Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the match 21 in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2015, between the Sylhet Super Stars and Barisal Bulls. The match will be played at Dhaka, and it is the first match slated for Sunday. While the Barisal Bulls are on the second spot in the points table of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2015, the Sylhet Super Stars are at the last position with two points in six matches so far in the tournament. Barisal Bulls will be led by Mahmudullah while Shahid Afridi will captain Sylhet Super Stars since Mushfiqur Rahim has resigned owing to captaincy pressure. COMPLETE CRICKET COVERAGE: Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2015

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 62/1  in 11.2 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 34(37), Nurul Hasan 23(26): Nurul Hasan drives the ball over the left-arm spin bowler Taijul Islam. It gets him a boundary. With this, Sylhet Super Stars take a thumping victory by nine wickets with more than eight overs left to be bowled.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 58/1  in 11 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 34(37), Nurul Hasan 19(24): Nurul Hasan picks a few singles and takes his score to 19. Junaid Siddiqui is batting on 34 with the help of six boundaries. Sylhets now need just one run to win. Scores are level.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 51/1  in 9.3 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 33(33), Nurul Hasan 13(19): Junaid Siddiqui will miss out on his half century since Sylhet Super Stars only need eight runs to win from here on. But still by remaining unbeaten he would like to take the psychological edge going into the next match.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 43/1  in 8.3 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 32(30), Nurul Hasan 11(16): Junaid Siddiqui is batting very well and looks set to take Sylhet Super Stars to victory. Nurul Hasan on the other end is giving him good support. This match is mostly over for Barisal Bulls; Super Stars just need to give the ending touch to the game.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 34/1  in 7.2 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 25(26), Nurul Hasan 9(13): Chris Gayle is brought into the attack; just two runs come from his first over. Sylhets now requires 25 runs to win from 76 balls with nine wickets intact.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 31/1  in 6 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 24(21), Nurul Hasan 7(10): Junaid Siddiqui carts three back to back fours off Al-Amin Hossain. An expensive over from the medium-fast bowler. Sylhets now neeed 28 runs to win.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 17/1  in 5 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 11(16), Nurul Hasan 6(9):  Mohammad Sami bowls a good delivery outside off. Nurul Hasan reaches for it but is lucky that it lands over the wicketkeeper’s head for a welcome boundary. A couple of singles follow after that ball.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 10/1  in 4 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 9(13), Nurul Hasan 1(6): After the end of four overs, Sylhets are 10 for the loss of one wicket. They now require 49 runs to win off 96 balls; match still firmly tilted in their favour unless Barisal Bulls pulls out some miracle from here on. Junaid Siddiqui has struck two boundaries in his innings so far.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 4/1  in 2 Overs | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 4(5), Nurul Hasan 1(2): After a maiden first over by Mohammad Sami, Sylhets get four runs in the second over of their innings bowled by Bulls’ right-arm fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain. Nurul Hasan is the new batsman at the crease after the dismissal of Dilshan Munaweera. Sylhet’s need 55 runs to win off 108 balls from here on with nine wickets in hand.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 0/1  in 1 Over | Target 59 | BATTING: Junaid Siddiqui 0(0): Barisal Bulls draw first blood with Mohammad Sami sending Dilshan Munaweera to the dugout for a duck. Good start by Bulls; they are defending a very small total. OUT! Dilshan Munaweera c Sajedul Islam b Mohammad Sami 0(5)

