Watch: Afif’s 45 runs against Chittagong Vikings
Sylhet Sixers have registered their first win of the season defeating Chittagong Vikings by 5 runs on Wednesday.
Robbie Frylinck scared the Warner and co. both with the bat and ball; nevertheless it has been the former Australian vice-captain’s team to wind up the victory, their first in this year’s competition.
Frylinck struck four blows of sixes into his unbeaten 44 run innings, needed an assailable six runs off the last delivery when he ran for the single and let away.
Off the batting crease, Taskin Ahmed was the star of the show capturing 4 wickets in his 4, he was, however the hurdle that Chittagong Vikings’ batsmen needed to cross to overlap the moderate total.
For the Vikings, Cameron Delport and Sikandar Raza scored 38 and 37 respectively.
In the initial stage of the game, a pair of half centuries by David Warner and Nicholas Pooran impelled Sylhet Sixers to a competitive total at the completion of their allotted twentieth over from the brink of downfall.
Frylinck chipped through the Sixer’s innings as soon as they opted to bat first; they lost their third wicket even before the third over being ended with Frylinck captured two of them.
But captain Warner hold the breath, escorting youngster Afif Hossain who was off shore with 3 hits of sixes and 5 fours in his 28 ball innings. Midway through the innings, he (Afif) was the fourth man to go, scoring 45, becoming pacer Khaled Ahmed’s sole victim in the match.
Meanwhile Warner received the accompaniment of Nicholas Pooran; the young Trinidadian fought back against all odds and picked up the half century. Pooran’s 32 ball 52 contains 3 fours and equal number of sixes.