Rangpur Riders beat Sylhet Sixers by 4 wickets in last over thriller in BPL
Rangpur Riders won the toss and decided to bowl against Sylhet Sixers at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet today in the BPL.
Sylhet Sixers 194 -4 (Sabbir Rahman 85, Nicholas Pooran 47*; Mashrafe Mortaza 2-31)
Rangpur Riders 195-6 (Rilee Rossouw 61, AB de Villiers 34, Alex Hales 33, Farhad Reza18*; Taskin Ahmed 4-42)
Result - Rangpur Riders won by 4 wickets
Batting first, in what turned out to be a thrilling high scoring match, the Sylhet Sixers scored 194-4 in their 20 overs - Sabbir Rahman 85 and Nicholas Pooran 47* top scoring with the bat and Mashrafe Mortaza 2-31 the pick of the bowlers for Rangpur Riders.
In reply, after the early loss of Chris Gayle, the Rangpur Riders managed to win an exciting run chase, thanks to Rilee Rossouw 61, AB de Villiers 34, Alex Hales 33 and Farhad Reza 18* (off 6 balls) at the death.
Sylhet Sixers - Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, David Warner (c), Nicholas Pooran, Jaker Ali (wk), Alok Kapali, Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Irfan
On the Bench - Al-Amin Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Sohail Tanvir, Towhid Hridoy, Fabian Allen, Nabil Samad, Ebadat Hossain, Gulbadin Naib, Andre Fletcher, Patrick Brown
Rangpur Riders - Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Farhad Reza, Nahidul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Nazmul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Sohag Gazi
On the Bench - Mehedi Maruf, Benny Howell, Ravi Bopara, Nadif Chowdhury, Abul Hasan, Sheldon Cottrell, Fardeen Hasan, Sean Williams
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