Duronto Rajshahi reach semis

Published: February 26, 2012

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Duronto Rajshahi reached the semi-finals in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 as the first team defeating Khulna Royal Bengals by eight wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.

Batting first, Khulna Royal scored only 106 runs in 18.5 overs. NJ O’Brien scored 35 from 39 balls while DR Smith scored 18 from 17 balls.

Mohammad Sami and SM Ervine took three wickets each for Rajshahi.

In response, Rajshahi scored 160 runs to spare 35 balls and eight wickets in hand.

Chasing a target of 106, MN Samuels of Duronto Rajshahi scored 50 off 35 balls while Shahzaib Hasan made 28 runs off 12 and Junaid Siddique remained unbeaten at 29 off 32 balls.

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