Sylhet celebrate BPL arrival with thumping win

Sylhet Sixers, the newest team in the Bangladesh Premier League, announced their arrival with a nine-wicket thumping of the defending champions Dhaka Dynamites in a packed 18,000-capacity Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Sylhet captain Nasir Hossain backed up his decision to field with a tidy spell of 2 for 21 in four overs that helped restrict Dhaka to 136 for 7 in their allotment of 20 overs. Abul Hasan, the only local presence in Sylhet, effectively change his pace up to pick up two wickets, and alongside Liam Plunkett (2 for 20 in four), reined in Dhaka in the slog overs. Sylhet’s bowlers held their own against the firepower of Kieron Pollard and Shakib Al Hasan to limit Dhaka’s scoring to 36 runs in the last five overs.

Andre Fletcher and Upul Tharanga then flattened Dhaka with a 125-run opening stand that shut the doors on the visiting team. The pair struck ten fours and five sixes between them to fire Sylhet past the finishing line with 19 deliveries remaining.

Full report to follow

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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