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Dhaka confirm play-off berth

Sylhet keep slim hopes for knock-out phase
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Dhaka confirm play-off berth
Dhaka Dynamites skipper Shakib Al Hasan (M) celebrates after taking one of his four wickets against Rajshahi Kings during their BPL-5 match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday. BCB Photo

Sylhet Sixers mathematically kept their hopes to play into the play-offs following their crushing 10-wicket win over Chittagong Vikings yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Earlier on Saturday, Dhaka Dynamites ensured the last-four berth, inflicting a 99-run defeat on Rajshahi Kings while Comilla Victorians earned a hard-fought four-wicket victory over Rangpur Riders in a low-scoring affair to confirm that regardless of the outcome of any match in the tournament they would finish the group phase, staying in the top two places.

However what was alarming that the BPL started producing low scoring affair again once it came back to Dhaka from Chittagong. Only Dhaka Dynamites was exceptional as they compiled total excess 200 surprisingly in a pitch where making 100 looked utmost tougher job.

Comilla, Dhaka and Khulna Titans are the three teams to confirm the play-offs but if Rangpur Riders win their match against Titans, which was going on till the filing of this report, they will join those three teams, shattering Sylhet’s all hopes. Sylhet will hope Rangpur’s defeat in their next two matches and win their last match against Comilla Victorians on December 6.

Back in the game between Sylhet Sixers and Chittagong Vikings, the latter was wrapped up for only 67 runs, the season’s lowest score, what Sixers gunned down with 53 balls to spare, without losing any wicket.

Pakistan recruit Mohammad Rizwan was unbeaten on 33 ball-36, hitting six fours while Andre Fletcher was on 32 off 34, studded with four fours and one six before they sailed the side to the home.

It was Syhet’s first victory after their three wins in a row at their home venue in Sylhet almost a month ago. In between they didn’t win any game in Dhaka and Chittagong.

Skipper Nasir starred in the match, claiming five for 31, his career best and first five-for to pave the platform of facile victory.  He was aided by Nabil Samad’s three for seven and Sharifullah’s two for 23. Only three batsmen of Chittagong could reach double digit figure with Irfan Shukkur’s 15 was the highest. Chittagong however was ousted from the race before the second phase of Dhaka began. So the defeat hardly impacted them.

Sunil Narine smashed a 34 ball-69, smacking four fours and six sixes as Dhaka Dynamites racked up 205 for five, their fourth 200 plus total in the tournament. In a pitch, where Dhaka batsmen made runs in abundance, Rajshahi Kings were bowled out for 106 in 18.3 overs to taste a shameful 99 runs defeat.

Joe Denly’s 54 ball-53, including four fours and two sixes complemented Narine’s whirlwind knock. After Narine’s dismissal, Dhaka tasted a mini collapse but Keiron Pollard struck 33 off 19, with one four and four towering sixes to help Dhaka propel past 200.

Shakib Al Hasan then did the rest, returning figures of 4-0-8-4 to ensure Dhaka would seal another crushing victory. Samit Patel’s 28 was Rajshahi’s highest score.

Left arm spinner Mahedi Hasan claimed four for 22, including the dream wickets of Chris Gayle and Brendan McCullum and Mohammad Saifuddin finished with three for 22 as Comilla skittled Rangpur out for 97 in 17.1 overs.  McCullum was the highest scorer with 24.

In pursuit of small total, Comilla was also in uncomfortable situation but somehow managed to grab the victory in the last over with three balls to spare. Tamim Iqbal’s 22 was their highest score. Rangpur’s skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza bagged three for 24.

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