Bangladesh Premier League: All-round Sylhet Sixers thrash Khulna Titans by 58 runs
The Sixers have won their second match on the trot and are still alive in the tournament.
Sabbir Rahman ensured the run-rate did not dive, and tonked four boundaries and two sixes for his unbeaten 29-ball 44. @ Getty Images
Left-arm spinner Nabil Samad snapped three wickets, while pacer Taskin Ahmed pocketed another two to help Sylhet Sixers bowl out Khulna Titans for 137, thus paving way for a dominating 58-run win in a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday.
Chasing 196, Khulna made a decent start with Brendon Taylor and Junaid Siddique smashing a flurry of boundaries. However, after the two were dismissed by Taskin and Samad respectively, the Khulna cookie began to crumble, and it never revived from thereafter.
Taylor top scored with 34, while for the Sixers, Samad returned with figures of 3/20 in his allotted four overs, while Taskin went for six runs in 1.1 over. (ALSO READ: Sohail Tanvir stars as Sylhet Sixers beat Rajshahi Kings)
Earlier, after opting to bat, Liton Das and Afif Hossain put together 71 runs for the opening wicket in under eight overs. Jason Roy and Nicholas Pooran were then dismissed cheaply, but Sabbir Rahman ensured the run-rate did not dive, and tonked four boundaries and two sixes for his unbeaten 29-ball 44. Rahman had Mohammad Nawaz (39 off 21) for company as the duo applied the finishing touches to the innings with an unbeaten 89-run partnership which included 11 boundaries.
Taijul Islam was the only bowler who could pose some threat to the Sixers batsmen. He picked up 3/30 in his four overs. (ALSO READ: David Wiese stars as Khulna Titans beat Sylhet Sixers)
The Sixers have won their second match on the trot and are still alive in the tournament, while Khulna Titans are firmly occupying the bottom position after 10 games.
Brief scores: Sylhet Sixers 195/4 (Afif Hossain 49, Sabbir Rahman 44*, Mohammad Nawaz 39*; Taijul Islam 3/30) beat Khulna Titans 137 in 18.1 overs (Brendan Taylor 34; Nabil Samad 3/20, Taskin Ahmed 2/6) by 58 runs