Dhaka, Jan 21 (UNB) - Dhaka Dynamites posted a moderate total of 139 in 20 overs against Chittagong Vikings in their seventh match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Monday.
The dynamites opted to bat first after winning the toss.
The former champions of BPL got a big blow at the start of the innings when they lost opener Rony Talukder without adding anything to the board.
The most successful bowler of Chittagong Vikings in BPL so far, Robbie Frylinck, took the scalp of Rony for duck before bagging the wicket of Sunil Narine (18 off 9) as well.
Dhaka lost both of their openers in 27 runs. In the third wicket stand, they added 29 runs with the help of Heino Kuhn and Shakib Al Hasan. Heino, the South African recruit of Dhaka, played his first match and scored 18 off 21 balls. He was dismissed by Abu Jayed.
Darwish Rasooli, the Afghan lad, came to the crease after Kuhn’s dismissal at 56 but failed to grab the chance as he fell for duck while playing a delivery from Abu Jayed. He skied the ball and Cameron Delport did not miss to catch it.
Shakib was the only man for Dhaka to score more than 30 runs. The captain of the Dynamites ended his innings posting 34 to the board off 34 balls. Nurul Hasan Shohan was showing a positive intend to bat before being dismissed by Delport.
Shohan scored 27 off 18 deliveries with five fours which was his best batting performance in the ongoing BPL so far. And lately, Shuvagata Hom struck 29 off 25 balls.
Cameron Delport took three wickets for 25 runs while Robbie Frylinck and Abu Jayed bagged two wickets each to restrict the Dynamites to 139/9 in 20 overs.