Dhaka, Jan 12 (UNB) - Dhaka Dynamites posted a challenging total of 173/7 against Sylhet Sixers on Saturday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in their fourth match of the sixth season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Rony Talukdar was the highest run getter for Dhaka as he hit 58. Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan and Naim Sheikh were the other batsman to score more than 20-run mark.
Right-arm pacer Taskin Ahmed bagged three wickets - Andre Russell (5), Kieron Pollard (3) and Shuvagata Hom (0) - in his third over conceding only four runs. Before the over, Dhaka were hoping for a big score staying at 123 for four.
Before Taskin Ahmed showing his glimpses, Rony Talukdar was at the point of attention as he struck 58 off 34 with five fours and three sixes.
Dhaka started the innings after winning the toss with a big blow as they lost Hazratullah Zazai, who had hit two fifties in the first two outings, having only four runs on the board.
But, Dhaka controlled well the initial damage as Sunil Narine and Rony Talukdar added 67 runs in the second wicket stand.
Narine fell for 25 runs as the second wicket while Rony and Shakib Al Hasan added 35 runs in the third wicket stand. Rony hit his fifty from 31 balls and became the second local batsman after Mehidy Hasan Miraz to hit a fifty in the ongoing match of BPL.
After the dismissals of Rony and Shakib, Dhaka lost three wickets in quick succession. But, in the eighth wicket stand, Nurul Hasan Shohan and Naiem Sheikh added 48 runs off 32 balls. And eventually, Dhaka posted a challenging total of 173/7 in 20 overs.
Taskin Ahmed was the best bowler for Sylhet for bagging three wickets conceding 38 runs while Sohail Tanvir, Al Amin Hossain, Afif Hossain and Alok Kapali took one wicket each for the Sixers.