Dhaka Dynamites beat Sylhet Sixers by 32 runs Saturday at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital city to pick up their fourth win in as many matches
Rony Talukdar became the second Bangladeshi to score a fifty in the sixth edition of the BPL as his side Dhaka Dynamites continued their unbeaten run.
Dhaka beat Sylhet Sixers by 32 runs Saturday at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital city to pick up their fourth win in as many matches.
They are now top of the points table.
Sylhet on the other hand now have two points from three games.
Dhaka consist of some big foreign hitters but their local player Rony, who scored highest 58 off 34 balls batting at No 3, shone most brightly to help his side post 173/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
In pursuit of 174, the Sixers were reduced to 75/7 and the match seemed to be heading towards a one-sided finish.
But the Sixers’ West Indian recruit Nicolas Pooran played a swashbuckling 72-run innings off 47 balls with nine sixes, though it just reduced the margin of their inevitable defeat.
@khulnatitans conceded their fourth consecutive loss, this time to @CtgVikings by one run following the Super Over in their @Official_BPLT20 match in Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium Saturdayhttps://t.co/LND8grpJ96#KHULNATITANS #CHITTAGONGVIKINGS #KT #CHV #BPLT20— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) January 12, 2019
After electing to bat, Dhaka lost their explosive opener Hazratullah Zazai for just four in the fourth ball, but Rony formed a 67-run second-wicket stand with Sunil Narine, who made 25 off 21, to lay a good foundation.
Dhaka skipper Shakib al Hasan scored 23 to leave the side on 117/4 in the 13th over and two Windies power-hitters Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell were expected to make an onslaught in the remaining overs.
But Sylher pacer Taskin Ahmed removed both and Shuvagata Hom in the 15th over to ruin the plan.
However, debutant Mohammad Naim (25) and Nurul Hasan (23) formed an unbroken 48-run stand for the eighth wicket to ensured a formidable score for the league leader.
In reply, the Sylhet top-order collapsed as none of their top four batsmen could reach double figure, and No 5 Sabbir Rahman made just 12 to leave his side on a precarious 37/5.
But Pooran decided to rain in with sixes before top-edging a Rubel Hossain bouncer to be caught at the leg side by man-of-the-match Rony.
Rubel was the pick of the bowlers with figure of 3/22 for Dhaka.
12TH MATCH, DDvSS
DHAKA DYNAMITES INNINGS R B
Zazai c Afif b Sohail 4 4
Narine c Afif b Kapali 25 21
Rony c Pooran b Afif 58 34
Shakib c Liton b Al-Amin 23 17
Pollard c Kapali b Taskin 3 7
Russell c & b Taskin 5 4
Nurul not out 18 10
Shuvagata c Liton b Taskin 0 1
Naim not out 25 23
Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 1, w 5) 12
Total (20 Overs) 173/7
Fall Of Wickets
1-4 (Zazai), 2-71 (Narine), 3-106 (Rony), 4-117 (Shakib), 5-124 (Russell), 6-125 (Pollard), 7-125 (Shuvagata)
Sohail 4-0-21-1, Taskin 4-0-38-3, Al-Amin 3-0-26-1, Nasir 1-0-11-0, Kapali 2-0-13-1, Lamichhane 4-0-33-0, Afif 2-0-25-1
SYLHET SIXERS INNINGS R B
Warner c Pollard b Shakib 7 3
Liton c Shuvagata b Narine 9 9
Afif c Pollard b Shuvagata 4 4
Nasir c Russell b Shakib 1 8
Sabbir c Nurul b Rubel 12 10
Pooran c Rony b Rubel 72 47
Kapali b Rubel 2 3
Sohail c Rubel b Al Islam 7 11
Taskin not out 18 19
Lamichhane lbw b Shuvagata 1 4
Al Amin not out 1 2
Extras (lb 2, w 5) 7
Total (20 Overs) 141/9
Fall Of Wickets
1-8 (Warner), 2-13 (Afif), 3-21 (Liton), 4-29 (Nasir), 5-37 (Sabbir), 6-56 (Kapali), 7-75 (Sohail), 8-125 (Pooran), 9-134 (Lamichhane)
Shakib 4-0-34-2, Shuvagata 3-0-28-2, Narine 3-0-13-1, Russell 2-0-21-0, Rubel 3-0-22-3, Al Islam 4-0-14-1, Pollard 1-0-7-0
Dhaka Dynamites won by 32 runs
MoM: Rony Talukdar (DD)