Chasing 181, Rajshahi Kings managed to score 104 only losing all of their wickets in 18.2 overs
Sylhet Sixers won by 76 runs against Rajshahi Kings in their BPL 6 match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Friday.
How the action unfolded
Chasing 181, Rajshahi managed to score 104 only losing all of their wickets in 18.2 overs.
The game changers
Fazle Mahmud was the top-scorer with a 50-run innings, while Zakir Hasn scored 16, but only one other batsman – Ryan ten Doeschate (12) – reached double digit.
Mohammad Nawaz and Sohail Tanvir picked up three wickets each for the Sixers.
Earlier, Sylhet scored 180 losing six wickets in 20 overs.
Jason Roy top-scored for Sylhet with 42 while Tanvir played a little cameo at the end (23 off 10 balls) to help the Sixers post a good total.
Mustafizur Rahman bagged two wickets for the Kings, but conceded 43 runs.
Sabbir goes early
Sabbir Rahman’s average performance in the BPL continued as he managed to score only one off three balls against the Kings.
He was trapped in front by spinner Arafat Sunny as Rajshahi made a solid start.
Sabbir has scored only one fifty-plus innings in his nine innings for Sylhet so far this season.
Roy makes his mark
Sylhet replaced David Warner with English opener Roy in the middle stage of this season’s BPL and he played his first match yesterday.
The right-hander came out to bat at No 3 and scored 42 off just 28 balls with four fours and two sixes before being cleaned up by spinner Sekkugge Prasanna.
Evans blow for Kings
The in-form Laurie Evans scored just one run against the Sixers and got out in the first over which created pressure for the Kings while chasing 181.
Evans tried to clear the boundary over mid-off and was caught nicely by Nawaz against the bowling of Tanvir.
Nawaz triple strike in one over
Sixers spinner Mohammad Nawaz bowled tight lines and lengths to check the run rate in the middle part of the innings and even took three wickets in the same over.
His triple strike came in the 15th over of the innings where he took the wicket of Fazle, Christiaan Jonker and Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
Rajshahi have now lost five games this season, and have eight points.
They will face Chittagong Saturday.
Sylhet have six points after nine matches and will play against Khulna Titans Saturday.
29TH MATCH, RKvSS
SYLHET SIXERS INNINGS R B
Liton c Miraz b Mustafizur 24 13
Sabbir lbw b Arafat 1 3
Roy b Prasanna 42 28
Afif st Zakir b Ten Doeschate 28 29
Pooran c Jonker b Kamrul 19 18
Kapali not out 16 14
Nawaz c Fazle b Mustafizur 11 7
Tanvir not out 23 10
Extras (b 5, lb 3, nb 2, w 6) 16
Total (20 Overs) 180/6
Fall Of Wickets
1-20 (Sabbir), 2-28 (Liton), 3-90 (Roy), 4-119 (Pooran), 5-123 (Afif), 6-139 (Nawaz)
Kamrul 4-0-33-1, Arafat 3-0-34-1, Mustafizur 4-0-43-2, Miraz 4-0-28-0, Prasanna 2-0-17-1, Ten Doeschate 3-0-17-1
RAJSHAHI KINGS INNINGS R B
Evans c Nawaz b Tanvir 1 5
Mominul c Tanvir b Taskin 5 8
Fazle c Kapali b Nawaz 50 41
Ten Doeschate b Kapali 12 12
Zakir c Roy b Taskin 16 17
Jonker lbw b Nawaz 1 3
Prasanna b Tanvir 2 3
Miraz c Kapali b Nawaz 1 2
Arafat lbw b Tanvir 8 11
Kamrul lbw b Kapali 2 5
Mustafizur not out 1 3
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 2) 5
Total (18.2 Overs) 104 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-3 (Evans), 2-16 (Mominul), 3-45 (Ten Doeschate), 4-81 (Zakir), 5-88 (Fazle), 6-88 (Jonker), 7-90 (Miraz), 8-96 (Prasanna), 9-102 (Arafat), 10-104 (Kamrul)
Tanvir 4-0-17-3, Ebadat 3-0-18-0, Taskin 3-0-20-2, Nawaz 4-0-22-3, Kapali 2.2-0-15-2, Afif 2-0-9-0
Sylhet Sixers won by 76 runs
MoM: Sohail Tanvir (SS)