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.
Dhaka, Jan 16 (UNB) — Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) defending champions Rangpur Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first on Wednesday at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium against Sylhet Sixers.
Riders had lost their first match of the season to Chittagong Vikings but they bounced back strongly in the next two matches, winning against Khulna Titans and Comilla Victorians. The champions lost the following two games to Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings.
Sixers, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the points table having lost three of their four matches.
Rangpur Riders (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, Mohammad Mithun(w), Mehedi Maruf, Rilee Rossouw, Benny Howell, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Sohag Gazi, Shafiul Islam
Sylhet Sixers (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Liton Das(w), Afif Hossain, Jaker Ali, Nicholas Pooran, Sabbir Rahman, Alok Kapali, Sohail Tanvir, Sandeep Lamichhane, Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Dhaka, Jan 16 (UNB) — Rajshahi Kings beat Dhaka Dynamites by 20 runs on Wednesday in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny helped Rajshahi defend a small total of 136, taking three scalps for eight runs.
This is Dhaka’s first loss in this edition of BPL.
Dhaka managed to reach 116/9 in 20 overs. Both of Dhaka’s openers returned to the pavilion without reaching the double-digit. Hazratullah Zazai, who scored two consecutive fifties in first two matches, once again failed to shine. He fell for six while the other opener — Sunil Narine — posted one run.
Dhaka failed to control this initial damage and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. They got the highest score from their number eight — Nurul Hasan Shohan— who added 20.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz scalped two for the Rajshahi. Isuru Udana, Kamrul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman took one wicket each for them as well.
Earlier, Marshall Ayub struck 45 off 31 balls after Rajshahi won the toss and chose to bat first. Miraz, the captain, opened the innings once again but was dismissed after scoring a run. He was trapped by Dhaka’s all-rounder Andre Russell.
In the second wicket stand, Shahriar Nafees and Marshall Ayub put 75 runs, setting up a platform for a big total. But after their dismissal in the same over of Narine, Rajshahi failed to exploit their strong platform. Zakir Hasan (20) and Ryan ten Doeschate (16) tried to add some runs.
Sunil scalped three wickets. Russell, Shakib Al Hasan and Alis Al Hasan took one wicket each.
Rajshahi now have six points from six matches. They have won three matches and lost the others. On the other hand, Dhaka kept their position cemented at the top of the table with four wins in five matches.
Dhaka will face Sylhet Sixers in their next match on January 18 while and Rajshahi will play against Comilla Victorians on January 21.
Dhaka, Jan 16 (UNB) — Veteran Bangladesh batsman Marshall Ayub struck 45 off 31 balls on Wednesday at Sylhet International Stadium for Rajshahi Kings against Dhaka Dynamites to help his side post 136/6 in their sixth match of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Kings won the toss and chose to bat first. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, the captain, opened the innings once again but was dismissed after scoring a run. He was trapped by Dynamites’ all-rounder Andre Russell.
In the second wicket stand, Shahriar Nafees and Marshall Ayub put 75 runs, setting up a platform for a big total. But after their dismissal in the same over of Sunil Narine, Kings failed to exploit their strong platform.
Zakir Hasan (20) and Ryan ten Doeschate (16) tried to add some runs. But Kings failed to put up a challenging total for table-topper Dynamites.
Sunil, the West Indian star of the Dynamites, scalped three wickets. Russell, Shakib Al Hasan and Alis Al Hasan took one wicket each.
Dhaka, Jan 16 (UNB) – Winning the toss on Wednesday, Rajshahi Kings decided to bat first against table-topper Dhaka Dynamites at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in their sixth match of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
In the previous five matches, Kings lost three and came up victorious in two matches. In the most recent match against Khulna Titans, Kings lost by 25 runs which was Titans’ first triumph in the contest.
On the other hand, Dynamites won all of their first four matches. The current runners-up of BPL are performing well since the start of the contest.
In the first meeting of these two teams, Dhaka Dynamites won by a big margin of 83 runs. Hazratullah Zazai and Sunil Narine hit 116-run in the opening partnership which proved to be the main pillar of Dynamites’ win.
While Dynamite’ success heavily relies on their captain Shakib Al Hasan, all-rounder Sunil Narine and opening batsman Hazratullah, Kings’ good run depends on their captain Mehidy Hasan Miraz, pace-bowler Mustafizur Rahman and batsmen Mominul Haque and Soumya Sarkar.