Cumilla Victorians win BPL title beating Barishal Fortune
Cumilla Victorians beat Fortune Barishal by one run in a thrilling final to secure the title of the 8th edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)-2022 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur in Dhaka on Friday (February 18).
This is the hat-trick BPL title triumph for the franchise. Earlier, Cumilla secured titles of third and sixth edition of the tournament.
In the final of eighth BPL edition in 2022 on Friday (February 18), Cumilla, thanks to Sunil Narine’s 57 runs, scored 151 runs by losing 9 wickets in 20 overs when the skipper won the toss and opted to bat first.
In reply, Barishal, thanks to brilliant innings of Shaikat Ali’s 58 runs, managed to score 150 runs by losing eight wickets in 20 overs.
For Cumilla, Sunil Narine hit a quick innings of 57 runs from 23 balls which includes five boundaries and as many over-boundaries.
Moeen Ali smashed 38 runs from 32 balls while Abu Hider Rony posted 19 runs off 27 balls.
Imrul Kayes scored 12 runs off 12 balls while wicket-keeper Liton Das, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Faf du Plessis could not reach two digits. Liton and du Plessis scored four runs each while Mahmudul Joy bagged eight runs. Ariful Haque and Shohidul Islam hit a duck each.
For Barishal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Shafiqul Islam bagged two wickets each. Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan and Mehedi Hasan Rana shared a wicket each.
In Chase, Barishal’s Shykat Ali smashed 58 runs off 34 balls with 11 fours and a six.
Chris Gayle scored 33 runs from 31 runs while Nurul Hasan bagged 14 runs and Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 12 runs.
However, no other batsmen of Barishal could reach two digits.