Kings stutter to semis

Chittagong Kings got the better of their nerve to beat Duronto Rajshahi by four wickets in the crucial eliminator setting up a semi-final contest against Sylhet Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
Chasing a meagre target of 108 runs for victory, Kings looked extremely nervous when they lost five wickets in quick succession, but they somehow managed to overcome it to cruise to their target

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Gayle back to his supreme best

The demon in Chris Gayle is back and back in some style to create a storm in the Bangladesh Premier League that destroyed Sylhet Royals in the race-to-final against Dhaka Gladiators on Friday.
In an astonishing display of power-hitting, Gayle rained down 12 sixes to stroke a swashbuckling 114 from 51 balls, which powered the Gladiators to

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Duronto, Kings face off in knockout tie

Captaincy remained the focal point for Duronto Rajshahi and Chittagong Kings as they clash with each other in the first eliminator today where the losers will be eliminated from the Bangladesh Premier League.
The winner of the tie, meanwhile, will take on Sylhet Royals to determine which team goes through to the all-important final on February 19 where Dhaka Gladiators are lying in

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Heartbreak for Riders as Duronto in last-four

Barisal Burners rode on Hamid Hasan’s raw pace to beat Rangpur Riders by 26 runs in the Bangladesh Premier League at Mirpur, crushing their last-four hopes.
The win took Duronto Rajshahi to the last four on head-to-head count as the three teams were level on 10 points after each side completed their 12 league

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Gayle, Gazi resume rivalry

Gladiators face Royals in race-to-final, BPL play-off today
Dhaka Gladiators’ new recruit Chris Gayle and Sylhet Royals’ off-spinner Sohag Gazi will resume their rivalry once again when the two teams clash with each other in the race-to-final qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday. Gayle and Gazi recently faced off in a bilateral series when West Indies toured Bangladesh for two Test matches, three one-day internationals and

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Kings avoid drama, join last-four

Rubel Hossain atoned for his poor last-over show in the previous match to bowl Chittagong Kings to a 33-run win over Duronto Rajshahi and send them to the play-off in the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.
Rubel was Kings’ villain in their last match against Rangpur Riders when he conceded 16 runs in the final over to put them in a must-win situation in this match against

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It’s do-or-die for Kings, Duronto

Chittagong Kings and Duronto Rajshahi will engage in a do-or-die clash today that will go a long way in determining which teams will go through to the play offs of the Bangladesh Premier League 2013.
The encounter between the Kings and Duronto has been rightly billed as a knockout clash as the winners of the tie will qualify for the play-off spot without bothering about the results of the other

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Burners shock holders to stay alive

Barisal Burners kept their hopes alive for a place in the last four of the Bangladesh Premier League when they handed holders Dhaka Gladiators a seven-wicket thrashing in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Azhar Mahmood and Alauddin Babu shared six wickets between them to dismiss Gladiators for a bellow-par 114 before Brad Hodge smashed an unbeaten 70 off 44 balls to steer his side

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Royals thrash KRB to confirm top-two finish

Sylhet Royals joined Dhaka Gladiators in the qualifiers for the final in the Bangladesh Premier League after they trounced Khulna Royal Bengals by a huge 61-run margin at Mirpur on Tuesday.
The win, which was backed by two half centuries from Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Paul Sterling, took the Royals’ tally to 16 points from 11 matches, which means they are guaranteed

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Ton-up Ashraful takes Gladiators to top-two

Mohammad Ashraful returned to his best to score his first ever Twenty20 century and guide Dhaka Gladiators to a six-wicket win over Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Monday.
Gladiators, riding on Ashraful’s unbeaten 103 from 58 balls, raced to 180-4 to confirm their top-two finish in league phase, which has an added significance because of the tournament

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Riders move to fourth

Rangpur Riders prevailed over Duronto Rajshahi by 20 runs in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday to move to fourth place in the standings – the last semi-final spot.
The Riders have played the same number of matches as Rajshahi and have accumulated the same number of points but leapfrog them in the points table courtesy of a better

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Crucial phase from today

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Crucial phase from today
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will enter its most crucial segment today with just four more days to go before the next round of the competition, officially known as the Race to the Final. The way things stand at the moment, Dhaka Gladiators and Sylhet Royals with 14 points each, have already confirmed their progress to the round and will most likely end up maintaining the

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Riders down Kings in nail-biting finish

Rangpur Riders brought high-flying Chittagong Kings down to earth with a thrilling five-wicket win in the last over of their Bangladesh Premier League encounter at Mirpur on Saturday.
Set a target of 161 runs, Riders needed 16 runs in the final over and they got exactly that to record their first win in five matches, which also revived their semi-final

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BPL avoids boycott narrowly

The payment row in the Bangladesh Premier League has nearly caused a major embarrassment for the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday when seven foreign cricketers of Duronto Rajshahi refused to take to the field for non-payment of their dues.
After a lot of drama behind the scenes, they finally played the game against

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Shahriar sees KRB home

Shahriar Nafees became the latest cricketer to have benefitted from quitting captaincy in the Bangladesh Premier League when his 51-ball 71 guided a struggling Khulna Royal Bengals to a seven-wicket win over Duronto Rajshahi on Friday.
Shahriar gave up the captaincy after Royal Bengals were shot out for the tournament’s

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