Rangpur skipper Shakib exhibited a brilliant all-round performance to rout Dhaka Dynamites by a huge 69 runs in the BPL-3 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
This was the second win for Rangpur in three matches while Dhaka saw the first defeat in two matches.
Opting to bat first Rangpur Riders posted a fighting total of 176 runs for six wickets riding on the fifty of Lendl Simmons and two effective innings from Shakib and Perera. In reply, Dhaka Dynamites were packed for only 107 runs in 19.4 overs.
After an efficient innings with the bat, Shakib led the Riders with the ball as well hauling four wickets while Thisara supported him well grabbing three wickets.
Dhaka started to lose wickets from the third over of their innings when Shakib knocked down Shamsur Rahman (2) and Nasir Jamshed (11) in the same over.
Losing these two wickets Dhaka went to back foot and even Sangakkara could not pull them back in the match.
Spinner Arafat Sunny grabbed the wicket of the Lankan legend Sangakkara (29) to put a massive pressure on Dynamites.
Then Shakib and Thisara gave not a single chance to Dhaka to bounce back in the match. Finally the crawling innings of Dhaka exhausted on 107 runs.
Earlier, once again Soumya failed to play a big innings after a stormy start. Soumya, who added a 38-runs opening pair with Simmons, scored 18 runs off 10 balls with four boundaries before Mustafiz showed him the way of dressing room.
Simmons and Mohammad Mithun then guided the Riders well. The duo added precious 56 runs for the second wicket stand. Simmons hit a fifty before Mosharraf Hossain broke the partnership departing Simmons.
Mithun also had the opportunity to hit a fifty but he missed it as he was dismissed for 34 runs after adding 28 runs with Perera for the fourth wicket stand.
Then Sammy came to the crease but failed to meet the demand of the team and returned to dressing room scoring only three.
Getting down to the batting order skipper Shakib came at number six and played an efficient innings of unbeaten 15-ball 24 runs with three fours. Thisara Perera also contributed a 20-ball 27 runs whacking two fours and sixes each.
For, Dhaka Mustafiz and Yasir Shah grabbed two wickets each.