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Sylhet starts BPL with majestic Victory

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Published Date: 05 Nov 2017 | Update : 05 Nov 2017
Dhaka Dynamites 136/7 in 20 overs (Sangakkara 32, Lewis 26, Shakib 23; Plunkett 2/20, Nasir 2/21, Abul Hasan 2/24) Sylhet Sixers 137/1 in 16.5 overs (Tharanga 69*, Charles 63, Sabbir 2*; Rashid 1/31) Sylhet Sixers won the match by 9 wickets. Player of the Match : Upul Tharanga (Sylhet Sixers) Sylhet Sixers started their campaign with a victory over defending champion Dhaka Dynamites at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet. They beat Dhaka by 9 wickets in the opening match of AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Powered by Shah Cement. Nasir Hossain won the toss and put Dhaka into bat first. Kumar Sangakkara’s 32 and some little contribution from Shakib Al Hasan, Evin Lewis and Cameron Delport helped Dhaka to post 136 for 7 in 20 overs. Nasir Hossain, Liam Plunkett and Abul Hasan all picked up 2 wickets for Dhaka. Sylhet chased down the target easily and clinched a 9 wicket victory thanks to two half-centurion Upul Tharanga and Andre Fletcher. Upul Tharanga remained not out on 69 while Fletcher was dismissed after scoring 63. Tharanga was named man of the match for his unbeaten half-century. Playing XI: Sylhet Sixers: Upul Tharanga, Andre Fletcher, Ross Whiteley, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain (c), Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan (wk), Taijul Islam, Abul Hasan, Liam Plunkett, Krishmar Santokie. Dhaka Dynamites: Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Evin Lewis, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Cameron Delport, Kieron Pollard, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi Maruf, Mohammad Shahid, Adil Rashid, Abu Hider Rony, Saqlain Sajib.

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