Performer of the Match: Sabbir rewrites records and redefines superlatives

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Sabbir Rahman did not have an impressive start in the AKS BPL T20 2016 as he was dismissed for 4 in his side’s opening fixture. He then posted 31 in a successful run chase against the Dhaka Dynamites. In his 3rd endeavor, the King literally ruled over the Barisal Bulls bowlers to put a BPL highest individual score of 122 before seeing his ship sinking on the bank of chasing down a huge total of 192.

The Rajshahi Kings lost one of their openers off the second delivery of first over in the chase. It was then Sensational Sabbir who started cruising in the middle. He was on a roll to get the team total past 50 off just 37 balls and the next 50 off 27 balls. He made 68 runs with Patel off 40 balls and then 42 with captain Sammy from 21 balls. His 122 runs knock was decorated with 9 fours and as many sixes before he fall prey to Dawid Malan at mid-wicket off a fuller delivery from Al-Amin.

However, his excellent effort could not make it for his side as his mates failed to manage 9 runs off the final over.