Northern Warriors won the toss and opted to field first. Bangla Tigers got off to an excellent start with the two openers, Rilee Rossouw and Andre Fletcher adding 46 runs in just 4.4 overs. However, Rossouw got out after scoring 21 runs off 15 balls and wickets started to tumble with his dismissal. A crushing batting collapse halted Bangla Tigers’ innings.
From 45/0, Bangla Tigers suddenly collapsed to 54 for 4. The Warriors’ bowlers kept on picking wickets at regular intervals to increase the troubles for the Tigers. However, towards the end, Robert Frylinck played a vital came knock of 36 runs off just 12 balls that included three sixes and four fours as Bangla Tigers finished with 102 for 6 in 10 overs. For the Northern Warriors, Rayad Emrit picked two wickets and the rest of the bowlers also supported him nicely.
In the second innings, Northern Warriors got off to a disappointing start losing two key wickets in the form of Lendl Simmons and Nicholas Pooran with 34 runs on the board. The pair of Asela Gunaratne and Andre Russell then added a brief stand of 30 runs for the third wicket before the former was dismissed with 64 runs on the scoreboard.
Russell almost pushed the game in Warriors’ favour with his entertaining knock of 41 runs off 25 balls that consisted of three sixes and as many fours. However, his dismissal turned the game on its head and suddenly, the Bangla Tigers came on top. David Wiese bowled a fine last over to help Bangla Tigers seal a thriller as Northern Warriors managed to get 96 for 6 in their quota of 10 overs.
Bangla Tigers: 102/6 in 10 overs (Robert Frylinck-36*, Andre Fletcher-22; Rayad Emrit 2/16, Nuwan Pradeep 1/18)
Northern Warriors: 96/6 in 10 overs (Andre Russell-41; David Wiese 3/14, Qais Ahmed 1/13)
Result: Bangla Tigers won the match by 6 runs.