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Tharanga, Fletcher guided Sylhet to 3rd consecutive victory

Tharanga, Fletcher guided Sylhet to 3rd consecutive victory

Published Date: 08 Nov 2017 | Update : 08 Nov 2017
Sylhet Sixers 205 for 6 (Tharanga 50, Fletcher 48, Williams 2-39) beat Rajshahi Kings 172 for 8 (Wright 56, Hasan 3-22, Plunkett 3-29) by 33 runs Upul Thranga and Andre Fletcher shinned again with the bat on Tuesday in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium which helped Sylhet Sixers to maintain their 100 per cent winnng start in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season 5. It was a third successive win for Sylhet after their triumphs over the Dhaka Dynamites and Comilla Victorians. Openers Upul Tharanga (50) and Andre Fletcher (48) gave the Sixers a strong foundation with a stand of 101 in 11 overs. Danushka Gunathilaka made 42 and then came Whiteley’s late burst of scoring after he came to the wicket at 143-3 in the 16th over. He struck successive sixes over mid wicket off Farhad Reza and in the final over smashed Kesrick Williams over the ropes at long off to bring up the 200. A total of 62 runs came off the final 4.2 overs. Sussex’s Luke Wright opened for the Kings and top-scored with 56 while James Franklin made 35. But Yorkshire all-rounder Liam Plunkett (3-29) ensured Sylhet ran out comfortable winners. The Sixers will again be in action in the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium tomorrow when they take on Khulna Titans – their fourth game in five days. Playing XI: Sylhet Sixers: Upul Tharanga, Andre Fletcher, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain (c), Ross Whiteley, Danushka Gunathilaka, Liam Plunkett, Nurul Hasan (wk), Taijul Islam, Abul Hasan, Kamrul Islam Rabbi Rajshahi Kings: Luke Wright, Mominul Haque, Rony Talukdar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Samit Patel, James Franklin, Darren Sammy (c), Farhad Reza, Mehidy Hasan, Hossain Ali, Kesrick Williams

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