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    Duronto Rajshahi clinch a thriller

    Mirpur: The match between Duronto Rajshahi and Dhaka Gladiators turned out to be a tense match at the end in the Bangladesh Premier League on Monday.

    After electing to bat, Gladiators managed to put up a low score of 116 as they ran into the experienced pacer, Mohammad Sami, who claimed five wickets.

    The chase looked simple for Rajshahi, but their batsmen stumbled to 80 for 6 at one stage, but skipper Musfiqur Rehman did the rescue act by scoring a handy 40 runs. This win has put Rajshahi on top of Bangladesh Premier League table.

    In the second match of the day, powered by Dwayne Smith's unbeaten 103, Khulna Royal Bengals easily defeated Sylhet Royals by 69 runs. Smith's scored the third century of Bangladesh Premier League.

    After opting to field, Sylhet Royals failed to restrict the Khulna batsmen for low score, as Herschelle Gibbs and Dwayne Smith attacked the bowlers from the word go. Smith's innings was studded with 6 sixes and also equal number of boundaries that took the Khulna score to 186 at the loss of two wickets.

    When Sylhet Royals came out to bat, their chase ended before it got off to a start. The big target became a huge psychological barrier for their batsmen as they were bundled out for 117.