Debutant Aliss's hattrick brings breath taking win for Dynamites over Riders
Magical death over spell of young spinner Aliss Al Islam purchased unbelievable 2-run victory for Dhaka Dynamites against defending champions Rangpur Riders in the ninth match of the 6th Bangladesh Premier League 2019 on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium, Dhaka.
Winning the toss, Rangpur invited Dhaka to bat first and were on the right track initially who got early breakthrough since Shohag Gazi stroke in the second over to uproot the stumps of dangerman Hazratullah Zazai while Mash dismissed Sunil Narine in the next over. Gazi picked Rony Talukdar's wicket as Dhaka lost their three top-orders during powerplay.
Skipper Shakib took the responsibility to garnish the cracks, who stood couple of partnership accompanying Mizanur Rahman and Kieron Pollard. He assembled valuable 36 runs during crisis. But thankful 62 from 26 by Kieron Pollard was the key for Dynamites to set pretty good total of 183. Around 139 strike rated innings of Pollard ornamented with five boundaries and four over boundaries.
Shafiul Islam took three wickets while Shohag Gazi and Benny Howell picked two wickets each. Two riders pacemen Mashrafe and Shafiul sharing the top spot of bowling list with eight wickets each including today's shines while Rilee Rossouw of Riders leading the batsman list with 186 runs.
To chase 183, Double Rs lost their two openers cheaply. Big man Gayle and local boy Mehedi Mahruf went dug out scoring eight and 10 runs respectively. But South African recruit Rilee Rossouw created storm in the middle with the bat. He hammered Dhaka bowlers to accumulate 83 from 44 with eight fours and four sixes.
Rossouw stood 121-run third wicket stand pairing with Mohammad Mithun as Riders were seemed very close to win. After Rossouw's departure Rangpur were at 146 for three from 15.3 overs who were still 38 steps away from the post with seven wickets at hand.
But the young local boy Aliss Al Islam, who played his maiden T20 match, was appeared as illusionist. They right hand offbreak bowler of 23 hauled four wickets on debut with hat-trick to crackle down RR's batting order and eventually adjudged the player of the match. Mithun went out one short of fifty as the first of the three in three of Aliss. He claimed the wickets of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Farhad Reza in next two deliveries to complete his hat-trick.
Beside Aliss, Sunil Narine took two as Rangpur found two runs short from the post loosing nine wickets. With this win DD remained unbeaten in the tournament with all-three wins while RR following Dynamites by means of two wins from their four appearances.