Defending champions Dhaka Dynamites crushed Khulna Titans by 65 runs in the 4th match of the 5th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday to taste their maiden win.
Dynamites lost the 1st game by nine wickets against Sylhet Sixers who are leading the points table with all-win four points after a four-wicket win against Comilla Victorians on Sunday’s first match.
In their match, Dynamites restricted the Titans to 137/10 in 20 overs after they piled up 202 for 7 in 20 their stipulated overs.
Number-7 batsman Jofra Archer top-scored 36 off 24 balls, including five boundaries, while Chadwick Walton (30 off 13b; 5×4; 1×6), Rilee Rossouw (23 off 14b; 2×4; 1×4) and Mosharraf Hossain (17 off 19b; 2×4) were the double digit scorers for the losers.
Abu Hider captured three wickets for 13 runs in three overs while skipper Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine and T20 debutant Khaled Ahmed bagged two wickets each for 25, 32 and 34 runs in two, 3.1 and four overs respectively. Mohammad Shahid took another one for 17 runs in four overs for Dynamites.
Earlier, the Dynamites collection starred with Evin Lewis and man of the match Cameron Delport’s partnership of 116 off 9 overs in the 2nd wicket stand along with their individual innings of 66 and 64 runs respectively.
Starting after the departure of opener Kumar Sangakkara on 38/1 in 4 overs, both the left-handed batsmen — Lewis and Delport — contributed more than the half of the team total in the 2nd pair before Lewis was caught by skipper Mahmudullah Riyad off Shafiul Islam to see an end on 154/2 in 13 overs.
Shafiul made the 1st breakthrough dismissing Sangakkara (20 off 12b; 2×4; 1×6) who was caught by Chadwick Walton — and then his pace attacks got Evin Lewis to break the 2nd pair. Shafiul conceded 41 runs in three overs for two wickets.
West Indian batsman Lewis faced 40 balls to fire seven boundaries and three sixes while South African batsman Delport fired four boundaries and five sixes off 31 balls before trapped lbw by Abu Jayed, who bagged two wickets for 29 runs in four overs in the game.
Sunil Narine (16 off 11b; 2×6) and Mosaddek Hossain (10* off 11b; 1×4) were the other double digit scorers for the side.
Conceding 34 runs each, Jofra Archer and Carlos Brathwaite took one wicket apiece.
Titans won the toss and sending Dynamites to bat first. unb