A thumping win for the Thunder

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Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019

Match 15

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder

Sylhet Thunder : 232/5 in 20 overs (Fletcher 103*, Charles 90, Milon 11; Frylinck 2/37, Shafiul 1/44, Shahidul 1/48)

Khulna Tigers : 152/10 in 18.3 overs (Russouw 52, Frylinck 44, Saif 20; Santokie 3/37, Ebadat 2/17, Monir 2/31)

Result : Sylhet Thunder won by 80 runs.

Player of the Match : Andre Fletcher.

Two Caribbean blaster Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles starred for Sylhet Thunder as they picked up their first win of the tournament in style. After posting current BPL’s second highest total of 232, Thunder defeated in-form Khulna Tiger by 80 runs. Despite the loss, Khulna remained at the second spot on the points table.

Following the early depurture of Abdul Majid on 2, Fletcher and Charles were all over the Khulna bowlers and set the tone up for a massive total. Charles who got out after scoring 90 off just 38 balls, smacked 11 fours and 5 sixes. Fletcher on the other end remained unbeaten till the end to pick up century which helped them posting 232 for 4 after 20 overs. Robbie Frylinck scalped 2 wickets for 37.

In the chase, tournament highest run-scorer Rillie Russouw scored another fifty but Khulna needed more fireworks from the other batsmen which they did not get. Frylicnk’s 44 at the end only reduced the defeat margin as Mushfiqur Rahim’s team were all out for 152. Krishmar Santokie bagged 3 wickets for 37 for Sylhet.