Rajshahi Kings won by 7 wickets against Sylhet

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 | 0

17th match of ongoing Bangladesh Premier League 2017/18 has already finished successfully where Rajshahi Kings won by 7 wickets against Sylhet Sixers. This was the second meeting between the two giants of BPL where in their first fight Sixers beat Rajshahi by 33 runs. So, 2nd match was just the revenge for Rajshahi Kings it seems. The match was hosted in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka where Rajshahi won the toss and opted to bowl first. Since few matches, the toss winning team used to choose for bowling first and they also used to get advantage. It seems 2nd batting team has the much possibility to win the match. The match has taken place in 17th November, 2017.

Rajshahi Kings won by 7 wickets against Sylhet

With Upul Tharanga and Andre Fletcher, the starting of the Sixers was not good. They stumbled in just 1 runs when Fletcher got out by just 0 run. Later, Danushka Gunathilaka made 18 runs partnership and Tharanga was gone by Mehidy Hasan. Danushka Gunathilaka tried to make a long lasting partnership but at the end of the crease, no one could stand strong. They used to lose wickets continuously. Danushka Gunathilaka scored 40 runs for the team. team captain Nasir scored just 9 runs. Icon player Sabbir played well today where he scored highest 41 runs in 26 balls. He made four over boundaries. Finally at the end of the 20 overs, Sylhet Sixers scored 146 runs by losing 6 wickets so far. For Rajshahi Kings, Kesrick Williams took highest 2 wickets.

Came to chase the runs, Rajshahi made a well measured start with two openers Mominul and Rony Talukdar. Both made 65 runs partnership which already secured the match. But just one run later, they lost 2nd wicket Samit Patel. Mominul and Zakir made 2nd partnership but openr Mominul got out with 42 runs. Zakir and skipper and icon player Mushfiqur Rahim made the winning partnership and left the crease just after the victory. Zakir Hasan scored highest 51 runs so far in just 26 balls. He colored his innings by making four 4’s and three 6’s. In 17.3 overs, Rajshahi Kings reached the destination.

After winning the match, Rajshahi Kings still in 5th position of the point table where Sylhet Sixers is in 3rd position by playing two more matches.

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