A fierce bowling spells by Kevin Cooper and Al Amin Hossain helped Barisal Bulls to record an exciting 18 runs victory over Dhaka Dynamites in the elimination round of Bangladesh Premier League held on Saturday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur.
Chasing a winning target of 136 runs set by Barisal, Dhaka Dynamites found the chase very stiff in the face of tight bowling attacks by the Barisal Bulls bowler and finally able to score 117 for 8 from their stipulate 20 overs.
The defeat means Dhaka dynamite will play against first qualification round losers Rangpur Riders.
Earlier, Barisal Bulls scored a decent total of 135 for 5 from their allotted 20 overs, after they were forced to bat first by Dhaka Dynamites.
Barisal Bulls - 135 for 5 in 20 overs, Sabbir 41, Mahmudullah 37, Gayle 31, Mustafizur 2/21
Dhaka Dynamites - 117 for 8 in 20 overs, Mosaddek 26, Reza 20, Waller 18, Al Amin 3/15, Cooper 3/17 and Taijul 2/13.