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Narine brilliance knocks out Chittagong

  • Published at 07:37 pm February 4th, 2019
Sunil Narine
Dhaka Dynamites bowler Sunil Narine bowls against Chittagong Vikings during their BPL T20 eliminator at Mirpur Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Narine returned with brilliant figures of 4/15 to restrict the opposition to 135/8, before scoring 31 runs to ease the challenge of the chase that they eventually accomplished with 20 balls to spare

Dhaka Dynamites all-rounder Sunil Narine showcased a brilliant performance with both bat and ball to help his side beat Chittagong Vikings by six wickets in their BPL 6 Eliminator in Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Monday.

Narine returned with brilliant figures of 4/15 to restrict the opposition to 135/8, before scoring 31 runs to ease the challenge of the chase that they eventually accomplished with 20 balls to spare.

Thus, the capital city outfit qualified for the second Qualifier.

Narine got out for a quickfire 31 off 16 balls but before that, formed a rapid 44-run opening stand in 4.3 overs with Sri Lankan Upul Tharanga, who played his part scoring 51. 

Tharanga, the only half-centurion in the match, consumed 43 balls in his crucial innings that featured seven boundaries. 

Chittagong pacer Khaled Ahmed looked impressive as he took three wickets conceding 20 runs in his quota of four overs, including a maiden. 

Earlier in the day, Chittagong decided to bat first and their opener Cameron Delport played a decent knock of 36 off 27 balls. 

But the run out of the South African pegged Chittagong back in the eighth over and they faced a bigger blow a couple of overs later when Narine dismissed their in-form captain Mushfiqur Rahim for just eight. 

Man-of-the-match Narine got three more wickets, including the vital one of Robbie Frylinck, who has been the match-winner on several occasions this season for Chittagong, for just one to put the brake on the Vikings’ innings. 

Mosaddek Hossain made 40 but that was not enough to put up a defendable score. 

Key moments 

Delport run out dents Vikings charge

Chittagong were cruising along nicely in the power-play overs, and scored 52 after seven overs losing one wicket. 

Then in the eighth over, the in-form Delport was caught short of the crease after a mix up with Shadman Islam. 

Chittagong lost the momentum from there and their run rate got slow after Delport’s dismissal.

Frylinck gone for just one

Frylinck returned to the playing XI after a long injury lay-off. 

The South African all-rounder played a crucial part in Chittagong’s campaign with the bat to win several matches. 

He needed to fire once again but the right-hander got caught at long on against Narine in the 17th over. 

Frylinck got out for just one off four balls. 

Dhaka skipper Shakib al Hasan deserves some plaudits here as he brought on Narine and closed-in fielders to keep the pressure on the big South African, and he perished. 

Brilliant bowling by Narine in the middle overs

Off-spinner Narine bowled brilliantly in the middle part of the innings and took four wickets giving away only 15 runs in his allotted four overs. 

Narine took the wicket of Mushfiq in the 10th over, and Shadman in the 12th over. 

He also struck twice in the 17th over to get the wickets of Frylinck (one) and Hardus Viljoen (one). 

Tharanga-Narine blistering start

Tharanga and Narine provided Dhaka a perfect start as the opening stand scored 44 in just 4.2 overs before Narine got dismissed. 

Narine was particularly aggressive with his stroke-play, and scored 31 off just 16 balls with half a dozen fours and one six. 

Tharanga carried his innings and scored 51 before getting out in the 14th over. 

But that brilliant opening partnership laid the foundation for Dhaka and eventually they reached their target in 16.4 overs.  

Shakib goes for a golden duck

Dhaka were cruising confidently towards their target but lost two wickets in two successive deliveries against Khaled when Rony Talukdar and Shakib were dismissed in the first and second ball of the 11th over. 

Shakib was brilliant with the ball as he leaked just 11 runs in his stipulated four overs, but could not contribute anything with the bat as he departed for a golden duck after getting caught at point. 

Those two dismissals gave Chittagong slight hope but it faded quickly with solid batting from Tharanga and wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan. 



Yasir c Nurul b Rubel                            8          9

Delport run out (Onik/Nurul)              36        27

Shadman c Shuvagata b Narine       24        19

Mushfiq b Narine                                8          6

Mosaddek run out (Pollard/Nurul)   40        35

Shanaka b Onik                                   7          10

Frylinck c Shuvagata b Narine          1          4

Viljoen lbw b Narine                           1          2

Nayeem not out                                  6          7

Jayed not out                                       1          1

Extras (lb 2, w 1)                                 3 

Total (20 Overs)                                 135/8 

Fall Of Wickets

1-22 (Yasir), 2-56 (Delport), 3-76 (Mushfiq), 4-81 (Shadman), 5-103 (Shanaka), 6-106 (Frylinck), 7-109 (Viljoen), 8-134 (Mosaddek)


Russell 2-0-21-0, Shakib 4-0-11-0, Rubel 3-0-27-1, Shuvagata 2-0-13-0, Narine 4-0-15-4, Mahmudul 1-0-10-0, Onik 4-0-36-1

DHAKA DYNAMITES INNINGS           R          B

Tharanga c Shanaka b Nayeem          51        43

Narine c Nayeem b Khaled                 31        16

Rony lbw b Khaled                              20        13

Shakib c Delport b Khaled                   0          1

Nurul not out                                       20        20

Pollard not out                                    7          7

Extras (lb 3, w 4)                                 7 

Total (16.4 Overs)                               136/4

Fall Of Wickets

1-44 (Narine), 2-88 (Rony), 3-88 (Shakib), 4-112 (Tharanga)


Frylinck 1-0-13-0, Nayeem 3-0-28-1, Jayed 3-0-22-0, Viljoen 4-0-33-0, Khaled 4-1-20-3, Delport 1-0-11-0, Shanaka 0.4-0-6-0

Dhaka Dynamites won by six wickets

MoM: Sunil Narine (DD)