Dhaka, Jan 18 (UNB) — Shakib Al Hasan’s unbeaten knock of 61 helped Dhaka Dynamites overpower Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Friday.
A magnificent batting show by Sixers captain David Warner in the first innings helped his side put up a challenging total of 158/8. But the high-flying Dynamites, who won four of their last five matches, made the chase look easy.
Apart from Shakib, Andre Russell’s unbeaten hard-hitting innings of 40 off 21 balls helped Dynamites reach the target in 17 overs with six wickets in hand. They finished at 163/4 at Sylhet International Stadium.
In the first innings, Sixers lost their openers Sabbir Rahman and Liton Das at 38. Afif Hossain and David Warner added 40 runs in the third-wicket stand. After Afif walked back to the pavilion scoring 19, Warner kept the score afloat. He hit 63 off 43 balls with eight fours and one six.
Andrew Birch, the South African pacer, who is playing his first match in BPL, took three wickets while Shakib bagged two.
Sixers will play their next match on January 19 against defending champions Rangpur Riders while Dynamites will face Chittagong Vikings on January 21.
Dhaka, Jan 189 (UNB) — Sylhet Sixers captain David Warner starred with the bat again, hitting 63 off 43 balls, to guide his side post a challenging 158/8 against Dhaka Dynamites on Friday at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
Sixers won the toss and opted to bat first. They had a good opening stand with Sabbir Rahman and Liton Das. But both departed for 38.
Liton was dismissed for 27 off 14 balls by Shakib Al Hasan. Andre Russell sent Sabbir back to the pavilion after scoring 11.
In the third wicket stand, Afif Hossain and Warner added 40 runs. Afif failed to utilise his good start as he fell for 19 while facing Andrew Birch. But Warner kept the score afloat with eight fours and one six.
Birch, the South African pacer, who is playing his first match in BPL, took three wickets while Shakib bagged two.
Dhaka, Jan 18 (UNB) — Sylhet Sixers won the toss and chose to bat first on Friday against Dhaka Dynamites in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
The tournament resumed at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium after a day’s break.
Sixers have played five matches so far in the latest edition of BPL and won two of them. Dynamites, on the other hand, have won four out of their five games and are currently at the top of the points table.
In their last match, Sixers stunned defending champions Rangpur Riders by 27 Runs. Liton Das and David Warner played pivotal roles.
Warner is playing the game despite an elbow injury. He will leave for Australia after taking part in his side’s next game against Riders on January 19.
Dynamites lost their last match to Rajshahi Kings by 20 runs, which was their first loss in the ongoing season of BPL.
Dhaka, Jan 17 (UNB) — South African batsman AB de Villiers is joining the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for the first time. The right-hander arrived in Dhaka on Thursday to join Rangpur Riders, the defending champions.
He will be playing the remaining matches of the league.
Riders roped in Villiers under the direct signing act of BPL. He will join Chris Gayle and Alex Hales in the camp.
Villiers played 261 T20 matches.
Riders played six matches in BPL so far and won only two. Their performance with the bat has been poor.
In his long T20 career, AB scored 6,931 runs with three hundreds and 47 fifties. Before coming to BPL, he played in Mzansi Super League in South Africa for Tshwane Spartans.
He played 10 matches and scored 282 runs.
Dhaka, Jan 17 (UNB) — English opener Jason Roy is all set to join Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
He is joining Sylhet Sixers as a replacement for David Warner who will leave BPL after the ongoing Sylhet phase due to an elbow injury.
Sixers have played five matches so far and won two of them.
Jason is the second English national cricketer after Alex Hales to feature in the ongoing BPL. Alex is playing for defending champions Rangpur Riders.
Sixers will play their next two matches on January 18 and 19 but it is unclear if Jason will be able to play.
The right-hander has played 184 T20 matches and scored 4,815 runs with four hundreds and 31 fifties.