Lewis' brilliance help Dhaka Dynamites reclaim top position
Dhaka Dynamites (Lewis 75) beat
Chittagong Vikings 187-5 (Anamul 73)
29th game, Bangladesh Premier League, Chittagong
Evin Lewis scored a brilliant 31-ball 75 as Dhaka Dynamites went on to chase 188 runs against Chittagong Vikings in the 19th over with seven wickets in hand in the 29th game of the Bangladesh Premier League.
The win has taken Dhaka Dynamites to the top of the table as Chittagong continue to remain at the bottom after their sixth defeat this season.
Chittagong Vikings won the toss and decided to bat first. Soumya Sarkar (1) fell early when he was castled by Sunil Narine (1-11) but Luke Ronchi (59) and Anamul Haque (73) struck five sixes and three boundaries between them to take the total to 53 for one in the powerplay.
The onslaught from the duo continued as Chittagong smashed another 40 runs in the next four overs with Ronchi completing a 26-ball fifty. As the 12th over was approaching, Anamul hit a six to bring a half-century off his own and also the 100 run stand with Ronchi as a platform was set for a huge total.
Even though Dhaka made a brief comeback with three quick wickets, an 11-ball cameo from Sikandar Raza (26 not out) lifted the total to 187 for five in the 20 overs.
In the chase, Dhaka lost Shahid Afridi (0) in the third ball of the innings but Lewis (75) and Joe Denly (44) provided the right momentum to score 51 for one inside the powerplay.
Lewis went severe on Sunzamul Islam (0-26), hitting him for four sixes in the ninth over and in the process also went past his half-century. Dhaka needed 84 to get off the final 10 overs which they achieved despite losing Lewis and Denly in successive overs. Courtesy brilliance from Cameron Delport (43 not out) and Shakib Al Hasan (22 not out).
Lewis was awarded the man of the match for setting up the chase with his 31 ball knock that had three fours and nine sixes in it.
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