Sylhet earn first Victory

Match 7, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019

Chittagong Vikings vs Sylhet Sixers

Sylhet Sixers : 168/5 in 20 overs (Warner 59, Pooran 52*, Afif 45; Frylinck 3/26, Naeem 1/20, Khaled 1/33)

Chittagong Vikings : 163/8 in 20 overs (Frylinck 44*, Delport 38, Sikandar 37; Taskin 4/22, Kapali 2/6)

Result : Sylhet Sixers won by 5 runs.

Player of the Match : Nicholas Pooran (Sylhet Sixers).

Sylhet Sixers have secured their first victory in the second match as they beat Chittagong Vikings by 5 runs in the 7th match of BPL 2019.

Batting first, Sylhet found themselves in all sorts of trouble as they lost 3 wickets for just 6 runs. But skipper David Warner and Afif Hossain added vital 71-run stand in the 4th wicket to rescue the Sylhet innings from early damage. Warner was dismissed after scoring 57 while Afif got out on 45 off 28 balls. Then man of the match Nicholas Pooran’s blistering knock of 52 off 32 helped Sylhet to post 168 for 5 in 20 overs. Frylinck bagged 3 wickets for 26.

In reply, Chittagong Vikings were in trouble after losing 5 wickets for 94 in 13 overs. But Sikandar Raza and Robbie Frylinck played two counter-attacking knocks which gave Chittagong a outside hope to seal the match. Raza was dismissed after scoring 37 and Frylinck was remained unbeaten on 44 but failed to give his side consecutive win. Taskin Ahmed was the hero of Sylhet who grabbed 4 wickets for 28 to restrict Chittagong for 163 for 8 in 20 overs.

Nicholas Pooran was named the player of the match for his half-century.