Sylhet humble Rajshahi to stay alive

Change of captain, shuffling in playing XI has resulted a thumping 76-run victory for Sylhet Sixers over Rajshahi Kings in match no. 29 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.

This was the first match in Chattogram in this BPL. Sylhet have started off with a spirited win at this venue. They are currently placed sixth with six points from nine matches.

In reply to Sylhet’s 180, Rajshahi crumbled to 104 runs. Mominul Haque couldn’t make full opportunity of his return to the XI, making only 5 runs. In-form Laurie Evans also fell for 1.

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Fazle Mahmud brought up his maiden T20 fifty. The left-hander scored 41-ball 50 runs with 6 fours and a six. He departed in the 15th over bowled by Mohammad Nawaz, who also sent back Christiaan Jonker in the same over.

Rajshahi were bundled out for 104 runs in 18.2 overs. Sohail Tanvir and Nawaz scalped three wickets each. Taskin Ahmed and new skipper Alok Kapali took two each. Taskin has climbed up to top wicket-takers list with 18 wickets.

Sylhet Sixers put on 180/6 on board after being put in to bat. Tanvir and Kapali clobbed Mustafizur Rahman for 22 runs in the last over to set a challenging total. Tanvir played a 10-ball unbeaten 23-run cameo.

Jason Roy was into the business from his first match of the season. He top-scored with 42 off 28 including 4 fours and 2 sixes. Liton Das hit 13-ball 24 while Afif Hossain Dhrubo made 28.

Brief scores:

Sylhet Sixers 180/6 in 20 overs (Roy 42, Afif 28; Mustafizur 2/43, ten Doeschate 1/17)

Rajshahi Kings 104 allout in 18.2 overs (Fazle 50; Tanvir 3/17, Nawaz 3/22, Kapali 2/15)

Sylhet Sixers won by 76 runs

Man of the Match: Sohail Tanvir

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