Dhaka, Jan 16 (UNB) - Sylhet Sixers posted a challenging total of 187/5 on Wednesday at their home venue Sylhet International Stadium against defending champions of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Rangpur Riders. Liton Das and David Warner hit fifties for the Sixers.
Rangpur won the toss and opted to bowl first. Sylhet started the innings with Sabbir Rahman and Liton Das. They added 73 runs in the first wicket stand. Sabbir fell as the first batsman scoring 20 off 20 balls. But Liton hit his best innings of the season.
Liton Das reached fifty off 29 balls and ended the innings at 70 off 43 balls with nine fours and one six. He had the chance to score first century of BPL’s running season. But he fell prey to run-out. Benny Howell and Chris Gayle were the fielders.
In the second wicket stand, Liton and Warner added 56 runs on the board. After Liton’s dismissal, Warner kept the score afloat. He also hit a half-century off 33 balls. Warner remained unbeaten on 61 off 36 balls.
Shafiul Islam took three wickets for the Riders and Benny Howell bagged a wicket.