shoaib malik 500th t20 match bpl 2023 sportstiger

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Pakistan veteran and former skipper Shoaib Malik on Friday (February 3) received a special guard of honour for achieving a special feat. The Pakistan cricketer became only the third cricketer to feature in 500 T20 games, which came during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. He featured in his 500th T20 match on Friday during a match between Nurul Hasan-led BPL franchise Rangpur Riders and Dhaka Dominators.

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Ahead of the start of the match in Dhaka, the Rangpur Riders stood near the boundary rope as Malik took the field for the match. The Rangpur Riders were joined by their opponents Dhaka Dominators to honour Malik for this feat.

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Talking about the match, Rangpur Riders opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Led by the brilliant knock from their skipper Nurul Hasan (61), the Riders sailed past the Dominators to win the match by two wickets on February 3. With the knockouts coming in shape, the Riders currently are placed at the fourth place in the points table with six wins from nine games. 

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