch to Mahmudullah at mid on.
Soon after Mithun walked off scoring only 2. Jahurul (24) also followed his mates as he was dismissed hitting Rayad Emrit, who was playing his first match, in the air. Thisara Perera disappointed the Riders as well returning for only 9 runs.
Mohammad Sami then came into act and hauled two wickets in the 15th over. He had his man Misbah (22), who was guiding the Riders, with a speedy outside off bouncer. Mohammad Nabi, batting first in his second match, also went back to the shed scoring five runs.
Later, Al-Amin and Wahab Riaz scored 17 and 12 runs respectively to take the total over hundred.
For Barisal, Al-Amin Hossain grabbed three wickets while Mohammad Sami and Rayan Emrit hauled two wickets each.