Rajshahi Kings won by 5 wickets against Sylhet Sixers and preserve the dream of top four on the 38th match on BPL-19. Rajshahi Kings hard heater Laurie Evans scored another destructive inning and bagged man of the match title.
Sylhet Sixers Inning
Winning the toss Sylhet Sixers Captain Alok Kapali opted to bat first. As Sylhet Sixers opener Liton Das scored 10 runs with a four and a six and became a pickup to Arafat Sunny. Then another opener Afif Hossain made 36 runs with Jason Roy. But Jason Roy became a pickup to Mustafizur Rahman.
But another opener Afif Hossain made 44 runs with Sabbir Rahman and scored 29 runs with a couple of fours and sixes before Mehedi Hasan sent him back. Then Sabbir Rahman and Nicholas Pooran picked 53 runs together. Though scoring 45 runs from 39 balls with 4 fours and couple of sixes, Sabbir Rahman ends in 141 runs on the scoreboard.
But Nicholas Pooran scored an unbeatable inning of 76 runs from only 31 runs with 6 sixes and 6 fours. Sylhet Sixers got a challenging score of 189 runs. Kamrul Islam got two wickets for Rajshahi Kings. Each Arafat Sunny, Mehedy Hasan, and Mustafizur Rahman got a wicket for Rajshahi kings.
Rajshahi Kings Inning
To the target of the huge score, Rajshahi Kings lost their opener Zakir Hossain at 14 runs on the scoreboard. But another opener Johnson Charles got 42 runs with Shahriar Nafees. As Shahriar Nafees went for 9 runs but Laurie Evans came to company him.
But Johnson Charles got out scoring 39 runs from 26 balls with 7 fours. But Laurie Evans made another wonderful partnership with Ryan ten Doeschate. Though scoring a tornado inning of 42 runs from only 18 balls with 3 fours and couple of sixes, Ryan ten Doeschate became a pickup to Sohail Tanvir.
After Ryan ten Doeschate’s wickets man of the match, Laurie Evans also surrendered to Sohail Tanvir also. His 76 runs inning off 36 balls only came from 10 fours and couple of sixes. Rajshahi Kings won by 5 wickets against Sylhet Sixers and preserve the dream of top four.
Both Sohail Tanvir and Sylhet Sixers Captain Alok Kapali got a couple of wickets. Taskin Ahmed got the rest as well.
Man of the match
Laurie Evans, “Lance likes to keep me guessing. It was a win-win situation for us. It means a lot to the guys, this win. He (Ryan ten Doeschate) has been brilliant and shows his class. We have an outside chance, who knows. Dhaka has struggled in the last few games but they’re a class side. If we go through it’s a bonus for us.”
Finally, Rajshahi Kings won by 5 wickets against Sylhet Sixers and preserve the dream of top four. Hope this amazing team with surprising captain will do something really amazing.