Sabbir eclipses Gayle, but Rajshahi fall short

Barisal Bulls 192 for 4 (Mushfiqur 81*, Nafees 63) beat Rajshahi Kings 188 for 6 (Sabbir 122, Al-Ami 3-35) by four runs

Sabbir Rahman's 122 went in vain in the first high-scoring thriller of this season's BPL as Barisal Bulls prevailed over Rajshahi Kings by four runs.

Barisal had to thank Mushfiqur Rahim and Shahriar Nafees, whose 112-run stand for the third wicket hauled them close to 200. Then, tight death bowling, none more important than the last over where Thisara Perera defended nine, helped them seal the game.

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