The Dhaka Dynamites captain Shakib Al Hasan and Khulna Titans skipper Mahmudullah Riyad -- two veterans of Bangladesh cricket -- were all smiles before the toss today.
Batting first, Shakib's Dhaka posted 192/6 against Riyad's Khulna.
The Mirpur pitches have produced low-scoring scores in the afternoon session but it changes with Afghan Hazratullah Zazai. He struck a 41-ball 78 in his first BPL outing and carried on the carnage with a 36-ball 57 that included three fours and five sixes.
Chinaman Zahir Khan in action. The left-arm chinaman is a rare commodity in world cricket. He however went for 35 in his four overs.
Fans also had time for personal grooming time away from cricket, fixing their hair or just casually doing their makeup.