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Ariful’s heroic gives Khulna memorable win in Shakib’s comeback match

Gemcon Khulna have picked up an incredible victory against Fortune Barishal by 4 wickets in the second match of Bangabandhu T20 Cup on Tuesday (November 24) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Actually, it was Ariful Haque who made a big tough task easier which gave Khulna a memorable win. 22 runs needed in the last over of the match and Ariful hit 4 sixes in 5 balls to secure the win for Khulna.

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After losing the toss, Tamim’s team could not take advantage of the situation. Barishal managed to score 152 runs in 20 overs with the loss of 9 wickets.

Parvez Hossain Emon (51 off 42 balls) scored a half-century for the team. Besides, Towhid Hridoy scored 27 off 25 balls, Mahidul Islam Ankon scored 21 off 10 balls, Tamim scored 15 off 15 balls and Taskin Ahmed played a cameo innings of 12 runs off just 5 balls at the end of the innings.

Shahidul Islam took four wickets for Khulna, while Shafiul Islam and Hasan Mahmud took two wickets each. Shakib Al Hasan returned to competitive cricket after 13 months and took a wicket for 18 runs in 3 overs.

However, chasing the target, Khulna started very shaky as they lost their key 4 wickets inside just 36 runs. Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, captain Mahmudullah Riyad all failed miserably.

But Jahurul Islam and Ariful Haque tackled the situation. After Jahurul was out, Ariful and Shamim Hossain Patwary made another good partnership. But Shamim also got out in the 18th over of the match. After that, Ariful single handedly won the match for Khulna.

Taskin Ahmed and Sumon Khan both took 2 wickets each for Barishal. Ariful was adjusted man of the match for his outstanding unbeaten 48-run innings off just 34 balls.

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