Performer of the Match: Sterling Sammy topple the table-toppers


Darren Sammy has starred in back-to-back matches for his side as the Rajshahi Kings clinch their consecutive third win in the AKS BPL T20 2016. Opting to bat first, the Kings were struggling at one point from where they rode on the back of a sterling Sammy who lifted the team total past 150 and eventually RK defeated the table-toppers Khulna Titans by 9 runs.

Continuously losing wickets, RK were reduced to 88/6. That’s where from Sammy took the lead. His stroke-powered innings of 71 runs, interspersed with enough singles, from only 34 balls saw the Kings’ total end on 154/7. Sammy smashed 4 fours and 5 whopping sixes, 4 of which were off Shafiul’s overs.

While defending, Sammy removed a well set Riki Wessels, bowling him out for 36. The Kings’ commander then took a crucial catch of Pooran for 28 off only 12 which bounced the Kings back in action. Eventually they restricted the Titans to 145/6.