Sydney Sixers 122/4 (18 overs)
Lenton 25, Doran 20
Rubel Hossain: 2 wickets, Tanveer: 1 wicket, Shuvashis: 1 wicket
BCB XI 121/8 (20 overs)
Soumya 3, Imrul 5, Sabbir 0, Mushfiq 8, Mosaddek 13,
Shuvagata 25, Mominul 4, Sohan 36, Tanveer 10*, Taijul 1*
Sydney Thunder won by 6 wickets.
Bangladesh cricket team played their 2nd Warm-up match for New Zealand tour against the champion team of BBL, Sydney Thunder. Bangladesh captain for the match, Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat first.
Regular captain, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been rested in this match. Bangladesh had the worst start possible while batting. Soumya, Imrul, Sabbir, Mushfiqur and Mosaddek got out between only 39 runs.
Baangladeshi Batsmen were not at all focused in their batting. Then, Mominul came to bat and he couldn’t pass enough time in the wickets too. Shuvagata was fighting alone at that time. But, he couldn’t survive more too.
After his departure, Bangladeshi young-star, Nurul Hasan Sohan started to play some fantastic shots around the ground. He was just superb under such a pressure. Sohan scored 36 runs before getting run out.
At the end, Bangladesh managed to score runs after their 20 overs.
Bowlers had an economic start and batsmen of Sydney Thunder were good too. They had a great opening partnership while beginning. But, Rubel Hossain got the breakthrough in his 2nd over. His double strikes put Bangladesh in a good position.
After that, Shuvashis and Tanveer got two wickets more. But, those were not enough for the Tigers. Thunder didn’t loose anymore wickets and Eoin Morgan leaded his team to an easy victory on Friday night.
Bangladesh team are currently in Australia for their 10-day long conditioning camp. Earlier, on 14th December, The Bangladesh side beat the Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval on Wednesday included Taskin Ahmed, who has played 33 white ball internationals and took 2-38, while all-rounder Soumya Sarkar took 3-5 in his one over against Thunder’s cross town rivals.
More than 6,000 people were there to watch Friday’s game.
Bangladesh Cricket Board Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Rabbi, Kayes, Sarker, Haque, Saikat, Chowdhury, Hassan Miraj, Roman, Shan, Chowdhur, Khan, Islam.
Sydney Thunder Squad: Gibson, Lenton, Morgan (C), Blizzard, Doran (wk), Nair, Green, Cummins, McKay, Sandhu, Ahmed.