Sylhet starts campaign with emphatic victory

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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)

Result : Sylhet Sixers won by 9 wickets.

Man 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.