All the burden fell on Mehedi Hasan Miraj. That Miraj, the Chittagong Challengers who was removed from the captaincy. That Miraj, who gave 32 runs in the first 3 overs. Khulna Tigers needed 18 runs in the last over, Andre Fletcher unbeaten on 74 off 55 balls at the crease, fellow dangerous Thisara Perera. However, Mirage did not give them a chance in the entire over. Perera caught the last ball, Miraj grabbed his own ball and lay down. As if he took all the burden of Chittagong alone!
Miraj broke the dream of Mushfiqur Rahim and Khulna and took Chittagong to the second qualifier. Earlier, he also contributed in batting. After losing 4 wickets for 75 runs, Chadwick formed a pair of BPL record 115 runs for the fifth wicket with Walton, just 57 balls. Chittagong got a big collection of 189 runs without Will Jacques. In reply, Mushfiqur and Fletcher scored 74 off 49 balls and Yasir Ali scored 65 off 36 balls with Fletcher. However, after Shariful Islam in the 19th over, they got stuck in front of Miraj as they were 8 runs away in the 20th over. As a result, Mushfiqur’s BPL title remained elusive once again.
Chittagong had to bat after losing the toss in the eliminator match in Mirpur. They didn’t get their best batsman Will Jacques in the tournament that day, he got sick in a hurry before the match. Khulna did not take time to hit, the first two successes they got short. Zakir Hasan caught Khaled Ahmed’s ball and captain Afif Hossain made a steep climb. Chittagong lost 2 wickets in 16 runs. Lewis, who bought the wicket instead of Jacques, hit four fours with two big sixes, but his strike rate in the 39-run innings remained at 121.6. He had to return as lbw because of Nabil Samad.
In the next over of Lewis, Shamim Hossain made 10 runs in 2 fours and became lbw with the help of Mehedi Hasan. Chittagong lost the fourth wicket in the middle of the innings for 75 runs. Left-arm spinner Nabil’s over ended in the ninth over, he gave only 15 runs in 4 overs. But then the two right-handers Walton and Miraj, if they knew what to do, it seems that Mushfiqur would have left Nabil’s over! However, in the first 11 overs, Khulnai was sitting on Chittagong! At that time Walton played 16 balls and scored only 11 runs, Mirage’s run was 5 off 6 balls.
Mirage was the first to attack Mehdi in the 12th over, coming down to the ground and hitting a six. Walton hit four-six in that over, became 18 runs. Farhad Reza gave 6 runs in the 14th over and thisara did not get more than 6 runs from Perera in the 16th over. But before and after the Walton-Mirage riots.
Walton scored a half-century off just 26 balls, with Ruel Meyer hitting two fours and sixes in one over. Walton played around the wicket, but was great behind the square on the leg side. Miraj has accompanied him well. In the last over, Perera left the crease with the ball and came out to play. Before being bowled, he made 36 runs from 30 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. Benny Howell hit a six to Pereira in the end. Chittagong scored 116 runs in the last 9 overs. Walton hit six fours and six sixes in an unbeaten 89-run innings.
Mehedi Hasan could not bring the performance of the previous day in Rantara, the majestic government has also failed. Nasum Ahmed gave the first breakthrough to Chittagong by returning Mehdi. Mrityunjay Chowdhury returned Saumya with his first ball in the innings. Akbar Ali took the catch with a dive after missing the catch.