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Sylhet sink Riders at home ground

  • Published at 11:11 pm January 16th, 2019
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Sylhet Sixers' Liton das plays a shot against Rangpur Riders during their BPL match at Sylhet Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Rangpur have four points from six matches while Sylhet have same number of points from five matches. These two teams will play with each other again in the return fixture on Friday

Defending Champion Rangpur Riders have conceded their fourth loss of the campaign as they lost against Sylhet Sixers by 27 runs in their Bangladesh Premier League match at Sylhet’s International stadium on Wednesday.

The game changer

Sabbir Rahman and Liton Das gave a confident opening start for Sylhet against Rangpur. Particularly Liton was fluent all around the field with some scintillating shots. The opening stand scored 73 before Sabbir (20 off 20 balls) got out in ninth over. But Liton continued his fluent batting and formed a 56-run partnership with Warner. Unfortunately Liton got run out while attempting a two that abruptly finished one of the finest innings of this seasons BPL. The right-hander, who scored just a total of 16 runs in the previous four matches, struck nine fours and a six. 

How the action unfolded

Chasing 188, Rangpur ended on 160/6 after 20 overs. 

Rilee Rossouw was the top scorer with 58 while Mohammad Mithun scored 35 for the Riders.

Earlier, Sylhet posted a challenging 187-run total riding on two brilliant half-centuries - Liton Das’ 70 off 43 and David Warner’s 61 off 36.  

Key moments

Warner finished the innings in style

Sylhet skipper meanwhile, stayed in the crease till the end and ensured his side posting the third highest post in this season’s BPL so far. His innings, which contained six fours and two sixes, not only entertained but also surprised the spectators with ambidexterity. Warner, who normally bats left-handed, changed his stance and batted as a proper right handed batsman against Chris Gayle in the 19th over for three deliveries where he scored 6, 4 and 4. 

Gayle fails again

Big hitter Chris Gayle failed to shine again as the left-hander scored only seven off four balls during the chase. The big man scored 23, 8 and 1 in his last three innings for the Riders in BPL 6.

BPL standings

Rangpur have four points from six matches while Sylhet have same number of points from five matches. These two teams will play with each other again in the return fixture on Friday.   

Sylhet Sixers  INNINGS                 R     B

Liton Das run out (Howell/Gayle)        70    43

Sabbir Rahman lbw b Howell            20    20

DA Warner (c) not out                61    36

N Pooran b Shafiul Islam            26    16

Afif Hossain b Shafiul Islam            6    3

Jaker Ali †c Farhad Reza b Shafiul Islam        0    1

Alok Kapali not out                0    1

Extras     (b 1, lb 1, w 2)         4

TOTAL  (5 Wickets, 20 Overs)     187

Fall of wickets: 1-73 (Sabbir Rahman, 8.3 ov), 2-129 (Liton Das, 14.3 ov), 3-163 (N Pooran, 17.6 ov), 4-186 (Afif Hossain, 19.3 ov), 5-186 (Jaker Ali, 19.4 ov)


Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-43-0, Shafiul Islam 4-0-31-3,  Sohag Gazi    4-0-38-0, BAC Howell 3-0-22-1,  Farhad Reza 2-0-9-0, CH Gayle    3-0-35-0, Nahidul Islam    1-0-7-0    

Rangpur Riders    INNINGS            R      B        

CH Gayle c †Jaker Ali b Sohail Tanvir        7    7

Mehedi Maruf c Pooran b Mehedi Hasan Rana    3    5

AD Hales c Liton Das b Mehedi Hasan Rana    0    3

RR Rossouw b Taskin Ahmed            58    32

Mohammad Mithun † c Sabbir b Taskin         35    29

Mashrafe Mortaza (c) not out            33    27

BAC Howell b Lamichhane            13    11

Nahidul Islam not out                5    6

Extras  (lb 1, w 5)            6 

TOTAL  (6 Wickets, 20 Overs)     160

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Mehedi Maruf, 1.3 ov), 2-11 (AD Hales, 1.6 ov), 3-11 (CH Gayle, 2.3 ov), 4-100 (RR Rossouw, 11.4 ov), 5-117 (Mohammad Mithun, 13.6 ov), 6-138 (BAC Howell, 16.5 ov)    


Sohail Tanvir 4-0-22-1, Mehedi Hasan Rana 4-0-40-2, Taskin Ahmed 4-0-34-2, Afif Hossain 1-0-22-0, S Lamichhane 4-0    -18-1, Alok Kapali 3-0-23-0

Sixers won by 27 runs

MoM: Liton Das                    

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