Barishal takes on Chattogram to keep them alive for playoffs

In a bid to keep them alive for the playoffs of Bangabandhu T20 Cup, Fortune Barishal will take on Gazi Group Chattogram at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today. The match starts at 5.30 PM, reports BSS.

Despite their victory in a high-scoring battle against Minister Group Rajshahi in the last match, Barishal is languishing at the bottom of the table with four points from six games.

Minister Group Rajshahi has also four points but they are in fourth place due to better run rate. However what is the advantage of Barishal is that they played one match less than Rajshahi and so they have the chance to amass eight points if they win both of their games. Rajshahi on the other hand, has no chance to collect eight points.

However still Barishal couldn’t afford to be relaxed given that a defeat could destroy the momentum they achieved after an epic victory. 

The victory is a confidence booster for the remaining matches of the tournament, said Barishal captain Tamim Iqbal.

“The way Rajshahi batted, they didn’t make many mistakes but we are excellent in batting on this day. Youngsters should be credited for this,” Tamim said, adding that his strategy to go on berserk against Farhad Reza was key to win the game.

“Actually I went berserk on Farhad Reza in an over which changed the momentum of the game. I think after that the game was in our favour.”

But Tamim believes they should rectify their mistakes in bowling if they continue to keep up the winning spree.

“Rajshahi batsmen batted well but we made some mistakes in bowling. In the first six overs, our bowlers couldn’t bowl well. You can’t get away with it everyday, so we should fix our problems and come strongly in the remaining matches of the tournament.”

Gazi Group Chattogram however had already confirmed their playoffs after winning five games in six matches. Their only defeat came at the hands of Beximco Dhaka so far.

In the last game against Gemcon Khulna, they were on the verge of another defeat but somehow managed to win the game by three wickets.

Even though the match is just another game for them, Chattogram would like to win it in a bid to ensure they would be in top two positions.


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