INNINGS BREAK

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Barisal Bulls 58 in 16 Overs | BATTING: Al-Amin Hossain 1(2): In a lethal spell of death bowling from Sylhet’s skipper Shahid Afridi; he picks two wickets giving just five runs in four overs. Barisal Bulls are bowled out for a paltry 58. Brilliant bowling by Sylhet Super Stars, the lowest ranked team in the tournament against the best side in the tournament so far. OUT! Mohammad Sami c Rubel Hossain b Mohammad Shahid 16(21), OUT! Sajedul Islam lbw Shahid Afridi 1(9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Barisal Bulls 49/8 in 14 Overs | BATTING: Mohammad Sami 8(14), Sajedul Islam 1(6): Shahid Afridi joins the party; he cleans up Taijul Islam for two runs. Mohammad Sami and Sajedul Islam are at the crease now. OUT! Taijul Islam b Shahid Afridi 2(5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Barisal Bulls 42/7 in 11.3 Overs | BATTING: Mohammad Sami 3(8), Taijul Islam 1(2): Ravi Bopara picks his third wicket in the form of Mehedi Maruf. Taijul Islam has come to the middle after the fall of Maruf. Let’s see how long can Barisal Bulls’ tail resist getting bowled out. OUT! Mehedi Maruf c Mushfiqur Rahim b Ravi Bopara 4(12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Barisal Bulls 37/6 in 9.5 Overs | BATTING:  Mehedi Maruf 4(11), Mohammad Sami 1(1): Barisal Bulls are losing wickets in a heap. They have not even crossed 50 runs and have already lost six wickets. They are now in danger of being bowled out for under 100 runs. OUT! Sabbir Rahman c Mushfiqur Rahim b Ravi Bopara 3(12), OUT! Mahmudullah c Sohail Tanvir b Rubel Hossain 2(9)    

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Barisal Bulls 33/4 in 9 Overs | BATTING:  Mehedi Maruf 3(10), Sabbir Rahman 3(8): Barisal Bulls have not just lost wickets but their run rate is also very slow. Mehdi Maruf and Sabbir Rahman are at the crease now batting on three each.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Barisal Bulls 29/4 in 7 Overs | BATTING:  Mehedi Maruf 0(3), Sabbir Rahman 2(3): Barisal Bulls lose their fourth wicket in the form of Mahmudullah. They are now tottering on 29 for the loss of four wickets. They desperately need a partnership now. Rubel Hossain is bowling exceedingly well. OUT! Mahmudullah c Sohail Tanwir b Rubel Hossain 2(9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Barisal Bulls 24/3 in 4.3 Overs | BATTING: Mahmudullah 0(0) , Mehedi Maruf 0(0): Mohammad Shahid takes the key wicket of Chris Gayle; he scored eight runs. Rony Talukdar came next but did not trouble the scorers much; he got out for three runs. Barisal Bulls are in a difficult position now. OUT! Chris Gayle c Nazmul Hossain Milon b Mohammad Shahid 8(17), OUT! Rony Talukdar c&b Rubel Hossain 3(8)        

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Barisal Bulls 15/1 in 3 Overs | BATTING: Chris Gayle 2(3), Rony Talukdar 0(0): Barisal Bulls have lost their first wicket in the form of Evin Lewis. Evin made 12 runs off 15 balls with the help of two boundaries. Chris Gayle has not received enough strike till now. It shall be interesting to see how he bats in the match. OUT! Evin Lewis c Abdur Razzak b Sohail Tanwir 12 (15)

TOSS: Sylhet Super Stars won the toss and decided to bowl first

TEAMS:

Barisal Bulls: Mahmudullah (c), Rony Talukdar (wk), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Al-Amin Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mehedi Maruf, Sajedul Islam, S Prasanna, Mohammad Sami, Sabbir Rahman

Sylhet Super Stars: Shahid Afridi (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Rubel Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Shahid, Junaid Siddique, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Sohail Tanvir, Dilshan Munaweera, , RS Bopara

SQUADS:

Barisal Bulls: Evin Lewis, Rony Talukdar (wk), Mehedi Maruf, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah (c), Nadif Chowdhury, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kevon Cooper, Mohammad Sami, Al-Amin Hossain, Taijul Islam, Sharifullah, Shahriar Nafees, Sajedul Islam, Chris Gayle, Brendan Taylor, Nikhil Dutta, Imad Wasim.

Sylhet Super Stars: Dilshan Munaweera, Mominul Haque, Ravi Bopara, Mushfiqur Rahim (c&wk), Nurul Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Nasum Ahmed, Josh Cobb, Fidel Edwards, Nazmul Islam, Shehan Jayasuriya, Owais Shah, Hammad Azam, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique