Match 31, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019
Khulna Titans vs Sylhet Sixers
Sylhet Sixers : 195/4 in 20 overs (Afif 49, Sabbir 44*, Nawaz 39; Taijul 3/30, Junaid 1/48)
Khulna Titans : 137/10 in 18.1 overs (B. Taylor 34, Ariful 24, Siddique 20; Nabil 3/20, Taskin 2/6, Sohail 1/16)
Result : Sylhet Sixers won by 58 runs.
Player of the Match : Mohammad Nawaz (Sylhet Sixers).
Another clinical all-round display have helped Sylhet Sixers to secure back-to-back win as they beat bottom ranked Khulna Titans by 58 runs in the 31st match of BPL 2019. Khulna are out of the tournament due to this defeat while Sylhet are still alive in the competition thanks to their victory with a big margin.
Batting first, Liton Kumar Das and Afif Hossain gave the Sixers a good start as they put 71 runs in the opening stand. Taijul Islam then removed both Afif and Liton for 49 and 34 respectively. Taijul put further pressure on the Sixers by dismissing Jason Roy for 1. Nicholas Pooran too got out cheaply as Sixers were reduced to 106 4 for 13.3 overs.
But a 39-ball 89-run unbeaten partnership Sabbir Rahman and player of the match, Mohammad Nawaz powered them to post a total of 195 for 4 after 20 overs. Sabbir was unbeaten on 44 while his partner Nawaz was on 39. Taijul grabbed 3 wickets for 30.
In response, Titans were struggled from the start of the innings as top scorer Brendon Taylor’s 39-run knock was the only big contribution. No other batsmen stood out as Titans were all bowled out for 137 in 18.1 overs. Nabil Samad took 3 wickets for 20.