25 August, 2016, Dhaka: Team Pioneer smashed down Cricket Freak bitterly in the maiden game between two teams. The game started a bit late in East Shewrapara Old Airport Runway. By winning the toss, Team Pioneer captain, Rahad decided to bat first. Before, the overs of the match were reduced from 20 overs to 16 overs.
In the opening of Team Pioneer, Shajib and Babu started well but when Babu bowled out then Shajib (74 runs off 40 balls) and Apurbo (54 runs off 25 balls) built up a massive partnership that helped Team Pioneer to score a big total of 192. The bowlers of Cricket Freak tried to bowl in the right places but opener Shajib and Apurbo carried on their innings to their satisfaction by hitting some massive sixes. Team Pioneer scored 192 for 7 wickets in 16 overs. Pacer Murad of Cricket Freak showed his genius all through his bowling spells and his outstanding bowling figure was 24/4.
In reply of the target 193, Cricket Freak started well with the opening pair of the captain Yuvvraj and Ripon. Ripon scored 10 runs off 7 balls before getting bowled. Captain Yuvvraj and Mazhar tried to berth their innings to the target. All their attempts were shattered down after dismissals of Yuvvraj, Mazhar and Shamim. The pacers of Team Pioneer delivered some mind blowing deliveries with the ball. Pacer Shorif was in speed gear.
Team Pioneer utilized their home advantages and their performance was truly notable. And for the last some matches, Cricket Freak played well and won the matches but this time they could not hold their nerve. At the end, Team Pioneer won the match by 114 runs. Shajib got nominated as the Man of the Match.
Report: Zayid Siddique