In the play-off stage of the Bangladesh Premier League, Khulna Tigers defeated Rajshahi Royals by 27 runs and qualified for the finals of the tournament. Star Pacer Muhammad Amir begs six wickets for mere 17 runs.
The Rajshahi Royals team, batting first, scored 158 runs for three wickets in the Qualifier match played in Dhaka. Najmul Hussain Shanto scored an unbeaten 78 runs with four sixes and seven fours. Shamsur Rehman 32 and Captain Mushfiqur Raheem 21 were other significant scorers.
Pakistani Pacer Muhammad Irfan took 2 for 13 in his 4 overs. Ravi Bopara got one wicket.
In reply, Rajshahi Royals bowled out for 131 in 20 overs despite brilliant innings of Shoaib Malik who made a magnificent 80 runs off 50 balls including 10 fours and 4 sixes. Muhammad Amir was the pick of the bowlers who took six wickets by conceding only 17 runs in his 4 overs.
For his outstanding performance, Muhammad Amir was declared as the Man of the Match,