Rangpur Riders won by four wickets against Sylhet Sixers on a tough match on BPL-19. South African left-hander batsman Rilee Roussouw won the man of the match title.
Sylhet Sixers Inning
Losing the toss Sylhet Sixers came to batting. Though their opener Liton Das went back to the pavilion at the 13 on the scoreboard. Before got beaten to Rangpur Captain Mashrafe Mortaza Liton scored 11 runs from 8 balls with a four and a six.
Then another opener Sabbir Rahman picked 52 runs with Afif Hossain. Scoring 19 runs from 11 deliveries, Afif Hossain trapped in run-out. Then Captain David Warner made 51 runs partnership with Sabbir Rahman before got out to Mashrafe Mortaza.
Then Sabbir Rahman got Nicholas Pooran and picked 81 runs partnership that brought Sylhet Sixers a challenging score. Though Sabbir went back to the pavilion at 185 on the scoreboard. But he picked an 85 runs inning of 51 balls with 5 fours and 6 fours. But Nicholas Pooran made an unbeatable inning of 47 runs from 27 balls with 4 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries.
From the 20 overs Sylhet Sixers threw a fighting score of 194 runs for 4 wickets. Rangpur Riders Captain Mashrafe Mortaza picked two wickets for 31 runs. Shafiul Islam got a wicket also
Rangpur Riders Inning
To the target of this huge score, Rangpur Riders lost their opener the batting monster Chris Gayle at the second ball of the inning with a duck. But another opener Alex Hales and Rilee Roussouw made 63 runs partnership. As Alok Kapali picked Alex Hales at scoring 33 from 24 balls with a couple of fours and sixes.
But Rilee Roussouw got AB de Villiers for next 57 runs. At 137 runs on the scoreboard, both Rilee Rossouw and AB de Villiers backed to the pavilion. Rilee Rossouw scored 61 runs from 35 balls only with 9 fours and 2 sixes and AB de Villiers got 34 runs from 21 balls with a pair of sixes and fours.
Then Mohammad Mithun (14) and Nahidul Islam (19) tried to reach the score. But Forhad Reza scored a tornado of 18 runs from 6 balls with two fours and a six and reached the target with Captain Mashrafe with three balls and four wickets in hand. Then Rangpur Riders won by four wickets on a tough match on BPL-19
As Sylhet Sixers pacer Taskin Ahmed is on a fantastic form and got four wickets in this match. Mohammad Irfan and Alok Kapali distributed the rest two among them.
Man of the match Rilee Rossouw
“It was a cracking game, the boys chased down the score which we felt was 10 runs too much. Nice to finish on the winning side. Credit to the boys for keeping their nerves, chasing 10 RPO towards the end is never easy.”
Finally, Rangpur Riders won by four wickets against Sylhet Sixers on a tough match on BPL-19 and came upper on the point table. But another good news is Sabbir Rahman got a wonderful inning in the BPL-19.