Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | ePaper


Massive victory for Dhaka Dynamites

  • Print

Kumar Sangakkara (left) of Dhaka Dynamites hugs his teammate Shakib Al Hasan (right) after dismissal of a wicket of Rajshahi Kings during the match of the AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 Cricket between Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings at t

Sports Reporter :
Dhaka Dynamites registered a massive 68-run victory over Rajshahi Kings in their match of the AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 Cricket at the Sher-e-Banglga National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Saturday.
Sent into bat first, Dhaka Dynamites piled up a mammoth total of 201 for the loss of seven wickets and then they bundled out Rajshahi Kings for 133 off 18.2 overs.
Dhaka Dynamites made a solid start as openers Ewin Lewis and Shahid Afridi contributing together 53 runs before Shahid Afridi (15) was bowled out by Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
Lewis top-scored with 64. His 38-ball typhoon innings was laced with 10 fours and a sixer. It was Ewin's 18th T20 half-century.
After Afridi's dismissal, Jahurul Islam arrived at the crease but his innings was short-lived as he (13) was bowled out by Mehidy Hasan Miraz when Dhaka's score was 75 for the loss of two wickets.
Then Ewin Lewis was caught at the deep midwicket by Mominul Haque off Hossain Ali when Dhaka's total was 99 for the loss of three wickets.
Second-down Nadif Chowdhury (6) was stumped out by Mushfiqur Rahim off Habibur Rahman when the team's score was 99 for the loss of four wickets.
Fourth-down Shakib Al Hasan ( 11) was caught at the deep midwicket by Habibur Rahman off Samit Patel when Dhaka's total was 124 for the loss of five wickets.
Then Kumar Sagakkara and Kieron Pollard built another notable partnership. They put on together 62 runs for the sixth wicket stand before Sangakkara was caught at the third man by Habibur Rahman off Samit Patel when Dhaka's score was 186 for the loss of six wickets.
Pollard remained unbeaten with 52. 25-ball stormy innings was belted with three fours and five fours. It was Pollard's 39th T20 half century.
Sangakkara made 28 from 22 balls featuring three fours.
Hossain Ali of Rajshahi Kings got three wickets conceding 38 runs, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz bagged a pair of wickets at the cost of 32 runs.
Besides, Samit Patel and Habibur Rahman took one wicket each for 18 and 43 runs respectively.
Later, most of the batsmen of Rajshahi Kings failed to resist tight and controlled bowling attack of Dhaka Dynamites.
Zakir Hasan of Rajshahi Kings fought back making 36. His 23-ball knock was decorated with five fours and a six.
Shahid Afridi of Dhaka Dynamites played the key role in demolishing Rajshahi innings with a good support of Abu Hider and Shakib Al Hasan.
Afridi captured four wickets at the cost of 26 runs, while Abu Hider grabbed three wickets instead of 11 runs and Shakib Al Hasan bagged a couple of wickets at the cost pf 22 runs.
Besides, Mohammad Saddam took one wicket for 19 runs.
Ewin Lewis was adjudged the Man of the Match.

More News For this Category

BCB announces squad for Afghanistan Series

Sports Reporter :The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Sunday the 15-member Bangladesh squad for the three-match Twenty20 International Series against Afghanistan scheduled to be held at Dehradun in India.Chief

BCB Academy Cup cricket begins today

Ankur Cricket Academy take on Clemon Indira Road Cricket Academy in the lone inaugural match of the first ever BCB Academy Cup cricket scheduled to begin today (Sunday) at City

Sabbir is hopeful against Afghanistan

Sports Reporter :Sabbir Rahman could not take part in domestic cricket since December last. Though he took part in the out going Sri Lanka Series and Nidahas Trophy but he

Tigers' T20I squad for Afghan series to be announced today

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will announce the squad for upcoming the Twenty20 International series against Afghanistan today (Sunday) through a press conference at conference room of Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Smith poised to return to cricket

Agency :Steve Smith could make his return to cricket as early as next month in Toronto as part of the Global T20 Canada tournament.Smith, who lost the Australian captaincy

Cricket chiefs consider scrapping Test match tosses

AFP, London :International cricket chiefs are considering scrapping the toss before Test matches as part of measures to boost the flagging fortunes of the long form of the game,

De Villiers turns 'spiderman' with IPL catch

AB de Villiers was hailed Friday as a "spiderman" by captain Virat Kohli after making a breathtaking catch in the Indian Premier League. The athletic South African leapt on

Miraz thinks Bangladesh are favourites

Miraz thinks Bangladesh are favourites

Sports Reporter :'Magic Boy' Mahedi Hasan Miraz thinks Bangladesh are fovourites against Afghanistan. According to ICC Ranking, Bangladesh took the 10th spot in the T20I format.On the other hand, Afghanistan

Disgraced Warner to play Sydney club cricket

Disgraced Warner to play Sydney club cricket

Disgraced former Australian vice-captain David Warner will start his road to redemption by playing club cricket with Sydney's Randwick Petersham, officials said. The opener is serving a year-long ban from

Mark Waugh slams 'selfish' India over day-night Test snub

Retiring selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at "selfish" India for refusing to play a day-night Test during their tour of Australia, accusing the cricketing power of holding back the