After Rossouw’s departure, De Villiers and Hales took centrestage as the duo matched each other shot for shot. ABD’s belligerent 50-ball knock was laced with eight boundaries and six hits over the fence, while Hales’ 53-ball 85 was decorated with eight fours and three sixes.
Earlier, Rony Talukdar top scored with 52 as the Dynamites made 186 in 20 overs.
The Dynamites were off to a good start, but just as opener Hazratullah Zazai (17) was shifting gears, Farhad Reza ended his innings. The other opener – Sunil Narine – fell to Nazmul Islam after making a quick 28 off 19 which included three boundaries and two sixes.
Lusty blows by West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard, who was unbeaten on 37 off 23, ensured Rangpur Riders to a competitive 186, but it proved to be no match for De Villiers, who’s in breath-taking form.
Brief scores:Rangpur Riders 189/2 (AB de Villiers 100*, Alex Hales 85*) beat Dhaka Dynamites 186/6 (Rony Talukdar 52, Kieron Pollard 37*, Farhad Reza 2/32) by eight wickets
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