Mohor Sheikh of Dhaka Dynamites was endowed the responsibility of defending 15 off the final over, but the gigantic Robbie Frylinck muscled as many as three sixes as Chittagong Vikings coasted home with a ball to spare
Dhaka Dynamites’ Shakib al Hasan’s excellent all-round performance went in vain as Chittagong Vikings’ South African all-rounder Robbie Frylinck struck three sixes in the final over to help his side to victory by three wickets in their Bangladesh Premier League match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium Monday.
The Dynamites posted 139/9 before Vikings reached 124/7 at the end of the 19th over.
Mohor Sheikh of Dhaka was endowed the responsibility of defending 15 off the final over, but the gigantic Frylinck muscled as many as three sixes as Chittagong coasted home with a ball to spare.
How the action unfolded
Frylinck, who was adjudged man-of-the-match, not only finished the game but he also started off the proceedings as he bowled Dynamites opener Rony Talukdar in the third ball of the match without any runs on the board.
Dynamites, who won the toss, were in further trouble as Frylinck bowled Rony’s opening partner Sunil Narine in the third over when the score was 27.
Dynamites started to repair the damage but Abu Jayed made a double strike in the ninth over to reduce them to 56-4.
However, Dynamites skipper Shakib, who scored the highest 34, made a bit of a recovery with Nurul Hasan (27) and later Shuvagata Hom played a quick fire 28 off 15 balls.
But despite those efforts, Dynamites posted a below-par score at the end of their innings.
Vikings’ Cameron Delport was the pick of their bowlers with 3/25.
Shahzad falls early
Vikings expected a good start while chasing but Dynamites’ West Indian bowler Andre Russell got rid of their opener Mohammad Shahzad for a duck in the second ball.
This is the first duck for the big Afghani in this BPL.
Shakib keeps Dhaka alive with his bowling
Dynamites captain Shakib al Hasan not only batted well, but he kept his team’s chance alive with his bowling prowess as well.
One of the finest all-rounders of world cricket got one wicket each in the fourth, sixth and eighth over to keep the opponent’s chase in check.
Shakib took a break and returned with his last over in the 17th over of the innings, and yet again hunted down another scalp to finish with excellent figure of 4/16.
Not only did he get another wicket in that crucial juncture of the match, but he also bowled a maiden to peg back the opponent.
Frylinck muscles his team home
After Shakib’s maiden, Mohor bowled a decent 18th over as he conceded just five runs.
Experienced bowler Rubel Hossain also followed suit in the 19th over and Vikings batsman Mosaddek Hossain was run out in the second ball of that over to make things tougher for them.
But Frylinck got the better of the inexperienced Mohor in the final over.
Sanjamul Islam did well to get one run in the first ball, and give the strike to the South African, who struck the next ball over the midwicket fence to balance the equation.
Mohar bowled a yorker in the next delivery, but the batsman could fetch two runs from that before Frylinck delivered the last blow, a killing one for Dynamites, to send the ball beyond the leg-side boundary again in the fourth ball.
Vikings needed just one run from the last two balls, but Frylinck, who has already earned the reputation as a finisher, struck the fifth and penultimate ball straight over the bowler’s head to seal the match.
What this result means
With this result, both the top teams of the tournament have 10 points each, and although Dynamites are top with a better net run-rate, they have played seven matches, one more than Vikings.
Dynamites will face Comilla Victorians in the same venue Tuesday, while Vikings will play their next game against Rajshahi Kings Wednesday.
24TH MATCH, CHVvDD
DHAKA DYNAMITES INNINGS R B
Rony b Frylinck 0 3
Narine b Frylinck 18 9
Kuhn b Jayed 18 21
Shakib c Yasir b Delport 34 34
Rasooli c Delport b Jayed 0 3
Nurul st Shahzad b Delport 27 18
Russell c Shanaka b Khaled 1 4
Shuvagata run out (Shahzad) 28 15
Naim b Delport 6 10
Mohor not out 0 3
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 3) 7
Total (20 Overs) 139/9
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Rony), 2-27 (Narine), 3-56 (Kuhn), 4-56 (Rasooli), 5-95 (Shakib), 6-100 (Nurul), 7-100 (Russell), 8-121 (Naim), 9-139 (Shuvagata)
Frylinck 3-0-19-2, Nayeem 4-0-27-0, Khaled 4-0-27-1, Jayed 4-1-26-2, Mosaddek 1-0-11-0, Delport 4-0-25-3
CHITTAGONG VIKINGS INNINGS R B
Shahzad c Shuvagata b Russell 0 2
Delport b Shakib Al Hasan 30 12
Yasir c Nurul b Shakib 15 17
Mushfiq c Narine b Rubel 22 23
Shanaka lbw b Shakib 2 3
Mosaddek run out (Darwish) 33 39
Nayeem b Shakib 4 11
Frylinck not out 25 10
Sanjamul not out 2 3
Extras (lb 1, nb 1, w 10) 12
Total (19.5 Overs) 145/7
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Shahzad), 2-32 (Delport), 3-51 (Yasir), 4-63 (Shanaka), 5-95 (Mushfiq), 6-114 (Nayeem), 7-119 (Mosaddek)
Russell 3-0-25-1, Shuvagata 1-0-16-0, Shakib 4-1-16-4, Narine 4-0-26-0, Rubel 4-0-24-1, Mohor 3.5-0-37-0
Chittagong Vikings won by three wickets
MoM: Robbie Frylinck (CHV)